Numerology meanings are fun (and eerily accurate). They can also help you uncover hidden insights about yourself and your life – such the best career paths for you and your ideal romantic partner!
You might be thinking… Can a number really tell me ALL of that? Oh, yes – and soooo much more!
How Numerology Worksclick here.
Fact: Everything in the entire universe holds a certain energy, including numbers, names, and Katy Perry’s dog.
When you know what kind of energy each number “holds”, you can do some simple math to uncover all sorts of cool information about yourself and other people, such as:
- Personality traits
- Life/emotional struggles
- Best (and worst) romantic partners
- The best careers for you
- Hidden talents
- Soul desires
- Hopes, dreams, and fears
- And so much more!
Can you see how powerful this stuff can be?
When I dug in and learned about numerology meanings, it helped me understand my daughter, what makes her “tick” (she’s a number 5 – a “free spirit”), and how to best parent her.
I cannot even tell you how much better our relationship is now! It’s like someone gave me a inside view into her brain!
Numerology meanings are cool, so let’s dive in :)
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Numerology Meanings Part 1: Your Numerology Chart
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Before we get into the meanings of numerology numbers, it’s important for you to understand the four major parts of your numerology chart and what they mean:
1. Life Path Number
Your life path number represents your journey in this lifetime. It is the most important part of your numerology chart and gives you insight into:
- Your personality
- Major life lessons and challenges
- Your greatest opportunities
- What will fulfill and make you the happiest
How to calculate your Life Path Number: Add up all the numbers of your date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY). Keep adding until you get an 11, 22, or single digit (This blog post will give you an example and step by step directions for calculating your life path number. Or you can use this free tool.
2. Soul Urge Number
As the name suggests, the soul urge number is spiritual. It has to do with your ethics and values and who you really are – at the authentic, soul level.
How to Calculate Your Soul Urge Number: Use the chart below and assign a value to each VOWEL of your full birth name (“Y” doesn’t count). Keep adding until you get an 11, 22, or single digit. (This post will take you through the process of calculating your soul urge number step by step.)
- If you want to learn the ways to connect with your soul (also known as your Higher Self, check out this post from my sister site.)
3. Karmic Number
To get your karmic number use the chart below and assign the corresponding number to each CONSONANT of your full birth name, then add all of the numbers up.
4. Expression/Destiny Number
The expression number reveals your talents and all the potential you have in your life! The cool thing is that you might even discover some hidden talents that you didn’t know you had!
To get your expression number, simply give a value to each letter of the legal name you were born with and add them up.
Tip: Print this numerology chart for easy reference!
P.S. If this is really jazzing you up, don’t forget to check out my FREE Numerology Guide! (box below) It will teach you how to calculate the four main parts of your numerology chart, give you detailed meanings of each number – and you’ll get a workbook so you can really dig into what numerology means for your life, too!
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Numerology Meanings Part 2: What the Numbers Mean
In numerology, we use the numbers 1-9, 11 and 22. One through nine are called “cardinal” numbers and 11 and 22 are called “Master” numbers.
Remember: You’ll have traits of a number if it is your life path, soul urge, karmic, or expression number.
Numerology Number 1
You’ll have 1 qualities if: There is a 1 in your numerology chart (Life path, soul urge, etc.), or if you were born on the 1st, 10th, 19th or 28th.
The numerology number one is a strong number with a masculine energy. Men and women with this number are independent, driven, and creative thinkers. Because of these strong personality traits, they typically excel in whatever career field they choose!
Those with the numerology number 1 can also be critical and demanding due to their struggles and self doubt. In most relationships, they assume the “decision maker” role.
Numerology meanings: Number 1 Traits
- strong (so strong that they can be intimidating, without meaning to be!)
- epic storyteller
Numerology Number 2
You may have 2 qualities if: There is a 2 in your numerology chart (Life path, soul urge, etc.), or if you were born on the 2nd, 11th, 20th, 29th.
The number 2 is the opposite force of the number 1. It’s a feminine number and promotes diplomacy, intuition and grace. Think: velvet glove but iron fist, or… the “Nancy Reagan’s” of numerology!
Two’s are so influential that they can persuade their friend to dump a deadbeat boyfriend and sell snow to an Eskimo in the same day.
Because of their unique characteristics, those with number 2 traits make great candidates for a career in mediation, care giving, counseling, teaching, nursing, social work, or therapy.
Two’s love talking and thinking about deep subjects – such as the meaning of life! They just have to be careful that their sensitive nature doesn’t lead to dramatic reactions or hurt feelings.
Numerology meanings: Number 2 Traits
Numerology Number 3
You may have 3 qualities if: There is a 3 in your numerology chart (Life path, soul urge, etc.), or if you were born on the 3rd, 12th, 21st or 30th.
Three is the child of the number one and two, which gives this numerology meaning a unique combo of characteristics! 3’s are typically extroverted and live with wide eyed wonder.
Their “life is full of possibilities” attitude and “gift of gab” draws people in, so they are often the life of the party, but they rarely seek deep relationships. Three’s don’t like routines and set schedules, so they are well suited to a business where they can set their own hours! They just have to constantly work on being disciplined and mentally sharp.
Numerology meanings: Number 3 Traits
- good communicator
- impeccable taste
Numerology Number 4
You’ll have 4 qualities if: There is a 4 in your numerology chart (Life path, soul urge, etc.), or if your birthday is on the 4th, 13th, 22nd or 31st of the month.
Four is another one of those numbers with a masculine numerology meaning. 4’s see the world in a “black and white” way and can always be counted on to follow the rules.
