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Numerology - Personal Year Number

Hello, lovelies!

As we complete 2017, I thought it would be a wonderful idea to include a fun way of looking towards 2018 by using Numerology - which I find to be a fun and intriguing way of using specific numbers in our lives to provide more knowledge and direction. I also enjoy that by tapping into the lessons and challenges of each of the vibrations the numbers hold, the better that I can overcome what is thrown my way.

We all know that every year, things change. Whether it is a personal transformation that takes place at a mental, physical, emotional or spiritual level, no one can deny that a year can really shift us.

The general type of changes likely to occur are predictable. But sometimes a year comes along that presents new and uncrossed challenges for us to deal with. Personally for me, the last few years have been extremely transformative. I look back at who I was at the beginning of 2017 and I scarcely recognize that person! But not a lot has changed physically - it is the emotional and mental changes that have pushed me through to the vital spiritual lessons of this year.

The personal year number represents certain energies that can be interpreted to reveal the type of changes to expect, as well as the direction that you are headed and lessons to focus on.

Numbers are vibrations.

Just as the planets affect our outer and inner lives, numbers represent vibrations that we sense, whether we are aware of it or not, and respond to with our actions, feelings and thoughts. When the numbers in our lives change - for instance a new address, new uniform number, or new telephone number, these transitions affect us energetically. I can even recall choosing where my house was built so that the address would add up to a specific number, because it felt the best for my family. I am glad I did. Living in our home has brought exactly what I was looking for.

Numerology is not new. In fact, it is something that humans have been studying and using as a form of divination. Numerology is the study of numbers, and the occult manner in which they reflect certain aptitudes and character tendencies, as an integral part of the cosmic plan. Each letter has a numeric value that provides a related cosmic vibration. The sum of the numbers in your birth date and the sum of value derived from the letters in the name provide an interrelation of vibrations. These numbers show a great deal about character, purpose in life, what motivates, and where talents may lie.

Experts in numerology use the numbers to determine the best time for major moves and activities in life. Numerology is used to decide when to invest, when to marry, when to travel, when to change jobs, or relocate. This is why I find numerology such a fascinating and adept subject to tackle easily, even if you aren't too familiar with it.

The numerology personal year number can be used to predict the likely types of changes that will occur every year. Your entire life.

Internal urges shift. Important shifts. Opportunities seem different.

Life is somehow changed.

Depending on what the previous personal year number was, an entire new approach to life might be assumed when the new number kicks in.

When the personal year number changes with the new year, it isn't a sudden break from one number to another. Instead, the yearly change begins a month or two before the new year. Earlier for some, later for others.

As the new personal year energy increases, the previous personal year energy decreases. The new energy gradually becomes stronger and is in full force by mid-January. You can use the blending of the energies as you move into your new personal year and readily use the energies as they shift.

Every new year, the shift in numbers create a vibrational shift, and we all share the influence of this transformation. How you are affected specifically each calendar year by this change in energy is referred to as your Personal Year Number.

Knowing your Personal Year cycles can help you interpret the many changes happening within and around you. It is akin to reading the weather report before planning a trip. This is helpful in evaluating the trend for the coming calendar year.

Varied energies are conducive to different activities and behaviors.

There is a time to act, to wait, to change, to express, to explore or retreat.

A season for everything!

A Change, Every Year

The personal year number represents energies that attract certain types of events and circumstances, tending to draw focus to those situations.

When the personal year number changes, the environment and oneself tend to feel different.

Attention shifts. Life potential has a different resonance. Things seem different or seem they could be different. New plans are made.

To find out what kind of changes are likely, first calculate the numerology personal year number. Then read an interpretation of the energies the calculated number brings.

How To Calculate

I will be the first to admit that I am not good at the mathing. Unless it is money-math - then I am all over that, like white on rice. But this formula is super simple and not easy to mess up. So, even if you are uncomfortable with numbers, you more than likely have a Calculator App on your phone who can do this for you (which I totally used #noshame).

Three numbers are used in the calculation:

  1. The day of birth.

  2. The number of the month of birth. (January is number 1, February number 2, and so forth, with December being number 12.)

