Overall Energies for 2017

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Primary Energies for 2017

 “There is a Chinese curse which says ‘May he live in interesting times.’ Like it or not we live in interesting times. They are times of danger and uncertainty; but they are also more open to the creative energy of men [and women] than any other time in history.

~Robert F. Kennedy, June 1966~

Introductory Note

When looking at 2017 from a Mystical Numerology perspective, there are three primary energies that are factors to consider. First, 2017 is a “10” Universal Year (2+0+1+7 = 10). Second, this is “Year 5” of the new long cycle on the New Mayan Calendar. And finally, it carries the “17” energy because it is year 17 of the new century. What follows is a detailed description of each of these energies and how they are likely to affect us throughout the year.

“10” Universal Year

 “The purpose of life is undoubtedly to know oneself. We cannot do it unless we learn to identify ourselves with all that lives. … The instrument of this knowledge is boundless, selfless service.” 
~Mohandas K. Gandhi~

Mystical Aspects: It helps to remember that “10” is the energy of the Higher Realms and the Infinity Grid that connects everything, everywhere. This means two things. First, you will feel and be affected by what is happening in the world at large even more than in previous years. And second, you can call on the Ancestors and the Angelic energies for help more easily. With all the current turmoil in the world, this is a good thing. Something is shifting and transforming on fundamental levels this year. Old energy is clearing out. Something new is being born. And yet, birth is a process that is both chaotic and painful. Mothers can relate to this.

Indeed, the “10” energy is about Mothers. As Rudyard Kipling said, “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” Already this year, on 21-January, we have witnessed the power of millions of women – mothers and future mothers – marching and rallying in some 670 cities around the world to make their voices heard.

Artemis, who is the protector of childbirth and labor, is one of the carriers of the energy for 2017. This is another sign that women have a pivotal role to play in the coming months in leading the way (giving birth) to the mass awakening that is occurring.

Although we may not be able to predict the outcomes, the energies and actions this year combine to create a clarion call to awaken the masses from their slumber. It is no longer an option to sit idly on the fence and watch the parade go by. It is time to wake up, rise up, and make our collective voices heard! As the poet William Stafford said, “It is important that awake people be awake, … the darkness around us is deep.”

We can take heart that Ganesh, the remover of obstacles, also symbolizes another aspect of this year’s energy. If the start of this year is any indication of what the rest of the year will bring, we may need the help of Ganesh and our better angels to help us negotiate the hurdles we are facing.

Collective Aspects: 2017 represents the doorway into a new world. Objective reality is malleable and collective shifts on the level of mass society are taking place. What was hidden can now be seen. What we consider to be the manifest world and the material domain is being redefined. The global ecosystem is in flux, and it is not comfortable. Some people are clinging to the past with their fingernails, teeth and toes dug in, and striking out in reactionary and fearful ways in an effort to turn back the tide of change. These people will ultimately fail, but will make life for the rest of us more difficult for a time. Our job is to hold to the light, have compassion, walk our talk and stand up for what we believe.

This is a time for “ubuntu,” a Zulu word that means (roughly translated), “I am who I am because of other people.” In other words, we are all connected. None of us can be all that we are meant to be without the help of others, the community, society and world in which we live and breathe.

In this year, despite the nationalistic and isolationist forces that are working to pull us collectively inward and create social distance between factions – and maybe because of them – it will become more apparent than ever before that the time of separation is over. We are bound together with the common threads that weave the web of life. What harms one of us, affects us all. When we disconnect from the collective knowledge and wisdom we suffer. When we think or feel we must do it all ourselves (whatever “it” is), we ultimately fail. Our brightest future takes all of us working together cooperatively as a team.

The dark shadow of the collective energy for 2017 creates cultural instability, spawned by a kind of collective madness to which a portion of the population has succumbed. This is a year that pits separatism against universalism. Watch for signs of gangsterism and the criminal underworld attempting to take control. Be alert for attempts at societal mind control. This is a year when even mass hysteria is possible. In the face of this potential darkness, it is more important than ever that you shine your light more brightly. Stay centered and walk your talk.

Practical Aspects: A “10” year is a time of outcomes. “10” is the stage at which creation is complete and physical manifestation occurs. This means that what you have been working on now can become an objective reality. During this year, something is being completed and you are stepping up to a new level – ideally to a higher level in both service and responsibility.

It is good to take some time to stop, reflect upon, digest and integrate your life experiences and accomplishments over the past nine years, and carefully consider what is now emerging.

