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For the past several years I have written yearly forecasts with a focus on the extreme increase in polarization going back to 2008, the beginning of our current nine-year epicycle. This is a time of separation - a nine-year period that runs from 2008 through 2016. This schism affects the human race across the globe. Whether political, social, economic or religious, our positions tend to be more and more black and white. Gray, the color of compromise, is no longer in vogue. Read any newspaper in any language and you will find this to be true. It 's a mirror reflection of the world we have created.
The polluted state of our land, air, and oceans reflects the moral and mental pollution that caused it. It shows the inevitable and devastating result of a lack of awareness. It's not so much a struggle of good versus evil, as it is of ignorance versus awareness. Global warming as a result of our irresponsible behavior continues to push the weather to extremes, and 2014 may well turn out to be one of the most catastrophic years in history, as the Earth and the sky react to the damage we have caused.
It's a natural, if difficult and painful, part of our evolution. As a species, we are young and immature, given to rebel and push the envelope. We have created an unsustainable environment, because we lack the consciousness to see beyond the desire for instant and superficial satisfaction that motivates us today. To say that we are short-sighted is an understatement.
It seems that in order to gain awareness, we must first experience an environment created by the lack of it. Those of us who will still be around fifty years from now, will look at this 2008 to 2016 period as a time of extremes; of a blindness that one day will be as unimaginable as the torture and cruelty of the Dark Ages is to us today. But it will also be seen as a time of awakening; a time that brought to light the extraordinary love and sacrifice men and women are capable of.
The widening of the gap hides a deeper phenomenon - the growing presence of consciousness – the awareness of one's existence and its inseparable connection to all life. This too, I have referred to in previous forecasts.
We are in an epicycle of extremes on all levels, bar none. Darkness grows darker, light becomes lighter. Darkness is the lack of light, ignorance the lack of knowledge, hate is the absence of love. Hate and ignorance are one and the same, just as consciousness and love are indivisible. Fortunately, there is a growing recognition that we must look within, to love, contentment, and understanding, if we are to find balance and harmony with the material world. In this time of blind ignorance, an awakening is taking place in the minds of thousands and thousands of people of all ages.
But... consciousness isn't loud. It isn't intrusive.
For that reason, ignorance always gets the floor.
Ignorance has nothing to do with intelligence, or the lack thereof. There are many intellectuals who are ignorant. They may have great minds, but they lack consciousness and therefore feel little empathy and are willing to push extremist agendas.
2014 Is the year when we become more aware of the destructive nature and the inherent danger of a world of extremes. We will begin to see a trend through all areas of human life, to search for ways to bring us together. But it is still too early to see much change until 2017. There will be people in power who change overnight, and institutions that will reconsider their ideologies, giving us hope, but we will also see the negative forces become more desperate and violent.
Extremes continue to rule during the nine-year cycle, ending in 2017, after which we enter a nine-year cycle that is dominated by information. The 2017 through 2026 epicycle will see the end of many centuries of long-held secrets. No one will be able to hide, no institution will be able to hold onto its secrets. Light will shine on everything, symbolic of the most dramatic change in history.
But I'm getting ahead of myself.
The number 7 rules 2014. It is analytical and self-examining. It starts a turnaround, as even the mind, cold as it is, recognizes that duality doesn't benefit anyone. But other numbers play a role too.
For the numerology enthusiasts: The numbers in the upper half of the graph below reveal the positive nuances of this 7 Universal Year and are found by continuously adding the digits in a pyramid-like system. The numbers in the lower half show the challenging, negative influences, and are the result of subtracting. They are therefore mirrors of each other. The strongest relationship any one number in this graph below has, is with its mirrored partner.
The 9 at the top represents compassion and empathy (it is called the Mother Theresa number for a reason), while the negative influence of its mirrored partner, the 1 at the bottom, reflect egotism and cruelty. The symbolism is obvious and appropriate. The 3 and the 6 in the upper half tells us that art and communication (3), and a deepening sense of responsibility (6) will be the primary channels through which the energy of the 9 flows, although the hostile 1 and the sly 2 oppose them.
