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Your May Numerology Revealed


Dive into numerology, the study of the energetics of numbers, to find your life path number and how it will play out for you 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). Tap into the energy to plan your month ahead!


Find your Personal Year Number for 2016

• Take your birth date (for example): 3/24/1984
• Now replace the year you were born with the current year: 3/24/2016
• Now add those numbers together like a long addition math problem:
3 + 2 + 4 + 2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 18
• Digit down to a single-digit number, so keep adding: 1+8= 9
• If this were your birthday, you’re experiencing an “9” Personal Year in 2016



If you’re having a 1 Personal Year
May is a 6 Month:


May brings some “bridges” from April and then also some interruptions. If you’re single and ended up smitten with a certain someone last month, in May you can begin to build on this new relationship and see whether it was just a passing fancy or if it actually holds promise to become something more. This month can also bring an important relationship into your life and put it in the spotlight. This situation makes you consider your position on these themes: control, duty, and responsibility. You’ll be met with some moments where you’ll need to shift your focus around these important concepts. Are you controlling or do you allow others to control you? Are you overly responsible for those around you or are you irresponsible? If you didn’t connect with anyone in April, you might feel the pulse of romance with someone new—perhaps around May 5th or 9th. May offers some great opportunities for romance if you’re ready for it. During your 6 Personal Month, you’ll benefit from taking time away from you, you, you (which is a focal-point of the whole 1 Personal Year) and sashay into a helping role and be there for friends and family.

If you’re having a 2 Personal Year
May is an 7 Month:

You’ll feel less social and generally more introspective in May. Make room for some downtime throughout the month. The energy of the number 7 is a “spiritual seeker” vibration. You’ll feel these soul-searching vibes with intensity during May—and your urge to hide out now and again are fully and completely part of the package. Dig in and investigate something you find intriguing or compelling. May gives you a huge permission slip to take some time by yourself and pursue these interests. The energy of the month supports all things associated with the exploration of higher purpose. This is the perfect time to sit down and make an inventory of what’s working in your life and what you’d like to shift. Be honest. Dig deep. Write it down. Make a list of the key events that have occurred since the first of the year. Then chart what you’d like to see come your way from now until the end of December. Understand that none of this is written in stone—far from it. Yet when we can clarify our intentions, the chances of moving more successfully toward what we really want gains momentum. The key here is also to remember that this entire year is full of delays, temporary stoppages, and strange obstructions. So take this into account as you move through May.

If you’re having a 3 Personal Year
May is an 8 Month:


You’re being pushed into interactions that develop your ability to express yourself in the most dynamic, clear and healthy way. Sometimes, it ain’t easy. Add to that the intense energies coming your way that revolve around personal empowerment and finances—watch out world! May is an exciting month with a good chance of dynamic forward movement with your business ventures. A colleague may present interesting possibilities for your consideration around May 2. And since your entire year is guided by the “lucky” and joyful number 3, know that some positive changes you hadn’t expected may help matters develop more rapidly than you ever dreamed possible. Close friends (or friends of friends) may unlock new avenues of development and opportunity around May 11 or 18. This is your year to tap into your creativity, so remember this as you dive into the opportunities coming your way. An imaginative or off-the-beaten path approach can be very useful. When you express yourself creatively, it will accelerate the progress of your various projects.

If you’re having a 4 Personal Year
May is a 9 Month:


The month of May offers some finalities and conclusions that may or may not be expected—and certainly may not be under your control. This feels vastly uncomfortable during your 4 Personal Year, because you’re working so hard to lay some foundations for yourself, and systemize what you can in order to make your life easier and more productive. When we participate in the energy of the 4 we expect it all to be linear and practical. Not so this month! In May certain things need to fall away. Yet the impulse will be to reach out and grab for them as they disintegrate, leaving a strange sense of loss, if not emotional angst. Your catchphrase for the month: “Breaking up is hard to do.” It’s going to test your reserve to keep matters on an even keel, particularly between May 18-3. Summon your strength and you’ll have some memorable tales to tell on the other side.

