The Yin Yang diagram depicted above is a useful symbol that can help us understand the energies currently arising in the cycle of nature. The black part of the diagram represents the Yin half of the year while the white part represents the Yang half. Notice that Minor Cold represents the first phase of the year to unfold in Yang territory.
Over the next two seasonal cycles, we will experience the coldest part of the year, but even as the temperature continues to plummet, energetically we are already heading towards springtime and summer. The vision of green trees and blooming flower fields may seem distant, but in actuality, the Yang force is already chipping away at the juggernaut of winter. If you picture the journey from winter to summer as a road trip from Canada to Florida, then we may still be way up north near Montreal, but we are heading south towards Miami.
Minor Cold embodies the initial seasonal push against the strong headwinds of winter. To align with the Qi energies emerging at this time, you too must be prepared to project your will in the face of adversity and push with all your might against any seemingly irresistible forces blocking your path. Don’t allow harsh external conditions to discourage you. Embody the spirit of this seasonal phase by summoning your resilience, assertiveness, and strength. Let the world know how tough you really are!
If you experience any setbacks over the next two weeks, transform your disappointment into Yang Qi and use that energy to drive harder towards your goal. Welcome pressure, opposition, and resistance as the opportunity to develop energetic “core” strength. Whatever the outcome, people will notice your steadfastness and respect your effort.
Practicing the Minor Cold empowerment on Friday, January 5th between 4:48 AM EST and 6:48 AM EST will empower your will and strengthen your resolve. (Remember to adjust for the time difference if you live in another time zone). The Minor Cold seasonal phase lasts until Friday, January 19th at 10:08 PM EST when Major Cold, the sixth and final cycle of winter begins. Until then, remain strong and push with buoyant determination against the resistance you encounter.