A “10” period is also a time of new beginnings, a time of renewal. A new path may be stretching out before you that will take you in a different direction – something that already is happening on a collective level.

2017 is a period of transition and transformation. It is a favorable time to launch new projects, ventures, or relationships. It is an auspicious time to make life changes. And sometimes, life changes are thrust upon you, imposed in a way that is uninvited. If this is the case, it is helpful to know that a new door is opening that may bring something even better that fits your higher purpose.

A “10” period often brings more clarity and certainty, but sometimes this comes as a result of struggle. This is a year to sharpen your intellect, find the answers you seek and achieve greater self-knowledge. It is a good time to gain understanding, make decisions, put plans into action, and ultimately feel more secure about desired future outcomes – even though many things seem to be up in the air and turning somersaults at the moment. It is good to remember that Ganesh symbolizes the energy of 2017 and brings the power to overcome obstacles and move forward.

This year supports pioneers who lead the way for others, and the pioneering spirit to push up against boundaries to create something new. It also brings the ability to lead, or transform things around you. It is a good time to step forward and take personal responsibility for a project or activity – at home, at work, or in the community. What you accomplish now can be both growthful and purposive, and is in harmony with the energy of this period that supports being decisive and taking practical action.

This is a year for organizers, and those who can energize others to take action. This is a powerful year for social reformers who speak truth to power. We have already seen an effect of this energy in the women’s marches and rallies around the world on 21-January. It all started with an effort on social media for women to stand up and have their voices heard. Remember, you can also be a catalyst for positive change this year, so stand up and be heard!

Your ability to be empathic and connect at an emotional level with others is strengthened during this year. You may find yourself feeling more outgoing and friendly. So, this is a good year for socializing, making friends, starting relationships, and adding more romance to your life.

Shadow Aspects: The carriers for the shadow energy for 2017 are Thanatos (symbolizing death) and the Elemental Underworld. Something is ending; the old order is dying. Destabilization is another shadow energy for a “10” year, and we can certainly see this playing out in the early days of the Trump administration. The power of the storm is also an aspect of this year, and may be a foreshadowing of events and rough winds to come.

On a more practical level, you can feel bogged-down, tangled up, and blocked energetically during this year. A variety of emotions can create mental and emotional immobility, including worry, aguish, or even paranoia. Easy to do in the current political environment in many countries around the world. Remember, this is just the circus sideshow that has come to town to entertain us for a while and give a wake-up call to the sleeping. What is really important is what is happening on inner levels.

Here is a prescription for better health in 2017: Movement is important to stay in balance this year. So, if you are feeling stuck, move! Walk, run, exercise, jump up and down, dance around the house, or simply get up from the couch and walk to the kitchen and back. Move!

The energy of this year makes you more susceptible to making careless mistakes, and this can cause you to feel naïve, stupid and even irrational. If this happens, break your routine. Stop. Find some quiet space to reflect and find the lessons being presented in what is happening. Let things settle before getting back into action.

This can also be a year of calamity, crisis and breakdown. It can be a time of personal darkness. If so, life is asking you to transform in some way, to find completion in some aspect of your life before moving forward. Remember that even though you must go through the experience by yourself, you don’t have to do it alone. Reach to your support network for help. Get help from your community.

You may encounter people on your path who are arrogant, egotistical, and tactless and divisive. (I have a few high-profile politicians and government leaders in mind). Do your best to not allow these people to take you out of your center by becoming angry and defensive, or sarcastic and ridiculing. More than likely, a life change is occurring and a deep shift is taking place inside of you. Work on yourself and your own self-esteem. Remember, this is a temporary period. Things will change, and will likely get better.

Year 5 of the New Sun Cycle

 “Change is the process by which the future invades our lives” 

~Alvin Toffler~

Mystical Aspects: The “5” is the Goddess energy of the feminine archetype. It is mysticism and the connection with the astral dimension and with ancestral spirits. “5” is the number of precognitive dreams, clairaudience, mediumship and intuitive insight – the bridges between the silent voice of Spirit and the open hearts that hear it. Ideally, in a “5” year, we can more easily achieve Cosmoconsciousness, a state of being that is beyond the normal boundaries of space and time. It is a kind of supraliminal mind existing above the threshold of normal consciousness that creates an experience of expanded maximum awareness and is connected with All-That-Is.

