Thursday, December 31, 2015

2016 Predictions

2016 A 9 Universal Year: The Year of Extremes
 “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us….” Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Number 9
Positive traits:  Humane, compassionate, tolerant, forgiving, charitable, intuitive, fair, ethical, insightful, authoritative, natural leader, creative, astute, spiritual, benevolent, loving.
Negative traits: Resentful, critical, intolerant, self-righteousness, stubborn, judgmental, impersonal, suspicious, hateful, vindictive, lack of integrity, over-emotional, prejudiced.

Every number in Numerology has positive and negative qualities. The Number 9 is one of those numbers that is all or nothing.  It is the number of extremes either displaying the positive qualities of the 9 or the negative and nothing in between.  A 9 has the capacity to either save the world or destroy it. We can look to examples of Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi, both 9 Lifepaths, for selfless service to others and an example of true humanitarians. We can also look at the darker side of the 9 by examples of Heinrich Himmler, Ayatollah Khomeini and John Wayne Gacy who were also 9 Lifepaths. In 2016, we will be witness to the best and the worst humanity has to offer and on some level, we already sense this.

No other year can unite humanity in a common cause as much as a 9 Universal Year.
World leaders are working together to combat the global terrorist threat from ISIS. The number 9 stresses international and the potential for war. A war on terror is a war nonetheless. The fact ISIS is basing its actions on religious ideology is very much in alignment with the Number 9 because it stresses our religious beliefs. It makes it a more difficult war to fight. Besides the threat of ISIS, other conflicts between countries have the potential to flare up.  Conflicts will not only be fought on the ground but also through computer hacking. We are entering an age of cyber terrorism where computers and the Internet connect the world.

Many of us look at the 2016 Presidential Election as a reflection of the worst and the best candidates America has to offer. It is unfathomable that a presidential candidate could insult people, incite racism and fear but that is exactly what is happening. As 2016 progresses, the contrast between ideologies and candidates will become even more apparent and we will witness fanatical support on each side. 2016 will push the boundaries of human emotion.

The 9 Universal Year stresses letting go of what no longer serves our greatest and highest good and sometimes in order to do so, we need to identify what we need to release. We have to come to a decision by making observations and comparisons of good and evil, light and darkness, love or hate. 2016 will show us the contrasts. What will humanity choose?

The 9 brings completion and will even influence global economies that are unstable as well as governments that no longer function. The rise and fall of both have already begun but 2016 will bring about the finality, the ending, the culmination.

In 2015, the United Nations Climate Change Conference took place but 2016 will demonstrate how important this meeting was as we will experience extremes in weather. Storms will be described as the “strongest ever recorded.” The Universe is about to place emphasis on our obligation to take care of the planet we all live in.

To use the energy of the 9 Universal Year in a positive way, we must refrain from prejudice and be compassionate to our fellow brothers and sisters no matter what their religious beliefs are. We must choose to be tolerant, non-judgmental, charitable and forgiving in order for a 9 Universal Year to reward us.  2016 will be revolutionary when it comes to civil rights and human rights. It will also offer us many opportunities to help our weaker brothers and sisters.

2016 will be a turning point and although it may seem tumultuous, it is very necessary in order for mankind to evolve. We simply have to trust in the Divine plan and know that in order to change the world; we have to go through change itself.  As we close doors in 2016, we need to remind ourselves to turn around and look forward to 2017. We need to trust the process that in order to begin there must be an end.

