2017 - A 10/1 Universal Year
Where do we go from here?
Well, we have made it to the end of 2016, the 9 Universal Year and we are now poised on the brink of a new 9-year cycle and all that it may bring about. 2016 was a tumultuous year in many ways. We saw the passing of many cultural icons as well as the falling away of certain aspects of our collective lives. In America we have seemingly seen the end of civility in the public and political discourse that affects each and every one of us. We may have also experienced the end of our political party system as it was constructed. Sadly, what we did not see was an end to the dis-empowering and negative actions and activities of governments and nations worldwide. If anything, it appears as though some of those actions got worse and which show every indication of worsening even more as we move forward. What we did not see was a move towards more inclusion and acceptance of everyone. We did not see an end to the continuing disenfranchising of so many of those in need throughout the world. If anything, those conditions also deteriorated. In the constant that is the process of Numerology, the 9 is the combination of all the traits and characteristics of the previous 8 numbers (1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8=36=9). As the end of every cycle, 9's job is to take what was accumulated and learned during the previous 9 years and turn around and hand it off to the 1 of the next cycle. It is through this method that wisdom, knowledge, lessons, and more are passed forward into the future. Also passed along are the negative energies and activities that were not discarded in the 9 Year (2016). As I have shared on many occasions, those things that do not serve the greater and higher good of everyone, and that are not discarded, will only exacerbate moving forward. “If you think it was bad before...just wait!”
So, where do we go from here? What lies in store for 2017 and beyond? As with all things in Numerology, there are both positive and negative aspects that can, and will play out. Much will be determined by the actions and re-actions of the greater collective. Much will be determined by how much we resist the de-evolution of our many current situation(s) while working towards creating a more inclusive, accepting, and loving country (and world). Will we rise up and demand more fairness, equality, honesty, and integrity from our countries and our leaders? Or, will the dark, shadow side that was more greatly exposed in 2016 than ever before, become even more powerful and in-our-faces as it continues to game the system for its own benefits and aggrandizement?
On the positive side, 2017 can be a vehicle for greater justice for all. This year can be an initiation period designed to create and foster positive activity for the good of all. The over-arching energy is directed towards greater initiative and independence on a transitional and trans-formative level. The influence of the 1 can bring about greater enterprise in all facets of society and business with new insights and approaches combined with new and radical ideas. This is a period of bold actions, adventures, and new directions driven by originality and foresight. 2017 can birth many new inventions, plans, projects and businesses that are developed to help solve the many ills that plague the world. It is a time of greater creative independent and innovative energies. There can also be greater emphasis on the individuality of people and cultures. The 10/1 has great possibilities for creating a turn for the better. The year can certainly be the start of something new and the innovative ideas and fresh beginnings that come about are an expression of the law of cause and effect. Events that appear accidental or the result of mere chance result from efforts that have already been expended. In this regard, we must hold to the progress made during the previous 9-year cycle and work collectively to improve that which was created. The 10/1 does hold promises of good fortune and a turn for the better along with progress, improvements, and advancements but, as with all things, those things exist at the whim of current events and world leaders. The opportunities afforded us to create and foster a better understanding of circumstances will be revealed through situations and events that transpire. If previous events were properly executed, rewards will be forthcoming. If not, then we can only wait to see what happens and collectively pray that things tend towards a betterment of conditions, and not a worsening. All efforts will be rewarded accordingly. Be on the look-out for the appearance of people who will be our new 'heroes'. Search out those who are authentic and loving. Do not be fooled by the posers and dilettantes. All are people, on both sides of the equation, who can and will dynamically affect the world through their actions. It will behoove us all (and by extension, the world) if we learn to rely upon an intuition that is based in reason. It is only then that we will truly know what to do and we may discover that for which we have been waiting is now on the cusp of arriving.
The 10/1 Universal Year will also bring about changes in governments worldwide. We are all aware of the results of the 2016 presidential election in the USA, an event about which I cautioned in my essay on the 9 Universal Year that was 2016. We are aware of the fact that the USA will be getting a new president and administration beginning January 20th and are already aware of the change in direction that may be in store for our country. The tone has been set for not only the next 9 years but also for the next 36 years (4 cycles of 9). 2016 saw 67 countries worldwide have elections for either leaders, legislatures, or both. 2017 will see another 46 nations hold elections (among them France, Germany, and Iran). That makes 113 out of the 190+ countries in the world changing, or maintaining their governments in the span of two years. What happens in the rest of the world this year will also contribute greatly to the dynamic of the geo-political scene in the coming years. The potential exists for differences that can be settled with previous enemies, settlements brought about by a clear comprehension of the situations and their problems. Most importantly, it may take a spiritual awakening for our true power and brotherhood to be developed and presented. Perhaps we will see something this year that brings pause to everyone and cause a reassessment of our humanity. We must stand firm in our ideals and our purpose. The 10/1 Universal Year will usher in a new era of events that will definitely affect and lay the groundwork for the world, as we move forward into the 3rd decade of the 21st Century.
