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Hi Friends,

On our June home page (a 4 Tree Month in a 4 Tree Year) we said:

".... Here's a good perspective of June's ki. We have already established that the ki was very yin, nine years ago. I should also cite that it was quite possibly the most yin combination since 1960. Additionally, there was a huge alignment of personal ki.

1 Waters occupied 2 Soil by the Month, Year and 9-Year Cycle.
2 Soils occupied 3 Tree by the Month, Year and 9-Year Cycle.
3 Trees occupied 4 Tree by the Month, Year and 9-Year Cycle.
4 Trees occupied 5 Soil by the Month, Year and 9-Year Cycle.
5 Soils occupied 6 Metal by the Month, Year and 9-Year Cycle.
6 Metals occupied 7 Metal by the Month, Year and 9-Year Cycle.
7 Metals occupied 8 Soil by the Month, Year and 9-Year Cycle.
8 Soils occupied 9 Fire by the Month, Year and 9-Year Cycle.
9 Fires occupied 1 Water by the Month, Year and 9-Year Cycle.

This time around, the present and very similar ki arrangement is only slightly less yin and, rather than having the same personal ki tripled, it is only doubled, which is far more common.

1 Waters occupy 2 Soil by the Month and Year.
2 Soils occupy 3 Tree by the Month and Year.
3 Trees occupy 4 Tree by the Month and Year.
4 Trees occupy 5 Soil by the Month and Year.
5 Soils occupy 6 Metal by the Month and Year.
6 Metals occupy 7 Metal by the Month and Year.
7 Metals occupy 8 Soil by the Month and Year.
8 Soils occupy 9 Fire by the Month and Year.
9 Fires occupy 1 Water by the Month and Year.

This is because, globally, the ki isn't 4 Month, 4 Year, 4 Tree 9-Year cycle. It is now 4 Month, 4 Year, 3 Tree 9-Year cycle. So, lets talk about 3 Tree.

Three Tree is the ki of early morning / early spring. The rooster crows, the sun rises. A new workday and a new agricultural season begins. Three Tree is associated with the east (the direction of sunrise). The traditional Japanese knew they were the easternmost island of a huge landmass, and so considered themselves to live in the Land of the Rising Sun. They also discovered 9 Star Ki, so they clearly made the 3 Tree connection. How cool is that? Three Tree is rising energy. It's germination and sprouting. It's rockets setting forth.

It's that last part that worries me a little. Three Tree and 4 Tree support 9 Fire. Nine Fire is generally interesting and fortunate. But excess Fire energy can quickly spread, just like real fire. It can become chaotic and potentially explosive. And unlike the previous 4 Tree 9-Year cycle, 3 Tree just seems a little more yang, a little more compact -- like a fuse.

I'm not saying that the ki of early spring, the ki of new beginnings can't initiate beautiful events because it obviously can. It happens every morning. I'm just saying that June should be very interesting. If you missed June, 2005, you're excused. It was a very subtle beginning. I don't think June & July 2014 will be subtle at all ...."

No, June was not subtle at all.

The next-wave Islamic fundamentalist army, ISIS, is quickly gaining members. The first roots appearing in the early years of the War in Iraq and expanding through participation in the Syrian Civil War, the soldiers of the " Islamic State in Iraq and Syria" now travel freely back and forth over the border between the two countries. In June, they took the Iraqi cities of Mosul and Tikrit. By the end of the month, ISIS had completely destroyed several Shia high holy sites. Similar to the Taliban destruction of the giant, cliff-side Bamyan Buddhas, in 2001, this degree of intolerance of all other philosophies is a symptom of severely disrupted karma. As you will recall, the Taliban regime in Afghanistan was deposed soon after, but not without serious acts of destruction during the intervening months.

On June 15, the Pakistani army launched a military campaign against foreign and local militants in their North Waziristan tribal area, near the Afghan border. For years, the Pakistani Taliban and al-Qaida have attacked Pakistan and Afghanistan from North Waziristan.

On June 22, Israel led air strikes on nine military targets in Syria, in response to the killing of a 15-year-old boy in the Golan Heights. As the time period closed, on July 1 the bodies of three Israeli teenagers who had gone missing in May were found. On July 2, the burned body of a Palestinian boy was found in Jerusalem. And so a series of new clashes has been flamed in Israel.

