If you follow many astrology forums, blogs, or podcasts, you probably already know that 2017 is a time of moving forward. If you haven't already, it might be time to check in with how this relates to numerology. 2017 is a 10 in numerology, which relates to the Wheel of Fortune.
This, of course, isn't in reference to Vana White and the gameshow, but rather numinous concept about the changing seasons of life. You'll be on a mountain top at one moment, racing to avoid an avalanche the next, and safe in a valley in yet another breath. Seasons change; people change and grow; we experience pain, growth, joy, freedom, and boundaries each in their own time.
In this season of change (and with the encouragement of my doctor, friends, and family), I'm going to forge forward with my summer plans to visit Greece, despite my newly broken back. I'm hoping to use this time to heal, but also to learn something about myself. After all, we each have a personal numerology each year, and this is my year of the Hierophant, or wise teacher.
If you want to learn to calculate your personal birth numerology or numerology for your year, it’s relatively simple and fun. Credit to Mary Greer for making this method available to the masses.
For your personal numerology simply add your birthdate together. Year + Day of Month + Month = _______. Then, reduce the number to its highest numerological value that is still under 21. For example, for someone born on September 28, 1988: 1988 + 28 + 9 = 2025. To find 2025’s numerological value, simply add 2 + 0 + 2 + 5 to get 9. So this person’s numerology is 9 or the Hermit. (The numbers relate to the major arcana in the tarot).
To find your numerology for a given year, simply add your birthdate to the current year.
So, to continue our example of the September 28, 1988 birthday, the person's yearly numerology in the year 2017 (after the birthday) is 2017 + 28 + 9 = 2054. And 2 + 0 + 5 + 4 = 11, which is Justice.
As mentioned above, numerology numbers relate to tarot cards in the major arcana. These major arcana themes relate to each of us at different points in life.
If you are new to tarot and numerology, it can be confusing or even scary if you are on a number that represents something dark (like 13--Death). Before you balk and hide, wait! Each of us goes through these years, and the meanings are far less doomsday than you might think.
For example, the number 13 represents death, but not the literal death of a person or animal. Rather, 13 reminds us of the metaphorical death that must take place in order to make room for the new. In this year, if you are to create the space for a new career, you must allow your old career to metaphorically die, or give way for the new. Or, perhaps you want to move to a new location. Your present town and home must fade into the past to allow for your new adventure.
Each card has it's dark and light, so if you find yourself with a number that at first seems too good or too bad (or simply confusing), it is a good idea to consult with a professional or even just google a reputable web explanation. This way, you'll be able to take a more balanced view and consider how it might be applied positively to your life.
Of course, if you want to know more about how to harness your strengths, or if you’d like to explore other aspects of your spread (such as your numerology for the current year), contact me to schedule a reading.
I plan to be back by August 14 with more blogs, reading times, and yoga classes. Happy summer, and may the 2017 wheel of fortune be taking you into a joyful season.