On the negative side of the ledger for 2017 are conditions and energies that can truly be harmful to the world and its people. The year certainly holds the seeds for the beginning of changes, upheavals, and dissension. We must definitely be on guard, and protect ourselves against tyranny exercised by governments and leaders. We could see an increase in the weaknesses of some rulers and governments coupled with a corresponding rise in the strength of strongmen, demagogues, and dictators. In a year in which we need to strive for greater balance in all things and for all people, we could very well see the polar opposite creating conditions that greatly exacerbate and deteriorate structures that are currently in place to help people. We may have front-row seats for what is viewed as mischievous antagonism in both politics and discourse. Clinging to the past, intentionally moving to dismantle the progress of the past 70 years, and stubbornly resisting and blocking any progressive innovation meant to improve life for people may not only be a normal course of action, it will also work to effectively and dynamically change the uneasy alliance between governments and their citizens.
2017 is not a time to be putting off important decisions. It is not a time for procrastination. It is not a year for stalling and delaying necessary new legislation designed to help and not hurt people. If failures and losses become endemic we must all come to terms with the understanding that it is the result of previous efforts and endeavors and the way energy was used and put forth. Not that fixed opinions, stubbornness, or being too opinionated are ever good or useful, but the 10/1 energy of the year makes these attitudes and positions even worse than they can normally be. Additionally, we must be very aware of any tendencies towards overdoing and exaggerating any particular needs and desires. We must call out our lawmakers and legislators and remind them that they work for us and that the purpose of their job is to govern 'for the people' and not 'for their own agendas and backers'. It is extremely important that we all make certain that our voices are heard...individually and collectively. To stay silent is to give approval.
We are entering a new era and, in the United States, the dynamic is somewhat similar to what happened after the presidential election of 1980. As I wrote in my essay about 2016, a 9 Universal Year, the last presidential election held in the US in a 9 Universal Year was 1980 and that gave us Reagan and the ensuing 36 years of the attempted, and sometimes successful dismantling of worker protections, regulations, and the social safety net that so many rely upon while increasing the power of corporations and military-related industries. 1980 was a 18/9 Universal Year and 2016 was a 9 Universal Year, so there are some differences in the overall energy that was exercised. What was similar was the underlying 9 energy. So, with that being said, we must exercise great caution and we must hold our leaders accountable as we move forward. If we are not careful, America could take another hard turn to the right and our country as we currently know it could be dramatically altered.
The 20th century was filled with 19/1 Universal Years with only 1900 being a 10/1, the beginning of a new century. So far in the 21st century, we have had one 10/1 Year, 2008. And now, we have our second with 2017. Looking forward, we have a 10/1 Universal Year happening again in 2026, 2035, 2044, 2053, 2062, 2071, and 2080. For the first eighty years of this first half-century, the world will have a transitional/transformational year every 9 years. It's as if the Universe is giving us an opportunity to continually reset until we get to where we need to be. 10 is a Karmic number and it relates to an experience that has been chosen on the path and it cannot be avoided. Transitional and transformational in the realm of the individual and individuality, it is a continuation of the turning point axis of 2016/9 and 2017/10/1. This is a year that is a combination of all the lessons from the previous years, 1-9 and with it comes the challenge to put into balanced application conditions that are for the good of all mankind. As we move forward, we will be made to be quite aware of the fact that the only constant is change.
In the Tarot, 10 is The Wheel of Fortune and represents among other things, rotation and cyclicity. Everything is in the process of change; with change being the only constant. It can also indicate luck, a turn for the better, a new cycle, and innovative ideas resulting from past experiences. We are entering an initiation period in which decisions of great importance are made.
In the constant that is the Universal cycles of 9, as in basic Numerology, 9 is the combination of all the traits and characteristics of the previous 8 numbers (1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8=36=9). As the end of every cycle, 9's job is to take what was accumulated and learned during the 9 years and turn around and hand it off to the 1 of the next cycle. It is through this method that wisdom, knowledge, lessons, and more are passed forward into the future. Also passed along are the negative energies and activities that were not discarded in the 9 Year (2016). As I have shared on many occasions, those things that do not serve the greater and higher good of everyone, and that are not discarded, will only exacerbate moving forward. “If you think it was bad before...just wait!”
In conclusion, I am personally quite unsure what 2017 will bring about. I know what the numbers say, and in that information I have great faith, yet because each number has both positive and negative aspects, we must individually and collectively make a decision as to on which side of the ledger we wish to reside. It can be a year of many new beginnings. A year that holds within its bosom a wonderful opportunity to make the world a better place. This is a year that is filled with great potential for wonderful things. It holds the possibilities for many great and beneficial events taking place which could have a great and positive impact on the world and its citizens. Conversely, 2017 also holds the potential to turn onto something that future generations will look back at in horror and disbelief. The continuing rise of right-wing governments does not bode well. The move towards greater authoritarianism should frighten everyone. I caution everyone reading this to take the time to educate yourself on the facts of events. Do not just sit back and take someone's word for something...especially if it sounds too good to be true. Beware the false prophets and charlatans selling you a bill of goods that includes unrealistic goals and messianic musings of greatness and grandeur. 2017 is a year to take back your personal power. It is a year to rise up and speak up loudly and consistently about injustice, inequality, and unfairness. The underlying 1 of the 10/1 Year is about the individual. For the world, it provides the opportunity to begin anew and for the collective to be positively affected, then with that in mind it is imperative that each and every one of us do our part in making this a better world.
