As we continue with SPARK, we arrive at R which stands for Reinvention! Your SPARK is your purpose, your reason for living this life. Doesn't it make sense that as you learn lessons and evolve, you have the opportunity to reinvent?
Pythagoras, the father of our modern number system, defined each number and its vibration for us and he believed that we lived in 9 year cycles, experiencing the energy of each number during the cycle. I will be writing extensively on each 'personal year' during the second half of 2015. My simple visual for explaining the mechanics of personal years is this, imagine the numbers 1 to 9 in a single horizontal row:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 is the beginning, 9 is the end and 5 is in the middle. When you experience a personal year 1, its the beginning of the cycle and you are starting over, planting seeds, working alone. When you are halfway through the cycle in a personal year 5, its the energy of change. A time to evaluate your progress in this cycle and perhaps change course. Sometimes you choose to change course and sometimes the Universe changes it for you! At the end, in a personal year 9, you will experience the energy of endings, resolution, and the time to trust. (The remaining personal years play an important role in the cycle and as previously mentioned, I will explain them in the future. For now, simply understand that these cycles exist in your life.)
To calculate your current personal year, you simply add together the numbers in the month and day of your birth plus the current year. For me, that's December 30, so I add together 1+2+3+0+2+0+1+5 = 14 = 1+4 = 5. Yes, I am in a personal year 5, a year of change!
Back to reinvention. As you explore personal years and the cycles of your life, patterns are revealed and lessons learned. Part of discovering your SPARK is understanding where you have been, (the good, the bad and the ugly) and carrying the lesson forward. As we learn lessons and use our experience as fuel for our journey, we can reinvent ourselves and live our true purpose. I always feel hopeful when thinking about the cycles of our lives.
I believe one of the most rewarding exercises in my Discover Your Spark program is the analysis of personal year cycles in the client's birth path chart. There are usually one or two 'a-ha' moments as we chart the events in their life.
Each day we have a new opportunity to reinvent, embrace change, and live our purpose. It's nice to know that Pythagoras had our backs and defined the personal year cycles to enhance our experience and help us find our purpose.
Peace, Love and Sparks! Deb
Deb Wilber is the owner of Real Life Spark, a coaching practice dedicated to Igniting the Next Generation of YOU!™