On June 23, a Cairo court found three al-Jazeera journalists guilty of supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood. A Canadian-Egyptian and an Australian reporter received a 7-year sentence. An Egyptian producer was imprisoned for 10 years. This prompted the "Journalism is not Terrorism" social media campaign.

Also on June 23, Syria handed over the last of its stockpiled chemical weapons. The United States will destroy all of it.

On June 24, militants shot down a Ukrainian military helicopter in eastern Ukraine, less than a week after Ukraine's President declared a cease fire. As the month closed, Ukraine had regained control of Slaviansk, in the east.

In June, three buses of refugee children and mothers with refugee children were turned away by some citizens in Murrieta California. Children from El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua who had traveled over 1000 miles to seek asylum in the United States. They demanded that the three buses be tuned back, and the buses were. Germany, Canada, Turkey, Jordan and a host of other nations support millions of refugees but the good old USA? We don't have it in us, anymore, to bother to care for little children who are trying to escape death from the drug cartels and the thugs who overrule their homeland. Yes, except for the Native Americans whom we decimated, we the children of refugees do not want to bother with these little ones who desperately need shelter.

Apparently, many Americans favor "there was no room in the inn" instead of "suffer little children and forbid them not."

May God Bless the people of McAllen, Texas, who seem to get the point.

June 6th was the 70th anniversary of D-Day. At the ceremonies, Putin and Obama seemed to shy away from one another but finally got together in a brief exchange. Perhaps the memory of what the USA and Russia had accomplished as allies helped to spark the conversation. For, as allies, we had accomplished awesomely great things. We have since, in space, and we certainly can again. What is it? Is it money or national pride or some philosophical difference that keeps Russia, the USA and all other nations from coming together to accomplish those endeavors that we cannot accomplish alone? How many more wars must humanity suffer before we learn?

4 Tree is associated with technological breakthroughs, and June's double-4 ki supported some fascinating items:

As a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in irreversible decline, with nothing to stop the glaciers in this area from melting into the sea, NASA successfully launched its first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2). OCO-2 soon will begin a minimum two-year mission to locate Earth's sources and sinks of atmospheric carbon dioxide, the leading human-produced greenhouse gas responsible for warming our planet. Data from OCO-2 will also be used to quantify carbon dioxide "sinks" -- places in the ocean and land that naturally absorb CO2 out of Earth’s atmosphere for storage.

"Knowing what parts of Earth are helping remove carbon from our atmosphere will help us understand whether they can keep doing so in the future," said Michael Gunson, OCO-2 project scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

NASA's Harold White has been working for four years to develop a drive that will allow spacecraft to travel faster than light -- 186,000 miles per second. In June, he unveiled images of what the craft might look like. Unfortunately, the pictures aren't as creative as his actual work. They resemble prototypes made in the 1960's for the original Star Trek television series. They look pretty cool though.

The warp drive that White's team is working on doesn't actually break the "light barrier" which is thought to be the fastest possible speed. Their drive would truly warp space -- shortening the space between two stars, for example. While no one exactly knows how to accomplish this in a practical way, it doesn't break any of the known laws of physics. In other words, given enough time, it may be possible.

Released in June, this is a composite image showing the visible and near infrared light spectrum collected from Hubble's ACS and WFC3 instruments over a nine-year period.

Best deep field so far. 10,000 galaxies. The entire image is about 140 arc seconds wide, or about 1/13th the width of the full Moon. The size of a grain of rice held at arms length. It's just a miniscule sample of the entire sky.

Imagine that we could see it all. Imagine that we could go there. What infinite wonders, beauty, wisdom and adventures await, should we finally decide to leave our little blue cradle?

Oh, I would like to travel there, to wander below stone arches lit by a blue and a red sun. To discover spires of gold and to hold some strangely built device that I could fathom no better than I can the sky above. And to ask the Maker, "How does it work? What does it do?"

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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.
Annual Commentary is updated every February.
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
(July 7 through August 6)

This is a 3 Tree month, in a 4 Tree Year, in a 3 Tree 9-Year cycle, in a 9 Fire 81-Year cycle. The cycle of support flows from Tree to Fire. This year and next, we'll have a Tree year within a 3 Tree 9-Year cycle. Boisterous, active, progressive and inquisitive Tree energy will charge the mood of the times, especially during Tree months. In 2014, the Tree months are June and July.

