2018 brought us the 11/2 Universal Year, a master number in numerology, the study of the energetics of numbers. Discover how your Personal Year number for 2018 will play out for you in August in our monthly series.
Our resident numbers guru, Felicia Bender, The Practical Numerologist, joins us on AstroStyle every month to give you a different kind of forecast, one that will complement your Monthly Horoscope.
Your Personal Month forecast CHANGED in 2018 for the 11/2 Universal Year.
To find out your monthly Numerology prediction for 2018, you’ll 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, 2018). Tap into the energy to plan for the month ahead!
READY, SET, CALCULATE:
Find your Personal Year Number for 2018
• Take your birth date (for example): 3/24/1984
• Now replace the year you were born with the current year: 3/24/2018
• Now add those numbers together like a long addition math problem:
3 + 2 + 4 + 2 + 0 + 1 + 8 = 20
• Digit down to a single-digit number, so keep adding: 2+0= 2
• If this were your birthday, you’re experiencing an “2” Personal Year in 2018.
YOUR AUGUST 2018 NUMEROLOGY FORECAST
In numerology, 2017 had marked the beginning of a new numerological cycle with the 1 Universal Year. Now, in 2018, we’ve made a major, spiritual shift to the Master Number 11/2 Universal Year.
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. Get ready for four weeks of endings, all wrapped up within your 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, either—you’ll have to consider an entirely different route in order to move forward into your bigger, better, more 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. 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 “cleaning house” both literally and metaphorically. By the end of August, you’ll be feeling renewed energy around the direction you’re headed, and while the month might very well offer some changes and transitions, consider it another vital reset as you carry forward with your important seed-planting for your 1 Personal Year.
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, you and you. This year’s been devoted to “us” and the other people in your world. So this is your ticket to navel-gaze and be a little selfish. Give to yourself this month as you’ve been giving to others all year long. 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 that groove—has placed you in a powerful position. You’re hopefully 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 the 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, partnerships and relationships are 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. This is designed to be a moment of rest and relaxation. 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 pressure of 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 or three) 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 3. Between August 9 and the 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, even 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 thus far. 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 now the time has come to put those fears aside and 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 than most others. 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? This year 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 input into your “intention setting” spreadsheet, then 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 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—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 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 the 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 the month bring to your contemplative and soul-searching year? August is a four-week cycle focused on responsibility, healing and love. It’s a time 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 most 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 small oasis of relief—but only if you carve out the time for yourself. You need to back off just a bit, or the chance of spinning out of control is likely 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 surrender to it! You’ll derive a good deal of power from a spiritual or intuitive insight that starts to gel right about 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 loving 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 the 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 this 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 self-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 at the forefront. 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 1 and the 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 ahead. 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.
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