November: The bumpy road to new beginnings

Life by the Numbers headerBY MICHELLE ARBEAU
Celebrity Numerologist

As if July, August, September and October didn’t give us enough of a run for our money, we’ve got November, the month of new beginnings, taking us through the peaks and valleys in a not-so-subtle way.

We’ll go from pioneer to pitfall and back again. New beginnings aren’t exactly the easiest waters to navigate. If you feel like you’re all over the place and lost your inner GPS at the moment, you’re not alone. In the month of new beginnings, you’d expect to be exploding with motivation, but there will be some definite flat-line moments (latter part of the first week in particular). Keep your chin up and don’t become frustrated by your peek-a-boo sense of motivation. It will even out closer to the 12th month and hold fairly strong for the remainder of 2014. All the effort to hang on will be worth it (I promise).


Before we get to the individual monthly forecasts, you’ll need to calculate your Life Theme Number, which is your main energetic essence in this lifetime. Your date of birth is like spiritual DNA and can reveal who you are, what you’re here to do and how to do it.

To calculate your Life Theme Number, add together each individual digit in your date of birth and then reduce to a single digit, like this:

DOB: 12-18-1975



This date of birth has a Life Theme Number of 7. Follow the same steps to calculate your own essence.

**Note: If the sum equates to 10, 11, 22 or 33, stop there. Don’t reduce these numbers further as they are called the Master Numbers and should be displayed in their unreduced form. They are guiding frequencies which carry a greater responsibility to mankind in terms of their life purpose. To find out more about these numbers and the other nine base energies, sign up to my newsletter at to receive a complimentary copy of “Life Theme Numbers.”


2: Known as the supportive one in many ways, the 2 doesn’t usually do so well with an excessive abundance of physical energy (double 1s, first physical number) but because the 11th month reduces to 2 (1+1=2), you’ll find yourself playing the role of support, which is your best role. Be careful not to overwhelm yourself as you will be the leaning post in a big way for the next four weeks or so. Even though you’re the number of intuition and sensitivity, ironically, you’re the most stable energy this month because your psychic skills give you a sense of calm amidst the storm…that everything will be ok. Others will seek refuge under your wing because of this.

3: The 3 was the most overzealous of the numbers this month and started November like a bucking bronco, ready to take on the world. Double 1 new beginnings pioneer energy had you feeling like a kid in a candy store. Your idea pot runneth over but you’ve got a case of the scatterbrain with your ambition sprinkled in every direction. If you’re frustrated because you’ve got so much to accomplish yet seem to be making little headway, the good news is that you’ll regain a footing sometime during the second week and beyond. As the number of imagination, the trailblazing double 1 month can take you to new heights with your “anything is possible” outlook.

4: The practical, solid, stable and foundational 4 can often rein in and focus the determined ambition of the pioneering 1 but this month, it’s two against one. November has double 1s against the single 4 which can make even the most grounded 4 more than a little agitated. Aside from your own frustration with nailing down the proper pathways to make things happen this month, expect to be the one to take on the responsibility of damage control. You’re used to doling out your practical words of advice but this month it will seem almost like a constant bombardment. Everywhere you go it will seem you’ll take on the role of mediator. The blessing in disguise is that you’ll learn a lot in the next few weeks about the inner workings of those around you. It may be more of an eye-opener than you thought but at least you’ll get a clear view of where you stand and who’s really got your best interests at heart.
5: The free-flowing 5 can have a lot of fun under the influence of the ambitious, forceful and determined multiple 1 energy. The catch is that double 1s also adds to 2 so you’ve got a bit of a split personality thing going on this month. You can be moody at times anyway (it’s just your nature) but you might find you can’t even stand yourself at times for the next couple of weeks. Rest assured you’re not losing your mind. Think of it as working the kinks out to prepare you for next month’s energy of everything coming together. Strain on relationships could peak mid-month so be mindful of what you say because it could come back to bite you big time. You have no filter at the moment and are certainly like a ping-pong ball of emotions. By the time the second half of the month arrives, you’ll be fully present in your body again and ready to harness the trailblazing energies of November. The strongest 5 quality is freedom of expression and there’s no better energy to go out and express yourself than a double 1, the number of new beginnings. You’ll be back on your game, just give it a minute or two. Good things come to those who wait.

6: This month you’ll have to strive harder to utilize your visionary skills on a daily basis otherwise you could find yourself smack-dab in the middle of a hibernation period. As the over-thinker/over-analyzer, the chaotic shifting of multiple pioneering 1s could send you into “what-if” scenario mode. Preventative maintenance is the key to your success this month. Each morning, start the day by envisioning the greater scheme of things rather than focusing on the minute details (like stressing about what to wear to the morning manager meeting). Your motto for November: “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” If you’re successful in holding this mindset, you’ll be sure to be a positive influence on those around you (who might just need that extra nudge to keep going). You’re the number of extremes with a strong positive and negative side and while under the 11 energy (which is the life path number that most easily loses its way), you can be prone to fall victim to the dark side. The positive side is that as the number of creativity and creative expression, you could create your finest work under the 11 energy as it too is highly creative. You’re in the ultimate zone to take leaps and bounds forward. Stick to the bigger, broader picture and you’ll be a-OK.