The monthly ki transitions from 4 Tree to 3 Tree. The outlook remains much the same as the previous month but becomes slightly less expansive, less philosophical & technically intricate. Now the mood is more pioneering and rugged. Three Tree is the ki of early spring, early morning -- suggesting germination, sunrise, rising energy. This time period is further energized by the 3 Tree 9-Year cycle.

It is as if we were made aware of new difficulties and insights in June and, now, it is time to respond -- to take action. Not that new issues won't arise. They most certainly will. ISIS has disrupted the world scene and they haven't many friends except themselves. They have even alienated Shia Islam by exploding their ancient holy sites. With so much Tree energy supporting Fire, there were bound to be explosive reactions and the likelihood of further outbursts will surely exist in July. Our June home page was titled "The Fuse" for a reason.

In the Northern Hemisphere and along the Equator, 9 Fire will be increased by the seasonal energy (summer- Fire). In the Southern Hemisphere, the mood will be more subdued by the ki of winter- Water.

Fire is also expansive. Hot spots tend to spread out, influencing larger areas. For example, gasoline prices have risen in the United States, due to events in Iraq. Here in the United States, we will have our child refugee crisis to deal with, along with other surprises that will arise in July. Three Tree energizes the liver and increases the number of angry outbursts.

So, our long, hot summer continues with existing and potential flashpoints around the world. Enjoy your time here. Reach out in the name of reconciliation, diplomacy and love. But remain alert.

1 Waters- Stagnation decreases and you can move ahead. Don't be too hasty though. Two Soils- your outlook becomes more mild but deal with subtle challenges before they grow. Three Trees- time for your karmic checkup. Four Trees- take the time to reflect. Exercise a little extra caution near the end of the month and in early August. 5 Soils- your boundaries expand slightly. Remain involved with your obligations. Six Metals- can make some mild improvements. Sevens- The spotlight is on you. Choose the best possible course. Eights- The atmosphere cools. It is time to balance complimentary opposites. And 9 Fires- your outlook brightens. Strengthen your social ties.

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

Thank You Everyone, for your kindness.

CycleKi NumberCharacteristicsNature
Monthly 3 Tree Rising Energy, Thunder Yang Opening Out
Annual 4 Tree Fruition, Branching Expansive
9 Year Cycle 3 Tree Rising Energy, Thunder Yang Opening Out
81 Year Cycle 9 Fire Illumination, Fortune, Chaos Kinetic Energy- Very Expansive

Again, so very much Tree energy, all supporting Fire. This will be a wild ride. The influence of the larger 9 Fire 81-Year Cycle continues to generate conditions that can be interesting, illuminating & entertaining but are, in the extreme, chaotic and explosive.

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

2014 is a Number 4 Dark Green Tree Year

The Year

2014 is a 4 Tree year. Four Tree is associated with late spring. Using the traditional agricultural outlook, this is a time of warmth, high activity and hope that the seeds that have germinated into lush, fragile fields now growing in the sun, will eventually develop into a bountiful harvest. So, this a very hopeful season. Every vine erupting with new growth gives promise and inspires the farmer to forge ahead with devotion for the entire crop.

But many obstacles can arise before the harvest. Drought, pestilence, disease or even war. These fields are hopeful and lush. The weather is supportive and warm but, to achieve success, the farmer must have an expert talent for understanding the crop and the world beyond. The curled leaf, here. Does it harbor an insect that could spread? The news from the province. Does it suggest that I will be conscripted, or conquered or that armies with horses will trample my lands before the harvest is ripe?

So much promise but so many concerns. What is the best path or me to take? Ahhh, it is to watch the bend in the leaf. It is to listen to the needs of the plants at my feet and to the rumors in the world beyond. And to watch for changes in the weather. The farmer must analyze everything that is seen and that is heard. And the farmer's conclusions must be correct, in order to receive the most bountiful harvest.

This is a very tricky season. One must analyze the facts, extrapolate the possibilities, and arrive at the best possible conclusions. All at a time when the long winter has ended, when the world is headed into summer and the spring maidens are looking very fair. For weaker minds, this could become very confusing. Still, a failure could mean the loss of your family, your town, or if everyone makes the same mistake or suffers the same insurmountable conditions, even your province or your country.

