In 2014, Ji Earth sees the Direct Officer Star in the Stem, with Indirect Resource and Friend below. So good star in Stem, so-so stars in the Branch. By simplified logic as per explained in Part 1, it will be an average year for Ji Earth. A modest promotion or perhaps a new job, but with at best, additional perks rather than a payrise, and worse, a non-minion that you have to manage. Procrastination and a lack of willingness to be proactive will be strong on the minds of Ji Earth people in 2014, with a tendency to be rather suspicious minded as well. The year is least favourable for 己 未 and 己 丑， particularly if they are born in the year of the Snake, or the month of Snake. 己 巳 is also likely to find this year quite difficult, with perhaps a little too much patience on their part when it comes to getting things done, or a false sense of authority when it comes to the workplace. 己 卯 needs to be careful of problems related to the law, best to keep those income tax forms on the side of legal, and be wary of workplace romances or unwanted attention in the office. 己 亥 probably gets off the lightest in 2014 which might be welcome breathing space after the rather difficult 2013.
2014 should be for all intents and purposes a half decent year for Geng Metals, bar perhaps for 庚 子 and 庚 午. The year brings Indirect Wealth, plus the Direct Officer and Direct Resource – all of which are nice stars and nice to have. Gengs in the corporate world however are likely to benefit more from the year than those who are self-employed or running their own businesses, since the Direct Officer Star is usually more advantageous to those in employment. What good news do Gengs have to look forward to? Obviously, a promotion of substance that brings with it money and perks, with the good news likely to be coming as early as February 2014. Whilst the money may not be as amazing as you hoped, some is better than none.
庚 子 of course will be the exception to this rule, as it is a Hurting Officer see Direct Officer year for this Jia Zi. Female 庚 子 should be careful at home and in the office (fighting with the boss = fighting with the SIgnificant Other) and for Male 庚 子 should learn the art of silence at the workplace. Protesting the principles is pointless this year, instead, focus on producing financial results (or use a financial justification) as the basis for any disagreements you have with your superiors. 庚 午 will likely experience an overdose of dictatorship syndrome, which will ultimately end up being detrimental towards your leadership and authority within the workplace. Stress levels are also likely to be extremely high, largely due to perhaps an inability to delegate new responsibilities that you have actually grabbed for yourself.
庚 戌 is likely to benefit the most from this year, with strong opportunities go to up the career ladder in a big promotion leap. 庚 寅 will also benefit in the same way, but may get more by way of monetary compensation compared to 庚 戌. 庚 辰 and 庚 申 will also benefit from the overall positive stars of the year, but less advantageously compared to the other two, but equally, will escape from any of the negative aspects compared to 庚 午 and 庚 子.
Xins do not do as well as their Geng brethren in 2014, largely because the prized stars are in the Stem and the less than prized stars dominate the Branch. Xins will be seeing the 7 Killings and Indirect Resource Stars in the Branch, with a measly Direct Wealth Star above. Broadly speaking that doesn’t hark too well. Xin especially dislikes the 7 Killings Star as it burns the Metal rather than makes it sparkle. As such, Xins should be careful of legal problems, petty people (especially since the 7 Killings comes with Indirect Resource) but also, be wary of being suspicious minded and petty themselves! Fortunately, the solution for Xins is to do what they are good at, which is, argue their way out of the problem. A good dose of Hurting Officer is what is needed to dose that Ding Fire from the Horse so when put under the grindstone, respond in true fashion by rising to the challenge. In this way, 2014 may yet prove to be a decent year for Xins.
The year will be toughest for Xins born in the Summer months, in particular, those born in the Goat and Snake months. Water will be the most important element for these Xins, so book in those beach holidays and work out your problems in the shower or swimming pool. 2014 will be the toughest for 辛 丑 , with lots of tendency towards overthinking things but also mindfucking yourself as a result of just an overly suspicious thought process. Be a little more open and air your concerns, do not keep them to yourself. 辛 未 should be careful of things getting too hot when it comes to income tax matters or legal issues that have been neglected from 2011 or 2012. 辛 巳 will find the year taxing in terms of work pressure, stress and perhaps for the 辛 巳 woman, relationship woes. This is a good time at work to learn how to DELEGATE and possibly, start to develop a little bit of irresponsibility by way of not offering to save the day all the time at work. 辛 亥 will probably escape relatively unscathed this year as the 亥 will slightly ameliorate the effects of the 午 through combination. Finally, 辛 酉 will likely also get off lightly in 2014 although after a pretty lazy year in 2013, will probably find the pressure ups and the stakes rise in 2014 in the workplace.