In a “5” year, Spirit reaches down to touch your heart, and to infuse you with knowing and the power to conceive of and create new things. It is the number of divine longing that urges you forward to manifest your dreams. It is very expansive and hard to handle at times, like drinking light from a cosmic fire hose.

The other part of the “5” energy is this, and it can be uncomfortable. You aren’t in control this year, at least not in the way you think. Spirit is really in the driver’s seat. It is Spirit who takes charge of the outcomes. She may also send you visions and insights but in ways that are often unbidden and uninvited. Sometimes, the Spirit of Life takes hold of you (or the family, community, country and planet) and shakes things up – like a medicine bottle that says, “Shake well before using!”

Collective Aspects: This year, there is an evolutionary impulse that is moving us, collectively, toward our best selves and the highest expression of our humanity. From behind the scenes, the energy is paving the way for universal compassion and working together in mutual support on behalf of the common good – despite all current evidence to the contrary.

This is a year that favors collaborative diplomacy over an iron fist, community involvement over going it alone. It is a year of social change when we, through our collective efforts, can have more-than-normal impact. But, and this is a big one, we have to get involved. As President Obama said in his departing speech, we have to lace up our shoes and get involved. We have to stand up, rise up and raise our voices in unison to be heard. We can no longer be complacent. We have to take action. We must call, write, email, text or tweet our representatives, senators, Members of Parliament, and other local and national government leaders. After all, they work for us! Make your voice heard! We must also organize and run for office. This is the year that supports all of those efforts.

Practical Aspects: The “5” year is usually fast-paced, upbeat and expansive. Its energy can be akin to drinking water from a fire hose and, therefore, sometimes hard to handle. The “5” merges the infinite, spiritual dimension and the personal, emotional dimension of life. It wants freedom, change and spontaneity, and doesn’t like limitations or boundaries. Indeed, you may feel drawn to go on a quest or journey to explore new potentials and possibilities, develop a new idea or start a new job. It can be a time of creativity, learning and personal growth.

In a “5” year, things are dynamic, fluid and in constant flux. It can be a very creative time but it requires flexibility and a willingness to be spontaneous. Living in the moment is a desirable quality for a “5” year because things are changeable and will frequently shift. The energy of a “5” year doesn’t really play well with those that have a need to adhere to strict schedules. If you are one of these people, be prepared to deal with shifts and changes.

Desire and pleasure, laughter and pain, chaos and harmony all of fall under the “5” energy.

During a “5” year, friends, family and community are in the spotlight. It is a time to strengthen family and social bonds. This is a time that favors and supports working together with others – especially in a common cause and for the common good.

It is a good time to ask for a partner or love relationship. And, it can bring greater success in business or in your job.

The energy of this period is about the flow of abundance and prosperity into and through your life. That said, the best use of money this year is to keep it in circulation and working for you rather than hoarding it. 2017 is an auspicious time to ask for both personal and community abundance. The key is to ask for what you need and then get your ego-mind out of the way. Something larger than you is in charge during this year!

Shadow Aspects: This can be a time of chaos. You can feel more impulsive than normal, and have difficulty focusing on practical things. You can be overeager and too much in a hurry. This can result in hurry-worry and even recklessness. The “5” energy wants freedom and tends towards restlessness and scattering energies in too many directions at once. As a result, breaking commitments and being unfaithful to partners, beliefs or ideas one of the downsides during this period. Consider that this period is helping you to learn to create a sense of dynamic but sustainable balance in your life. It is prompting you to work with a focused intention to create what most inspires you.

The other shadow side of the “5” energy is feeling blocked, stuck, unable to free yourself from old habits, and being low on energy and undemonstrative with friends and loved ones. Obsessiveness and addiction is a severe example. Sometimes, a fear of lack is what begins the downward spiral, causing you to withdraw into a suit of protective armor and become covetous of what others have, be it money, influence or power.

This can be a time of emotional pain, grief and fundamental insecurity. If this happens, remember two things. First, this is a temporary situation. It is going to pass. Second, realize that to transform these heavy emotions, you must allow yourself to fully feel them (as opposed to going into denial). You don’t have to feel them for very long, but you do have to feel them.

Experiencing emotional pain may just be an “AFGO” – Another ‘Freaking’ Growth Opportunity. Yet, “5” is the number of karma. So, it may be that karmic residue has walked out onto center stage to be recognized, dealt with and cleared away. Once you’ve processed the feelings, you no longer need to hang onto them. Give them the hook. Drag them off center stage and lovingly give them the boot!

