2021: The Metal Bull Year…

2021: The Metal Bull Year

The Year of the Rat brought COVID-19

Hi Stargazers,

I am sorry to say I didn’t forecast it and I owe this article to everyone reading it. Chinese Astrology and Medicine operate on five elements that process the same element for two years at a time. We are entering into the second half of the metal cycle, the first being 2020, which means that we are not too late to control this fate Chinese Astrology has unleashed on its believers as well as onto a world of innocent bystanders.

Metal energy translates into Air within western astrology, which is obviously connected with the lungs and our breath (COVID19). This year will either perpetuate the lung contamination (ruled by the Rat) and slicing off of society, or stop it entirely.

But let me explain why I owe this forecast to everyone…..

In case you didn’t know, there are so many schools of astrology. Just like any school, you will learn what it teaches. Not all schools are equal, as each offers various wisdom and techniques. The power of belief takes care of the rest, including the power of dis-belief. Sorry to say that the more you don’t believe in astrology, the more it applies to your life. When we believe in worldly astrology (such as Google astrology), then that’s where it will take us and it may work for some time, but anything based on the world is fated to experience very fast cycles of entropy. When we align with an astrology that is able to help us understand and transcend our own fate so that we can effectively contribute light into the world, then we can shift the landscape and take power into our own hands.

I have written astrological forecasts according to the Chinese Zodiac since 2013. After I broke away from Tibetan Buddhism, I eventually waned off casting Chinese/Tibetan Forecasts too.

That was a big mistake to make in 2020.

Why, you ask? Well, because it was the year of the Metal Rat. Let me explain, I was watching one of the early pandemic interviews with the owner of the now-closed-due-to-the-pandemic Liberate Hollywood, where I would host my in-person (remember those?) classes and workshops….and she talked about how interesting it was that COVID19 broke out in the States around the same time as Chinese New Year 2020. She mentioned how masses of people went home to China to celebrate their Lunar New year and came back with COVID19, which originated in China.

Anyhow, it got me thinking….as a healer, and entrepreneur that uses medical, financial, and investigative astrology as well as the developer of astrological systems that incorporates the verified practices of many schools…..I am the first to practice and preach to the masses that we must understand astrology before we can transcend it. It’s a case of know thy enemy, or know thy program (in order to use it effectively).

Then the Metal Rat year hit us with all the millions of followers empowering it (think American Gods). It was like a massive flow of energy going into the Metal Rat archetype which is very dirty and dishonest.

This was the first year I didn’t write a Chinese New Year forecast. Which means that, many of us weren’t prepared for the energies being released by the millions of believers. Now, I do not abide by the Chinese Zodiac, but I do know that we need to be aware of other programs so that we can transcend them (when they are this massive).

Long ago, I studied and deciphered Chinese Astrology, and realized that when enough people believe in something, it gives that “thing” some amount of energy. It becomes an egregore, a group thought-form. It can be created either intentionally or unintentionally and becomes an autonomous entity with the power to influence. A group with a common purpose like a family, a club, a political party, a church, or a country can create an egregore, for better or worse depending upon the type of thought that created it. So that’s what happened with the year of the Rat. Think of it: the rat is dirty and it carries diseases like it did on ships in the old days. The Metal Rat is also traditionally dishonest and greedy.

The Year of the Metal Rat translates into the DASH® system as Jupiter in Capricorn, which gave us plenty of problems, too. I did forecast those, so it helped. But now we need to defund the patterns and transcend the fate unleashed by the Metal Rat.

For 2021, I am not going to make the same mistake.

So let’s talk about the Year of the Metal Bull!! I have a lot to say! When you know better, you do better! So in order to not get blindsided by the astrological fate, we need to become aware of what the Chinese Zodiac has to say about 2021 and how we can transcend it! In Chinese/Tibetan Astrology, the Bull is actually a Cow. It has silent strength and is naturally independent. The Cow is sober and has powerful logic with hues of traditionalism. When the Cow is misunderstood it can become a dictator and thereby resistant to change. Anyone abiding by this system can tap into these qualities and will then act out the degraded traits too.

The Cow is the poster animal for patience. With endless endurance, it may even endure situations that are very deadly, just to come out on top. If the Cow, or those using this system is pushed, it will activate deep and powerful anger that will destroy everything in its path.

