Double the Abundance

Today 26 – 01 – 2015 is an 8 day which is also the number for the year.  So brace yourselves, its double everything.

iTongo Tarot CardKey words and concept for 8 Justice – Balance; Justice; Realignment; Equilibrium; Logic and reason.

StrengthFor those of you who follow Waite 8 is Strength – Strength; Passion; Creative energy; Taming of the beast within; Courage; Moral victory.

Need for clarity of mind, impartial judgment and a balanced intellect.

Justice is about The mediator, adjuster, arbitrator. — One who has a deep love for simplicity, clarity, fairness and balance. So today especially for Libra, be aware of your centre and stay grounded because balance is needed.  If you haven’t set your resolutions yet, this is a good time to start that diet, balance your cheque book, tidy up your life, let go …

8 Justice is also about Karma.  You may have noticed changes on a spiritual level, these energies are adjusting your cycles which will lead towards balance and harmony.  Expect some profound moments and clarity and better sense of equilibrium.  Embrace the laws of cause and effect.  Embrace logic and fairness – a sense of judgement will prevail.

If you are dealing with any legal issues this card is a positive sign.  Things will go well this week. Also a good week to sign contracts or enter into agreements with others. If you are hesitant seek sound advice and keep your cool. Its best not to be ruled by emotions at this time – apply your intellect and logic.

If you missed “The Year Ahead” here is the link http://wp.me/p25KRU-df

iTongo Tarot Legends
As with most of the other tribes of South Africa, the Venda (VhaVenda) came from the Great Lakes of Central Africa. The Venda people are one of the last groups to have entered the area south of the Limpopo River. They first settled in the Soutpansberg Mountains.

The Venda language, TshiVenda or LuVenda, emerged as a distinct dialect in the 16th Century. In the 20th Century, the TshiVenda vocabulary was similar to SeSotho, but the grammar shares similarities with Shona dialects, spoken in Zimbabwe.

Venda law and custom constituted a system designed to protect firstly family rights, then the chiefdom and finally the individual. This placed the onus on the individual and the realisation that his actions affected the greater community, especially his/her descent group.

Venda culture has a strong emphasis on male authority (patrilineal). Moral behaviour is essentially the right and good actions of the man who does not upset the balance and harmony between the clan, society, and nature. Nature and man work together in harmony as the actions of one has consequences on the other.

The good man was not only one who respected seniors and was loyal to his family, he was also a good neighbour1. He was to live with generosity of heart and possessions and be free of the suspicion of witchcraft. He needed to be meticulous in observance of custom and loyal to the chief.

The formal handling of disputes began with the local headman and ended with the chief at the capital. A panel of elders assisted the chief and would advise on points of law and provide continuity of experience.

The process of bringing a case to court was simple and logical. If one felt that his rights had been violated, he would report the matter to his immediate headman. A date was set for the hearing and all parties concerned instructed to attend with any relevant witnesses. The case was heard in the men’s meeting place, which was a prominent feature of the homestead of chief or headman. Women were not permitted to attend these proceedings, unless they were directly involved in the case. Witnesses were allowed to hear all the testimonies and were often allowed to modify their own. In a case of civil wrong, the judgement would be restitution and compensation – the intention to ‘right a wrong’, i.e. stolen goods to be returned, the trespasser removed, or unfulfilled contracts honoured. In the case of damage or actions, which could not be undone, compensation was awarded and was usually paid for in livestock. Failing the ownership or possession of livestock, the complainant was entitled to exact satisfaction and take what he could.

Criminal offences were homicide, grievous assault, rape, incest, crimes against the chiefdom’s authorities and witchcraft/sorcery.

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Perspective is Everything

Zwidudwane12 The Hanged Man – ZWIDUDWANE

Radical change of perspective /Time in suspension /Humour as a tool /Self-imposed limitations /Spiritual turning point /Effective timing /Challenges are teachers /True light and rebirth /Transcend ego

What patterns do you keep repeating? How do you limit yourself? What do you expect from the sacrifices you are making?

