Daily Divination 7-29-11 Dispersion; Know Thyself; Enlightenment and Lighten Up with a Smile – I-CHING Kua 59 with Astrology and Tarot Keywords

 A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.

–Carl Jung

Denying one’s own feelings and thoughts is no way to create unity with one’s spirit or have a reunion with higher self. This is similar to shutting down and disconnecting. Is every feeling and thought we have going to be saintly or light-filled? And is it supposed to be? Look around. If we’re human living on planet Earth, probably not every thought and emotion is saint-like; but to suppress or deny what we think or feel is tantamount to separating from ourselves. It also creates a state of living in denial—a false world, an illusion. The religious fundamentals will try to tell us we should only have “pretty thoughts” and anything short is some sort of dirty angel or devil at work or there’s something wrong with us. Yes, there it is, they’d say, we are all imperfect sinners and then they spew their whoopla, which is usually what their preacher told them to say while out evangelizing.

But back to the conditioning that indoctrinates us into an idea that we must always be a particular way—a way in which we deny our own soul. That’s the start of the delusion which left unchecked can lead to a superiority complex or fundamentalism that is dangerous. If we bypass the opportunity for self-reflection that self-acceptance of our thoughts, feelings and tendencies can provide, we close the door to our own self-improvement and evolution and move into the fanaticism realms of life.

When we have a feeling or thought (pretty or not) that comes up, and we allow ourselves to examine it, trace it back to where it began, we can take our first step to healing and true self-improvement (and empowerment)—not suppression or repression.

Whatever is repressed becomes distorted.

I’ve been thinking about all of this today and it wasn’t until now, early evening, that I’ve had the opportunity to do an I-CHING draw. Its Kua 59 called “Dispersion”. It is about dissolving and disintegrating energy through uniting with it and understanding it for the purpose of restoring harmony. Ho! And that’s exactly what I’ve been contemplating today.  My Moon is transiting my 12th House today closely approaching my Mars/Pluto/Saturn stellium — translation:  my mood is very deep and esoteric.  I’m having to dig deeply to attend to this blogging task because almost all of me wants to withdraw, escape and disappear.  🙂  THINK TAROT:  The Hermit.   Moving right along  anyhow….

A  few things came to mind as I typed those last sentences in that paragraph above. One has to do with a smile and the other with some wisdom from Carl Jung who said that we don’t reach enlightenment by envisioning beings of light but rather by bringing light into dark places. That light or knowledge-of-self is able to enlighten; but one has to be fearless and willing to look deeply into one’s self. Yeah, and into those dark places—fearlessly. And when I write the word “dark”, it refers to the places of ignorance or unconscious-ness that self-knowledge can lighten — shed light upon.

That seems to epitomize (to me anyway) the meaning of today’s message inspired from Kua 59/Dispersion. One could say to disperse rather than to repress. To repress is to live a life of delusion; one risks living a distorted life which comes about through an unwillingness to allow and understand one’s own feelings and thoughts in favor of playing a people-pleasing role in order to be accepted.

It makes me think of the planet Mars and the sign it rules, Aries, which is impulsive energy; it learns from its reactions. That archetypical energy evolves through understanding its reactivity. If we don’t allow ourselves to have a reaction and then examine it, how can we possibly ever… ? Well, think of it as the doorway into the unconscious–to the soul.  That’s the message from and the lesson of Mars/Aries.

I’m not supporting a wild idea that we all run around taking everyone’s head off; I’m only suggesting that we not beat ourselves up if we allow the thought or feeling room enough to surface so that we can examine it and learn from it. Besides, sometimes we just need the release—it’s not all that unhealthy once in a while after all.

Another part of this idea of dispersion has to do with lightening up and that’s where that smile that I was thinking of a moment ago comes into play with today’s message. Here’s what I mean and by the way I’m talking about a smile that is sincere, not one stemming from smugness or one that has grown out of a distorted reality or feelings of superiority. I’m talking about one of those ‘home-grown’, down-to-earth, true-to-life types of “I know who you are and I know who I am and I love us both” kind-of-smiles that has nothing whatsoever to do with ego.

Talk about dispersion! When you’ve received one of those smiles from another, you know it and lighten up immediately. This Kua is about lightening up as well as dispersion. The unity of a smile can restore harmony, dissolve divisions and revitalize you, can’t it? How many smiles like that have you given and received lately? Many, I hope! Keep up the good work says Kua 59 of the I-CHING and stay true to that energy within you and others!

That kind of smile comes out of us spontaneously when we know who we are; but we will never know unless we allow ourselves to understand our thoughts, feelings and reactions—something we can’t do unless we allow them. That’s how we grow and evolve and it’s why we’re here in the first place—at least this is my truth for today.  Know Thyself!

