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Hi Friends,

On our December home page (a 7 Metal Month in a 1 Water Year) we said:

".... This is a 7 Metal Month, in a 1 Water Year, in a 3 Tree 9-Year cycle, in a 9 Fire 81-Year cycle. The flow of support now travels from Metal to Water to Tree and terminates in 9 Fire. Seven Metal is the ki of early autumn, the emotions, sensuality and natural beauty. There is no energy state that supports 1 Water more than 7 Metal. This increases Water. But Fire is strong as well, because the support cycle flows to Fire and Fire controls Metal. In fact, we have several antagonistic relationships, especially Fire over Metal and Metal over Tree. And as has so often been the case, this year, we have this flow from Water to Fire (potential to kinetic) that increases the opportunity for expansive and interesting but possibly explosive events.

This is the final year of the 3 Tree 9-Year cycle. Beginning February 4, 2018, we'll enter a 9 Fire year and a 2 Soil 9-Year cycle.

In December, Fire is strong. This combination of 1 Water (liquid, languid) and 9 Fire (spontaneous, explosive) reminds me of nitroglycerin, suggesting that humans take slow, cautious, easy steps. Fire also reminds us of expansive conditions that can spread quickly (fame, battles, epidemics).

Seven Metal (the ki of fashion, beauty, sensitivity, persuasion) also plays a major role. Although overshadowed by Fire's spontaneity, 7 can incite group efforts and finds common ground through gentle persuasion. Importantly, 7 Metal strengthens the 1 Water ki.

Water is the ki of silence, darkness, midnight and winter. It is far removed from our present day outlook. Here, in the "real world" we have alarm clocks and we know how to use them (too well). We wake up in the morning and expect to get 'things done'. We are trained to make material goods, money and progress. And if something gets in the way of that, we fix it as quickly as possible.

The March of Progress.

One White Water, on the other hand, is the mysterious obstacle. An intrusion that tends to make material goods break, progress falter and, as our congress illustrates, makes money disappear as if it had never existed in the first place.

Yet, if we step outside on a clear midnight, in the darkness of winter, the sky is radiant with crystalline starlight. Indeed, astronomers know this is the best time for viewing the heavens. On a winter's midnight, this same energy that is diligently working to freeze your car battery, so it won't start in the morning, offers up the best possible, splendid cosmic views.

Views that won't put a single coin in your pocket. Views that make you stay up late and wreck your morning. Views that inspire you to wonder about space and time, and the miracle of it all, and the place you hold in this infinite, grand design.

In the dark, around midnight, in the heart of winter....."



We hope you had a happy, meaningful holiday season. In the United States, 9 Fire's expansive nature supported an earlier than usual influenza season. We've managed to escape it, so far, but the winter is young. In late December, a third of Americans experienced record cold temperatures, bolstered by 1 Water. Here are some events we noticed.

December 6-
On the eve of the new 7 Metal month, President Trump broke decades of Whitehouse protocol by declaring that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. The timing and the nature of the announcement was more associated with the ki of the previous month (November - revolution, change of direction) than of December (gentle persuasion). Nevertheless, the timing could have been better.

December 7-
In Gaza, Hamas pressed its followers to ignite a third intifada against Israel. The Palestinian Authority called for a general strike. Shops were closed in Jerusalem's Old City. (7 Metal- seeking support, 1 Water- diplomatic obstacles, 9 Fire- stirring chaos)

December 12-
Democrat Doug Jones was elected Alabama’s next senator, flipping a deeply red state. Jones’s victory reflected the public's aversion of his opponent's questionable morality and, on a larger scale, that of the president (7 Metal- inciting group efforts).

December 14-
In the USA, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal the net neutrality rules, which restricted the power of Internet service providers to influence loading speeds for specific websites or apps. After millions were donated by corporate communication lobbies, the Republican majority of the FCC voted along party lines to loosen Obama-era regulations for Internet providers. Now, cable and telecom companies are free to block or slow down websites & apps. They can now enter special deals that give some websites or apps "priority" over others.

