Daily Divination 7-28-11 Today call upon and direct the collective forces; It’s time to take the bull by the horns – I CHING KUA 7, Discipline

Today we realize that the confusion or ineffectiveness that has gone on for too long must be stopped and it’s time to take the bull by the horns as they say. Create a strategy and stick to it with disciplined focus. The cosmic communiqué comes from Kua 7 of the I-CHING which is called “discipline” or “the army” or “collective forces”.

If you can work together with others to accomplish something today—do so. But even working on your own is effective if determined effort and discipline is applied to clear-cut and worthy goals. Apply your innate right to call upon the collective forces that surround you and direct those energies!

One hopes that this is what is occurring in Washington, DC in the United States today—the time for nonsense has ended and it’s time to end the confusion and distortion and become effective.

In your own life, maybe it is time to start that diet or exercise program or achieve that goal that you have been putting off. Whatever it is, exert your own inner authority and be determined not to allow doubt or excuse or any other weakening thought or attitude.

In certain areas or situations or circumstances of our life we must not fail—failure is not an option! What is that for you today? Gather your inner and outer forces of energy and direct them with authority. If you need to elicit the assistance of others to achieve your goal, provide the reason for them to be dedicated to help you—motivate them!

This Kua 7/Discipline brings to mind the time when I was going to school to receive a degree–in Physical Therapy Program. I developed a “do or die” attitude knowing that at the time my freedom and survival both depended on acquiring the degree and passing the board exams. It was THE most disciplined time in my life (aside from training to run in 10K races, but that’s another story). I’d start to worry… those little doubts tried to creep in on occasion.

Whenever that started to happen, I’d straighten my back, raise my chin and with a stiff upper lip would say to myself, “STOP!”, before the whole thought could fully form. Failure was not an option. That was true for other times in my life too and for all of us there are times when we have to say with determination, “This is how it is going to be, PERIOD—END OF STORY—WILL NOT HEAR ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY!”

And with that I’d gather up the energy and have at it. That’s what today’s message is about; locating those determined feelings and helping others locate them in themselves and then whipping it up and not taking no for an answer. (Well, that’s my take on it anyway.)

I do believe that when we align with a purpose and feel deep within its worth and we have that type of determination, The Universe aligns with us and the Angels sing from the high realms, “So be it, Hallelujah and Amen”. But, that’s me.

ASTROLOGICAL AND TAROT ARCHETYPE CORRELATIONS TO KUA 7

Astrological meaning keywords:

Capricorn – discipline, authority, effort, maturity, work

Aquarius – group energy, community, clan, those of like-mind

Libra – fairness; justice; balance needs to be restored; relationships with others

Scorpio – get to the bottom line core issue

 

Tarot meaning keywords:

Death – permanent change

Empress – birthing something new; creative impulses; co-creating with the Divine Powers around and within us

The World – end of the line; end of a phase; need to break through inertia; unity of all elements; all-encompassing power and energy

The Tower – old defenses and ideas need to change; protective walls of illusion come tumbling down; no longer functioning based on consensus or “race consciousness”; inner awaking gets rid of obstacles

The Devil – breaking up old patterns; releasing self-imposed limitations

Wheel of Fortune – need for devotion to a disciplined ritual in one’s life; need to focus on goals and aims; unity of the 4-directions; turning point in a cycle

 

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Daily Divination 7-16-11 Full Moon-Time to Lighten Up Through Contemplation; I CHING Kua 20 – Leo, Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius, Death, The Empress, The World, The Magician, The Hermit, Strength

How well do we accept things as they are, without feeling the need for improvement?

Can we be silent and serene like the current full Moon?

What example do we set for others?

Are we truly living in harmony with All That Is?

How sympathetic are we to another’s point of view?

These are some good questions from Kua 20.   Particulary good ones for me to be asking myself after yesterday’s ego trip—see blog of 7-15-11.

Today’s message is inspired by the I CHING Kua 20. It’s time to lighten the mind.

Reverent Solitude enables one to gain an overview, observe from a detached position, increase understanding and integrate through refection. The current full Moon energy can enhance such contemplation.

The result of contemplation can be this insight, “I am all that I perceive; all that is resides in me.”

Sometimes we don’t want to admit that to ourselves—we believe that any disharmony that we experience comes from outside of us. In contemplation we can see the truth clearly—we just need the larger view that meditative equipoise can provide. It is like going to the mountain top again and attaining the overview.

The Astrology Correlations to Kua 20 are:

Leo – the heart of your be-ing

Virgo – taking stock; using discernment

Capricorn – stability; midheaven

Aquarius –detachment

The Tarot Correlations to Kua 20 are:

Death – going into the depth of one’s being

The Empress – beauty and grace in daily living

The World – All That Is; Unity Consciousness

Magician – Transmutation

The Hermit – retreating from activity

Strength – power coming from acceptance

 With the Moon in Capricorn and the Sun in Cancer (full Moon opposition to Sun), issues of parenting as well as emotional security and maturity may be coming to a head.  All the more reason to apply the advice of today’s message.

Daily Divination Improvement over the next few months; The Inevitability of Change and Divine Timing – I CHING Kua 24; Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, Death, The Empress, The World, Hanged Man, The Chariot

 Today pause to remember that life has cycles continually unfolding.  There will be improvement over the next few months; this is a turning point.

Turning points are inevitable and the motion life never really stops; yet pauses do happen during the changes of the cycles and seasons.

These are moments when the world seems to hold its breath while a shift occurs. Sensitive people can sense these transitions within their own systems. Take the shift from winter to spring—while there still may be snow on the ground, the promise of spring is felt by those who are sensitive and who feel the quickening that happens beneath the earth; the daffodils are ready to come up even though there are no early shoots above the ground, a sensitive person and feel the stirrings of spring.

If your efforts seem to be at a standstill, remember the lesson of the season of winter into spring given in the paragraph above. We trust the seasons in nature and should hold the same trust in the inevitability of change in our personal lives as well. Natural Law! Nature is an awesome instructor, especially in regard to lessons of divine or ‘right’ timing. There are times in our lives when we cannot effect change and just like the message of yesterday’s blog (Kua 13) we can only wait—just like we wait for spring each year.

Spring will come when it will—and we know it will–and there’s nothing at all we can do to hurry it along.

That’s the epitome of today’s message which is very similar to yesterdays.

Another good example of today’s message has to do with the steady improvements that come as we recover from a cold or flu. We may try to push forward as we sense an improvement from the day before but as we do, we only have to rest again—more recuperation is needed. We cannot ‘bounce back’ until our energy has been replenished.

The greater point of today’s message is that there are times when there is nothing we can do but have faith because “doing something” doesn’t help, it only hinders at these times. Certain times it is best not to interfere; oh, yes, we can try but soon find that it gets us nowhere and we need to return and release attachments.

Today’s message is to take care of yourself while a transition is occurring in your life. Look inward and be in touch with The Divine within you. Be gentle with yourself today; don’t try to accomplish too much.

Let your energy be recharged now and remember nature—the ebb and flow of the ocean. Be receptive and patient, not too outgoing.

The next few months will show steady improvement.

Contemplate the word “regeneration”.

The Astrological Correlations for the I CHING Kua 24 are Capricorn (withdrawal), Aquarius (detachment) and Pisces (expanded awareness).

The Tarot Correlations are:

Death – transformation; change

The Empress – pregnant with and about to be born

The World – Divine Timing

Hanged Man – letting go; surrender

The Chariot – seeing the big picture from within consciousness