Getting back to balance
As October breezes in, we're well into a new season and a time of rejuvenation. The end of the year is near, and it's time to start looking forward...
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, click here to find out. Once you know your Sun Number, look it up below to read your predictions for the month ahead.
Sun Number 1
For those with a Sun Number 1, October 2018 is a 4 Personal Month in a 3 Personal Year. It requires you to be practical and disciplined in all matters, and brings opportunity as well as limitations.
Career is a high priority now and you will find yourself putting in overtime. Details will need to be taken care of. There is very little room for slacking, and everyone may be making demands of you. You may feel frustrated and need to blow off steam. On the other hand, there is also much opportunity implicit in others' demands, and you may be pleasantly surprised with the rewards that come your way late in the month. You'll have to respond quickly though. You may feel that you're not ready to take on the new challenge that comes with this opportunity, but if you overcome this temporary lack of confidence you may be well rewarded.
This month is demanding in domestic affairs, as well. There is an ongoing need to watch finances carefully, to make decisions concerning your budget and to plan for the future. If you have not been keeping a close eye on your wallet, this month will force you to balance your account and make up for haphazard expenditures of the past. There's not a whole lot of time for romance this month, but when you can find the time, your partner's love brings perspective and rejuvenation.
Sun Number 2
October 2018 is a 5 Personal Month in a 4 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 2, and brings with it opportunity and change. You may be asked to go on a trip related to work or business. This trip is unexpected, but will bring very positive results. Another possibility is that you are offered a transfer and promotion. Either way, there will be changes in your environment. Now is the time to take some chances, to promote yourself unabashed, and to reach out to other possible sources of income. If you are in sales or business, this is one of the most promising times of your life. If your work is more service-oriented, you may receive a long-awaited promotion.
Friends and family members are supportive this month, and romance is exciting. This is a dynamic month in all respects and should help to wipe away the frustrations of last month. However, a warning is in place: You may have a tendency to make impulsive decisions, to be a little irresponsible, and to put your foot in your mouth now. This hectic and dynamic month does bring some chaos, so restraint is needed in order to maintain some control over the events.
Sun Number 3
October 2018 is a 6 Personal Month in a 5 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 3. It brings stability to the dynamic changes the year has presented thus far. This month, you can expect increased responsibility, recognition and perhaps even a raise or promotion.
All in all, however this month shifts your overall focus to your relationships with family and friends. You share greater closeness with loved ones now, and may find yourself giving and receiving comfort and advice. Loyalty and trust are fundamental to your well being this month. If you are unwilling to trust or you abuse the trust of someone else, you could experience the break-up of a relationship. Sharing your feelings is vital now.
On the romance front, if you're single, a new and lasting romance is possible now. If you already have a relationship, however, this is the time to commit. All affairs of the heart are positively highlighted this month, and health problems should take a turn for the better as well.
Sun Number 4
For those with a Sun Number 4, October 2018 is a 7 Personal Month in a 6 Personal Year. This is a month to distance yourself from the affairs and troubles of other people. During the course of this year you have been asked to help, counsel and advise others many times. Now, it's time to allow yourself a break. Spend time alone for contemplation and meditation. Study and reading are also favorable now. Unfortunately your workload does not decrease now, but much of it is routine and allows you to mentally drift. Still, your mind is sharp and you can easily concentrate when you want to.
Inner healing takes place this month. Old wounds may be reopened and you may feel some sadness and nostalgia, but the healing is real and necessary. This is a time of spiritual growth.
Postpone decisions regarding financial affairs, if possible, until next month. Matters of the heart are also a low priority this October. You are not very clear now, and would probably rather not be bothered with romance anyway.
It's very important to emphasize your personal well-being now too -- diet, exercise and go for walks. Don't distract yourself from soul searching by watching television or taking part in other mind-numbing practices. In many ways, your experiences this month will set the tone and direction for next year.
Sun Number 5
October 2018 is an 8 Personal Month in a 7 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 5. It brings reward and recognition, and is likely a very good month for all matters related to career, business and finances. You reap the rewards of what you sowed in the past seven years now, though next year offers even greater rewards than this month does. This month represents a small-scale sample of what the whole next year will bring, so think of this month as a sneak peek at what's to come.
