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December Numerology: Creating Space for What’s to Come

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2017 brought us the 1 Universal Year: the beginning of a new cycle. Numerology is the study of the energetics of numbers. Discover how your Personal Year number for 2017 will play out for you in December in our monthly series.

Our resident number-guru Felicia Bender, The Practical Numerologist, joins us on AstroStyle every month to give you a new kind of forecast, one that will complement your Monthly Horoscope.

To find your monthly Numerology prediction, you have to do a wee bit o’ math to calculate your Personal Year Number—see instructions below—which influences your whole year (from January 1 until December 31, 2017). Tap into the energy to plan your month ahead!

divider2Your Personal Month forecast CHANGED in 2017 for the 1 Universal Year.

Find your Personal Year Number for 2017

• Take your birth date (for example): 3/24/1984
• Now replace the year you were born with the current year: 3/24/2017
• Now add those numbers together like a long addition math problem:
3 + 2 + 4 + 2 + 0 + 1 + 7 = 19
• Digit down to a single-digit number, so keep adding: 1+9= 10; 1+0= 1
• If this were your birthday, you’re experiencing an “1” Personal Year in 2017



Did last year feel like a constant transition? In numerology, 2016 was a 9 Universal Year—the end of a long numerological cycle. 2017 brought the 1 Universal Year: the beginning of a new cycle.

If you’re having a 1 Personal Year
December is a 4 Month


December presents opportunities for closing out the year with a solid and systematic plan for what you want to create in 2018. The focus is on consistency, including some hard work and locking in some foundations that will take you to the next level—whether in your professional or personal realms (or both). Even though there may be office parties, kids’ activities and other social demands, you might find that you opt out of a few of these in order to finish a project or finalize that file. You’ll feel compelled to do what it takes to get the work done, because you know that the positive results will outweigh the temporary drudgery. You’re winding down from the beginning of a whole new cycle—a whole new nine-year cycle—and it’s probably had some strenuous moments! This has been a year of new beginnings; of embracing and identifying your independence and individuality while simultaneously blazing a new trail in your life. This is a great month to write down a punch-list of goals you want to achieve as you move forward. It’s prime time to contemplate what you’ve put into place this year and what you want to see come to fruition in the coming year and beyond. Remember: what you’ve “planted” this year is what you are cultivating within this next eight years of your nine year Personal Year Cycle.

If you’re having a 2 Personal Year
December is a 5 Month

Have you felt a dramatic internal—if not external—shift in the past several weeks or so? It’s breakout time! It’s been a somewhat arduous, emotional and patience-building year for you. In December, you get a royal pass to break free and tap into some buoyant energies that will be the foundation for your upcoming year. Thankfully you’ll have ample opportunities to enjoy the freedom-loving energy supporting you this month. The holidays are a perfect excuse to socialize and enjoy all the season has to offer. Bubbly, anyone? Yet, it’s not all about the party…it’s about appreciating and celebrating all that you’ve been processing this entire year. It’s time to get out there and network. Thinking of a new job? Why not use your social time to your advantage and get two-for-one? Socialize and promote yourself. It’s a month to lighten up after what could have been a year where you experienced more than your fair share of underlying tension or strain, given that much of what you were grappling with was somewhat out of your immediate control. So if you developed the mantra “control is an illusion,” perhaps you’re already riding in the Zen boat. Overall, you’re now open to sprint into what can feel like the forward momentum you’ve been fantasizing about for a while. Take a moment to enjoy and express gratitude for all that’s passed and all that’s headed your way in the coming year.

If you’re having a 3 Personal Year
December is a 6 Month


December brings with it some intensity surrounding your family and home. Yes, it’s the holidays, and that’s often the case for most everyone across the board. Yet for you, this will be an extra family-centered time where you’ll feel added responsibilities and duties surrounding family obligations. Just get ready for it. You’ll most likely be required to pull a bit heavier load this season, and if you understand that this is just the way it is this time around, then just try to enjoy what you can enjoy in the process. Perhaps you surprise your staff or employees with a special party, or you offer them some appreciation that is heart-felt and more personalized than usual. Perhaps there’s a family issue or urgency that needs some immediate attention. You might also want to extend the holiday spirit by being of use on a wider scale. You could choose to take your kids or friends along with you if you volunteer to serve a holiday meal to those in need, or decide to make a charitable donation instead of having a large party or instead of another optional expense. The energy of the number 6 is all about giving and service—anything in this realm will be very much in alignment in December. The upcoming year ushers in a period devoted to working hard, getting your ducks in a row, and planning for the future. It’ll feel slightly more serious than this year, so start considering what it is you need to set some foundations for in your life. 2018 supports you in getting things moving forward in a solid, practical way.

