888 – 2021 Outlook Year of the Ox.

 

Welcome and Happy Lunar New Year 2021, our year of the Metal Ox.
This year starting on February 12.

Auspicious.
Aspects – North, South.
Numbers – 1,4.
Colours – white, yellow, green.
Flowers – peach blossom, tulip.

Inauspicious.
Aspects – South West.
Numbers – 5,6.
Colours – blue.

 

Characteristics of Ox include; strength, determination,  diligent, honesty, loyalty, ideals, ambition, conservative, patient, steady progress, positive work ethic, educated, consistent, detailed, strategic, vitality. Characteristics they may need to work on include; weak communications, stubborn, insistence, tradition before adaption.

Family and work are primary areas to address in 2021. Utilising consistent effort Ox’s have great patience and a desire for progress. They persist with doing things in line with their ideals and capabilities. Ox’s are detailed and strategic, with the ability to put their strength behind progression toward outcomes. While this can be beneficial it can become stuck when new ways are evolving. Creating situations that ask for evolving communications.

April and November will be challenging months for Ox. With July and September being luckier.

The Ox heralds movement combining the will of tradition as primary. In contrast with the weight of baggage pulled behind. Meaning because you may be able to pull a heavy load, this does not mean you are supposed to, nor should you. As we look at family, loyalty and definitions of success, the time has come to address cost, well rounded outcomes and resistance to evolve. This year brings in energies that put us in the position of addressing our feelings to illuminate what has been ignored. As well as what is adverse for those involved and how tradition fails in remaining the same ongoing. What works from its origins deep in the past, may not serve a modern context.

Let’s do a quick summary for each of the areas of life for 2021.

Family, starting here as this is of particular focus for Ox. It is wise to remember this year that our success lies in navigating through; not demand for what has always been. Tradition serves only when it is timely. As we moved forward into our age of Aquarius, tradition is highlighted in needing to be of service in a modern context. After all this is how tradition came to be. Being present with family creates opportunities of healing, updated context and a renewed emotional connection. Transitioning from demanding fulfilment of familial legacy to an open ended dialogue. Although at times uncomfortable, even clunky, with consistent effort can lead us to a deeper connection, timely comprehension and a stronger unit for all members.

In terms of socialising, starting with family to create a more stable centre can overflow to social connections. Taking the time to decipher where and when to be social is primary for ongoing health, stability in stamina and pace, as well as presence especially in areas of social justice. This includes hot topics of race, sex and socioeconomic influences. Communicating with your wider community will incorporate a new approach to replace stand and deliver tactics for getting to know one another. Calling on us to actively listen, address our own beliefs with a view to growth and to continue talking to educate ourselves and those in our communities. This is with a world wide view as interactions are now playing in a global system.

In terms of health and socialising, discrepancies continue to be highlighted, with a renewed view on our global home and the necessity for a mantra of being healthy for all. Due diligence is a highlight for 2021 in all areas, however I add it under social aspects to remind us it is always a good idea to ask questions, seek out true information and weigh your options for the desired outcome. Especially in health.

Our health aspect connects with abundance in 2021. Hence socioeconomics of health are part of the play through. Health is our first wealth. Supporting us to a new view of social traditions and systems. Asking the question how do we have a more rounded approach in creating true healing. Stepping us into, healing of deep wounds, with both communities and individuals. As mentioned previously stamina is an issue.

Proper rest and self recognition relates to health in light of the following;

Do address your social meter in terms of health?

Do you spend time in places that invigorate and help to maintain your immune system?

Do you support and actively influence culture with health in mind?

Do you act from kindness and compassion in terms of what you require with your specific personality? Including how this relates to and influences others.

We are currently building bridges to releasing arrogance, unhealthy ego, narcissism and changing the view of the shadow self from negative to a positive aspect in a truer understanding of what shadow is and how when utilised as a knowledge base, is of great service. A vital aspect to balance in our health for body, mind and spirit.

