I am a numbers person. I admit. Math was by far my favorite subject in school. As I prodded along on my spiritual journey of course I got excited about Numerology. The good news is, if you are not into numbers, it is still quite fascinating.
The short answer to the question in the title is: YES. According to numerology, every number has a certain energy from 1-9. Are you curious what these are? Let's get on then.
1 - The Start. Beginnings. Leadership. Innovation. The Ego. Independence. Masculinity. The Yang.
2 - Duality starts here. Nurturing. Cooperation. Balance. Diplomacy. Peacemaking. Femininity. The Yin to the Yang.
3 - Self expression. Creativity. Communication.Social awareness. Sensitivity.
4 - Stability. Planning ahead. Reality. Logic. Order. Practicality. Discipline. Reliability.
5 - The Center. The Channel through. Freedom. Change. Adaptability. Versatility. Travel.
6 - 6th sense. Beauty. Family. Caring. Love. Protective. Community orientation.
7- Boundaries. Analysis. Knowledge. Understanding. Wisdom. Introspection. Spirituality.
8 - Abundance. Material satisfaction. Power. Ambition. Giving and receiving. Authority.
9 - Completion. Compassion. Humanitarian. Selfless. Idealist. Universal love.
Now that we know this, what can we use it for? One simple way is to translate it to our LIFE PATH NUMBER - which we get by simple adding the digits of our birth date together until we get to a single digit. In my case for example with a birth date of 31 May 1974 you get: 1+9+7+4+0+5+3+1=30 3+0=3
A note here, if you get to 11, 22 or 33 as your first addition, those are master numbers, that's a whole other story, basically they are double the power of the number they are doubling in.
I attach this great summary of what these Life Path Numbers mean from www.topinspired.com:
1. Life Path Number 1 – The Leader
People with Life Path One are natural born leaders. They have an enormous amount of drive combined with focused and strong-willed character. These people are independent thinkers, they love doing things their own, original way. Because they always want to be the best in what they are doing they are great achievers and won’t let anything stand in their way. Due to the high energy, passion and desire they are born with, it is given that they can accomplish great things in their lifetime. Creativity is the greatest gift for this number. They also have a passion for art and since they are courageous self-starters, they are very good at starting new projects. Their original, inventive approach make them well suited to self employment or leadership. They need to make sure not to become self centered, egotistical and demanding and also learn to stay calm and not to get overly stressed by their driven nature.
2. Life Path Number 2 – The Perceptive
People with Life Path Two are sensitive, perceptive and patient. They tend to like music, arts and poetry, they are much like the soul of an artist. Harmony and peace are very important for them in their relationships, as well as in their home. They have an eye for beauty and often have healing abilities in form of massage or counseling. They can put themselves easily into other’s shoes, considering all viewpoints in situations. Because of their high level of sensitivity they have the ability to listen and deeply understand their partners. The Twos are cooperative, loving and sincere which makes them excellent friends and lovers. Their weaknesses lie in their strengths; the sensitivity can be a downfall at times. People with Life Path 2 can be too sensitive or shy and also they tend to put other’s needs first. Twos need to stand up for themselves and learn to respect their own opinions and values.
3. Life Path Number 3 – The Expressive
People with Life Path number 3 have a great ability to express themselves. They have excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Their optimistic and charismatic personality makes them the life of the party which they usually don’t mind. Threes tend to be social butterflies who like the be around people and enjoy attention. They are generous and giving souls, conscious of other people’s feelings and emotions. They love life and enjoy it to the fullest, but often they tend to have a hard time taking responsibilities seriously. When it comes to handling money they have to be careful and think about tomorrow. They need to find a way to creative self expression, the best is to choose a career that supports their talent. Many writers, actors, musicians were born under this Life Path and also some great designers. They can inspire people with their positive and happy attitude.
4. Life Path Number 4 – The Worker Bee
Number Fours are practical, down-to-earth and rational people. They are typically the worker bees of society, very organized, methodical and hard-working people. They are often the core and the foundation of any organization or community. They always taking one step at a time and they have strong ideas about right and wrong. Fours have the great ability to achieve their goals and be successful after putting effort and working persistently. They are very committed and reliable, once they make up their minds they do not give up easily. They live by the idea of ‘a place for everything and everything in its place’. Their loyal and dependable personality make them excellent friends and life partners. You can always count on them. On the downside they can be rigid and too cautious which can lead to missing out on opportunities. Important value to learn for them is to cultivate is flexibility and to relax.
5. Life Path Number 5 – The Free Soul
People with a Life Path of 5 seek freedom above everything. They are energetic and adventurous, they love to travel because they are curious about the world and everything that is waiting to be discovered. They are flexible and versatile people who like social events and getting to know new people. Fives love new things and welcome change with open hands. They often have a hard time settling down, and they have a genuine concern for the freedom and welfare of others. They love pleasures in life and many Fives lack discipline and order, always seeking the next adventure. That can make them impulsive, discontent or impatient. A career that support their adventurous soul can be a perfect match for them. These multi-talented people can achieve great success if they improve on their discipline and learn to focus.
