The New Year is always an exciting time of fresh starts and new beginnings.

Each year has its own distinct energy. As the numbers change on our calendar, there is a shift in consciousness. Numbers are vibrations and they have a very real impact on our lives.

Like planets, numbers influence our psyche collectively and personally.

Perhaps you felt 2016 was challenging. In numerology 2016 was a 9 year ( 2+0+1+6 =  9), which is a number of letting go, and endings.

Good news! 2017 is a year of beginnings! It’s a 1 year in numerology (2+0+1+7 = 10, and 1+0 =1). 1 is all about beginning a brand new cycle in your life. So many opportunities await you!

The calendar year numerology is known as the Universal Year number, because it affects everyone. We are learning and growing together benefitting the collective consciousness.

You can also find your PERSONAL numerology for the for the year, which will show you what lessons and opportunities are in store for you.

Knowing your Personal Year numerology can help you interpret the many changes happening within and around you. You can discover what spiritual lessons and opportunities are in store for you. Consider it your cosmic weather report, helping you plan for a prosperous and happy year ahead.

Here is how to find your Personal Year number:

First, reduce the year to a single digit. You do this by adding all the digits together, then keep reducing to a single digit.

FOR 2017:

Add the numbers of the year together (2+0+1+7 = 10). Since 10 is a double digit, reduce that again 1+ 0 = 1.

2017 is a 1 Universal Year.

Next, add the month and day of your birth, to the single digit sum of the year (which is known as the Universal year number).  If any sum is a double digit, reduce it (keep adding the numbers) until it is a single digit.

FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS JULY 26TH AND YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW YOUR PERSONAL YEAR NUMBER FOR 2017:

July is the 7th month    7

26th  reduces to 8 (2+6=8) +       8

2017  is a 1 Year               + 1

The sum of those numbers = 16

Now reduce 16 until you get a single digit (1+6 = 7).

If you were born on July 26th, in 2017 you are in a 7 personal year.

ALTERNATELY, YOU CAN ADD ALL THE NUMBERS OF THE MONTH AND DAY OF YOUR BIRTHDAY WITH THE CURRENT YEAR, AND REDUCE THAT NUMBER TO A SINGLE DIGIT.

For example, if you were born on December 28th and you want to know your Personal Year in 2017, you would add each number of your birth month (12), your day of birth (28) and the current year (2017), as follows:

(1+2+2+8+2+0+1+7) = 23.

Now reduce 20 to a single digit: 2+3= 5.

If you were born on December 28, you are in an 5 Personal Year in 2017.

You got it? Now, look up your personal year below. Once you do that, you can look up your friends, your family, even your pets! It’s helpful to look back on last year to see how the numerology has affected you. Have fun and enjoy!

1 PERSONAL YEAR

This is a brand new beginning for you! You really need this fresh start. You experienced many spiritual tests last year. You most likely let go of some people and circumstances in your life. Now is time to plant seeds and embark upon new exciting adventures!  If there’s a desire that has been in your heart that you’ve been putting off, NOW is the time to do something to make your dreams a reality! Take action and be bold! This is not a time to wait and think about things; it is a time to do! You will have a surge of mental, physical and creative energy this year, so it is imperative that you exercise, create and actively communicate your ideas. Your energy will need expression.

Being a 1 Year for you, it’s time to make YOU your number one priority!  If you find it challenging to put yourself first, remember, you can only help others by taking care of yourself. Journaling and writing would be a good way for you to have an outlet for your thoughts and feelings. You must learn how to make your own feelings a priority, and express your unique individuality. You can do this by affirming your own self-worth instead of relying on the approval of others. The less you care about other people’s opinions of you, the more success you will have. This is truly the year for you to acknowledge your gifts. It’s your time! Believe in yourself. This Universe is helping you break out of your comfort zone and take your life to a new level!

2 Personal Year

After the intense energy and changes of last year, now is a time to slow down and reflect upon your life and your choices. You’ll have extra help from the Universe because your psychic senses will be supercharged! you’ll feel extra sensitive. If you feel off balance at all, it is because you need to take time to yourself. Pay attention to your thoughts and feelings prior to making your decisions. You are learning how to honor your inner voice. If you focus too much on taking care of others, you can lose sight of what’s right for you. Patience is key. You want to carry out your plans quickly, yet the Universe has its own divine timing. Honor the wisdom of your path. There’s no rush.