The 5 represents a big change or shocking and unexpected event around October/November of 2014, caused in large part by miscommunication (the 3 below it). That's approximately the time for the U.S. election, and it will certainly affect it; but keep in mind that the influences are global, not focused on just one country.
The influence of the 2014 Universal year affects each of us differently, depending on our personal cycles, which are linked to our Sun Number.
(Your Sun Number is found by adding your month and day of birth, then reducing it to a single digit. If you were born on May 15, add 5 and 15 to arrive at 20, which further reduces (2 minus 0) to give you a Sun Number 2. If you were born October 18, 10 + 18 = 28. Reduce 28 by adding 2 + 8 = 10. Then further reduce 10 by adding 1 + 0 = 1. You have a Sun Number 1.)
See below to learn how this universal year cycle affects you in 2014.
After last year's constant involvement with yourself and occasional doubts about the state of your business or career, you will find this year to be a relief. Things finally work out. Long postponed checks and promotions come through. You see the light at the end of your financial tunnel and an inner strength and confidence is breaking through. This is your year of harvest and, depending on the effort you put out during the past seven years, your reward will be equally large. There is a beauty in these cycles we can recognize and understand and in doing so we find ourselves "in the flow" and there is no more need to try and struggle upstream.
This year you will have an opportunity to involve yourself fully in work and material growth and bring home the rewards. Give in to your ambitions, you will find yourself more clear and focused and able to pursue and reach your goals. Your power is visible and strong, mental creativity is high, vision and intuition will guide you, and you are more efficient and focused.
January is a month when your energy is lower than usual, but that changes at the beginning of February. June is particularly hectic and may bring a change in environment, a move perhaps. October brings a new venture.
This is your year to finish up all unfinished business, to clean house and make room for new things. On a material level this is a good time to get rid of unnecessary weight, to give away or sell what you do not need anymore, and to pay off old debts. On a spiritual level you will experience a different mode altogether. Your attention should turn to others and their needs, find ways to be of help and give time and energy to worthwhile causes. You must lighten your burden of questions and doubts and the best way to do so is by directing your attention in another direction, away from yourself - you will find yourself become lighter and more in touch with yourself.
roblems can be solved, strained relationships relax or disappear, the sources of stress in work or business can be better understood and dealt with.
There can be some difficulties this year due to your desire to face obstacles and overcome them. Decisions have to be taken and courage and strength may be severely tested several times.
May is your most dynamic month, while June and July find you a little worn out. After all, this is the end of a nine-year cycle, and your energy level is a little low. August is invigorating, but a month to pay special attention to financial matters. November brings romance and commitment to the foreground.
Be ready for major changes. You will be inspired to start new projects or enterprises. You will feel a strong forward push toward new goals. This is a time for vision and planning. Share your dream with others: make plans, get the necessary support, but, above all, rely on yourself as the driving force. Be decisive!
This is also a good time to make the personal changes you have long wanted to make: Start a diet and/or an exercise program, or begin a new course of study. There will be considerable emotional turmoil, especially in the first two or three months. It takes a while to get the ball rolling. There are many changes you must make and much work to be done.
Be open-minded, organized, and focused. Avoid distractions and procrastination.
March is a key month when you are able to lay the foundation to your plans. April brings a change of residence, office, or career. In July and August you see the fruits of your labors begin to take place, while October represents a change in a personal relationship, most likely romantic. The fall marks a coalescing of your plans into more concrete form.
This is a year to carefully protect and nurture your plans. You will be like a mother watching over her children, conscious of every threat, real or imagined.
You need tact and cooperation to keep yourself moving forward. There will likely be confrontations with others, requiring a subtle and gentle approach. You will have to stay focused on your goals, and use intelligent persuasion. Being forceful will likely work against you, while compromises work in your favor.
You will be unusually sensitive and may wonder at times what happened to the drive and momentum you felt last year. This year requires something else from you now -- a delicate sense of balance and a willingness to go around obstacles, without losing sight of your goal. Be discriminating in your associations and secretive about your plans.
