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How October’s Numerology Will Shape the Rest of Your Year

Dive into numerology, the study of the energetics of numbers, to find your life path number and how it will play out for this October 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
October is a 2 Month


October is a month of slowdowns, delays and stoppages. You’ve been putting operating at maximum speed this entire year, so it’ll feel very strange to step on the brakes now. Yet that’s what October demands from you. The forward surge of the last ten or twelve weeks may well continue into the first week or so of October. Yet the fast pace will likely subside throughout the rest of the month—a welcome respite from the overall intensity and frenetic pace of 2016 thus far. Patience is your mantra for October. The focus this month is on “us” rather than “me”. Your whole year has been about action, independence and new beginnings. This can be an enjoyable time—a relief in a way—if you allow yourself to bask in standing somewhat still for a moment. Now’s the time to focus on your relationships and cultivate more of that lovin’ feeling in your life. Use your free time to catch up with friends and engage in socializing. Indulge in a power nap (or two or three!) for goodness sake. Press your own “reset” button whenever you can. This aspect of your life may have been neglected this year because of the business pressures you’ve been working through. Put your full attention and energy into taking a break from the action. This can manifest through some restful travel, taking time for more sleep or more exercise, or taking a cooking class with your BFF or S.O. Whatever feels nourishing and slower feels really good for you now.

If you’re having a 2 Personal Year
October is a 3 Month

You’re making the journey into a lighter energy this month, so drink it in and enjoy it! Expect October to be brimming with fun, social activity and even some travel. This month brings out your enthusiasm where it’s possibly been dormant for a while. Realize also that the vibe for the month matches the energy of the Personal Year you’re heading into in 2017. So take notice of how that feels, and you might enjoy a visceral preview of what’s to come. Be ready to lighten the load by expressing yourself through whatever creative talent you possess. The number 3 is all about creative self-expression, and October is perfect for anything you can do in the realm of self-improvement and emotional self-expression. Can you travel this month? Teach a class? Put the finishing touches on your book? Are you performing in a play or a concert with music, dance, or acting—or any other creative endeavor? If so, trust yourself and expose the real you as you engage in these activities. This is where your power and success resides. Some new business or career opportunities may come to your attention around October 11th. Just understand that it’ll be a few more months before you’ll want to get fully involved with it. This is the month to get out there and engage in any fun events and social activities and events that come your way. Savor every moment of it!

If you’re having a 3 Personal Year
October is a 4 Month

October gives you a preview of the energy of your coming year, which is starting to feel more serious. You’re being pulled into a headspace that has you contemplating what’s next. It’s time to take stock and make a plan for what you want to achieve in the next five years. 2016 has been a year of self-improvement and lighter social activity. Enjoy the closing months, and take advantage of all the fun and playfulness you can muster…because soon you’ll have to place some of that on the back burner and dive into discipline and hard work. This month, take care of the details and loose ends. Place some added attention to the areas in your life that you may be pushing aside because they’re tedious or boring. You’ll need to focus on formulating some systems of management in your life, whether it’s with your work or personal life (or mostly likely, both). A new situation may make an entrance in October that could very well serve your long-term interests. Keep this in mind though: The energy of the 4 is all about limitation—working with, through and around limitation, and also seeing the ways in which we create our own limitations. Whatever comes into your circle this month has the potential to create restriction in your life while simultaneously leading to breakthroughs and ultimate success. It all depends on how you work with limitations. October isn’t a time for impulsive action. Set your intentions. Make a plan. Commit yourself to achieving it step-by-step.

If you’re having a 4 Personal Year
October is a 5 Month

October brings a welcomed jolt of energy to your year; one that’s been devoted to building foundations from the ground up. It’s a great month to cut yourself some slack during your work-focused year. Enjoy new people and interests, and perhaps some adventure throughout the month. Open up to travel, social activities and even romance—wrapped up with new opportunities in all directions. Take the time away from your desk to make the most of it! The doors are being opened and you must choose either to do things the same way (which means you’ll get the same results) or choose new ideas and ways of thinking and doing things. Many of your various ventures are surging forward, probably during the weeks of October 9th or 18th. Make sure to monitor the progress of your enterprises and take care of the necessary work. Yet October is the time to bring a sense of fun and adventure into all your activities. This is a time where you’ll begin to feel the energies related to what’s coming up for you in 2017. Change. Progression. Adventure. Freedom. If you’ve been in alignment with the optimal elements of the 4 this year, chances are you’ll feel an amazing surge of power this month. Make this your mantra for October: Freedom through self discipline.

