I recently got a beautiful I Ching deck for my birthday (Thank you Kate! ❤ ). Its bold colors go so well with this feisty New Moon (and Venus, the Sun, and Uranus) in Aries. Let’s see what message the I Ching has for us today….
60 – The Limitation
“Limits and Connections”
Limits are necessary to channel purpose and lend direction to life. Constantly swimming in a sea of boundless opportunity would lead to exhaustion. Winging it alone wild and free in a sky of boundless opportunity would lead to being lost. In human affairs, the making of choices, and alliances, implies limitation, for in choosing one path, another must be left behind.
A key to a successful life is to select your limits consciously and carefully — to be discriminating in the setting of personal boundaries, but also knowing when to fly in formation. Just as thrift often precedes prosperity, letting go of selfish interests leads to greater personal reward. Only by consciously accepting useful limits can your energy be channeled to good purpose, and lead to lasting accomplishment.
Point yourself toward a middle way between discipline and freedom of spirit. Limits will come of their own accord; but to consciously select your own affiliations … now, that’s knowing how to fly! At the same time, do not go overboard on discipline. Even limitation must be limited, so that in the effort to bring order and direction into your life, you do not choke off vital sources of lively enthusiasm and spontaneity.
In groups and organizations, rules and regulations should strike a balance between being too strict and too lenient. If too hard, they build frustration among people, and ultimately become destructive. If the rules are too soft, sloppiness becomes acceptable, and energy is soon dissipated. The best path is one that allows for the fulfillment of individual potential, while encouraging self-discipline and focus.
It’s easy to get drawn into either end of the spectrum with so much fire energy swirling around us. We either become impetuous and over-driven, not thinking before we (re)act, or we crawl into our comfy shells, hiding away from the world if we can’t take the heat. This card speaks to the balance we must find during this time. Not giving in to every impulse, but not falling into stasis either. How? We must remain in the present and be aware of our actions and their implications and be respectful of our personal boundaries, and those of others. This will give us stability. We can then harness this energy to propel us in the right direction.
This is a GREAT moon for setting intentions from a place of balance and forethought. Take the time to think ahead. What ripple effects do our actions have? What serves the highest good of all? What is truly a need, not just a want? Make a list of 3 positive things that you would like to occur. One for the World, one for your Community or Family and one for the Self. Ask that these events unfold in the manner that aligns with The Big Plan. Burn the paper, sending the intentions out to The Universe/Source/God/dess then wait & see what happens over the next two weeks as the Moon grows into her fullness.