3 Personal Year | Expression & CreativityApril 8, 2017
5 Personal Year | Unexpected Opportunities, Travel & ChangesApril 22, 2017
4 Personal Year | Effort, Longer-Range Goals & Limitations
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: February 1, 1954
Use only the MONTH and DAY:
February is 2
Day is 1
Then use the CURRENT YEAR.
2017 = 2 + 0 + 1 + 7 = 10; 1 + 0 = 1
Now add the month, day, and current year together.
2 + 1 + 1 = 4
In this example, you’re experiencing a 4 Personal Year.
4 Personal Year | Effort, Longer-Range Goals & Limitations
Get ready to batten down the hatches and get serious about your future.
It’s time to work hard and sharpen your skill set. After your lighter and creative 3 Personal Year, it’s time to time to slow down, steady your pace, and become more methodical about which goals you want to focus on.
After last year, chances are you have some projects in the works that need to be tended to, nurtured, and implemented. 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 the first part of a 4 Personal Year feels good in the same way committing to a deep-cleaning of your house feels good.
It’s like the feeling of satisfaction you get when you clean out the closets and donate stuff that hasn’t been used in years. Perhaps you also decide to replace the carpet and update the bathroom. Then you see how much nicer everything looks and feels and decide to reorganize the office and change the window coverings.
Oh—and now that you’ve done that, you realize you really need to get all your files into one place, color code them, and box them by year and category. And then . . . Get the picture?
Understand that often there’s a burst of energy and enthusiasm at the beginning of a 4 Personal Year and yet as the year wears on, it can start to feel rather arduous. Therefore, it’s a good idea to understand at the get-go that a slow and steady pace will get you to the finish line with more of your sanity and good humor in tact than sprinting out of the starting gate in a mad frenzy to get it all done over a weekend.
Since the energy of the number 4 is all about foundations, often you’ll find yourself building a house or moving to a new home.
Home and your sense of security can take front seat. When you’re experiencing a 4 cycle, you’ll also work with limitation in various forms. How does this show up for you? A 4 Personal Year can challenge you with health, family, and career issues having to do with limitation. What limitations are to be worked with and negotiated through? What limitations do you actually create for yourself that aren’t necessary? Don’t let this concept scare you! Think of it as “proper care and maintenance” time.
This is a time where you’ll be tempted to either over-work or under-work.
Optimally, 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 health maintenance.
You’ll have to consciously take time for self-care—plan it and prioritize it. Otherwise, burn-out is virtually guaranteed.
A 4 cycle also tests you with some old family issues bubbling to the surface needing to be resolved or dealt with differently. Get ready for that little joyride. The relief, healing, and positive outcome from this family-oriented work is more than worth the effort. All in all, you’ll glean the most satisfaction from the 4 Personal Year when you take the time to focus your longer-range vision, systematize your life in whatever way will make it much more effective in the years to come—whether that’s by focusing on work, getting your house in order, reviving your health, or healing family issues.