  3. The year for which the prediction is desired.

Let's assume a birth date of August 8. And a prediction is desired for year 2018. The month number for August is 8. Therefore, write down:


Now, add those numbers together.

During the calculations, we're looking for a single-digit number or 11, 22, or 33.

If, after adding the month, day, and year numbers together, the result is not one of the numbers we're looking for, then add the digits of the result together. Keep doing that until you get one of those numbers.

The personal year calculation for the example date is:

8 + 8 + 2 + 0 + 1 + 8 = 27, 2 + 7 = 9

The calculated numerology personal year number for a June 8 birthday during year 2018 is 9. Calculate your personal year number using the same method.

There's a special consideration for personal year calculations that result in 11, 22, or 33 (which are master numbers). Additional calculations need to be made to see if the personal year number is valid as a master number.

If It's a Master Number: Let's say your birthday is June 15 and you want to know what 2017 holds for you.
So, our numbers are:

The personal year calculation for the example date is:

6 + 1 + 5 + 2+ 0 + 1 + 7 = 22

Here we have a Master Number of 22.

The personal year number is reduced to a single digit: If it was 11, it becomes 2. If it was 22, it becomes 4. And if it was 33, it becomes 6. So, read interpretations for both of your numbers.


Here are interpretations of the numerology energy represented by each possible personal year number.

Personal Year Number 1 - A New Beginning In Your Life:

The energy represented by the numerology personal year number 1 indicates a year of new beginnings and more enthusiasm.

The year generally provides opportunities for starting new projects and the energy to follow the inclination. More so than last year, the person feels a desire to move forward, to improve situations, to assert their individuality, and to get on with life.

The numerology personal year energy resonates with an active year and making decisions independently. This is a time to clarify your goals and it is a time to act on them.

In some respects, life is inclined to feel like it's beginning anew. This is a brand new beginning for you! Last year you completed a 9 year cycle. You most likely let go of some people and circumstances in your life, and now is time to plant seeds and embark upon new adventures. This is a wonderful time to do anything you have wanted to do but have been making excuses for.

Now is the time to take action and be bold! This is not a time to wait and think about things, it is a time to do!You will have a lot of energy now, so do some form of physical exercise daily, otherwise you might experience nervous tension in your body or mind. Starting something new takes confidence. Believe in yourself.

This Universe is helping you break out of your comfort zone and take your life to a new level! Hard work may be necessary to get a new venture moving. Your physical strength will be up during this year, perhaps higher than it has been for some time, as you have some special needs for this extra energy.

If you are unable or unwilling to answer the call to change and make the move in your life the appears necessary now, your prospects may be delayed until the next cycle begins in nine years.

Because of this, you feel like an adventure, a major change in your life, something new. New goals should be clearly set and worked toward, as this is really a new beginning of a nine year cycle and it is best not to dwell on the past at this time.

This will be fairly easy for you to do because most of the problems and disappointments of the past will tend to disappear, leaving the way open for these new challenges. This is a great time; use it to its full advantage.

Remember, you’re number 1, so it’s time to put yourself first. Any area of your life where you’ve been taking the back seat, you’ll want to take back your power. You deserve only the best!

Personal Year Number 2 - Development, Cooperation, and Waiting:

The energy represented by the numerology personal year number 2 indicates a year of attention on relationships - social, romantic, friend, sibling, business, teamwork. The energy encourages participation in team projects.

Cooperative associations tend to feel more important. Diplomacy and tact are likely to be used to repair or strengthen relationships. Intuition, emotions, and sensitivity tend to be enhanced.

The energy resonates with a busy year and with demands on the person's time. A personal year 2 is a wait and see time; a year when you will find yourself in the background and very much in a stage of development. This is not a time to force the issue and try to move forward. It is a time for cooperation and building relationships that will benefit you in the future; a year for accumulating and collecting.

The year can revitalize peace of mind and strengthen sincere friendships. After the intense energy and changes of last year, now is a time to slow down and reflect upon your life and your choices. You might feel torn in two directions and some of your old identities are merging with you new ones.

