2016: labor of love [#StarsAndSymbols]


it takes 9 months to carry a human child. before the pregnancy reaches full term, there is a process that mother and baby must mutually undergo during which each passing interval is as conducive as it is crucial to a healthy delivery. from conception to labor, everyone has an idea of what it’s going to be, but one never truly knows until the infant comes forth in its big debut. funny how a debut can double as a grand finale. there’s a thin, thin line between the two, and it blurs. i don’t mean to trigger a contraction, but if you look down, you might be surprised to find how close you have come to that line.

as with the developmental stage of any creation, names can change from moment to moment, shifting the vibration of the still-gestating entity. even after it has been christened, the consciousness of the creator must ascend to a certain height in order to finally behold the essence of the precious life that is being fostered in the totality of its glory.

in numerology, the study of numbers as metaphysical symbols, the goal is reduce every amount to a single digit through the mathematic process of addition. for example, the number 39 would be broken down to 3+9. Since 3+9= 12, the next task is to add 1+2, which leaves us with a single digit sum of 3. Now that we’ve arrived at a single digit number, we can start to explore the characteristics inherent in this number, as each of the single digits have their own individual traits and connotations.

now, let’s practically apply this little numerology lesson, shall we? take this new year, 2016. 2+0+1+6 = … 9! That makes 2016 a year that vibrates in alignment with the number 9, the highest and final single digit number. what does it all mean you ask? it might be in our best interest go explore the symbolism of 9 in numerology.

number-9-on-ocean-floorsince 9 is the highest number [excluding, of course, double digits and beyond] there is a lofty quality associated with this symbol. imagine reaching the mountaintop and taking in the elevated view. even the air breathes differently up here. it’s not quite heaven, but it’s feels close enough to rub off on you and change your perspective from one of rugged individuality [in the vain of the number 1] to one of universal awareness. 9 is a heightened state of mind and the insights that one brings down to earth when aligned with this number are sure to be enlightening.

as 9 oversees everything from above, it relates to global affairs and matters that concern the masses. this number endows a respectable degree of leadership unto anyone who invokes it. because of this, popularity is an attribute of people [9 life paths], places [buildings with addresses that equal 9], and things [the year 2016] that resonate with this 9 energy.

as with the high stakes, “ready-to-pop” ninth month of pregnancy, the frequency of the number 9 is one of inspiring excitement. ruled by the action-packed planet mars, 9 is a zealous energy. when this number is in effect, the people of the world are motivated by the promise of big projects, especially if the endeavor is attached in some way to a humanitarian cause. speaking of attachment, the shadow side of 9 is its propensity to be aloof, ungrounded in the present reality, and disconnected from one on one relationships. just like the mother who could go into labor at any minute, there are simply bigger, more urgent concerns with which the number 9 concerns itself. usually those concerns are driven by visionary idealism and utopian desires. remember, too, that mars is known in the occult world as the warrior god, so it wouldn’t be farfetched this year to witness intensified strife on an international level. sometimes, it has to get worse before it gets better.


in the traditional tarot deck, the hermit [card 9]  follows strength [card 8]. after conquering our fears, weaknesses, and insecurities with strength [2015 = 8], this archetype comes to a place of inner confidence, assured spiritually by the all the tests it has passed. like the hermit card, 2016 might be the year during which you reflect on the past through a lens that has never been as wise and all-seeing as it is now. no matter how dark it was and no matter how dark it could be in the future, there is an inextinguishable fire inside of everyone that burns as a guide to illuminate the path to deliverance, stoked by the love of ancestors and dearly beloved family members who have passed in the past 9 years or so. in this immortal light, everything that was a mystery starts to make a whole lot more sense.

an assignment of sorts:

make a mental note everything of significance that you remember from 2008. better, write down a physical list. now take that list and notice how many of the major themes of your life in the present moment made themselves apparent way back then in 2008. finally, if any of those ‘themes’ are still unsettled, make a wish for and visualize your ideal resolution in 2016. think of these resolutions as mantras. how can you can claim them if you don’t name them?

if nothing from 2008 rings a bell, make a list instead of 9 unresolved issues from any period of time that you would like to finalize. wish, visualize, mantra, same as above.


2016 is the year to wrap up all loose ends to reach enlightenment. 2016 is the year to come to a conclusion, because every beginning requires an ending [which is just another beginning in disguise]. 2016 is the year to reveal the labor of love that has been growing in the faceless, yet fertile darkness, finally!

daily 4cast: 12/31/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Moon [in Virgo] conjunct Jupiter [in Virgo]
Moon [in Virgo] opposite Chiron [in Pisces]
Moon [in Virgo] trine Pallas [in Capricorn]


As you have learned over the past year, there is a function for every feeling. The only thing you have to do is find it. If you’re able to create an opportunity out of raw material and an original vision, you are blessed with everything you could ever ask for. Anything in addition to that is just confetti falling from a sky adorned with a million little lights.

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daily 4cast: 12/25/2015 – full moon [#StarsAndSymbols]

Cancer Full Moon [Sun in Capricorn opposite Moon in Cancer] @ 6:11 am EST
Mercury [in Capricorn] trine Jupiter [in Virgo]
Moon [in Cancer] trine Neptune [in Pisces], Juno [in Scorpio]
Moon [in Cancer] square Vesta [in Aries]
Uranus goes Direct in Aries


Knowing when to stop can pose a challenge when you feel the urge to be as full as possible. If you’ve ever had a stomachache, you know first hand how important it is to temper your consumption. Ask yourself, is it possible to live in fulfillment without binging on everything you see, figuratively or literally?

