Monday, September 10, 2012

7 Seven 7: a beastly upgrade.

I'm a gonna break the rules. I know right? Shock and horror. I was presented a blogging award that seems to revolve around the number seven so, I figure we're gonna visit the seven playground instead of seven awful boring facts about me.

See??? Here is said award:

Thank you, Vickie

The first thing that comes to mind for me when seven shows up is that lucky, lucky rabbit from the School House rock multiply your sevens short.

In the video Sampson seems to be the exception to the conventions of how life works in comparison to the conventions everyone else adopts and it works for him. He just has the luck and timing thing on his side. Well, sevens have the capacity to be just that: the hand of divine providence that places you in just the place at the right time with just the right thing to say or do. It talks of mystery, magic, fate, gods, and ancestors.

I have had several different philosophies of how numbers are looked at opened up to me when I decided I wished to hone the talents my ancestors gifted to me. Because of that, I have sort of formed this mash up understanding of what numbers talk about when they present themselves repeatedly. The most recent added facet would be my studying and work with Mongolian Shamanic divination techniques. Through these studies I have been putting myself to the task to, I have found that it's not just the number that matters, but the context under which the number is dropped into. This is most clearly demonstrated in the 9 coin divination. The seven of heads indicates success and full recoveries from illness, while the tail indicates horrible disaster by means of predator.

If you turn your attention to the tarot system, seven pips seem to also have that same dualistic nature regardless of its heads up/ down position. It could be talking about using all at your disposal, including magic, to manifest your goals and dreams or it could be talking about delusion, over defensiveness against enemies that do not exist, and fears that are overpowering and defy logic. The inverted seven in this system is usually a great big, wafting lacy, red curtain. . . As in: STOP. Right. Now. Look around you and pay attention.

Turning our attention back to a Mongolian system, the seven in the spread of thirteen talks about you being consumed and crossed by your own anger, self sabotage, or someone is very angry with you and throwing monkey wrenches in your gears. It's clearly a very negative thing here, but a very important message that could shift how you move through the maze. Even then, I would still qualify that as a hand of fate thing on the account of forcing you to acknowledge that something here is not right and you need to take a closer look to know how to fix it.

In a method I was taught to read playing cards,  the sevens are said to bring the troubles that fate has assigned. While Fate may indeed be spinning out our assigned troubles, hurdles, and flying monkeys, Fate does not assign how we choose to handle them. Clearly, that choice remains in our realm and how we choose to handle those things may be the sole key in how the event unfolds. Yes I know, it is a paradox of sorts, albeit, a comforting paradox to me, however.

Sevens are sort of like the words a friend keeps saying to me: " I have good news and bad news: the future is in your hands." Really, it is a sort of beastly up grade to your situation, usually born of strife and chaos, but the imagination takes flight as necessity demands a solution.

Seven seems to be the pinnacle of blessings and blasphemy: 7th Heaven and 7 layers of Hell, 7 chakras and 7 deadly sins, 7 days of the week and 7 seas ( oh come on, we all know you want to obliterate Monday.)  Both the fairy realm and Pleiadies are represented by a star of seven points. So I guess I have good news and bad news: how you handle sevens is all in your hands.

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