01-15-2009, 05:11 PM
Congratulations to all Aiki list members on the opening this new year.
Heisei 21: 21st Year of Heisei era
Tsuchinoto : 6th of the ji-kan 10 celestial stems inner aspect of earth
Ushi doshi: Year of the Ox
Kyushi Kasei : # 9 purple fire Ki
Year of the Ox, Signifies leadership, strength, power and stability. As for Kyushi Kasei it is the 9th number of the cycle of 9. It is situated in the south position which is at the top or head of the 9-star compass so it
implies mental development and intelligence. 9 is the highest # compared to 1...it's color is purple which implies high rank.
It is common sense that happiness visits the family who treaures life, ancestors and kami. It is the
sun above your head at noon and implies vigorous KI..especially mental KI.
In terms of fortune it is the time to make a plan--to sow-- to
fertilize...to prepare for future.
SHRINE/AIKIDO INTERN POSITION AT TSUBAKI GRAND SHRINE OF AMERICA
Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America is accepting applications for the SHINTO/AIKIDO INTERN. This full time position opening this Spring offers the unique chance for immersion in the world of Aikido and Shinto. The position includes all training, private quarters in shrine guest house and a stipend. Please contact Rev. Barrish (Shrine Priest).
17720 Crooked Mile Rd.
Granite Falls, WA 98252