August, though in the peak of summer, reminds us that everything is a cycle — one minute we’re indulging in long summer days, soaking up the sun, but the very next, rain is in the air, the weather is cooling and families are preparing for September’s back to school month. Change is inevitable and time is uncontrollable, making moments like August even more precious. Now is the time for rejuvenation, the time to make the most of what we have right in front of us.
Make connections! A year of creativity and self-expression awaits us all in 2019, the 3 Universal Year.
In numerology, each calendar year adds up to a single-digit number, which resonates at a unique vibration. We all feel this energy, and it’s called the Universal Year.
A Universal Year means that everyone on the planet will experience the frequency of a particular number during the entire year, from January 1st until December 31st of that particular year.
Whether or not you make New Year’s resolutions, most of us intuitively feel a profound energy shift whenever the calendar turns. In numerology, that transition is a big deal, marking the passage into a new Universal Year—the shared atmosphere of the world for a 12-month period.
You can think of the Universal Year as the state or country you’re driving through on your yearly “road trip.” The Universal Year number will set the GPS and chart our collective course.
Where we’re coming from: Why the last two years were so intense…
The progression of Universal Years from 1 to 9 is a complete journey, so we look at the surrounding years to see where we’re coming from and where we’re headed. In 2017, which was a 1 Universal Year, we began a whole new cycle—and the world certainly reflected that.
Next, 2018 was a Master 11/2 Universal Year. Master numbers are repeating numbers like 11, 22, and 33, which create a secondary vibration, giving the year an infusion of paradox and power. These numbers carry a higher frequency and demand evolution.
Last year’s Universal energy brought a higher spiritual purpose to the planet, and also ramped up the intensity. We were pulled between the diplomatic “2” energy of love, patience, and cooperation, while also navigating a double dose of the contrasting “1” energy, which emphasises individuality, taking initiative and flying solo.
As a result, it was a year of oppositions that heightened feeling of division and polarity: us/them, love/hate, war/peace material/spiritual. While that was tough to navigate, the more “enlightened” mission was to discover our collective responsibility—to ourselves and each other.
The balancing beams of the 11/2 Universal Year called on us to start working in harmonious cooperation, or at least with mutual respect. However successful we were with that mission, either globally or locally, it became clear that we had to rise above the divisiveness that’s been destroying our world.
While the energy and events of 2018 are still impacting us, a shift in perspective is coming our way. 2019 offers up a reconfiguration of our core sense of reality and our place within it. That’s no small feat. And that change won’t happen overnight or in one 12-month cycle of time. In fact, each time a Universal Year rings in, it begins a whole new cycle until that same Universal Year number returns a decade later.
The 3 Universal Year: What it’s all about…
The number 3 in numerology is the vibration of creative self-expression and emotional sensitivity. It emanates joy, optimism, social engagement and communication. Universally, we’re being offered energy that supports infusing creativity, fun and connection into all that we do. Humor and lightness hold immense power and can help us face any heaviness or monumental change.
This year will help us take the spiritual illumination initiated by 2018 and infuse it into a newfound sense of purpose and power.
The most enlightened use of the number 3 is to inspire and uplift others. This Universal Year is set up as a blank canvas awaiting our most meaningful contributions. The mantra for the 3 Universal Year is to speak your truth. But in order to do so, you have to know what your “truth” even is—and (hint) it’s not just an uninformed opinion or knee-jerk reaction to the latest headlines.
And that’s where it gets tricky: How do we hold on to our own truth while allowing others to have theirs? How do we express our beliefs and stand up for ourselves when our values don’t align with someone else’s? How do we discern the difference between “truth” and “values”? Or “truth” and “integrity”? Or “truth” and “dogma”?
How to step into the creative power of the 3 Universal Year…
Practice impeccable communication. The energy of the year demands that we brush up on our communication skills across the board. This holds true for our most intimate relationships, extends to the way we express ourselves at work, and bleeds over into all our engagements, large and small. How do you speak to yourself? What’s your internal dialogue? Is it true, kind and constructive? How do you speak to your friends and family? Are you able to “be yourself” no matter what your surroundings? How do you speak to the person working the drive-through or to the barista who makes your coffee? This is a time to truly choose your words with mindful precision. When in doubt, listen twice as much as you speak.