Government & Politics: There are conflicting sides of a “5” year as it applies to government and politics. It is the energy of “Brexit,” fiscal conservatism, political action committees (PACs), and the rise of populism and the right. On the other hand, it is anti-authoritarian, gives rise to a backlash, and energizes the struggle for freedom while supporting civil institutions.  So, with the Trump/Bannon objective of demolishing the administrative state, we’ll just have to wait and see how all this plays out. My bet is that they are going to have more difficulty than they imagined in accomplishing their objective.

Year 17 of the New Century

 “If we want to talk about freedom, we must mean freedom for others as well as ourselves, and we must mean freedom for everyone inside our frontiers as well as outside.”

~Wendell Willkie~

 Mystical Aspects: On a mystical level, the “17” energy promotes the spiritual union of the four aspects of the psyche – intuiting/spritual, thinking/mental, feeling/heart, and sensing/physical. This gives the kind of overall balance that can be transformative in the way that one interacts with the world. It can produce a spherical state consciousness in which inner vision is heightened, holistic seeing becomes the norm, and one more frequently experiences direct knowing, e.g., knowing without knowing how you know.

Practical Aspects: The “17” year is brings balance and sure-footedness through movement. It is a year that favors doers. It is an excellent time to get into action, be enterprising, and move forward to achieve desired goals. This includes finding the job you desire. The “17” energy gives a helpful boost to professionals in the material, cultural and spiritual worlds. It is a good time to explore new ideologies, put together a business plan, and do some empirical research or quantitative analysis. At certain times, this period can be used to peer into the future.

This can be a time of change since the “17” energy represents metamorphosis – the power for the caterpillar to become the butterfly. It is a time that emphasizes individual identity, personal autonomy and self-realization. So, it is a good time to make significant personal shifts, and confront whatever may be holding you back from being all you can be. You may also find that you can have a transforming influence on both people and events during this period.

A “17” year highlights the quest for understanding, including the search for the deepest truths that undergird our objective reality, but also for promoting understanding between individuals and groups of people. “17” is the energy of togetherness, but also of dialogue. It is a good time to bring people together to explore ideas and/or forge a collective vision of the future. It is a period that favors group processes, public relations work, and healing processes.

The “17” year is an auspicious time to find greater balance in your life. The energy of the period helps to bring inner balance as well as harmony with the natural world. Your ability to sense things on a kinesthetic, body level is likely to be stronger this year, so pay attention to the messages your body gives you through your belly brain or gut instincts. Indeed, one has access to the ground state of pure being during this period and the psychokinetic abilities that can flow from it – something to experiment with, for sure. It can be a time for miracles and miracle workers!

Movement is often important to achieve balance during this year, so consider integrating exercise of some sort into your daily routine. Moving your body not only brings greater balance and helps with physical conditioning, it also opens a channel to higher wisdom and heightened physical senses and sensual ecstasy during a “17” period. Kundalini meditation is especially effective during this time.

You may also find that any artistic abilities that you may have are enhanced during this period – especially those that involve working with your hands or body in some way. Artistic endeavors can be another pathway to balance and harmony at this time.

Shadow Aspects: The positive side of the “17” can bring power and focus. The shadow side of the “17 brings negativity and a tendency toward shallowness and narrowness of thinking – but not necessarily your thinking.

You might find yourself confronting (or being confronted by) political or religious fundamentalism in some form or fashion. You may feel misunderstood. You can feel subservient to forces beyond your control or, alternately, entangled in issues that cause feelings of possessiveness, and/or create separateness that can include estrangement in relationships or marital strife. Be sure that you don’t overstep your boundaries and trample on others during this time – as we can see the Trump administration doing in the USA.

The shadow of the “17” includes nervousness, temperamental or argumentative energies, and rebelliousness. It can be a catalyst for opportunistic behaviors and controversial actions. During a “17” year, you can be prompted to take a walk on the wild side and explore things considered taboo by society. Take care, during this period people can binge on food, alcohol, or other sensory indulgences.

At a collective level, the “17” period can be a time of purification that brings dangerous times and the popular hysteria that often follows in its wake. It can be a dire time of mournfulness when people feel grief-stricken.

Although the “17” has its own path on the Medicine Wheel and therefore I don’t reduce it, others often do. In its reduced form, it becomes an “8.” Here’s what Joseph Rael has to say about the “8” energy for 2017:

This year 2017 we will be in the vibration of Number 8: WHEH-LEH – the horizontal dimension.

