Saturday January 25 is the Chinese New Year and its the White Metal Rat Year! The rat is the first animal of the Chinese zodiak and it marks the beginning of a new 12 year cycle. This means there is a lot of excitement and new energy available in the cosmos to dream big.
Some qualities of the rat are: adaptability, resourcefulness, thrifty, familial, social, resilient, creative & intelligent. The rats survive in any environment. They are able to adapt and take advantage of the resources around them for their highest benefit. They can be very creative in how they use those resources, they are very sharp and are always assessing how to create a better lifestyle. They are great team workers and are very loyal to their tribe. The rats are the entrepreneurs, the networkers, and the partiers. They are hard workers but also like to have a good time.
Metal Element is a yang element. Related to the colour white, the season of Fall, the organs Lungs & Large Intestine, and the emotions of grief and courage. Metal brings clarity, inspiration and higher vision. It also helps with letting go. Metal helps to shed the parts that are not serving your highest good in order to make space to redefine intentions. It takes a lot of courage to let go! It is a good practice to allow yourself to feel sadness for the things you are letting go, for the parts of yourself that you are shedding. The key is to trust, surrender & be flexible. Metal element can be rigid with its plan and visions, this helps to stay on point, but it can block spontaneity & joy. So best is to surrender to the process, surrender to the divine plan & let go. When you are able to let go you will find yourself in a sweet place of going back to the drawing board. What do you want to create?
The white metal rat year will bring many changes, surprises, movement and fast manifestations. Be ready to move with the flow, to surrender to what is and adapt to the circumstances at hand. Be the rat, find creative ways to enhance your experience. See all the resources you have around you and find ways to use them for your highest benefit and the highest benefit of all. Surround yourself with like minded people, you never know what you can create together! Know that you have so much strength and resiliency in you, so stay on point. Be clear with your intentions and what you want to call in to your life. But be flexible in how this intentions come to manifest. They can come to life in so many different ways. Be open to receive!
Sometimes there might be a lot of noise in our minds blocking our clarity. That is why it is important to find ways to discharge this excess energy from our mind & body. Some of the practices I use to bring clarity into my life are: journaling, meditation & nature walks.
I hope this New Year brings you much clarity, prosperity & joy!!
AHO! Namaste, All My Relations.