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Read the very small portion of the 2007 Forecast article to see how things really have changed in this last year. This 26 page article is full of juicy ideas and possibilities.
The number 9 in is the one number in numerology that gives itself up to all of the other numbers. If we add up the four digits of the year 2007…2 + 0 + 0 + 7, we get the number 9. The theme of giving itself up for the greater good is predominant in 2007, indicating a major transition year for the world. Old beliefs and themes intertwine with potential new beginnings, not yet defined, but, nevertheless, a time when change is happening whether we see it or not. The number 9 in the Tarot is the Hermit. In a more traditional deck, the Hermit appears to be a robed monk carrying a lantern that initially appears to the viewer as though he is walking away. However, upon further examination, he appears to be lighting the way for the viewer as well. It depends upon one’s perspective. Much like the question of whether the glass is half full or half empty, the Hermit poses a question to the viewer, and, such is the nature of the number 9, which gives itself up for the others.
As an exercise, take a list of numbers. Add them all up and then whatever that number is, distill those several digits into one single number. [For example, take 1 + 2 + 50 + 9….this adds up to 62….then take that 62 and add it together and you get 8.] Then try it again by simply removing those same 9’s from the list and you will still get that final digit that is the same as the first, which is 8.
Nine relates to the ninth house in astrology. The ninth house is about higher learning. Every nine years we experience the “9” theme, which is a theme of endings, that, ultimately, provides space for beginnings. The last “9” year was 1998 and the one before that 1989. Both ended significant decades where great amounts of change took place from Glasnost to the rise of public information of everything throughout the world. The ninth sector of the zodiac houses the themes of Sagittarius which include such things as academic subjects, law, religion, publishing, foreign culture, sports, overseas travel and philosophy. Other exoteric and esoteric keywords include: Higher education, distant travel, cultural learning, the journey along the Path, the Ageless Wisdom and the Akashic records , or, for that matter, anything long hidden that is of an historical or philosophical nature. It is the place of vision, of learning, wandering and teaching.
Included in this year of phenomenal shifts is a resurrection of the environmental statutes set down by Native Americans long ago. Though long ignored or forgotten, they still exist. Some of these beliefs and practices were that nothing was taken from the environment in extremes and along with taking, something was always left behind to assist the earth in replenishing itself and maintaining balance between nature and man. In a modern context this theme of preservation of the environment moves forward in warp speed and is inclusive of solar, wind and natural farmed resources. This revolution provoked by those born in the middle to late 1960’s (now entering middle age), takes hold as those caught in the reality of increasing population, decreasing resources and less space jump on the bandwagon to change, enhance and structure a new platform for complementary resources that does not include old systems fast becoming extinct.
This movement is imperative for our growing population to assure its survival and prosperity. It invokes the need for understanding as well as seamless integration of ‘others’ into our growing population. It requires a strategic game plan that affords us the opportunity to coexist and continue the survival of our species as our populations grow and our death rate drops. It must be exclusive of nuclear explosions and inclusive of understanding various world cultures so that we find global balance. This does not, however, exclude the very real possaibility of nuclear threat, which is a major issue in 2007. As a recent article in The News Tribune headlines, “Nuclear Club seems bound to get bigger”. The article goes on to state, “And then, there were nine. Nine nuclear powers, that is, including North Korea. There will be more.” The author, James P. Pinkerton, goes on to state that , “ Indeed, show me a big country that wants to be a bigger country, and I’ll show you a nuclear wannabe, including Egypt, South Africa, Brazil and Venezuela.” The article is an excellent listing of what has and hasn’t been done regarding curtailing the development of nuclear energy in many of our past regimes. And, by the way, there is that nine again!!
Auguste Comte, a 19th century French philosopher said that “Demography is Destiny”. It is said that in 40 years, the 300 million people of the United States will grow to a population of 400 million according to a recent Time Magazine article about demographics in the U.S. This suggests a massive 33 1/3% growth in only 40 years, which is less than a reasonable lifespan now! The numbers are unfathomable. And those numbers control the direction of our politics, our values, and the needs of our ever changing populous. In that same Time Magazine article, a high number of the projected growth of population in the United States comes from the Hispanic sector. The projected demographic for 2050 is that the population will be 24% Hispanic and a 50% non-Hispanic population. This demographic is piercing in that any critical mass of influence always changes the focus and direction of a population as it embraces and merges with new values, cultures, interests, skills and talents.