What is the biggest lesson from 2018 humans are best to digest as the year comes to a close?
ANSWER: Petro - Nine - Masa La Flambeau
The sum of ever-expanding conquest in a war for survival.
Petro - Nine - Masa La Flambeau correlates to Nine of Wands, a card associated with war in the tarot. The entities imaged in this card are spiritual agents of Ogoun, a hunter who is one of the first gods to arrive on the planet, making him powerful as all hell as an ancient deity leading the pathway for mankind. The Masa La Flambeau are essentially mirror maker loas who fashion tools out of the molten core of Ogoun’s kilns to transport his astral magic into the world.
Ogoun is the Yoruban god of iron, metal, swords, guns, but also of pioneering and thinking out of the box; making tools for subsistence wouldn’t be possible without innovation.
The key to Ogoun’s appearance for the December forecast is survival.
Ogoun, also spelled Ogun, is the god of war, making it clear conflict is rife and mortals are out here trying to survive. Survival of the fittest, the many colloquial expressions with survival, this is a huge topic, and there is beauty to the act of survival, but in the context of this forecast the messaging around it is pretty harsh.
The imagery on the Nine of Wands card in the Rider-Waite deck depicts a battle-weary soldier who is just waiting for some sh*t to pop off. The war isn’t over, there may be a lull, but he can feel the enemy advancing. Standing outside his fortress, his instincts are heightened to ensure he doesn’t get murked or plundered by marauders.
For us, out here in the real world at the end of 2018, the energy can translate to feeling an unshakeable threat approaching, a doom or a call to prepare arms for some looming conflict.
Like, what’s next? This is not a rejuvenating or chill vibe, it’s on overarching weariness matched with formidability. It’s like “F**KKKKKK”, standing at the ready to attack.
There is so much fire energy in this forecast and the dominance of this element requires unpacking too. Fire is spiritual, energetic, scientific, fast, dominant, hot. We’re getting lit the f**k up, set on fire. Events are shocking, with longstanding structures in society and personal lives going up in flames.
Fire also has to do with the expression of Self. Selfishness or self-centeredness is huge with fire, all it wants to do is consume so it can subsist. Sound familiar?
Jupiter is transiting through Sagittarius currently too, double fire! In addition to this, Uranus has gone retrograde and is now revisiting the last degree of Aries, adding wind to fire. The combustible nature of the times we live in is beyond imagination, the heat is palpable and watching things blow up, crackle and burn is insanely unsettling.
We have to innovate around our basic tools for living, such as everyday fuel and electricity, and the forecast confirms the heaviness around such a tremendous goal is truly overwhelming. That’s not the only problem either. The war references from Ogoun and the Rider-Waite Nine of Wands serve as double confirmation for the battle around achieving such a vision, and also, just the environment of conflict in general. Human civilization has been set on fire. The climate is collapsing, governments possess nuclear weapons and are dropping bombs, mass migration with people fleeing violent areas is rampant, there are killings and other abominable things going on. There’s bloodshed, violence, artillery and weapons involved in this and the idea of war is acutely terrible.
Calling attention to the real effects of war that are not often talked about also give insight into the potential place we’re headed to globally without innovation. War-torn places experience famine, disease outbreaks, rape and the trauma is passed through generations. Every single individual is traumatized by war, whether or not physically having been placed on a real-life battlefield, because guaranteed, war has affected someone in a person’s ancestral line. Encoded in DNA are the memories and experiences of ancestors. Edging back to the main lesson for the year, these are ways of war spanning thousands of years, to the very start of civilization, when warring was advanced as a key to survival by gods like Ogoun. Here’s where the fatigue comes in as well, because it’s like, aren’t we tired of fighting like this? It’s a losing battle too, as there is no more earth to pillage.
This is a true call to action, with the Masa La Flambeau holding up mirrors to implore those with the ability to see themselves in the reflection to unleash some magic into the world. We have to change our environment and the way we are to survive. Ogoun has come out to teach humans the tools we need to exist into the future. The former era of warring is over and a new epoch of survival begins. It can go either way.
Please read the bottom section for further insights into the message for this month. It is wide-reaching and complicated, requiring fleshed out bullet points.
