# Numbering Prospects

THE study of numbers is ancient. Pythagoras, the Greek philosopher, had said numbers are the ultimate elements of the universe.

Numerology teaches us that every number has a certain vibration. So, delving into the world of numbers can provide you with a simple way to decipher your experiences in life.

As it’s the beginning of the year, let’s find out what’s in store for you in 2011.

The Personal Year describes the trends and influences that affect us personally. Follow the steps below to figure out your Personal Year.

First, reduce the current year to a single digit. Then reduce the day and month of your birth to a single digit. Calculate your Personal Year by adding the day and month of your birth with the current year (single digit).

Example 1: Date of birth: May 1, Current year: 2011. Personal Year: 1+5+4 (2+0+1+1) = 10 = 1+0 = 1.

Example 2: Date of birth: Dec 26, Current year: 2011. Personal Year: 8 (2+6) + 3 (1+2) +4 (2+0+1+1) = 15 = 1+5 = 6.

Personal Year No. 1
The current year is the beginning of a new nine-year cycle for you. This is the year for new beginnings, for new ideas to blossom. It holds the promise of an exciting new adventure. It’s a time to sow seeds. Give your ideas time to take root and grow. Develop a plan for what you want in this nine-year cycle and work towards it. You’re in control and ready to take charge of your life. You might notice a strong urge to change directions and try something different, so release your fears and enjoy the ride!

Personal Year No. 2
Co-operation and patience are important for you this year. Remember to practise diplomacy and tact as things will flow smoothly when you involve others. You’re integrating aspects of your new life with that of your old life. Look behind the scenes and pay attention to details. Relationships play a major role as you’re ready to include someone special into your life or let go of a relationship which no longer serves.

Personal Year No. 3
This is a fun and social year. What you have started two years ago is coming to life! There will be love in the air and knowing that all is well. It’s a time to reconnect with friends and broaden your social circle. Your creative juices run freely, so express yourself positively. Communication and creativity are highlighted in this joyous year.

Personal Year No. 4
Be productive and organised so your plans can be met. It’s a year to re-establish self-control. Do things cheerfully and you will have all the energy and resources you need. The more effort you put in, the more rewards you will reap. Take good care of your health.

Personal Year No. 5
This is a year of major changes in your life. You’re ready for a vacation after all that hard work last year. Discard old routines, try something unusual and experience life in a new way. Stay flexible and open to opportunities, which will become visible when you least expect it. Be active, meet different people and allow your enthusiasm to catch on.

Personal Year No. 6
It’s time to take care of your family, home, community and Mother Nature. Make your home the centre of your life. The focus is on domestic matters — marriage, moving into a new home, serving the community. Balance this domestic focus by finding new outlets for your creativity and enjoy the harmony this year brings.

Personal Year No. 7
A year of introspection. Take time off for reflection and self-analysis. Use time alone constructively so you get a deeper understanding of yourself. Observe your life with detachment and let things come naturally to you. Focus on your talents, refine your skills and allow your soul to grow.

Personal Year No. 8
This is the success year, or harvest time. Business and all material things are yours now. You’re ambitious and aware of your strengths after spending quality time reflecting in the previous year. Go after what you want. You’re confident, fit and know exactly where you’re heading. You will get recognition from the accomplishments you have achieved. Look forward with a smile and watch abundance flow into your life.

Personal Year No. 9
It’s a time for completion and fulfilment so you can move into the next nine-year cycle without extra baggage. Review everything and toss out all that is no longer useful in your life: people, belongings, beliefs, memories. Bless them and release them. Be tolerant, compassionate and forgiving. You’re making room for a new cycle. Listen to your intuition, be generous, stay open-minded and take the vacation you have been longing for. Go with the flow and enjoy wherever it takes you.