For those of you who are familiar with Numerology, you probably know that 2016 is a 9 Universal Year. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Numerology, let me explain. There are nine numbers in numerology — 1 through 9 — along with the master numbers 11 and 22, and each number has its own vibrations and energies that give it specific characteristics. The reason there are only nine numbers, by the way, is because all other numbers can be reduced to a single digit (e.g. 10 is 1+0 = 1; 365 is 3+5+6 = 14 and 1+4 = 5; 2016 is 2+0+1+6 = 9). While every single person has their own numerologic code based on their date of birth and the letters of their name, every year represents a universal year that is felt by all of humanity. Last year, 2015, was an 8 universal year (2+0+1+5 = 8), so it follows that this year is a 9 universal year.
Nine has some really cool magical qualities to it. For example, if you add all single digit numbers together you get a sum that, when reduced, equals nine: 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9 = 45, and 4+5 = 9. Also, if you take any two-digit number and subtract its mirror, you always get a sum of nine: 54-45 = 9; 73-37 = 36, and 3+6 = 9. Moreover, multiply nine by any number and you will get a sum of nine: 5 x 9 = 45 and 4+5 = 9; 632 x 9 = 5,688, 5+6+8+8 = 27 and 2+7 = 9.
Nine is also the most humanitarian of the numbers. Great humanitarian leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Theresa had a lifepath of 9 (your lifepath number is your entire birthday reduced to a single digit, for example my birthday is December 1, 1982, which means that my lifepath number is 6: 1+2+0+1+1+9+8+2 = 24, and 2+4 = 6). But as with everything, it has a negative side, which is essentially the opposite of its positive traits. Ayatollah Khomeini and John Wayne Gacy (a serial killer) were also lifepath 9’s. So this year expect that we will see both the positive and negative sides of the 9.
Each cycle in numerology runs 9 years, so when we are in year 9 we have reached the last year of the current cycle. And this very important year is all about wrapping up the last nine years and letting go of what no longer serves you so you can begin a new 9-year cycle fresh and free of unnecessary baggage. It represents closures, completion and culmination. It is helpful to look back over the last eight years (back to 2007) and review the lessons you have learned and how you have grown. Most importantly you want to look at all the things in your life — specifically habits or attitudes — that no longer serve you and release them for good. This can be painful, especially if it means you must end some sort of relationship. But the 9 year forces us to look closely at our lives and figure out what we need to cut out in order to move forward. If we don’t do this ourselves, the 9 energy will likely do it for us.
This is what is happening for all of humanity this year. Each of us has a personal year that has a bigger influence on us individually (I am currently in a 4 personal year — to figure out yours add your month and day of birth to the current year and reduce to a single digit), but we all feel the effects of the universal year. There is a wonderful numerology website, called Creative Numerology by Christine DeLorey, that is an excellent resource for numerology. Christine just published a great article about what the 9 universal year means. I’ve copied and pasted it below, and have put in bold all the parts I believe are really important, with one excerpt in a different color to highlight its extreme importance to our generation (read “The Millennial Crisis” section of this website to get an understanding of why this is so important to Millennials). If you are interested in numerology, please take the time to read this.
It is said that life is a balance of holding on and letting go, and this has never been more true than it is right now in the 9 global year of 2016. If we try to move forward and hold on to the past at the same time, all we achieve is stagnation. In order to move forward, we have to release our grip and LET GO of what is holding us back. It is fear of the unknown – fear of the ‘different’ – that keeps us locked inside this cruel self-destructive system. One of the many functions of 9 is to give us a jolt of some kind to wake us up and make us look at what we are unable see.
9 places us on a journey of ever-turning steps – a metaphysical spiral staircase – on which we can never quite see what’s around the corner. Consequently, we will experience the feeling that everything is spiraling – sometimes out of control, and sometimes onward and upward. As parts of your past enter the present, you will also catch glimpses of future possibilities. And only by knowing exactly what you are feeling can you sense what to do next.
The square root of 9 is 3, the number of joy, high hopes, and creativity, and its power of optimism elevates and carries us forward, and helps us develop faith, courage, inner vision, and new ideas. It is this vibration of happiness, hope, and aspiration that we must hold on to – while letting go of our pain.
9 helps us to HEAL from past and present experience. When we are enjoying ourselves, we get the feeling that time is standing still. It isn’t – time keeps moving, but invisibly, below our perception. It is unnecessary to be constantly aware of time, and yet we are tied to rigid schedules. One of the most important aspects of Free Will is spontaneity, which we are programmed by guilt to subdue. 9 reveals how guilt prevents movement.
