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9 Star Ki (or 9 Ki) is a way of observing social phenomena from an energetic perspective based on Nature’s growing cycle. 9 Star Ki can be compared to Oriental Diagnosis both for individual movement and social patterns. There are 1 year individual cycles, and 9 year social cycles. The individual years generally begin on February 4th and end on February 3rd.

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9 Star Ki 2019

Last year, I shared an interpretation for 2019 from a 9 Star Ki perspective which was a 8 White Soil year.

Here is a recap of the 9 Star Ki of 8 White Soil Year

8 White Soil Year was about self-motivation, new ideas, and new directions. In addition to building up wealth, inheritance from the past and building on what we already have. 

8 White Soil Year

  • A time for nurturing and drawing together in order to bring harmony
  • Ambition
  • Stubbornness and tenacity
  • Long-term planning
  • Patience
  • Thoughtfulness
  • Hard work
  • Practicality
  • Far reaching view

9 Star Ki 2020 – 7 Red Metal Year

9 Ki 2020 is a number 7 Red Metal Year, which will be a year of enjoyment, entertainment and money. A number 7 is associated with a lake and water. As it is a place for people to gather and appreciate the company around them. However, even though the general nature of this year is a calm lake, this lake can without warning become extremely agitated and stormy and take time to calm down again. So with 7 comes times with nervousness and sensitivity. Overall, this will be a more sensitive, personal year than 2019.

A 7 year is also associated with harvest and plants. That means it creates positivity or negativity depending on what you planted in 2019 and in previous years.

Personally if you were born in a 7 Red Metal Year (1948, 1957, 1966, 1975, 1984, 1993, 2002, 2011, 2020 beginning on February 4) you tend to be optimistic, a great talker loyal, proud and meticulous.

7 Red Metal Year

  • Enjoying time with friends & family
  • Focus on social aspect
  • Nurturement
  • Feeling Calm
  • Positivity
  • Relaxation
  • Harvest

2 Black Soil

In the larger sense, we entered a new 9 Star Ki nine-year period of 2 Black Soil (2018-2026). For the last two 9 Ki year cycles (18 years) there was an emphasis on new beginnings and discoveries, the growth of things, reputation, being heard and direct expression, communicating, and also stirring things up. In this cycle, there will be major changes and things coming out.

Everything associated with number 2 will come into power for the next nine years. 2 is associated with the earth, which nourishes all of us, and does not play favorites. 2 is particularly connected to the earth, to food, to steady development, service and to creating things for the future that nourish us all. 2 is also associated with the economy, for the possibility of fruitfulness and profitable for a large number of people or the average person. The energy of this 9 Ki cycle is much more mature and settled, where there is a powerful creativity in it that can lead towards more creation or destruction.

Associations with number 2:

  • Shrewd observation (seeing things clearly)
  • Macrobiotics
  • Food
  • Agriculture
  • The earth itself
  • Feminine
  • Mothers
  • Nurturing
  • Receptiveness
  • Dedication
  • Support
  • Meticulous attention to detail

Further 9 Ki Interpretations for 2020

Definitely climate change, food and all biological life are coming in the forefront. Keep in mind, the focus on climate change may be slightly misdirected. Healthy people have the ability and passion to create a healthy environment and planet. This is a time for individual people to adopt a grain, bean and vegetable based diet to reconnect with nature. If individual people adapt to a whole food, plant-based diet then they will start to better understand the needs of the planet. Therefore, know how best to save the planet and ultimately create a healthy world.

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