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Welcome 2018 - Year of the Brown Earth Dog

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We read this last week & thought it beautiffully discussed the Year of the Brown Earth Dog of 2018: 

 

"We welcome the Tibetan and Chinese New Year of the Earth Dog. After an extreme Year of the Fire Rooster, which stirred our passions and ignited us to rise and mobilize into action, we now move into the grounding energy of double Earth in this New Year of the Dog.

Integrity becomes central in all we do, as we continue to re-build a more solid foundation that is rooted and aligned with our universal values of love and respect for all. In this cycle we ground down and take our power back. We use discernment with what we take in and consume in all ways, be it television, social media, thoughts, attitudes, the food we eat, what we buy etc.  Dog shows us the importance of being loyal and how that deepens our relations. We are reminded to use our bark against Injustice as we team up as guardians and caretakers of our planet Earth and all that we hold sacred.

We are waking up, and together rising. Like Sting once sang, "There is a deeper wave than this, swelling in the world... There is a deeper wave than this, listen to me girl."

Here's the Astral Insights on this 2018 Chinese and Tibetan New Year of Earth Dog. First from Narrye Caldwell, Chinese Astrologer and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine:

"The inevitability of change is a fundamental principle in Chinese astrology. And the ability to skillfully adjust to continually shifting cycles, is a longevity art. Wisdom tells us, that no matter what difficulties you are facing, no matter how hopeless or frightening the situation seems, if you wait it out, a turning point will come. The important thing is to maintain your composure and recognize the moment when appropriate action will be effective." That turning point is now. Welcome to the Year of the Earth Dog.

Let's begin with the element (Earth) that rules this year. Earth has the qualities of stability, nourishment, consistency, balance and harmony. Earth is related to the digestive system in Chinese medicine, and its function of selecting, through our appetite, the correct foods for our condition. When working well, our earth element effortlessly transforms food and thought, (everything we take in), into substance and vitality. When depleted we can get stuck, exhausted, lose our way, become obsessive worriers.

"The coming lunar year, which begins on February 16, is a double Earth year. Not only do we have Earth appearing in the natural cycle of heavenly chi (which progresses through Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water for two years each), but also, the Dog's innate element is Earth... To make best use of this incoming Earth energy, it will be crucial to pay attention to your diet. By this I mean not just the food you eat, but everything you take in; this includes thoughts, ideas, information, and attitudes.

"Attention to what you feed yourself this year will have profound effects on the health of your own Earth element, (your ability to sort fact from fiction) and may determine whether you can rise courageously above the turmoil that threatens the village, or end up in the bog with the marauders...

The Dog is all about loyalty and guardianship. Honest, trustworthy, and fair, Dog is a vigilant protector of friends, family, and all he holds dear. Some call Dog a cynic and an anxious worrier. But who among us doesn't know this territory? When you care about something deeply, and are charged with protecting it with your life, you'd be anxious too. When well supported, the best qualities of Dog come forward- corruption is rooted out, tyranny and oppression overturned, and justice prevails.

However, when dogs are stressed, isolated, and left without compassionate leadership, (consider the poor junkyard dog chained alone outside), they can turn into dangerous unpredictable lunatics.

This we want to avoid by putting aside our differences, seeing the best in each other, teaming up for the higher good, and generally behaving like a well-organized pack. The restoration of justice is the opportunity of the Dog year."

© Copyright 2018 ~Narrye Caldwell. All Rights Reserved

 

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YOUR MONTHLY HOROSCOPE- Western Astrology

December Horoscopes

 

CAPRICORN: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Why are you allowing yourself to get all worked up over the things that you have no control over? Whether, it's the past or circumstances in the present, sometimes you just have to let go of all the frustration and look for the lesson in the situation. I'm saying that this is not the time to act impulsively. Changing external conditions to make yourself feel better is not the answer. After your birthday, your thoughts and decisions will be much clear. Take this month to enjoy a little down time. Family, Friends and a little R&R. If your health has been out of balance, you can now get back on track.

 

AQUARIUS: While trying to prove a point it's important not to appear to be a victim. Clear communication in your personal and business life is crucial. Your points are valid but it's the way that you present your position that will gain the outcome you desire. Family matters are at the fore front of the some of this old emotional baggage. Unfortunately, these matters have a way of surfacing during the Holiday Season. Don't let others and their drama ruin any celebrations for you. The next few months are going to be extremely busy so try to enjoy the time you have this month to celebrate. This is also not the time to go into any major debt. I'm not speaking of holiday shopping. Watch you resources carefully...

 

PISCES: The big question? Is it me or is it them?  It appears that everyone in your circle right now is going through a difficult time. You can not allow yourself to get sucked into an emotional storm!  Staying under the radar is the best approach to deal with such intense emotions. Work and business matters can be very volatile as Mercury Retrograde finally comes to an end on December 6th. Be very cautious of miscommunication. Check all written communication before you send it. An unexpected financial expense may cut into your holiday expense budget. Don't worry you will be able to make ends meet. Singles could see an old love interest pop up this month. Keep in mind there is a reason that you closed that door. It may be time to lock that door once and for all. See it for what it is!!!!

