The 8 Year Cycle
Developing personal power.
A journey of true understanding,
balance and achievement
Whatever the soul knows how to seek,
it cannot fail to obtain.
You get what you want in the 8
year. You really do. However, if what you want is out of touch with reality, it
could end up being a liability, and if you do not know what you want, life will
react with the same level of uncertainty! This year, you must be specific and
realistic. The 8 year is a time of self-empowerment, which starts with the often
startling realization of how little power you actually have in this world, and
that it is entirely up to you to regain your power and find a way to live as
freely as possible.
This year, you will prosper
according to the strength of your determination, the accuracy of the information
you follow, and the depth of your awareness. Throughout the year, your ability
to make things happen and get things done will increase. Your expectations will
rise, along with your confidence and feelings of satisfaction.
Last year was deeply emotional
and/or confusing for you, but it enabled you to answer many questions about who
you really are and why your life is as it is. It had to be that way so you could
know what your needs really are. Now, enough is enough. It's time to get down to
business! You instinctively know that you must become stronger than you have
Traditionally, 8 is known as the
number of power, material and financial gain, achievement, reward, status, and
satisfaction. The 8 year vibration will provide the means - the personal power -
with which to change the status quo and accomplish a significant goal that will
alter the entire direction and quality of your journey.
There is another aspect of the
number 8 that is seldom mentioned in modern numerology. Yes, 8 is the number of
power on the material plane, but it must be remembered that power cannot sustain
itself without accurate information, and that accurate information alone
is not enough. Information that is not understood has no value and can even do
great harm. The 8 energy will help you to develop
correct understanding of available
information. That is what produces the perfect balance from which visions
are turned into material reality, and through which the material experience
becomes a deeply spiritual one.
The feeling of inner satisfaction
(contentment) is the ultimate reward of the 8 year, but it may take all year to
correctly understand why its value is so great.
It is up to you to decide precisely
what you want to accomplish, and to eliminate any habits or attitudes that have
held you back in the past. You may start out in one direction at the beginning
of the year, only to find yourself in an entirely new situation later on.
Progress will come from information or insight that you have accumulated during
the course of the year.
This year's accomplishments are
only the beginning of your long-term advancement. Remember that desire comes in
two forms: from love or hate. When you are in tune with your desire that comes
from love, its power can drive you, and often carries you from the inside,
toward external success. Trust it. This year's events and circumstances will
lead you from one evolutionary experience to the next. Each will bring you
closer to your 'right place' in the world. A sense of belonging is one of the
most precious rewards on offer this year, but this quest must begin with where
If you are not happy where you are,
then it is up to you to do what is necessary to change your
circumstances. Your 'right place' is not necessarily a matter of geographical
location. Being where you want to be can also refer to matters of love,
relationship, health, status, finances, or any area where improvement is
desired. Whatever your desire may be, it is important that you treat it as a
goal - a reachable ambition. Even though your goals may be of an external
nature, the ultimate goal must be the inner feeling of satisfaction, which is
what happiness really is.
Material gifts and support from
others will come more easily this year. You may also meet others who are
searching for the warmth of personal satisfaction, truth and freedom. You can no
longer endure the limitations of those who do not share or understand your need
for independence and fulfillment.
At first, others may oppose you;
those who think you may be aiming too high, or those who feel insecure with your
ambitions. Or, you yourself may have doubts as to how you can make your desires
happen when you do not appear to have the means or knowledge to do so. Or, you
may be able to feel the strong potential of the 8 energy, but are unable to
pinpoint what it is you really want to accomplish. Once you believe that you can
create what you want if you are willing to learn HOW to make it happen, you will
realize that you are exactly where you need to be to find the necessary
inspiration and resources.
Make no mistake, this is not an
easygoing year. The material plane is often a very cold and competitive place.
Consistent hard work and determination are necessary. Difficult decisions will
have to be made, along with adjustments that you may not be prepared for.
Physical, mental, and emotional stress can result. You must take adequate time
to rest and replenish your energies, even though you may not think you need to.
Be sure to take frequent breaks from the work load, or you could burn yourself
This year's circumstances will
expose you to many different forms of power. Some will excite you while
others will enable you to see the dire consequences of power when it is abused
or neglected. However, only from a more powerful position of your own will you
be able to retain your freedom and fulfill your needs. This is a year of dynamic
action, efficiency, intelligence, and faith. It is a time to reap the rewards of
whatever you have "invested" into life. These rewards depend largely on how much
love for what you are doing is involved. Ultimately, you will learn that
love has many different forms and is, without doubt, the greatest power of all.
You may have to reconsider the very
concept of money, power, and success as the reality of these things change
before your eyes. True success, in this day and age, can no longer be measured
by what you take out of life but, rather, what you contribute to it. You are not
here in creation to toil for others, but to create your own unique destiny. If
money or power appear to be all that is driving you, then you are likely to
achieve certain goals, but their long-term potential will be far less
satisfying. Recognize the power others have over you. Find ways to release
yourself from their control or, at least, do not set yourself up to be
The 8 year is a quest for inner
satisfaction, contentment, and happiness. One of the first rewards of the year
may come as an opportunity to finally do what you want to do - a return
on your investment of having the courage to search for what you truly desire in
the first place. Or, you may have the chance to bring what you already have or
do to a much higher level. Seize the opportunity and bet big on yourself.
You are the only one you can count
on for prosperity and security. Be aware of what is taking place in the world.
This will increase your power levels and will enable you to take precautionary
measures to protect your resources and reputation. You are ready to turn
your life around and make it truly satisfying. This time, you are taking
yourself much more seriously. This time, you're going to get it right!
An increased sense of
self-importance may be felt, and this is a good sign that you are feeling the
urgency and the pleasure involved in taking charge of your own life. This is no
time for false modesty or for outright arrogance; just practical application to
what must be done.
Contradictory emotions will arise
for the purpose of balancing your ego, not suppressing it. When your ego
reaches that tranquil place between over-inflation and self-depreciation, it
goes peacefully to sleep while your abilities increase. It is a time to reclaim
your Will and start doing what you really want to do.
Be aware. What was once
considered sound business sense may not apply today. Competition is not the
answer to maintaining quality. Quality cannot help but suffer when competition
turns into war; and it always turns into war at some point. The finest
quality can only be maintained by love of quality. Remember this as you
present yourself and your ideas to the world this year. Concentrate on the
larger issues and move away from pettiness and dependency. Delegate as much and
as fairly as possible. Aim higher than ever before. Go after what you really
want and believe you'll get it.