 At the number eight, we have to fall. We lie down to rest because inspiration is also saying we have to fall into the foundation of life.  (The Way of Inspiration by Joseph Rael)

This “falling” feels entirely consistent with how 2017 is unfolding. So, if you feel a bit like you/we are in a surreal free-fall this year, Joseph’s words will give you some context and help you realize that this is not really a bad thing.

Next year will be a time for planting seeds for future hope and success.


Copyright © John B. Pehrson, March 2017

Energies for 2016

Sunrise Heart

Overview of the Major Energies for 2016

“You must be the change you want to see in the world”
~Mahatma Gandhi~

Introductory Note

When looking at 2016 from a Mystical Numerology perspective, there are three primary energies that are factors to consider. First, 2016 is a “9” Universal Year (2+0+1+6 = 9). Second, this is “Year 4” of the new long cycle on the New Mayan Calendar. And finally, it carries the “16” energy because it is year 16 of the new century. What follows is a detailed description of each of these energies and how they are likely to affect us throughout the year.

Executive Summary

The combination of energies for 2016 make it certain to be a year of fundamental change. There is good news for those of you who are awake or are waking up, and have been working on yourselves for quite a while to clear away what limits and holds you back. All that work is about to pay off. Here’s the really good news. All of the energies for 2016 support the ascension process that humanity is going through. Think of it like this. Spaceship Earth is experiencing an acceleration of consciousness, and 2016 is like an 800-pound gorilla with its foot on the accelerator. That means there is a real possibility that this is the year that a critical mass of awakened souls make it possible for a global mind shift to a higher level of awareness to occur. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?

One other thing. Whatever dream or vision or aspiration you have, this is the very best year to get into action to manifest it and make it a physical reality. All the energies will support you, so don’t hold back. Pull out all the stops, let go of your limitations, and go for it!

“9” Universal Year

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters
to create many ripples.”
~Mother Teresa~

Mystical: “9” is the energy of light, and it works with our vibrational body to bring an acceleration of consciousness. For those who are ready, it brings a waking up, a recognition of your Divine Nature, and an ascension to a higher level of awareness. Taking this critical step upward to a higher, more expansive, multidimensional consciousness is the great potential for 2016. For those who are able to take that step, it brings a state of grace and unconditional acceptance of what the Spirit of Life brings.

On both individual and collective levels, the “9” energy of 2016 can also make us more aware of extra-dimensional energies and advanced beings who are waiting patiently to communicate with us on overt, conscious levels. Perhaps this is the year that governments will finally reveal the open secret of extraterrestrial life. Time will tell.

Intuition, ESP, automatic writing, and psychic abilities are all favored this year.

Practical: “9” is the energy of the heart. It is a feminine energy that represents the Earth which is Great Mother and the web-of-life for which she is a caretaker. It is a grounded energy that brings a drive for wholeness and a connection to the physical world. It helps us to better appreciate the wonders of the Earth Mother, and open ourselves up to receive her bounty. For this reason, “9” years generally bring prosperity and good fortune on both individual and collective levels.

This is a year that encourages you to believe in your dreams and visions, and helps to make them become concrete, practical realities. Indeed, the power of destiny is working from behind the scenes to pull you forward this year. This year’s “9” vibration reinforces the energies of your Life Path and Purpose, and gives you a physical boost to become what you are truly meant to be. This is a year of fecundity, a lovely word that means fruitfulness, fertility, and the ability to produce healthy growth. 2016 is about building a new foundation for the future. So, pay attention to what you are building!

Gratitude for blessings already received and for those that are on the way is a key quality to cultivate this year. Gratitude activates the cycle of giving and receiving that keeps prosperity flowing through your life. So, consider keeping a gratitude list of the people, things and events this year that light your path or warm your heart. It will shift your attitude to one of optimism and positive thinking, and will help you maintain a mindset of wealth consciousness. Keeping a gratitude list will pay you very practical dividends for your effort.

This year, knowledge, intelligence and hard work brings the fulfillment of goals and desires, and the possibility for greater abundance and good fortune. The overall energy of 2016 gives you the physical vitality and focus necessary to finish what you start, and to bring projects to fruition. If you have had a run of bad luck, this is a year when your luck can change to good luck. It brings rewards for your efforts over the past nine years. Here is an important tip: the “9” energy favors the generous heart, so a sure way to make the turn-around this year is to offer someone a helping hand – especially someone less fortunate than yourself.

