I believe that everyone has consciously chosen: the letters for their names, birth date, place of birth, their birth or adoptive family, and made certain they had sufficient grace to guarantee a successful life. The written guarantee included built-in soulutions for resolving every life challenge. The purpose of these choices was to allow us to combine our physical-Earthly Self with our Cosmic Self enabling us to remember our own oneness and why we chose to incarnate. (ARTICLES: “Our Abandonment Issues Are The Catalysts . . .” also the series entitled “There’s Only Plan A….”)
Western Numerology, it is based on a system developed by the Greek mathematician Pythagoras. To study with Pythagoras, one had to pledge themselves to silence for five years.
Numerology is the science of interpreting the patterns of numbers and letters as they interact with other frequencies to create our realities. Whether one is a novice or an expert, using the basic alpha-numeric formulas of Numerology produces consistently accurate results. For example, adding the digits of the month of birth to the day of birth, then reducing any double-digit sums to a single digit, reveals an individual’s core issues and greatest strengths. The formula would be written as M+D=AN (Achievement Number).
Some brief examples of core issues associated with the AN would be:
1 – Issues Involving the Self
2 – Issues Involving Others
3 – Issues Involving Communications and Social Interactions
4 – Issues with “Getting It Done”
5 – Issues Involving Change and Movement
6 – Issues Involving Family, Community, Relationships
7 – Issues Involving Trust, Skepticism, and Control
8 – Issues Involving Power, Money, Control, or Status
9 – Issues Involving Selflessness
0 – Issues Related to Spirit (trust and faith)
Numbers are the building blocks of potential. Potential is the catalyst for creation. Creation leads to harmony. Harmony is the foundation for unity. Within unity, partnerships are established. Partnerships generate new potential. Our most important partnership is with our Cosmic Self.
What is Cosmic Numerology
Cosmic Numerology, a branch I’ve added to the tree of Numerology, is a melding of the sciences of Numerology and quantum mechanics with the concepts of reincarnation and Gematria. Cosmic Numerology is the study of the patterns and frequencies associated with the numbers and letters that make up our realities. It can identify the behavior patterns of individuals, businesses, or countries. It also identifies the challenges and soulutions associated with those patterns. Whether it’s a name, illness, disease, address, food, chemical, mineral, color or craving, they all have one thing in common; they symbolize the interrelationships of the energies and events that affect our lives. Numbers and letters represent the codes of creation. Cosmic Numerology views these codes being generated by both conscious and unconscious choices.
Our name (including businesses, countries, pets, even fictional characters) reveals our emotional and psychological behavior patterns as well as our strengths and weaknesses. Our birthday identifies our destiny, life challenges, mental patterns, and the physical opportunities that will enable us to fulfill our life calling. We also choose specific life challenges as well as providing for their “soulutions.” None of us would have ever chosen to come here, if we didn’t know beforehand that we have more than enough grace to successfully fulfill our part of the cosmic plan in this lifetime. You may ask “If I have sufficient grace, why has this life been so difficult?” My answer is even though we have more than enough grace to succeed, we have procrastinated for 26,000 years and have finally decided, with the coming of “The New Age,” to resolve our deepest issues in this lifetime.
In numerology, your use, misuse, or non-use of the energies of your personal numbers influences every aspect of your daily life, including your behaviors at work, in relationships, and with family. Personal numbers can also identify potential experiences, giving us the foreknowledge that allows us to make more proactive life choices and fewer reactive choices.
In this article, I would like to discuss the vibrations of your Personal Year (PY) for 2012. The PY cycle lasts nine years with each preceding year setting the tone for the following year. The PY begins on January 1 and lasts until December 31. (Some numerologists count the PY as lasting from birthday to birthday.)
Throughout each nine year cycle we are given an opportunity to become less reactive and make more conscious life choices. Whatever patterns we fail to identify and begin working on as we pass through the nine year cycle will recur with more intensity in the next nine year cycle.