Lighten up and see new possibilities. The gift of the number 3 is its bright light of fun, wit and humor. Think about it: Do we learn the most when the task is serious and punishing? Or do we aborb more when the lesson feels like play—when we laugh along the way, and feel supported and validated as we make mistakes and as we succeed? The 3 Universal Year opens us up to new ideas, and challenges us to also inspire others along the way.
Learn something new. 2019 is the year to “upgrade thyself.” No more driving in the same ruts in the road. Mentally, physically and spiritually, the 3 Universal Year encourages us to go boldly into new and improved terrain. The magic manifests when we infuse a sense of joy and optimism into everything we do.
Challenges of the 3 Universal Year
Manage your emotions. One of the issues with the energy of the number 3 is that it brings all of our emotions to the table—the good, the bad and the ugly—not to mention the known, unknown and repressed. The 3 Universal Year demands that we get real and responsible about our feelings. The year will be full of global trigger points, and it will demand higher levels of self-awareness so that we’re not all walking around raging and reacting to everything that pushes our buttons. As the saying goes, feelings are not facts.
Stick it out—you’ve got this! As buoyant as 3 energy can be, it can also provoke severe moments of self-doubt that cause us to waver in our commitments. The 3 can be scattered— and this year, we may find ourselves starting lots of projects and losing steam before we finish. Watch out for a distracting case of Shiny Object Syndrome. During a 3 Universal Year we can all benefit from gentle focus and active follow-through. Consider putting a “Pomodoro timer” app on your smartphone to help you work in focused bursts or teaming up with an accountability partner to help you stay on track.
Think before you speak. It’ll be a challenge to not only watch our words (while speaking “authentically,”), but also to bring precision to the way we communicate. That means: Choosing the proper words. Choosing not to gossip or tear others apart with sarcasm and hurtful snipes. Choosing to get more in touch with our truth—and to speak it with consistency and grace.
The Big Picture: What we can all learn from the 3 Universal Year…
Overall, the 3 Universal Year shines a spotlight on creative self-expression, joy, optimism and authentic communication. The year brings opportunities to express new ideas and discover novel approaches to broken systems. It’s earmarked for all of us to take an honest look at how we express our feelings, desires and fears.
Despite deep unrest we feel on a global scale, the universal energy for 2019 invites us into the sandbox, onto the stage and into the spotlight. It reminds us to play and laugh, to find lightness in the shadows and to shine our light into the dark crevices in order to bring creative solutions to the planet.
Numerology: Discover Your Sun Number
Just like you have an astrological Sun Sign, you also have a Numerological Sun Number. This Sun Number indicates the core of who you are and can help to paint a picture as to what your soul has come here to achieve.
Sun Numbers range from 1 to 9 and each hold a particular vibration and energy that is meant to guide you on your journey.
Even though your Sun Number is only part of the picture, you can use it along with your Sun Sign and Life Path Number to get a fuller picture of your energetic nature and strength and weaknesses.
Here’s how to work out your Sun Number:
Your personal Sun Number is used to calculate your Personal Month cycles, and those cycles predict the type of life you’ll lead each month. If you don’t already know your Sun Number, see under. Once you know your Sun Number, look it up below to read your predictions for the month ahead.
Your Sun Number is easy to calculate and never changes. Simply add your month and day of birth, and reduce to a single digit (reduce Master Numbers to a single digit as well).
For example, if you were born on the 11th August, add 8 (for August) and 11, which works out as 19, which reduces to 1 (1 + 0). If you were born November 23, add 11 (for November) and 23 which works out as 34. Reduce 34 by adding 3 and 4 to find the Sun Number 7.
Keep in mind that, as with all numbers found in your Numerology chart, the influence is limited to the area that they affect. The Sun Number tends to dominate only your attitude toward changes, especially when they are unexpected. Once you know your Sun Number, look it up below to read your predictions for the month ahead.
What does your Sun Number say about you and what does this month have in store for you?
Sun Number 1
Number 1 holds the vibration of leadership and ambition, it is also one of the most creative numbers and symbolises the planting of that first seed.
