Find Your Path This Year With Your Personal Year Number

Posted on April 04, 2017

Do you want to know what the year 2017 has in store for you? Numerology might be able to shine some light on what lies ahead for you during this year by analysing the energy of each 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.

How to Calculate Your Personal Year Number

To calculate your personal year: add the day and month of your birth together, a then add that to the year in question, and 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 + 1 + 7 to get 10, which reduces down to 1 + 0 = 1. The 1 in this example is the ‘universal year’ number. You’d add that to the 3 of your birth date calculation, 3 + 1 = 4. In this instance, your personal year number for 2017 would be 4.

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 2019 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, 2019. 2 + 0 + 1 + 9 = 12, then 1 + 2 = 3.

Add the 2 from your date of birth calculations to the 3 of the universal year results, and this reveals that your Personal Year Number for 2019 is a 3.

It’s all well and good to know how to calculate your personal year number, but how do you apply it to your life? This number brings you insight for the entire year, providing a glimpse of the overall trends.

It 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. It’s all in how you apply yourself. Let’s take a look at the meaning of each personal year number and see what it means for you. In numerology,

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Personal Year 1

In numerology, 1 always indicates new beginnings. If this is your personal year, then it’s 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.

Personal Year 2

A year 2 is not a time for making hurried decisions or rushing into things. Let things develop. If you’re a natural go-getter, you could see this as a challenge. 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 this year. While not particularly fortunate for new romance, it is a good time for strengthening existing relationships.

Personal Year 3

It will be a social year, a time to focus on mingling with others. You should look up old friends, go to reunions and gatherings, and meet new people to expand your social circle. All of this is opportune during a year 3.

It’s a good year for romance too, but those relationships may be fleeting. Remember to keep things light. If you’re at all creative, this is also a good year to throw yourself into your hobbies. You could draw very favorable attention your way.

Personal Year 4

Hard work and dedication are the keys to success this year. High reward is possible, but you have to leave behind the light-heartedness and social life of the previous year and apply yourself to long-term goals.

It’s a year of self-control and one where you’re unlikely to see immediate results. Try not to get too frustrated, and pay particular attention to looking after your health and well-being.

Personal Year 5

Year 5 is another changeable year. Everything that you thought would be established seems to be evolving. Your social life looks good as does your creativity. It’s 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. Pay attention to your ultimate goals, though. You’ll have a lot of energy this year, and will be tempted to take on too much and spread yourself too thinly.

Personal Year 6

A year 6 brings added responsibilities to you. There may be issues and concerns within your family or other loved ones. It’s a year for sacrifice, rather than achievement.

You might have to juggle your plans and projects around for new obligations. Slow down to the speed of life, and focus on home life and family. This is a year to regain your of peace of mind.

Personal Year 7

In Numerology, number 7 is very intellectual and introspective; this is what this year will bring to you. It’s a respite from the previous year 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 this year. Realize where you’ve been, accept what you did wrong, celebrate what you did right, and take responsibility for it all.

Personal Year 8

Your thoughts should revolve around your financial situation and material possessions. The introspection of last year has helped you to 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. Your determination is at a peak in a year 8.

Personal Year 9

9 is the last of the single digits in numerology, and it’s the last year in the 9-year cycle. 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 for getting rid of what you no longer wish to carry through your life and make room for the new beginnings which the next year has in store for you.


Use your personal year number to help plan your year ahead. You can understand the themes and vibration 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 anticipate the challenges or obstacles each personal year may throw your way.

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Hi! I’m Charla Stone and I learned astrology and mysticism way back in the 1970s. I’ve spent the last four decades using the stars, tarot, runes, crystals, totems, and more to… Learn More About The Author »

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