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December Numerology: Cultivating Trust and Celebrating Life

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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 manifest for you in December in our monthly series, and how to prepare for the energy of the coming 3 Universal Year. 

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.

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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!

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.

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In numerology, 2018 marked a major, spiritual shift to the Master Number 11/2 Universal Year. Now, in December, we prepare for the energy of the 3 Universal Year ahead.

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


This has been a year of new beginnings, embracing and identifying your independence and individuality while simultaneously blazing a new trail in your life. December presents opportunities for closing out the year with a solid and systematic plan for what you want to create in the coming year and beyond (fist pump!). The focus is on consistency—including additional work and locking in some foundations that will take you to the next level—wherever that’s showing up for you. Even though there may be office parties, kids’ activities, and all kinds of social demands—you might find that you opt out of a few of these in order to finish a project or finalize that file. You’ll feel compelled to do what it takes to get the work done because you know that the positive results will outweigh the temporary drudgery. You’re winding down from the beginning of a whole new cycle—a whole new nine-year cycle—and it’s had some strenuous moments, to say the least. This is a great month to write down a punch-list of goals you want to achieve or bling out that Vision Board as you move forward. It’s prime time to contemplate what you’ve put into place this year and what you want to see come to fruition in the coming year and beyond. Remember what you’ve planted this year is what you are cultivating within this next eight years of your nine year Personal Year Cycle. This is the month to lock it down!

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

It’s been a somewhat arduous, emotional, and patience-building year. Have you felt a dramatic internal—if not also an external—shift in the past several weeks or so? It’s breakout month, baby! It’s time to break open the chocolate Wonka Bar and reveal the glistening glow of the Golden Ticket! In December you get a royal pass to break free and tap into some buoyant energies that will be the foundation for your upcoming year. Thankfully you’ll have ample opportunities to enjoy the freedom-loving energy supporting you this month. The holidays are a perfect excuse to socialize and enjoy all the season has to offer. Bring on the mistletoe! Yet it’s not all about the party—it’s about appreciating and celebrating all that you’ve been processing this year. It’s time to get out there and network. Thinking of a new job? Why not use your social time to your advantage and get two-for-one? Socialize and promote yourself. It’s a month to lighten up after what could have been a year where you experienced more than your fair share of underlying strain given the fact that much of what you were grappling with has been somewhat out of your immediate control. So if you developed the mantra “control is an illusion,” perhaps you’re riding in the Zen boat right now. Otherwise, you can be feeling as though you’re finally about to climb out of a vat of quicksand. Overall, you’re now open to sprint into what can feel like the forward momentum you’ve been fantasizing about for a while now. Take a moment to enjoy and lean into the momentum that’s leading you into new creative opportunities in the coming year.

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


December brings with it some intensity surrounding your family, home, and close connections. Yes, it’s the holidays and this is the reality for most people on some level. Yet for you, this will be an extra family-centered time where you’ll feel added responsibilities and duties surrounding certain family obligations. Just get ready for it. You’ll most likely be required to pull a bit heavier load, yet if you understand that this is just the way it is this time around you can enjoy what you can in the process. Perhaps you surprise your staff or employees with a special party or offer them some appreciation that is heart-felt and more personalized than usual. Maybe there’s a family issue or urgency that needs some immediate attention. You might also want to extend the holiday spirit by being of use on a wider scale. You could choose to take your kids or friends along with you if you volunteer to serve a holiday meal to those in need or decide to make a charitable donation instead of having a large party or instead of another optional expense. The energy of the number 6 is all about giving and service—anything in this realm will be very much in alignment with you in December. The upcoming year ushers in a period devoted to working hard, getting your ducks in a row, and planning for the future. It’ll feel slightly more serious than this year, so start considering what it is you need to set some foundations for in your life. Meanwhile, embrace any warm fuzziness you can enjoy during this holiday season.

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


The month of December can be designated as a month where you get a permission slip to slow down and rest for a moment. No harm, no foul—and no penalty. Given that it’s holiday time, you’ll have to jockey with social expectations and your own strong desire to hibernate—or at least be a little on the quieter or more reserved side. If you do end up dancing on the table for an Instagram moment, it’ll be to momentarily release some pent-up energy that’s been building throughout the year. It’s been a period devoted primarily to practicality, reason, and achieving goals—and working tenaciously to achieve it all. You’re undeniably feeling the verve of the up and coming energy of freedom and adventure that the number 5 brings to you in the upcoming year. December is set up for you as a month to recharge and regenerate. The key element is planning, not action. You might feel as though you’re living on some distant planet and on an entirely different wavelength at the moment. It’s been foundation-building year and who says good things don’t come to those who wait? You might consider sitting down with your journal and revisit your year and outline what exactly you’ve put into place and what you intend to continue building upon. The coming year will feel as though the veil has been ripped away and fresh air can come in and nourish you. Prepare for unexpected changes. Get ready for travel, adventure, and freedom—the coming year will have you tapping into your fun-loving spirit. Pack your suitcase!

