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Hi Friends,

On our April home page (a 6 Metal Month in a 1 Water Year) we said:

".... 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. 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 6 Metal to 1 Water, to 3 Tree, and terminates in 9 Fire; thereby increasing 9's expansive, chaotic nature.

Antagonistic ki relationships abound. One Water controls 9 Fire, Fire controls 6 Metal and Metal controls 3 Tree. Expect some bumps in the road. In the Northern Hemisphere, 3 is boosted by the ki of early spring. South of the equator, Metal is exaggerated by autumn's ki.

Last month (7 Metal) tended to amplify Water's true character. Because April is also Metal, we can anticipate similar tendencies but with a mood that is less emotional -- more cold and objective, as is the nature of 6 Metal.

Although 6 White Metal is less warm and vibrant, it can be very beneficial at this time, for two reasons. Six does not support 1 Water to quite the extent that 7 Metal did, so we have the opportunity to back away -- to review global conditions from a slightly more objective view. Also, unlike sensual 7 Metal, 6 Metal is pragmatic, concise and clear. So, this time period provides an opportunity [to] assess world events with an unusual level of precision and clarity -- especially when we consider that Water is the ki of secrecy and depth.

In ancient times, the quality of precious metal was appraised by rubbing it across the smooth, dark surface of a touchstone. We approach this month's combined ki in a similar way. Using 6 Metal's support of both clarity and Water, to gain a solid understanding of how the world has changed since February 4th.

Because we have this second month in Metal, we anticipate a fair amount of continuity, expecting previously initiated events to endure (but in deeper contrast). For example, we could see heightened tensions between North Korea and the United States. Obviously, this is a time to watch and learn but it's also a marvelous opportunity to communicate in a way that clearly states the facts of any given situation. Not to be cold though! World leaders would be well advised to maintain a warm, human touch.

We should also remain aware of the full scope of this 6-1-3-9 ki combination. The ki moves in ever-broadening spirals, increasing the capacity for potential energy to move to the kinetic state (water to fire; hidden becomes obtrusive; silence explodes). As in March, anticipate high emotions, miscommunication, secrecy and stealth -- tempered by human oversight and complicated by Fire....."



Unfortunately, we were correct about heightened tensions between North Korea and the United States. And the standoff is far from over. Since February, the world has changed in remarkable ways. It seems strange that, perhaps, the global voice of reason is now Xi Jinping of China (7 Metal Month / 2 Soil Year). I hesitate to include more allusions to Donald Trump but, in some cases, his activities present good examples of how global governance is currently spinning out of control.

April 7-
In response to a horrible chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government, United States naval destroyers launched 59 cruise missiles at Shayrat Air Base, which U.S. intelligence believed was the source of the attack. The United States informed Russia in advance. The cruise missiles failed to crater the runways and, within 24 hours, the Syrian air force resumed by bombing the target of the initial chemical assault. Trump announced that the military action was a huge success.

April 13-
The United States military dropped the largest non-atomic bomb (MOAB) in its arsenal; in Afghanistan, near the Pakistan border. The explosion was reported as a move to destroy tunnels housing ISIL operatives. A retired general interviewed by the NBC Evening News said that there were other options for destroying the tunnels and that an exploding MOAB feels like an earthquake when standing 15 miles from the blast. We conclude that many innocent civilians, within a 5 mile radius, must have lost their homes if not their lives during the massive, non-surgical attack. Trump announced that the military action was a huge success.

April 15-
China announced they were asking Russia to help to reduce the international standoff between North Korea and the United States. Although China is North Korea's only important ally, exchanging vital goods such as coal and some agricultural produce, they said they are concerned that war could break out "at any moment". China requested that Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, help "bring all the parties back to the negotiating table."

From a greater view, the North Korean dictatorship poses a set of unique problems for China. Their major concern not being that N. Korea has nuclear weapons, nor that a war between North Korea and the West would necessarily pose a special threat to China. But that, should the N. Korean regime fail, then who will gain control of their nuclear arsenal and how could China cope with over 10 million refugees flooding over their border?

We suggest that China is cautiously concerned about defusing the current crisis, for global approval and other self-interests, but they will not forcefully pursue an immediate solution unless Pyongyang loses its grip.


April 19-
Due to a sexual harassment scandal, 6 Metal Bill O'Reilly (born September 10, 1949) was ousted from his key position at Fox "News." This year, 6 occupies the 1 Water position (darkness, miscommunication, setbacks in the material world). "Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops."

April 22-
In response to the Trump administration's science denials and its gagging of government scientists, the March for Science was a series of rallies and marches held in Washington, D.C., and over 600 other cities across the world on Earth Day.