Since 2 attracts relationships (after all, 2s are a pair) this can be a wonderful time to meet someone who helps you feel good about yourself, romantic or otherwise. But remember, finding loving relationships begins with honoring and loving yourself first! This year your relationships will be your greatest teachers. You will have to learn how to put yourself first IN relationships, rather than accommodating other people’s needs at your expense. This is the key to your balance. You might need to create healthier boundaries, say “no” more often and learn how to receive. Use this beautiful time to know yourself better and have the courage to take care of yourself! This can lead to greater peace, harmony and balance in all areas of your life.

3 Personal Year

The world is your stage! Your creativity is in full force now. Look in your heart to find what’s been longing to be expressed.  This would be a great time to use your voice with singing, acting or writing. Any form of creative expression would be beautiful for you and the world. Make sure you tell people how you feel, because your emotions are seeking an outlet.  Use your imagination to create the life you have always wanted. Instead of focusing about what you lack, plant the seeds of love and nurture them by giving attention to what you are grateful for and what you are doing right!

3 is a social energy, so spend time with those people that help you feel good and raise your vibration. You have so much inside of you that is longing for expression it’s time to share it. You are more creative than you give yourself credit for. It can be scary to shine more brightly, so take small steps towards sharing your gifts and emotions. If you’ve been afraid of speaking your mind, try writing out your feelings first. If you’ve been timid about sharing your talents, start with a group of like-minded people, then expand from there. You MUST share your voice in a bigger and brighter way. When you express what’s inside of you, that’s when you’ll find many more opportunities come your way.

4 Personal Year

After the expansive creative energies of last year, this is a time to solidify your foundation and get the details of your life in order. Number 4 is associated with your physical world such as your home, family, money, finances and day-to-day activities. The four creates a square, so you want to square your corners and get every aspect of your life squared away. Anything you can do to get organized will serve you well, including repairing your home, creating a budget or business plan, and implementing daily routines.

This would be an ideal time to buy a home or establish a business, provided you pay careful attention to your contracts. You’re creating new foundations in your life – this can affect your business partnerships, relationships, finances, house and home. This requires that you approach this with logic, rather than sentimentality. Ask your Higher Self, what will truly benefit your life, and your decisions will be clear. If you ever dreamed of being self-employed, this is your year.

You are fortifying your life, so your physical body will need more attention this year.  Stay disciplined about getting enough rest and exercise. These disciplines will create more freedom and expansiveness for you in the long run. You are learning how to be your own authority and take charge of your life. This can be a highly enjoyable time where you feel yourself becoming more secure and stronger in every moment. This can also be a beneficial time to enjoy with family. All of your hard work will pay off in the long run. You will be so glad you had the fortitude to build your foundation now.

5 Personal Year

Get ready for a dramatic and exciting year! Change is HERE! After all the hard work of last year, this is a fantastic time to have fun and meet new people. This year will feel like it is flying by, because there will be so many new activities and opportunities. You will find your social life expanding as you feel more expansive! This is a wonderful time to have an adventure, so if there is anywhere you want to go, buy your ticket! Enroll in that course you always wanted to take, or go to the theater, even be in the theater! If you want to take up a new hobby, being in a group environment would be especially rewarding.

You really need to shake things up this year – listen to that. You might find that every aspect of your identity needs an overhaul, including the way you present yourself to the world. Change is scary but necessary. You’re learning how to be flexible. You’re sharing with the world another side of you that’s more truthful to the REAL YOU. Make sure you don’t get involved in other people’s drama. As you make these changes, instead of focusing on how people will respond to you, pay attention to what’s inside of you that wants to be expressed or experienced. Be truthful to yourself and you will attract the people and circumstances that will support you. A whole new world awaits you!

6 PERSONAL YEAR

Love, beauty and harmony are your themes this year. What delights await you! With all of the changes and excitement from the previous year, now is the time to restore your body, mind and spirit. You’re learning how to be true to yourself and honor to what YOU want, rather than what will please everyone else. This will restore the much needed balance in your life that you have been craving. Listen to your heart. You’re learning how to make decisions based on what wants to be expressed inside of you, rather than what others expect of you. Remember that, and you will make the positive changes in your life you’ve will change your path for the better.

