One of the reasons you simply can’t resist making New Year’s Resolutions is because you’re feeling a very real, very profound shift in energy from one year to the next. By the Numbers, it’s undeniable.
In Numerology, there are Universal Years and Personal Years.
The Universal Year is like the landscape or terrain you’re driving through all year long and is calculated by adding the numbers of the current year together.
The Personal Year is calculated from your individual birth date and tells you more specifically what you’ll personally be working with during the year.
You can think of the Universal Year as the state or country you’re driving through on your yearly “road trip” and the Personal Year is more representative of the points of destination you individually choose to stop at as you “travel” throughout the year.
2015 is a number 8 Universal Year in Numerology.
A Universal Year means that everyone on the planet will be feeling the energy related to a particular number during the entire year.
You calculate the Universal Year by simply adding the numbers in the current year (in this case, 2015) together like this:
2015 = 2 + 0 + 1 + 5 = 8
All of us begin feeling this energy starting January 1, 2015 and it’ll end on December 31, 2015.
So what about this 8 Universal Year?
Keep in mind also that everyone in the world is experiencing an 8 Universal Year in 2015.
What does that mean?
The number 8 is the money number.
When it shows up, understand that it’s going to be an intense year across the board. The number 8 is an amplifier. Everything’s going to be “amped up” in 2015 whether you like it or not!
When people think of the energy of the 8, often they skip right over to the “Ka-Ching!”
We hear the beautiful sound of the cash register of our own bank accounts bursting at the seams. We envision rapid windfalls of wealth and feel excitement that our ship will finally come in.
It reminds me of that feeling you can get listening to the song Royals by Lorde.
As though you’ll finally be paid for all the time, energy, blood, sweat, and tears that you’ve been putting in to your desire to make a lot of money.
And yes, the energy of the 8 Universal Year can bring all of that abundance to the forefront. No doubt about it. And it can feel magical and sweep you away with its power.
Yet, here’s the rub (as Shakespeare’s Hamlet would say).
The energy of the 8 tests you in realms of power.
And it’s not just a little open-book pre-test. This is like your comprehensive exams for your Doctorate. And once you pass the exams, then you must write your dissertation. Once you finish your dissertation, then you must defend it in front of your committee. Once you defend it in front of your committee (and you pass), then you get your degree.
Ardous? Yes. Worth it? Damn right.
Understand that this testing can revolve around your sense of personal power—do you feel you have a spine in business and personal relationships?
Or it can reside internally—do you feel worthy? Do you ask for what you’re worth? Do you take responsibility for yourself?
Or do people mistake you for a well-worn doormat? Have you opted into victimhood and believe that the scarcity you experience is everyone else’s fault?
The energy of the 8 can also take you down a notch if you lean toward living in the ego—are you overly money-focused? A workaholic? Troubled with an addiction or two? This could be a year where you get a wake-up call and experience a period of spiritual recalibration.
2015 is your year to develop and nurture
everything related to
money, power, control, and authority.
It’s a year to Think Big. Announce your intentions in neon. Plan. Organize. Manage. Put petty emotions aside and tap into practical business-like thinking.
It’s not a year for slacking, procrastinating, or playing the victim.
And you’ll feel the intensity right out of the chute. Everyone is evaluating—on a global scale —what real power looks like. What does real wealth feel like? What does it take to be an effective yet compassionate authority figure?
This is a year for advancement, recognition, achievement, and financial gain
(or loss, or both).
And it’s not a time to depend on luck or a lax attitude. The 8 requires concerted effort, continuous intent, and focus.
2015 is all about “show me the money” and it’s also about “show me what you’re made of.”
There can be amazing gains, wonderful advancement, powerful achievement, and financial abundance.
And there can also be losses, set backs, feelings of victimization, and financial slaps-in-the-face. Know this:
The 8 is about RESILIENCE.
And the energy of the 8 also demands the utmost ethics in all things. So keep everything above board, honest, and forthright in 2015 and you’ll be rewarded. If not, you may pay the penalty.
This is a year where a lack in focus and clarity of intention will get you nowhere. Seriously, nowhere.
You have to step forward and claim what’s yours. You need to recognize opportunities and seize them – or create your own opportunities.
You benefit from stepping up and taking yourself seriously. And all the while not resorting to greed, underhanded dealings, bullying control, and being a workaholic. Balance needs to be achieved and yet balance is tenuous during a year guided by the energy of the 8.
Understand that the Universal Year is the over-arching energy that everyone in the world experiences during a calendar year.
You also have an individual theme for your year that’s important to keep in mind. This energy will feel even more immediate to you than the Universal Year number. It’s powerful to see how both the energies mix-and-match for you in 2015.
You can also take a look at your Life Path and Expression/Destiny numbers to see how your individual personality profile engages and interacts with the Universal Number 8.