7: Of all the numbers, 7 may very well have the hardest time under a double 1 (also considered an 11 energy). As much as you’re the doer who leaps before thinking, you’re also the greatest philosopher and natural scientist at times. This month will have you pulled in both those directions at any given time. You’ll feel like a stick shift, changing gears often as you move through November. If there were ever a time for you to leap first, think later, it would be this month. If you get caught up in the “why”, you’ll become the biggest procrastinator over the next several weeks. You’re the most active physical plane number in the month with not one but two of the first physical plane number (1). Like Nike says, “Just do it.” Relationships are a particular focus this month. You’ll gain a great deal of clarity and insight into some of the more frustrating connections in your life in the next couple of weeks. The key is that you’ll be the catalyst to this unveiling of truth by acting rather than being the observer. You are the truth-seeker at the core of your being. Your new beginning this month is more about finding/revealing truth than anything else.

8: Yeah baby. Personal power is November’s theme for the 8. Be cautious not to let it border on arrogance though. You’re standing tall and flying high under the trailblazing power number 11. Many of your back burner projects will come to a climax this month. It’s your month for things to come into perspective and come together. You’re one of the very few numbers to experience mostly positive momentum this November. One of the biggest reasons this is your month is not only because it’s the number of new beginnings (1) but you’re getting very close to entering a global year of 8 (2015) and it will be your year to rock it. Balance is so important this month. You could easily bowl everyone over with your powerful influence, especially because so many of the other numbers are struggling with gaining/keeping a footing in this fast-paced month. You are the 8, the number of independence and doubtless wisdom (keyword here is doubtless). You know it’s all gonna be OK and so you’re the one to grab those double 1’s as though they were the bull’s horns. Rock your swagger!

9: Your typical way of thinking won’t work this month. 11 doesn’t see in black and white so you’ll make no headway following the predictable path. Instead of in-the-box thinking, think outside the box. You’re the pioneer in your own right as the big dreamer so this is where you’ve got to be for the next four weeks. Keep your head in the clouds and your feet dangling. Rationalizing will get you nowhere, especially when it comes to dealing with other people right now. It’s up to you to be the ambitious, idealistic humanitarian for the next several weeks and be the inspiration to many. As the most active mind plane number, you’re a tangent thinker and if you can dream it, you can achieve it. This is your moment to show those closest to you that you’re not the stick in the mud, Debbie Downer they thought you were. Show ‘em what you’re made of and for all you 9’s out there, let your hair down and party like it’s 1999!

10/1: Oh boy. What do you get when you’re in an 11 month and you’re a 10/1? Brace yourself for the ride of your life. 10’s are the adaptable ones who don’t really fancy diving too far into problems (their own or anyone else’s). They’d rather keep life light and fun, sweeping problems under the rug for another day. It will be a face paced month for you physically speaking and do expect to have a lot on your plate from projects or career perspective but also expect a good helping of self-reflection. 11 reduces to 2 so you’ll have to succumb at some point to moments of stillness to contemplate your next steps. This month is quite the pivotal moment in your world on many fronts. Relationships and career are the cornerstones at the red hot moment. Expect 180 degree shifts to happen in these two categories — both in good and bad ways. It’s the moment of truth, time to face the music and you can’t sweep it under the rug this time. You’ll be glad to get November over with because December will bring a light, airy breeze to wash away the remaining remnants of any career or relationship casualties.

11/2: It’s not always a good thing when the month’s energy matches your own but in this case it works. We’re in the 11th month (11/2) and your number is the 11/2. It’s a “what you see is what you get month” for you and you’re laying all your cards out on the table for the world to see. 11 is often referred to as a power or gateway energy because of the phenomenon centered around 11:11 (google it). Even Lady Gaga and Ellen see the digital time prompt of 11:11. You’re feeling a call to post, the nudge to step into your path and purpose in a big way. It’s a monumental force driving you forward. The bad news first: You may not quite get what that big thing is just yet but you will put a good many of the pieces together this month. The good news: By the first part of December, you’ll be ready for the big reveal and the universe will drop the bombshell in a very good way.

22/4: You’re one of the luckiest numbers this month because you have the driving force of the double pioneering 1 behind you as the intuitive Master Builder. What better energy to forge new trails than with the double whammy intuitive 2 backed by the practical, solid, foundational 4 at the base? It can be likened to a work horse pulling a plow to dig into the dirt. You’re not only forging new ground but solidifying it as a permanent pathway to follow. It’s an important month for you. Old pathways will be covered over while new, more permanent (and more significant) will be formed. You are a Master frequency and much like the 10, 11 and 33, you’re being called to your destiny in a big way as 2015 approaches. It’s all about laying the footing this month as the Master Builder. Your gift of intuition is being put to good use for yourself over the next several weeks.

33/6: You might as well change your name to Mother Teresa for the remainder of the month. Everyone is looking for guidance and as the Master Teacher, you’re the go-to person. The trick is to not let your energy become zapped by spreading yourself too thin otherwise you’ll find yourself in the negative self-sabotage funnel you know all too well. Be quick with your counsel and not let yourself become wrapped up in their world. You’ve definitely got your own big fish to fry so it’s pivotal that you get adequate energy reserves. You’ll gain much satisfaction from helping others but the biggest perk is the residual insight into your own challenges through assisting others with theirs. It’s a month of guidance and insight that will open up new potential avenues in December.

Michelle Arbeau is an internationally recognized celebrity numerologist, author, inspirational speaker and radio/TV host. She has a Hollywood clientele base that includes “Twilight” vampires, a “Big Bang Theory” actress, “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor, an NBC director, celebrity stylist and many more.

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