A “9” year also favors: caretakers, community, craftsmen, meaningful work, composers and musicians, diplomats, compassionate managers, decision-makers, executives and CEOs, power brokers, surgeons and cardiac specialists, veterinary medicine, economists, freelancers, journalists, cinematographers and movie stars, paradigm busters and liberators, psychologists, couples therapists, and career counselors, software engineers, conservationists, philanthropists, research scientists, web marketers and advertising executives.

Collective Aspects: 2016 is a year that favors group learning and shared vision. Issues of social cooperation and social expectations are in the spotlight this year, as are a focus on community values, moral principles, human decency, and the idea of universal brotherhood and our connection to each other. As Jeanne White Eagle says, “The time of separation is over.” These ideas and principles will shape our national self-image and social identity in 2016, affect the social debate, and powerfully affect what we do about domestic security.

Indeed, the positive aspects of the “9” energy this year makes bullying, hate-mongering and divisiveness less acceptable than in 2015. This will be a factor in the U.S. presidential race as these issues take center stage.

Science & Technology: It is a good year for technological progress. It is likely to be a year of rapid innovation in a variety of fields including: artificial intelligence, virtual reality, biocommunication, superconductivity, medical science, environmental science, space travel, and even way-out things like quantum teleportation.

Think data: big data, smart data, mobile, accessible data in the cloud.

It is a great year for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.

Crowdsourcing for funding will become even more important (think indiegogo.com, kickstarter.com, gofundme.com, and so on).

Improved battery storage is in keeping with this year’s “9” energy, as are things like 3D printing, smart technology and the “Internet of things” – meaning all sorts of things now have embedded technology that allow them to communicate and interact with the external environment. Examples include: cars, TVs, security systems, smart wearables like watches, Google glasses, and so on, thermostats, electronic appliances, lights in household and commercial environments, alarm clocks, speaker systems, vending machines, etc. Of course, as wonderful as this is, it also puts cyber-security in the spotlight.

Law: The law takes center stage during a “9” year, so expect some landmark decisions this year that will have far-reaching, long-term impact. In fact, legal decisions at all levels will have a great deal to do with either quelling or inflaming social anxiety. An early example of this was the legal decision to execute 47 people in 12 different cities in Egypt, including an influential Shiite cleric. This action inflamed sectarian outrage among Shiite populations across the Middle East, and resulted in Saudi Arabia severing diplomatic relations with Iran.

The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and the emerging battle over whether the Senate will have confirmation hearings on President Obama’s nominee is also in keeping with this year’s focus on the law.

Race relations is one of the issues highlighted in a “9” year, so it is no surprise that the U.S. Supreme Court is currently considering a case about whether race can be used in college admissions decisions. Another example is the decision on whether or not to indict police officers for the shooting deaths of black people in several instances around the U.S. The outcome in each of these cases will either ease the social anxiety around race relations and issues of justice or, alternately, inflame widespread anger.

Catalyst for Change: It is important to realize that this year brings the potential for a monumental shift. Hopefully this will be because a critical mass of people move to a higher level of consciousness and awareness. But, the catalyst for the shift could also be because of an ecological disaster or environmental catastrophe of some kind. An unexpected shift in the earth’s crust is a remote possibility.

Politics: This applies primarily to U.S. politics because 2016 is a presidential election year. That said, it can also have broader implications to other countries.

This will likely be a good year for the economy, as “9” years most generally are, despite the weakening in China’s economy, economic turmoil in Brazil, oil dipping below $30/barrel, and the decline in stock markets around the world that have ushered in 2016. The period of December 20 – January 16 is a “10” energy, and this brings an underlying shift in the fundamentals. Something is coming to completion; something new is being born. 2016 is a year of building new foundations, and sometimes old ones have to be torn down first. This is a messy, and often unpleasant process. I expect that the economy will be in transition through the first quarter. However, based on the energies of the months, the economy should begin to stabilize by late March and start to strengthen again in April. Of course, time will tell.

An example of the uplifting economic effect of a “9” year is 1998, (1+9+9+8 = 27/9), when the U.S. economy produced a $70-billion surplus. Of course, a healthy economy tends to favor the political party that is in power. And, as they say, a rising tide lifts all boats. Perhaps this will be an important year for greater income equity. The middle class, factory workers, and low-paid laborers might begin to recoup some of their lost earning power. At the very least, this will be a major issue in the election campaigns.