Number 1 energy is independent, determined, original and highly ambitious. Number 1 energy can also be arrogant, stubborn or self-centered when not in check.
Those with the Sun Number of 1 are driven to start new projects and release new ideas into the world. They are also natural born leaders who have the ability to take a creative idea and make it happen.
Number 1’s can often be easily sidetracked and keen to start the next project before seeing their first project through. For this reason, Number 1’s need to learn how to work with others and find people who will help them ensure their projects have longevity.
In love and relationships, Number 1’s are quick to fall in love but also quick to fall out of love. Their greatest lesson is learning how to open their heart to others and learning how to put others before themselves.
Number 1 energy is closely linked with the astrological signs of Aries and Leo and the energy of the Sun.
Sun Number 1 – August Predictions
August 2019 is a 3 Personal Month in a 4 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 1. It’s a good time for some relaxation. You will find your workload a little less demanding and may want to take some time off. You are upbeat and optimistic and able to inspire and uplift others. Do not take matters so seriously this month. It’s a time of enhanced creativity and practical application. You are original in your approach to problem-solving. You receive inspiring ideas and are able to turn some of them into reality. You impress others with your deep understanding of the issues.
This month also brings spiritual realisations and insights. You are more aware of the underlying forces that are at play in your life and in the world around you. The challenge of this month is in overcoming a fear. You may find yourself confronting some injustice, and it may be necessary to meet that injustice alone. Stand up for yourself! Be wise, but do not seek to avoid the issues.
Sun Number 2
Number 2 holds the vibration of harmony, unity, compassion and healing. If Number 1 energy symbolises the planting of the first seed, Number 2 energy symbolises taking care of and nourishing that seed so it may bloom into a healthy flower.
When not in balance, Number 2 energy can be expressed as being too dependent on others, manipulative and even passive aggressive.
Those with the Sun Number of 2 need to learn how to express their truth and release their emotions. They also need to learn how to care for themselves as much as they care for other people.
Number 2’s are often naturally empathic and very intuitive. They are often sensitive to energies and can instantly pick up on how someone else is feeling.
Number 2’s thrive in relationships as long as they are not compromising their own beliefs or health and wellbeing. They are also extremely good mediators and do well working with other people or for other people.
Number 2 energy is closely linked with the astrological sign of Cancer and the energy of the Moon.
Sun Number 2 – August Predictions
For those with a Sun Number 2, August 2019 is a 4 Personal Month in a 5 Personal Year. Your career may be demanding and a bit frustrating now. You need to attend to routine matters, some of which may be boring. This is not a time to slack, so don’t procrastinate. Commit to your responsibilities and see projects through to completion. This month could bring a welcome opportunity on the job front, but your success will depend upon your willingness to stand up for yourself, to take charge of circumstances, and to refuse being victimised by outside events. You need the courage to stand up for your beliefs, to do the right thing.
This is a month to make important changes in your life — start a diet and/or exercise regimen, quit smoking, dedicate yourself to a good cause, and reconnect to your higher spiritual values. This is the month to make fundamental and positive long-term changes in your life.
It’s important to demonstrate to those around you that you are dependable and can be relied upon. This affects both your work and love life. You can impress all of those around you with your sense of duty and trustworthiness now.
Sun Number 3
Number 3 holds the vibration of adventure, play and learning. Number 3 energy is often very social and is extremely curious about life and different cultures.
If Number 2 energy symbolises caring for the flower, Number 3 energy symbolises the blooming flower that opens its eyes to the world for the first time. Number 3 energy symbolises the excitement, the wonder, the awe and the need to express everything it is seeing, hearing and experiencing.
Number 3 energy is very sociable, friendly and outgoing and those with the Sun Number 3 often have very large social circles.
When not in balance, Number 3 energy can manifest as being over-indulgent, scattered and even superficial. It is important for Number 3 energy to also learn how to become more grounded and responsible.
Number 3’s are easily distracted and bored and need to be mentally stimulated. They never stop learning and are always looking for new information or new insights. They are also very open minded and naturally drawn to understanding the spirit world.
