Numerology of 2013: Your Personal Year

New Year graphic

The change in the calendar year ushers in a time of new energy both universally and personally. Numbers are vibrational in nature, and each number carries a unique signature. By adding up the digits in the Year we get an understanding of the energy for the coming year. The new year, 2013, is a 6 Universal Year (2 +0+1+3=6). Where 2012 was a 5 year meaning change, excitement, adventure; new and unusual ventures and international activities, the 6 year is much more about a Sense of Belonging, Emphasis on Family life, Community, Balance, and Harmony. Like most energies, they can be expressed in the positive or the negative. The negative side of the 6 energies can be a lack of boundaries creating a “doormat” or a martyr, ignoring responsibilities and becoming selfish. But as the year resonates to Balance, we may find ourselves (on the world stage) continuously in the act of harmonizing the various energies.


Each of us also has a “Personal Year” that we vibrate to. We are still effected by the Universal Year, but we are much more attuned to what the energies are for us personally.


Here is how to calculate your personal year:


  1. Take your birth month and birth day and add it to the year.


Example: 10-14-2013 would be

1+ 0+ 1+4+2+0+1+3 = 12/3

Your personal year would be a 3.


  1. You could also reduce the calendar year down to it’s smallest number and then add your birth month and birth day to it:

    Example: 2012 was a 5 Universal Year so using the same birth date above it would be:

    1+0 + 1+ 4 + 5 = 11/2 (note that 11 is a master number so you would look up both the 2 and 11 for interpretation)



Here is what each of the Personal Year’s mean:


Personal Year 1 . . . A New Beginning In Your Life


The current year for you is the beginning of a new nine year cycle, also called an Epicycle. It holds the promise of being an exciting new adventure, with life taking on new challenges that pave the way for the next cycle of nine years in your life. This is a time to clarify your goals, and it is a time to act upon them. Hard work may be necessary to get a new venture moving. Your physical strength will be up during this year, perhaps higher than it has been for some time, as you have some special needs for this extra energy. If you are unable or unwilling to answer the call to change and make the moves in your life that appear necessary now, your prospects may be delayed until the next cycle begins in nine years. Because of this, you feel like an adventure, a major change in your life, or something new! New goals should be clearly set and worked towards as this is really the beginning of a new nine year cycle, and it is best not to dwell on the past at this time. This will be fairly easy for you to do because most of the problems and disappointments of the past will tend to disappear, leaving the way open for these new challenges. This is a great time; use it to its full advantage.



Personal Year 2 . . .Development, Cooperation, and Waiting


A personal 2 year is a wait and see time; a year when you will find yourself in the background and very much in a stage of development. This is not a time to force the issue and try to move forward. It is a time for cooperation and building relationships that will benefit you in the future; a year for accumulating and collecting. Aggressiveness will cause problems now. You must be prepared for delays, detours, stoppages and you must be patient. This is a time of small contribution, of helping, and details must be taken care of when they come up. You may give time and effort to further another’s work. This year may be a test to your self-control and emotional sensitivities. This is a time to improve your abilities to work with others in a productive way and this can be difficult for you – especially if you have worked alone in the past. Keep calm, cool, and pleasant. You may experience a degree of nervous tension during this period; the 2 year brings a tendency to emotional extremes, including depression. Very deep relationships with a person of the opposite sex (including marriage) may be more apt to occur during a 2-year. If married, there is apt to be a deepening of feeling in the relationship during a 2 year.


Personal Year 3 … Creativity, Joy, Social expansion


This is a number 3 personal year. This is a social, happy year, and it generally tends to exude bright and cheerful vibrations. This is a year when you will want to check up on old friends and broaden your social circle to include some new ones. Romance and love affairs may bloom. You are inclined to live life to its fullest now, even if you have to pay the consequences later on. You are likely to be more sociable and the bridle of responsibility will seem to be loosened a bit. You are inclined to scatter your energies and undertake too many things at the same time. You can safely take some time off to enjoy yourself, but resist the temptation to completely give in to having a good time; keep your goals in mind. A 3 personal year is a good time to expand personal creative talents, particularly those related to the arts and verbal skills. Recognition in this regard is likely this year.


While this can be a happy year as far as personal expression and activities are concerned, it may be a disastrous year on the business front. A generally frivolous attitude in that environment can cause rash decisions and impractical, unfinished schemes. This is not likely to be a very good year for your finances, and it is fortunate that the next year is designed to compensate these effects.



Personal Year 4…Hard work and slow, but steady Progress

If this is a number 4 personal year for you, then the previous year’s frivolity will now be truly forgotten as the facts of life are clearly spelled out. This is a year of hard work and effort where you must knuckle down to the task at hand. A year of digging in, of regaining self-control and establishing discipline. However, this can be a frustrating year when considerable effort fails to produce dramatic results – this is a time to work smarter not just harder. This is an organizational period and you must look at your current and past performance in a very realistic and practical light. It is definitely time to bring yourself down to Earth and take care of responsibilities. Health and diet are also areas of concern this year. Every effort to engage in a healthy diet and exercise will be rewarded. A tidying up of affairs is now in order as you make ready for a very hectic year ahead.



