4 represents both chaos and order. They are interchangeable. Order can slip into chaos. And chaos can be organized. We now begin a 10 week cycle in which all the week numbers begin with 4.
4 = achievement through hard work, limitation, law, delay, obstruction, detail, identity, precision, effort, industry, strategy, construction, science, economics, practicality, the square, the box, the color green, the 4th estate, the 4th chakra, the heart, courage, struggle, and breakthrough.
4 is the number of ‘system’ – as in method and approach. It also means ‘the system’ – the class system – which divides us into sides, teams, countries, colors, religions, ages, genders, winners and losers. The class system keeps us racing against time, and each other, through the inhumane and cleverly disguised laws of divide and conquer.
We are told: “you can’t change the system”, and this false claim makes us feel that we are trapped with no way out. But this nauseating feeling of having ‘no choice’ is actually opening the space within us for intuition (feeling) and logic (mind) to join forces and produce clarity, inner balance, and outer results. 4 breaks through our resistance to truth and forces us to face reality. However, the awakening it produces is often a rude one. 4 doesn’t sugar-coat.
Matters in need of forgiveness return to us when 4 is active. We then feel the heaviness of all the ‘ill feelings’ we’ve been carrying, and the only way to set them free is to allow them to express themselves. And we have to find a way to do this without aiming those emotions at others.
4 unearths hypocrisy. So ‘the pot calling the kettle black’ could reach new levels now. It is impossible to lie, especially on a large scale, in the transparency of the 2000s. 4 exposes obsessions and stubbornness – not just on the world stage where it is most noticeable, but in our own lives too, especially when we insist on doing things ‘our way’ with no acceptance for new information, or other people’s needs or views. When 4 is active, fixed belief encounters fixed belief, horns lock, heels dig in, and ‘common ground’ is squeezed out.
2 is the number of UNITY, and in the course of time, humanity will be able to free itself by uniting. There is strength in numbers. But humanity is so splintered and divided right now that there is no way to connect. The principle lesson of 1 is that we are 1 – as individuals – and – as a collective. The belief that some people are superior to others shuts the connectors down. 2 is the product of two 1s accepting each other. This gives us the greatest connector of all – 11 – the number of illumination, enlightenment, and inspiration. 11 connects 1 to 2 because 1 + 1 = 2.
“Let me tell you what modern day oppressors are doing, unintentionally I am sure. Oppression is causing the oppressed to unify in new ways.” ~Shaun King
In the current atmosphere of hate, division, fascism, and the absurd idea that male is superior to female, and white is superior to everything, it is difficult to see how things can change. But it is all in the timing. TIMES CHANGE! And we are in the process of an enormous change on Earth in these early days of the 2000s. We all have a role to play, starting with simply wanting, desiring, leaning towards, and encouraging a more peaceful and loving existence here on Earth.
But this is going to take effort and determination. Wishful thinking is not going to change anything. We cannot wish away the fact that the horror of fascism is emerging yet again. This is why there are so many parallels to Hitler’s nazi Germany and Mussolini’s fascist Italy. Yes, we are THERE again – at the point where history could so easily repeat itself.
The frustration so many of us are feeling is made up of part fear, part anger, and part desire for real change. Emotional energy is creative energy – and the emotional combination of frustration is often the mother of invention.
Some are not so lucky. There is no way out for the people of Aleppo, Gaza, Yemen, and so many other places around the world that are in the heartless clutches of war. Those who do escape are met with hostility wherever they find themselves. The refugee situation worsens as our wars pound on and on. Even so, we see tremendous courage and enterprise in those places. People trying to function and take care of each other, despite the horrors. They carry on – because they have the WILL to live.
It is the human WILL that is evolving now. The Will is our feminine energy – our emotions – our ability to express what we feel. So when we encounter people (and not just men) who want to keep women and other “minorities” subdued and controlled, we encounter the main opposition to humanity’s evolution.
Getting organized provides the order and system necessary to operate effectively. Organization provides a firm foundation on which to build. And if we look at what is happening globally, we see that PEOPLE are becoming more organized than ever by moving forward while simultaneously learning from past experience.
It is encouraging to see such an increase in all ethnicities, including white, standing firm with the Black Lives Matter movement in the USA and around the world. The brutality and injustice aimed at our fellow human beings has to stop. We are not the human ‘race’. We are human BE-ings. And we need to BE free.
4 is symbolized by the ‘square’, and the numbers we are traveling through now are being ‘squared’, (multiplied by themselves) and greatly intensified. Emotional energy is symbolized by the feminine number 2, which is the square root of 4. And 4 brings us to the ‘root’ of the matter.
The cause of your current dilemma goes back longer than you may want to venture, and deeper than surface appearances. Use this 4 energy to recognize the details involved and forgive whenever possible. Letting go of old hurts and grievances, fears and obsessions, is a major part of the healing process. Letting go of the past is how we move into the present, and the present is where we create the future. 9 takes you back, 4 shows you the facts, and the 1 energy of October provides a step forward, if you can just let go of what you’re holding on to.
