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We were are now is The Monk, an expression of seeking spiritual connection in a disciplined manner. It may be a rather solitary energy for some, but this is not required. Monks do live in communities, it seems. The key is to activate practices which give you spiritual connection on a consistent basis. It may be as simple as saying "Please" every morning, and "Thank You" each night.
Coming up ahead of us is The Star, the fulfillment of seeking and discovery at a high level. There are no holds barred when making your New Year's resolutions this year! Resolve to reach for the stars even as you commit to savor each moment, and approach it all with the joy of discovery.
Our higher self wants us to pay attention to The Tunnel. It seems like we've been in and out of this Tunnel - that challenging passage where the light is dim - all year. Now we have a chance to wrap up our lessons for the year, and get our inner connections in good working order. That is the true payoff of the journey through the Tunnel: finding an inner connection at such a deep level that it creates within us true accessibility to others.
Energies that will help us resolve this passage are the light of Patience, expression of the Egg, and the attitude of the Handle. The overlighting star of Patience allows us to give weight to our dreams and imaginings - the seed of manifestation. Plant it now to ripen during the next cycle. The Egg is our expression of new energy emerging from within; like a bird's egg it is fragile and requires our protection and nurturing. And it's up to each of us to take the initiative and grasp the Handle that opens the door to new opportunities.
Major themes for this reading involve digesting and integrating our Karmic lessons. Even as we achieve completion on one project, and allow ourselves a few moments to bask in the glow of satisfaction, there's another "I Am" to come along and start us off on a new journey. Take time out over the holiday season to pause in the moment and express gratitude and love for all those who support and share your journey through this life on earth plane!