On the Chinese calendar it is the year of the Fire Monkey.
Interesting that in numerology that 2016 = 9. This is going to be an intense year. A lot of core stuff to be dealt with on a planetary scale. There will be huge planetary cleansing on all levels.
Number 9 in Colour Mirrors is “Mars”, Red and Orange. This bottle is very much like the fire monkey. Powerful and warlike, Mars is the source of our fire energy. Use it wisely to change what needs changing rather than just being angry and frustrated. These colours urge you not to spend your life being meek and angry. Say what needs saying rather than holding grudges that endlessly play in your head as “I should have said”. Mars is a powerful ally when things need to be set in motion. Now is the moment for drastic action. This bottle will energise you so that you can do and say what needs doing and saying.
This 16th year becomes Number 16 and in our Colour Mirrors is “The Tower”.
The Tower (Olive / Lilac)
The image of the Tarot card is of a tower struck by lightning and a body falling which is the exact image we saw on September 11, 2001. The meaning of the card and bottle is therefore very closely linked to what it is we are living through at the moment. We all seem to be on the path of the tower in some way or another. In our own situation it is the explosion of the structures we hold onto because we believe them to be our comfort zones even though they are no longer serving us. The colours, lilac and olive green, are a clear indication of this vibration – it is your spirit (lilac) that needs you to move for your greater good so that you might begin to function with love (green) rather than from fear (yellow). This says that your spirit will never let you down. You are now being taken seriously as a spiritual being having a human experience and wherever change takes you it will always be perfect.
With all the turmoil that is going on in the world at this time this bottle is even more significant. As the old structures fall away some may be feeling confused or a bit lost. Green reflects change and the feminine aspect and our planet is moving through massive changes on all levels, including women once again refusing to be continually persecuted and abused. ( especially in the 3rd world) Earth (Gaia) is regenerating and evolving, constantly clearing all man made toxins and pollution from the earth, oceans, rivers and sky. The extreme weather patterns of late are an indication of the cleansing and clearing which is affecting this beautiful planet earth. We as caretakers are responsible for our planet and it is up to us to do all we can to preserve it and that means we have to find new sources of clean energy, stop the overwhelming abundance of plastic pollution which ends up in the oceans destroying wildlife and many other issues.
Lilac , opposite of the yellow, indicates forgiveness, nurturing and releasing of fear based emotions. With so many displaced people in this world, fear is a strong vibration at this time. So for this year “The Tower” is teaching us to let go of the old structures and habits that no longer serve us and to nurture, love, and respect ourselves , trusting that all is as it should be. Once we care and improve our own personal health it has a knock on effect to everyone around us! When we love ourselves people around us will also absorb that love and feel loved.
When you throw a pebble into a Lake, the ripples spread out across the surface of the water reaching into all the nooks and crannies. It is the same with our Words. If we are constantly speaking unkind words and even using the word “Hate” then that is what will ripple out into the world. It has been proven many times that you can improve a situation if you speak kind words and include the words of Love.
Speaking kindly words of Love will send ripples out into the world bringing in Peace and even more Love. Namaste.