The year of the rat is behind you taking with it its tenacity to overcome. You are entering the Ox, a metal one at that. A year of hard work, yes, but it will be rewarding. You have a saying you reap what you sow, that is apt for an Ox year. The foundations you lay now will keep reaping for years to come. The Ox is gentle yet strong, quiet yet loud - it holds things in balance in a soft but unyielding way. It is a year of opposites held in harmony.
The Ox year will bring about a quiet revolution, from being in your heads to in your feet. The Ox knows the earth, is connected to it and does not look to the skies. It can help you do the same and help you be more within self and less in ego and fear. Step into the calmness.
Ox is honest, truthful and patience and this is a year to be that with yourself and then others. Do not shy away from the hard questions, or the hard truths - let yourself hear them, and explore what needs to change with non-judgement. Ox does not judge, though a metal Ox can be harsher it is also stronger, almost unbreakable.
Consider this as a year to be unbreakable. Put your back to the wheel. Turn your life towards harmony and joy; away from fear and suffering. This is not about denial, for that is not honest. This is about self-healing and transformation. Ox is not flashy, they do not need to be noticed, but equally, you can not miss them when they are in front of you. They stand in their own power, planted and anchored to the world. Let the Oxs inner power help you find yours, help you embrace your personal power and be in your true self.
For some, this may be too much, too much hard work, and that is ok. Ox will not force you to do anything; it will not drive you to change. It will only lead those who are willing. Humanity may drive the Ox, but the Ox does not drive humanity. It allows itself to be led, as can you for your highest good if your Soul is leading you.
Oxs gentleness will also help a wounded inner child as their size offers the comfort of protection, but their nature provides security. This is a year, for inner child work and healing the wounds of your past, if you are willing. But remember this year is metal, so let the healing unfold, if you force it the metal will cut you. If you are patient with yourself, the metal will give you strength and courage.
Ox stands tall, yields by choice and knows its place in the world. Let it be your guide for the year, and you will gently transform.
(via automatic writing)
Very interesting and lots of information I will read it again, also my husband was born in the year of the metal ox and it does resonate.
Jeni J Manns
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