The 8 cycle is a rewarding time, but there are two important sides to the way it is delivered. On one hand, it is directly proportionate to the effort you have put out in the past. On the other, you receive exactly what you need to continue on your path. For that reason, you would do well keeping a close eye on your finances, especially to protect yourself from any shortfalls next year. Financial gain is much more common this month (and in the 8 Personal Year, next year). In any case, this is a time to be aggressive in all matters relating to career and finances.
Sun Number 6
For those with a Sun Number 6, October 2018 is a 9 Personal Month in an 8 Personal Year. It marks the beginning of the end of a certain era in your life. Now you begin to let go of certain expectations you have long held. You may experience a feeling of emptiness, and of "now what?" The time has not yet come to respond to these feelings in a practical way -- now is the time to begin to become comfortable with the need to change.
The changes you're contemplating now involve both your personal and professional life. For these reasons, October could become an emotional time. Some melodrama and role-playing is actually a subconscious way for you to test the people around you, and the depth of their commitment. You are also testing your own position toward people, your career, environment, spiritual beliefs and other aspects of your life.
You have, even if you are not aware of it, already begun the process of selecting what you want to remain in your life and what you want to discard. This process, which will continue through different stages over the next two years, is natural, and nothing to be afraid of. You are entering a period of reawakening. This means letting go of some of the comfort and security that surrounded and protected you for many years. Start giving some of your energy to a good cause that benefits others. Ultimately, it will benefit you. It takes the spotlight of your doubts and questions, and gives you strength and confidence.
This October, practical matters can be handled with ease. It is much better to pay off debts than to incur new ones -- in all areas, completion is favored over new starts. It is a time to tie up loose ends, not to begin new projects. It is a time to clean up and prepare for new things coming into your life.
You are not in the right mood to pay much attention to romance or personal relationships of any kind at this time, unless it's to test the strength of the relationship. You may be a little judgmental and self-righteous though, so you may need to guard yourself against this sort of thing.
Sun Number 7
October 2018 is a 1 Personal Month in a 9 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 7. It is a month of new beginnings, new people and renewed energy. While most of this year has felt like the end of a long day of hard work, with low energy and a desire to put your feet up, this October feels like you've just had cup of coffee. You're ready to get started, to roll up your sleeves and tackle whatever project is in front of you.
This is a time to aggressively pursue the plans you have made in the past. It is a time to act, not to dream or question. Take a chance. Show courage. This is also a time that requires independence and self-confidence. Don't let the cautious words of others slow you down. There is some danger this month connected to financial wheeling and dealings, so be very careful who you trust with your money.
Friendships can be renewed now, and you may also meet someone you haven't heard from in some time who may play a role in your plans for the future. Romance is favored, particularly if you are single -- you may meet someone who becomes a permanent fixture in your life.
Sun Number 8
For those with a Sun Number 8, October 2018 is a 2 Personal Month in a 1 Personal Year. Your intuition and sensitivity are heightened now, and you are much more aware of feelings -- your own as well as others'. Beware, though, as this may cause you to make mountains out of molehills. Still, you possess the ability to gently guide others, and to maintain harmony even in potentially discordant situations.
The 2-1 combination of numbers this month represents opposites, yin and yang -- the most masculine number 1 and the most feminine 2. The result is that you experience the best of two worlds; the strength and confidence of the leader, and the tact and subtlety of the diplomat.
Romance and all heart-centered relationships are central to the events of the month. If single, you may very likely meet someone special. If already involved, your relationship will probably become stronger and love stronger felt now -- by you and by your loved one. Still, you are more vulnerable to criticism than usual, which can cause outbursts of anger. By the end of the month and the beginning of the next month you may realize that an apology is both wise and in order.
Sun Number 9
October 2018 is a 3 Personal Month in a 2 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 9, and quite frankly, you need a break. If possible, take some time off to recharge your batteries. You need sunshine, relaxation, fun and laughter with friends now.
The only career aspects that are favorably highlighted are those related to creativity, and inspiring and motivating those with whom you work. It's a good time to express the thoughts and ideas that you've been thinking about for the past several months. You can make a favorable impression on superiors, even with ideas that are a little daring. Avoid stress and working under pressure now. The next five months give you the strength to survive and even prosper under pressure, but avoid stressful situations this month. Also, postpone important financial decisions if possible, unless they have to do with "fun projects", such as travel, exercise, creative endeavors and the like.
Romance is light and playful this October, but again, postpone important decisions in this area as well.