Saturday, February 27, 2016


MOTHER KNOWS BEST, and this is a good time to dot your i's and cross your t's, according to an ancient form of astrology based upon the I Ching, or Book of Changes. The Chinese Solar New Year begins on February 4, and we have entered a 2 Earth year which carries a much more stable, predictable, reliable energy than the preceding drama-filled impulsive 3 Thunder year.

Each of the 9 numbers in this system are associated with members of the family, and the Mom force comes front and center this year. Those born in a 2 year, male or female, are generally helpful, supportive, diplomatic, somewhat conservative, and always dependable. In fact, it is the ever-reliable 2 who can be counted on to come in and clean up the messes made by everybody else!

The 2 Earth energy is also concerned with relationships and partnerships, and this is a good time to examine these areas, or lack thereof. To be in relation to others, particularly those who are closest to us, requires that we be truly open and receptive to another. This can be a difficult task, but we can practice on ourselves. We can develop the ability to love more deeply by treating ourselves with kindness and compassion. If we can find ways to be gentler, friendlier, softer – to ourselves – we then can pass along these gifts to the people we love.