There's a special magic to December, as many of us find ourselves being merry and light with family and friends. The transition from December to January is powerful. We're tying up loose ends now, deciding what we want to take with us into the new year, and what has become too heavy to carry any further. New beginnings are waiting just around the corner, and we now have a chance to shed the things that have been dragging us down.
Your personal Sun Number is used to calculate your Personal Month cycles, and those cycles predict the type of life you'll lead each month. If you don't already know your Sun Number, click here to find out. Once you know your Sun Number, look it up below to read your predictions for the month ahead.
Sun Number 1
For those with a Sun Number 1, December 2016 is a 4 Personal Month in a 1 Personal Year. It brings both opportunity and frustration. Stay focused on your goals and work hard. It is an excellent month for your career with much opportunity for progress, due partly to last month's optimism and enthusiasm. You have impressed people, some of whom are now ready to offer you the proverbial carrot. But there is a hitch: you may not feel you are ready, and a little courage is required.
Another aspect of this month's combination of numbers is the frustration caused by your inability to force a direction of your own choosing. You may feel caught in a trap, stuck in a rut. You have to be willing to maintain a high level of effort, because this is definitely not a time to quit, no matter how frustrating the current period may be. Even in matters of the heart, you may feel stuck in the mud. Patience and diligence are the keywords this month.
Sun Number 2
December 2016 is a 5 Personal Month in a 2 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 2, and it brings changes and restlessness. You feel a need to be with others, to be social, to laugh and talk and enjoy yourself. You receive opportunities to travel and will probably meet a new and exciting person on a trip away from home. This person inspires and motivates you to try something new, to get off the beaten path and take a chance.
This is a month that could bring quite a few surprises, most of which invigorate you. It is a dynamic time that brings information and knowledge from unexpected sources. You want change. You are ready to try a new direction, which causes you to see your career with new eyes. You are in an adventurous mode and willing to take a risk.
This month requires courage and flexibility. There are new opportunities awaiting you and it is up to you to prevent them from slipping by. Your love relationship is in a vulnerable state and some suppressed anxieties need to be released. You are somewhat impulsive and may need to force yourself to slow down. You experience a bit of self-indulgence now, requiring extra self-discipline.
Sun Number 3
For those with a Sun Number 3, December 2016 is a 6 Personal Month in a 3 Personal Year. The month stabilizes your work environment, but requires that you work on your relationships and family affairs. You will be in the unique position to counsel and support someone in your circle of friends and family with immediate and positive results. It will be one of the most rewarding experiences of this year for you.
A promotion or a raise is possible this month, as is an increase in your workload. This is a good month for business and financial affairs, particularly for long-term planning and investment. If you are involved in legal affairs, the time is right to surge ahead.
Romance is also favorable this month. Commitments bring stability. For those who have become involved in a relationship during the course of this year, this is a good month to exchange vows. This should be a wonderful time for most of those who are in the last stage of this 3 Personal Year. The holidays bring family and friends together, for much love and the rewards of the season.
Sun Number 4
December 2016 is a 7 Personal Month in a 4 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 4. It's a fitting end for this year. You now enter a period of introspection, contemplation and meditation. December turns your focus toward inner growth and soul searching. There will be plenty of opportunity to withdraw, to seek the quiet, but whether you enjoy this time or not depends on whether you value such an experience. This has been a year of hard work and, at times, frustration, but the work will pay off. You are now more aware of that, and even that the year was well spent. Understanding the value of daydreaming and contemplation is more difficult as a result of this society's emphasis on action and result. However, the quiet, "unproductive" times of this month will be at least as rewarding, spiritually as well as practically. It allows for deep inner-contentment and a fuller awareness of the love and goodwill of others. Only the 4 Personal Year closes with such a beautiful and fitting counterbalance to a difficult and busy year.
Sun Number 5
December 2016 is an 8 Personal Month in a 5 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 5, and will be rewarding in many areas of life. This is a good time for business and money matters, but it's not about spending money to impress others or flaunt your success. The 8 Personal Month brings balance in all material matters. Expect some recognition in your working environment, perhaps a bonus or promotion. This is an excellent time to promote some of your ideas or any other input you have in relation to your career. Romance is favorable too, so be sure to express your love. You will be more attractive than usual to members of the opposite sex.
Sun Number 6
For those with a Sun Number 6, December 2016 is a 9 Personal Month in a 6 Personal Year, and some letting go is required. A relationship is likely to end now, which can cause some distress, but there are also feelings of gratitude. Your feelings run deep, but you have difficulty expressing them. You feel vulnerable and emotional. You want to give your time and energy to something outside of yourself.
There are changes in your work situation, such as a shift in personnel. In a strange turn of events, you may find yourself having to defend your actions and motivations, and your honesty may be questioned.
If you are single, you may meet someone later this month, but if you are committed, you could feel you are involved in a roller-coaster kind of relationship. Not to worry, things calm down by the end of the month.
Sun Number 7
December 2016 is a 1 Personal Month in a 7 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 7. It brings renewed energy and enthusiasm. Your career makes a big step forward: financial reward, promotion, or possibly a transfer brings a welcome change. You will be introduced to someone or several people who are important for your career and can positively influence your future.
While this month brings you and your relatives and friends closer together, the feelings are also intensified and your relationship with some of these people is in a very fragile state. There may be some outbursts of long suppressed feelings that have to be dealt with. Relationships of all kinds -- family, friends, and co-workers -- tend to be somewhat unstable during this time.
If you are single, romance may become an important ingredient of this month's experience. You may meet someone new and this person will be an intellectual and spiritual challenge. The attraction will be based less on physical appearance than on curiosity: there are profound differences between you in point of view and lifestyle, which is fascinating on some level. You learn from this person and, like looking into a mirror, you discover a lot about yourself and the changes that have taken place on a very deep level during the course of this year.
Sun Number 8
For those with a Sun Number 8, December 2016 is a 2 Personal Month in an 8 Personal Year, and shifts the focus to relationships and all affairs of the heart. Co-workers are demanding, not only in work-related matters, but also in personal areas. You may catch some flack, or become involved in conflicts that don't appear to have anything to do with you. All your tact and diplomacy are needed to maintain harmony in the work place. However, you are better equipped than usual to deal with sensitive affairs, and you manage to diffuse most of these potentially explosive affairs. Pretty much the same experiences await you regarding relationships with relatives and friends, but here, too, you are able to keep the peace.
Your intuition and sensitivity are your strongest assets this month. There is, however, a need to stand up for yourself. Someone will probably claim credit which rightly belongs to you, and again, diplomacy and tact are required to solve this problem. This is also a good month for negotiation and financial affairs, particularly concerning loans and mortgages. Romance can be powerful, but may cause problems when money is involved.
Sun Number 9
December 2016 is a 3 Personal Month in a 9 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 9. It's time to lighten up, be playful and enjoy yourself. Don't take things too seriously -- this is a time to recharge your batteries. There will be ample opportunity for social events and you should take advantage of that. Your creativity is enhanced now, and so is your sense of humor.
This is not a time to force any issues. Let things happen at their own pace. You are approaching a time of more energy, more opportunities and progress, but before that happens, take this month to rest and relax. You are entering a 1 Personal Year which brings much progress and a new beginning. This 9 Personal Year has been a year of letting go, next year is a time of renewal, almost rebirth.