How to Calculate Your Personal Yearly and Monthly Numbers

Numerology is the study of the spiritual meaning of numbers. Numerology assigns a number to each letter of the alphabet in order to derive a single number for your name.  According to the work of Faith Javane and Dusty Bunker, this number is your Path of Destiny number.  The total of your birthday numbers reduced to a single number is your Life Lesson number.  These two numbers form the foundation of your personal numerology. 

These two numbers guide your numerology in every aspect of your life.  Beyond our personal numbers, we have numbers for key events and persistent, but not permanent numbers, like our phone number or license plate number.  We also have numbers for cycles in our lives based on time.  This article will show you how to calculate and interpret your yearly and monthly numbers.

Numerology and the Divine Triangle

In the book Numerology and the Divine Triangle, authors Faith Javane and Dusty Bunker have a section on Personal Numbers.  In this section, they explain the calculations to determine your Personal Year Number, the Period Numbers within each year (3 four-month segments), and your Personal Month Numbers. (38 – 42)

Calculating Your Current Personal Year Number

Your Personal Year number runs from your birth month and birthday from year to year.  I was born April 12, 1968, and my Life Lesson Number is 4/12/1968 (4 + 12 + 1968), which totals 1984, which totals 22, which reduces to 4.  My number is 22/4.  There is also another way to calculate my number (4+1+2+1+9+6+8), which totals 31, which reduces to 4, making my number 31/4. I started life as a 4.

When I turned one the calculation for my second year of life, between ages 1 and 2, would be done using my month and day of birth with THE NEW YEAR.  So, the date to calculate would be 4/12/1969, which would total either 23/5 or 32/5.  These numbers would follow the sequence to 9, then start again at 1.  If we take my current year which runs from 4/12/2020 to 4/12/2021, my calculation is 2036, which reduces to 11 and then to a 2.  This year will be about partnership.  And since I am married, I can expect the year to focus on my marriage.

Calculating Your Yearly Period Numbers

The First Four Months

In my case, the first period runs from April 12 to August 12 and the calculation for this period is the current year + my age.  Since it is 2020 and I am 52 years old, the total is 2072, making this first period 11/2.  As it turns out the year and first period are both 11/2.

The Second Four Months

The second period runs from August 12 to December 12 and the calculation for this period is the current year + my Life Lesson Number (either 22 or 31).  So, 2020 + 22 = 2042 = 8 or 2020 + 31 = 2051 = 8.  My second period of the year 2020 is 8.

The Third Four Months

The third period runs from December 12 to April 12 and the calculation for this period is the current year + soul number, which is the total for all the vowels in my name, which is a 1.  So, 2020 + 1 = 2021 = 5.

Over the course of the year, which is 11/2, I will go first through an 11/2 period, then 8, then 5.  The emphasis on my relationship will be amplified between April 12 and August 12, then the energy will shift to a focus on power and success and how those impact my relationship, and significant changes from what was to something very new will take place in the final period.

Calculating Your Personal Month Numbers

In 2020, my personal year is 11/2.  To find my vibration for the month of December I add the number of the month to the double-digit number of my year, in this case: 11.  So, 11 + 12 = 23 = 5.  In January, my monthly number will be (and this is very important) based on the 2020 calculation for the year between 4/12/2020 and 4/12/2021.  So, 11 + 1 = 12 = 3.  Then February will be 11 + 2 = 13 = 4.

If I look at the “tree” of my numbers it would look something like this:

4/12/2020 = 11/2

Yearly and Monthly number calculation

Therefore, after 4/12/2020, the numbers would be 11/2, 11/2, and 6 for April 2020.  In August the numbers would 11/2, 8, and 1 (until the end of August).  I can predict a fair amount of change, especially in December of 2020 and March of 2021 because both months are 5 and the period is a 5.

You can use these calculations to determine where you are in your current numerical cycle, as well as where you will be in each of the following years.  You can also calculate previous years and see if you can note patterns where the numbers line up.  For example, my previous 11/2-year, 11/2|8|5 periods, and current monthly sequence occurred in 2011.

Without a doubt, the overall year will be intensely dynamic because it is a master number year.  And I can certainly say, having lived over half of it before writing this article, that it has been one of the most significant years of my life.


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Philip Young, PhD

I am a spiritual adviser located in Cary, North Carolina. I earned my PhD in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1996 and had a career in academics until 2007, when I retired to become a stay-at-home father. In 2013 I “hung out my shingle” starting my business Black Unykorn Enterprises, LLC. I provide spiritual guidance using different tools: astrology, tarot/oracle cards, numerology, and past life regression (using muscle testing). With a home office, Zoom, WeChat, and WhatsApp, I work with local clients in person and distance clients from around the world. You can read about my practice and contact me through my website:

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