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Summer Solstice Time to Shine


Musical Call To The Ancestors  ENTHUSIASM : Musical Call To The Ancestors Traditional Solstice Song. I kept hearing in the collective voice something about how we needed to connect to our ancestors. Our memories are full of latent invisible vibrations that music is designed to highlight and enable. So here is my invitation to my noble descendants, the ones who hold me dear unbeknownst to me and in fact each and every one. That kind of reverence is the most sacred as it cherishes the deepest part of our own selves, hence “sacred”. The idea for this came from my persistent questioning of the oracle, the IChing ideograms, the 64 Divinatory Figures, these are archetypes as the tarot only more math. My question was, what am I to do in Music? Answer was YU ; Enthusiasm, what I call God-Breathed. Yu in name. Yu is womb, the receptive on the lower trigram. The trigram above it is Thunder, the creative element, obviously ripe for something wonderful to happen and in this instance YU is saying get the people together to be cleansed by the music which was known to purify the people’s feelings from the last year. It was a joyous time to invite the Ancestors and prepare splendor, everywhere beauty and make note of the numinous. It was like a bridge to those human representatives in the outer regions. They have passed on but it is possible to communicate with them in this way.

Enjoy the You Tube Version of  Musical


no camera effects its Violet Fire

Call To The Ancestors

Turning Inward 432 Hz music

Turning Inward 432 Hz music

Turning Inward You Tube Video

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my view

Ever, ever stumbling forward

Trying to justify existence

Lines between lines, curls within curls

I hear you, is that enough?

Such yearning for light, yearning for love

More light from dark,

more shade from glare

Turning inward, turning inward, turning inward to another dimension

You’re there. You’re there!

So hunker down, be aware

Have no fear, look life in the eye.

Turning inwards, turning inward, turning inward, turning, turning

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Video I-Ching Readings

Video I-Ching Readings

Music Alchemy I Ching Readings

According to Carl Jung:

 “…it is not for the frivolous minded and immature; nor is it for intellectualists and rationalists. It is appropriate only for thoughtful and reflective people who like to think about what they do and what happens to them-a predilection not to be confused with the morbid brooding of the hypochondriac.” C.G.Jung page xxxiii Zurich 1949. On Page xxv he refers to a previous translation by Legge (p41) and refers to ” the “spiritual agencies” acting in a mysterious way, that make the yarrow stalks (or coins) give a meaningful answer. These powers form, as it were, the living soul of the book…a sort of animated being, the tradition assumes that one can put questions to the IChing and expect to receive intelligent answers.”xxvi

Book of Changes is similar to doing Tarot and Astrological Predictions. The archetypes are what is represented and according to the above description; there are spiritual agencies at work. The significant difference I think with I Ching is that it takes literally years if not decades to really “get” it. Even then, what you think you “got” had even deeper or more obvious, as the case may be, meaning. I am using these decades of study in this way. I would not offer it otherwise. I know a lot of readers are out there of all persuasions; tarot, astrological, angel cards, astro-tarot etc. You would assume that those who are offering these services for money actually are worth the effort to make the money pay the money and live with the reading. That’s what it boils down to. You must use discernment in all things even in hiring readers to give you the occult situations and hidden emotions that you need to know about. It isn’t for luxury or to find out the next fashion trend anymore. I think people know the times are serious and genuinely need some indication of what is going on so they can proceed intelligently.

This video on #25 Embroiling talks about this, that if your perception is off you will make mistakes. It’s so common it’s redundant, yet, how important!! Get a reading and find out what is happening in your world so you can know what are the most prudent actions to take. I wish everyone all the best. You can email me or find me on the various social media and blog sites. You tube comments will be responded to.

Mardi’s Triple Play

Mardi’s Triple Play

Capricorn as Ascendant Aspirant

Capricorn, cardinal earth sign, struggles as life throws one obstacle after another into his path.  But everyday that he remains committed to the belief that he was born to succeed in a big way, his character is strengthened. There are, no doubt, many days when Capricorn’s light is barely flickering.


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Capricorn builds solid character through his commitment to keep going despite relentless pressure. By never giving up hope, he eventually makes success possible for himself and for the world.

