Daily Divination 7-23-11 The Greatest Question of Your Life! And Delay is Humbling; I-CHING Kua 9 – Leo, Virgo, Cancer, Magician, The Hermit, Strength, Justice, The Emperor, Judgment

Sometimes we are held back, but with good reason. We either believe that we live in a Universe that is benevolent in which All is working in our favor (no matter how it looks) –OR we don’t.

It was Einstein who said that this is one of the greatest questions of our life. “Albert Einstein once commented that the most fundamental question we can ever ask ourselves is whether or not the universe we live in is friendly or hostile. He hypothesized that your answer to that question would determine your destiny.”

The cosmic communiqué for today is to look at areas of your life where you may feel that you are being blocked—realize that it is only for a short time and this mild restraint is purposeful.

It’s happened in my life too many times to count—and yours too if you’re observant and honest about it. We can all look back and recall times when we experienced life holding us back from advancement—and thank goodness for those times or we’d have made a dire mistake. It all goes back to the Einstein point above—you either trust the universe or you don’t.

“Due to circumstances beyond our control….” – you know that phrase, right? That sort of epitomizes the source from which today’s message is inspired—Kua 9 of the I-CHING. The various names for this Kua give more detail: “The Taming Power of the Small”; “Humble Strength”; “Gentle Restraint, Holding Back”.

BOTTOM LINE: The bottom line message today is that the moment for action on a large-scale has not yet arrived.

Here’s an example. You know those times when the clouds in the sky turn grey and the wind starts to pick up and all indications are that it’s going to rain–but then it doesn’t? Like that! It will rain eventually and while the potential is there, it’s (for reasons beyond our control) being held back. It looks like it should rain, but no rain—and if you wanted the rain to occur; it can be a bit frustrating and disappointing that it never rains a drop. But then the bottom falls out and it pours—later! Of course, we could flip that example—days of rain and the Sun tries to come up and doesn’t for days on end–and then and then suddenly the rain stops, the clouds go away and there’s the Sun brighter than ever.

It’s at these times that I like to remember a line made known by Byron Katie, “It wasn’t ‘supposed to’ rain. How do we know? Because it didn’t!” And that brings us round again to Einstein’s greatest question whose answer determines your experience.

Sometimes we want to make a big change and “things happen” causing all of our efforts to get us nowhere—that’s simply life. What’s the advice for these times?

 You cannot ‘push the river’ or cannot ‘make it rain’—practice watching events unfold with dispassion and with passive alertness.

Carry on without being overly attached to particular outcomes—reinforce a core belief that the universe is ultimately working in your favor.

Life is giving us an opportunity in those times to explore our humility and trust. The image on the card above contains a spider from which we can take a lesson. She works tiredly to prepare her web without anyone noticing. Many times her work becomes damaged—the web becomes torn. She simply tends to the repairs as soon as the notices. She doesn’t seek attention and she works quietly and efficiently blending into her surroundings—and when she’s done she waits.

That whole spider and web thing reminds me of my first website. We often hear the phrase made famous in the movies, “If you build it, they will come.” That’s true but not until google’s spiders pick up the site and list and link it! If you’ve ever created a website, you know the feeling of having worked tirelessly on a website and then publishing it and it’s a while before anything really happens traffic-wise. Maybe it’s different these days, but that’s how it was when I created my first website. Anyway, that’s just another example of today’s message—don’t let minor impediments get you down!

The Astrological Correlations to Kua 9 are:

Leo – the Sun; purpose; giving meaning to one’s life; desire to be completely in charge of one’s destiny

Virgo – humility; discrimination; paying attention to small details

Cancer – emotional security and insecurity issues

The Tarot Correlations to Kua 9 are:

The Magician – enthusiasm for “making things happen”

The Hermit – the ability to shine forth without fear

Strength — not allowing circumstances to control you

Justice – knowing that life ‘is’ fair; looking at the other side of issues

The Emperor — a “shaker and mover” type of person who needs to balance the tendency to “do” with need to “be”

Judgment – awakening to a “higher power” that is ultimately more in control that we are

Daily Divination 7-21-11 Innocence, Intuition, Spontaneity in Walking One’s Path – I CHING Kua 25; Cancer, Leo, Aquarius, Pisces, Justice, The Emperor, Judgment, Death, Hanged Man, The Chariot

Innocence is the ability to pay attention to the inner voice of intuition and to spontaneously respond to life unfolding in the now. The members of the psychic class group are currently having a big discussion on diet and foods and fasting and onward—pulling this rune for today’s cosmic communiqué relates (I believe) to trusting the body’s wisdom in each moment which was my contribution to discussions on the topic.

