26: Containment of Potential
Thursday, Dec 27th, 2012
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.
Goddess Bless All Those Who Have Served Our Country. Bless Those Who Have Paid The Ultimate Sacrifice For Our Freedom and Our Great Country. Thank You To All Who Still Serve Our Nation.
Our Thank You Can Never Be Enough For You Have Sacrificed So Much To Give Us Our Freedom and The Great Nation We Live In.
Thank You and Goddess Bless All Our Veterans,
More Veterans Day Comments
Today honors all the members of the United States Armed Forces who have proudly served their country. Our vets have protected and served us by fighting to keep our country safe and by preserving our rights and way of life. Since today is ‘Veteran’s Day’ I thought I’d post three ways you can thank a veteran. The first is the most obvious: Just say ‘thanks.’ Just that simple act gets good vibes going every time. If you’re more motivated you might volunteer to serve the veterans in your community in some way, or even drop an anonymous ‘Thank You’ note at the local VA. The last thing you can do is to visit the Wounded Warriors Foundation website. Giving back with kindness, gratitude and love is what today is all about.
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com
Veteran’s Day 2012. Today is a very special day, a day we take time to thank all of the Veterans, Servicemen & women who have and are serving in our Armed Forces. We owe them so much. And some of them have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
The ultimate price, I know all to well. I lost an uncle in World War II, I never got to know. He was only eighteen and eager to go. He became a combat pilot and was shot down and killed. When I was younger, I didn’t understand. All I knew was I had heard of Uncle Ernest but I had never met him. Why? When I got older and was able to understand what a thing called “war” was. They told me what had happened to my uncle. They told me he died serving our country and he was a hero. Still young, I was selfish. I wanted to know my uncle. I thought it was unfair he was taken so young. But now as I have grown older, it is still hard to think of him dying so young. His whole life ahead of him, perhaps a wife, children, growing old on a front porch in a rocking chair. I now realize Uncle Ernest did what he thought was right. He knew what was at stake if he didn’t go to war. I still cry for the uncle I never knew. I know he loves me and he gave the ultimate sacrifice for me. Not only did my uncle give his life for me and his country but so many others did.
Today is their day. For all the Uncle Ernest in this country. For all the Fathers, Brothers, Sisters and Mothers that stood so bravely in the line of fire. For those that sacrificed so much for those they did not know, let us stop and say a prayer for them. For all the Servicemen and women of today, that stand at the ready, may the Goddess bless them and watch over them. May they all come home to their loved ones, safe and sound.
This country can never say “Thank You” enough for all who has sacrificed for this great nation of ours.
May the Goddess bless all the souls of our dearly departed,
May She welcome them into the Summerlands, keep them
in Her love and comfort till we meet again!
So Mote It Be!
Uncle Ernest, I love you!
More Veterans Day Comments
They Did Their Share
On Veteran’s Day we honor
Soldiers who protect our nation.
For their service as our warriors,
They deserve our admiration.
Some of them were drafted;
Some were volunteers;
For some it was just yesterday;
For some it’s been many years;
In the jungle or the desert,
On land or on the sea,
They did whatever was assigned
To produce a victory.
Some came back; some didn’t.
They defended us everywhere.
Some saw combat; some rode a desk;
All of them did their share.
No matter what the duty,
For low pay and little glory,
These soldiers gave up normal lives,
For duties mundane and gory.
Let every veteran be honored;
Don’t let politics get in the way.
Without them, freedom would have died;
What they did, we can’t repay.
We owe so much to them,
Who kept us safe from terror,
So when we see a uniform,
Let’s say “thank you” to every wearer.
By Joanna Fuchs