Astrologically speaking we’re all at the same MOMENT OF LAUNCH into the very exciting challenge of change, and there are 4 points of reference: you can call them the east/west and the north/south “cardinal ” points like on any compass or map.
The 4 cardinal points correspond to the east/west of:
what changes I want to mature in Self and with regard to personal relationships (ALL MY PARTNERS in life: boss / business associates / spouse / friends / enemies)
and the north/south of:
what I do to present myself as a CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF Society in the career/professional realm and how I create my own foundation of home and personal security.
All four of the cardinal points are being given a big ENERGY PUSH for the entire year by the planets SATURN, URANUS, PLUTO and the moods of our emotional connections spurred daily by the MOON. The Moon represents the emotional complexities of each of the 12 zodiac signs (one applies to each of us based on the time of our birth) and will constantly demand clarity of intention and purposeful action in order to cure the painful aspects of the DEMAND FOR CHANGE. Already we can see that every aspect of our individual lives, from our personal economic woes to the climate change so threatening to our planet and the survivial of generations yet to be born are are in the throes of this new creative thrust.
Additional to the ASTROLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE is another source of wisdom that I will bring into my blog: that is the ancient CHINESE BOOK OF WISDOM: the I CHING. I’ve been consulting this book for the past 30 years and the perspective it brings is always astoundingly insightful (it is an Oracle, consulted by tossing coins, WONDER OF WONDERS!). \
We are in the Winter Season now which began on December 21st and will transition to the Lunar NEW YEAR OF THE TIGER ON February 14th. This period is a time of contemplation about our own INNER TRUTH (the 61st hexagram of the I CHING). Every year at this juncture, we’re able to truthfully examine the defects of selfishness and ego-driven greed. Let’s say that most of us are self-aware enough to recognize this truth and to be guided toward the practice of gentleness and forebearance toward anyone who is still learning lessons that we’ve already absorbed and to find guides whom we gladly follow to learn new lessons. The mutual trust engendered by these practices can bring us out of the danger of intellectualizing our existence and ignoring the CRITICAL NEED FOR CHANGE.
It’s the YEAR OF THE TIGER … bet your BOTTOM DOLLAR that you’re either going to ROAR or get tore up!