Looking back at 2020
Before we look at 2021, let's take a quick look at 2020. The Universal Year number for 2020 was 4. This number signals a year of building and planning a foundation for the future. Before we could work on that foundation, we had to understand the nature of what we were working with. The corona virus and other stressors showed us many areas that need to be improved, changed or just cleared away. Many people took the opportunity to do some soul searching, to rediscover who they are and their passions in life. Many have also felt a new drive to live their life with purpose and to focus on what really matters to them.
Looking forward to 2021 - the Universal Year
The Universal Year number in numerology is found by simply adding the numbers in the year together. So, 2021 = 2 + 0 + 2 +1 = 5. A Universal Year number of 5 is about movement and change. Now that we have used 2020 to take a hard look at the things that need to change, we can move ahead and build what we would like our society and lives to be. This year is likely to be a busy year with lots of action and forward movement. Things that have been set in motion are ready to move forward. We will need to remain flexible and disciplined as we implement change.
Your Personal Year
In numerology, our lives repeat 9 year cycles with each year number signaling different occurrences and outcomes. The best way to be in flow with your life, is to understand what your personal year number is. This will give you the theme for your year. Working within that theme will help you to make the most out of your year. Your personal year number may be considered from January 1st to December 31st or from the day of your birthday to the day before your birthday. Pay attention to both numbers and see which one seems to resonate for you. If your birthday falls in the latter third to quarter of a year, you may find calculating your year from birthday to birthday as more significant. Personal year numbers are calculated using the following steps:
Step 1 - Add your birth month, day and 2021 together.
So for March 5 you would add
3 + 5 + 2 + 0 + 2 + 1 = 13
Step 2 - Reduce to a single number 1+ 3 = 4
To get some information about your personal year look for your number below. There are some special numbers in numerology called master numbers, specifically 11, 22 and 33. If after Step 1 you end up with any of those numbers, then see the reference book listed at the end of the blog. You can still get the basics by following through to Step 2 and ending up with a 2, 4 or 6.
1 - New Beginnings, Action, Opportunity
This is a year of fresh starts and embracing your individuality and uniqueness. It's a good year for a new relationship, a new career or job or moving into a new home. This is also a great time to undergo a personal makeover, work on personal development, or start a healthy lifestyle. The number 1 is a powerful manifestation number so whatever you start this year will set the tone for the next nine years.
2 - Relationships, Balance, Emotions
First and foremost, this year is about your relationship with yourself. Practice self-love by making time to nurture and care for your mind, body and soul. Strengthening yourself will help you to deal with relationship concerns that may pop up this year whether it is with family, friends or colleagues. This year will be about clearing up those relationships. You may find yourself a bit overwhelmed by all of the sensory input coming at you this year which is why having patience and practicing self-love is so important.
3 - Self-expression, Communication, Creativity
The number 3 is associated with creativity and this year will be all about self-expression. It's a great year to pursue artistic or creative endeavors. The energy of a 3 year can be a bit scattered and emotional. Be sure to time for relaxation as the emotions might get intense at time. Organization and discipline are important as is finishing up projects.
4 - Effort, Building, Planning
This year for you is all about building a solid foundation for your future. Whatever projects you have started, this year is the year to do what you need to make sure they are stable and have a clear path going forward. This year will involve a bit of hard work in the form of extra physical, emotional or mental effort. This work will benefit your future so stick with it. Concentrate on building and shoring up your finances and health and emotional well-being as doing so will pay off going forward.
5 - Progress, Movement, Change
This middle year of the cycle builds on the previous 4 years. Now is the time to act on what you planned or built a foundation for. This year will not have as many constraints as the previous year, but there will be drama so do your best to avoid it by being flexible. Don't take on too much and work on being disciplined with health and avoiding overindulgence. Focus on making positive changes that improve your overall quality of life.
6 - Love, Family, Domestic, Responsibility
This year is all about the domestic life - love, family and responsibility. Your loved ones and family will need your attention more this year and you will have to work on your work and life balance. If you are single, this can be a good year to find a partner. If you are a healer or in a service based field, focus on being of service and many opportunities will come your way. Don't forget to focus on your responsibility to yourself and your health this year.
7 - Introspection, Personal and Spiritual Growth
This year is a bit quieter and is about going inward and focusing on introspection and spiritual growth. Make a point of spending time alone and focusing on questions such as who am I? what is my purpose? and how is my life going? Research is big this year. You may find yourself spending time reading books or taking classes to expand your horizons and knowledge. Think of this year as building the spiritual foundation of your life path.
8 - Personal Power, Finances, Career
The 8 year concentrates on finances, career and personal power and they will all figure prominently in your year. This is the time to concentrate on finances and career as it is powerful year to manifest in these areas. Personal power is very important as well. It is time to take back your power if you have given it away to others simply by not standing up for yourself. This is also the year of karma and learning major lessons. Make sure to live with honesty and integrity at all times.
9 - Transformation, Completion, Endings
A 9 year is about completion, endings and transformation. This is the year when all that you have worked on and all that has been building the previous 8 years comes to completion. You may find there are things that you need to let go of as they have come to their natural conclusion. It can be an emotional year. Compassion and forgiveness are key. This will be the year to tie up any loose strings to begin a whole new cycle next year. You may find yourself called to be of service to your greater community.
For more information on numerology and your personal year and personal numbers, I recommend the book The Numerology Guidebook by Michelle Buchanan. She makes the field of numerology understandable and accessible to the layperson.
If you wish to learn more about numerology such as your life path number, destiny and soul numbers as well as how to use numerology to guide monthly or daily actions, join the Introduction to Numerology Workshop.