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by Karen Winkelman Monday, September 11, 2017

Picture of a beach with the words "Be Inspired, September's 9 Vibration"August invited you to stand in your power (you might have had to take your power back first though!) and look at your relationship with money (especially your thoughts, emotions and beliefs about money).

This month, September is inviting you to ignite inspiration in your life, your work, your creative essence, and your spiritual connection.

Yes, September is a 9 vibration month.

And the 9 is often about endings and completion. We spent all of 2016 steeped in the often challenging “letting go energy” of the 9 vibration. (And for so many, 2016's journey through the 9 vibration was a rough and bumpy ride! Yours truly included!)

Yet the 9 vibration is so much more than that. And since we are in a 1 vibration year for all of 2017, the 9 may be showing up in a very different capacity for you this month.

That’s because the 1 vibration for this year is asking you to claim your individuality.

Be self-aware.

Own your unique gifts and personality quirks.

Let your freak flag fly.

If you’ve been playing along with this energy instead of fighting or resisting it, the 1 is helping you decide who you are at this point in time and what it is you really want… now and going forward.


The 1 vibration is blasting through “business as usual” and the status quo.

“Climb out of your rut already.

Be you.

Be true to you.

Follow your heart and higher wisdom.”

These are the battle cries for this powerful year ripe with possibilities.


Two-thirds of the year has already flown by.

Now the multi-faceted essence of the 9 vibration steps in to lend a hand in helping you shed what isn’t working for you anymore.

To let go and release what you thought you were supposed to be and do so that you can discover or reconnect with the truth of who you are and what you desire.


So yes, the classic elements of the 9 vibration (endings, completion, and letting go) are certainly in play.

But other aspects of the 9 vibration are taking center stage this month, thanks to the nudges of the 1 vibration of 2017 and the transitional energies rampant on our beautiful planet (like the recent eclipses!).

It’s time for you to shine.

To do this you might need to release some old habits, beliefs, attachments and obsolete programs that unconsciously run your life.

To do this, the 9 vibration is asking you:

  • What would inspire you?
  • What would ignite your curiosity?
  • What encouragement would help you now?
  • What would excite you enough to get you to shift from neutral into drive, and move forward towards what you truly want in your life?
  • What do you want to create?
  • What’s stopping you?


September’s 9 vibration,

working in combination with 2017’s 1 vibration,

wants to help you to innovate, reinvent, reinvigorate,

and inspire you to reclaim your true self.

The 9 vibration seeks the truth and stands in integrity.


Here are some questions to explore to help you maximize the energy this month…

You might want to journal about the ones that resonate with you.

If you get an emotional “ping” while reading over the questions, there is something there for you to explore!


  • What inspires you? Why?

  • Who inspires you? Why”

  • What makes you feel inspired?

  • Do you feel inspired? If not, why?

  • What would it take for you to feel inspired?

  • What do you need to let go of to allow yourself to feel inspired again? (This might be a perspective, a person, a thought, a belief, an attachment, a habit, a fear, an emotion.)

  • What does inspiration feel like or look like to you?

  • What color is inspiration? (There’s no right or wrong answer, this is about your unique view of the world!)

  • How and where can you bring more of that color in your life?

  • Where could inspiration help you in your life right now?

  • What inspired actions are you being asked to take? (Inspired actions often come from your intuitive guidance instead of your logical mind.)

  • What gets in the way of you taking inspired actions?

  • What do you need to do or stop doing, let go of, or change in order to take inspired actions?

  • Who could you inspire today? How?

Call on Archangel Jophiel if you need some help in this area!



  • Are you bored with your project, work or life… or any aspect of life? If so, what would it take to reignite excitement for you?

  • What do you feel enthusiastic about? Why?

  • What excites you (in a positive way!)? Why?

  • How can you bring more excitement (NOT drama) into your life?

  • What would be fun for you?

  • What are you curious about?

