Monday, October 1, 2012

You do the math- what your numbers say about you

Knowing your numbers is important to business success.. today's blog is a bit of a different twist on knowing your numbers. A guest blog post from Vikki MacKinnon. 
Vikki MacKinnon, author of Please Take a Number

Article: Numbers and Your Career…Is It Time to Move On?

By Vikki MacKinnon, guest blog post

Regardless of where you are in your nine year cycle, September, the ninth month, infuses your personal year with stronger numeric energy, heightens motivation, and, within the context of your personal year, brings attention to circumstances that affect everyday life.

This is a month when people in the workforce tend to assess the pro’s and con’s of their current situation, and may consider moving on to a new position. The number of your personal year will indicate whether it is likely that you will have an opportunity to make a career move, and how this move will affect your long-term success and security.

We all move in regular progressive patterns through our personal years 1 to 9, although at times we may experience the energy of a Master number year 11, 22, or 33 instead of the lower octaves 2, 4, and 6. In numerology, the most likely years for career moves are personal years 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, and 11. Years 2, 4, 6, 7, and 22 tend to be periods of consolidation and stability.

Add the number of your month of birth (4 for April, 12 for December etc.) to your day of birth. If you have not had your birthday yet this year, add 4 (2+0+1+1) to the previous total, but if you have had or are about to have your birthday, add 5.

You will have a two digit number. If it is 11, 22, or 33, your calculations are finished- if not, add those two digits together to get only one digit.

For example, if your birthday is November 7:

add 11+7+4 = 22 This is a 22 personal year

If your birthday is May 8:

add 5+8+5=18, 1+8=9 This is a 9 personal year

Please note: Although your personal year begins on your birthday, there is a transition period. For a few weeks before your birthday, you will feel your focus shifting as a new theme begins to emerge.

In numerology, the most likely years for career moves are personal years 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, and 11. Years 2, 4, 6, 7, and 22 tend to be periods of consolidation and stability.

Year 1: If you do not move to a completely new company, this year you may find yourself in a new position with the same company, or in the same position with a new boss. You may also meet a new mentor. There may be a chance to take on a leadership role, to step forward and be noticed.

Year 2: This year calls for team work and collaboration. Your time and energy is directed toward supporting others, and you are not likely to make any major career move.

Year 3: Career moves are not strongly indicated, but they can happen in a 3 year. Advancement within the same company is favoured by the energy of 3, as you seem to be receiving quite a bit of attention.

Year 4: You are focused on short term goals and tasks this year, and there is a lot of work for you to do. You may be thinking about whether you are being fairly compensated for your time and effort. Toward the end of your 4 personal year, you may attract the attention of “head hunters” or a prospective new employer.

Year 5: Expect the unexpected this year. It’s a good year to be open to any kind of movement in your career. You will be highly visible, and are likely to meet a lot of new people. This year you may initiate a complete change, not just who you work for but also what you do, and where you do it.

Year 6: This is not normally a career year, but you may move to a home office, or a workplace that is closer to home. You may do some mentoring this year and will be working hard to juggle your career and family obligations. The interpersonal dynamics in the workplace may come to your attention, and you may get involved in conflict resolution.

Year 7: This year you may be taking some work related courses at a local college, gathering information, expanding your skill set, and developing greater expertise in your field. It is not normally a time for career move, unless you are hired as a trouble shooter, advisor, or analyst. Let things come to you this year.

Year 8: This year brings a harvest of sorts, since much of the effort and diligence you have put forward in previous years is about to come to fruition. You are called to take bold, decisive action this year. There may be a promotion, or a strategic move to another company. You are likely to have greater leadership responsibilities and major work assignments along with an increase in pay.

Year 9: This year you may be working more with the public than you have in previous years, and your effort may have a broader impact. Something must come to an end this year. It may be in any area of your life, or in several areas. You may make a decision to leave your current employer near the end of this personal year. New positions that you take on in the first half of your 9 year are often “stepping stone” positions.

Year 11: Fasten your seatbelt! This is a year of surprises and sudden developments in all areas of your life. You are in the spotlight and others are aware of what you have to contribute to the success of their enterprise. For that reason your 11 year may bring a promotion or a tempting offer.

Year 22: This year doesn’t usually indicate career moves, although it will bring increasing responsibilities as you work hard to bring big ideas into reality. It is likely that you will be asked to serve on committees this year and possibly attend at least one international conference.

What are your numbers saying about you?

Vikki MacKinnon has thirty years experience as a teacher and a numerologist, and a lifetime of interest in healing and spirituality. She has completed graduate level work in self-esteem and emotional intelligence, and is also a Reiki master. Vikki has prepared numerology profiles for clients in Canada, the US, Britain, and Japan. She teaches numerology courses in North America, and also taught aspiring numerologists in Tokyo between 2008 and 2010.

“As a numerologist, my goal is to help people gain greater understanding of themselves, their potential, their relationships, and their journey, and to give them a greater sense of authentic personal power. I strive to show all of my students and clients that numerology represents ancient wisdom and spirituality, but it has practical, down to earth applications for all of us in our modern society.” 

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