Other Predictions
This will be a year that places emphasis on our religious beliefs and will also allow us to become more spiritually in touch. It is a year to expect miracles, signs and messages and greater awareness.
Texas, the Carolinas, the East Coast and California can expect severe flooding. Flooding will cause dams to be breached and there will be mudslides in California.  Cyclones and Super Typhoons will be especially dangerous and although our Atlantic Hurricane season has been mild, 2016 will be more active. The East coast is already experiencing an unusually mild winter while the western half of the United States is snowy and cold. The East Coast is not off the hook as there will be at least one major Nor’easter.
Weather will be extreme in 2016, breaking records and we will be hearing the words “super storm” used often.  
The Planet:
Mother Nature is trying to get our attention that we need to take care of this planet we all live on and it has to be a global effort. We will be seeing the effects of climate change by extreme weather but we also will experience ever increasing intensity of earthquakes. We also will be discussing meteors, asteroids and solar flares in 2016. 
Police Brutality
This issue is not going away and more and more videos and news stories about police brutality will be in the headlines. There will be an incredible focus on civil rights next year and we can expect major incidents which can once again spark protests and demonstrations.
I also think our prisons will receive a great deal of attention, whether it is the release of non-violent prisoners or prison reform itself.
Unfortunately crime is on the rise and in 2016, it will continue to escalate. Murder rates will rise. Sadly, we will hear of mass shootings on college campuses and in our schools. This will prompt heated discussion over gun control.
 Lowered oil prices have caused the destabilization of the economies in many countries. We will be seeing a wave of defaults in payment of loans and money will not be as easy to borrow. This is going to place a great deal of stress on major banks. Deutsche Bank, the German global banking and financial services company is vulnerable.
Europe, China and Japan’s economies will be most at risk. The US stock market will still experience volatility.
August is an important month to watch.
Specific Companies: Economy
Dunkin Donuts, Lumber Liquidators, Walmart, Kohl’s, Penney’s, and Sears will not have a good financial year.
Clash of Ideologies:
No other year is going to emphasize differences in beliefs as much as 2016 especially when it comes to religious beliefs.
Planned Parenthood is the largest single provider of reproductive health services including abortions and religious groups will continue to actively fight against abortions making Planned Parenthood their major target. In 2016, this already volatile issue will lead to greater discussion and potentially violence.
Human Rights
One of the major themes of 2016 will be human rights. Non-discrimination is a major part of human rights and we will be witness to both discrimination itself as well as fighting against discrimination.
We will become painfully aware of the needs of the less fortunate: the homeless, elderly and the sick and hopefully it will strike a chord of compassion in us all. It should be a significant year for charities.
A natural disaster or something war-related could be the catalyst for our taking action to help those in need.
Bill Cosby has decided to sue some of the women who accused him of sexual assault and we will be hearing a lot about this in the upcoming year. 2017 will be his reckoning and not in a good way.
Justin Bieber is in for a tough year in 2016. It could be health related but more than likely he breaks the law again and this time, he will not be able to get away with it. The sooner he realizes he has to follow the rules, the easier his life will become.
Rosie O’Donnell has been experiencing family problems, most notably just going through a divorce and dealing with her estranged daughter. The problems with her family will continue.  Her Numerology Chart shows a difficult start to 2016. It is also possible that she may create controversy or be drawn into it by way of her past with Donald Trump.

Alison Baughman first discovered Numerology as a child, studied it for a lifetime and began her professional career as a Numerologist in 1999. Today, Alison is a professional Numerologist, Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master, author, lecturer, and radio personality. She is the author of the highly rated book on Numerology “Speaking to Your Soul Through Numerology” available at
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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Numerically Speaking: Thoughts on the 2016 Presidential Election

If a person has been successful enough in life to propel them to run for the Presidency, you can rest assured that they have a powerful Numerology Chart. This makes deciphering the numbers and determining the winner quite challenging, especially when the field of candidates has not been narrowed down. I will focus upon the front-runners for now and will revisit this after the Democratic and Republican Conventions. I do believe this list represents the serious contenders.

R-Donald Trump
Not going to happen.
Donald Trump’s major nemesis in the upcoming year is his combative nature and his inability to edit what he says. He will be going into a 2 Personal Year which does not allow for arguments and confrontations and that type of behavior will be his undoing in 2016 unless he has a personality makeover which is highly doubtful. His Challenge Number tells us that he does not take criticism lightly and he clearly has shown his vulnerability in this area. In 2016, he cannot act with retribution and argue with anyone who critiques him because doing so will cause him far greater problems.
He has so much Karma in his Numbers that I do not know where to start but I can tell you that he is learning the power of his words in this lifetime. He suffers from “open mouth, insert foot syndrome.” I began writing this before he made the statement to ban all Muslims from entering the United States and he is already receiving backlash.
Given what I see in his Numerology Chart, it is unlikely he will become the next President, in fact, I would guarantee it.  With that being said, the fact that he is an unconventional candidate who is quite popular should send a message to politicians that the American public are quite fed up with status quo. For that reason, Donald Trump does serve a real purpose.
We are entering a 9 Universal Year in 2016 and the 9 goes to extremes, often reflecting the best and the worst humanity has to offer. I believe Donald Trump reflects the latter.
The energy in his chart is not supportive at pivotal times this year being the Republican Convention, Election Day and the Inauguration Day. I think his bid for the Presidency will end in July.
If, for some miracle, he is the nominee for the Republican Party and runs against Hillary Clinton, she will win.