In relationships, Number 3 energy is very open to all types of things and experiences. In order to feel content in a relationship, those with Number 3 energy need their space and freedom. When given freedom, they are loyal lovers.
Number 3 energy is closely linked to the astrological sign of Sagittarius and the energy of the planet Jupiter.
Sun Number 3 – August Predictions
August 2019 is a 5 Personal Month in a 6 Personal Year for those with a 3 Sun Number. This month brings some changes in work and your personal life. It is a dynamic time and nothing goes according to plan, so it’s better to play things by ear.
Your career progresses well now as a result of your enhanced ability to find creative solutions. You can make a good impression on some people who are in a position to reward you. There can, however, be a confrontation between you and a co-worker, with long-ranging effects. The outcome will depend on your personal strength and self-confidence. If you are involved in business deals or legal affairs, some surprising changes may take place this month.
In all areas of your life, flexibility and adaptability are important. Traveling, perhaps across the ocean, is possible and favorable. Your friends and family also require a lot of attention now. Social gatherings are frequent and can bring new relationships into your life. Romance is exciting, so be socially active. If you are single, you could meet someone who will be a permanent part of your life.
Sun Number 4
Number 4 holds the vibration of balance, dedication and trustworthiness. If Number 3 energy is the flower that opens its eyes to the world for the first time, Number 4 energy symbolises the flower that gets to work in order to fulfil its purpose.
Number 4 is driven to solve problems and is extremely self-disciplined, especially when it comes to achieving goals. When not in balance however, Number 4 energy can manifest as being stubborn, anxious or narrow minded.
Number 4 energy is driven to create a life of stability but part of their lesson is learning how to go with the flow and embrace the changes that life brings. When they are too planned, Number 4 energy can feel disappointed and even stuck.
Those with the Sun Number of 4 benefit when they think outside of the box and have big dreams and wishes to go after. They are also naturally drawn to technology and revolutionary ideas.
In relationships, Number 4’s are extremely loyal and seek to find a partner that can bring them comfort and stability. They work well with others and are often extremely family oriented.
Number 4 energy is closely linked with the astrological sign of Aquarius and the energy of Uranus.
Sun Number 4 – August Predictions
For those with a Sun Number 4, August 2019 is a 6 Personal Month in a 7 Personal Year, and with it comes stability and quiet. There is recognition and respect at work, but also the possibility that someone else takes credit for your effort. Apply yourself diligently. Responsibility and duty rule this month. There is a possibility for financial gain, probably from a source other than work.
Your family and friends need your love and attention; give it freely. Especially give your time and advice to a younger person. There is a lot of love that surrounds you now, but you may not be aware of it. Your attention is focused inward and you may want more time alone than you actually have. Maintain balance. The people close to you need attention and you should be there for them. Your spouse or romantic partner requires much of you this month, too, and your relationship can deepen as a result.
Sun Number 5
Number 5 holds the vibration of creativity, change and intellect. Number 5 energy is extremely adaptive and can morph itself to handle and fit in to any situation.
If Number 4 energy symbolises the flower hard at work, Number 5 energy symbolises the creative ideas and inspirations that follow. Number 5 energy also symbolises the changes from one goal to the next.
When Number 5 energy is not in balance, it can manifest as a lack of commitment, scattered energy, worried thinking, over thinking and untrustworthiness.
Number 5 energy thrives with change and seeks out transformative experiences in order to grow, learn and develop. They require a lot of mental stimulation and do well when they are juggling many projects at once.
In relationships, Number 5’s are very adaptable and friendly. Their partner needs to be their best friend and they also need their freedom to express their individuality.
Number 5 energy is closely linked with the astrological signs of Gemini and Virgo and the energy of Mercury.
Sun Number 5 – August Predictions
August 2019 is a 7 Personal Month in an 8 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 5. The emphasis shifts from outgoing to inward-seeking now. You are more serious and self-reflective, questioning the wisdom of some of your decisions and choices made during the past 10 – 12 months. You keep to yourself, and are generally less social.