The Hanged Man card is often misinterpreted due to the name and visual. In iTongo I honour the Venda’s great python God of Fertility.  Fertility is the capability or capacity to grow, develop or produce.  This ties in with 1+2=3 which is the Empress who is all about growth and abundance. As we are in the year of the Lovers (6) and this week we need to look at our relationships from a different angle.  We need to change our perspective of where we are and where we want to be.  This applies to all our relationships.  Do our current relationships help with our personal growth, or are these relationships toxic and limiting.  Being fertile is also about the ability to imagine, to be creative in our thoughts and our actions.  We need to be more giving and willing rather than expecting what we believe will make us happy.  The more we give the more we receive.

The Python is entwined on a branch from the Tree of life.  The concept of the tree of life is about knowledge which connects us to heaven and uniting the three worlds of above, below and us.  It’s also a metaphor for our life and our connection to the Ancestors.  The Ancestors will guide you to your own turning point which brings about a new level of understanding.  Like many trees that are bare in winter we learn that time is suspended but history teaches us that in the spring all is renewed.  This week we may feel like we are running on the spot without achieving anything – just be patient and wait for the turn, for the spring to arrive with new promises and a new way of being. Challenges are our teachers.  How we face them and how we resolve them teaches us valuable lessons.  Some keep repeating the same mistakes (and often expect a different outcome).  This week is ideal to change the way you do things.  As you change so too shall the result change.  Don’t hold onto ideals because of ego – let go and allow the universe and the Ancestors to guide you towards your spiritual awakening.  When spirit is at peace everything else in our lives follows suit.

The Hanged Man comes up when we are at a crossroads.  We have to make a choice, it is a clear sign the ‘something’ has to change.  Stop, take note, breathe and take control. As far as relationships go, ask yourself are you and your partner on the same page.  Do you both want the same things out of life and the relationship. Some relationships have their ‘sell by date’, they are not designed to last a lifetime.  Yet we often expect a short term liaison to last way beyond its capacity.  We then spend years trying to manipulate and fix what no longer has vitality and life.  Recognise that you need to move on.  Are you being too idealistic about romance – are your expectations within the relationship unrealistic?  Are you a 6 wanting a 10?  What do you offer?  What is your Unique Selling Point?

The Hanged Man also asks us to be generous and to share what we have.  Remember there is always someone worse off than you. Give what ever you have and that will open the flow of abundance.  The basic laws of attraction. What you put out will return.  Let go of negative thought patterns and visualise new and exciting outcomes.  Sometimes the best action is to do nothing.  Look at life from a different angle.  All good things come to those who wait.

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” 
― Wayne W. Dyer

 iTongo Legend – The Python God

The python is the god of fertility in Venda culture and lives beneath the waters of Lake Fundudzi. According to legend, a beautiful creature with curious patterned skin lived on land and he married two human wives, one old and one young. Each night when darkness came, he would go to their huts and stay until dawn. The wives never saw their husband in daylight. The young wife became curious and puzzled by this, and one day her curiosity got the better of her. She crept back from the fields and peeped in at the window. There she discovered that her husband was a fat and good natured python. Horrified at her discovery, she fled and he, in his sorrow and mortification, walked into Lake Fundudzi and disappeared forever beneath the surface.

From then on famine and drought was all over the land. The rivers and pools dried up, not even sundown could bring respite during the hot airless nights. No dew fell and even the birds fell from the sky from dehydration.

The elders and chiefs held many indabas (meetings) but no one knew or could understand the cause of this disaster. After a time the young wife stepped forward and confessed what she had done. The people begged her to make amends and placate her offended husband, thereby restoring fertility to the land.

