Your Year 2017 Part 1



Part I – Global Influence of the Universal Year on Your Opportunities for 2017


© Michael Brill 2016


In this two-part article, I would like to discuss the underlying influences of the Universal Year (Part I) as well as the vibrations of your Personal Year (PY) for 2017 (Part II.) 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. (Some numerologists count the PY as lasting from birthday to birthday.) 


I believe everyone has consciously chosen to be here, but most of us have forgotten that we arrived with a Cosmic guarantee of success. This guarantee is composed of numeric patterns mathematically encoded into the letters and numbers of names and birth dates. The decoded guarantee includes built-in soulutions for resolving every life challenge. The goal of these conscious choices was to allow us to overcome the illusion of “cosmic abandonment” and to fulfill our life calling. ( ARTICLES:  “Our Abandonment Issues Are the Catalysts . . .” also read the series of articles entitled “There’s Only Plan A….”)   


Pythagorean, or  Western Numerology, converts letters into numbers and analyzes the “quality” of the number, the energy of the letter, and the patterns they form. It’s 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 to create our realities. Whether one is a novice or an expert, using the basic alphanumeric formulas of Numerology produces consistently accurate results. 


For example:


Add the digits of the month and day of birth together. 

Reduce any double-digit sums to a single digit. This is the Achievement Number.

This number identifies core issues, potential strengths, and solutions for everything. 

The formula would be written as M + D = AN (Achievement Number). 



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



1 – Interactions Involving the Self 

2 – Interactions Involving Others 

3 – Interactions Involving Communications and Social Interactions 

4 – Interactions with Control, “Getting It Done” 

5 – Interactions Involving Change and Movement 

6 – Interactions Involving Family, Community, Relationships 

7 – Interactions Involving Trust, Skepticism, and Control 

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

9 – Interactions Involving Selflessness  or Codependency

0 – Interactions Related to Spirit, The Universe, The Cosmos, God,  i.e., Divine Energy (trust and faith) 


Numbers represent the vibratory attraction of particles 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 new potential and the cycle of co-creation continues. 


We are that potential! 


Our most important partnership is with our Integrated Self (Ego and Soul in a harmonious “Yin-Yang state.”) Once we are integrated, there is no more apprehension, self-doubt, anxiety, stress, or self-sabotage, our cosmic abandonment issues and their consequences have dissolved. We have remembered who we are, what gifts we have brought with us, and how we can best share them. (I have developed a five-minute exercise for integrating the soul and ego that can be found at Articles: “Four Phases of Personal Growth.


What is Cosmic Numerology 

Cosmic Numerology (a branch I have added to the tree of Numerology), is a melding of the sciences of numerology and quantum dynamics and the concepts of Gematria and reincarnation. 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 identifies the challenges and soulutions associated with those behavior 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 decodes the potential patterns generated by both conscious (proactive) and unconscious (reactive) choices. 


Names, including those for businesses, countries, pets, fictional and cartoon characters, reveal emotional and psychological behavior patterns as well as strengths (proactive choices) and weaknesses (reactive choices.)


Birth dates, including naturalization dates, or a Court approved legal name change; identify the destiny, life challenges and their solutions, mental patterns, and the physical opportunities that will enable us to fulfill our life calling. 


None of us would have ever chosen to be born on Earth, if we did not know beforehand that we had more than enough grace to successfully fulfill our part of the Cosmic Plan. 


You may ask, “If I have sufficient grace, why has this life been so difficult?” 

My answer is, even though we have more than enough grace to succeed in this lifetime, the depth of our Cosmic Abandonment issues become the catalysts for our Life Challenges. The more something has a need to be loved, accepted, or in control, the more reactive behaviors (passiveness or aggressiveness) become their primary response, when interacting with others. This can make life difficult.  


Many of us are still “running” the same reactive behavior programs we operated on in previous lives and have finally decided with the coming of “The New Age,” to resolve our deepest issues in this lifetime, by becoming more proactive in our interactions, making ourselves our first priority, and doing what we love.


In Numerology, the use, misuse, or non-use of the energies of your personal numbers, influences every aspect of your daily life, including your reactive behaviors at work, in relationships, and with family. REMEMBER, every challenge has a solution. Solutions are activated by making proactive and conscious choices.


Personal numbers can also identify potential experiences, giving us the foreknowledge that allows us to make more proactive life choices and fewer reactive choices. 


(Personal numbers are any numbers that appear on a personal numerology chart; they include challenge numbers, solution numbers, and all other major numbers related to a name and birthday. Numbers that “pop-up” in your daily life can also be construed as personal numbers; they are delivering messages.) 