Emotionally, this supports balance in large numbers for mental health, adding to creativity, opportunity and our belief in having a future, as well as stability. This is where steady progress is fortifying and allows new habits and perspectives to flourish through regular engagement free of the negative connotations of discipline. Opening a more vital approach to how we relate internally, for a healthier external expression. Leading to manifesting for ourselves and relating to others, in support, releasing out of date emotional pedestals that hinder true understanding and challenge to our systemic and cultural  definitions of tradition. This provides opportunities for courage in regular sense checking and tweaking behaviour as you go. Aiding to improve connections, with self and those in our care.

Emotional integrity finds a new sense of self as in large numbers we see the in real time benefits. In turn helping us to recognise what is not healthy and a quicker uptake in releasing it.

Work wise 2021 can have ongoing energetic elements of being hectic, calling on lots of brain power to problem solve, due diligence – be sure to check your work, technological influences creating major dynamic shifts through industry, work force utilisation and culture. To be on the front foot is to continue education, be it new systems and platforms, formal education programs or group discussion aimed at openly raising what is not working and workshopping to find solutions. Patience in trial and error can be a positive add in when you comprehend there is no right or wrong, merely learning.

Hierarchy and authority will go through several phases of movement throughout the year. Hence stamina and health self care are important. If you are in an authority position it is wise to understand your personal why. Coming from this space to address calls of integrity and responsibility to multiple sectors of communities will help you find the words and actions that are well received.

Finance is a major focus as a pinch point in terms of hierarchy, platforms and true cost to planet and beings. Sustainability takes on a stronger focus not only for environment but also for us in maintaining the demand of greed. Unrealistic demands and expectations will be put under a different and deeper scope, a linking of historic building and bridging culminating in current systems. As the long term influences of these systems are more accessible and documented. The phrase, their own words comes to mind as the power of what we speak either haunts or helps. Be aware of what you are willing to do and say in name of greed under the guise of success.

This is why integrity comes into focus with a modern interpretation enacted throughout years end and into 2022 end of financial year implications. The global movement of workforces the cut and run end of contracting changes in favour of localisation and a grounded definition. Not all multigenerational plans land as expected, with more than anticipated being illuminated. As more people bear the true cost, the voracity of peoples blatant opinions has hard outcomes as we all declare and work through our conditioning around value and worth as well as what we want, what we need and desire to thrive. These blatant declarations can be the launching pad for education and evolution for redesigning all our futures.

Spiritually speaking, Ox energies highlight temperance. What we feed upon to nourish ourselves and the inherent value of all beings in line with what we all actually need to survive and then thrive. True thriving comes when we are connected, committed and willing to actively listen to our inner calling. This calling educates our soul selves about direction. Creating mandates that are harming to ourselves or others, is destruction. Not survival to thrive. History and the systemisation of our beings brought into open forums for more than one opinion and resonance, cycles in and out through the year. Individually it is wise to continue devotional practices. Communing with nature, kindness and growth are key components to focus on in prayer or meditation. Draw on stillness and quiet time for strength. Create calm space within to overflow in service of our wider community. Including nature and allowing the wildness in us to have freedom of breath, supports navigating through the cycles that challenge us to grow, with as much ease and grace as possible.

In summary, micro steps are progression. Keep your learner mindset on for your active listening. Allow self and others dignity, especially in making decisions. Cultivate awareness of traditional benefits and hinderances. Utilise the mantra of ‘works for all’ aligned with transparent simplicity to put out fires and to create good, positive, healthy, widely defined options and solutions.

Safe passage and wishing you a healthy, wealthy and wise 2021.

 

 

 

 

Sun Moon Stars

I’m so grateful we made it. Our 2020, in its spectrum of ludicrous to loving is both overwhelming while raising relevancy in our relations to each other and our home.