One morning she was escorted down to the lake by all the men, blowing their reed flutes in honour of her courage. At the water’s edge, the chief presented her with a calabash of the finest beer. She waded slowly out into the water with the vessel in her hands, going deeper and deeper, until the dark water closed over her head and she was gone forever. With the Python God placated, bountiful harvests returned to the fields and pastures.

To this day, the people of the district go down to the lake with the chief. A member of his lineage walks out into the lake carrying a pot of beer, which he carefully pours on to the water. If the beer sinks, it is an indication of the python god of fertility’s pleasure and acceptance. If it floats, it means rejection and displeasure, and he will try to pull the supplicant below the water. To guard against this possibility, a strong rope is fastened around the pourer’s waist so that he can be pulled back quickly just in case the offerings are rejected.

Reward for Effort

SIX of MAVHELE – People of the North (Venda, Pedi & Ndebele)

RewardKey word – REWARD Material returns for effort | Physical comfort | Security after challenge | Generosity received | Healing | Acknowledgement of service | Knowledge | Power | Resource | Advantage

Six of Mavhele/Coins/Pentacles is about reward for effort, but also about finding the balance between what you want or wish for and what you need.  This week we need to take stock of what do we really want.  We wish for all sorts of things and happenings in the moment, without really considering if this is truly what we want or need.

The right question is ‘what is going on?’ and why do we want life to be different. Are we seeking security after a challenging time?  Are we feeling that there is a lack of acknowledgement for our services or efforts?  Tired of pushing the rock all alone … then this is also a great week to accept the hand of generosity that is being offered.

Whether it’s an offering of money, goods or resource, take advantage.  We all have ‘helpers’ along the way and this is the week to take advantage of that.  The key is being able to recognise when help is being offered. It may come as a mentor or on a more subtle level in your dreams, which is the unconscious trying to get a message through.  We always ‘know’ what to do; more often than not we choose not to follow our intuition.

This is the week for equilibrium, stability and the balance and harmony between body, mind and spirit.  Moving forward with all your capabilities and instincts. There is no reason why you can’t have success with a good heart. Be kind, generous and thoughtful.

We don’t have to deny what we wish for, but we do need to understand that we need to put in some effort for the reward.  Take advantage of the resources available, tap into your own inner power centre and push through, achieve that goal.  You will receive assistance when its most needed and from the most surprising resource at exactly the right time.

Look at your life from all angles before you take action.  Examine your own expertise and assets, how they help you and then how they help others.  Where you have done this in the past, look out for the rewards (Karmic payback) this week.  Accept and enjoy all that comes to you.

We in turn can be that shining light for someone else.  If you see someone struggling with his or her circumstances take time to share your knowledge, don’t always do the talking – the greatest gift you can give is to simply be there and listen. With great success comes great responsibility – we need to pay it forward.  Share your knowledge, help out a friend, give to charity – it is time to meet all needs on all levels.  This card is about giving and receiving but more importantly its about the constant flow of energy for the upliftment of self and others. That is what ‘wealth’ is all about.

Those that meditate, pray or commune with their Divine, will notice that spiritually they are feeling uplifted and more connected to their spiritual power.  There will be clarity in the message directing their journey.  The feeling of unconditional love and harmony within a tradition. Stabilise and balance.

The six of Mavhele brings a week of wellbeing and security, with renewed faith in life and others giving your self-esteem a welcome boost.

Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky with an apparent visual magnitude of -1.46, almost twice as bright as Canopus, the next brightest star.

iTongo Tarot Myth, Legend and History.  

The VhaVenda continuously observe Sirius.  When it appears as an evening star, they call it Khumbela Tshilalelo (asking for supper). When it is the morning star, rising early during the winter months, they call it Nanga (horn). The VhaVenda are aware that it is the same star.

The first appearance of Nanga each year used to be the signal for the beginning of harvesting and the coming of winter. The young men would climb a hill and watch for the dawn rising of Nanga. The first man to spot it in the morning sky would blow the sable antelope horn (phala-phala) to spread the glad news to the village.