Check out these dates for some SIGNIFICANT events to take place:
January 9, 2019 - June 6, 2019 - October 14, 2019 - Jupiter sesquiquadrate Uranus: Part of the reason “fighting for it” is such a huge part of the divination presented in this forecast is because these transformations are hard to do and equally as challenging to experience. The sesquiquadrate presents a call to action with no easy solutions, a challenge that can’t be ignored, but no one wants or knows how to take on. The Jupiter-Uranus combination amplifies the intensity of having to transform now, to rip everything up and start from scratch, but how do you do that? It’s gonna get heated.
December 15, 2019 - Jupiter trine Uranus: YES, finally! Everything starting to come together and back into balance. The solutions and an actionable plan arrive after all the hard work of trying to resolve several mudded problems.
KEY DECEMBER THEMES FOR EACH SUN / RISING / MOON SIGN:
Aries - Ten of Rods reversed: Ram, the road ahead is not easy and defensiveness over the uphill battle only amplifies the stress load. Ten of Rods reversed signifies another potential fallout derives from investing into something with so much personal energy in commitment to a certain outcome. Focusing and committing to something with passion isn’t necessarily going to help because doing creates more pressure where in fact the issue is ultimately in the hands of providence. This issue is a big deal, there’s no doubt about that, but don’t allow it to take a greater toll by taking on the weight of the matter on your own. The best way to get through this period is through active expression with your community, getting a supportive group of people to help bear the load.
Taurus - Ten of Elixirs reversed: Bull, complex relationship dynamics require your attention. The Ten of Elixirs reversed is in a stunning stage of transition with lots of emotional and commitment questions left unanswered. Listening and exercising tenderness are reliable approaches to adopt in December, but sometimes the best doesn’t gurgle up with this card reversed, there’s sludge involved, particularly in the realms of shattered dreams. Emotional expression is paramount, being real and direct with feelings. Remain open, yes, it’s nebulous and sentimental, but worth putting the work in. Or, maybe it’s not. The only way to find out is by powerfully connecting emotionally with what’s going on or to the person(s) involved; this provides the most information on a pending decision that takes this issue to a new level.
Gemini - Two of Elixirs reversed: Twins, understanding what to connect with is probably confusing in December. Two of Elixirs reversed highlights issues of independence versus partnership, not being sure where to commit or with whom. These weeks are all about navigating what is emotionally necessary to be in equal partnership. Right now, the equality is lacking, perhaps with a feeling one partner may be putting more into the matter than the other, igniting a reevaluation of how roles really make you feel. Is the partnership worth the emotional investment? Having compassion for yourself is really important in this situation, find out what you need and be kind to yourself about them to combat the potential for bitterness and to ensure those needs are really fulfilled. Don’t allow co-dependency to suck the love out of yourself and debilitate the ability to express it.
Cancer - Page of Elixirs: Cancer, renewal through nourishment is everything in December. Page of Elixirs signifies the need to explore new ways to express yourself, emotionally and in physical surroundings. Things have changed a lot in the past year, transformed, and so have you. You aren’t the same, may not even look the same, refreshment is the answer to woes this month. Simple grooming, a spa day, manicure, massage, acupuncture, a haircut, alchemizes the environment, allowing for the chance to breathe fresh air in the new era. Page of Elixirs breathes fresh inspiration into life, but it can be awkward, because new sensibilities are exactly that. Many things are foreign and you’re gonna have to find your feet again. Instead of focusing on the overwhelm of the unknown, feel free to experiment a little bit, Page of Elixirs makes it clear exploring a little bit will do you more good than staying stuck in the past, take your time though, there’s no rush in the discovery of your reborn self and life. Reflect now, take charge when you’re clear, confident, and ready.
Leo - Ace of Blades reversed: Lion, overthinking is killer. Ace of Blades reversed could live as indecisiveness, going back and forth, being haunted by the past, all kinds of thoughts that totally eliminate joy from life. Doubt, fear and lack of faith is just part of the process, it’s OK, and is in fact sparking a reflective period that has to take place before a rebirth happens. A choice may spark a major lifestyle change, bringing up all this stuff because it’s a major decision. There’s a hell of a lot to process, memories, choices, the past, present, future, but maintain dignity and try not to get caught up in all the thought turmoil and everything will work out as it should.
Virgo - King of Coins: Virgin, a significant task in leadership is on the table. King of Coins is a boss of managing material affairs and establishing security, especially financially, is really important in December. There is every indication in the divination you’ve got what it takes to really be a success at this endeavor at earning, be it an investment, a new job or career path, whatever you want to pursue, the ability to generate high-yielding results is there. King of Coins does have a good plan and he exercises it, if you do the same you’re killing it. Also feel free to seek advice from excellent professionals on how to make a bold move, consultations like this are very valuable for the bottom line.
