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I Ching for Spring by Eric Teissedre

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Eric’s written another fascinating piece on divination, giving us an I Ching reading for Spring 2009…
Eric Teissedre is a master astrologer, among other things. You can reach him directly at 415-474-2361, or by email at emerald47@aol.com.

I Ching Divination by Eric Teissedre

Long before the book of the I Ching, shamans were casting the 8 tri-grams as a means of ascertaining information. Divination gives boundaries to the intuitive process and divination can be quite fluid. A single sign can mean many things. An example of this: I was assisting with the management of an apartment building in San Francisco. One day, there was a very loud popping sound coming somewhere in the building. We searched and searched but could not find this very loud noise. So, I cast the I Ching, one hexagram and got “water above fire”.  Now, if I had used the book, it wouldn’t have been much help. But, thinking water above fire, we went down to the boiler room and lo and behold, there were small exploding sounds coming from the boiler. This is not to say the book is not valuable for interpretation, especially when you need guidance and you don’t want to project a wishful answer.
I would like to give you an example for the spring, a spring reading. Holding six rather large Chinese coins I have used for some time, I will make a contact with my inner source, which is being done simultaneously to this article being written. I ask that these signs be relevant to those reading this article. What I get is heaven above the lake. If this was to be written using the numbers one and zero, one for yang and zero for yin, or one straight line, zero broken line, it would appear as such.
1
1
1
0
1
1
If you are not used to seeing tri-grams in this fashion, it is the same as yin and yang, straight lines, broken lines.
Interpretation from a purely intuitive perspective: the lake is the ruler.  It can symbolize your source. It has a correspondence to Saturn. Saturn is now retrograde. Retrograde means go back, finish those things unfinished, restart your thinking about your true career, find that thing you truly love that is indicated by heaven, make your life as virtuous and as beautiful as possible. The heavenly tri-gram is solar. Try to work for yourself as much as possible. Get away from these nuts who are extracting all this work for insult and little pay. Don’t work for the devil! Work for heaven! We have come through a cycle that has not been virtuous. It has been a time of manipulation in which others own your hard earned money. Pull back, work for yourself, and don’t make investments, not with Saturn retrograde. It can be three years before investments are safe. If you can ride it out, do so. Find who needs your skill, work for them as if you are an independent agent, be willing to move on the minute things are not correct. Be versatile, do not get stuck. There is no better time for self-investment than now. Short term investments can be good, i.e. to buy and sell that fixer-upper, or to eliminate and sell antiques or second hand items.
Last but not least, invest in your own self education. There is a need to believe in the glory of self!  Stop empowering those outside of you, or believing that they have more authority or ability because of their credentials.
If you were to see other things in these tri-grams, different from what I saw, it would not make your interpretation less correct. In this system, you stimulate the intuitive process, but have a left-brain tool to guide that process. It is like going to the tarot reader, it would be frustrating if they stopped to interpret each card through the book to verify their reading is on track. This system is part of a number of systems used in China, in ancient times. Some of them have a surprising similarity to divination used in Africa.

I Ching for Spring by Eric Teissedre

Monday, March 23rd, 2009


I Ching for Spring by Eric Teissedre

Eric’s written another fascinating piece on divination, giving us an I Ching reading for Spring 2009…
Eric Teissedre is a master astrologer, among other things. You can reach him directly at 415-474-2361, or by email at emerald47@aol.com.

