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The Spiritual Significance of Fire Rooster

Time flies.  I am lucky enough to be living in the part of the World where we celebrate both Western and Chinese new year.  Since Christmas last year my mind and body has been flying, enjoying the bliss of dissonance away from my day job.  Just like I am there and I am not really there.  It has been a good 2 months of trance state.  Chinese New Year to me marks the practical start of the year.  At this time all business is at rest.  Interestingly when Chinese factories cease production the rest of the world seem to just have to wait – like it or not. Let’s all have a short break, it is nutritious for our soul.

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Rooster is a very popular spiritual symbol in Chinese culture.  The Rooster Spirit chases away evil spirits.  We assign the Rooster as a sign of the five important social and relationship virtues –  courage, kindness, responsibility, loyalty and confidence.

Roosters are the timekeepers of our world.  The dependability of Rooster at dawn gives the additional meaning of punctuality and constancy.  It is said that self-empowerment begins with the first brave step into the dawning of a new day.  At dawn, the awakening Rooster gives us hope, alertness and freshness for the day.

 

Goodbye 2016.  The past is the past.  It doesn’t matter anymore.  May the year of the Fire Rooster bring you the radiant presence of the Divine.   Wish you a prosperous, peaceful and happy 2017!

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Your Four Elements Questionnaire

The following questionnaire will help you find out your elemental preference.  Don’t think too much, and do this very quickly.  There are only 10 easy questions.  Let’s do it.

1. Would you rather:

A. Feel the wind on your face

B. Lie down on the forest floor

C. Stand in the ocean

D. Sit by a camp fire

2. In magical world fantasy I want to be a wizard who masters in:

A. Wand magic like Harry Porter

B. Herb magic like kitchen witch

C. Magical Potion making

D. Candle magic

3. When I am upset, it calms me to:

A. Take slow, deep breaths

B. Go on a nature kike

C, Take a bath or shower

D. Meditate on a candle flame

4.The natural disaster I find most awe-inspiring is:

A. Tornado

B. Earthquake

C. Tsunami

D. Wild fire

5. If I could transform at will into one of these animals, I would choose to be a:

A. Bird

B. Forest-dwelling animal

C. Sea creature

D. Reptile or Salamander

6. If I were to spend an afternoon playing like a little kid, I would probably:

A. Fly a kite

B. Dig in the sand

C. Splash around in a pool

D. Play with sparklers or other small fireworks.

7. When I admire a tree, I most appreciate:

A. The fluttering of the leaves

B. Its firmness

C. Its vitality

D. Its beauty

8. If I had to choose, I would rather be:

A. Caught outside in heavy winds

B. Covered head to toe in mud

C. Outside in a rainstorm

D. In a desert in intense heat

9. If I could travel in style, I would go by:

A. Private jet

B. Limousine

C. Yacht

D. Race car

10. If I won a trip to Bali, I would be most excited about:

A. Parasailing

B. Wandering in the rain forests

C. Enjoying the beach and ocean

D. Exploring the volcanoes

Scoring: mostly A = air, mostly B = earth, mostly C = water, mostly D = fire

Which did you get?  Did you get more than one elemental preference?

Now you may explore the element or elements to find out what kind of activities will nurture your soul (and make the most of your magickal potential).  If it’s water, sit by a stream for a while, take a bath, stand in the rain.  If fire seems to be the one, surround yourself with candles or sit by a camp fire.  If it’s air, take a talk on a windy day,  If it’s earth, plant some flowers or simply lie on bare ground.

This questionnaire has been adapted from Melanie Marquis’ book.