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Hi Friends,

On our June home page (a 7 Metal Month in a 2 Soil Year) we said:

".... This is a 7 Metal Month, in a 2 Soil Year, in a 3 Tree 9-Year cycle, in a 9 Fire 81-Year cycle. The cycle of support flows from Tree to Fire, to Soil and terminates in 7 Metal. Seven Metal is predominant for several reasons. 7 is increased by simply being located at the terminus of the support cycle. Normally, 9 Fire would overrule 7 but, because 9's support for 2 then flows to 7 Metal, 7 is strengthened more than it is controlled. Also, 3 Tree is weakened by supporting Fire and 7 normally controls Tree anyway. Still, there are some antagonistic relationships at play, including those with 7 mentioned above. Three Tree continues to overrule Soil, but this will be true all year. Expect some disruptions and disagreements on the global scene.

So, the 7 Metal monthly ki will dominate in many instances. This is a slight oversimplification, of course, because the other energies will not be diminished to the extent that they will become inactive. But in general, to know June is to know 7 Metal.

Seven Red Metal is the ki of early autumn and early evening. We can study this ki relationship from a seasonal perspective. Spring (Tree) rolls into summer (Fire). Summer supports late summer (2 Soil) and the residual warmth of late summer keeps the first half of the autumn season (7 Metal) warm and expansive. From this point of view, all of the energy states represent the warmer half of the seasonal cycle and, so, are more boisterous, expansive, and colorful.

You can see the same flow by the day, starting with morning (Tree), then noon (Fire), then afternoon (2 Soil) and ending with early evening (7 Metal).

Now let's study the differences. Three Tree (early spring) is at the 'beginning' of the cycle. It is the ki of rising energy, like young seedlings in the garden. Birds are mating and building nests. A new future arises. At the other end of our combination, Seven Metal hints at the 'end'. Although it remains colorful and warm, the kinetic warmth is residual and will soon fade. There is a mingled poignancy and beauty to this ki, similar to the closing days of a summer vacation.

Unlike 3 Tree, 7 Metal begins to calm down and close in. Gracefully though. Seven is the ki of joy, pleasure, creativity, fantasy and is associated with sensuality and the emotions. More refined than robust, more elegant than boastful; succeeding through seduction and persuasion.

The huge rate of change that we witnessed in May will slow down. For most of us, the global mood will be pleasant, but every coin has two sides. Because 7 is associated with cooling down & closing in (yin moving towards yang) there is a strong potential for global conditions, including the changes that we witnessed in May, to get stuck. In other words, due to the lack of rising energy and the reduced capacity for change, conditions are more likely to remain the same. And this continuity is totally supported by 2 Soil (stagnation, consistency).

In fact, 7 Metal and 2 Soil are similar in many ways. In the afternoon and in early evening, atmospheric activity often reduces. Unless there is an imminent storm, breezes tend to be light or even perfectly still. There is a sense of calm. Seven Metal is associated with the senses and the emotions, requiring practicality. Two Soil is associated with strategy and planning ahead, also requiring a practical approach. You may think of them as sense (2) and sensibility (7).

If the capacity for change is reduced and the course of events are positive, fine. They will tend to stay that way. But, as we saw when we reviewed the events of May, many recent changes are not so beneficial. In such cases, we must be careful that negative aspects don't become too relentless or entrenched.

Just as early autumn leads to the colder, even more resilient seasons, so shall this time period unfold. In July, we will enter 6 Metal (late autumn). So, you can see this as the beginning of a two-month phase that gradually runs more and more counter to the warmer, more expressive energy states of the larger cycles. The further we go, the more "locked in" we become. While this will provide a helpful balance to the otherwise more active ki components, it could also generate long-term obstacles in some locations...."


In Oxford, Ohio, we had a wonderful month, as did most of you, but it was heartbreaking to see so many senseless attacks. We can say that we were "locked into" a positive flow of events. We can say that other locations, like Baghdad, were locked into the social inertia of war. This neatly explains our forecast for June. We can pat ourselves on the back and go home. But places like Orlando, USA and Dhaka, Bangladesh didn't fit our simplistic formula, at least not at first glance.