As we continue to deal with crisis after crisis, it is important to understand what a crisis actually is. It is a critical point in any situation where opportunity exists to either worsen or improve things. A crisis is a major turning point – and the way it turns is a matter of the CHOICES we make!
Old memories arise this year, bringing new meaning to old situations that we thought were over. Secrets are uncovered in 9’s upheavals, and the karmic 16 in 2016 (the number of secrets, conspiracy, and the abuse of power), is likely to produce some shocking revelations, which move our emotions even more. The instability we experience this year increases the opportunity for a positive change of direction – which is actually an increase of intelligence. When we learn from experience, our minds are forced open by the vibrational movement of our emotions, and this is how the ‘dumbing down’ process reverses itself.
Meanwhile, entire nations are being split down the middle by old ideologies which refuse to leave, and are kept in place by people who would kill and be killed to keep things the way they were. This is producing a dangerous stagnation in the human journey. This year, the past enters the present to show us what we must prevent from happening again.
We see how unintelligent and backward-thinking many of our so-called ‘leaders’ and ‘go-getters’ actually are. If equality, fairness, peace, and environmental protection are not their objectives, then they know nothing of the natural laws of balance, and are gravely unqualified to lead in the 2000’s. And yet, there they are!
2016 is the 7th year of the decade of the 10s. Anything is possible because 10 is the number of true innovation and forward movement. 7 represents consciousness and the mind. 7 is the learning number – the number of wisdom. This suggests that a great opening of minds is likely to occur in 2016.
9 is the number of transformation. We experience what we most need to learn when 9 is active, personally, and in the world at large – and it affects different people in different ways. This seems to reach a crescendo in November – the 11th month of this 9 year – bringing us to the historical triggers of 11/9 and 9/11. Therefore, the energy of 9 November, 2016 (9+11+9=29=11/2) is likely to be super-active – and the fact that America’s presidential election occurs the day before on November 8 may have something to do with this.
Life on Earth can only intensify as we continue to move towards 2019 (the end of the decade of the 10s), and the inevitable balance that 2020 will bring – one way or another. The 20 in 2016 denotes the enormous shift of energy that occurred when we moved from the masculine 1000s to the feminine 2000s:
1 = mind / electricity / competition / war / self.
2 = emotion / magnetism / sensitivity / peace / others.
9 is the most complex and mysterious of all the numbers. It enables forward movement by cutting us loose from whatever binds us to the past, including our fears, prejudices, and ignorance. It takes us in what appears to be the wrong direction – backwards – so that we can determine what in the past is preventing forward movement. 9 intensifies everything.
9’s spiraling motion creates an opening in the karmic rut of repeated history through which we can start again with the knowledge we gained along the way. But because we do not fully understand the function of fear, or any of our emotions, we tend to hold on to those ‘safe’ and familiar chains. 9 forces us to let go by destabilizing what we’re holding on to. 2016 is a time of visualizing completely new possibilities, not merely the same old thing in different ‘packaging’. While so much seems to be falling down around us, we must be prepared to build something new which sends the old into its right position – behind us. As time and space continue to unfold, the old gives way to the new.
Alternating sensations of anxiety and enthusiasm are to be expected, and are often experienced simultaneously. Each corner we turn, each level of the spiral we encounter, will bring us to a new experience for which we may not be prepared. But we have not traveled this far in the course of time without having what it takes to deal with it effectively. We have all, in our own way, been calling for and craving change, and this is an opportunity to increase our powers of independence and individuality – while maintaining all the love, life, and liberty we can. BE YOURSELF, no matter who encourages you to be like them, or like everyone else.
We are in the process of healing parts of us that almost died in the course of our lifetime – our ability to feel – our Free Will. And as we realize the many ways in which our Will is violated, we are feeling our feelings more deeply than ever. This is not an easy process because we are weighed down by the life-long and generational buildup of feelings that we were unable to express. This is reflected in the material world by a global economy that is so top-heavy that it could collapse at any time, and the natural environment which is so mired in its own pain and terror that she too, Mother Nature, is teetering on the edge of collapse (Climate Change).
We cannot evolve until we stop using fossil fuels to ‘power’ ourselves. They are the product of OLD matter that has gone to ground. By constantly digging up what has already moved into the past, we can never move forward. Mother nature provides all the power we need from above. It showers down on us in the form of sun, rain, and wind. Our insistence on drilling and fracking and cracking her bones, exploding her mountains and poisoning her waterways, is reflected in an upsurge of rape and the overall suppression of women. We are raping our own mother and destroying her ability to provide for us. Mother Earth is our ultimate life support machine. She enables our existence in physical form.