May is the pivotal month in the year. You are extremely intuitive and sensitive, and better able to influence your peers and your circumstances. July brings a culmination of plans and a distinct step forward. August sees things become more concrete and brings a new beginning. September is emotional, requiring adjustments, tact, and inner resolve. The 2 year is a year of growth and advancement, but through gentle means, and the indirect use of your personal power.
This a year of expansion and personal growth. It is a time of heightened personal expression. Creativity comes to the forefront. You are more lighthearted and drawn to social events.
Your challenge is to avoid scattering your energies. You have a rare opportunity to bring forth new and original ideas. But that requires discipline and focus. It is easy to be optimistic and enthusiastic this year and this may result in speeding up your projects. Yet there will be delays and disappointments unless your enthusiasm is based upon the reality of work and concentration. This is often a good financial year, particularly if your creativity is well directed. Surround yourself with upbeat and positive people.
Control this year's tendencies towards glamour and extravagance, yet allow yourself more room to enjoy and celebrate. You communicate well this year and are more capable of getting your ideas across.
February brings changes, June sees the completion of a project, and July signals a new beginning. August can be emotional, as can November.
This is a year to be organized and practical. Take care of details. Commit yourself entirely to your goals. Your concentration and ability to focus will be much improved over last year. You will have an attitude of realism and determination.
There can be a sense of limitation and some frustration this year also. However, it is a year of important opportunities that must be seized. It is a good year to buy real estate or remodel your home. It is also a good time to take care of projects which have been postponed for too long.
Fulfill your obligations and do not be afraid to spend some of that hard earned money. Selling and trading during this year usually is quite successful. This is the year to work on your foundation and prepare yourself for the many changes that will undoubtedly come next year.
January and February will bring some important change, a new opportunity perhaps. March requires self-reflection and reshaping of your plans. October brings changes and a sense of chaos. But November brings assistance in the form of a promotion or additional financial support.
This is a year of dynamic change. Many surprises will come your way. Be open and ready to embrace new opportunities.
Do not be overly careful. This is a year in which a major step forward can take place if you are willing to take some calculated risks and do a little gambling. Wisdom and prudence are the keys, but you will be faced with choices that require fast action and a willingness to act before all the facts are in.
This is an exciting year in which you are required to promote yourself in order to take full advantage of the opportunities that await you. There will be increased opportunity to travel and possibly a change of residence. You may be tempted by the desires of the flesh: too much food, alcohol, sex, or drugs. Be careful and discriminate. You could make mistakes in these areas.
This can be an unsettling year if you try to cling to outmoded methods or characteristics. This is a year to throw off the old and adopt the new. It is a rebirth and a release after last year's struggle.
Change takes place consistently, and particularly so in April and May. July is a breakthrough, a time to enjoy life. September can be intense, while October requires tact and balance in relationships.
This a year of progress and financial advancement. Major career opportunities present themselves. It is a challenging year in which personal growth is joined with new responsibilities and challenges.
This is a year of domestic responsibility and attention to the needs of family and friends. It is a time of heartfelt emotions and some sacrifice, for comforting and caring. You realize the importance of your place within your community. You will be called upon to help others bear their burdens. You are the proverbial friend in need. It is also often a time when marital issues surface and need attention.
May is an emotional month filled with the promise and the stress of imminent changes. June is a breakthrough and a relief. September brings advancement, but it can also bring health issues to the foreground. October is about self-reflection and readjustments, and December brings a sense of completion and fulfillment.
You experience a strong tendency to spend more time alone, to delve inside and find some answers and to reach a better understanding of yourself. This is not a year for social activities nor is it a year to try and reach goals on a material level. You will find that the necessities of daily life seem to be taken care of without requiring much input from you. There is no need to be overly concerned regarding your material needs. This is a year for inner growth; it is your spiritual and mental presence that requires attention. Improve the quality of your life. Read, contemplate and gain insight in yourself. Rest and attend to your health. It is during this year that you strengthen the foundation of your life; after all, your success in all matters rests upon the strength of your inner self. A "let go and let god " attitude will make this a fruitful and pleasant year that you may find yourself wondering what you did to deserve this.
January and June are exceptions and do require you to pay attention to your business or career, as well as finances. September gives you a window into your future, while November and December give you a boost in energy that continuous into the next year.