Year of the Triple Tiger

We are transiting to the new Solar Year of the Black Water Tiger which begins February, 4, 2022 at 4:15 am (in the Chinese time zone.) The first day of the Chinese astrological/Feng Shui year is different from the popular Chinese New Year Day, which is calculated from the Chinese lunar calendar. Chinese New Year Day is on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 this year.

It is the first lunar day of the first lunar month. The two dates cause much confusion because they are from two different calendars, the lunar calendar and the solar calendar and then there is also the solar – lunar!

The solar calendar is used to calculate dates in Feng Shui because it is the bigger picture. It indicates when to plant crops, when to build homes etc. and is called the first day of spring.

Interestingly, this year’s Bazi chart (the four pillars astrology chart showing year, month, day and hour of birth) for February, 4, 2022 at 4:15 am (Beijing) is a Triple Tiger! This rarely happens. Here is the chart – notice all animals and elements are Yang indicating its going to be an active, vigorous, impulsive, aggressive year! And, remember the official animal symbol of Beijing is the Tiger. Guess what day the Olympics open in Beijing – February 4th – the First day of the Triple Tiger Year. We know this can not be a coincidence!

The year of the Black Water Tiger is really getting a lot of press both online and in print. Even the big retail stores are promoting lines featuring tigers and tiger prints. The last two years which were ruled by the the white metal rat and the white metal ox were not exactly the images people wanted to wear or feature in their home. Thankfully, The black water tiger energy will be forcing people everywhere out of their two year pandemic stupor.

The tiger is in the wood group according to the five element theory. He is yang wood which is out pictured by tall trees, large wooden structures or landmarks. Besides wood, the tiger this year has a little yang :ire hidden within which will bring some much needed warmth, happiness and positive energy into the world. In 2018, the Year of the Dog, :ire “entered the grave.” Since then. we have been suffering from a lack of any :ire energy. The ruling elements have been water which brings fear and metal which is a cold, harsh energy. We will have to wait until 2025, the year of the Snake for :ire to finally come out into open.

2022 is a yang water year, but at least the :ire is beginning to grow again. Yang water is like the ocean. It is an aggressive force, so there is still the tendency for conflict, tension and possible terrorist attacks. The Chinese calendar is based on a 60 year cycle, so I like to look back at was happening 60 years ago during the Kennedy administration. 1962 is remembered as the year of the Cuban Missile crisis, which almost triggered a nuclear war between the Soviet Union and the United States.

The Cold War that had been going on since the 50’s continued to worsen when the Russians placed Ballistic Missiles on Cuban land just 90 miles away from the coast of Florida and JFK called their bluff by threatening war unless they were removed.. Luckily, the crisis was averted and Khrushchev removed the missiles. One can barely believe we are in a similar state of tension today with Russia. Recently, Putin has been discussing with Cuba and Venezuela the possibility of putting missiles into their countries. Its like nothing has been learned since the last Black Water Tiger year!

In 1962, Folk music was evolving into protest music thanks to young artists like Bob Dylan and the birth of Surfing music by the Beach Boys grew in popularity. Meanwhile in England, the Beatles recorded the single “Love Me Do” and the Rollin Stones played their first gig. The new hit on TV for that year was “The Beverly Hillbillies” and the :irst of the James Bond movies “Dr No” was an instant success. Some of the other movies released included “Spartacus” and “El Cid”. Also, Andy Warhol premiered his Campbell’s soup Cans exhibit in Los Angeles on 9th July, 1962.

According to the Chinese zodiac, the Tiger is the King of beasts, and Black Tigers, in particular, are known for bringing in creativity, growth, movement and travelling. They are also known for taking risks, so this year we will see many protests and riots like happened in 1962. The one thing we have to be aware of is that Tiger years can be unpredictable and full of disruptions. It definitely will be a year to remember!

This month I am offering member specials. To those who sign up, I am offering a little gift to welcome in the New Year. I am giving your 7 personal directions for the Feng Shui stars like the lonely pillow star, the money star, the brilliant star, the consumer star etc. They are not in most Feng Shui books, or classes. After you become a member, simply email me the year of your month and birth year and I will figure out your personal directions and email them back. I am also sending a lo shu grid that has the 15 degrees clearly marked so you can make a transparency of it to place over your floor plan. This will make it easy to pinpoint the direction/location. Each month for the year you will receive all of the auspicious and inauspicious dates and times, the Feng Shui for the month and many videos on dowsing, vivaxis, feng shui and much more. The special offer is $100 for the year. I hope you can join me!

