Your Year 2009

What Opportunities Will 2009 Bring You?



The theme of this issue is, “What can I do in 2009?” What can you do? You can change the world! You can change yourself. You can volunteer. You can plant a tree. You can help someone. You can pick up trash along a roadside. You can do whatever you choose to do. The underlying energy of the year is learning to make yourself your first priority, by discerning your amount of involvement with others.


To quote Bob Dylan, “The times they are a changin’.” The collapse of economic systems that believed if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! is a pulsating red neon light telling us all to live more proactive lives’. A good first step is to begin doing what you love, not to be loved or to be in control. You might think, “That’s easier said than done.” Well, it really isn’t that difficult. Many of us have forgotten that we not only guaranteed ourselves a successful life, we also chose our life experiences and the passion we came to pursue.


Numerologically, the universal energy of 2009, a 2 universal year (2+0+0+9=11, 1+1=2), calls for working in partnership with others. This is usually taken to mean working harmoniously with others’ (e.g., humans, animals, plants, and the environment.)


I believe this is also a year to strengthen your partnership with Spirit. It is time to let go of personal agenda’s and demands’ associated with ego based abandonment issues, and embrace the knowledge that if we allow ourselves to be guided by Spirit, our intentions and desires will be fulfilled; thus assisting us to be fulfilled by living the life we choose to live.


As the originator of Cosmic Numerology, I believe that after a post-life review with Spirit, we consciously choose what we will experience during our next incarnation by selecting the letters of our name and the numbers for our birthday. Our name reveals our emotional and psychological behavior patterns as well as our strengths and weaknesses. Our birthday identifies our destiny, life challenges, mental patterns, and the physical opportunities that will enable us to fulfill our life calling. We also choose specific life challenges as well as providing for their “soulutions.” (See, Articles, “abandonment issues as catalysts’...”) None of us would have ever chosen to come here, if we didn’t know beforehand that we have more than enough grace to successfully fulfill our part of the divine plan, in this lifetime.


In numerology, your use or nonuse of the energies of a personal number can influence every aspect of your daily life including your behaviors at work, in relationships, and with family. Personal numbers can also identify potential experiences, giving us foreknowledge that allows us to make more proactive life choices.


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.


In just a moment, I will show you how to determine your personal year and describe the events and opportunities 2009 will bring into your life; but first I’d like to discuss the energy of 2008.


2008 was a Universal 1 year (add 2+0+0+8=10 1+0=1). This was the beginning of a new universal 9 year cycle. What ever activities we were engaged in (relating to our personal year), our level of self-confidence and the degree to which we “allowed” the universe to guide us, played a major role in determining whether the outcome was viewed as positive or negative. This was a year when the energy of the 1 (initiating, moving forward, gaining confidence, getting more centered and breaking old paradigms’) melded with the energy of your personal year. (Read more about 2008 at Articles.)


2009 is a Universal 2 year (2+0+0+9=11 1+1=2, actually 11/2). Eleven (11) is the first of the double-digit master numbers. As the first of the master numbers, it can be very frustrating at times. The energy of the 11 allows one to “see” the way things ought to be, but does not give the power or the opportunity to make them that way. From a positive view point, this can be a year of self-enlightenment. Negatively, it could be a “me first, you second” year.” The challenge is to find a balance between codependency and control in your interactions with others.


So, “what can you do” in 2009? You can ask for help, and cooperate with others while still moving forward and focusing on your foundation.


How to Determine Your Personal Year (PY) for 2009

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, 6/5 (June 5)) added together equals 11. Add 1+1 for a total of 2. Then add the digits of 2009 (2+0+0+9=11 1+1 =2). Next add both totals (your Achievement Number) 2 + 2 (universal year) = 4 (personal year.) The year 2009, is a 4 personal year.




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, releasing emotional, and sentimental attachments, interact with others from love and compassion. Work on your relationship with Spirit.

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


Regardless of what personal year an individual, business, or country is experiencing, the solution for everyone on the planet is universally the same. This year the universal solution is 4. Four (4) is concerned with order, system, and structure. It calls for paying attention to the details, building solid foundations, making ideas into reality. The challenge would be: getting lost in minutiae and detail, procrastinating, reactionary behavior, bullying.


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 (2006). 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.


Your major challenges this year are to stay focused on the task at hand by overcoming any feelings of inadequacy and to ask for help if needed.


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. The timing is right to begin or end a relationship


Challenges for the year can revolve around a tendency to trust your logic more than your intuition and to be a bit stubborn.


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 to pay attention to details not just the concept.


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 involve unrealistic expectations of your self and/or others, over commitment as an excuse for not doing for yourself.


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 be anxious about making changes, don’t try to hold on to yesterday, be more patient.


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 potential challenges are bullying to get your way, finances, and control issues.


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.


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


The challenge is not to use “doing for others” as an excuse for not being alone with you.


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 potential is here for a major breakthrough.


The challenges are not to be arrogant or a bully, and to have the confidence to walk your talk; don’t be afraid to totally step into your power. Don’t be a manager, be a leader.


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 becoming involved in codependent or control situations, when you should be releasing attachments.




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


Cosmic Numerology

By: Michael Brill