by Christine DeLorey
When I wrote my book Life Cycles back in 1999, this is how I opened the chapter on the 6 Year Cycle. It applies very much to what is happening on Earth in 2013, which is a 6 Global year. (2+0+1+3=6)
“Our most basic instinct is survival. But when we, our loved ones, or our beliefs are threatened, we can take some astonishingly extreme protective measures. However, we often fail to realize that the extremes we run to can turn out to be more dangerous than the original threat. There are now three powerful lanes of energy open to you. On the left and right, there are the unstable fringes of opposite extremes. The center lane is balance, and this is where you need to focus.”
6 represents love, home, family, responsibility and affairs of the heart. A lot of healing needs to take place in these areas. It is said that “time heals all wounds”, but what this really means is that it takes time for healing to work its magic, and we need to be patient with this.
Forgiveness is the key. We cannot heal from past experience without it. It starts with self-forgiveness because every change we want to make in the outside world starts within our hearts. In this year’s atmosphere of guilt and blame, we have a lot to learn about forgiveness. And learning what a situation most needs is part of the healing process of 6; the process of making things better.
Forgiveness isn’t some switch that we activate once in a while. Forgiveness is a permanent way of being – not taking everything so personally; not being so needy for approval; and letting petty issues go. Without that, we get stuck in unnecessary emotional traps in which love is weighed down by unreasonable conditions.
On a global level, the pain of generations cannot heal until it is fully acknowledged. Pain that is buried must surface. This emotion can only leave the body by feeling it and expressing it outwardly. And wherever there is pain, anger is not far away. Healing occurs within our physical blood-pumping hearts. The heart both receives and generates LOVE. Just as importantly, the heart is our physical connection to the metaphysical. The heart is where everything meets.
The heart — of anything — is the center from which everything flows and balance is gauged. The more we center ourselves in our hearts, the less heartlessness there will be in the world.
6 represents healing on a large and accelerated scale and, because it is occurring in the sensitive and nurturing 2 energy of the 2000s, much of this healing is emotional and sensory in nature. 2013 is a time to assess the damage and find the most loving and effective ways to improve conditions. We do this by delving beneath the symptoms — the effects — to find true cause.
In 2013, hurt feelings will rise to the surface to find acceptance and support for their pain. We need to be patient with the many phases of forgiveness because some of those feelings may feel quite contrary to who you think you are. We are all holding feelings inside that we do not want to feel. But the extreme emotion of hatred, for example, cannot leave this Earth until we allow it to leave our bodies. Hatred is condensed anger which has not been allowed to move and is therefore devoid of light. And since everything starts within, all hatred is self-hatred. It is the self that needs to heal now.
Wherever our emotions are blocked within the body, the pressure produces some kind of reaction, disturbance or symptom which manifests as illness. The balm that releases and heals hurt feelings is acceptance of those feelings, no matter what form they take. That is self-acceptance.
Healing, psychology, mental health, emotions, the pharmaceutical and medical industries, alternative medicine, health insurance, and all kinds of health-related methods and issues are likely to be in the spotlight in 2013.
When we find the root cause, we find our answer because that is where a wrong step was taken. If we go back and find out what that step was, even though we cannot change what happened, a valuable lesson is learned and we can stop repeating the mistake which has held us back. For many of us, 2013 could therefore be a time of memories, nostalgia, and looking back.
The laws of cause and effect also work in the opposite direction. By looking forward and anticipating what needs to happen in order to reach a goal, we can be well prepared, armed with knowledge, and less inclined to make mistakes.
Until we accept ourselves fully, we will manifest a non-accepting environment around us, in the form of people who believe theirs is the only ‘way’, and everyone had better get in line, or else. The belief in superiority and inferiority among people — this system of hierarchy — creates a moral justification for selfishness which, thankfully, cannot hold as humanity continues to find its balance.
We have to learn to take the good with the bad. And we have to accept that the bad exists. This does not mean that bad things cannot be changed. Of course they can. But to change them, we must recognize them, name them, and stand up for what we believe is right. Taking the good with the bad also means that we have to acknowledge the improvements made – as well as what is wrong. This creates a balanced perspective and an accurate assessment of how we are proceeding.
