Your Year 2017 Part 2



Part II – Your Opportunities for 2017


© Michael Brill 2016 




How to Determine Your Personal Year (PY) for 2017 

We all experience nine-year cycles that repeat themselves throughout our lives. During each cycle, as we progress through the specific energies of each number, our lives reflect our progress. If we continue living a reactive life as we pass through each nine-year cycle, reactive interactions increase leading to stress at work, with family, and in relationships. The more proactive our behaviors and choices, the less stress we experience. (Easier said than done!)


If we do not learn to harmonize with the frequencies of the Cosmos, each future nine-year cycle becomes more intense than the previous cycle. Reactive behavior shortens life.


I need to say this again, The energy of a Universal Year (UY) is an underlying influence with the potential to enhance both the proactive and reactive behavior patterns of your current Personal Year ( Articles: “Interpretation of Numbers 1 – 9.”) 


Like water in a tube, many of us will slosh back and forth between the proactive and reactive aspects of our PY (doing what we love, or, doing to be loved, accepted, or to maintain control.) Refer to ARTICLES at  – “Abandonment Issues Are…” and “Four Phases of Personal Growth” for insights as to why we waiver between reactive and proactive behavior patterns. 


A Personal Year (PY) is found by: 


Step 1 – Add a month and day of birth together. This is called the Achievement Number (AN). Even though the single digit AN may be derived from a double-digit number (e.g. January + 27 = 28,) I will only focus on the single digit 1, as the Achievement Number. 


To get a more accurate picture of the energies influencing the 1 AN, you may want to examine the double-digits that are added together to produce a single digit. For example, when adding the month of January to the 27th day of January, the total is 28. Both the 2 and 8 represent reactive behavior patterns. (Refer to the interpretation of the 2 AN and 8 AN in my books.) Both patterns influence the 1 AN.


Step 2 – Reduce the sum of your month and day of birth to a single digit. For example

January (a 1 month) + 27 (Day) = 1 + 27 = 28     2 + 8 = 10        1 + 0 = 1     

The Achievement Number (AN) is 28/1 but is written as 1. 


Step 3 – Add the single digit AN 1 to the current year 2+0+1+7 reduced to a single digit (1.) 


2 + 0 + 1 + 7 = 10   1 + 0 = 1 UY          1 AN + 1 UY = 2    =     2017 for a 1 AN is a 2 PY




Step 1 – March (3 month) + 4 (Day) =     3 + 4 = 7 Achievement Number (AN)


Step 2 –  Add the 7 AN to the current year 2017 which has also been reduced to a single digit. (2+0+1+7 = 10 1+0=1)


Step 3 – 1 UY + 7 AN = 8 PY       2017 is a 8 Personal Year (PY) for a 7 Achievement Number



To use the following chart, read down vertically from the Achievement Number (AN), the Personal Year (PY), the Personal Challenge, and the Universal Solution.


For example:


If your AN is 1, you are in a 2 PY with a 3 challenge and a Universal Solution of 2


If your AN is 2, in 2017 you are in a 3 PY with a 4 challenge and a Universal Solution of 2.




Interpretations for Personal Years (PY) for 2017

Regardless of your personal year, universally August is a review of the previous year’s energy, September is the final opportunity to maximize the energy of your current year, and October is a preview of the energy of the coming year. 




The first quarter of everyone’s Personal Year has the same numerical energy as the year itself. If you are in a 1 PY the first quarter is a one. If you are in a 6 PY, the energy of the first quarter is also 6. If we are as proactive as possible during the first quarter of the year, then the rest of the year can be a cruise.



The single digit number representing the last quarter of everyone’s PY is always the same as the challenge for the entire PY. It is much like a quiz from the Cosmos, to see if you have become proficient in the proactive aspects of the personal year and modified some reactive patterns.




A "One" Year     (9 Achievement Number)


New beginnings, making your Self your first priority. 

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 your energy should be directed toward birthing the project(s) decided upon in your 7 PY (2014). 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. (Everyone should do this not just those in a one year.) See EXERCISES “Four Phases of Personal Growth.”  