The boys would then drive the chief’s cattle to a designated place and leave them unattended. The whole village would watch and wait for the first beast to return home. Its arrival was greeted with ululations and rejoicing. As a reward this first animal was presented by the chief to the ‘first’ man who heralded the coming of winter.

The BaSotho watch for Canopus which is known as Naka. The Zulu know Canopus as isAndulela, a messenger appearing at the end of autumn, the harvest time, and also as inKhwenkwezi, “The Brilliant Star”. The San believed that Canopus could influence the availability of ants’ eggs, a rich source of nourishment, and they called it “The Ant Egg Star”.

The Tropic of Capricorn is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. It lies 23026’22”south of the equator and marks the most southerly latitude at which the sun can appear directly overhead at noon. This event occurs at the December solstice, when the southern hemisphere is tilted towards the sun to its maximum extent.

Immortality

What is immortality?  The Oxford Dictionary says ; living forever, not mortal. Divine or unfading and incorruptible.

This week on Wednesday, I am presenting a talk at the 8O’Clock Club on immortals and the ancestors.  We grow up learning about these beings that live forever and we learn about their natures, trials and exploits.  Some live in peaceful harmony and others spend eternity repeating a task, never to master it.  Carl Jung looked at these universal patterns that reflect human behaviour and called them archetypes.  Most  people around the globe are familiar with Greek, Roman and Egyptian mythology. There are numerous lines of philosophy and ancient traditions that also contribute to myths and legends.

How are these myths built and how do we use them to better understand human nature.  I believe we are born with inherent knowledge.  The first most basic being our fight or flight triggers (survival of self).  The second is procreation (survival of the species).  Everything else is acquired information we gather from the collective experience of entire human race.  We learn from history, either what is presented from those who came before us, by our own life lessons and consciousness.

I also believe that we are genetically encoded by our parents experience.  We follow the patterns of experience that is reflected around us.  Geography, Creed, Religion, Socio-economic and race all dictate the patterns of our learning.

Kwena (Crocodile)In African culture and traditions, death is not viewed as the destruction of life but rather the immortality of spirit.  These who have died and joined the spirit world are referred to as  the Ancestors or Iminyanya.

In the Venda culture the practice of the re-burial of the Chiefs connects to the custom of swallowing these small rocks. The body of a deceased chief is laid out on a wooden elevation, and left until it has completely decomposed. Once the white rock originally swallowed by the dead chief falls out of the body, that rock is then swallowed by the new chief.

It is believed that swallowing this rock will give him strength and ensure the immortality of tribal lineage. Women guard the body and the small rock to ensure that the rightful chief swallows the rock and not a pretender to the throne.

ModjadjiThe Rain Queens of the BaLoBedu are considered immortal through the succession of the queens. The secrets of calling the rain, are imparted to the successor just before the death of the queen. The new queen must accept the inevitable ending of any career and/or public life she may already have embarked upon, thus ensuring that Modjadji (meaning ruler of the day) continues.

In a savage world of ceaseless warfare and oppression, this small tribe was left unscathed for fear that the awesome queen would take umbrage and curse offenders by withholding the precious rain. The Zulu held her in awe and called her Mabelamane.

When I am Grief counselling one of the things I tell my clients to that as long as they have memory the departed loved one has life.  This is proven over and over through history.  Take Napeoleon as an example – we know more about him than people living in his time.

What is the legacy you will leave behind, do we all become immortal?

A Tarot Tale about “How Death Came to Man”

Once upon a time when Unkulunkulu the great god of  the universe finished creating the universe, he called upon his dear friend the rainbow serpent to keep the earth safe for all time.  The giant serpent with all the colours imagined reflecting on his skin wrapped his body around the earth, putting his tail in his mouth to keep the mountains that rose from the mighty oceans from splitting the earth apart.

