Your Year 2004
How Numerology Can Identify What 2004 Has To Offer You
How Numerology Can Identify What 2004 Has To Offer You
Copyright Michael Brill 1999 – 2004
Most of us have the desire to know more about ourselves, those around us, and the events that affect our lives. We want to understand the "why's" and "where fore's" of life and how to respond to them. There are many sciences that can tell us something about ourselves and others (e.g., numerology, astrology, palmistry, tarot, and handwriting analysis). Probably the least known of these sciences is numerology.
Numerology is the science of interpreting numbers and letters and their relationship to each other. Numerology, as practiced in the West is based on a system developed by the Greek mathematician Pythagoras.
As the originator of Cosmic Numerology (melding numerology with the concepts of reincarnation) I believe that our souls consciously select their particular name, time and place of birth, as well as their parents and siblings. The purpose of these choices is to allow the Soul to evolve spiritually through each incarnation by learning specific lessons. These lessons are accompanied by Soul chosen challenges and soulutions.
Cosmic Numerology can bring us consciousness. It gives us a chance to see ourselves objectively, to discover what talents and abilities we possess, the reason for our current existence, what lessons we are here to learn, and what karmic energies we need to resolve.
There is a flow to the passage of time. The flow is composed of many currents, or cycles as we call them in Numerology. Among the more obvious vibrations we simultaneously experience and move through are those that make up our behavior patterns, destiny, soul’s desire, personality, persona, mental state, emotional relationships, and the nine year cycle of personal years which leads to consciousness. (I define consciousness as becoming aware of the consequences of one's actions. This can occur when the Ego learns to communicate with the Soul.)
Cosmic Numerology doesn't take years to learn and use. You can quickly learn a few basic facts and formulas that will enable you to understand yourself and others better.
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In this article, I would like to discuss the vibrations of the personal year (PY). The PY cycle lasts nine years with each year of the cycle calling for a specific action that sets the tone for the following year. Each action has a challenge and soulution. A personal year begins on January 1, ends December 31, and “peaks” on your birthday.
The PY is found by adding your month and day of birth together and reducing the sum to a single digit. Add that single digit to the current year (2004 = 5). The result represents your personal year number. For example,
Follow these steps:
- The months of January through September are numbered one through nine. October (10), November (11), and December (12) are double-digit months. Add the double digits together to obtain a single digit. For example, October is the 10th month, add 1 + 0 = 1.
- Now do the same for the day you were born; reducing double-digits to a single digit. If you were born November 28th, you would add 1 + 1 = 2 for the month (of November) and 2 + 8 = 10 for the day. The 10 needs to be reduced to a single digit, so add again 1 + 0 = 1.
- Your month of November a 2 (11= 1+1=2) and your day of birth a 1 (28=2+8=10=1+0=1) added together equals 3. This is called the Achievement Number.
- Add your 3 Achievement Number to the current year reduced to a single digit (2+0+0+3 = 5). Achievement number of 3 + Universal Year of 5 = 8 Personal Year. For you, 2004 is an 8 personal year.
Following is a brief description of each of the nine years. The first half of the cycle (years 1 - 5) is "yours" to do as you please, the second half of the cycle (years 6 - 9) you must always place the needs of other's ahead of your own.
The solution for the primary challenges encountered this year, regardless of what PY you are in, is to not be afraid of “stepping” into your power. Many of us are afraid to reveal our true Self fearing that if we do we’ll be rejected. This attitude is associated with abandonment issues (read the article on abandonment issues in the ARTICLES section.)
IF 2004 is:
A "One" Year
A year for new beginnings. Masculine energy (assertive behavior) is required for initiating your plans. This year sets the tone for the remainder of the cycle. You will begin to feel this energy by late October of the preceding year. It is an ideal year for starting new projects. Do not expect to start a new personal relationship as all of your energy should be directed toward birthing the project decided upon in the 7 PY year.
Do not expect much help from others; it is time to go it alone. If there is little outside help available, there will also be little outside hindrance to your plans. This is not a year to end anything... it is strictly a year of beginnings.
The challenges associated with a 1 PY are the need to: have sufficient faith in your Self; have patience --- plant the seeds, they will grow; being overly analytical to the point of mental, emotional or physical paralysis; being too fearful to act. Things (emotional, mental, physical, or spiritual) not completely released in the nine year could resurface especially during the first quarter of this year.
The primary challenge for 2004 is not to be sidetracked by doing and to let go of unrealistic expectations for self and others. Remain focused on your self and consciously avoid doing for others so as to be loved or to maintain control, but to do for others because it gives you joy. Also, don’t become bogged down by unrealistic expectations for Self and/or others, and don’t burden your self down with excessive responsibility to the point of becoming a martyr.
The main lesson to be learned this year is belief in Self . . . to walk your talk. You've thought about this for three years --- now do it! The activities and energy put forth this year will set the tone for the next eight years of your life.