If you’re having a 5 Personal Year
October is a 6 Month

October is all about paying attention to your home-based responsibilities. 2016 has been a roller-coaster ride of changes, interesting and engaging opportunities, and (hopefully) fun. October is a cycle where you’ll feel the call of some additional home and family-related responsibilities. There may even be an urgency or emergency that’ll elicit your presence now. The focus for you is love, duty, nurturing and responsibility. You may feel a tug-o-war between wanting to continue to “play”—the energy of the 5 that you’ve been privy to all year long—and the call to put your own needs aside for a moment and nurture those in your intimate circle. Activities involving your family members and close friends are likely to bring lots of fun and perhaps a few little challenges along the way. You’re still knee-deep in your year of adventure and big changes. Parties or get-togethers will give you the opportunity to spend more time with the people you enjoy. Plan visits, trips or interesting experiences involving children around October 5th. Romance may also blossom this month, particularly during the week of October 14th. It’s a time to focus on relationships of all levels—especially with people whom you consider family. The trick is to see the perfection in the imperfection of everyone and everything.

If you’re having a 6 Personal Year
October is a 7 Month

Are you able to get away for a while this month? Because you’ll be feeling the urge to take some “sabbatical” time from the hurly-burly world during the month of October. This is prime time for study, research, writing, teaching and inner growth. You don’t necessarily have to travel to a different location to get some downtime, either. Simply carve out some “me” time this month: take an autumn hike and spend time near a body of water (creek, ocean, lake). Take a digital detox and unplug for a weekend. Spend your solitary time analyzing the changes and accomplishments you’ve been through this year. 2016 has been a year of additional home-based responsibilities and relationship evaluations on all fronts. Certainly you’re coming to terms with some of the things that are working for you in your relationships—and ways that certain things aren’t working for you anymore. October is the perfect time to analyze your current needs and desires—some good days for focusing on these issues are between October 9th and 17th. Certain changes that need to happen in your life are taking shape now. This is a good time to visualize and lightly plan for what you would like to do as the New Year begins.

If you’re having a 7 personal Year
October is an 8 Month

This month, you’re getting a preview of what’s to come in 2017. This can be a jolt to your system during what has been a contemplative year for you. Yet October brings dynamic, material energy into your world where you’ve been primarily dealing with internal questions and ruminations. There will be more activity this month, and more thoughts about money and business. Professional affairs have been relatively quiet for most of the year, yet movement will begin to take place now. You’ll just start feeling the rumblings—but major business advances won’t really start until the New Year begins. Some of your ongoing ventures step into the spotlight this month, however. Empowerment is a theme for you in October, and it collides with the energy of your contemplative 7 Personal Year. How are you challenged when stepping into your personal power? What consistent issues and stumbling blocks do you experience in this arena? This is the month to reflect on the issues that keep you from stepping into yourself. Do you give yourself away in relationships? Do you devalue your skills and talents in the workplace? Do you lack the follow-through and consistency regarding your physical and spiritual health? These issues will be front-and-center in October.

If you’re having a 8 Personal Year
October is a 9 Month

Has it been a rough ride the past month or so? Last month tested you on every level: finances, personal power, relationships, control and authority. October is your cycle of endings and completions. You’ll be letting go, finishing and allowing the Universe take the reins for a moment. You’ll have an a-ha moment regarding a particular issue, perhaps on October 9th and 27th. Yet October 18th stands out as a date for letting go of something long-standing in your life, and opening to another possibility. This is the time where several of your ventures begin to show significant signs of closure and/or, marks the start of a final transition. With luck, you’ll be able to enjoy the successes and victories September brought your way. At the same time, however, you’re beginning to see with more clarity that major changes and endings are creeping up on you. Your concerted effort has attracted and helped manifest your successes this year. Take time to let the satisfaction that you’re feeling sink in. Think about what you’ve accomplished and how far you’ve come during 2016.

If you’re having a 9 Personal Year
October is a 1 Month

The magnetic pull of the energy of fresh starts and new beginnings is undeniable. This overlap you’ll have during the month of October gives you an indicator of what 2017 has in store for you. Yet you still must go with the flow of the completions that are still yet to come. You know that you’re starting a new phase of experience, and you must walk the walk and talk the talk as the year comes to a close. October promises more of the same in terms of opportunities to “clean house.” The less unfinished business you have to contend with, the more clarity and revised energy you’ll be feeling. Suddenly, it feels as though there is a light on where a bulb has been burnt out all year long. There’s potential to feel far more upbeat than you have for months! A sense of newness and beginning is becoming palpable now. It’s time to anticipate a plan of action. A new interest that surfaces on or about October 7th may be ripe for exciting development within a short timeframe. Several new opportunities with considerable potential are beginning to open up between October 9th and 27th. This can be a turbo-charged month for business, work, and/or creative thinking and problem solving. This is more of an initiating time where you can make big strides in solidifying your next steps.



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, visitwww.FeliciaBender.com

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