Capricorn comes to be known for his integrity, achievements, and genuine sense of personal satisfaction.  Through his struggles, he comes to symbolize leadership, authority, work, self-discipline, self-sufficiency, and, most importantly, self-control. Capricorn is routinely challenged to stand alone and prove himself to himself. Once he passes that test, applause and external approval of any kind become meaningless in terms of the life decisions he makes.  Because he intends to succeed and because he knows that self-control is required, his behavior reflects his intentions, not his emotions.  Fear, anger, jealousy, and self pity do not motivate him.  Despite all pressures, he takes the next well-thought out step on his path to achievement.

As a Capricorn’s personal power over himself grows, and his knowledge widens, the possible paths he can choose to follow narrows, until ultimately he chooses nothing.  He simply does what he must do. What Capricorns frequently must do is to become a business owners, a captains of industry, prime ministers, archbishops,  chiefs of police, CEOs, or the supervisor.  Ultimately they must lead, as life has lead them to a place where following would betray everything they’ve become.

Cancer as Sun Heart-Mind

Cancer is a cardinal water sign.  Every water sign feels their way through life, but none feel as deeply as Cancer.  The crab with its hard outer shell protecting the delicate body within symbolizes Cancer’s need to protect her feelings.  It takes a long while for her to recover once her feelings are hurt.

Cancer is protective of her home and family.  She can be deeply attached to the past, interested in genealogy, preserving family albums, and keeping family members close.  Staying connected to her roots provides her with nourishment for her soul and a foundation for herself and her children.  Within her home she is stable and secure.

Cancers are ruled by the moon.  Their moods tend to fluctuate with lunar cycles confusing others and especially her self.  But Cancer rides the waves of those moods instinctively knowing that her inner life depends on staying connected to how she feels.  She has a deep need for emotional intimacy with a partner but fears the vulnerability that entails.  It’s a huge dilemma for a Cancer.  Trust is always an issue but walking around forever inside her hard protective shell starves her soul.  A committed relationship devoid of real intimacy is a bad compromise.

Cancer’s relationship with their mom and their children is an unusually strong bond.  Cancer moms care for the emotional needs of their children.  They feel what their children feel and can have a hard time letting go when it’s time for them to fly.   But they provide what their children need most even as it breaks their heart

Libra as Moon Emotional Intelligence

Libra is a cardinal air sign dedicated to peace, love, and the arts.  Libra exerts a soothing effect on the world.  Visually there is something very beautiful about her.  Her words are kind even when she is angry or attempting to get her way.  She is highly sensitive to her environment both visually and emotionally.  A piece of art wrongly placed, a cluttered corner, ugliness, harsh words, or conflict of any kind can feel like an assault on her nervous system and soul.  When it comes to balance and beauty she is highly sensitive and refined.

Libra’s sensitivity to harshness tempts her to avoid conflict and to accept peace at any price.  She tends to compromise when she should be asserting herself, to shut down when she should be speaking out.  Ironically one of Libra’s great strengths is resolving conflict through active participation.  She is very talented in her ability to understand both sides of any issue.  She can see the strengths and weaknesses of all arguments.  She is able to suggest solutions and compromises that all can agree on.  And she is able to deliver her suggestions with a style and grace that calms, soothes, and makes everyone feel that they’ve won.

In relationship, Libra requires a sense of equality with her partner.  Subservience or domination can never provide Libra with the sense of cooperation and inner peace that she requires.  Compromise works for her within limits.  Within a relationship, schedules, work division, and how she spends her free time can all be negotiated, but the essential nature of who she is can never be compromised.  If her partner challenges her core essence she has no choice but to “let the lines be drawn” and to fully participate in any battle that ensues. And she must win.

