1 Personal Year | New Beginnings!March 31, 2017
4 Personal Year | Effort, Longer-Range Goals & LimitationsApril 15, 2017
3 Personal Year | A Year of Expression & Creativity
In numerology, we believe we experience nine-year periods of time called Personal Year Cycles.
I call knowing your Personal Year number knowing the theme to your party. You don’t want to show up at the wrong party in the wrong outfit for an entire year! (seriously . . . !)
We all feel this shift in energy, don’t we? We get restless toward the end of the year, as the New Year’s Resolution frenzy get underway.
Numerologically speaking, there’s a very real energetic transition that happens for each of us from year to year.
We feel this energy whether or not we understand numerology—or even believe in numerology. When you learn the theme to each Personal Year, you can align with the energy of the year rather than push against it. Know your theme and you’ll find that you have much more success throughout the year. Or at least you’ll be able to extract deeper meaning about why things are happening and how to make sense out of it.
Also note that the Personal Year Cycle runs from January 1 – December 31 (not from birthday to birthday), even though I find that the energy related to your Personal Year intensifies around your birthday. It also comes to a crescendo during the month of September.
Please be aware that some numerologists calculate the Personal Year to run from birthday to birthday.
It’s up to you to decide which school of thought you feel is correct. When I refer to the Personal Year, I’m referring to a start of January 1 and an ending on December 31.
Remember also, when you’re in a Personal Year that has the same number as your Life Path, you’ll feel double indemnity from the slings and arrows of the year—you’re going to feel all the positives doubly. This also means that you’re going to be doubly challenged with the obstacles inherent in the year’s theme.
When you experience a Personal Year that is the same as your Life Path number (or another of your core numbers), the year offers you many experiences and opportunities to bolster where you might have a weak link that needs strengthening within that particular theme. This simply might show up as more intensity or more dramatic occurrences or experiences that revolve around the key themes of your year.
Calculate the Personal Year
Take the date of birth: July 22, 1988
Use only the MONTH and DAY:
July is 7: 7
Day is 22: 2 + 2 = 4
Then use the CURRENT YEAR.
2017 = 2 + 0 + 1 + 7 = 10; 1 + 0 = 1
Now add the month, day, and current year together (whatever that might be!)
7 + 4 + 1 = 12 and then 1 + 2 = 3
In this example, you’re experiencing a 3 Personal Year.
3 Personal Year | A Year of Expression & Creativity
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 time to be out there, enhancing all aspects of your sense of yourself and stepping into the real, true, authentic you. As you think about it, it’s less about self-improvement than it’s about revealing and acknowledging the self that’s already there—the original and authentic you that’s potentially been buried or derailed because of what life has thrown at you.
This is also 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 creative flow and creative urges—and speaking your truth. What do you enjoy doing? When do you feel that warm and vibrant sense of ease, playfulness, and rightness in your life? Do more of that.
Speaking your truth may sound well and good, yet this is a time where you’ll be faced with the deeper quandaries surrounding this very question.
What do you value? What do you believe? What is important to you? What are your deal-breakers?
You also might wrestle with some unexpected emotional highs and lows.
Often the 3 Personal Year points out where you have a weak-link in the way you engage with relationships and express your wants and needs. This is a time where you realize that you’re asking people with whom you’re in relationships with to come to the table and communicate with you in ways that you’re not doing yourself! A spotlight can shine on your own need to be more emotionally vulnerable and more expressive.
This is a time where you can catapult into fame if you’ve been working in that direction. This is a red-letter year for anyone who’s an artist or a creative. The energy of the 3 Personal Year infuses high-powered energy into your projects, so if you’re on the fence about whether this is a good time to devote yourself to your creative projects, have no doubt that this is the year to do it.
The energy of the 3 supports anything communication or performance related, from producing your album, to publishing your book, to launching your on-line course.
If you’re an actor, musician, or any other performative artist, the energy of the year supports moving forward in a positive direction when you take yourself and your talents seriously. Focus on the nuts-and-bolts of expanding your project and you’ll be supported with luck and opportunity.
Keep in mind that this is the year to do all the creative work—get it all out there on paper, on the canvas, on camera, or wherever your medium belongs. Next year will be the time for implementation (launching, marketing, touring). This year supports the creative part.
If you’re not an artist, this is the time to use any kind of creativity in your personal and work life.
Tap into your creative problem-solving skills. You might be surprised at the positive results when you take a risk and bring to light some element of yourself—stepping outside the lines in the creative realm. How can you use your creativity and communication skills to transform into the next level in your life? What kind of self-improvement do you want and need? How can you express yourself and your emotions in a healthy and dynamic way? Be careful not to scatter your energies and spread yourself too thin.
Also watch your words. This is a time to be overly mindful of how and why you express yourself on all levels. Words have tremendous power and during a 3 Personal Year, words hold heightened impact. Use them wisely and well.
Also understand that this can be a challenging year where you can experience deep levels of emotional crisis points. You’ll dredge up old issues until you can face them, name them, and resolve them. Often this is a year where you redefine your relationship when you or your partner aren’t engaged in healthy emotional expression. You can feel a sense of malaise or depression if you aren’t living the life you want to be living. This can be a time where procrastination can take the place of active self-improvement.
The 3 Personal Year is meant for fun, socializing, travel, and all lighter and joyful activities.
It’s a year where time with children is highlighted—and when you’re encouraged to bring out the kid in you! You get a permission slip to explore and find enjoyment where and whenever you can. This is a time to be overly mindful of how and why you express yourself on all levels. When in doubt, lighten up! When you’re laughing, you’re learning.