Although some authoritarian governments have blocked free access to the internet, this is the first time a nation has empowered corporations to do the same. This is obviously a blow to American democracy. The effect it will have on the citizens of other nations remains to be seen. (1 Water- communications breakdown)


December 16-
The forbidden words are: "vulnerable," "entitlement," "diversity," "transgender," "fetus," "evidence-based" and "science-based." (1 Water- communications breakdown)

CDC list of seven banned words

December 19-
Government officials have decided to cancel a three-year ban on federal funding for the creation of deadly diseases, allowing the modification of influenza, SARS, and MERS — that could kill millions if they mutate to spread quickly between humans. Funding was originally stopped by the Obama White House, after mistakes involving anthrax and bird flu raised concerns over lab accidents.

On October 10, 2017, President Trump appointed Eric Hargan as acting United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, the parent company of the National Institutes of Health. So, it's no surprise the Obama White House ban was revoked at this time. (1 Water- dissolution, 9 Fire- epidemics)


December 19-
U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, wrote a letter to several nations, saying that President Trump will be watching a vote in the United Nations General Assembly "very carefully," and has asked her to "report back on those countries who voted against us." Haley also sent a tweet warning the U.S. would be "taking names" of those countries who intend to vote against Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This runs precisely opposite to what we said -- "7 can incite group efforts and finds common ground through gentle persuasion." Going head-on against the ki is usually a very bad idea.

December 21-
At an emergency session of the UN General Assembly, 128 countries voted in favor of a resolution rejecting US President Donald Trump's decision, while 35 abstained. Here is a complete list of all countries supporting Trump's decision:

Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Togo, and the United States.

To be clear, I personally understand Jerusalem's historical significance as the capital of Israel. May it forever be so. But Jerusalem is an extremely important city in Christianity and Islam too. In my opinion, to play The Holy City like a card in some weird diplomatic poker game is to defile it, and it causes a serious threat to world peace.

After the vote, Haley responded with more threats, "The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack at the United Nations. We will remember it when so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do." (9 Fire- chaos rising as the new 9 Fire year approaches)


December 22-
President Trump signed a massive federal tax bill into law. Ignoring the strong bias for corporations and the wealthy, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge drilling, the negative effects on science and graduate education, and the phasing out of personal cuts over time, let's look at the elephant in the room. Let's pretend there's a magical land where all of the corporations, including service providers and manufacturers, suddenly have more money. And consumers across the land have more money to spend. Do you think that companies will raise prices or lower them? Can you say "Inflation"?

December 23-
Over 180 people were killed in the southern Philippines after a tropical storm battered the archipelago nation's second-largest island. Tropical Storm Tembin, (known as Vinta in the Philippines), has displaced tens of thousands. (1 Water)

All month-
This was the most devastating month for fires in California history. The Thomas Fire alone burned over 280,000 acres (113,300 ha). Centered in southern California, the southwestern United States is associated with 2 Soil. In December, 2 Soil occupied the 9 Fire position.

A very strange month. Fire in the west, ice in the east.


As the month closed-
The largest anti-government riots since 2009 took place in Iran. In general, global events became more chaotic. You'll notice this trend more as the 9 Fire annual ki approaches (arriving February 4).


A famine has been declared in South Sudan by UNICEF and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Until further notice, 10% of all 9 Star Ki orders will be contributed to the International Rescue Committee's Global Famine Relief campaign.

Global Famine Relief


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Articles Below:
'Precession of the Equinoxes' Link updated October, 2009.
'Arsenic in Our Food' updated November, 2013.
The Global Perspective is updated early every month.
The Annual Commentary is updated every year.
9-Year Cycle Commentary is updated once every nine years.
New Links and other articles are updated as they arise.



