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