Numerology + Life Cycles
"Whatever the soul knows how to seek, it cannot fail to obtain" -Margaret Fuller
Life Cycles: Journeying Through the Yearly Waves
Today I share with you some insight and "forecast" from numerology - a road map of life, a framework of potential. I often journal with this book specific book, Life Cycles by Christine DeLorey - it has been such a powerful tool to help me navigate through the spiral of emotions and happenings, back to my truth and into my power.
What is Numerology?
"Numerology is the universal language of numbers. By breaking down the patterns of the universe into numbers, we are able to uncover information about the world as a whole, as well as every individual" (numerology).
It's kind of like astrology, except with the energy and science of numbers. Numbers are a natural element- you can see them as patterns, or the simple ebb and flow of all that is. "Major effects of space and time that enable us to measure and understand our world, and beyond it. They can be used to measure and explain the invisible tides and forces that lay beneath the physical" (Christine DeLorey).
Your destiny number is the number (from 1-9) that stays with you for this life. It may share a lot about personality traits and your life as a whole.
To welcome this new year, I want to focus on and share insight about our year cycle number. This number is all about the journey of -where you are presently in your life. To find what year cycle you are in, you will combine your day and month of birth with the year which you are currently living. So for example, my birthday is February 11, and this year is 2018.
Add the numbers: 2 + 1 1 + 2 0 1 8 = 2 0 3 1
2 + 0 + 3 + 1 = 6
So this year, 2018, I am in the 6 year cycle. Double-check your calculations!! Like this, find your year cycle~
This is some brief insight into the year cycles (again, writing by Christine DeLeroy), but do check out the book if you are interested and curious! This has seriously been one of my best self-help tools on this path of re-awakening. I hope it serves you just as well. Read for your year:
The 1 Year Cycle: a journey of change, new beginnings, and independence
The 1 Year is a time of new interests, experiences, goals, and understandings: about life, about you, where you have been, where you are now, and where you would like to be. And, because so much drastic change is required, you will also be learning the meaning of courage.
1 is the number of SELF, and you will gain a much greater self-awareness this year. You will learn about individuality, and the vital changes that must take place within you if you are to attain what you need.
The 2 year cycle: A slow journey of patience, cooperation, sensitivity, and gradual success
The 2 Year is an inspiring twelve month journey in which you will find exciting connections between your past, your present, and your future. Eventually, you will be able to use this information to set an ambitious goal in motion. But make no mistake, what happens this year is going to take perseverance and, above all, great patience.
The 3 Year Cycle: A journey to personal happiness, on a sea of appearances
This year, the tide of fortune is turning in your favor. And as you travel this simpler and more casual twelve-month cycle, you will need to focus on this question: "what do I want?"
This year, your long-term happiness is the central issue. The 3 vibration opens up the desire and the driving force of your Will so that you can discover - and then do - what makes you happy. You may not believe this until later in the year, but let me welcome you anyway, to the "lighter" side of life.
the 4 year cycle: A journey to breakthrough on a sea of obstacles
The 4 Year Cycle is one of vision, management, priority, limitation, restriction, determination, effort, and breakthrough. Your sense of identity – who you are and what you believe – is the principle theme. The events of this practical year will leave you in no doubt that the time has come to set new priorities and strive toward a specific long-term goal.
4 is the number of organization and work; how things work, making things work, and working towards something that means a lot to you.
The 5 year cycle: a journey of freedom, change, adventure, new experience, and learning from mistakes
5 is the number of change, chance, variety, choice, different belief systems, the sudden, the unexpected, the unusual, and the physical. This year will be quite an experience for you – a new experience. Expect a substantial change in your life, or a sequence of smaller changes that will lead not only to a whole new way of life, but also a completely new understanding of life itself.
The 6 year Cycle: a journey of responsibility, relationship, balance, love, and healing
There are now three powerful lanes of energy open to you. On the left and right, there are the unstable fringes of opposite extremes. The center lane is balance, and this is where you need to focus. Welcome to the 6 Year cycle in which you will feel a growing sense of duty and priority.
The 7 year cycle: The inner voyage, the year of learning
7 energy flows in an atmosphere of privacy, solitude, and quietness. It is constantly seeking answers to its steady stream of questions about itself and life. It is seeking truth, wisdom, dignity, fulfillment, and perfection. This year, so are you.
However, without knowing its purpose, the 7 journey can be confusing or even depressing. No matter how much you want to surge ahead, this is a year of learning how to create the conditions you truly want for yourself. In the process, the 7 Year will expose you to aspects of your life with which you have become dissatisfied, so that you can realize just how satisfying your life can become if you are willing to make the changes that need to be made. Only then will you know where you truly belong in this rapidly evolving and uncertain world.
The 8 year Cycle: developing your personal power, a journey of achievement
You get what you want in the 8 year. You really do. However, if you do not know what you want, you will have no way of knowing what you will get! This year, you must be specific and realistic. It is time to feel what is in your heart and allow yourself to be drawn into the fulfillment of your desires.
The 8 Year is a time of self empowerment, which starts with the often startling realization of how little power you actually have in the world, and that it is up to you to regain your power and find a way to live as freely as possible.
The 9 year cycle: The end of an era - going back to claim your future
The 9 Year brings you to the end of a complete nine-year cycle of your life. It is a year to complete unfinished business, reach conclusions, and tie up loose ends. These actions will help you step into the next nine years of your life without the pressure of unresolved matters of the past pulling you back.
“As one door closes another opens”, but if you refuse to accept that certain doors really have closed, you will be unable to recognize the new possibilities. The 9 Year helps you to face the absolute reality of your past – and how it is impacting your present, and then decide how you want to create your future.
If you've enjoyed reading into your number and/or year, I highly recommend getting this book! As I mentioned earlier, I journal with it often: oftentimes, we don't see how clear and in-our-face some teachings and understandings are, until we see or hear it written out for us. Feel free to contact me for ideas on writing/journaling with numbers, intention-setting, or more insight and advice on working with numerology as guidance or alternative therapy.
Also, some of my friends love to read ahead, I sometimes like to read after the time has passed, in reflection.. but it's always different, so read intuitively, or when you feel called or ready to.
This insight is not in any way, trying to tell you how your life is or how your year is destined to be. It is simply a framework of potential - meant to help you and possibly guide you through some of your murkier days. There is a point, where destiny meets Free Will; allow yourself to move forth with this open mind and understanding that you truly are the painter of your canvas, the master of your fate.
Step into your power, into your full potential - into your truth! Journey well~ xx