6. Life Path Number 6 – The Compassionate Nurturer
People with a Life Path of 6 are extremely home and family oriented. Their parenting instincts are very strong and so they love to help and enjoy being of service to others. Being a humanitarian they are the healer and a helper to others. As a Six, people often feel a genuine devotion to the welfare of other human beings. Their loving, warm and understanding nature makes them excellent parents. Indeed a job they would enjoy the most is being a stay at home parent. One thing they need to be careful with is to find balance between help and interference. Because of their giving character they can be too self-sacrificing or even become a slave to others neglecting their own needs. They need to learn to appreciate themselves and to aim for a rewarding career that requires their responsibility. They are often much better as managers than as employees.
7. Life Path Number 7 – The Seeker of Truth
Those born with a Life Path 7 are often have an air of mystery around them. They are spiritual, intelligent and introspective. They are analytical thinkers searching for inner wisdom, investigating the unknown. They enjoy being on their own and they need space and privacy. When they find balance they can equally enjoy being a social butterfly, sharing knowledge and interacting with people but only for a little while. They will return to their solitude again. These studious, analytical and reserved people seek truth and wisdom in everything; they are real thinkers. Their introverted personality can make it difficult for them to form close relationships. This is what they need to work on, to avoid becoming too withdrawn and to avoid shutting out the love of others. Experiencing the joy of friendship and close relationships will give them new perspectives on life.
8. Life Path Number 8 – The Business Man / Woman
People with a Life Path 8 are born with a great talent for management and natural leadership skills. They are very ambitious and goal oriented people who are willing to work diligently to achieve their goals. With their strong organizational skills, vision and good judgement these people make excellent business managers and leaders. They are prone to becoming a workaholic as financial security is very important for them. This way they feel safe and also they consider status very important. They must be careful not to become too self important, arrogant or greedy. Also they must not neglect family and loved ones in their efforts to earn money. These people are naturally attracted to positions of influence and leadership such as politics, social work, and teaching. There are many areas where their ability can shine and their achievements can be recognized.
9. Life Path Number 9 – The Humanitarian
These people are extremely compassionate and true idealists. People born with a Life Path 9 take care of everyone else because this is what they find pleasure in; they love giving and helping others. It is hard not to like these friendly and generous people. They give time, money and energy freely without expecting anything in return. Their ultimate goal is working toward a better world. This is what they enjoy most and this is also what brings them success. A 9 is likely to find herself unhappy when pursuing materialistic gains only. The satisfying road for them is giving, sharing, and sacrificing for a larger goal without expecting anything in return. The idea they should live by is ‘The more you give, the bigger your reward’. They need to learn to speak up when they need help, affection and love. Also, another life lesson is to learn to let go. Things will come to an end and finish, just take it as it comes.
The Master Numbers
Life Path Number 11 – The Intuitive
People with Life Path number is 11 have a doubled ‘1’ in their life. It means doubled power of 1. Eleven is the most intuitive of all numbers. They are sensitive and have a great understanding of others, and they have the ability to inspire people and connect with people from all walks of life. There is a strong connection between their conscious and unconscious mind that help them tuning into a high level of intuition. Their sensitivity to help others and their extremely creative mind means an open door to capacity for invention. To live up to their full potential they must focus on a concrete goal and on self-development. They often suffer from lack of direction and self-confidence, not realizing their own ability. Confidence is the key that unlocks their potential. However it is also the biggest challenge for the Elevens, to trust their own potential. If you add the 11 up you’ll get 2. Therefore the Elevens possess many of the characteristics and talents of that number. Scroll up to learn more about number 2.
Life Path Number 22 – The Master Builder
This is the most powerful of all numbers, often called the Master Builder. These people are able to turn dreamsinto realities. People born under the Life Path 22 have the inspirational insights of the number 11 combined with the methodical nature of the number 4. Big ideas, plans goes in hand with leadership skills and self-confidence. A not practical 22 can waste their potential easily. Their goals are outside of their personal self as they strive to serve the greater good of humanity. They need to be more organized and to put effort into the things that matter. Also letting go of the things that don’t matter is a great lesson of life.
Life Path Number 33 – The Master Teacher
This Life Path Number is extremely rare. They are here to raise the consciousness of as many people as possible thus transforming the world’s consciousness as well. They gain fame through acts of kindness, tenderness and compassion. Their life is a unique expression, they are not concerned with personal ambition. With their high and pure energy they are concerned with doing good in the world.'
Go on. calculate yours and then if you like to let me know. I already confessed that my Life Path Number is 3. If you know me, what do you think? Spot on I think. I am in my element when I teach, express joy and connect people.