Today’s I Ching Hexagram for December 24 is 34: Great Vigor

34: Great Vigor

Monday, Dec 24th, 2012

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Congratulations! There is strength and vigor in this situation — like a ram who has knocked down a fence to free himself from captivity. This points to a time when a powerful force comes into its own and achieves influence.

When a leader finally comes into power, his or her personal strength usually has peaked. Great strength is required in climbing to the mountaintop, but once at the summit, the support of others is needed to maintain that lofty position. A shift in attitude becomes necessary. Raw strength must be tempered by wisdom; to maintain power, a strong leader must learn to give it away, to share it with others. Only then will his or her position be secure, for she will not only be the possessor of power, but the source of it as well.

If you find yourself in a high or strong position, it is especially important to act responsibly and react with care. Your personal power must not be allowed to degenerate into raw force that rides roughshod over everything in its path. A strong sense of responsibility to the collective good of all is the key to the successful exercise of strength. By following what we intuitively know to be for the greater good, we avoid reckless abuses of power that in the end undermine the source of our strength. Arrogance always contains the seeds of its own undoing.

Your Daily I Ching Hexagram for Dec. 21st is 1: Creative Power

1: Creative Power

Friday, Dec 21st, 2012

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The atmosphere is ripe with imagination, inspiration and energy, symbolized by the flying dragon. The dragon is an ancient symbol of an electrically charged, dynamic, arousing force that bodes well for creative initiatives. If your goals are in alignment with the greater good, your actions will meet with success, but this can only happen if you apply yang energy in a positive way. This hexagram, which consists of all yang lines, indicates a good time to take a leadership role, because Creative Power is with you now. But be forewarned: success turns to failure if you let strength turn to arrogance.

Believe in your vision and persevere; everything around you will flourish. Call upon Creative Power and let it work through you. Stay focused on your goals. Do not let yourself be distracted, or you may lose the power available to you now. And remember that when taking action, successful results require good timing.

Daily I Ching Hexagram for December 18th is 34: Great Vigor

34: Great Vigor

Tuesday, Dec 18th, 2012

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Congratulations! There is strength and vigor in this situation — like a ram who has knocked down a fence to free himself from captivity. This points to a time when a powerful force comes into its own and achieves influence.

When a leader finally comes into power, his or her personal strength usually has peaked. Great strength is required in climbing to the mountaintop, but once at the summit, the support of others is needed to maintain that lofty position. A shift in attitude becomes necessary. Raw strength must be tempered by wisdom; to maintain power, a strong leader must learn to give it away, to share it with others. Only then will his or her position be secure, for she will not only be the possessor of power, but the source of it as well.

If you find yourself in a high or strong position, it is especially important to act responsibly and react with care. Your personal power must not be allowed to degenerate into raw force that rides roughshod over everything in its path. A strong sense of responsibility to the collective good of all is the key to the successful exercise of strength. By following what we intuitively know to be for the greater good, we avoid reckless abuses of power that in the end undermine the source of our strength. Arrogance always contains the seeds of its own undoing.

Your Tarot Card for December 18th is The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man

Tuesday, Dec 18th, 2012

Traditionally, the card known as the Hanged Man usually indicates a lack of ability to help oneself through independent action. This energy is arrested and awaiting judgment. With this card, there is no avenue for the will to regain control until the situation has passed.

This represents a good time to be philosophical, to study and meditate upon the position you find yourself in, and form resolutions for the moment you become free again. Only those who possess wisdom, patience and optimism will be able to see through limitations, including possible humiliation, to grasp the inspiring lesson one can gain from such an experience.

Water Elementals

Water Elementals

 

These are manifest in rough seas, flowing rivers, mill streams and fast-flowing watercourses, as will o’the wisps over marshland, in waterfalls, in bubbles and foam, in water spouts, geysers, hot streams and pools, near water holes and wells that are still used regularly, on busy inland waterways used for leisure or commerce and near estuaries especially at tide turn; in any water on the night of the Full Moon; also in Jacuzzis, whirlpool baths and flumes at swimming pools.

They appear in the animal kingdom as frogs, dolphins, whales, seals walruses, all fish – especially the salmon – as sea horses, crabs and all crustaceans.

Your Daily I Ching Hexagram for December 15th is 26: Containment of Potential

26: Containment of Potential

Saturday, Dec 15th, 2012

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This hexagram points to the containment of great power that increases as it is wisely stewarded. Like a river that has been dammed, or a boiling pot with a lid on, holding and containing power produces enormous energy. During normal times, daily ritual and habit help keep life ordered and serene; but in times of great opportunity, great fortitude is required. Focused attention is what will be required to channel this great potential and achieve supreme success.

In a current situation you have considerable reserves of energy and support to draw upon. This is the right time to channel creativity by collecting and organizing good ideas and plans. In this way, even large or extremely challenging undertakings can be successful.

A hidden source of power for the great is the study of the past. The lives of wise and successful men and women are like buried treasures of wisdom. Great good fortune comes to those who unearth these valuable treasures by applying the lessons of the ages to current events.

Feng Shui Tip for December 14th – ‘National Salesperson Day’ & “Monkey Day.”

We can kill two energies with one image while engaging today’s ‘National Salesperson Day’ and ‘Monkey Day.’ Even though the monkey is one of the twelve animals represented in the Chinese zodiac, a combination of the monkey and the elephant can help you achieve the highest ranking that anyone in your profession can aspire to, whether you’re in sales or not. Placing an image or a statue of a monkey sitting on an elephant’s back on or around your desk attracts opportunities to find the stability and security of an important position in your profession. And this image promises that you’ll stay there too! With the monkey signifying the ‘Duke,’ or the highest-ranking lord among the five ranking lords in ancient Chinese legend, and the elephant bringing the blessings of strength, sagacity and prudence, the combination of these two potent friends also promises power, authority and success in all you do. In this case, I guess it really does make sense that monkey see and then monkey do — for you!

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com