Now, skip ahead a few millennia to a time when there are cities. Cities surrounded by agricultural communities but cities with pavement, houses, monuments and apartments, nevertheless. Now, where is the need for such concern as wilted leaves or insufficient rainfall? None at all, right?

Wrong. First of all, the city is fed from the farms. If the farms fall, so does the city. And it's the merchants who arrange the ever-complicated transactions between the city and the farms, including the very tricky, "Sorry, not this year. We don't feel like feeding you because you're giving us next to nothing for our hard-earned harvest and the next city over is more generous." Then the merchants must use diplomacy and tact, and often have to go to the next city to offer proposals, arrange alliances, and then there's the inevitable "Hey, you folks have stuff that we didn't know existed and we can use this technology."

It's just as complicated and screaming for careful, balanced analysis on a level that's the same as (if not more complex than) the plight of the original farmer, in late spring. Except, now Pandora's box is open. Now, this mode of operation must take place every day of the year. Climate study, international alliances, pestilence and disease. And some of these folks -- a very few, have wrangled a way to make a living out of nothing but speculation. I kid you not. Through nothing more than scrutiny of the facts, these new entrepreneurs start to use numbers and sticks in the desert to determine the diameter of Earth. Then they get glass lenses and figure out how to use them to see ships far off at sea, little beasts in the water, and the moons of Jupiter. And many, but not all, were born by the traditional Japanese calendar that marks them as Late Spring -- as 4 Tree.

Quantitative and qualitative analysis is born, city style, and becomes alchemy and then science. Yes, this is the farmer in the field making sure that we all survive, but it is also an ingrained human characteristic that is now within us, no matter the purpose or location.

In order for humans to be human, we are driven to absorb all available information and then to try to assimilate the data into patterns that make sense to us. We often arrive at false conclusions but we do it anyway and, by and large over time, this has become the body of knowledge that we use to be human. Although ephemeral and extremely fragile by nature, learning by observation and making connections is probably the most valuable material treasure we have.

We want to now -- We NEED to know what curls the leaf and why galaxies are accelerating away from us, in space. This is the mark of Humanity -- the badge we were born with. Nine Star Ki takes this only one step further. This is no elite club, but the ones best adept at absorbing and then assimilating seemingly unrelated information into cohesive, practical designs are those who are born in 4 Tree time periods -- specifically those born in 4 Tree years. For example, Albert Einstein, Galileo Galilei and Tycho Brahe. Again, this is not an iron-fisted law that rules out others from achieving astounding success (Isaac Newton was a 7 Metal). But it is an uncanny trend.

And let us not forget the distraction of the spring maidens, for this is also the realm of 4 Tree, late spring. The late teens and early twenties when the most powerful distraction from our studies is the opposite sex. For it is time to come together and to forge new families. A time for rising up and branching out. What would life become if all were scientific jargon?

This is a very powerful force. Because this is a timeless urge, it is not isolated to our human species. And to one degree or another, we surrender before its awesome might. Ahhh, 4 Tree, late spring upon the threshold of adulthood's lofty, 9 Fire summer. The warm, emotional, animal opposite to all things analytical. This too is very human and sings of 4 Tree energy.

Again, this is no elite club, but the ones best adept at embracing the nuisances of romance, without dissecting them in cold, analytical terms are also children of 4 Tree years! William Shakespeare, for example. Yet naming specific individuals isn't the goal of this study. The goal is to present the mood of the 4 Tree year. Citing the absolute genius of people like Shakespeare and Einstein are only intended to accentuate and amplify the hopeful, intelligent and expressive atmosphere of the 4 Tree energy state.

Nine years ago, I stated that the [then] 4 Tree year was the beginning of a new era of personal expression. A time when, finally, individual hopes, motives and activities became more powerful than the political regulations that existed within the bounds of our national boundaries. In brief, that central control was giving way to personal freedom. And, boy, was I right -- but I had expected more immediate positive results.

Every coin has two sides. Nine short years ago, few of us could have imagined the fantastic changes that have come about, in such a short time. There are now billions of ways to broadcast (expressing) what's happening at any point on Earth, most notably the cameras in humanity's cell phones. Nine years ago, there was no Tea Party, and there was certainly no Arab Spring. The downside of this new era of personal expression comes in two ways.

