Our soul urge number is one of the most important in our numerology arsenal. I like to think of it as the Mama of numerology.
That’s because, of the four parts of our numerology forecast, the soul urge number is the most spiritual.
It gives us insight into what drives us at our soul level.
Our soul urge number can help us identify and understand:
- What we desire at the core of our being (so that we can figure out what will make us happy — even when we don’t consciously know)
- The things that really motivate us (you may be surprised when you find out)
- What we truly value (so we can make decisions and prioritize with ease)
- Our soul desires
Very powerful stuff, people!
Disclosure: Some links in this post may be affiliate links. If you make a purchase through them, we may earn a commission. But we only recommend products and services we've used and love.Our soul urge number (also called heart’s desire or soul desire number) helps us understand why we want what we want.
- Have you ever had a desire to experience something, like an African safari, or writing a mystery novel… though you don’t know why?
- Did you ever feel called to follow a certain career path, even though it isn’t logical and your family thinks you’ve lost your marbles?
That’s your soul urge number shining through!
Your soul urge number gives you awareness about WHY you do the things you do and WHY certain things draw you in.
Best of all, it’s quick and easy to calculate your soul urge number. Here’s how:
How to Calculate Your Soul Urge Number
Your soul urge number is calculated using the vowels in your legal birth name. All you need to do is assign each vowel a number using the numerology chart below. (Step-by-step directions below)
Make sure you use the full name from your birth certificate, NOT your:
- married name
- adopted name
If you have a Y in your name, it should be considered a consonant NOT a vowel.
Write out your legal name. We’ll use Marilyn Monroe for our example (I know it wasn’t her real name, but let’s use it anyway for fun.)
M A R I L Y N M O N R O E
Assign each vowel a number from the numerology chart. (Remember, Y does not count.)
Marilyn Monroe: Vowels=A, I, O, O, E
Add the numbers. 1 + 9 + 6 + 6 + 5 = 27
Since Marilyn’s numbers equal 27, we need to keep reducing the numbers until we get a single digit (or an 11 or 22).
27. 2 + 7 = 9
Since this is a single digit, we STOP. (If the numbers were still double digits, we would have added them together again until we got a single digit, an 11 or 22).
So, Marilyn’s Soul Urge number was 9.
Pretty simple, huh?
Now it’s your turn. Once you have your soul urge number, it’s time to learn what it means. Cozy up with your cuppa and read up on your number meaning below:
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