Your Year 2011

What Will 2011 Bring You?


I believe that everyone has consciously chosen the letters for their names, their birth day and place, their birth or adoptive family, and made certain they had a written guarantee for success. The written guarantee includes built-in soulutions for resolving every life challenge. The purpose of these choices is to allow us to combine our physical Self with our soul Self enabling us to remember our own oneness. (Refer to Articles, “Our Abandonment Issues Are The Catalysts . . .” also the series entitled “There’s Only Plan A….”)


As practiced in the West, it is based on a system developed by the Greek mathematician Pythagoras. To study with Pythagoras, one had to pledge themselves to silence for five years.


Numerology is the science of interpreting the patterns of numbers and letters as they interact with other frequencies to create our realities. Whether one is a novice or an expert, using the basic alpha-numeric formulas of Numerology produces consistently accurate results. For example, adding the digits of the month of birth to the day of birth together then reducing any double-digit sums to a single digit, reveals an individual’s core issues and greatest strengths. The formula would be written as M+D=AN (Achievement Number).


Some brief examples of core issues associated with the AN would be:


1 – Issues Involving the Self

2 – Issues Involving Others

3 – Issues Involving Communications and Social Interactions

4 – Issues with “Getting It Done”

5 – Issues Involving Change and Movement

6 – Issues Involving Family, Community, Relationships

7 – Issues Involving Trust, Skepticism, and Control

8 – Issues Involving Power, Money, Control, or Status

9 – Issues Involving Selflessness

0 – Issues Related to Spirit


Numbers are the building blocks of potential. Potential is the catalyst for creation. Creation leads to harmony. Harmony is the foundation for unity. Within unity, partnerships are established. Partnerships generate potential.


Cosmic Numerology, a branch I’ve added to the tree of Numerology, is a melding of the sciences of Numerology and quantum mechanics with the concepts of reincarnation and Gematria. 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, illness, disease, address, food, chemical, mineral, color or craving, 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 being generated by both conscious and unconscious choices.


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, misuse, or non-use 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 the foreknowledge that allows us to make more proactive life choices and fewer reactive 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.


Throughout each nine year cycle we are given an opportunity to rebirth ourselves and to remember our divinity. Whatever patterns we fail to identify and begin working on as we pass through the cycle will recur with more intensity in the next nine year cycle.



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Before showing you how to determine your current Personal Year (PY), let me say something about 2010 which was a Universal 3 year (add 2+0+1+0 = 3.) The energy of a Universal Year (UY) has the potential to maximize the positive energies of your current Personal Year.


2010 (2+0+1+0 = 3)

Melded with the energy of your personal year, the 3 energy of 2010 (a universal 3 year) can enhance: visionary dreams, optimism, charisma, focus, personal and social interactions, communications, and creative expression. Negatively, the 3 can be: emotionally withdrawn, scattered, lacking confidence, feeling inadequate, cutting corners, pompous, unforgiving, creatively co-dependent, or grandiose. Like water in a tube, many of us will slosh back and forth between the positive and negative aspects of our PY


In 2010, did you begin making your visions a reality by focusing on something specific? Did you develop the courage to speak your truth from your heart? Did you take advantage of opportunities that would assist you in overcoming feelings of inadequacy? Were you more optimistic? The energy of a negative 3 would indicate unclear communications and/or difficulty with social interactions at all levels. (Refer to ARTICLES, An Interpretation of The Numbers 1 – 9 and 0)


Some of the negative aspects of the 3 UY that we witnessed may be associated with:





Some of the positive aspects that could have enhanced your personal year were:







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A Note About 2012: A Year For Changes

First, don’t freak out on 12/12/12; it’s actually 12/12/2012. Second, 2012 (2+0+1+2=5) is a 5 Universal Year (reduce the current year to a single digit). This is a year that demands each of us to be in our integrity. We must learn to have the courage to make ourselves our first priority by doing what we love, rejecting what doesn’t “feel right”, and having the fortitude to do what feels “right.”


Five indicates the potential for second chances and new beginnings; it is a number that impacts our physical and emotional planes. Since five is the half way point of the nine personal year cycle, in one way or another, issues not resolved in the previous four years will return as challenges this year. The first five years of the personal year cycle are for self-development; the second half of the nine year cycle (6,7,8,9 PYs) involves being of service.


The presence of a five can bring changes in cycles lasting 12 – 18 days or 12 – 18 weeks along with opportunities to take many short trips. There are also lessons to be learned about balance and flexibility . . . one can be either too ridged or too flexible. Five is about maintaining a centeredness as everything else begins to accelerate. A positive five has the confidence and flexibility to accept the transitory nature of all things. A positive five also accepts that someday Mt. Everest will be nothing more than grains of sand on the beaches of an unnamed ocean. 2012 is about change. It is about recognizing your reactive behavior patterns, resolving abandonment issues, and making more conscious choices. The presence of the universal 5 brings opportunities for new beginnings in everyone’s personal year. Use this universal energy to surf the currents of opportunity that will appear throughout your personal year. 2012 will bring big changes and many opportunities for new beginnings. Whether or not you take advantage of these opportunities, is your choice.


