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Chinese "Astrology"

Perspective, Insight and Affirmation

Chinese Astrology - Brooke Moen Acupuncture & Personalized Medicine in Burlington, VermontYou provide your exact time, place, and date of birth, and I interpret the resulting "natal chart." This conversation is consistently revealing, reassuring, deeply satisfying and often really fun!

The word Astrology (above) is in quotations, because a reading in this tradition is based on cycles of time (rather than stars and planets). It's a calculation, based on cycles of time, observed and tracked by Chinese Taoists for 8,000 years. When we look at our place in this natural movement, we can understand ourselves and our experience more deeply. This is not fortune-telling, but instead a look into the dance of fate and freedom; what are our opportunities and obstacles, based on our character and path? What was the universe up to when we were born, and what is our "ancestral inheritance?"

Brooke Moen, MS, L.Ac. offers Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Nutrition, Fertility, Infertility, Allergies, Pain, Chronic in Burlington, Vermont

I was incredibly fortunate to study this tradition, called Zhen Wu Astrology or Chinese Cosmology, with my teacher Liu Ming, in Oakland, California. This brilliant worldview was fundamental to medicine, government and community in Pre-Revolutionary China for centuries. Chinese Cosmology was the heart of successful civilization in China, particularly during flourishing times of the Imperial Court.        

                                                                                      Liu Ming

Client Feedback:

"I absolutely loved the reading. I have such a sense of relief that my
path doesn't need to be forced and that I don't have to figure out my
life plan right this second. I'm also just enjoying my work more in
general and really feel a deeper peace about my life path. It's really
tremendous work, Brooke. Thanks again!"

"I absorbed so much of what you talked about and I'm seeing how it
really makes a difference to know a "big picture" perspective."

"C. had such a wonderful time today, and she was just beaming on the
way home. I have no idea how to thank you enough for being available
to her, embracing her, honoring her and celebrating her in such a
meaningful and genuine way. I know it made an impression on her heart
and soul. Thank you for being there for her and for us. --S., proud
mother to her metal dragon/tiger who's overflowing with water."

"Thanks so much for the incredibly insightful reading! I really
enjoyed this work, communication, and insight. Its such an art and you
have a real gift to express it magnificently."

"My chart reading was life-changing! The experience far exceeded my expectations, and it actually gave me a different perspective on my life (in a very positive way). Your thorough description of the history and science surrounding the Chinese astrological calendar provided the perfect backdrop to my reading, and my pragmatic mind needed that historical explanation to fully appreciate the reading. I literally took 10 pages of notes during our session, and your thoughtful nature allowed me the gift on reflecting on my life for several hours. As a working mom of two young kids, it's been awhile since I took time to reflect on my journey, and the reading provided me with invaluable insight. I laughed, and I cried because everything you said made so much sense. You are such a natural teacher, and that shines through during your reading. Everyone should have their chart read by Brooke. Simply fabulous! Thank you."

2019: Year of the Earth Pig
Now that we understand our relational values a bit better, we can turn to the Pig's offer of experiencing our relational nature via our senses. A Pig year offers opportunities for enjoyment, or indulgence, and a reflection on what might be the difference. Maybe enjoying our truly generous nature is always available?

2018: Year of the Earth Dog
Fire moves into Earth, so like the harvest at the end of summer, the opportunity for halting the chaos (or at least slowing down) has arrived. Dog brings in loyalty, or tribalism, begging the question; to what and whom is my allegiance? Practicing more wagging less barking, and finding the value of what's personal, are on offer this year.

2017: Year of the Fire Rooster
So now it's time to focus. Fire element continues the drive forward, but Rooster says let's bring in some discernment and organization. As the dust settles from last year, best to calm ourselves and keep an eye on the longer-term goals. Belligerence will be available, but so will determination and courage.

2016: Year of the Fire Monkey
After two Wood years (excitement but no fruition yet) everyone is ready for action (Fire=movement). But the monkey is all sleight of hand, the ultimate trickster. So if you can get on board with twists of fate, unpredictability, and making trouble just to find a way out of it, this year can be a fun swing in the trees forward. The gift in the chaos of the unexpected is resulting magic, and the possibility of transformation.

2015: Year of the Wood Goat
Many of us had a fresh start with the Wood element of 2014. But some felt
run over by the pace of the horse. This "baby goat" year offers a chance
to reflect upon our humanity; what do we value as a community, how can
we make the world a more beautiful, harmonious place for all? This year offers a chance to enjoy our creativity, innocence, and the satisfaction of working together to make things better for everyone in the herd!

2014: Year of the Wood Horse
Was that a train that ran right over me the last four years?? Many might be saying this, after two Metal and two Water years full of intense change and the demand of introspection. We start the circle all over again with the Wood Horse; full of excitement, like a baby colt, ready to hobble out the gates on brand new legs. If we can harness and educate this freshness and impulse, this year will serve us well!

2013: Year of the Water Snake
After the enormity of the Water Dragon (2012), we are still faced this year with a certain "enormity" (water), but instead of in-your-face, it is deeply underground. So we are called this year to come back down and in; pause, reflect, be as still as the snake, ready to strike only with extreme precision, only at the right time. Reconsideration can almost always be a safe way to keep from being swallowed whole! So many gifts to cultivate by taking the opportunity to feel the power of "not acting."

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