Writing in the New York Times, Robert S. Young argued that the march [would] "reinforce the narrative from skeptical conservatives that scientists are an interest group and politicize their data, research and findings for their own ends." Responding to criticism of the political nature of the march, meteorologist and columnist Eric Holthaus wrote that the scientific field "has always been political", using the example of Galileo Galilei's ordeal with the Roman Catholic Church.

We would advise steering clear of any debates about science, unless they can answer our first question. "What is the Scientific Method?"


April 30-
In an interview on "Face the Nation", President Donald Trump told CBS News that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is "a pretty smart cookie".

"At a very young age, he was able to assume power. A lot of people, I'm sure, tried to take that power away, whether it was his uncle [who Kim Jong Un had murdered] or anybody else. And he was able to do it. So obviously, he's a pretty smart cookie."

In a radio interview with the Washington Examiner, the following day, Trump declared that president Andrew Jackson "was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War." Jackson died in 1845, 16 years before the Civil War broke out. "People don't realize, you know, the Civil War, if you think about it, why?"

Well, Donald, maybe that problem of human slavery? Starting with nine slaves, Jackson held as many as 44 by 1820, and later held up to 150 slaves, making him among the cotton planting elite.


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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
(May 5 through June 5)


This is a 5 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 1 Water, to 3 Tree, to 9 Fire, terminating in 5 Soil; making May a month of karmic reflections and repercussions.

Several antagonistic ki relationships remain. One Water controls 9 Fire, 3 Tree controls 5 Soil and 5 controls 1 Water. Expect more bumps in the road. In the Northern Hemisphere, 3 is boosted by the ki of early spring.

Although these karmic reflections mainly arise from the latter portion of the previous year (2016- 2 Soil) and all of 2017, to date, they will be received in the mood of the present times (Water- spirituality, insecurity, stealth). This sense of insecurity is due to Water's natural characteristics. Just as 9 Fire's ever-changing, kinetic activity creates an atmosphere of chaos, so Water's depth and silent mystery can produce feelings of instability and doubt (weakened kidney ki). Unlike the other energy states (Tree, Soil & Metal) Fire and Water are less tangible. There is no material handle to grasp.

This month, 5 Soil (government, politics, control, karma) returns to the 'home position' at the center of the 9 Ki square. Likewise, all other numbers return home. This is the dissolution of the old 9-month cycle and the beginning of a new one. Because we will occupy our home positions (1 Water in 1 Water, 2 Soil in 2 Soil, etc.) this time period will produce a mood of familiarity, somewhat overriding Water's depth. However, with everyone 'at home' and with 5 dominating the center, there will be an underlying compulsion to 'remain in place' -- to hold still.

Combined with Water's inclination for silent reflection, it will be more difficult than usual to travel about, to embark on new ventures or to make rapid progress. Five Soil controls 1 Water. One Water controls 9 Fire. And 3 Tree controls 5 Soil. These antagonistic combinations suggest that uneven events will arise. At the very least, there will be a quiet mood of global tension. In the extreme, this ki combination suggests danger arising from secrecy and miscommunication.

Indeed, this is not the best time to struggle for 'greater freedom'. Every coin has two sides. Silent reflection. Holding still. Are not these the ideal ingredients of spiritual awareness and serenity? Of course we must maintain our goals. Certainly, we have our daily obligations. But, this month provides an excellent opportunity to watch and learn (5 Soil). And to interpret our new understanding in a philosophical or even sacred light (1 Water). We strongly recommend that world governments do the same.

Last month, we mentioned the likelihood of rising tension between North Korea and the United States. This potential hotspot remains a very real concern, but let's not get tunnel vision. Karmic reflections from the past nine months, and in some cases much further in the past, and from around the world will be wide and varied. No matter how brash and domineering one repercussion may become, we would be wise to keep our eyes open during what will surely be a multifaceted lesson.

By learning from the past, we will know far more about the near future, by the end of this month.


1 Waters- will find relative peace and calm but should maintain a philosophical outlook. Two Soils- will enjoy brighter times amidst a busy workload. Three Trees- can now make moderate progress. Four Trees- this is a time to follow up with loving attention. 5 Soils- time for your karmic checkup. Six Metals- time to explore the depths. Sevens- this is another positive ki combination. Eights- can make massive progress – move with a plan. And 9 Fires- chaos knocks on your door. Practicality is key.

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




Politics is in Fire (chaos, illumination) by the year and at the axis (karma) by the month.

CycleKi NumberCharacteristicsNature
Monthly 5 Soil Karma & Control Making Balance
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 1 Water, to 3 Tree, to 9 Fire, terminating in 5 Soil; making May a month of karmic reflections and repercussions. Antagonistic ki relationships are almost as evident. One Water controls 9 Fire, 3 Tree controls 5 Soil and 5 controls 1 Water. Expect more bumps in the road. 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®, a superb online resource for studying 9 Star Ki's historical influence.

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

February 2017. Added Michael Becherer's excellent 9 Star Ki site.



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.



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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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