You are engrossed in your work now, and feel a need to do a better job. Your desire for perfectionism is strongly enhanced, which results in self-criticism and impatience with others. At the root of this change in attitude is a spiritual need for clarity and understanding. You want more security, both internally as well as in your more worldly roles. You would do well spending some time alone for contemplation and meditation. In this respect, August stands out during this otherwise “material” year.
Family and friends take a backseat during this period. There are strong feelings connected to your relationships with your loved ones, but these are experienced and expressed more subtly. Romance becomes more serious as well. You share mental, spiritual, and emotional experiences on the deepest level. There is no room for superficial exchanges. Your relationship with the person you are attracted to intensifies and becomes stronger as a result.
Sun Number 6
Number 6 energy is stable, balanced and very centered. If Number 5 symbolises creative ideas, Number 6 symbolises how those creative ideas are manifested into reality.
When in balance, Number 6 energy is compassionate, trustworthy, hardworking and drawn to all things relating to health and fitness. When out of balance however, Number 6 energy can feel over worked, physically sick, stuck or unwilling to change and jealous of other’s success.
Those with a Sun Number of 6 have the ability to take their ideas and turn them into realities. They are extremely creative and hardworking, which allows them to create empires.
Often those born with Number 6 energy are naturally gifted in entrepreneurship and also take a mind-body approach to living.
Number 6 energy loves to be in partnership with others both romantically and in business. In relationships specifically, Number 6 need to feel deeply attached to their partners. While they can be slow to warm up in relationships they are extremely loyal and dedicated once they commit. At times they can be controlling and jealous, so they need to also be mindful of this in their relationships.
Number 6 energy is closely linked with the astrological signs of Taurus and Libra and the energy of Venus.
Sun Number 6 – August Predictions
For those with a Sun Number 6, August 2019 is an 8 Personal Month in a 9 Personal Year. It brings financial matters to the foreground, so take a close look at your financial situation and adjust your lifestyle accordingly; pay off debts, tie up loose ends. Clean up this area of your life. Often, an 8 Personal Month/9 Personal Year brings a stroke of luck: a payment from a forgotten source or an inheritance. Use any extra income you might have to pay off your debts. You are facing a future that requires some risk-taking or investment. Perhaps you have been thinking about a complete career change, or starting your own business. Either way, you need to get a clean slate before the end of the year. You also receive recognition and compliments for effort put out in the past, which may result in a promotion.
Romance is in better shape now than the last two months. If you are committed to someone and have experienced some troubles in the relationship, you should find stability and comfort this month. If you are single, you may meet someone through work or business.
Sun Number 7
Number 7 holds the vibration of spirituality, deep thinking, emotions and intuition. If Number 6 energy represents turning creative ideas into realities, Number 7 energy represents the deeper meaning behind those realities. In many ways, Number 7 energy is the Divine intelligence that we cannot see but we know is there.
When out of balance, Number 7 energy can be highly sensitive, aloof, scattered or out of touch with reality. Number 7 energy can also be manipulative and drawn to obsessive behaviors or addictions.
Those with the Sun Number of 7 are highly gifted when it comes to their intuition and are naturally drawn to lead with their heart. Number 7 energy is highly creative but also dreamy. It is this dreamy quality that allows them to create art, music and to delve into the hidden realms.
Number 7’s can find it hard to integrate or to accept reality at times and may struggle to deal with “human responsibilities”. To counteract this, Number 7’s should always follow their intuition and make decisions from this place.
In relationships, Number 7’s need to be with someone that can go into the deeper, hidden realms of life. They also need someone who is going to accept and appreciate their emotional sensitivities. In general, Number 7 is extremely loyal but can also be overly needy or idealistic when it comes to love.
Number 7 energy is closely linked with the astrological sign of Pisces and the energy of Neptune.
Sun Number 7 – August Predictions
For those with a Sun Number 7, August 2019 is a 9 Personal Month in a 1 Personal Year, and it promises some important changes. The previous year, a 9 Personal Year, and this year, your 1 Personal Year, are considered a two-year block of time in which much wrapping up of old business, habits, and personal relationships takes place. Now, this month represents the concluding stage of that two-year period. The last quick sweep of outdated concepts and expectations, confusions, and doubts is done.
