The beginning of the year finds many of us looking at the changing numbers that denote the passing of calendar and clock time in our lives. We count down the days until the holiday season. We watch one calendar close and a new one open on the tick of midnight on the last day of the year. As these numbers progress to the end of the calendar, we often ask, “How will this new year turn out?”

Numerology, the study of how number patterns influence our personality and life path, can to help answer the question about what lies ahead. Perhaps this sounds a bit odd to our modern ears, but remember the original sources of the numbers and letters. Originally, numeric and alphanumeric symbols were potent communications wherein each letter and number each had an individual magical meaning. Anyone who has studied the Hebrew alphabet or Nordic runes is conversant with the potency of these symbols as oracles.

In numerology, each number has an individual meaning, or vibration, that influences the person or person’s path. For instance, the number 1 denotes the individual, the unique, and new beginnings. The number 2 expresses balance, duality, harmony and also polarity. An excellent web source for information about Numerology is

You can use numerology to get personal insights for 2009. Numerologists say that each individual’s life is reflected in nine year cycles. Each one of these cycles has a different type of experience and pattern. Using your birthday, you can calculate your Personal Year number to identify where you are in your personal cycle and see what numerology predicts for you for the coming year.
How to calculate your Personal Year number

Add the digits of the month and day of your birthday those of the year 2009, then reduce this sum to a single digit.

If your birthday, for example, is September 9, or 9/9, then you add: (9+9) + (2+0+0+9) = 29. If this first calculation result is not a single digit, reduce it again this way: 2+9 = 11. In this case, another reduction is necessary to get to a single digit: 1+1 = 2. The Personal Year number for this person is then 2. Once you calculate your Personal Year number, you can interpret what that might mean for you.
Interpreting Your Personal Year Number

Number 1
This year begins a cycle. Expect new challenges, projects, ideas and opportunities. This is a year to focus on yourself, your independence and initiative. Self awareness and enhanced clarity are needed to plant these seeds of personal development in a positive direction.

Number 2
This is a time for cooperation, building harmony in relationships, and tending to partnerships. Deep relationships are likely to form this year in addition to issues concerning balance and polarities become more apparent in your life.

Number 3
Creativity, social success, enthusiasm and activity are all features of this year. Expect a year where personal expression pays off in feelings of contentment and happiness. Ideas and invitations flow towards you.

Number 4
The number four reflects foundations, practical applications and hard work. This is a year of taking the creativity of the previous year and turning your ideas into physical manifestations. The words: organization, process, and progress apply to this year.

Number 5
Expect a major change in this year as the number 5 denotes freedom and a breaking up of old routines. This is a year for travel, moves, relocation, job changes and anything that shakes up old structures.

Number 6
Six is considered the number of beauty and love. In this year, you will find yourself focusing on family, children, community and romance. Pay attention to your feelings this year and watch your intuitive abilities improve.

Number 7
The response to the previous nurturing year is a natural turning within for a year of introspection and understanding. This is a year of mediation, writing, and education, especially when the subject concerns yourself. Expect a quiet, contemplative time.

Number 8
Year 8 is a powerful year. This year you will see the payoffs for the seeds planted in year 1. The power coming to you this year may be in form of recognition or money or even physical stamina. Abundance is everywhere.

Number 9
The number 9 signals the end of a cycle. There will be completions this year and those things in your life that no longer necessary will be released. This clearing up of projects and issues in your life sets up a beginning in the next cycle - for year 1.

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