Saturday I was at the nail salon and the owner and I were chatting like we always do. In the past we have talked about travel, politics, shared authentic recipes from our different cultures and just have a great time learning and sharing with each other. This week we were discussing the New Year and what 2016 means. She mentioned that the number 9 is powerful. Me being extremely fascinated in numerology (always have, must be the nerd in me) I told her I wanted to know more of what her culture has to say about the number 9.  We talked and talked about this exciting number 9 and both shared different thoughts and information. Below are a few interesting bits on the number 9.

To catch you up to speed if you are not familiar with numerology; you take the topic numbers 
and add them together until you get a single digit.
So for 2016 it would break down like this:

2+0+1+6 =9

9 would be the universal number for 2016

  • Nine is a finishing number and represents the end of a cycle. It also is the number of the humanitarian. That means 2016 is a year of completion, rest and forgiveness.
  • Nine relates to wisdom and responsibility.
  • Nine represents human's 'earthly lesson', which is 'forgiveness'.
  • Nine is Universal Love, Brotherhood, unfolding, completion, humanitarianism, benevolent, intuitive, selflessness.
  • This is the year you ‘reap what you sow’. Whatever you have been working on in the last 9 years will finally pay off.
  • Nine can be a year of most notable success for those with intense ambition. It needs to be remembered that all ambition must be tempered with wisdom.
  • Nine is a cleansing year, between the end of one cycle and the beginning of the next.
  • Nine invites you to pay special attention to your inner world. You have graduated from a cycle of experience and it is a time for completing many areas of experience so that you can move freely into the next cycle ahead without carrying forward outgrown or unneeded baggage. There is a letting go of the old as anticipation of future possibilities exists within you. Gratefulness and compassion are especially important at this time.

Regardless if you believe in Numerology, think it is just for fun, or you don’t think about it at all; one thing you can believe is that 2016 can be YOUR BEST YEAR!

Until next time.