If you’re having a 5 Personal Year
May is a 1 Month:


You’re coming down from a month that rattled your cage with unexpected transitions. Hopefully you’ve had the wherewithal to land on your feet. This is a fast-moving time for you anyway, so keep this idea in front of you: 2016 is your time to evaluate what freedom means to you and then find ways to incorporate more of it into your life. What feels like freedom? More money? More time? Less obligation? Less weight to carry around (literally or figuratively)? May brings a sense of release—an opening of the gate. With the endings you experienced in April, you’ll feel freer overall and (if you’re paying attention) have more awareness of the expansive possibilities in front of you. In fact, this is a time when you can see things through a new lens—and you’ll actually be receptive to options you hadn’t imagined. Your year is all about progressive thought and action, new people and experiences, and living a little. Start to develop ventures that push you outside your box.

If you’re having a 6 Personal Year
May is a 11/2 Month:


As you come away from April, you’re feeling the charge of some new beginnings. What you started in April will continue to percolate throughout the year, so I hope you have a good handle around what you intend to develop and move forward with—whether it’s in the relationship department, career sector, in regards to your health or your spirituality. Or perhaps, all of the above. The changes you started last month will move ahead, but more slowly than you would like. Take the additional time and energy to extend yourself to others in May. Not only will May be an emotionally sensitive time (haul out the Kleenex box), it’s also a great time to dig in to some kind of spiritual study that speaks to you. When you’re cultivating harmony and extending yourself to others, you can experience some pretty profound moments of illumination. The number 11 is a spiritual messenger—it always offers a doorway into “a-ha” moments if only we can slow down enough to notice and invite them in.

If you’re having a 7 Personal Year
May is a 3 Month:


April felt ever-so-slow and arduous. Given that 2016 is a soul-searching year for you, last month must have felt as though life was hovering in front of you in suspended animation. I visualize it like several scenes from The Matrix, where everything is coming at you in slow motion. May should feel lighter and airier. And although there’s the possibility of a lot of social activity this month, you may prefer to take part in only a portion of it. Parties, events, gatherings and other “dressier” obligations might be thrown your way, yet there’s still a sense of “ho-hum” detachment about all the superficialities. Primarily, you may find yourself opting for quieter activities or enterprises involving only a few select people. If a trip, vacation or—better yet—a retreat is available, particularly around May 2nd, you may choose to throw caution to the wind and take advantage of it. Of course, practicalities are always at play, yet you’ll choose to go only if it fits in with your continuing spiritual or academic study or if it can provide insights in specific areas with which you’re involved or interested. Remember that even though May feels lighter, it also can bring up some hidden emotional soft spots or unfinished business. Along with the spiritual focus of your year overall, this can be a valuable time for personal healing. Out with the old—you’re ready!

If you’re having an 8 Personal Year
May is a 4 Month:


This isn’t the month to mess around. It’s all business for you in May, so get your files organized, your business plan dusted off, and a laser focus on your immediate and longer term goals. 2016 is the launch of a three-year push where you’ll be challenged to get down to business, complete and let go of the old, and then begin a whole new cycle in your life. Yet this year is devoted to strengthening your sense of personal power and also stepping up your financial abundance. And the month of May brings a sense of seriousness and a demand for hard work. Even if you’re doing great with money, no doubt there’s a certain amount of effort that needs to take place to keep it that way, or to build upon that financial foundation. And if you’re struggling financially, this is a stark reality check. It’s like you’re in a police line-up and heading for the interrogation room. Why aren’t you where you want to be financially? What will it take to get you there? What’s your plan? You can have a lot of ups and downs this year and this month highlights the very real practicalities (and guts) it’ll take to hammer out a plan and follow through with it. This month, hone your organization and managerial skills first.

If you’re having a 9 Personal Year
May is a 5 Month:


You’re feeling the push-and-pull of 2016, which is your year of completions, letting go and transformation. Most likely it’s all just starting to gain momentum, unless your 2016 started out of the gate with a big “bang.” This cycle can be amazing, freeing and cathartic—and also scary as hell, confusing and confounding. Remember: This is the year to finish things, not to start them. May can feel like you have a lot coming at you all at once. If you do plant seeds, know that you’ll come back and develop them later next year—at least six months from now. Consider this month exploratory research time to be logged and saved for later. You may have an opportunity for travel or to engage in some other off-the-beaten-path adventure. Even so, it’s best not to spend much time on frivolous activity. Although the energy of the month is all about fun, freedom, adventure and fearlessness, use all of this time and energy in a constructive and disciplined way. You’ll yield the absolute best results when you focus and follow through rather than skim the surface. Your mantra for the year: “I let go of all that I no longer need in order to make space for change to enter.”



Screen Shot 2015-05-31 at 10.08.26 AMFelicia 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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