Monday, October 11, 2010
Nu Kua, finding your balance
Chinese legend tells of a quarrel between two powerful Gods. When the water god, Gong Gong, saw that he was losing, he smashed his head against Mount Bzxhou, a pillar holding up the sky. The pillar collapsed and caused the sky to tilt towards the northwest and the earth to shift to the southwest. This caused great calamities, such as unending fires, vast floods, and the appearance of fierce man-eating beasts. Nu Kua cut off the legs of a giant tortoise and used them to supplant the fallen pillar, alleviating the situation and sealing the broken sky using stones of seven different colors, but she was unable to fully correct the tilted sky. This explains the phenomenon that sun, moon, and stars move towards the northwest, and that rivers in China flow southwest into the Pacific Ocean.
Nu Kua is here today to remind you to find balance within your world. Everything in your life reflects everything else. If one of your "pillars" falls your whole life will fall into chaos. She is also here to tell you perfect balance is not always possible so don't create undue stress in your life trying to achieve this. Even she wasn't perfect enough and had to leave the world slightly out of balance. So find a balance that works for you.