It is my great wish that goodness and light become the prevailing attributes and attitudes of our world. Hold the light for yourself and do whatever you can to make sure it is passed forward. Be the global citizen you wish everyone could be. Connect to your source. Connect to Mother Earth. Connect to whatever it is that gives you your strength and conviction. Do not back down from adversity. And, stand up to oppression. The chances that we miss in 2017 may not come around again for another 9 years and by that time, it could be too late.
Blessings of Love & Light
Michael John Fierro
There is an old adage that a country gets the government it deserves. Has America reaped the results of centuries of bigotry, hatred, greed, and disenfranchisement with the results of the 2016 election? Sadly, in many ways I personally believe we did. I know that many are upset yet I believe we must allow this to play out. There are huge lessons to be learned here and there are reasons that things followed the course that they did. My perspective is this:
Donald Trump is a caricature of the absolute worst of an overly narcissistic person who is the more-than-willing recipient of the adulation of an overly curious-about-others culture that reveres wealth and power more than the personal well-being of everyone involved in society. And, he is that caricature WRIT LARGE! He is the epitome of our short-attention span culture that glorifies some of the worst of our society through reality TV and other mediums. Facebook and other social media platforms have made everyone a 'celebrity' and too many are swept away by the images they seek out and the unrealistic images they believe they want to be. The profane and absurd are raised on pedestals and worshiped. It is acceptable to be rude and disrespectful because that's what people see on TV. The healthy images and role-models are lost in a shitstorm of self-serving celebrity. America showed me that it isn't ready for a change away from the old, patriarchal, white-dominated ways with which we have lived since our birth as a nation.
We had an opportunity to move in a more humane and progressive fashion. In a way that would have insured that every citizen and person living in this country would have been afforded basic things that would help them move upward in society. And, the system made sure we were not afforded that true opportunity.
We had an opportunity to move towards the matriarchal society that is coming and away from the misogyny and male-power dominated culture in which we live. And, we were fearfully and angrily driven away from it in a fashion that was all too familiar and far too out-of-date.
So, we end up with what we have.
Should we despair? Perhaps, but only temporarily. Should we be angry? Yes, if that's the way you choose to go, but make certain that anger is channeled into action and participation. Should we make certain that we stand up and be heard? Without a doubt. Raise your voice. Participate if by no other means than regularly calling your legislators' offices and letting them know when you are not happy with how they are conducting THE PEOPLE'S BUSINESS.
Personally, I believe that this whole thing may implode under its own weight of greed, chicanery, lies, and misdirection. If there is not enough LOVE to fill the void when it does implode then we are in for an extremely rough haul. Because any ensuing chaos will be driven by Hate and Fear. And we all know the type of adversaries they can be, more often than not through our own personal life experiences, personal circumstances, and lives. If one is aware of their environment, it will also be seen by observing the world around you moving throughout the year. 2017 is a year with great potential. But the course that we follow must be true and driven by love. And compassion. And consideration. And understanding. And, most important of all, an overwhelming desire to bridge the gap of differences and strive towards living together in harmony. With each other and with the planet.
The 1 represents the Individual. Independence. Ideas. Initiative. All those words begin with “I”. Ask yourself: What will I do to bring about the necessary change?
I wish everyone the very best of 2017. Do your part to make it a good year. If you don't. You lose your right to complain...about anything.
Blessings of Love & Light
Happy New Year.
© 2016 Michael John Fierro. Redistribution with permission from the author.
The United States: 20/2 Personal Year
On July 4, 2016, the United States entered its 20/2 Personal Year. In the 9 Universal Year* that is 2016, this number holds even more significance. This Universal Year is a year of endings and turning points. As a nation, the decisions we make and actions that we take, are going to have a major impact on where we go as a country moving forward. Wrong turns and wrong behavior will only serve to amplify, magnify and exacerbate the many problems that face our nation and we could see things worsen in ways that may be hard to comprehend as I write this. The other side of that equation is that things can improve if the decisions that are made and actions that are taken are things that include everyone and truly serve to improve the conditions of the common good.
And, that is why the characteristics and identifying factors of the America's 20/2 Personal Year become even more important. Being a year of turning points, decisions, awareness, adaptability, and reconstruction, the driving and dominant forces should be ones of harmony and co-operation.
During the course of this 20/2 Personal Year, the United States must begin giving serious thought to our current situations and then using that information to help us create plans for moving forward. This is a year that has great potential to be transitional in the realm of seeing both sides of all situations and then finding the ways in which we can work together to resolve our problems and differences. By weighing all the facts and details we will be better equipped to bring about a consciousness that is inclusive of a new awareness. An awareness that will help overcome difficulties. Harmony is a key word in this dynamic and it is imperative that we come together as a nation in bringing it about. We should all be working for the common good of bigger and better things that promote harmonious relationships between people. During this transitional, and possibly trans-formative year, we must be decisive in our thoughts and actions and we must follow through on those decisions. If we do not do so, we run the risk of increased restlessness and uneasiness.