We often confuse ourselves (and you) by citing "global hotspots" as if all of the "bad stuff" can only happen there. We look at them as if they were a cancer that can either shrink or expand. This can be helpful when applying 9 Star Ki to global observations. For example (and I think this is a very good example) the territory that ISIL holds is shrinking. Given their penchant for destroying, well everything, we can conclude that this is a positive sign.

But if we see ISIL, or any global threat, as a cancer then we must also realize that it can metastasize to other locations. The same holds true with fire, with water, with life itself. Anything that can move likely will. I don't believe that our interpretation of June's ki was incorrect, but perhaps we should have emphasized this possibility to a greater degree.

Now, here is the greater question. How do we gain the insight, the intuition that would enable us to forecast the exact locations to which events will spread? Not just attacks but enjoyable, interesting events too. I believe this is possible. Long term readers will recall that we promote the development of global earthquake and tsunami early warning systems. I would quickly add a network that tracks potentially cataclysmic asteroid orbits and I will go so far as promoting space colonization as soon as possible (in case our outlook on Earth goes totally amiss).

How does technology relate to 9 Star Ki and native intuition? Because we must use our intuition, not fear, to discover problems. We have to intuit the difference between group paranoia and honestly real threats. Consider a village, I don't know, say 30,000 years ago. They had to be sharp. They had to have a communal memory. To know the difference between just another comet or lunar eclipse and a real problem, like an early summer crop failure due to drought. "Ignore the fire in the heavens. We need to bring water here, now!"

Clear intuition gives birth to constructive technology. Irrigation for example.

We are no different than our ancient ancestors. We can't afford to waste our valuable time and resources on false threats, because new technology is always expensive. Let's say that our friends in this ancient village determine that they have real enemies that want to do them harm. Well, then the development of protection may well be in order. Who knows? Walls? Rocks? Arrows? But should they then determine that their "solution" is killing their own townspeople far more quickly than the danger beyond, what do you think they would do?

In order to survive as a village, they'd have to make some very fast changes! Maybe limit the use of weapons to those adults patrolling the town walls. Maybe decide to feed and give shelter to their "enemy". To find common ground.

Here in Ohio, the Shawnee people arrived from the south, on their long exodus from the Yucatan, and encountered the local Fort Ancient culture, which was languishing. The Shawnee had superior technology and numbers, but they decided to befriend the local people, to intermarry, to adopt some of their rituals. As a result, the Shawnees were welcome and the Fort Ancient people prospered.

Now, look at the decisions we sometimes make in the West. Our own weapons are indeed killing us faster than the "enemy" yet we don't change so quickly. We ignore this and, to a large degree, we ignore funding for the tsunami, earthquake and asteroid detection that could really save thousands of lives. What would our ancient ancestors think of us? Our intuition has become dull. We are provided with a cornucopia of natural wealth surrounding us. We have plenty of time and space to flourish and to exercise. Yet we ignore these tremendous opportunities, these gifts, and choose, instead, the dark weight of our own fears.

Every year, our wheat harvest is so great that we pile the excess grain into mountains that rot in the rain. We do this to reduce supply and therefore increase demand. What if we used the excess to feed the world? Would we still have enemies? Of course. Would we have as many enemies? Of course not.

Could a child accidently shoot his sister to death with a handful of wheat? Highly unlikely, my friend. Highly unlikely.

I think our ancestors on that little village, 30,000 years before, would say, "You have made yourselves crazy. You will not survive unless you become sane again."





Could sanpaku eyes uncover murderers before they act? Not likely. Most of us exhibit a degree of sanpaku at some point. Still, sanpaku indicates that we can improve our diet and lifestyle. And as we often remark, most mass murderers are sanpaku.


The Mass Murderer's Father:
According to the Washington Post, his father supports the Afghan Taliban. His father also has a Provisional Government of Afghanistan Facebook page, claiming that HE is the provisional government.