THE ASTROLOGICAL AND TAROT ARCHETYPE CORRELATION KEYWORDS FOR KUA 59/DISPERSION

Astrological Keywords

Leo – you are the center of your own universe but avoid forcing your reality onto others; avoid living a theatrical life for the purpose of getting people to like you; avoid the tendency to become the actor in someone else’s creation for the purpose of attention; realize you cannot play god in someone else’s life

Virgo – be willing to “discern” your own thoughts and emotions

Libra – avoid people –pleasing and projecting onto others or allowing others to project onto you

Scorpio – become the psychological detective to your own thoughts and emotions; probe deeply into your thoughts and emotions for the purpose of self-awareness and evolutionary growth

Tarot Keywords

The Magician — employ the power of creative transmutation

The Hermit – reflect on your life experiences; find your answers within

Strength — have the courage to face challenges and face fears; using your inner power

The Tower – this card relates to Mars/Aries (see above); experiencing an inner awakening by releasing old defenses and delusions; being willing to be socially unacceptable in order to be true to self; awakening to one’s inner truth; sudden self-awareness

The Devil (Pan) – looking at self to see where we are not in harmony with nature and natural law; the need to lighten up (Pan) and not be too serious; ability to face one’s self

Wheel of Fortune (Medicine Wheel) — restoring harmony; being natural; bringing spirit into flesh (not separation of spirit and flesh which is a patriarchal christian fundamentalism issue)

Divination Message April 12, 2011 Personal Ego vs Soul Reality; 5 of Wands relates to Saturn in Leo

Our personal egos do not always reflect the reality of our soul/spirit. 

“What is good is perfect, and what is called bad is just as perfect.”—Walt Whitman

As consciousness expands, we increasingly recognize the “divine” in everything.  Then we realize that there’s really no need for conflict which only makes us weak and unhappy anyway.  Many life experiences bring us opportunities to deeply integrate these truths; that is my view anyway, but the ego-self thrives on disagreements and conflicts and victimization is just another ego-trip that is self-sabotaging.  It may not be a bad day to whisper a sincere prayer or higher mind intention, affirming that you will be assisted and guided to the highest expression of yourself today.

How do we sabotage ourselves through disagreements and conflicts?  Today’s cosmic broadcast brings a message inspired by the 5 of Wands (rods) in tarot.  When we want to “blame” others and feel victimized it weakens our inner strength.  Being drawn to engage in open conflict with others or the outer world on any level and believing this is the only way to approach a situation speaks to our own shortcomings.  Engaging in conflict and elevating behavior with another is really a reflection of our own inability to know how to communicate with others. 

The whole feeling with today’s divination message is one that can be likened to narcissism in a way–acting from an egoic or personality level rather than from the higher mind and the wisdom-self.  

 Lower-mind views of life can be quite narcissistic (it’s all about ME) while the higher mind views people, events, circumstances from a more objective stance.  Higher mind is more inclusive such as in being able to see things from a wider perspective including the rights of others and what is best for “all concerned” rather than just the little self. 

And the little mind or lower mind is extremely manipulative and sometimes this is in a very passive aggressive way.  Conflict happens in very undermining and underhanded ways as well.  Of course, it is all an avoidance posturing no matter which way you cut it—an avoidance to take self-responsibility that is coming from the wisdom center of the self and not the victim place within us.

The energy that is being addressed in today’s divination relates to the archetypical energy of Saturn in Leo.  Yes, right now transiting Saturn is retrograde in Libra and there’s a lot of relationship drama happening for the purposes of people being able to see themselves from a completely different place.  In other words, people are really getting clear about their own patterns and yes even faults if you want to call it that, god forbid.  We are seeing ourselves in ways that we’ve never considered before and egos are getting bruised left and right these days.  “Me?  Are you talking about ‘me’?  I’m not really like that, am I?”  We are seeing ourselves through the eyes of others and it can really shake us to our core, but if we can be honest and take it in and work with it, we end up being much better humans as well as helping the soul to evolve. 

Does it have to be dramatic and gut-wrenching?  Not at all, as long as we can remain objective.  Of course, ego wants no part of that since its always sure it’s right and everyone else is wrong.  The 5 of Wands (Rod) relates to Saturn in Leo like I said.  Saturn represents, archetypically, the boundary of consciousness—the boundary between the individual conscious mind and other levels of mind.  And Leo, of course, is overly subjective (all about me) many times and wants that adoration from the world and expects it actually.  At least that’s one interpretation of the Leo archetype.  In any way that our survival and well-being are perceived to be threatened, the ego will choose the battle but in doing so reveals its own weakness. 

Today’s message is about creating the space in consciousness in order for a wider, newer,

Pathway to Higher Mind

 healthier viewpoint to take hold.  That’s called having spiritual tenacity.

Any perceived outer conflict that is occurring in life now should be taken within or examined with the higher mind.  

One’s inner conflict out-pictures in the outer world.  Perhaps to accept this or consider this can help and then the motivation comes to resolve inner conflict through spiritual tenacity.

Center through breath and remember that Walt Whitman’s quote: “What is good is perfect, and what is called bad is just as perfect.”  Trust divine order; keep breathing, and smile—no matter what!  And do your very best to get your ego (Leo)  out-of-the-way as you let go of control (Saturn).

  PS—Saturn in Leo type energy relates to today’s message and interestingly enough, today’s transiting Moon is also in the sign of Leo.  So emotionally (Moon energy), this seems to be a timely message for today.  Suggestion:  ask to be shown how you can call a truce and work agreeably with others