Today’s message comes from Kua 25 of the I CHING, called “Innocence” –human nature directed by spirit. This Kua is also called “Simple Purpose”—following the true inclination of the heart.

The Wilhelm/Baynes Book of Changes says this about Kua 25: By devotion to the divine spirit within the self, innocence is attained that leads to do the right thing with ‘instinctive’ sureness without any thought.

I can’t help but think of babies and their diet. Moms tend to worry about what their children eat. Maybe I’m old fashioned (probably, I’m getting old… ) but ‘back in the day’ the pediatricians would say to offer the child a variety of healthy foods and the child’s body wisdom will direct them. I noticed that this was true overall—lots of noodles one day and the next day lots of carrots. It seemed to balance out without me  injecting any food anxieties.

Children have not been programmed to have preferences, to be fixated on ideals, or strive to achieve ego-goals. Children, in their natural innocence, can be such beautiful teachers.

Because of our training as we move into adulthood, the mind can be forceful in trying to convince the “innocent self” of certain beliefs under the guise of improvement. Sometimes that’s a good thing but…

… today’s message is gently reminding us of the wisdom gained when we trust the innocence of our own natural spirit.

Renew your acquaintance with your natural, childlike, innocent self—there is wisdom there.

BOTTOM LINE: Today’s message is to approach each situation as it comes and to be responsive to subtle influences that are the result of sensitivity and enthusiasm. Life is a moment-to-moment flowering, not some problem to be solved. Look at life today through the eyes of an innocent child. To function most effectively (in any situation), it is important to ‘be present’ in each and every moment. Release complex issues in favor of a simple approach. Find the balance you need between childlike confidence and the wisdom of experience.

The Astrological Correlations to the I CHING Kua 25, Innocence are:

Cancer – nurturing with food

Leo – childlike; Leo rules the 5th house of “children”

Aquarius – being a “group of one”; breaking free from a need to conform

Pisces – mutability; willingness to be flexible; being aware of subtle energy; innocence; openness

The Tarot Correlations to the I CHING Kua 25, Innocence are:

Justice – energy being balanced; need for equilibrium; need to discriminate what is best for self

The Emperor – the need to balance the strong male qualities with the feminine; being too rigid or too fixed with a desire to bring order and control into one’s life

Judgment – realizing one is not just a body or mind, but a divine being; receptivity to the ways of one’s spirit; living one’s inner truth

Death – rebirth; rejuvenation; being open to change;

Hanged Man – being non-resistive; reversal in thinking; relaxing about things; surrender and letting go; softening of fixed viewpoints; looking at things from a different point of view

The Chariot – using one’s body as a vehicle of one’s true self-expression; separation from “race consciousness” or “consensus” thinking; seeing the big picture; working with a larger reality; receiving direction from ‘within’; taking the “middle path”

As always, I hope that the Tarot and Astrology archetype correlations help to further clarify the message inspired by today’s I CHING Kua 25, Innocence.  See you tomorrow….

Daily Divination 7-20-11 Walking our Path in Spirit, Not Ego – I-CHING Kua 10 Treading – Cancer, Leo, Taurus, Gemini, High Priestess, The Emperor, Judgment, The Lovers, The Fool, The Star

Do you feel like you have to prove yourself? That’s your ego at work– not your spirit. Today’s cosmic communiqué comes from the I CHING Kua 10 called “Walking your Path”, also known as “Treading”.

We all tread that fine line between our basic spiritual essence and our ego/personality.

Understanding spirituality, psychology and our own individual soul’s evolution and karmic past can help us walk our spiritual path instead the path of the ego.

Discernment is a good word for today’s message—discerning the ego mind from the higher mind. It’s a 24-7 issue for all of us and requires inner awareness, centering and integration.

Today’s message is about being spiritually responsible in all of our dealings without having to prove anything to anyone!

This involves getting above the emotions, going above the level of the water (emotions)—get above the waves is one way to say it. In other words, surf above the emotions.

The Astrological Correlations of Kua 10-Treading are:

Cancer – Emotions; water

Leo – Ego Issues

Taurus – Peace, Bliss

Gemini – Need to balance left brain (ego) with right brain (intuition)

The Tarot Correlations of Kua 10-Treading are:

High Priestess – Universal Mind

The Emperor – Stability and Order

Judgment – Awakening to Inner Self

The Lovers – Divine Discrimination

The Fool – Being a “free” spirit

The Star – Intuition, Meditation, Inspiration, Peace