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Hi Friends,

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

".... This is a 7 Metal Month, in a 1 Water Year, in a 3 Tree 9-Year cycle, in a 9 Fire 81-Year cycle. 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 7 Metal to 1 Water, to 3 Tree, and terminates in 9 Fire; thereby increasing 9's expansive, chaotic nature. But 1 Water is the dominant ki.

February was an 8 Soil month and Soil controls Water. This month, 1 Water is no longer controlled and is, instead, well supported by the monthly ki. In fact, 7 Metal supports Water to such an extreme degree that it is difficult to fathom, unless we look at the larger picture. Seven (early evening, early autumn, youngest daughter) is the most regularly supported of all the numbers. Fully, 2, 5 and 8 Soil, plus 6 Metal support 7. Four of the nine numbers! In return, 7 Metal supports only 1 Water.

With this understanding, we come as close as possible to quantifying the heights of 7's monomania for Water. It's as if 7 radiates all four of the incoming energies into one concentrated beam, focused on 1 Water. So, we see that Water receives very potent support this March.

Before we continue, we should note the many antagonistic ki relationships, this month. One Water controls 9 Fire, Fire controls 7 Metal and Metal controls 3 Tree. We can anticipate differing moods and clashes.

While 9 Fire is at the receiving end of the support cycle and will be strong, 1 Water will be apparent in full force -- equal to or perhaps even greater than what we'll witness next September (1 Water month / 1 Water year). As such, we can be on the lookout for the conditions that have been detailed in our annual commentary for 2017 (below). These characteristics are associated with Water's depth, silence and darkness; including solitude, intuition, spirituality, stealth, and fear.

There is an important counterpoise, an equilibrium between 1 Water & 7 Metal that, if used wisely, can serve as a valuable tool. Because 1 Water (depth, darkness) induces a state of solitude, it can lead to mistrust and, so, misunderstandings. This lack of communications can easily cause breakdowns in even well-established international alliances and agreements; not to mention the obstruction of new friendships.

Yet, the ki of 7 Metal is one that evokes support. Seven is affiliated with the desire to lend a hand. Directly associated with the skin, in particular the mouth and lips, 7 is the ki of language and conversation. The ki of success through persuasion. So, as soon as we enter this state of spiritual silence, and are about to flow beyond the bounds of routine connectivity, we need only keep the line of communication open, by speaking.

Mysterious, deep and secretive as Water may be, it is also the ki of inner strength and spiritual renewal. This can be utilized to control Water's complimentary opposite, Fire. One Water is the ki of potential (stored) energy and 9 Fire is kinetic (very active) energy. We should remember that 9 is very strong now, due to the support flowing from Water to Tree to Fire, and 9 will remain so for the entire year. Understanding the nature of the ki can be effective in controlling fiery outbursts and chaotic events, by keeping in touch with our spiritual life -- by thinking and then reacting with our higher natures, through self reliance and inner strength.

This month, anticipate high emotions, miscommunication, secrecy and stealth -- tempered by human oversight and complicated by Fire....."



March was a classic example of the interplay between 7 Metal & 1 Water, and of Water's control over Fire.

March 10-
Judge Kristi Kapetan ruled that California can require Monsanto to label its popular weed killer Roundup as a possible cancer threat despite insistence from Monsanto that it poses no risk to people. However, California regulators cited the acclaimed, France-based International Agency for Research on Cancer, and their finding that Roundup's main ingredient, glyphosate, is a chemical “known to the state to cause cancer” in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, better known as Proposition 65.

March 15-
True Patriot - A pastor in Sierra Leone discovered the largest uncut diamond found in more than four decades and turned it over to his government, saying he hopes it will help to boost recent development in his impoverished nation. Pastor Emmanuel Momoh found the 706-carat diamond and it was presented to President Ernest Bai Koroma on the 15th. Momoh told The Associated Press, “I believe the government can do more, especially at a time when the country is undergoing some economic challenges.”

March 22-
A lone attacker mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in central London before stabbing an armed police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Five people were killed, including the attacker, and at least 40 people were injured, police said. As the month closed, all of the people arrested following the attack have been released without charge. Police have not yet made any further arrests.

March 24-
One of Trump's fundamental campaign promises, the elimination of Obamacare, failed. This was the 60th time in 7 years the republican congress had tried to vote down Obamacare. After all that time, they realized they had no coherent plan of their own.

March 28-
Congress voted in favor of large corporations and against the American public. House Republicans freed Internet service providers such as Verizon, AT&T, Spectrum and Comcast from FCC regulations that had limited what companies could do with our online privacy, including our browsing history, app usage history, our physical location, online purchases and Social Security numbers. The rules also had required providers to strengthen safeguards for customer data against hackers and thieves.

This move was as transparent as glass. Citizens lost their protection and the communications lobbyists who line the republicans' wallets won. This threatens everyone, worldwide, using the Internet and cellular. Trump is expected to sign the legislation.

March in General-
In keeping with the ki, there has been an ongoing circus in town. Specifically, in the severely disjointed House of Representatives. Last January, House Intelligence Chairman and Trump supporter Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif., announced that their committee had opened an investigation into Russia’s hacking in the 2016 presidential race. On the brink of the month, March 4, Trump tweed that President Obama had tapped "the wires" at the Trump Tower but has never provided any proof. In mid-March, Nunes said, “I don’t think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower”. The Trump team waffled but quickly doubled down that the tapping had taken place (still offering no evidence).

At this point, events became very squirrely. Nunes announced that he had seen intelligence documents showing that Trump’s transition team's communications had been “incidentally collected.” Nunes then scrambled to the White House to brief the president on his findings. In the first place, "incidental collection" often means no more than a security agency (CIA, FBI, DHS) knows that you phoned someone, who phoned someone, who phoned someone, who phoned someone, who phoned someone who was a suspect. In the second place, why was the House Intelligence Chairman informing Trump who was included in the investigation?

A few days later, it was discovered that Nunes viewed the intelligence documents on the White House grounds. To recap, Nunes got his information at the White House and then briefed the White House about the information. At this point, we have to ask -- was he reporting back to the same president who gave him the information? And if not, how was it that the president didn't already know this vital information?

Currently, most democrats, many republicans and most of the senate have thrown their hands in the air at Nunes' partisan, unethical antics. Keep in mind that this circus has more than three rings. This is but one of them.


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.


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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
(April 5 through May 4)


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 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.


1 Waters- will be challenged by public attention and diversions. Two Soils- it's time to deal with the many facets of your ongoing obligations. Three Trees- will enter warmer climes but progress will remain slow. Four Trees- this is a time of rapid change and new beginnings. 5 Soils- the path remains bright but active. Six Metals- time for your karmic checkup. Sevens- this is a positive ki combination. Eights- remain active & try to finalize your preparations. And 9 Fires- this commences a two-month period of change and illumination.

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




The second of two months of differing, sometimes hostile energy.

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

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 are almost as evident. One Water controls 9 Fire, Fire controls 6 Metal and Metal controls 3 Tree. Expect some 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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