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September Numerology: What to Expect During A “Double Energy” Month

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Dive into numerology, the study of the energetics of numbers, to find your life path number and how it will play out for this September 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
September is a 1 Month


Expect lots of forward-moving activity this month. If there’s any time that’s ripe for action in a concerted and focused direction, this is it. On September 9th or 16th, you could break some barriers with a business prospect or issue you’ve been working on all year long. The key is in acting upon and emphasizing your creativity and originality. This is not the time to follow the crowd—this is a month where work is at the forefront and needs to take priority. It’s a push-time for major expansion. And you must blaze forward and take risks; be bold and take a (calculated) chance, as it will pay off enormously. Understand that what you set into motion right now is truly setting the foundation for what you’ll be building over the next nine years. So this is no time to play the game half-heartedly. Hold on to your passionate plans with the end in mind. Use the double energy of your 1 Personal Year and your 1 Personal Month to empower yourself, express your independence and individuality, and take charge of your life. You’re experiencing the peak of the energy of your 1 Personal Year, and now you’re heading down the other side of the mountain toward the energy of the softer, gentler, patience-building Number 2. So enjoy, and capitalize on all of the new beginnings now until the end of the year. Plant your seeds wisely and well.

If you’re having a 2 Personal Year
September is a 11/2 Month

The double 2 energy this month will bring a desire for harmony and surrounding yourself with as much love and emotional connection as possible. Life moves around you as usual, yet you’ll be tested in your ability to remain detached, yet loving. Keep this list of words on a piece of paper inside of your wallet: patience, cooperation, partnership, diplomacy, love, emotional sensitivity, and intuition. These are the key ingredients for you during September. Hopefully you’ve honed the skills this year to remain calm and centered in the face of adversity, which you’ll need to tap into it this month. Given this is a Master Number 11/2 month, be especially open to signs from the Universe. When does the Universe get your attention? And do you trust the information and act upon it? A new spiritual awareness, sometime around September 23rd, may add an important piece of insight and further your development in whatever direction you feel you need a nudge. Your intuition is working double-time in September, so take full advantage of it. Take some quiet time for yourself. Set an intention to experience at least one sign from the Universe every day this month and see what happens. Write them down and understand that the wisdom and answers you seek will ultimately come from within.

If you’re having a 3 Personal Year
September is a 3 Month

Optimism. Expansion. Creativity. Emotional self-expression. You’re getting all of this and more in spades this month. The joyful energy of the 3 Month is doubly upon you now, so enjoy every minute of it! If you’re already in the groove, you’re loving every moment of it, feeling empowered and vital—energized and living with passionate purpose. If you’re not feeling this sort of elation, then it’s likely because some bouts of self-doubt or unresolved emotional “stuff” are being brought up for review. If this is the case, this month needs to be one big accelerated energetic and psychic clearing for you. Within all of this creative soul-searching, remember that September is the time to get out and enjoy life. Know that you might feel one of two ways right now. The energy of the 3 tests your sense of joy, optimism and emotional self-expression. So you can feel elated, empowered, enthusiastic and confident. Or, you can feel defensive, insecure, depressive and fearful. Or even a volley of back and forth. The issue is allowing yourself to feel more emotionally sensitive and vulnerable. And sometimes you can experience all of these feelings within a 24-hour time span (or let’s be honest, within a two-minute time span!). Your challenge is to focus on the happy, joyful and optimistic. Banish the self-doubt! Make room for your own brilliance to manifest itself.

If you’re having a 4 Personal Year
September is a 4 Month

Work is the focus this month. The double 4 vibration of September creates a significant turning point, even though the change might not be immediately apparent. On or about September 4th, be ready to build or firm up your foundations. It’s all about focusing on the work that needs to be completed and tackling everything with the utmost organization and efficiency. Make practical down-to-earth choices, and maintain a systematic approach to all that needs to get done. More than likely, this is a culmination of what you’ve been working on for most of the year anyway. It just may feel like that last push to the finish line, where you’ve been running a marathon and you feel exhausted and dehydrated, wondering why the heck you ever thought you wanted to run a marathon in the first place! And yet here you are, in the final stretch—and it requires all of your stamina to stay with it. By now, if you’ve been working in alignment with the energy of your year, so you should already be organized. If so, you might now be able to loosen a few of those rules or stipulations and relax just a little bit. The greatest thing about 2016 is the enormous feeling of satisfaction when you can step back and see the bigger picture of what you’ve accomplished this year: a job well done. If you’re playing your cards right, all the hard work you’ve done will pay off royally for the next five years and beyond.

If you’re having a 5 Personal Year
September is a 5 Month

Ch-ch-ch-changes are the theme of the month. If sudden shifts, unexpected twists and turns, and profound opportunities scare you—then you might want to shield your eyes! Some “outside of the box” experiences are on deck, particularly around September 9th or 18th. The thing is: You’re faced with the necessity to make changes that have been leading you out of your comfort zone, so perhaps you’ve been putting them off and placing them on the back burner. In September, decisions must be made. Action must be taken, indecision or not! The energy of the 5 (which you’re feeling with double intensity) thrives on constructive change, movement and the focused manifestation of all things freedom-related. This is your chance to shift your reality to be in more alignment with the real you, and with what you actually want in your life. Although you might feel a scattered focus, your task is to avoid being sidetracked by the bright-and-shiny objects. Focus, focus, focus! Meanwhile, your sex appeal can’t be contained in September, so enjoy the romance that comes your way—particularly during the week of September 19. A vacation or travel for business or pleasure might come into view around the 25th. You’ll be tested in learning how to flow with changing circumstances. Embrace the unexpected and look at life as an adventure. September is the apex for you with the central theme of focused and forward moving transformation.

