Every year comes with important lessons to be learned and tasks to be accomplished. We can find out more about these with this simple–but uncannily accurate–numerology how-to.
Find your personal number and what it means for the path ahead of you this year. It’s easy to get this valuable heads-up!
1. First, you need to find your personal one-digit number for this year. Write your birth month and day in numbers (for instance, September 23 would be 9 + 23.)
2. Then add 2004 to your birth month and day (ex: 2004 + 9 + 23 = 2036).
3. Now add those 4 digits together. (ex: 2 + 3 + 6 = 11).
4. If, like me, you got a 2-digit number, add those digits together (ex: 1 + 1 = 2). THIS is your number for this year.
5. Here is the chart for determining what lessons and tasks you are likely to face this year, based on your personal number:
ONE – A great year to begin something, a project or enterprise. One years are filled with energy and the power of focused will. Know that you can change your life for the better! Just be sure to take into account the feelings of those around you.
TWO – A year for forming partnerships of many kinds, and for focusing on your own deep ways of knowing that go beyond the intellectual. What does your gut feeling say? What are the deeper forces at work in your psyche that will eventually demand expression? TWO years often involve exploration of the more mysterious aspects of life, either through therapy or the study of shamanic or other practices.
THREE – This is a creative year, rich with possibilities for bringing things into form. If you have dreamed or envisioned something, a THREE year is the time to come out into the world with it. Be sure to spend some time in nature, and to enjoy the process of living every aspect of your life creatively.
FOUR – This is a year to build firm foundations, make clear-sighted plans, take on a leadership role in your own life, become your own authority. FOUR years are the building-block years of great achievement. Make sure you think things through carefully. Own your own power as the architect of your life, rather than giving that power away to others.
FIVE – This is a year to explore your relationship to the systems–especially religious institutions–that exist to help humans find the keys to Spirit. You may be called to take a stand on spiritual views that are unconventional.
SIX – This is a year of loving connection. Although SIX years often include falling in love, there is more to them than that: SIX years are about clearing away our “stuff” so we can be a better conduit for the mysterious power of loving that flows through the universe. This may take the form of passionate involvement in causes, as much as in forming unions with a beloved Other.
SEVEN – SEVEN years are all about forward momentum, being in the driver’s seat of your life. The important thing to remember is the necessity of aligning all aspects of yourself–mind, body, heart, will, spirit–with your purpose. If your wheels are not aligned, it will be difficult to get anywhere. But if you are completely in accord, there will be no stopping you.
EIGHT – This is a year of balancing the needs of your ego and will with those of your body and your instincts. Great achievement is possible during an EIGHT year, but be sure to take time to rest, and play, and daydream.
NINE – This is a good year to take time away from all the noise and busyness to commune with your inner Wise One. Some time alone may be in order, or you may need a nourishing retreat to get yourself back in touch with the still, small voice that knows your answers. This is also a good year to begin a program of study, or to find a mentor or teacher who will be helpful to you.
By Cait Johnson, co-author of Celebrating the Great Mother, (Inner Traditions, 1995).