brings everything into focus for the year. It is about
you, your sense of identity, leadership, pioneering instincts,
self-reliance – and willingness to move in a new or more
liberating direction. New vistas may open, a new lifestyle or
career – or you may stand up for something you believe in
with more determination than previously exhibited. Take stock
of who you are and who you want to be – and then take the
steps to get there. This is the beginning of a new cycle and it
is the year for planting seeds that will flourish as the next
eight years unfold. Make the most of the opportunities present
and take the necessary steps to move you forward!
focus is on the quality of everything in your life –
starting with the caliber of your thoughts. Do they support and
uplift you or drain and deplete you? How about the food you eat…supporting
and nourishing, or junk? And what about relationships? Who are
significant others in your life – mutually supportive, or
making you the nuclear dumping ground? Time to weed out the undesirable
internally and externally. Choose quality thinking, quality food,
and quality relationships. Banish negativity and embrace possibilities.
As you do your part, life will assist. Regardless of what things
look like on the surface, the light is bright at soul level. Find
that inner illumination, and liberate your own gifts. As you do,
we are all blessed.
jump, play, laugh, bring out the inner child. It’s
time for you to take the stage and bring your creativity and sense
of humor to the fore. Look for light-hearted approaches to issues.
Don’t let others drag you down – lift them up with
optimism and a child’s faith in possibilities. It’s
a year of potential to shine more brightly – incorporate
more joy and delight into your life, even if there are emotional
issues. Financially, you may tend toward extravagance, but you
can also receive unexpected financial favors or money just when
you need it. The focus now is on expressing yourself. The more
creatively you embrace that, the better for all of us!
focus of this year has been on building or re-building on
a strong foundation. Now you look to see where the blueprint has
worked and where you need to make corrections. If you feel blocked,
push a little harder. If you find yourself falling into old patterns
of negative reaction, look at the issue from a completely different
perspective. You have the opportunity of making major or minor
breakthroughs now through willingness to go beyond your comfort
level or way of seeing. New information and new ways of handling
things bring different responses. As you release your hold on
what isn’t working and embrace possibilities – a whole
new vista emerges – and situations are transformed.
year has been about change and the need for flexibility. There
may be a major move, trip, or connection with people from many
walks of life, domestic and international. Information is abundant
and requires that you channel your energy so you are not overextending,
but focus on achieving several things that have continuity. Watch
out for sales gimmicks that promise more than they deliver and
read the fine print on all contracts you sign. It can be an adventurous,
chaotic, and stimulating time – so be prepared to grab the
reins to direct the focus or you may find yourself riding a whirlwind!
is a year of getting to the heart of the matter. Family,
traditions, health, wellbeing, your reputation and place in the
world. Responsibility is either a blessing or curse, depending
on the way you take it. Where is there need to relinquish more
control or delegate to others, and where do you need to be more
appreciative and grateful for the simple and wonderful things
in your life? Your opportunity is to express your love in many
ways for others, and as a result to receive benefits, appreciation,
and wellbeing in return. Being conscious of what is nourishing
to you will benefit you health wise, and also be a healing influence
the age old questions, “Who Am I? What is the Purpose
of My Life”, can yield some interesting answers if you are
willing to be still and listen. Opportunities for finding greater
meaning or focusing on special interests that allow you to discover
something hidden or forgotten can put you in a position of knowing
something that others want. It has been an educational year in
terms of learning more about what matters to you. Areas of misconception
are pointed out and by going deeper within yourself a reservoir
of spiritual truth is revealed from which to draw insight and
composure. Don’t waste time defending what is unworthy.
Concentrate on excavating the gold of soul.
between knowing when to act and when to pause helps you
find more balance and equilibrium as you determine how best to
direct your energy for greater harmony. Sound currents affect
your wellbeing – music, vibration, color – all play
a part in helping you to orchestrate success or achievement versus
avoidance and procrastination. Water can be soothing and provide
release from stress or tension. Massage is also helpful. Dance
with the opposites in your life for a better view of the whole
you. Embrace creation and flow with the symphony that you are.
Read this from non-linear mind and you will find a stellar message
in the offing.
things bright and beautiful – one day they are
ours and the next they pass away – but what remains is the
gratitude for what has been, what is now, and what yet might be.
Move beyond the barrier of attachment, and you have nothing to
lose. Open your heart to celebrate life with everyone who graces
your path. You can be such a vibrant force of light and love that
your very presence elevates them. When you fall, life suffers.
As you rise again to the top of the mountain, everyone benefits.
It’s about perception – whether the glass is half
full or half empty. The choice is yours, but the blessing is irrevocable.
Kathleen Jacoby, 2004
WHAT DOES 2004 LOOK LIKE FOR YOU? LET'S SEE!
year presents the beginning of a new cycle of growth,
including leadership potential, a new career path, or lifestyle
shift. The focus is on your individuality and expanding awareness,
courage, stamina, and determination. Plant seeds for the future
and network with others. Express your ideas and stand up for what
you believe in, but don’t forget to give others the dignity of
their input. Pay attention to inner guidance and discern the voice
of wisdom from impulsiveness. If you feel headstrong and defensive,
you are being pulled by the ego. When you open your mind to possibilities
and are willing to wait rather than rush into something, and listen
to criticism without defense, then you are probably tuning in
to your higher mind and can rely on its promptings. This is a
year of character building and growth. The focus is forward, so
finish up loose ends from the past, and by September there should
be a significant shift in circumstances or attitude.
year you planted new seeds. Now they are germinating.
