Daily Divination 7-19-11 Progress! It’s going to get better; success is assured – Kua 53 Development; Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, Sag, The Magician, The Hermit, Judgment, Hierophant, Temperance, High Priestess

I CHING Kua 53 has to do with DEVELOPMENT, gradual progress, slowly but surely or as my grandmother used to say, “little by little”. Another one we often hear is “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”.

This is the second time I’ve received a message about progress; the last time it was “progress over the next few months”. Today, the message has to do with success being assured.

Where or how do these messages apply to you in your own life? The answer applies to your own question around life conditions.

I think economically when I think of this message; the condition of our economy in the United States is of grave concern to many.

 My prediction, if you want to call it that is that things will get better and success will be achieved. Yet, there is a caveat and that has to do with the message of this Kua today and the associated Tarot and Astrology correlations.

Essentially on must keep one’s attention in the present moment and avoid dreaming about future. The reason being, the more we can stay with “what is”, the less likely it will be that we will be thrown off-balance by the unexpected. We must all keep our cool despite current delays or setbacks.

We cannot throw up our hands and say, “I quit” because we need this time as a vital learning experience. We must accept current challenges and not lose ourselves in a future that is not yet manifest.

Today the message is to be willing to look truth of the moment straight in the eye and feel supported rather than fearful.

I can’t help but think of the word “psychic” whenever I see the word “development”. Development is the name of this I CHING Kua… actually, some books call it “Gradual Development”.

Things that develop slowly become more strong and enduring—perseverance and determined effort is required. Yet, too much determination can sometimes be detrimental—it is rather a matter of uniting with energy and dancing gently with it.

While it is an easy energy or gentle energy merging that I’m referring to, and while it is important to be in the now with it and not compare it with past or future, it does require focus to detail. Yet, the idea is not to hurry or force.

Progress comes from giving attention in the moment to detail but without undue pressure or stress. This is much like it is when speaking with spirit guides or communication from the other side as part of psychic development.

The key phrase today is like air over mountain (the elements of this Kua), gradual progress. It is gradual so that details can be perfected and so patience is required now.

It makes me think about walking or biking through an area rather than driving in a car. I used to drive to work and then began jogging to work instead for a while being amazed at all the small details of the area I missed while driving. It’s like that—there is much more to be seen and integrated when working at a slower and more detailed pace.

The Astrological Correlations of Kua 53/Development are:

Leo – putting one’s “heart” into it; creative actualization; self-expression; and the opposites… giving power outside of self; seeking outer world acknowledgments

Virgo – details

Scorpio – getting to the bottom of the matter; the heart of the matter; coming face to face with limitation; commitment

Sagittarius – optimism; seeing the cup half full; keeping one’s sense of humor

The Tarot Correlations of Kua 53/Development are:

The Magician – creative actualization and transmutation; moving inward for inspiration

The Hermit – Inner seeking; truth within self and not the outside world

Judgment – flowing consciousness; uniting with a higher power; struggle has been over ____, and the heart won so a new day is begun

Hierophant – the inner teacher; inherent talent; tenacity; practical application of wisdom; meaningful ritual

Temperance – patience; 6th chakra opening; blending of opposites; moderation

High Priestess – unity of all things; answers within; paying attention to the cycles of life; letting go of tension and nervousness

Hopefully, the bits of astrology and tarot above have solidified or added to the meaning of today’s divination message from Kua 53 of the I CHING.  As I always say, no matter what day or time you read this blog post, with the understanding of simultaneous divine timing, it applies to your now moment.

See you tomorrow…

Daily Divination 6-6-11 Dealing with the Temporary Delays in Material-Financial Matters; 5 of Pentacles, Mercury in Taurus

My electric is out and I drew the tarot card,  5 of Pentacles–it totally correlates!   I’m working off of battery backup as I wait for the electric to be restored. This card is about “temporary delay”, thus the link. The astrological association with the 5 of Pentacles  is Mercury (communication) in Taurus (slow and stubborn).

Experiencing a delay due to forces that are out of our control—that’s the meaning of this card and the thrust of today’s message. Exactly like the tree that came down and shut off everyone’s electric service around here. Well, that’s what the electric company said when I called on my cell phone to report the outage.

I live in the Pisgah National Forrest and it’s a wonder that there aren’t even more power outages up here in the mountains than there are! Trees are hanging over the wires everyplace up here. Anyway, this card relates to simplifying life—that’s the Taurus influence. And living in the mountains as I do is a totally Taurean thing. (Taurus happens to be my North Node actually.) So I live a simple and pleasant Taurean life; no big city for me! And we see on most images of tarot cards of the 5 of Pentacles someone out in nature and away from the city–many times out in the cold.

Unexpected events in life result in lessons—that’s the meaning of this card and today’s message. My electric going out is helping to explain the meaning of this card. I love that my laptop has battery backup and even though I cannot post this until the electric is back on and I’m connected to the Internet, communication (Mercury) continues, even if it is delayed or slow (Taurus).

The Taurus influence in our lives (we all have Taurus somewhere in our chart) relates to becoming conscious of stillness. The planet Jupiter just moved into Taurus and Mars and Venus are still in Taurus as well and we are being encouraged to remember that delays are temporary and slow-downs can be purposeful.

Slow downs and stillness frees us to be more aware of the meaning of life and encourages reflections about purpose.

Everything ‘is’ so still right now as I’m typing this… no sounds from the refrigerator motor or the fans or the humming of other electric appliances. It’s kind of nice actually and I am even more in tune with the bird’s activity out by the bird feeder. Just me and nature, but for the tapping of my fingers on the keyboard.

CHOICE AND VALUES: I am remembering that I have choice, the choice to be here in the mountains comes with both advantages and disadvantages and certainly those are clear when trees fall on power lines and the cold north wind blows in the winter—it’s me against the elements!

But it’s a choice, a trade-off like so many things in life are. Sometimes I like it when it snows hard or like right now when the phones don’t ring—I am secluded and alone and cannot be reached. Somehow there’s comfort in that. I’m not sure why, but maybe that’s a 5 of Pentalces thing too—not having to deal with humanity; maybe that’s it.

And this type of seclusion—no human distractions—enables one to have a clearer view of life somehow and a deeper sense of peace is achieved. Present moment living at its best!

Taurus is about values and Mercury relates to communication. I value my aloneness and periodic solitude or non-communication. Just like now—temporary forced seclusion. That’s epitomizes the meaning of this card.

In numerology, 5’s indicate change and sometimes fluctuations. Pentacles are known as “money” cards but include the meaning of materiality and what is “valued”.

Sometimes we have to deal with circumstances of life whether we want to or not, but we have a choice to find value in matters of ‘temporary delay’. Later we look back and see how the delay served us to be more in touch with the basic values of life.

In today’s economy people have suffered setbacks and have had to ‘do without’, but in many cases people without a job have learned a great deal about what is most important in life and have also learned to tap into their inner resources to be creative. Thus, many have discovered talents and inner resources (Taurus) that without the setbacks would have otherwise not been realized.  Astrologer Jeff Jawer recently wrote, “Mercury in Taurus connects us with the earthy realities that will nurture the growth and development of our ideas.”

And with that last sentence, my electric power just came back on and I am connected, once again, to the world-wide web and my phone is ringing. And so it goes… delays are temporary! Power is always eventually restored! The universe will always rebalance. Temporary delays are just that–temporary!

Time stood still and now I have to reset my clocks, so if you will excuse me now…

PS– Intuitively, I feel that financial balance will be restored despite the doom and gloom reports about the economy.  The temporary delay is restructuring people’s value systems and bringing advantages that may not be realized until later.