It’s that weird time of year when the days get shorter and shorter faster and faster. Something about the chill in the air and the golden light in the late afternoon pulls my heartstrings and makes me feel a deep sense of nostalgia. But we’re also quickly approaching happy days of celebration. The holidays — Thanksgiving, Winter Solstice, Yule, Christmas and New Years (My birthday) are all right around the corner. It will be Capricorn season soon, my birth season, so everything gets really sentimental.
I just finished doing the aspects up to the end of the year, which conveniently ends on a Saturday so we’ll start the New Year off with a new week. There was a little extra space under December 31 in my astrology planner so I took a minute to write down the big events that stand out to me from 2016.
And as I looked back on the year, a 9 year in numerology, I’m starting to grasp the full meaning of what the numerological significance is. 9 in numerology is a number of near completion. It’s like you’ve been climbing up this big mountain and you can see the top. You’re excited to almost be there but your bag is really heavy and you’ve got to leave some of that weight you’re carrying behind if you want to make it to the top.
And your willingness to leave things behind in the name of conquering the mountain will determine if you ever get to the top.
This year, I’ve left behind a lot of relationships that were toxic. I love deeply, so it was really hard letting these relationships go. But as I started comparing my “losses” and “gains”, I realized that whenever I gave something up, something else grew in its place.
Many times, what grew was unexpected.
So as we approach 2017, a year of endings becoming beginnings, I can see these unexpected blessings blossoming into what I really need instead of what I thought I wanted.
And maybe that’s really what 9 is all about — surrender to the “I am” power of the Alpha and Omega; the beginning and the end.