Et voila, here the 24thAKHALDAN I CHING CALENDAR, presenting the Chinese Year of the loyal and generous Earth-Dog.

This year starts on Sunday the 29th of January 2006 at 14:34 Amsterdam Time (a.t.) and ends on Saturday the 17th of February 2007 at 16:35 a.t. (16:15 GMT), so a long Chinese Year!

The Dog is the Chinese equivalence of the western star sign Leo ( ) meaning: Ego, individuality, self-confidence, own essence, energy, the sun, creativity, products of art, children education, festivities, festivals, parties,

love experiencing and ceremonies. For the Chinese a Dog is loyal, he has a big heart and is therefore very generous. For that reason the heart is the weak organ of the Dog and also for this year. Special tea for this year is therefore the camomile.

Leo ( ) is governed by the Sun, what stands for ego, individuality, energy.

The colour of this year is orange and the tune is “ D “ (re).

The indication of this year of the Earth-Dog :

Lust, passion, multidimensional creativity, talents, strength, integration of animalistic energies, overcoming old fears and conditionings. If you are ready to accept all which you find in yourself, you will be able to move through everything with deep sensitivity, awareness, love and understanding. Ask yourself what areas in your life (physical, emotional or spiritual) would you like to live out more fully.

Suggestion: Take everything in with more awareness!

Affirmation: I enjoy living to the utmost!

This year of the Eart-Dog is governed by the I Ching Hexagram 16 :

Enthusiasm “ ( Earth, the receptive below; Thunder, the exciting above ).

The Judgement

ENTHUSIASM: movements of inherent harmony.

A great time indeed. One needs helpers.

The Image

As thunder resounds out of the earth, so kings of old made music in the temple.

To honour merit and devote it to God. A time for song and dance. A time for awe.

Lao Tse says says about number 16:

Empty yourself of everything. Let the mind rest at peace. The ten thousand things rise and fall while the Self watches their return. They grow and flourish and then return to the source. Returning to the source is stillness, which is the way of nature. The way of nature is unchanging. Knowing constancy is insight.

Not knowing constancy leads to disaster. Knowing constancy the mind is open. With an open mind you will be openhearted. Being openhearted you will act royally. Being royal, you will attain the divine.

Being divine, you will be at one with the Tao. Being at one with the Tao is eternal.

And though the body dies, the Tao will never pass away.

The secret Dakini Oracle 16 says: “ Holocaust “

Spiritual victory, need to take dramatic action, emotional change, the loss of one thing in order to gain another, a public catharsis, bringing about a general change of consciousness, transcending all events compromising this Kali Yuga (Dark age of materialism, lack of moral fibre and general apathy).

AKHALDAN is an astro-ecological society of learned beings like you and me.

Akh means Heaven, Al is God and Dan signifies Here and Now.

The main goal of this foundation is the stimulation of cosmic consciousness by the study, production and practising of the 7 magic arts or sciences to know:

  1. Astrology; 2. Music; 3. Painting; 4. Yoga; 5. Tantra; 6. Alchemy; 7. Philosophy.

Well dear cosmic conscious friends may this calendar be a guide in this loyal and enthusiastic year of the earth- dog, sarvamangalam,