Many of us have been drifting along through the year 2023, following the current of the Universe or someone else’s lead. However, 2024 is for marching to the beat of our own drum. It adds up to an 8 year, which is all about embracing our power and taking control of our lives. If last year seemed to unfold at a glacial pace, forcing you to look inward for satisfaction, this year will be drastically different. Ready or not, this year will invite us to once again stand firm in our own power.
In Numerology, the number 8 is all about claiming what is ours and showing everyone else why we belong at the top of the heap. It may sometimes ask us to engage in situations that seem daunting or make us uncomfortable, but the purpose of these challenging moments is to teach us that we are already in possession of the power necessary to succeed.
8 represents the first year in a three-year push cycle (8, 9, 1) as we begin to leave behind the vestiges of our current 9-year cycle and prepare for the world to enter a new one come 2026. This year, however, it’s time to capitalize on all that has occurred over the previous seven years, integrating the lessons and experiences into our personalities so that we can make the best use of them when we finally embark on a new adventure in just a couple of years.
Get ready, everyone -- it’s time to stand on our own two feet.
After the live-and-let-go energy of the 7 year when we were all invited to leave behind unnecessary ego trips, it can be a bit of an adjustment to embrace the power on offer from a universal 8 year. However, the purpose of last year’s energy was to rid us of unhealthy tendencies, and that means we have done the required personal work to turn around and wield our power, knowing we will do so fairly and wisely. This right has been earned.
Success brings with it many trappings, be it respect or tangible rewards like money and luxury goods. While some people may not be very impressed or tempted by such things, not everyone is immune to the seduction. It is important to enjoy the fruits of your labor -- the simple rule of thumb for this year is that you may bask in wealth and luxury, so long as you remember that they are merely an effect of your efforts and not the end goal of becoming who you are meant to be.
The 8 year can bring times when you may feel out of your depth or like you haven’t earned a seat at the table. These feelings will likely arrive early in the year, as one of the lessons of the 8 is for you to realize that you do indeed belong. Everyone has moments when they feel like they haven’t earned the right to have a say in a matter. But this is your year to realize you do indeed have every reason to speak up and be heard.
While the 8 Universal Year will impact everybody throughout 2024, the influence you'll feel most directly comes from your Personal Year number. Calculating your Personal Year number is easy -- simply look at the date of your birthday in 2024, then add each digit together. If you end up with a double-digit number as your sum, add those digits together as well until you come up with a single digit.
For example, if you were born on November 20, your birthday in 2024 will be 11/20/2024.
Create an addition problem with each digit in that date -- 1+1+2+0+2+0+2+4 = 12.
Add again until you get a single digit: 1+2 = 3. So, your Personal Year number for 2024 would be 3.
Easy enough, right? Once you’ve calculated your Personal Year number, read the description below to learn about what 2024 may hold in store for you.
2023 marked the final year in your personal nine-year cycle, bringing a major chapter of your life to a close. It may have felt like you were rather out of touch with the rest of the world while the Universe removed certain aspects of your reality that were no longer serving you. However, there is a major change brewing as you begin your personal 1 year, and thus a brand-new nine-year period of your life.
If progress felt impossible last year, you may be surprised by just how many options and opportunities start to come your way in 2024. The purpose of this year is for you to put the reins firmly in your hands and call the shots, so it is important that you realize the powerful energy available to you. Indeed, it may take a few months for you to fully understand that you are the one in charge this time around.
It is important you try to create structure for yourself during this year because no one else is going to do that for you, and you surely don’t want to start this new cycle off with laziness or ineffectiveness. Make a strategic plan of the things you would like to achieve in 2024 and beyond, and with a little diligence, you’ll soon see results.
After experiencing your personal 1 year, a time when you got to do exactly as you pleased without worrying about other people, you now get to settle into the groove of your 2 year, which is all about incorporating others into your lifestyle and making room for them and their desires. The 2 year can feel rather slow, and that is because it is often a time of waiting while others get to the places they need to be in order to turn around and help you achieve your own goals.
Sometimes it can feel frustrating as you wait for everyone else to catch up to your personal program, but one of the important lessons of the 2 year is for you to remember that no person is an island -- if you want success in the long-term, you must learn to work with others in the here and now.
Connections you build this year may take their time unfolding, but you will see that many of these bonds will last well into the future. These folks will assist you with the important themes of your current nine-year cycle, and bring you closer to the person you are meant to become.
If 2023 seemed to move at a snail’s pace, you’ll be happy to hear that 2024 has something very different in store for you. The energy of a 3 personal year comes fast and loose, with room for new ideas and fresh connections that will help you clear out any mental cobwebs that might have gathered when you weren’t paying attention. This is a time to indulge in a bit of fun after any heaviness from last year -- leave your worries behind and go dance in the sun.
That isn’t to say that the entire year will be one big cake walk, but the Universe will send you many wonderful opportunities throughout these twelve months to enjoy yourself. Your charisma and charm will be especially potent, making this a great year for romance and pursuing your passions. You can also use this time to travel and explore more of the world than you have previously.
