Your I Ching Hexagram for January 13 is 36: Darkening of the Light

36: Darkening of the Light

Sunday, Jan 13th, 2013

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When light becomes dim, it may be wise to become invisible. The image is of fresh darkness, the period after the sun has gone down or the fire has gone out. There is still much activity left over from the light of day, while movements in the outer world become more dangerous. Even the smallest sound, the faintest glow of light, can attract unwanted attention.

When the darkness of stupidity reigns, it is best that your own brilliance stay ‘hidden under a bushel basket.’ That is, your thoughts and efforts should be quiet and self-contained, and protected, as much as possible, from disruptive influences.

Whatever you do, don’t let yourself be swept along on the current of conventional wisdom when dangerous uncertainties exist. Try not to become too depressed or anxious; this period will pass. Just endure it for now and inwardly preserve your self-confidence, while outwardly remaining cooperative and flexible. The time to assert yourself will come. Avoid looking too far ahead if you have not yet achieved your goals. That only feeds regret and longing, which can eat away at your inner resources.

Be cautious and reserved. Control yourself. Do not needlessly awaken dormant forces of opposition. During dark, unsettled periods, it is best to step gingerly around the sleeping dogs.

Your Tarot Card for January 1 is Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune

Tuesday, Jan 1st, 2013

The central theme of what is traditionally called the Wheel of Fortune card is cyclical change. The Wheel keeps on rolling, churning events in a ceaseless progression of ups and downs, either way freeing us from the past. No one can escape its cyclical action, which can feel somewhat terrifying — no matter whether we are rising or falling. When one is balanced on top there is a moment of crystal clarity, but the only part of the Wheel not going up and down is the hub, which is your eternal Self, the Source of Freedom.

Every one of us will occupy all the points on the wheel at some time or another. The cycle of the wheel is its lesson — and we can learn to take comfort in it (as we do when we celebrate our birthday). If you don’t like the look of things right now, just wait — things will change. Of course, if you do like the look of things right now, enjoy it while it lasts, because that will change too!

Daily Feng Shui Tip for Dec. 28th is ‘National Card Playing Day’

It’s ‘ National Card Playing Day’ and for some that might mean bellying up to the poker table, but in my house it means activating the ‘Ten Of Diamonds Success Cure.’ Remove a ten of diamonds from a new deck of playing cards and place it on a dish. Place a piece of silver next to it. This silver platter is about to bring success your way. With a small sharp instrument, scratch your name and birth date into a red candle. Place the candle atop the card and burn it while visualizing receiving all the fortune, luck and success your life can hold. When the candle has burned out, place the card, the silver and any of the wax remnants in a red pouch and carry it with you in order to keep the promise and prosperity going.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com