4 PERSONAL YEAR

JUNE 2018

1  Personal Month

Think back to April of this year. What was started then that perhaps got pushed aside or overtaken by other matters during the month of May? The dramatic movement that began during April will continue to advance this month. Since this is your year of hard work, foundations building, and getting your systems in place, last month most likely felt rather disconcerting, since it was difficult (if not impossible) to control what was going on. The universe took over and you just were along for the ride. If you resisted, you must feel exhausted. If you threw up your hands and let go, you’ll start seeing things fall into place—like missing puzzle pieces finally being snapped into the puzzle as a whole—yet the temporary exhaustion might still be lingering.

The dramatic movement that began during April will continue to advance this month.

One of the things possibly coming into play for you at this point is a re-visioning of your game plan. Perhaps you started the year with a solid and systematic plan to launch your business, find a new job, explore your intimate relationship or open yourself to finding “the one.” Maybe you said “good-bye” to something last month and that is changing the pieces on your chessboard, so to speak. This is the mid-year evaluation time where it will require all your reserves and a renewed sense of trust that you’re headed in the right direction, despite whatever very real obstacles have managed to pop onto the radar.

The 4 Year is earmarked for longer-range goal setting and getting your ducks in a row through organization, proper management, and setting things up in a more “business like” or pragmatic way. Yet also know that since this is the thematic for the year, there will be oppositions at play! Sometimes it will feel so frustrating that some of the little things that “should” be easy turn into some strange collapse of the house of cards or place obstacles and detours into your best laid plans to the point where you wonder where all your effort is landing.

In this light, another characteristic of the number 4 comes into be grappled with—flexibility. This year tests your reserves in flexing your flexibility muscles. How to follow your business plan while simultaneously allowing for a few redirects along the way or even modulating your end game? So this is simply an observation and perhaps some validation for you as you tap into higher levels of personal endurance and exert some good old-fashioned tenacity along the way.

Your ongoing enterprises will proceed forward at a steady pace, particularly during the week of June 3rd. 

Your ongoing enterprises will proceed forward at a steady pace, particularly during the week of June 3rd. On or about June 16th, a significant venture will be propelled forward by an unusual experience or a friend who adds some impressive and much needed input. The problem with the energy of the 4 is that it makes it challenging to be flexible and think outside of your own self-imposed box. You might find that you consciously lift yourself out of your routine this month and explore something new—new ideas, new people, new something. It’s the month to say “yes.” You might be inspired by Shondra Rhimes’ Ted Talk on her year of saying yes.  Yet it’s an intriguing balancing act to move forward with initiative and verve during this methodical and security-seeking 4 Personal Year.  

You might find that you consciously lift yourself out of your routine this month and explore something new—new ideas, new people, new something.

As silly as it sounds, I’ll use this as an example. Yesterday my cable for my iPhone finally gave out. I go to the store to buy another one and am met with more choices that I could have imagined. Some are iPhone only. Some have cool colors. Some are much less expensive than the “official” iPhone cable. Still more were longer and also had a super flexible cord. I honestly had no idea there were so many choices and I chose to go out of my knowledge zone and buy one that was less expensive, a cool color, and had the longer more flexible cord. And I bring it home and omg, it was such a positive change to be able to reach my phone when the old cord restricted its mobility. Sometimes these are the small yet important messages and lessons of the 4 Personal Year. Taking small baby steps, getting outside of the norm, and tweaking as you go.

My point is: In your 4 Personal Year, you might find that you’re making things far too difficult for yourself simply by taking the same route over and over again. It’s bloody difficult to take the time to learn something new or to even understand that you don’t know something. Particularly when it comes to, say, technology. As counter-intuitive as it feels, taking the time to learn the new App or program or to take on a whole new system of some kind will reap benefits for years (or at least months) to come. Yet often during the 4 Personal Year we feel pressured and as if there is not enough time to waste on something like learning a new program. Phooey on it. 

As counter-intuitive as it feels, taking the time to learn the new App or program or to take on a whole new system of some kind will reap benefits for years (or at least months) to come.

And yet if there’s ever a month to branch out, it’s June. Take a risk, step off your beaten path, and you’ll be oh-so pleasantly surprised at the short-cuts and better systems available to you right now—you just aren’t aware that they exist. Yet. If you’re open to them, some new opportunities will come to your attention—although you probably have all you can handle with your current projects.

Between June 16th and 27th—instead of taking on additional commitments, take decisive action with an existing project in order to remove a person or condition that’s been obstructing your effective progress. This is likely to be a very busy time, so make sure you’re aware of all the activity and be fully in charge of the decisions to be made. Keep an eye on your financial affairs so they don’t get out of hand. The energy of the month is all about new beginnings, initiation, independence, and innovation. Tap into your creativity and self-confidence. Those traits are invaluable right now. Make sure to take a break and spend some time with close friends and family. Remember: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” And you know what happened to the character Jack Torrance in The Shining . . . just sayin’. Make sure you will in a little fun even when things feel ever so dire or serious.

And yet if you’re still grappling with the demands of the 4 Personal Year and have been (uh-hem!) avoiding putting in the effort, well, then this month can be just the wake-up call you need to strap on your work boots (so to speak) and get with the program. I can only imagine the strange limitations and monkey wrenches you’ve been faced with in the past several months.

I have a friend who is dealing with the 4 year and we just start laughing every time she brings up a new road block:  a financial issue from her divorce of over three years ago showed up to be dealt with, her computer had a meltdown, she had to fire her tech person (she does consulting) and find another one in the middle of a huge project — you know, that sort of thing. Yet part of the magic of numerology is having knowledge about the theme and energy of your Personal Year and the issues related to it so that you can level your expectations and get into the trenches and make the best of all of it. My friend could be totally pissed and feeling like she should just throw in the towel. Yet since she knows it’s the nature of the 4 Personal Year to experience road blocks and frustrations of this nature, she manages to have a pretty decent attitude about the very real challenges she’s been handed over and over again.   So take inspiration from her as you blaze forward during this active and initiating month of June.

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