Today may see knowledge and theories from different sources coalescing to form one combined idea as the plan is finalised. This process is empowered first by the energy of the full moon and then by the solstice.
At the beginning of this solar year, we welcomed the nawal 4 N’oj as the year bearer. This gave the overall theme of the year of bringing plans into physical stability. Now on its 7th occurrence, we see the nawal N’oj combined with the number 7, the number of endings and finality. This suggests that now is the time to finalise plans. These plans may be coming from many directions, and it may lead to some confusion as to which ones to develop. This is the day to make the decision, you can see them all for what they are.
The energy of the full moon in Sagittarius sheds light on the darkness, on what is hidden from view, and brings out a desire to actively seek out the truth of matters. As this process continues, the peak solar energy of the solstice happens 11 hours later, strongly illuminating the resolution or aim. This could prove to be a very dynamic combination alone, but combined with the problem solving intellect of N’oj and the balance and finality of the number 7 should give rise to extremely practical solutions for conclusion.
Within the cycle of the year are many sub-cycles. I often mention the cycle of the trecenas, but here is another, the 20 day cycle. The theme of this 20 day cycle, from 7 N’oj to 1 N’oj, should be finishing off one plan or set of ideas so that the new ides can be born in the future. So, not only should the energy of today highlight a drive to get things finished off, this should continue for the next 20 days.
This is also the start of the month Rukub’ Pach (the second hatching of hens), the seventh month of the year, the peak of the growth cycle. It is coinciding with the northern summer solstice, which occurs in the northern hemisphere on June 20th for everywhere west of eastern Europe (to the east of eastern Europe, solstice is occurring on the 21st June). If the cycle of the year were seen as the cycle of the day, the June solstice in the northern hemisphere could be seen as midday, the time when the sun is at its highest point, its most energetic and vital. If the cycle of the year were seen as the cycle of life, the summer solstice could be seen as the point in time when the growth of the child has finished, but the decay of old age is yet to set in, it is the peak of physical perfection. Today this energy is expressed through the nawal 7 N’oj, empowering and raising to a peak knowledge and intellect.
The nawal N’oj is the nawal of thought, of intelligence and intellect. Within the count of days, there are two geniuses. B’atz is the creative genius, N’oj the intellectual one. N’oj is an energy of masculine, logical thought. N’oj is the problem solver, it gives ideas and solutions which work in the real world. N’oj gives a different way to understand situations, and through this ability comes innovation. It is thought, but also understanding and, indeed, knowing. As such, N’oj is also a day associated with divination.
This energy is not necessarily social, it can lead to becoming absorbed into one’s work, lost in one’s thoughts. The influence of N’oj can create ideas which may be very much ahead of their time. Do not be surprised if ideas you have on this day take a little time to catch on, the people you express the ideas to may need a little time to process, to see the genius within the idea.
N’oj is also one of the classic year bearers, or year lords. As a year bearer it is thought to be one of the more beneficial and benign energies. This year, 2016, is the year 4 N’oj.
The number seven is the mid-point of the range of numbers. It is known as a number of death and endings, which would seem strange as it is only half way through. It is another representation of the change of state of the soul, showing half of the journey (1-6) in the mortal world and half (8-13) in the otherworld.
If we imagine the numbers 1 through 13 as a pyramid, the number seven would be at the top. Seven is the number of balance, it gives the ability to weigh up situations and see all points of view. While this may be very noble, it may lead to indecision.