The year that went by was stressful as predicted for a majority of us. But the good news is that we’ve closed the old chapter and entered a new one with renewed hopes that the turn of the calendar can indeed swing fortunes too.
Age is not just a number, and if we have to quote the film, ‘Pacific Rim’, ‘Numbers are as close as we can get to the handwriting of God’.
So, what does 2016 hold for us and the fortunes of India? Let’s have a peek at what the ‘numbers’ have to say.
Also see: Your horoscope for 2016
2016 equals to Mars (Mangal), that is fiery red hot symbolising abundant energy akin to nuclear energy, which can take or make lives. In terms of global warming (read warning), this very well could be the hottest year ever. We must guard against impulsiveness and work on our tempers.
People born on the 9th, 18th and 27th in any month are termed as No 9 people and Scorpions and Arians too are governed by Mars. Such people are usually hot-headed, impulsive, impetuous, accident-prone, often stubborn and inflexible. This Number 9 is the symbol of matter that cannot be reversed and is, therefore, stubborn because 9, when multiplied by any number gives you Number 9 only, no matter what. For example, 9 x 1 = 9, 9 x 5 = 45 = 9, and so on.
Also see: Your love horoscope for 2016
And if you were to add these numbers to any number, you get to the number you add it to. Like 9 + 1 = 10, 9 + 2 = 11, and so on, which means they can be won by love.
The lucky colours for 2016 would be rose or red and blue, but do not overdo red, which is the colour of danger across the world. Traffic signals use red to grind us to a halt too.
While 2015 saw the sensex shedding lot of weight (25,000 from 30,000), 2016 should be a different story.
Write 2016 and not ’16 as the significance of the number 16 is not great — it symbolises accidents and disasters. Japan adds to 16, consider the spate of earthquakes and Tsunamis that ravage this country.
3,6,9 is a family so those born with on 3rd, 6th 9th, 12th, 15th, 18th, 21st, 24th, 27th and 30th in any month could have an eventful year.
Also see: Your money and career horoscope for 2016
Pisces and Sagittarius (ruler – 3, Jupiter), Taurus and Libra (ruler – 6, Venus), and Aries and Scorpio (ruler – 9, Mars) can also expect to shine. It’s the same for all whose current age is same as their birth number.
Now, let us further analyse individually how the New Year could fare for those born on each number, from 1 to 9.
People born on the 1st, 10th, 19th and 28th in any month are termed as Number 1 people, ruled by the Sun. The numbers game begins with 1, ends at 9; 1, Sun and 9, Mars are poles apart. Common ground being both are fiery hot.
The abundant energy derived from both if channelised well can make your constructive ideas see light of the day. If not, it would be like a ticking grenade about to explode. In relationships, be patient and easy, using your charm and diplomacy in winning trust, making bridges. Or there could be scope for a fallout with dear ones.
You will be healthier if you learn to draw a line between overactivity and inactivity. The good news is 2017 adds to 1, your own number. So, if you have to give a ‘dabangg’ next year, you have to start shooting now. Treat this year as an investment then to garner harvest for the future.
Examples of some famous No. 1s: Dhirubhai Ambani, Mukesh Ambani, Indira Gandhi, Rekha, Lata Mangeshkar, Aishwarya Rai, Sanjeev Kapoor, Shaimak Davar, Sunil Gavaskar, Hrithik Roshan, Ratan Tata.
Number 2 represents the Moon, and they are persons born on the 2nd, 11th, 20th and 29th of any month.
You could — to a large extent — come out of lethargy, restlessness and mood swings; time to put the dreamy ideas into play. But for this, you would need to pull up your socks and pick up the pace.
The following two years after 2016 are likely to be path-breaking, so planning, research and development are stages that are equally crucial for a finished product. Try to conquer over-sensitivity and melancholia by spending time on the work in hand. Financially, you could be surprised by your spendthrift nature. Remember, penny saved is penny earned.
Those looking for marriage would have to possibly see matters getting delayed. But like in a race, timing is important too; if you start early, you are disqualified. The secret to your health would be your state of mind; try to remain cheerful. One way is to be around people with whom you gel with. Let them inspire you.
Examples of some famous No. 2: Rajesh Khanna, Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, ShahRukh Khan, Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Dutt.
People born on the 3rd, 12th, 21st and 30th in any month are termed as Number 3 people, ruled by the biggest planet Jupiter.
You could make a lot of in-roads with you being able to see how the world looks like from the top. Ambitious that you are, you wouldn’t want to throw all of this for anything in the world. Your investments shall multiply if you show patience.
Try not to get too authoritative or you could end up making enemies. Success comes at a price, as you know; in the bargain don’t neglect loved ones. With respect to finance, you may see a better year as opposed to 2015. The greatest danger would be pushing yourself too far in the rat race.
Great leaders, too, set themselves off momentarily, leaving their hair loose; you know what all work and no play can do.
Examples of some famous No. 3s: Rajnikanth, Yuvraj Singh Sharad Pawar, Warren Buffet, Kareena Kapoor Khanand Tom Cruise.