It is difficult for some people to realize when enough is enough. Those people are most likely The Ones who are disconnected from their intuition. There is a an inner voice, a feeling if you will, that will let you know exactly when you’ve had your fair share.

Often times individuals overindulge because they are trying to fill a hole or numb an insecurity. By establishing boundaries, you nourish yourself by obly allowing what is necessary in your personal space, releasing the rest to circulate as it will.

daily 4cast: 12/21/2015 – winter solstice [#StarsAndSymbols]

Moon [in Taurus] opposite Venus/Juno [in Scorpio]
Moon [in Taurus] trine Pluto [in Capricorn]
Moon [in Taurus] square Ceres [in Capricorn]
Moon [in Taurus] sextile Neptune [in Pisces]
Winter Solstice [Sun enters Capricorn]


Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t take much to be brilliant. One need not resort to mountain moving to be a star in one’s own right. All it takes is the courage to expess the best qualities, as well as the confidence not to be shaken nor stirred by the projections The Others will eventually, and unconciously, emit.
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daily 4cast: 12/20/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Sun [in Sagittarius] trine Moon [in Aries]
Mercury [in Capricorn] square Uranus [in Aries]
Moon [in Aries] opposite Mars [in Libra]


Lovers can be torn apart just as easily and unexpectedly as they are brought together. This universe has potential that goes both ways, so sometimes life will be more volatile than romantic. Maybe, too, it gives you a glimpse of both realities at once.

daily 4cast: 12/18/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Sun [in Sagittarius] square Moon [in Pisces], North Node [in Virgo]
Moon [in Pisces] opposite Jupiter/North Node [in Virgo]
Moon [in Aries] conjunct Vesta [in Aries]


Those who believe in freedom above all else are The Ones who you might find wrestling with restrictions, as The Others would rather remind blind to the shackles that keep them confined. For the sake of your development, you must strive for the clarity in order to recognize thought patterns and compulsive behaviors that result in your own limitation, because the worst prison is the prison of the mind.It takes mental discipline to know how to think your own liberation into existence.

daily 4cast: 12/17/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Venus [in Scorpio] sextile Pluto [in Capricorn]
Venus [in Scorpio] square Ceres [in Aquarius]
Uranus [in Aries] square Pallas [in Capricorn]
Moon [in Pisces] conjunct Neptune/Chiron [in Pisces]
Moon [in Pisces] trine Venus [in Scorpio]
Moon [in Pisces] square Saturn [in Sagittarius]
Moon [in Pisces] sextile Mercury/Pluto/Pallas [in Capricorn]

Sometimes it’s easier to indulge in an unpleasant response than to strive for an ameliorated feeling. Everyone sinks to the bottom and feels the pulse of the bass, but it is up to you to make the best of the lowdown, dirty rhythm. At the root, you must remember, are ancestors and patron saints of yesterday who are offering you assistance. Can you see them?

daily 4cast: 12/16/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Sun [in Sagittarius] sextile Moon [in Aquarius]
Moon [in Pisces] trine Juno [in Scorpio]


Taking something that’s inherently great and making it better is one way to get ahead. When it comes to refinement, though, it is important to discern where the highest potential in order to reap the most rewards. It would be a waste of energy to get stuck improving what will always be worthless, so put your energy into the enhancement of a natural beauty.

daily 4cast: 12/15/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Moon [in Aquarius] conjunct Ceres [in Aquarius]
Moon [in Aquarius] trine Mars [in Libra]
Moon [in Aquarius] square Venus [in Scorpio]
Moon [in Aquarius] sextile Saturn [in Sagittarius], Uranus [in Aries]


As the wintertime approaches, it is natural for people to gravitate toward each other, coming closer than they normally would. The reassurance of warmth is an invaluable pacifier, especially when it seems to emanate from someone who is familiar to you. Sometimes the embrace feels so secure that the thought of separation becomes an unfathomable non-possibility.

Then there are others who, despite their intimate expectations, are left out in the cold. The One who seems to always be rubbed the wrong way might just be the rugged individual who is crying out the loudest for a little love. You never know the trauma of neglect and alienation, so imagine how far a little tenderness could go in someone else’s heart.

daily 4cast: 12/14/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Sun [in Sagittarius] square Jupiter [in Virgo]
Mercury [in Capricorn] sextile Neptune [in Pisces]
Moon [in Capricorn] sextile North Node [in Virgo]
Moon [in Aquarius] square Juno [in Scorpio]
Moon [in Aquarius] sextile Vesta [in Aries]


A curious mind is one that, despite age and its implied solidity, is able and eager to experiment with otherwise formulaic customs, rituals, and institutions. For example, when it comes to dealing with difficulties, many people have been programmed to respond in a particular type of way. What if, however, you learn another way to overcome obstacles, one that yields better results than before when you were operating from a place of automated conditioning? There is an art to adapting the rules to your unique gameplay based on the new information you absorb form moment to moment, especially when society has led you to believe that there is a “right” way to live life.

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