Finding myself having had both positive and negative aspects of rewards, protection, synchronicity, distillation, curiosity and experience, this year has been made do-able because I engage in my daily practice. When a daily practice is created and developed, it astounds in how its perfection is beautifully humbling. My path leads to a point of removing the last petals of rose coloured glasses. In turn highlighting much of my list above and thankfully leaning into more positive outcomes. If you need, in a ratio of 3:1.

On our path teachings and depth, remind of the benefit of learning as an ongoing component in life. Respecting tradition, ongoing learning supports a highlight to new understanding and its ability to serve the present moment. A daily practice within our selves or our spaces, en-lightens. If you consider this as a lightening within you may find yourself on the inside of feeling connected. These practices, Feng Shui, Astrology, Geobiology, Yoga and Meditation are traditions aiding development in enlightenment, with great success.

Success can come in the forms of; rewards, protection, synchronicity, distillation, curiosity and experience. I hope for your release of 2020, you find more of these, peace and much love.

Safe passage.

The Coriander Of It.

If you’re looking to include herbs and add interesting new flavours to your cooking, Coriander is the place to start. Some will say it is a controversial herb. Originally I found the texture a little weird with the bitter flavour. I would eat a raw piece to taste and after this I started to combine coriander with other herbs and spices to help me get used to it.

This herb, mixes well with lemon and salt. Mixing in rocket and lettuce is refreshing in the heat. Added to fresh tomato salsa, divine. As a garnish for lasagne, or mixed on the plate with celery and a light squeeze of lemon juice with a touch of sesame oil. Especially good if you want to allow the bodies fluid cycles to balance. Good for days off, so you can hang out and let the body unfurl, as it digests your food. Supporting drawing full nourishment out of your delicious snacks. Like a little pepper? I would add that to some lime juice and tatziki. Grab a good book or some mellow tunes, maybe the kids. Find a soft place to listen to the day and each other. For as long as the meal digests, let it open your body and sync your rhythms. For this approach, prior to beginning, set up some cushions and a throw so you feel comforted. Enough for everyone there.

If your hanging with your inner circle, crystals inclusions are orange calcite, orange selenite, amethyst, carnelian, fluorite, chrysocolla and malachite. Placed in rooms where; improved sleep is asked for and where people are recovering from surgery or illness. Added to a jug of water in the room, lavender flowers and rosemary sprigs will keep the room and recoveries spirits light with coriander. Refresh the water daily if one is in the very beginning phases of healing.

As always 888 recommends that you consider you current health plans and speak with your combined group of health professionals.

Herbs in general are good in shady, well drained water flow parts of the garden bed. Where does the water run, when it rains? Plant it close to here. Coriander likes some sun, but not all heat, all day. Grows well in a draining pot. They don’t like to sit in water, but they definitely like to be cool in the soil.

If you like broth, coriander is well included in the last 15 minutes of the simmer. With rice and tamari for a simple and quick meal, fried mushrooms sprinkled with coriander, charges you for the day. Aiding focus, stamina and clarity of thought.

If you have markets close by, farm fresh coriander is delicious on a roll with sweet potatoe, corn and pea mash. Remember to add a little sweet chilli sauce in heating the veggies, adding chopped fresh coriander as you assemble the roll.

Sending you good vibes from the kitchen.

Retrograde Stepping 2020 Style

Taking the time to have ordered aware thoughts.

As the end of 2020 has a couple of retrogrades happening here are some good ideas to realize the opportunity to review what you have been working on with projects and goals, utilising time to ask: Is there new data? Does any tweaking need to happen? Is your goal the same? Where am I including time to restore myself?

As you slow down into the retrogrades, feelings can include fatigue, indifference, cravings, irritability and lack of appetite. In support of addressing these feelings to maintain a positive emotional and mental perspective, remember to keep exercise scheduled regularly, to drink water, to stretch out of long held postures; for example sitting at your desk working on the computer, opening up the front of the body if you drive a vehicle for a living, or laying on the floor with hips even and placing legs up and over the couch to invert, if you work on your feet. All of these are simple additions into your day beginning or end that help to reset the body, keep the mind open and the heart light.

