Numerology & Life's Crossroads
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I...I took the one less traveled by, and
that has made all the difference. --Robert Frost
"There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full."
This month we will utilize Numerology to help us safely walk through life’s
crossroads. The “American Heritage Dictionary” defines crossroad as: “…A
crucial point. See Synonyms at crisis” And a crisis is defined as: “A point
in a story or drama when a conflict reaches its highest tension and must be
resolved.“ In other words, we have reached a point in time where some choice
or action must be taken. Before reaching this point Numerology can be best
used to help you to stay balanced, be prepared, and have the courage to take
Year number can help you to with this process. It can help you to be
more aware of your own 9 year growth cycles and to make more insightful
decisions. Look back 9 years ago, and evaluate that time. You are probably
experiencing events now that are similar, in essence, to that time. For
instance, you may have moved to a new city nine years ago, and now you could
be spending time to help a parent, or friend, move into a new home. The
events may differ, but the underlying essence or theme remains the same:
movement and change.
If you know what to expect in a particular year, you can be better prepared.
Each year brings new opportunities and new challenges. Also, know that
gratefulness, empathy, passion and compassion are especially important when
you evaluate your progress through life. This is particularly true if you
feel you have reached a personal crossroad. Pay attention to the “theme” of
your current year as it may lead you to unexpected, yet beneficial,
resolutions to many situations.
The One Personal Year is a time for new beginnings. Now is the time to take
risks. It is not a time to wait, instead you need to be ready to recognize
opportunities and go after them since you could very easily miss the
benefits that this year provides. Now is also the time to plant the seeds
for the future. Crisis at this time might involve independence, leadership
and creativity issues. Have you wanted to open a business, ask someone out,
or move to a new apartment? This may be the year to jump start these ideas
that have been idling or stalled.
The Two Personal Year is a time for relationships of all types. However, it
does require that you learn about diplomacy, teamwork and patience. Of
course, any seeds that you planted in the previous year will need to be
cared for now as well. Crisis at this time might involve business or
The Three Personal Year is a time of relaxation, celebration, births,
victories and rewards. You may find that you are more engaged with parties,
networking and social interaction than usual. Now is also the time to pay
attention to your physical and emotional health. Your social life will
benefit if you find ways to nurture yourself, avoid over indulgence and
alleviate stress. Crisis at this time might involve endings, greed, or
The Four Personal Year represents structure, stability, labor, organization
and concentration. You will benefit by completing any unfinished projects at
this time. You may need to find a few pioneering or resourceful solutions to
some of your issues. In some ways, you may feel constrained by situations in
your life, but the experience you can gain now can be extremely useful
later. Crisis at this time might involve dependence, reliability and
The Five Personal Year is about flexibility, change and education. There may
be a level of risk for you, this year. Do not be afraid of chasing after
opportunities to further your education, relocate, change jobs, or travel.
Crisis at this time might involve funding, moving or stagnation.
The Six Personal Year will bring a focus onto creativity, your relationships
and your communication skills. Family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and
members of your community can all play a larger role in your life now. Your
connections with others can improve and deepen, if you are willing to open
up and let them into your life. You may also feel more responsible for your
family as well. Crisis at this time might involve selfishness, business
issues, or cowardice.
The Seven Personal Year represents a time of inner reflection. At this time
you may begin to wonder about your purpose in life. What do you want out of
life? Now is the time to “weed out” the things that no longer fit into your
life. Perhaps it is time to clean the attic, eat healthier or change jobs.
Crisis at this time might involve escapism, practicality, and honesty.
The Eight Personal Year represents a time for monetary rewards, material
issues, career, and other accomplishments. Being stable, healthy and
organized is important. Others can seek you out for your guidance and
authority. Be ready to lead and don’t be afraid to delegate. Crisis at this
time might involve leadership abilities, communication, fear and apathy.
The Nine Personal Year is a time of completion, change, renewal and endings.
You are completing a nine-year Numerology cycle this year! It is time to
look back on the past 9 years and think about your knowledge, skill, and
experience that you have gained. Crisis at this time might involve courage,
determination, fear, dependence and pride.
Of course, whatever is going on in your life, you need to be ready to
recognize opportunities and go after them. You should be ready to apply
yourself and utilize the people, events, and challenges in your life for
good. It means living soulfully. You are not sitting back. You are willing
to explore the inner corridors of your soul. You are willing to stretch
beyond where you are now. You accept the fact that you may face personal
obstacles. This means that you are finding ways to know yourself, which will
help you to be better prepared, when you happen to be in “the right place”.
When opportunity knocks, wouldn’t you like to have the courage and strength
needed to open the door?
