Everyone is continuously surrounded by numbers, no matter the situation. Thus, it is essential to know the meanings of numbers in your life.
Unlike the traditional meanings that range from economics to the most straightforward 1 + 1, astrology believes that this art of number meaning-making tells us so much about ourselves and the people around us. This art goes by the name of numerology and is almost as old as humanity itself.
But why do numbers have meanings? And what are these? Read on to find out!
What’s the concept behind the meanings of numbers in your life?
As said earlier, numerology has existed for a long, long time. Even before humans came to being, numbers have already defined the course of human existence in more ways than we could ever have anticipated.
Heaven has existed even before we have the concept of mathematics. The preciseness of how everything came to be can only be attributed to the divine who used the power of numbers to make all things fall into their proper places.
Thus, it only makes sense that these numbers hold special meanings and a heightened spiritual significance. Considering how they influence our lives, it isn’t surprising how much power they wield in defining us, even in the things we are not aware of.
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Over the generations, humanity has been blessed by people who have the incredible ability to interpret numbers. As this skill passed down, it refined and gave people the clarity and spiritual guidance they needed.
Here is a quick rundown of the numbers and their cosmic significance:
As the first number, it is all about beginning and starting strong. Action and decisiveness are highly encouraged by this number, so when it starts manifesting itself, you are called to do whatever it takes to reach your goal!
Keep in mind, though, that you should not limit your actions to tangible and visible things. You must also start taking charge of your mental and emotional self so that you can finally take that leap of faith you have always been contemplating.
Unsurprisingly, this number brings into mind the duality of man. The harmony of the masculine and the feminine, yin, and yang, and the peace between all things is highly valued by the number two.
What it calls on you to do, then, is to look into your relationships. These don’t have to be between you and another person; sometimes, these can be your relationship with yourself and with the divine. Nevertheless, you must take action to maintain these, or else chaos is just right around the corner.
Many cultures and belief systems believe in the power that this number holds. For example, most Christians believe in the Triune God- Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. In numerology, the number three connects with spirituality, creativity, and charisma.
Considering all these factors, you are now called to press on despite the challenges that life throws in your way. Success is within your reach- if only you are willing to stand firm and take risks.
Finding stability is a difficult feat, but this number ensures that proper organization and having order is not far from a person’s reach. It also helps that this number goes back to the fundamental roots of life here on earth: the four seasons, the four elements, and, of course, the four “corners” that make sure our world will work the way it should be.
The number four is a sure sign that your ambitions are not too far off. As you go through this process, you need to remember this: keep an open mind, and stay humble. Just as this digit reminds you to remember the fundamentals, you must also keep yourself grounded, no matter how high you reach.
This number’s seemingly free-from approach with all its straight lines and curves reflects on the free-spirited, no-fuss approach to life that it advocates for. It also doesn’t hurt that it is also the most sensual number because of its relationship to our five senses!
This wild-child approach to life is then highly encouraged by the number five. There is a world of possibilities waiting for you, and all you have to do is to respond to its call! However, you may become restless, so you also need to temper this side of yours before it can become destructive.
Being caring and compassionate is characteristic of the number six. It enables concern and the heart to serve others. The number also connects with the divine concept of being clairvoyant, more popularly known as the “sixth sense.”
When encountering this number, you are called to become a deeply-thinking person who finds meaning in all things. Finding commitment will not be a problem, and you maintaining your promises will be all too easy. Yet, with all the love and care you give, you also need to leave some for yourself- after all, you cannot give what you don’t have.
This number is highly intellectual- it values rationality, logic, and practical wisdom above anything else! Being level headed and introspective are among the things that the number seven wants people to embody and find ways to connect themselves to the higher wisdom of the world.
However, while following the mind is generally the best course of action, you must also not forget to keep in touch with your inner, emotional self. Becoming too much of a “mind over matter” kind of person will make you lose your grip on the spiritual and divine, so you need to strike a balance between these two.
Long associated with the infinity symbol, this number symbolizes material success, wealth, and financial stability. Hard work and the urge to innovate are the values that these numbers stand for.
This number tells you that your living the good life is right around the corner; you just have to work a little bit harder. You may be a bit stubborn, but for as long as you don’t get too hard-headed, everything will work out just fine. But you must also note that you shouldn’t become too controlling as you work for your success as you may end up hurting someone in the process.
In the world of numerology, the number nine means fulfillment and of humanity reaching its peak. Being humane towards everyone and taking the mantle of leading by example is what nine calls for people to do, especially during these trying times.
With these in mind, you are now called to serve a purpose greater than yourself. You may not be aware of it, but you already possess the necessary skills and knowledge that you have been seeking for the longest time. Nobody’s perfect, but you are now more than capable of spreading whatever you have learned during your journey to others.
What about the others? Are these the only meanings of numbers in your life?
The short answer is yes. The longer answer is “it’s complicated.” Why? Well, let’s examine these numbers even further.
Every (countable) digit in this universe comes from this list of nine fundamental numbers. Yes, there’s the number zero, but it’s generally agreed to be the blank slate from which an infinite array of numbers can come from.
Thus, the numbers one to nine are what numerology truly considers to be worth examining. They already have substance, and it is only up for people to fully grasp what it means and find ways to adapt it to their lives.
In another article, we presented the significance of repeating numbers such as 111, 22, 33333, and so on [insert link to article on repeating numbers numerology]. In a nutshell, this amplifies the strength of these individual numbers and pushes for the urgency of the matter at hand.
But for differing numbers such as 23, 57, etc., it is best to reduce them to a single number. That way, you can understand what the numbers truly mean and what the numbers call you to do with the knowledge you now have.
How do I know which is which in the meanings of numbers in your life?
The easiest way to know what the universe is telling you is through computing the single number behind your birth date. This is the method widely used by enthusiasts and astrologers alike.
For example, your birth date is May 11, 2000. Your birth month is 5, the date is 11, and of course, the year is 2000. Now, take your birth year and compute its sum. In this example, 2 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 2.
Now, take your birth month and date together. 5 + 11 = 16. Combined with the earlier result, the equation will go 16 + 2 = 18.
Since 18 has two different digits, you need to combine them: 1 + 8 = 9. Thus, the person born in this day is being called to become more significant than themselves and find joy in service and wisdom.
Another telltale sign of numbers influencing your life is their seemingly coincidental appearance around your surroundings and your own dreams. For this, you have to be vigilant- keep your eyes peeled; you won’t want to miss out on the message!
Finding the meanings of numbers in your life is an exhausting yet fulfilling task. If anything, it only amplifies the calling that the universe has for you; after all, the numbers you have been given don’t just come out of nowhere!
The best course of action is to, of course, pay attention. Numbers may be inherently around us, but it is up to our perceptive selves whether we will respond accordingly.
So, get computing. It may just be an ordinary addition equation, but you wouldn’t know its influence on your life if you don’t get up and try!