That’s what my friend numerologist Nancy E. Wood calls the 2000’s. In numerology, 1 is the number of the Masculine, and 2 is the number of the Feminine… so 1492, 1776, 1953 — all denote by their first number that they belong to the Millennium of the Masculine. But since 1999, with 2000, 2009, 2012 — the years are launched by the Feminine signature. Numbers denote energies. Nancy describes the masculine as a singular energy: it tends to express just what it is, with a more self-oriented focus. But the Feminine is a dual energy, both self and other. Women’s work has always been full of perception shifting—from taking care of the children, to stirring the soup, to listening for the saber-toothed tiger, while men were single-focused, tracking that night’s dinner. The Millennium of the Feminine will shift our approach away from single-minded pursuit of individual goals into more of a balancing act, into awareness of the shifting web of the whole. That’s why Nancy encourages her students to veer away from the “battle of the sexes.” Instead she feels we should forgive, support, encourage, nurture and teach our men to be open to and honor their own Feminine — to learn from women how to allow their feelings their rightful place. I agree.