 

ARIES: Your emotions run high as you see that a relationship that you thought would work is not going to work out after all. Some of you will deal with intimate relations where others may need to deal with a business partnership that is on the rocks. Look at this transition as best for all parties involved. If you leave your options open? 2019 leaves the door open for the right partners to enter the picture. Now is the best time for you to take a long look at the areas of your life that you would like to change and come into the New Year with a positive outlook and tangible results. Pay attention to your health over the holidays. You may end up having to have a procedure if you are not careful.

 

TAURUS: Living in the past? Sometimes our minds play tricks on us. When the mind goes back and allows us to review our past, it's like a living movie. We need to look at the lesson learned from the experience. If you find yourself replaying the past over at this time. Decide to let it go. Pain comes with growth. If you choose to be the victim? You may need to own your role. The past at this point is a outline as to what NOT to do!!!!!!!. Find some peace in you heart and mind. Work and business matter are about to take off. Be ready to move quickly. Family matter that surface at this time could leave you feeling regretful; however, you can't change the past. Watch your health this holiday season. Stress could cause a chronic condition to resurface.

 

GEMINI: Are you really happy or are you putting on a front for others to think that you are happy?? Suppressing old emotions that you have not dealt with could come to the surface at a INopportune time. Be careful! You could lose it with the slightest provocation. Get in touch with what is really bothering you and you will feel much better. Put your energy into constructive channels that provide you happiness and pleasure. A family member or love one close to you could be going through a serious health matter that will require more serious medical treatment. Money that was promised has been delayed. Don't worry... your overall financial picture will be fine.

 

CANCER: You must get out of your head. If you're feeling like you are spinning your wheels, you probably are! It's important to not sabotage the good things in your life. However, this is an opportune time to change the areas that no longer serve you. Career changes are very likely over the next 6 months. You must have a well thought out plan of action. Short term fixes will not be financially beneficial. Family matters that are coming up right now are to heal old wounds on a deeper spiritual level. These layers must be released once and for all.

 

LEO: Money matters are delicate to say the least. Right now there is nothing that you can do to create additional income however, next year is much better financially for you. The stress of your finances could boil over into the holidays if you let it. No need in going overboard this year. A family member close to you may need to deal with a medical condition a procedure may be necessary also a stressful addition to your mental state.  Keep in mind this is only temporary. Closer to the end of the month you will be able to breathe and enjoy some down time. Take full advantage of it. Just because you have the time doesn't mean that you have to fill it with busy stuff.

 

VIRGO: We all know that Virgos are famous for being constant thinkers. This month your mind is working overtime! While you're trying to process all this mental recycling you have to compartmentalize the benefits. It's time to archive all the unnecessary thoughts. You could find yourself with a clearer understanding of why it's time to let this go once and for all. Some of you are going to clear old intimate relationship issues standing in the way of building healthier relationships. Some of you are clearing family baggage that has run it course. All of these releases are going to make a lot of sense to you over the next year. Finances are a concern later this month. Be very frugal and you will be able to meet all of your financial responsibilities.

 

LIBRA: Career options are abundant now. It's important to choose wisely. Opportunity must make sense according to your long-term career goals. Personally, you may get blindsided by a friend who shows there true colors. This may be very hard to deal with. You need to be able to see this in order to disconnect from this unhealthy person. It's not always easy, but you cannot continue on the path that you have been on. A short holiday trip could be exactly what you need to be around more positive festive people. Go for it! You could be surprised about how much fun you could have if you lighten up a little.

 

SCORPIO: Mentally, if you find yourself exhausted dealing with numerous people and their drama; you may have to put some distance between those you find stressful and those you find joy with. Work and business stress heats up mid-month. Be cautious not to lose your temper! You will not be able to retract anything once you say it... It's also not the time to spend money to make yourself feel better. Stick to your budgets. A relationship you value may need some TLC. You may feel that you have nothing left to give emotionally. This person needs a good listener not advice.  Don't make it about you....

 

SAGITTARIUS: It's time to stand up and make things happen that you desire to see come to fruition. It is wonderful to be full of faith and trust. Now you must be utterly self-reliant in order get results in whatever area of your life you desire. You will not be happy if you sit back and wait for bullshit artists or third parties making false promises. Some of you are on the brink of a job or residential move. It can be emotionally crippling if you're fearful of change. If you embrace this discomfort and move through it you will LOVE the outcome. Stay positive and stay out of depressive states of mind.  You have a great support system, so reach out if need be. This will be a great time for you to see your true strength.

 

SOMETHING TO PONDER:

 

"By going along with feelings, you unify your emotional, mental, and bodily states.

When you try to fight or deny them, you divorce yourself from the reality of your being."


Jane Roberts

The Nature of Personal Reality