Most of us look to a year as having 12 months, January through December. This is true. There are, however, associating the numbers for the months (January #1, February #2, March #3), only 9 months for effective action. These are January through September. After this time, we refine what we have worked on and begin to wind the year down. November and December get wrapped up in shorter days of light (in the northern Hemisphere), holidays and the winding down of the entire year. If you can look at the year as being nine months long, you will be able to accomplish more and work with the energy being presented by each month.