So what can we do?

We have to use the Cow’s own logic against it.

We need to be patient and also know that the opposing forces play dirty when it perceives loss (I mean look at what happened in 2019 – and no, I will not expand at the cost of being censored). This is a metal year, so we need to take care of our lungs. The Chinese New Year will begin on the New Moon in Aquarius, which is one of the most powerful New Moon’s of the entire year.

Now the Metal Bull translates into DASH Astrology as Jupiter in Aquarius. We will see Jupiter and the Moon as well as seven other planets in Aquarius on this New Moon and the beginning of the Metal Bull.

Here are some obvious predictions: It will be a bull market unlike any other. We are in times mirroring that of the industrial revolution as every single industry will go virtual and digital (thanks to the Rat Year which brought COVID19 to the table). Read more about Uranus in Taurus. Metal cuts, so we could see food supplies decreasing and currency as we know it entirely changing! This is the year of cryptocurrency as Uranus brings changes to all things bullish. If you’re a Taurus, or wherever Taurus and Venus are in your chart is going to indicate significant areas you need to work with.

I also need to mention that 2021 is a Taurus Cycle, which is also connected to the Bull If you’ve hesitated or forget to get your Carnelian Egg….now is the time. It’s a Taurus Year within a Bull Cycle! If that doesn’t convince you something big is going on, I am not sure what will!?!!? Taurus rules over Carnelian.

We need to visualize and prevent these authoritarian patterns – keep thinking egregores – that are emerging. Which means we need to address our inner dictator.

Here’s the game plan:

We need to tackle our idol worship! Well, maybe we should now call it “influencer worship” which includes counting the likes, followers, posts, and comments. It’s all just contributing to a machine of idolatry. Which isn’t anything new in terms of human nature. Just think of The Golden Calf, which is essentially made of metal. It’s even said that when the Golden Calf was built, it was actually a computer! It was so advanced that it moved and talked and did things not much different than we know today!

What we need to know is that anything that we put above our connection with Source/God/Universe (however you know it) is by definition an idol. Idol worship and the entitlement that comes with it is also the same energy that released COVID19. I’ve talked and written about it a lot with the stellium of Capricorn entitlement surging into the world. So it’s all coming full circle as we eliminate our “star struck” tendencies and erroneously put our need for self-validation into brands, stats, influencers, celebrities, and the like which are draining our energy.

We can only receive the energy of the idol or source we plug into!

So when we plug into a demi-god or an idol, we get nothing, or even if we get something, it’s at a high price. The rule is: how much energy we receive depends on where/who/what we get it from. Know that the highest energy we can get is actually happiness, which is self-sustained and self-generated and the result of self-responsibility. It’s the highest energy because it changes our perspective in an instant. Think of it. When you’re happy you do more things and you relate to your world in a whole new way.

If our happiness is dependent on something, it depreciates (the nature of this world) our happiness into something material at the cost of the endless eternal. The secret here is that happiness is the silent partner of sustenance. This is how we are going to hack the Metal Bull Year: by ending the idol worship and being happy. Easier said than done? Not really…you have nothing to lose other than a prolonged 2020 Rat Year.

2021: The Metal Bull

Metal Rat

February 12, 2021

Chi Cycle:



Main Emotions:
Patience, Anger


Sound Vibration:

Translation of “Metal Bull” from the Indo-Tibetan name to English:
“Pharwa” means “Wild Dog” in English

Previous “Metal Bull” years:
1061, 1781, 1841, 1901, 1961, 2021

Blend for the “Metal Bull” year:
Double Happiness, Taurus

Earth Hog Movies:
Wall Street, The Big Short

As we are in the Age of Aquarius, the Age of Information brings us the ability to know everything about anything! The only caveat is that it isn’t “for free”. Meaning, that in order to really receive information and integrate it, we need to pay for it. This is how we create a vessel, otherwise, it remains intellectual, an accessory to the mind. I hope you have found this complimentary forecast useful and insightful. If you want to receive it on a deeper level and support my work, consider a donation and follow me on Instagram: @ArikXander for tips on how to boost immunity and stay mindful of cosmic happenings.

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