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This article was written/provided by: Thomas Joseph Brown

Our modern life is littered with clashing ideas and ideologies, with perspectives oft shifting dramatically with single events or thoughts. People are influenced by culture, race, geography, religion, science, and, to be thorough, ignorance. A single meme can inspire, trigger, change one’s world view.

Yet at the heart of it all people just want a good life, to be happy and secure.

There are simple formats for allowing one’s mind to consider diverse ideas without being pulled one way or the other prior to fully comprehending the vast framework within which this all sits.

Anti-intellectualism is on the rise, where being banal and superficial allows one to meld homogeneously with the crowds. There is a definite, intentional dumbing down through schooling and media, where the fundamental tenets of culture such as the sciences and the arts are replaced by style and stupidity based on ego and impulse.

Rather than conforming to the general decline in consciousness one may apply fundamental rules of thought to master one’s grasp of reality, find balance in the cacophony of sensory input our modern world spews forth, and cogitate one’s way forward into higher states of mind!

In our modern society we constantly experience the clash of ideas and ideologies, distractions and diversions. People are so sure of themselves that they needlessly and thoughtlessly bring emotion into arguments, rather than just allowing cool-headed logic to assess facts and factors. People are so uncultured they act as though argumentation implies emotive response!

dont-mention-the-warAnd we won’t even bring up politics or religion!

People are so enamored by their self-centered viewpoints that they are unable to comprehend that other perspectives may offer some validity, even if to properly understand a situation. Information is refused on the basis of source or difference from opinions held, regardless of its validity. Logical fallacies are taken as fact, allowing one to remain smug in their ignorance.

“Conspiracy theory” is one such convenient tool to insulate oneself from the overwhelming truth which stretches far beyond the average human’s paradigm; a hypnotic command to stifle analytic and acquisitive functions of consciousness.

Naturally there is hope, there is always a way forward. The answer is always at hand, even if we are unable to see it in our present state.

Following are some insights and perspectives to allow your mind to expand naturally. They are yours to use freely, there is no law against thinking… yet!

The 7 Ancient & Noble Liberal Arts

The word “liberal” has many meanings today, but originally it simply meant free, as in liberated. The Liberal Arts were those which a free person required to be an active member of intelligent society.

These Arts consisted of three tools of thinking, the Trivium, being

  • grammar,
  • logic, and
  • rhetoric,

and four fundamental sciences, the Quadrivium, being

  • arithmetic,
  • geometry,
  • music, and
  • astronomy,

as applied through our five senses.

However, these terms must be acknowledged in a much deeper sense than definitions implied by modern word usage.

It’s my thesis that most people don’t really think, they just think they’re thinking because they’re watching their imprinted characterological reactions in real time. We have all been programmed genetically and mimetically since birth, run through indoctrination centers, it’s inevitable we all have a bit of this to one degree or another. These days more and more people appear to be programmed in the persistent use of logical fallacies to insulate themselves from anything beyond what their bio-structural imprints will allow them to process.

Nonetheless, we can regain our inherent power by taking control of our own minds in precise fashion.

One esoteric symbol of the path of the ancient mystery schools is the 3,4,5 triangle theorem of Pythagoras, solvable with the non-linear square roots.

This ancient theorem represents more than a mere math calculation. It was a metaphor for higher roots of knowledge beyond the apparent. And this linked it to the mystery schools where Pythagoras derived it from. This theorem was known in the first Babylonian Dynasty, some fifteen hundred years before the time of Pythagoras.

The deeper sense of the 3, 4, 5 triangle is of a relationship between our five senses and how we interpret the world through the Trivium and Quadrivium. The whole of spiritual attainment is available through this pathway.

3 Precision Tools to Perfect Thinking (Trivium)

The Trivium is a process of systematic critical thinking utilized in freeing (liberating) oneself to analyze reality properly from the input of the Five Senses.

The 3 tools are: Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric, functioning in that specific and requisite order:

  • Grammar: Knowledge – Who, What, Where & When; the building blocks to discerning facts of reality
  • Logic / Reasoning: Understanding – Why; establishing valid relationships between facts; work of logic is proof
  • Rhetoric: Wisdom – the application of Knowledge & Understanding; provides the How of a subject
  • Grammar is not only the mechanics of language, which is essential, but it is also the use of the language to define information and factual knowledge of objects we encounter in reality.

