Nine Star Ki Forecast for 2023
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What is the Nine Star Ki?
Nine Star Ki is an ancient form of astrology, sometimes referred to as feng shui astrology, that is intertwined with the five elements, the bagua, and the I Ching. It’s a simple and graceful way to gain awareness about our own qi. Whereas feng shui is about energy and how it flows through an environment, the Nine Star Ki connects our energy with timing. Nine Star Ki is based on a number system of nine elemental stars, and each person has multiple stars in their Nine Star reading. In our feng shui certification program, we teach our students the complete system in order to give them another tool they can use to help their clients.
Understanding your Nine Star Ki can also give you some clues about what you can expect energetically from the year ahead. Read on to learn how to calculate your Nine Star Ki principal number and what that means for you in 2023, the Year of the Rabbit.
How to Calculate Your Own Nine Star Number
To calculate your principal number, you’ll want to add up the digits of your birth year until you reach a single digit number, and then subtract that from 11. If you were born between January 1 and February 4, you will subtract that number from 12 instead. Here are a couple of examples:
If you were born in 1986:
Add: 1+9+8+6 = 24
Reduce to a single digit: 2+4 = 6
Subtract from 11: 11-6 = 5
*if you were born between January 1 and February 4, subtract from 12: 12-6 = 6
If you were born in 1940:
Add: 1+9+4+0 = 14
Reduce to a single digit: 1+4 = 5
Subtract from 11: 11-5 = 6
*if you were born between January 1 and February 4, subtract from 12: 12-5 = 7
How you can work with the energy of 2023
Now that you know your number, here's what all that calculating means for the Year of the Water Rabbit in 2023. Don’t forget to also listen to our podcast to learn more!
If your principal number is 1, in 2023 you will be in the year of Germination. This year will be the time to plant seeds. When you plant a garden, you germinate many more seeds than you need. Do the same this year. Put all your ideas out there into the universe and share them with others. Plant the seeds and see what comes up!
If your principal number is 2, in 2023 you will be in the year of Sprouting. This year will be energetic and full of new beginnings as you catch sight of seeds that you planted last year begin to sprout and grow. Be open to new ideas and cultivate the projects that you start at this time.
If your principal number is 3, in 2023 you will be in the year of Rapid Growth. This year will be a continuation of last year where you see your sprouts grow into strong, grounded trees. This year will be busy and active, so please take care of yourself and be careful not to get burnt out.
If your principal number is 4, in 2023 you will be in the year of Fluctuation. This year will feel a little chaotic, as this is a time of renewal and rebirth. You may need to reinvent yourself this year. It’s a great time to let things go that are no longer serving you.
If your principal number is 5, in 2023 you will be in the year of Prosperity. This year will feel strong and prosperous. You will begin to feel confident and be recognized for your knowledge and skills. There will still be a lot of effort, but you shall finally be harvesting the fruits of your labor.
If your principal number is 6, in 2023 you will be in the year of Celebration. This year will feel celebratory and playful. It is a great time to relax and pat yourself on the back for all the hard work that you put in the last few years. Enjoy yourself, rejoice and have some fun.
If your principal number is metal 7, in 2023 you will be in the year of Stillness. This year will be much quieter than the last. It will be a time of stillness, like climbing up a mountain to meditate in isolation. This is a great time to focus inward and do some self-cultivation.
If your principal number is 8, in 2023 you will be in the year of Recognition. This year you will be in the house of fire, where you have the best opportunities to be seen and recognized by others. It is a great time to receive any promotions or any other projects that you want publicity for. Be careful, as all things, good or bad, may be unveiled to the public.
If your principal number is 9, in 2023 you will be in the year of Planning. This year will feel quiet and is a time for planning. In the winter, it may appear that everything is dead on the surface, but underneath there is much life and activity. Similarly, it may feel slow, but take this time to reflect, review and plan for the future.
Remember: everything is a cycle! We are always changing, and the challenges we experience provide us with beautiful opportunities to learn and grow. Even if our descriptions of the year ahead don’t sound quite like what you were expecting, we encourage you to find small ways to bring these energies into your life.