Early this morning, while investigating and researching the incoming energies for the Year of Rooster and the shift of the Flying Stars, I was intrigued by the correlation of the Flying Stars for the incoming year… to the inauguration of a new president of the United States of America on this day.
In the Flying Star system, K’an the element Water, sits atop K’en, the element Earth. (In the world of Feng Shui, I would say: “K’an, the number 1 Star, flies to the center of the Bagua.” This configuration is in effect for the entire year.
This led me to reference the blend of these two elements (Water and Earth) in the I Ching. If you are not familiar with the power and wisdom of the I Ching, I encourage you to look into this mighty study. It is, after all, one of the oldest, wisest Oracles/Life-Guides of all time.
To honor the energetic shift that occurred in each of us today, (like it or not) here is the message of the hexagram “Jian”, or in English, “Obstruction” # 39.
“The time is difficult for it is nothing less than the movement from the state of the union to a state of pause and retreat. The ‘obstruction’ is internal and that is where to look for it. To blame others is completely inappropriate.”
“Persist in self-knowledge and the block to further union will be removed. The best course is to be still and work inwardly on your own motivations and unbalanced tendencies. If there are difficulties in relationships, clear up your own side of the difficulty and remain as flexible as possible. Give up fighting now and cease struggle. The obstruction and opposition is a tension for growth. Why might you expect things to go according to any limited views you might have? Work hard on expanding your view and you may find the struggle has ceased. Realize that the source of obstruction is possibly your own inner attitude. Overcoming resentments, suspicions and doubts is essential. To do this character must be developed.”
It actually goes on to say: “In times of hardship a country needs a leader who is supported by the people with one heart and one mind. If one has the right attitude, no matter what kind of hardships there are, they can be overcome.” Ya can’t make this stuff up!
Yes, for the past year, sadly we all experienced the pain of a divided country, divided families, divided friendships. Both the I Ching and I, as its devoted student, say: “The division lies first in YOU; then, it is out-gassed onto the nation.”
The wound of division and separation is subtle and deep in each of us. Only and ever, in this NOW can the desperate states of division and separation be healed. We’ve stepped into a new cycle, you are free to liberate yourself from the pain of division. It’s your call.