In numerology, the concept of a personal year is about how the energy of any given 12-month cycle will most likely impact your life. It is a prediction or divination tool that I have found to be astoundingly accurate in my own life. It gives you a general idea of what to expect and helps you navigate through the energetic influences in any given year.
In order to understand the influence of your personal year, you must first calculate your personal year. This can easily be done by adding your birth month, birth date, and the current year together. Thereafter, you would reduce the sum to a single digit.
For instance, if your birth month and date is March 9, you should add 3 + 9 together, which is the number of the month and date. This equates to 12. Then, you add each digit in the current year together. For the year 2021, you would add 2 + 0 + 2 + 1 and get a sum of 5.
Once you have the sums of your birth date, month, and the current year, you add the two numbers together. In this example, you would add 12 + 5 and get a sum of 17. Finally, you need to reduce 17 to a single-digit number by adding the two digits together (1 + 7), which gives you 8. Therefore, your personal year for 2021 would be 8.
Once you have calculated your personal year number, you can determine what the year has in store for you by understanding the numerology of 8. Even more, you can review the numerology for the current year and your personal year to get a more detailed predictive power.
This energy will correspond to the effort that you have put into establishing abundance and flow in your life within the past 7 years. For instance, if you have been studying to get a degree and you plan to graduate at the beginning of 2021, you can expect to receive beneficial results from your hard work and effort. You may step right out of college and land a lucrative job in your career field.
Conversely, if you have been loafing, bumming, or otherwise not working to improve your financial situation over this same period, you can expect abundance to pass you by. And, you will feel the heartbreak and pain of financial lack and scarcity to a great extent during a personal 8 year. You will probably become acutely aware of your financial limitations and restrictions during this period. This will motivate and encourage you to start setting and working on your financial goals.
Year 1: New Beginnings, Initiative, Passion
Personal year 1 indicates that you will be starting over or embarking on new beginnings and ventures. You will have the passion, motivation, and drive to initiate new efforts during this time. This will feel like a rebranding or re-invention of your business, career, or finances. You will be strongly driven to change how you earn and manage your money. There will usually be a strong emphasis on self-identity, self-actualization, and personal leadership in your career, business, and finances during personal year 1.
Year 2: Partnerships, Relationships, Diplomacy
Personal year 2 carries the vibration of harmony, diplomacy, and working together. After a heavy focus on self-identification and self-improvement in the previous year, there will be a strong focus on your relationship dynamics during this time. Your focus will be on starting, harmonizing, or enhancing relationships with colleagues, business partners, customers, and other stakeholders, and financial liaisons during personal year 2.
Year 3: Growth, Creativity, Communication
Personal year 3 is all about expansion and growth. This is a time to build up and develop relationships and connections that were started or became grounded in the previous year. This may involve developing or growing business ventures, working on collaborative projects at work or in business, or connecting with a financial consultant or coach. You will be very interested in increasing your career, business, and financial portfolio using many tools that involve dialogue and creative endeavors.
This year may also include developing and implementing creative projects, communicating in public forums, or interacting in social circles. You may start a new blog, podcast, YouTube channel, or another project that involves communicating on a broader scale. You can expect financial, emotional, mental, and social expansion during personal year 3.
Year 4: Foundations, Pragmatism, Organization
Personal year 4 is about laying solid foundations, setting up sustainable structures, and getting organized. After much growth, maturity, and development in the previous year, you will be more focused and working hard to ensure a stable future. You will feel very pragmatic and desire to achieve your goals in logical and systematic ways.
This may look like attending college to obtain a degree, saving up for or building the house of your dreams, investing money for your future, etc. People often open or increase savings or investment accounts during this time. They become much more strategic and calculated about budgeting and financial planning during this time.
Year 5: Transformation, Freedom, Independence
Change is the name of the game in personal year 5. This period is all about transformation or making beneficial and positive choices that will result in a level of independence or freedom. In the previous year, you were structured and disciplined as you planned for a more stable future. You may have enjoyed the process, but it may have felt restrictive in some ways. This year you will be making any necessary adjustments or changes to ensure that you experience optimal independence in the future.
Many people think about or begin the process of starting a business during year 5 transitions. Career changes are also common for individuals during this personal year. Additionally, savings, investments strategies, and retirement plans are in the spotlight during this time. People often seek out ways to change the status quo so that they can enjoy more freedom and independence in their life.
Year 6: Roots, Home, Family
Personal year 6 will bring about stability in your situation. The many changes you endured in the previous season will make you want to lay down your roots. During this time, your home or family will play a major role in the decisions that you make. Whether you are single, partnered, or have children home or family matters will be of importance to you during this time.
You will be concerned about how your career, business, or finances have or will impact your home or family. You will want to feel more grounded and settled in each of these areas. This may mean working from home, starting a home-based or family-owned business, or setting aside a college fund for your offspring.
It may even mean taking a job or starting a business in a different location so that you can be closer to your immediate and/or extended family. Conversely, you may take a job in a different location that requires you to separate from your family so that you can better provide for them.
Year 7: Spirituality, Introspection, Reflection
Personal year 7 is all about your spiritual or philosophical growth and development. This is irrespective of whether you practice within a faith-based religious or spiritual system or whether you believe in a Higher Power. Once you have laid down roots in the previous year, you will be in space and mindset to do more soul-searching.
In which case, you may be examining the meaning of life, what your life purpose is, how did you get here, and the many philosophical questions that we tend to examine later in life. Oftentimes people have spiritual awakening experiences when they are in a 7 personal year because they tend to be in a space of deep reflection and introspection during this period.
You will be more focused on how your finances align with your philosophical beliefs. You may decide to start or leave a business or career based on your personal convictions. Many people often choose to start a spiritual-based business or career during this numerological cycle.
Year 8: Abundance, Manifestation, Karma
Personal year 8 will focus on abundance and manifestation – this year is all about money matters. After a period of reflection and spiritual growth from the previous year, your focus will turn to your material well-being. You will think about ways to make, save, and/or invest your money. There will be a heavier emphasis on wealth-building and possibly generational wealth during this period.
You will also be concerned about your personal power and how you show up in the world. Typically, you will experience many blessings and good luck during this period. However, the number 8 carries the energy of karma, which means that you will reap much of what you have sown. Your harvest may be for better or worse.
Year 9: Conclusions, Transitions, Rebirth
Personal year 9 is about endings or conclusions, transformation, and rebirth. Life is all about balance so anytime we receive something, we likewise have to give something back. As such, in personal year 9, you are subject to experience some form of loss or conclusion and rebirth. But, all loss is not negative or bad. However, all loss is for our greatest and highest good because it helps us transition in beneficial ways.
Loss or conclusion of a job, business partner, investment, project, etc. may occur during this period. However, that loss is designed to make way for the new. For instance, you may lose your job (voluntarily or involuntarily) and shortly afterward transition to a better-paying, higher-level position. In your new position, you will have the opportunity to develop in many ways.