Link- Nine Star Ki and the Precession of the Equinoxes


Link- Arsenic in Our Natural Food -- Facts and Options



This Month's Global Perspective
(January 5 through February 3)


This is a 6 Metal Month, in a 1 Water Year, in a 3 Tree 9-Year cycle, in a 9 Fire 81-Year cycle. The cycle of support continues to flow from Metal to Water to Tree and terminates in 9 Fire. Six Metal is the ki of late autumn, consolidation, clarity and ethics. Six supports 1 Water but not quite as much as 7 Metal did. Fire is strong as well, because the support cycle flows to Fire and Fire controls Metal. Again this month, we have several antagonistic relationships, especially Fire over Metal and Metal over Tree. And as has so often been the case, this year, we have this flow from Water to Fire (potential to kinetic) that increases the opportunity for expansive and interesting but possibly explosive events.

This is the final month of the final year of the 3 Tree 9-Year cycle. Beginning February 4, 2018, we'll enter a 9 Fire year and a 2 Soil 9-Year cycle.

We also encountered this ki combination last April. You can look back to that time, to get a general impression of the ki, but be advised that the mood will not be precisely the same. The new annual ki (9 Fire- February 4) quickly approaches and its yin energy will gradually become more apparent; especially near the end of the month.

Happy New Year, Phase One! The Nine Star Ki New Year won't come until February 4th. 2017 has been a year of extremes and close calls. Because January is a Metal month, like December, there is a continuing, yang association with autumn and winter. So, we suspect that most conflicts will remain chilled, for now, but will continue to smolder in hearts, minds and tweets.

Six Metal is associated with the tangible, material world, including finance and wealth. With recent history in mind, it will be hard to ignore the whims of the global economy. Unlike Fire and Water, 6 is the ki of resilience and stability -- a good opportunity to reorganize our perspective and our plans. A chance to see clearly.

February 4th will be the first day of a Nine Purple Fire Year and the first day of a new 9-Year Cycle (2 Soil- consistency, preparation, stagnation). I'm working hard to have the web pages ready for the February edition.


1 Waters- remain challenged by their karma, and must deal with their monthly position in Fire -- but will soon enter two years of supporting ki. Two Soils- your Metal position will deepen your journey through this month's Water Ki, but your outlook will brighten near the end of the month. Three Trees- will be sandwiched between antagonists, but will resume control in the near future. Four Trees- will have one last opportunity for radical change. 5 Soils- will begin warm and active, but do be cautious near the end of the month, as you begin your transition from Fire to Water. Six Metals- time for your karmic checkup. Sevens- are well supported by January's ki. This is a good time to finalize some plans. Eights- should make ready for approaching opportunities. And 9 Fires- can make some very positive improvements as they approach the threshold of karma and control.

For more information, see your online forecast and our detailed publications.




This is the final month of the 1 Water year and of the 3 Tree 9-year cycle.
In early February, the times will change.

CycleKi NumberCharacteristicsNature
Monthly 6 Metal Prosperity, Rigidity, Clarity Consolidating
Annual 1 Water Darkness, Spirituality, Dissipation Potential Energy- Hidden Strength
9 Year Cycle 3 Tree Rising Energy, Thunder Yang Opening Out
81 Year Cycle 9 Fire Illumination, Fortune, Chaos Kinetic Energy- Very Expansive


The flow of support continues to travel from Metal to Water to Tree and terminates in 9 Fire. Until 2036, the influence of the larger 9 Fire 81-Year Cycle will continue to generate conditions that are interesting, illuminating & entertaining but, in the extreme, can become chaotic and explosive.



For more information on Nine Star Ki and the times, see our global predictions for the current Nine Year Cycle.



2017 is a Number 1 White Water Year

February 4th, 2017 through February 3rd, 2018 is a 1 Water year. One Water is the most yang energy state. It is associated with the north, midnight, winter, darkness, depth and silence; a time to see beyond the surface. It is the ki of solitude and loneliness and, therefore, supports a mood of quiet introspection -- a time to find inner strength and then to rely on it. As such, it is directly associated with the spiritual, rather than the material world. But to think that Water does not influence the material world would be a mistake.