Another aspect of this 20/2 Year is the possibility of sudden events that will require turning point decisions. We must heed the events that are dramatic and/or traumatic in nature for these will be the times that afford us the greatest opportunities to bring about positive and long-term changes in our country and society. This year is a time that requires new thoughts, feelings and actions. We must train ourselves to see and be aware of the alternatives while considering the pros and cons of various situations. As a nation we will be afforded the chance to learn about ourselves as a nation and how adaptable we are, or can be. With the underlying 2 energy of the year, this is a time when a stronger female energy may take center stage, not to replace the dominant male energy, but to show us that what is required is a symbiotic relationship between the male and the female in order to create a more balanced, compassionate and tolerant environment that will enable us to move forward towards a new and more all-encompassing paradigm.
The period of time from July 4, 2016 until July 3, 2017 has great potential to be a period of growth for our nation. The seeds of our future are germinating and looking to take root so the country must all learn to use the energies of the period wisely. This is a time for fine-tuning the plans to bring cohesiveness and unity back to the forefront of our political and societal dialogues. We should not resist the need for change. Instead, we must become more adaptable and re-introduce common sense into our thoughts and actions. During the course of this year we may be afforded many opportunities for increased spiritual insights and and overall enlightenment. The 20/2 Personal Year is a time for revelations and a spiritual awakening that assists us in bringing forth new plans, purposes and ambitions. In Numerology, the 2 also represents duality, the male/female, yin/yang energy of life. The time is ripe for us to bring about greater balance in all that we do and to insure that everyone is included while we work to eliminate the inequalities and inequities of our current situation.
On the global stage, the United States must become a more active mediator and go-between in helping to resolve the problems that beset every corner of the globe. Again, harmony is a key word and a useful dynamic in solving the problems. It is incumbent upon us as a nation to work towards bringing about greater co-operation between nations. We need to diligently work for the goal of fostering peace proposals and peace treaties wherever, and whenever possible. This energy of the 20/2 Personal Year is conducive for creating multiple collaborations of ideas in both politics and industry. This is a time during which we should strengthen friendships while working with others and not going it alone. Each and every one of us need to work for the common good of bigger things that have their roots in harmonious relationships between people.
The negative side of the 20/2 energy engenders apathy and indifference by our leaders in both politics and industry. If not properly exercised the negative 2 will bring about vacillation over important decisions that will impact us all. We must also be aware of the potential for making careless and costly mistakes in politics and industry. In other words, should we not find a way to correct our course, we will be relegated to an increased exacerbation of our current ills and, in this author's opinion, this will only bring about greater divisions and unrest. All of which will lead to greater upset and the great potential of increasing schisms in the realm of race and religion.
The 20/2 Personal Year for the United States comes with a 2 Challenge for the year. The 2 Challenge is the Challenge of co-operation and sensitivity. As a nation we must work to develop and enhance the qualities of courtesy, consideration and patience. We must learn to deal with, and have extensive dialogue around the topics of hurt feelings, jealousy, xenophobia, bigotry and the fear of those people who may be 'different' from us, while also learning to handle the situations that can be caused by the lack of patience and tolerance. It is these very conditions that must be handled that will continue to stifle any positive interactions and movements in these areas. Tact and diplomacy must be learned while we also learn to be thoughtful, obedient, devoted, and generous. As a nation of individuals, we must each learn to be ourselves while in the company of others and simultaneously allowing others the same latitude. We must all beware of a tendency to become a 'doormat' for others, brought on by our inability or unwillingness to speak up for ourselves. And, speaking up for ourselves means that everyone's voice has equal weight and bearing in the conversations.
During the period of time that covers our election in November, the Challenge is a 5. This is the Challenge of learning the value and meaning of freedom and balance. This Challenge cautions against the abuse of freedom and urges the country to learn to use freedom correctly. Adjustment and change are two key words, and has been evidenced many times over the past few decades, the country seems to possess a fear of change. The world is changing. Our country is changing, and this election will be extremely important in determining whether we will move forward into a new future, or recklessly hold onto a past that has exceeded its 'use by' date. Opportunities for change will be presented and if refused, the associated circumstances will become more and more dramatic and frequently lead to situations where there will be no choice in the matter…. changes will have to be made. The key here is to develop the element of curiosity and learn to explore outside the artificial parameters that have been set. We must learn to adjust to change easily and discard what is not useful in life. The 5 Challenge will also indicate restrictions on freedom. BALANCE and FOCUS are key words with the 5 challenge.
Blessings of love and light!
Michael John Fierro
2014-A Universal 7 Year
2014, being a Universal 7 Year will bring about a greater reflection on the past so that we may learn how to improve upon it and build for the future. The SEVEN calls for a deeper analysis of situations with greater thought and consideration given to the beliefs and actions which we hold. This is a year for visualizing the future through more research and investigation to better understand the 'why' of things. We must work to engender a calm and steady approach in guiding the course of action. In many instances, people will be looking to master and perfect that which they do, using the lessons of the past as a foundation for improvements in the future, as opposed to beginning new projects and starting from scratch. It will be this type of belief system and attitude that will lead to legislation for national improvement. Patriotism may take on new and deeper meaning without the partisan divide of “...you're either with us, or against us”. 2014 could see an increase in the growth of the GNP of nations around the world and financial improvement is a very strong possibility.
