The text within the mysterious Emerald Tablet, authored by Hermes Trismegistus, states, “That which is below is like that which is above and that which is above is like that is below.”

According to hermetic tradition, the quote references the little world, or circumstances on planet Earth, symbolized by cosmic patterns or cycles seen within the visible skies, and beyond, throughout the universe. The operative word is “symbolize.” The patterns don’t make things happen, but do represent the orderliness of the universe.

One of those patterns is the Sar, which is "Half of the Saros period, equal to… [9.15 years]. Solar and lunar eclipses of the same character repeat after this cycle; i.e. a solar eclipse visible in the northern (southern) hemisphere is followed by a lunar eclipse..." Thus, a Sar involves a lunar and solar eclipse of "nearly similar character," 9.15 years apart.

The Babylonians appear to have been the first in recorded history to recognize this nine-year cycle, as well as recognizing the potential of making predictions based on celestial patterns. “The Babylonians administered the longest enduring scholarly science project in recorded history, for 700 years, and it involves astrology.”

Mystical Qualities of the Number Nine

Astronomical, astrological, and numerological empirical research throughout time by devotees of various sects, orders, and brotherhoods (e.g., high priests of Babylon), concluded that the number nine is one of several spiritual, other-dimensional numbers.

Our findings suggest the Sar, or nine-year eclipse cycle, gave birth to the Chaldean, Pythagorean, then Western and Modern numerology cycle, the Nine-year Universal Cycle. The Nine-year Universal Cycle is used to determine the Nine-year Personal Cycle.

The Universal Year and Nine-year Cycle

The Universal Year is easy to figure: simply add up (fadic addition) the digits of the calendar year. Keep adding the digits until you get a single number. 2019 = 2+0+1+9 = 12, 12 = 1+2 = 3. Therefore, 2019 is a three Universal Year, and the third year in a nine-year cycle, since adding the digits of the year fully yield the numbers one through nine.

Each Universal Year peaks in the ninth calendar month, September, a 3 Universal Month: 2+0+1+9 = 12, 12 = 1+2 = 3 Universal Year, 3 + 9 (September) = 12, 12 = 1+2 = 3 Universal Month.

This page offers more insight into the nine-year Universal Year cycle.

Modern Calendar Cosmically Ordered Instead of Random

Our findings show that other-dimensional forces beyond human comprehension deliberately synchronize one's date of birth using the prevailing modern calendar, the Gregorian Calendar, with one’s collective timing derived from indicators and patterns using that same calendar. The prevailing calendar is directly linked to universal intelligence and has mathematical reliability linked to cosmic time.

Accuracy in numerology is due to a combination of the soundness of empirically-based numerology calculations (e.g., Universal and Personal Years and Nine-year Cycles), a mystifying link to the prevailing calendar of the day, along with the precision of that calendar in relation to cyclical earthly occurrences (e.g., the solar cycle).

The Personal Year and Nine-year Cycle

Just as our modern calendar begins a new yearly cycle on January 1st, the Universal Year and Personal Year also change on that date.

Although the Universal Year and Universal Nine-year Cycle are important in a general sense and apply to everyone since they are used to derive the personal cycles, the personal cycles are much more relevant to the unique circumstances in your life (and more potent to you, personally).

How to Calculate the Personal Year

To calculate the Personal Year, add the Universal Year to your day and month of birth. For example, 2019 = 3 Universal Year. For someone born October 15, the calculation is as follows: 3 (Universal Year) + 10 (October, 10th month of the year) + 15 (day of birth) = 28, 2 + 8 = 10, 1 + 0 = 1.

This person, born October 15th is in the first year of a Personal Nine-year Cycle. The Personal Year starts on January 1st for everyone, as does the Universal Year. Our findings show this to be true, despite select modern-focused numerologists suggesting otherwise (e.g., starting on the birthday). Plenty of other cycles begin on the birthday, and still many others begin on January 1st, like these mentioned above. Personal Months are calculated in the same way as Universal Months (see above).

Application of the Nine-year Universal and Personal Cycles

Application of these cycles is straightforward—consider the timeline of key events and circumstances throughout your life, particularly new beginnings, and endings.

Generally, that which is started in the first year of nine-year cycles, tends to culminate in the ninth year. You’ll notice that things that aren’t meant to endure a lifetime may not subside in the ninth year, but instead by the fifth year, for example, in the next nine-year cycle. For instance, in the ninth year of your Nine-year Personal Cycle you start seeing less and less of that particular friend; you both know your friendship has seen better days. Then a few years later you learn she may relocate. By then you barely see each other any more. Then two years later, in the fifth year of the next Nine-year Personal Cycle, she finally does relocate and the friendship finally dissolves. Endings and beginnings, of course, can happen any time relative to these particular cycles, and these cycles don't offer exactness, but the general inclinations will amaze you if you follow them long enough.

Pay attention to important circumstances in your life, and in the lives of those close to you, relative to these cycles, and you may begin to see how the Nine-year Universal and Personal Cycles can be used to give you valuable perspective.

In doing so, you’ll get an idea of how, beyond individual cycles like the Nine-year Universal or Personal Year Cycles, or the 19-year Eclipse Metonic Cycle, multiple astrological and numerological cycles, forming patterns, represent personal fate.

Ultimately, recognizing the symbolism of universal and personal timing patterns is fascinating because it suggests that there is an order to the universe and your life, far from being chaotic and random. Thus, there is spiritual meaning to life.

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