Reflection and Power in the U.S.A.

4th of July fireworks on the National Mall, vi...
4th of July fireworks on the National Mall, view from the Martin Building (Federal Reserve). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today is our country’s 236th birthday, and today she moves from a Personal Year of 7 to a Personal Year of 8 – two very different vibrations. First, let’s review the past year.


During a 7 Personal Year emphasis is placed on revealing hidden conditions, introspection, mental housecleaning, and spiritual pursuits. Emphasis is also placed on research, study, and developing expertise. These conditions obviously exist in any Personal Year; however, in a 7 year they are emphasized so that if you haven’t made time for mental housecleaning, for example, conditions will present events that will encourage you to evaluate your life in some way. The vibration of a new Personal Year begins its influence up to three months before the Personal Year begins.


Scandal is one way that hidden conditions are revealed. During theU.S.’s 7 Personal Year there were 12 sex scandals involving American Federal politicians; more than in any previous year. In the previous 10 years, there were 20 (approximately 2 per year), in the 10 years previous to that approximately 10, decreasing significantly as we move backwards in time.

Other scandals involving the U.S. government came to light: Solyndra (loaned hundreds of millions and then going bankrupt), Fast and Furious (gun running by the ATF), Secret Service agents (inappropriate behavior while on duty), the GSA using tax-payer money to party on big time, and secret loans by the Federal Reserve to Wall Street aristocracy.

The case against Jerry Sandusky is still in trial, with accusations going back more than 30 years, not to mention the emergence of new sexual abuse cases by Catholic clergy, and the Schwarzenegger scandal.

At the risk of sounding flippant, a great many people missed the opportunity to re-evaluate their lives.

Unfinished Business

The number 7 is about allowing things to evolve naturally rather than using force to accomplish goals. Even though the Supreme Court upheld the healthcare law, so many people feel forced into something they don’t want that this issue is not finished and will be carried over into the number 8 vibration. A more conciliatory and inclusive approach to this whole issue, including a fair restructuring of healthcare in the U.S., may have enabled our leaders to have a solid plan to put in place this year.


Revealing hidden conditions can also provide release from pressure. When Osama bin Laden’s hidden location was discovered, his assassination was considered by many to be a relief on many levels. The repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” released gays in the military from living in secrecy.

Spiritual Awakening

Ed Halliwell’s article in the guardian (U.K.), says that meditation is on the increase in conservative America.

Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan just published “A Mindful Nation,” a how-to book on meditation, which has been called inspiring and pragmatic.

PR Newswire, in an article on meditation inAmerica, talks about a book by Sarah McLean, contemporary meditation expert and author of “Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation.”

Indications are that we in the U.S. are embarking on a more spiritual way of life by taking steps to reduce stress and become more authentic.

Now let’s move on to our country’s number 8 Personal Year, today being the first day of a completely different vibration.

Number 8 Personal Year for theU.S.A.

This year is about power, energy, force, discipline, and good judgment. It will emphasize action, leadership, and executive ability. It’s a good year for business and financial success if good judgment and discipline are exercised.

The Presidential Election

The next President will be the one who can convince us that he is fiscally responsible, and that he is a man of action with a positive attitude who knows how to run a business. He will inspire confidence if he can be a fair and objective leader who can work with Congress by taking a balanced view of an issue rather than a partisan view.


There will be events which will require use its power wisely in the international arena, standing up for its principles without pushing others around. It is a year to demonstrate leadership in a team environment.

Power can emerge in a negative way inWashingtonthis year, even more than usual. Politicians will have to rein in their egos if they want to be successful.

The Fun Part

The up side is that this is a joyful, active energy with lots of positive accomplishment when people can keep from getting bogged down in unimportant details and in taking things personally.

Happy Birthday, U.S.A! May this year be the best year ever!

Live your purpose every day.


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