2014 may also bring about a greater interest in nature, farming and agriculture as people work to strengthen their connection with Mother Earth and look to become more contemplative and reflective on the inter-connectedness of life. This could lead to a stronger trend toward conservation and the ecology as people show greater interest and concern. As SEVEN is an 'internal' number we will find that the infrastructure demands greater attention, especially with projects that involve water (supply, delivery, treatment and safety). At long last, we may find a more contemplative and reflective tone being expressed in the media as a more philosophical and metaphysical view of the world and world events becomes more commonplace. 2014 may also bring about more interest in the areas of religion, spirituality, metaphysics, mystical teachings and the occult as people look to better understand themselves and the world and universe in which they live. This may also bring about an increase and awareness of psychic phenomenon and abilities. Many may find inspiration, guidance and knowledge through dreams, intuition, and the awareness and use of previously unknown personal abilities in the intuitive realm. Because of the SEVEN's association with mathematics and science, this year may also provide great advances and discoveries in those worlds as well as in the world of medicine. Overall in societies around the world, we may experience an increase in writing, teaching and the desire to learn which will lead to a greater interest in education and possible improvements and changes in the structures of how we teach and learn. 2014 should also bring about a greater focus on health and well-being both individually and collectively. On the seventh day God rested and in 2014 there may be a collective and individual desire to re-charge, re-assess and re-direct the energies.
On the negative side 2014 may see a rise in satire and sarcasm in the media and the arts as cynicism and a lack of trust maturate in the minds of populations around the world. Close attention must be paid to the movement and actions that took place in 2012 and 2013 as unresolved, festering conditions could again lead to wars although these wars may be more along the lines of civil wars (the American Civil War began in 1861 after years of conflict and dispute around the issue of slavery). If continued discovery of deceptions and malfeasance are brought to light, we may see a sharp increase in the doubting the trustworthiness of our leaders. These conditions could easily lead to a worldwide increase in fear and fear-mongering. It is these conditions that could lead to revolutions and once again, political assassinations. The more negative the environment of governments and their relation to their citizens the more likely we are to see the beginning of radical political movements. Controversy could be a hallmark of much of what transpires as increasingly, actions are taken to 'muddy the waters' of understanding and truth. 2014 could also see an increase in worldwide health problems especially in conditions involving water. As the SEVEN has a potential shadow side, caution must be taken to avoid deceptive business practices. Societal conditions may also lead to a rise in addictions and addictive-type behaviors. Also, the 7's relation with water may be an indicator of increased flooding throughout the world.
In conclusion, the energy of the SEVEN of 2014 must be correctly directed in a positive, life-affirming and beneficial way for everyone. The great potential of higher consciousness, increased education, and greater awareness on the part of both the individual and the collective can go a long way in circumventing and overcoming any problems that may arise. People actively striving to re-connect themselves to our planet, while living in greater harmony with the planet and one another will assist in raising the vibration for all. Much of this growth and awareness will be based upon seeking knowledge, applying that knowledge constructively, and living with a greater degree of spirituality. It is through these efforts that we can do great things, and make great progress in healing.
© 2013 - Michael John Fierro - Unauthorized reproduction or reprinting is prohibited without written consent by the author
DECEMBER, 2013 – A Universal 18/9 Month
December, 2013 is an 18/9 Universal Month. This is the final month of the current 6 Universal Year, and is appropriately, a 9 Month...a month of endings and taking inventory. This is significant when one considers that 2014 is a 7 Universal Year and it will be necessary for the world to take stock of what has happened during the year so that it can move forward towards better understanding and self-awareness on all levels. With that in mind, December can be a month during which many projects are successfully terminated and moves are taken to curtail inefficient practices in both government and business. Efficiency experts may be called upon to improve and streamline procedures and policies and as a result, we may see the elimination of unnecessary personnel in various facets of public and private endeavors. Inventories of all types will be undertaken as people, businesses and governments look to shed that which no longer works for the greater, and personal good. This may also be a time during which we see an increasing movement of people as a result of changes and adjustments being made. In the business world, there may be an increase in the buying and selling, or merging of businesses for the purpose of increasing profits or efficiency in operations. The 9 Month is a favorable time to finish things while at the same time, working to eliminate that which is not useful, or purposeful. It is important to remember that situations, conditions and programs that are built on strong foundations will endure, while those that are weak will disappear. The 9 Month can be a time of progress, and to move forward from a position of strength increases the likelihood of successes. It should be remembered that the 9 energy is not an energy that is particularly conducive to beginning new projects, so it would be best to give great thought and consideration to things and postpone moving forward until January (an 8 Universal Month).
As we enter the holiday season, the 9 Universal Month is a time for the enjoyment of friends and family, gift-giving, and doing kindnesses for others. With its characteristics of humanitarianism, philanthropy, benevolence, selflessness and altruism, the 9 energy of December is the perfect time to reflect on the brotherhood of man while understanding and participating in the idea that we are all in this together, and the welfare of one affects the welfare of all. The 18/9 indicates this month to be a time during which healing forces are at work beneath the surface so this would be a good time for everyone, everywhere, to take some time to reflect on the health of our world while giving consideration to what you, the individual, can do to improve the world in which we live. Keep in mind that this month can be a time of evolutionary growth and development as the 9 represents the “all”, and it is the “all” that must be the dominant, driving force in the affairs of businesses, governments, and individuals.
