On New Year’s day, I sat down to write the traditional article for the year, typed out the foregoing title, and then sat there looking ahead with the usual tools: intuition, research, remote viewing, numerology and astrology. Oh, dear. How could anyone distill an ocean of possibilities into a single article? It seemed the title said enough, but why publish a title without an article?
In short, I let it slide. When people have asked where the New Year’s article was, I have agreed to go ahead and write it…but then would let it slide again. But finally, here goes.
Everyplace Is a Myth Somewhere Else
For several years, more and more people have been saying the equivalent of: “Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”
Now people are wondering if Kansas ever existed. Maybe it was another lie, another illusion, another fable, another false memory implanted in us by The Matrix. After all, we have been swimming in a ubiquitous ocean of deception throughout our lifetimes.
By the end of 2017, Kansas may be relegated to the realm of ancient mythological fantasy lands. This is the year upon which the planetary transformation pivots.
We have reached a major crossroads on our travels through the wilderness of the Cosmic Matrix. The wooden signposts point in various directions; Death 13 miles, Doom 57 miles, Destruction 16 miles, Eternal Life 8 feet, Stagnation 0 inches, Kansas 81 parsecs.
2017 = 2 + 0 + 1 + 7 = 10 = 1 + 0 = 1
Yes, it’s a 1 year. Anything outmoded that we failed to let go of during the 9 cycle of 2016 will most likely slap us in the face and kick us in the shins until we awaken enough to transcend it. Attachments to political ideologies – more like idiotologies – are plaguing a considerable portion of the planet’s population. Evidently they missed the 2016 memo.
Any 1 cycle ushers in opportunities for newness. It favors the bold, the adventurous, the curious, and anyone who wants to explore and experiment. 2017 will offer initiation into a markedly different reality for anyone with the courage to embrace it.
2017 = 20 + 17 = 37
37 (the King of Cups in the tarot deck) deserves a treatise of its own. It holds the keys to the entire realm of feeling. The key to our ascension (or transcendence or quantum leap or whatever you want to call it) can be found in our hearts.
The key to success with the 37 is to approach life from a calm and loving heart. Lots of people do well with the loving part of that equation, but what about the calm? There isn’t much room here for freaking out, bitching or whining. Trump Derangement Syndrome? The Outrage Culture? Good luck with that.
Giving our power away to external forces won’t help. Even volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis are external forces. Really, how ready are we to transcend eons of Matrix conditioning and programming? We have wallowed through ages of seeing ourselves as what Proterrian calls “pathetic little snotlings from 3D Planet Earth”, and nothing more. Had enough yet?
The Dark Night of the Soul
My interpretations of numerology and tarot stem from the inner circles of Pythagorean teachings, not from later musings, and certainly not from the distorted interpretations of the illumi-naughty cabal.
According to Pythagoras, two numbers can indicate what Saint John of the Cross came to call the Dark Night of the Soul. By sheerest coincidence, those two numbers are 20 and 17.
Carl Gustav Jung recommended that we integrate the shadow. All around us, we see unresolved issues oozing or erupting out of people, and the planetary transmutation process will amplify this phenomenon as everything intensifies throughout the year. Those who have done shadow work will be glad they did.
How the Cards Fall
Card 20 in the tarot deck is usually misnamed Judgment. The more traditional decks show Archangel Gabriel sounding the trumpet from heaven, while humans rise from graves below. It symbolizes the call from the darkness into the light; not being called on a celestial carpet.
The Robin Wood Tarot pictures it as the phoenix rising from the ashes. Either way, ascendance is occurring. The Shapeshifter Tarot calls card 20 Transcendence, and wings are a prominent feature in all these depictions.
If you are going to be called from the darkness into the light, where are you going to be first? The darkness.
Card 17 is the Star, which is a point of light in the darkness. In order to become the Star, we first have to take a journey through the darkness. To Pythagoras, 17 represented empowerment through enlightenment. We only seek enlightenment if we find ourselves in the dark.
No matter how the cards fall, we can rise above it all.
See You in September
We have a lot going on in the skies, including what some would call “signs in the heavens”. This is a time of convergence and divergence of worlds, solar systems, dimensions, timelines, universes and whatever else. You might be feeling that “something’s gotta give”, and you’re right.
We can anticipate reaching a massive crescendo in September of this year. Exactly how things will fall out before, during and after September will be up to us to determine. “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players”…really? Perhaps this is improvisational theatre, and we are all playwrights and directors as well.
We’re All Cracked
By way of analogy, we have lived our alleged reality inside an egg. We have built up enough pressure to crack the eggshell, and we definitely feel the pressure. Emergence looms as imminent.
By the end of 2017, the perceptive among us will see the Matrix illusion around us crack as though the sky were breaking apart. We will physically glimpse beyond the veil that has kept us shrouded. We will realize that through those cracks we are looking at the natural universe. The sensitive among us will hear, feel and otherwise sense it calling us home.
Someday, we will look back and say that 2017 was the year that the adventure truly began.