We’re finally at the end of 2016 with another mercury retrograde around the corner. Energetically 2016 has brought major shifts with super moons, eclipses and four mercury retrogrades. We’ve also experienced a 9 universal year in numerology with a karmic debt number of 16.
A karmic debt number in numerology means we go through the ring of fire with lessons in life and love. We either rise like the phoenix through the ashes or feel burned if holding on too tightly to what no longer serves our highest good. The 16 is represented by the tower card in the tarot. When we least expect it, our foundations can come crumbling down. Painful endings are often disguised as blessings in disguise.
Each year we experience a new personal year in numerology, calculated from our birthday by adding your day born + month to the current year. We also experience a universal year – you can calculate by simply adding the year – for 2016 add 2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 9. The 9 in numerology brings the energy of letting go of what’s not needed to bring in what is.
I’ve had many clients and friends share this year has provided a few challenges with relationships breaking down, career plans going astray and an overall sense of what just happened?! 2016 has certainly been a year of lessons and growth.
The good news is we can expect inspiration, balance and new beginnings for 2017. When I see the numbers 2 and 7 together intuition becomes pristine, for those of us on the path tune in and you’ll be divinely guided. Babies born in 2017 will have a natural ability to see and feel into the future.
Mercury the planet of communication is also about to go retrograde. Mercury appears to go backwards for three weeks, three to four times per year. We also experience a shadow period which lasts for around two weeks before and after Mercury goes retrograde. The shadow period is like a ripple effect in the ocean leading up to events which affect us during the retrograde.
The dates for our final Mercury retrograde for 2016 which leads into 2017 are 19 December 2016 to 8 January 2017.
Mercury begins its retrograde in the retrograde in the earth career focused sign of Capricorn the goat ending in the fire sign of Sagittarius – the archer on the horse.
Mercury rules travel, communications and electronics – when retrograde expect the unexpected!
Here are some tips on how to sail through the next few weeks with ease:
Decisions involving your career and property should be placed on hold during this mercury retrograde.
Take time to review, clear out what’s not needed to bring in what is. Especially with this 9-universal year we’re shifting out of.
Keep ALL those receipts when xmas shopping.
Don’t take things personally.
Allow time for delays, especially when travelling. Bring that puncture repair kit with you and a spare tyre!
Double check appointments. Actually, make that a triple.
Expect the unexpected, especially with old friends popping back into your life.
Hold off on buying electronics or the new car. Otherwise make sure you have a good warranty and keep your receipts.
Backup your hard-drive and take extra care with your keys and phone.
To give you a little example of how retrogrades can play out, a close friend was travelling during the last one with her boyfriend at the time. She thought everything was going smoothly until accidentally uncovering he had been having multiple affairs – with women and men. Mercury retrograde you see also has an uncanny way of uncovering the truth.
We have lots to look forward to in 2017 and SO much to be thankful for in 2016. To release this year our final new moon falls on 29 December in Capricorn. This is a perfect time to write a few affirmations for 2017, clear your home and let go of anything you don’t need to grow, grow, grow.
Enjoy the ride and travel safe.