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Hi Friends,

On our July home page (a 3 Tree Month in a 1 Water Year) we said:

".... This is a 3 Tree Month, in a 1 Water Year, in a 3 Tree 9-Year cycle, in a 9 Fire 81-Year cycle. 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. This month, support flows from Water, to Tree, and terminates in 9 Fire; thereby making Fire the dominant ki.

Compared to previous months, antagonistic ki relationships are reduced. One Water controls 9 Fire, as it will all year but, in June and now in July, the Water / Fire relationship is at least as supportive as it is disruptive, because the 3 Tree monthly ki and the ki of the 3 Tree 9-Year cycle modify Water's controlling influence. Tree now acts as a "filter". As Water strengthens Tree, Tree then strengthens Fire....

.... As antagonistic ki relationships decrease, so do our checks and balances. Just look at this flow! Whoosh -- from potential energy (Water) to kinetic energy (Fire). This will be a very active, multifaceted summer. In this case, we can't avoid taking the characteristics of Fire into account -- illuminating, upbeat, often entertaining, yet chaotic and potentially explosive. Fire is also expansive, causing global hot spots to spread, supporting contagious outbreaks too.

Active Tree energy will be very apparent, and don't expect 1 Water to disappear. In fact, we should keep in mind that Water is the foundation of this ki flow and, as such, it can serve as the instigator. For example, spiritual motivation (Water) can produce constructive activity (Tree) that brings fortunate outcomes (Fire).

So, we'll discover many similarities between July's ki and the mood of June. The primary difference being the change in monthly ki, from June's 4 Tree to July's 3 Tree. Let's take a closer look. Four Tree, the ki of late-spring resembles mature growth and a degree of sophistication. Imagine a large tree, branching out in many directions. Three Tree, the ki of early-spring, supports new growth; a forceful, pioneering, rising energy that breaks new ground and generates new adventures. While 4 Tree can elicit romantic feelings or envy, 3 Tree is more yang -- promoting brashness or even anger.

In this case, we can expect the volume to be cranked up a notch or three. And don't forget, this is also a 3 Tree 9-year cycle!

This doesn't necessarily mean that our personal ki will remain the same. While 5 Soil will experience a second month in Metal, and 2 Soil a second month in Tree, everyone else will relocate to decidedly different positions. For example, 8 Soil will transition from 9 Fire to 1 Water. We can take our personal ki into account, in the way we interact with the world, help one another, in what we eat, our directionology and virtually every aspect of life.

Watch for weather events, rapidly expanding conditions such as real or computer viruses, saber rattling, entertaining diversions, new developments and discoveries, and other conditions stemming from this unique flow from Water, to Tree, to Fire...."



We were most impressed by the similarity of the events that took place in June and July.

July 10-
Iraq's prime minister declared victory over ISIL in Mosul. At this point, the Islamic State is so geographically fragmented that is no longer actually a state. U.S. Central Command said that "while there are still areas of the Old City of Mosul that must be back-cleared of explosive devices and possible ISIS fighters in hiding," Iraqi forces "have Mosul now firmly under their control."

July 10-
According to a July 10 Gallup & Sharecare poll, the percentage of U.S. adults without health insurance grew in the second quarter of 2017 to 11.7%. The uninsured rate had reached a record low of 10.9% in the second half of 2016. However, the current uninsured rate is much lower than the third quarter of 2013, 18.0%; nearly one in five.

That record high came just before the Obamacare health insurance exchanges opened in October 2013. So, why is the uninsured percentage on the uptick? Follow the money.

Insurance companies have been pulling out of state markets. At the same time, the Republican Congress was creating a plan that would "allow" Americans to purchase substandard health "insurance" that didn't include many of the Obamacare protections, and their most recent plan really did allow insurance companies to charge older Americans (over fifty) five times more for the same policy. (To be clear, even Obamacare allowed a threefold hike for older Americans.)

But in July, congress attempted to repeal and replace Obamacare again, and they failed again. Now, it will be interesting to see how the health insurance companies will react. Follow the money....


July 14-
As in June, and this time in Honolulu, a high-rise apartment fire claimed more lives. Again, the building had no sprinkler system.

Mid July- (Fire & Water)
As wildfires continued to plague the western United States, flash flood tragedies struck there and in northern Illinois. The United States exhibited a month-long series of weather extremes, with record high temperatures in the northwest and autumnal conditions around the great lakes.

