The Eight of iSibane is about virility. It’s the power and the passion that we all possess. This is the week to let your passion fly, state your intentions clearly, awaken you personality and declare – I am who I am! With pride and strength.
With all this energy going on inside you may feel that a lot of things are still ‘up in the air’ and you are waiting on others to get the ball rolling, that’s OK, it will happen when it happens. What you can do in the meantime is work on focusing your own energy and power.
For most of us patience is a difficult lesson, especially when the world around us is about instant gratification. The eight of iSibane is about balance. With stillness comes peace.
An 8 is made up of two perfect circles – balance and harmony, each in equal measure. The Lemniscate or the horizontal number 8 also known as the infinity symbol represents the concept of perpetual motion, which is the supreme signature of the Universe and all cycles – as you sow, so shall you reap.
Laws of cause and effect, Karma and the return of all your energy in infinite cycles. Take a close look at your situation and work in practical ways to bring balance and harmony. This is a good week to stabilise, use your time efficiently and be dependable. Don’t make promises or arrangements you know you cant keep. Work hard, but don’t be a workaholic. Sometimes a break and some time out allows new energy to flow, making you more effective.
The main message is one of accountability for our actions. This card reminds us that we all have a conscience – we should listen to it more often. Pay attention to the whispering in your ear, we should do the right thing. We need to learn from our mistakes. Take some time to examine the past. What choices and actions would you have done differently? What can you do today to bring change? What are you setting up now for the future? What do you expect the results to be.
Identify areas in your life that need change, find the solution and the way to success. Start a diary, make a vision board, contemplate, meditate – In the circle of life we are all connected, we are all one.
The Fire of iSibane brings the acceleration of affairs. Things may begin to happen at a rapid pace. What the cosmos teaches us that within everything there is order – and so too should be your growth. Any blockage or obstacle can be overcome through the transformative power of Fire energy.
Your goals are within reach and new ideas will bring satisfactory conclusions. At times you may feel swept off your feet, all you have to do is hit the ground running. Keep up and keep going.
Another sense of urgency that may arise is your commitment to spirit. Major breakthroughs are possible. If you have plotted your course well all you have to do is implement it. Spiritual activities increase and assume greater significance the more you practice. The stronger your sense of purpose the greater the result.
This power is especially in the 8 of Wands/Fire. Part of you is the foundation (below) and part of you is spirit (above) both reflect equally and as you transmit, so you receive.
When opportunity knocks, you need to be ready. Pay attention to everything that comes your way. Strike while the iron is hot, and when all is said and done you will be satisfied with the results.
Mpondo and Mpondomise
Between the escarpment of the Drakensberg and the sea, lives a number of tribes, and between the uMtata and umTamvuna Rivers live the Mpondo and Mpondomise peoples. Tradition tells that the Mpondo have lived in the same part of the country for twelve generations, spanning nearly three centuries, and that Chief Cabe was the first to be buried in what is now KwaZulu-Natal.
Both the Mpondo and Mpondomise, like all the Nguni people, are divided into patrilineal clans (iziduko), where descent is based on the male line. Members of each clan are regarded as related for they can trace their descent from a common ancestor, but not all of them can trace their exact genealogical connection. Nevertheless, fellow members of a clan are forbidden to marry for they are regarded in this respect as brothers and sisters. Most clans have several thousand members, so the choice of marriage partners is severely limited.
The Mpondo number forty-six clans that can trace descent from their far distant ancestor, Mpondo.