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Before we take a look at what's in store for the near future, let's contemplate the immediate past for a moment, for that will provide a bit of context for what's going on now, and what is to come.
2012's Dragon Year and 2013's Snake Year was a mighty one-two punch from the Divine Feminine, waking a lot of folks up from the Nightmare generated by the Collective Parasite (basically, all of humanity's Shadows still stuck in Fear) and providing some Tough Love from the Great Mother Goddess. For those who woke up, this last two year cycle allowed us to reclaim our Authentic Power and shed many of the Skins that we've been carrying around for years, if not lifetimes! For those who are still asleep, things appear to be going from "bad" to "worse," and there's still the foul stink of the Faux-Pocalypse (shall we call it "Shammageddon," perhaps?) in the air.
How is we are seeing such radical differences in opinion?
We are indeed existing simultaneously in two realities - the old one of Fear and the new one of Love. One event can occur and two very different conclusions can be reached. What's up with that?
The answer is very simple: it's all a Matter of Perception. Your point of view shows you which reality you're inhabiting in any given moment. (I know, right? It was a major A-HA! for me too!) If you look around and see nothing but doom and despair, you're moving in the Old Reality of Fear. If, in the main, you see optimism and hope when you check in, you're moving in the New Reality of Love. Even more wild: You can move back and forth between the Realities, for the time being, from moment to moment if you so choose. Many aren't actively choosing; they either believe themselves "stuck" in the Old Reality or prefer to stay in the New Reality...and can ya blame them?
Which Reality you're inhabiting, or choosing to inhabit, is going to be crucial this year because we're going to enter the Year of the Horse at the end of January. I will be sharing more about Horse Medicine closer to month's end - but the big message I'm getting right now is that this Horse Year is going to be all about Movement. It's going to be a lot of Movement, too, especially when you realize horses move a lot faster than snakes! ;-)
The kind of Movement you will experience is going to depend a lot upon what your Perception of the world is at this moment. If you're in the New Reality, it's going to feel a lot like rapid, forward Movement at last! Huzzah! The clearer your Intentions, the quicker your progress will be over and around things that might previously have felt like "insurmountable" obstacles only a few weeks before. If you're in the Old Reality, however, the process of disintegration and destruction is going to accelerate, radically. Will your horse bolt headlong down an unknown path with no apparent way of reigning it in...or will you navigate your way quickly and surely through the dim and murky and ride triumphantly out into the clear? That is all going to depend on your Perception.
Now, one thing I perceive very clearly is the delicious opportunity for New Beginnings and Fresh Starts that has been provided to us for the first quarter of 2014. We have not one, but TWO months (January and March) featuring Blue New Moons! While the Blue Full Moon gets most of the attention for magickal manifestation, the Blue New Moon provides a real jumpstart for starting new things, for the most felicitous time to begin a venture, no matter how large or small it is, is during the New Moon. Between these two months is February's magick, found in the Pagan Holy-Day of Imbolc (February 2nd). This Sacred Day in the Northern Hemisphere is also traditionally used to start new things, planting the seeds that will grow through the Spring, thrive in the Summer, and be ready to be harvested in the Autumn. Speaking of Harvests, get ready for a true Bumper Crop of Blessings if you're in the Southern Hemisphere; this felicitious time also provides y'all a chance for a "do-over" if your plans haven't been unfolding quite up to snuff.
Whether Beginning Anew or Beginning Again, keep in mind that the Agents of Change are still very active as we complete the shifting of gears into 2014. They, too, are going to get a shot of Movement in this Horse Year; expect radical and rapid change as the Tricksters and Transmuters continue to aid humanity in this wild Ascension/Evolution process through spreading their Crazy Wisdom and Visions of YES to counter the stubborn NO's that are quieting down, but still continuing to sound.
So go ahead and choose the Horse you will be riding though this year. I'll be back at a while to share more Information about Horse Medicine. Blessings all around! :-)