Reflections on the Year of Seven – 2014

Reflections on the numerological Seven year of 2014 & where we are heading in the 7th sign

  • The significance of the number Seven
  • Activation of the Crown chakra
  • Lunar eclipse of October 8th 2014
  • The year of the Green Wood Horse & Chariot of the Tarot
  • Honoring grief and transformation
  • Planetary/inner transits and Retrogrades
  • Elfin wisdom


Walnut Flower Essence

The  vibrational essence of Walnut is evocative of the truth of several quotations that most are familiar with:

“All things Change, and We With Them”

“There is a Time and Place for Everything”

“When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going”

As Mars moves back into forward direction in Libra while Mercury slows down into Retrograde motion in Cancer, many people could use some assistance in the drastic transitioning from one state of being to another. The recent Grand Cardinal Squares have left many wondering if they are coming or going, where to, and how. This is where Walnut flower essence can serve as a gentle yet invaluable tool in coping with stressful life altering change and significant decisions to be made. Since Cancer, where Jupiter currently transits and Mercury will soon be transiting is such a reflective sign, Walnut can help us not to get so caught up in what came before so that we can move on to what comes next. Walnut is the flower essence prescribed for that proverbial Crossroads that appears in as many myriad forms as there are people alive.

An Essence for Transition, an essence for All Times…

“We must gain our freedom absolutely and completely, so that all we do, our every action – nay even our every thought – derives its origin in ourselves, thus enabling us to live and give freely of our own accord, and of our own accord alone”. – Edward Bach

But…in a world of so much uncertainty where we can easily lose an accurate sense of who our “self” is within the chaos, what would “our own accord” even mean? Many sages have spoken of a self within the self, usually hidden from the conscious mind. The conscious mind is typically influenced by the subconscious mind, which in turn is further influenced by the sea of the collective Subconscious Mind where all minds mingle and merge. Most of what we would consider our own thoughts or even our own emotions are not authentically so. When this realization finally hits us, it may come as quite a shock that what we’ve identified with for so long is not what we thought it was, nor are we who or what we thought we were. There is a term for this false identification with the collective subconscious in a way that is ironically personalized, believing itself to be unique. In Buddhist philosophy this is called the innate view. By disciplined cogitation and meditation this false identification be pierced and a true sense of self begins to emerge.

Also, there are various events in life that come unbidden that can although do not necessarily trigger this awareness in us. This is to say that sometimes when we are slammed with sickness, misfortune or intensity, we are simultaneously awakened on deep levels to wrong choices we have made or impositions that have been made upon us. These are events such as:

  • Death
  • Pregnancy & Birth
  • Divorce
  • Marriage
  • War and its aftermath
  • Change of Occupation
  • Getting “fired”
  • Relocation
  • Witnessing a crime or injustice
  • Mid-life Crisis
  • Political Campaigns

Emanation Vs. Protection

The walnut tree claims a very specific territory for itself, unwilling to share with most other plants and creatures. Its powerful scent is repulsive to many insects although not necessarily to humans. The aura that walnut emanates seems quite solid and sure of itself, bringing to mind for us that when we stand our own ground with similar conviction we are unswayed by the opinions of others, and unhindered by minor pests that would otherwise gnaw on or intimidate us, draining our life force energy. As it develops, the fruit contained within the protective shell of the nut closely resembles the human brain. This relates symbolically to being able to both physically and psychologically shift from one state of being to another without the weight or interference of the past. In this way, Walnut can help us to get on with our lives, despite life’s curveballs, challenges and constant, sometimes drastic or disorienting change. Walnut essence alone or combined with another Bach/FES essence such as Willow can help us to properly adjust and adapt to radical change – to bend rather than break under pressure.

Walnut flower essence can help to reclaim and maintain authenticity in one’s life, no matter what may be going on in the outside world. When one goes astray from their true values or falls out of synch with their vocation, Walnut can help realign with a genuine sense of purpose. As we approach and emerge from the peak season of this year’s Tarot card, The Chariot, many Life Paths will take some decidedly and radically new directions. 2014 is a Seven year, and The Chariot is vibrationally aligned with the number Seven and the Sun’s transit through Cancer, from the Summer Solstice of June 21st until July 22nd.

I’d love to hear any of your Walnut flower essence testimonials and stories if you’d care to share them.

2014 – Year of the Chariot

We are soon stepping into something entirely new…a way of life we may not even be familiar with and have yet to define. 2014 rounds out to the number seven in numerology, indicating this to be a highly spiritually charged year. Seven is the number that represents the bridge between the realms of the mundane and mystical. There are seven days in week, seven major traditional planets, seven main musical notes, and seven colors of the rainbow, just to name a few “sacred sevens”.

Until now we have been purging, preparing, learning and unlearning so many things so that we would be ready for what is yet to come. Some have been recognizing where their true values lie, whether of the material and/or subtle planes of existence.

2013 being a six year has been about partnership and balancing the scales karmically and monetarily, whereas the coming seven year will highlight the progress made along our paths, potentially actualizing ideas into physical manifestation. It’s time to wrap it up with important contacts, which has been sweet in some ways, highly uncomfortable in others. The Tarot card of 2013 is the Lovers, so we’ve been looking intensely at relationships that reflect us, drain us, nurture us, and elude us. We’ve been doing some deep soul work to make amends not only with others but within ourselves. This work isn’t over, but it will be raised to a whole new level.

The Tarot card that corresponds with the number seven is the Chariot. The Chariot symbolizes new beginnings within our careers and within our consciousness. It relates to the sign of Cancer and the time period between the Summer Solstice of June and the end of July.  The charioteer is depicted being pulled either by two Sphinxes or two horses, symbolizing movement that is liberating. However there is also a very masculine and defensive energy associated with the card, and hints that there are both battles and bad habits to overcome. The worst battles we fight are within ourselves, and the inner beast is what must be tamed before our dreams and goals will be fully attained.

All year and especially during this time period we may seek for and expect the following themes to show up prominently:

  • Goals are being attained
  • Heightened spiritual awareness
  • Greater self control or loss of control
  • New work and career opportunities
  • Relocation
  • A long or significant journey
  • Strong messages from the Universe

As the Grand Cardinal Crosses continue to exert their pressures into the year 2014, those who are Cancer or any of the cardinal signs (Aries/Libra, Cancer/Capricorn) might feel that this an especially key year for both transformation and actualization on many levels, especially during the Summer. Jupiter in Cancer bestows his blessings along the way.

This year is going to be so potent that it may look unlike what many of us have experienced before in our current lifetimes, bringing in many unique situations, people, and opportunities. This may partially be due to advancements in technology, combined with further natural disasters, and a heightened awareness of the processes of evolution, involution and devolution. Like animals whose cages have just been flung open we at first may move slowly, with some hesitation. From here, we get to choose our directions. If we don’t act with appropriate assertion, then we risk being dominated by those around us who claim greater control. The year 2014 will require courage, and it will require focus. With determination and applied effort, victory and celebration will be ours. These are the gifts of a seven year.