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August Numerology: Creative Inspiration & Career Shifts


2017 brings the 1 Universal Year: the beginning of a new cycle. Dive into numerology, the study of the energetics of numbers, to find your Personal Year number in 2017 and how it will play out for you in August 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!

divider2Welcome to 2017! Your Personal Month forecast CHANGES 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 brings the 1 Universal Year: the beginning of a new cycle.

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


This is a big month in the grand scheme of your entire year. August unfolds four weeks of endings, wrapped up inside of your entire year of new beginnings. See the irony already? It’s time to finalize certain situations or a particular phase in your life. And this won’t be a seamless flow—you’ll have to consider an entirely different route in order to move forward into your bigger, better, expanded existence. It’s time for decisions. Firm decisions! No wishy-washy maybe’s right now. It’s the month to put anything that’s leftover from last year into the proverbial compost pile. And let’s not forget our personal lives! Don’t be surprised if there are matters to work out in your intimate circle, probably around August 18. August is not only all about completions and letting go, its full of the energy of giving. So if you’re involved with any projects devoted to humanitarian causes, they have the potential for take off. Also, any impulse to eliminate clutter in your life is right on target. This can be by literally cleaning house, and also by giving to others in whatever way feels right to you. By the end of August, you’ll be feeling renewed energy around where you’re going and what you’re doing.

If you’re having a 2 Personal Year
August is a 1 Month

August promises to be an intriguing month because it’s a four-week pass to think about you, and only you. This year’s been devoted to us and other people in your world. So this is your ticket to navel-gaze and be selfish. Give to yourself this month as you’ve been giving to others all year. See how that feels. Relish this time of inner reflection to focus deeply on this simple yet profound question: “What do I really want?” The patience and wisdom you’ve gleaned so far this year—if you’ve been in the groove—has placed you in a powerful position. You’re becoming clearer about who you are without the external (and internal) chatter and outside expectations. You’re literally in the throes of readying yourself to wiggle out of your chrysalis and experience your subtle yet life-changing metamorphosis. On August 9 or 22nd, there are some completely new possibilities developing, possibly the kind you’ve been aching for—and have just gotten used to thinking that these dreams are nothing but a fantasy. Not so! Get ready for some “wishes fulfilled.” You simply have to be receptive to the gifts that are coming your way. This can be in any aspect of your life that is up front and priority for you right now, yet with the energy of the 2 Personal Year, partnership and relationship is highlighted. Could you be moving forward with a more intimate connection in your romantic life? Can there be new life and depth added to your current relationship? Is a business partnership blooming or strengthening? Stay true to yourself—this can be a magical fusion focused on love and relationship.

If you’re having a 3 Personal Year
August is an 11/2 Month


Your year has been brimming with new interests, friends, people, places and emotions. July was a great launching pad for you to really begin to take off—when new projects came together, and seeds were planted that you’ll need to nurture and cultivate for the rest of the year. With that said, an important task needs to be tied up and put to bed sooner rather than later at the beginning of the month. When that’s successfully tucked away, you’ll need to take a step back, re-evaluate, and breathe. August is a bit of a “hurry up and wait” month and yet, don’t waste any of this precious time on impatience and frustration. August is designed to be a moment of R & R in your busy year. It’s a time to reflect on what this year has brought you so far. Have you been devoted to self-improvement in some manner? Understand that August holds a Master number 11 for you. What does that mean? The 11 ups the ante in the realms of spiritual illumination, artistic creativity, and inspired healing. There’s an opportunity to do a deep dive within yourself. It’s a time to look at anything having to do with partnerships and relationships: How do you relate to others? How do you relate to yourself?  As Vance Joy says in his song, This Mess Is Mine: “When you think of love do you think of pain?” It’s a great month to see how love shows up for you and how you show up for love.

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


If you thought the year wasn’t going to let up, you’ll be happy to hear that August offers you a tiny oasis within your year of work, work, and more work. Finally, some opportunities for a break in the routine will present themselves to you for the taking. The trick is: You have to take them!  The number 3 energy of your month points toward focusing on the lighter side of life. It’s ripe for getting out and living a little—for social activities, creative endeavors and entertainment. It’s a great time to carve out a day off (or two) and find some time to recharge your batteries. There may be an opportunity to experience some profound breakthroughs of all kinds if you tap into—and trust—your creative impulses. An idea you’ve been thinking about for several months may come into play, particularly on or about August 3rd. Between August 9th and 21st, you may meet a new friend or potential business partner who provides some vital input or leads you to some deal-breaking information. Understand that some of your projects are likely to undergo expansion or a change of direction this month. Yet you might hold on to the old game plan for dear life and not see the ways in which your old plan or way of doing things might be outdated and actually standing in the way of your ultimate success. August opens up some crevices in your mind that haven’t been activated for much of the year. Step into your creativity and see what happens.