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


December can offer you a few power moments, and that will manifest on whatever level your life is focused on right now. There might be a combustion point that will demand your attention. That goes for any other area of your life that you’ve been grappling with—health, job, or anything else that has occupied the lion’s share of your thoughts and actions during the year. The month of December can be the powerful icing on your cake if you now say “Ta-Ta” to any frivolity, gain some focus, and commit to getting down to business. December is the time to organize your financial affairs and get your “house” in order. Time to become the powerful CEO of your life. This is the month of finances, power, and abundance so make it count! You’re working within an 8 month and the number 8 expands whatever you focus on exponentially. If there’s ever a time to clean up those thoughts and clear the pathway of positive intention, this is it! This is a push time where you’ll feel energized to take empowered steps forward. You can act upon the highest and best offer you’ve attracted during your year of change, networking, and personal promotion. If a “deal you can’t refuse” pops up, it’s a great time to negotiate the details and get it in line. It’s not necessarily the time to start anything totally new and it might not be in your best interest to make a solid commitment until January. If you’ve been tempted to dabble with excess and a certain level of irresponsibility this year, this is the month to rein it in and get a handle around some sense of self-discipline. Tap in and turn it on!

If you’re having a 6 Personal Year
December is a 9 Month


It’s the final month of your 6 Personal Year where you’ve been evaluating your relationships and have undoubtedly faced a few revelatory moments—figuratively if not literally. You might consider slowing down a bit this month and reviewing how the year started and now how it’s concluding. What have you chosen to keep in your life and nurture? And what have you decided to allow to dissolve, to fall away, or that you’ve made a concerted effort to leave behind? If you could write a song about this year, what would be the genre? Either way, this year has brought a bunch of home and family issues to the forefront. It’s been a duty-filled period with a special emphasis on the family and close friend front. Chances are you’re feeling the burn—or the burn out—about now. There have been some important and vital decisions made that will have major ramifications from this point onward. Take a deep breath and get ready for a slow-down. Things will keep whirling around you as usual, yet internally you’re headed for a shift. Time to engage in some spiritual excavation beginning in January. In the meantime, December offers you so space to truly let go of what needs to go. You might write down this quote and glance at it occasionally this month: “Whatever comes, let it come. What stays, let it stay. What goes, let go.”

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


December is an initiating month. Wipe the metaphoric sleep out of your eyes and get ready to shift into drive and start pressing on the accelerator. This month allows you to get used to the powerful energies coming your way in January. So get used to coming out of your cocoon and getting back into the material world.  Many of you haven’t felt that this 7 Personal Year has offered much of a slow-down at all! Yet the power of the 7 resides in a deep internal processing. Even if you’ve been busy, the “real” work is going on deep down. Right now 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. This is the month to begin something you would love to cultivate in the months ahead. Considering a new romantic relationship? Need to jump-start a new exercise program? This is a great time to start something you’d like to see take root and thrive in the coming year. Then hold onto your hat, because you’re soon off and running into a three-year transformation period. No holding back. No excuses. All the contemplation and planning you have worked with all year long will now become the foundation of the next part of your process in a real-world way. Where you might have felt in somewhat of a holding pattern, soon it’s time to act rather than retract. It is a time to make things happen rather than wait, contemplate, and dissect. The upcoming year brings you all the tests in personal power you can imagine. Get ready to wake up each morning and go to bed each night thinking about your finances and stepping up your game.

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


Jingle-jingle! December is the time to cut yourself some proverbial slack. After all the work and intensity you’ve been subjected to this year, now is the time for some slow downs and delays. Luckily it’s holiday time, so you can perhaps give yourself added permission to cool your jets and focus your attention on your little circle of love—aka your friends, family, and your S.O. Take a moment to reflect on what’s been going down for you this year. Pretty intense, eh? On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your overall success? Do you feel more empowered now than you did on January 1? Have you been able to manage and advance your financial trajectory? Did you leap any small buildings in a single bound? If so—well done! This is a month focused more on your emotional life and on others in your life. You’ll also find yourself seeking out help and advice from others—a happy respite from feeling like a one-man or one-woman show all year long. Cooperation and diplomacy are highlighted. The focus for the final month of your 8 Personal Year is on love, partnership, and emotional sensitivity—mixed with the Master number 11, which brings in some high intensity on top of it all. This is a spiritually illuminating month if only you can slow down enough to notice synchronicities and tone it down for a moment. This is the end of a very powerful year. The upcoming year is the end of a cycle for you—time to allow rather than push—to surrender and let go.

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


9 Personal Year check in: How you holding up? Are you feeling strong, vital, and ready to push on to the next level? It’s been a year where you’ve been required to let go of anything that’s been holding you back from embracing and acting upon who you really are now and who you’re evolving into. If you felt trial by fire, I want to congratulate you for making it through. Were you able to say good-bye to that marriage? Get through the grief of a death in the family or any other rather huge transition-point? Have you gone with the flow of change, said a heartfelt “thank-you-very-much and good-bye” to certain aspects of your life that simply weren’t in your best interest anymore? This also could have been a year of seeing some powerful dreams manifest before your eyes if you were in the flow of change and not resisting the transitions. After this rather arduous year, you end with the flourish of the optimistic and joyful energy of the number 3, which sets the stage for lightening up—focus on fun, joy, social interactions, creativity, and appreciating the smaller things in life as you experience December. You can tie up some loose ends and then focus on getting creative and living a little. The coming year is the beginning of a new cycle. Don’t waste the energy of the year straddling the fence on issues that you know need to be put to bed. The upcoming year is all about planning for what you want to see happen in the next nine-year cycle. Get ready to tap into your creativity, individuality, and independence. Then make it happen with your unique flair and with fearless confidence.

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Learn all about your Personal Year number for 2018 and how it will impact you throughout the year. Download our 2018 Personal Year Numerology Guide created by Felicia Bender in conjunction with The AstroTwins.

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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