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Before showing you how to determine your current Personal Year (PY), let me say something about 2012 which was a Universal 5 year (add 2+0+1+2 = 5.) The energy of a Universal Year (UY) has the potential to maximize both the positive and negative energies of your current Personal Year. It is a hidden influence.
2012 (2+0+1+2 = 5 Universal Year (UY))
Melding the energy of your personal year for 2012 with the universal 5 energy of 2012 provided an underlying energy that required maintaining balance in your life, accepting transitions, developing more self-confidence, and being aware of opportunities for new beginnings.
On a global basis, the energy of the 5 UY was a catalyst for global changes that impacted economies, commerce, housing, jobs, and financial and political stability. This year was an 8 Personal Year (PY) for Barack Obama and a 2 PY for Mitt Romney. With the energy of a 5 Universal Year (UY) in the background, both men needed to maintain balance in their lives, accept transitions, develop more self-confidence, and be more aware of opportunities for new beginnings.
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In 2012, as part of the underlying energy were you aware of understated changes in your life? Were you confident enough to initiate changes and be comfortable with transitions? Did you learn to become more physically and emotionally balanced? Did you learn to say “It’s Not My Movie” and stop looking over your shoulder and move on? Were you aware of subtle and not so subtle opportunities for movement and change?
The energy of a negative 5 can indicate the potential to have some issues with Change And Movement due to being out-of-balance ~ too rigid or too yielding, impulsive, self-indulgent to excess, inconsistent, promiscuous, grabbing concepts not details, always in a hurry.
The energy of a positive 5 is: Flexible, freedom loving, physical, enjoys life, loves innovation and change, curious, can be a moderate, balanced, and easily goes with the flow, confident. (Refer to ARTICLES, “An Interpretation of The Numbers 1 – 9 and 0.”)
Some of the negative aspects of the 5 UY that we just completed may be associated with:
- Sudden changes related to political and economic systems
- Changes in Global situations every 12 to 18 days/weeks
- Missed opportunities amongst corporations, political parties, nations, governments, and individuals to change for the positive
- Rigid behavior patterns by the above parties
- Confrontational behaviors by the above parties
Some of the positive aspects that could have enhanced your personal year were:
- Having the confidence to move forward
- Recognizing and moving toward new opportunities and beginnings
- Understanding the transitory nature of life
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When I analyzed the number sequence (from left to right) that composed 2012, I saw: Let go of emotional and/or sentimental attachments . . . speak up in a timely fashion . . . cooperate with others . . . seek harmony (2). The 0 indicates that Spiritual assistance is available, if asked for. The 1 represents the Self. The positive 1 knows it is part of a cosmic oneness and moves forward making conscious choices. The second 2 represents working in partnership with both celestial and earthly beings/energies for the betterment of the humankind.
Globally, this year as well as the next four years will provide many opportunities for people, businesses, and governments to let go of fear based selfishness and begin embracing mutual cooperation by developing Plan A’s that benefit everyone. (See ARTICLES “There’s Only Plan A, There’s No Plan B.”)
The energy of a Universal Year is an underlying influence on the energy of Personal Year. Following is a brief interpretation of the underlying Universal energies for the next four years:
2013 is a universal six year (2+0+1+3= 6.) Worldwide there could be issues with water, either too much or too little (2); rising spiritual awareness as a result of hardships or insensitivity (0); a need for leaders to begin social initiatives (1); a focusing of resources along with open communication (3). Under the influence of the 6 UY, real estate will come to the forefront. It is a time for beginning and/or ending relationships involving people, governments, and businesses as well as a time for strengthening your relationship with Spirit.
2014 is a universal seven (7) year. The influence of the seven will provide opportunities that will require faith, patience, and the realization that the only thing we can control is our decisions. The underlying energy is about learning to make more proactive decisions and fewer reactive decisions. It is a year that can help us move closer to doing what we love rather than to be loved or try to maintain control. Hopefully, this year will be the catalyst for more emotional and spiritual global clarity and collaboration.
