Job satisfaction: sometimes it seems so elusive, doesnâ€™t it? When things arenâ€™t flowing smoothly they can get confusing! Do you stay, weather it out and hope it gets better? Should you leave, hoping that youâ€™ll soon find something new? Do you look for something else while being miserable where you are?

Fortunately, numerology can help us find solutions to many of these questions. The easiest way to get a glimpse of whatâ€™s upcoming in your career and your life is to calculate your Personal Year Number and find out what cycle youâ€™re in. Similar to how our birth date determines our birth chart, we can also use this information to find the number that corresponds to our year. This is easy math that relates to your date of birth.

You can use our Personal Year Number Calculator to figure it out.

## How to Calculate Your Personal Year Number

If youâ€™d like to see how Your Personal Year Number is calculated – here is an example. If you were born on November 28th youâ€™d add 2 + 8 to get 10, which reduces down to 1 because 1 + 0 = 1. Then you take the month you were born and add it together to get it to a single digit. (November is the 11th month of the year, 1 + 1 = 2)

Lastly, you consider the current year and add it together to get a single digit. For example, 2017 is 2 + 0 + 1 + 7 = 10 (1 + 0 = 1). Then add all that together, 1 + 2 + 1 = 4. The calculation reveals youâ€™re in a personal year 4. Go and calculate your Personal Year Number and when you know that, what do you do with that information? How does it help you?

## Personal Year 1

It is a time of new beginnings, so if youâ€™re seeking a career change, this may be a good year to do it. Of course, this newness brings new challenges too, and you have to make sure that youâ€™re prepared to meet them. Sometimes itâ€™s easier to stay than it is to deal with the consequences that major changes might bring during this year.

Itâ€™s a good idea to start by clarifying your career goals rather than making sudden or impulsive decisions.

Hard work is involved! Perhaps there are obstacles in your path, or maybe youâ€™re not quite ready to take the plunge. Devise a plan to meet your goals. If you decide that now isnâ€™t the best time for a new job, itâ€™s still a great year for exploring your options and making any changes that feel right.

## Personal Year 2

It isnâ€™t the best time for making any sudden moves. Itâ€™s more a year for patience. Youâ€™re going to find yourself in the background and that could cause frustration on the job front. If you donâ€™t feel that youâ€™re getting the attention and the accolades that you desire or think you deserve, youâ€™ll find this period very vexing. However, donâ€™t forget that sometimes you have to be in a supporting role before you get the ultimate rewards.

You wonâ€™t see a lot of progress this year. Itâ€™s a test of your integrity and your sense of self-worth. Itâ€™s possible youâ€™ll feel lost or disillusioned. Take heart, this is a phase for learning. Figure out how to stand up for yourself, how to work with others to get things done, and how to improve your connections. Rather than leaping into a new career, you might be better spending your time networking.

## Personal Year 3

This will be a year of expansion and growth, even if you donâ€™t actually make a career move. Your creativity is high and youâ€™ll communicate your ideas well. Look at this year as an opportunity to network. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet with others who can help you to advanceâ€”or even changeâ€”your profession. Look up your past colleagues and find out what theyâ€™re doing now; maybe theyâ€™re looking for what you have to offer.

Itâ€™s not a period for taking on additional responsibilities. Youâ€™re going to have more opportunities to travel and enjoy yourself, but donâ€™t get too frivolous. You donâ€™t want to jeopardize your chances of advancement. If youâ€™ve made long-term goals in the past, donâ€™t abandon them, but put them on the shelf, and reevaluate in a few months. Lifeâ€™s very full if youâ€™re in a personal year 3 and you might just want to enjoy it; worry about your job next year!

## Personal Year 4

Last year was the year for socializing, this is the year for hard work. Youâ€™ll take back your self-control and toe the line in order to make some real progress toward your long-term goals. You may feel overlooked; like youâ€™re doing all the work and someone else is getting the reward. Once again this is a year for patience. The number four represents a cornerstone, and youâ€™re going to have to reevaluate and tweak what you want out of your job.

You could think youâ€™ve had enough, that youâ€™re not getting where you want to go and a complete change is necessary. If thatâ€™s the case, look at the foundation youâ€™ve built. Prepare by gathering references, and look where you have a chance to advance yourself. Above all, remember that no matter what you do this year, next year is going to be a flurry of activity! Make sure that you pace yourself and that you take care of your health.

## Personal Year 5

After the hard work of last year, this one is full of major changes. It will be easier for you to get ahead. Youâ€™ll meet new contacts and influential people who can help you to further your career path. This year will also bring some interesting social activities. Donâ€™t hesitate to mix business with pleasure. Network, but always be mindful of what you say and who you say it to. Itâ€™s time for new directions, so donâ€™t talk yourself out of them.

