One of the things I love about Numerology is that it provides rather amazing (and eerily accurate) information about all aspects of our lives – from our personality profile to cycles we experience throughout our lives.
The Personal Year Cycle is a tool I find invaluable for understanding the “theme” we will work with during any given year. And if you know the “theme to your party,” you can understand the energy you’ll work with during the year, including how to optimize your experience and also how to understand the challenges.
What’s your theme for 2016?
Calculate the Personal Year
Take the date of birth:
July 22, 1988
Use only the MONTH and DAY:
Month is July = 7
Day is 22: 2 + 2 = 4
Then use the CURRENT YEAR.
2016 = 2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 9
Then add it together like this:
7 + 4 + 9 = 11
In this example, it’s a Master Number 11/2 Personal Year.
Yet continue to digit down to a one-digit number:
11 = 1 + 1 = 2
In this example,
you’d be in a 2 Personal Year with the Master 11 adding additional intensity.
Also note that while some Numerologist’s work with the Personal Year as the 12 months from birthday to birthday, I’ve been taught (and through my experience personally and with clients) that it’s effective from January 1 – December 31st of the year, with the energies related to your Personal Year number intensifying around your birthday. As always, you can see what feels right to you.
YOUR PERSONAL YEAR REVEALED
1 Personal Year: This is a year of new beginnings, independence, initiation, and achievement. It holds more clarity than last year and is the start of a new nine-year cycle. It’s time to plant the seeds for what you want to see grow and mature during the next nine-year cycle. Don’t waste it with frivolous activities or useless relationships. It can be a somewhat lonely year with feelings that a lot rests on your shoulders and only you can get it done—without help from others. And that’s true. Yet remember, there’s a difference between solitary pursuits and being alone. Independence is your mantra. This is the year to begin with as much of a clean slate as you possibly can. You’ll be challenged with stepping into your individuality and fully manifesting your independence. The more you can connect with the unique off-the- beaten path aspects of yourself, the more successful you’ll be. Know that there will be failures, yet the year’s designed to teach you some accelerated lessons in self-esteem, trusting yourself, and trusting your creativity.
2 Personal Year: This year is all about slowing down and developing patience. It’s a time where emotions and relationships take the front seat. Last year = me/career. This year= us/love. 2016 is a slow-moving year designed to test your trust in “right timing.” The Universe has your back, yet often you’ll feel as though it’s snoozing on the job. It’ll feel like you’re moving three steps forward, four steps backward at any given time. Concentrate on cultivating deeper connections within your inner circle. Speak your truth gently yet firmly. It’s a fabulous time for networking, finding “the one,” or reestablishing your connection with your intimate relationship. However don’t expect anything to transpire at a rapid pace.
11/2 Personal Year: In addition to the core elements of the number 2, you have the added intensity related to the Master Number 11 offering you additional challenges. Yet the potential benefits are enormous. Along with it being a slower, relationship-oriented and emotional year, you’ll be presented with opportunities to learn profound spiritual lessons. This can manifest in every way imaginable—from coping with crisis to embracing massive success. Remember this as you take in all the experiences 2016 has to offer you. While it’s still a slower-moving time, when you add the intensity of the Master number 11, your 2 Personal Year can take on an entirely different trajectory. Meaning, this can be a time of huge gains in career when you’re focused on tapping into your artistry and putting yourself “out there” into the spotlight. You’ll be acutely sensitive if not downright psychic. Can you trust that and—moreover—make practical use of it? It’s a double 1, so you’ll be grappling with the push-and-pull of ego, giving and receiving love, and stepping into self-confidence in a way that is useful to you and to those around you. You can face intensities that test and strengthen your sense of self and higher purpose. The 11 is the spiritual messenger, the inspired healer, and the wounded healer. Its beauty is unsurpassed when handled optimally. Hang in there, slow down, and get ready for a heart-centered year.
3 Personal Year: This is a year for anything and everything self-improvement related. It’s all about fun, creativity, and tapping into your expressive emotions. Take center stage. Enroll in a public speaking class or make over your image. This is your year to be out there, enhancing all aspects of your sense of creative self-expression. Understand that this can also be a year where you’ll be challenged to work on expressing your emotions clearly and effectively, so you’ll be offered plenty of opportunities to practice this feat. Ultimately the lesson of the year resides in finding your joy, developing and acting upon your creativity, and speaking your truth. You also might wrestle with some unexpected emotional highs and lows, so take it as it comes and know you can’t go wrong when you tap into your authentic feelings.
4 Personal Year: Get ready to batten down the hatches and get serious about your future. It’s time to work hard and sharpen your skill set. Take the time to slow down, steady your pace, and become more methodical about which goals you want to focus on. This is a more serious year requiring hard work to set the foundation for whatever you’re working on: job, relationships, health, or family. Often you’ll find yourself building a house or moving to a new home in a 4 year. You’ll need to forgo Happy Hour and stay a little later at the office to finish up that big report or file, complete the last part of the chapter you’re writing, or think through the way you’re wanting to systematize your project. While it may feel a bit thankless at times, you’ll reap the rewards when you accomplish your goals step-by-step. Slow and steady wins the race. It’s a year to pay special attention to your health. You’ll have to consciously take time for self-care. A 4 cycle also tests you with some old family issues bubbling to the surface needing to be resolved or dealt with differently.
