They can also help you uncover hidden insights about yourself and your life, such as:
- your ideal romantic partner
- your most successful career paths
You might be thinking, “Can a number tell me ALL that?”
The answer: Oh, yes – and soooo much more!
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How Numerology Works
To skip the background info and dive right into the numerology meanings, click here.
Everything in the universe holds energy, including numbers, names, and Katy Perry’s dog.
And when you know the energy that numbers “hold,” you can learn all kinds of information about yourself and others, like:
- 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! (Like the energy of a house based on its address!)
Can you see how powerful this can be?
When I learned numerology meanings, it helped me understand my child (a free-spirited 5) better. Our relationship is even stronger now. It’s like someone gave me a inside view into her brain!
So yes, numerology meanings work! Let’s learn them now.
Numerology Meanings Part 1: Your Numerology Chart
If you want to jump right into the numerology meanings, click here.
Otherwise, here are the four 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.
- Next, scroll down to learn the meaning of your number below.
- Need help? This 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 are at the authentic, soul level.
How to Calculate Your Soul Urge Number
- First, use the chart below to assign a value to each VOWEL of your full birth name (“Y” doesn’t count).
- Next, add the numbers until you get an 11, 22, or single digit.
- Then, scroll down to learn what it means.
- For more information, this post will help you calculate your soul urge number step by step.
Tip: If you want to learn how to connect with your soul (a.k.a., Higher Self) check out this post.
3. Karmic Number
To calculate your karmic number:
- Use the chart below to assign a number to each CONSONANT of your full birth name.
- Next, add the numbers until you get an 11, 22, or single digit.
- Last, scroll down to see what the number means!
4. Expression (Destiny) Number
The expression number reveals your talents and the potential you have in your life.
You might even discover that you have some cool secret talents!
To get your expression number:
- Use the chart below to give a value to each letter of the legal name you were born.
- Then, add the numbers together until you get an 11, 22, or single digit.
- Last, read the numerology number meanings below.
- For more, you can also read the Destiny Number article that’s loaded with tips and insight!
>> Tip: Download this numerology chart for easy reference!
I know, now you’re itching to see the details of your number! I hear you, friend: check out the details below.
Numerology Meanings Part 2: What the Numbers Mean
In numerology, we use the numbers 1 – 9, 11 and 22.
One through nine are “cardinal” numbers and 11 and 22 are “Master” numbers.
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 excel in whatever career they choose!
Those with the numerology number 1 can also be critical and demanding due to their 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 get a makeover in the same day.
Because of their unique characteristics, those with number 2 traits make great candidates for a career in:
- care giving
- social work
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 numbers one and two, which gives this number a unique combo of characteristics!
3’s are extroverts that live with wide eyed wonder.
Their “life is full of possibilities” attitude and “gift of gab” draws people in. That’s why 3’s are often the life of the party, but they rarely seek deep relationships.
Also, three’s don’t like routines and schedules, so they do well in careers where they can set their own hours. They just have to 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.
They see the world in a “black and white” way and always follow the rules!
Also, 4’s are hard working folks who enjoy organization and systems. Because they are detailed in every aspect of their life, they excel in careers in:
- the military
- the government.
Of course, their dependable nature 4’s awesome friends or partners… 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.). You are also a numerology number 5 if your birthday falls on the 5th, 14th, or 23rd of any 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 accepting… but may 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:
- real estate
Numerology meanings dictate that most 5’s won’t settle down until later in life.
This gives them a chance to try lots of jobs, and sow their wild oats!
The same thing goes for their romantic life. But once they find the right person, they will hang on to them and always have their back.
Also, their partner must love to travel, and give the number 5 room to do their thing!
- Read the life purpose of the free-spirited 5
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.). You’re also a six 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 are great fits for the numerology number 6.
- Learn more about the number 6, and their life path here
We’re talking about professions such as:
- guidance counselor
But, due to their nurturing nature, a 6 may also choose to be a stay-at-home parent.
As far as numerology meanings, 6 is 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 number, etc.) or if your birthday is on the 7th, 16th or 25th of any month.
The numerology number 7 is a masculine number.
Men and women with this number are introverted, philosophical and analytical.
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 about what other people think about them.
They also don’t care much about topics like fashion, religion or politics. That’s because they are too busy doing their own thing to get swept up in all that :)
Because of their strong analytical nature and 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’re 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 (destiny number, etc.) or if you were born on the 8th, 17th or 26th.
Those with number 8 energy 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, people often see 8’s as “workaholics.” This can lead to problems in their social life and relationships.
Also, they are loving, yet blunt!
All-in-all, eight’s thrive on balance. To clarify, that means having a nice blend of money, family, hobbies, or whatever else they enjoy!
Numerology meanings: Traits of the number 8
Numerology Number 9
You have 9 energy if:
9 is your Life path, karmic,expression, or soul urge number… or if you were born on the 9th, 18th or 27th of any month.
Numerology number 9 folks don’t want credit for the victories their help brings about. That’s why they’re sometimes called Mother Teresa’s number.
Likely found at the front of a peace rally or fighting global warming, nine’s are empathic, 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.
To some, they may seem tough on the outside, but they are very loving and spiritual on the inside!
- Discover the life purpose of the 9
Number 9 traits:
- fighter for injustice
- easily attract money
Part 3: Numerology Meanings of Master Numbers
Master Number 11
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, 11’s tend to be all over the place and struggle for balance.
Also, number 11’s are spiritually insightful and introverted, which again leaves them conflicted because…
Everyone loves and wants to be around them, but deep down, they want to be alone.
They hate obligation, limitations and doing the same mindless things over and over.
For this reason, you will often find 11’s in creative fields. In fact, they love to think freely and manifest their creations!
- Wondering the life purpose of Master number 11? Here it is!
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 22 is your Life path, soul urge, karmic or expression number.
Numerology number 22 is the second of the Master numbers.
It’s also the strongest numerology number. (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.
- Learn about the Master number 22, including their higher purpose
But, if they don’t take care of themselves, or if their energy is out-of-whack, they may:
- feel lazy
- act bossy
- feel insecure or scared
On the flip side, when they are in-tune with their Higher Self, look out!
Numerology 22’s radiate beautiful energy and inspire others to be joyful… simply by living a spiritual life!
Master Number 22 Traits:
- care about humanity
- “old souls”
- good at manifesting