April 4, 2020-
Today, the fourth day of the fourth month, is also seen by numerologists and astrologers as Universal Year 4. This is figured by adding the digits of the year: 2+0+2+0= 4. It is considered a year of feminine power, as multiples of two reflect feminine energy, whilst odd-numbered years reflect masculine energy.
I tend to have a balance of the two, having been raised by parents whose power was balanced. Many, both male and female, who were raised in an imbalance-usually patriarchic , have judged me as weak or even effeminate, as I have leaned away from aggression-most of the time, in my earlier days, and always, of late.
Feminine energy, as most of my readers know, is far from weak. I was raised by a lioness, who nonetheless knew how to nurture, as well how to exact obedience. My father also showed a good balance of masculine and feminine, in his discipline. So, in my maturity, I chose a career that stressed being both supportive and showing my charges the value of boundaries. The vast majority of “my kids” have grown to be mature, grounded and productive citizens, even those who have hard lives.
Now, in late middle age, I find myself cheering the arrival of a more balanced culture. These Twenties are bound to be rough for many, who hang on to shopworn ways of looking at and doing things. This year has already dragged many through the ringer, and the rest of us just taking one day at a time. I am still ready to do what is needed to bring in the real sunshine, knowing that the love of the aging is going to be needed, as those of the Rising Generations: Younger Gen X, Millennials, Generation Z and the Alpha Generation, will be doing the heavy lifting.
Each day is bringing with it, full power-the power each of us needs to effect transition- our own individual, that of the nations and of the planet. Rise with the Sun, live your day fully and rest well at night. We are all needed, in our way.