If you’re having a 4 Personal Year
December is a 7 Month


Given that it’s December, you’ll have to jockey with social expectations and your own strong desire to hibernate—or at least be a little on the quieter and more reserved side. If you do end up dancing on the table for a viral Instagram moment, it’ll be to momentarily release some pent-up energy that’s been building throughout the year. It’s been a period devoted primarily to practicality, reason and achieving goals—and working tenaciously to achieve it all. The month of December can be designated as a month where you get a permission slip to slow down and rest for a moment. No harm, no foul—and no penalty. You’re undeniably feeling the verve of the up and coming energy of freedom and adventure that the number 5 brings to you in the upcoming year. December is set up for you as a month to recharge and regenerate. The key element is planning, not action. You might even feel as though you’re living on some distant planet and on an entirely different wavelength. Communication could seem impossible and frustrating. Stop and assess where you feel you’re consistently being misunderstood. See how it is that you might be setting yourself up for these misunderstandings and miscommunications. For you, it’s been foundation-building year—and who says good things don’t come to those who wait? The coming year will feel as though the veil has been ripped away and fresh air can come in and nourish you. Prepare for unexpected changes. Get ready for travel, adventure and freedom—2018 will have you tapping into your fun-loving spirit.

If you’re having a 5 Personal Year
December is an 8 Month


This is the month of finances, power and abundance, so make it count. This is a clarifying “push” month where you’ll feel energized to move forward with power and persuasion. Thinking “business” and in business-like terms will be greatly beneficial as you ready yourself for action and achievement. You can act upon the highest and best offer you’ve attracted during your year of change, networking and personal promotion. If a “deal you can’t refuse” pops up, it’s a great time to negotiate the details and get it in line. It’s not necessarily the time to start anything totally new and it might not be in your best interest to make a solid commitment until January. If you’ve been tempted to throw caution to the wind and dabble with excess and a certain level of irresponsibility this year, this is the month to rein it in and get a handle around some sense of self-discipline. December can offer you a few power moments. You’ll have some opportunities to balance and act upon a solid sense of empowerment, and that will manifest on whatever level your life is focused on right now. In whatever way, there will likely be a combustion point that will demand your attention. That goes for any other aspect of your life that you’ve been grappling with—health, job, or anything else that has occupied the lion’s share of your thoughts and actions during the year. The month of December can be the powerful icing on your cake if you bid adieu to the frivolity and excess, and commit to getting down to business. December is the time to organize your financial affairs and get your house in order. Time to become the powerful CEO of your life. Tap in and turn it on!

If you’re having a 6 Personal Year
December is a 9 Month


If you could write a song about this year, what would be the genre? I’m thinking a fiery relationship-themed song á la Taylor Swift or Adele—or a folksy country song about the power of family. Either way, this year has brought a bunch of home and family issues to the forefront. It’s been a duty-filled period with a special emphasis on the family and close friend front. Chances are you’re feeling burned out about now. It’s the final month of your 6 Personal Year where you’ve been evaluating your relationships and have undoubtedly faced a few “marriage and divorce” moments—figuratively, surely, if not literally. You might consider slowing down a bit this month and reviewing how the year started and how it’s concluding now. What have to chosen to keep in your life and nurture? And what have you decided to allow to dissolve, to fall away, or that you’ve made a concerted effort to leave behind? You might be surprised to take a look at the entire trajectory of what the year has offered you—and what you have offered as well. There have been some important and vital decisions made that will have ramifications from this point onward. Take a deep breath and get ready for a slowdown. Things will keep whirling around you like usual, yet internally you’re headed for a shift. You’re entering into a year where you’ll want to spend a bit more time by yourself. Time to engage in some spiritual excavation.

