Every New Year I find themes that sum up the year that is closing and really encompass my wishes for the year ahead. Funny enough, these wishes and cycles seems to play out beautifully in the realm of numerology. The art and science of numbers can help you to find the themes and lessons that capitalize on the year, making the most of the energies that are swirling around.
Have you ever added up your Personal Number?
We all have one of nine different Personal Numbers in numerology that bring us themes to explore for the year ahead. The year ahead, all on its own, has an energy that impacts the world and all of us in it.
My sister Nicole is a numerologist, and for 2016 she’s created a simple guide to your own Personal Year in numbers!
The Personal Year number helps to answer the questions of, “What should I do this year?” , “How should I approach situations in my life?” and “What should I expect this upcoming year to teach me?” The Personal Year gives you insight into where you are, where you are going, and how to best approach situations in the new year. This number will be the energy blanketing your life, and will mark your struggles, challenges and achievements.
According to Numerology, life is comprised of nine cycles or learning stages of life. Specifically, year after year you progress to the succeeding cycle, and evolve on to the next life stage, which the previous year has prepared you to handle. Once you have reached the 9th cycle, you begin the 1st cycle again. Each of these 9 cycles, 1 through 9, carries a specific energy, vibration, and characteristics. Whether or not you choose to work with or against the energy of your Personal Year will determine how much personal gain and growth you will achieve.
In order to calculate your Personal Year, you must first determine the Universal Year Number. Just as you evolve on a personal level through the 9 cycles of development, so does the universe. The difference here is that the Universal year is felt by the whole world and denotes where we are and where we are going as a collective people. To find the Universal Year for any year you just reduce the year to a single digit.
For Example: 2016 (2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 9) – The Universal Year is 9 (you can read more HERE)
Next, to calculate your Personal Year you will add the number value of your month of birth, day of birth, and the Universal year. I will show you an example of someone born on December 10 with the 9 universal year. It is important to remember to reduce each value to a single digit before adding all the numbers together.
For Example: December 10
12 (month) + 10 (date of birth) + 9 (Universal Year)
(3 + 1 + 9 = 13)
(1 +3 = 4) Personal Year is the 4
Now that you’ve learned to calculate your personal year, let’s get down to it and see what this year has in store for you.
Personal Year 1: A year of new beginnings and fresh starts
Are you ready to kick-start a new dream? This is the perfect time to lay down the foundation for a new business, career, or relationship and jumpstart exciting and new projects. The number 1 personal year signifies the completion of the previous nine year cycle and the beginning of a new one. All the lessons that were learned in the last nine-year cycle are finally having an opportunity to begin to be actualized as the new year rolls in. This is not a time to sit on your laurels, as you have been waiting for this moment for the last nine years. Set your goals high. This will be a time of high energy and creativity. Take charge of your life, make decisive decisions, be courageous and stay focused and organized. This is a year of opportunities.
Personal Year 2: A year of relationships, sensitivity, and cooperation
The motto of this personal year should be, “Have faith in yourself.” In the previous year, the focus was on starting new ventures and “planting the seeds” of what you desire. The next step is to learn the virtue of patience, and through patience we learn to trust ourselves, others, and the universe. This is a time of high intuition. In this year avoid making decisions without seriously evaluating all outcomes. This is also a time to learn about partnerships and cooperation with others. This year may come with seemingly more obstacles that previous years, but it is important to understand that every year has some obstacles, but this year they will seem bigger because of your new desires that were laid down in the personal year of the 1. Patience is key here. Resist fear, resist negativity, be patient, enjoy relationships, and believe in yourself.
Personal Year 3: A year of motivation, creativity and inspiration
Are you ready to make some significant gains and have fun? This year is a year to enjoy friends, laugh often, and have an active social life. This is said to be a good financial year and a time where you may find yourself wanting to be more expressive and creative artistically. This is a year where you will spend a large amount of time enjoying other people’s company. The key to being successful in this personal year is to avoid, “spreading yourself too thin”, and scattering your energy. Avoid being self-indulgent and impulsive, as this will impede your spiritual evolution.
Personal Year 4: A year of hard work, discipline and opportunities
This is a year to be organized, flexible and practical. Details must be attended to and hard work is in order, both mentally and physically. With this personal year, you may feel limited and frustrated. Regardless, it’s time to “get to work”. This is a time to take advantage of new opportunities that come your way. It is not unlikely you may have over-indulged in the personal year of the 3 and now is the time to get everything back into order and shape.
Personal Year 5: A year of change, freedom, and unpredictability
The year of freedom, variety, travel and change. This is a time to take risks. You will find yourself having to make decisions on the fly, instead of being able to mull over all outcomes. It’s a time of luck and spontaneity. Be ready to expect and embrace the exciting unexpected, yet be weary of the desire to over-indulge in alcohol, food, and sex. Most importantly, keep promises and commitments you have made, despite your desire to avoid responsibility. Stay on track and have fun. Be constructive without being destructive.
Personal Year 6: A year of responsibility, domestic affairs, and service
This year is about love, your home and responsibilities. You may find many people during this year confiding in you and asking for your help. In the personal year of the 6 be careful of people using you or being stepped on or taken advantage of. Since this is a year of selflessness and taking care of others needs, be careful who you become close to as they may leave you emotionally drained. During this year, do not anticipate your good deeds to be reciprocated right away. You’ve given people strength and the confidence and it might be awhile before you see the rewards of your sacrifice. This is a time to create a haven for balance and harmonious relationships. Redecorate your home and build a garden. Create a sanctuary. This is a wonderful personal year to get married and start a home.
Personal Year 7: A year of contemplation, self-awareness, and spiritual atonement
This is a year to be introspective, a year to reflect on the past and contemplate the future. This is a year to garner the ability to be alone and feel comfortable. Introspection, meditation, contemplation, learning, reading, are all key elements of the 7 year. You might want to work on developing a deeper faith in spirituality and/or be open-minded towards occult subjects. This is a time of wisdom and trying to get to know yourself better. Embrace it. This is a time to fully get to know yourself and a great time to give of any substance, like drugs, alcohol, psychotropics, that inhibit the pure ability of knowing.
Personal Year 8: A year of reward, respect, and recognition
Money, Power, Success – Baby! This is the year to fully take charge. You’ve learned what you need and paid your dues to get this far, now let’s see the rewards. Put the pedal to the metal, your nose to the grindstone and make some financial gain. You learned all about yourself in the year of the 7, now believe it and shine. Make decisions with the mind you finely tuned last year and not your heart. Unfortunately, this is a year to be weary of your health or the health of a loved one. Make sure you are aware of your body and seek medical advice if something is not normal.
Personal Year 9: A year of completion, release, and transformation
It’s over. Mission accomplished. Well, not quite. Now is the time to get into gear and reflect on the cycles past. Realize what you need, who you need, and most importantly, what you do not need. Cast it away and never look back for this is a time to “clean house”. You are gearing up to start a new cycle and should get rid of what brought you down in your current cycle. This is a time to choose what you want to take with you as you embark on your next journey. All this reflection may cause some disappointment, but remember a brand new start awaits you.
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