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Your December Numerology: How to Finish Strong

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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 2015

• Take your birth date (for example): 3/25/1984
• Now replace the year you were born with the current year: 3/25/2015
• Now add those numbers together like a long addition math problem:
3 + 2 + 5 + 2 + 0 + 1 + 5 = 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 2015

Read more about your 2015 Personal Year here.



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


Ho ho ho—the holidays are upon us. No matter where you fall on the Santa/Scrooge spectrum, you might have to pry a little lightness into your December. You’re winding down from the beginning of a whole new cycle, which has had a few strenuous moments! This has been a year of new beginnings, embracing your independence and individuality, and blazing a new trail in your life. If you haven’t been actively involved in something new, chances are you’re feeling a little low right about now. Yet, here’s hoping you’ve felt the calling and have moved forward with verve and self-confidence, leaving old and outworn stuff in the dust. December is all about closing out the year with a solid and systematic plan for 2016. The focus is on hard work and locking in some foundations that will take you to the next level in your life—whether in your professional or personal realm. This is the optimal time to sit down and do a review of your year. Give yourself some much-deserved kudos for all you’ve accomplished. It’s also the time to give yourself a final push by restructuring your business plan, reworking that vision board, or creating a punch-list of what you want to set in motion for next year and beyond.

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

It’s a breakout month, baby. 2015 has been a slow, arduous, emotional, and patience-building year. In December, you get a free pass to party like a wild-thang—with a few caveats, of course. Thankfully you’ll have ample opportunities to enjoy the freedom-loving energy that’s supporting you this month. And yet, December continues to be a time for patience, delays, and possible frustrations. You should be a Zen master by now, with all the “hurry up and wait” you’ve been subjected to in 2015. You’re readying yourself for a new cycle devoted to self-improvement on all levels. Mostly you’ll be feeling the energy building as it crescendos at the end of the month. Give yourself a permission slip to take a break, relax, and do something off the beaten track. You might be faced with some of the ways in which your own limited belief systems hold you back from pursuing what you really want in life. December brings you a specific opportunity to repeat an old pattern or to consciously break the outworn pattern for good. “Liberation” is your mantra right now.

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


2015 has been a great time to be a social butterfly, but it’s also been a time to get down-and-dirty with your emotions. You’re winding down your 3 Personal Year, and it’s common to emerge from it a bit shell-shocked because you’ve worked with some deep-seated emotions. That could come into play through relationships, work and many other facets of our day-to-day existence. So while the 3 is all about self-improvement, sometimes that feels fun and sometimes—not so much. December brings intensity surrounding your family and home. Yes, I know it’s the holidays and that’s often the case across the board. Yet for you, this will be an extra family-centered time, when you’ll feel added responsibilities and duties surrounding your family obligations. Just get ready for it. This the time for forgiveness, acceptance and tolerance in the real sense of those words. The focus is on the home front—on those who represent the deepest and most intimate matters of your heart. Bask in the glow of your supportive and loving relationships.

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


Rewards come to those who wait. Who says delayed gratification isn’t amazingly delicious? Such is life for you as you plod your way into December. It’s been a year of work, work, and … did I say work? If you’ve been doing the heavy lifting, you’ll begin to reap the rewards and benefits. If you’ve been shirking your duties, you’ll feel adrift and nonproductive. Either way, December brings you to the close of 2015 in a rather introspective way. You’re most likely going to do your duty and show up to some of the festivities, yet much of that might feel like pulling teeth. If you’re honest with yourself, Your true desire will be to curl up with a good book, enjoy some unplugged contemplation. Given that it’s December, you’ll have to jockey with social expectations and your own strong desire to hibernate—or a least be a little on the quieter side. And don’t forget finalizing that project, staying late at the office or dealing the all the kids’ social activities. Can I guess that you’re exhausted? And yet simultaneously you’re feeling the up-and-coming energy of freedom and adventure that your 5 Personal Year will bring in 2016. This month is prep time, not action time…so hang tight until January!