D-Hillary Clinton
It is time to finish this.
Hillary should be sending a really nice gift to Donald Trump for making her look like the lesser of two evils. When your greatest opposition can be “his own worst enemy”, you just have to stay the course and look relatively competent. Hillary is not only experienced but also very capable.
There is great intensity in Hillary’s chart suggesting closure on something very important in her life. It certainly could be the loss of a loved one but if we apply it to her career, it could be the final run at the Presidency. She is an a 9 Personal Year in 2016. Her Essence Number is a 5 which suggests change in job and quite frankly, could be change in address such as moving to the White House.
There is no question Hillary has a difficult road ahead during the campaign but she has stellar energy present in her chart on Election Day which is a 1 Personal Day for her and also on Inauguration Day which is an 11 Day for her.   I would say there is a very good chance Hillary will be our next President but I withhold a final decision until I see who she is running against.  I can tell you that her Numerology Chart is far more supportive of success this time around as compared to her chart the last time she ran for President.

R-Marco Rubio
Move over Donald.
 Marco will rise in the polls before it is all said and done but it still looks as though 2016 will be a very trying year for him.  He has a good chance of overtaking Donald Trump’s popularity. There are quite a few positives in his chart. I think he will get the Republican Nomination.
He will be in a 6 Personal Year in 2016 which matches his Lifepath Number and usually when you have that kind of configuration, it is an important year in your life. During the Republican Convention, he will be in a 4 Personal Month which usually slows down momentum. Having an 8 for your Personal Month Number in November during the election is a very good thing but on the actual Election Day, it will be a 16/7 Personal Day for him which often represents “rise to fall”. March will be a pivotal month to see if he moves forward with his bid for the Presidency.
It is interesting to note that Marco Rubio has many similarities in his chart to George Bush who was a 6 Lifepath and won the Presidency in his 6 Personal Year. The Republican National Convention will be held in Cleveland, Ohio which is also a 6 vibration.

D-Bernie Sanders
Sorry Hillary, he has a good chance.
Bernie Sanders also has several positive markers in his Numerology Chart at the moment. He will be in an 8 Personal Year in 2016 which should give him recognition and opportunity for greater success. I expect his campaign will take a more serious turn in 2016.   His age is 74 (7+4=11) which suggests there is something important about 2016 and the 11 Master Number puts him in the spotlight. On Election Day, he will be in a 1 Personal Month but the day is not as supportive because it is a 9 Personal Day for him. On Inauguration Day, he has an 8 Day which signals recognition for your achievements. If for whatever reason Hillary does not win the Democratic Nomination, Bernie Sanders will be the Democratic Candidate. .

R-Ted Cruz
Don’t underestimate him
He is another candidate that has the potential to pull ahead of the pack and his Numerology Chart also presents a threat to Hillary Clinton.  He is in a 1 Pinnacle which allows a person to rise to the top regarding career. His 1 Pinnacle and 1 Maturity Number suggests leadership. He has very supportive energy at the time of the Republican Convention, Election and Inaugural Day if he makes it that far. February is a key month to watch.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Observations from the Mall

Do you want a seat to the greatest show on earth?
All you need to do is spend an hour eating a Cindy's Cinnabun in the center of a crowded mall on a Saturday night. Now maybe I was just all jacked up from all that sugar in a frosted cinnamon bun or maybe it was just my 7 Lifepath kicking in but I found this sea of humanity fascinating. As the various sizes, shapes and ages paraded by, I was having a mental conversation in my head of epic proportions.
It kind of went like this:

I saw a young male who couldn't be much more than 16 years old who had probably spent more time on his hair that day than I have in an entire lifetime. His hair was impeccable, dark black with dyed burgundy tips, and not a single hair out of place. He was dressed in skinny jeans and looked like he had stepped out of a fashion magazine. I could not help but wonder why he had to try so hard to look so perfect and it also crossed my mind that those skinny jeans had to be uncomfortable on a male.  Despite all the grooming he appeared very self-conscious  In my head I was reassuring him "You are already perfect."

Shortly after I saw a young woman in her 20s who had a decidedly bigger butt than what is considered beautiful but this lovely young woman had curve fitting jeans that accentuated her ample assets. In my mind I was shouting "YOU GO GIRL!"  It made me happy to see someone who was comfortable with her body and did not dress to hide it but rather dressed to flaunt it. I have to admit I heard Sir Mix-A-Lot singing somewhere in my mind.

