September Numerology: Navigating the Intensity of A Double Energy Month

2018 brought us the 11/2 Universal Year, a master number in numerology, the study of the energetics of numbers. September holds heightened energy related to the theme of your current personal year. Discover how your Personal Year number for 2018 will play out for you in September 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

The energy of your Personal Year intensifies in September 2018. Think of it as the crescendo to the long piece of music you’ve been playing all year long thus far. One of the fascinating things about numerology—and about math—is that, whenever you add the number 9 to another number, it always reduces to the same number to which the 9 is added. During the month of September (9), everyone is experiencing the same personal month number as the Personal Year number. So in your 1 Personal Year, in September you’re also in your 1 Personal Month. If you’re experiencing a 2 Personal Year, you’re in your 2 Personal Month, and so on. So you’re doubling the energy of the Personal Year you’ve been navigating the entire year so far with the energy of your Personal Month.

September is a turning point month where you’ll start feeling the “theme” of your next phase starting to knock at your internal door. If you’re tuned into these energies, you can feel a distinct level of intensity in September, and also begin to feel a sense of closure as you navigate October, November, and December, and ready yourself for the different energies coming to you in the new year. September holds heightened energy related to the theme of your current personal year. It’s like your “final exam” to see if you’ve been in alignment with the Personal Year lessons you’ve been working with all year long.

If you’re having a 1 Personal Year
September is a 1 Month


Expect lots of important and forward-moving activity in September. If there’s any time that’s ripe for action and moving ahead in a concerted and focused direction, this is it. On September 9 or the 16th, you could break some barriers with a business prospect or issue that you’ve been working on all year long. The key is in acting upon and emphasizing your creativity and independence. It’s not the time to follow the crowd. It’s a push-time for major expansion. And you must blaze forward and take a (calculated) risk—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 throughout the next nine years! So this is no time to play the game half-heartedly. Hold onto 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 the lead in your life. You’re experiencing the peak of the energy of your 1 Personal Year as you prepare to usher in the new energies of the softer, gentler, patience-building number 2. So enjoy and capitalize on all of the new beginnings until the end of the year. Plant wisely and well.

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


The double 2 energy this month brings a desire for harmony and cascading 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. Whip it out and re-read it if you’re feeling slightly overwhelmed: patience, cooperation, partnership, diplomacy, love, emotional sensitivity, intuition. Those are the key ingredients for you during September. Hopefully you’ve honed the vital skills this year to remain calm and centered in the face of adversity, and you’ll continue to tap into it this month. Given that September is a Master Number 11/2 month, be especially open to messages from the Universe. When does the Universe get your attention? And do you trust the information and act upon it? Around September 23, a new spiritual awareness 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 advantage of it. Coupled with the 11/2 Universal Year energy, you might feel a bit raw energetically. 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 down each “hit” you receive, understanding 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, plus some, in spades this month. The joyful energy of the 3 is doubly upon you right now, so enjoy every minute of it! If you’re in the groove, you’re relishing every second of it, feeling empowered and vital, energized and living with passionate purpose. If you’re not feeling this sort of elation, then it’s more than likely because of some bouts of self-doubt or unresolved emotional “stuff” that’s being brought up for review. If this is the case, this month needs to be one big accelerated energetic clearing and psychic therapy cleanse. The emotional rubber meets the road in September. 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 empowered, enthusiastic, and confident. Or you can feel depleted, depressive, and fearful. Or even a volley back and forth. The issue here is in feeling more emotionally sensitive and vulnerable. And so 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!). Up and down, all around. So your challenge is to focus on the happy, joyful and optimistic. Banish the self-doubt! Make room for your own brilliance to manifest itself. Make your creative mark.