Unkulunkulu added the plants, animals and man.  He knew for the earth to prosper he had to create perfection in his manifestation.  And so was born the universal force of substance and matter.  A reflection of as above so below with unlimited potential.   Man would be natural explorers and adventurers. The sun, moon and stars pledged to guide man.  The creation was magnificent with rainbows of colour bursting forth in the darkness.  Stars finding stars and clustering together to crate their own families.

The great god said that my people would live in the lakes and rivers to protect the humans from the sun, moon and stars.  These people will be known as “those who have gone before” the amaThonga, the ancestors.  The pride of my tribe will be in the far north of the far south.  These people will gather around a mighty river and seek counsel from the lake of the water people.

The emperor of the animals shall be the elephant, the king of the children of the sun god shall be the white lion and the protector of the tribe will be the crocodile.    Each of these animals was called one by one to meet with the creator.  He told them that they were to walk among the earth and shine their light for the people to follow.  The lion was first to rise up forming his light cluster in the sky. The great elephant and the crocodile followed, each taking their positions above to shine and lead man.

The seven sisters took an oath to rise each winter as a promise of spring.  They would dance for the mortals below and show them that time had come to plant for the year ahead.  We will bring to man a sense of self confidence and esteem.  Their light shall shine as bright as ours.  They will lead generous and open hearted lives.  They will be rewarded for their toils and labours.  We will tell them when to start digging to prepare for the planting at the beginning of each growing season.  We will watch over the family and when we appear in the east, the mothers will lift up their children and teach them to reach for the stars.  We will mark the beginning of a new year.

Four great stars came together, with 3 cousins – this great constellation said that let it be known as long as we shine, no man shall ever be lost.  We will always point to his home.  We will drift across the night sky in the darkness as well as twilight, shining brighter than any other.  We will be the symbol of hope, light and the great tree of life.

A lone star heard this, and believed that since he didn’t have family, he would have to be one of the brightest stars to shine for man.  They call me by many names Naka, isAndulela, inKhwenkwezi, “The Brilliant Star” and Sirius he said.  I bring reward and will tell the people when to gather their crops.  I will shine brightest at dawn, so the vigilant will see me and sound the horn of plenty.  When I shine at night man shall ask for supper. My signal is to begin the harvest and be the messenger of autumn and the warning that the cold winter months are coming.

The father sun and mother moon were not to be outdone.  The sun said he would rise like a mighty warrior in the east; he will travel across the sky and burn out all the stars.  When man looks to me he will be blinded, but if man looks to the ground he will see himself.  As I travel across the world, I will bring heat, light and comfort.  If man does not honour my mighty power I will burn his land and his people.  I will dry up the rivers and the lakes.  My lesson to man is that he is not alone, he is master of his own.

Mother moon heard this and said that she would shine, no matter what.  She will be seen in the daylight and at night will cast her glow upon the people to guide their way.  She will make herself new every 28 days to show man that as she diminishes in size and disappears, she will always return, slowly each night until her full radiance has been achieved.  Then man shall stand on the highest mountain and bring their children to me.

As time moved on, Mother moon would watch the people below slumbering, and noticed that the plants lived as she did, they would grow, bloom, bear fruit and then in the autumn, they would drop their leaves and fruit and look like they had died, but in the springtime after the healing rains the cycle would begin again, new growth, new fruit, stronger trees.

With man she saw that they grew a little each day, until they we fully grown, then they faded out a little each day until there was nothing.  Mother did not feel that this was right, so she called upon the great god of the universe to help the nations of men.  Unkulunkulu called on the chameleon to take the message to man and tell them that they shall not die.

The chameleon set off at a pace, along the way he began to get hungry and he decided to stop for a snack, nibbling on the succulent leaves – after all his important message will let them know that they will not die, so it didn’t really matter how long he took. Unkulunkulu realised after some time that chameleon had not delivered his message to the nations of man. He then called on the speedy lizard to deliver his message.  The lizard knew he could outrun the chameleon and he set off darting amongst the rocks.  After a time he became drowsy in the sunshine, so he decided to take a break in the shade and said to himself, “I will take the message to the nations of man when the moon rises”.

