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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.

In many ways, however, it is a frustrating year, when considerable effort fails to produce dramatic results. One step forward and two back may seem to be the case most of the time. This is an organizational period and you must look at your current and past performance in a very hard light. It is a time to get organized and bring yourself down to earth.

This would be an ideal time to buy a home or establish a business, provided you pay careful attention to your contracts. Whether you are buying a home, investing in a business, or preparing for the future in any way, it would serve you to be very thorough with your financial planning and create a budget or spending plan.

Your physical body will need more attention this year, so make sure to stay disciplined about getting enough rest and exercise. This might sound very dull and restrictive but it isn’t. These disciplines will create more freedom and expansiveness for you in the long run.

This can be a highly enjoyable time where you feel yourself becoming more secure and stronger in every moment. This can also be a beneficial time to enjoy with family. A tidying up of affairs is now in order, as you must make ready for a very hectic year ahead.

All of your hard work will pay off in the long run. You will be so glad you had the fortitude to build your foundation now.

Personal Year Number 5 - Feeling Loose and Free:

The energy represented by the numerology personal year number 5 resonates with expression of a personal sense of freedom.

The numerology energy tends to make it easier to get out of established habits and patterns of behavior, and a tendency to do so. The person is likely to experience this as a year of changes, because the energy resonates with an interest in many things and an inclination to follow whim.

Thrilling and inspiring ideas and opportunities tend to manifest in response to broader fields of interest and activity. A year of major change in your life. Horizons are expanded and growth is less impeded.

The energy resonates with an inner push to go do something, anything, so long as it's a new experience and an expression of personal freedom. Get ready for a dramatic and exciting year! This year will feel like it is flying by because there will be so many changes and activities. After all the hard work of last year, this is a fantastic time to have fun and meet new people, or travel to distant places. You may even feel the urge to relocate.

You will find your social life expanding as you feel more expansive as well. If there are any structures in your life that restrict you, now is the time to shake them off and seek new horizons. This is a wonderful time to have an adventure so if there is anywhere you want to go, buy your ticket! Or take that class you always wanted to take, or go to the theater, or even be in the theater! If you want to take up a new hobby, being in a group environment would be especially rewarding.If you are involved in the media or any way, or have always wanted to be, you’ll feel extra blessed this year.

This is a year that will bring excitement and adventure and a good deal more freedom than you have experienced in recent years. This is a time for feeling loose and free; for moving away from old routines in a constructive way. If you became bogged down during this past year, now is the time to seek out new directions.

If you want to grow your business, any type of advertising would prove worthwhile. Make sure that with all of these changes and new feelings that you don’t scatter your energies.

Listen to your heart to discern what is most important and make your decisions based on your intuitive guidance. You might make mistakes, but that is how you learn, and those lessons will serve you and help you to instruct others in the future.

This a free-wheeling year that is liable to bring major changes to your life; your career, your family situation, your residence.

Personal Year Number 6 - Love, Family, Home and Responsibility:
The energy represented by the numerology personal year number 6 resonates with, among other things, attention to domestic affairs and family-related responsibilities - home, harmony, beliefs, and health.

The numerology energy resonates with this being a duty year, so to speak - being needed in many directions and people making more demands.

The energy suggests that maintaining harmony in the home matters more. As does being neighborly. It may be a year when you are called on to make some adjustments in your life, or sacrifices for those in your family or close circle of friends.

The energy also brings feelings of goodwill. It resonates with more responsibility, love, self-sacrifice, protection of family members, sympathy, compassion, and beauty. Balance is a theme for you this year. With all of the changes and excitement from the previous year, now is the time to restore your body, mind and spirit.Your home and family will take center stage, so you want to make sure your surroundings are harmonious and serene.

Pay particular attention to the energy of your space, including the colors and sounds. Make any changes to your environment that help you feel peaceful and relaxed. Perhaps you want to beautify your personal image as well, such as investing in a new wardrobe or different hairstyle that helps you feel more attractive.If you have any health concerns, look for treatments that integrate emotional healing as well as physical. Yoga or dance would be an ideal activity for you to help you maintain balance between your body and mind.

You might have extra responsibilities this year, particularly in your family, so make sure you take time to yourself and put your needs first. By taking care of yourself fully, you can better help others. You will enjoy spending more time with all of your loved ones this year, including children and pets. This is an ideal period to attract a romantic partner if you have not met one yet. If you are already in a relationship, you can add more romance by taking time to have fun together instead focusing on your responsibilities.

