Your Guide to 2021 With Your Personal Year Number

Posted on December 25, 2020
Updated on January 12, 2021

A mother and son hold gold foil balloons that spell out 2021.

Do you want to know what the year 2021 has in store for you?

As we know, there are many incredible systems of divination out there that can help you uncover what may be just around the corner — from the Tarot to runes to pendulums — but did you know that there is another simple way that requires no tools at all?

Numerology might be able to shine some light on what lies ahead for you during this year by just analyzing the energy of your Personal Year number!

Your Personal Year Number is the number that works in conjunction with your date of birth to give you some insight as to what to expect from the year ahead. It tells you what cycle you’re in when it comes to applying numerology to your life.

Let’s discover yours and what it means for 2021!

Don’t forget to check in on your free daily numerology reading throughout the year!

How to Calculate Your Personal Year Number

To calculate your Personal Year number:

  • Add the day and month of your birth together.
  • Add that to the year in question.
  • Reduce it down again.

For example, if you were born on March 9th, you’d add 3 + 9 = 12, 1 + 2 = 3, so you reduce that number down to 3.

Add 2 + 0 + 2 + 1 to get 5. The 5 in this example is the “Universal Year” number. You’d add that to the 3 of your birth date calculation, 3 + 5 = 8. In this instance, your Personal Year number for 2021 would be 8.

Let’s get some more practice by looking at another example.

Let’s say you’re planning a wedding or another big occasion and want to know the best year for it to happen. Your date of birth is November 18th. You are looking to see if 2021 is going to be a good year for the event.

Start by reducing your day of birth; 1 + 8 = 9. November reduces to 1 + 1 = 2. Add those together, 9 + 2 = 11. Add 1 + 1 = 2. Now let’s work with the universal year, 2021. 2 + 0 + 2 + 1 = 5, then 5 + 2 = 7.

As you can see, this method helps you to determine if this is a good year for decision-making or whether you should wait and see what unfolds. It reveals whether you could be lucky in love or finances, or whether it’s a time to prepare for some hard work!

There’s no such thing as a good or a bad personal year, however. It’s all in how you apply yourself. Let’s look at each Personal Year number’s meaning and see what it means for you.

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Your Guide to 2021 With Your Personal Year Number

Personal Year 1

In numerology, 1 always indicates new beginnings! If this is your Personal Year number, buckle in — it’s known as the start of a fresh nine-year cycle, one that brings you a new set of promises and pitfalls.

A year 1 is when you need to work on prioritizing your goals. Major life changes may come your way, too, either through your own choices or those thrust upon you by circumstance.

Overall, 2021 will be a year of profound changes, whether in your career, romantic life, or incredible spiritual growth and shifts. You won’t always control what these changes look like, but you can prepare in advance by expecting the unexpected.

The key? With a year 1, it’s always ideal to go with the grain of change rather than against it, so be ready to roll with the punches!

Personal Year 2

Like all things in twos, a Personal Year number of 2 is about balancing, harmony, and keeping the peace.

Because of this, a year 2 is not a time for making hurried decisions or rushing into things. On the contrary, it reminds you that every action you put into the Universe will have an equal response and reaction.

At times, it’s best to let things develop naturally. If you’re a natural go-getter, you could see this as a challenge, but any assertiveness is only going to cause you delays in reaching your long-term goals!

Cooperation and letting go of what isn’t important is the key to getting through 2021. And while not particularly fortunate for a new romance, it is a good time for strengthening existing relationships.

Personal Year 3

Whether or not you were granted the “gift of gab” at birth, a Personal Year 3 indicates that it is time to get the communicative juices flowing regardless!

It will most likely be a very social year, a time to focus on mingling with others. This doesn’t necessarily have to be in-person communication, but it could also mean that you’re branching out into new online communities and expanding social media reach.

It’s a good year for romance too, but those relationships may be fleeting! Remember to keep things light and move with this ebb and flow.

