Gaining a Larger Perspective on the I Ching and Rat Energy
The Year of the Pig is officially over and we’re now into the Chinese Year of the Rat. The White or Golden Rat energy is yang (masculine), and started officially on February 4th, 2020. That means we’ve completed a 12 year karmic cycle and are preparing to launch into a new cycle. Rat energy is known to be active, fertile, filled with energy and industrious. Although Mr. Rat is generally friendly, he does have his downside, as all Chinese Zodiac animals do. In reverse, they attract clutter, are self-absorbed and feel perfectly comfortable in unhealthy environments! That may be fine for a Rat, but that kind of behavior could be devastating for others.
The major consideration during this next year will be keeping your environment and thinking clear. Illness, outdated thinking and unhealthy patterns of neglect could be a real problem if you aren’t careful. By the way, all this fits in perfectly with 2020 being the Year of the Emperor within the Tarot system.
The # IV Emperor is about male authority and the effective (or ineffective) management of physical reality, particularly the land. It’s easy to see how the Rat’s management style might make for some pretty interesting scenarios over the next year.
How is Rat energy mixing with the current I Ching Flow – January 30th – February …? 2020.
So where are we right now? Currently, the I Ching flow has split up into the multiple highways pattern again (read more about that below). In the short term, you can utilize the energy of #12 Rat from Gifts from the Rainforest for a quick overview of what’s going on with you and to get some guidance about how you can manage your relationships with your Self, others and your environment responsibly. Ask your Self:
- Are my thoughts racing? Am I too busy to stop and take a deep breath? (If so, stop now and clear the clutter from your mind)
- Is there some unfinished business that will start causing problems if I don’t deal with it soon?
- Do I keep cleaning things up and then not learn from what has been wasted?
- Are others being negatively affected by my actions or inaction?If so, call I tell what’s happening and what I might do to correct it?
The overriding message coming from Rat energy at this time is: “Do not leave your business unfinished if you wish to be free of vermin.“~ Gifts from the Rainforest, R. Lightwater
What About That Multiple Highways Pattern in the I Ching Energy Flow?
It happened again this last year between the end of May and the Solstice in December – another period marked with high volatility and political drama.
The best way that I know how to explain it is by sharing with you what Kuan Yin has shared with me through her Transformation Game called Finding Moderation in the New Paradigm. This is what she says:
“Let’s use the analogy that describes this period of time to a massive highway system that has thousands of different freeways available for you to travel on – or not, depending on what you choose…
Some of those freeways are traveling on the I Ching energy of Hexagram #6 CONFLICT, which is marked by a lot of sudden stops and starts, resistance and polarization. When traveling on highways of this sort, The Book of Change warns about trying to force issues in business, political or personal relationships. Forcing will only escalate the myriad of conflicts into an out-of-control mess. Better to step back and re-evaluate how you’re approaching your situation and make changes based on your true priorities.
A great number of other freeways are moving in the flow of Hexagram #26 DETERIORATION where things are falling apart at an alarming rate.
Another is #11, SHOCKING and there is a lot of CONTRADICTION #38. As you might guess, those who are traveling on these freeways are feeling unstable, confused and very ungrounded. If this is where you are at, The Book of Change still warns against forging ahead with your plans. You will simply be advancing into #47 ADVERSITY or possibly even disastrous DANGER, #29.
Luckily, there are also some freeways that are moving with the flow of MODERATION, Hexagram #15, where ‘The predominant forces … are in the process of balancing extremes and harmonizing interests.’ ~ The I Ching Workbook, R.L. Wing
The ancient Chinese text describes MODERATION as a the best way to make progress by disengaging from extremes and opinionated attitudes and follow the guidance that comes from within. In almost any situation, if you are able to walk a moderate and middle road, there will be improvement in whatever you undertake.
~ Important Things To do During this Time
~ If everything seems to be falling apart, Priority One is to stay empowered so that you don’t fall apart with it.