Endeavors will seem to be moving so very slowly throughout this year. You should expect to have a very good year so far as family, domestic, and romantic matters are concerned. Your emotional interchange with those who are close to you should be at its very best during this particular year.

If you are facing any choices this year, make sure you are basing your decisions on what you really want, rather than what you think you “should” do or what you fear others will think of you.

The important thing is to be willing to accept a slower pace and be sure to enjoy the peace and harmony that the personal year number 6 will bring. Focus on love and harmony this year and you cannot go wrong.

Personal Year Number 7 - Time For Analysis and Understanding:

The energy represented by the numerology personal year number 7 resonates with contemplation and introspection.

The energy brings a higher likelihood of personal reflection and attention on becoming ever more perfect - a year of understanding more about spiritual nature. The numerology energy also resonates with a tendency to analyze mysteries and to figure out more of one's life purpose.

The energy elicits spending more time alone, by choice, getting acquainted with new inner vistas and enhanced intuition, including a better understanding of personal emotions and spiritual essence. It promises to be a very introspective year, a period of some pause and reflection between very active years in your life.

The energy also resonates with a higher appreciation of quality in products and services, and in honest expression during communication with others. This is a year of victory where you can acquire spiritual mastery by learning to control your lower instincts and emotions. Take a break from the pressures of your daily activities to still your mind and restore your spirit. Reflect on what is meaningful to you and serves your purpose.

If you can find time in nature, it will nourish every part of you, particularly if you retreat near the ocean.You might find you want to relocate closer to nature or live in a more serene environment, or at least go on a vacation. If you do not have a daily meditation practice, you might consider taking one up.

This is an ideal time to engage in any spiritual activity or group where you can learn more about your chosen faith with others. Any course of study or research will prove worthwhile provided your heart is in it, and you are not doing it out of obligation. If you are a writer, this can be the year to create your best work yet!

No matter what you engage in this year, you want to keep your mind focused on what you want, rather than let your emotions get the better of you.At times, you might feel that your emotions or outward circumstances are tearing you in two directions, leaving you angry or confused. This is an opportunity for you to gain dominion over your mind, so that you feel in control of your life, rather than feeling that circumstances in your life occur at random.If you find yourself getting overwhelmed, take a deep breath and stay in the moment.

Stay focused on the big picture, and ask yourself if you have been making choices based on your personal truth, or if you have allowed others opinions to dominate your decision.

This year should provide you with some time for gaining some understanding of yourself, and you are apt to spend a good bit of time in contemplation. As you learn to stay centered amidst change, you will learn to deeply trust yourself and the process of your life. These are valuable skills that will carry you forward for the rest of your journey.

Personal Year Number 8 - Attainment and Capital Gains:

The energy represented by the numerology personal year number 8 indicates business, building, pragmatism, balance, efficiency, and material accumulation.

The numerology energy resonates with achievement and reward - a year to make strides in business, organization of projects, employment, promotions, monetary compensation, or the accumulation of possessions - a year of accomplishment.

The personal year's energy elicits a desire to better ones financial condition.

There is a resonance with material rewards coming more easily because the person tends to focus on them. Actionable opportunities tend to be noticed more, again because the energy elicits a tendency to notice opportunities. It is likely to be a year of action, efficiency, and material gain.

Opportunities for advancement and recognition for past and current work is likely to come about during this year. You have things going for you so long as you take advantage and act. It is easy for you to branch out and expand in a businesslike manner.

Coming after a very slow and introspective period (the personal year 7), you may start feeling some stirrings of ambitions. This is a year of big decisions and major achievements. Now is a time to prosper! After all your hard work, you will begin to see the fruits of your labor. After the reflective introspection of last year, now is the time to act! And act big!

What are your passions? Pay attention to those inner stirrings within you that make you feel excited and motivate you. Follow your bliss.You might find yourself wanting to do more, be more, experience more. This is good! What are some of those things that make you happy that you have been putting off? Don’t delay any longer. Live your life to the fullest! Pursue your dreams by taking some risks.If you feel stifled in any way it is because you have been limiting your idea of who you are.

You can own your power and leadership abilities more fully now, and that includes your ability to receive more financial abundance.You might find yourself challenged this year, as more is required of you, but that is only so you can experience your potential more fully. If you find yourself in power plays at work or in your relationships, it is to remind you that it is okay to be powerful, and not to be afraid to assert yourself.