People born on the 4th, 13th, 22nd, and 31st in any month are termed as Number 4s, ruled by Uranus. Uranus (4) is linked with the Sun (1) so Number 4s are also indirectly influenced by the magnetic rays of the Sun.
A mixed bag can mean good news too, depending on your outlook; after all, life isn’t a bed of roses. The better news is that 2017 adds to No. 1, Sun, one of your best numbers. Treat this as a learning experience as nothing is wasted if you manage to do this. Avoid being outspoken and try to be a good listener. Play your cards close to your chest.
In matters of health, alternative remedies can help you battle the mind games churning in your head. And workouts can keep other ailments at bay. It’s time for R&D (research and development) something, which you are good at. It is likely that you will be busy throughout, and that’s a good thing. A bolt of lightning is best only when it can produce energy.
Examples of some famous No. 4: Barack Obama, Kishore Kumar, Sridevi, Tabu, Juhi Chawla, Preity Zinta.
People born on the 5th, 14th, 23rd in any month are termed as Number 5s, ruled by Mercury, the fastest.
Mercury melts with heat and 9, Mars (2016) is fiery; like a pendulum, fortunes could swing either way. Buoyancy can cause insecurities, try to overcome fear. Control your mind by thinking constructively and being with positive-minded people.
If you overcome your temperament, there could be some landmarks that would be within your grasp. Avoid being rash, be it driving or even in your speech. Use diplomacy, like a surgeon would use his knife. Your ideas may be a bit too expensive so look before you leap. Avoid taking on too many risks — speculative industries could burn your pockets. Those in manufacturing could see a slow but steady revival.
If you are looking for matrimony, expect delays. Good news being, time flies.
Examples of some famous No. 5s: Aamir Khan, Rohit Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Himesh Reshammiya and Kajol.
People born on the 6th, 15th and 24th in any month are termed as Number 6, ruled by Venus, which also governs Librans and Taureans.
A better year beckons you; those looking for greener pastures can expect to get some opportunities, which had fizzled out since the recent past. And if ready with a concrete plan, new projects or entrepreneurship can be considered too. Those looking for matrimony should put their best foot forward, as well as those looking to buy a vehicle or property. Avoid impulsive shopping though as it could burn your pockets.
In terms of health too, a better year. However, do pay attention to your sweet tooth. Keep a tab on wining and dining. Relationships with loved ones will be in the safety zone, but do not have larger-than-life expectations from them.
Examples of some famous No. 6s: Ranvir Singh, Sachin Tendulkar, Sania Mirza, AR Rahman, Madhuri Dixit, Subhash Ghai, Rakesh Roshan and Anil Kapoor.
People born on the 7th, 16th and 25th in any month are termed as Number 7s, ruled by Neptune, and such persons are also under the influence of the interchangeable Number 2 of the Moon. Cancerians, too, are ruled by 7 (and 2).
Groundwork done this year shall determine the outcome of a more productive and enriching 2017; sowing seeds is an important stage before harvest. Do not treat delays and hindrances in negative light; instead, make them your working partners even if the finish line is still not visible. Avoid getting in mindless and unnecessary arguments; refrain from outbursts that can tarnish your image and relationships.
Mentally, you would feel more energetic and this could help you with regards to health. Travel could increase, even if not always for a holiday; but it is not too difficult a task for you to mix work and pleasure.
People born on the 8th, 17th, and 26th in any month are termed as Number 8s, ruled by Saturn. Number 8 also presides over the zodiacal signs of Capricorns, Aquarians and Librans.
The year gone by may have been extreme, but the same may not be the case this time round. New beginnings could later translate into success if you are ready to exude tolerance. You will find your confidence on the upscale. Do not reduce the momentum and, instead, push harder towards your goals. This isn’t the time to drop anchor.
Those looking for an alliance in business should cool their heels. Also, if you are in speculative industry like stock markets, you should square up your risks first before sticking your neck out. Guard against accidents and illness related to heat. Walks and workouts can help immensely.
You could travel less frequently; use this as an opportunity to spend time with loved ones at home. Remember, a glass half empty is actually half full too.
Examples of some famous No. 8s: Narendra Modi, Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble, Shilpa Shetty, Riteish Deshmukh, Asha Bhosale, Gauri Khan and John Abraham.
People born on the 9th, 18th and 27th in any month are termed as Number 9s, governed by Mars; also, Scorpions and Arians too are ruled by Mars.
2016 = 9, which is same as your primary number; so, expect the unexpected though mainly for the good. You could be in top form and raise the bar; but be tolerant with lesser mortals. Not everybody can be in the driver’s seat. The burst of energy should be channellised in a manner that can benefit many. There would be many expectations from you from those close to you.
Those of you who are looking for a career change can take a calculated risk. And if you are single and ready to mingle, your time starts now. Avoid recklessness, both, in mind as well as body. Remember, people like underdogs, not bullies.
A lot of Number 9s are known to be fitness freaks; others can get lethargic if not active. So, the secret to your good health is to burst the blistering oomph or power.
Examples of some famous No. 9s: Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Bruce Lee, Suresh Raina and Shatrughan Sinha.