Numerology/Astrology for 2/6/16
February 6th is the number 8. Your mother told you there would be days like this. Yes, we are in the somewhat of a down mood today. Sadness wants to creep in and melancholy seems to pervade the day. The sun may be shining but inside you feel an emotion surfacing from the depths. Take a breath, then another. Breathing is essential to move through the day with grace. Feel how the planet is grieving. We have been loosing some amazingly, artistic, and talented souls in the last month. I see this happens in waves. It is almost like a cosmic doorway opens and it signals a time for others to bid adieu to the physical realm and for them to move into the spiritual realm. Take a moment to recognize that on many subtle levels we feel these losses. It is the cycle of life and death and this is a natural part of that process. Take a moment to notice all of the attachments you let go of last year. Feel how healthy it is to let things go and to let the past become the past. If you need to grieve then do that also in a conscious and healthy way. Light a candle for those you have lost. Light a candle to signal that you are willing to release your own past. Then feel the peace that comes from choosing to not carry something forward. The shifts are important and the ritual of recognizing those precious moments of transition is helpful to find your center after great change. The Moon continues to transit Capricorn all day. A sextile between the Sun and Uranus stimulates willingness to adapt to new circumstances, ideas, and unfamiliar situations. Group connections can be enlightening. You might arrive at creative solutions to problems and make positive changes. This is a time for flexibility. A Mercury-Jupiter trine also occurs today and you are seeking out a little more meaning to your life and the next steps that you know you need to take. Fortunately this pattern can bring you new insights and your thinking will feel much more hopeful now. Late afternoon, a square between Venus and Uranus can point to some unrest in your relationships as you focus on the differences in your values, styles, and tastes. Impulsive attractions to both people and material goods can lead you astray, so be aware of how you are connecting to others and how others might be reading your actions. Avoid impulse buys and hold off on major decision-making with regards to finances. You might be taken off guard by unexpected events so keep your eyes open. This pattern causes struggles between freedom and intimacy issues. Notice them but do not let the duality swing too wildly in your life, as it will disrupt the tenuous balance that you have presently achieved. The energy is building towards a Sun-Mars square and you can be quite temperamental in the latter part of the day.
“She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated
There is a quality when you are willing to no longer avoid the truth of an emotion that is very precious. Become a connoisseur of sadness. Let yourself dive into its nuances and separate out the strands of its complex symmetry. When you are willing to immerse yourself into the depth and diversity of your own sadness, then you can finally begin to understand yourself. Most patterns of defensiveness come from unacknowledged pain and hurt. Many of the circumstances that cause suffering on the planet come from those who want to take what was never given to them through force, righteousness, and the desire to have power over others. When you are fulfilled and happy inside and when you understand your own mechanisms that have caused you karma and others suffering, then you recognize that all that the sadness was ever about was the deep need to be loved, seen, helped, acknowledged, and felt. You can change the world right now by seeing another fully but you cannot do that if you are still protecting that sadness and hurt that is inside your heart. When you protect yourself you wall yourself away from others. When you do that you pull away from the humanity you came to understand.