You will have more responsibility than you usually have, especially when it comes to family, so make sure you don’t take on too much. Delegate. Delegate. Make any changes to your environment that help you feel peaceful and relaxed. You will have more family responsibility this year (and you might actually be adding to your family – look at the 6, it’s shaped like a pregnant woman), so make sure you’re focusing on family time instead of worried about work. You might also feel like beautifying your home, since this 6 is a number of domestic bliss and beauty.

Love is in the air! This is an ideal time to attract a romantic partner, if you have not met one yet. If you’re already in a relationship, you can add more romance by making space for quality time to have fun together. If you are facing any choices, listen to your heart.  Make your decisions on what you really want, rather than what you think you “should” do, or what you fear others will think of you. Focus on love and harmony and you cannot go wrong.

7 Personal Year

Your intuition is SUPERCHARGED this year! You MUST develop self-care habits that allow you to process your thoughts, feelings and emotions. This requires you take more time to yourself, spend quality time in nature, be near the water – if possible, and have peace and quiet. This will allow you to filter all of your intuitive guidance and know how to act on them. You might find yourself making a move this year, either in your location or vocation, because your intuition is steering you in a different path. Trust the process. Stay present and follow the messages as you receive them. You might want to relocate or at least spend more time by the ocean. It’s going to be a super fast moving year!

This is a year where you can acquire spiritual mastery by learning to focus your mind toward creating the life you truly desire. If you do not have a daily meditation practice, you might consider starting one. This is an ideal time to engage in any spiritual activity where you can learn with others. If you find yourself getting overwhelmed, take a deep breath and stay in the moment. Stay focused on the big picture, and ask yourself if you have been making choices based on your personal truth, or if you have allowed others opinions to dominate your decision.

As you learn to stay centered amidst change and listen to your TRUE nature. Your intuition is guiding you as you learn to deeply trust yourself and the process of your life. These are valuable skills that will carry you forward for the rest of your journey. You’re in for some wonderful experiences!

8 PERSONAL YEAR

What a big year this is for you! After all your hard work, you will begin to see the fruits of your labor. After the reflective introspection of last year, now is the time to act! And act big! You’re learning how to attract ABUNDANCE and PROSPERITY by being TRUE TO YOURSELF. Your passions will lead you to your purpose.

Pay attention to your deepest desires and stirrings of your heart. What makes you feel excited and motivated? What are some of those things that make you happy that you have been putting off? It’s time to do what you love! You can own your power and leadership abilities more fully now. You might find yourself challenged this year, as more is required of you, but that is only so you can experience your potential more fully. If you find yourself in power plays at work or in your relationships, it is to remind you that it is OK to be powerful and assert yourself.

Practice the art of receiving – compliments, money, appreciation, respect, gifts…the more you allow yourself to receive, the more abundance you will magnetize. It’s time to expect and ask for more! If you’re self-employed, raise your rates. Want to start a business? Charge a healthy wage. If you have been working at a job, ask for a raise or promotion. Raise your self-esteem by VALUING YOURSELF and the Universe will shower you with blessings.

9 PERSONAL YEAR

Congratulations! This is a year of celebration and culmination. You are in the final year of a 9 year manifestation cycle and have learned a lot along the way, so take stock of all of your many spiritual lessons, because you will be passing this wisdom to others.  You might be called into a leadership position and many people will seek you for advice or counseling. You might be called to teach. Trust that you have everything within you to guide others. This is also a time for recognition of everything you have done and achieved, as you step into leadership roles.

You are getting ready for a new phase of your evolution. You might feel that people and circumstances that once suited you, no longer do. This is a time of letting go so you can make room for relationships and opportunities that reflect who you are NOW.  Trust that as you let go of what doesn’t work for you, that your new path will soon be clear. Forgive anyone who needs forgiving and that includes yourself! You might require more alone time this year, so you can connect with your intuition. Value this time with yourself; there will be more excitement next year. Make sure you are appreciating your successes, and they will magnify. You will be harvesting many rewards, so enjoy your bounty. You deserve it!

MAY YOU HAVE YOU A REWARDING AND EXCITING JOURNEY! ENJOY THE ADVENTURE!

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