December 2017

Judyth Sult’s December 2017 Empowerment Newsletter

Notes from J 


The commercial world in the US bombards us with reminders of Christmas, yet in the spirit of love and acceptance it’s a good time of the year to remember that there are other religions that
celebrate holidays during this month. Below is a partial list of celebrations.  Whatever your tradition, be tolerant of the beliefs of others. Recognize the humanity and the desire for peace among all people.

December 1 is the date during which some sects of the Islam religion celebrate the birth of Mohammed.

Hanukka is the Jewish celebration of the return of the light and is celebrated December 12 to 20. Candles are lit in a 9 branch menorah which is used only during this holiday. It commemorates the victory of the Jewish Maccabees over the Greco/Syrians in 165 B.C.E. and the miraculous burning of a one day supply of candles for eight days.

Posadas Navidenas occurs on December 16 to 24 and is primarily celebrated by Hispanics to acknowledge the journey that Mary and Joseph took from Nazareth to Bethlehem.

Although December feels like the beginning of a long dark winter, it is actually the traditional month to celebrate the return of the light during the Solstice. In 2017 the shortest day of the year is the Winter Solstice on December 21. After December 21 the days will slowly add more light. The Solstice is celebrated with what became the Christmas tree, gift giving and feasts.

Christmas, on December 25, is the celebration of the birth of Jesus.

Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration from December 26 to January 1. The tradition is to celebrate the seven principles of self-determination; purpose; creativity; unity; communal work and responsibility; supportive economics; and faith. Kwanzaa focuses on an appreciation of the African-American heritage and the importance of family.



Calculating Your Personal Year for 2018

Let’s look at a quick and fun way to get a sample of Numerology by looking at your upcoming personal year. The personal year extends from January to December, no matter when your birthday occurs. The theme of the personal year usually describes what will have your attention this year. Below is the formula to calculate the 2018 personal year.

Your personal year is calculated by adding the month and day of your birth to the current year (not the year you were born), and then reducing them to a single digit. For example, my birthday is April 21, so we calculate it like this:
April=4th month
21 (2+1)=3
2018 (2+0+1+8) = 10 reduces to 2
So, 4+3+2= 9.

My personal year is a 9. You can read below where I’m likely to place my energy this year.

Now, you have the tools to calculate your personal year and then you can surprise your family and friends with their personal year predictions.

People in a 1 personal year are planting the seeds for the next 9 year cycle. This is a year with many new opportunities and activities. The 1 year is likely to be a year of leadership and initiative. Tarot cards that relate to one energy are 1 Magician, 10 Wheel of Fortune, and 19 Sun.

People in a 2 personal year are open to new relationships and opportunities that embrace harmony, balance and cooperation. During a 2 year, when a person is out of balance or in a disagreeable relationship, the person may become depressed because they are not able to act with the 2 energy. The 2 year is an excellent year to build on the new beginnings from the 1 year. Tarot cards that relate to 2 energy are 2 High Priestess, 11 Justice, 20 Awakening.

People in a 3 personal year feel expansive and open to new adventures. This is very much “play time” as people in the 3 energy explore the meaning of joy in their lives. The 3 energy is very creative, especially in art and writing. It’s important to distinguish between creativity and frivolousness. Tarot cards that relate to 3 energy are 3 Sustenance, 12 New Perspectives, and 21 World.

A 4 personal year is the time to focus after the playfulness of the 3 year. It is a year of focus and creating a foundation for the future. It can be considered a “maze” year as the people in this year seem to have more obstacles than usual. As they come to a block, they must learn to change directions to find a new route rather than run into a brick wall. Tarot cards that relate to 4 energy are 4 Authority and 13 Life Cycles.

People in a 5 personal year often feel great relief after the constrictions of the 4 year. The 5 personal year is full of exploration and working beyond the constraints of the 4 year. Many new opportunities present themselves, and it’s sometimes difficult to finish the many projects that they will be tempted to begin. Tarot cards related to a 5 year is 5 Introspection and 14 Temperance.

The 6 personal year is usually pretty smooth, even as the person is likely to be focused on responsibility and service, especially to family. People in this year are focused on home and what home means: who they want in the home, where home is, what home means. People must beware of taking on too much responsibility so that the sense of individuality is lost. Tarot cards that relate to 6 energy are 6 Choice and 15 Entrapment.

People in a 7 personal year spend their time analyzing and trying to understand what their life is about. The 7 year is about choices, often unexpected ones. It is a time to pause, consider, reflect, evaluate and decide. Intuition is important in the 7 year. Tarot cards related to 7 energy are 7 Determination and 16 Chaos.

The 8 personal year is about status and money. It’s often the perfect time for people to explore new employment opportunities, apply for promotions and evaluate their general financial situation. Many people start a new business in an 8 year after the 7 year of analyzing and evaluating the wisdom of such a move. Tarot cards with 8 energy are 8 Strength and 17 Star.

The 9 personal year is the end of a 9 year. People may find they are cleaning out closets, relationships, and anything else that no long serve them. As a part of the completion cycle they may find that giving to others, financially or emotionally, become important to them. Tarot cards with the 9 energy are 9 Introspection and 18 Moon.

Solstice Releasing Ritual

Before the solstice, think about what you want to leave behind in the dark (or the underworld). Take time to write a list of what you do NOT want to carry forward, including your fears.

When the release list is complete, make a list of what you want to birth, including your hopes and dreams.

On the Solstice, light a large candle in the morning and place it where it can safely burn all day. Burn the paper with all you want to release. Say something along the lines of, “As this paper is transformed to ashes, I release the energy of the old, and call to birth in the new.”

Next, take the list of what you want to birth and plant the list with a bulb or a small cutting. As you nurture the plant in the coming months be mindful you are also nurturing your future.

Complete the ritual by celebrating with the banging of pans or the beating of the drums. When you drum you are awakening the earth by beating to the heart of her rhythm.

Happy Solstice!

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Numerology Themes for 2018 

In numerology the year 2018 is a 2 year. (Add all of the numbers and reduce to a single digit.) The number 2 is about balance, peace and harmony. It is an end to the seperatness of the 1 energy.

In the Empowerment deck the cards that represent the 2 energy are  below.

High Priestess

You have the knowing
Call on your intuition
Meditate on the true law of the Universe
As you sit on the seat of wisdom


Know that everything is connected
Be aware, all actions have consequences
Act with balance, fairness and harmony
Lady Justice will always serve you in truth.


Release old paradigms and patterns
Listen to your intuition
Choose freedom
Celebrate who you are and soar to your highest potential

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