Strong Ren Waters will find 2014 is a good year for them, coupled with the benefit of 2 good stars in the Stem (Direct Wealth + Direct Officer) and an Eating God in the Stem, which can’t be all that bad either. Broadly speaking, Rens will find 2014 is highly productive, with a lot of opportunities for promotions and job change (for those who are employed) although the self-employed Ren may find that revenues start to move towards the realm of ‘conservative’, which might feel a bit unsatisfactory after the high of 2013. 2014 will be a busy year for Rens as a whole tho, and there may well not be much time for R&R. 壬 戌 and 壬 寅 however should make it a point to take some mini-breaks, especially during the summer months, to recharge, as regathering your wits is essential for the Ren Water person. Make time also to constantly re-evaluate your focal point as Rens are at their best, when there is a clear destination in which to direct their energies. Financially, the year will be best for 壬 戌 and 壬 寅.
Although overall the year is good, 壬 子 will experience problems in 2014, thanks to the clash. This is likely to be related to business partnerships (which unexpectedly fracture, probably due to money or pilfering, on either side) but could also be related to relationships. Married 壬 子 males in particular should be extra careful of keeping in their pants or just trying to keep the workplace stress out of the home. Escalating costs versus less than forecast income may also affect some 壬 子 detrimentally so at the start of the year, plan and budget more conservatively, and avoid over-leveraging yourself financially. 壬 午 has a self-punishment this year, but since it involves the Direct Wealth Star, this probably just suggests a form of indecisiveness relating to job opportunities, or possibly, an attempt to over-spread yourself and be too calculative when it comes to money matters (resulting in financial difficulty). Best to think bird in hand rather than attempting to outsmart the universe in 2014 for 壬 午. For 壬 申 the year will be half decent, with certainly a lot more impetus to get things done compared to 2013. There will be an improvement to your sense of drive and focus, but possibly at the expense of your sense of comfort and contentment. However, any change in your mental approach to life, will be a good one this year so embrace it. 壬 辰 will probably get the least out of 2014 – the plus point is no downsides, the minus point – a middle upside at best.
Last but not least, Gui Waters – 2014 brings the Hurting Officer Star, seated atop the Indirect Wealth Star and the 7 Killings Star. For certain Gui Water individuals, this is favourable, for others, the presence of the 7 Killings and Hurting Officer Star may be a mixed bag. Employed Gui Waters will not find the year is so advantageous, especially if they work in a conservative profession (ie: banking). whilst the money will come, the hassles will too, and the job stress. Self-employed Gui Water on the other hand may benefit from the Hurting Officer and Indirect Wealth, although due to the presence of the 7 Killings Star, there will likely be a risk of saying something that ends up getting you into trouble. Worse, you get sued for libel or your money comes on the back of over-stated claims which you end up not being able to deliver upon. Remember that in 2015, Gui Water will see a strong 7 Killings Star with no Resource Star to help out, which suggests, be very careful what eggs you lay in 2014 since the chickens will come home to roost in 2015! Pressure, petty people, backstabbers and a notorious reputation aside (all which can be good but only if you are 50 Cents perhaps), the Wealth Star is present in the Branch, which indicates a good year for cashing out on investments. Guis should not however MAKE investments since the presence of the Hurting Officer, 7 Killings and and Indirect Wealth Star are likely to result in highly speculative investments with an extremely high risk profile, that might just end up exploding on you in 2015.
2014 will be least advantageous financially for 癸 亥 and 癸 丑 whilst 癸 巳 and 癸 未 will probably do best out of it, due to the combination that produces Fire in the case of 癸 未 . 癸 丑 and 癸 未 however, will get the worst of the stress from the 7 Killings Star, and the nastiest of the backstabbing as well, although 癸 丑 will handle it a tad better. 癸 卯 should be careful of relationship problems, especially single male 癸 卯. 癸 卯 however will have a very productive year, if they are able to adopt both a short and long-term outlook on new ideas or ventures they pursue this year.
癸 酉 probably escapes the most unscathed in 2014, although that might be due an inherent tendency to be less proactive than usual or more laid back about matters compared to the other Gui DMs.