Each calendar year holds a numerical vibration. This affects everyone on the planet, as an overarching energy that informs everything we do during those 12 months.

The energy of this number shifts into gear on January 1st and exits the collective on Dec 31st, yet its full power is felt differently, according to the month, and of course, how your personal numerology interacts with it.

It’s easy to Calculate the Universal Year in Numerology – here’s how:

  • Start by writing down the digits that make up the current year (just the year – we don’t need the day or month)
  • Now, add each single-digit together.
  • If you reach a number that’s 10 or more, keep adding.

**NOTE: If your result is a Master Number (11, or 22) then don’t reduce any further.

PinUniversal Year 1 Reading

A 1 Universal Year is the brand new beginning of a 9-Year cycle. This is a huge moment!

Yet these years can feel a little slow at the get-go. Transitioning from the energy of a 9 Universal Year to the energy of the 1 can take a little time. Don’t worry. It will pick up momentum a few months into the year, as the fog lifts and suddenly things that might have been right in front of our faces are now coming into focus.

The energy of the 1 is all about independence, initiation, achievement, and creativity. 


This Numerology brings a new start, a time of initiation, of breaking new ground and of collectively planting the seeds we want to see grow in the next nine-year cycle and beyond.

What are the keys to success in a Universal Year Number 1?

1. Be Decisive

This is no time for sitting on the fence. The energy of the number 1 needs to move!

Try not to let yourself be held back by anything that happened in the last year (or the whole 9 year cycle!) The moment has arrived to move on. Yet it’s vital to be selective about which seeds you sow. This is one of those numbers with an edge of spontaneity, so don’t make any silly decisions in haste. Hone your focus first and then act.

The winds of the Universe are at your back!

2. Go it Alone

This is a great time to strengthen your sense of independence.

Above all other Universal Years, this is one where we’ll have a bit of a selfish streak….But sometimes you need one!

Tap in closely to what YOU desire, what YOU need and what truly makes YOU tick. Don’t be afraid to get spiritual, and be led by this. That’s not to say it’s ok to neglect your relationships or other people. But do not neglect your own needs. The cost will be high – remember, this is the start of a 9-year cycle.

The highest use of the number 1 comes when you can use its pioneering spirit and creativity for the collective good rather than personal gain….  Yet this could be where challenge shows up!

3. Call on Endurance

There’s no time for slacking during a 1 Universal Year!   

You may feel pulled from one project/idea/creative activity to the next, as your attention is grabbed by the next shiny new thing… but try NOT to give in to the urge to abandon what you’re in the middle of!

Endurance is key this year. You will see results if you stick to the few things that really matter.

4. Leadership is calling

The energy of the number 1 demands that you step up. So don’t be afraid of taking the lead, defining a path, and making things happen. You may need to undergo some healing to get to this space of self-confidence. This is the time!

This numerology is the springboard into the future, so let’s go!

5. Embrace Your Authentic Uniqueness.

This Numerology s like a big permission slip. We are all being encouraged by the numbers to step outside the lines!

The “old way” just won’t work, yet the “new way” is still to be established. This is an exceptionally formative time, and it won’t be a linear process.

A new era is dawning, and to start this cycle in a way that you choose, you must be yourself. Stop calling into question who you are and where you fit in. It’s time to accept yourself fully.

Cultivate self-awareness and express the person you are.

The numerological energy of the 1 Universal Year supports healthy independence, originality, leadership, and a creative pioneering spirit followed up with action.


Challenges of the Universal Year Number 1

Universally, we can default to being self-absorbed rather than working toward common goals.  Paradoxically, one of the tendencies when working with the energy of the 1 can be a crippling lack of healthy self-esteem.

When this happens one potential reaction is to lash out. Beware of becoming the cynic, or the victim of your circumstances.

This could feel like the year of “hard knocks” yet it’s crucial to have “failures” before re-routing onto your optimal path.

The key is to stay curious, keep asking questions and trying to improve and grow in harmony with other people and the balance of your life.

This is an expansive cycle when we are open to exploring solutions that are new and revolutionary. The number 1 is the pioneer.


Personal Year Numbers

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For a more in-depth understanding of how your personal numerology interacts with the Universal Year Number, check out this post on personal year numbers

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Now, share your Universal Year Number – what are you moving through this year? Let us know in the comments below how accurate this feels for you!

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