Your Year 2008

What Will 2008 Bring You? 

I believe that at our Soul level we consciously select our name, our time and place of birth, and our birth/adoptive families. We also choose our life challenges and their “soulutions.” The purpose of these choices is to allow us to combine our physical Self with our cosmic Self to become co-creators.


As practiced in the West, Numerology is based on a system developed by the Greek mathematician Pythagoras. Numerology is the science of interpreting the patterns of numbers and letters as they interact with other frequencies, each other, and our realities.


Cosmic Numerology, a branch I’ve added to the tree of Numerology, is a melding of the sciences of Numerology and Quantum Physics with the concepts of reincarnation and gamatria. Cosmic Numerology is the study of the patterns and frequencies associated with the numbers and letters that make up our realities. It can identify the behavior patterns of individuals, businesses, or countries. It also identifies the challenges and soulutions associated with those patterns. Whether it’s a name, an illness or disease, an address or various foods, chemicals, minerals, colors or cravings, they all have one thing in common; they symbolize the interrelationships of the energies and events that affect our lives. Numbers and letters represent the codes of creation. Cosmic Numerology views these codes as being generated by conscious choice.

In this article, I would like to discuss the vibrations of the personal year (PY). The PY cycle lasts nine years with each preceding year setting the tone for the following year. The PY begins on January 1 and lasts until December 31. (For a more detailed explanation of the personal year (PY), visit my website and read the article on “What 2008 Has In Store.”)


First, a little bit about last year:


2007 was a Universal 9 year (add 2+0+0+7) and the culmination of everything we’ve experienced since 1998. For some it was an “up” year, for others it was a “down” year. For everyone, it was a watershed year; a year in which we were called upon to face our core issues (see “Your Year 2007.”)


2008 is a Universal 1 year (2+0+0+8=10 1+0=1).

When the universal year (1) is melded with your personal year, we get a strong clue as to what we need to focus on. This combination can provide opportunities for new starts in specific areas. For example, if you are in a:


1 PY focus on your passion . . . develop the courage and faith to do what you love

2 PY focus on timely communication and releasing emotional and sentimental attachments

3 PY focus on focusing. Social interactions need to be emotionally honest.

4 PY focus on making it happen; no procrastination, no stubbornness

5 PY focus on being conscious of opportunities for change and new beginnings

6 PY focus on letting go of unrealistic expectations of Self and others

7 PY focus on trusting that Spirit is always present and supportive

8 PY focus on walking your talk

9 PY focus on practicing unconditional love and releasing emotional baggage


Every number has a challenge and “soulution.” Regardless of what personal year an individual, business, or country is experiencing each year, the solution for everyone on the planet is universally the same. This year the universal solution is 2. A 2 solution calls for co-operation, timely communication, working in partnership with others, being able to compromise, and accepting the role of mediator, arbitrator, balancer. We can work with each other, not against each other.


How to Determine Your Personal Year (PY) for 2008

The PY is found by adding your month and day of birth together (called the Achievement Number) then reducing the sum to a single digit. Add that digit to the current year, which has also been reduced to a single digit. For example, 12/11 (December 11) added together equals 23. Add 2+3, for a total of 5. Then add the digits of 2008; the total is 10 (add 1+0 =1). Next add both totals (your Achievement Number) 5 + 1 (universal year) = 6 (personal year.) The year 2008, is a 6 personal year.





A "One" Year New beginnings.

Your own masculine energy (assertive behavior) is required to initiate your plans. This year sets the tone for the remainder of the 8 years of this 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 your 7 PY (2004). If you are in a relationship, tell your partner that you need to make your Self your first priority and will give them as much of your energy as you can.


Some of your challenges this year involve letting go of emotional and sentimental attachments, speaking up in a timely manner, trusting your intuition more, and being more discerning about sharing your time with others. Don’t be arrogant. If necessary, be willing to compromise or accept inputs from others.


A "Two" Year Cooperation.

Your own 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 a year for beginning or ending relationships (social, romantic, business or with Self). You will meet many people that will help you along your path. Because 2 is the number for partnerships, this is a year to strengthen your relationship with Spirit by learning to trust that everything is divinely timed.


Challenges for the year can revolve around feelings of inadequacy that may lead to scattered energy or not following through, anxiety related to emotional intimacy, being unforgiving towards those that disappointed you, and co-dependent behavior patterns.


A "Three" Year Social Activity and Creativity. 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 socially and/or through art, music, writing, or speaking. 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 and projects.


Your challenge is not to choke off your creativity by being stubborn, overly logical, or getting lost in minutiae. Your “brilliant” solutions could become the problem if you are not open to input from others.


A "Four" Year Focus on work. Be practical.

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 and to pay attention to the details. Don’t procrastinate. You cannot depend on others for help, 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. Put off taking a vacation until mid-August.


The major challenges are not staying focused on the task at hand and not paying enough attention to the details. Flexibility is important; don’t be afraid of changes to your plans or ideas.


A "Five" Year A year of change and a second chance for a new beginning. You’re halfway through the nine year cycle. This is a year of freedom and change. Opportunities for new beginnings will present themselves. You can change your job, indulge the physical senses (within moderation), enjoy a flirtation. Personal freedom will be at its peak, take advantage of it. Travel, whether as many short trips or a long journey, will be high on your agenda this year.


The challenges are not to use concern for others as an excuse for not moving forward, and letting go of unrealistic expectations for your Self and others.


A "Six" Year A year of service and responsibility. Like a 2 PY, it is also an excellent year for beginning or ending personal relationships or strengthening your relationship with Spirit. Beginning this year and lasting through the 9 PY, learn to put the needs of other's ahead of your own. It is also a good time to deal with real estate in any form --- buying, selling, renting out a property or fixing one up. Be charitable, tolerant, and forgiving. Emit love . . . do not go to bed angry.


The challenges are to remain optimistic, not become a pincushion for other people’s emotions, and become aware of your abandonment issues. Over involvement in the affairs of others will bring frustration


A "Seven" Year A year of self-analysis as well as learning to surrender. What is decided upon now and developed throughout the 8 PY and 9 PY, determines your spiritual direction and your level of conscious satisfaction during 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. (You can modify your decisions during the fourth quarter, but for now it is imperative that you place your order with the Universe verbally or in writing.) These decisions will begin being activated in your 1 PY.


Business and financial opportunities will present themselves this year, but for them to materialize you’ll have to learn how to allow them to unfold and not “try” to make them happen.


The challenges are to let go of the ego’s illusions of being in control and being “abandoned” (whether by Spirit or humans). Other issues involve frustration that things are not moving quickly enough along with concerns over money, finances, or employment. Have the courage to know that you are totally supported by Spirit and only need to ask for what you desire and then be patient until it arrives.


An "Eight" Year A year of money and finance. Having developed faith, patience, and self-awareness in your 7 PY, it is time to "strut your stuff." 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 challenge is to stop doing things to be loved or to maintain control and to start appreciating and using your innate wisdom, knowledge, and expertise. Love your Self.


A " Nine" Year

This is a year of endings and letting go. A time to travel, especially 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. Minimize the ego's reactions to losses and emotional disappointments by realizing that you are preparing your Self for the new beginnings of your 1 PY.


The challenge is not to fight the coming changes but to embrace them. If you don’t want the next 9 years to be a repeat of the last 9 (only more intense), learn to allow things to happen instead of trying to make them happen. Let go of the need to be validated . . . validate your Self.



Michael is available for consultations concerning your life or business, name changes, health issues, coaching, or projections for the future. Michael can be reached in New Mexico at 561-866-5479 or through his website 



Cosmic Numerology

By: Michael Brill