New Year Better You

Updated: Jan 12

Every new year is an opportunity for everyone to start fresh.

Hello, my name is Yana. Founder and owner of ShaNaMetcis.

Welcome to my 4th blog post and the 1st one of 2021!!

New Year - New You but I prefer to say New Year - better you 😊

On the first day of the new year I like to write down a to do list for me to complete over the next 365 days. I believe it is good practice to start manifesting my goals on the first day of the new year.

One of my goals is to continue to educate myself.

“Knowledge is power” is a famous quote from Sir Francis Bacon, I like to live by this and learn something new every day. This can be by reading educational and fictional books or reading something from the internet.

For me books are not only a way to expand my knowledge but also a distraction from my daily tasks.

There are few areas that I find interesting and I would like to explore further in 2021: numerology, astrology, crystals and aromatherapy.


Why Numerology? I first heard about numerology from a wonderful lady by the name of Trisha Gelder.

Trisha’s knowledge about numerology inspired me to include this subject in this month’s blog.

According to Trisha ‘Numerology is a sphere of knowledge that explores numbers, their mystical meaning and influence on human life. In order to reveal your personality and life destination, Numerology takes into account your date of birth and name, as well as Astrology.’

To find out more about Trisha visit her web site

Numerology is the study of the numbers you see in our life. We find out a lot of information about the world and the people around you by simply practising numerology. As maths and numbers are the language of the universe, numerology is the medium which interprets these numbers for us.

Numerology can provide knowledge of the inner self. Numerology recognises that numbers are vibrations, each vibration is different from the next due to the number of cycles it oscillates per second. Numbers can provide us with a simple and accurate meaning of our life.

The Pythagorean system is the most popular in Western numerology. Pythagoras was an academic and philosopher who believed that there is a link between numbers and letters. He believed that you could learn much about a person through calculating the numerology of their name. Pythagoras wanted to free the human mind from political and religious confinement.

Pythagoras founded his own university at Crotona, a Greek colony in Southern Italy. He focused on teaching self-development which was broken down into three parts:

Preparation – intensive training in the mathematical discipline, designed to provide the students with ‘empire over self’

Purification – understanding of life; purpose of life, how to work in harmony with that purpose, as taught through the science of numbers, also known as numerology.

Perfection – integration of the physical, mental and spiritual components of each person and of life.

In conclusion I would add that numerology is the idea that the universe is a system and once broken down we are left with the basic elements, which is numbers. These numbers can be used to help us to better understand the world and ourselves as individuals.


I have always been fascinated by astrology. I like staring at the starts and the moon. I find this therapeutical. But there is more to astrology than the beautiful moon and stars.

Astrology is an all-inclusive study of human experience. Astrology offers profound insight into our personal motivation and behaviour as well as helping us to understand our relationship with others. Astrology teaches us that everything is part of an interconnected reality. Understanding how the ancient symbolism of the stars and planets can relate to events in our lives is an evolving process. When modern science discovered that the galaxies in the cosmos and the microbes in the earth were all made of atoms, we recognised the truth in the ancient saying, ‘As above, so below’- in other words, we are all made of stars. There are different types of astrology and there are ways to use it.

Some of the most popular types of astrology are: Psychological or modern astrology - this is the most popular type practised in the West today; Horary – the astrologer tries to answer a question by creating a horoscope for the exact time the question is asked and understood by the astrologer; Mundane – mundane astrology is the study of the planets’ effects on groups of people o