Also, during a 9 Universal Month, public personalities can be quite prominent (even more so than usual) and in a very positive fashion, these individuals could use their fame to foster and promote good through their words and actions. December may also see the passing of prominent people who are held in high estem in the eyes of others.
On the negative side, December may also be a time of tragedy in the world. Considering the worldwide weather and natural events that have devastated the world in 2013, we may see a dramatic end to the year. Geo-political and national strife in countries may also culminate this month in additional tragic events that increase the suffering and pain of innocent people caught in the conflicts. An increase in conflict and/or arguments between parties of opposing views can also result in additional tragedy befalling people. In the world of business, December may also bring about fluctuating stock markets, creating more turmoil in the world of money and business.
Since 9 can be an energy of endings, we may also see an increase in the ending of relationships, friendships, and marriages
As we end 2013, the 9 energy of the month provides everyone with a chance to reflect on your personal life, and an opportunity to take an inventory of your life. Check off those things that no longer serve you, and by extension, the greater good and work towards eliminating the conditions and situations that are past their expiration date. Move forward towards self-improvement and enhancing the world at large through an expansion of your humanitarianism, philanthropy, and consideration of the family of which you are a part...the family of man and the entire world.
I wish each of you the very best of the holiday season and an improvement in all that you do and experience on every level of your life.
Blessings of Love and Light! Let your numbers be your guide.
NOVEMBER, 2013 – A UNIVERSAL 17/8 MONTH
November, a 17/8 Universal Month, can be a fortunate and beneficial time. The month can be a time of good fortune, and the energy of the month can be used to create benefits from actions. Following the meditative 7 energy of October, it is time to move forward towards accomplishment and gain. This is month during which a need to unify and work together can be paramount. Using our gifts of spirit and exercising the exchange of giving and receiving will go a long way towards smoothing out troubled waters and creating a better sense of brotherhood. This is a month for re-evaluation and consideration of the elements of power and authority. The time is favorable for purposeful, directed activity and we must remember that positive thought = positive actions/results.
In the world of business, November can be a time during which business and public affairs turn profitable. The promise of a better and brighter day is upon us. Opportunities exist for commercial growth and expansion with plans being put into action that create an environment that can breed success. The energy of the 8 can be very good for business, money, finances and possibly business mergers. Good business decisions can result in progress and profitability and an improvement in business and financial matters. The 8 represents (among other things) the law of return and the law of attraction. That which is put forth during November will bring a return of like energy and vibration. The time is ripe for the proper use of talents that may result in money, gifts, advancements, promotions and assistance being the rewards. It is very important to remember that what is put out will be returned (being it either positive or negative) so being truthful, forthright and honest will result in good things happening.
On the negative side of the 17/8 if caution is not exercised, disruptions of projects and enterprises can happen. There could be an increase in bankruptcies due to financial chicanery or mismanagement and there could be an increase in legal actions due to improper business or financial activities. This is also a month in which there is an uptick in crime as the negative 8 can very much be a criminal mindset. With the recent disruptions in government and the resulting ripple effects, caution must be taken that actions taken during the month of November are positive with the goal of betterment and improvement in all aspects of life. As we enter the final months of the Universal 6 Year of 2013, it must be remembered that responsibility and service to others, in actions that benefit the greater good, are essential components of our existence.
Be certain that you, the individual, do your part to create a better world for everyone (and yourself). I wish everyone the very best in all your endeavors.
Blessings of Love & Light
Michael John Fierro
OCTOBER 2013- A UNIVERSAL 7 MONTH
With the 7 vibration being the over-riding energy of October, this will be a month in which reflections on self and life play a big part in what happens. October is a single-digit 7 month which indicates that the pure energy of the 7 will be strongly in force. This is a time during which people, and the world, should take a deep breath and slow down a bit. Collectively, we should all be taking a step back to reflect on what has happened and what can happen, while analyzing that which has, and is taking place. October can be a month in which work is undertaken that will improve and perfect plans already in force. Using mental processes and discipline, we will be able to move forward in a more thoughtful and insightful way. The areas of self-improvement, nature, conservation, science, inventions, learning, religions and the spiritual journey are all areas that may be highlighted during the month. Many will receive inspiration through their dreams, visions and the use of intuition. With its emphasis on the inner-self this can be a time during which people can become more receptive and in-tune with their surroundings and their lives while taking steps to improve the conditions of their lives (and by extension, the lives of the greater collective). The 7 is also a representation of a greater mental and emotional energy being in play. This could result in a greater tendency to giving increased thought and feeling into decisions that impact the greatest number of people. Greater emphasis and thought may also be exercised in the realms of nature and conservation. It is possible that the topic of climate change will be moved a bit more into the limelight as people become increasingly aware of the ongoing changes and the adverse effect they are having on the lives of so many people.
In the world of money and finance, October is a month that calls for some restraint with finances although conditions will continue to move towards an overall improvement and a trend towards greater prosperity and financial stability. Businesses may also find they have a greater liquidity factor that can help with the overall improvement (especially if money is put back into business as opposed to being used to benefit business owners). The 7 energy is a good time for studying, planning, researching and inventing and October can be a fertile ground for the sprouting of new ideas and thought patterns that again, work towards improving the greater good.
