As the earth awakens from its winter slumber, the gentle spring wind brings with it the promise of new beginnings. A new fate, a new story waiting to unfold like a delicate silk scroll, unfurling its beauty and mysteries with the turn of the Zodiac wheel.
As cherry blossoms bloom and fireworks light up the night sky, the rabbit burrows into the subterranean, only to reemerge and hop its way into the spotlight, soothing the rough shores of the past and guiding us into the unknown in a voyage of discovery. The soft thump of its heartbeat is like a soothing lullaby, reminding us to approach the new year with a kind and open heart. Its long ears, keenly attuned to the slightest sound, remind us to be open to opportunities and to listen to our intuition.
As we welcome the new year, may the stars align. May we all find the courage to navigate through life's challenges with elegance and balance, while cherishing the precious connections we share with others.
In this conversation with Gregory Done, we delve into the mysterious realm of the water rabbit and explore how its gentle yet powerful energy can guide us through the ebbs and flows of life, helping us to make the most of opportunities and weather any storms that may come our way. We talk about the transformative power of the water rabbit as the bringer of diplomacy, close-knit relationships, and sneaky guile. Gregory also unravels what lies ahead for the 12 animals of the Chinese cosmological Zodiac.
Listen into this discussion on the symbols, energies, and cosmological influences that we may encounter this coming water rabbit year.
In This Conversation We Discuss:
- The mystery and Alice-in-Wonderland-esque weirdness of the water rabbit year
- The season of being ‘dead’
- Cultivating intuition and empathy as a rabbit
- The power of the ‘weak’ – Being proud of our weak and sensitive medicine
- The diplomatic bunny – The cunning and dramatic side of the rabbit
- The state of mental health this coming year
- Transformation from cultivating close relationships in the peach blossom year
- Opportunities and challenges the different Zodiac animals might expect this coming year
- Peach Spring Beyond This World – The vision of the rabbit
My most heartfelt clinical tip is to be honest about what does and doesn’t work – don’t get stuck in a style, system, or technique, and don’t be a “true believer.”
Gregory David Done, DSOM, L.Ac. is a practitioner of Classical Chinese Medicine and Polestar Astrology. Gregory has an MA in Buddhist Studies from Naropa University and a Doctor of Science in Oriental Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine. He is a published poet and author who has written extensively on the Chinese tradition as taught by Liu Ming.
Gregory is deeply interested in the immigration and cultural assimilation of Asian traditions in America and is a vocal proponent of a pluralistic, non-sectarian approach to practice guided by traditional culture and lineage.
He currently lives in Auburn, WA, where he practices at Docere Integrated Medicine.