2016, the Hermit year, seeking wisdom

2016 is a Universal # 9 year.  2+ 0+ 1+ 6 = 9.

Nine is a magic number, no matter how many times it is multiplied it will always reduce to itself. 

The number nine symbolizes completion, fulfillment, attainment, beginning and end, perfection,

3 x 3, a Triple Triad, a Feminine number, there are nine months of human gestation. 

#9 is an incorruptible number. It’s a celestial and Angelic number. There are nine muses.  

In Chinese symbolism:  it signifies Celestial power, It also signifies the 8 sacred directions in Feng-shui with the center as the ninth point as in the Hall of Light. 

#9 symbolizes Pure Intelligence in the Kabbalah. It reproduces itself when multiplies. It is like a hologram. 

In Hinduism: The number of Agni God of Fire. The square of the nine forms, and the mandala of 81 squares leads to, and encloses the Universe.

Scandinavian Mythology  Odin/ Woden hung for nine days and nights on the World Tree, Yggdrasil to win the secrets of wisdom for mankind. {Odin is also the Hanged Man Trump #12 in the Tarot}.

Celtic: A central number of 8 directions and the ninth being the center. Three triple Goddesses. 

Pythagorean: the Limit of numbers, all others existing and revolving within it. 

Tibetan Buddhist and Catholic rosaries or malas all contain 108 beads, 9 x 12. 

In the Tarot the Trump #9 is The Hermit

2016 the Hermit, Tara Greene

The Hermit, THOTH Tarot 

The Hermit’s symbol, traditionally features an old bearded wise man  in profile, a Sage holding up a lamp in the dark. The Hermit’s association to Virgo suggests that the LIGHT of wisdom is to be found in our bodies, in our guts, on the material plane, which is Virgo’s element. 

What is a Hermit? Like the crab, who retreats into its own shell, a Hermit needs to be alone, to seek spiritual wisdom which can only come from listening to one’s Higher Self. A Hermit is someone who surrenders to the call of Spirit, {Pisces} the opposite sign to Virgo. Hermits need to gives up their worldly possessions, symbols of ego attachment in order to be unencumbered for the inner  journey, symbolized as a cave, seeking spiritual enlightenment to feel complete. This it the highest archetype to embody during 2016.

The Hermit is a very powerful Archetype in all the worlds’ major religions. Moses, the Buddha, Jesus and Mohammed all had solitary Vision Quests, some in caves, when they became enlightened.

To embody The Hermit’s energies this year, we will absolutely need to have a regular  spiritual discipline. Daily mindful meditations are recommended. Yoga is good as a spiritual path first, a physical path second. Being in nature and tending to natures preservation is also a way to embody the Hermit Energy. Focussing on the body as a sacred Temple of the Soul is also a very important component. You are what you eat. Eating consciously as a spiritual path will also be in vogue. No more selfies, humility is the name of the game. 

In the Kabbalah the #9 is the 9th Sephirah,called Yesod, meaning Foundation. The Hermit is related to the Path of Yod the first and last letter of G*d’s ineffable name. It symbolizes the point of origin of our manifest universe in direct contact with the Divine Source of all Light. It symbolizes the Astral Light,Akashic fluids or Kundalini energy, the storehouse of images. It’s related to the Moon and the Pineal gland.  It’s attributes are incense and the demarcation of sacred ground in ritual.

The Hermit seeks to follow spirit by being in service to others.  

Virgo is associate with:  Work, service, perfection, healing, health, discipline, accountability, intelligence, the body,  grassroots community, budgets, digestion, natural foods, small domestic pets and animals, the Army, chemists, Pharmaceuticals, craftsmen, dairies, gardens, herbs, illness, mathematics,nutrition,  poultry, psychiatrists, Red Cross, charities. 

PLACES:  Assyria/Syria, Baghdad, Basel, Switzerland, Brazil, Boston,the Congo, Croatia, Greece,Jerusalem, Los Angeles, Lyon,France, Moscow, Russia and Turkey.

NOTE: Jupiter is transiting Virgo for the first eight months of 2016 and expands all of these Virgo areas.

An earth sign, Virgo is the Virgin Goddess who governs the harvest. She is like Ceres/Demeter. The Harvest is also a symbol of karma as in what you sow so shall you reap. What we are reaping is what we have sown.  2016 is a year of focussing on the earth, the environment, preserving, healing and serving Mother Earth. We seeing many world-wide organizations rally to help heal the environment now that we realize what damage mass consumer culture and the gluttony and addiction to  cheap fossil fuels has done to the earth. 

Virgo governs workaholism. The mood will shift to working more efficiently and wholistically. The need to be more focussed on being in more natural seasonal work schedule is coming. People are seeing their lives eaten up by the Internet and will need time in nature to be balanced and healthy. 

MONSANTO and GMO foods will be a major issue in 2016 as Virgo is the Harvest. Monsanto is trying to rule the world by controlling Food production, literally the harvest. By making death seeds,  which cannot reproduce naturally Monsanto and the other conglomerates control who will eat and who will starve. Eating GMO foods disrupts the body’s natural digestion. The body was not designed to eat tomatoes with fish genes in them or GMO’d pasta which is causing much of the gluten intolerance, and I believe is also linked to autism.  Virgo/the Hermit is intelligent and can connect the dots. Virgo is Ruled by Mercury, symbol of communication and consciousness. The mind/body connection  will be seen as so common sense and self evident. People will Get it. 

Many people will choose to give up their jobs and worldly possession to simplify their lives, work less, and live on less in this year. 2016 will be a year of budget cuts, belt-tightening and accountability. The market is set to crash. Those who know how to thrive with less will do the best. 

Yes for VIRGO peeps it is their BIG YEAR in so many ways. Virgo is a mutable sign and with Saturn in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces, there is a Trinity of Mutability. This bring huge benefits, in the practical and spiritual worlds, much adaptability and tests. 

The Symbol of the Virgin Goddess is also a sign of the DIVINE FEMININE becoming stronger and more manifest in the world and in the culture. Virgin originally meant “whole and complete unto herself, belonging to no man.” She was originally parthenogenic, reproducing herself without a male. This is the original Goddess and woman as a free, independent, intelligent, strong, benevolent, loving, and nurturing being. Her attributes of renewal are also a very strong symbol that Nature can be renewed using natural means. The herbs which the earth provides are the best. Using non-toxic remedies to heal will be the mode of choice.  

Nature/Mother Earth/ The Virgin Goddess/ the # 9, are all symbols of hope and renewal and being like a Virgin, innocent, open, trusting, purified and healed. A return to Innocence. I feel this will be a very positive year, very different in tone from the last three years of Cardinal energies.

We are bringing to a conclusion what we began in 2007, the last #9 cycle, 9 years ago.  2017 will begin a brand new cycle. 

We will be drinking Love Potion #9 when we don’t feel like being all alone. I never thought I’d be saying that Madonna’s first hit “Like a Virgin” would also be the Anthem of 2016 but it fits perfectly. 

What do you think?

My article An introduction to Tarot Cards is in Fashion Magazine  http://www.fashionmagazine.com/scene/2015/11/27/tarot-cards-meaning/

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