October Numerology: A First Glimpse At the Energy Of the Coming Year

2018 brought us the 11/2 Universal Year, a master number in numerology, the study of the energetics of numbers. October arrives with a sneak peek of the energy of your personal year number in the coming new year. Discover how your Personal Year number for 2018 will play out for you in October 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!

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.



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
October is a 2 Month


Time to tap the brakes! October is a month of slow-downs, delays and downright stoppages. You’ve been putting the pedal to the metal this entire year, so it could feel very strange to suddenly bring yourself to somewhat of a normal pace. But 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 the month. Yet the fast pace will likely subside throughout the rest of the month, allowing a welcome respite from the overall intense and frenetic pace of the year thus far. In fact, patience is your personal mantra for October. This is an “us” month rather than the “me” focus that became intensified in September. Your whole year has been about action, independence and new beginnings, but this can also be an enjoyable time—a relief in a way—if you allow yourself to bask in stillness for a moment. Relationships take the front seat in October, and now is the time to focus on your bonds and cultivate more love and trust within them. Use your free time to catch up with friends and engage in some light socializing. Indulge in a power nap (or two or three) for goodness sake! Press your own reset button in whatever way you can. This aspect of your life may have been neglected this year because of the business pressures you’ve been working through. You might travel on a retreat, or take time for more sleep or more exercise, or even try a cooking class with your bestie or your significant other to name a few. Making a concerted effort to network can also help you keep the ball rolling in the interpersonal connection realm.

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


October can offer a happy respite from the sense of perpetual hovering you may have experienced last month. You’re making the journey into a lighter energy now, so drink it in and enjoy it! Expect a fun month ahead with social activity and perhaps some travel. October brings out your enthusiasm where it has possibly been dormant for quite a while. Realize also that the vibe for this month matches the energy of the Personal Year you’re heading into in next year. 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 creativity. Can you get away 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? Are you brushing up your presentation or teaching skills? 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 11. Just understand that it’ll be a few more months before you’ll want to get fully involved with it. This is the time to get out there and engage in any fun and social activities and events that come your way.

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. It’s feeling a bit more serious, isn’t it? You’re being pulled into a mind-space where you’re contemplating, “What’s next?” in a very real way. It’s time to take stock and make a plan for what you want to achieve in the next five years (and beyond). This has been a year of self-improvement and perhaps lighter social activity—where your emotional life is served to you like a five-course meal. But is it delicious…or is it leaving you with indigestion? Enjoy the closing months to come and take advantage of all the fun and frolic you can muster, because soon you’ll have to place some of that on the back burner and dig into discipline and hard work. This month, take care of details and loose ends. Place some added attention to the areas in your life that you may be pushing off to the side because they’re too tedious or boring. You’ll need to focus on formulating and activating 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 in mind that 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 ourselves. Whatever comes into your circle this month has the potential to create restriction in your life, while simultaneously leading to breakthroughs and successes. 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 arrives with a welcome jolt of energy in your year 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, new interests, and perhaps some adventure of your choice throughout the month. Open up to travel, social activities, and perhaps 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 where you’ll see the ways in which you must choose to either do things the same way (which means you’ll get the same results) or you can choose new ideas, new ways of thinking and doing things—and choosing a different vantage point altogether. Many of your various ventures are surging forward, probably during the weeks of October 9 or the 18th. Make sure to monitor the progress of your enterprises and take care of the necessary work. You get what you inspect. October is the time to bring a sense of fun and adventure back to your activities. This is a month where you’ll begin to feel the energies related to what’s coming up for you next year. 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 these your mantras for October: “Freedom through self discipline” and “Bringing sexy back!”

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


October is all about paying attention to your home-based responsibilities. It’s been a roller-coaster ride of changes, interesting and engaging opportunities, and (hopefully) fun, too. 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 right 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 take priority and perhaps provide a few little challenges along the way, too. You’re still knee-deep in your year of fun, adventure and change. Plan visits, trips or interesting experiences involving children around October 5. Romance may also blossom this month, particularly during the week of October 14. It’s a time to focus on relationships on all levels—especially with people 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. Simply carve out some me time this month. Take some nice autumn hikes, and if you can spend any time by water (creek, ocean, lake) you’ll not regret it. Take a digital detox and unplug for a weekend. Spend your solitary time analyzing the changes and accomplishments with which you’ve been involved all year. How are you doing? It’s been a year of additional home-based responsibilities and relationship evaluations on all fronts. Is this a turning point month—are the home-based issues you’ve worked with all year coming to a close…or turning a corner? Certainly you’re coming to terms with some of the things that are working for you in your relationships—and ways that certain things are not working for you anymore as well. October is the perfect time to analyze your current needs and desires—some good days for focusing on these issues are between October 9 and the 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 2018 draws to a close in preparation for the new year.

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 next year. This can be a jolt to your system during your contemplative year. 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. Business affairs have been relatively quiet most of the year, yet forward movement will begin to take place now. You’ll get an inkling of the rumblings, though major business advances won’t officially start until the new year begins. Yet some of your ongoing ventures could step into the spotlight this month. Empowerment is a theme for you in October. And it collides perfectly with the energy of your contemplative 7 Personal Year. How are you challenged with stepping into your personal power? What consistent issues and stumbling blocks do you experience in this arena? This is the month to reflect on your consistent issues that keep you from stepping into your highest self. Do you give yourself away in relationships or not set clear boundaries? Do you devalue your skills and talents in the workplace? Do you lack the follow-through and consistency regarding your physical and spiritual health? Or have you bolstered the areas of your life that have needed adjustment and are now seeing the positive results? These issues will be at the forefront in October.

If you’re having an 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 aha moment regarding a particular issue, perhaps on October 9 or the 27th. Yet October 18 stands out as a date for letting go of something long-standing in your life and opening up to another possibility. This is the time where several of your ventures begin to show significant signs of closure and/or it marks the start of a final transition. With luck—and who counts on luck in an 8 Personal Year?—you’re able to enjoy the successes and victories September brought your way. Yet at the same time, 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 in 2018.

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 have in the month of October gives you an indicator of what next year has in store for you. Yet you 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 conclusion. October promises more of the same in terms of opportunities to clean house. The less unfinished business you have, the more clarity and revised energy you’ll feel. Suddenly it is as though there is a light on where the bulb has been burned 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. It’s time to anticipate a plan of action. A new interest that surfaces on or about October 7 may be ripe for an exciting development within a short timeframe. Several new opportunities with considerable potential are beginning to open up between October 9 and the 27th. This can be a turbocharged 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.

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