For many years I have been feeling awkward around the new year celebration days and observing myself not really being so enthusiastic about it. It never felt like an ending to me and I couldn't understand why, what was wrong with me. I never made any new year resolution and I never cared about the party and all the fuss about it. Luckily, Human Design gave me a logical explanation and now I am quite relaxed into my non enthusiastic mood in those days.
Every experience in our life has a beginning, a middle and an end and the Solar Year is just the most obvious example. We know the importance of how the beginning of something can determine the whole experience that follows, but what about the end. It's as much important to be able to consciously go through the end of an experience and get the awareness that is there for us.
Human Design gives us the mechanics of how to do it. According to the ancient chinese wisdom I-Ching - the book of changes (main element in HD, that describes the 64 archetypes playing out in our world), the new Solar Year starts when the Sun enters the 41 hexagram and this happens around the 21th of January. It is also the initiating codon that starts the human experiential way. And before the new start we are given a process to make sense out of the old cycle. In a way, the experience has not really ended, if we don't make a space for us to reflect back with the question: “What did this experience bring to me?” This mechanism of making sense of the past is inherent in the I-Ching mandala. It's a period of around 3 weeks (before the Sun enters the 41 hexagram) and it goes through a sequence of 4 hexagrams, which give us the important questions to ponder around before the end.
38th - The Fighter - (30.12 - 05.01) - Did I find purpose in my life this year? What was worth fighting or struggling for?
54th - Ambition - (05.01-10.01) - Who was in my life? Who recognized and supported me?
61th - Inner Truth - (10.01-15.01) - What did I realize about myself? What is my inner truth?
60th - Limitation - (15.01-21.01) - What limitations I met this year? Was I able to accept the limitations, release the past and continue?
You can read more about this here:
The Rave New Year-Stage 1 and 2
The Rave New Year-Stage 3 and 4
This year I will dedicate this process to make an evaluation on my career path and the questions I am asking myself are:
(30.12 - 05.01) Am I working just for the money, or I found a deeper purpose in my work? Was there a project that gave me a sense of greater meaning this year?
(05.01-10.01) Who recognized my work and contribution and supported me on the material plane this year? Who were the correct allies in my work?
(10.01-15.01) What was inspiring and brought me further realization about myself? Did my work reflect my inner truth?
(15.01-21.01) What limitations I met in my job this year? Was I able to accept and outgrow the limitations and look forward?
To those of you who will try this experiment with me, I wish you to be really honest with yourself and may this process bring us more clarity for our direction and purpose in this life!