This is a year of completion and the seeds of new beginnings. I’m a numerologist and 2016 can be calculated as 36/9, the numbers for both words, completes and endings. We will all be completing various elements in our lives which will include relationship endings at various levels and various giving personal meanings. Within all endings are the seeds of new beginnings, regeneration and personal renewal. It is the release of an old way of life to enter a new way of being and seeing. Therefore, endings are releases that are not to be feared, for it is only through these releases, we call endings, that one can be released from one phase of life in order to enter the next new phase of being and a new life.
The butterfly reminds us of the cycle of creativity, the slow process of renewal and resurrection. It is within the Spring that we have a wonderful anticipation that April brings, the resurrection in the Northern climes of the cycle of the various new seasonal sprouting bulbs, plants and new spring clothing that give us that feeling of true newness and renewal.
Also what sprouts within is the desire for renewing our environs with new colors and textures which will express something wonderfully new within, telling us who it is that we are within!
The Japanese culture have a wonderful sense of seasonal and artistic expression within various aspects of their culture that honors this personal inner renewal both within the self and within their homes. They have the traditional obi which is pictured above which the Geisha of their culture will express through the obi they will wear depending on the season.
We can utilize the many obi available to express our appreciation of a different kind of artistic expression. I do this by hanging various obi on a Japanese shoji screen in various rooms of my home, switching them for the various seasons. I also place them over a door that remains open all the time, as a change of décor. I store the various obi not in use on protected hangers and simply put them neatly in a closet for other seasons, switching them through out the years.
In many traditional Japanese homes there is an alcove called a takonoma” specifically designed and built to express each season, wherein is placed a scroll (an obi can also be used like a scroll in places like this), some other artifact, and seasonal foliage or flowers as illustrated below:
Here you see displayed a cherry branch, with the beloved cherry blossoms of Spring for the setting in a room specifically, a ‘tatami’ room, with tatami covered floor (which is usually a wood plank floor). The sitting cushions you see are the traditional-style table seating. The beauty of this particular creativity is the serenity it brings to one’s essence and is wonderful for times of personal contemplation.
Grace, beauty, inspirational experience and living is what the universal consciousness and the omniscient creativity within all of our lives expresses in our own personal and various ways through all of the various cultures of the world.
In Asian culture and astrology each year is signified with the first new moon, this year was February 8, 2016, The Year of the Red or Fire Monkey.
This can be the red chimpanzee or any of the ape family. These animals are very creative and have a great deal of ingenuity. There are many very interesting documentaries available on both Netflix and You Tube that show how the infringing metropolis in many countries that have these animal populations (the monkey is considered sacred in some spiritual traditions and therefore some temples are dedicated to them). Overtaking the habitat of these creatures forces them to survive, by infiltrating the metropolis to steal food stuffs to survive the infringement of a spreading metropolis onto their own shrinking food supplies and seasonal changes.
So, what we all have in common is our need for survival, our individual ingenuity to survive and to be as happy as we can be within the world of various nationalities and species of this world.
The nations of the world are releasing old ways to embrace new ways in order to survive. This need for change is scary, but we all must put our hearts to rest, and to merge and flow with the slow, necessary changes our societies are engaging, so that we all can enjoy the essence of our individual lives, the lives of other cultures, and the beautiful essence of our plant, animal, and oceanic kingdoms.
Let’s journey together, utilizing our individual ingenuity to create our new kingdoms with the wonderful ideals of love, beauty, compassion and helpfulness toward others as each of us struggles through the requirements required of us to be as positively creative as we can through our transitions from one phase of life and living to another!
La Vern De Wilde
The several months of winter are wonderful times to eliminate clutter and redesign a favorite room or two to bring a sense of true New Year Renewal. So here’s my little project, and some images to inspire.
I have a personal space within a very large room wherein a smaller parameter is petitioned by Asian Screens for the entrance wall. This is where I spend several hours in the very early morning in personal renewal, studying and contemplating every morning. Everything is going to be removed and this space renewed by placing seating cushions on the floor. Pillows against the walls, a long study table a few inches above floor for my notecards in front of the seating pillows. Large sectional pillows placed together 6 inches deep, with a white cover will serve as a free-weights space. A microwave for heating water is placed on the floor. Along the walls are place exquisite Chinese mother-of-pearl panels. Single black book shelves with clear doors also line the wall of the Asian-style floor level contemplation area. Minimalism, organized functionality and simplicity provide the tranquil ambiance.
I hope these images inspire you with your own special inspiration!!!!!!
Foresight to not leave any loose ends is the opportunity at this time and for several months as Saturn, the personal self-disciplining narrowing, focusing, concentrating, purposeful-self-limitation structuring energy which assists each of us to accomplish something very important and necessary that will have long-term positive consequences if we harness this inner energy most effectively.
Added to that energy is a trine to Jupiter, the optimistic, expansive creation of something good in each of our lives, societies and the world as a whole. Jupiter turned retrograde (appears to be backtracking) from the ecliptic or tropical astrology). Jupiter will turn to direct motion March 5th, 6th, 7th, 2014, depending on where your location is.
This transiting aspect, is also occurring for those who have a natal/birth Saturn in the same position now, as transiting Saturn, which would be a Saturn return for those around 29 years old, 58 years old, and so on (a return every 29 years to one’s birth Saturn location).
