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.

PinUniversal Year 8 Reading

For many folks, an 8 Universal Year is the stuff of legends!

As the number most often associated with wealth, power and influence, the 8 is usually top of everyone’s list.

This Universal Year holds an energy that’s ambitious, capable and strong. But it can also bring huge challenges. Yet, it’s important to realize that this number only ever brings opportunities for growth. As such, an 8 Universal year can be a time of immense personal transformation, if you embrace it with both hands!


What are the keys to success in a Universal Year Number 8?

1. Think BIG!

This Universal Year cycle is all about setting your sights high, and reaching for the stars!

If the last year was all about going within and seeking answers, this year is when we get to act on what was discovered. But this number won’t let any of us play small! This is an ideal year to harness the numerology fully, and go for broke.

Don’t just plan for what’s possible. Plan for what you most want. A little like leaping off a cliff and praying you’ll grow wings on the way down, the energy of the 8 might not reveal every step of the path ahead. It wants you to trust. Take a risk. And believe in yourself.

So aim just a little bigger than is comfortable this year. By the time it’s out, that thing that felt like a giant stretch will have become your new normal!

2. Strategy Rules

The number 8 isn’t a cross-your-fingers-and hope for the best kind of numerology. Sure, it manages to scoop up a big lot of luck out of life. BUT it’s main tool of triumph is strategy.

Strategy is your best friend during this Universal Year.

So beyond just knowing what you want, figure out how you’re going to get there.

  • What steps will you take?
  • Who’s involved?
  • When are your deadlines…

Plan, plan, plan down to the last detail and the number 8 will ensure you thrive this year!

3. Don’t Cut Corners

There’s a funny quirk in this numerology that often catches people out. And if you’ve got the number 8 in your numerology chart (as the Life Path, Destiny Number, or Soul Urge Number, perhaps) then you’ll know just what I mean.

Any attempt to cut corners, tell a little white lie, or pull the wool over somebody’s eyes inevitably falls flat.

You get caught out.

Something breaks.

And it all comes tumbling down.

So the lesson here? Don’t cut corners this universal year. Sure, take a risk or two (or three) but be honest, aligned, and even in your tiny day-to-day tasks, stay well within your integrity.

4. Let Yourself Lose

One characteristic of the year, is balance.

Just as the figure 8 flows in and out infinitely, the energy of this year will rise and fall. This means that

when it falls…. it WILL rise again! Our work during this cycle, is to find a balance, and be okay with the up and down, trusting that we’ll find our feet and our path back to the top once more.

So let yourself lose.

Let yourself NOT win every time. Not only is it humbling to offer other people the chance to rise to the top, but it will help you preserve your energy for things that are non-negotiable!

5. Share the Love

As such a prosperous number, and one that seems to be the pure expression of wealth sometimes, it’s vital not to become selfish or self-centered.

There truly is enough to go round. So if you have a big success, learn how to share it. Financially, or otherwise.

One of the biggest lessons that the 8 Universal Year cycle has to teach, is how to distribute wealth fairly. How to use power for the good of others, and how to choose to uplift those around us.

Claiming it all for yourself actually means you’re existing inside a ‘lack’ paradigm. This is the opposite of abundance – gripping tightly onto anything actually sends a message to the Universe that you don’t believe any more is available. So guess what? The Universe won’t give you anymore!

So share the love, peeps!


Challenges of the Universal Year Number 8

As mentioned, this number can offer challenges around controlling money and power dynamics when it expresses as an 8 Universal Year.

Lording power over others, OR on the opposite end of the spectrum, crashing into a victim mentality and giving all your power away is also a danger.

For this reason, 8 Universal Years always hold the potential for deep healing in these areas of life.

Like the 4 Universal Year cycle, collectively, this cycle requires balance, lest we all become workaholics. SO whilst the Universal energies favor a hard-working approach, it’s important to lighten up and let yourself have a little fun. Even if this means scheduling it in!

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!