The Mass Murderer:
The FBI had taken an interest in the murderer twice. As early as 2013, after he made "inflammatory" comments to co-workers and then again in 2014 after he was linked to another U.S. radical who became a suicide bomber in Syria.

Although all of the above was known, our lawmakers have made certain that the murderer was free to enter a gun store and buy the Glock 17 handgun and the AR-style semi-automatic rifle he then used to murder forty-nine innocent human beings.


Not surprisingly, the gridlocked Senate blocked rival plans to curb guns, on June 20, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting. They couldn't even agree on restricting firearms for terrorists. Each side offered a proposal to keep extremists from acquiring firearms and another proposal to modernize the United States' dismal background check procedures. Naturally, our lawmakers were unable to reach a compromise. Democrats deemed the GOP proposals ineffective while Republicans said the Democrats' plans were too invasive.

The clear winner was the National Rifle Association, which urged its members to lobby senators to oppose the Democratic bills.

The Democrat proposal to strengthen background checks failed by a vote of 54 to 46 (60 were needed for passage), with five Democrats voting against it. Only four Republicans supported it.

List of Democratic Senators voting against:
Mark Pryor (Ark.), Max Baucus (Mont.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Mark Begich (Alaska) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) (Reid supported the measure but voted against it to preserve his ability to bring it up again.)

List of Republican Senators voting for:
John McCain (Ariz.), Susan Collins (Maine), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Mark Kirk (Ill.)


June 2016 "Ramadan" attacks by ISIL and other terrorist groups:
The Hamas Tel Aviv shooting (June 8), lethal stabbings in Magnanville, France (June 13), attacks in Jordon (June 21), the airport attack in Istanbul (June 28), the al-Mukalla, Yemen car bomb attacks (June 28), the Dhaka, Bangladesh rampage (July 1), the massive Baghdad car bombs (July 2), four suicide bombs in three Saudi Arabia locations (July 4), plus a surge of attacks in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.


June 26-
Iraqi forces recaptured the last district held by Islamic State militants in the city of Fallujah and Abdul Wahab al-Saidi, the general commanding the operation, declared the battle complete after nearly five weeks of fighting.


June 24-
With the BBC already predicting that the UK had voted to leave the European Union and with the British Pound having already dropped to its lowest level since 1985, the tally made it official at 1:01am, Eastern Standard Time.

In Scotland, Remain won 62% vs. 38%. This may lead to another endeavor to hold a second independence referendum in order to try to remain inside the EU. In Northern Ireland, Remain won by 56% to 44%. The outcome could possibly be a unified Ireland. Gibraltar voted to Remain as well.

In London, Remain won, but the rest of England voted to Leave the EU. Wales joined England in voting to Leave.

Overnight, Dow futures dropped 700 points. Sinn Fein called for a vote on Irish unity. The US Dollar index went up 3%, the biggest daily gain since 1978. The Indian market dropped 900 points. UK banks in Hong Kong had already nose dived. HSBC’s shares plummeted 11.1% in midday Hong Kong trading, while Standard Chartered shares fell more than 12%. Since then, the global economy has stabilized but further shakeups, involving the UK, the EU and the world, have been foretold by the Bank of England and leading economists.


July 1-
California governor Jerry Brown signed six stringent gun-control measures that will require people to turn in high-capacity magazines and mandate background checks for ammunition sales, as California Democrats seek to strengthen gun laws that are already among the strictest in the nation.


Also in June-
Wildfires in South California took a devastating toll on lives and houses. Southwest is the 2 Soil direction. In June, 2 Soil occupied 9 Fire.

The wreckage of a 500-year-old Portuguese ship filled with gold coins (7 "Red" Metal) has been unearthed by miners in a Namibian desert.

Nuuk, Greenland’s capital, soared to 75 degrees (24 Celsius) on June 9th – marking the warmest temperature ever recorded in the Arctic country during June.

2 Soil Stagnation-
Florida declared a state of emergency as a blue-green algae outbreak caused miles of waterways and beaches to be swamped in a toxic soup that caused skin rashes and drew concern for the fate of marine animals.


