Personal Years of the epicycleChinese Numerology has been around for over 4000 years, and provides the basis of the My Personality program in this site, using what is known as the Lo Shu Grid. Although the Western and Chinese versions differ on the position of numbers in each square, the grid itself comprises 9 squares, each with a particular characteristic.
Personal Years are based upon the concept that we live our lives in a series of 9-year cycles, in which each year of the Epicycle has a defined energy of its own. To work out what Personal Year you are in now, just add the day and month of your lunar birth date to the current year, and then add together the four digits of the answer. If the result is a two-digit number, add the two numbers together. The result is the number of your Personal Year for that year, and can be any number from 1 to 9.
In My Future these calculations are done for you, and the numerological prediction for each Personal Year is printed underneath the Chinese Astrological prediction for that same year. Hence there are two predictions for every year that you examine.
Rather than resist, Chinese Numerology suggests that we should follow the energies defined for each of our Personal Years.