2015 is a universal eight (8) year. The presence of an eight always indicates financial issues or legal proceedings. Globally, there could be serious financial issues. It can also indicate pay-back time for those (people, businesses, or governments) that did not “cooperate” in the universal 2 year, build constructively in their 4 universal year, or be of “service” in their 6 universal year.
2016 is a universal nine (9) year and brings the nine year global cycle, which began in 2008, to its conclusion. (Ring any bells?) Everything that has occurred since 2008 has the potential to repeat itself with more or less intensity. The amount of intensity will be determined lessons learned and acted upon. This year calls for releasing old beliefs and behavior patterns so that we can begin new Plan A’s. This year will set a global tone for the new nine year cycle that begins in 2017. The last 1 UY was 2008, the next 1 UY will occur in 2026.
Will the world continue following a path of individual, group, and nationalist agenda’s or will it have learned that all Plan A’s require cooperation for their success?
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The Yearly Universal Solution
Every number has a challenge and solution. Regardless of what personal year an individual, business, corporation or nation is experiencing in 2013, the universal yearly solution for everyone is 3 (e.g., move forward with your life.) The 3 universal solution calls for every individual to have more self-confidence, come from your center not your fringes, take the lead (whether it is at work, in the community, or with family. This underlying energy can either assist in building your confidence or act as a catalyst that drains it away. It can help you release fear (Failure Excuses Avoidance Repetition) and replace it with faith (Fervor Acceptance Intuiting Trust Humor.) Being both a 5 UY with a 1 Universal Solution, we are being offered a second chance for new beginnings.
The anomaly of a universal solution applying to each year of the nine year cycle is Spirit’s way of honoring our free will while offering us a solution for enhancing universal harmony. (Mathematically, it has been proven that if 15% of a group changes their base patterns, it is enough of a change to influence the other 85% to begin making changes.)
One More Thought . . .
As explained in my article on abandonment issues, we hire “trainers” to push our buttons until we yell “Enough!” We realize that doing to be loved or doing to maintain control generates a great deal of stress. When one of these trainers show up this year, it is vital that you recognize them. The second you feel your heart race, stomach sink, or head pound recognize that this is being caused by your reaction to the negativity directed at you by your trainer. In that moment of recognition, take a mental step to the side and say “Ah, one of my trainers has shown up; let’s see which abandonment button they will try to push today.” If you can step to the side with this recognition, their attack is no longer personal it becomes an opportunity to opt out previous reactive behavior patterns and opt in to making more proactive decisions . . . start doing more of what you love.
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How to Determine Your Personal Year (PY) for 2013
Like water in a tube, many of us will slosh back and forth between the positive and negative aspects of our PY (doing what we love and doing to be loved or to maintain control.) Refer to: ARTICLES at www.awakener.com – “Abandonment Issues Are….;” And “Four Phases of Personal Growth” for insights as to why we waiver between reactive and proactive behavior patterns.
The PY is found by:
- Adding your month and day of birth together (called the Achievement Number (AN).
- Reduce the sum of your month and day of birth to a single digit.
December (12 month) + 27th (Day) = 39 3 + 9 = 12 1 + 2 = 3
- Add that digit (a 3) to the current year 2013 which has also been reduced to a single digit. (2+0+1+3 = 6)
- 3 + 6 = 9 2013 is a 9 personal year.
- March (3 month) + 4th (Day) = 7
- Add that digit (a 7) to the current year 2013 which has also been reduced to a single digit. (2+0+1+3 = 6)
- 7 + 6 = 13 1 + 3 = 4 2013 is a 4 personal year
To use the following chart, read down vertically from the Achievement Number, to the Personal Year, to the Universal Challenge.
For example, if your AN is 2, you are in a 8 PY with a 5 challenge and a 3 universal solution.
