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.

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A 9 Universal Year is unlike any other.

Coming at the end of the 9-year cycle, it brings resolution, accomplishment, and fulfillment.

The energy of the number 9 is selfless, and is often very outward focused on community and the greater good. It is creative and unconcerned with money or material gain.

This is also a really important year to consider your own cycles of completion. What have you have achieved? and what is it time to let go of?

Anything that’s released this year – people, habits, projects, work commitments, even trauma and emotional dependencies – will truly be left in the past. This year is the gateway to a new life.


What are the keys to success in a Universal Year Number 9?

1. Tie Up Loose Ends and Embrace Endings

As the end of such a large numerological cycle, this 9 Universal Year cycle asks us all wrap-up projects, finish off tasks and tie up all those loose ends, before a new beginning beckons. It’s important to realize that universal energies are doing this anyway. So to make the best use of this year and the direction it’s moving the collective in, participate.

Choose to bring things to a close in your life, especially if you have a sense that they are no longer serving your best interests. This may be difficult, especially if you’ve become dependent on people, beliefs, behaviors, habits, or anything else you use as a crutch. But letting go now, in this final year of the cycle, will open up a world of new opportunity for you.

2. Focus on Your Wins

It’s important NOT to get pre-occupied with the things that aren’t working for you, in order to let them go.

Look at your wins too!

  • What have you achieved over the past 9 years?
  • What did you create, manifest, and bring into being?

Spend time looking back at old photos, reading old journals and giving yourself a sense of perspective about how far you’ve come in all this time. Feel proud – this energy can be selfless at times, so it’s very easy when the 9 appears, to be so selfless that you can’t see your own successes.

Yet this is also a year of celebration! You make it – we all made it!

3. Karmic Healing

The energy of release and healing held within this year can dig really deep, if you choose to use it.

If you’re game, go below the surface.

Not only the number which closes off the cycle, 9 contains every other number that has come before it (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 = 45, and 4 + 5 = 9). So symbolically, the number nine is the container for all worldly experiences, past present and future. As such, it is related to karma – energetic programing that is carried form one lifetime to the next.

Karmic healing undertaken in a 9 universal year cycle is potent work.

CHECK OUT THIS POST: 3 Ways to Shift Your Karma For A Better Present & Future

4. Look to the Greater Good

Did we mention the selfless nature of this numerology?

Graduating from the power and influence offered by single-digit 8, the 9 is often regarded as the number of humanitarians by numerologists…Making this an ideal year to align your efforts with the greater good.

  • What can you do that will serve more people than you are currently?
  • What can you do to make this world a better place – long term, not just for today?
  • With the environmental crisis now globally recognized as such, what can YOU do to help?
  • Or is social justice your thing?
  • Or can you volunteer with a local charity, if you want to stay more grassroots?

Make this 9 Universal Year the year that you chose to be part of the solution.

5. Check-in With YOU

…But when all is said and done, you must look after number 1 this year!

As with the number 6, you can’t fill from an empty cup, and the numerology this year will likely ask you to give, give, give.

So make sure you regularly check in with yourself, how you’re feeling and what you need. This numerology can be highly spiritual, YET don’t equate this with martyrdom – you do not need to sacrifice your own well-being for the sake of the world! Your health matters!


Challenges of the Universal Year Number 9

Depending on your personal numerology, the huge retreat of energy (and with it, things form your life) may be really challenging. If the 9 shows up in your numerology chart (as the Life Path, Destiny Number or Soul Urge Number?) then difficulty letting go may be a natural expression for you.

For others, clearing out and releasing may be exactly what you love!

As with a Universal Number 6 Year, self-care is paramount under this universal energy. Not only because the selfless and compassionate giving that so often accompanies this energy needs replenishing somehow, but because seismic shifts are going on below the surface.

One HUGE cycle is closing, and another is beginning. So much change is occurring below the surface.

Exhaustion is a danger.

Idealism is also a shadow trait of the number 9. Be aware of these tendencies in yourself and in others this year. Combat them. If left unchecked, this can tumble to the other extreme and hopelessness and despair are possible.

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!