Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Happy New Year!

Whew! We made it! 2016  is over!!  What a year! 

We have thankfully now entered a New Year and new energy cycle. The numerology  of 2017 is the Number 1 - which signifies New Beginnings; called 'The Creative' in the I Ching, and  'The Magician' in tarot.

       The Magician is associated with the planet, Mercury and carries with it skill, logic, and intellect. The number of the Magician is one, the number of beginnings. The Magician is the bridge between the world of the spirit and the world of humanity. His right hand holds a staff raised toward the sky and his left hand points to the earth. He takes the power of the Universe and channels it through his own body and directs it to the physical plane. 

Above the Magician’s head is the symbol of eternity and around his waist is a snake biting its own tail, another symbol of eternity. His magical table holds all four suits of the Tarot, each of which represents one of the four primordial elements of the alchemists – earth, air, fire and water. These symbolise the appropriate use of mind, heart, body and soul in the process of manifestation. 

The Magician’s robe is white, symbolising the purity and innocence found in the Fool but his cloak is red, representing worldly experience and knowledge. In the bed of flowers at his feet this duality is repeated in the mix of pure white lilies and thorny red roses. (Biddy Tarot) ('he' is also 'she')

The message for 2017 is: You are the creator of your own destiny!

We begin the new year looking back on what has been a very intense and strange year of extreme events and unusual outcomes.  2016 was called 'The year of Purification'. As a number 9 year,  it was about completions, endings and letting go. So many left us last year and so much changed in unexpected ways. (Uranus Eris).

Now Jupiter and Uranus will be working together in the coming year to open and activate fantastic and expansive new energy streams that will fill up the space left by that which has left us... and bring us much more. We are being stretched in ways we could never have imagined as we continue to move through waves of change and transformation.

Neptune on the South Node of the Moon helped dissolve so much of what was familiar, bringing with it a sense of sorrow and loss as we say good bye to situation, friends, popular icons, things we thought were true but turned out not to be.   

As Mercury retrograde (until Jan 8) slows down our thinking processes, we can use this tendency toward introversion  to reflect, review and rethink our strategies. Although it is obvious that we can no longer fall back on old ways of thinking and acting, there is much uncertainty as to how to move forward.

The planetary outlook for 2017 says we can continue to 'expect the unexpected' as exciting and highly creative energy flows continue to transform our world . In the midst of more disruption and discord, we will be challenged to find new ways of thinking, communicating and connecting (Jupiter in Libra)  as we struggle to deal with this higher frequencies that are shaking things up. There is work to be done...  and change doesn't always come easily. 

Despite those warnings, the overall picture is extremely positive and powerful. Now is the time to break free from whatever is holding you back.

The first imperative is to align yourself with your true soul purpose (North Node/Destiny Point). In so doing, you can more easily access the powerful planetary influences that are working to help us through this time of transition.

Jupiter in Libra reminds us that we all all in this together. Uranus opposite says:
Lets do this!

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