Most people are familiar with Astrology and the “What’s your sign?” line, but fewer know about Astrology’s more simplistic cousin, Numerology.  Numerology uses number values from the name and the birthdate of the individual to provide a road map of the person’s life.  While Astrology acts something like a GPS, with the capacity to zoom in and out, showing both the broad, decade-long influences of some of the larger planets and the passing day-to-day whims of smaller astro-bodies, like the moon, Numerology remains a largely unchanging paper road map, providing a broader picture with some more significant parts of life blown up off to the side.

While one can do daily and monthly horoscope-type calculations with Numerology, it’s more common to find Annual Numeroscope predictions.  Every year carries a unique vibration for you as an individual based on the numerical value of your birthday.  These numerical values repeat in cycles of 9; if 2016 is a 4 year for you, then 2017 will be a 5 value for you.  The value of the year you were born holds special significance, and is known as the Birthpath, as it sets the overarching tone for your present life, but these vibrational values are interpreted somewhat differently.

So how does one calculate the numerical value of your year? It’s a simple equation- just add the numbers in your birth month and day with the current year.

Let’s use the example of May 2, 2016 (5/2/2016).

May 2nd= (5+2= 7)

2016 (2+0+1+6= 9)

7+9= 16

1+6=7

So this person has a year with the numerical value of 7.  Once you determine the numerical value of your year, read below and check out what that means for you!  (Note that while a certain year may increase the likelihood for a certain outcome, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have that same outcome in other years.  That is, you don’t have to wait for your next Six year to start a family, or your next Four year to build something great in your life. On the road map of life, there are multiple ways to same destination!)

1- This is a trailblazer year!  You may find yourself starting a new venture, taking a leap, or beginning something new.  It may herald in new responsibilities and leadership roles.  It some ways that year can be extremely outgoing, with a very clearly defined “new chapter” feel to your frontier.  In others, it can be more tentative.  Sometimes a One year is about opening foreign doors and dipping your toes into strange ponds.  A One year can push a person into uncomfortable, sometimes lonely situations, where you’re not sure exactly what you’re doing, where you’re going, or even what you want.  They can feel disjointed- a sense of being out-of-place, or an “alone while in a crowd” type of melancholy.  You may second guess your goals or what you have been doing/building in life.  One years ask you to look at yourself in a new way, whether that is through external eyes, or your own.  In many ways, things that you start in a one year, or metaphorical seeds that you plant during a One year, grow deeper roots than in subsequent years.

The last time I had a One year I spent about 10 months poking around in the dark deciding what I wanted, looking for work, tentatively trying this and that, sticking my toes in strange ponds, and then finally deciding to start my own business.  Classic One year.

2- Two years tend to have subtle overtones, with balance being the key word.  They provide balance for the dynamism and self-inflicted interrogation of the One year.  They expand on the seeds planted in the previous year; think of this as the root stage- the seed is sending roots down into the earth but from the perspective of the topside there’s not much happening.  Two years often heighten one’s intuition, or need for music (either to listen or to play); emotions are often in the foreground during a two year, as balance is achieved through the back forth sway of the heart/mind scale and those new roles or perspectives touched on in the One year become more solid.  It’s a perfect time to go deeper into any kind of meditation or yoga practice you may have (or start one!), to spend more time journaling, writing letters to yourself, and enjoying the simple pleasures in life.  Peace and Balance will be important themes during a Two year.  Allow yourself to experience YOU, and the life you’ve created.

3- Three years go one of two ways- they’re super crazy fun, or they hold absolutely everything to the scrutiny of the magnifying glass.  And sometimes they’re a cyclothymic mix of both.  The defining characteristic of the number three is creativity.  It’s an extroverted number, exploding with a child-like attention span amid the wonder of life.  Three years can bring in new people, friendships, dynamic work relationships, and spawn great successes in life- particularly for those working in creative, artistic modalities.  Artists may find that the Muses themselves have come to roost in their chosen mediums.  Three years can both increase cash flow with heightened creativity and become expensive years due to increased social activity, excursions, or simply because you signed up for 10 different classes and went on a zip-lining adventure.

The other side of the three year is centered around the ego.  Three is creative, but it is also your sense of self.  Think of One as the individual, Two as the reflection, and Three as the observer- playing witness to all the interactions.  More simply, One is the person, Two is the object/ how the person sees the object, and Three is the person becoming self-aware and is now able to scrutinize how they observe and interact with the object.  Three years can call into question judgements and perspectives the individual held about their morals, about the world around them, and about how they want to engage in that world.  They can be filled with disillusionment.  The shadow side of creativity is destruction- in the creation of something new the old is destroyed.

The creativity, and sometimes the destruction, that happens in the Third year is important for the Fourth year, as it channels that creativity into something solid.

4- The year of foundation.  For some, the four year can be tedious and tiresome, as it requires you to lay a foundation, to build something, to pay attention to detail, think practically, plan ahead, and make sound investments.  For others, this type of year comes easily and offers a grounded reprieve after the outgoing nature of the Three year; contrasting the Three’s air element with the Four’s earth element.  The efforts of the Four year are long term investments that will bear fruit down the road.  In fact, you may find it enjoyable to literally work with the earth- plant a garden!  It’s a good time to examine your health- in body and mind- and look at your support systems in life.  During this year, don’t be afraid to roll up your sleeves and do the nitty-gritty work.  You’re giving yourself a firm platform from which to live your life.

5- Five years bring the winds of change- for better or worse.  They often herald in opportunities for travel, or maybe you’re being relocated for work.  You may find yourself dealing with some serious wanderlust, or a sudden need to rebel against authority figures/ structures in your life.  Five brings freedom- new freedoms and adventures, or at the very least a desire for those things.  Five can also be a rather flirtatious year, bringing new beaus or belles into your life.  You may find yourself more highly sought after in the romantic department, but try not to be too disappointed if these interactions are fleeting.  All in all, Five wants to expand the way in which you experience life, but be careful about spreading yourself too thin!

6- Six represents the family and the community- however you define those words.  Family and community can be nuclear and local, or in today’s modern world it can span coastlines and various nations.  In whatever way you define those terms, your Six year will deepen your connection and role in those aspects.  It’s traditionally an ideal time for marriage, children, or buying a home.  Romantic relationships that begin during a Six year are more likely to be long term and serious in nature. (If the relationship eventually goes south, the break up will be harder as well.)  It can bring opportunities for volunteering efforts or work in local government/school systems.  You may find yourself taking up a cause or playing a larger role in your community.  Six has the vibration of both the Teacher and Doctor, you may find yourself in teaching or care-taking roles.  The Six year is great time to explore the things that go on around your home and spend quality time with loved ones.