2017: Light-en Up
On New Year's Day, I spoke with a friend about her experience on New Year's Eve, and as I did was relating it to my own. Things didn't quite turn out the way she had wanted, and my evening wasn't without its hurdles. At first I thought, this better not be some omen about what to expect this year. But as I thought about it more, the words that popped into my head were "Light-en Up".
Lighten up! Be the light, bring the light, look for the light, allow the light. Allow yourself to move towards ease and away from struggle. Drop the baggage. Drop how hard or unfair you felt 2016 was. Just let it go. Lighten up! This is the beginning of a new year and of a new cycle and we are bringing fire - the light!
This year, 2017, is a "1" year in numerology. This means 2016 was a 9 year and thus closed out a cycle, and 2017 is a new beginning. It is an initiation. Fire is also the element of initiation. Astrologically 2017 has a predominant fire vibe with a lot of planetary activity occurring in signs that are the fire element. In Chinese astrology, 2017 is the year of the "Fire Rooster". Again the element of fire is being highlighted.
This year's gonna be a scorcher! All of this fire is truly powerful, but we must handle with care.
And so in order to harness this fire energy we must work with it consciously.
Fire needs a container. If a fire is allowed to burn out of control, it will exhaust its resources quickly and may also cause destruction.
If the energy of fire is harnessed, it is very useful to us. It is an energy source that gives us light and warmth; we even use it to cook food and nourish ourselves.
Harnessing this energy to gain the most from it will involve boundaries and structure to contain the fire. The creativity must be balanced by responsibility. Having light and heat and warm food doesn't serve us if we burn our house down.
If we get a great idea and run with it and don't take time to eat or sleep, we will soon burn through our body's resources.
Write down the ideas and structure them with an action plan so that you may bring them into being without them, or you, burning out.
Wands are the suit of fire in the Tarot.
While the Ace of Wands in the Tarot is the initial spark, the King represents the mastery of the suit - the mastery of the element of fire.
And so as the excitement of a firey 2017 sets in, remember to wield the creative power of fire with mastery and grace. Give it a container - a structure within which to burn - and tend to it, ensuring it burns evenly, neither being smothered nor burning through all of its resources too quickly.
Harness the power of this wild and beautiful fire of dreams for 2017!
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