“Tanzan and Ekido were once traveling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was still falling.
Coming around a bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unable to cross the intersection.
“Come on, girl,” said Tanzan at once. Lifting her in his arms, he carried her over the mud.
Ekido did not speak again until that night when they reached a lodging temple. Then he could no longer restrain himself. “We monks don’t go near females,” he told Tanzan, “especially not young and lovely ones. It is dangerous. Why did you do that?”
“I left the girl there,” said Tanzan. “Are you still carrying her?”
― Nyogen Senzaki, Zen Flesh, Zen Bones: A Collection of Zen and Pre-zen Writings
“We are all hypocrites. We cannot see ourselves or judge ourselves the way we see and judge others.”
― José Emilio Pacheco
“When one experiences truth, the madness of finding fault with others disappears.”
― S.N. Goenka
Without love and without wisdom, judgment is not an enlightened state.
If you did not choose a life in politics, then pray for our politicians.
If you did not choose a life of the clergy, then pray for our clergy.
If you did not choose a life in business, then pray for our merchants.
If you did not choose a life as a laborer, then pray for our laborers.
If you did not choose a life as a teacher, then pray for our teachers.
If you did not choose a life as a parent, then pray for our parents.
The modern world makes it too easy for us to unfairly and un-spiritually judge others.
The label wars must come to an end.
If we have not walked a mile in someone else’s shoes… We. Do. Not. Know.
This year is already a roller-coaster of highs and lows. Inspirations and discouragements. Proud moments and those not so. And it is not over yet. We are but 1/3 of the way through 2012 so far. And when April closes, May opens on an equally intense note.
Monday April 30th and Tuesday May 1…. These dates are part of a short intense burst. And I expect some safety issues around travel to manifest, including travel to/from work/school, your daily routines. It would make a great 4-day weekend if you can take these two days off. Otherwise, plan ahead and do not rely on last minute, fly by the skin of your teeth, activities to get through these days. Prepare ahead so you can be more available to observe and help if needed. Seriously. When you are too busy being busy, how can you see to help others? Or avoid the pit in front of you? And hey, speaking of travel, does everyone carry a fully stocked first-aid kit in their cars, along with an emergency bag (ie, water, change of clothes, blanket, food, cash)? Perhaps it’s the tornadoes dancing near my brother’s house last night, but as I write this, I am reminded of childhood memories of Terrible Tuesday and having to find a hotel with just the muddy clothes on our backs after our neighborhood was destroyed. Whether you are affected or not, someone you know might be.
The rest of May is less notable in terms of number patterns, with the exception of two other short bursts. But that is not because it’s less active. It’s because the entire months of May and June are slated for transitions, with some trickle following in July. With windows as big as that, very little stands out in the deluge.
How does this work? Well, this year as it falls, the energies of May fall along the line of Master Number 55, which I often associate with the Tower Card in tarot. This involves two types of change: rebirth and renewal. These are not the same energies. This can also be read as replace and recycle. They both involve matters of change, but different kinds.
Come June, we hit our challenge month of the year. (There’s one every year.) This year it’s a time to be faced with our worst enemies – ourselves. Please remember that every thing that comes up during this vibrational window is not about others. It is about you. When others make decisions that just set you off, the lesson is to realize it’s not about them – there’s something for you to settle personally. It will not come up if it’s not an issue you need to give attention to. OK? During this window we find that the energy of judgement itself is on trial. Gossip and media are also on the chopping block. Remember that facts are facts and emotions are emotions. Both are real and both have their place. When you notice a feeling being triggered “by someone else,” remember it is not a fact about that other person. It is about you. I expect this to be especially challenging with the political climate ahead. It’ll be interesting to see who plays sides and who sticks by and listens to their brother. We know that judgement based on race or skin color is wrong. Likewise judgement based on any box is also wrong.
July is always interesting because it is when the US flips into a new annual vibrational cycle. Our summer culture softens the transition, but I expect new frontiers in technology and science to be introduced during that time frame and by fall of this year, I expect scientific breakthroughs to take center stage. We shift every summer and the eclipses will be there this year to help us. I believe something outstanding is on the horizon. I’m not sure how much attention it will get until later in the year though.
There will be some who attribute all these energies specifically to 2012. This is not really because it’s 2012, though that will accentuate the matter. This energy is here because it is here now, numerologically, at this time.
What to do? What I always say: consciously choose how to channel this energy.
This is the forecast and being 2012, it does make for opportunities, if one will but seize them. These are natural cycles of the Universe. We are not victims. We are creators and choosers.
If a wizard came to you and said, “Here, I give you this magical stone. And with it, you can metaphorically ride any train farther and faster with less fuel,” what would you do?
Instead of expecting everything to be a wild ride and bracing yourself for it, how about jumping on the back of that wild horse and decide where you want to go?
Bet you get there faster.
April 2: Date of Numerological Significance
April 4: Mercury Goes Direct
April 6-13: Numerological Arch of Influence
April 10: Pluto Goes Retrograde
April 11: Date of Numerological Significance
April 13: Date of Numerological Significance
April 14: Mars Goes Direct
April 20-24: Numerological Arch of Influence
April 24: Date of Numerological Significance
April 29: Date of Numerological Significance
April 29 – May 1: Numerological Arch of Influence
May 1: Date of Numerological Significance
May 10 – 12: Numerological Arch of Influence
May 12: Date of Numerological Significance
May 15: Venus Goes Retrograde
May 19: Date of Numerological Significance
May 19 – 20: Numerological Arch of Influence
May 20: Annular Solar Eclipse
May 23: Date of Numerological Significance
June 4: Neptune Goes Retrograde
June 4: Partial Lunar Eclipse
June 25: Saturn Goes Direct
June 27: Venus Goes Direct
July 13: Uranus Goes Retrograde
July 15: Mercury Goes Retrograde
August 8: Mercury Goes Direct
September 17: Pluto Goes Direct
October 4: Jupiter Goes Retrograde
November 6: Mercury Goes Retrograde
November 11: Neptune Goes Direct
November 13: Total Solar Eclipse
November 26: Mercury Goes Direct
November 28: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
December 13: Uranus Goes Direct
January 30: Jupiter Goes Direct