July 19- (Putin's Karma)
Nine Fire Trump ended the CIA’s covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the government of Bashar al-Assad -- a decision long hoped for by Russia. The Obama administration began supporting Syrian rebels in 2013, but it stopped achieving much success once Russian forces came to Assad's defense in 2015. Still, this is one more example, among many, of Trump's strange bent to back 3 Tree Putin's designs, during this 3 Month.

July 19- (Long Term karma)
I really don't enjoy discussing this karmic event, but it's a classic example of karmic repercussions that one could encounter when they occupy the 5 Soil annual position in karma. As we've been taught and as we have often mentioned, the annual journey through the 5 Soil position / house of karma is often marked by two fundamental conditions. During the first half of the year (February through July) we tend to encounter those positive aspects of our past diet, decisions and actions. During the second half (August through January) the more negative aspects tend to arise. Normally, this isn't so one sided -- so "all one and then all the other" but there are exceptions. Princess Diana for example.

This 1 Water year, as 1 Water US Senator John McCain approached the second half in karma, he received surgery for a blood clot in his brain. By all accounts, the surgery was successful but, during the procedure, the surgeons discovered that he also has brain cancer. Let me be clear that occupying the second half of the 5 Soil position isn't a death sentence. Rather, it's an excellent time to learn more about the paths you've taken in life, in order to ascertain the quality of your judgment, the clarity of your outlook and the best way to proceed in the future. Still, this is a classic example -- a learning tool.

The main reason I don't enjoy citing this event is that I don't like seeing anyone get sick, and Senator McCain is certainly no exception. Though often at odds with my personal opinions, John McCain was a POW during the Vietnam War, and was tortured during his imprisonment. After he was freed, he was enticed into a political career and he made the most of it. For these things, we can honor him in our own way and I hope we all pray and wish for his recovery, as our partner here on Earth.


July 21-
Two Soil Sean Spicer (September 23, 1971) resigned from his post as White House press secretary. Although 2 Soil people occupy a beneficial ki position in 2017 (6 White Metal), they have recently completed an arduous journey through 3 & 4 Tree (2014, 2015) and then the 5 Soil house of karma (2016). And since they have transitioned to the 6 Metal annual position, in February 2017, they have encountered only a few months with both positive monthly and annual energies. Above and beyond that, 2's are currently wrapping up their final year of 18 years in the 3 & 4 Tree 9-Year Cycles. Therefore, many 2 Soils have not yet regained their full balance. Later in the month, 1 Water Reince Priebus resigned. This gave Priebus the shortest tenure as permanent Chief of Staff in history. A few days later, 1 Water Anthony Scaramucci followed Priebus, breaking the record for the shortest term as White House Communications Director. We note that 1 Waters are transitioning into the second half of their journey through 5 Soil (negative karmic repercussions).

July 26-
The BBC reported that new cars and vans using diesel and petrol as fuel will be banned in the UK from 2040. A government spokesman said poor air quality was "the biggest environmental risk" to people's health in the UK. "This government is determined to take strong action in the shortest time possible," he said.

July 26-
Parts of Italy, including the Lazio region around Rome, are suffering from drought. The water company that serves Rome, Acea, has proposed cutting supplies for eight hours a day to 1.5 million residents; including some restaurants and businesses. But Italy's Health Minister, Beatrice Lorenzin, has raised a warning of health consequences if rationing is imposed. Ms Lorenzin said, "An eventual suspension of the supply of water in Rome could seriously compromise the level of hygiene of all the accommodation structures, restaurants and public offices."

The Vatican turned off its fountains for the first time in living memory. "The drought that is affecting the city of Rome and the surrounding areas of the capital has led the Holy See to take measures to save water," the Vatican said on its website. This 1 Water year.


July 28-
For the second 9 Star Ki month in a row, North Korea launched an intercontinental missile that exhibited an even greater range than the previous one. Long time readers will remember that we have been tracking NK's destructive military trends for decades. They have gradually but consistently become more ominous. The present Trump administration has been looking to China to solve this problem. We predict that China will drag its feet and not produce significant change, except to suggest more negotiations.

The United States and South Korea responded with military maneuvers in the south. More saber rattling.

