2015 Recap ~
I made a joke a few weeks ago on my Facebook page when I suggested that in response to 2015 that we begin 2016 with a “box of chocolates, a good cry and a vacation.” Though it was a good giggle, it turned out plenty of people have shared my sentiment. It seems like a lot of the hope and magic we were hoping for regarding 2015 didn’t exactly happen anywhere close to how we imagined it. In my own life, I faced some challenges that I referred to as “Jedi Skills Training” and that’s not far from the truth. I was shown in greater depth about the nature of energy – both positive and negative. It did however, inspire a new book “The Aquarian Empath, Part 2.” So that was the gold to come from that particular shadow, which was also a recurring theme in the collective. One of my wise friends predicted that despite how rough around the edges we may be feeling at the end of this unusual and enigmatic year, we would end it on a high note. I agree. How so? This year has shown us many things; primarily how strong that we can be especially when we are united as one family of love. It takes bigger storms to knock us over these days. It hasn’t exactly been a cakewalk gaining strength and greater awareness, but the rewards are great and will continue to pay dividends for us in the future.
The second return of Saturn in Scorpio: challenges and gifts
Last Summer we saw another pass of Saturn in Scorpio. Plenty of my astrologer friends noted that upon its return it was wearing army boots and ready to rumble and that it did. I had a feeling by the time we were through with that particular Saturn cycle we would view death and losses differently and for the most part, many of us have. The Buddhist practice of impermanence really hit home this year and for some, very close to the bone. This in combination with Chiron and Neptune in Pisces has definitely increased psychic sensitivity in the Collective. I had some very interesting conversations about my experiences in Spirit with some pretty unlikely folks this year, which has demonstrated a greater openness to another reality after physical transition as a more generally accepted concept.
One of the great gifts of this intense and fast moving year is a rarified form of *presence.* That is what so many big and little “deaths” will do for you, personally and collectively. It’s a kind of presence that couldn’t be made, but had to be born. I’ve often said before that it’s a matter of feeling like there is no time to waste. Before the new age contingency has at it, that statement is more allegorical than literal. Besides in the physical world time still does exist in a fashion, though even that as a concept is changing too.
Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away to the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that, we still are. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me.
Pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effect. Without the trace of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same that it ever was. There is absolute unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you. For an interval. Somewhere. Very near. Just around the corner. All is well. – Henry Scott Holland (1847-1918)
Breakups, loves lost and regained ~
I boogied in the ballroom, I boogied in the dark. Make you sweat, make you scream, make you wish you’d never been. I lost a lot of love over you. – Jagger/Richards
I heard about a lot of breakups this year and not just the romantic kind. Long term professional associations dissolved, family issues exploded and long lost lovers returned to even the playing field.
Venus (recently in Scorpio) may have brought out some jealous or obsessive behavior in some, but on the up side it has brought healing and negotiation where it simply was not possible before.
The big shifts in this area may be contributing to the “What the ___ was that?!” reaction and the integration time that is often required. This in my opinion is par for the course in a “8” Universal Year which is associated with magnification and that can also include karma.
Looking ahead at 2016
Interestingly 2016 is a “9” Universal Year which is classically associated with completion, rest, possible grief and disappointment. It is the culmination of all the preceding numbers that came before it. It is a significant “reset point” before the start of a new “1” cycle. More esoteric aspects of the 9 include humanitarianism and service to the all. It is the flip side of the “6” which is associated with love and care of one’s family and immediate circle to take it to a more universal level and a broader circle. Also, wisdom, accomplishment, and the attaining of one’s goals.
The number 9 is also interesting in terms of popular culture in songs such as “Cloud 9” by the Temptations and “Number 9 Dream” by Lennon and “Revolution #9” attributed to Lennon/McCartney/Ono. John Lennon was known to have a particular fascination with the number. It also has an association over the years with otherworldliness, freedom from suffering and a dreamlike quality.
I wanna say I love the life I live. And I’m gonna live the life I love. Up here on Cloud 9, I’m riding high. – Temptations
It is related to the 9th card in Tarot which is “The Hermit.” The Hermit is also associated with the search for truth, inner light and also the willingness to share acquired knowledge with others. He carries a staff and lantern in the form of the six-pointed star, both symbols of power and initiation. The astrological signs associated with both the 9 and The Hermit are Aquarius and Virgo.
2016 is a pivotal year in the unfolding of peace and abundance upon Gaia. Lightworkers continue to hold the line of Light.
Lightworkers are also Peacekeepers. They do not “make” peace per se, but further anchor the reality of peace as a true spiritual state. Though the “9” Universal Year vibration is often associated with completion, it also sets the stage for an entirely new vibration and cycle. You will especially see this “ramp up” in the second half of the year starting with the 8/8 Gateway. – The Keepers, 12/30/15
2016 is also the Year of the Red Fire Monkey in the Chinese Calendar. The Chinese New Year begins on 2/8/16. Interestingly, the Monkey is the ninth sign in Chinese astrology. The main attributes of the monkey are: ambition, mischief, activity and adventure. Maybe this is the year that we get more control of the “monkey mind?” The Hermit and Monkey are energies that upon first glance don’t naturally fit together, but as in many astro-cosmic combinations we have yet to see the synergy that will unfold. The Monkey is also associated with change and quantum leaps. This will definitely be a year to continue to “take our act on the road” as the Keepers have referred to in terms of our talents, gifts and offerings. We’re ready for those new leaps and bounds, and we need not let old fears and limitations hold us back any longer.
In the last three years especially, we have been shown the limitations and potency of our own fears, thoughts and projections. We have a growing knowledge that while our own individual worlds are important and still so important to us, our own contribution to the collective is also known and understood. In 2016 what are we bringing to the table of humanity in our own unique form of service?
Wishing you all a blessed and beautiful New Year!
NOTE: For more detailed information on the astro-cosmic energies of the year ahead, I am facilitating a 2016 Forecast and Activation event on 1/3/16 beginning at 10 am pst. Please visit my website and/or my Facebook page Bright Star Consulting Services for more information. Last call to register for the live event is 1/2/16 by 9pm pst. A recording of the event will be available on 1/4/16. Thank you.
Image by Marc Eden – 7th Dimension Energy Art
Rev. Irma Kaye Sawyer has been an intuitive her entire life, and began giving intuitive readings at age 12. In the early 90′s she had an experience where she began the spontaneous channeling of the ArchAngelic Energy Collective, who were her Guides until 2007, when at that time she connected with the Akashic Wisdom Keepers (or simply The Keepers,) and has been a facilitator for their messages and energy ever since.
She has been in the Holistic Healing and Intuitive Consulting field professionally since 1992, and has training and certifications in Usui and other forms of Reiki, Magnified Healing, Shamanic Healing, Intuitive Counseling and Akashic Record Consulting. She specializes in healing and counseling work with those who identify as Lightworkers and Empath/Sensitives.
Irma Kaye is the author of The Aquarian Empath, The Aquarian Empath Part II, The Aquarian Path to Abundance, The Aquarian Healer, and Cosmic Love: Keys for the Path of Light. She has also developed several online courses exclusively for SpiritualityUniversity.com
She presently lives in Yucca Valley, California