“9” is a feminine energy, so it also bodes well for women this year. Democrat is also a “9” energy. In 2007, another “9” year, Nancy Pelosi was elected Speaker of the House, and Democrats won both the House and Senate. So, the “9” energy gives Hillary Clinton a boost — and maybe also Senator Elizabeth Warren.

On the other hand, “9” is an energy that also supports revolutionaries and outsiders, so Bernie Sanders has a real shot at winning the nomination. And, if he wins the nomination, it gives him a shot to win the general election. But, it also means that the non-establishment Republican outsiders such as Donald Trump and Ted Cruz will continue to give the Republican Party a migraine headache for months to come. I would hope that the positive aspects of the “9” energy, which support inclusiveness and connection, diplomacy, compassion, and taking care of one another, will make it much more difficult for the divisive, fear and hate-mongering, bullying tactics of these candidates to take root. But, we’ll have to see. All energies also have a shadow side, as described below.

After the March 15 primaries, when the probable nominees for both the Democrats and Republicans become more clear, I will do a Mystical Numerology analysis of the major candidates in both parties and post the artical on my website.

Shadow: The shadow aspects for 2016 include facing personal inadequacies and maybe even your worst fear. If you end up facing some kind of personal travail or have chronic problems that linger on and on, or you are enmeshed or entangled in a set of dramas from which it is difficult to escape, you will know that you are caught in the shadow energy for the year.

Another shadow aspect of this year is that asleep people, God bless them, will likely choose to remain asleep. This is because “waking up” forces one to work with the personal unconscious to confront inner fears and repair inner damage. This takes commitment and hard work. It doesn’t generally happen all at once. It is easier to hang onto the status quo out of a fear of moving forward, and continue the cycle of self-deception. The people who wake up fully this year are those who have been turning up the dimmer switch for some time.

The positive energy of a “9” year sparks a drive for wholeness and a need for connection. But, in the shadow are the opposite qualities, including: divisiveness, domineering and adversarial actions, narcissistic behaviors like needing to be the center of attention, and an “us-versus-them” attitude. The shadow energy is a perfect year for extremists, manipulators, opportunists, instigators and people who bully and antagonize others.

As I write this, I realize clearly that Donald Trump is an embodiment of many of these qualities. He is a personification of the shadow energies for 2016, and is appealing to the fears, nostalgia for times long past (“Let’s make America great again”), and playing to the basest of human instincts and fears. Let us hope that love trumps fear (pun intended) in 2016.

Year 4 of the New Sun Cycle

“If you try hard enough, you can bend the spoon; you can shift reality.”
~Christopher Meloni~

The Mayan Calendar long cycle of 25,920 years ended on 21-December-2012 when the earth completed a full orbital rotation around the central sun of our galaxy, having traveled through all 12 signs of the zodiac to come full-circle back to the starting point. That marked a cosmic alignment that was the end of one great sun cycle and the beginning of another. This new cycle gives us the collective opportunity to make a major shift forward in human consciousness.

We are now 4 years into the new cycle. The energy of the “4,” is connected to the lightbody, and has a connection to parallel dimensions and nonhuman intelligence. Similar to the “9,” it is also about the ascension process. It helps us individually and collectively to ascend to a higher level of multidimensional consciousness and connectedness to the universal energy field. As a human race, we’ve been working for some time to build a critical mass of people ready to make the shift into this next stage of human potential that is akin to making the jump to lightspeed. Maybe 2016 is the year that taking this step upward becomes a real possibility.

Mystical: The “4” energy has a very practical side, but also a powerfully mystical side. It is the energy of pure consciousness, expanded awareness, and a connection to universal wisdom and the akashic records. As it becomes fully embodied, it can bring a sense of transcendent freedom. The caveat is that moving into this expansive state generally takes a commitment to a spiritual practice.

Practical: The “4” energy is strongly mental. It is the energy of order, reason, analysis and work. It helps you to put things into order, make decisions, solve problems and manage change. The “4” vibration supports capability and can be very productive. It supports creative intelligence, and helps you to make even your wildest dreams within reach. With the “4” and “9” combination of energies, this is the perfect year to manifest your dreams and desires. There will be none better for many years. So this, my friends, is the year to go for it. No halfway measures. Put away all of your doubts and fears, and just go for it – all or nothing!

