Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 New International Version (NIV)
I was recently reflecting on this passage and thinking about the wisdom contained within. The major goal of astrology and numerology is to provide guidance on our karma and life purpose as well as to show us when major events in our life take place. At the moment of our birth, the fixed planetary positions revealed to us our destiny and the constantly transiting planets show us how it will unfold. The numbers behind our name and birth date reveal our personality and the combinations of those numbers reveal themes and trends at different phases in our life.
In speaking to people it seems that many believe that events like meeting a soul mate, marriage, child birth, or finding a desired job can come about by effort alone. Certainly, I believe that effort must be expended in co-creating your destiny, this also gives one a greater sense of control over their own life which enhances happiness. However, as the passage above implies, effort expended at the wrong time is useless. We can not expect flowers to grow in the Winter time. At this time the seeds are below the surface, developing so that when Spring comes they can shoot to the surface and thrive. If the flowers grew in the Winter, the cold weather would make it impossible for them to survive. The Winter time is just as important as the Spring time in a flower's life cycle, it is just that we can see the fruits of our effort only in the Spring when the weather is favourable to support the flower's growth and survival. Similarly, clients often wish to know when a desirable event will happen but they are in a Winter phase meaning that the likely time period(s) are identified X number of years into the future. There is a tangible frustration or a feeling of lack stemming from the inability to have what they want now. They do not know why their significant efforts are not yielding them any fruitful results.
I strongly feel that the Winter and Spring phases of life are equally important in the dance of life and creation, without tears of sadness we would never fully appreciate the laughter of pure joy. We need contrasts to meaningfully weave the tapestry of life. Winter periods are very important for strength of character. Beautiful people don't just happen, they are shaped through overcoming adversity and obstacles and coming out on the other end wiser and more powerful than before. They can then share their experiences of faith through trials and tribulations to inspire other people. Regardless of how bleak or hopeless circumstances may look now, if something is promised to you as your destiny, no one can take it from you or stop you from achieving it. You just have to wait patiently until your Spring time comes and use your Winter phase for self development so that you can be your best self for when you finally meet that special someone, have your first child or land your dream job.
I believe that the power of astrology and numerology is identifying your Winter and Spring phases. Winter times are more auspicious for inner work. It may seem that nothing is happening outside but on the inside a lot is happening under the surface to prepare you for when destined events occur. The Spring phases are auspicious for progress with other people or outer circumstances. At this time it benefits you to turn your effort outwards.
It is better to accept the realization that if you are not in a period that is auspicious for an event, fulfillment is unlikely to come. For example if you desire meeting a romantic partner but you are not in a period favouring romantic relationships, regardless of how many dates you go on or social functions you attend, you will not meet that special someone. This is not to say that you shouldn't date or attend parties but rather there should be an adjustment in expectations of desired results. Perhaps you can do these things with the intention of just having fun or getting to know more people. It would also be useful at this time to focus on independent activities like reading, meditation, special interest classes or other forms of self development. You may also benefit from time spent solidifying bonds with friends and family. Or if you are looking for a new job but you are not in a period favourable to career, even if you send out 10 applications per day for months, and attend networking events/ career fairs every week, nothing fulfilling will manifest. This lack of progress in romance or career isn't because there is something wrong with you, but rather because your effort is not aligned with proper timing.
In contrast to the aforementioned scenarios, if you are in a period favouring romance, going out to even a few parties or a few blind dates will result in a satisfying relationship. Or if you are in a period favouring career, the right person may enter your life to give you a lead or you may be directed to that special opportunity online or by a chance conversation/event. At this time it does benefit you much more to network, attend career related events and send out job applications as you will see the fruit of your effort much more easily. The key to success and victory in life is to align your best efforts with optimal timing, this way you can see maximal results for your efforts. Flowing along with the river is much easier than swimming against the stream!
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