weet relief: 2017 is finally over. This past year was an upheaval—full of slow beginnings, tragic endings, global chaos, and general uncertainty. While there are many factors in our individual lives that impact how the years unfold, there are also universal aspects that affect each and every one of us on an energetic and cellular level. We can look to numerology for detailed insight on what this means and how we can work with the energy for our greatest good.
The Numerology of 2018
As one if the most ancient and mystical forms for understanding the universe within and without, numerology is without a doubt a badass spiritual modality. When we can become conscious of the frequency and math magic that exists all around us, and given to us at birth, we can more easily flow in the direction of our truth, rather than become bogged down by fear and doubt. And being terrified of math in general (having chosen words instead in this lifetime), I’ve found that numerology is an incredible way to see the beauty of math and how it literally comprises everything in the universe.
First, let’s take a look at what the numbers had to say about 2017.
2017: 2 + 0 + 1 + 7 = 10; 1 + 0 = 1
2017 was a 1 universal year, which means initiating beginnings, shedding the past, and shaking up the foundation of our lives so that we could fill in the cracks with gold and reinforce our truest desires. While we may have been met with much difficulty, many challenges, debilitating doubt, uncomfortable insecurity, fierce fear, and heart-breaking resentment, it was all necessary to help us build a foundation that is now solid and in support of our highest truth. The universe has a funny way of showing us that we are loved and supported. It may feel cruel at times, but trusting that we are continuously evolving towards our truth can bring comfort on a dark day. You are loved. You are supported. You are never alone, dear one.
2018: 2 + 0 + 1 + 8 = 11; 1 + 1 = 2
2018 is an 11 year, and 11 is the Master Number of intuition, psychic connection, and manifestation. Backed by the loving vibration of 2, the number of partnership, compassion, and cooperation, you can bet your sweet ass that you are moving forward with intention and clarity this year—all of us. While 2017 may have felt like a “one step forward, two steps back” kind of year, 2018 is going to be all about taking leaps and bounds—forward motion, momentum, creation, clarity, love, collaboration, and a continual shedding of all that is not in alignment with our highest path. Release to RISE!
The Astrology of January 2018
Not only did we start this year with a supermoon in the sign of Cancer, the wolf moon, on January 1 (at 11:11 p.m. PST!!!), but we are also closing this month with a full moon in the sign of Leo on January 31! Two full moons in one month—holy cosmic magic! The universe is opening an intense portal to manifest and release, like the snake we are called to shed the bullshit and shine light on the good shit. We are truly staring the year with a bang!
Additionally, the new moon in the sign of Capricorn on January 16 is an opportunity to plant massive seeds of intention to be nurtured and manifested by the light of the full moon at the end of the month. This is the last day that the sun will be in grounding Capricorn before transiting to Aquarius, the water bearer.
Capricorn, the sun sign we are currently in, is the sign of hard work, determination, building a strong foundation, and the element of earth. This grounding force has the power to help us connect with the physical earth around us and the grounding nature of the earth within our souls. Capricorns also will have to continuously work on cultivating self-love, making January a perfect time to release the shackles of doubt and empower life with love directed inwards. Regardless of our individual sun sign, we all embody aspects of each zodiac sign, especially when the sun is illuminating that constellation. This palpable magic will be reflected throughout the year as we experience a series of highly powerful frequencies and dance through our solar system and the universe at large.
To see what the entire year has in store for you, dig deeper into all the astral magic with our 2018 Astro Forecast e-book, which offers 50+ pages of expert cosmic insight from astrologer Natalie Walstein of Soulshine Astrology.
Awaken Your Manifestation Power in 2018
So what do you do with all this numerology and astro magic, and how can you uplevel your spiritual game and harness all this energy to make 2018 your best year yet?
It’s all about alignment, intention, and action.
First, get clear on and align with where you want to be, and where you don’t want to be. Remember, “no” is just as powerful as “yes.” How do you want to feel and what is it going to take to arrive?
Next, set intentions on getting there. What do you need to attract? What do you need to release? What do you need to cultivate and create? Don’t worry about the how, rather focus on clear and concise actions and feeling the feeling of achieving these goals.
Then: act, act, act! And repeat until you can say “fuck yes!” about your life. Although the universe will surely conspire to deliver everything that is necessary for your evolution, you still have to do the work. It also feels super fucking good to work towards a clear and passionate goal and your highest potential.
2. Get Yo Mind Right
If you’re not meditating regularly (or even doing something that is meditative, like walking, playing an instrument, painting, etc.), you’ve really gotta step your game up this year. This may sound like a broken-record piece of advice, but the power of the mind is infinite. This power is amplified with intentional meditation that is focused and regular. Why do you think everyone from your weird uncle to CEOs of Fortune 500 companies are spending part of each day in silence, with focused intention? Whether you meditate right when you wake up, on the train to work, in the break room, or before bed, this ancient practice is universally recognized as the number one way to get clear, align, and manifest. Guided meditations are a great way to get started if you have trouble just sitting there, but eventually you’ll be able to easily tap into the bliss and relief of inner silence.
3. Clear and Move Energy
Body tapping (aka Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT) is an ancient and extremely powerful practice to move and clear energy. Within the body, there are countless lines of qi energy coursing through each organ, joint, and tendon, and converging at major energy points (like the top of the head, palms of the hands, bottoms of the feet, etc.). By tapping on the convergence points of these energy lines, known as meridians in traditional Chinese medicine, you can release blockages and inhibit the healthy flow of your life force. If you’re not familiar with tapping exercises, there are many resources available online. Tapping is not only reserved for relaxation and manifestation, however. It has been proven to relieve chronic pain, assist in weight loss, reduce migraine pain, and reconnect you to your infinite well of energy for a happier and more aligned life.
This is your year, loves! This is what you’ve been waiting for. Now is the time to dream, rise, create, and live freely—and the entire universe is working in your favor. Be the butterfly emerging from its cocoon and FLY!
Bless up and blast off!