Unlike astrology, the basics of numerology can be learned in a few minutes and it is almost always accurate...at least in a very general way.  Numerology is based on the belief that each whole number between 1 and 9 carries a specific energy with it.  I have found several possible origins of the system, as well as a lot of confirmation of validity from philosophers and mathematicians, both ancient, such as Pythagoras, and contemporary, like Carl Jung and Albert Einstein.

Numerology can be used to determine the theme of a lifetime or a single year using one’s birth date.  It can give a preview of what life will be like in a particular residence based on the numerical portions of the address, how lucky a phone number will be, or anything else where numbers are found.

You can even take a look at someone’s success factor by converting the alphabet to numbers and computing the value of their name.  In any case, the energy attached to a person, place or thing can be changed by changing the numerical value. Instructions for calculating your current year are below.

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Very simply, numerology is the study of numbers and their connection to the human experience. Within this study, our lives are divided into nine-year cycles, with each year carrying a specific energy, advantage or challenge. One important note—each numerological year runs from birthday to birthday, not January to December. That said, the following will help you calculate your current and upcoming year numbers in order to glimpse what 2017 has in store for you.

The first step in utilizing numerology is to condense the number in question (regardless of how many digits it initially contains) down to a single digit between “1” and “9”. This is done using simple addition.

In order to see what the coming year has in store for you, you need to know what number year you are in at this time and what energy you will be moving into on your next birthday. To figure that out, the calculation is made using your last birthday.

Beginning of a new 9-year cycle, fresh starts, leadership, new ideas or plans

Relationship issues (for better or worse), duality, double duty, options between two things or people

Playtime, free spiritedness, taking risks, gambling, good luck

Hard, possibly tedious or exhausting work, no time to relax let alone play, but if used positively lays the foundation for something strong and lasting

Changes, transitions, halfway point in a cycle or major project, fine-tuning and making adjustments in long-term plans

Domestic peace or harmony, comfortable home environment, rest and recuperation

Depending on previous responses to situations or behavior leading up to this year, either upheaval and confrontations regarding issues being ignored or positive spiritual connections and psychic expansion

Rewards for work done, favors returned, reaping the harvest of seeds previously sown

Endings, conclusions, cleaning, de-cluttering, making space (literally or figuratively) for a new cycle