I Ching Divination by Eric Teissedre

Long before the book of the I Ching, shamans were casting the 8 tri-grams as a means of ascertaining information. Divination gives boundaries to the intuitive process and divination can be quite fluid. A single sign can mean many things. An example of this: I was assisting with the management of an apartment building in San Francisco. One day, there was a very loud popping sound coming somewhere in the building. We searched and searched but could not find this very loud noise. So, I cast the I Ching, one hexagram and got “water above fire”.  Now, if I had used the book, it wouldn’t have been much help. But, thinking water above fire, we went down to the boiler room and lo and behold, there were small exploding sounds coming from the boiler. This is not to say the book is not valuable for interpretation, especially when you need guidance and you don’t want to project a wishful answer.
I would like to give you an example for the spring, a spring reading. Holding six rather large Chinese coins I have used for some time, I will make a contact with my inner source, which is being done simultaneously to this article being written. I ask that these signs be relevant to those reading this article. What I get is heaven above the lake. If this was to be written using the numbers one and zero, one for yang and zero for yin, or one straight line, zero broken line, it would appear as such.
1
1
1
0
1
1
If you are not used to seeing tri-grams in this fashion, it is the same as yin and yang, straight lines, broken lines.
Interpretation from a purely intuitive perspective: the lake is the ruler.  It can symbolize your source. It has a correspondence to Saturn. Saturn is now retrograde. Retrograde means go back, finish those things unfinished, restart your thinking about your true career, find that thing you truly love that is indicated by heaven, make your life as virtuous and as beautiful as possible. The heavenly tri-gram is solar. Try to work for yourself as much as possible. Get away from these nuts who are extracting all this work for insult and little pay. Don’t work for the devil! Work for heaven! We have come through a cycle that has not been virtuous. It has been a time of manipulation in which others own your hard earned money. Pull back, work for yourself, and don’t make investments, not with Saturn retrograde. It can be three years before investments are safe. If you can ride it out, do so. Find who needs your skill, work for them as if you are an independent agent, be willing to move on the minute things are not correct. Be versatile, do not get stuck. There is no better time for self-investment than now. Short term investments can be good, i.e. to buy and sell that fixer-upper, or to eliminate and sell antiques or second hand items.
Last but not least, invest in your own self education. There is a need to believe in the glory of self!  Stop empowering those outside of you, or believing that they have more authority or ability because of their credentials.
If you were to see other things in these tri-grams, different from what I saw, it would not make your interpretation less correct. In this system, you stimulate the intuitive process, but have a left-brain tool to guide that process. It is like going to the tarot reader, it would be frustrating if they stopped to interpret each card through the book to verify their reading is on track. This system is part of a number of systems used in China, in ancient times. Some of them have a surprising similarity to divination used in Africa.

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Spring 2009 Bursts On the Scene, and so does this essay on love.

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Friendship is going to be important this Spring, as many changing things happen. April is a time of big change for people, all over the world. These can be personal changes, inner changes, and positive changes as long as one doesn’t resist change. We are all here to receive–some receiving blows that wake them up, some receiving arrows of love and enlightening.

Change happens so fast now…we are worlds apart in April. The unexpected occurs.

…but back to friendship…here’s an essay by a 9 year old girl that a friend brought to our East Side Santa Fe Drum Circle. The little girl wrote it around Valentine’s Day this year. I have a copy of the original, all scrawled on, definitely a kid’s handiwork, but the voice is amazingly wise and profound. Her mother said they have notebooks full of her writing. It was read to us out loud, a great way to hear it:

What is love? (Love story) Love Song!

“Love is a emotion, a feeling, and a X or an O. Love helps us feel cared, and respected. Without love, our world would fall apart. It’s a soft, warm, feeling to enjoy. Love is a big hug for your dad, a kiss for your mom, and a scratch for a dog. Love is spreading all around the world, to bring us joy. Love is in every 10 pm, every drop of water and in everybody. It is a present or a gift, big or small. Every part of it makes it special.

There are three parts to love. There is respect, kindness, and friendship. If any one wants to give love, they have to treat them as you want to be treated. Use the three parts to love to help you.

A present can be wrapped in any pattern of wrapping paper. Hearts, lollypops, swirls, a shape, a solid color, or words. Technically, it can be wrapped in any pattern. It all makes it special, even if it’s not wrapped at all. X means a kiss and O means a hug. People give out X’s and O’s to everybody every day. Even me. When love strikes another person, something is born. Friendship, relationship. You can love something, or someone.

Love comes from you heart, and goes through your whole body. Your heart sends love to your head, your arms, your legs and feet. But, you store some of it to keep for itself. No

one does not have love. Sometimes, you don’t feel loved, but that doesn’t mean you’re not important. It just means you need to relax for awhile, and cool off from anger or sadness.

Love can be anything you want it to be. Anything sweet, warm, fuzzy, beautiful and good. Love can be a noun, or a verb. To be a verb, you can love someone. To be a noun, you can receive love. Anything you want it to be. Your choice. You’re free. You’re loved.”

Recovery-Inc.org

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Whether you’re so nervous that you’re afraid to leave your house, or simply are tired to death of all the stupid things you think about when you could be using your time more productively, Recovery-Inc. might be what fixes you. It’s helped thousands and thousands of people with a wide range of problems and issues since the 1950’s. It’s considered mental health’s best-kept secret. Recovery meetings work with the writings of Dr. Abraham Low, upon whose work two currently popular therapies are based: neurolinguistic programming, and cognitive therapies. If you go to the meetings, they are by donation so anyone can afford them, and they add a great deal to the self-help program outlined in the books. The most-used books are “Mental Health Through Will Training” and “Manage Your Fears, Manage Your Anger”. The website to find out more about Dr. Low’s work, where meetings are held (all over the U.S. and many other countries) is: www.recovery-inc.org