This year may be a test to your self-control and emotional sensitivities. This is a time to improve your abilities to work with others in a productive way and this can be difficult for you if you have chiefly worked alone in the past. Keep calm, cool, and pleasant.

Be kind to yourself as you integrate these energies. Your emotions are on high and you might feel oversensitive or take other people’s opinions to heart. That is why it is so important to take time and reflect on your needs and personal truth. What is it that YOU want?

To find inner balance, you might need to draw more boundaries, say no more often, and learn how to receive. Where can you take back some of your energy? Are you giving more than you are receiving? Are there any areas in your life where you feel you deserve more? Explore those areas and find ways to balance your relationships in a reciprocal manner.Your intuition is highly charged now. To access this gift, you need to listen to your inner voice above all others. Perhaps you want to take up yoga or meditation, and spend more time in nature. Use this beautiful time to know yourself better and have the courage to take care of yourself!

Since 2 attracts relationships, this can be a wonderful time to meet someone who helps you feel good about yourself, romantic or otherwise. But remember, finding loving relationships begins with honoring and loving yourself first!

Personal Year Number 3 - Social Expansion and Creative Successes:

The energy represented by the numerology personal year number 3 indicates a year of increased creative and inspirational energy.

Creative expression, creative inspiration, more opportunities for social interaction - all these tend to be more present.

The numerology energy resonates with personal artistic endeavors and a deeper association with the arts. The person is likely to experience creative inspiration as an expression of imagination.

The energy resonates with increased enthusiasm, as well as inclination and opportunities to entertain. You are inclined to live life to its fullest now, even if you have to pay the consequences later on. You are likely to be more sociable and the bridle of responsibility will seem to be loosened a bit. You are inclined to scatter your energies and undertake too many things at the same time.

This is likely to be a colorful and eventful year. The world is your stage! This is a potently creative time, so instead of worrying about your future, create the life you desire by cultivating more joy and beauty within you.

What do you find beautiful about yourself and your life? What feeds your spirit and makes you feel happy?Use your imagination to create the life you have always wanted. Instead of focusing about what you lack, plant the seeds of love and nurture them by giving attention to what you are grateful for and what you are doing right! 3 is a social energy so spend time with those people that help you feel good and raise your vibration.

This is a social, happy year, and it generally tends to exude bright and cheerful vibrations. This is a year when you will want to check up on old friends and broaden your social circle to include some new ones. Romance and love affairs may bloom.

Your creativity is in full force now and it needs to be expressed. What activities would you love to do? Do them now. You will meet wonderful people and really feel good about yourself. This would be a great time to keep use your voice with singing, acting or writing. Any form of creative expression would be beneficial.

You can safely take some time off to enjoy yourself, but resist the temptation to completely give in to having a good time; keep your goals in mind.

Make sure you tell people how you feel, because your emotions are seeking an outlet. Before doing so, spend some time to find words that uplift and inspire rather than create more conflict. Focus on what is beautiful in yourself and others and your world will look and feel better every day.

Personal Year Number 4 - Hard Work; Slow and Steady Progress:

The energy represented by the numerology personal year number 4 indicates a year of focus, work, discipline, and opportunities to enhance the security of the future.

It is likely to be a practical year. A pragmatic year. And a resourceful year. The numerology energy resonates with paying attention to details and a focus on building a firm and secure foundation for the future.

The year tends to demand work that is steady, conscientious, and applies proven methods to reach personally-established goals. This is a year of hard work and effort when one must knuckle down to the task at hand. A year of digging in and hoeing, a reestablishment of self-control.

Goals tend to be clear and reachable, with proven methods adopted to accomplish the goals. After the expansive creative energies of last year, this is a time to solidify your foundation and get the details of your life in order.

This vibration governs earthly concerns such as your home, family, money, finances, and day to day activities. The four creates a square, so you want to square your corners and set the stage for the dramatic year of change that lies ahead. Anything you can do to get organized will serve you well, including tidying up the structural imperfections of your home, or establishing daily regimes or routines.

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