When my sister returned to the line she began to speak about her counseling session. Issues of childhood were the predominant theme of the conversation—definitely we have synchronicity. Kua 4 is called “Youthful Folly” or “Inexperience” and relates to childhood.
Our views are different—my sister’s and mine. I tend to think of childhood issues and the resulting experiences as part of what needed to be re-triggered for the purpose of awareness and healing. Further, my concept is that we choose the parent who has many of the same issues as our own so that we can be imprinted even before the actual birth with the energy that we are here to work with or overcome.
On the other hand, my sister tends to hold the view that goes something like, “Mom messed us up” and her therapist is helping her work through some ideas like these.
Yet, we can still converse about it for the end result is the same—self-responsibility for our own psyche and the healing that may be necessary.
Each new day begins with an empty slate and we can repeat patterns of the past or not.
One of my I-CHING books says (about this Kua): “Life is compassionate, if we miss a class, the opportunity to make up the lesson will surely arise.”
Life, Itself, is the Great Teacher that helps us to mature.
The message of this Kua is also about having the right attitude toward our teachers. This would include Life Itself, parents and other educators. It’s also about making learning fun; seeing it as an adventure.
- Trying to figure ourselves and our experiences out – the psychology of the soul –actually can be fun.
- What makes us tick?
- What makes us so different from one another, yet also so much the same?
- Why does one thing affect one person so deeply and barely faze another or not even hit the radar of someone else?
Emotional patterns are part of the equation and it’s all very interesting and we see it as we study the family dynamic—same parents, same house, same city and same time-frame and two siblings have two completely different experiences of their childhood. What else aside from the individual patterns of each different soul can account for that?
I’d like to flip something around and that has to do with the idea that we are all students and teachers and that children can be the teacher for the parent. It’s an attitudinal shift that gives an entirely different perspective. Instead of lamenting about how your parent affected you, see if it wasn’t also true that you affected them—positively or negatively it’s a two-way street.
I’d like to think that parents and children are souls that have agreed before birth to come together to help one another grow and evolve. So when my sister takes the view that “Mom messed us up”, for me it doesn’t ring true in the purest sense. It’s so much more involved than that simplistic view.
Yet, my sister and I just agreed that the outcome is still the same; we still have to put ourselves together.
Many times folks will have a dream right before a session with a counselor or a psychic.
Last night my sister had a dream about nuts and bolts scattered about and in the dream she was asking herself how to work with them—pick them up and sort them all at once to see what goes where? Or to take them one at a time and find where they go?
I thought that her dream was quite interesting—she said that her decision in the dream was to take them one at a time so that she didn’t have to handle them twice.
I usually tell my clients to pay attention to their dreams right before or after a session for these offer valuable insights from the soul.
In my own life, astrology represents the nuts and bolts—and it is, besides that, fun!
Like the nuts and bolts dream that my sister had, when interpreting a chart, I take one nut and bolt and then another and then soon I can take them all up all together as the information in the chart starts to synchronize and harmonize. I wonder if my sister will have another dream in future wherein she picks up all the nuts and bolts at once, knowing exactly where they all go.
Looking at the image on I-CHING card above we see someone on a tightrope working to keep balance. Water flows on like the eternal soul and mountain is our life in a body on earth.
The elements for this Kua are Mountain over Water and an inexperienced youth beginning to climb the mountain—perhaps in search of a teacher to help with the answers. It is beneficial to persevere—understanding life, our self, our Soul and experiences is part of our life journey up the mountain.
I have a sense that the mountain that my sister is climbing is one she has climbed before many times and she is in the process of remembering and integrating each step… just like those nuts and bolts.
In fact, we’re all doing this day-by-day and step-by-step.
ASTROLOGY AND TAROT ARCHETYPE KEYWORD ASSOCIATIONS:
Scorpio — Psychology; psychological counseling
Sagittarius – Philosophy
Libra– Relationships; balance/imbalance; ability to see all sides of an issue
Hierophant (High Priest) – The teacher; spiritual development
Temperance – awareness of what needs healing and balancing
High Priestess – Hidden emotions
The Tower – Sudden flash of insight
The Devil (Pan) – usual thinking needs to be reversed; looking at life
differently; breaking the bondage to the past
Wheel of Fortune (Medicine Wheel) – karma; workings of fate; the Divine Plan