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.

 

 

 

 

Seeking Colour.

This 2020 Photo Series by Ruby, is an idea that came to mind, as a solution to the show that is this year. A look at everyday moments, hoping to catch that moment of colour. To share it. To speak to each of us. To call up a vibration of kindness. A moment of saturation to rain through your vision. To heal. Despite what our ego would have us believe, we all have things that can heal. These photos titled Seeking Colour, is an effort in helping us to restore.

Colour raises our souls and is a warm welcome home, like the flowers, both literally and figuratively. Photographed on a rainy Sunday afternoon. It’s part of my balance to a lot of other very important images right now. Nigeria, New York, Melbourne and Beirut, to name a few.

In the last couple of weeks, I started to ‘Seek Colour’ as a reminder that the world has a myriad of things that are possible. For me the most beautiful of these is nature, wild. I was able to watch the birds in my neighbourhood, flash with bright primary splashes in the morning and by the afternoon, I wanted to soak my eyes with colour to recover, to remember, to care.

I hope you like the colour.

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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.

Navigating Our End of 2020.

With a couple of retrogrades happening within the end of this year, its worth mentioning a couple of points for consideration, to ease your path. Our illumination continues on in regards to social issues, authority and leadership, expression and justice. These impact and influence us all, raising to the top what has not yet been fully addressed. Primal urges called out in our behaviour, ask us to think before acting and speaking, with taking time out for considerations around maturing and evolving.

Fear and isolation may add to what you are positioned to navigate, with power struggles and confrontation in the mix. Our opportunity to keep our path forward towards success is firstly to understand that blocks and challenges are a sign to slow down, even to back off to avoid making major mistakes. Patience and small, slow steps are going to aid reaching goals.

Integrating with the Age of Aquarius energy, brings these aspects into the spotlight; self expression, sexuality, gender, innovation, collective well being and health, logical thought and growth. These apply to personal and professional environments and conduct. In business this includes industries like, technology, finance, communication for example social media platforms as well as psychology, the arts and social services. Personal feelings will be raised in professional environments. Concentrating on maintaining is relevant for project outcomes as well as profits. Including employees and client bases would also be wise in your considerations here.

This is an opportunity to tidy up, mature and resolve recurring issues and energies from past life experiences. As in Feng Shui, what is imperfect is a moment of choice. Our choices find us where we are and offer alternate options, if you can be in the moment, in the space, to respond out of victim or perpetrator mindsets to learn how to safely express Mars energy. Mars relates to anger, rage, negative energy left unchecked. Learning to utilise better expression of these characteristics once navigated can bring relief, more options for outcomes and aids us in feeling safe in vulnerability and risk assessment for balanced actions in the future.

For this I would recommend utilising the words in the image as your touchstone for quiet contemplation, aiding you in continuing towards yours and our success.

Safe passage.

Peaceful Prosperity

Our minds and words are part of our peace and prosperity, connected with health being our first wealth. When we feel challenged, overwhelmed or fearful it is wise to address our mindset, to continue towards our goals of peaceful prosperity being integrated with our health.

Our thoughts are what become. Our words carry vibration. Centred in personal agency and power, it is inevitable that what we think and say impacts, ourselves and those around us. Inciting or inspiring?

As we step forward into a time and space of serving for greater cause, peace and prosperity are formed and sustained through thoughts and words. Education grows to include self knowledge, including the shadow self, as well as this aspect of our societies and systems. As illumination continues, our understanding and education around where and how we have lived, comes to the surface.

In navigating through what has been in shadow, now coming into light, it is wise to ground, stabilise as best as able and consider. What are you creating? How are you engaging? What and who, do these serve?

Feelings of uncertainty, ask us to find a source of inner strength, compassion and discernment, in turn supporting immunity, right place right time, being articulate and a sense of fulfilled service for greater cause. Beginning with filling ourselves and expanding in expression, to include others.

888 Tips for settling self.

1. Clean, your space, person, pets. Tidying externally, cleans out negative thoughts and allows space for clarity.

2. Drink water. More, more, more. Water the garden bare foot.

3. Meditation, keep it simple. This can look like a gentle walk at sunset, yoga, a cup of tea in a quiet space. If you have young children, sleep when they sleep.

4. Read. Grow your perspective. This does not have to be work orientated materials. Do you read for pleasure?

5. Step out of routine. Where your able to without dismantling the home / work balance. Repetitive routines slow our thinking and can distance us from our emotional base.

Foremost be kind. Keep it simple and uncomplicated if the above is a little to much for where you are right now. Be kind. Start with yourself and as you overflow, you can discern who to share with.

Safe passage.