Civilization and stillness—quiet, inactivity—do not go together. Civilization is a continual process of choices: stillness comes without choice. There is nothing that can be done to create stillness. It is not something that is to be acquired; it has no value as currency. It is, put another way, priceless.
One must relax to breathe this stillness. Not just the body: the mind, the psyche. One must relax ambition. Ambition and stillness are not compatible. There is no ticking of the clock here. There is no effort in stillness.
~Robert Wolfe, Elementary Cloudwatching
The New Year begins with a New Moon. This has not occurred since 1995 and will not occur again until 2033. And as it happens, the second New Moon of January (in Aquarius) falls on the 30th, plenty of opportunity in this first month to state and restate intentions for the coming year. The sector of your chart in which these fall may indicate a special area of focus for you throughout 2014. This may be where the seeds have been planted and where the greatest concentration of energy exists with potential to explode into daylight as the year progresses.
The energy of 2014 will propel us through the year inexhaustibly, and like a runaway train or a horse determined, we do not lack motivation to keep moving forward at a surprising pace. If we ride still and stay strong and go with the flow we will weather the storm. What we accomplish will be most revealing in terms of what we have been working toward and persistently pursuing with calculated steps. The awareness of the lack of separation or the absence of boundaries will allow us to dissolve structures that have seemed impervious to change. We should observe, not think, so that truth is revealed unveiled by judgment or fear.
The explosions in the cosmos will be reflected here. As forms disassemble, molecules will float free, the mind has an opportunity to be free also; to see that molecules are always free. And we are free from assuming that what ‘it’ has experienced in the past is the truth in this moment. The past does not exist except through memories, thoughts that do not exist in truth. Truth is this moment. Awareness arises as the whole planet continues to expand and become.
Healing is taking place and will advance in 2014, further dissolving an area of collective fear that has determined behavior and promotes separation. “There is nobody watching us. There is nobody in charge of us.” We are not repressed or oppressed. We are not victims. Unprecedented numbers of people will alter their patterns of living. Greater awareness = greater sensitivity and sensibility. People will move to where they feel comfortable. People will want everything they experience to be of comfort—food, work environment, living space. By what are you most comforted?
Comfort is a rare commodity in 2014 so that whatever we can do to establish even a little in our lives is wise. As the energy moves to create balance, a redistribution of energy everywhere moves us closer to peace and harmony. Introducing the year is a Sun/Moon/Pluto/Mercury conjunction square to Mars suggesting transformation that occurs on all levels. This does not portent rest and relaxation unless we are established in the ‘eye of the storm’. The reckless nature of the square here can be applied to either the high road or the low road. The conjunction involving the New Moon would suggest (too those of positive bent) that we choose the high road with very short forays, if necessary, to the low road. The image that guides us is the phoenix rising from the ashes. To rise, best not linger too long in areas where we have already dwelt for a very long time.
We rely on the power of our instinctive need for nurturance to guide us, inform us, to be witnessed in actions that support many. No one on the planet should, at any level go hungry. There is everything available to us always. We need only feel confident enough to ask, when initially we may sense deep insecurity. The insecurity is a collective wave of fear that may naturally arise when the basis for what we have believed to be true is exposed as illusion.
2+0+1+4 = 7. In the Tarot, this is the Chariot of the major arcana and suggests one who has circumstances well in hand. The commanding presence of the Charioteer is the result of having overcome tests and challenges in the past that gives him confidence to navigate the current course masterfully. The tests we encounter as the year unfolds will be handled expertly as there is nothing that we do not know how to resolve including the effects of radiation. We may not have answers based upon current patterns of thinking but there are those who are not encumbered by these patterns. Everything is possible. Human beings are highly resourceful and have an exceptionally powerful survival instinct. Those without it have not lived to contribute genetically to the subsequent generations.
This is the Year of the Wood Horse. Wood is also known as ‘tree’. When we consider this connection it is easy to observe why wood is: strength, flexibility, growth and expansion; all positive considerations as they relate to the year 2014. Horse, the other part of this equation is somewhat unpredictable. The domesticated aspect is hardworking, goal oriented, sociable, delivering the goods ahead of time, while the untamed nature of the horse can be wild, freedom loving, anti-social and uncompromising. Whilst some sectors of the business world thrive and rise in stature, others will decline based upon serviceability. The very strong nature of the horse indicates a year of triumph as a result of confidence and valor.
Light increases in Antarctica and seeds spread that create a new source of microorganisms rich in alpha lipoic acid (similar to) waves of which inhabit the oceans minimizing the effects of radiation.
If the Pope can do it, so can Obama. Here is the Charioteer taking control of the ship and turning it down wind, going with the flow. Physically our bodies recognize this change and many more pieces of the jigsaw puzzle leap into place.
In April, Venus (Goddess of love) enters Pisces (realm of the Oceans), and on the 11th conjuncts Neptune (God of the Oceans), signaling a step toward feminine appreciation further enhancing balance. Announcements on the 12th turn the tide of prejudice and judgment desists.
There may be resistance to the leveling process but an underlying current of ‘freedom’ is informing us all and even though the mind says no, the hand will still give over. The haves and the have nots find themselves drawing a little closer together rather than separating further.
Planetary Influence = Pallas Athena (asteroid): is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. Athena is also a companion to heroes and goddess of heroic endeavors. A very suitable guide for us in 2014!
Angelic Influence = Araqiel: teaches humans the signs of the earth that includes geomancy, an art that continues to promote earth balancing and harmony.
Color = Silver: The color silver has a feminine energy; it is related to the moon and the ebb and flow of the tides – it is fluid, emotional, sensitive and mysterious. It is soothing, calming and purifying. Silver signals a time of reflection and a change of direction as it illuminates the way forward. It helps with the cleansing and releasing of mental, physical and emotional issues and blockages as it opens new doors and lights the way to the future. With its reflective and sensitive qualities, silver inspires intuition and collective wisdom based on shared millennia of experience.
Major Arcana = The Chariot VII: The skill and mastery to guide the ship through whatever waters should be encountered. Valor and victory go hand in hand. Awareness presides over all else. Without the distraction of question,s life happens. There is surrender, acceptance and allowance.
In stillness, nothing arises that has greater or less consequence than anything else. Without judgment there just is, and suffering is not. May your 2014 be an experience of stillness and peace of mind…