Greed doesn’t care about the damage it causes as it bulldozes its way through life. The ‘ruling class’ live by a code of entitlement and privilege and are committed to keeping the masses down – as a matter of responsibility! Their way of life must be preserved. But those who have these delusions of superiority cannot sustain their misconceptions because the very idea of class-based superiority has no place in the 2000s. 2 is the number of equality, fairness, caring and sensitivity. One of the principles of 2 is that success comes through SHARING. For many, this will not be an easy lesson.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with wealth in this abundant world. But when all the wealth is syphoned to the top, the imbalance can bring the entire financial system down – as it almost did in 2008.
In a world in which the majority is made up of “minorities”, those who believe in the illusion of white/male superiority are feeling that they are the ones being oppressed. The ‘angry white male’ has been a strong factor since the 1990s, and we are currently dealing with unresolved matters of the 90’s in this 9 year. This is reflected in the presence of Hillary Clinton who was America’s First Lady during the 90s, and the 42nd President, Bill Clinton. Also highly visible in the 90s was Donald Trump, whose own exploits from that era are now coming back to haunt him. Meanwhile life-and-death policies, including environmental matters, are given such little coverage by a the media. In this 10 week period in which 4 plays such a vital role, journalism – the 4th Estate – may finally learn that its function is to inform, not sensationalize or entertain.
It was in the 1990s that the ‘normality’ of being white was challenged by the fact that ‘minorities’ were gaining ground in this futile ‘race’ we call life. Without justice, fairness, and balance, the diversity of life cannot hold itself together, and everything collapses. No Justice, No Peace. We are all evolving in our own way and at our own pace – even those who are putting up the most resistance to it.
Karmic 16 is also a big factor for the next 10 weeks because 4 is its square root and is intensified further by the presence of 16 in the year 2016.
16 is 7’s karmic vibration (1+6=7). It emphasizes secrets, lies, conspiracy, scandal, and the classic ‘fall from grace’. 7 represents wisdom and deep intuition – and wants nothing but the truth. 7 enables us to plan our way ahead with knowledge and the art of orchestration. This fits beautifully with 4’s propensity for detail and organization. But when these aspects are used in devious ways, when they are used to plot against others, great harm is unleashed upon many aspects of life, the result of which is decried, and whoever caused it is held accountable.
We are seeing stark reflections of what happens to people when all that matters to them revolves around greed and self-aggrandizement. The mind becomes so narrow that awareness of anything but the SELF and what the self desires eclipses the broader intelligence. This is why big business must not be allowed to rule the world. This does not suggest that corporations should not exist, only that they should not rule.
Corporations and governments know that de-funding the population is a means of control, (austerity), but people without money to spend means ‘no customers’ (recession). So why impose restrictions that would limit the spending capacity of the populace? Because greed has reached such a narrow point that it no longer understands the logic of balance and wants to control everything, including the very people whose energy – and money – keeps the system going. The class system is the foundation of slavery. And the people who run it are also enslaved – to greed – which will be their downfall.
The more we are able to feel, the more we evolve into FREE WILL. But as things stand now, we are so deeply programmed by the system that the concept of Free Will is still quite foreign to us. Of course it is – we are programmed to distrust and dislike many of our feelings – and all things ‘foreign’. But this programming is unraveling as we move from 1 (the loneliest number) to 2 – the number of relationship.
4 is the number of IDENTITY and, until we know who we are and why we are here, we cannot know where we stand, what we want, or where we are headed. The ongoing frenzy of greed, war, destruction, political mayhem, and environmental disasters are reflections of the turmoil going on within each one of us – even if we believe we are calm and in control of our lives.
In the 4 energy, anger is frequently and easily triggered. Anger that is not allowed to move, (including the anger we hold inside because guilt tells us that anger is ‘wrong’), eventually turns to rage – or illness. Rage develops when anger is silenced. Rage does not allow anything to be worked out or settled, whereas some kind of solution or settlement could have occurred through anger. Rage wants revenge and control. Rage exudes hatred because all it knows how to do is blame and shame.
We have to let go of the guilt and blame that prevents forgiveness. We can only do this by expressing and accepting the emotions which guilt and blame have conditioned us to believe are ‘bad’, ‘unloving’, ‘negative’ and ‘weak’, and work instead at changing the conditions that triggered them.
4 is the number of the Heart, which is where courage comes from (coeur is the French word for heart.) The Heart is the 4th Chakra and is likely to play an important role in the next 10 weeks. The human heart really must heal now because it is torn and broken in too many places, and this is what is causing so much heartlessness on Earth.
We are told: “follow your heart”. But what does this mean? Well, 4 is the number of the heart and also the number of priority. Therefore, following your heart means knowing what your true priorities are and arranging your life around them.
With each beautiful or horrible moment, each kind or unloving person and each blessed or difficult experience you encounter, ask your Self this question: What Would Love Do? Melanie Miner,