When I analyze the number sequence (from left to right) that composes 2012, I see: Let go of emotional and/or sentimental attachments . . . speak up in a timely fashion . . . cooperate with others . . . seek harmony (2). The 0 as the next digit calls for forming a partnership with Spirit. The 1 represents the Self. The positive 1 knows it is part of a “oneness” and moves forward making conscious choices. The second 2 represents working in partnership with both celestial and earthly beings for the betterment of the group.



Every number has a challenge and solution. Regardless of what personal year an individual, business, corporation or nation is experiencing in 2011, the universal yearly solution for everyone is 8 (e.g., to initiate, delegate, orchestrate, use more reasoning, become more of a leader, make it happen, assert yourself in politics, business, and/or commerce or with leading institutions or organizations. Use your innate wisdom, knowledge, and expertise daily. Walk Your Talk, set an example. The most positive aspect of the 8 Universal Solution is that it can bring much abundance . . . windfalls, resolutions for financial issues, recognition, and promotion (self or otherwise.)


The anomaly of a universal solution applying to each year of the nine year cycle is Spirit’s way of honoring our free will while offering us a solution for enhancing universal harmony. (Mathematically, it has been proven that if 15% of a group changes their base patterns, it is enough of a change to influence the other 85% to begin making changes.)


As explained in my article on abandonment issues we hire “trainers” to push our buttons to the point that we say, “Enough!” We realize that doing to be loved or doing to maintain control generates a great deal of stress. When one of these trainers show up this year, it is vital that you recognize them. The second you feel your heart race, stomach sink, or head pound recognize that this is being caused by your reaction to the negativity directed at you by your trainer. In that moment of recognition, take a step to the side and say “Ah, one of my trainers has shown up; let’s see which abandonment button they will try to push today.” If you can step to the side with this recognition, their attack is no longer personal it becomes an opportunity to opt out previous behavior patterns and to start doing what you love.


How to Determine Your Personal Year (PY) for 2011

The PY is found by adding your month and day of birth together; this is called the Achievement Number (AN), 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, 08/05 (August 5) added together equals 13. Add 1+3 for a total of 4. Then add the digits of 2011 (2+0+1+1 = 4). Next add both totals (your AN) 4 to the 4 (universal year) = 8 (personal year.) For this birthday, 2011 is an 8 personal year.






Interpretations for Personal Years


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 your 9 PY. 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(s) decided upon in your 7 PY (2008). 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.


On the first new moon of the year (or in December) “marry” your Self, thus making yourself your first priority. Buy a small piece of jewelry, a crystal, or other object and give it to your Self as a wedding gift. 


The challenges for this year include: paying attention to the details not just the concept, not scattering your energy or dissipating your time by trying to control the affairs of others. Avoid stubbornness, procrastination, and reactionary behavior patterns.


A "Two" Year


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. Since 2 is also the number for partnerships, this is a great year to strengthen your relationship with Spirit by learning to trust that everything is divinely timed. Don’t forget to “ask” the universe for what you desire; then have the patience and faith to wait for it to arrive.


Your challenge is to not allow perfectionist tendencies or unrealistic expectation of yourself or others interfere with creating and manifesting that which you desire. Don’t over commit yourself to assisting others as a distraction for avoiding the need to focus on your creations. (Feelings of abandonment could lead you down this path.) Avoid situations where you think you need to be in control for someone else’s good, they will not work out the way you expect them.


A "Three" Year

Social Activity and Creativity is the main theme. In the 1 year, you initiated plans or ideas. In the 2 year others were available to assist you to move forward with those plans. The 3 year brings opportunities to “birth” your plans or ideas. 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.


The major challenges are: not to try to initiate anything by yourself – ask for help either from others or from Spirit; be more patient (rarely does a project take full form overnight); balancing your intuition and logic. (Use your intuition to “come up” with an idea, use your logic to develop it, and then intuitively test its practicality.) Other challenges involve impatience, being overly analytical, controlling, and anxieties associated with being embarrassed, humiliated, or judged by others to be less intelligent/successful than you perceive yourself to be. 



A "Four" Year

Focus on work. Be practical. You may feel "boxed-in" or "put-upon" or a sense of limitation. Because of the amount of responsibility placed upon you, you will not be able to take a carefree vacation until August. Use this year to make your dreams (3 PY) into reality. The 4 represents foundations. 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, otherwise feelings of guilt may inhibit your pleasure.


