Introduction to Numerology: Your 1-9 Personal Year Cycles
Numerology is a complex and useful guidance tool that is based on teachings by the philosopher, Pythagoras that offers insight into one’s life cycles.
The Numerology Personal Year is just a slice of what the system offers and it applies only to the current year.
As we experience each year one can easily imagine how we move through these life-cycles. One year may be an optimal time to initiate new tasks whereas another it may be better to finish up and move on.
The Personal Year’s rhythm is based on the numbers 1 – 9 and the qualities they represent. The year’s cycle is most illuminating when you are facing a decision or eager to comprehend insight into the probability of certain events.
Each year you work through one of the nine Personal Years since they run concurrently. The new cycle begins on January 1st and it continues through Dec 31st. At the end of the year, you begin a new Personal Year experience.
How to Calculate Your Personal Year Cycle
For example, if you determine you’re in a 9 Personal Year this year, on January 1st you will enter a 1 Personal Year which also means you are entering a new 9-year cycle. We determine our Personal Year by adding our month and day of birth to the Universal Year. The Universal Year also runs in 9-year cycles and is determined by our calendar year.
Both Universal and Personal Years are quite simple to calculate:
1. Universal Year: Add the calendar year. Reduce sum to a single digit to determine: Ex: 2020 = 2+0+2+0 = 4.
(Numerology also includes master numbers beyond 1-9, but they are not applicable to Personal Year cycles so we will ignore the 3 master numbers.)
2. Month and Day of Birth: Add your birth month and birth day and reduce to single digit if necessary: Ex of Birthdate the 19th day of May: 5 + 19 (1+9=10), (reduce to 1+0= 1), so 5 + 1 = 6.
3. Personal Year: Now, add the two together and if necessary reduce to single digit: 6 (reduced digit adding birth: month + day) + 4 (reduced digit for Universal Year) = 10 so again, reduce the two digits down further to (1 + 0 = 1) for 1 Personal Year.
Table of Contents:
- One Personal Year: Defining and Initiating
- Two Personal Year: Balance and Patience
- Three Personal Year: Expression and Enthusiasm
- Four Personal Year: Form and Focus
- Five Personal Year: Progress and Freedom
- Six Personal Year: Service and Creativity
- Seven Personal Year: Understanding and Insight
- Eight Personal Year: Empowerment and Delegation
- Nine Personal Year: Completion and Forgiveness
The Numerology One Personal Year
This year is a time for new beginnings.
Embrace courage and be open to initiating new ideas. A wave of new energy is supporting you, wanting to move you in new directions and bring you a greater sense of self-definition. It is a time of birthing new ideas.
Define your nature and the ideas that emerge as you follow your insights and dreams. You are learning to initiate that which really motivates you. This year is not a time to wait around or you could miss out on what this year has to offer.
A Foundation for the Next Nine Years
You are laying down the blueprint and foundation that will set the pace for the next nine years.
Here are some actions and steps that you can take during a One Personal Year.
To support growth during a One Personal Year:
- Develop a personal mission statement. Keep it very simple. A single sentence that a seven-year-old can understand is ideal! A tried and true book that we discovered can be helpful in this area and is titled: “The Path – Creating Your Mission Statement for Work and for Life” by Laurie Beth Jones.
- Think of ways you can initiate self-love. What are things you can do throughout your day or week that feel nurturing and are loving actions you can take to make you feel balanced and fueled? Make a long list of self-love activities and actions that you can incorporate into your day. A tip is to actually make appointments with yourself, put them on your calendar and follow through.
- Create an affirmation for yourself that embraces self-love and place it somewhere easy for you to read throughout the day. An example of an affirmation that embraces self-love that we like is found in Julia Cameron’s book “The Artist’s Way.” It says, “Treating myself like a precious object makes me strong.” Here is another quote we really like: “The more I love myself, the more others will love me.” Post the affirmation you choose in a place where you will see it throughout the day. Say it to yourself often.
- Set some realistic goals, ones that you know you are able to accomplish, and yet offer a bit of a challenge. By being realistic you can go beyond your comfort zone without setting yourself up to fail. Your goals can be in any areas of your life, especially those where you feel stagnant.
- Initiate new relationships by making new acquaintances and friends. Connect with others outside of your home. As you extend yourself look for events, classes, or groups that stimulate you and offer learning opportunities that align with your new goals.
- Take a risk. Think bigger. It takes the same amount of energy to think big as it does to think small. Begin to dream more. If you hear yourself thinking about things you don’t have, start thinking more about things you would like to have. And remember to express gratitude for what you do have. Turn your thoughts into an affirmative direction rather than a negating direction.
Remember to take baby steps (actions that create doable results) so that you are actually building upon successes, rather than taking big leaps that often set the pace for failure. A little bit consistently really adds up.
During the year acknowledge yourself by giving value to your daily and weekly accomplishments. When we give ourselves recognition by noticing our progress, this makes us stronger. Therefore, you might even want to make a list of your accomplishments, even the smallest ones, because they all add up. They provide fuel for further progress!
By putting into action some of the ideas listed above you will find that it will become so much easier to be conscious and patient in the Two Personal Year that will follow.
There may be many more actions that you can add to this list that are appropriate for a One Personal Year and as you move through the 365 days you will naturally gain a sense of what they may be and how to actualize them.
To view the next post in this series, click > Balance and Patience