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


This is a year devoted to change. What a year—made for adventure and progressive activities—where new and “different” people cross your path and open up your viewfinder to include new ideas, new people, and new experiences. Undoubtedly you’ve been met with some moments of paralyzing fear, but get ready for some real and permanent changes! August might throw a little mud into your spokes, though. The focus for the month is on concerted effort, attending to details, redefining your identity, and spiffing up your reputation. It’s going to be a more serious four-weeks for you, and so it is. Your tasks for the month include eliminating chaos and indecision—and focusing on organization, constructive solutions, and clearly defined goals. Delays and postponements are to be expected in a 4 month. Use your time to check in with yourself. What needs a shake-up in your life? 2017 is all about the unusual. How can you incorporate the freedom that you seek into your daily routine? If there’s ever been a better time to sit with that question, make a list, and put it into your “intentions” spreadsheet, August is it.

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


Are you ready for an exciting—and oddly fulfilling—month? Your year has been focused on your home life. You’ve been fulfilling duties that pertain to your domestic life and are taking on a heightened level of responsibility as well. Relationships are also under review for you during this “marriage and divorce” energy—meaning, the year 2017 is running this song on long-play: “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” Or “Should They Stay Or Should They Go?” And perhaps at this point you’ve already dealt with certain decisions about what stays and what goes. August brings with it a zing of energy and jolt of freedom. Considering all the duty-bound activities you’ve been managing this year, the month will come in like the proverbial lion—and just in time for Leo season! There’ll be unexpected developments and surprises for you if you let them into your world. You’ll need to step up and act upon certain things with fearless abandon right now. And if that’s a normal reaction for you, then you’ll be riding the wave. If that’s not a normal reaction for you—if you aren’t so comfortable with change—then you might find yourself squirming a bit. There can be unexpected shifts, twists, and turns this month. Expect the unexpected around August 9 or 18th. If there’s any way to take a break—a short (or long!) vacation—the change of scenery would do wonders for you.

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


So what does August bring to your contemplative and soul-searching year? August is a four-week cycle focused on responsibility, healing and love. It’s a month where home and family take center stage. This can look like tangible and practical responsibilities that need to be taken care of at home—like cleaning, remodeling, or any kind of care-taking. Yet understand that the primary energy relates to your internal world. Take the time to analyze—not overanalyze—certain relationships and set your course for taking actions that allow for movement. Also understand that life moves around you at a steady pace and requires your participation. Chances are your input and presence is needed at home this month. It’s not the most advantageous time for travel or a vacation, unless it’s to visit family or fulfill a certain obligation. Since love and duty are your themes, there’ll be special times with family members with whom you feel especially close during the week of August 9. This is a heart-centered time when you can expect a great deal of affection to be shared all around. Around August 18, take some time for romance if you’re attached. If you’re a parent this is a time for some connection with your child or children—or the “children” in your life, however that shows up for you.

If you’re having an 8 Personal Year
August is a 7 Month


Slow. Down. Your 8 Personal Year has you on overdrive and August is set up as your burn-out deflector. You need to back off just a bit or the chance of spinning out of control is likely, or virtually guaranteed. It’s the month to stop pushing outward and use your time to reflect inward. Knowledge is power and August holds out to gather and digest information for an important project. You’ll want to get to know how every aspect of whatever you’re involved with actually works. What’s really involved? How do you map it out in a step-by-step manner? August offers you a rare respite from the go, go, go you’ve been working with all year, so relinquish to it. You’ll derive a good deal of power from a spiritual or intuitive insight that starts to gel right now. That special insight—and its practical application—will help bring one of your ventures to new heights on or about August 10. So pay attention to your heart as well as your head. This is always a good idea—and yet imperative for August. Even though much of the focus of an 8 Personal Year is more about business, it can also be all about the business of love and your sense of power and empowerment in your love relationships. Aside from dealing with your normal workload, you’ll be called to spend time by yourself throughout the month. A brief trip between August 12 and 18th may pop up and it would be great to jump on it, as it’ll afford you some much needed rest and relaxation. Time by yourself is necessary to make or revise your business plans, particularly pertaining to the last part of the year.

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


After the pulled-back energy that July brought to you, August can feel like a welcome jolt of caffeine. It’s time to focus on empowerment, plus business and finances. Be prepared to take strong, dynamic action when it’s appropriate. This is also a time where your sense of empowerment will be up front and personal. This month’s energy is all about prosperity and moving forward in a dynamic and focused way. So ready yourself to get out there and make the most of it. Thinking “business” and in business-like terms will be greatly beneficial. Some projects, experiences, or business situations are due for termination or major shifting between August 1st and 9th—yet you’ll need to be actively engaged in finalizing them in order for them to reach their logical conclusion. Meaning, it just won’t happen all by itself. You need to be involved in a hands-on way in order to make things happen so that you will be satisfied with the outcome. August is literally a time to pay off debt (if you can)—pay down or pay off that credit card, the last installments of the car loan, or any other financial debt that you can realistically remove from your life. The choices you make in the next four months set the course for your next nine-year cycle. August happens to focus intently on your business, career, and money situations. The wheels are turning. Use the material-based energy of August to your advantage. Organize your thoughts and plans around manifesting your wildest dreams in the coming years.

Artwork by Haley ED Houseman
Haley ED Houseman is a freelance writer, illustrator and tarot reader. She deals in the modern mystical, as well as art, fashion, and the natural world. You can keep up with her on twitter and instagram on @hedhouseman, or on her website at hedhouseman.com


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