If you’ve never heard of your personal year number before, it basically helps predict what the next year of your life will have in store. It can provide foresight into what the next 365 days of your life will look like, and allow you to see how things will unfold.

In order to calculate your personal year number, you just need to follow this simple formula:

First, add up the month and day of your birth, and reduce it down until you have one digit. For example, my birthday is July 18, so it would be 7 (7+1+8=18; 1+8=9).

Then, you’ll want to do the same thing with the coming calendar year, so for 2018, we would get 9 (2+0+1+8=11).

Finally, add the first and second numbers together, until you get a single digit once again. So, in this example, we would get 7 (9+7=16; 1+6=7).

After you’ve gotten your personal year number, read on to see what the coming year will bring into your life!

## 1. New Beginnings

You can expect a total renovation of your life next year; you’ve been working hard this year to achieve your goals, and you’ll actually begin to see results in 2016. You will feel a burst of unexpected energy, as you surge forth bravely and confidently toward your goals. You have a big purpose on this Earth, and you know exactly what you want from life. You bring 100% to the table at all times, and have been preparing for a major life shift for some time now.

Sometime in the next couple months, you will just have to close your eyes and take that leap of faith, even if you can’t see exactly what you’re jumping into. However, don’t pass up any opportunities for growth right now, as they may not come along again for a while.

## 2. Personal Development

If you got the personal year number 2, most of your time next year will be spent behind the scenes, doing the grueling but necessary inner work in order to light the candle that will lead the way for you. Show yourself kindness, and practice patience. Things won’t manifest at the snap of your fingers, but your continual work and efforts to improve yourself will show later on, as more opportunities present themselves to you. Everything begins with you, so you must change yourself if you want to see changes appear in your reality.

Your emotions will feel all over the place this year, and a serious relationship might be in the cards for you. Focus on giving all you can to yourself and others, and don’t try to force anything into your life. Let things unfold as they should, and simply enjoy the experiences.

## 3. Manifestation of Desires

Year 3 is pretty much the opposite of a year 2. You will see rapid changes in your life, and expansion in almost all areas. You will have exciting new friendships, and possibly even romantic encounters. You have a happy, vibrant energy, and attract that same vibe back to you. You just want to have fun, live in the moment, and not take life too seriously right now. You will suffer some financial setbacks, but to you, meeting new people and immersing yourself in new experiences takes precedence right now.

Your creative energies will ramp up this year, opening new doors as far as careers go. Just enjoy this year, and allow this exciting, cheerful vibe to carry you through to the end, without asking too many questions about why and how.

## 4. Working Towards Goals

For a personal year number 4, next year will have a lot of hard work in store. Last year, you may have had a little too much fun, so this year, you need to get back on the grind and keep your goals in the forefront of your mind. You may have a few setbacks, and progress will seem slow, but just keep at it. All your hard work will pay off in due time, even if you can’t see that right now.

Your energy will feel a bit low, so make sure you take time for yourself and take care of your mind, body and soul the best you can. Just because you have increased responsibility and a newfound commitment to your goals, does not mean you should slack off where it really counts.

## 5. Freedom

If you got the number 5, your next year looks quite exciting and spontaneous. You haven’t felt free in a long time, but next year, all that will change. You’ll meet new people who will help you spread your wings, and you’ll finally learn how to fly. It might seem like it’s been a long time coming, but you’ve learned so much in the past years, and the culmination of all those experiences has taken you right to this beautiful place in your life.

You can shed that old, heavy skin of yours, walk right into the unknown, and breathe a sigh of relief. Adventure, breaking the ties that bind you, and totally feeling comfortable in your skin await you this year.

## 6. Responsibility

You’ll have increased responsibility close to home; family, friends, and your career matter most right now, and you need to keep these aspects of your life a priority. This year won’t bring much in the way of expansion, but rather, strengthening ties you already have with those you love.

Friends and family really need you right now, so just be there for them, and be thankful for the beautiful people and things you have in your life.

## 7. Inward Reflection

If you’ve felt disconnected from yourself, then next year marks the perfect time to really go within and figure yourself out. Everything else can wait – business goals, friendships, travel, etc. If something doesn’t feel right inside, you need to tap into it and release any blockages you feel. You might seem a bit detached and reserved this year, but don’t worry what others think. Do what you need to do for you, even if that means going off on your own for a while and leaving behind family and friends.

This year requires a lot of speculation and isolation from you, but you won’t mind. In fact, it will seem blissful and exciting, as you learn new things about yourself.

## 8. Reaching Goals

The past few years have seemed a bit stagnant, but this year, you will achieve some major goals. You will have wonderful financial health, and have regained your ambition and work ethic. You’ll feel confident, powerful, and use your leadership skills to the best of your ability.

Many doors will open up for you in the business world, so take full advantage of them, but make sure to not let it all go to your head.

## 9. Shedding Old Skin

You can finally close that chapter you’ve been stuck on for a while, and start writing a new one. All the old, outdated things in your life will melt away and come to a close, so you can welcome in new and exciting ventures. You will feel more inclined to connect with nature and your loved ones, as your life rapidly changes and you need comfort and support to stay grounded.

Trust this process, and know that everything in your life happens for a reason.