2017 is a 1 Water Year. Next year in 2018 is a Fire year. 2016 was a 2 Earth Year.
In this ancient system every year cycles like the seasons, as well as the years cycle in the same way.
The 1 Water year cycles every 9 years and this year has certainly been a year of the force of water. Water is a powerful element, manifesting in so many ways, supporting life on the planet. There is so many manifestations of the Water element. Our lakes, streams, the weather, all precipitation and the roar of the raging sea. Water is enduring and can wear away the surface of rocks and shorelines. This year has proven to be a water year in more ways than one. Water represents power and much of the activity is happening way below the surface.
This year has revealed many hidden, below the surface occurrences that a Water year is always good at doing. Anything that is hidden tends to be revealed, exposed, and floats rapidly to the surface to be dealt with. Never a dull moment in a Water year. The 2 Earth year before represented the need for people to let go of old relationships and with dealings that did not serve them. It was about old hurts, and having to deal with situations and people in general. The election happened in a 2 Earth Year, all about “the Story” of the day, and unfortunately about taking sides, and fighting fits in with the nature of the 2 Earth year.
So now that all the water is stirring up the mud that had settled to the bottom, we have the chance to make a clearer assessment of what is REALLY happening.
Next year is a Fire year, and all that is drudged up in the Water year is illuminated and has to be dealt with. Next year the nature of Fire is to light and heat things up, create sparks, promote change. Fire burns until it is exhausted. Fire can be purifying in some cases and can represent the need for people to be Intune with their beliefs and faith. Examining what do they believe in and want to fight for. It is a year where people will take a stand for what they believe is right. Often big events happen in a 9 Fire year, calling on resolve and action. I have watched these cycles for years and find that if people are open to growth and change, there is a lot of healing to be had.
This being a water year means the 1 Water personalities sit in the middle of things around them. Most 1 Water personalities will have a great deal of change this year. New doors open and many doors closed often for good reasons. It is a creative year, new business ideas will pop up, as well as new inventive and easier ways to do things.
Many people will be inclined to write books, and take on projects that were put on the back burner for years. It is a year where being in the flow is necessary to be happy. Call me if you want more information on how that effects each personality type.
Movement is always happening under the surface of any body of water. Unlimited potential exists to grow and support life in a water ecosystem. The Ocean is an ever-changing home to all sea life. It is a force to be reckoned with. The sea can be a dangerous body of water to cross, as well as peacefully calming.
This is also true in the 1 Water personality. Underneath the surface, there is tremendous activity. This is an enduring personality, with great resilience and inner strength. There is a vast potential to learn, to be creative and expressive, and to follow a vision. The water personality houses the ability to be very prolific and expansive.
It is important for water personalities to be in the flow, and to feel fulfilled and uplifted by what they are doing. Otherwise, they get bogged down and stagnant. Fear, resentment, and being discontent are toxic, like “circling the drain,” for a water person. When water is frozen, it limits what can exist in that environment; the flow stops and the water personality can become cold and frigid like ice. So, if you think of water in its many manifestations, you also can see the extreme expressions in this personality.
One minute they can be in the flow, expressive and easy going like a bubbling river. The next minute they can be fierce like the ocean. 1 Water individuals are like the weather: it rains when the atmosphere is saturated with water. When they get overwhelmed, it is like a dam breaking: the water flows, filling and expanding over the banks that once held it back. There are so many variations of that overflow. Drizzle, hail, fog, condensation, dew, and mist are all ever changing and transforming into different states of expression.
Writers and journalists that have the 1 Water personality are natural at writing and giving life both to ideas and the many characters that are often created in the minds of 1 Water personalities. Writers and journalists that are 1 Water personalities are often drawn to being on TV or radio, hosting shows, or writing for magazines. They use their ability to write and talk to express their thoughts. Dancing, singing, and free-flowing movement can all become expressions that a water personality would be at ease with.
Many of our media, TV, and Radio personalities are water personalities. They feel at home being a TV or radio host. This is playing out in the media today like never before. It is clear which TV and Radio personalities are on the left side of politics and which are on the right. Many of the 1 Water personalities on the left were very relaxed in their reporting during the Obama administration.
When President Trump came into office, the same 1 Water commentators shifted from being easy going, like Juan Williams, a 1 Water, 6 Metal just bubbling along, to being the opposite, like a large Wave. Suddenly, they have no hesitation to express their feelings. See the 1 Water personalities listed below. You can see this dynamic play out in politicians that are 1 Water personalities as well.
Some of the most amazingly imaginative writers of our time have been water personalities. J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit, and Madeleine L’Engle are 1 Water, 8 Earth personalities that expressed their timeless imagination.
Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, is a 1 Water, 1 Water. These creators opened whole new worlds for us in their creations. George Westinghouse is a 1 Water, 1 Water, personality, was an American entrepreneur and engineer who invented the railway air brake and was a pioneer of the electrical industry, gaining his first patent at the age of 19.
We all are familiar with Westinghouse products that are still in production today.
Charles Darwin, 1 Water, 8 Earth, is another personality who was a visionary and delved into a deeper introspective perspective of why we are here.