— Sun Tzu, The Art of War (via sonzai-kan)
to paint with the color of my yebre mate and rice milk
to paint with the color of my sole.
“Art cannot be modern, art is primordially eternal.”
The sixth line personality is inherently different from all the others. It has a different process that it goes through in its life. It has a dynamic that divides its life into several distinct periods, regaardless if it is the sixth line as a personality or at the unconscious level. The sixth line is the line of the role model. In our metaphor of the hexagram as a house, the sixth line is the roof of that house. It is not really part of the hexagram process itself. It is beyond that. It is in fact the observer of what’s gone on through all the other profiles. It is looking at the process itself and its bringing judgment with that observation.
The sixth line goes through three distinct stages. The first stage goes from birth to approximately thirty years old. It is during this stage that the sixth line engages in third line activity.
Remember that in the symmetry of the hexagram structure that the third line and the sixth line are actually doing the same job. The third line completes the lower trigram. It is the ceiling of the lower trigram. The sixth line is the roof of the whole house. They have a relationship to each other, a harmony. The third line is a trial and error process. The sixth line during this first thirty year period engages in trial and error in order to taste the various possibilities of its nature.
Sixth line personality is a role model personality. It is insistent that everything work correctly. Everything must work correctly. It learns very quickly through its trial and error experiences that things do not work out that way but the 6th line strives to change that. This is when the sixth line theme moves towards the second stage of aloofness (between 30 and 50 years) and begins to withdraw.
With the 6/2 profile and its second line hermit unconscious this withdrawal is natural. It is during this second period that the sixth line personality will become aloof, will not engage. They will become the objective observer of what is going on around them.
In the final stage of their life, in the post fifty year period, is the opportunity for the sixth line to be able to re-engage. This is an essential completion process for the sixth line. To come to a point of re-entering into, rather than staying aloof from life itself.
The 6/2 profile has great transpersonal power. They are always noticed. They can be withdrawn and reclusive sitting on the roof of the house, but they are visible up there. There are many who recognize that they are being watched. They see that there is a constant observer and that observer becomes an attractive force. A place to seek out objective advice.
The 6/2 profile is the role model hermit. It is the democratic administrator. The role model administrator seeking the perfect place. The right work. The right career. The right relationship for others. The 6/2 profile is society’s sounding board. However, within themselves is a basic dilemma.
The sixth line personality is fundamentally optimistic. It looks out in the world and it dreams and hopes for the best in life. And not only for itself, but through its transpersonal nature, the best in life for others. There is always the assumption within the sixth line that it is possible. At the same time the second line unconscious has come to see the frailness of humanity, the weakness and self-hatred.
It is the 6/2’s unconscious and its memory that keeps its personal aloofness. 6/2’s interact powerfully with the communities around them. They are truly transpersonal beings. Yet at the personal level within themselves, through their second line unconscious, they are not involved. They have their distance.
Perhaps the most difficult aspect for a 6/2 profile is the nature of bonding in their life. All human beings need another. We are part of a binary system and we are not fulfilled without the other. The sixth line personality is an idealist. More than an idealist it is an optimist that is looking for a true reality, a true value that it can trust.
The sixth line needs to have trust. When it sees that relationships are untrustworthy they become aloof from intimacy. The 6/2 profile cannot live by anything it cannot trust and likewise they cannot live with anyone they cannot trust. If you break the trust of a 6/2 profile, they will never engage with you again. It does not mean that they will not be social with you. The sixth line personality has a pure transpersonal skill. They can always interact with the other at the surface. They are here to be leaders in that process. But they won’t let you in.
The sixth line in the first part of its life, in the first thirty years of its life, will dive into intimacy and it will dive into intimacy only to discover that it has not found its soul mate. It will be driven in that first half of its life to find that perfect soul mate and the disillusionment that comes with such a pursuit.
Determined leaders is the theme of the 6/2 profile. As a leader they have their natural separation from those that they are interacting with. But whether or not it can finally join in the process is the ultimate determination whether the 6/2 profile is complete in its life.
There is nothing that one has to do about this. It is not as if this knowledge will stop a 6/2 profile from being scarred in the first period of its life by experiences that simply do not work. It is not going to stop the 6/2 profile from becoming aloof in its mid-life.
The 6/2 profile is always moving between sympathy and apathy. They are always being sought out by the other for confirmation. It is the 6/2 that is naturally considered to be a reliable authority.
We know the second line theme is a theme of being called. The 6/2 is called upon to bring its objective judgment, to bring its leadership. There is a seduction in a lifetime of administrating and not being involved. The most difficult aspect of the 6/2 profile’s life comes when they reach fifty years of age. It is in this post fifty year period that the real value of life for them can emerge. When they are no longer aloof but they have received the call themselves and join in what they judge to be correct.