Collective: In a “4” year, issues of justice and liberty take center stage. Whatever is considered to be “conventional” is in the spotlight and under the microscope: conventional leaders, conventional limits, and conventional views – including religious traditions. All of these are up for consideration and review this year, not that this process hasn’t already started. But this year, it will be like separating the wheat from the chaff, keeping what is good and letting the rest go. Still, this is not an easy process. It is messy, highlights issues of social trust, challenges social structures, and creates unrest and instability.

What we are going through as a global society is akin to the body going through a purification process. Toxins are being brought to the surface to be released. Longer term, this is a good thing, but it is not always a lot of fun while you are going through it – at least not on a collective level. What I mean by this is that we can enjoy our own process and have fun on individual levels. At the same time, it is difficult and sometimes painful to see the detoxification process unfold on a collective level.

Shadow: We can get stuck this year, frozen in our positions and become cynical and unwilling to change. We can feel lost, isolated, and unsure of ourselves and others. Indeed, we can feel a little bit or a lot like we are in freefall with nothing solid to hang onto. Sometimes, this can be because we are unable or unwilling to give up our limited viewpoints to see a larger potential. Maybe we fear that our boundaries will be shattered and we’ll never be able to put the pieces together again. So we resist change. You can see a lot of this happening collectively in society and on social media.

We can also hide behind moral righteousness and misjudge the motives of others. We can feel fearful or unloved, or jealous and betrayed. We can lock down into the stuckness of a frozen self-image or national image, and defend ourselves through aggressiveness and feeling “better than” whatever person or group is challenging our belief system.

The cure is to face the fear of change because, especially in 2016, there is the potential for a monumental shift. In this period of accelerated change, and shift in consciousness, you will be better served by opening up your heart in radical surrender, and allowing your destiny to pull you forward. When the ship leaves the spaceport to make the jump to light-speed, trust me. It’s best to be on board. You don’t want to be left behind, empty-handed with your ruby lips flapping in the breeze.

“16” Year Energy

“Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an
intentional pause and reset, to start to see new options and new possibilities.”
~Kirstin Armstrong~

Finally, because 2016 is year 16 of the new century, it also carries a “16” energy.

Mystical: The “16” energy is a direct link with the collective mind and ancestral wisdom. It is a powerful time to connect with spirit guides, open up to spiritual guidance and inner knowing. You may experience times of direct knowing – i.e. information being downloaded directly into your mind and you just know something without knowing how you know it! It is also a time during which you can trust your instinctive actions.

Communication with higher beings and access to dimensional gateways is easier and more possible this year.

Practical: The combined energies of the “9” Universal year, together with the “4” and “16” year energies, make it certain that 2016 is a year of new possibilities, new frontiers and fundamental change. This can be exciting but not always easy. Surfing the rapids of this kind of monumental change requires great flexibility and balance.

The “16” energy gives access to great power. This year, you can get in touch with the forces of nature, connect more readily with your “inner genius,” put new ideas into action, launch a successful project, and so on. “16” is grounded intelligence that is linked to the physical world, so this year brings greater ability to achieve practical results, even with major projects – and especially with the “4” and “9” energies also active for 2016. Natural aptitudes are strengthened. Adhering to a hard-working discipline during a “16” year is in harmony with the time and readily produces individual gains.

It is a special time to cure serious illnesses, prevent accidents from occurring, and to ask for safe travels.

Collective: The social well-being is in the spotlight, and as the year progresses it will be more apparent how interdependent we all are on one another. There is a high degree of inequity aversion during a “16” period. In other words, 2016 is a good time to take action to stop unfairness to other individuals or groups. Good intentions outweigh bad ones, but intentions are not enough. You must make your good intentions into good actions this year.

Shadow: Life can put you in a crucible this year and turn up the heat. A meltdown can occur on individual and collective levels, and this can be a good thing in the longer term. Generally, as with the “4,” you can experience a sense of limitedness that causes you to feel like your energy is constricted and you are caught in a stranglehold. Life’s persistent questions may seem unanswerable. You can get frustrated, pull back from life and become introverted. Resist the urge to disengage. There are always answers to be found. The challenge is to begin to see the glass being half-full instead of half-empty. Keeping a gratitude list will help you shift into optimism and positive thinking.

Something fundamental is shifting this year. You are changing in deep, but often unseen ways. The key to balance is to be kind and gentle with yourself and others. Take some time for introspection. Know that any trial you experience is temporary, and a lesson meant to bring new growth and new capacities. You are getting stronger – even if you cannot see it now.

Copyright © John B. Pehrson, January 2016