By Kathryn Weber
Everyone has a body clock. We know that because most of us are wired to sleep when it’s dark and wake up once the sun rises. Feng shui also has timing and rhythm as well. These times are typically tied to your astrology sign — and your health.
Timing, such as in Chinese Medicine, is associated with your body and emotions.
For instance, if you wake at certain times of the night, it’s possible that you have a health problem tied to that time. You may also have times during the day when your energy slumps. This, too, could be tied to a physical ailment or emotional disturbance.
It’s also possible that you wake up during the time of your zodiac sign, as these are typically times that are auspicious for you.
As an example, if you’re a tiger zodiac sign, you may wake up between 3-5 am. This is the two-hour window that belongs to the tiger. All signs have a two-hour period of time, and you may find that this is when you feel best. Often the times you may feel your worst, or find your energy wanes, and that time falls during the two-hour window of your enemy sign. This is typically 12 hours later, so for the tiger, this would be the hours of the monkey, 3-5 pm.
Chinese medicine follows the idea that your body and emotions follow a particular rhythm. If you wake at a certain time during the night each night, such as between 3 and 5 am, you could have a problem breathing or are experiencing a loss or feel emotionally unfulfilled. These times give you great insight into yourself, your mind, and your emotions.
Below is the table of hours of each animal sign, and the corresponding medical indication. Use the table to help you select times to initiate actions, or avoid them based on your worst hours. It also could provide a window into your health or your emotions.
|HOURS||MEDICAL INDICATION||EMOTIONAL INDICATION|
|Rat||11 pm – 1 am||Gallbladder||Anxiety, resentment, anger, lack of anger expression|
|Ox||1 am – 3 am||Liver||Anger, negative outlook, pessimism|
|Tiger||3 am – 5 am||Lungs||Loss, sadness, not enough emotional fulfillment|
|Rabbit||5 am – 7 am||Large intestine||Holding on to things that you need to let go of, fear|
|Dragon||7 am – 9 am||Stomach||Nourishment, dread, fear of change|
|Snake||9 am – 11 am||Spleen||Lack of emotional support, comfort, depression|
|Horse||11 am – 1 pm||Heart||Communication, love, relationships with others|
|Sheep||1 pm – 3 pm||Small intestine||Assimilation and relationships, socializing|
|Monkey||3 pm – 5 pm||Bladder||Fear of letting go, holding on to old, outdated ideas|
|Rooster||5 pm – 7 pm||Kidney||Processing emotions, fear, shame|
|Dog||7 pm – 9 pm||Reproductive organs||Creativity, lack of self-expression|
|Pig||9 pm – 11 pm||Thyroid problems||Not speaking your truth, something needs to be addressed, confronted|