Mother moons beautiful face rose as a big ball of fire from behind the mountains in the east.  Growing lighter and brighter as she rose higher and higher.  By the time she was high in the night sky, she saw that man had not received the important message from Unkulunkulu.  She saw the lazy lizard under a rock and the chameleon still snacking on the plants.  She decided that she would send the message to the nations of man.  She called her faithful servant Mantis to deliver the message.  She said tell man “as I die and dying live, so shall ye also die and dying live”.  Mantis accepted the important task and began to make his way, along the mighty river, near the sacred lake of the ancestors.

Hare was sitting munching his dinner and overheard the message, “Hah” he said, “I am faster than any of these silly messengers, I will take the message to the nations of man”.  He bounded off towards the village, repeating in his head “ as I live so shall you die”, no that wasn’t it.  He tried again “as I live and die so shall you live”.  Nope that wasn’t it either.  “Aha – as I die and dying live, so shall ye also die and dying live.”  Yes that’s it.

Hopping into the sacred kraal of man, hare thumped his foot hard on the ground.  “Listen up beasts, man, woman and child, I Hare have an important message from mother moon”.  The people gathered round, they were so excited to hear from the great mother.  The head induna moved forward and said, “speak Hare, what is the message”.  Hare was so excited being the centre of attention he blurted out “as I live so ye shall die”.  The nations of man were struck with the pain of the message.  Father looked to mother, mother looked to child and knew that their time together would end.  A great sadness and darkness came upon man.  This message had come from Unkulunkulu as well as mother moon.  “We hear you Hare, we shall make the best of our time allowed”.

Just then mantis came hopping into the kraal, “don’t listen to him, don’t listen to him he is hare brained and stupid”.  “The correct message is “as I die and dying live, so shall ye also die and dying live”.  Man looked at mantis, you are too late my friend, as we are all already dying.

Mother moon heard the wailing from the people and she was so angry at hare that she slapped him across his face splitting his lip.  “Huh! Is this the thanks I get for being your messenger?”  Well take this … he sat his tail in the fire and leapt around so swiftly the coals rose up and burnt the moons face.  Each time thereafter when man looked up to the moon, they saw the marking of Hare and were reminded that even the gods and ancestors cannot change the path of their destiny.  They had to live each day the best they could for one day each one shall die.

Neptune enters Pisces

Neptune comes home to Pisces in the 12th house after 164 years.  The Tarot card associated with Neptune is 12 The Hanged Man.  As this is the year of changes in consciousness, learning and growing through the collective effort. It is almost comforting to know that Neptune is home in Pisces.  We can heal our selves through introspection and self analysis, connecting to the greater consciousness through spirit.

This is also a time to view the world from a different perspective.  Seeking independence from everyone else’s ‘stuff’ and taking responsibility for the choices we make.  Break old patterns and rewrite your script.  We are who we are due to our life experience and influences.  If its not working for you, let go and find new role models.   Let your present life experience and thought patterns define your future.  Be all that you can be.

Don’t limit your self, rather shoot for it all, and adjust as you go along.  Some say that life is a compromise.  Yes we do have to fit in with what’s going on around us, reacting and responding to external influences, but that does not mean we have to sell out who we are and our authentic selves.

We just need to look at life from a different perspective, transcending our ego and not take ourselves too seriously.  Draw energy from humanity and the collective.

Use the energy of Neptune and Pisces to help you find that still point.  To show what the soul wants.  Practice your philosophy daily and extend it to others.

Zwidudwane12  The Hanged Man – ZWIDUDWANE  (Water Spirits)

CONCEPT Sacrifice with wisdom; Surrender; Breaking old patterns; Dissolve barriers; Prophecy

Zwidudwane invites you to sacrifice with wisdom to achieve a new level of understanding.