Look at it this way. All nine numbers are the same energy but each number exhibits that energy in different forms. Nine Fire, the most yin energy state (summer, brilliance) is flashy and charismatic. We look at Fire and we immediately see the energy because it is on the surface, in the process of being released. It is kinetic energy at its peak. On the other hand, Water is potential energy; great power resting below the surface.

This is not the stereotypical ki of the movie-star or the politician, or of the way they influence our world. Water is the ki of the monk, the mathematician, the prophet and philosopher. Those who seek the lowest common denominator, who gradually move mountains, over time. Rooted in the deep.

Water governs Fire and thereby influences every event on the planet. Normally, 1 Water works in a hidden, spiritual way -- receiving excess rigidity (Metal) and then testing all phenomena of their true durability. Water is liquid - floating. Just as religious principles, not material but felt in the heart, can define the course of a nation, so hidden Water breaks excess rigidity and allows the river of time to flow on. As such, it is indispensable in the cycle of 9 Star Ki.

Yet, 1 Water does not always move with the benevolence that one would expect of 'the ki of spirituality'. Indeed, we must exercise care when dealing with Water. Consider the Praying Mantis as it silently waits for its food. You may watch it for an hour and it will not move but, when the opportunity arises, potential energy explodes in a sudden kinetic burst. Atomic weapons operate on this potential-to-kinetic principle in a most horrifying way. 1945 (Hiroshima, Nagasaki) was a 1 Water year.

It is said that one must be careful not to make mistakes, when occupying the 1 Water position. It is easy to see why. It's important to go with the flow - to correctly utilize the wonderful gift that Water offers freely and in abundance. To awaken our spiritual center and to remember that we are all but atoms connected, together creating the same infinite sea. This is a time to return to our roots as human beings, to seek the common denominator of life. Love, Unity, At-one-ment.

So, there is a balancing dance we must perform. Going with the flow in unison yet not allowing ourselves to be swept away. As individuals, we must learn to speak from our centers, from our hearts -- not so much what we think people want to hear, but to tactfully and warmly present what we hold to be dear and true. We must speak clearly and proceed with purpose.

This is not always easy but it generates trust and, in the long run, it leads to true unity because the union becomes an honest one.

The antithesis of clarity is, of course, secrecy. Being the ki of silence, depth and solitude, Water is associated with concealment and stealth. While 1 Water is excellent for reflection, deep thinking, and conceiving the seeds of the future, it is unfortunately also a time of troublesome conspiracy and sudden attacks. Indeed, many of our leaders have been assassinated during 1 Water years.

This year, 5 Soil (karma, government, politics) will make balance by occupying the 'opposite' house, 9 Fire. While this will be very entertaining we should also remember that it's easy to make mistakes. Fire promotes spontaneity and there will be superficial, off the cuff remarks that will, later, be regretted. Again, we should temper our words with clarity and this is especially true for politicians and leaders. Watch for military and political blunders.

Concerning money and finances, Water is said to disperse or dissipate material goods. However, on some occasions 'dissipation' is not directly experienced as a material loss because, in the extreme, it can be associated with 9 Fire's capacity to generate expansion. This is the same 'potential-to-kinetic' principle. Excess Water energy produces multiple details, distractions, numbers. From 1 (yang) comes many (yin). So, stock markets can rise as easily as they fall.

Still, the ki of Water is inherently yang, so expansion only occurs when it is pushed to the extreme (excess yang becomes yin) like when water & cold combine to produce ice, causing it to expand. As such, this form of dissipation is usually temporary. Ultimately, an event appears in the natural flow that generates a 'thaw'. Dissipation still exists, but it resumes a yang form that is more characteristic of water; flowing out in many directions, seeking the lowest common ground. So, when we look at monetary and all material systems over the long-term we see that, while there are peaks and troughs, finances must be managed very well, indeed, because Water's ultimate mood tends to carry away rather than accumulate.

