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.

You can read more about Universal Years HERE.

Universal Year 5 Reading

A 5 Universal Year holds a changeable, adventurous and free-spirited energy. It comes at the mid-way point in the 9-Year cycle, so in some ways serves as a kind of pivot around which the two halves of the cycle turn.

Its energy is said to usher in change.

The number 5 responds well to change – in fact, people with this number in their numerology charts tend to seek out a number of options.


How well you will handle the changes this Universal Year brings will depend on your personal chart…

What are the keys to success in a Universal Year Number 5?

1. Get Flexible!

This Universal Year cycle is all about change.

It doesn’t mean all that hard work you put in last year, when you were putting down roots and building up structure was in vain. In fact, the more rooted you are, the easier it will be to embrace whatever life throws at you this year.

This numerology is where anything is possible.

BE the tall tree with deep roots, flexing in the wind but not breaking. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. It never lasts long.

Unexpected things could be asked of you this year, from career changes to overseas travel to social upheaval. Yet all of it’s in your highest interest, and will ultimately carry you closer to personal freedom. This is the highest expression of the number 5. And it’s yours for the taking this year!

2. Look for Opportunities

Use the open and innovative qualities of the Universal Year Number 5 to actively seek out opportunities. This year is all about evolution and adventure. If you take one step towards it, the Universe will also take a step forward.

There is a spiritual element to this number. It holds a deep, deep trust in the supporting power of the divine (which makes brave strides and risk-taking less risky). The 5 knows that the Universe has your back.

So go for it. Look for what you want. Be creative in your approaches – don’t just sit there waiting to receive it all into your lap. Seek it out. It’s ALL there waiting to be found.

3. Go On Holiday

If there’s ever a time to set sail and indulge in a little adventure, it’s now!

The numerology of this 5 Universal Year has travel at its core. Gathering experiences and relishing in the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and feelings of all things new, unfamiliar and exotic.

Book yourself a holiday!

Or a weekend away.

Or a day trip to the next town, where you can spend the day mooching around like a proper tourist.

4. Rein in your Impulses

The urge for sensation will likely be felt strongly this year, by everyone.

5 is often described at the number of man – the body holds expressions of 5 throughout. From our 5 senses to the 5 fingers on each hand, toes on each foot, and limbs of the body (2 arms, 2 legs, plus the head).
For this reason, perhaps, the number 5 can hold an energy of overindulgence. Under its influence, we want to sense so much more than at other times. Cue overeating, drinking, drugs, sex, etc….

So watch those impulses don’t lead you into dangerous territory this year.  Check yourself. And if you’re craving something, be creative. Go for a run. Eat an apple (like your mum used to say…)

5. Develop Discipline

Difficult for the number 5, yet the route to mastery in a year ruled by this numerology: Discipline.

It is all too easy to flit from place to place, project to project, idea to idea, under this cycle’s energy.

Restlessness means that sticking power will likely be in very short supply. So trying just a little bit harder, to implement a strategy, a routine, or a game-plan for what you really want to achieve with the year is a must.

Of course, everything is subject to change (could it be any other way with this universal energy ruling the roost?!) BUT make the effort. You’ll be glad you did by the end of it.

Challenges of the Universal Year Number 5

As mentioned, similarly to the number 3 year energy, focus and sticking power can be a challenge during a 5 Universal Year. FOr this reason, strategy, discipline, and accountability are all great ways to get what YOU need from this numerology cycle.

Life can hold SO much enjoyment under this cycle too. Yet numerologists well, know that overindulgence and even addiction can spike. So if you already hold these tendencies, be extra cautious.

Commitment can be hard-won. More relationships tend to break apart during this year cycle. It’s due, in part to the innate restlessness that this number holds, yet also because it’s serving as a kind of course corrector for the rest of the 9-year cycle. Yet if you’re feeling itchy feet, spend plenty of time in introspection to really determine what to do. Unnecessary self-sabotage is a real danger.

Discover What To Expect With Universal Number 6 Here

Personal Year Numbers

Wanna get personal?

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.

Want to learn more about Universal Year Numbers? Check out our blogs below…

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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