The challenges are not to become angry or frustrated when things don’t go according to your plans. Try to avoid being too flexible or too rigid, in your dealing with others. Don’t worry about money or finances, have faith that it is coming. Watch out for confrontations with others, especially authority figures or superiors. Don’t be afraid to “step into your power” to facilitate changes.


A "Five" Year

A year of change and a second chance for a new beginning. You are halfway through your nine year cycle. This is a year of freedom, change, being more physical (at the gym or in the bedroom.) Opportunities for new beginnings will present themselves. You can change your job, indulge the physical senses (within moderation), enjoy a flirtation, or late in the fourth quarter begin a lasting relationship. Personal freedom will be at its peak, take advantage of it. Travel will be high on your agenda this year, whether taking many short trips or long journeys.


The challenges are being afraid to release emotional attachments, whether they are to people, possessions, or a job. Don’t over commit yourself because of feelings of guilt or a sense of obligation. If an opportunity arises in another location, don’t be afraid to leave loved ones. This is a year of change and new beginnings, not of looking over your shoulder to make certain that everyone else is okay. Be more discerning about whom, where, or for how long you are willing to be of assistance. Set your ground rules up front. Above all, do not become involved with others as an excuse to not be responsible for and to your Self.


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.


Challenges for the year mainly revolve around a need to do everything your way. This is a control issue associated with abandonment issues and demonstrated through arrogant or timid behavior patterns. The other side of the challenge coin may see you overly involved in the lives and affairs of others because of a lack of confidence in your own identity and abilities. Don’t try to fix anything for anyone, be a mentor . . . ask questions, wait for an answer, let them resolve their own 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.


Business and financial opportunities will present themselves this year, but for them to materialize you will have to learn how to allow them to unfold and not “try” to make them happen. TRUST that everything is unfolding according to the divine plan that you helped create.


Challenges for the year mainly revolve around a need to do everything your way. This can be a control issue associated with abandonment issues i.e., “I cannot trust anyone, even Spirit, to be reliable, trustworthy, or supportive.” The other side of the challenge coin reveals a tendency to believe you are not worthy of help. You may feel lonely at times, this feeling can cause you to go out and do something stupid, like drinking at a party and being pulled over for a DWI on the way home. THIS IS A YEAR OF PERSONAL REFLECTION, you are to spend your spare time alone, contemplating your life and life direction. Try to spend time near water (streams, ponds, rivers, lakes, oceans, even a fountain) it will help calm you down and focus.


The major challenge for the year is to learn to trust in the universe and realize that you can control nothing. This realization can lead to becoming more patient and trusting.


Other challenges to avoid are co-dependency or non-cooperation, not trusting your intuition, difficulty letting go of emotional or sentimental attachments, poor communication of your feelings or ideas, and ignoring your relationship with Spirit. Let go of fear and indecisiveness, be BOLD, listen to your heart.


An "Eight" Year

A year of financial gain, or karmic paybacks. Using the lessons of faith, patience, trust, and surrender learned in your 7PY, this can be a financially successful year. This is a good year to implement business plans, receive a promotion or recognition, make money, or become more self-empowered. This is also a year for dealing with organizations or institutions, contracts, legal proceedings, and the law. (Watch the speed limits on the highways.)


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 challenges are: watch your sarcasm; don’t let feelings of inadequacy or being unforgiving make you do things to be loved or to maintain control; accept who you are and love your Self. Do not scatter your energy or time doing for others . . . focus on your plans..Don’t close down, be more emotionally intimate, have the courage to speak your truth from your heart. Other challenges involve having good ideas or plans but not paying sufficient attention to the details that will make you successful.


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 the end of the cycle. If you feel driven to begin something or make a purchase, wait until October to begin, as this is when the energy of the 1PY begins filtering in. This is an excellent year to end negative associations or dealings with your “spiritual trainers.” (Read ARTICLES “Our Abandonment Issues Are The Catalysts . . . .) Minimize the ego's reactions to losses and emotional disappointments by realizing that you are preparing your Self for new beginnings in your 1 PY and next nine year cycle.


Some of your challenges this year involve letting go of the need for control, not being stubborn because of insecurities, not getting lost in minutiae or details, not being afraid to move forward with your dreams/ideas/visions. Recognize that you cannot control anything; you can only state your “intentions and preferences” and continue moving forward. The most important lesson to learn this year is to be able to willingly let go of both the things you love and your emotional baggage. With faith you will realize that whatever you release will always be replaced by something better.





Michael is available for consultations concerning your life or business, name changes, health issues, coaching, or projections for the future. Michael can be reached at 561- 866-5479 or via email He is currently living in Thailand. His book “Numerology for Healing” won the 2009 New Mexico Book Awards. His most recent book “Numerology for Decoding Behavior” is available at bookstores or on


Cosmic Numerology

By: Michael Brill