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The Universal Year (UY) is determined by adding each digit that composes the current calendar year (e.g., 2017 is a 10/1 UY; 2+0+1+7 = 10,        1+0 = 1. 


The next step would be to add your Achievement Number (AN) to the double-digit total of the current year to determine your Personal Year (PY.) 2017 = 10/1 added to an Achievement Number of 39/3, would place this individual in a 49/4 Personal Year (PY.) 


HOWEVER, for purposes of simplicity, I am only focusing on the single digit sums of the UY and PY; with that in mind, 2017 is a 1 and the 39/3 AN reduces to 3. Adding 1 UY + 3 AN = 4 PY. Definitions for the personal year can be found in Part II of this article.


Throughout each nine-year cycle, we are presented with opportunities to make fewer reactive choices and more proactive choices. Whatever reactive patterns we fail to identify and begin resolving as we pass through a nine-year cycle, recur with more intensity in the following nine-year cycle. Ultimately, failure to resolve these reactive patterns can lead to health issues.


Following is a brief description of the energies and linkages between the individual personal years of the nine-year cycle and the underlying energy of the Universal Year (UY.) Regardless of your PY (1  through 9), the influence of the UY (1 through 9) is also present. The year 2017 is a 1 UY (2+0+1+7 = 10  1+0 =1.) 


For example:


If you are experiencing a 5 PY, the energy of the 1 UY should also be considered. In a 5 PY, there are opportunities for change and new beginnings. The underlying energy of the 1 UY also indicates forward movement and potential that new beginnings are possible with self-confidence and demonstrating initiative.



If you are experiencing an 8 PY, the energy of the 1 UY should also be considered. The 8 PY, combined with the proactive lessons of the 7 PY, can present opportunities for recognition, advancement, initiating or expanding a business and an increase in abundance. The underlying energy of the 1 PY indicates a need for self-confidence and taking the initiative to benefit from these opportunities. 



These interpretations may be used to understand the energies/frequencies operating in both the Personal and Universal Years.



1 - Interactions involving the Ego-Self. 


The energy of the “1” is influenced by how you dealt with your 9 personal year. 



2 - Interactions involving others. 


Assistance is available to help you move forward with what started in your 1 year. Provide assistance to others. Cooperate, compromise, and communicate in a timely fashion. Develop more faith in others. Learn to delegate.



3 - Interactions Involving Communication, Social Interactions, Feelings of Inadequacy, Focus. 


With continuing help, this is the time for moving forward with the ideas generated in the 1 year, a year of creativity and     manifestation. 



4 - Interactions Involving Details and “Getting Things Done”  


A year for making the ideas and actions you have been thinking about and developing in the 3 year, into reality. 



5 - Interactions involving Movement and Change 


Opportunities to begin a new life. Time for a break after the hard work of the 4 year; settle down around October for 6-year responsibilities. 



6 - Interactions Involving Family, Community, Relationships, Responsibility 


Responsibility and service are the keys to a good year. A break is coming in the form of alone time in your upcoming 7 year. 



7 - Interactions Involving Issues of Abandonment, Trust, Skepticism, and Control, Analyze our interactions with others during the 2 and 6 personal years. A year of lessons in surrendering the illusion of control and developing patience. This could be the most difficult year of the nine-year cycle if you have agenda’s.




8 - Interactions Involving Self-empowerment, Power, Money, Control, Status, and Ambition.


Remembering the lessons of patience and that control is an illusion from your 7 PY, you move forward, towards personal empowerment. IF the 2PY, 4PY, and 6PY were more proactive than reactive, then opportunities for recognition and financial gain will present themselves in the 8 PY. IF your behaviors were more reactive during th2, 4, and 6 PY, then hardship will find you in the 8 PY.



9 - Reactive Interactions of Doing to Be Loved, Accepted, or Maintaining Control, or proactive interactions based on Doing What You Love The completion of the nine-year cycle of evolvement and personal growth, can be a very emotionally difficult year. Its energy usually carries over into the first quarter of the 1 PY.



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Before showing you how to determine your current Personal Year (PY) for 2017, let me first say something about the outgoing year 2016, a Universal 9 year (add 2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 9.)


The energy of a Universal Year (UY) is a hidden influence with the potential to enhance both the proactive and reactive behavior patterns of your current Personal Year. Refer to ( Articles: “Interpretation of Numbers 1 – 9” for characteristics and opportunities to be experienced.) 



2016 (2+0+1+6 = 9 Universal Year (UY)) 

Melding the frequencies of your personal year (PY) for 2016 with the 9 UY, provided lessons that built on the experiences of 2015.