They are hard working folks who enjoy things to be organized and systematic. Because they are detailed with every aspect of their life, they excel in careers in medicine, the military, engineering or the government.
Of course, their dependable nature makes them an awesome friend or partner, though they do need some coaxing to let their hair down and enjoy themselves once in a while.
Numerology meanings: Number 4 Traits
Numerology Number 5
You’ll have 5 qualities if: There is a 5 in your numerology chart (Life path, destiny number, etc.), or if your birthday falls on the 5th, 14th, or 23rd of the month.
Number 5 is the exact opposite of our routine minded and practical number 4! 5’s are the very definition of “free-spirit”.
Five’s are always up for a new adventure! They are extremely social, friendly, and non-judgey… but can come across to others as “flighty”.
This makes it tough for them to get (and keep) the right job, but they do well in jobs where they can interact with people – such as sales, real estate or hairdressing.
It’s likely a 5 won’t settle down until later in their life, giving them a chance to try lots of jobs out first and sow their wild oats! The same thing goes for their romantic life! And once they find that right person, they will hang on to them and always have their back. Their partner must love to travel and give the number 5 enough room to do their thing!
Numerology meanings: Number 5 Traits
- free spirit
- have a wanderlust for life
- get restless easily
- fight for the underdog
- people person
Numerology Number 6
You’ll have 6 qualities if: There is a 6 in your numerology forecast (Karmic, life path number, etc.) or if you were born on the 6th, 15th or 24th of the month.
In short, 6’s are sweet as apple pie! Their kind and caring nature means they are always willing to lend an ear (or a hand) to anyone who needs it.
They have huge hearts and you can often find them speeding off to help someone else.
“Helping” careers, such as a teacher, healer, guidance counselor, doctor, nurse, therapist or lawyer are a good fit for six’s. But, due to their nurturing nature, they also may choose to be a stay-at-home parent! All-in-all, numerology number 6 is known to be the most compassionate, peaceful, and loving number.
Number 6 traits:
- give great advice!
Numerology Number 7 Meaning
You’ll have 7 qualities if: There is a 7 in your numerology chart (Life path, destiny number, etc.) or if your birthday falls on the 7th, 16th or 25th of the month.
An extreme example of a 7 would be the lovable Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory! Numerology 7’s march to the beat of their own drum and don’t care much about what other people think about them. They also don’t care much about topics like fashion, religion or politics. 7’s are much too busy doing their own thing to get swept up in all of that :)
Because of their strong analytical nature and true enjoyment of work, 7’s gravitate towards careers in science or academics. Wherever they end up, they are happiest being there alone, since they do their best work that way.
Seven’s aren’t known for their charm, so it can be hard for them to make friends or attract a partner, but once they do, they are devoted and faithful!
Traits of the numerology number 7:
Numerology Number 8 Meaning
You’ll have 8 qualities if: There is a 8 in your numerology forecast (Life path, destiny number, etc.) or if you were born on the 8th, 17th or 26th of the month.
Those who are ruled by the number 8 are all about success!
Eight’s have HUGE potential and are willing to take risks to get what they want. If an 8 gets knocked down, they don’t stay there for long!
Because they are so driven, 8’s people often see 8’s as “workaholics”, which can lead to problems in their social life and relationships. They are known to be loving – yet blunt! All-in-all, eight’s thrive on balance and having a nice blend of money, family, hobbies, or whatever else they enjoy!
Numerology meanings: Traits of the number 8
Numerology Number 9
You’ll have 9 qualities if: There is a 9 in your numerology chart (Life path, karmic number, etc.) or if your birthday is on the 9th, 18th or 27th of the month.
Sometimes called the Mother Teresa’s number, nine’s don’t want or try to take the credit for the victories their assistance brings about. Likely found at the front of a peace rally or fighting global warming, nine’s feel deeply, and are spiritual, energetic, and always seek justice.
Career wise, number 9’s tend to go into business for themselves. They are loyal friends and partners, though they aren’t super romantic. They may seem tough on the outside (which is just because they are so passionate!), but they are very loving and spiritual.
Number 9 traits:
- fighter for injustice
- easily attract money
Master Number 11
You’ll have 11 qualities if: An 11 is your life path, soul urge, karmic, or expression number!
Numerology number 11 is the first of the Master numbers. It’s a blend of the numerology numbers 1 and 2, but stronger! Because of this, number 11’s tend to be all over the place and struggle for balance.
Number 11’s are spiritually insightful and introverted, which again leaves them conflicted…
That’s because everyone loves and wants to be around them, but deep down, they just want to be left alone!
They hate obligation, limitations and doing the same mindless things over and over, so they will often be found in a creative field. In fact, they love to think freely and manifest their creations!
Master Number 11 Traits:
Tip: 11’s will enjoy reading the post – 3 Ways to Calm Your Nerves When You’re on a Spiritual Path
Master Number 22
You’ll have 22 qualities if: A 22 is your life path, soul urge, karmic, or expression number!
Numerology number 22 is the second (and last) of the Master numbers. It’s also the strongest of all the numerology numbers. (Imagine taking two superheroes and morphing them together into ONE!)
22’s are here on a mission to better humanity… like the Dalai Lama!
22’s are grounded, psychic, and selfless. BUT, if they don’t take care of themselves, or if their energy is out-of-whack, they may feel lazy, act bossy, or feel insecure or scared. On the other hand, when they are in-tune with their Higher Self – look out!
They radiate a beautiful energy and inspire others to be joyful by leading a truly spiritual life.
Master Number 22 Traits:
- care about humanity
- “old souls”
- good at manifesting