At the same time, 6 teaches us that ‘positive thinking’, without acceptance of reality, and the feelings it triggers, is self-deception. To think positively means facing reality head on, regardless of how it makes you feel, and being determined to deal with it in the most responsible way. 6 is the number of responsibility.
It is natural for us to learn from our mistakes. That was the nature of the 5 energy of 2012. We all had strong lessons to learn last year. But what if we don’t learn? What if we keep making the same mistakes and continue to cause harm? What if we deliberately continue that behavior knowing the damage it does? In the 6 cycle, we must take responsibility for our actions — or be held responsible for them. 6 represents accountability.
Not only must we learn from our mistakes as we go, but we must also release ourselves from the guilt that often accompanies one’s recognition of a mistake. In other words, we must let go of the adverse results of past mistakes and move on with the empowering effect of what they taught us.
Learning from mistakes includes self forgiveness. Only then can a mistake truly evolve into experience. And only then can you set realistic priorities. 2013 is a time to patiently observe the details of any situation and organize them in a way that makes things easier for all concerned. 6 is the number of problem-solving. To solve a problem is to bring balance into it.
When we focus too heavily on one area but willfully ignore other areas, we close ourselves off from the big picture and cannot see the forest for the trees. And we cannot see the damage we do as we push our way forward with our ‘blinders’ on. What a mess we make when we refuse to look at the consequences of our actions. In a world that has been so horribly out of balance, 2013 brings us to a critical balance point in the human journey — an opportunity to straighten up, see what’s really happening in all areas of life — and finally acknowledge what most needs our attention. 6 is the number of priority. And, in the true spirit of balance, we have to learn how to juggle.
The nature of the numbers 2 0 1 3 enables us to look at and measure potential, weigh things up, and learn what works and what doesn’t; knowing what is a responsible way to proceed, and what is likely to cause harm. 6 is the number of stability and fairness, both of which are forms of balance.
We are all fellow travelers on the road of life. We are one. And amid all the blaming, shaming and judgment that occurs in 2013, we must learn a particular lesson which is vital to our evolution into free will. We are one. But we are not all the same. Each of us is an individual being who is part of a much bigger picture.
Life’s diversity is its power. Not just human life. All life. But the only way for diverse energy to coexist is to understand the principles of balance. Balance does not require uniformity. Balance means adjusting as needed. It means arranging things in a way that enables energy to move freely.
“It is impossible to evolve to the ‘self’ without recognizing
your connection to the animals and the planet.”
One of the reasons that there is so much cruelty in the world is because people with otherwise very loving hearts cannot bring themselves to look at what is going on. Cruelty to animals, and the cruelty we impose upon each other, will be exposed in the 6 energy, because cruelty in any form is extreme energy.
Compassion among humans must start with non-humans. The way we treat animals sets the foundation for how we treat each other. Cruelty is unacceptable on any level. How naïve we are to question whether animals feel pain, or fear, or any of the emotions. They feel it all. Wherever there is life, there is feeling. We would break down with sorrow if animals were able to tell us their stories.
6 represents the principles of both balance and extremes, and there is some panic as the extremes find themselves being pushed back to the outer fringes where they belong. But there is no stability there, and anything could happen. Balance between people will be found this year by embracing those areas on which we agree. Although 6 represents the extremes, it also offers common ground on which to widen the balance and keep the extremes from expanding.
It is from the state of balance that the rules of cause and effect originate — which is why it is so important for people to develop their ability to feel and sense. It’s all about adjustment, like surfing a wave, walking a tightrope, or juggling. The experience is physical, intellectual, and sensory. Material body and masculine spirit work well together. Emotion is now folding into the mix with more power than ever before, and we are experiencing our feminine feelings, our will, our magnetism, our senses, and feet-on-the-ground gravity. The 3 energy, which is symbolized by the triangle, will help us find this balance. 3 is threaded all the way through 2013.
However, people are not accustomed to feeling on such a deep level, and this transition is likely to have some ugly and even dangerous moments when emotion bursts out of the body with no loving intent to guide it.
