The 6 Year Cycle
a journey of responsibility,
relationship, balance, love
and healing. A year of re-inventing
A community is like a ship; everyone ought
to be prepared to take the helm
Our most basic
instinct is survival. But when we, our loved ones, or our beliefs are
threatened, we can take some astonishingly extreme protective measures. However,
we often fail to realize that the extremes we run to can turn out to be more
dangerous than the original threat. There are now three powerful lanes of energy
open to you. On the left and right, there are the unstable fringes of opposite
extremes. The center lane is balance, and this is where you need to
focus. Welcome to the 6 year cycle, in which you will feel a growing sense of
duty and priority.
Accept that you do
have responsibilities, but don't assume you already know what they are. As the
year proceeds, you will realize that at least one responsibility is no longer
yours, or was never yours to begin with. Overlooked responsibilities may now
require attention. Your primary obligation is to yourself, or you will be in no
position to take care of others.
You want to become
more self-reliant and secure, and to establish your 'place' in the world. You
may also have to focus on the needs of someone else, and find a way to balance
their circumstances with your own. Adjustments and sacrifices may have to be
made. In most cases, the best way to help others is by letting them be
responsible for themselves. Other cases will require an unusual level of
patience, compassion, and understanding. You may also have to reconsider ideas
and beliefs that are no longer appropriate to these times or to your unique
situation. There is no need to enslave yourself to the needs of others if you
are responding with love. But if your responses come from guilt or the fear that
guilt produces, you could be in for a bumpy ride.
This year emphasizes
love and matters of the heart including marriage, family, children, parents,
close friends, duty, the home, healing, education, security, peace, and
creativity. Both the pleasures and the problems of your personal life will
predominate. When love is your motivation, almost anything can be achieved.
First, however, it may be necessary to learn the difference between love and
control. Love and guilt. Love and fear. Love and attraction. Love and hate. Love
cannot be bought, sold, manipulated, or controlled in any way. Failure to
understand this has produced the mistaken belief that love hurts. Love
can never hurt. It is only the loss of love that hurts. And it is our great fear
of losing love that causes us to hold on to it too tightly. And then, love
itself gets hurt. However, blame and anger may have to be expressed in
order to realize that forgiveness is necessary.
As the year proceeds,
any need to control situations will be minimized. Simply by letting people be
who they really are, any manipulative instincts will start to feel out of place,
and your emotions will flow openly and lovingly. Others will feel at ease in
your presence. This will create genuine uni... and all because you are starting
to love and appreciate yourself more than ever before! And so you should!
You are a very different person to the one you were just a couple of years ago.
You have grown. You have evolved. And it's about time your lifestyle reflected
more of the 'new' you.
Meanwhile, do not
make promises you cannot keep, and do not take on responsibilities that are not
yours. If you do, resentment and frustration are sure to follow. Accept that
certain demands on your emotions, time, and money will be made this year. Accept
that you now have it in your power to heal yourself, and that you are also able
to help with the healing of others. Yes, health and healing are major factors of
the 6 year. It is often in the 6 year that symptoms arise so that you can get to
the root of what has caused them. The cause is almost always unexpressed
emotions that are imprisoned within your body and need to be released.
Although you will
have your own problems to deal with this year, you may also feel like everyone
else's counselor or problem solver. The 6 energy is so magnetic - so rich in
feelings - that it can attract people to you, even strangers, who sense that you
may be able to help them. But, you must not encourage anyone to become dependent
on you or let your need to volunteer interfere with your real priorities. Know
when to say NO.
In the 6 year cycle,
new responsibilities almost always arise. New possibilities appear. New places
are discovered. New homes are often sought or bought, as people seek their right
place in the world - a place in which a strong sense of belonging can be
enjoyed. Home-based businesses are conceived, started or expanded. Additional
responsibilities arise in the work place. Relationships and circumstances can be
seen for what they really are, if you take the time to look and feel deeply
enough into them. This is a time in which marriages and partnerships are formed
or reformed. Babies and new creative ventures are born. Long lost relatives and
friends pop up from nowhere. Unhappy relationships or associations are healed -
Emotions run high and
low, hot and cold. Justice is sought and judgments are made. Your very concept
of justice may change as you realize that justice for one often means
deprivation for another, and that real justice takes place on a much higher
plain than most people are yet capable of understanding.
Wherever there is
blame toward yourself or someone else there is also hatred. Therefore, past
judgments must be reexamined and the feelings involved must be expressed
outwardly. The space being taken up in your body by hate is space that could
otherwise be occupied by love. Eventually, hatred will eat away at your
body and erupt as either disease or rage. This is a time to accept, understand,
forgive, and heal, which cannot happen if the emotion of hatred is being held
Hatred cannot leave
the Earth if its very existence within each and every one of us is denied. Our
intent can be so loving that it is difficult to even consider that we may be
holding hatred inside. We all are. And the sooner we admit it, and seek to heal
it at its cause, the sooner love can free itself of conditions and rules.
This year, you want
to be seen as reliable and dependable, and it can be comforting to know that you
are approved of and 'belong' in a certain circle. But you must stop judging
yourself and others by what society or authority deems 'acceptable'. There is no
one on Earth who is sufficiently educated or trustworthy to determine your truth
for you, or to dictate the direction of your life. Seek no one's approval but
your own, and follow your own feelings to determine the truth. This is Free
Will. This is responsibility.
education - especially the kind that involves the personal pursuit and discovery
of truth over assumption. We all have much to learn about life, and most
of it will be learned far from any classroom, teacher, politician, guru, or
preacher. Don't assume that you or any one else has all the answers. There is an
extreme energy at work when we insist that we are right all the time - or - when
we assume we are wrong and need others to tell us what is right.
6 gives you the power
of magnetism. You will attract whatever you focus on far more easily this year.
Of course, this can have its drawbacks. Focus on danger, and you'll end up in
dangerous situations. Focus on nickels and dimes, and that's all you'll have.
Focus on other people's shortcomings and you'll be surrounded by negative
behavior. Look for problems and, believe me, you'll find them. Try to focus on
the good in other people. Replace outdated beliefs with new and more realistic
understandings of life's precious diversity. Seek peaceful solutions to all
problems, and allow others to live their lives without your constant input and
If you are struggling
with an obligation reluctantly, resentfully, or fearfully, you are probably
doing it for the wrong reason. Responsibility too often implies something for
which you have no choice; something which takes away from your freedom;
something that is little appreciated, or something that has been forced upon
you. Love cannot force. Guilt can and does!
If a responsibility
is not of your will then the chances are that it is not yours. Careful
thought should be given to your motivation for taking it on. This year's
circumstances are offering you the liberty to take care of your real
responsibilities lovingly and naturally. The balanced energy of 6 renovates,
restores, and heals.
You are on a journey
of power and priority; of learning the truth of how you feel about your
various relationships. It is a journey of healing the gaps between generations,
genders, judgments, and individuals. It is a journey of peace. It is a journey