As the year winds down, there can be a call to reflect on the learning and the growth experienced during the year. One of the simplest tools for clarifying this reflection and anchoring the learning acquired over the year is the 9-year numerology cycle.
The Personal Year numbers can be used as signposts along a road map, indicating trends that last one calendar year. To calculate your Personal Year number, first reduce the numbers of your birthday and month and the calendar year to a single digit, then calculate the sum of these three numbers. For example, for a birthday on June 12th, calculate the Personal Year for 2017 as follows:
- Birth Month: June, 6th month: = 6
- Birth Day: 12, 1 + 2 = 3
- Calendar Year: 2017, 2 + 0 + 1 + 7 = 10 = 1
- Add the results for the Month, Day and Year: 6 + 3 + 1 = 10.
- Reduce the total to a single digit: 1 + 0 = 1, the Personal Year number for 2017.
Each of the 9 years has its own climate and tendencies. Much like planting tomatoes in June is more likely to produce a harvest than planting them during a January frost, choosing activities that are appropriate for your current trends will increase your chances of success during that year.
Before jumping into 2017, let’s see how you fared in 2016. Then you will know how you can get back on track if you veered off course, or pick up the pace and take advantage of your trends for 2017.
The 1 Personal Year This was a time of new beginnings, filled with enthusiasm and renewed energy. Did you make adjustments to outdated areas of life? Did you let go of old habits and behaviours? Start new projects? The 1 Personal Year is often experienced as an important crossroads, a time of change and adjustment.
The 2 Personal Year Personal and business partnerships typically come to the fore in a 2 Personal Year. A certain amount of flexibility and willingness to allow the unfolding of your life is required as new projects begun last year began to take shape this year. Did you foster cooperation, teamwork and receptivity in your relationships? These relationships will help you to expand your social network next year.
The 3 Personal Year Energy exploded, possibilities abounded, and what seemed previously guarded and tentative, no doubt began to bubble to the surface this year. Were you able to stay on track, or were you distracted this year? You may need to refocus now in preparation for next year, a year for grounding and attending to practical reality.
The 4 Personal Year There are three keywords that accurately describe the 4 Personal Year: work, work and more work! If you attended to the details and responsibilities of home, family health and work, you will have established a solid foundation and are probably more than ready for next year’s growth spurt. Relax, you can breathe now; well, almost… the 5-year is next!
The 5 Personal Year Your routine probably got a little shaking up this year. If you had a strong foundation in place, this year was probably filled with adventure, expansion and new experiences. If you focused on marketing and promotion, next year should bear fruit. If you had trouble keeping up with change, don’t worry, you’ll get to catch your breath next year.
The 6 Personal Year The focus was on family and home life, and in particular, on all sorts of responsibilities, whether at home, in the community or in the workplace. This was a time for balance, peacefulness and service to others, but also of learning to set boundaries when dealing with others. As the year comes to a close, you can look back at all the help you have provided to those in need. Others will have appreciated your caring contribution.
The 7 Personal Year This was a period of temporary withdrawal from the hustle and bustle of worldly and material existence. You may have felt the need to take time out, gather up inner strength, study, deepen your understanding of life, or even question the nature of existence. You may have been a little frustrated with the lack of “manifestation” despite your best efforts. You will be able to express your greater wisdom in the coming new year.
The 8 Personal Year This was the big year, the peak of your cycle, the culmination of all that hard work! You are now reaping the fruits of your labours of the previous seven years and may have found yourself at the top of your field. With most of your focus on career, finances and accomplishments, you can now take a long term view of your next set of goals.
The 9 Personal Year This year wrapped up your current 9-year cycle. A 9-year is often an important year in that it can mark an important transition period. You will no doubt have felt the need to wrap up and complete old projects, gotten rid of things–and even people–that no longer suit your needs. Next year, a brand new start awaits you!
By keeping the 9 Year cycle in mind when planning and goal setting, projects flow more smoothly. Knowing what to do and when to do it gives a greater sense of ease and confidence, generally leading to a more positive outlook, all of which naturally contributes to increased success and more satisfactory results.
One more thing: the energy of the new year sometimes takes a couple of months to kick in. Very often, there is business from the previous year that needs to be wrapped up before you can fully take advantage of what the new year has to offer. Don’t expect that your life will suddenly change on the first of January! 🙂 Be patient and, especially, curious about what will unfold next.