I don’t even need to say anything else. I feel like you have read my mail by reading these descriptions of the signs. There is no doubt in my mind, this is not random or even an intuitive reading. This is geometry and also music because the planets have frequencies and unique musical scores just like we do. They are within us and without. We don’t control either, we nurture within to keep our being in balance. If that’s the only thing I do, I am Golden. It is a self-sustaining machine otherwise. John Lennon was right; all we need is Love. Love is expressed wholly, in the tri-une manner expressed by our Ascendant, Sun and Moon signs. So, here is mine, a bit embarrassing only because the self-reveal isn’t that personal to you, but amplifies some things about myself I was self-conscious about not realizing it is a trait of my zodiac sign. How freeing! It’s not personal – ego-wise – at all. It’s by design and somehow acceptance is easier. It Just Is. Namaste. *notice on the Russian Zodiac Wheel my Sun Cancer is the numbers 432. There are no coincidences…have a great week! Mardi

*Holly RePenn Mosaic Astrologer

Gather Energy For A Decisive New Move

Gather Energy For A Decisive New Move


When thunder comes bursting forth from the earth, the rulers of earlier times were ready. They aroused delight! Made music! And thus, honored the power to realize the times, tao. They exalted the highest spirit and thus became very wise.

Have a firm purpose and act on it!

Yield and build up the capacity to respond to a stimulus!

This is why the old world worked so well.

This is why you should establish helpers to mobilize your forces.

This is the way heaven and earth work together,

how they create time and order the seasons.

The old wise people acted like this.

They could respond immediately from their store of power to

punish what was clearly wrong and thus the people accepted them.

The time of providing for responding is both righteous and great!

Don’t call out to others; Wait and respond to real stimulus. A FERTILE SHOCK IS COMING

Gather energy for a decisive new move!


The limits you have set for yourself are turning you to stone.

Don’t even complete one more day.

Putting your ideas to the trial

generates meaning and good fortune by releasing transformative energy.

Make correcting your position your central concern.

Release bound energy – the situation is already changing!


Don’t be skeptical, don’t procrastinate.

Be very careful at the beginning, don’t be afraid to act alone.



The reserves are there to meet the challenge. Have no doubts. You will acquire what you desire and the power to express what is important to you. You will join people together like a hair clasp gathering the hair.



Direction: Don’t take the lead. Be open to new ideas. Provide what is needed. You are confronting affliction, sickness, disorder, anger, hatred. Keep on. It won’t kill you.YOU ARE RIDING A FIRM, PERSISTENT FORCE. YOUR CENTRE HAS NOT BEEN EXTINGUISHED.

Direction: Gather things and people for a great new endeavor. Proceed step by step. Gather energy for a decisive new move.

You are groping in the dark and you are mis-informed about the situation,

which will probably change for the worse.

The only thing you can accomplish here is to deny false assertions and connections.

The situation isn’t your fault, but it is obscuring your values. Why let it go any longer?


Direction: You will slowly and surely emerge into the light.

Re-imagine the situation. Gather energy for a decisive new move.

We can do this. With all my heart.

Abundance The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth

Abundance The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth
from the Book of Changes I CHING Wilhelm Edition – compiled by Mardi – could also be called “How To Handle Sudden Wealth”

大有 Ta Yu Abundance

The fire in heaven above shines far and all things stand out in the light and become manifest. All things come to the man who is modest and kind in a high position. Supreme success. That strength and clarity unite; possession in great measure is determined by fate and accords with the time. How is it possible that those of us who are weak have power to hold the strong forces fast and possess them? It is done by virtue of unselfish modesty. The time is favorable – a time of strength within, clarity and culture without. Power is expressing itself in a graceful and controlled way. This brings supreme success and wealth – those who stand as helpers at the side of the mild authority are strong and able individuals.
Fire in heaven above
The image of Possession in great measure.
Thus the superior man curbs evil and furthers good,
and thereby obeys the benevolent will of heaven.
The image of possession on a grand scale. But possession of this sort must be administered properly. The sun brings both evil and good into the light of day. Man must combat and curb the evil, and must favor and promote the good. 
If one remains conscious of difficulty one remains without blame, there are many difficulties to overcome, but by remaining conscious of these difficulties one can keep inwardly free of possible arrogance and wastefulness, and thus in principle overcome all cause for blame.
A big wagon for loading; one may undertake something, no blame.
Great possession consists not only in the quantity of goods at one’s disposal, but, first and foremost; in the mobility and utility of those goods, for then they can be used in undertakings and we remain free of embarrassment and mistakes. The big wagon which will carry a heavy load and can journey far, means there are at hand able helpers who give their support and are equal to their task. One can load great responsibility upon such persons, and this is necessary in important undertakings.
He offers it to heaven; a petty man cannot do this. A magnanimous, liberal-minded man should not regard what he possesses as his exclusive personal property but should place it at the disposal of the people at large. In so doing he takes the right attitude toward his possession, which as private property can never endure. A petty man is incapable of this, he is harmed by great possessions, because instead of sacrificing them, he would keep them for himself. However, benevolence alone is not sufficient at the time of POSSESSION IN GREAT MEASURE. For insolence might begin to spread, insolence can be kept in bounds by dignity; one remains modest and gives honor to the sage who stands outside the affairs of the world. 
Confucius says of this line: To bless means to help. Heaven helps the man who is devoted; men help the man who is true. He who walks in truth and is devoted in his thinking, and furthermore reveres the worthy, is blessed by heaven. He has good fortune and there is nothing that would not further.

