The month of July brings us into connection with Fu Xi, the god who is a link between history and mythology. According to an Eastern custom which we encountered in January 2019 with Jimnu Tenno, who is considered the founder of the Japanese empire and as such was divinized. Fu Xi comes from China and is considered to be one of the three most important rulers of that civilization in the mythical period that spans from prehistory to the beginning of the third millennium BC. The two other ones are Nüwa, his sister and wife, the first female divinity of Chinese mythology, co-creator of humanity and the goddess of music, and Shennong, the god of the Flame, who introduced the techniques of agriculture, medicine, and acupuncture to China. These three emperors/gods are called the “augusti,” and the emperors of the Han dynasty are their descendants.

Fu Xi can take on the form of a dragon, or a man with a snake tail which is often intertwined with that of Nüwa to represent the alchemical and divine union of masculine and feminine. Together they create humanity, and they are often represented with measuring instruments in their hands, indicating their task of designing the models of all things. Fu Xi is the first Chinese civilizing hero, the god of fishing, hunting, and animal breeding, as well as the use of metals, writing, the calendar, and divination. Fu Xi is the inventor of the Eight Trigrams, which are the basis of Chinese calligraphy and the Book of Changes/I Ching, a divination technique that still inspires millions of people today, both in its classical version and as the basis for modern methods, such as the Gene Keys system.

In the Temples of Humankind and in the Damanhurian calendar, Fu Xi is depicted observing pairs of I Ching trigrams that he is painting on a long parchment. Fu Xi is the god of memory preserved through writing, ideal models, the measurement of things, the harmony of everyday life thanks to the activities he offers to his people. Above all, he is the lord of time and its possible directions, and he is generous enough to give us indications for all possible events, about the best way to take them on and understand their meaning.

A hexagram elaborated in a given moment coincides with that moment in essence and not only in time. So, the hexagram is an indicator of the essence of an event in the moment of its origin, connected to the whole through the law of synchronicity. Karl Gustav Jung, while developing his complex theory of synchronicity, studied the oracular technique of the I Ching for over 30 years, using it as a method for exploring the unconscious as well. Projecting ourselves forward in time and understanding the connections among all events is fundamental for giving meaning to our lives in the present moment.

Two centuries ago, President Abraham Lincoln said that “the best way to predict the future is to create it.” We do not know if the American statesman had studied Fu Xi although he was certainly effective in representing his way of thinking.

Today, Fu Xi’s message is urgent because the future materializes faster every day, including new technologies that shorten time and distance. We cannot just wait for the future, we must also plan for it and guide it, so that it may bring a new harmony and a new consciousness to the planet and to humanity, and not only dangerous challenges.

This Chinese Augustus who can predict and create events, what could he do in our current times?

Fu Xi tells us that time is important and should be interpreted and guided, and we should not simply let it slip through our fingers. It must be filled with meaning and plans, to make our lives an adventure that leads to wisdom, happiness, and consciousness. Wishes come true when they are clear within us, defined and brought to life by the power of the emotions that propel them forward. Through our intention and the ability to “feel and see” time, our personal missions and desires, and – even more so – our group desires will find their place in the divine design of the universe. At the beginning of his adventure, Fu Xi was a bridge between divine power and human power. Today, he reminds us that each one of us can be a bridge between ideas and their realization if we can direct and unite our thoughts, emotions, and the work of our hands.

Let us ask the question: what do we ask of the future, what answer we would like to receive from divination, and then let us precede it, making our best effort to attract its manifestation from the lines of probability that already exist in our future… because the future wants to be guided so that it can bear the best fruits.