July 4-
As this 7 Metal time period came to a close, our Facebook page live streamed the Juno spacecraft's entry into Jupiter's orbit. After a 5 year voyage to the largest planet around our sun, Juno performed flawlessly. It was a spectacular way to celebrate the 4th of July. Would that all human endeavors be constructive, interesting and peaceful.


From Nameless - This Adobe Reader® (PDF) file may be shared freely.

SODIS® Flyer- describing a safe way to purify water in emergencies.


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 6 Metal Month, in a 2 Soil Year, in a 3 Tree 9-Year cycle, in a 9 Fire 81-Year cycle. The cycle of support flows from Tree to Fire, to Soil and terminates in 6 Metal. As in June, Metal is predominant for several reasons. It is increased by simply being located at the terminus of the support cycle. Normally, 9 Fire would overrule 6 but, because 9's support for 2 then flows to 6, Metal is strengthened more than it is controlled. Also, 3 Tree is weakened by its support of Fire (energy going out) and 6 overrides Tree. Still, there are some antagonistic relationships at play, including those between Fire & Metal and Metal & Tree. Three Tree continues to overrule Soil, but this will be true all year. Some disruptions and disagreements on the global scene will be unavoidable.

We anticipate a tug-of-war, a heating up / cooling down process where one energy has its moment and then another.

All in all, Metal will maintain considerable strength and most global trends will remain on course. For conditions that are improving (and many are) this is a beneficial influence. However, negative trends will be very difficult to turn around. This is particularly troubling when we consider the many recent terrorist attacks.

From a seasonal perspective, Six White Metal is the ki of late autumn and late evening. Early spring (3 Tree) rolls into summer (9 Fire). Summer supports late summer (2 Soil) and the residual warmth of late summer keeps the first half of the autumn season (7 Metal) warm and expansive. But, now we have moved away from 7 and, so, conditions become more rigid and cool.

Consider the beautiful early-autumn (7 Metal) colors that delight us, until the leaves have fallen and only bare branches beneath the stark skies of late-autumn (6 Metal) remain. Both energies are inwardly directed and have a cooling effect, but 6 Metal is "more so". And this is not necessarily a bad condition. Six Metal's cool austerity provides clarity!

The early-autumn forest charms us with its ravishing beauty, but we cannot see far into the trees. Only when late-autumn takes command, can we see for miles, into the heart of the wood. This is the yin and the yang of the seasons. For something lost there is something gained. This is also the yin and the yang of the ki. Now we see clearly.

Six Metal is also associated with economic and financial matters. Watch its influence on the global markets. Amidst this "rising / falling" struggle between the differing energies, we are bound to see 6's influence. We could encounter additional Brexit repercussions.

In general 6 Metal's yang, consolidating force will tend to produce a cool, unyielding mood. At times, 6 will react with the other energy states in an antagonistic way and we will encounter setbacks and complications. At other times 6 will serve as a helpful counterbalance to the other, warmer ki influences, especially the hot seasonal energy in the Northern Hemisphere; bringing calm to potentially explosive situations. But, like gunpowder that's sealed within a metal pipe. If the fire does ignite, you won't want to be in the vicinity.

How then do we proceed? Six is the ki of material goods, finance, and serves as a cooling, clear-sighted counterbalance to the hotter, less concise energies. As such, it is a welcome ki component, in most cases; producing a steady mood that generates a sense of security. But its yang, downward influence can further increase the slope, for those trends already moving in a negative direction. We can appreciate the general state of calm stability, but we must also be watchful and aware of surrounding events. Metal's clarity will support this.

The combined annual and monthly ki indicates success through discussions and agreements that are based on facts and have realistic goals.

