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by Karen Winkelman Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Ring in the new-2017; bell ringingHooray! We close the book on 2016’s 9 energy and the 9-year cycle that began for us in 2008.

Are you ready to leap into a potent new energy and a new cycle?

2017 activates a whole new 9-year cycle that will complete in 2025.

Ahhhh... 2016. This past year was challenging for so many.

It was a year of endings and completion, truth seeking, opportunities to learn compassion and forgiveness… and letting go.

The 9 vibration was asking us to shed everything that no longer fits or serves us, or is a part of who we are becoming. 2016 encouraged us to take a hard look at everything and to finally let go of the obsolete and dysfunctional aspects of our lives… across the board.

No one was immune.

No stone left unturned!

Past emotions, relationships, behaviors, and situations came to the surface for us to look at, and act on to plan or make necessary changes.

It was time to release the things that don’t work for you or are not part of who you are now or in the process of becoming.

It was time to close out the 9-year cycle that began in 2008 by doing your inner work.

The theme song for 2016 was “let go or be dragged.”


I must admit, I got knocked down and dragged a couple of times myself.

Like I said, no one was immune.

No free passes.

It was a tough year.

In later posts I will share some of my own journey through the purifying fire-walk of 2016.

But today, I want to open the window on the breath of fresh air that 2017 promises to be.

2017 is a 1 vibration year.

The 1 is the number of New Beginnings and Creation.

"1 Energy" is alive with potential and vibrates with:

Individuality, Leadership, Independence,

Creativity, Ideas, Inventions, Possibilities,

Organization, Openings, Initiation,

Self-Focus,  Self-Confidence, and New Beginnings.

The 1 vibration is a great time to start, create, or explore something new…

or to reignite the flames of something “old” that you’d really like to do, be or have because it helps you reconnect to your unique gifts and true self.


The 1 vibration is Self-Focused.

It is the declaration of Self.

The "I AM."

The Evolved 1 is about Self-Mastery.

The true expression of the "I AM."


This year is inviting you to be more self-focused in a positive way, filling your well first so you can give freely to others without depleting yourself.

It is time for you to embrace your uniqueness, own your gifts and be willing to stand up and shine.

Stop being a clone or copy of someone else.

Be Your Best YOU!

You can use this self-focus for noble accomplishments when guided by Spirit.

Yet, the 1 can also fall victim to ego and be driven to accomplish things for self-aggrandizement.

Most likely, as you navigate the potent waters of the 1 vibration, your thoughts and actions will ebb and flow between ego and Spirit until you find your own internal compass and inner balance.

Here’s a video I channeled for you with more information about 2017’s energy.


Plant Your Seeds

Important things for you to consider as you step into 2017 to set the tone of your year ahead:

  1. What do you want to accomplish this year?

  2. What do you want this next 9-year cycle to be about?

  3. What do you want to do?

  4. What would you really like to do if money or other practical sounding excuses were taken out of the equation?

  5. What do you want this year to be like for you?

    • How do you want to feel?

    • What would you like your relationships to be like?

    • What would you like to do to improve your health and fitness?

    • What would you like your home environment to be like?

    • What do you want your job/career/work to be like?

    • What would you like to experience?

  6. How do you bring more of YOU into your work, your life, your creations?

  7. What unique aspect of yourself would you like to bring to the forefront?

  8. What ideas have you been toying with that might want to be expressed now?

  9. What new possibilities would you like to explore?


You can journal on these things and perhaps create a vision board to help you to remember and focus on the things and feelings and experiences you wish to bring into your life.


Key Things to Help You Sail Through 2017

  • Be open to the possibilities that are around you. It may require you seeing things in a new way.

  • Allow your creative side to play and express more. Use it to help you thought challenges as well as creating to express yourself.

  • Take responsibility for your life (not everyone one else’s life though!). Become your own leader.

  • Find ways to better organize your life.

  • Decide on what actions and steps to take and then implement them!

  • Create a system or routine that works for you. Stop doing things that don’t support you.

  • Focus on what you wish to create, for this year and into the future.

  • Decide what improvements, ideas or innovations would help your life run more smoothly. Then put at least one or two of them in place.

  • Allow yourself to express more of your individuality, your uniqueness. Let your freak flag fly!

  • Notice the Shadow-side of the 1 vibration when it appears:

    • Being stubborn or bossy, or aggressive
    • Trying to control
    • Being demanding or asking too much (of yourself and others)
    • Egotistical, arrogant, self-important, inconsiderate or selfish
    • Moralistic or self-righteous
    • Hypersensitivity or feeling closed-off or shut down
    • My way or the highway thinking
  • Honor the Message of the Shadow:

The shadow feelings help you become aware of what is really going on inside you. From that place of awareness you can choose differently.

Where are you honoring yourself in some way, not showing up for yourself, not allowing yourself to create what you desire, or you are letting fear dictate your wants and needs?

Where you feel out of alignment or out of touch with what you really want to do, be and experience.

2017 Overview continues in the next post...

Read Part 2 - Additional Considerations - The importance of Your Life Path Influence and Your Personal Year (find out what's in store for your Life Path number... and how to figure that number out if you don't already know it)

You can put the info and suggestions in this post to good work, helping you to  navigate the ins and outs of the energy of 2017!

Go on, Create some Magic!

Wishing you a wonderful year ahead. 

with love & blessings & appreciation for you,


PS. Thanks in advance for liking and sharing my posts!

PPS. If you are interested in learning more about what your numbers have in store for you in 2017, consider booking a numerology consultation with me to help you understand what the combination of your Life Path Number, Personal Year Number and Universal Year Number mean for you. You can contact me here

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

Posted by Karen Winkelman on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 8:17 PM
Categories: Numerology, Self-Care, Energy, Self-Awareness, Empowerment, Transformation
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On Monday, February 6, 2017 at 3:18 PM
Cindy Sullivan said...
"I love your blog and you tube videos. I hope to take part in your services someday as I am still working through some blockages. Thank you for all you do. You have such a nice way about you.Warm Regards,Cindy Sullivan"
On Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 4:02 PM
Karen said...
"Hi Cindy! Thanks so much for your kind words. Delighted that you enjoy my blog and videos. Many blessings to you for a wonderful year ahead! 3 Karen"

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