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8 Personal Year | A Year of Money, Empowerment & Resolve
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: December 31, 1986
Use only the MONTH and DAY:
Month is 12, 1+2 = 3
Day is 31, 3+1 = 4
Then use the CURRENT YEAR.
2017 = 2 + 0 + 1 + 7 = 10; 1 + 0 = 1
Now add the month, day, and current year together (this is an example! Use the actual current year in the calculation)
3 (Month) + 4 (Day) + 1 (2017) = 8
In this example, you’re experiencing an 8 Personal Year.
8 Personal Year | A Year of Money, Empowerment & Resolve
It’s a power year, baby!
After a year of deep contemplation, knowledge building, and preparation—this is the time to focus on money, finances, and personal power.
Just fair warning: This is the first year of a three-year push time. This is the start to a period of intensity focusing first on your financial health and personal sense of empowerment. Next year is the end of a cycle, and the year after is the start of a new cycle.
This year sets the groundwork. It’s a testing year. You’ll be tested first and foremost in the realm of empowerment. Meaning, you’ll need to stand up for yourself in a strong, dynamic yet heart-centered way.
Time to hit the ground running and focus your actions and energies on creating the financial abundance you want.
A key theme resides in this question: What does prosperity mean to me?
It’s a year where you can experience big financial fluctuations, so be prepared to tap into your resilience. You’ll be in work over-drive and also be handed opportunities testing your ability to assert yourself. Not once. Not twice. But over and over again all year long.
The energy of the 8 is an amplifier—super-charging whatever it comes into contact with, so take extra care to clean up your thoughts and follow up intentions with action. This is truly a time to get laser-focused about what you want and how you want to get there.
Get ready to tap into your tenacity and endurance—because your 8 Personal Year presents itself as your strict personal trainer who has your best interest at heart, even though it might not feel like it! When you’re done with the year, you’ll be ripped, strong, and in the best shape of your life if you follow your trainer’s program.
Remember to take breaks and pace yourself so your health doesn’t suffer.
Otherwise, you’re bound to experience burnout. This energy is truly intense and brings up very real, deep-seated issues related to your sense of empowerment and your relationship with money—and demands that you deal with them.
Right out of the chute, you’ll benefit from understanding that this isn’t going to be an easy-breezy year. It’s demanding. Remember that the energy this year, next, and the year after is focused on stepping up, transformation, and then new beginnings.
This is often a career-focused time and yet relationships of all kinds come under scrutiny, with the highlight on where you’re empowered and where you’re disempowered.
Is there an imbalance in your relationships—intimate, family or work-related? Are you a bully, enabler or too dominating? Or are you submissive, docile, and acquiescing? This is a time where healthy balance becomes priority. The energy of the 8 demands that you step up or get stepped on. It also challenges you to become the CEO of your life while also maintaining your compassion, humanity, and humility.
This powerful year is guided and supported by the number 8, the energy of manifestation.
This is a starting point to some deep-level change and transformation. Rightly, this three-year transition cycle (the Personal Years 8-9-1) begins on a foundational level. This is your year for empowerment and for making things happen in the material world. Its focus is on money and finances—yet that’s just the outward result of effort, organization, proper management, and follow-through.
The intensity of this year is undeniable. It’s a twelve-month long test where you might pass the exam—and yet instead of getting a congratulatory break, the teacher piles more assignments on your desk. Let’s face it—this year isn’t for the faint of heart and it certainly is set up to flush out the slackers. The real work here is taking yourself seriously and taking on a business-like attitude—and the year offers experience after experience with this theme.
Whenever people think of the 8, they not only think money, they often think easy money. There can’t be anything more misleading about the energy of the 8.
Yes, it’s a powerful force and can magically manifest whatever it places its focus on. Those with mastery over this kind of energy can make things happen miraculously and often make it look easy. The 8 isn’t set up as lucky or easy. It’s the “reap what you sow” energy. It demands effort, consistency, and requires clarity of purpose. The challenges are many because it bombards you with tests that can feel harsh and somewhat insurmountable.
This can show up in all kinds of ways. Do you need to ask for a raise at work and yet the thought of it gives you an upset stomach? Are you in an abusive relationship and fear getting out of it? Is your father still telling you what to do even though you’re an adult? You get the idea. The empowerment issues can be subliminal or dramatic. Homeless? Addicted to drugs, alcohol or sex? Do you want to speak up for yourself? Do you continue to blame your circumstances on other people?
This is a year where you must understand that the place where you feel the most powerless is where you’ll be pushed and confronted.
The 8 Personal Year is like a drill sergeant at boot camp—it’s all up in your face. Also know, though, that the energy of the 8 supports you in an extremely powerful way when you step into yourself and pull yourself out of situations of victimhood.
It rewards you for making things happen despite the fact that you don’t think you can—or at least feel it’s excruciatingly difficult. You can do it! You’re strong and resilient. This is the year to prove it.
Optimally, this year is a year where you’ll step into rewards and acknowledgment for your ongoing efforts.
This is a time where you can gain recognition as an authority in your field and begin to use your power, influence, and connections to expand your own financial resources and also to branch out and give generously to others.
When you’re fully on-board with the dynamic and powerful energy of the 8 Personal Year, it’s a huge turning-point for success in all avenues of your life. The manifestation energy of this year can’t be under-estimated. There are countless opportunities to embrace and dig into your strength of character, business demeanor, and make dreams a reality.
High levels of ethics—and clarity about your direction—is necessary. Get ready to take a quantum leap—with generous leaps and bounds!—when you’re ready to roll with the high-demands of the dynamic and empowering 8 Personal Year.