    Logic is the mechanics of processing the data gained through grammatical assessment of reality, removing contradictions through identification of false arguments and analysis of conflicting data, thereby gaining an understanding of the factual knowledge of reality.

    Rhetoric is the use of language to express the knowledge and understanding of reality, to transmit intelligence, to persuade people to a particular perspective.

    In simple terms we can think of this as Input => Processing => Output

    4 Dynamic Measures of Objective Reality (Quadrivium)

    But what is objective reality? What is it that we seek to define?

    The Quadrivium consists of four Arts, which consist of that which is able to be assessed through the Trivium and the Five Senses:

    • Arithmetic – numbers,
    • Geometry – numbers in space,
    • Music – numbers in time, and
    • Astronomy – numbers in space and time.

    We must understand the ancient modes of consciousness to truly understand what is meant by these terms. For example Arithmetic is not merely the mechanical use of numbers, but also their qualitative aspects.

    Let us take the number five (5), we can count the five fingers on our hands or five apples in a basket. But we can also cut one of those apples horizontally and see the pentagonal pattern:

    Which is also seen in the orbital resonance of Venus with Earth:

    This pattern in the apple is seen as resonant or the “signature” of Venus, which is present throughout the rose family.

    This noble, higher sense of five includes the relationships of phi (Golden Ratio) and hence five is oft spelled in the Quadrivium as “Phive”. This is what is meant by the higher sense of numbers, and is just one amongst a multitude of examples.

    Quadrivium Geometry deals with subjects such as the Platonic Solids, those geometric solids with equal sides and faces, of which five only are able to exist in objective reality.

    Music, or harmonic analysis, is about numbers in time, the continuous in motion.

    In Geometry the Platonic solids can be nested so that zero space is left between. In Music the intervals do not fit perfectly. This gives rise to two modes of tuning, just intonation and equal temperament.

    Just intonation, or natural harmonic progression, gives rise to a spiral, and equal temperament being developed for keyboard instruments so they could be played equally well (or badly, as tonally sensitive music lovers claim) while providing a fixed scale for all instruments. Presently the later is in common use.

    Astronomy is the natural science of the observation and notation of celestial objects. Clearly the ancients where quite up on this, seeing the field of archeo-astronomy gaining insights wherever ancient megalithic ruins are found around the world.

    Using our Five Senses we may, out of this whole process of the 7 Liberal Arts, reach the highest understandings of reality possible with our biological hardware and software. Perhaps we can even achieve a grand sense of cosmic orientation, for some even a spiritual proprioceptivity in the realm of knowledge instead of belief.

    Modern discursive consciousness, on the other hand, places an embedded status quo logic first, before proper grammar and is therefore, by the ancient codes, incapable of fully assessing reality properly … though the modern materialist will certainly argue they can by rejecting anything which cannot be weighed or measured.

    This is not to discard the great triumphs which the scientific endeavors of the last few centuries have brought us, but rather to place them in a larger sense of being, one that takes life as the primary force of existence.

    Standard science holds that matter is the ground of reality and consciousness has arisen by pure chance from that. But this assumption is a violation of the Trivium.

    The modern scientific paradigm assumes that the electrical particles manufactured and manipulated in high energy experiments are the key components of our experiential reality. That is a belief system, and certainly one of arguable validity considering the mass of scientific knowledge gained (including the equipment used to write and read this article), yet one which is unable by its very nature to define the very life and consciousness which drives us to understand this manifestation we find ourselves immersed within.

    The electrical particles are subsensible, beneath our senses, and thus taken as a base of reality this approach is repugnant to true progress in natural science.

    Seeking the supersensible, that which is above the senses, is the true path of natural science, for we cannot rest on the laurels of the orthodox world if we seek to evolve intellectually and spiritually.

    As Goethe said, “Every process of Nature properly understood creates a new organ of cognition in consciousness.”

    Goethe’s method of training observation and thought allows us a spiritual understanding of Nature. And this is not a spirit one must believe in, but rather one experiences directly though raising one’s cognitive capacity through observing natural processes. (see Man or Matter by Ernst Lehrs)

    It is our responsibility and duty as evolving souls inhabiting physical form to continue to learn about this universe we find ourselves immersed within. We own it to our children and to the generations that come after them to strive for a living, natural science.

    There are certainly a wide range of approaches to understanding, some based on definable facts, some on beliefs. This is a brief overview of just one path amongst many. It is however with certainty that by learning and adhering to the techniques of the Seven Liberal Arts one may gain a superior knowledge of reality whilst perfecting their processes of thought and analysis.