If you’re having a 7 Personal Year
December is a 1 month


Are you ready to crawl out of your cave? December is an initiating month.  Wipe the metaphoric sleep out of your eyes and get ready to shift into drive, and start pressing on the accelerator. This month allows you to get used to the powerful energies coming your way in January. So get used to coming out of your cocoon and getting back into the material world. Right now you’ll need to tap into your sense of innovation—and of independence and individuality. On the flip side, your self-confidence could also be under fire. This is the month to begin something you would love to cultivate in the months ahead. Considering a new romantic relationship? Need to jump-start a new exercise program? This is a great time to start something you’d like to see take root and thrive in 2018. Then hold onto your hat, because you’re soon off and running into a three-year transformation period. No holding back. No excuses. All the contemplation and planning you have gone over in your head all year long will now become part of the next part of your process in a tangible way. Where you might have felt in somewhat of a holding pattern, soon it is time to act rather than retract. It will soon be time to make things happen rather than wait and contemplate and dissect. The upcoming year brings you all the tests in personal power you can imagine. Get ready to wake up each morning and go to bed each night thinking about your finances. This year: Learn, contemplate—learn, contemplate. 2018 is “get it done, jump over obstacles, get it done, jump over obstacles.”

If you’re having an 8 Personal Year
December is an 11/2 Month


December is the time to cut yourself some proverbial slack. After all the work and intensity you’ve been subjected to this year, now is the time for some slow downs and delays. Luckily it’s holiday time, so you can perhaps give yourself added permission to cool your jets and focus your attention on your little circle of love—aka, your friends and family. Take a moment to reflect on what’s been going down for you this year. Pretty intense, huh? On a scale of one to 10, how would you rate your overall success? Do you feel more empowered now than you did on January 1? Have you been able to manage and advance your financial picture? Did you leap any small buildings in a single bound? This is a month focused more on your emotional life and on others in your life. You’ll find yourself seeking out help and advice from others—a happy respite from feeling like a one-man or one-woman show all year long. It’s the time to pay attention to details. Cooperation and diplomacy are highlighted. The focus for the final month of your 8 Personal Year is on love, partnership and emotional sensitivity—mixed with the Master number 11, which brings in some high intensity on top of it all. This is a spiritually illuminating month if only you can slow down enough to notice synchronicity and tone it down for a moment. This is the end of a very powerful year. 2018 is the end of a cycle for you—time to allow rather than push—to surrender and let go.

If you’re having a 9 Personal Year
December is a 3 Month


How are you holding up? Are you feeling strong, vital and ready to push on to the next level? It’s been a year where you’ve been required to let go of anything old that’s been holding you back from embracing and acting upon the real and authentic you. If you felt “trial by fire,” I want to congratulate you for making it through. Were you able to say good-bye to that marriage? Get through the grief of a death in the family or any other rather huge transition-point? Have you gone with the flow of change, said a heartfelt “thank-you-very-much and good-bye” to certain aspects of your life that simply weren’t in your best interest anymore? This could have been a year of seeing your amazing dreams manifest before your eyes if you were in the flow of change, and not resisting the transitions. After this rather arduous year, you end with the flourish of the optimistic and joyful energy of the number 3, which sets the stage for lightening up—focus on fun, joy, social interactions, creativity, and appreciating the smaller things in life as you experience December. You can tie up some loose ends and then focus on getting creative and “living” a little. 2018 is the beginning of a new cycle. Don’t waste the energy of the year straddling the fence on issues that you know need to be put to bed. The upcoming year is all about planning for what you want to see happen in the next nine-year cycle. Get ready to tap into your creativity, individuality, and independence. Then make it happen with your unique flair, with fearless confidence and unbridled creativity.

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Felicia Bender, The Practical NumerologistFelicia Bender, Ph.D is “The Practical Numerologist” and the author of Redesign Your Life: Using Numerology To Create The Wildly Optimal You. To learn more numerology from Felicia, order custom reports and book a reading, visit www.FeliciaBender.com

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