August Strategy: Make Important Decisions & Set Clear Goals

August crisply steps into position with a mischievous Monkey at the helm!

August crisply steps into position with a mischievous Monkey at the helm and a cooler atmosphere amidst Summer’s heat.

Curious to know ‘how’ we achieve such a temperature inversion while the thermometer still reads high…?

Follow me, I got deets to share!

August is Geng Shen:

  • Geng is Yang Metal
  • Shen is Monkey

As we enter the Metaphysical Fall Season, we are given a cooling edge of metal to play with.

August is month 1, September is month 2, and October closes out the Metallic influence.

It’s important you have a sense of what energy is where, as it has specific meaning to you personally

So what’s the big deal with this Metal Sam..?

Have you felt that brain fog or a slight overwhelm? Been uncertain with what moves to make next or if you’re even doing any of the moves right…?

FYI: you are doing it all right!

August will empower our every move, intensify our processing ability and clarify our intent.

Now to be clear, August alone cannot do this, you have to participate at your core level.

How do I work with this Metal…?

Work with its precision and power to;

  • Strategize
  • Implement
  • Repeat

This August is different from others as it has ‘pure’ Metal through its very core, not something we always see.

Purity like this exudes strength, clarity, focus, and dedication.

If you have a desire to take a stand on something; this is your Go-Time!

What do I need to avoid this month…?




If you pull back to observe, you’ll miss the opportunity for excellence in your actions.

We’ve had the summer months packed full of R & R, now it’s time to hustle!

Speaking of hustle, what moves are you wisest to make…?

Well, we’re gonna try something new this month

What exactly does Metal mean for me…?

Great Q, as Metal will mean something different to each person, depending on their Day Master (day of birth)

If you’re not sure what and who your Day Master is, find out HERE

You’ll be one of 10; based on the 5 elements with a focus on one particular area:

If you are a:

  • Water Day Master ~ Ren or Gui = Resource

What are you involved in and how can you fine-tune that role to make yourself indispensable…? Resource can also mean clients who rely on your business, and people that give you strength and support.

  • Wood Day Master ~ Jia or Yi = Power

Power can be a significant other for a woman, as well as the male side of leadership and authority. Power can represent restrictive moments and the key is understanding if you are restricted, or the restricter…

  • Fire Day Master ~ Bing or Ding = Wealth

Kinda self explanatory right…? Yep, this is a money month for you, and it will be up to you if you spend or earn! Use this Monkey month to make precise and informed decisions around your money that will bring you the best ROI.

  • Earth Day Master ~ Wu or Ji = Output

Focus on your career, your life goals and children as this is a month where what you do is seen by others. You can make a difference in the world around you, and you are likely evaluating your life goals.

  • Metal Day Master ~ Geng or Xin = Parallel

It’s all about who you know this month! True to that wise quote often whispered in a Machiavellian way; “keep your friends close, and your enemies closer

Alrighty, let’s switch gears and check out your home now ok!

4 Feng Shui tips you must have!

Now let’s move into some Feng Shui and highlight two fab areas in your home for favourable outcomes this month!

  • South ~ It’s all about fame, reputation and recognition here, with a healthy dose of ‘money’ thrown in so use this area lots!
  • Southwest ~ Business collaborations and deals are underway so make those calls, meetings and strategies in this part of your space.

Time to balance this out, which areas are best to avoid then Sam?

  • Northwest ~ Potential for loss of money, could be a tax or contractual issue…
  • Northeast ~ Watch for arguments and regrettable words said in haste… and avoid this area if you are sick, potential for vomiting / teeth issues.

Keep in mind, you may not be able to avoid an area I speak to ~ I get that 100%. I ask you to become aware of the energy influences and do what you can in real time ok.

Your astrology forecast this month!

Alrighty, let’s move into our horoscopes and see what’s hot and what’s not! Don’t know your Astrology Chart…? No problem, check it HERE and come right back to read more about you!

In your birth chart, do you have:

Tiger: You my friend are about to make some changes in your life, possibly change direction, so be ready to pivot on a large scale as that’s where the good stuff is! Technically known as a clash month for you, do not be afraid, I find that clashes open up new potentials, so dive right in!

Oh, and as you try to help others, or put a plan in action that is designed for other people… remove your expectations around how they receive this, and how they show gratitude. Spoiler alert: they won’t thank you, but you are wise to ‘complete the task’ ok.

Pig:  Take the time to centre yourself and focus on your needs, because if you overextend yourself for others, they’ll be ok, but you’ll hit a wall…

Snake: Technically this is a time where you are not at your strongest… and could be taken advantage of, or pushed into a corner… even bullied. Stay observant and create time for self-strengthening practices like meditation and yoga as centering yourself is your inner strength.

And this is definitely a time to ensure you create better habits this month and removing what no longer works for you! Aligning with the right peeps will take you to some pretty amazing places, so definitely get out there and schmooze!

Final Thoughts

August will help you cut through the bullshit, so do exactly that!

You have choice over your life and this August month can empower you to take the action you’ve been working toward, possibly waiting for.

The Monkey is a mischievous fellow and I encourage you to be playful in your pursuits this month.

No need to share everything, it’s ok to play your cards close to your chest as the goal is to achieve what you seek.

Whatever it is you want, it’s time to go get it.

Yep, most often, life really is that simple…

One more thing before you go!

Don’t forget to grab your personalized month forecast to gain secret wisdom tailored specifically for you! Oh, and you’ll also gain access to the QiCast calendar for those lucky dates ya just gotta have!

By Sam Plovie

The Ultimate Guide By Your Side ~ QiPro Sam helps you remove the barriers that sabotage your success so you can live life at full potential

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