The issue with this year is that you might be tempted to overstretch yourself. Take on that new job, fulfill that new obligation, shoulder that responsibility; but make sure that youâ€™ve got the time and energy to devote to them. This year may bring upheaval, no matter how you approach it. If youâ€™ve overstretched any of your resources, then you could put more than your job in jeopardy. Your reputation and your reliability are at stake.

## Personal Year 6

This year brings increasing family responsibilities. If youâ€™re the main breadwinner in your family or if you work from home it will impact you especially. There are changes coming and additional responsibilities to attend to. Itâ€™s not a year when youâ€™re going to see a lot of success and recognition, but itâ€™s great for revisiting ideas you once had regarding your profession.

Nothing is going to happen fast this year at work, with your family, close friends, or even when it comes to home improvements or house moves. Itâ€™s still a good year for networking. If youâ€™re determined to change jobs in a Personal Year 6, consider working from home, or maybe join an existing family business. The most important thing you can do during this period is to slow down to the speed of life because the pace will soon pick up again!

## Personal Year 7

Youâ€™ll be moody and introspective this year, and all of that thinking perhaps isnâ€™t particularly motivating as far as a job change goes. However, if youâ€™re thinking of swapping careers This is a great year for further education, skills training, or exploring a completely new field. Youâ€™re not going to feel particularly social, and the company of others might even get on your nerves, so this isnâ€™t the best year for networking or influencing people!

This period also has the potential for making you feel pressured about your job. Look at your long-term goals and see whatâ€™s out of harmony. Reevaluate any retirement plans. It isnâ€™t a year for doing. Itâ€™s a year for planning and refining what you want from life. Put any inclination towards list-making, blogging or journaling to work and use it to your advantage. Your analytical skills are sharp and youâ€™re receptive to new ideas.

## Personal Year 8

Youâ€™ll be powerful and move forward in your job with confidence and strength. Any ideas you formed last year start to manifest. Youâ€™ll be able to expand what you do, confidently, and with conviction. Thereâ€™s strong leadership potential this year; harness it correctly. Youâ€™ll be presented with big decisions and the opportunity for major developments. You will earn rewards and the admiration of your peers for your skills and talents that may have gone unnoticed.

The caution here is donâ€™t get too cocky. Thereâ€™s a fine line between confidence and arrogance. Work with people, rather than above them. Never forget how it felt when you were working hard and not being appreciated for It. Never overlook the people who have helped you get where you are. Youâ€™ve got strong leadership potential this year; harness it correctly.

## Personal Year 9

It is the end of the 9-year cycle, therefore, itâ€™s a year of finishing what you started. Itâ€™s not a time for a new career or new work challenges because anything started at this time might be short-lived. Use this period for taking stock of your goals, tidying up loose ends, finishing projects, and determining what you have outgrown. If youâ€™ve outgrown your current job, then use this as a phase where youâ€™re updating your resume and prepare to start a new cycle next year.

While itâ€™s important to take the advice of others, donâ€™t depend on them to tell you what to do. Everything youâ€™ve done over the last 9 years is going to come under the magnifying glass. Throw out whatâ€™s old and stale, and keep what you want to carry with you. Even relationships that have run their course need to go. You donâ€™t want anything holding you back from the cycle of newness that youâ€™re going to start next year.

## The Future is Yours

No matter what personal year youâ€™re in, thereâ€™s always something you can do to work towards the career of your dreams. Numerology will help you in so many ways when it comes to choosing your career, and looking at your Personal Year Number is only one of them. You can delve into other calculations such as your personal month or Essence Number.

If you take this information in addition to your Life Path Number and your Soul Urge Number, you will get a strong blueprint for job success! This year may not be the time for a change, but even if youâ€™re stuck where you are for a while, youâ€™re still able to plan, scheme, and dream. Itâ€™s all well and good to have big dreams and to build castles in the air, just donâ€™t forget to put the foundations under them!

### Charla Stone

Hi! Iâ€™m Charla Stone and I learned astrology and mysticism way back in the 1970s. Iâ€™ve spent the last four decades using the stars, tarot, runes, crystals, totems, and more to bring light and guidance to others. Iâ€™m just an old hippie at heart who has traveled the world to learn of its cultures. Iâ€™ve been published online and in printâ€”which still rather surprises me, as this isnâ€™t something I do, itâ€™s just who I am! When Iâ€™m not writing or doing readings, Iâ€™m spending time in my garden or the art studio, or with my beloved dogs.

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