If your AN is 8, you are in a 5 PY with a 2 challenge and a 3 universal solution.
With an Achievement Number of:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2013 as a Personal Year is a:
7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6
Your 2013 Personal Challenge:
4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3
The 2013 Universal Solution for everyone is:
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
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Interpretations for Personal Years
Regardless of your personal year, universally August is a review of the previous year’s energy, September is the final opportunity to maximize the energy of your current year, and October is a preview of the energy of the coming year.
A “One” Year
New beginnings, making your Self your first priority.
Your own masculine energy (assertive behavior) is required to initiate your plans. This year sets the tone for the remainder of the 8 years of this cycle. You will begin to feel this energy by late October of your 9 PY. It is an ideal year for starting new projects. Do not expect to start a new personal relationship as all of your energy should be directed toward birthing the project(s) decided upon in your 7 PY (2009). If you are in a relationship, tell your partner that you need to make your Self your first priority and will give them as much of your energy as you can.
On the first new moon of the year (or in December) “marry” your Self, thus making yourself your first priority. Buy a small piece of jewelry, a crystal, or other object and give it to your Self as a wedding gift. (Everyone should do this not just those in a one year.) ARTICLES “Four Phases of Personal Growth”
The challenge number is 7. The major challenges are: not to be apprehensive or concerned with failure or embarrassment; take the initiative . . . you’ve been waiting three years! Don’t be afraid to ask for help either from others or from Spirit; be more patient (rarely does a project take full form overnight); balancing your intuition and logic. (Use your intuition to “come up” with an idea, use your logic to develop it, and then intuitively test its practicality.) Other challenges involve impatience, being overly analytical, controlling, and anxieties associated with being embarrassed, humiliated, or judged by others to be less intelligent/successful than you perceive yourself to be.
A “Two” Year
Keeping moving forward with last year’s plans,. Your own feminine energy (intuition /cooperation) is required for seeking, accepting, or offering help. This is a year when the ego should be put on a shelf. This is also a year for beginning or ending relationships (social, romantic, business or with your old Self). You will meet many people that will help you along your path, assistance is all around you (human and celestial.). Since 2 is also the number for partnerships, this is a great year to strengthen your relationship with Spirit by learning to trust that everything is divinely timed. Don’t forget to “ask” the universe for what you desire; then have the patience and faith to wait for it to arrive.
The challenge number is 8. The challenges are not to become angry or frustrated when things don’t go according to your plans. Try to avoid being too dictatorial or feeling disempowered in your dealings with others. Don’t worry about money or finances, have faith that it is coming over the horizon.. Watch out for confrontations with others, especially authority figures or superiors. Don’t be afraid to “step into your power” to facilitate needed changes. changes.
A “Three” Year
Social Activity and Creativity are the main themes. In the 1 year, you initiated plans or ideas. In the 2 year others were available to assist you to move forward with those plans (including Spirit, if you asked for help.) The 3 year brings opportunities to “birth” your plans or ideas. This is an ideal time to renew old friendships and form new ones. It is a year of creativity, manifestation, and for expressing yourself socially and/or through art, music, writing, or speaking. Have fun! Bring joy into people’s lives. It is a time when the ideas and plans implemented in the 1 PY begin coming to fruition. This is the best year, other than a 1 PY, to birth new ideas and projects.
The challenge number is 9. The challenges are being afraid or anxious about releasing emotional attachments, whether they are to people, possessions, or a job. This can lead to stubbornness or control issues. Don’t over commit yourself because of feelings of guilt or a sense of obligation. If an opportunity arises in another location, don’t be afraid to leave loved ones. This is a year of change and new beginnings, not of looking over your shoulder to make certain that everyone else is okay. Be more discerning about whom, where, or for how long you are willing to be of assistance; ask yourself “am I doing this to be loved, maintain control, or because it gives me joy. Set your ground rules up front. Above all, do not become involved with others as an excuse to not be responsible for and to yourself.
