2017 can be summarized based on you, the individual because everybody's journey is different. A summary of 2017 can resonate with you but only you can define what it meant to you. In numerology 2017 was a year of one, 2+0+1+7 = 10, break it down to a single number digit = 1. In numerology, what is the lesson number one is teaching us or has taught us? Basically, putting ourselves first in our lives.
Putting ourselves first when it comes to helping ourselves, loving ourselves, believing in ourselves, taking care of ourselves (self care), learning about ourselves of who we are in soul and spirit, growing and maturing within ourselves, discovering who we are, what we are made of when it comes to our morals, beliefs, ethics and etc., shedding aspect of ourselves which no longer resonates; and etc. It's not selfish for anybody to put themselves first, to love themselves, take care of themselves and etc., because if you don't love yourself, how can you truly know love, understand love or love anybody else? If you can't take care of yourself, then how can you take care of another person? Putting yourself first teaches you how to love and care for another through you. That's one of the lessons for 2017.
It was also, a year of the return of the feminine energy and the awakening of the Goddess.
Women really took charge in 2017, whether it was taking charge of themselves, households, embracing and manifesting their destinies, opening and launching their own businesses and etc., whatever it was, the feminine energy was at work in 2017. Women were also exercising and utilizing their voices to speak out against several issues from: racism, injustice, police brutality, Donald Trump (Maxine Waters), sexism; and etc. Women from all walks of life, ethnicity, culture, heritage and etc. were finding their voices to speak out and bring awareness about sexual harassment. It swept the whole nation and became a global phenomenon of women taking charge of their bodies and not allowing their bodies to be disrespected, violated nor harassed. And brought awareness to it which changed the conversations and tone about sexual harassment, not just in the work place but overall climate of it.
2017 was a year of growth as well. One thing I came to the realization of is growth is quiet, it's silent because nobody sees the process of growth, only the result. Except for babies, their growth are not quiet with all that crying, puking, doodooing and those terrible twos. But their love, the unconditional love of babies is the greatest blessing of them all. Now back to growth being a silent thing, whether it's painful or messy, the point is you are the only one who goes through it alone and by yourself. Generally, nobody witnesses your growth nor even knows about it. For example: the caterpillar in the cocoon, although the caterpillar is shedding and being purged in the cocoon, nobody sees nor witnesses the growth of the butterfly. All we see is the result of that growth which is the butterfly. We don't even see the shedding and the purging of the caterpillar either. And growth requires shedding and purging.
"2017 is the ending, the old life. It’s time to leave behind everything that was necessary and served us to master ourselves but is no longer aligned with who we have become."
-- Audrey Kitching
We are about three weeks away from the new year, approaching 2018. Resolutions will be made, in the excitement of the new year, some will make commitments of "new year, new me" and make promises in the heat of those excitement. How many resolutions or promises that were made during the new year of 2017 were fulfilled and kept? Things that make you go hmmm.
Anyhow, 2018 is a universal year of the number 11 which represents self mastery. And a single digit number of 2 which represents duality. Doing research on this in numerology and astrology, 2018 can be predicted that an alignment with our inner truth will bring about self mastery, answering the call of our souls which will go against everything we believe or we're programmed to believe, and for many, duality will be a hard pill to swallow. Because of the way things have been imbalanced with religion, politics, systematic education and etc. Duality represents balance as in: yin and yang, feminine and masculine, light and dark; and etc.
So in hindsight, may 2018 bring forth the energy and willpower for us to master ourselves, achieve and master balance within ourselves and our lives, may we reprogram ourselves based on our soul's truth; and answer every call our souls whisper.