Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 By the Numbers

I thought it be fun to look at the upcoming year through the eyes of numerology.

2012 is a FIVE year (2 + 0 + 1 + 2 = 5) which means we can expect a lot of change, adventure, travel and some upheaval too.  The number 5 energy is only happy when it's changing things up, so you can expect surprises this year.

Now, let's look at your personal year by the numbers.  To find it, all you have to do is add your birth DAY plus your birth MONTH plus 2012.  So, if you were born on January 1, you would add your numbers this way: 1 + 1 + 2012 = 7.  If you get a double digit number, simply reduce it to a single digit by adding them together. If you were born on December 23, for example, your numbers would look like this: 12 + 23 + 2012 = 13.  Then you would add 1 + 3 = 4.  You are in a 4 year.

Here's a look at what the numbers mean for your year.

If you're in a  personal year of 1, this is a year of new beginnings for you.  This is a great year to start something new, to venture out, to begin again.  This is your year to take a leadership position, to be number one at what you do.  When we're on a 1 year, we often want to do everything ourselves, so don't forget to ask for help.

If you're in a personal year of 2, this is good year to meet someone, to fall in love or to join a partnership.  The 2 year also involves taking stock of your relationships and determining which ones are and aren't working for you.  A 2 year is often an emotional year where we take a step back and evaluate ourselves more closely.  It's the year to focus on intimacy and affection.  Don't be afraid to open yourself to love.

If you're in a personal year of 3, this is the year to put yourself out there.  Three is the energy of the creator, so it's a great year to work on any creative project.  This is a year of great socialization, meeting new people, networking, making great contacts and fulfilling goals you've been working on since your one year. It's also a great year to work on your appearance, to dress up and feel good about yourself from the inside out.

If you're in a 4 year, this is a great time to put down roots, find balance in your life and sharpen your knowledge.  Four is the number of the teacher, so it's a great year to learn something new or to become a teacher, coach or mentor for someone.  Because fours love their home, this is an excellent year to tackle some household projects.  Do some painting, get new kitchen counters or turn that attic into a guest room.

If you're in a 5 year, prepare for lots of adventure.  The motto of a 5 year is plan for nothing because everything might change at the last minute.  It's a great year to travel. This is not, however, a good year to make commitments.

If you're in a personal 6 year, this is the year to make commitments.  It's a great year to get married or have a child.  The six year presents a great opportunity to settle down.  You'll also find that you're a magnet for other people.  Sit back and relax.  After the five year you just went through, you deserve the rest!

If you're in a personal year of 7, this is a great year to explore your spirituality.  Seven represents the seeker.  It's also a great year to try counseling or therapy because you'll feel more thoughtful, more introspective this year.  You'll be asking the big questions, evaluating the past, and going within.  A good therapist can help you navigate this inward journey.  You might find that you need more alone time this year, and that's okay.  Just be sure to make your faith life a big part of this year's plans.

In a personal year of 8, you just might find yourself coming into money.  Eight years are years of working hard, but you'll get the payoff of a better paycheck in the end.  Your focus this year should be on working hard, saving for the future and planning your investments.  In our eight year we have to be careful about our health.  Make sure you take good care of yourself this year.  Eat well, get plenty of rest and exercise.

If you're in a personal year of 9, this is the year to clear away what's not working for you.  Often referred to as the Garage Sale year, in our 9 year, we take stock of our lives and walk away from friendships, relationships, jobs and other situations that aren't working for our betterment.  This is also a great year to do some physical cleaning.  Clear out your garage and attic this year or organize your photos.  Nine is also the spiritual number of completion, so this is a good year for things to come to a conclusion.  If you've been waiting for a promotion to come through or waiting for a divorce to be finalized, it just might happen in your personal year of 9.

Whatever year number you find yourself in, I wish you a great one!


  1. Thanks for sharing! My husband's personal year is actually an 11. Since that is a master number, will it be more challenging than its simplified version of 2? Thanks!

  2. Hi Julie -- Yes, when we're in an 11 year it means this is the year to master the big lessons. It's also a year to focus on harmony, peace and tranquility.

    1. Good to know! Thanks! (Hopefully that means he'll be finding a job he likes soon that pays well!)