This time we're not only ringing in a new month, and a whole new year, but a brand-new nine-year cycle! January is the first month of a 2 Universal Year, a number that represents our balance and interactions with others. But while you may be looking far ahead, let's take it one step at a time starting with January. January always kickstarts our opportunities for beginnings -- new hobbies and goals, better lifestyles, and improved health and relationships.
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
January 2018 is a 4 Personal Month in a 3 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 1. This month offers opportunities for progress in your career. You are inspiring and motivating to yourself and others, and you know how to express your ideas. Your creativity is enhanced now. You find original solutions and manage to implement them. Your co-workers and superiors are impressed, and your optimistic and lighthearted manner can further enhance your work situation. However, you will have a tendency to be impulsive and may find yourself with your foot in your mouth. Make sure you have the information to back up any claims. You also may have a tendency to procrastinate, which can spoil opportunities and damage your career.
This is a month to be on your toes and take full advantage of a favorable combination of cycles. If you have considered remodeling or redecorating your house, or starting a gardening project, now is the time to get started. Marriage and romantic relationships also take on more depth this month.
Sun Number 2
For those with a Sun Number 2, January 2018 is a 5 Personal Month in a 4 Personal Year. You'll probably experience some self-doubt related to your work situation, and may question your direction. This frustration will be in the background for most of the year, but this month particularly feels a little bit out of control. However, hidden forces are guiding you carefully and your best approach is to persevere. Later this month, or early next month, an opportunity should come your way that represents a step forward in your career.
This month also brings some unexpected changes to other areas of your life; possibly an unexpected trip. Your family members demand a lot of attention now, and much practical guidance is required from you; they look to you for direction. Social events are favorable, particularly when they are work-related -- you can make a very positive impression on someone who can help you move forward. If married or involved, maintain harmony and avoid rocking the boat.
Sun Number 3
January 2018 is a 6 Personal Month in a 5 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 3. All during this month the focus is on your attitude toward friends, co-workers and family members. You are in a position to improve relationships in all areas, since you are warmhearted and more outgoing than usual. Others are attracted to your optimistic disposition, and several people close to you will come to you for advice and comfort.
The month may bring a turbulent new relationship into your life. The initial introduction may start off a little awkward, even cause some friction. You will need to be tolerant and understanding. Even if you feel sure that your point of view is correct, a hardheaded, stubborn approach is not beneficial. On the contrary, the true purpose of this conflict is an opportunity for you to reach out and earn the appreciation and respect of this person by freely demonstrating your own.
Other, more practical changes are also in the picture. Many will make changes in their office, residence or work routine. You could get some strong signals that your career may receive a boost in the very near future, which only buoys your optimism.
Sun Number 4
For those with a Sun Number 4, January 2018 is a 7 Personal Month in a 6 Personal Year, bringing stability and clarity. Your career shows promise, but you probably won't see any promotion or practical gain just yet. If you are involved in legal affairs or have wanted to take care of something that involves the law, this month is a good time to start the necessary procedures. You may be notified of an impending legal procedure that affects you or a loved one.
Study or read and enjoy the much needed quiet after last year's hectic pace. Domestic affairs play a major role during this year and begin now. However, you will be feeling more intellectual than emotional during this month. Tolerance and forgiveness will not come naturally and you could be a little self-righteous, so try to be more flexible.
Sun Number 5
January 2018 is an 8 Personal Month in a 7 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 5. This month brings success and reward from past efforts. Self-reliance and confidence are the keys to success this month, so stand up for yourself and show stubborn persistence. Your career is stable, with few ups and downs, but your finances are less secure. A conservative attitude to money matters is favorable.
Your attention is focused on long-term planning. You have good ideas that may well turn into an additional source of income later this year (during or around October). You also become interested in new avenues of thought or spiritual paths, which will inspire you to study or read. The emphasis this month is on long-term goals.