First, we must not underestimate the will and the power of centralized rule to go down without a fight. The popular Hunger Game series is a classic example of the struggle between centralized power and personal freedom, yet it is like a Sunday picnic when compared to the events in Syria, Egypt and elsewhere.

Also, we must recognize and learn to engage with and to befriend those individual expressions that boast goals that are very different than our own. As stated, nine years ago there was no Tea Party in the United States. However, this movement was made strong through individuals who were simply fed up by constantly losing their personal freedom and prosperity. And they blame the old, rigid control of centralized government. They want to have more local control. We think they are misguided by FOX "News" and by billionaires who want to fool them, in order to save millions in taxes but, essentially, the goal of the Tea Party followers (except the bigots) is exactly the same as ours.

We simply want to live happily without outside interference. In the United States, the rich have grown richer, the poor have grown poorer and the middle class has been shrinking since 1978. Should we then be surprised by strong but differing personal reactions to the same problem? I see an eventual solution here.

And the same holds true in many locations. Individual expression against individual expression in Ukraine and Egypt, to name a few. This isn't as easy as it seemed in 2005, but new awakenings often seem dreamy and bright before the harsh light of the working day.

But make no mistake. We're on this road and we now have a billion cameras. The journalists of today more often try to analyze the image of some other lens than what they have taken through their own. We see this as a very positive change.

The intent of this document is not to provide a step by step account of what will happen during the course of the year, for that is impossible. Rather, the goal is to give you, the reader, a better sense of what distinguishes 4 Tree from the other annual positions, and of the "flavor" -- the mood of this house.

February 4th, 2014 through February 3rd, 2014 is a 4 Tree year. This is a time to make local, national, international and universal connections. Just as a mature tree branches out in all directions on the verge of summer, we must look in all directions and then analyze the full spectrum of facts, in order to realize a sustainable future.

All of these thousands of years later, we humans continue to challenge ourselves. We want to connect everything. From the curl in the leaf to the heavens above.

The Ki Flow
From a larger 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 of our new era of individual expression and responsibility, that began in June, 2005. Then, we made it through Metal and had proof that the mind of the individual remains free and strong, even in dire circumstances. Look to the Arab Spring, to the people of Syria, and to the Obama reelection.

Then, we traveled through the 2013 house of 5 Soil (karma, politics and control). Everything became as an ant frozen in amber -- to be studied, to be considered from all perspectives. Now, the world awakens. There will be new discoveries and new avenues to pursue. New agendas. But hot spots around the world remain and they gleam in basically two colors. As a struggle between personal rights and centralized control. And as a clash between basic beliefs. This has always been the case but, this year, this mood will predominate.

Will personal expression succeed in the end? Yes, I think so. But not until it's tempered with a lot of gratitude and humility, on all sides. Including me. Maybe we can start by just being grateful for the impossible gift of life?

Friends, it's time to make these connections. Too late to blame "the government." It's our responsibility now. Because this is currently a 3 Tree 9-Year Cycle, the mood of the times will reflect the power-packed, very active nature of Tree energy (spring, morning, rising up, progress, branching out). This will also be true in 2015, a 3 Tree year. Anticipate a time of rapid change, great upheaval and angry outbursts.

4 Tree Research

July 1, 1681 – Saint Oliver Plunkett
Although the first grand jury "found no true bill" and at least one prominent Duke and another Lord were certain of his innocence,
Archbishop Oliver Plunkett was retried and found guilty of "promoting the Roman faith" and sentenced to death, during a wave
of anti-Roman Catholicism in England. The last Roman Catholic martyr to die in England, Plunkett was hanged, drawn and quartered on
July 1, 1681 -- a 4 Tree month / 4 Tree Year / 4 Tree 9-Year Cycle / 4 Tree 81-Year Cycle.

As usual, I have provided a list of previous 4 Tree 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 events, a few ugly 4 Tree events were included. I tried to stick to a few 4 Tree concepts that I think represents the mood of this house. You may decide to place some of these under different titles or your opinion may completely differ. That's fine!

Making connections / Universal discovery:

As already discussed, we depend on curiosity for our survival.

Technological breakthroughs & achievements:

New technology stems from curiosity and discovery, producing the next round of exploration.

International trade and commerce:

New gadgets, tools, timesavers, methods, recipes and weapons are very desirable and can generate tremendous wealth. The further afield you sell, the greater the risk but the larger the potential profit.