6 is the number of control. In 2013, this can apply to the control others have over us, and also to our need to take control of our own lives and find a way to live in peace and freedom. Our minds prevent us from doing this by refusing to feel anything unpleasant. Our masculine minds control our feminine feelings, and this is reflected in the sexual divide that has become so obvious — and violent — in recent years. Life will grow increasingly unpleasant until our minds and feelings connect with each other as equals — and produce the inner balance that our evolution depends on. It all starts within.
Just as this balance is not only about men and women, neither is it all about rich versus poor. It’s about greed and the need to control, which exists at every level of society. You don’t have to be rich to be greedy or a control freak! Unevolved 6 is the number of the tyrant, the dictator, and absolute power.
In the outer world, this is projected as the paternal nature of authority and the so-called austerity it is imposing on the people. This is not a father’s love. This is greed in the process of ‘taking it all’. “Austerity” is greed’s heartlessness and contempt for the feelings of others.
6 represents the institutions of this world such as banks, insurance companies, corporations, hospitals, courts, prisons, government, military, religions, etc. In a year of extremes and balance, who knows what will happen as the paternal establishment continues to fight for its position at the top of this pyramid scheme called capitalism. 6 is the number of justice — and the global judicial system will be on display this year along with all the other institutions that make up the industrial/prison/military complex which is the force behind the system. Justice implies fairness, which is balance, and which does not exist as things are.
In this 6 global year, we must learn to trust ourselves to lead our own lives and find solutions to problems as they arise. We need to pay attention to the laws of nature. To understand natural law is to understand how life works.
Have you noticed how quickly the weeks are moving? If so, remember that time is not speeding up. It is we who are slowing down — to the extent that we can finally see how the system works — and who is controlling it. We are now able to notice and understand details we could not previously see. It is our minds that are slowing down so that we can make sense of our experience instead of always looking for ways to be distracted from it.
Taking a slower approach to life does not mean putting our lives on hold. On the contrary, it is important to enjoy life as much as possible and to live as fully as we can. There is no balance without that! But to experience the natural emotion of happiness, from within, we must feel deep appreciation for what is already good in our lives. Sometimes we have to count our blessings to realize just how blessed we are.
6 is the number of home and family. All those homeless people. All those empty houses. I wonder if someone will find a way to connect those dots and solve a massive humanitarian problem.
This year, people all over the world may be wondering where home really is for them. In 2013, we may all be seeking a stronger sense of belonging and purpose.
There is a lot of healing to be done within individual families because we do tend to hurt the ones we love more than others. This is because we allow familiarity to breed contempt. We lose respect for those we live with because family members see each other as they really are. This applies to close friends, too. They are also family; people with whom we are familiar. Friends are the family we choose.
6 is the number of home — and Mother Earth is our home. At this stage, it is obvious that her survival motions are going to continue. This is not just ‘climate change’ we are experiencing. It is Earth change. We have seen so much environmental devastation — the earthquakes in Haiti, New Zealand, Japan and elsewhere. There have even been earthquakes where there is no fault line, but where fracking is underway. We’ve seen the tsunamis and super-storms, and flooding. Some of you experienced them first hand.
The magnetic poles are melting at a much faster rate than scientists predicted, and sea levels are rising. Mother Earth is our only means of sustenance, and yet we are raping and bleeding her to death to extract her resources. Is it any wonder that the issue of rape — blatant attacks on the feminine — is now so prominently reflected in our daily lives? People all over the world are finally aware of the ongoing violence against females. Something amazing is happening in India which has always had a dismal reputation for women’s rights. The Indian people are standing strong against that now.
But it’s not just about women. Feminine energy is the will of both men and women, and, so, an attack on the feminine is an attack on the will of humanity!
Already this year, there has been flooding in Pakistan, bush fires in Australia, snow in Jerusalem, and extreme weather conditions worldwide. Environmental matters are always part of the 6 year experience.
And talking of Jerusalem…
6 is symbolized by the hexagram or six-pointed star. The most obvious representation here is that of Israel and the Star of David. Israel always plays a major role on the world stage but, in 2013, it is likely to receive more attention than usual. Established on May 14, 1948, one of Israel’s biggest karmic lessons is that of equality. Even the Israeli flag places the Star of David at the center of an equals sign!