A "Two" Year
Cooperation. Feminine energy (intuition /cooperation) is required for seeking, accepting, or offering help. This is a year when the ego should be put on a shelf. This is also a year for beginning or ending relationships whether they are with partners, family, friends, co-workers, or neighbors. You can also expect to see some results from the efforts of the 1 PY. One could also expect help during the first quarter, if the project begun in the 1 PY has not been totally completed. You will meet many people that will help you along your path. Learn to feel and trust your intuition. Work on your communication skills. Speak from your heart and in a timely manner.
The challenges associated with a 2 PY are: making a conscious effort to "get along with" authority (anyone or anything that has more power than you), watching your temper, attempting to dominate others, not being available when needed, being more concerned about finances than relationships.
The primary challenges for 2004 are patience, faith, and trust when dealing with others. Trust your intuition more and rely less on “logic.” Don’t get bogged down in co-dependency and a need to be needed.
The main lesson to be learned this year is to let go of the ego so you can "be there" when needed; listen to your intuition; speak from your heart; let go of sentimentality. Pay attention to details, but don’t become lost in them..
A "Three" Year
Social activity will be the highlight for the year. There should not be much stress in your life this year. This is an ideal time to renew old friendships and form new ones. It is a year of creativity, manifestation and for expressing your Self through art or music. Go shopping, decorate your home, take a class, have fun! Bring joy into people's lives. It is a time when the ideas and plans implemented in the 1 PY come to fruition. This is the best year, other than a 1 PY, to birth new ideas.
The challenges associated with a 3 PY are: learning to control your emotions, learning to be more compassionate, recognize feelings of inadequacy and overcome them by finishing what you start and remaining focused (don’t scatter your energy).
Other challenges to overcome are, not to worry about finances, let go of frustration over “things” not moving quickly enough, and to not be confrontational with authority figures (especially at work). Slow down from warp speed so that authorities and superiors can understand your ideas.
Overcome any anxieties concerning success and recognition by making your visions/ideas a reality. Communication is the key!
The primary challenge for 2004 is, don’t become frustrated or angry with those that are not as enthusiastic about your ideas as you are. Be patient and have faith as your ideas move from the realm of thought and visualization into reality.
The main lesson, to be learned this year is to focus your creativity, and make your original ideas a reality, be joyful, express your feelings, be forgiving (especially of your Self).
A "Four" Year
A year to focus on work. You may feel boxed-in or "put-upon" or a sense of limitation. The 4 represents the foundation, it is time to concentrate on work, to pay attention to the details. It is not the time to take a vacation as a sense of guilt may prevail (knowing how much others' are depending on you to get the job done). You cannot depend on others for help as they will not do the job to your satisfaction and it will take more time to educate them than it would to do the job yourself. Furthermore, they will seldom complete the job to your level of satisfaction. To get the most out of this year, accept the limitations and demands of work lovingly and without complaint or resentment. By late September, the vibration will begin to change. The efforts made at this time will determine the stability of the remaining five years of the cycle.
The challenges associated with a 4 PY are: procrastination, a judgmental attitude toward those whom you think are not pulling their weight; a sense that "it's not fair" that you have to do all of the work. From a health standpoint, be aware of growths, difficulties with teeth, and challenges with circulation. If you quit you job because of boredom or frustration, it's quite possible that your work life for the remainder of the nine year cycle will be unstable.
The primary challenges for 2004 revolve around not being distracted from the tasks at hand, letting go of emotional attachments, and not looking over your shoulder to make certain that everyone else is “okay.”
The main lesson to be learned this year is to delay personal gratification until all of the obligations of work have been satisfied. From late August through December would be a good time for a vacation.
A "Five" Year
This is a year for changes. Halfway through the nine year cycle, you now have the opportunity to "start again." You can change your job, travel, indulge the physical senses (within moderation), enjoy a flirtation, seek a change in employment. Personal freedom will be at its peak, take advantage of it, it will not be hard to find. Travel, whether as short trips or a long journey, will be high on the agenda this year. Mostly anything started in a 5 PY will not be of a lasting nature if the decision was made in the head and not the heart. Experiment with new clothing colors or styles. Do not try to maintain a tight schedule but try to "go with the flow."
The challenges associated with a 5 PY are: a tendency to gain weight due to impulsive eating habits and/or not being able to burn off excess energy; a tendency to drive a little faster than you normally do --- watch out for radar traps; challenges with being too self indulgent; not being flexible enough; being sensually immoderate by not knowing "when to say when," being nervous and high-strung.
The primary challenges for 2004 are not being stubborn, arrogant, or timid due to low self-esteem issues but to accept change and embrace this second opportunity for new beginnings.
The main lessons to be learned this year are to practice moderation in all things, to take a chance on the unknown and not fear spontaneity, don't make workday obligations your primary concern, and let go of perceived emotional burdens.
A "Six" Year
This is a year of service and responsibilities. Beginning this year and lasting until the end of this nine year cycle, the obligation is to put the needs of other's ahead of your own. Like the 2 PY it is also a good year for beginning or ending relationships. It is also a good time to deal with real estate in any form --- buying, selling, renting out a property or fixing one up. It is a time to be of service to your family and/or your community. Community could include work relationships. It is a year to deal with collecting and paying out monies owed. It is a year for taking care of your health, after the pleasures of the 5 PY. Be charitable, tolerant, and forgiving. Emit love . . . do not go to bed angry.
