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Your Unfolding Path
January 2002

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by Carol Adrienne, Ph.D.

Carol Adrienne's work and teachings have been a great inspiration to me!  In August of 1998, about four months after my father passed away, I read about one of Carol's workshops in a Learning Annex catalog and synchronistically found her book on a bookshelf at the bookstore.  The themes of her teachings were familiar and comforting, as they confirmed the thoughts and ideas my father had shared with me shortly before his passing.  Her books and workshops ignited my spiritual curiosity, setting me on my soulful life path, which led to the very creation of SoulfulLiving.com!  Carol's participation has been an integral part of SoulfulLiving.com, at its soul level!  Thank you, Carol, with all my heart!
~Valerie, Founder and Soul, SoulfulLiving.com


Happy New Year! You have just lived through 365 days in which you were asleep for roughly 2,920 hours. If you were lucky enough to have a job, you probably worked another 2,250 hours (or more), which left 3,590 hours or about 149 days for opening your mail, driving, maintaining your dwelling, car, and possessions, for exercising or grooming yourself, for cooking and eating, talking to the neighbors, playing with the kids, having sex, reading, worrying about your finances, vacationing, going to school, dating, going to the movies or watching TV.

Itís human nature to wonder what the new year will bringóespecially with the advent of the new millennium. Looking at the big picture, in the last thousand years, the world was dominated by the qualities of the number 1-- from 1,000 to 1999. In numerology 1 is considered to be a masculine force, active, progressive, and competitive. This force created technology and exploration, as well as conflict, territorialism, and exploitation. The next thousand years will be emphasizing the qualities of the number 2ówhich is considered to be feminine in influenceócooperative, collaborative, and community-minded. This is especially true in 2002, which is obviously comprised of two twoís and two zeros. For all of us, 2002 will emphasize the need for skills in listening, negotiating, and building collaborative relationships. Women's issues will continue to be highlighted. There may be more marriages, and perhaps more female births.

Adding all the numbers together in 2002 gives the total of 4ówhich is the number of order and practicality. This year it may indicate belt-tightening, less risk-taking, and many opportunities for building or rebuilding. The influence of the number 4 could mean to us as individuals that we are thinking cautiously about the future, keeping expenses down, and having more concern about the basics rather than being over-optimistic or frivolous. In general, 2002 is a year for patience, love, cooperation, and practical organization! Symbolically, the emphasis is also on womenís issues, partnership, love matches, cooperation, and patience.

What would you like to attract into your life this year? Whatever you do with your 8,760 hours, you would be wise to use patience and be thorough. You would do well to put quality time into your relationships, create more true balance in your life, and be grateful for what you already have.

Using the system of numerology, letís see what lesson or arena of accomplishment is specifically indicated for you in 2002. To find your Personal Year, take your month and day of birth and add it to 2002. For example, if your birthday is November 14,

11 + 14 + 2002 = 11 which added together again equals a 2 Personal Year.

We live in nine-year cycles which follow the natural principles of growth. For example, a 1 year is a time for planting seeds. A 2 is a time of germination, 3 is a year of expression and so forth, until you reach the end of the cycle in a 9 Personal Year. After you have calculated your Personal Year number, read the description of your year below:

Your Personal Year for 2002

1 = NEW DIRECTIONS IN PARTNERSHIPS. You have the feeling that there is a whole new world to explore. Itís up to you to overcome indecision and indifference and make a choice to now to take steps to develop your talents and dreams. CHALLENGE: A slow economy may seem to limit your chance to make a change. Opportunities tend to come toward Fall. Work on building a fit body and stimulating your mind. You are very likely to meet important new people, move or change jobs.

2 = FIND DELIGHT IN SMALL THINGS. Learn to slow down. Enjoy each day fully, and allow yourself more time to sleep, read, chat with friends, listen to music, bake cookies, or organize your closets. No need for haste, great ambitions, or strife. CHALLENGE: Low energy means you need time to rest and take care of yourself. Leave the big questions alone, and concentrate on being fully present in the moment each day. Be especially conscious of making your environment peaceful, attractive, and a cozy place for gatherings. Cultivate friendships and watch surprising results in other areas of your life unfold effortlessly!

3 = JOIN THE CHOIR. Donít overlook this year to develop outside interests or that talent that you never took seriously before. This might be a year of sporadic good luck. You have a lot of ideas racing through your mind, so keep lists, and keep getting things accomplished even though you feel like goofing off. If you want to start a business this is a good time to express enthusiasm, to network, attract clients, and receive unexpected help from friends. CHALLENGE: You are likely to forget good sense and run up that credit card, so leave it at home most of the time. Channel your energy into healthy self-expression, and give yourself permission to play and experiment. Spend a lot of time imagining the perfect life or taking dancing lessons.