Personal Year 5 . . .Feeling Loose and Free


A 5 year is one of major changes in your life. Horizons are expanded and growth is less impeded. You are likely to make a number of new friends this year as social activities are once again highlighted. This is a year that brings excitement, adventure and a good deal more freedom than you have experienced in recent years. This is a time for feeling loose and free; for moving away from old routines in a constructive way. If you became bogged down during this past year, then now is the time to seek out new directions.


The problem with a 5 Personal Year is a tendency to scatter energies in all directions. Your ability to do detail work is limited now and it will make you feel very confined. In all, this is a free-wheeling year that is liable to bring major changes to your life; your career, your family situation and even your residence.



Personal Year 6 … Love, Family, Home and Responsibility


A personal year 6 tends to bring on an increase in responsibilities and a deepening concern for family, loved ones, and close friends. It may be a year when you are called on to make some adjustments in your life, or sacrifice for those in your family or close circle of friends. This is not really a year for major accomplishments, but for finishing projects started earlier and for making necessary adjustments to your plans. The 6 Personal Year is a great year for bring family and friends closer to you, enjoying a sense of peace and harmony, and tends to bring out our love of home. Perhaps you will feel like redecorating your house, or beautifying it some way. Generally speaking the 6 year brings you into service in some way as well – just know where your boundaries are and try not to become the family doormat! Be willing to accept a slower pace and be sure to enjoy the more balanced energies of this personal year.



Personal Year 7 . . . A time for Introspection, Research & Analysis


A 7 personal year promises to be a very introspective year, a period of some pause and reflection between very active years in your life. This year should provide you with some time for gaining some understanding of yourself, and you are apt to spend a good bit of time in contemplation and/or meditation. It will be good for you to spend time alone or in quiet activities, as free from outside responsibilities as possible. You would benefit by getting away from business concerns and pressures. This is a good year to reflect on the past and plan for the future. This will not tend to be a year of actions, but rather a year of waiting and development. One of the most beneficial activities this year would be to study and write as your thinking processes are clear and at a peak. Your capacity for research and understanding is at its very best. It would not be unusual for you to take on an appearance of coolness and detachment during a 7 year. It is best for you to focus your attention on your talents and skills in an effort use the time you have now to refine them. Perhaps you will take on a new education or simply spend your time in reflection, meditation and spiritual pursuits.



Personal Year 8 … Attainment, Ambition and Financial Pursuits


An 8 Personal Year is a Power year where you can make important strides in your life. Coming after the more introspective 7 year, this year you may start to feel ambitious. This is a year of achievements and you may find yourself in the midst of making some major decisions. Activity is high and you will find yourself involved in many projects. Opportunities for advancement and recognition present themselves, and you seem to have a lot of potential successes – so long as you take advantage of them and ACT! Business is favored in an 8 year as you exude self-confidence and authority. Others will be receptive to your leadership and you will find many opportunities to be in a position as leader. Your personal power and status is at a peak and you may find that you gain financially as well as professionally this year.



Personal Year 9…Completions/Endings, Selflessness, Humanitarian


This is a year of completions and endings for you. Many things begun in the one personal year may come to their natural conclusion, and you may have mixed emotions about what that means for you – especially if the things coming to an end are things you thought were important. Ideally you are making room in your life for the beginning of the new epicycle next year. This is definitely not a time for beginning anything as the energy is just not conducive to that this year – wait for next year! At this time you may find that you are more selfless and feel more giving and charitable. Many people in a 9 personal year get involved with humanitarian programs where they donate either their time or money or both. You may also experience more drama and emotional situations this year. Be prepared to be compassionate and willing to express love. This can also be a creative and artistic year. Expect your intuition and inner knowing to be expanded as well.



Personal Year 11 . . .Illumination and Spiritual Development


As well as the information expressed in the 2 year (11 is a higher octave 2), an 11 personal year may be a year of heightened sensitivity and expanded awareness. Experiences may be spiritual in nature, contribute to inner development and show an increase in intuition. There could also be nervous tension and difficulties arising from the increased vibration of the number 11.



Personal Year 22 … Significant Opportunities, Building Foundations


The 22 year is a year of significant opportunities that present themselves in order to build upon a strong foundation. Status, recognition and financial gain may result if there are pure humanitarian motives with little concern for personal gain. Tension may accompany opportunities as it will appear that there is much work to do in order to incorporate them into your life. This may also complicate your relationships. Maturity and high-level power are necessary for advancement. See the Personal Year 4 as it is also effecting you.



New Year’s Special

Has your world been crazy lately? Do you want to know what the New Year holds for you from the perspective of the planets? If you’re like most of us, things have been changing so fast that it takes the breath away. It’s sometimes hard to know who to turn to when life is this crazy, but I may have a solution for you. During the month of January I am offering a special price of $75 for a full astrology reading of 2013 for you. We’ll take a look at all the major configurations occurring in the sky this year to see how you will personally be effected and what best you can do to overcome the obstacles and challenges that are sure to arise. Maybe you just need validation or confirmation of what direction you’re being guided to move in – this reading can help you with that as well. (I’ll even write you a permission slip if that seems appropriate:))

If you would like to take advantage of this January Offer for a $75 reading, please email me your birth date, birth time, and birth place along with some days/times you are available to: All readings are recorded and MP3 files sent to you at no additional cost.

Happy New Year to Everyone!

Janet Hickox