This is your power year, a period when you can make important strides in you life. What is it that you want? Now go for it! And have fun reaping the rewards!

Personal Year Number 9 - Reflection and Reaching Out:

The energy represented by the numerology personal year number 9 resonates with idealism and humanitarianism. The energy elicits concern for the welfare of humanity, more compassion and tolerance and benevolence, and absence of blame, prejudice, and judgement.

The energies of this year tend to bring out the philanthropic and generous aspects of a person, along with broader interests and larger activities. Those tend to open more personal global consciousness.

The numerology energy resonates with completing or fulfilling projects or dreams - including letting go of what's considered to no longer be desirable in order to make way for what's considered to be new and now worthwhile.

There is an inclination to support individuals and organizations dedicated to the benefit of mankind. This is a year of completions, ending, and a time when you are apt to take inventory of the many factors in your life, some of which you are no doubt proud of, and others that you may want to change.

Congratulations! You are on the final year of a 9 year cycle. You have learned a lot along the way, so take stock of all of your lessons because you will be passing this wisdom to others.You might find that others are drawn to you for advice or teaching this year. Trust that you have what it takes to guide them. You might be reflecting quite a bit on the past now, but this is only so you learn from it and move on.

Make sure you are not holding on to the past. Let go of what no longer serves you. Finish up any loose ends and unfinished business in your life as you prepare for a new cycle. Forgive anyone who needs forgiving and that includes yourself!

You might require more alone time this year, so you can connect with your intuition. There is nothing wrong with this. Value this time with yourself; there will be more excitement next year. This is a period for reflection, but it is also a time for recognition of everything you have done and achieved, so make sure you are taking stock of everything good in your life, and it will come back to you manifold.

A lot of things that you have been working for should come to completion during this year, and you will tend to clear the deck for the beginning of a new nine year cycle.

You will be harvesting your many rewards, so enjoy your bounty. You deserve it!

Personal Year Number 11:

The energy represented by the numerology personal year master number 11 resonates with intuition. It also resonates with energies that elicit personal spiritual growth and opportunities to serve others.

It tends to be a year for enlightenment and soul growth. The numerology energy brings much potential.

The energy has more of a spiritual vibration than the personal year energy of most other years. It is a source of inspiration and illumination, perhaps a channel to the subconscious. A person with this personal year number is likely to be solicited for their insights.

The energy resonates with inspired thinking and originality. Intuitive insight is likely to be augmented, making psychic endeavors easier and feel more natural.

Also, see Personal Year Number 2.

Personal Year Number 22:

The energy represented by the numerology personal year master number 22 resonates with getting things done. It is a practical and methodical energy.

The numerology energy resonates with pragmatism and with the idea of large-scale accomplishments. The energy elicits ideas, great plans, and much self-confidence. The person experiencing this personal year is likely to be more pragmatic, ambitious, disciplined, and confident than in other years.

Thus, it is highly likely that this is a year of attainment for the person with personal year master number 22. Almost any accomplishment of a practical nature is in the realm of possibility.

Also, see Personal Year Number 4.

Personal Year Number 33:

The energy represented by the numerology personal year master number 33 resonates with an enhanced ability to influence. (33 is the most influential of all master numbers.)

The master number 33 energy resonates with events and circumstances related to family, healing, nurturing, and responsibility where the fullest potential can be expressed.

The energy elicits a practical approach to issue resolution.

The numerology energy suggests a lot of potential, which may or may not be utilized, generally related to nurturing and teaching - with little or no personal agenda other than a focus on an ideal likely to be held.

Also, see Personal Year Number 6.

Your Yearly Change
When a new year starts, aspects of your life change because your numerology personal year number has changed.

To predict what next year will bring, calculate the numerology personal year number for next year. Then read the number's interpretation above.

I also like to read the interpretation for the age I will be during that year, and my own personal lessons that my age will bring. Although 2017 was a Personal Year 22/4 - I turned 34, so I viewed it as a 7 Year, as well. I used the energies of 22, 4, and 7 to help give me some extra guidance on how to navigate the challenges and special lessons that have shown up.

I hope you have enjoyed this fun little post and that it brings you a bit of guidance for what to expect for next year. Or even bring some closure to the lessons you had to overcome in 2017.

Happy reading!

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