This year is about gathering data and exhibiting patience as things
may feel inconclusive or require more time and attention to detail.
It is a pregnant year, either literally or figuratively. The quality
of what you take into your system affects the caliber of what
you feel and express…so monitor thoughts, food, and the types
of relationships you attract. Focus on what is good and positive
in life rather than dwelling on your shortcomings. It’s important
to choose partnerships that are supportive and to understand the
importance of boundaries. Develop stronger faith, and pay attention
to the many clues that are presented to guide you forward. There
can be sudden events that bring you together or split you apart
from another, but also a time of subtleties, so stay tuned in
order to pick up signals that direct you to choices that enhance
is a year in which to express yourself creatively. Find
outlets for your energy that allow you to be more colorful, inspirational,
motivational, and to enjoy more light-hearted opportunities with
friends and family. It’s a time for playfulness. Children can
be important, or your own inner child may want to come into the
limelight. Over-sensitivity can lead to emotional turmoil, so
develop a better sense of humor and recognize the absurdity of
little things that we tend to blow out of proportion. Communication
is key. By being clear and letting others know what you are feeling
and listening to what they need, you can nip issues in the bud.
Creative solutions to problems are more evident to you now, and
you can expand possibilities through using your fertile imagination.
This year can be memorable when you harness your energy in ways
that allow you to shine and radiates your light to others who
benefit from your generosity of spirit.
time to build a strong foundation so that you can establish
something of value and worth that you will be proud of. This may
involve tearing down an outworn structure or idea that is no longer
valid, and it may also require willingness to overcome illusions
or ways of doing things that are outmoded. Patterns may undergo
scrutiny and alteration, but whatever and however you build, the
point is to do so with integrity. There are many practical considerations
this year. Take your time so that you do not have to undo something
done in haste. Follow the blueprint of your heart, and lend your
assistance to build or re-build what will be more lasting and
enduring for the future. Part of this year deals with transformation
– so there is a struggle between holding back and moving forward.
As you risk to the unknown with faith in a higher power, you may
find that you overcome major stumbling blocks and develop a new
strength you never knew was possible.
for a year of change in large or small ways. You may
find yourself making major moves or feeling internal discontent
with the way things are. As you harness your energy, you are able
to achieve great things. However, if you fall into the trap of
being easily distracted, you may dabble into everything and accomplish
very little. This is a year that prompts adolescent action regardless
of your age – and if you feel stuck, you might be moody and critical
of others. You might also feel rebellious or buy something on
impulse to capture your youth, so make sure that what you choose
(especially big purchases) is in accord with your normal taste
and style. The function of this time is to expand horizons. It
can be exciting and full of possibilities. The key is to be discerning
and consider consequences to actions before you act. Then go forward,
travel, widen your circle of knowledge and acquaintances, and
focus is on health, family, service, and your place in the world.
Others may need your assistance, or you may be involved in activities
that require your guidance and wisdom. This year has a parental/teaching/healing
quality to it, so your actions may be more conservative and concerned
about the well-being of those entrusted to you. Also, it is a
good time to take care of your health by adhering to diet and
exercise that supports your best interest. Adopt an attitude of
live and let live. Give when it feels right. However, if you find
yourself feeling obligated and resentful, check your motives for
doing what you do. The key to this year is to extend yourself
lovingly, even when you have to say “No!” Operate from that level,
and you should feel the glow of appreciation from others for all
you have done.
year calls for you to be more introspective and take
time to understand yourself at a deeper level and/or invest time
in specialized areas of interest. Your energy level may be lower,
as it is a time to recharge batteries and seek more through spiritual
sustenance, so you may need to retreat periodically or have more
time for rest and sleep. Questions arise such as “Why am I here?”
and “What’s the purpose of my life?” You may be challenged in
some area of your life, and the requirement is to let go of misconceptions
that hold you back and be willing to unmask defenses. Go to the
source of every issue rather than glossing over things. As you
have the willingness to ask tough questions of yourself and others,
you gain answers that can open doors to a larger and more meaningful
focus is on directing your actions so that you create
more balance in your life. Recognize that you are a system of
energy and that your life needs to reflect the different aspects
of yourself. Time for work, time for play, time for your spiritual
life, and time for relationships. Time to take action, time to
be quiet, etc. etc. The mind is active and you may feel stressed
and goal driven. The key to this month is to take care of what
needs doing to the best of your present ability (not perfection)
and then let go. Don’t control. Enroll. As you utilize the help
of others, you gain leverage and accomplish more. When you try
to do everything yourself, you limit the outcome. If there are
areas where more effort is required, do what’s needed….but always
with the idea to flow harmoniously with your life, not force issues.
You may receive recognition, awards, and help from powerful sources
for your efforts. It is an intense time, so make sure you take
time to stop and smell the flowers now and then!
cycle of life is coming to conclusion. There may be
situations, issues, relationships, or attitudes that need to
be released, as they are no longer part of your future. Some
things this year will reflect back to the entire nine year cycle
you are just completing. It is an opportunity to distil and
integrate what you¹ve learned. Clear out the clutter in your
life and make room for new opportunities next year. As you focus
on the bigger picture, you gain insight about things that would
otherwise be elusive. When you choose to look at your world
through eyes of gratitude, you will have much to be grateful
for. Whatever occurs, give thanks. Even in the midst of chaos
and confusion, remember that something bigger is at work. This
is a year that marks how well you¹ve done with the lessons of
the past nine years. By looking for the gift in each event,
you are preparing to move to the next level in your journey.
Make it a happy graduation!
Kathleen Jacoby, 2004