By Marcia Bender
I am going to use Numerology to show you how to look at the personal year vibrations for yourself and loved ones for the coming New Year. Numerology is a combination of the Sciences of Astrology and the ancient science of Acrophonology. The latter began as a study of the letters found in the Kabbalah, a record of the teachings of the ancient Hebrew mystics. Even in this new millennium, Acrophonology is a lost art, and there are very few Acrophonologists.
Astrology is a science based on the date, time, and place of one’s birth. This knowledge is also found in Kabbalah, in the Book of Numbers in the Old Testament of the Bible. Numerology shows that we, as humans, go through many nine-year cycles in a lifetime, and each year within the nine-year cycle (one of which is YOUR personal year) has its own special needs and gives advice to be listened to as the year progresses.
Remember, being forearmed is forewarned.
The personal year shows you how to avoid trouble, how to direct your personal affairs, and how to get the best from the experiences scheduled for your life during the 12-month cycle ahead. It is possible to know in advance what to expect, what is likely to occur, and especially how to prepare for the experiences and obligations to come. We share the personal year vibration with others who are going through that same personal year, and thus we have compatibilities with all others who are in the same personal year as ourselves. What I am going to share with you is a “capsule summary” of each of the nine personal years. Although much depth and detail is lost when we look at a paragraph for a period of time that can cover a whole book of information, it can provide a snapshot overview and hopefully will serve as a catalyst for you to do more research on your own.
To figure YOUR personal year for 2018:
1) Take the single digit for your month of birth (Jan.=1, Feb.=2, Mar.=3. Apr.=4, May=5, Jun.=6, Jul.=7, Aug.=8, Sep.=9. Oct.=l, Nov.=2, Dec.=3)
2) Take the single digit of your day of birth (for birthdays from the 1st through the 9th), or derive a single digit by “reducing” a double-digit birthday to a single digit. For example, both the 16th and the 25th reduce to a 7, since 1+6=7, and 2+5=7. Thus, the 10th reduces to a 1, and the 29th to a 2 (2+9= 11 and 1 + 1 =2).
3) Add the two single digits for your month and day of birth to the single digit for 2017, which is 1 (2+0+1+7 = 10 = 1+0 = 1). The digit for the year 2018 is the same for everyone, a 2.
4) If necessary, reduce the sum of these three single digits in the manner described above to obtain a final single digit.
As an example, I was born on June 27th. June is 6, 27=2+7=9, and 2018 = 2+0+1+8 = 11 = 1+1 = 2. So 6+9+2=17, which translates to 1+7=8. I am in a number 8 Personal Year in 2018.
Remember, in Numerology there are only nine numbers and a zero, so all must be reduced to a single digit. The rest of the column will be devoted to a brief description of what each personal year means. I have also added the Major Arcana Tarot Cards, for the Tarot Readers among our audience, which I believe belong to each of the nine personal year vibrations, and some keywords. Figure carefully and slowly and ENJOY!
FIND YOUR NUMBER BELOW:
#1 Personal Year
Major Arcana Tarot Card: The Fool
Keywords: Major change and new beginnings.
This is the beginning of a new nine-year cycle of life. A time to let go of things pertaining to the past (Actually, you should have done that last year, during your 9 personal year.) in order to take advantage of new opportunities in all areas of your life. This is a “seize the day” year. A time of beginnings and decisions for a new lifecycle. Not an easy year, but a rewarding one. Avoid being impulsive and headstrong. The next 8 years of your life depend a lot on how you handle this one. The fall of the year is especially important and can open the way to new opportunities.
#2 Personal Year
Major Arcana Tarot Card: Temperance
Keywords: Cooperation, diplomacy, harmony, relationships.
The happiness and success of this year depends on how well you deal with others. Grow quietly this year and meet delays patiently. This is not a year to force issues! It is a time to cooperate with circumstances, even if you do not feel that things are moving as quickly as you would like them to. A year of new friends, new partnerships, new study, new spirituality. A need for compassion, tolerance and understanding. A slower pace than the last two years and an opportunity to rest more and renew energies. Around August look for new arrangements, new living conditions, new agreements.
#3 Personal Year
Major Arcana Tarot Card: The Empress
Keywords: Creativity, inspiration, imagination.