Existence Osho Zen Tarot



Communicate Connect Draw on the Water

Communicate Connect Draw on the Water

aquariuswell       井   Ching The Well 48

Hexagram 48 is another reminder of how time is in a constant flow and always moving into a new direction or phase in life

(*This interpretation is from I have re-posted it here. It is the precedent to 16 YU Enthusiasm- see link. This has to co-incide with it. I will write the Wilhelm Edition interpretation of The Well in a separate post.) read here:  MOVEMENT MEETS DEVOTION

It is easy to become distracted from what is most important in life when we turn our eyes to the worldly wants. Finding love or a life partner and being successful at work seem to be the most important things to obtain in life but then we forget what is truly the important: the self.

In order to live through life successfully, we must remember to always love ourselves first and work hard to maintain a state of great health. It is easy to let ourselves go when we fight hard to obtain mainly worldly possessions.

When we are focused on taking care of the body a little bit each day, it is then easier to clear the mind in order to retain positive feelings. It is easy for our minds to be clouded with random thoughts that fight to take the main focus.

This is where we decide what is important and what is just a waste of time. In the mind is where we rationalize all of our bad decisions that affect the state of our bodies and mind.

Learning to calm the storms of the mind can bring light back into mind and help keep it clear from infiltrating thoughts. Finding ways to feel uplifted and renewed are ideal when feeling trapped or contained under the weight of the world.

I Ching Hexagram 48 – Personal Goals:

Take time out of each day to do something productive for the strengthening of the body. This could be rethinking what types of food and drink we consume in order to change the type of production our bodies are willing to give us.

If we are not willing to nourish our bodies properly, then eventually our bodies will start to break down. Exercise is an important part of maintaining the body and can be done as simply as biking to work each day or taking the time to take a pet on a long walk. Spending time outside is a great way to clear the breathing processes of the body.

Seek enlightenment through wisdom that will bring nourishment back into the soul. When we have a strong core, then we will be able to overcome all sorts of difficulties.

I Ching Hexagram 48 – Love:

The soul is the most difficult to keep strong and nourished. It is the most neglected part of the body but it is the most important. When we have a weak soul, we fall under the influence of others much easier and fail in love.

I Ching Hexagram 48 – Career & Business:

Hexagram 48 shows the need to resort back to a simpler form of living in order to strengthen the soul. Without a strong mind, body, and soul, there can be only a progression into a difficult time. Learn to help others to progress and thus help yourself too.


THE WELL. The town may be changed,
But the well cannot be changed.
It neither decreases nor increases.
They come and go and draw from the well.
If one gets down almost to the water
And the rope does not go all the way,
Or the jug breaks, it brings misfortune.


Water over wood: the image of THE WELL.
Thus the superior man encourages the people at their work,
And exhorts them to help one another.


Hexagram 48 is a reminder of the importance in life. Taking the time to prepare the body, mind, and soul will allow for a steady progression in life. It might take time at first to become aware of ourselves.

But once we are able to strengthen our bodies, we are then able to influence others to do the same thing. Understand that everyone goes through this phase in life and learning from others can help start this great change within us.

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