22/4 Personal Year: In addition to the core elements of the number 4, you have the added intensity related to the Master Number 22 offering you additional challenges. Yet the potential benefits are enormous. Understand that the Master Number 22 is the most powerful number in Numerology. It serves as “The Master Builder” and requires significant vision, focus, and hard work. This Personal Year is quite intense and prods you to up the ante with your work and career goals. It often goes hand-in-hand with expanding your enterprises and thinking big. There are many challenges inherent in this energy, including devoting yourself to your work efforts at the expense of your personal relationships.
5 Personal Year: What does freedom mean to you? More time? Money? A different job? Different marital situation? “Freedom” is your theme for the year and it can feel like a whirlwind—so many pleasures, so little time! There are lots of ups and downs, so the key for this year is flexibility, adaptability, and focus—otherwise “drama” may also be a recurring theme this year. Lots of unexpected opportunities are bound to come your way, so be open to trying new things. It’s time to travel and tap into your sense of fearless adventure—not a time to make a long-term commitment. The key to this year is establishing and acting on some semblance of self-discipline; otherwise you’ll get to 2017 feeling like 2016 has been one big hangover. You’ll have plenty of sex appeal right now, so understand that your alluring energy can offer plenty of sensual pleasures. Change is your mantra and you’re getting ready for transitions toward the end of 2016, yet the first part of the year might have you spinning.
6 Personal Year: After your freewheeling year last year, it’s time to buckle up and put on your big boy or big girl pants. It’s a year devoted to home, family, and responsibility. 2016 is the year to regroup, nurture, and be nurtured. It’s a good year to get married or engaged if you’ve been hovering around that decision. This is a perfect year to attract “The One.” It’s also a year where you may seek a divorce, a break-up, or other relationship splits. This can be called the “marriage and divorce” year. It’s all about evaluating the relationships in your life, starting with your relationship with you. Don’t be surprised when you need to take on some added responsibility with home and family. This is the year where you’ll finally feel that “click” in knowing if a divorce is necessary or you can also have the clarity you’ve been waiting for and officially say “I Do.” Do you give yourself away to your kids, spouse, parents, boss, or friends? Or do you level judgment on those around you, impeding your—and their—happiness? It’s time to investigate how you feel empowered or disempowered in your domestic life.
7 Personal Year: This year is all about delving inward. While you may see yourself functioning fairly normally, 2016 is a time where you’ll be heavily involved in deep inner work. It’s a spiritual year—meaning, you’ll have many opportunities to test your sense of spirituality, however you define it. This is a year where your faith and trust will be tested and you’ll feel as though you want to retreat from the static of the outside world. You’ll feel more quiet, detached, and introspective than usual, so don’t let that surprise you. It’s a year where you’re gathering data, collecting knowledge, and probing your own inner depths. Don’t push it this year—that can wait until next year when you start a three-year transition cycle. This is the year for a retreat, sabbatical, or just additional “alone” time. Your mission—should you choose to accept it—is to explore the depths of your soul’s calling and be willing to recalibrate yourself so that you come into alignment with the you that you’re excavating this year.
8 Personal Year: It’s a power year, baby! 2016 is the time to focus on money, finances, and personal power. It’s a testing year—you’ll be tested first and foremost in the realm of personal empowerment. Meaning, you’ll need to stand up for yourself in a strong yet heart-centered way. Time to hit the ground running and focus your actions and energies on creating the financial abundance you want. It’s a year where you can experience big financial ups and downs, so be prepared to tap into your resilience. You’ll be in work overdrive and also be handed opportunities testing your personal power. Not once. Not twice. But over and over again all year long. Get ready for a marathon, not a sprint. Remember to take breaks so your health doesn’t suffer. Otherwise you’re bound to experience burn out. This energy is truly intense and will bring up very real, deep issues related to your sense of empowerment and demand that you deal with them. The energy of the 8 is an amplifier, so take extra care to clean up your thoughts and follow up your intentions with action. The events of the year could leave you feeling like the ultimate victim, so don’t succumb to that type of thinking. Instead, view this year as weight training with a really strict personal trainer. You’ll be ripped, strong, and in the best shape of your life by 2017.
9 Personal Year: This is a year of completion, unraveling, and letting go of the old to make space for change. This change can be somewhat dramatic and tumultuous—affecting possessions, relationships, jobs, geographical location, spirituality, health. It’s all under review this year. This is the year that’s inviting you (oh, let’s be honest, it’s forcing you) to move on to an even more expansive cycle in your life if you choose to let go and allow what’s no longer serving you to fall away. But don’t despair at all the “heaviness”—this is also a year where you can revel in the successful culmination of all that you’ve been working toward for the past eight years. It’s a time where your dreams can manifest almost instantly if you’re ready to let go of everything that’s no longer serving your best interests. It’s going to be a matter of evaluating what’s finished and no longer serving a positive function and then moving forward without a net. I like to put it this way: You know people who are in a marriage or a relationship that’s over with, and yet they won’t get a divorce or break up with their partner until they have another love interest waiting in the wings? Well, metaphorically speaking, the 9 Personal Year won’t allow you to do that. You must break it off and then manage and master that empty space of nothingness for a while, and yes, that means even powering through moments curled up in “the fetal position” at times, if need be. Needless to say, even the best of us are scared silly when it comes to change. And then to change something without knowing exactly what’s next? Triple threat! Yet that’s what’s required this year. It’s all about letting go of what’s no longer serving you in order to make space for new and better things to enter your life.
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