Being in a number 9 world year, forgiveness is the dominant theme. Its a year of endings and we don't want to carry any negative residual energy into a new cycle. I love how T.D Jakes says forgiveness is not an emotion, its a decision. There is nothing spiritual about not speaking up and taking appropriate action when someone, or a group of people does something wrong to you. Change on a societal level can only happen when individuals have the courage to stand up for their rights. For change to occur on a personal level, the person who hurts you should know how you feel so that they can choose not to do it again, and perhaps the relationship can become stronger going forward. But once you do what you needed to do, make the conscious decision to let these careless and sometimes malicious words and actions out of your heart. At times it can be tempting emotionally to dwell in the low levels of consciousness such as anger, revenge, fear, and grief. However, replaying the same mind movies of how someone unfairly treated you only drains your vitality and ability to focus on teachings and activities that will take you to new heights on your spiritual journey.
Due to the universal law of karma, people who did wrong actions and never atoned for them will be held liable, and they will reap what they sowed. God can make up for all that you have lost in an instant and restore you to where you are meant to be, but only if you are able to let the resentment out of your heart. When you don't forgive others you are blocking the shower of blessings on your own life. I recommend watching this whole video but if you are short on time, here are some particularly powerful portions from his sermon:
"Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. It is not saying you were right to hit me, its not saying that we are going to do this contract together, its not saying we are going to form this partnership, its not saying I'm so weak I'm going to let you run over top of me, those are all different issues. But it is saying I can not afford to put this much energy into being angry with you. I can not afford to let it be that every single time you walk in the room I'm upset with you. That is too much energy to put into a direction that I am no longer going. So when I forgive you, its not about you, its about me, I cut the cord between me and you so that I can be free and you can be crazy!"
At 55 min 30sec
''Forgiveness is not about weakness, its about me getting control back in my life. Its about me no longer being vulnerable to your behaviour, and what you did and what you said, and every time I see you, you elicit a response out of me, means that you are controlling me and its about me getting control back in my life so that I can see you and you don't change my mood. Because as long as you effect my mood, that means that my thermostat is in your room and I have to live with wherever you set the dial. But when I forgive you I bring the control back into my room so that I don't know how you are feeling over there but its fine over here!"
--At 1 hour 2 min
Your personal year number is descriptive of the types of trends and experiences that you will encounter in a given calendar year. You will also notice that for the year, you temporarily take on the characteristics of your personal year number. For example, in a personal year 7 many people find themselves doing a lot of writing, studying, teaching and/or contemplating. They may spend more time alone, in philosophical/ spiritual pursuits or in nature. Research, analysis, problem solving and investigation are favored.
Based on your personal year, different numbers affect you in different months of the year. This makes certain feelings, experiences and trends more prevalent in one month over the other. The Numerology forecast “Your Destiny in Numbers” takes a variety of number energies into account to provide you with a glimpse into the upcoming month.
Personal year calculation= your birth month (1=January, 2=February… 12= December) + your birthday + current year
Example: A person born July 16th would add 7 (July) + 16 and 9 (2+0+1+6) = 5. Their personal year is 5 in 2016.
Personal year 1
February should be an artistic and creative month. Let your imagination run free; it’s a great time for putting your personal stamp of individuality on whatever you release into the world. Social events, parties and networking is favoured. If you have a trip planned this month, it should run well with you meeting some interesting people and creating fond memories.
Personal year 2
Unique and unusual people and things may attract your attention in February. Alternatively you may be coming up with many original ideas. Be willing to explore avenues you may not have thought about before but could be great solutions to problems.
Personal year 3
Change and variety could be high on your list, as you crave new adventures, and a spicing up of your routine. Be prepared for a couple of surprises, an attitude of adaptability helps you see some blessings in disguise. Spending time with young people is particularly enjoyable this month.
Personal year 4
Your eye for beauty may become sharper, and you may receive some compliments on your home or wardrobe. Treat yourself with a little pampering, whatever you consider to be an indulgence. You may notice an increase in your desire for gourmet foods, particularly sweets!
Personal year 5
You could find yourself doing a lot of reading this month, take advantage of time spent by yourself to relax and recharge. You could find watching movies and taking walks in nature particularly satisfying. Your intuition is really important this month, be sure to listen carefully even when the facts may not support what it is telling you.
Personal year 6
You may feel an increase in duty or responsibilities, and work may be piling up. Be careful to balance it as much as you can by delegating where appropriate and not taking on more than can reasonably be handled. Something that seems like a disadvantage now will later prove to be working in your favour.
Personal year 7
February is a good time for clearing out spaces that are too cluttered, and getting rid of excess stuff that you don’t need or use anymore. Projects may be coming to a close, or you may find yourself wrapping up something that began last June. Visiting a museum or an art exhibition may capture your interest.
Personal year 8
You may be feeling more independent in February; working alone may be better than working in a team, or you might be put in a position of leadership. It is a great time to present your ideas to whomever you wish to hear them, as you express yourself with more clarity and persuasiveness than usual.
Personal year 9
February puts a focus on your ability to listen to people. Others may seek your advice or perspective about issues of importance in their lives. Don’t worry about giving the “right” advice so much as being empathetic. Working within a partnership or team is great for coming up with workable and creative solutions to problems.