The new age 6/2 profile can clearly discern and discriminate between all the various paths that are available. In its capacity as a role model administrator it can point out to others which way works. They themselves are not participating. They themselves are not engaged. All sixth line personalities must come to a point where they can re-engage, where what they recognize through their administrative capacity to be correct is also what they themselves live. In that way their process is complete.
When the 6/2 profile is living out its Type, when it is entering into things correctly according to its Type, engagement automatically happens.
“In my experience, everyone will say they want to discover the Truth, right up until they realize that the Truth will rob them of their deepest held ideas, beliefs, hopes, and dreams. The freedom of enlightenment means much more than the experience of love and peace. It means discovering a Truth that will turn your view of self and life upside-down. For one who is truly ready, this will be unimaginably liberating. But for one who is still clinging in any way, this will be extremely challenging indeed. How does one know if they are ready? One is ready when they are willing to be absolutely consumed, when they are willing to be fuel for a fire without end.”
Lynx is my Power Animal.
In the shamanic belief everything is alive and carries with it power and wisdom. Power animals are an essential component of shamanic practice. They are the helping spirit which add to the power of the shaman and are essential in any venture undertaken by the shaman.
- Lynx’s phase of power is winter which is symbolic of wisdom. Lynx’s energies include visions of the visible and invisible and secrets.
- The Celts believed Lynx had the powers of keen sight, vigilance and suspicion which lead to understanding arcane secrets and shamanic mysteries. She also symbolized helping with divining talents, developing psychic abilities and finding out the truth of people and those who are close to them.
- The Native Americans call Lynx the Keeper of Secrets. She knows the secrets, but is not the guardian of them.
- Lynx gives the power of clairvoyance to have inner visions of others and what they keep hidden from all, even themselves. She teaches when to speak and when to hold silence. At times, what is known is not to be spoken of. There is might in silence. When Lynx is asked for help in knowing these secrets, she is extremely wary about sharing it if she decides to share any of them. Lynx teaches personal power and things one has forgotten about oneself while Panther symbolizes reclaiming one’s power.
Blk Majic Woman || Madlib
Seal’s medicine includes protection during change, dreaming and lucid dreaming, imagination, creativity, protection from danger, movement through emotions, the inner voice
Celtic beliefs imply the human connection to animals is literal. It is believed that animals have the power to change into human form, and that entire clans are descended from the union of these animal people and humans. Dogs, wolves and cats are some of these animals, and one of the most common associations is with seal-people (selchies).Whether one believes this to be literally true or not, this is a powerful suggestion that we are more closely linked to the animals than we may think, and may inspire us to look into these connections in more depth.
Seals spend much of their lives in the sea, but they give birth on land. This shows us that there are 2 necessary things that help fulfil our dreams and visions. These are formed deep within us, and are nurtured through the power of our ability to envision them using all our senses. They are most easily made ‘real’ by us when we implement practical and material acts. a lot of the time when us humans are ‘creating’ something, the feeling side of things is absent.
During the mating season, males can partake in extremely savage battles one minute and be playful and amusing the next. Seals have the agility to move from anger to complete calm.
Seals are (obviously) sea mammals, and are highly symbolic of our feeling, sensual selves. The seal helps us to remember our connection to our deep inner rhythms, feelings, and knowing, as represented by the sea. As humans generally believe themselves to be apart from ‘animals’, when really we are a-part of them, we often fight giving in to these deep rhythms and are afraid of ‘losing’ what we consider to be ourselves. When we are afraid of drowning in these depths, Seal being a good swimmer and knowing how to flow with the ever changing current, reminds us how to swim with the current. When we do this the negative feelings we have created such as worry, fear and anxiety are released from our minds. If seal enters your life, you are being asked to review the ebb and flow of your thoughts and emotions and find and keep up a point of balance.
Water is a creative element and symbolises the feminine imagination and intuition. If the seal appears in your life, pay close attention to your imagination and insight - in the waking stateand in dreamtime. A lot of what you imagine generally has a strong basis in reality, no matter how far-off it may seem. People with seal as a power animal are generally highly imaginative and very creative. They will need activities that channel and direct this. The Seal/Sea Lion can show you how to develop and focus your imagination.
Rather than having external ears, seals have small openings. This shows their deep affinity with their inner voice, and can show you how to listen to your inner self, balance your life to it. Your dreams will become more vivid and significant.
Seals swim both below and above water, giving them the ability to experience both the inner and outer worlds.
They teach those with this totem how to flow, how to hear, and how to discover the deeper mysteries of their true nature. Seals are keepers of wisdom. They reveal to us what is hidden deep within ourselves, and teach us how to integrate our imagination with the reasoning power of the intellect. This will give balance and harmony on all levels.
The seal which is so sleek and gorgeous in the water, teaches us how to feel at home in our bodies, and to uncover our inner beauty.