How to Calculate and Interpret Your Personal Year Number

How to Calculate and Interpret Your Personal Year Number

“Everything turns in circles and spirals with the cosmic heart until infinity. Everything has a vibration that spirals inward or outward — and everything turns together in the same direction at the same time. This vibration keeps going: it becomes born and expands or closes and destructs — only to repeat the cycle again in opposite current. Like a lotus, it opens or closes, dies and is born again. Such is also the story of the sun and moon, of me and you. Nothing truly dies. All energy simply transforms.” 
~ Suzy Kasseem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: Writings of Suzy Kassem

9-Year Life Cycles

In Numerology, our life follows 9-year cycles. Each year in a 9-year cycle is colored with its own main vibration, purpose, and theme. You can think of this cycle as a wave you are riding. Each of us is riding a different wave, and together they form the ocean of energy. At any given time, we are in a certain point in our 9-year cycle. Therefore, our waves synchronize with the waves of some people in our surrounding, and they can be asynchronous with the waves of others.


What is the Personal Year Number?

Your Personal Year Number reflects the vibrational potential and main purpose of a year for you. It tells you what’s happening in your life this year and what should be your main focus. Every year vibrates at a certain frequency. If you know how to calculate and interpret your Personal Year Number, you can be in the flow instead of swimming upstream.  You can be better prepared for the future, avoiding obstacles and using your energy efficiently to achieve optimal results.

When you know your Personal Year Number, external situations and events make much more sense to you, because you can put them in the context of specific patterns described by this number. You can consciously take advantage of opportunities that are aligned with the blueprint for your life. You know their greater purpose, because you are connected to your personal rhythm of life.

Your Personal Year starts around your birthday and runs for 12 months until your next birthday. Each 9-year cycle has its own lessons and opportunities that can be understood using numerology.

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Calculating Your Personal Year Number

To calculate your Personal Year Number, add reduced numbers for your month of birth, your day of birth, and the year of your last birthday. Reduced numbers are obtained by adding individual digits until your get a prime number from 1 to 9. 


As I already mentioned, the Personal Year Number will be active from your last birthday to your next birthday. On your next birthday, you can add 1 to this Personal Year Number to get the Personal Year Number for the following year. If you are in 9 Personal Year, your next Personal Year will have a vibration of 1, which means that you are completing one cycle and starting a new one.

Example: 7/8/1981

Month of Birth = 7

Day of Birth = 8

Year of the Last Birthday: 2016 = 2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 9

Personal Year Number = 7 + 8 + 9 =24 = 2 + 4 = 6

This Personal Year Number starts on 7/8/2016 ad ends on 7/7/2017. On 7/8/2017, the next Personal Year is going to start. We know that it will have the vibration of number 7.

Interpreting Personal Year Numbers

The keywords below can be very helpful, when you want to interpret Personal Year Numbers.

Personal Year Number

Personal Year 1: New Beginnings

Personal Year 1 is the beginning of a new 9-year cycle. This is a time to clarify your goals and begin working on new projects. Everything you are doing right now will affect your life in the next 9 years. Hard work, perseverance, and assertiveness may be required to get a new venture moving. You can expect changes and new opportunities this year. It’s the time for being open-minded and trying new things. If you are resisting change and ignore opportunities for change now, you might need to wait for the same chance until the next cycle begins in 9 years. Take time to organize your plans, clearly set your goals, and define your action steps. This will help you to gain momentum. It is a time to move forward fearlessly. It will be easier than in any other year to do that for you, because most of the difficulties and fears of the past will seem to temporarily disappear, leaving the way open for new adventures. This is a time of great potential.

Personal Year 2: Cooperation and Germination

Personal Year 2 is a year of slow progress and waiting for the results to show up. Once the seeds have been planted in Personal Year 1, it’s the time for germination and nurturing your garden. This is not a time to forcefully move forward, but rather for soft and calm perseverance. It is a time for cooperation and building relationships that will benefit you in the future. It is a year for saving your emotional energy and accumulating resources. Aggressiveness and impulsiveness may cause problems now. This is a time to improve your people skills and abilities to work with others in a productive way. Maintaining calm, patient, and tactful attitude will bring best results. You are feeling more sensitive and empathic. This year you can deepen your friendships, partnerships, or intimate relationship.

Personal Year 3: Creative Expression and Social Expansion

Personal Year 3 is a year for active self-expression. The flowers have bloomed and the fruits have ripened! This is time to be social and share your joy with others. In general, it’s a happy year that brings joy and cheerful energy. You can find a way to realize your new creative ideas. You are inclined to live life to its fullest now. Even though there is a tendency to scatter your attention and focus on too many things at the same time, maintain the perspective and keep your priorities in mind. It is a good time to develop your creative talents and express your emotions through writing, speaking, dancing, and other forms of creative expression.