Naturally, we support an ongoing dialogue but, if the past is a map, the road to a peaceful settlement will be very difficult to find. Perhaps the best solution would be to provide copious quantities of brown rice, adzuki beans, organically grown vegetables in the cabbage family, and to sanction all other food. North Korea harvests the strongest source of ginseng on Earth. We suspect that Kim Jong Un dips into this supply on a regular basis.


July 28-
In Cambodia, deaths and injuries from old landmines and unexploded ordnance over the first six months of the year fell nearly 60 percent compared to the first half of 2016, and included one month with no recorded casualties at all, for the first time in the memory of many citizens. Thank God (and the International Association to Ban Land Mines).

August 3-
Echoing the earlier high-rise fires, one of the largest residential buildings in the world, the Torch Tower in Dubai caught fire.

May, June, July 2017-
Deadly Venezuela protests continue to create havoc in the streets. The oil rich nation's economy is tail-spinning out of control, as the global price of oil has dropped. Venezuela is located at the north of the South American continent. North is the 1 Water direction. Because this is a 1 Water year, Venezuela occupies the central 5 Soil position of karma and politics. Unfortunately, they have six more months of 5 Soil to undergo. Before it's over, Venezuela may require a global bailout of food, money and emergency services.


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 East Africa Famine Relief campaign.

Famine in South Sudan


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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
(August 7 through September 7)


This is a 2 Soil Month, in a 1 Water Year, in a 3 Tree 9-Year cycle, in a 9 Fire 81-Year cycle. 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. This month, support flows from Water, to Tree, to Fire and terminates in 2 Soil; thereby making 2 more dominant than usual.

Two Soil controls 1 Water, 1 Water controls 9 Fire and 3 Tree controls 2 Soil, therefore June & July's smoother ki flow is disrupted. However, Soil's stagnation of Water tends to reduce the previous Water to Tree to Fire influence that increases Fire's chaotic nature.

This emphasis on 2 Soil does not rule out the activity of the larger Water, Tree & Fire cycles. Although the flow from Water (potential energy) to Fire (kinetic energy) is weakened, it still exists and can produce extreme conditions.

Two Soil is also the ki of late summer; so it will tend to compliment the seasonal energy in the Northern Hemisphere and along the equator. This is especially true after the middle of August. Until then, it will remain high summer, and 9 Fire will be more apparent. Even so, 9 strongly supports 2.

In the Southern Hemisphere, 1 Water will be more dominant, due to the seasonal ki of winter (water); especially during the first half of the month.

Two Soil ki of is a peaceful energy; associated with food, farming, education, reaching out, forming alliances, planning, preparation, accumulation and stagnation. This is not an excited, exuberant energy state. In fact, it is languid until perturbed. So, it is best to proceed in a conservative, consistent manner. Two is generally peaceful, so global events that are too sudden or forceful tend to backfire and fail, or they cause quagmires that are difficult to resolve. In other words, easy does it.

The best way to quickly understand the mood of 2 Soil is to simply look back to the global events of 2016 (a 2 Soil year). This time around, however, realize that 2017 is a 1 Water year and that 1 & 2 have an antagonistic relationship. This is not necessarily a 'bad' combination. This web site is maintained by a 1 Water & a 2 Soil, and we have been married for 43 years. We do have our moments though, and we expect that August 2017 will, as well.

World leaders would be well advised to arrange summits and to share their ideas and goals. This is a solid opportunity for fruitful agreements and negotiations, and not a time for spontaneous action or saber rattling.


1 Waters- should continue to proceed with a little extra caution, as you now enter the second half of your journey through karma. Two Soils- time for your karmic checkup. Three Trees- will enter a two-month period of strong Metal energy. Four Trees- should definitely plan ahead for changes & improvements they'd like to make in September. 5 Soils- enter a time of peak activity and change. Six Metals- your outlook brightens but mistakes will be noticed. Sevens- enter a cooling off period that will be a relief, but should manage their health. Eights- will return to home territory but will also be challenged. And 9 Fires- enter two months of rising energy.

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




Stagnation takes hold. A dog day afternoon.
Languid but serendipitous. Easy does it....

CycleKi NumberCharacteristicsNature
Monthly 2 Soil Agreements, Preparation Accumulation
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

This month, support flows from Water, to Tree, to Fire and terminates in 2 Soil; thereby making 2 more dominant than usual. The influence of the larger 9 Fire 81-Year Cycle continues to generate conditions that can be interesting, illuminating & entertaining but, 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.



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)

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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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