Solar eclipse and new moon rising, yet… hope springs eternal!
Today's title was originally inspired from a quote by Confucius and is appropriate on so many levels. Not least because it’s a Fire Rat day and in the earliest forms of feng shui or “Kan Yu” as it was then known, today's elements represent the Star and Moon respectively.
Fire also represents the height of growth or success, as well as action, and the Rat always marks the start of a new cycle. I am therefore interpreting today as the start of a new cycle where action leads to success.
If that wasn’t all, tonight we have a new moon which is traditionally the start of a cycle and the ideal time to start projects. This is just as well as today there may also be a shortage of heavenly light due to a solar eclipse.
In ancient times they feared these days as they didn’t know whether the Sun, the source of life, would ever return. In a similar way, with austerity affecting everyday life, I am reminded that today's fire element can also mean hope and joy. Two further quotes then spring to mind; the first is that “as one door closes another opens” and the other by Albert Einstein who said, “I like to think that the moon is there even if I am not looking at it”. Well, the sun is just under the horizon, let there be light, find hope and joy will find you.
You can discover how your own Chinese zodiac signs will fare today on our dedicated Fire Rat web page and we will return next Tuesday on a Metal Dragon day. Until then, enjoy NOW - after all you have good reason to!
Finn & Slim Shooey