With the beginning of next month, your inner house will be thoroughly cleaned. There will be a few moments of unexplainable emotional upsets, melancholy, and such, but they are essentially the remnants of the old you. Share those feelings with someone close to you. Take comfort in heart-to-heart talks. Still, do not doubt that you now have both feet firmly planted in the new nine-year cycle. You are ready to move ahead.
Sun Number 8
Number 8 holds the energy of success, strength and authority. They are very practical and are especially driven in their careers. If Number 7 represents the Divine intelligence, Number 8 represents the mind intelligence and the power of our conscious mind.
When not in balance, Number 8 energy can manifest as being tense or uptight, materialistic or controlling. It can also manifest as being too ego-driven and out of touch with the heart.
Those with the Sun Number of 8 are destined for success in their careers and do very well at climbing the corporate ladder. They are very brave and not afraid to take chances, they are also excellent at negotiating or spinning facts to get their point across.
Number 8 energy is also extremely conscientious and makes it a point to think about the thoughts and feelings of everyone involved without getting emotionally attached. Although this can make them appear cold to others, this gift allows them to complete the work they need to.
In relationships, Number 8 energy is extremely loyal and needs to be with a partner who is very committed and dedicated. Number 8 energy is also very career driven so they need to be mindful of how they balance their time and energy.
Number 8 energy is closely linked with the astrological signs of Capricorn and Aquarius and the planet Saturn.
Sun Number 8 – August Predictions
August 2019 is a 1 Personal Month in a 2 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 8. It brings new energy and a kind of restoration of life. There is a feeling of rebirth and excitement, a brightness in the air that wipes away any last residues of last month’s bouts of gloominess and self-doubt. You want a change, a challenge, some goal toward which you can direct your enthusiasm. Well, that’s what this month will bring. A new project, a career change … something new. Keep in mind, however, that you are planting seeds now that must be nurtured and cultivated over the next year or so. In other words, you must remain focused on this dream to nurture it properly over time. Don’t take chances financially now. Your optimism may make you impulsive and vulnerable. Remain cautious and research all propositions brought to you.
You will likely be introduced to new people this month and, if you are not already involved, one of them may evolve into a passionate romance. Here, also, the careful approach can save some future heartache. The child in you is very much alive now, trusting and believing that everything is what it seems. While this is a very promising time for romance, keep in mind that a certain amount of rational examination is necessary to protect yourself. Wait until the end of next month before you surrender your heart to the person you are attracted to.
Sun Number 9
Number 9 energy is sympathetic, philosophical and extremely open minded. Number 9 is driven to teach, heal and get involved in humanitarian pursuits.
If Number 7 symbolises the Divine Intelligence and Number 8 symbolises the Mind Intelligence, Number 9 represents both of these intelligences combined. It represents the complete being or completion.
When not in balance, Number 9 energy can manifest as being careless, restless and moody. Number 9 energy can also suffer burn out if they don’t practice self love and continually check back in with themselves.
Those born with the Sun Number of 9 are often here to teach or impart some wisdom onto the world. They also naturally gravitate towards learning, reading and studying the deeper philosophies on life.
In relationships, Number 9’s are givers and love to make the other person feel good and comfortable. They are also very sympathetic and in tune with other people’s emotions. They are can be emotional, so focusing on effective communication is important for Number 9.
Number 9 energy is closely linked to the astrological signs of Aries and Scorpio and the energy of Mars.
Sun Number 9 – August Predictions
For those with a Sun Number 9, August 2019 is a 2 Personal Month in a 3 Personal Year. It requires a sensitive and cooperative attitude at work and in all other areas. You are upbeat and optimistic during the early part of this month, but an anticipated reward or recognition may go to someone else, much to your dismay. Your challenge is to set the record straight by using your diplomatic skills. Do not allow anger to alienate you from those involved. Otherwise, relationships go favorably this month. You are in a position to smooth out some long-standing disagreements between people close to you. Often, these disagreements do not involve you directly. You have the opportunity to serve as a peacemaker.
Romance is also strongly represented and highly favourable now. Your feelings are strong and your ability to communicate these feelings is enhanced. It’s a good month to spend some extra time with your lover.
Let us know what you think ♥