Libra - Three of Rods reversed: Scales, questions may be popping up on whether an issue will ever move forward, it keeps dragging on and is incredibly depleting. Three of Rods reversed questions future direction and can be at a loss for zest or options. Saying screw it and throwing hands up in defeat is very tempting, but this is only a beginning, not a loss. Failure doesn’t have a place in something that hasn’t fully formed as a solid path of pursuit, so keep going. No matter how it seems now, the result is likely to be fortunate.
Scorpio - The Magician reversed: Scorpion, it’s impossible to formulate a plan for the unknown. Scorpios are shrewd observationalists, calculating, with powerful minds, but this is unattackable at every angle. Since outthinking isn’t an option, all that can be done really is placing trust in the eventual manifestation of what is best for the situation. The lack of control can be maddening, but part of the reason why it’s in this limbo state is because something divine isn’t settled yet. There aren’t always settled processes in metaphysical realms, perhaps there is a conversation going on between all parties. Whatever the nature of the situation, negotiations remain ongoing.
Sagittarius - Knight of Coins reversed: Centaur, something may have knocked life into a totally different direction. Knight of Coins reversed may have been riding right along and then boom, something caused a screeching halt. Not knowing where to go, what to manifest, or how to proceed can be frustrating, but it is reshaping your life, especially around material circumstances, such as how you live, where you live, what is you do with your body and earnings. Consider December a learning phase and a chance to pause for education on what steps are best to take moving forward.
Capricorn - Five of Blades: Goat, the fallout continues over communication issues and not seeing eye to eye on a key issue. Five of Blades makes walking away from the dispute a possibility. There’s no moving forward without a resolution. It may take time for everything to resolve, like a pick up the pieces situation, going slowly.
Aquarius - The Hermit: Water Bearer, processing the worst of situations for higher knowledge is the pathway presented in December. A whole lot of major issues, many of them deep and difficult to handle, happened in your life this year and The Hermit shows up to help make the most of all that was spiritually retained from these experiences. Another piece of wonderful news provided by The Hermit is significant transformation of sh*tty reality. A new epoch is promised with this Major Arcana card, as the lessons you’ve learned are so valuable, they will propel you into the future with confidence. Try to sit with everything first before proceeding to the next stage of success; this inner wisdom must be processed for maximum benefit later down the line.
Pisces - Four of Coins: Fish, relaxation over resources isn’t part of the program. Four of Coins has a bad reputation for being stingy, holding onto money and items for a rainy day, but he’s not all bad, generating savings and amassing wealth over time. Material management has your name all over it in December. Anything connected to finances, assets, including ideas of worth, are of paramount importance throughout the month. There is every indication of success with being serious about your security, it’s worth it in the long run.
TIPS, SUGGESTIONS & NOTES FOR THE MONTH:
Ogoun and spirits like him are very powerful, they created the whole world! Yes, we’re humans with moms and dads, but everyone here is descended from major earth creation spirits like Ogoun, many of whom go unnamed. Not sure there are infinite amounts of them, maybe hundreds, or 1,500 exist, so whatever functions they perform are super impactful to say the least, even indescribable.
Nine of Wands energy is stressful. If a lack of functionality has crept into the day-to-day, it’s not anyone’s fault, the source can be routed back to the impact of this card, which has a difficult resonance. Nine of Wands maintains against all obstacles while battling crippling fatigue; this energy may play out literally in life this month.
Severe transformation is happening. Overwhelm is possible and to be accepted with such pressured transmutation. Masa La Flambeau are laos who work in Ogoun’s primordial kiln. Crafting mirrors, ironwork, and all the things Ogoun rules is hot and dangerous work. Anything processed in a kiln is also exposed to extreme heat and shaping, so this isn’t an easy alteration procedure; being smashed and melted is intense.
A breaking point has been reached.
The need to battle for singularity is becoming obsolete Narcissism, selfishness, and similar issues are up for greater consideration throughout December.
Consumption is also a highlighted pressure in December. What do we want all this stuff for? Are the plastic wrappings fully biodegradable? Where is the trash going? This is overwhelming subject matter and necessary for survival. It’s of grave concern and is urgent. Fortunately, there are indications in the divination more modern trash and waste management solutions will be cooked up by inventors.
New viable energy forms to combat climate change are coming.
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