Branching out in new directions / Ever widening:

The resulting progression is upward and outward -- similar to a mature tree in late spring. New discoveries and technologies breed an ever-expanding network of trade. The success of an individual in this network often depends more upon what one knows than what the king wants. However, as Oliver Plunkett could attest, there is an inherent danger; for this ki can generate a considerable strain between the will of the people and their own government.

Romance, Hope & Inspiration:

At any age, but especially in youth, there are often more interesting things to discover and to achieve than a better mousetrap. And sexuality also branches out in new directions. Consider dance, music and all of the performing arts. Sensual, aesthetic and energetic -- with a unique rhythm and complexity. A celebration of life now, and the promise of new generations to come.

Impractical "solutions" & Supporting Fire and thereby fame & chaos:

Four Tree supports Nine Fire and only Nine Fire. Where there is ample wood, fire can easily thrive and expand. Although the ki of 4 Tree is not as expansive, entertaining, chaotic or as potentially explosive as 9 Fire, it lends itself to flamboyant, fiery events by assisting them. Yes, 4 Tree is the ki of empirical analysis but we're all familiar with the image of the eccentric scientist and the absent minded professor. Faulty conclusions can arise -- some of infamous proportions. And we're all aware that some romances can go very wrong. So many of Shakespeare's plays are tragedies.

What Usually Isn't Listed:

If you study the 4 Tree years, you will find a fair amount of mining disasters, terrible fires and an unusual degree of train, plane and maritime collisions.

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.

[1906] [1915] [1924] [1933] [1942] [1951]
[1960] [1969] [1978] [1987] [1996] [2005]

Here are some previous 4 Tree years. Specific events are listed, along with attributes that illustrate the mood of 4 Tree. The majority of this information was gleaned from Wikipedia®, a superb online resource for studying 9 Star Ki's historical influence.

2005 (4 Tree Year / 4 Tree 9-Year Cycle / 9 Fire 81-Year Cycle)

1996 (4 Tree Year / 5 Soil 9-Year Cycle / 9 Fire 81-Year Cycle)

1987 (4 Tree Year / 6 Metal 9-Year Cycle / 9 Fire 81-Year Cycle)

1978 (4 Tree Year / 7 Metal 9-Year Cycle / 9 Fire 81-Year Cycle)

1969 (4 Tree Year / 8 Soil 9-Year Cycle / 9 Fire 81-Year Cycle)

1960 (4 Tree Year / 9 Fire 9-Year Cycle / 9 Fire 81-Year Cycle)

1951 (4 Tree Year / 1 Water 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

1942 (4 Tree Year / 2 Soil 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

1933 (4 Tree Year / 3 Tree 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

1924 (4 Tree Year / 4 Tree 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

1915 (4 Tree Year / 5 Soil 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

1906 (4 Tree Year / 6 Metal 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

4 Tree Archetypes
Born in 4 Tree Months, in 4 Tree Years

Erica Durance- June 21, 1978

Cameron_Russell- June 14, 1987

Nicole Scherzinger - June 19, 1978

Ha Ji-won - June 28, 1978

Frank Lampard- June 20, 1978

Samir Nasri- June 26, 1987

Ed Westwick- June 27, 1987

Richard Thomas- June 13, 1951

Kodi Smit-McPhee - June 13, 1996

Bill Hade - June 7, 1978

Lee Min Ho - June 22, 1987

Lord Paul Boateng - June 14, 1951

Don Rosa- June 29, 1951

Stanley Clarke- June 30, 1951

George H.W. Bush- June 12, 1924

Paul McCartney- June 18, 1942

Brian Wilson- June 20, 1942

New Links

Updated in July 2014, to showcase the Art Hotel. We think this is one of the most impressive macrobiotic destinations on the planet. It makes me feel better just to surf their web site.

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 Half Right Angle Rule - suggests that the planets in our Solar System rotate and revolve in 8 basic directional relationships, similar to the principles of Feng Shui, 9 Star Ki directionology, and 9 Star Ki (the "9th star" being the axis of rotation).

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.

World Hunger Map -- A gentle reminder that, despite the financial downturn, most of us are doing very well. A gentle reminder about who remains in desperate need and who they are depending on.

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

Our Rice 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.

Click here for the file.

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

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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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