How To Tell if 2018 Is Your Year Using Numerology

How To Tell if 2018 Is Your Year Using Numerology


Hey readers! How's your first month in 2018 going so far?

Initially I had an idea to write a post about a vision board that I never finished but I got bored and came up with something new. Anyone who knows me is fully aware of my perpetual curiosity, especially as it pertains to understanding people. From traditional psychology to MBTI to astrology etc., I am often fascinated by how distinct from each other personality theories are and, in some ways, how they overlap.

In the spirit of the new year, and me being mercurial me, I thought a quirky and fun idea would be to use Numerology to compare the themes for your personal year to your personal goals.





What is numerology?

Simply stated, it is the use of numbers to determine patterns and themes in your life. You may have heard about numerology being utilized to determine your overall life path, however today's post is focused on your personal year number.

2018 is a 11/2 year.  It is calculated by adding 2+0+1+8= 11, then 1+1=2. You can read about what an 11/2 Universal Year means here.

As advised by Felicia Bender, The Practical Numerologist, calculate your personal year by doing the following:


Take the date of birth: December 16, 1959

Use only the MONTH and DAY:

December is 12:  1 + 2 = 3

Day is 16: 1 + 6 = 7

Then use the CURRENT YEAR.

2018 = 2 + 0 + 1 + 8 = 11;  1 + 1 = 2

Now add the month, day, and current year together.

3 + 7 + 2 = 12 and then 1 + 2 =  3

So, this person would be experiencing a personal year of 3 in 2018.

Remember to reduce single digits when calculating your personal year as above.  The rules are different when determining life path numbers.

Personal Year

A Personal Year Cycle is a nine-year-long cycle. Depending on where you are in your cycle, your Personal Year Number could be a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or a 9. After 9, you’ll cycle back to 1 again. Each Personal Year Number has different qualities to it. Once you become familiar with the defining qualities of each of the numbers 1 – 9 you can begin to apply the core elements of the numbers everywhere they show up, including the various cycles you experience.

Also note that the Personal Year Cycle runs from January 1 – December 31—not from birthday to birthday, even though I find that the energy related to your Personal Year intensifies around your birthday.
— Felicia Bender

Because I like to compare different resources, I wanted to include information by Christine DeLorey, Creative Numerology, along with the information provided by Felicia Bender. Please find snippets and links corresponding to each year of the personal year cycle below:


"New Beginnings"

Bender - 1

Delorey - 1


"Devoted to Love"

Bender - 2

Delorey - 2


"Fun & Creativity"

Bender - 3

Delorey - 3


"Setting Foundations"

Bender - 4

Delorey - 4


"Unexpected Opportunities"

Bender - 5

Delorey - 5


"Home, Family, & Responsibility"

Bender - 6

Delorey - 6


"Deep Inner Work"

Bender - 7

Delorey - 7


"A Power Year"

Bender - 8

Delorey - 8


"Completion, Unraveling, & Letting Go"

Bender - 9

Delorey - 9

If you are at all curious, I had a personal year of 1 in 2017 and transitioned into Personal Year 2 of my nine-year cycle at the start of 2018.  What is your personal year?  Did any of the themes for year 2018 resonate with you? 

Would like to know what the theme of the month is for January 2018 corresponding to your personal year? Click here.  The page starts at PY 1, but if you scroll to the bottom you will find links for 2-9.


theMND 💋


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