Friends and relatives may feel that you are a little distant now, and may get on your case in the hope that you will spend more time with them. Romance is not particularly important this month, but if you are involved with someone, feelings do deepen and the bond becomes stronger.
Sun Number 6
For those with a Sun Number 6, January 2018 is a 9 Personal Month in an 8 Personal Year. It marks a period of completion. You have gone through a spiritual growth cycle that resulted in a better understanding of yourself, and have gained much insight. Now you are entering a time when spiritual understanding must merge with the practical and material side of life. You are moving from a 7 Personal Year, which was dominated by spiritual growth, into an 8 Personal Year, which is focused on the material aspects of your life. This may throw you a little off balance. The year begins with some confusion and self-doubt.
You may experience financial stress this year. You'll need to apply yourself to your career and other worldly matters. This is the year of harvesting your rewards, but before that happens, you need to prepare yourself, to regain your footing. You must become more aggressive and ambitious, and January requires effort. It also requires a letting go of outdated and outgrown concepts, habits and relationships. For that reason, January could be emotional and somewhat insecure. However, you will soon pick up momentum, and your personal power increases.
Romantic and love-relationships experience some stresses now, as you are somewhat distant and aloof, which may make your partner feel left out. Spend some time reassuring your mate.
Sun Number 7
January 2018 is a 1 Personal Month in a 9 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 7. It brings progress as well as some turmoil. Your career offers opportunities that should be taken advantage of, but you may also be wondering if you want to continue on the path you have chosen. A change of course may be taking shape. You may want to focus more on the ideas you had at the beginning of your professional life. Even if you do not have a career, a return to the idealistic views you had at an earlier time cannot be avoided now.
A similar desire for purity and idealism influences your relationships with friends and relatives. You find yourself confronting some of the people close to you. You may decide that some of your relationships are no longer desirable. You experience emotional ups and downs, caused by a need for confirmation of your love on one hand, and a tendency to be critical and judgmental on the other. You are aggressive and emotional at times, which may shake the foundations of many of your relationships. Undoubtedly, some of these foundations may crack, but others will prove to be strong and remain undamaged. Financially, this is a time to be extremely careful.
Sun Number 8
For those with a Sun Number 8, January 2018 is a 2 Personal Month in a 1 Personal Year. This is not a month to make important choices or decisions without a lot of careful consideration. You may face some confusion and self-doubt. This month is more mercurial than usual, and you will likely switch from optimism to pessimism, and back again. This is to be expected when you are right in the middle of a major personality overhaul.
January is your first month of a new long-term nine-year cycle. Many of the changes you are going through require approximately two years; you have now begun the second of those years. Your transformation can be compared to a low-level reformat of your inner hard drive. When the job is done, much of the information is replaced, gaps are closed, and the bugs are ironed out. You can look forward to a time of greater self-confidence, more energy, and a refreshed and more positive outlook on life.
A 1 Year, 2 Month is highly charged in the areas of romance and friendships. You may well meet someone who will touch your heart deeply. Friendships also intensify and can be very comforting and healing. You will likely find yourself being helpful to others as well, particularly as a counselor or adviser. You will be tactful and capable of creating harmony where there was turmoil. However, at times you may be overly sensitive, and may not handle criticism well.
Sun Number 9
For a Sun Number 9 January 2018 is a 3 Personal Month in a 2 Personal Year, bringing both optimism and energy. The drive and enthusiasm that emerged during the second half of last year is still with you, along with a certain caution stemming from the emotional ups and downs that arose during the previous 18 months. You're aware of your need for support, cooperation and advice, and this month you find yourself establishing closer ties and better communication among those with whom you live and work.
You are reflective and relaxed now. Take time to play and laugh. Reach out to friends and loved ones. Communicate your ideas freely. You and your plans will be supported at this time, which will heighten your optimism about the future. Romance is an important part of this months' experiences too, and the chances are good that you may meet or go deeper with someone special.