There were so many young women with designer purses in the mall that I lost count and wondered what statement they were trying to make by having the purse predominately slung on their body so it would be seen.  Now don't get me wrong, they are beautiful purses but any sane person knows there is little difference between the 500.00 purse and the 50.00 purse except for the designer label itself. I wanted to ask " Does having an expensive purse made you feel any better about yourself?"  I do know from previous experiences and having a daughters who have expensive purses that you do get better service in stores. Maybe that is the point. I don't know. I admit I do not understand the lure of it all. My feeling is " Hey, if you want to make Michael Kors rich, then have at it."

Which brings me to my absolute favorite who was the little girl who insisted in dressing like a princess to go to the mall. Her pink tutu and sparkly shoes were adorable.  She did not care that no one else was dressed like a princess and she beamed at everyone she passed while adjusting her crooked little princess crown. She was oblivious to the stares of strangers and I cheered her on in my head by saying "Always be who you are and I am happy you know you are a princess, I also hope you do not change and grow up someday and start to worry about what other people think."
 Hopefully she will opt not to buy a designer purse when she grows up and is subject to peer pressure but instead, be totally cool with some sparkly hot mess of a purse that reflects her adorable personality.

You can learn a great deal from eating a cinnamon bun in the center of the mall on a Saturday night and sometimes your teacher comes in a tiny little package.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I Am Not a Medium but I Play One on TV

Not so long ago as I was finishing a Numerology Reading for a client, he had an unusual request. He said to me " Alison, I know you are not a Medium but my Dad passed away last year and I was wondering if you could possibly see if you could get a message from him?"

Now I know I have intuitive talents but I prefer to focus on Numerology because that is where I feel I can be most helpful for my clients. It is also very important to me to be accurate in my readings so I tend to shy away from Mediumship where my insight tends to be hit or miss. Still, he had practically given me permission to fail and seeing he had no expectations, I was willing to give it a try.

I closed my eyes and asked his Father to come with a message for his son. Almost instantly, I saw a picture of a shiny Lincoln penny, clear as a bell. In my mind I was thinking "HOW LAME!" because, many psychics and mediums tell people that finding a penny is a sign from Heaven all the time. Really a penny???  I was frustrated.

I once again asked his Dad to give me a message for his son and immediately I got another picture. This time I got the image of  something we probably all did in kindergarten around President's Day. I saw a silhouette of Abraham Lincoln cut out from construction paper and pasted on a paper plate.
I was irked at that point and felt like a failure and I hesitated to tell my client what I was seeing but I heard a voice that said "JUST SAY IT."
So lame or not, I told my client that I was seeing a Lincoln penny and also the silhouette of Lincoln on a paper plate and I felt that the message was "one looked like the other".
Suddenly there was dead silence on the other line.

After my client composed himself, he thanked me for such a profound and amazing message and of course, I was not onboard with his sentiments. He went on to explain to me that his father looked like Abraham Lincoln and was not necessarily pleased about that because his father did not think Lincoln was particularly handsome. His son, my client, liked to joke with his Dad about this so every year when he sent his father a Birthday card, he taped a Lincoln penny to the card.

Oh yes , I was astonished.

There is a point to this story and hopefully it will help some of you who are working on developing your own psychic abilities. When you get a message, you have to trust in what you receive.  As soon as your mind steps in and tries to rationalize the message, or manipulate it, you are allowing your ego to interfere. Just be in the flow of the message without judgement.  Go with the message you receive without trying to interpret or edit it.
Yes Abraham Lincoln's "look- alike" and his son taught me that.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


If you are a young adult who is experiencing cyber-bullying , I want you to know that I am sending you love and support.

I want you to know there are more people who want to help you than the ones who want to hurt you. Please Google "cyber bullying" and you will see. Maybe you would be happy to know there are over 10 million websites on the internet that want to help you. I promise you that there are more good people than bad.

I wish I could give you a hug and tell you not to worry. I wish I could explain to you that people who bully are insecure and probably have had some life experiences that made them so mean. I know that is not an excuse for their behavior but maybe you could feel a little sorry for them. They are only hurting themselves not you. They are cowards.

Please do not suffer in silence. Tell somebody. Ask for help. You will find it.

Do not allow what they say to make you feel bad about yourself. Don't give them that power over you. They are the ones with the problem, not you. I promise you that this is something that will not last and someday you will realize it made you stronger.

I know it is easier said than  done but you can do it.
Be brave and be fearless. They have nothing on you! You are amazing and all kinds of wonderful !
I want you to know that you have a friend in me.

Hang in there...Alison

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