Some 1 Water individuals are exceptionally talented money managers. For example, Alan Greenspan's predecessor, Paul Volcker, is a 1 Water who served as chairman of the Federal Reserve from August 1979 through nearly all of the Reagan years. This was during a 6 Metal 9-Year cycle (Metal supports Water).

This atmosphere of material and economic dissipation can be very strong, bringing down large and well established organizations; even causing the collapse of entire nations.

Of peculiar interest, in 1 Water years there are many newsworthy topics that are sports-related. Many athletes are born in 1 Water years. Perhaps this is due to Water's association with potential energy and, so, the physical world. Whereas many charismatic celebrities are 9 Fires (fame, illumination, entertainment) Water-born people are more prone to gain acceptance through a quiet, yet consistent & focused effort. Through sports, this can be realized in a very material way; just as the persevering stream forms the impressive canyon.

Most obviously, look for 'Water-signs'. Natural and global events that directly involve water, or take place within or nearby large bodies of water.

World events will not be so straightforward. One Water will generate a small but perceptible decline in the capacity to accomplish tasks and achieve decisive solutions. The more complicated the problem or task, the greater the interruptions and diversions. When problem solving, there is a tendency to become caught up in minuscule details. Events intrude upon one another. While trying to make progress in one area, an unrelated issue becomes urgent and, so, attention is diverted. Material assets break down and require repair. These conditions are not necessarily bad. For example, we gain a much deeper understanding of a problem or a process, when we are forced to study all of the details. But, the immediate outcome can be disheartening because, at times, little visible progress is made or there can even be setbacks.

Yet this is also the great value of Water. As material progress & success weakens, we are forced to rely, more and more, upon our inner strength; our intuition, our resolve and our faith. As the material "fades", the spiritual awakens because it must. Or, better put, not because it has to, but because this is the process of 1 Water. Turning from the outside world to within. Relying less on society, machines and money, and more upon insight, faith and God. Upon our greater connection with the infinite universe. And that, my friend, is beautiful. Because, what we find there is not dark, indifferent silence, unless we make it so.

In the depths a treasure awaits, and it is our responsibility to find it.

In ancient times, it may have been different. Perhaps this cyclic "return to within" was better appreciated as a natural sequence in the dance of life. But, modern life is so bombarded with the "importance" of material success, wealth and prestige, that 1 Water can be difficult. Yet, it is this very fact that makes 2017 so vitally important to us. The world will receive a chance to return, to get back in touch, to "re-remember" the greatest miracle we have.

A floating, ambiguous conclusion -- not so decisive on the surface but with momentous significance brooding in the depths -- this is the final year in the 3 Tree 9-Year cycle. Similar to the previous 4 Tree 9-Year cycle, 1 Water supports 3 Tree. Because Tree is the ki of spring and the morning, and is associated with activity, world trade and commerce, we should not anticipate this to be a sullen, dim or sluggish time period. Rather, the world will be bustling with activity. Many waves on the surface. Three Tree provides a bridge between potential & kinetic energy (Water strengthens Tree, Tree strengthens Fire). There will be grand opportunities for productive ventures and inspiring, hopeful events. But the opposite also applies. As you review examples from previous 1 Water years, you will note a high degree of dissolution.

Proceed with a little caution. All atoms connected. All atoms aware.


The Ki Flow

From a greater perspective, we can review the passage of the years. I've advised our longtime readers & friends to see 2011 & 2012 (Metal years) as a "cooling off" phase in our new era of individual expression and responsibility, that began in June, 2005. As the Metal years closed, we had tangible proof that the role of the individual remains free and strong, even in dire circumstances. Look to the Arab Spring and to the exponential growth of social media.

