Ken (Keeping Still), Hexagram 52 - Stillness and silence is a necessity in life so that you can be aware of and be guided by your intuition or higher self. Ken calls on you to take the time to meditate. Learning to be still and to still the consciou mind opens you up to your higher self and the clarity, inner peace, wisdom and insights of the higher self. Through silence and stillness, you become aware of the bigger picture and the need to act only when an action is required.
Chai Jen (The Family), Hexagram 37 - Chai Jen (The Family) emphasises the importance of open communications within a group. Good and effective communications are crucial to creating a rapport with and developing a good relationship with people. In order for a team to function properly, each member needs to be able to understand their role within the group. If there is any misunderstanding or confusion among a member or members of the group, come to their assistance through clear and concise communications, and with sincerity.
As the final month of the year begins, there is a strong need to shift your focus to what truly matters – starting with a need to remove and to discard anything in your life that no longer serves you. The Death card today indicates a purge of all those things that do not belong to you on any and all levels. As uncomfortable as this may be for some, ride this one with the knowing that it is for your greater good and to make way for what does belong in your life.
The Ace of Cups is a card of love and something born of love. Something new and special is entering your life - that which will bring you joy and happiness. There may be a new love entering your life, a pregnancy or if you are in a relationship, the bond you both share elevates to new heights bringing more of what you both desire. Artistic and creative opportunities may also come your way today so be open to what these maybe in whatever way they present themselves.
Ch'ien (Modesty), Hexagram 15 - There is great power in modesty. A good leader does not basque in his or her glories nor do they boast of their successes, instead they move forward with a quiet confidence and discreetly. They do not seek to gain power over others, but they simply seek to achieve balance in all their endeavours. It is their modesty and humble approach that assists them in their successes and gains them the respect of many.
Yu (Enthusiasm), Hexagram 16 – Creative energies are abundant today with the presence of Yu (Enthusiasm). You may be required to inspire others as well as yourself today. Be guided by what lives in your heart and not your head. Just like music has the power to unite people, use your leadership skills to inspire those around you, and basque in shared enthusiasm for a shared cause.
The Knight of Pentacles puts his all into everything that he considers important and takes full responsibility for all his actions. He takes his “role” very seriously, and while his methodical approach may not be the most interesting nor creative way of doing things, it is this energy today that will assist you in getting what needs doing, completed.
The Queen of Pentacles nurtures everything that belongs to her and puts ample effort into every aspect of her life to ensure balance in life. As you learn to put your life in the trusty and capable hands of your inner being, you will notice that taking care of that which belongs to you is effortless.
Lu (Correct Conduct), Hexagram 10 - Lu (Correct Conduct) emphasises the need to be aware of one's inner most feelings and how they are affecting you and the world around you. By reviewing habits, patterns or behaviours, it is then possible to remove the "offending" behaviours and replace it with that which is a reflection of your true self. Lu also reminds one to tread with caution and to be mindful.
Last seen on 16 November, the King of Swords is a reminder that you must cut through illusions to see the truth in a situation you are dealing with today. The king of Swords is one who most certainly "cuts to the chase", and wastes no time with the unnecessary. While this King has a propensity towards logic and reason, otherwise known as the intellect, you are reminded to listen to your inner voice also, and integrate the two.
Hsiao Kuo (Preponderance of the Small), Hexagram 62 - Paying attention to the small things is key to success right now, rather than attempting to attain big success in one go. Many small successes will stand you in good stead, for its an accummulation of small successes that ultimately brings about big success. Progress is more than possible, by taking one small step at a time.
The Ace of Wands is much about creative beginnings and something new coming in to your life. If there's something that you have put on the back burner, now is the opportune time to kickstart that project. Whatever your creative endeavour, ignite that flame now so that it can burn long-term. Once you have made a start, the key is to then keep fuelling it.
Chieh (Limitation), Hexagram 60 - While your potential is limitless, your ability to reach that potential requires practical limitations - meaning that you can only do so much and only so much is achievable in any given moment. By discerning and discriminating, you will be able to channel your energy in the direction that your personal boundaries intuitively allow for. Without such practical limitations, you are in fact swimming in the infinite waters of potential without any guidance, and so leading to exhaustion. Chieh, in other words, indicates that growth and success is still possible but moderation and balance is necessary.
Opportunities may present themselves to you today but there appears to be resistance, as they are met with apathy. The 4 of Cups suggests that you “clear your view”and address what is interfering with your ability to take heed of these opportunities. Be aware of the source of those negative beliefs and thoughts, acknowledge that they do not belong to you, and fix it so your mind is aware of what you truly believe. Change your attitude, change your life.
Yu (Enthusiasm), Hexagram 16 - Creative energies are abundant today with the presence of Yu (Enthusiasm). You may be required to inspire others as well as yourself today. Be guided by what lives in your heart and not your head. Just like music has the power to unite people, use your leadership skills to inspire those around you, and basque in shared enthusiasm for a shared cause.