1 Waters- will have their moment in the sun, but will also have to focus to remain on track. Two Soils- will enter a more subdued time, fraught with details and distractions. Keep your sense of humor. Three Trees- will have several social opportunities. It is advised that you respond warmly. Four Trees- will be bolstered by the monthly ki. 5 Soils- follow through on new projects. Six Metals- time for your karmic checkup. Sevens- welcome to a three-month run of positive monthly ki. Eight Soils- enjoy the very sociable nature of the ki, but maintain a practical approach. And 9 Fires- can proceed with nearly any project they want (large or small), especially if they go with a clear plan.

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




The wheel-balance that normally gives a smooth ride, can sometimes shake loose and rattle the wagon.

CycleKi NumberCharacteristicsNature
Monthly 6 Metal Prosperity, Rigidity, Materialization Consolidating
Annual 2 Soil Agreements, Preparation Accumulation
9 Year Cycle 3 Tree Rising Energy, Thunder Yang Opening Out
81 Year Cycle 9 Fire Illumination, Fortune, Chaos Kinetic Energy- Very Expansive

The cycle of support flows from Tree, to Fire, to Soil, to Metal, strengthening 6's rigidity and clarity, but decreasing opportunities for active progress and radical change. 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.




2016 is a Number 2 Black Soil Year

February 4th, 2016 through February 3rd, 2017 is a 2 Soil year. This ki is very different than the energy of the previous two years (4 Tree & 3 Tree). The transition into this annual house is more abrupt than is usual for a 9 Ki New Year. Because January is a 3 Tree Month in a 3 Tree Year, and February is a 2 Soil Month in a 2 Soil Year, the change in the monthly ki will reinforce the sudden change in mood.

Two Soil also differs from the larger 9-Year Cycle (3 Tree). Using 9 Star Ki, we see that 3 Tree controls Two Soil, whereas the ki relationships of the two previous years were harmonious. Now, there is discord between these cycles. Normally, this relationship would weaken 2 Soil and Tree energy would dominate most global events. However, the 9 Fire energy of the 81-Year Cycle provides strong support to 2 Soil, so 2 maintains a high degree of potency.

As the very active 3 Tree ki of the previous year fades, we enter a more sluggish time. Indeed, 2 Soil is a peaceful energy; associated with food, farming, education, reaching out, communication, forming alliances, reaching agreements, planning, preparation, accumulation and stagnation. While these attributes may not be the most attractive or exciting, they all provoke a relatively serene image. And they clearly illustrate the importance of 2 Soil. Where would we be without farming or education?

The energy of 2 Soil indicates success through thoughtful, steady progress, rather than quick, forceful action. Therefore, a consistent effort will be of far greater benefit than attempts to make giant leaps forward. Great headway can be made, but it's best to use a consistent approach, like a sculptor, chipping away on the stone, or the steady, cautious work of the bridge builder (careful planning, reaching out, connecting two shores). In fact, many famous spans were constructed in 2 Soil years.

Moreover, this is an important year to come to the table, to develop treaties and peaceful agreements. World leaders should always use diplomacy first. This year, even more so. This year it is critical to communicate and to forge new alliances. Better to bang tabletops at the United Nations than to resort to the battle field. Our vision should be for the long-term. Short, abrupt jabs at the problem will only generate future difficulties.

In oriental medicine, Two Soil is associated with the stomach, spleen and pancreas; especially the stomach. Looking at this, we see larger connections. The stomach goes back to food and agriculture. So, this is an important time to reduce world hunger and to make long-range preparations to eliminate starvation. Because the larger cycles are less inclined to support these matters, it is imperative that we act now, at the global and local levels. Against the larger backdrop of 9 Ki time, this year is a fleeting moment. Like all of the ki numbers, we must make constructive use of this energy while it is available.

Although 2 Soil is the ki of peace and consistency, it does not necessarily "play well with others". The energy-states of the larger cycles are more active. From time to time, these will intersect with 2 Soil in an unproductive way; creating forceful conditions within a framework that favors stability and order. In this case, 2 Soil can only take so much interference before the pattern of differing energies combusts, or falls to pieces; causing setbacks and quagmires.

Two Soil is no stranger to devastating weather, earthquakes and tsunamis.


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 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 individuals 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.


