Moving Ahead with the Help of Numerology
“Every journey begins with but a small step. And every day is a chance for a
new, small step in the right direction. Just follow your Heartsong. “ ~ Mattie Stepanek
What does it mean to “move ahead?” For many of us “moving ahead” can simply
be a time when we are growing as individuals. It can be a time when we find
new avenues of support for ourselves. I will look at moving ahead from a
perspective of taking some first small steps, living through your spirit,
being happy, and having joy in your life.
Numerology can help you by allowing you to focus on the energies, or
opportunities, that are readily available to you during a particular year or
other period of time. Remember, that while Astrology is based on the
revolving planets, Numerology is based on the numbers and letters within
your own name and birthday. Each number has its own season, or time frame.
Within Numerology, we’ll be looking at your Personal Year, as it can be
useful in indicating both opportunities and obstacles within your life at a
particular time. Your Personal Year can help by illuminating the general
themes that you can encounter. Hopefully you will be able to utilize your
understanding of your Personal Year to help yourself move ahead.
Let’s suppose that you were born on April 22, and then the formula for your
Personal Year is below:
PERSONAL YEAR FORMULA:
(Month of birth) + (Day of birth) + (Current year)
Birthday: April 22
2030 (is then reduced, by adding together all of the digits)
2+ 0 + 3 + 0
In this example, the Personal Year number is 5. Hence, if you are born on
April 22, then 5 would be your Personal Year number for the current year.
Your Personal Year runs from birthday to birthday. So, the person in this
example will have a Personal Year of 5 from April 22, 2004 to April 21,
Now, your Personal Years can provide the building blocks, and tools, for
your personality. Each year brings new skills, lessons, traits, obstacles
and accomplishments. With each year that passes, you have the opportunity to
grow and improve. Like a skilled craftsman, you can use your “building
blocks” to build something magnificent or leave it all in a tumbled heap. It
all depends on your own level of maturity and development.
Numerology goes in cycles of 9 and each year in the cycle has a number from
1-9 associated with it. Each individual year has its own characteristics, as
symbolized by the number itself. For instance, a Personal Year of 1 has all
the qualities that the number 1 has, and so on. They are summarized briefly
1 Year: A year of new beginnings, energy, fresh starts
2 Year: A year of relationships, understanding, and cooperation.
3 Year: A year of activity, creativity, art, motivation, and
4 Year: A year of hard work, legality, discipline, and opportunities.
5 Year: A year of change, freedom, and unpredictability.
6 Year: A year of responsibility, communication, love and aid.
7 Year: A year of introspection, thought, analysis, and spiritual
8 Year: A year of authority, action, reward, respect, and recognition.
9 Year: A year of completion, endings, and change.
Utilizing the benefits of your Personal year is up to you. Hopefully you
will know when it time to “put your nose to the grindstone”, relax, or
simply review your life. Ultimately, living within the energy of your
Personal Year, is about following your inner spirit. Mattie Stepanek would
call it following your “Heartsong.”
Speaking about Mattie, Jerry Lewis, said that: "His example made people want
to reach for the best within themselves." Throughout his young life, he was
in and out of the hospital, but Mattie stayed positive. He said that he
strived to bring out his inner voice, which he called his “heartsong.” He
wrote 5 books of poetry, which sold millions of copies.
To live through your own inner spirit, you need to be aware of any issues
that hold you back. What are your issues? Ask yourself whether they are
financial, emotional, or personal? You can utilize your strengths in
different ways depending upon your needs. What are you yearning for? What if
you had the power to do one thing that would change your life this year?
What would that be? What gets in your way from doing it?
Perhaps you can benefit from the opportunities presented by your Personal
Year. For instance, starting a big new project can get an extra boost from
the power of a Personal Year of 1.
Do you have fears about money? On a financial level, moving ahead can be
about finding a new job, starting a new business, or perhaps saving for an
important investment. I know that a friend of mine is on the precipice of a
grand new undertaking. He is nervously investing in a franchise.
Coincidentally, he is having a Personal Year of 5. He does in fact feel the
need for change. He has had this vision in mind for a long time, and has
made financial sacrifices to get there. For him, change is a big issue, but
he has slowly built up his credibility and management skills so that he
knows and believes that he can succeed and move ahead.
Do you feel alone? On an emotional level, moving ahead can be about building
and strengthening relationships. Being conscious, being open, helping
others, striving to better yourself are all especially important in
relationships. Sometimes one partner can grow, and mature past the other.
One problem that can creep into a relationship is miscommunication. Perhaps
you let fears and worries prevent you from fully expressing yourself.
Perhaps, you don’t work hard enough to bring focus to certain issues.
Leaving things left unsaid, has prevented me from moving ahead in
relationships. Also, it can be especially hard when you both are in
conflicting Personal Years.
Perhaps you don’t know what your fears are, or have an only a vague idea of
what you need to move ahead. I believe that if you listen to your inner
desires (perhaps through your Soul Number), you may begin to understand what
you need in your life.
Your inner desires may be reflected in your dreams. Your dreams may be able
to provide real clues to your inner desires. In fact, certain traditions
have a rite called the Istiqara, where the dreamer repeats a particular
prayer, enabling him to dream a solution to a particular problem. Edgar
Cayce taught, that dreams reflect and show activities in your body,
emotions, mind and attitude. His philosophy was that a dream can help you to
understand your life in general. Hence, if you record your dreams, they can
help you to learn more about yourself.
Paying attention to your inner desires may help you to be more focused and
aware in your daily life. After all, you have to be willing, and able, to
see and accept the opportunities that come your way. You also need to be
willing to want to move ahead. If you desire to seek out your full
potential, then you must make your dreams and desires important. Find the
tools that will help you to accomplish your goals. Perhaps, you would like
to implement a 5-year plan in your life. A 5-year plan would be best
implemented in a Personal Year of 1.
One of the most important things to remember when you want to move ahead is
to be yourself. Be the best "you", that you can be. One person who embodies
this is mountain climber Ulrich Inderbinen. He had a very dry wit, strong
will and a great deal of inner drive. In fact, when he was asked if he ever
got bored, always re-climbing the same peaks, he replied, “Only when the
clients walk too slowly.” He scaled the Matterhorn more than 370 times,
though he lost track of the exact number.
To tap into the energy of your Personal Year, perhaps like Mattie, you can
write your own poetry. Perhaps art, exercise or reading may help you. If
those things don’t work for you, perhaps you can try to dream the meaning.
Dreams can be particular effective during Personal Year of 7 or 9, as these
can be times of introspection. Believe in the power of your dreams. Believe
in yourself. Be yourself. Follow your heart. Do whatever you need to do to
bring joy into your life. For some of us, finding the courage, heart, and
strength to make fresh beginnings is a challenge. Hope, faith, inspiration
and courage may come from others or from deep within ourselves. Perhaps
Mattie, Ulrich, or your own dreams may provide inspiration for you to move
Tools & Resources:
Personal Year Interactive Reading:
J. A. Hadfield, Dreams and Nightmares
Copyright © 2004 Rob Ragozzine. All