9 The Hermit INDUNA
Induna (plural: izinDuna) : Advisor, ambassador, headman
CONCEPT – Completion; Introspection; Divine inspiration; Wise old man; Teacher; Advisor; Humanitarian
Induna invites you to look within through silent meditation and solitude.
The Numbers: 2016 – 2 + 1 + 6 = 9
Numbers in support – 20/2; 16/7; 0
The Hermit asks us to look inwards to find insight and to manifest that knowledge with courage. Sometimes we do need to withdraw from all the madness that surrounds us. Take time to explore within. We tend to fear ‘being alone’ this year we will need to make that journey to discover the gifts that solitude can offer. Be a seeker of knowledge and insight. As the saying goes “Seek and ye shall find”. It is helpful to know what it is that we seek, whether it’s peace, spiritual connection, joy or simply a greater understanding of self and the world. Trust in your own abilities and really tune in … your inner voice is waiting to be heard and will guide you.
The transition from 2015 to 2016 for some may be quite an emotional and spiritual time. Some may notice a change in their dreams or a pull towards their divine and spirituality. Seek out teachers and tools to assist your transition making it easier and meaningful.
The Hermit invites us to build on past experiences and work with our own personal wisdom and insights. Issues that seemed difficult may now have a clearer meaning. The path that we are meant to follow is illuminated and we need to reassess our goals – taking note of our achievements.
What to expect in a Hermit Year.
Endings and completion, The Hermit year is the best year to complete those unresolved issues you have been dragging around from your past. Time to put down the burden and make the transition into a new direction unencumbered with that baggage.
This is a year where you cannot compromise your values, everything you think and do needs to be significant and meaningful and have a valued place in your life. Toxic people and relationships need to be cleared – rather be on your own with the time to assimilate who you are and what you need than to compromise yourself and your values.
- 2016 is a major year to complete and begin again. Do that self examination and assessment.
What do you want?
What do you need?
So get to it and make those lists –
what unfinished business needs your attention?
how are you managing your time between work, family, play and spirit?What are your dreams?
Start a dream journal or do a vision board
2016 is also about light bearers and way-showers. Spirit is strong (the light is everywhere) and will show the direction. Be aware of your personal wisdom in insights. Where you have stumbled, help is at hand and light will be shed on the path to help and guide you through. When we make choices and decisions the outcome is determined, be focused and set the intention with a good heart and clear purpose. Don’t discount the wisdom you have gained from life experience. Dream but remain grounded in the reality of your life and situation. Surround yourself with love, beauty, order and harmony. We are who and where we are because of the choices we have made in the past, acknowledging this is what brings our wisdom, order and harmony into the light.
The Hermit inspires us to look within. Hermit people are natural teachers and mediators. Get involved in community projects especially those related to education. We can choose to be anything we want to be, its education that determines the quality.
The energy of the Hermit is to radiate our inner spiritual force and bring light to others. As the light bearer he asks that we show the way by self acceptance, which translates into confidence. As long as the intention is pure, the results will speak the truth with wisdom and insight. Share your knowledge freely, offer guidance based on your own higher learning and experience. Lead by example in a quiet and gentle way.
The Hermit asks that the collective of world leaders (Political and Spiritual) act from a point of spiritual focus, make wiser choices and stand up with honesty and integrity. The Induna is the wise old man and therefore leaders need to listen to their ancestors and to history and not keep perpetuating the same mistakes.
The theme for 2016 includes community – working together for a common goal. We are a global community, but we need to look closer to home and clean up our own ‘ back yard’ before we try to solve the worlds problems.
Local policies need to be readjusted and implemented. We will see a new order arise, a new leader of the free world will be identified.
Get involved in community projects. Help create order and harmony around you. When situations become too chaotic rather withdraw to seek spiritual guidance and maintain your balance. Many will be asked to take up leadership roles and positions whether they want to or not. Trust your inner self and your experience. Identify people in transition and help them, illuminate their path – be the lantern bearer.
Our efforts are supported by
(As above)20 The World/Earth/Iminyanya – Good judgement; Rebirth; Introspection; Transformation; Evaluation; Metamorphosis
(As Below and our Spiritual Realm) 2 The High Priestess/Moyo – Intuition; Self-resourcefulness; Dissolving barriers; The Oracle; Releasing boundaries
(Our mental attitude) 0 The Fool/Ulwaluko – Courage; Transition; Transformation through a rite of passage; A spiritual journey; Retreat and seclusion
(Influence from the Past) 16 The Tower/Thulamela – Restoration; Renovation; Great courage; Sexual force; Health; Truth; Danger
(Influence of the future) 7 The Chariot/Indwe – Change; As above so below; Impulsive momentum; Imagination; Victorious warrior
(Our Emotional Realm) 1 The Magician/Sangoma – The Magic of Possibility; Communication; Timing; The Healer; Nature; Alchemy
(Our Physical Realm) 6 The Lovers/uThando – Choice and decision; Eternal triangle; The merging of opposites; Balance and wholeness
Make space for the new beginnings. Look out for those Ah-Hah moments, when light is shed on your path. Remember you hold the light within, share it.