On the seventh day, god rested, and so it is during a period of 7 energy. This is a time for resting and paying attention to issues surrounding health and well-being. Caution needs to be exercised in the world of health and healthcare as some new, and previously unknown malady may be found moving to center stage. This condition may be discovered as a result of increased research and analysis of existing data. Conditions are quite supportive of research and analysis playing a big part in increasing knowledge of things of a scientific and medical nature. Because of the 'rest aspect' of the 7, October would be a good time for the world to take a collective deep breath while simultaneously working towards finding solutions to existing conditions and problems.
On the negative side of the 7 month, we may see an increase in the lack of co-operation between opposing sides in many different facets of politics, government and ideologies. Because of the secretive and deceptive side of the 7, instances of fraud, irresponsibility, and lying may be displayed and/or uncovered. Caution is to be taken in all affairs as there may be hidden details that are brought into play. People must also be on the look-out for mischief making and interference in the affairs of others. It is incumbent upon all to not take things at face value but instead to actively question leaders and people in power about their motivations and reasons for doing things.
The important part of the 7 month is that everyone takes the time to rest and reflect on their lives and their part as a piece of the greater collective. Study, research, analyze and consider your feelings and thoughts on all things and take whatever steps you, as an individual, can take to make improvements in your own, personal world and by extension, the entire world. For what one does affects everyone. Within the context of the current 6 Universal Year, greater responsibility must be taken to insure that the greater good is considered in all activities and actions. Beneficial service to others and the planet is essential in creating a world that provides for everyone.
Blessings of Love & Light
Michael John Fierro
SEPTEMBER 2013 – A UNIVERSAL 15/6
With its emphasis on home, family and service to others, the 15/6 Universal Month energy of September can be a month in which these concepts receive greater attention on both a personal and global level. This is a month during which people may be required to show a greater degree of responsibility in their homes, jobs, communities and their relationships with one another. The 6 energy of the month may bring about continuing improvements in issues around the economy and finances and there may be a greater emphasis on materialism. Money may flow more easily than it has and we may see general improvements in various facets of life. This is a time for problem solving and creating greater balance, especially in issues around home, family, health and education. An increased emphasis on domestic and community matters can bring about a greater focus on local and national levels surrounding issues that affect the all.
People and institutions may discover that by making radical lifestyle changes, opportunities may abound that result in changes in long-held and accepted views. New ideas and concepts can create an easing of tensions as well as a dissipation of old fears. With that in mind, it is important that individuals look beyond the surface of things to better comprehend that which they are observing. A level of discernment will go a long way in providing deep understandings that can take root while providing a deeper, inner knowing.
Because the negative side of the 15/6 energy can bring about a rise in dishonesty, fraud and irresponsibility it is incumbent upon people to pay attention to, and focus on those areas in which these conditions are prevalent. September is a great time for a raising of the community and the national conscience that can result in a greater compassion and tolerance in areas of upset or discord. Demanding the truth from those who serve us can create a better understanding and balance in areas of government and business, especially in those areas that directly affect home and family life. Maintaining order in all systems and fixing those things that are in need of adjustment or overhaul, will also add to the general welfare and common good of the people. Particular attention may be needed in the fields of medicine and health. Another topic that could demand greater attention and concern is the issues surrounding our food and food supply. It is possible that the continuing debate over GMOs and the control of our food sources by a handful of large corporations will move further onto center stage. In any area of concern experienced by the individual, it would be advantageous to add your voice to the dialogue. Individually we may be drowned out...collectively we possess great power in asking for greater transparency and consideration of our desires. People must learn to channel their emotions on these subjects into actionable behavior, especially in holding our leaders to their position(s) as our voices in the process.
Since 2013 is a Universal 6 Year, the 15/6 energy of the Universal 6 Month is reinforced and amplified and conditions are primed for a greater sense of service to others. We must all keep in mind the bigger picture of a global community and work towards the improvement of conditions for all, wherever one may live. Get out there and make your contribution.
Blessings of Love and Light!
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July is a 13/4 Universal Month in a 6 Universal Year.
The 4 energy shows that this will be a period of time in which qualities and characteristics such as the institution of discipline and self-discipline, hard work, attention to details, and the achievement of goals will be paramount. The 4 Month is a time to be building a foundation for the
future and for on-going endeavors. Because of the natural vibration of structure and organization inherent in the 4, this is a time for mistakes to be corrected while taking action to get things done. The development and implementation of schedules is called for with an adherence to routines while also strengthening and/or developing order in projects. The very nature of the 4 demands exactness and it is this driving force that will encourage people to recruit and hire skilled workers to accomplish the tasks at hand. A process of slow and careful building for ultimate service and an increase in productivity can be the result of taking the necessary steps required to accomplish that which is begun, or that which is in process. A time frame governed by the 4 is favorable for construction projects of all types as well as for ideas and projects of a conservative nature.