This could be one of the happiest years of this 9-year cycle. Your charm is at its peak and you can develop your dreams. This can be a very emotional time where relationships are concerned, and you must try not to be overly emotional. This is a year for self-expression and an active social life. Be optimistic and cheerful in this year of opportunity and pleasure. Summer and fall bring quick opportunity and helpful friends.
#4 Personal Year
Major Arcana Tarot Cards: The Emperor and Strength
Keywords: Order, system, organization, management, application, work.
This is a practical year. A year of evaluating material things. A time to manage well. Stick to things and accomplish goals. A time to put ideas into concrete form. This is a year for building resources for future security. There will be more work than play this year. Avoid carelessness and accept responsibility. Not a time to trust to luck.
#5 Personal Year
Major Arcana Tarot Card: The Chariot
Keywords: Forward movement, progress, change, versatility.
There will be more freedom in your life this year, but also an inner restlessness and something pushing from within to make life changes. A good year for travel for both business and personal reasons. You must be prepared for the unexpected and unusual. Be progressive, but beware of burning bridges behind you that should be left to cross back over at some future time. Do not act in haste! This is a time for new study, new friends, and the old and outworn being replaced by the new. Late summer brings opportunity for thrilling change and new freedom.
#6 Personal Year
Major Arcana Tarot Card: The Lovers
Keywords: Love, bonding, responsibilities, relationships.
A year of the “warm fuzzies.” This is the best personal year vibration for marriage, love, relationships, and service to others. Harmony is important this year, and more is gained by being loving, sympathetic and generous, than by being selfish and self-centered. Give more generously than you receive. Keep ideals high and accept responsibility to loved ones and friends. The action of this year is slower than last, but it is only in this way that the ultimate good can be attained. Renew energies this year, as well as relationships.
#7 Personal Year
Major Arcana Tarot Cards: The Hermit and The Hanged Man
Keywords: Psychic and spiritual growth and development, reevaluation, mental house cleaning, self-reflection. This is a sabbatical year and it is very important the “right state of mind” is pursued. Spend more time in quiet pursuits, be introspective and connect with your personal thoughts and intuitions. There will be many interesting and unusual experiences this year, most of which you will have no control over. Your “Guides” are really trying to connect in this year of psychic growth and development. You are truly in the “school of life” and it is a waiting year, but if you are on a high spiritual path, it can be one of the most wonderful and rewarding years of your life.
#8 Personal Year
Major Arcana Tarot Card: The Wheel of Fortune
Keywords: Ambition, opportunity, organization, advancement.
A year of physical/material realities. A time to better financial conditions. Be businesslike, efficient and practical in all dealings. Take care to direct your energies properly. A time to organize and reorganize. This is a business year, and there is mental strain involved but, if properly directed, it should be a year of improved finances. Use good judgment, avoid emotion, make wise decisions, and let Fate and Higher Forces guide you. It is important to try to find time to rest during this period, as the pace of this year is fast and sometimes there do not seem to be enough hours in the day to complete the necessary tasks.
#9 Personal Year
Major Arcana Tarot Card: Death (a card of changes and transformation)
Keywords: Change, endings, renewal, rebirth.
This is a completion of a 9-year cycle of your life. If something goes out of your life, let it go, for it is clearing the way for future opportunities. Not an easy year, and not a time to start new things. Tread water and wait for the #1 Personal Year (next year), or at least the fall of this year, to make major changes. However, change comes suddenly this year and often it is not in your control. Try not to be overly emotional at this time. Keep busy and be generous in your thoughts and feelings. This is such an intense vibration that the “right state of mind” really will help you to make it through the changes that are necessary in order to progress to the next 9 year cycle of life. “Let go and let God.”
Wishing you the best next year!
Remember, knowledge is the greatest power,
so walk in the Light.
Marcia began her career as a school teacher, working with preschool through inner city high school students. She has worked with all aspects of Metaphysics for over 40 years and specializes in Tarot and Numerology. Marcia’s clients and students are in every state and throughout Europe. Marcia has taught over 400 students to “read” the Tarot for the purpose of self-guidance and to use the powerful symbolism of the Tarot to reach higher levels of spirituality. Her column, Spiritually Speaking, originally ran for 8 years in Attitudes Magazine. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.