Finally, if you’re creative, this is also a good year to throw yourself into your hobbies! 2021 is full of abundant opportunities with this personal year number — it’s just up to you to take them.

Personal Year 4

2021 is a year of much work for you if number 4 is your Personal Year number, but there is an incredible bright side to this as well.

A high reward for your work is also possible with this number, but you have to leave behind most light-heartedness and procrastination and apply yourself to long-term goals. In other words, hard work and dedication are the keys to success this year.

It’s a year of self-control and one where you’re unlikely to see immediate results, but the long-term reward will be well worth it. Try not to get too frustrated and enjoy the process rather than focusing on the outcome!

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Personal Year 5

Year 5 is another changeable year! It will feel like everything you thought would be established with this Personal Year number seems to be evolving.

The good news is that this evolution is all for the best, and in 2021, both your social life and your creative projects have the capacity for growth and expansion. It’s also a time for you to get rid of what’s holding you back from being all you can be.

Explore different ways of moving forward, and don’t be inflexible when it comes to these changes. And even as all the little things seem to be moving around, remember to pay attention to your ultimate goals.

You’ll have a lot of energy this year and might be tempted to take on too much and spread yourself too thinly!

Personal Year 6

For you, 2021 is a year of putting things in order and making things right.

A year 6 brings added responsibilities and obligations to the table. There may be issues and concerns within your family or other loved ones. It’s a year for sacrifice rather than achievement, but it also puts you in the driver’s seat for many of the major decisions. For those who like to be in control, this is good news!

You might have to juggle your plans and projects around for new obligations. Slow down to the speed of life, focus on home life and family, and enjoy the ride.

The old saying about great power bringing great responsibility is a two-way street — with great responsibility also comes great power, so be sure to use it to your advantage.

Personal Year 7

Ready to get the mind moving?

In Numerology, number 7 is very intellectual and introspective, and this is what this year will bring to you. It’s a bit of a break from the chaos of 2020 and a chance for you to gather your thoughts on what you truly want to achieve.

Self-examination, personal growth, and analyzing your thoughts should take priority in 2021. Realize where you’ve been, accept what you did wrong, celebrate what you did right, and take responsibility for it all.

And when you’re ready, new epiphanies, plans, and ideas will be waiting for you on the other side of that door!

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Personal Year 8

Hard work, abundance, and material wealth are often major themes for a Personal Year 8.

With this, your thoughts should revolve around your financial situation and material possessions. The introspection and chaos of 2020 helped you prioritize your goals, and now you can start again to stride toward them.

Major decisions will come your way this year, as will achievements and recognition. It’s an optimal year for advancing your career, investments, and buying real estate. Plus, your determination is at a peak in a year 8!

In 2021, it’s time to show the world what you’re made of and prove that your hard work has paid off.

Personal Year 9

The wheels of fate and the waves of change are not yet done with you when you have a Personal Year number 9.

9 is the last of the single digits in numerology, and it’s the last year in the nine-year cycle. Many things will come to a close, and conclusions will be reached. You’ll find yourself prioritizing what you want to keep and what you need to let go to move forward.

Your faith may come under scrutiny, and even relationships could reach a natural conclusion. It’s a time to get rid of what you no longer wish to carry through your life and make room for the new beginnings that the next year has in store for you.

This means that 2021 is a great springboard for growth and opportunity at the end of the day. It opens up new doors and ushers in only the best of intentions.

Ready to Take on 2021?

A new year can be either the most daunting or the most exciting thing depending on how you view the fresh start.

But whether or not the sight of 2021 makes you anxious or giddy with excitement, you can use your Personal Year number to help plan your year ahead. With this special little number, you can understand the themes and vibrations that each year will bring to you so you can benefit from its positive energies.

Knowing this information also means you can be prepared for the negative impact that it may have on your life. You can now anticipate the challenges or obstacles each personal year may throw your way!

Related article: Do You Know the Importance of Your Birth Number in Numerology?

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