If we became more proactive in 2014 (7 UY,) then 2015, an 8 UY, may have brought more opportunities for self-empowerment, recognition, leadership, possible financial gain but no financial losses, and a sense of accomplishment.


If the same reactive behavior patterns exist as those in 2009 (2 UY,) 2011 (4 UY,) 2013 (6 UY,) and 2015 (8 UY,) then 2016 could have been an emotionally difficult and frustrating year.


On a global basis, the reactive energy of the 9 UY (for those using the Western Calendar) has seen an impatience for change, the rise of despots, political gridlock, emotional resistance, and tons of drama.


2016, as a 9 UY, represented the end of a universal cycle that began with the 2008 (1 UY) global economic crash. Nine years after that economic crash, most of the world is still recovering. Nine represents endings and can be a very emotional number. A reactive 9 can be: egotistical, expects or needs recognition-appreciation-and thanks for their “good deeds”; has difficulty letting go; can be fearful of showing any emotion; can be emotionally isolated or codependent; can be an “emotional pin cushion” i.e., holds the emotions and feelings of others like a reservoir holds water (which can lead to back pain.) Can be an “actor.” Can be very controlling and insensitive. They can project emotions and attitudes associated with control issues. Excellent examples would be the US Presidential Election, Brexit, the refugee crisis, global political turmoil, economic uncertainty, and the rise of Nationalism.


2016 presented everyone opportunities to let go of their emotional residue and begin doing what they love by preparing for the new beginnings associated with a 1 UY. There will much more of the same globally in 2017 as there was in 2016, but with greater intensity because many world leaders, and their adherents, are becoming more strident, nationalistic, and self-protective. People are looking for scapegoats. 


I stress the reactive interpretation of the 9 UY, because of global news headlines. 



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In 2016, as part of the underlying energy of the 9 UY there may have been personal issues involving releasing attachments (mental, emotional, and physical,) endings, long distance travel, and having people entering and leaving your life. You may have hidden your emotions or they may have gotten the better of you. You may have gotten frustrated more easily and challenged others more quickly. There may have been unforeseen expenses that caused hardship. 


The energy of a reactive 9 can indicate:

Egotistical; controlling, expects or needs recognition/appreciation/thanks for their “good deeds”; has difficulty letting go; can be fearful of showing any emotion; can be emotionally isolated or codependent; 


A reactive 9 can also be overly sentimental, overly dramatic, overly attached, an emotional sponge, over commit themselves to doing for others before doing for themselves, passing up personal opportunities. They lack concern for others and can be selfish, controlling, moody, and unforgiving.


Reactive nines can be “emotional pin cushions” i.e., holding onto the emotions and feelings of others like a reservoir holds water. (This behavior can lead to back pain.)


The energy of a proactive 9 is:

Practices non-attachment, selfless, humanitarian, loves unconditionally, compassionate, a natural actor, loves long distance travel, comfortable with all levels of society, works to raise the level of Self-awareness on the planet. Has evolved beyond the ego’s cosmic abandonment issues and embraced their higher Self.


Some of the reactive aspects of the 9 UY that we just completed may be associated with: 


- Fear over being “screwed” 

- Beyond the norm of emotional expression

- Missed opportunities amongst corporations, political parties, nations, governments, and   individuals to be less controlling and more accepting of disparate views.

- An increase in governments becoming less trusting, and more restrictive or controlling

- Excessive political stubbornness (“You’re either with us or against us.”) 

- Global drama and strife



Some of the proactive aspects developed in the 8 UY (2015) that could have helped enhanced your 2016 personal year were: 


Becoming more self-empowered

Focusing on what was important in your life

Using your wisdom, knowledge, and expertise in beneficial ways

Maintaining integrity while gaining clarity



What Universal Opportunities Does 2017 Present? 


The total of 2 + 0 +1 + 7 = 10  1 + 0 1.   2017 is a 1 Universal Year (UY). 


When I analyzed the individual numeric sequence of 2017, I see: Let go of emotional and/or sentimental attachments . . . speak up in a timely fashion . . . cooperate with others . . . seek harmony . . . be willing to compromise . . . honor the feminine aspect of your Self (all 2 actions.) The 0 indicates that Spiritual assistance is available if you ask for it. The 1 represents the Self. The positive 1, has reintegrated itself (ego and soul,) knows it is part of a cosmic oneness and moves forward making conscious proactive choices. The 7 represents accepting and acting responsibly, as well as letting go of control and becoming more patient.


The presence of a 9 always indicates lessons revolving around attachments, control, endings, and selflessness.