We then traveled through the 2013 house of 5 Soil (karma, politics and control). Everything came under scrutiny -- to be studied, to be considered from all perspectives. For example, the nearly total gridlock in the American congress. In 4 Tree 2014 the world awakened. There were new discoveries and new avenues to pursue. New agendas. But hot spots around the world remained and there were basically two types. A struggle between personal rights and centralized control. And a clash between basic beliefs. It was in 2014 that we encountered the dark side of our new era of personal expression. We learned that if acts of constructive expression fail, then destructive expression can take root. Our initial enthusiasm faded as we realized that the global network of personal communication could be pirated and used for hatred and war.

In 2015, we passed through a 3 Tree year within a 3 Tree nine-year cycle. The ki of 2015 was the essence of this contrast between construction and destruction. This isn't a coincidence. We entered the current 3 Tree nine-year cycle on February 4th, 2009. Since then, the mood of 3 Tree has occupied the global background - sustaining the ongoing course of events. Because 2015 was a 3 Tree year, the mood of the nine-year cycle was magnified. Even more than 2014, it was a time of rapid progress, great upheaval and angry outbursts.

2016 was a 2 Soil year. Two Soil is a peaceful energy; associated with food, farming, education, reaching out, forming alliances, planning, preparation, accumulation and stagnation. It was an important year to come to the table, to develop treaties and peaceful agreements. But due to the more active ki of the larger cycles (Tree & Fire) and the many world leaders who were too rigid to compromise, the peaceful opportunities were largely missed.

In the previous 1 Water year, 2008, we witnessed the financial meltdown. The crash was not caused by the ki - it was created by greed in the markets, gullible consumers and politicians who wanted to keep them so. But the 1 Water annual ki did little to improve the sinking conditions. Since then, the markets, housing and jobs have come back but almost nothing has been done to correct the underlying problems. Sadly, our new era of individual expression has created so many voices and media outlets that people now tune into the news they want to hear instead of hard information from professional journalists that sometimes hurts. This darkness, this miscommunication, this world of "alternate facts" is already upon us as we begin to enter Water.

This does not suggest that another global meltdown will occur, but we must be very careful in the way we proceed. In the short term, it's too late to depend on a better informed public. That isn't going to happen. Perhaps the best way to enter the year is with a mood of justice and balance. Justice because adjustments need be made. Balance because too many of us are frustrated. After two Tree 9-year cycles, in this 18th year of Tree, many of us are angry. At the very least, we must learn to express ourselves intelligently, with patience, forgiveness, kindness and love, even if others don't. At this locus in time, silence is deadly. We need to speak out, but we can do so with diplomacy.

If we do not, then we will enter 9 Fire 2018 in a state of turmoil and Fire will perpetuate the chaos. In that case, the odds would be statistically reduced that we will enter 2019 at all. Perhaps Water will help us cool down before we enter Fire, but we must be very careful. Perhaps each of us can find a pen pal in Russia or China, or the United States. Or we could join a community organization. We need to reach across many borders. Please communicate clearly, kindly and from the heart.


1 Water Research


September 30, 1954 - 1 Water Month / 1 Water Year / 1 Water 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle.
The USS Nautilus, 1st atomic-powered submarine is commissioned by the US Navy.

As usual, I have provided a list of previous 1 Water years for you to explore. Also as usual, I've generally tried to avoid using battles, wars and other lethal events as examples. They are simply too depressing. Still, even when cherry-picking, a few ugly events were included. Where possible, the incidents have been placed in categories that reflect the various aspects of the ki.

Secrecy, insecurity, stealth:

Water suggests inner strength, depth and darkness. It follows that it is also associated with the hidden -- the yet to be revealed. Water supports secret plots and backroom deals.


Caution around water & all liquids:

This is perhaps the best known admonition concerning 1 Water. It indicates caution in or on water but also caution around all liquids; including beverages, fumes from evaporating or burning liquids and, of course, toxic liquids.


