An important part of your Chaldean Soul Chart is the Personal Years section, showing you a 9-year cycle. This section is part of the Cycles section of your chart, and provides a look into your future, year by year. In this post, I’m going to show you how to calculate your personal years, and I’ll share some of my experiences with personal years.
This is a pretty long article, but it’s because of two things; the directions on how to calculate your personal years, and the interpretations of the numbers. So hang in there. It’ll go fast.
Our Personal Year numbers reveal our future in the form of trends that will dominate during their influence. Your personal years flow as naturally as breathing, and bring you experiences that keep you on track with your life purpose.
When you resist the influence of your personal years, you experience feelings like frustration, you’re stuck, struggling, working hard trying to make things happen. It’s like trying to swim upstream against a powerful current.
Your personal year always begins on your birthday and ends on the day before your next birthday. You may sense your personal year influence moving in up to three months before your birthday. During this transition time, you might feel confusion, irritability, impatience or a lack of direction if you aren’t aware of what’s happening.
Calculating your personal year is easy. But there are some things you need to know before you start.
- Use the calendar year to calculate your personal year (in numerology it’s called the Universal Year – this year it’s 2014).
- If you were born between the months of January and June, use the current universal year to calculate your personal year.
- If you were born between July and December, use the next universal year. For 2014, use 2015.
Here’s how to calculate.
- Write down the number of the month you were born and reduce it to a single digit, if necessary.
- Write down the date you were born and reduce it to a single digit, if necessary.
- Add the sums of these two numbers together and reduce to a single digit, if necessary.
- Add the digits of the universal year together and reduce to a single digit, if necessary.
- Add the sums of steps 3 and 4 together and reduce to a single digit, if necessary. If this sum is a Master Number (11, 22, 33) do not reduce to a single digit.
Example 1 for 2014: June 28
June = 6
- 28 = 2 + 8 = 10 = 1 + 0 = 1
- 6 + 1 = 7
- 2 + 0 + 1 + 4 = 7
- 7 + 7 = 14 = 5, Personal Year number for June 28 in 2014
Example 2 for 2014: November 18
- November = 11 = 1 + 1 = 2
- 18 = 1 + 8 = 9
- 2 + 9 = 11 = 1 + 1 = 2
- 2 + 0 + 1 + 5 = 8
- 2 + 8 = 10 = 1 + 0 = 1, Personal Year number for November 18 in 2014
If you calculate your personal years for a full 9-year cycle, you’ll see how the rhythm of personal years works. Each year prepares you for the next. Each year builds upon the experiences of the previous year. With each nine-year period, you gain more experience and develop more strength and wisdom if you follow the path your cycles indicate.
You can compare personal year cycles with your spouse, children, friends or co-workers. Understanding how your personal year cycles compare and contrast helps improve relationships. You can support each other on a deeper level knowing the influences that are present in the lives of your loved ones and the people you work with.
For more help in understanding how your cycles work, calculate the previous 9 years to see how they played out.
Here are the interpretations for each number. These interpretations are short because of space considerations. There is more detail in my book.
1 The beginning of a new cycle, this will be a year of initiating; starting new projects, making new plans, meeting new people, taking the lead, following your own instincts and intuition.
2 This is a year for cooperation, partnerships, working in harmony with others, and creating peace within and without. Your feelings and psychic abilities are .
3 This is a year for branching out; social activities, promotion, and creativity. It is a time to enjoy the lighter side of life; entertaining, going out with friends, getting involved in the creative arts.
4 This is a year for building, for creating routines and systems, for patiently attending to details, for creating a solid foundation that will serve you for years to come. It is a demanding year that requires self discipline.
5 This is a period of change, freedom, movement, activity of almost any sort. It’s a time of adjusting to new things, a time of expansion, and a time of learning to let go. Changes are new opportunities for growth.
6 Your attention will be on home, family, and health. There will be family responsibilities. There could be health issues. You may become more involved in your community. It’s a good year to get married.
7 This is usually a quiet year, as the vibration is one of introspection, study, research, regrouping, and reevaluating. Allow developments to unfold for you rather than trying to force them. Allow time to be alone. Being out in nature will soothe and refresh you.
8 This can be a dynamic year with lots of energy for dealing with material things and money. It is a good year for business success. Use good judgment, exercise your leadership, be efficient and practical, and think big.
9 As the last year in the cycle, this is the year of endings. You could be ending relationships or a job, cleaning out your old stuff, or changing old attitudes and habits. You are letting go of things that no longer serve you.
11/2 This is an illuminating, inspiring year full of high energy and deep sensitivity. It is a time of evaluating your motives and ethics. Your interests will be in metaphysic, spiritual, or scientific exploration.
22/4 This is the year to put your ideas into action. Think big. Go after your dreams. Build something that serves mankind. This is not the year for purely personal goals.
33/6 This is a year for unselfish service. You will be involved in carrying out responsibilities and duties to friends, family, and community. Share the love – fun is important, and a good party is a source of happiness for everybody.
I’d like to share some of my experiences with you to give you a feel for the way personal years work. My personal year for 2012-13 was #6. Three big things happened that correspond to the #6 influence.
- I became a volunteer at our local arts center. I get to immerse myself in the art world, and I began to paint and draw again after being away from it for too many years.
- I had the worst cold of my life. I couldn’t work for a month, and a friend pointed out that it was my work that was making me sick. Letting go of some limiting beliefs about work has helped me begin to transform my career. It has brought me the freedom to experiment and try new ideas.
- I learned that a cherished family member has cancer. She is in a #9 personal year, the year of endings, a time for her to let go of people, things, and beliefs that are no longer serving her. It is a life-changing experience for everyone in our family, and we are supporting her for complete recovery.
Last June, I made the transition into a #7 personal year, a time of seeking truth and looking inward. I am enjoying time alone – living in a cocoon and loving it. I’m developing research I began years ago, working on new ideas, improving my skills and re-evaluating my goals. This month, the universal year number, 2014, became the same as my personal year number, and I’m feeling the double influence.
Whether we see our personal year experiences as good or bad, the most important thing is to use them all as opportunities for growth and loving support for ourselves and others.
Have your say! Do your numbers and let us know what you come up with. Questions? Just ask.
Live your purpose, love your life!