The challenges associated with a 6 PY are: water damage (burst pipe, leaky faucet, mold/mildew, insufficient fluids in the car, an open window during a rain), failure to act on the behalf of others, digestive difficulties. Other challenges include being to "scattered," that is, trying to do for everyone and not having sufficient time for anyone. Or maybe you make promises that you cannot keep.
The primary challenge for 2004 is not to be hypersensitive to the needs of others, (i.e., don’t try to fix everything for everybody). Don’t ignore your intuitive feelings or you’ll find yourself saying “Oh shoot!” as you realize you have made more commitments than you have time.
The main lessons to learn this year are to love everyone equally and to humbly be of service.
A "Seven" Year
This is a year of self-analysis and for telling the universe what you wish to accomplish in your next 9 year cycle, which begins in 2005.
To me, this is the most important year in the nine year cycle. What is decided upon now and developed throughout the 8 PY and 9 PY, determines the spiritual direction and level of conscious satisfaction for the next nine year cycle. The 7 PY is the time Spirit gives you to figure out who you are and where you are going. By September 25th of the 7 PY, you must decide where you want to go, what you want to be, and how you are going to get there. The 8 and 9 PYs will give you the time to research, practice, and refine your decision. The 7 PY causes you to withdraw socially, to feel "tired," to want to be near water (whether it's a bathtub or the ocean). The last quarter of the year will bring powerful and enlightening dreams and visions. This is not a time to look outward, to feed the ego, to ignore intuitive feelings, or to push your agenda.
The challenges associated with a 7 PY are: anytime you push your agenda, it will cost you --- either in time, money, or frustration. If you spend too much time in the "outside" world, one way or the other Spirit will guide you inward. If you ignore the gentle guiding, you could be incapacitated in some way either through illness or loss of mobility by July or August. Slow down, pay attention to the details, and build a solid foundation. Don’t be overly analytical or perfectionistic.
The primary challenge for 2004 is not to scatter your energies among too many projects and not to let feelings of inadequacy prevent you from implementing your ideas.
The main lesson of the 7 PY is to surrender, and practice patience and faith. Lock this in because in the 8 PY where the pursuit of material success is primary, one tends to forget their spirituality. This could lead to backsliding. The other main lessons are letting go of control issues and learning to surrender to the flow of the universe. It is the ideal time to deal with vulnerability issues.
An "Eight" Year
This year is all about money, finance, power and recognition. Having developed faith, patience, and self-awareness in your 7 PY, it is time to "strut your stuff." It will be hard to remember the spiritual lessons of the 7 PY but those lessons are imperative for your success in the 8 PY. If you cooperated in your 2 PY, kept you nose to the grindstone in the 4 PY, and were of service in your 6 PY, then you will be rewarded either materially or financially (or both) this year; if not, this will be a very difficult year . . . one of financial hardships or karmic paybacks..
The first six months of the 8 PY are especially good for initiating plans and projects. Buy nothing new after July 1 as the cycle is coming to a close. New purchases should be delayed until the beginning of the new nine year cycle (18 months away).
The challenges associated with an 8 PY are: anger directed at authority (whether at home, at work, or on the road), impulsive and inflexible behavior, failure to carry through on your plans, overspending, faulty logic, and having grandiose ideas but not taking the time to thoroughly prepare and organize for their success.
The primary challenges for 2004 are not to be stubborn or procrastinate about letting go of the past and to not try to control the outcome of events as they relate to your interactions with others.
The main lessons to learn this year are to remember the spirituality, patience, and faith of the 7 PY; and that your success is in direct proportion to your preparedness.
A " Nine" Year
This is a year of endings and of letting go of the past. This is also a time of travel, especially over long distances. This year is the "final exam." All that you have learned throughout the current cycle you will be called upon to use this year. Start nothing new that you wish to continue. This is an excellent year to end associations or dealings with those that are getting you down. This could be a disastrous year to change employment. Sometime during the year you will be called upon to sacrifice, usually to lose something (a job, a favorite possession, a relationship). Minimize the ego's reactions to losses and letting go emotionally, by realizing that you are preparing your Self for the new beginnings of the 1 PY. If you don't willingly "let go" it could lead to major emotional pain or financial ruin. If you have not learned consciousness from your experiences during the previous eight years, you will find yourself back at the point you were at nine years previous.
The challenges associated with a 9 PY are not accepting responsibility for your choices (whether they were occupational or relational); not having learned to recognize the cause of your emotional reactions, there could be major uncontrolled outbursts of emotional energy (especially in January). There may also be a sense of feeling disconnected from daily life.
The primary challenges for 2004 are about balance and flexibility and having the confidence to move on by understanding the transitory nature of all things.
The main lessons to learn this year is to keep focused on the plan developed in the 7 PY. Be impersonal as far as your emotions are concerned . . . let go, let God. Prepare for the next cycle by consciously remembering the lessons learned over the past eight years.
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With much Light and Love,
I wish you God speed on your journey of Self discovery.
By: Michael Brill