The most important lesson to learn this year is to be able to willingly let go of both the things you love and your emotional baggage. With faith you will realize that whatever you release will always be replaced by something better.
A “Four” Year
Focus on work; put your shoulder to the wheel and nose to the grindstone. Be practical. You may feel “boxed-in” or “put-upon” or a sense of limitation. Due to the amount of responsibility placed upon you, you will not be able to take a carefree vacation until early August otherwise feelings of guilt may inhibit your pleasure. Use this year to make your dreams/visions (3 PY) into reality. The 4 represents foundations. It is time to concentrate on work and to pay attention to the details. Don’t procrastinate. You cannot depend on others for help, they will not do the job to your satisfaction and it will take more time to educate them than it would to do the job yourself.
The challenge number is 1. Challenges for the year mainly revolve around a need to do everything your way. This is a control issue associated with abandonment issues and demonstrated through arrogant behavior patterns. The other side of the challenge coin may see you overly amenable, no backbone or self-confidence leading to procrastination or a pattern of reactionary behaviors.
A “Five” Year
A year of change and a second chance for a new beginning. You are halfway through your nine year cycle. This is a year of freedom, change, being more physical (at the gym or in the bedroom.) Opportunities for new beginnings will present themselves. You can change your job, indulge the physical senses (within moderation), enjoy a flirtation, or late in the fourth find your twin flame. Personal freedom will be at its peak, take advantage of it. Travel will be high on your agenda this year, whether taking many short trips or long journeys. There could be changes every 12 to 18 days or weeks.
The challenge number is 2. Other challenges to avoid are co-dependency or non-cooperation, not trusting your intuition, difficulty letting go of emotional or sentimental attachments, poor communication of your feelings or ideas, and ignoring your relationship with Spirit. Let go of fear and indecisiveness, be BOLD; listen to your heart.
A “Six” Year
A year of service and responsibility. Like a 2 PY, it is also an excellent year for beginning or ending personal relationships or strengthening your relationship with Spirit. Beginning this year and lasting through the 9 PY, learn to put the needs of other’s ahead of your own. It is also a good time to deal with real estate in any form — buying, selling, renting out a property or fixing one up. Be charitable, tolerant, and forgiving. Emit love . . . do not go to bed angry.
The challenge number is 3. The challenges are: watch your sarcasm; don’t let feelings of inadequacy or being unforgiving make you do things to be loved or to maintain control; accept who you are and love your Self. Do not scatter your energy or time doing for others . . . focus on your plans. Don’t close down, be more emotionally intimate, have the courage to speak your truth from your heart. Other challenges involve having good ideas or plans but not paying sufficient attention to the details to make them successful.
Water damage could be an issue e.g., a dripping faucet, a window left open allowing rain to come in, too much or too little water for a garden. Also, watch your sweet tooth as the potential for weight gain is present.
A “Seven” Year
A year of self-analysis as well as learning to surrender. What is decided upon now and developed throughout the 8 PY and 9 PY will determine your spiritual direction and level of conscious satisfaction during the upcoming nine year cycle. The 7 PY is the time Spirit gives you to figure out who you are and where you are going. By September 25th of the 7 PY, you must decide where you want to go, what you want to be, and how you are going to get there. (Make a physical list; you can modify your decisions during the fourth quarter, but for now it is imperative that you place your order with the Universe in writing.) These requests and intentions will begin being activated during your 1 PY. Remember, this list is your order to the Universe; order everything on the menu, don’t limit yourself to an entrée, side dish, and a beverage.
Challenges for the year mainly revolve around a need to do everything your way, thinking it’s the best way. This can be a control issue associated with abandonment issues i.e., “I cannot trust anyone, even Spirit, to be reliable, trustworthy, or supportive.” The other side of the challenge coin reveals a tendency to believe you are not worthy of help. You may feel lonely at times, this feeling can cause you to go out and do something stupid, like drinking at a party and being pulled over for a DWI on the way home. THIS IS A YEAR OF PERSONAL REFLECTION, you are to spend your spare time alone, contemplating your life and life direction. Try to spend time near water (streams, ponds, rivers, lakes, oceans, even a fountain) it will help calm you down and focus.