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


Have you felt like the Tasmanian Devil this year? Correction: Tasmanian Devil full of irresistible sex appeal? I hope you’ve been able to rein in all of the action and excitement that’s been coming your way all year long. On top of your already high-frequency vibes, December amps up your personal power and dangles financial rewards in front of your nose. This is the month of money, power and abundance, so make it count. Mixed with the energy of the 8 Universal Year, it’s a power month all the way around. It’s the time to act with dynamic decisiveness. The energy is ripe for potential to change your business and financial affairs for the better. It’s emphasizing personal power, abundance and manifestation. Set clear intentions; you won’t get what you’re after with a fuzzy mental picture. You must get concrete and specific about your desires and how you want to get there. Map out every step you can. The specificity of detail that you use to visualize your intentions will make all the difference. Be bold and think big. You’ll have to extend extra effort to get there, but it should feel invigorating, because underneath it all, you KNOW you’re investing in your dreams.

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 torchy relationship-themed number a la Taylor Swift or Adele—or a folksy country song about the power of family. Either way, 2015 brought a bunch of home and family issues to the forefront. It’s also been a “marriage and divorce” year where all relationships are under review. I hope you’ve survived relatively unscathed. If not, know that the shifts are all for the better, despite the intensity. It’s time to move on to bigger and better things now. And as if it isn’t enough that you’re in the final throes of it, tack on the 9 energy of December and understand that this is “round em’ up and move em’ out” time. There will be intense emotions in December. You can chalk it up to holiday stress or sentimentality, but it’s a month of completions and conclusions. This is a time for giving, ending and letting go. Something will be phased out that will ultimately add harmony to your relationship, job or home life. Despite any difficulty, there’s no benefit in holding on to an outmoded responsibility. Here’s the silver lining: It’s far easier to end something in a 9 month than at any other time.

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


Are you ready to crawl out of your cave? Last month brought some endings to your already soul-searching year. December gives you a preview of coming attractions. So put your superhero cape in the washing machine and get ready to wear it in 2016. December is an initiating month. Wipe the sleep out of your eyes and get ready to shift into drive. This month gets you acclimated to the powerful energies coming your way in January. So get ready to come out of your cocoon and get back into the material world. You’ll need to tap into your sense of innovation—and of independence and individuality. On the flip side, your self-confidence could be under fire. Get clear about those tried-and-true skills, so when self-doubt hits, you can remember what makes you awesome. Whatever you’ve been planning and contemplating, the next four weeks provide you with ample opportunity to put the first stages of your plans into reality. Set a trajectory, but don’t take the plunge. Investigate: How can you step into independence and originality with confidence and consistency?

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


On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your overall success ratio this year? Do you feel more empowered now than you did on January 1, 2015? Were you able to manage and advance your financial picture? Did you leap small buildings in a single bound? Cut yourself some slack this month. After this hard-working year, you could experience delays. Luckily it’s holiday time, so give yourself permission to cool your jets and focus on friends and family. You can consciously step out of the limelight and allow others to take their place on the stage for the next four-weeks. Or, since this is a Master 11/2 month, you may take your true place in the spotlight. If you do, this could have some emotional ramifications. This is a time of spiritual insight and patience rather than active doing—a far cry from what 2015 has demanded of you. So while you may want to make things happen, that actually won’t be productive. Don’t force it. Also understand that you’ll be more emotional this month. You might find yourself seeking out help and advice from others, a happy respite from feeling like a one-person show all year long.

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


You’ve had a topsy-turvy and transformational year, with challenges in relationships, job, your child graduating school to health concerns. If you felt trial by fire, I want to congratulate you for making it through. Maybe you said good-bye to that marriage or “no thanks” to an abusive or lackluster friendship. Maybe you had a grieving period, or embraced the birth of a child while knowing that your life changed forever. December will feel like you’re coming out of a fog, just in time to get you in line with the energies coming your way in 2016. Let go (again!) of the struggles of last month and jump into December with all of your holiday bells jingling. Even though you might feel a bit raw, really give yourself permission to enjoy yourself this month. Get out there and socialize. Get to the therapist and get those emotions up and out. Healthy communication is your friend this month, so dig in and make it happen. It’s certainly been a time where what you resist will persist. And it’s all coming to a head in December. In numerology, endings are actually much easier during a 9 cycle. So if there’s anything left pending, such as a good-bye that you haven’t yet managed to say, now’s the time.



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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