Proactive 1 frequencies can be self-directed, a natural leader, paradigm buster, innovator, assertive, energetic, balanced, follows their internal guidance, are initiators, and are comfortable with themselves.


Reactive 1 frequencies can be passive, aggressive, egocentric, low self-esteem, fearful, a zealot, timid, a bully, arrogant, no sense of self or perceive themselves as the center of the universe. Other characteristics include, controlling, pompous, no self-identity.

Globally, 2017 as well as the next four years, will provide many opportunities for people, businesses, institutions, and governments to let go of fear based selfishness and begin embracing mutual cooperation by developing Plan A’s that benefit everyone. ( ARTICLES, the series, “There’s Only Plan A, There’s No Plan B.”) Agendas are always ego based and related to Cosmic abandonment issues.


The energy of a Universal Year (UY) is an underlying influence on the energy of the Personal Year (PY). Following is a brief interpretation of some of the underlying Universal energies for some previous years, as well as for the next few years and potential actions: 



2013  -  Was a 6 UY (2+0+1+3= 6.) Worldwide there were issues with water, either too much or too little (2); rising spiritual awareness because of hardships or insensitivity (0); a need for leaders to begin social initiatives (1); a focusing of resources along with open communication (3). Under the influence of the 6 UY, real estate will come to the forefront. It is a time for beginning and/or ending relationships involving people, governments, and businesses as well as a time for strengthening your relationship with Spirit.



2014  -  Was a 7 UY. The influence of the seven provided opportunities that required faith, patience, and the realization that the only thing we can control is our decisions. The underlying energy was about learning to make more proactive decisions and fewer reactive decisions. It was a year that could have helped us move closer to doing what we love rather than to be loved or try to maintain control. Hopefully, this year was a catalyst for more emotional and spiritual global clarity and collaboration. 



2015  -  Was an 8 UY. The presence of an eight always indicates financial issues, legal proceedings, and issues with groups, institutions, and organizations. Globally, there could be serious financial issues. It can also indicate payback time for those (people, businesses, or governments) that did not “cooperate” in their 2 UY, build constructively or lay foundations in their 4 UY year, or be of “service” in their 6 UY. 



2016  -  Was a 9 UY and brings the nine-year global cycle, which began in 2008, to its conclusion. (Ring any bells?) Everything that has occurred since 2008, which for the most part has not been beneficial for the average person, has the potential to repeat itself with more or less intensity. The amount of intensity will be determined by lessons learned and proactively acted upon. This year calls for releasing the residue of old beliefs and behavior patterns so we can begin new Plan A’s. This year will set a global tone for the new nine-year cycle that begins in 2017. The last 1 UY was 2008 and the following eight years, overall, were not good. 



2017  -  Is a 1 UY. Actually, it is a 10/1 UY. (2+0+1+7=10    1+0=1   Written as 10/1.)  When the UY equals a double-digit, consider the energy of the numbers that combine to create the single digit sum. For 2017, look at the interpretations for 1 and 0 in “Interpretation of Numbers 1 – 9” in ARTICLES at .  



The question for this new nine-year cycle is: 


Will the world continue following a path of individual, group, or nationalistic agendas, which led to catastrophic consequences globally, from 2008 through 2016, or will it learn that everyone’s Plan A requires cooperation for its success? The actions of this year will set a global tone through 2026. We have an opportunity in 2021 (5 UY and half way through the nine year cycle,) for a mid-course correction, if required. If changes are required, but not implemented, the cycle will not be pleasant; it will be a continuation of the pain and suffering of the previous cycle - cranked up a few notches. The next major opportunity for change and new beginnings is 2026, a 1 UY.



2018  -  Is an 11/2 UY (2+0+1+8 = 11    1+1 = 2. Interpretation both the 11 and the 2 for their underlying influence.) The underlying energy for this year involves interactions with others, compromise, balance, cooperation, and letting go of emotional and/or sentimental attachments. Most importantly, it calls for timely communication, forming new partnerships, cooperation and compromise, and reaffirming your partnership with the Cosmos.



2019  -  Is a 12/3 UY. This is a continuation and culmination of plans, or visions, initiated in the 1 UY, with assistance provided by others, in the 2 UY. A 3 UY brings opportunities to continue moving forward with the plans implemented in 2017. It calls for focus, emotional intimacy, persuasive communication skills, and optimism. The reactive energy of the 3 UY could bring feelings of being too scattered, inadequacy, sarcasm, grandiose plans, moodiness, even un-forgiveness.