How can you best be ready to seek out new opportunities in your life? How
can you best be ready to handle challenges in your life? How can you avoid
or limit crisis? Well, if you are physically healthy you will have a better
chance at being ready and able to handle life. Interesting research has been
done into the ways your mental, emotional and spiritual sides can be used to
improve your health.
focuses on the fact that we are in control of our own health. It is amazing,
but it’s real! You have the ability to change your health based on your
thoughts and emotions! One doctor and author that has done similar health
research is Dr. Robert
Ivker. Although Dr Ivker’s primary focus is men’s health, he points out
that for both men and women there is can be considerable disparity between
what your doctor calls "healthy" and the way you feel. He emphasizes the
fact, that for him, true and optimal health encompasses body, mind, soul and
spirit! Other research, like the study done by Mika
Kivimäki, Ph.D of the Department of Psychology at the University of
Helsinki in Finland emphasized the body-mind connection. The research showed
that men’s health is more vulnerable to stressful life events. This study
went on to show that women, in general, have stronger support systems.
Numerology can also help, by allowing you to listen to your heart. We often
spend so much time dwelling on our issues that it becomes difficult to
think. Sometimes too much thinking can desensitize you and numb your heart.
Over thinking can lead to inaction, worry and depression. Sometimes you have
to step back and listen to your heart, rather than analyzing. Your Soul
Number can play a vital role here. The qualities it represents can be
developed when you find a way to nurture
Now what do you do if you have family obligations? Do you put the care and
concern of others in front of yourself? Be aware of how you prioritize your
needs. Certain personal years (4 and 6 especially) can be challenging. These
years could be times when stability and safety come to the forefront. You
may need to make an effort to have “personal” time to meditate, go to the
gym, and write. Family, or work issues, may dominate your awareness. What
is crucial here is to find ways to make yourself important while addressing
your responsibilities. Not allowing a situation to fully control your
actions will allow you to develop inner peace and reduce stress. Being
cognizant of your life, and the world around you, may allow you to be better
able to live peacefully, without being sidetracked by inner anxieties and
In order to succeed and successfully work through a personal crisis, you
will need ways to build self-esteem, belief, courage and stamina. When we
believe in ourselves, we are better able to deal with challenging
situations. Find ways to ask for help. Try to make time to stay balanced.
Perhaps you can analyze your dreams, exercise (yoga, tai chi, kickboxing,
aerobics), meditate or do therapy. Stress and illness can better handled, or
even avoided, with the right skills and tools. Know that by reducing the
physical and emotional symptoms associated with stress you can begin to
heal. Of course, different tools will work better for you at different times
in your life.
Also, a solution to a particular issue or crisis might be very simple or
obvious, yet we are so “busy” that we don’t see it. With the help of
friends, family, books and media we can gain perspective on our issues. For
instance, I was listening to Donald Trump on his business reality show, and
he said: “…I see people selling dirty cars. If they washed them they could
get 200 dollars more…” Often we forget the details or we miss an opportunity
through inaction. Others will seek you out, if they know that you are
persistent, thoughtful, detail oriented, and concerned. Some crisis
situations can be avoided by not letting things slide. Your Maturity
Number can play a role here. Occasionally, we all can fall into a rut
and let certain things go. However, living soulfully means that you are
willing to roll up your sleeves and do the work necessary for success. It
doesn’t mean that you have to be a martyr or “Cinderella,” but you should be
willing to put in some effort.
Remember that you are not here alone; we all have others in our lives who
can help. You can also lend a hand to those who are less able to support
themselves. If you have children, you might want to remember when you were
growing up, and all the times when you felt lonely, isolated, self-doubt,
confused, and disappointed. Helping them to understand what they are living
through can be very beneficial. Your support can help your children navigate
the hazards of childhood. For instance, A 9 Personal year can be difficult,
yet very rewarding, for many children. They may have to face a move to a new
school, divorce, or possibly even the loss of a loved one.
By simply being there for them, you will help your children to feel
supported and part of the family. Also know that for many men/fathers, their
inner nature doesn’t promote, welcome or encourage communication and
sharing. Many fathers are unwilling, or perhaps unable, to discuss certain
topics with their sons. Today there are many excellent books that cover
father/child issues. Communication is important. Not only will you have to
make time for yourself, but you will need to find ways to encourage your
child as well.
Know that every year brings different rewards and challenges. You can grow
and advance by being ready and prepared to take the risks and seek out the
opportunities that can come your way in a particular year. Of course, not
every risk will be appropriate for you. You can avoid some dangerous risks
and personal crisis situations simply by staying mentally sharp and
Knowing yourself and your abilities will also help you to remain stress
free, balanced and ready to challenge the world.
Good Luck on your journey in Soulful Living and Numerology.
Copyright © 2004 Rob Ragozzine. All