It is important to remember, however, that you make your own luck. And while there is fun to be had regardless of the effort you put in, this is the kind of year when you will get back what you give ten times over. Do not leave these potential rewards sitting on the table for someone else to snap up.
Roll up your sleeves and get to work. The theme of the 4 personal year is structure and working toward building the foundations necessary for you to reach the next stage of your life. This can mean you are quite literally working more in a professional setting than you have before, which may bring new responsibilities with it. Yet, this energy may also be felt in more personal ways, as you do important work behind the scenes.
It is a simple truth that the only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary, and that is a lesson you will learn over and over again this year -- but that does not mean it will be a difficult lesson to learn. The sooner you accept that this is a year when you must lay the groundwork for future success rather than cashing in early, the easier it will be to make use of the themes on offer from the Universe.
At times, you may feel as though you have to sacrifice your own freedom in order to be present in other situations, but this is about becoming a more responsible version of yourself. In order to be truly free, you must first and foremost be responsible for yourself and your actions.
There’s a fresh breeze blowing your way this year. The 5 personal year is a time of freedom and change, when you can set out in a new direction with the wind at your back and a song in your heart. If 2023 felt like one long, boring assignment, in 2024, you can switch to out-of-office mode for the foreseeable future as you pursue new adventures and opportunities.
If you have felt especially stifled in your life lately, then this energy can do wonders to broaden your horizons. The chance to move to a new place far different than anything you’ve previously experienced could arrive, or perhaps you take on a new job that is in a field practically unknown to you. The more different the opportunity is from what you have previously known, the more rewarding the experience will turn out to be.
You’re on a voyage this year, both to explore new aspects of your world, and to explore new aspects of yourself. Last year forced you to be the responsible one and to put off personal gratification, but as trying as those experiences may have been, you also grew a great deal from them. In 2024, you are integrating this new you into the world around you.
Relationships are front and center for you in 2024, as you experience a personal 6 year. The major theme is building bridges between you and new people. It’s a year when you can learn from others, and they can in turn learn from you. It’s possible that your chosen family will come knocking at your door, even if you don’t recognize them as such right away, but you can be sure that the Universe is bringing them to you for a reason.
In your previous 5 year, you got to explore personal freedom and what it’s like to set off on a new course with only your own satisfaction in mind. Now, however, you are meant to remember how many wonderful experiences people can bring into your life, and that there is much to be gained from opening your heart and allowing others to take up space in your emotions.
This can be a very romantic year, and you may meet someone who becomes an important partner for years to come. However, all sorts of connections will provide you with an emotional catharsis during your 6 year, so it is important you do not close yourself off from these experiences. You are meant to feel this year, and to feel deeply.
It’s time to dive deep. The 7 personal year heralds a time when you must turn inward to spiritually process much of what has come to pass over the last six years. You’ll likely discover that it is only by not forcing things can they reach their natural outcome. This is a year when you must confront big questions that have loomed over your life, and by doing so, you will become a healthier, happier version of yourself.
The theme of spiritual growth will last throughout this whole twelve-month period, but when the year begins, you may feel as though you have been cast adrift without an oar or even a current to guide you. You must bask in this lack of direction, though, because only by embracing it will you be able to tune out the noise and tap into your inner compass. It is not an overnight process, and the slowness of this year is meant to be embraced since within that space you’ll find your most authentic self.
Every year serves as a stepping stone to the next, and since you will be embracing new power in 2025 during your 8 year, 2024 is meant to make you a better person on the inside so that you will be worthy of the power coming your way. Allow this transformation to take place.
It’s time to rejoin the real world and make a name for yourself while you do it. After the spiritual mission of the 7 year, you are now embarking on your personal 8 year, a year of manifestation and power. This year invites you to stand up for yourself and manifest professional gains, acting out on the center stage where everyone can see you exhibit your mastery.
Your previous hard work will pay off this year, as you get to capitalize on the efforts you made years before, finally getting to harvest the fruits of seeds planted long ago. This can bring lots of rewards and material success to you, perhaps changing your entire financial outlook for the better. At times it can be daunting as you try to acclimate to this new sense of ability and agency, but trust that the Universe is offering you a seat at the table because it believes you deserve it.
You will fare better this year if you tackle it with clear-cut goals rather than just coasting along from success to success. The more ordered and methodical you are in your approach, the more mountains you will be able to climb, and the more finish lines you will be able to cross.
You are going on one last adventure, one last closing chapter that will mark the end of this particular nine-year cycle. Next year, you will embark upon a fresh journey, but that is still a year away. For now, you are in your 9 year, a time when you are being asked to release that which no longer serves you so that you will no longer carry unnecessary baggage into the future.
The 9 year can sometimes feel a bit lonely as you surrender control and allow the Universe to slowly but surely remove old drama from your life. This time is not unlike a cocoon phase, one during which you turn inward so that you may emerge next year as a beautiful butterfly. You do not need to worry that anything meant for you will fade away, however. The Universe knows exactly what it is choosing to eliminate from your life, and you should trust that nothing meant for you will ever truly pass you by.
This is a year to gather all the knowledge and experience you have accrued over the last nine years, and to finally bring it together in the most perfect way -- by becoming your truest self, and being that person with complete authenticity.
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