Personal Number 5
The student of Numerology knows that the root numbers are symbolic of an energy or influence that appear anew in each person’s birth chart.
These energies come from the presence of numbers as they appear in our personal and universal experience.
The personal year number is based on a confluence of both universal and personal forces coming together to influence events.
Under the influence of a personal year number you will see the specific circumstances of your life come into alignment with the vibrational energies that are characteristic of that root number.
For instance, in a 1 year you will notice yourself initiating new projects and in 9 personal years you will find projects coming to a close and relationships coming to an end.
By learning about the forces at work shaping your experience, you can see what may be rising on the horizon of your experience.
Calculating Your Personal Year Number
The first step to calculating your personal year is to calculate the Universal Year number. We derive the universal year number reducing the numbers of the year that we are currently living in:
2020 = 2 + 0 + 2 + 0 = 4
Then you take the month and day of your birth and reduce it to a root number. For instance, if you were to reduce January 2 to a root number you would get 3.
Now you add this number to the Universal Year Number and you get your Personal Year Number:
3 + 4 = 7
In 2020, a person born on January 2 would have a personal year number of 7.
What to Expect in a 5 Year
The personal year number represents the way personal and universal or cosmic forces come together to create the events that we experience.
In a 5 year it is likely that you will experience great adventure, possible upheaval and change.
The number 5 is associated with material reality, which is always fleeting and ephemeral.
We have 5 physical senses and those who live under the influence of the number 5 often live their lives primarily through their involvement in physical life.
This means that fives are adventurous and sensual.
In a 5 personal year you will experience a time of adventure, change and enjoyment.
Of course, this does not mean that you will find yourself on safari in Africa or climbing mountains in the Himalayas.
The adventures that you experience will be in alignment with your life path number, tempered by the vibrational energies that occur in the rest of your Numerology chart.
The Symbolic Meaning of a 5 Year
The number 5 is associated with The Hierophant in the Major Arcana of the Tarot. The Hierophant is also called The Pope in some decks. The Hierophant is the revealer of sacred things.
What is so sacred about the material reality that is associated with the number 5?
In 5 year you will feel called to explore the world. That may be a calling to explore your inner world, the world of your deep inner experience. This might occur through taking up a new spiritual discipline like Tai Chi, Yoga or mindfulness meditation.
Through these spiritual disciplines we can transform our involvement with the world into a vehicle for self-transcendence.
Romance and a Personal 5 Year
Often we immediately associate sensual experience and adventure with romance. But the number 5 is also strongly associated with change. Change can often be turbulent, leading to unpredictable and undesirable outcomes.
The number 5 can bring a restless energy that can be disruptive, so be careful when exploring the world or romantic possibilities.
Looking back, you will often see that major changes took place in 5 years. Navigating change can be difficult. In a 5 year it is important to keep in mind that a more stable 6 year is right around the corner.
Romantic affairs begun in 5 years are not likely to last. Therefore, in a 5 year, if you feel the urge to take marriage vows, set your date for the 6 year right around the corner.
That will be a more stable time in which the rapid fire changes that are at work in this 5 personal year will settle down and you will have a more level-headed perspective.
The Essence of a 5 Year
If you were to reduce a five year to just a few words, those might be adventurous, tumultuous and ultimately enjoyable. But sensual pleasures are sticky with attachment and can become addictive.
This is why the Hierophant is associated with this energy. The Hierophant serves as a warning to those who are seeking adventure through the sensual experience to keep their mind on a higher perspective.
A 5 personal year is all about exploring your world and getting a better understanding of your experience.
If you don’t get caught up in fleeting sense data, you can use this energy to enjoy a truly transformative experience.
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