It is not enough to merely know these things. The mind alone cannot change anything. You can meticulously observe and study, but until you are emotionally driven to do something about it, nothing changes. In 2016, the desire for real and meaningful change will surge. Desire is a natural feeling which draws to us what we want – and the great majority of people want peace.
There are only 9 numbers in the numeric spectrum. After 9, everything can be reduced to a single number. For instance, 10 adds up to 1 … 11 adds up to 2 … 12 adds up to 3, etc. One of the most fascinating things about 9 is that it contains the power of ALL the other numbers combined – as well as it’s own unique characteristics.
Although there is no proof that Nikola Tesla actually said or wrote “If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have a key to the universe”, there is great truth in it nonetheless, as the chart indicates. 3-6-9 creates a triangular fabric that runs consistently through life and which allows for variation, diversity, and continued existence.
Unexpressed emotion manifests as illness and disease. Our repressed feelings can do serious damage to the body and are often behind what we call ‘accidents’, as well as terrorism, and other acts of violence. But the emotions themselves are not the problem. Our unwillingness to allow them to pass through the body – repression – is the problem. The ‘class’ system has always reduced our ability to understand the sheer power of emotion by belittling and condemning it, and punishing us for expressing it.
Many people do not know the difference between a thought and a feeling, but this will change drastically in 2016 as the magnetic pull of our unexpressed emotions attract situations that force us to feel our feelings as spontaneously as we think our thoughts.
When our thoughts and feelings accept each other as equal, within the physical body – specifically in the heart – inner healing occurs. Of course, this cannot happen in a heart or mind that is closed, and in 2016, the battle to control our hearts and minds steps up. Of course, in the transparency of the 2000s, we see through it more easily. The heart is capable of so much – at least as much as the brain – if only we knew how to connect ourselves to it more naturally – more consistently.
Our hearts open when we feel compassion, when we see ourselves as fellow travelers on the road of life rather than from the “us against them” and “I’ve got mine, so screw you!” frame of mind. 2 is the energy of our times – the energy of caring, peace, cooperation, and the maintaining of balance points that enable individual energies to flow freely without one overpowering another. 2 is the number of peace through diplomacy and fairness. We cannot bomb or imprison our way to a safer world. 2 is the principle energy of our times, and we must move with it, not against it.
As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please. ~ Noam Chomsky
The outer reflection shows a world in which the masculine is fighting harder than ever to keep the feminine down – and it is becoming much clearer that this where ALL discrimination and prejudice begins – mind against emotion – masculine against feminine – the push for superiority – and the “privilege” of being #1.
Success can no longer be defined in 20th century terms. Today’s success is measured by the levels of fulfillment and enjoyment that our day-to-day lives provide. We are not on this Earth to labor under the control of “industry”. We are here, in this evolving creation, to create.
DENIAL of reality almost killed our capacity to think, feel, move, enjoy and LOVE. Free Will is the inevitable next step in humanity’s evolving journey. Free Will is the future, and as we move further towards the end of the decade of the 10s – and the year 2020 – it is more obvious than ever that if freedom really is our goal, then this is the year in which we must commit to it and persevere like never before, no matter what lengths are taken to try to stop us.
Some say that the opposite of love is fear. But that is not so. Love ‘or’ fear is not a valid comparison because it undermines loves ability to love unconditionally. Fear is a natural emotion which love loves – which love can soothe and heal – or warn and caution for the sake of safety. It is fear that’s waking us up right now! It’s unaddressed fear that puts us to sleep.
It’s ok to be afraid. Fear is a natural and necessary piece of emotional apparatus – the basis of our survival instinct. But the system keeps us ‘afraid to be afraid’. On the surface we appear fearless, while all that denied fear churns away inside. Then, when the time is politically convenient, those held-in fears are deliberately triggered – which sends us running to the “leader” we feel is most able to keep us safe. It is important to understand how the politics of fear is played out, and be able to discern for ourselves what needs to be feared and what does not. Being fearless doesn’t keep us safe, but courage carves a path through our fears.
The opposite of love is hate, which is rising to the surface now so that we can see it (and feel it) for what it is.
The opposite of fear is confidence which is a beautiful thing when it is authentic. Real confidence is not an act. It starts on the inside and radiates outwardly with no effort on your part. Confidence does not imply that there’s nothing to be afraid of, but rather that you know you will find a way to deal with whatever comes along.
Of course, there is so much more to this 9 year than can be described in one article, and I will surely be adding to this as the year unfolds.