神棚 / お守り

干支物 / 新年物
New Years

KI TREND OF 2017/ HEISEI 29/ HINOTO TORI DOSHI/ IPPAKU SUISEI CHUGU

In Japan from ancient times people have been very time conscious things in Nature occur in their own time awareness of time encourages gratefulness which is basic for a happy fulfilled life. In Japan, 3 types of astrology have been observed: TEN-CHI-JIN teaching of Heaven, teaching of Earth and teaching of Man.
Teaching of Heaven is JIKKAN 10 celestial stems, the inner and outer aspects (yin and yang) of the 5 elements.
Teaching of Earth is JU-NI-SHI the 12 Animals/directions (this is the most popular and well known) The Eto is the Yearly symbol/animal and invite good fortune for that year.
Teaching of Man is the KYUSEI the 9-Star KI. A system following a grid called the magic square.

HINOTO/ younger fire

The 4th element of Jikkan (10 celestial stems) is HINOTO. Ki is transmitted by Divine Sunlight. The Blood that flows through our bodies in turn functions as the direct root of our Inochi/ life force. From Inochi/ life force-  strength, wisdom and courage are born. Hinoto means these qualities emerging, being brought forth. Hinoto also signifies vigour, collision, clashing and conflict between new and old forces.

Hinoto represents vigour and force. It also suggests that the conventional widespread ways are still practised and that an opposing new force is emerging. 

CHI/ teaching of Earth= Junishi (12 animal/direction)

Tori (The Rooster)
TORI DOSHI / Year of Rooster: TORI…following the Saru-doshi/ year of Monkey comes Tori-doshi/ Year of Rooster- the 10 of the 12 Eto—   the Rooster is a symbol of Dawn, however in contrast  the position is due west of the calendar…trigram is DA…. so we have some seemingly opposite energies——

  the positive aspect of Tori Doshi suggests the magical fermentation process of Sake making——— the divine Musubi/ creative combining of elements. As 2017 is the Yin (female) Tori Year there is a traditional relationship with bright gold and good finances…..

  …..the negative aspect is the sense that this magical life process of Musubi is experiencing some difficulty…some hardship. Selfishness in it's extreme form tends to be the dominant element. Yang is further declining and the sense is the aging, withering or shrinking of  all things. The Ki of Yin (negative Ki) is associated with shrinking.

Tori Doshi suggests the weakening of sunlight and the advance of the Ki of Yin. Air is getting cooler and the dominant force is shrinking. Rice crops are drying and rice grains are getting whiter and harder. Leaves have turned colours and fruits have fallen to the ground. 

JIN/ teaching of Man= Kyusei Kigagu ( 9 Star KI)

IPPAKU SUISEI/ #1 White Water Star KI

The innate natural position of Ippaku Suisei is due North in Kyusei (astrology) this position is KAN / the first of the 8 trigrams …the KI of Kan suggests the middle son—the pensive mediator—the KI of calmly and slowly creating the win-win solutions….IPPAKU SUISEI is the direction of Ne/ Rat of the Junishi/ Zodiac. North is the direction of the North Star which is for us fixed an immovable…since ancient times the Fire of the Sun suggests Heaven and Water suggests Earth…the direction of Ippaku Suisei is One White Water.

One is the beginning—the foundation—in the human body it is the area under the umbilicus…the area of human genitalia and place of water. 
In the world of plants the time when we see the first buds of the germinating seeds means “One"…the mysterious time between 11:00 PM and 1:00 AM is considered the time of Ne/ the hour of rat…the beginning and end of the day.
This time corresponding to midnight is a lull in atmospheric energy is a time of “floating and darkness". Generally considered a time for spiritual progress rather than outward social progress. A time of reflection and also planning.


——when we think of Niwa-tori/ chickens, rooster we of of course realize they have close family life and close social interactions and cooperation——this is I believe the KI to success in 2017——   through cooperation and hard work together we can actualize the positive elements of KI forecast…..

Please practice Misogi, even in the shower or by washing your hands and face and and then praying before Kamidana or Ofuda:

HARAE TAMAE KIYOME TAMAE ROKKONSYOJO
HARAE TAMAE KIYOME TAMAE ROKKONSYOJO
HARAE TAMAE KIYOME TAMAE ROKKONSYOJO

DOUSO SARUTAHIKO DAIMYOJIN
DOUSO SARUTAHIKO DAIMYOJIN
DOUSO SARUTAHIKO DAIMYOJIN

HARAE TAMAE KIYOME TAMAE ROKKONSYOJO
HARAE TAMAE KIYOME TAMAE ROKKONSYOJO
HARAE TAMAE KIYOME TAMAE ROKKONSYOJO

MAMORI MICHIBIKI TAMAE

In this way we can become closer to Okami and be more intensely alive in each precious moment.

 

Eto Juyohin

Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America has Eto Juyohin such as Eto Hama-Ya/ yearly misfortune dispelling arrows, Eto Ema/ votive plaques and Eto Fuku Suzu/ Good fortune earthenware bells available for a very limited time around the opening of the new year.. please contact the Jinja for availablity