The energy of the 13/4 indicates that July can be a time of change, release and transformation. These changes may be the result of the death of the old to make way for the new. In other words, old and out-moded patterns and behaviors may be 'retired' in order that new and more productive and beneficial ways can be instituted. This will bring about changes or removal in the old ways that no longer serve a useful purpose. The 13/4 demands that rigidity and the 'same old, same old' must be destroyed and moved aside so that new and fresh ideas may make their appearance. This is a time for reconstruction and renewal which will bring about, or lay the groundwork for, new and stimulating conditions. Opportunities may arise that allow for new people to become a part of what currently exists and these people will bring with them a renewed sense of cooperation and harmony. The 13/4 can also bring spiritual insights into form and structure and perhaps we will therefore continue the process of re-birthing ideologies and mindsets that no longer serve the common good.
On the negative side of the 4 energy, the world may experience a new wave of disasters. These could be in the form of natural or institutional. The financial world may begin to experience a new tightening of money which could negatively impact any ongoing progress in the economies of nations worldwide. We may also see an increase in intolerance (this could be either in the realm of those who are in power, or in an increase in the dissatisfaction and upset of those who are led by others). The consequences of these conditions may bring about a changes in leadership in
those areas where the upset is the greatest, bringing on a new period of disorganization and rebellion.
For you, the individual, use the 4 energy of this month to create the structure in your life necessary for moving forward while simultaneously using the 13/4 energy to propagate a re-birth and transformation of a beneficial and long-lasting nature.
Blessings of Love & Light
2011-A 4 Universal Year
2011 is the 4th year in the current universal nine-year cycle. As with all years, there are positive and negative aspects, and it is my belief, taking into consideration the current worldwide situation, that once again there may be extremes on both sides. Much has been determined by the actions and activities of the current year, 2010 (a 3 Universal year).
On the positive side, 2011 can be a year of concrete action directed towards creating and building a more stable world for the future. Certain aspects of the 4 represent structure, foundations, and organization. This year has potential to be a ground-breaking year in the re-creation of a world that accommodates and cares for everyone. When one considers the breakdown of systems and establishments in the preceding three years, it can be understood how these systems must be re-built, and how they must be re-constructed to benefit the many, and not the few. This should be a year of slow and careful building resulting in permanent and useful terms.
2011 should see an increase in construction projects and government projects related to infrastructure and commerce. There may be a reversal in the recent defense spending decreases, as governments look to bolster their national security. There may be a renewed interest, and participation in farming, both on a large scale and in home gardens. A portion of this interest will emanate from a greater desire by people to exercise thrift and economy in their personal lives. The 4 vibration is also beneficial for the sectors concerning manufacturing and education.
Another positive aspect of a 4 Universal year is a greater desire towards tact and cooperation between people; citizenry and their governments; and between countries on a global scale. There may be a challenge to traditions, and recently accepted modes of behavior. This has great potential to re-establish the bond between governments and their citizens on a more cooperative and equitable level.
Economically, 1930 was a 4 Universal year, and we may experience similar situations in the rebuilding of the economy. As jobs slowly reappear, we may find that wages are not at the level they were previously. This may be a necessity as countries and corporations around the globe work to re-establish a more stable environment.
Special attention must be paid to the negative aspects of the 4 vibration of 2011, as much of this will be determined by how current situations are handled by those in power.
2011 may see a rise in violence and violent confrontations. This rise may be in the form of civil disobedience and/or wars. How governments and power entities re-act to people raising their voices will have a great effect on the behavior of those people. Dissension, and a move away from conventional behavior(s), may be the result of people's dis-satisfaction with their leaders. On the most extreme level, re-actions by leaders and governments could range from crackdowns, police and/or military actions, and even martial law being established. The 4 represents restrictions, confinement, obstacles and prison. Societies may exercise a greater level of offensive behavior and dissension may be expressed. Were situations to escalate, people may be surprised at the level of re-action that is exercised.
On the economic front, there may be a shortage of liquidity in business, government, and on a personal level. This would be a direct result of the excesses of the “good times” and the failure of individuals, nations and corporate entities to realize the errors of their ways. Just as Icarus flew too close to the sun and crashed back to earth, so may the economy find that it too, “flew too high only to fall hard, back to reality”. Hard times may become a reality for many. If too many people become accustomed to not working, or living on hand-outs, there may be a decrease in incentive to work and laziness may become an all-too-familiar trait.
As with all vibrations in numerology (and all situations in life), choices must be made on an individual, and collective level. The negative aspects of 2011 should be impetus enough for people to work towards making this a better world in which to live. Check your history, and look back at the changes that were fomented in 1966 (a 22/4 Universal year)...a year in which the structure of society was torn down and the beginning of a rebuilding took place. The 22 was a major factor in that rebuilding, and the underlying 4 creates the solid foundation upon which to build. Also look back to other 4 Universal years of recent vintage...2002 and 1993. The structure for significant changes in how our government(s) behave were implemented in these years.
The world is changing. As can be seen by the events and situations yearly since 2008 (a 1 Universal year), nothing is immune to changes and transformations. You, the individual, must work towards bettering your personal existence and, by doing that you can help to change the collective. Be aware of your behavior, beliefs, and mind-set and pay attention to that which is going on in the world around you. Take part in making your voice heard in creating fairness and equity for all.
Construct the change that you wish to express then, BE that change.
Copyright 2010 - Michael John Fierro
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