2020  -  Is a 4 UY. The energy calls for developing system, order, and structure. If the process has not already begun, now is the time to “get things done.” Be alert to procrastination or reactionary behavior. Governments and other large institutions may try to assert more control over the population.



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The Yearly Universal Solution 

Every number has a challenge and solution. ( Articles: Challenge and Soulution Chart.) Regardless of what personal year an individual, business, corporation, or nation is experiencing in 2017, the universal yearly solution for everyone is 2. (The proactive 2 is: sensitive, intuitive, cooperative, a mediator, arbitrator, organizer, and harmonizer; they are: friendly, communicate in timely fashion, detail oriented, tactful, and loyal They have a pleasing voice others find pleasant to “listen” to, and hear; thus making it easy for them to sway others.)  


The 2 Universal Solution for 2017 calls for each of us, regardless of our Personal Year, to be more cooperative, more amenable to compromise, to speak up in a timely manner, and minimize emotional and sentimental attachments. With the endings we experienced in 2016 (9 UY,) we should have learned some lessons that can help change our perspective this year. 


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. (It has been proven mathematically, that if 15% of a group changes their base patterns, it is enough to influence the other 85% to begin making changes.) 


One More Thought . . . 

As explained in my article on abandonment issues, we hire “employees” to push our buttons until we learn to be less reactive and more proactive in our behavior and speech. At that point, we realize that doing to be loved, accepted, or trying to maintain control, generates a great deal of stress and is of no benefit to us. When your “employees” shows 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 employee. In that moment of recognition, take a mental step to the side and say “Ah, one of my employees have shown up; let’s see which abandonment button they will try to push today.” If you can mentally step to the side, and become more objective with this recognition, their attack is no longer personal it becomes an opportunity to opt out of previous reactive behavior patterns and opt in to making more proactive decisions, which can enable you to start doing more of what you love.



Explanations of “New Age” and “Yuga.”


(An Age lasts about 26,000 years. This is the approximate time it takes our entire solar system to make one complete rotation while simultaneously rotating through the Milky Way Galaxy. (In Astrology, this is equivalent to completing a transit through each of the twelve signs of the Zodiac.) 


This changing of Ages is also referred to as The Great Year. The Great year is based on Yugas, as defined in the Hindu religion.





From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Yuga in Hinduism is an epoch or era within a four age cycle. A complete Yuga starts with the , via  and  into a . Our present time is a Kali Yuga, which started at 3102 BCE with the end of the  


Characteristics of the 4 Yugas:


1 –  Satya Yuga (also known as Krita Yuga "Golden Age"): The first and best Yuga. It was the age of truth and perfection. The Krita Yuga was so named because there was but one religion, and all men were saintly: therefore, they were not required to perform religious ceremonies. The caste system was very flexible. Humans were gigantic, powerfully built, handsome, honest, youthful, vigorous, erudite, and virtuous. The Vedas were one. All mankind could attain to supreme blessedness. There was no agriculture or mining as the earth yielded those riches on its own. Weather was pleasant and everyone was happy. There were no religious sects. There was no disease, decrepitude, or fear of anything. Human lifespan was 100,000 years and humans tended to have hundreds or thousands of sons or daughters. People had to perform penances for thousands of years to acquire Samadhi and die.


2 – Treta Yuga: Is considered to be the second Yuga in order; however, Treta means the "Third.” In this age, virtue diminishes slightly. At the beginning of the age, many emperors rise to dominance and conquer the world. Wars become frequent and weather begins to change to extremities. Oceans and deserts are formed. People become slightly diminished compared to their predecessors. Agriculture, labour, and mining become existent. Average lifespan of humans is around 1000-10,000 years.


3 – Dvapara Yuga: Is considered to be the third Yuga in order. Dvapara means "two pair" or "after two". In this age, people become tainted with Tamasic qualities and are not as strong as their ancestors. Diseases become rampant. Humans are discontent and fight each other. Vedas are divided into four parts. People still possess characteristics of youth in old age. Average lifespan of humans is around a few centuries.


Present Age:

4 – Kali Yuga: The final age. It is the age of darkness and ignorance. People become sinners and lack virtue. They become slaves to their passions and are barely as powerful as their earliest ancestors in the Satya Yuga. Society falls into disuse and people become liars and hypocrites. Knowledge is lost and scriptures are diminished. Humans eat forbidden and dirty food and engage in unrestrained sinful sexual practices. The environment is polluted, water and food become scarce. Wealth is heavily diminished. Families become non-existent. Average lifespan of people is barely 100 years, though, by the end of the Yuga, it will be as low as 20 years.”



Cosmic Numerology

By: Michael Brill