If you’re having a 6 Personal Year
September is a 6 Month

Take the time to step back and enjoy the deep pleasures of love and family, on whatever level you can. There’s a potential for you to feel an interesting dichotomy in September—making you feel both grateful AND suffocated. If your communication is clear and your feelings are expressed openly and honestly, this can be a very special time for everyone involved. The energy of the 6 is about home, family and responsibility, and yet, that can manifest in so many non-traditional ways. How have your constructed and created your home base? If your family of origin isn’t stellar, have you invited other important people into your daily life who can fill those roles for you in a positive and nurturing way? Gay, straight, married, not married, or any other mix-and-match, this month offers you a warm-and-fuzzy opportunity to really engage with your family of choice. The theme for the month—which you’re experiencing with double intensity—is love, acceptance, service, duty and responsibility. There may be some intensity around problems to be solved or dealt with in September. Or, perhaps you find that you’re the one who’s actually creating the problems. Remember: Old habits diehard. The energy of the 6 Month often feels as though it’s floundering when it doesn’t have a fire to put out. Check your head if you find that to be your M.O. this month. This is also the apex of your “relationship evaluation” year. What’s going to stay and what’s invited to go?

If you’re having a 7 Personal Year
September is a 7 Month

There’s no denying it: You have a particularly strong need to spend some of the month on your own or at least with extra time carved out for yourself. You’re wide open to receive some powerful messages from your soul. If you’ve been spending time doing private research, study, or solitary creative endeavors, this is the month where you’ll potentially start seeing some results. September is all about fine-tuning your efforts. While the energy is moving toward manifesting in the physical world, you’re still not quite there yet. Patience is still required; you have a lot of “stuff” percolating inside of you right now. September will usher in evaluation and coordination of your plans for the future, especially between the 9th and 27th. And the energy of the 7 is also pushing you to be more curious and interested in delving into specific fields of study. This is still a great year to take a class or seminar that will offer you more advanced skills to advance your job or career situation. It’s a fine time to go on a retreat or travel with a learning focus. Just don’t be surprised if you find yourself preferring to stay home with a good book or to finish your online class, rather than heading out to the bars or to the Pokémon Go party. Many people feel that the lessons of the 7 Personal Year often rival the lessons of the 9 Personal Year in self-evaluation and intensity. So be warned: it might not feel light and breezy right now. Yet the core level rewards are indescribable.

If you’re having a 8 Personal Year
September is a 8 Month

You can’t overestimate the important juncture you’re entering now. It’s an important year and an important month to come to terms with your own sense of empowerment in every aspect of your life. It’s time to put your cards on the table and show the world—and yourself—what you’re made of. You’ll be called upon to commandeer every ounce of organization, management and empowerment you can muster. Some of your business ventures may reach fruition, most likely between the 2nd and 18th. September is the month where you may come face-to-face with some great financial rewards, windfalls, or sudden set backs, possibly during the week of the 23rd. And that’s not all. Around September 11th or 27th, you might receive a gain in status or increased personal recognition. You’ve been working hard all year, so it’s time to stop and smell the roses for a moment. Bask in your substantial achievements. Appreciate the long-term goals you’ve attained, and the years of work and dedication that lead up to this moment. You’re probably feeling satisfied now and thinking of ways to expand your enterprises even futher. Even though you’re feeling empowered and are strutting your stuff, make sure to give credit where it’s due to those who’ve contributed to your successes. The year has probably offered some challenges and struggles that you’re still working on, which is in alignment with the energy of September. You’re still being tested, and now is the time to step into the fray and continue to do the inner work with all your power and resolve.

If you’re having a 9 Personal Year
September is a 9 Month

You have a permission slip to take inventory this month—as if you haven’t been doing that enough already. Make a list of your passions, sense of purpose, fears, regrets, mistakes and proud moments, and lay it all out before you. As Blanche DuBois from “A Streetcar Named Desire” says, “How sweet it is to arrive at a new place for the first time.” Hang on to the sense of endless possibilities, because you might experience some turbulence as you head into the final throes of this cycle of completion. You’ll most likely experience a good deal of emotion this month. The partings or completions you’ve initiated throughout the year have the potential to finalize through the end of September and beyond. Be prepared for the possibility that important people, significant ventures or other interests may be phased out at this time. Although some of these conclusions may have been on the horizon for months, this may be the “down and dirty” time when there are finalities. There is no turning back now. And if you’ve made some large leaps and followed them with action, this is the time where you might actually feel more refreshed and on track. If it’s taking a bit longer—which is often the case—then this is a peak month for certain things to fall away. You’ll know what you need to do by how you feel when you cut past the fear and discomfort that often keeps us hovering in indecision. You can do it.



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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