~ Priority Two is staying grounded. Misinformation and chaos can pull you off onto one of those unpreferred highways!
~ Priority Three is to keep developing your spidey-senses! A lot of karma is being activated. It’s very important that you tune into your Inner Guidance so that you don’t step into trouble.
Other Things to be aware of
~ Chakras are likely to channel extreme and polarized energy, especially if you’re around a lot of electronics. It’s important to your health and peace of mind that your chakras be kept as clear and balanced as possible.
~ The “BS” Richter Scale will be on over-drive during this political season. If you’re not sure whether someone is lying or not, calm down and listen to your gut instincts.
~ Many people deal with stress by doing even more! Take the pressure off. Clean up the clutter and simplify your life so you can prevent complications, burn out and overwhelm.
~ Don’t let the avalanche of shocking events or bad news threaten your mental, emotional or physical health. If you’ve experienced a recent shock (and most of us have) do something quickly to RESOLVE it.
~ Use Rat Energy to help you clean up the power of your word. You probably need to throw out old agreements about how crazy things are. See if you can be more open to fun. Being negative and stressed out creates more negativity and stress! Try lightening things up by being with friends and playing a game or two. Take a breath. Enjoy a good joke! Laughter and play are good medicine.
In Closing ~
Check out the Transformation Games and Exercises below to help you keep your chakras in the flow of MODERATION until the multiple highway phenomena subsides.
“In the terrain of the earth, pinnacles are in the process of wearing down and valleys are filling up. Extreme poles magnetize and attract their opposites, thus neutralizing and moderating themselves. Nature balances itself with plagues, droughts, and cycles of overabundance, and human nature strives toward MODERATION in its tendency to reduce the excesses of the over powerful and to augment the needs of those who are desperately wanting.” ~ Hexagram #15 MODERATION The I Ching Workbook, R. L. Wing
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What’s Next? Personal Growth and Self Care Games for Rat Energy in 2020.
Recommended Transformation Games and Mind Exercises to Keep You Moving with the Flow, Rather than Against it.
Because the chakras react to and reflect other subtle energy systems, an imbalance in one of the seven Primary Chakras is usually an indicator of a deeper imbalance affecting many people. Therefore, we’re using the Primary Reiki Chakra Keys to help you identify what needs correction and bring new meaning to the old axiom: “When I heal myself, I help to heal the world.”
Directions: Gaze at each Circle and ask: “Is this chakra balanced?” If the answer is no, click through to the game or exercise and see if it helps.
The healing recommended on this level is associated with the Root Chakra. This Transformation Game helps you to stand up for yourself and release past patterns of instability and fear.
The balancing recommended on this level is associated with the Second Chakra. If you’re having trouble creating satisfying relationships, this Mind Exercise will help you clear the path of any emotional debris or garbage that’s leftover from early family dynamics.
The healing recommended on this level is associated with the Third Chakra. In times of accelerating chaos, your gut instinct is often the best lie detector and has all the information it needs – as long as you’re present and paying attention! Get a tune up with this ever-popular Mind Exercise.
The healing recommended on this level is associated with the Heart Chakra. As we enter into the New Paradigm of equality and personal responsibility, setting LIMITATIONS becomes more and more essential to our health and keeping an open heart!
The healing recommended on this level is associated with the Throat Chakra. As we move further into 2020, certain ideas, plans or projects may no longer be productive for you. This Transformation Game will help you go within, determine what’s really important and give voice to it.
Clear Stress to Improve Memory ~
The healing recommended on this level is associated with the Third Eye. Coming soon…
The healing recommended on this level is associated with the Crown Chakra. If you’ve been having trouble with your sleep or connecting with your inner guidance, you can go through this mind exercise to help you focus and release electro-magnetic interference.
Thank you for joining with us for Todays Intuitive Reading and being a part of the movement into the New Paradigm!
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Todays I Ching reading about Rat energy in 2020 is put together by Rheanni Lightwater and inspired by – The I Ching Workbook by R. L. Wing.
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