The challenge number is 3. The challenges are: watch your sarcasm; do not let feelings of inadequacy or being unforgiving make you do things to be loved, accepted, or to maintain control; accept who you are and love your Self. Do not scatter your energy or time doing for others . . . focus on initiating your plans. Do not 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 to make them successful, and grandiosity or pompousness. 


A "Two" Year (1 Achievement Number)


Cooperation, Volunteering, Relationships, Partnerships

Keep moving forward with last year’s plans. Your own feminine energy (intuition and 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 (social, romantic, business, or with your old Self). You will meet many people that will help you along your path; assistance is all around you (human and celestial.). 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, and then have the patience and faith to wait for it to arrive. 


The challenge number is 4. 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. Life is like a restaurant, order what you want and expect it to arrive!



A "Three" Year    (2 Achievement Number)


Social Activity and Creativity are the main themes. 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 (including Spirit, if you asked for help.) 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 yourself 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 begin coming to fruition. This is the best year, other than a 1 PY, to birth new ideas and projects. 


The challenge number is 5. 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 "Four" Year      (3 Achievement Number)


Focus on work; put your shoulder to the wheel and nose to the grindstone. Be practical. You may feel boxed-in or put-upon, or a sense of limitation. Due to the amount of responsibility placed upon you, you will not be able to take a carefree vacation until early August otherwise feelings of guilt may inhibit your pleasure. Use this year to make your dreams/visions (3 PY) into reality. The 4 represents foundations. It is time to concentrate on work and to pay attention to the details. Do not 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. By August, responsibilities and obligations will lighten as you move towards your 5 PY. 


The challenge number is 6. Challenges include not allowing perfectionist tendencies or unrealistic expectation of yourself, or others, to interfere with creating and manifesting that which you desire, over committing yourself to assisting others as a distraction to avoid the need to focus on yourself. (Feelings of abandonment could lead you down this path.) Also, avoid situations where you think you need to be in control for someone else’s good, events and interactions will not work out the way you expect them. 



A "Five" Year     (4 Achievement Number)


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, and 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 during the fourth quarter, you can begin drawing your twin flame into your sphere. 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. There could be changes every 12 to 18 days or weeks. 


The challenge number is 7. The major challenges are not to be apprehensive or concerned with failure or embarrassment, take the initiative . . . you will have opportunities for new beginnings. Do not be afraid to ask for help, either from others or from Spirit. Be more patient, rarely does a project take full form overnight. Learn to trust your intuition more and lighten up on overanalyzing everything – for fear of failure; learn to balance 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 vulnerability, being too flexible or too rigid, and anxieties associated with being embarrassed, humiliated, or judged by others to be less intelligent/successful than you perceive yourself to be. 



A "Six" Year      (5 Achievement Number)


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, or your current partner. Beginning this year and lasting through the 9 PY, learn to put the needs of other's ahead of your own (do not become egotistical. 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. 


Water damage could be an issue e.g., a dripping faucet, a window left open allowing rain to come in, or too much or too little water for a garden. Also, watch your sweet tooth as the potential for weight gain is present. 


The challenge number is 8. The challenges are not to become angry or frustrated when things do not go according to your plans/agenda. Try to avoid being too dictatorial or feeling disempowered in your dealings with others. Think twice when contemplating your loyalty. Do not worry about money or finances, have faith that it is coming over the horizon. Watch out for confrontations with others, especially authority figures or superiors. Do not be afraid to “step into your power” to facilitate needed changes. Finances could present a problem or dilemma this year.



A "Seven" Year   (6 Achievement Number)


In a 7 PY, we are NOT to physically pursue anything. If what we desire does not fall into our lap or roll within our grasp, it is not meant to be. The lesson for this PY is about learning to develop more faith and realizing control of anything is an illusion. 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 will determine your spiritual direction and level of conscious satisfaction during the upcoming nine-year cycle. The 7 PY is the time Spirit gives us to figure out who we are, where we are going, and what we want from the Universe to help us get there. 


It is also the time to place your “order” with the Cosmos for what you would like manifested in the upcoming new nine-year cycle. By September 25th (no later than 11:59 pm) of the 7 PY, you must decide where you want to go, what you want to be, how you are going to get there, and what emotional and physical “things” you want for your future new life. (The list can be altered later, but you must place your order at this time.)


