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I have always had a fascination with numbers and the unique vibrational qualities that they hold. I regularly notice how certain numbers appear to me frequently and, although I have faith in numerology, I am still always amazed at how each number meaning makes absolute sense in relation to whatever I am going through at the time.
Each year I work with my personal year number and use it as my lucky number for the year, as well as focusing attention on the meaning of the number in numerology. This helps me to gain a profound understanding of what to expect from the year ahead and also offers an insight into how the vibrational energy of my personal year number will affect me.
To work with numerology, you can also find out your personal year number and discover what potential, possibility and opportunities the year ahead has in store for you too.
Your personal year number is calculated by adding your date of birth to the year you would like to gain more insight into.
In numerology, we reduce the numbers until you get a single digit. For example, 2017 reduces to 2+0+1+7= 10 and then 1+0=1 which makes 2017 a 1 year.
Then take the month and day you were born and add them together.
For example, if you were born on 12/18/1998, you only add the month to the date 1+2+1+8 (the year you were born is not included in a personal year number)
The month and date equates to:
Month and day: 1+2+1+8=12. Then reduce the number further to a single digit: 1+2=3.
We then add the number 3 to the year we are interested in looking at. 2017 is a 1 year, so we add the 3 and the 1, which gives us a personal year number of 4.
To calculate your personal year number quickly, please use the link on this page and then come back here for an insight into your personal forecast.
Our personal year number is also our “lucky number” for the year and we will likely notice an increase in the amount of times we encounter it, particularly when we have important decisions to make.
See the following explanations for explanations of what this year may have in store for you based on your personal year number:
Personal Year Number 1
This is the start of the 9-year cycle and a new phase of your life. It is a year of high vibrational, dynamic, courageous energy that enhances new beginnings, independence, starting over, dramatic transformational change and exciting opportunities and possibilities.
The energy of this year will feel creative, revolutionary and quite forceful at times pushing toward new ventures, challenges, adventures or relationships. Therefore, it’s essential to remain grounded and to have discernment so that you don’t run full throttle into everything that passes your way. Not everything that crosses your path is meant for you and this is one of the main lessons to learn from this year.
When you pay close attention, you will see what resonates with your soul and what feels dysfunctional and harmful so that you can then wisely choose what to keep around you and what needs to be lovingly released. Things that would have affected you strongly in the past no longer feel overwhelming and it becomes far easier to disconnect and detach from toxic entanglements that you once felt energetically and emotionally bound to.
Whatever goals and intentions you set this year will manifest and come to fruition over the next nine years. Throughout this year you will have a firm hold of the reigns of your life and will be focused and determined to navigate your way through any difficulties that may arise.
Personal Year Number 2
Compared to 2016, this is going to be a smoother year that will feel slower, calmer and more balanced—but one that will be eventful on so many levels. All the seeds that you planted last year will now begin to blossom and grow.
This is the year for attracting new friendships, kindred connections and also for genuine heart-centered romance. For those already in committed relationships, you will easily find ways to relight the sparks that have been flickering out and transform and revitalize your feelings.
You will be feeling perceptive, ultra sensitive and highly attuned to your environment, which will help you form close bonds with others as well as ensuring that you feel harmonized and at one with nature. You will find that this year your inner knowing is calling out to you and you will intuitively know things without being able to rationally explain to others where the information is coming from.
As you listen more closely to this inner voice, you learn to place your trust in it. It will guide you through the year offering snippets of wisdom and knowledge right at the moments you need it most.
There is no hurry during a 2 year as everything will unfold naturally and exactly when it is meant to and everything will fall into place effortlessly if you have faith and trust that universal energy is working in your favor.
Personal Year Number 3
This year will be focused on heightening your awareness to everything that is happening within and around you. You will find that you are more determined and decisive than ever before, which will serve you well when it comes to restructuring your life so that you are living a life aligned to what feels nourishing for your soul.
This is a good year for making a plan so that you can intently focus on what you would like to achieve over the next 12 months and ensure that you are making good progress toward making your goals become a reality.
It is a year for self-expression and diving into the arts, whether it be writing, singing, performing, dancing, learning to play a musical instrument or simply visiting theaters, museums and galleries and taking in the culture of new cities and countries.
Our imagination will be vivid and overactive at times, and the reason for this is that it is pulling us up out of areas that we feel stuck and encouraging and inspiring us to explore the mysteries that exist beyond the realms of what we previously thought possible.
This year you will be gaining more independence and courage to live true to your soul within relationships of any type, whether within romantic ones, with work colleagues or within family dynamics. You will no longer be satisfied with being dependent on others in any way and will become more self reliant as the months pass. You will move throughout this year carrying with you the energy of the lone wolf, armed with the wisdom, heightened senses, strength, courage and knowledge required to venture fearlessly and free spiritedly.
You will make important and lasting soul connections with kindred spirits and with those with whom you share similar affinities.
Personal Year Number 4
2017 will be a grounded, earthy centered year that is focused on settling down and creating stability by laying firm foundations for the future. This year is also calling you to become more organized, decisive and disciplined as you have a lot of hard, intensive work to do this year. However, the labor is one of love and if you maintain stamina and endurance it will pay off and serve you well, setting you up securely for the present as well as your future years.
It is the year for being more proactive, increasing your intelligence and becoming more involved in education as well as learning new vital skills for either hobbies or careers.
The year will start with mental enhancement sitting at the forefront of the mind, however, physical health will also play a great part in this too. To be mentally fit it is essential to keep our bodies in good shape to prevent fatigue or laziness creeping in.
Diet and fitness regimes will be up for review so that the body and mind harmonize fluidly and serve to the best of their ability.
