It is one of those snowy days here and I am thinking about what we might expect in 2009. I've posted my 2009 year horoscope as well as a comment on Pluto in Capricorn through 2009 and beyond. But I am still left with a nagging feeling that there is more to 2009 than astrology. So I searched the internet to see what others are saying about our upcoming year.
My first stop is Wikipedia Answers: What is the symbolic meaning of 2009 or 5769 in the Hebrew calendar? ANSWER: We have moved into the Hebraic year 5769 and ended the year 5768. Remember, "8's" are always linked with a new beginning, and "9's" are linked with bringing to birth what has been conceived. See website this is from - Chuck Pierce - www.gloryofzion.org
Unexplained Mysteries forum has an interesting post from Sebastiann regarding 2009 numerology which says in part: "2009 (2+0+0+9 = 11) seems to mark the beginning of a new direction. In 2009, a new president will take office, and that president's birthday will contain numbers which add/reduce to the number 11. (Note, the number 11 is a very significant, spiritual number and is very prominent in some of the world's most major events.) Barack Obama's birthday adds up to 29, which reduces to 11. His common name (Barack Obama) has 11 letters. His first and last names total 5 vowels and 6 consonants (5+6 = 11). He will be sworn in on January 20th, and he will be the 44th president. 1/20 (1+2+0) reduces to 3, and 44th president (4+4) reduces to 8. Obama's birthday adds up to 29, which coincides with the "29" in 2009. Just Coincidence? I don't think so."
Finally Hans Decoz has a very good numerology based prediction for 2009. He is optimistic about the new year - strength, resiliency and transformation. That works for me.
For those who just want to kick back and enjoy something without great cosmic meaning, approach 2009 astonomically. Just view the skies tonight and see a beautiful celestial event where Jupiter, Mercury and Venus all align and glow.
All the best to you, your family, friends and all who you hold dear for a very happy and healthy 2009.