Water supports rising energy (Tree):

Abundant Water ki can fuel energetic events (Tree / Wood) as they actively transform potential energy (Water) to kinetic energy (Fire). One Water can fuel natural (weather, seismic activity) and human events (e.g. naval battles).


Dissipation. Collapse:

Projects, organizations, treaties and even national governments often conclude or end in 1 Water.


Water signs:

A general grouping of events that are clearly associated with or supported by Water ki.


North, midnight, winter:

More specific conditions and events that reflect these three familiar attributes of Water.


Notable observation:

Items of interest that don't necessarily fit in any of the above categories. For example, you'll see that major athletic accomplishments are common in 1 Water years.


You can research the raw information here, in the Wikipedia® "List of Years". Just remember that the ki-year begins on February 4th and extends through January of the following year.

[1891] [1900] [1909] [1918] [1927] [1936]
[1945] [1954] [1963] [1972] [1981] [1990] [1999] [2008]


Here are some previous 1 Water years. Specific events are listed, along with attributes that illustrate the mood of 1 Water. The majority of this information was gleaned from Wikipedia®, which used to be a good online resource for studying 9 Star Ki's historical influence. We've been made aware of some very biased Wikipedia® articles that cannot be edited with verifiable facts. We my continue to use their list of years in the future but, in general, we're moving away from them as a primary resource.

You will notice trends that are more informative than, perhaps, anything I can say in words. Some examples are interesting while others are quite ominous. Please remember this: Events that happened in the past do not necessarily repeat in the same way. Because the atomic attack on Hiroshima occurred in a 1 Water year does not mean there will be a nuclear strike in 2017.

However, the overall mood, the atmosphere of the times will be very similar, as 1 Water casts its deep, spiritual and sometimes uneasy shadow. In extreme situations, look for conditions associated with, or rising from, potential energy (Water) changing to kinetic energy (Fire). This could arise in the form of an explosion but it could also appear in many other, more benevolent ways, such as a breakthrough in solar power technology.

Or the awakening of a new movement.


You can click on the number of the year:

2008 (1 Water Year / 4 Tree 9-Year Cycle / 9 Fire 81-Year Cycle)

1999 (1 Water Year / 5 Soil 9-Year Cycle / 9 Fire 81-Year Cycle)

1990 (1 Water Year / 6 Metal 9-Year Cycle / 9 Fire 81-Year Cycle)

1981 (1 Water Year / 7 Metal 9-Year Cycle / 9 Fire 81-Year Cycle)

1972 (1 Water Year / 8 Soil 9-Year Cycle / 9 Fire 81-Year Cycle)

1963 (1 Water Year / 9 Fire 9-Year Cycle / 9 Fire 81-Year Cycle)

1954 Archetype (1 Water Year / 1 Water 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

1945 (1 Water Year / 2 Soil 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

1936 (1 Water Year / 3 Tree 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

1927 (1 Water Year / 4 Tree 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

---------- Additional Notes ----------

1918 (1 Water Year / 5 Soil 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

1909 (1 Water Year / 6 Metal 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

1900 (1 Water Year / 7 Metal 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

1891 (1 Water Year / 8 Soil 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)



Some 1 Water / 1 Water Faces
Born in 1 Water months, 1 Water years.
Seem to fall into two overlapping categories.
Yin (narrow face) & yang (horizontal features).
Ehud Olmert

Enrico Fabris
Mark W. Everson
Shinzo Abe
Karl Dönitz

Itzhak Perlman
Peter Falk
Silvio Berlusconi

Why no 1 Water ladies? We had some great examples but the copyrights were too prohibitive for inclusion.




Interesting Links

August 2017. Added Ignoramus Makrobiotik.



Ignoramus Makrobiotik - Blooming Grove This stands among the very best web sites devoted to the macrobiotic way of life. Hats off.


The Macrobiotic Wellness Retreat - The Macrobiotic Wellness Retreat will introduce you to macrobiotic dietary principles, cooking, and energy healing in a beautiful natural setting. It will feature practical meal planning, cooking, and self-healing techniques to help you integrate macrobiotics into a busy lifestyle.

