2009 is the year of the Ox (Bull or Buffalo). I have of late been receiving a few letters from Mercury regarding the Ox and he tells me of his bravery - a pure white bull is the mount of the Hindu deity Shiva and the bull was always a much prized sacrifice to the gods and heroes of ancient Greece. Truly the patient strength of endurance exhibited by the noble ox is inspiring.
But there are some little secret things about the ox too.......
They say he is naive in love but that's because his heart is so big. See him there amongst the flowing emerald grasses, he is smiling, courting his mate, they play through the grass like sleek, black fish through the waves. Together their happiness radiates warmth to the four quarters of the earth. What's that up there? He spies a special coloured cloth that hangs precariously, perhaps on a cliff, perhaps in the heavens itself. Why not bring it back for his Beloved? Swiftly see him speed to it with the rash wings of a noble spirit! Falling now, falling....his small black body has lost all purchase upon the earth...but the gods themselves are moved and with a great pulsation of blood through the cool Spirit of heaven, the little black body is now cupped in the hands of the Great One...blessed and secure!
The Beautiful Bull.