The major challenge for the year is to learn to trust in the universe and surrender your agenda’s; realize that you can control nothing. This realization can lead to becoming more patient and trusting.
Another main challenge associated with the seven is not feeling alone or abandoned and then going out and doing something stupid, like getting drunk or having random sex and contracting an STD. Use your alone time constructively for self analysis. Don’t wallow in self-pity.
The challenge number is 4. Some of your challenges this year involve letting go of the need for control, not being stubborn because of insecurities, not getting lost in minutiae or details, not being afraid to move forward with your dreams/ideas/visions. Recognize that you cannot control anything; you can only state your “intentions and preferences” and continue moving forward. Life is like a restaurant, order what you want and expect it to arrive!
An “Eight” Year
This can be a year of financial gain or karmic paybacks. Using the lessons of faith, patience, trust, and surrender learned in your 7PY, this can be a financially successful year. This is a good year to implement business plans, receive a promotion or recognition, make money, or become more self-empowered. This is also a year for dealing with organizations or institutions, contracts, legal proceedings, and the law. (Watch the speed limits on the highways.)
Business and financial opportunities may present themselves this year, but for them to materialize you will have to learn how to allow them to unfold and not “try” to make them happen. TRUST (last year’s lesson) that everything is unfolding according to the cosmic plan that you helped create.
If you cooperated in your 2 PY, kept you nose to the grindstone in the 4 PY, and were of service in your 6 PY, then you will be rewarded either materially or financially (or both) this year; if not, this will be a very difficult year . . . one of financial hardships or karmic paybacks.
The challenge number is 5. The challenges for this year include: paying attention to the details not just the concept, not scattering your energy or dissipating your time by trying to control the affairs of others, and avoiding stubbornness, procrastination, and reactionary behavior patterns.
A ” Nine” Year
This is a year of endings, letting go of attachments, realizing that trying to control anything is fruitless and frustration. It is also a good time to travel, especially long distances. This year is the “final exam”; anything of a negative nature that has not been resolved in the previous eight years, will recur. The lesson is about loving your Self without becoming narcissistic.
Start nothing new that you wish to continue, this is the end of the nine year cycle. If you feel driven to begin something or make a purchase wait until October to begin, as this is when the energy of the 1PY begins filtering in. This is an excellent year to end negative associations or dealings with your “spiritual trainers.” (Read ARTICLES “Our Abandonment Issues Are The Catalysts . . . .) Minimize the ego’s reactions to losses and emotional disappointments by realizing that you are preparing your Self for new beginnings in your 1 PY and the next nine year cycle.
The challenge number is 6. Challenges include: not allowing perfectionist tendencies or unrealistic expectation of yourself or others to interfere with creating and manifesting that which you desire; over committing yourself to assisting others as a distraction for avoiding the need to focus on yourself. (Feelings of abandonment could lead you down this path.) Also, avoid situations where you think you need to be in control for someone else’s good, they will not work out the way you expect them.
The challenges for this year include: paying attention to the details not just the concept, not scattering your energy or dissipating your time by trying to control the affairs of others. Avoid stubbornness, procrastination, and reactionary behavior patterns.
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To successfully make it through the turmoil of the next 48 months, I quote Shakespeare:
“To thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as night the day,
You can not then be false to any one.”
Hamlet. Act I. Scene 3
Michael is available for consultations concerning your life or business, name changes, health issues, coaching, or projections for the future. Michael can be reached through his website www.awakener.com , email Michael@awakener.com, or 561- 866-5479. His book “Numerology for Healing” won the 2009 New Mexico Book Awards. His most recent book “Decoding Behavior with Numerology” is available at bookstores or on online.