The Retreat is held over 3 days once each month at Eastover Holistic Resort in Lenox MA in the beautiful Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts.


Strategy For Evolution - Michael Becherer provides private 9 Star Ki consultations and hosts classes exploring the subtleties and nuances of 9 Star Ki. His web site offers energetic profiles, 9 Ki calculations, contact information and much more.


Shiatsu for people and horses - by Anette Cyran in Lodève, France. Anette also practices in Paris and other locations.

"Over the last twenty years Shiatsu has been adapted and developed specifically for horses, mainly in America and England."


Money and the 2016 Presidential Election - A fascinating look at where each candidate's funds come from and what's been spent, to date. You can click on each person for details.


The Catlin Seaview Survey- Google is participating with the Catlin Seaview Survey in a five-year study of the effects of global warming in the world's coral reefs. They have posted "street views" of many reefs online.



The Art Hotel- is a wonderful blend of lodging, nature, community, gardening, food and, yes, of art. As the macrobiotic proprietors say, "We hijacked an impressive vintage hotel in Westport New Zealand and have rooms accessible for visitors."

You may want to pack your bags today.


Macrobiotics: Cooking with Linda Wemhoff -- A very nice and informative macro web site.


Got Mercury? -- To help you determine the amount of mercury in seafood.


The Bore Cycle -- A revolutionary, new and interesting connection for 9 Star Ki practitioners. Think sun, moon and tides.



the Non GMO Project - The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit collaboration of manufacturers, retailers, processors, distributors, farmers, seed companies and consumers. Our shared belief is that everyone deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified products, and our common mission is to ensure the sustained availability of non-GMO choices.


9 Star Ki in Polish (and some good looking cats) -- Dziewiec Gwiazda Ki


Our Rice Cultivation Pages - A pastime, for you, that is interesting, fun, beautiful, easy to do, and valuable for future generations.


Natural Health for Dogs and Cats - We want to continue to help your pets find a source of food that's safe to eat.



Only 20% of surfers actually make on-line purchases. Understandably, many folks feel uneasy about buying products "sight-unseen". To better serve you (and, hopefully, increase our sales!) we've created some web pages that illustrate the features and format of our "Annual Forecast" publication.

Nine Star Ki Annual Forecast - A SAMPLE OF OUR NEW 9 KI PUBLICATIONS.




Free Nine Star Ki software from Sonia Hirsch's site at Correcotia.com

The software is written in the Portuguese language but it's easy to use and interesting. We have not tested this on 64-bit platforms.

For more information just click here!


Free Nine Star Ki Excel Calculator developed and contribited by Noel Tan.

This Excel file coordinates the adult (annual birth) number with the annual ki, and coordinates the childhood (monthly birth) number with the monthly ki.

Slide the scrollbar to your birth month and year.
Determine your year and month star ki in the right column.
Select (lock-in) your year and month star ki in the middle column.
Non gray colored square shows which house your year star ki is in.
Gray circle shows which house your month star ki is in.

DOES NOT WORK CORRECTLY ON ALL PLATFORMS
BUT CONTAINS NO MALWARE OR SECURITY THREATS

Click here for the file.



Nine Star Ki Toolbox. Using math to make quick calculations.
Click here for details.


Concerning the Macrobiotic and Feng Shui links. I have fun surfing for new sites to add to our network, but I don't have much time! This is YOUR SITE and I really hope that you will send in information, when you see a promising link. Also, don't hesitate to make me aware of your own talents. If you can provide a macrobiotic, Feng Shui, 9 Ki or other related service, I want to link to you*. And remember, we will gladly list regular postal addresses and phone numbers.

*After Nov. 1, 1999: For Feng Shui & 9 Star Ki links only. We will now ask that you provide a return link to this web site. Also, if your macrobiotic site has a "links" page, we anticipate the favor of a return link. Thanks!



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