Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Year Of The Water Snake

Be in your element

Be ye therefore, wise as serpents. Matthew 10:16

Even though the year of the water snake officially began this February 10, Chinese astrologers calculated it as having started earlier, on February 04.

Coincidentally, I started teaching astrology to my children since that time, though they have been ransacking my library for ages now :)

So many cultures, the Maya, the Hindu, see the serpent as representative of the flow of energy in the body, and also, in the cosmos.

So I tell my children, who want so much to learn: there is a broad river of energy that flows across all the Universes, that flows from God. Tapping into it gives you great power, but first, you must acquire the wisdom and the humility to go into it.

Here are the ways you can acquire, and use it.

Healing: First, work on yourself, and then, on others. It is for that reason the caduceus, the double serpent, is well known as the symbol of medicine. And when you heal, that power is always to hand.

Teaching: What you learn, you must pass on to others.

Magic: When you acquire that gift, then miracles follow you. As long as it is used wisely, that is. If not, or if that is done just to feed the ego, then, that will turn and destroy you.  

Sexuality: It is not that it cannot be used as a gift for spirituality, for oneness with God, for balancing the male and the female energies, but, that it has been misused, often by teachers and leaders, and the rest of humanity in a way that has caused long lasting harm to the planet. Do not be surprised that the planet should then try to heal itself, and that there will be more and more shocks to your system in the year to come.

Mayan power of the serpent: Last year of the Dragon, and the beginning of the new Mayan Calendar, was to presage this year. Remember, even death is only a beginning of a new journey. Stop holding on to the past, let go of fear, be ready to move on this year by seeing what patterns you need to discard.

Quetzalcoatl, the winged serpent: Quetzalcoatl, or Kukulcan, the winged serpent, represents the dividing line between earth and sky. That I embody a synergy of shamanic and spirit energies, that this is also analogous to the Dragon and Phoenix in Chinese symbology, or Shakti in the Hindu forms, is no coincidence. That Quetzalcoatl is supposed to return now, is no coincidence.

So I teach astrology to my children. As a tool for understanding themselves, or other people, yes it is indeed wonderful. Just see that it is not limited to certain archetypes. There is no good or bad sign, you may have friends and loved ones in every sign, and neither you nor they have to be limited by the limitations that each sign possesses. Because indeed, there is much good in every thing, and you can work with the lessons your karma has brought to you. But yes, if your strength is earth, or water, or spirit, then, you must use it. If you must face your fears, or force yourself to take a chance on being alone, or poor, then, you must.

This is what the year ahead brings. A chance to discover and experience a very deep spirituality. To take a chance on what the Universe brings. It is as always, a choice, and that choice is yours.

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