When Jupiter turns direct motion, early March 2014 it will be at 10.26 degrees in Cancer, right on the cusp of the first 10 degrees of cancer, called the first decan, ruled here by the moon, going back over this point, and the second 10 degrees, ruled by Scorpio/Pluto and Mars. This correlates with Saturn in Scorpio. Jupiter is exalted in Cancer which is an Auspicious time. Cancer is the 4th house/constellation in the zodiac which rules one’s physical home which is both one’s physical being and the physical house within which one lives, be it house, an apartment or wherever.
The retrograde of any planet is symbolic of delays and reversals in thinking, situations, and life situations. In religious terms, this can be a time of a miracle or miracles in the areas of one’s life wherein Jupiter and Saturn are transiting and are connected through trine. This is the logic within all religions of having faith in knowing that what you want may not appear in your timing, but in the Divine Timing of “God”, the “Cosmos”.
When we are aware of the physics, the cosmological science behind manifestations, we can be more effective and productive. Even when you know nothing about astrology, there is an inner force that pushes one to make things happen in ways that are seemingly miraculous because the doors of effective behavior meet with right timing, and great opportunity opens.
This is what this aspect looks like for where I am now in Colorado, United States at 10:33 a.m. (though I am writing this two hours earlier, I have printed out the astrological chart. One can download your own chart and align one’s personal chart with this chart to see what areas of your life and in your life, Saturn in Scorpio and Jupiter in Cancer, both water signs, will open doors of great opportunity to utilize foresight not to leave any loose ends.
Any gains made the past several weeks and forward for a few weeks, then when Jupiter turns direct in March an goes forward to meet a trine with Saturn again, what one does can be made even more solid when one utilizes foresight in the various aspects of one’s life to understand and to know how important it is not to leave loose ends, to be thorough in what one accomplishes.
The results of thorough organization will make one’s gains even more solid. This is a time when you are able to understand the rules and you will play by them in those areas of your life wherein these aspects are occurring. This is a period of practical, pragmatic, patient work to improve a situation. Important choices made now will greatly affect your future!!!!!
It is a time wherein you are able to make it clear to others that they will gain as well by working within a spirit of cooperation to accomplish something very important in your lives. A positive give-and-take attitude will assist others to be more willing to be on your team.
Further, This process of pulling things together with organized foresight so as to not leave any loose ends, will broaden your perspective and self-understanding through the utilization of real insights that you can gain for the betterment of your own life, from the lessons, stories of experience, or just inner seeing, the lives and choices of those older than yourself.
Previously, in my writing on Saturn in Scorpio 8th house of one’s astrological chart, I expressed my experience with accounting, the tax advantages of charitable gifting (knowing the rules and taking advantage of them to assist one’s financial being), for long-range tax advantage and tax preparations. Every location is different, the rules are different, my scenario may not match the rules of where you live, but something that is most advantageous can be recognized in some form, no matter where one lives. So I will express my current situation, to assist you to maybe obtain deeper insight as to how this opportunity can work for you.
As I expressed before, Saturn in Scorpio is about debt (or not), taking advantage of debt, like a rental property to be a financial strategy to reduce taxes, increase income, assist one to become financially independent in the long-term through asset building for retirement.
Back 29 years ago, when this transit was occurring for me, Saturn was going through my 10th and 11th houses, age 35, whereby I paid off all debt, except the mortgage on my home and a rental property, and through the instrument of the rents from the rental property I paid off both my home and rental property and saved, over a period of time so that my husband could retire sooner and we would be financially independent.
I now have a return of that period in our lives with this transiting aspect. Several years ago I sold the rental, put the money into 10-year CDs at a very fine interest rate. So, now I am structuring our Trust account for the future. Therefore, right now I am re-structuring our wills and our trust, and the goals that we had are now different and these instruments will reflect our evolution.
This is where Saturn in Scorpio, is structuring insurance and inheritances for others for the future. For us, it is about making sure our expenses will be covered through our own personal savings, rather than depending upon others. Remember, those of you who read my Saturn in Scorpio, I talked about the necessity of aligning one’s savings goals so that one does not have to depend upon others.
Our future has been set in place, plus the creation of Educational funds for Honors Scholars in the local community college and the university here, wherein I was an honors scholar and utilized graduate school. We are giving back to the community, to those young people, or nontraditional students returning to university to pursue a higher understanding. Those students with excellent grades can apply for various scholarships.
Therefore, I want to also send a message to those young and mid-age, who feel they may not have opportunity for higher education because their family or own personal resources are inhibiting. I want you to understand that you must ask, seek, and knock, and the doors will open. For me, I was always a good student, and good grades was my goal. I didn’t take the traditional track, I married first, went to university for accounting at age 18, had a career in accounting and organizational analysis up to age 39. At age 40-41 the Uranus opposition Uranus kicked in, which is the proverbial seeming mid-life crisis which ends the first part of one’s life.
The structuring of Saturn between age 35 and 40 of paying off all debt except mortgages (positive debt), set up what would open the door to a new re-orientation of my life, which was profound and fantastically rewarding in terms of what my dreams were, and how I fulfilled them according to the miracles of the physics of cosmology, The Divine, the physics of Astrology wherein each individual is given greater opportunities to earn higher stations in life, not just financially, but spiritually, the inner core of what one has made of oneself, what one has earned through the diligent self-disciplines and the structuring power of Saturn – Shani.
In my next writing I will express the wonderful Uranus opposition Uranus at age 39-41, wherein one has encountered the outer world, made an impact upon it, learned all about it, and one turns through a re-orientation of inner being, reaping the consequences of the choices of the first part of one’s life.