Make a physical list and read it aloud, essentially, you are placing your order with the Cosmos.) You can modify your order during the fourth quarter, but for now, it is imperative that you place your order with the Universe in writing. (It is a timing thing.) 


You will feel the energy of your requests and intentions being activated in October, and gain momentum during your 1 PY. Remember, this list is your order to the Universe; order everything on the menu you desire, do not limit yourself to a single entrée, side dish, and a beverage. 


After reading your list aloud, you can either burn it, or attach it to a helium balloon. Either scenario sends the energy of your intentions to the Cosmic “kitchen” for preparation and delivery.


 THIS IS A YEAR OF PERSONAL REFLECTION, you are to spend your spare time alone, contemplating your life and its direction. Try to spend time near water (streams, ponds, rivers, lakes, oceans, even a fountain) it will help calm you down and focus. 


Challenges for the year mainly revolve around a need to do everything your way, thinking it is the best 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, or engaging in random sex and contracting an STD.


The major challenge for the year is to learn to trust in the Universe and let go of your agenda’s (ego based); realize that you can control nothing. This realization can lead to becoming more patient, trusting, vulnerable, and content. 


Use your alone time constructively for self-analysis and growth. Do not wallow in self-pity. If at any time during the year, you feel a tiredness across your upper chest (armpit to armpit) it means you have been pushing the Universe, relax, and let go of control and the issue will dissolve. 


The challenge number is 9. The challenges involve being afraid or anxious about releasing emotional attachments, whether they are to people, possessions, or a job. During the first quarter, you may still be wrestling with releasing emotional residue left over from the previous 6 Personal Year. This can lead to stubbornness, control issues, or anxiety. Do not over commit yourself because of feelings of guilt, a sense of obligation, or as an excuse for not moving on with your life. If an opportunity arises in another location, do not be afraid to leave loved ones. 


Be more discerning about whom, where, or for how long you are willing to be of assistance to others; ask yourself “am I doing this to be loved, accepted, to maintain control, or because I love doing it. Set your ground rules up front. Above all, do not become involved with others as an excuse to avoid being responsible for making self-empowering life decisions.  


The most important lesson to learn this year is to consciously, and willingly, release mental, emotional, and physical attachments in preparation for the opportunities presented in your 8 PY. With faith, you will realize that whatever you release, is always be replaced by something better. 



An "Eight" Year   (7 Achievement Number)


This can be a year of financial gain or karmic paybacks. Using the lessons of faith, patience, trust, and surrender learned in your 7 PY, this could 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.) 


Business and financial opportunities may 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, PATIENCE, and realizing control is an illusion  (last year’s less ons) will allow you to accept that  everything is unfolding according to the Cosmic plan that you helped create. 


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 and/or karmic paybacks. 


The challenge number is 1. Challenges for the year mainly revolve around reactive behavior patterns reflecting a need to be loved, accepted, or to maintain control. This is associated with abandonment issues and demonstrated through arrogant behavior patterns, or the need for preapproval prior to taking action. The other side of the challenge coin may see you overly amenable, with no backbone or self-confidence, leading to procrastination, codependency, or a pattern of reactionary behaviors. 



A " Nine" Year (8 Achievement Number)


This is a year of endings, letting go of attachments, realizing that trying to control anything is fruitless and frustrating. It is also a good time to travel, especially long distances. This year is the "final exam"; anything of a negative, or reactive, nature that has not been resolved in the previous eight years, will recur. The lesson is about loving your Self without becoming narcissistic. 


Start nothing new that you wish to continue; this is the end of the nine-year cycle. If you feel driven to begin something, or make a purchase, if you can wait until October, as this is when the energy of the 1 PY begins dribbling in. This is an excellent year to end negative associations or dealings with your “spiritual employees.” (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, as well as the next nine-year cycle. 


The challenge number is 2. Other challenges to avoid are co-dependency, noncooperation, 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.   






To successfully make it through the turmoil of the next 48 months, I quote Shakespeare: 


“To thine own self be true, 

And it must follow, as night the day; you cannot then be false to anyone.”              Hamlet. Act I. Scene 3




Michael is available for consultations concerning your life or business, name changes, health issues, coaching, or projections for the future. He can be reached through email, or 561- 866-5479. 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 online. 


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