May 14 occurs in calendar week 20, and 1948 was a master 22/4 global year. Anything can happen – including an escalation of the violence – or genuine moves towards real and lasting peace. Part of Israel’s karma is to find its own center – its HEART – and show the rest of us how peace is achieved. The Israeli flag symbolizes that. Can it happen? I don’t know. 2013’s 6 energy gives us all an opportunity to become our higher selves, but that is always challenged by the extremes that 6 also represents.
The love of guns — bullying — the culture of intimidation and violence — and even the international arms build-up — are all linked to a single cause which perpetuates and expands the problem. The need to arm oneself, at any level, is based on fear — a natural emotion which we would prefer to eliminate because we don’t like the way it feels. Our own fear is easily triggered by those who will use it to control us — including the arms industry whose interests are served by war and the stirring up of fear, and who make their fortune by supplying both sides of the conflict.
Accepting fear as a natural emotion does not mean we have to be constantly afraid. Fear is only one aspect, the most basic aspect, of our vast emotional range. If you think that it’s just ’common sense’ that keeps us safe, you are right. Fear is the most common sense we possess. Fear is the alarm that sounds when survival is threatened. Fear is not the problem because on the other side of fear sits its only antidote: courage. Emotion is our inner music, and fear and courage are part of the same chord.
Every emotion has wisdom to give, if we seek to understand it. Facing our fears means facing the facts and knowing what we’re up against. Fear holds us back until we allow its message to evolve into intelligence. Every feeling, every emotion, every sensation, is teeming with information about the reality of our situation.
Paranoia, on the other hand, is extreme and irrational fear, which refuses to be soothed by reason, and this is something we may see a lot of, or even feel, in 2013.
Emotion, and all the feelings and senses that spring from it, is our honesty trying to communicate with our minds. The more the mind shrugs off — denies — and refuses to listen to what we are really feeling, the harder it is for us to recognize dishonesty, and the easier it is for others to control us by using our own emotions, especially fear, against us. As denial lifts, intelligence increases.
“Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.”
Native American saying
6 reminds us that effective communication depends on outer expression and the willingness to listen. This applies not only to the mind and emotions, but to all aspects of our lives. Balance requires give and take. Balance is the result of cooperation and peaceful intent. Be creative, be friendly, but listen well. Language itself has become ‘industrialized’ — for the purpose of manipulating people’s hearts and minds. 2013 is an opportunity to free our hearts and minds from all that. Listening well can make all the difference to our perception.
There is also the question of censorship. Without the freedom to listen, there is no such thing as freedom of expression.
6 is also the number of entertainment, and there will be a lot of focus on the entertainment industry in 2013, as the theme of responsibility makes its judgments — and adjustments. But this is also a year in which creativity can soar to new levels and help to free and open people’s hearts to truth.
We could even see aspects of the 1960s reappearing this year. The ’60s was such an eventful decade in which people all over the world called for peace and love — against a backdrop of war and devastation — when feelings ran deep and hard and when art reached new levels of expression. The music, fashions, and awareness itself evolved in the ’60s. But now, in the 6 year of 2013, we know so much more than we knew then, which gives us a tremendous advantage when it comes to changing what is wrong with our individual and collective lives.
There is so much more to be said about the 6 energy. I will be writing more as the events of 2013 — the drama, the extremes, and the balance — unfold.
“Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.”
About the Author
When our calendars changed from the 1000s to the 2000s, numerologist Christine DeLorey noticed a distinct vibrational shift in the world – from the electric, masculine and mind-based #1, to the magnetic, feminine and emotional #2. The ‘man’s world’ we have always known is now coming into balance with the rise of the feminine. As a result, we are developing Free Will and evolving. Christine’s work combines traditional numerology methods with new understandings that are evolving out of this major numeric transition.
Christine DeLorey is the author of the only numerology book that explains these concepts in detail: LIFE CYCLES Your Emotional Journey to freedom And Happiness. She is also the author of the 9-book series: CREATIVE NUMEROLOGY Your Journey Through The Cycles Of Time. A new book is in the works.
Christine’s website, creativenumerology.com has a large international following. It contains a wealth of free information, with weekly and monthly forecasts, and articles about what’s happening in the world. She is also available for private in-depth readings.