To compose energy on the go, breath exercises are great, portable and easy to adapt to available time. Key tip, a full round is one full deep breath in, a pause, a slow complete breath out, and another pause. Repeat a full cycle on its own if time is short and for a few full rounds if you have more available.

It is recommended within the last few months of 2020, not to push. Utilise rhythm to have some ease and flow to any aspect of tweaking, critical assessment of data and viewing goals. We really step into function over form in this section of the year. It’s got to work before we address how it looks.

In our pursuit of goals, from hitting targets to finding a new gig, gratitude frames real information, grounds us and serves in all aspects of a retrograde. As we bring together a calm, clear focus we are able to build the path ahead. Retrogrades help us to step forward with clarity, free of excess stagnant energy and with gratitude.

888 Activities that support a healthy you at any time in retrogrades:

  • Remove clutter.
  • Leave some open spaces in the room/office/reception/kitchen.
  • Add colour. Auspicious colours in 2020 are blue and green. Less of yellow and brown tones till February 2021.
  • Smudge.
  • Clear labels in storage areas. Keep it tidy.

As we always recommend at 888, eat seasonally and as fresh as you’re able. The better you eat, the clearer your body functions. Being in a position to properly code your food as fuel can reduce cravings, support proper rest and aids mental agility. Our expression from ourselves and in our spaces, creates a vitality that reassures and makes life worth living.

Safe passage.

So Good for Right Now

Any one of these ingredients are, so good right now. They smell and taste delicious. Our food is the most immediate option for fortifying our presence. Be conscious of how you fuel your system. Is it good right now?

A simple addition to any routine, is to choose any one of these ingredients and add it into current moments. If you like tea, lemon, fennel seeds, lime, lavender in an infuser will aid your immune system, nervous system and cleanse organs. If you don’t drink a lot of tea, consider which ingredient, except carrot, would you like to smell in a cup of warm water on your bedside table as you settle to sleep? Allowing the cup to cool overnight and in the morning, can be poured into composte or the garden bed. If you would like to combine a few ingredients, a pot of water on the stove with, for example, bay leaves, fennel and lemon smells lovely extending through the house in aid of restoring appetite, stamina, settling the nerves and supporting respiratory health. If you have a few dollars, fresh twigs from the tree and lavender flowers can be a lovely welcome home.

Of course these can be added to meals, and I speak especially of carrot, although the oil, if you have access is delicious on the skin. Regenerative and good for skin health, loaded with anti oxidants, carrot oil can be added to your moisturiser for an at home pamper session. Be aware of taking a beat before going into the sun with this oil. Let it fully absorb into the skin. Almond oil is a good base for some drops of carrot oil. Patch test if you haven’t used oils before or a lot.

When adding these to our meals, any 1 of the above go well with rice, in salad and dressing, with a little salt and pepper a little goes a long way here; it is recommended that diet and health programs already in progress should be considered. Check with your current people.

In my experience, each one of these is great in any remedy, comments on these collectively from clients have included:

  • The freshness has reignited in my stamina.
  • A settling of my mind that help me feel content in my decision making.
  • My body softened and I slept well.
  • My ambition showed me how I really wanted to be a better communicator.
  • I loved the carrot and the lavender, I ate them together. I couldn’t stop smiling, people at the party kept telling me how happy I looked.

Incorporating small measures in a step by step fashion, help to establish new rhythms. Especially good when repairing or building neural pathways. Allowing a more general cohesion between thought and action. Supporting the energy for reframing of outmoded niche perspectives. Promoting understanding, calm, reason and active listening feeds into a better foundation for growth. These ingredients are an investment in your well being. Take your moment, to provide for your complete self. Engage in the unique power of you. Allow dignity and find your balance.

Safe passage.