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


Work is the focus this month, front and center. The double 4 energy of September creates a significant turning point, even though the focus of the change might not be immediately apparent. Just like the past nine months, it might feel like “Really? How much more can I actually do?” On or about September 4, be ready to build or firm up some foundations prior to further development of one or two important enterprises. It’s all about focusing on the work that needs to be completed and tackling everything with the utmost organization and efficiency. Get organized. 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 focused 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, dehydrated (and somewhat delirious) and are 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 your endurance and stamina to stay with it. By now, if you’ve been working in alignment with the energy of your year, you should already be organized and working on a definable goal(s). 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 the 4 Personal Year is the enormous feeling of satisfaction when you can step back and see the bigger picture of what you’ve accomplished this year—of a job well done. If you’re playing your cards right, all the hard work you’ve done this year will pay off royally for the next five years and beyond. Hang in there! You’re working toward some big changes in the coming year.

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


If sudden shifts, unexpected twists and turns, and profound opportunities scare you, then you might want to cover your eyes. Some “outside of the box” experiences are on tap, particularly around September 9 or the 18th. The thing is that 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, be damned! 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 what you actually want in your life. Although you might feel somewhat pulled or scattered, your task is to avoid being sidetracked by the bright-and-shiny objects. Focus, focus, and more focus. And yet, this is also a month for fun! Your sex appeal cannot be contained in September, so dive in and enjoy the sensual experiences that come your way, particularly enhanced during the week of September 19. A vacation or travel for business or pleasure might come into view around September 25. 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 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 a bit suffocated. If your communication is clear and your feelings 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 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 yourself actually creating unnecessary problems. The energy of the 6 often feels as though it’s floundering around when it doesn’t have a fire to put out. Get yourself in check 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 September on your own or at least with time carved out for yourself. You’re wide open for some powerful messages from your soul. If you’ve been spending time on some private research, study, or solitary creative endeavors, this is the month where you’ll potentially start seeing results. This is the time to fine-tune your efforts. While the energy is moving toward manifesting in the physical world, you’re still not quite there yet. So patience is still required. You have a lot of “stuff” percolating inside of you right now. September ushers in the need to evaluate and coordinate your plans for the future, optimally between September 9 and the 27th. And the energy of the 7 is also pushing you to be curious and interested in delving into (or continuing to develop) some specific fields of study. This is still a great year to take a class or seminar that will offer you skills that will ultimately advance your job or career situation. It’s a fine time to go on an actual 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 on-line class rather than heading out about town. 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 an 8 Personal Year
September is an 8 Month


You can’t overestimate the important juncture you’re now entering. 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 September 2 and the 18th. September is the month where you can come face-to-face with some great financial rewards, windfalls, or sudden set backs, possibly during the week of September 23. And that’s not all. Around September 11 or the 27th, you might be getting a few additional kudos—gains in status and increased personal recognition are also in alignment for you this month. You’ve been working hard all year, so it’s time to stop and bask in your substantial achievements. Appreciate the long-term goals you’ve achieved and the years of work and dedication leading up to them. You’re probably feeling satisfied now and thinking of ways to expand your enterprises. And if the year has offered some challenges and struggles that you’re continuing to work on, that’s right in line with the energy of September. It’s still a testing year and September can be a time where you are required to step into the fray and continue to work it with all your power and resolve.

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


This is a month where you have a permission slip to take inventory—as if you haven’t been doing that enough already. Make a list of your passions, fears, regrets, mistakes, proud moments. All of it. Lay it all out before you. As Blanche DuBois from A Streetcar Named Desire said, “How sweet it is to arrive at a new place for the first time. The future stretching out in front of us like a clean, white carpet. There’s the stir and rustle of endless possibility in the air.” Hang onto the sense of endless possibilities, because there’s likely to be a bit of 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 peak 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. No turning back. And potentially, if you’ve been an “early bird” with the energy of your 9 year and have made some large leaps and followed them up with action, well then, perhaps this is the time where you actually feel more refreshed and on track. If it’s taking a bit longer—which is often the case—then this is a time for certain things to fall away. You’ll know what 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. You’re clearing the way for a brand new phase.

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