The Nature of Gua 2
Gua 2 belongs to the earth element under the Five-element Theory. It is also a Yin (陰) element. To visualize it, you could consider Gua 2 as flat ground.
The Characters of Gua 2 People
How would a person be if we consider him or her as a flat ground? Firstly, the ground supports all the buildings. So, a person of Gua 2 is usually reliable and trust-worthy. In the context of family, Gua 2 people should be good father or mother who cares the family (as how the earth nurtures different creatures).
Gua 2 people are usually practical. Unlike people of Gua 1, they have relatively less creative ideas. They tend to do things step by step.
The ground could take heavy load, so Gua 2 people usually could stand hard work without much complaint. They are considerate people. They also tend to save rather than spend.
On the other hand, if the above advantages were driven to an extreme, they could become drawbacks. For example, since Gua 2 people do not usually pursue new ideas, they may be too conservative. And since they tend to save money, they may more likely be misers who are reluctant to spend.
As hard as the ground, Gua 2 people could be stubborn, inflexible and difficult to adapt to new environments. These characteristics make them less suitable as good leaders. Even if there is a good chance in front of them, they may be afraid to snag it.
Finally, while we say Gua 2 people usually could survive hard working environment, it could also mean that they suffer while not speaking out. This is also why Gua 2 people may be good employees in the eyes of employers.
Tips for Gua 2 People
As I always say, there are no good or bad characters. Although we say there are drawbacks, Gua 2 people could turn them into advantages. The key is you need to know how to maximize the use of these characteristics to produce favourable results.
Gua 2 people must not forget that they are linked to the earth and ground. In the context of investment, it means that they have a relatively higher chance of achieving gain by investing in real estates. This matches the characteristics of Gua 2 people, as they tend to save. They do not like the volatility of the stock market, so it is good that they save money and invest in real estates. Certainly, any kind of investment requires good sense, smart decision and luck. Please do not think that Gua 2 people must always win in the real estate market.
If you cannot remember who are Gua 2 people, please read my Introduction to 9 Star Ki
article. Next time, we shall talk about the characters of Gua 3 people.