Personal Year 4: Hard Work and Consistent Progress

This is a year of hard work and consistent effort. It is also a year when you will start seeing consistent results of what you have started in Personal Year 1. It is a time to get organized and focused on your intentions, as you get ready for a very active year ahead. Personal Year 4 is the year to focus on creating a stable and secure foundation for your life. Getting a home, starting a family, improving your health are some examples of the foundational elements for our life. It is also the time to streamline and automate business processes and communication.

Personal Year 5: Freedom

Personal Year 5 is a year of major changes, growth, and new opportunities. You can expect expansion, and changes in your attitude, perspective, work, or residence. This is a year that brings more freedom than you have experienced in recent years. Your circle of friends and acquaintances will grow. This is a time for transitioning and for moving away from old routines in a constructive way. The 5 year will present some choices and opportunities for taking risks. It’s time for taking risks and exploring new horizons. This is the year to explore innovative and unconventional ideas. In search for freedom and expansion, Personal Year 5 has the tendency to scatter energies in many directions. It’s a time for experimentation and probing of new directions. The energy of 5 may inspire you to explore different dimensions of yourself. It’s time to be open and curious.

Personal Year 6: Love, Family, and Home

Personal Year 6 tends to bring on increasing responsibilities and a deepening concern for family, loved ones, and close friends. The intention of this year is to integrate the growth and changes that you have experienced in the past 5 years, and rebalance your life. It may be a year when you’ll become needed by your family or close circle of friends. It is important to find balance between your family life and your work life, the needs of others and your own needs. It’s time to express generosity, care, and love towards others and yourself.

Personal Year 7: Introspection

Personal Year 7 is a very introspective year, a period to pause and reflect on your life. It will be good for you to spend time alone and in contemplation as much as possible. This is a good year to reflect on the past and plan for the future, as you have only two more years left in this cycle. It is a good year for any study, research, and writing. Your abilities to think clearly, analyze, and synthesize information are at their peak now. It’s a good year for learning and gaining new skills, or simply for spending free time in reflection and meditation.

Personal Year 8: Attainment and Financial Success

This is a year of stepping into your power. It’s a time for important decisions and major achievements. You will be challenged to take charge and stand up as an authority in your life. It’s a very active year, where you will have a chance to see the results of your progress in a material way. Opportunities for advancement and recognition for past and current work is likely to come about during this year. As long as you take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves and take action, material success and achievement will tend to follow. It is easy for you to branch out and expand in business. People around you will be receptive to your leadership, because they sense that it comes from cumulative experience of the past seven years.

Personal Year 9: Completion

This is a year of completion, endings, and letting go. It’s a time to take inventory of the different aspects of your life and let go of what no longer serves you. A lot of things you have been working on for the last eight years will come to completion during this year. This year is for finishing and dreaming about the next nine years. It is not usually recommended to start anything completely new this year, but you can envision the next 9-year cycle. Follow your intuition and bring things to completion on every level.

Using Your Personal Year Energy

Now that you know how to calculate and interpret your Personal Year Number, it’s time to put it in practice.

  1. Download this Personal Year Practice Sheet and practice calculating your Personal Year Numbers. As you fill out the table on the second page, take time to reflect on the following questions:
  1. Watch a video of my webinar on “How to Use Your Personal Year Energy”.

  1. If you want to learn more about the Personal Year Numbers, here are  two books I recommend you to start with:
  1. Colors and Numbers  by Louise Hay offers a simple and practical guide on how to interpret each Personal Year, Personal Month, and Personal Day. It is a pocket-size book, which makes it easy to carry it around. Beautiful Louise Hay affirmations and color associations are an important bonus of this book.
  2. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Numerology by Kay Lagerquist and Lisa Lenard is an great book for both beginners and advanced numerology practitioners. It offers an easy-to-follow and complete guide to many numerology topics, including Personal Year Numbers.
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About the Author

life_purpose_coachingTanya Ince, Ph.D is a Life Coach, Numerologist, Ordained Ministerial Counselor,  TFT facilitator, and trainer of Spiritual Technology methods. Tanya helps her clients to achieve spiritual coherence and create the life they want from the inside out. On her blog, Tanya shares her tips and insights about personal development, practical spirituality, and numerology. Connect with Tanya on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @TanyaCoaching.

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Wow. I am in the personal year 5. There has been so many changes and new exciting projects this year. I often feel overwhelmed in a good way. Curious to observe the next year as well.

I’m in Personal Year 1, with many new projects too. I’m curious to hear your observations about your next personal year.