You will be feeling alert, aware and ready to take on the intellectual world as you absorb new data easily at the same time as your body consumes healthy nutrients.
Patience and perseverance are both key to this year as well as practicing remaining grounded and centered so that you are able to integrate all that you learn into your life.
Personal Year Number 5
It is all change in 2017 and most of the changes will be happening internally at a fast pace before they eventually manifest externally. You will be feeling restless, so this is a year to work on stretching and growing the soul through introspection and alternative practices such as meditation and yoga.
You will be feeling liberated and seeking out freedom this year with a strong desire to spend time alone contemplating anything that is harnessing you either emotionally or physically. However, you will also feel drawn to get out and explore the world so you are more likely to travel, as your soul feels optimistic, curious, playful and adventurous.
This year you will find you have far more clarity and you are able to clearly see the truth in situations, especially when it involves romantic relationships. This is a period for learning to listen to the heart, but also to paying attention to what the mind has to say—so that there is balance and sustainability that will ensure that your decision making is wise, loving and rational.
Personal Year Number 6
For those in a 6-year, socializing will come naturally—even those who are naturally introverted and reclusive will find that they are oozing charisma and charm and that they have a compelling desire to connect more with friends or family members.
You will have a strong desire for things that are homely, familiar and comforting, so you may notice your feelings intensifying and deepening within your relationships. You will likely find yourself willingly making compromises to spend more time with loved ones and going out of your way to make travel arrangements to see those who are farther away.
This year will be one where emotional intelligence is at a high, so it will become easier and more natural to express love and affection to those you care for.
During a personal year 6, it is highly likely you will meet someone who becomes a life-long friend or you may meet a soul mate that has an indefinable and profound impact on your heart and mind. It is also possible that you will be drawn toward healing as your empathy levels are intensified, leaving you concerned for those around you suffering in any way.
You will be the voice for the voiceless, the protector of the vulnerable and defenseless and champion for the underdog. However, it is imperative that before you take care of others, you take good care of yourself otherwise you may end the year feeling exhausted and burnt out due to being pulled in many directions by those that need your help and support.
Personal Year Number 7
This year you will want to take a step back as you feel drawn to analyzing, reflecting and contemplating the past to gain an in-depth understanding of all that you’ve been through during the previous six years.
It is a year for searching, self-assessment, self-awareness and self-improvement and you will likely retreat and spend long periods of time in solitude.
In a 7-year, you will become more independent and self-sufficient than ever before. Immense inner healing will take place this year and it’s important to nurture your self and focus on self-love, compassion and self-care.
It is a time for getting to know your self on a deeper level and taking yourself away from the crowds and snuggling by the fire with a pile of books that you can learn and grow from. Or you could find yourself enrolling in a local healing group along with a few other like-minded souls that you resonate strongly with and who feel good for the soul.
This is the year to make positive changes and for being gentle on yourself, walking lightly as you go and for doing everything with a soft touch and tender care.
Personal Year Number 8
This year is all about achievements and success. Whatever you have been working hard on over the past eight years will materialize this year. You will pass through the majority of this year with a strong sense of satisfaction that everything is going along exactly as you had planned.
It is the year for having faith that you are capable of possibilities far beyond anything that you have dreamed about before. You will feel limitless and as though nothing is out of reach.
Spend some time meditating and tune into what you feel passionate about, what motivates you and what stirs your soul. Then find ways to integrate your desires into your daily life so that you live a life that is aligned to your soul’s higher purpose and one that feels fulfilling and satisfying.
You will find that you are pushing yourself outside your comfort zone this year and that can feel challenging at times and may bring on mild bouts of anxious feelings. However, bear with it, as all change can feel uncomfortable to begin with and as long as you are serving your soul and nourishing your heart, those feelings will dissipate and you will reach whatever heights you had set your hopes upon.
This year, more than ever before, you will find the strength to confront your fears and sail fast and far toward everything your heart has been yearning for. This is one of your best years, so take advantage of the powerful energy and ride the current that is flowing in the direction of unprecedented possibilities.
Personal Year Number 9
This is a cleansing and healing year that is all about tying up loose ends and completing any cycles that have been repeating over the past nine years.
Old habits and harmful patterns of behavior will fall away and be replaced by a profound understanding of all that you have experienced. There will be many goodbyes this year and opportunities to release the past and let go of anything or anyone that has been causing you harm or dysfunction in any way.
Doors will be closing, chapters will be ending and old scenarios that have previously baffled you will be coming to final conclusions. This is a year for constant closure and although it will feel painful and disruptive at times, it is all necessary so that you can move on without carrying baggage from the past nine years into a brand new nine year cycle when the year ends.
One of the main and most difficult lessons of this year will be learning all about the art of forgiveness. Not just about forgiving others, but also how to forgive yourself for all that you’ve put your soul through over the past nine years. There is immense healing to be found in forgiveness, when we open our hearts and let go of our grip on the pain, our emotional wounds receive the opportunity to be tended to, soothed with loving balm and then bandaged.
We can then evolve and move past unhappy, painful memories and move toward a lifetime free from the karma, triggers and trauma of the past nine years.
A 9-year is one for realizing, control, relaxation and surrendering to whatever turbulence the year brings, as despite how chaotic it can feel at times, it is simply clearing the old and making way a clear way for the new.
Personal year numbers work on a 9-year cycle beginning when you are born and then repeating every nine years.
When we are aware and attuned to our personal number, we can flow along with the vibration of the energy and make positive life changes that will benefit and assist us not just during this year but also throughout the entire 9-year numerology cycle.
Author: Alex Myles
Editor: Travis May