2 Soil Research


Thursday, November 19, 1863 – 2 Soil month / 2 Soil Year / 2 Soil 9-Year Cycle / 2 Soil 81-Year Cycle.
Abraham Lincoln (born in a 2 Soil Month / 2 Soil Year) delivers the Gettysburg Address.

As usual, I have provided a list of previous 2 Soil 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.

Worrisome developments. Political scandal and controversy:

Invasion and weapons of mass destruction. Harmful decisions rooted in bad judgment. Politicians and rulers falling from grace.


Quagmire / Stagnation / Accumulation:

Normally the result of the worrisome developments above. Two Soil is often associated with peace yet, when a war or conflict is initiated, it is very difficult to end it in a 2 Soil year. Two Soil can be like getting caught in a spider's web. The greater the struggle, the greater the entanglement. And like the spider's web, this is also a time to accumulate funds, tools, plans and materials for future ventures.


Peace / Alliances:

As stated, 2 Soil is associated with peace. This is an excellent opportunity to forge alliances, to create treaties and for diplomacy. If peaceful negotiations are employed, entanglements are reduced or completely resolved.


New information / Learning:

New doors open wide, but usually through peaceful study and observation.


In the greater view, we must consider the larger cycles. We still occupy a 3 Tree 9-year cycle, within a 9 Fire 81-year cycle. Of all the numbers, 3 Tree overrides (controls) 2 Soil the most. Three Tree is robust, boisterous and pioneering. Two Soil is gentle, generally peaceful and seeks stability. So, we will sometimes encounter a struggle between anger and diplomacy, active exploration and quiet study, rising energy and stagnation. But 3 Tree supports (increases) 9 Fire and is therefore somewhat weakened. In the same way, 9 Fire increases 2 Soil. So, the mood of 2 Soil will be very strong.


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.

[1863] [1890] [1899] [1908] [1917] [1926] [1935]
[1944] [1953] [1962] [1971] [1980] [1989] [1998] [2007]

Here are some previous 2 Soil years. Specific events and birth-dates are listed that illustrate the mood of 2 Soil. Many of the examples come from times that are also 2 Soil months. The majority of this information was gleaned from Wikipedia®, a superb online resource for studying 9 Star Ki's historical influence.

You will notice that 2 Soil supports peaceful outcomes but if the mood of peace is ignored or challenged, then the result is normally very tragic. Indeed, this is a time when wars either come to an end, or rage at fever pitch.

2007 (2 Soil Year / 4 Tree 9-Year Cycle / 9 Fire 81-Year Cycle)

1998 (2 Soil Year / 5 Soil 9-Year Cycle / 9 Fire 81-Year Cycle)

1989 (2 Soil Year / 6 Metal 9-Year Cycle / 9 Fire 81-Year Cycle)

1980 (2 Soil Year / 7 Metal 9-Year Cycle / 9 Fire 81-Year Cycle)

1971 (2 Soil Year / 8 Soil 9-Year Cycle / 9 Fire 81-Year Cycle)

1962 (2 Soil Year / 9 Fire 9-Year Cycle / 9 Fire 81-Year Cycle)

1953 (2 Soil Year / 1 Water 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

1944 (2 Soil Year / 2 Soil 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

1935 (2 Soil Year / 3 Tree 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

1926 (2 Soil Year / 4 Tree 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

1917 (2 Soil Year / 5 Soil 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

1908 (2 Soil Year / 6 Metal 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

1899 (2 Soil Year / 7 Metal 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

1890 (2 Soil Year / 8 Soil 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

1863 Archetype (2 Soil Year / 2 Soil 9-Year Cycle / 2 Soil 81-Year Cycle)



Some 2 Soil / 2 Soil Faces
Born in 2 Soil months, 2 Soil years.
Abe Lincoln

John Connally

Woody Allen

Jon Stewart




New Links

Updated in January 2016, to showcase Anette Cyran's Shiatsu practice in Lodève, France and for information on money and the 2016 presidential campaign.



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 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.
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