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Numerology: The Universal Year

Updated: May 5, 2023

Numbers are everywhere... literally. Your birthday, address, telephone number and the letters in your name are associated with a number. We use numbers when we are cooking, checking the time or the distance on the gps. And even in our dreams while our bodies rest- numbers appear to guide us or warn us.

Earlier in life, way back in kindergarten for some reason math and I were not friends. Needless to say it was my least favorite subject and I couldn't wait to grow up and never use numbers again. As I got older I still didn't like math but figured if I went my adult life without having to solve for x that would be just fine with me.

Then I hit my mercury dasha and started using math on purpose and learning sciences I avoided in the past. I met King Simon, Lloyd Strayhorn and Kiya French and they made numbers a bit more interesting. For the record, I'm still not about to solve for x but numerology went hand and hand with astrology and I like that.

Numerology is simply another branch when it comes to predictive sciences and because the correspondences overlap it 'clicks for me'. Just like astrology, in numerology, numbers are masculine & feminine, have positive & negative associations, elements, etc, we use a number sequence from 1-9 then it repeats. There are master numbers like 11, 22, 33 and according to King Simon even 10 is a master number. All numbers come out of 0- creation so it is a powerful number indeed. Master numbers are the higher octave of single digits but for the sake of this post we will stick to a single digit.

1. Universal Year

There are different numerical approaches like the Chaldean and pythagorean systems however for this post I'm making the connection based on the Vedic system since I'll be talking about the shadowy planet Ketu.

The universal year is the vibration of the year as a whole. The year 2022 carries the vibration of Venus which is 6 energy. We are leaving this Venus Year and going into 2023, which will be a 7 universal year.

To calculate the universal year:

1. Add all of the numbers in the year

2. Reduce to a single digit

For example in this case the year 2023 when added will look like this:

2+0+2+3= 7

Number 7 is associated with the shadow planet Ketu. In Hindu mythology Ketu is the tail end of the severed dragon. So the 7 Universal year may feel like the shedding of the things we thought we needed as well as a pull inward for more growth and self- discovery. While there are sometimes differences in what the numbers represent across different belief systems, 7 has always been a psychic number and a complete number. Therefore we may want the opposite of what we were desiring in the numerical Venus cycle and now strive for spiritual success in seeking knowledge of self instead.

2. Your Personal Year

The universal year is like the big picture or story however you have your chapter in this story too. Your birthday is an important clue as to why you have incarnated at this time. Along with your life path number, your personal year is a guide to give you direction for the current year. So your birthday is more detail to work with within this universal year concept.

The number of your personal year is based on your birth month, date and the current year or in this case the upcoming year. This number shows where you are in your cycle of self realization. If you are someone like me, you may want to know your personal year because it is helpful in planning ahead whenever possible. The same way that we check the weather before we leave the house to you know if we need to carry an umbrella or plan ahead for traffic is the same reason for knowing the vibration of the year. Then we get to plan ahead accordingly with that same energy.

To calculate your personal year:

1. Add your birth month

2. Add your birthdate

3. Add the current or upcoming year in this case

4. Reduce to a single digit

For example if your birthday is August 13th it will look like this:

8+1+3+2+0+2+3= 19

1+9= 10/1

In this example, your personal year is 1. 1 is about independence, beginnings and is associated with the Sun. Since the sun is your vitality, you will need to be proactive with health matters as well etc.

I find it helpful to look back at what was going on my life at that time too. For example in my last 3 personal year I got to sit at the feet of some amazing teachers. There were other factors at play too but I could see how that chapter came together.

So, as the numbers or cycles go from 1 to 9 and then back around again we get to gauge previous experiences i.e physically, emotionally, financially, etc and change the programming if necessary. I invite you to go ahead and check for yourself.

You can get really deep with this but in essence this was simple math that's rich in purpose. When you use this information in conjunction with other shaping factors you'll be able to set yourself up for the most peaceful outcomes throughout life. I'm not saying you will remain problem free, but when you know what is happening you also know that challenging times will pass.

Feel free to check out the numerologists mentioned. They are amazing all in their own rights and can be found on all platforms. Please like and share if it was helpful.

Go be great.


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Anusa is an avid reader and loves to write. When she is not studying, or talking about astrology you can find her out and about in NYC with her family. 

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