  • What would it take to get you to shift from feeling stuck to feeling alive, hopeful and encouraged to move forward… even one teeny tiny baby step at a time?

  • Does the thought of having what you truly want in your life excite or scare you? Why?

  • What encouragement do you need right now? Can you give it to yourself?


If you are interested in exploring the positive qualities of the 9 vibration, they include:

  • Wisdom, Truth, Integrity, Honesty, Justice

  • Inspiration, Creative, Talented, Passionate, Artistic

  • Curious, Intuitive, Seeking, Futuristic, Adventurous

  • Forgiveness, Compassion, Empathy, Understanding, Sensitivity

  • Intelligence, Leadership, Sophistication, Experience, Knowledge

  • Caring, Emotional, Loving, Generous, Giving, Sincere

  • Spirituality, Metaphysics, Humanitarian, Philosophical, Peaceful

  • Initiation, Self-reliance, Self-awareness, Perceptive

  • Fulfillment, Completion, Endings, Releasing, Letting Go


Which of these qualities would you like to embody this month?

Pick 2 or 3 and see what impact they may have on your life as you work with being them.

Another way to play with these qualities is to pick a project, situation or issue in your life.

Then pick one of these qualities as a potential solution… how could this quality help shift whatever the issue is?

Each of these has the ability to change your perspective on whatever the issue or situation is if you apply it.

For instance, how could forgiving yourself or someone else shift the situation?

Or how could being honest or standing in integrity shift the situation?

Or how could letting go of your expectations or attachment to it being a specific way change the dynamic of your issue?

I think you get the idea! Give it a try.


The Shadow Side of the Mighty 9

And yeah, in our world of duality and polarity there is another side of the 9 vibration.

Some people call them the negative aspects, but I like to think of it as a shadow side that is helping you learn something about yourself.

The 9 calls out anything that you’ve repressed, buried away,

or are trying your best to ignore. 

The purpose is to bring them to the surface so you can acknowledge them, deal with them, and release them.

Lighten your load.

Help you move on.

If you fight this natural shifting of energy and emotions, you may feel overwhelmed, overemotional, depressed, or a need to withdraw, be a hermit.

That’s the shadow.

Step into the light and face the feelings.


It you are avoiding the truth of a situation, the shadow of the 9 may increase your state of delusion, denial, and disconnectedness.

Allow the light to illuminate the truth.

Call on Archangel Uriel or Archangel Michael to reveal the truth and give you the strength to accept it and deal with it.


Other Shadow Aspects of the 9 vibration are:

  • going in circles, chasing your tail, procrastinating, stuck

  • being judgmental, obstinate, lack of self-awareness

  • loneliness, isolation, rejection, self-pity

  • wasteful, unconcerned, undisciplined, oblivious


Just be aware when you find yourself in any of these areas.

Ask your Angels and Guides for help in shifting you out of the Shadows and back into the light.

You can also pick any of the positive aspects of the 9 vibration to be your touchstone through whatever you are dealing with.

Wisdom, truth, compassion and forgiveness are my usual go-tos here.


We begin the month In a Mercury Retrograde that began on August 12th. Mercury will go direct again on September 5th, but I think it is wise to let the shadow pass before launching into anything new. So pretend you are still in a Mercury Retrograde until September 12th or 15thThe shadow of a retrograde usually lasts 7 – 10 days before and after the retrograde.


This month, BE Inspired! Align with more of what you want and shed what is getting in the way of you having, doing or being this.

And be kind to yourself in the process. Life is messy. It’s OK.

My love and deep appreciation,


I invite you to like and share my posts if you feel guided to! Thanks in advance! smiley


PS. I'd love to hear your thoughts... you can share in the comments area below!


Note: Parts of this blog post appeared on my monthly numerology post on Sunny Dawn Johnston's website.


Posted by Karen Winkelman on Monday, September 11, 2017 7:08 PM
Categories: Numerology, Self-Care, Angels, Self-Awareness, Empowerment, Transformation
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