Radical change of perspective / Time in suspension / Humour as a tool / Self-imposed limitations / Spiritual turning point  / Effective timing / Challenges are teachers / True light and rebirth / Transcend ego.

 

Lake Fundudzi is a sacred lake, venerated by the VhaVenda people. It lies in the heart of the Soutpansberg mountains and is one of the few true inland lake systems in South Africa.

The Lake is fed by three rivers – the Mutale, the Godoni, and the Muiladi, and holds an abundance of fish, vital to the livelihood of the ‘People of the Pool’. The Venda people believe Zwidudwane (water spirits), live at the bottom of waterfalls and in the lake.

Legend has it that the rivers that run into this lake do not mix with the water, but rather skips over the top disappearing into the mountain and comes out the other side, without emptying the lake.

Warrior of Mavhele (Earth) – Ambitious Desire

Walt Disney once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it”. 

Wanting more is not about being greedy or being dissatisfied with what we have, it’s about being single minded and dedicated to the hopes, dreams, ambitions and desires we have.  Staying true to yourself and your path.

The energy of this card is to have a clear and focused goal or end point in what it is that your desire.  This energy will help you push through the blocks or boundaries to achieve your goal.  Be flexible and adapt in order to move in new directions.

Desire is a great motivator – if we don’t have aspirations, we don’t advance.  Be it on a physical level (exercise and diet), a material level (wealth gain) or an emotional level (love and compassion), we need to constantly be evolving and growing in our selves and our outlook.   We need to think outside of the norm and be realistic about what we are able to achieve.  Unrealistic expectations end in disappointment.

Here is the paradox – while being fluid and flexible, this energy keeps us grounded and focused.  To others it may appear that we are fixed, unmovable but this is the energy that helps us stay true to ourselves and keeps us on the path we have chosen.  Don’t feel rushed, others perceive you as being pernickety but you know you are being methodical and “God is in the details”.

Be prepared to work at achieving your goals.  Its OK to take time, not everything worthwhile happens in an instant.  Clear planning, methodical means and step-by-step gets us to where we want to be.  Gather the tools of experience, insight and knowledge to aid your journey.  Remember it’s about the process – you can’t take shortcuts.  Anything worth doing is worth doing well.  If you can’t follow through then perhaps you need to re-evaluate your desires.

Taking charge of a situation is what makes it work.   Leaving too much up to others or fate often ends in undesirable results. Owning responsibility of the choices you make moves you forward.  Don’t fix it if its not broken – don’t try and reinvent the wheel, this is a time to use experience and insight gained by life or observation.  Stick with what works.

Be real and affective in your endeavours. Luxuriate in your life.  Honour your word and commitments to self and others.  Every one needs someone like you to support him or her. When the going gets tough the energy of the Warrior of Earth will see you through.

Ambitious DesireGeography of Warrior of Mavhele:  Bourke’s Luck – Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.

This impressive natural water feature at the very beginning of the Blyde River Canyon, has taken centuries of sand and rock carried by the rivers, to erode large cylindrical potholes in the river’s bedrock. Bourke’s Luck is located at the point where the Treur River (River of Sorrow) meets with the Blyde River (River of Joy) and the constantly swirling whirlpools are perhaps a fitting representation of this fact.

Warrior : Thohoyandou (Head of the Elephant) was a great king and legendary hero who expanded the VhaVenda Kingdom. During Thohoyandou’s reign, the VhaVenda Kingdom stretched from the Vhembe River (Limpopo) in the north to the Olifants River and the Crocodile River in the south. This kingdom also included people who were not Venda speaking. The Karanga of Zimbabwe was subject to Thohoyandou and the Bapedi chiefs recognised him as their sovereign. King Thohoyandou was the last king of a united Venda.