4 = BUILD YOUR BASE. You are somehow always in sync with the general tempo of the times. This year requires a good strong sense of perseverance, practicality, and a commitment to achieve at least one goal this year. Donít worry. You will have your necessities covered! CHALLENGE: You get cranky and bored when things arenít changing fast enough. Relax. Be prudent with time and money. Review every aspect of your life and take care of anything that is outstanding or requiring your attention. Be rigorous, cautious, and a good manager.

5 = FIND NEW INTERESTS. At this point in the nine-year cycle, you need to make some adjustments to your life. You know where you are feeling the pinch. Need to take a trip to develop new contacts or just see the world? Need a new resume? Want to try consulting instead of the nine-to-five routine? Branch out and experiment because you need to bring some new elements into your life. CHALLENGE: You may start a lot of things that donít pan out. Thatís okay, but donít run away from responsibility just because itís the easy way out. Physical temptations abound.

6 = COMMIT AND GIVE SERVICE. Other people are the focus all year as you are in demand. You may want to marry or divorce. Your children, friends, or parents may require extra patience. Suddenly you realize that you really are a grown-up! You should have a fairly secure financial year with lots of opportunities for heart-felt interactions. CHALLENGE: you may tend to overdo work or meetings. Feeling tired creates resentment or a desire to blame somebody for circumstances. Anxiety may plague your days even though nothing really bad ever comes to pass. Do what is required with as much good cheer as you can.

7 = TIME OUT! REST AND REFLECT. Youíve been working hard for seven years now, and itís time to review where you are in life. If you have been busy helping others, you need some time for solitude and refreshment. Take things at a slower pace, find whatever it is that nourishes YOU, and get more of that into your life. Simplifying will take care of a lot of issues without your having to justify and defend. CHALLENGE: If you have been focused on achievements and worldly issues, you may suddenly feel lonely. If you feel bypassed by the world of high-rollers, take heart. Next year is a time for more worldly accomplishments. Spiritual interests increase.

8 = TAKE YOUR POWER BACK. Somewhere in life you have let others run things for you or make decisions. Now itís time to quietly enter the world and let people know what you think. You have great resources now to solve whatever problems come up. You are no longer a beginner, so acknowledge your skills and knowledge base. Ask for what you want. Be fair but donít take no for an answer. Review your finances and do whatever it takes to pay off debt, save money, increase your investments, and resolve power struggles. CHALLENGE: You canít blame anyone anymore.

9 = EXPAND, COMPLETE, AND INTEGRATE. Congratulations. Youíve completed your assignment (whatever you think it was!). What do you think youíve learned in the past nine years? Are you happy with how you do your work? How you handle your relationships? What would you have done differently? What is on the horizon for you now? What do you need to add to your life for balance? CHALLENGE: You may have to let someone or something go. Strong emotions or regrets may sweep through this year, but the rule of the nine is that life always replaces whatever you lose with something even better. Get ready for your 1 Personal Year next year.

Happy New Year to all you 1ís, 2ís, 3ís, 4ís, 5ís, 6ís, 7ís, 8ís, and 9ís. The great entertaining puzzle of life would not be complete without you and your zany ways.

Notice to readers:
I am looking for personal anecdotes about:

  • Health and Life Purpose. Have you experienced improved health related to aligning with your life purpose or spiritual development? Please email me at cadrienne@spiralpath.com: Subject: Health and Life Purpose.
  • Finding A Good Man: Are you a single woman between forty and sixty-five looking for the right partner? I will send you a questionnaire if you email me at cadrienne@spiralpath.com. Subject: A Good Man.

Carol Adrienne, Ph.D., is an internationally-known workshop facilitator and author whose books have been translated into over fifteen languages. Her books include The Purpose of Your Life: Finding Your Place in the World Using Synchronicity, Intuition, and Uncommon Sense; Find Your Purpose, Change Your Life, and The Numerology Kit. She also co-authored with James Redfield, The Celestine Prophecy: An Experiential Guide and The Tenth Insight: Holding the Vision--An Experiential Guide.


Author Carol Adrienne has been an intuitive counselor since 1976. Visit her website at www.spiralpath.com or call (510) 527-2213 for
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    • Numerology Life Charts describing your destiny


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