Have you ever felt like a particular number just keeps showing up in your life? Ever feel like that number means something? Sometimes we hold on to a certain number believing it brings us luck; it turns up in lucky situations or helps you win competitions or matches.
Numbers and mathematics, are so deep and intricate that they tie into everything in the universe. Plato said that “God geometrizes continually”. The idea that God created the entire universe according to a geometric plan is not by any means a new concept.
What Is A Spiritual Number?
The study of numbers alongside spirituality is known as “Numerology”. This term was first recorded in 1907 and so it is fairly new. It refers to the belief in the divine and mystical relationship that exists between numbers and coinciding events. St. Augustine of Hippo (A.D. 354–430) wrote “Numbers are the Universal language offered by the deity to humans as confirmation of the truth.”
Many cultures across the globe have assigned numbers to various letters of the alphabet to attach mystical meaning to words. Western numerology is traced back to the Greek philosopher and mathematician, Pythagoras. Pythagoras said that the entire universe is mathematically precise and that each number holds its own energies and meanings.
The idea that numbers hold spiritual significance however, was developed and practiced by the ancient Maya, who felt that the universe, ages and cycles, could all be broken down into numbers. They believed that numbers were alive and sacred. It is from this system that people created Angel Numbers. This is believed to be spirit guides, communicating with us using numbers to give a message.
Numerology takes your name or date of birth and reduces the numbers down to single digits that reveal your personality. Each number is said to hold different qualities and characteristics which would be able to explain why you do or do not like particular things in your life. Understanding these numbers will also help you in discovering what areas of your life are out of balance.
When it comes to figuring out your birthday and its numerology meaning, the process is fairly simple. If, for example, your birthday is September 20, 1975 you would need to add all these numbers together to get one single number. 9 + 2 + 0 + 1 +9 + 7 + 5 = 33. You need to keep add the first and last numbers to each other until you get one single digit: 3 + 3 = 6. In this example, this person’s number is 6. Understanding the meaning behind the number 6 will explain a key personality along with positives and negatives that can be worked on.
In numerology, odd numbers are considered masculine, and even numbers are considered feminine.
- Masculine pertains to traits such as active, creative, thrusting and cold.
- Feminine pertains to traits including passive, receptive, yielding and warm.
The Meaning of Numbers
Spiritual growth.com provides an interesting breakdown of the numbers 1 through 9 according to Numerology here.
One (1): The numerology meaning of this number is unity, beginnings, God, masculine, creative, symbol of physical and mental activity. It’s a number that expresses leadership, spotlight type individuality. There’s a tendency to being organized, and ambitious. Ones go to the top in everything that peaks their interest, reflecting a natural leader. They are forerunners and original thinkers. Leadership or a position of power is where they’re happiest. Often, they are loners, and can be aggressive. The ambition to succeed can overshadow good judgment. The biggest lesson for ones is to dim that spotlight…sit back sometimes to recognize and appreciate the light in others.
Two (2): Dualist beliefs, Gnostic. This is a feminine numerology meanings number with traits like yielding, receptive, accepting, forgiving, passive, uncomplicated and stable. But, twos make things or groups function more efficiently. Devotion to truth and simplicity is of major importance. Twos are the opposite personality to “1s”. They are followers, good subordinates and team members. Often too subservient, which others perceive as weak or shy because of their natural gentleness. Because of their natural tendencies towards peace and diplomacy, they can appreciate both sides of an argument, and are good mediators. Their path in life is to nurture, and make the ideas of others shine…make their systems work. Twos need for peaceful assertion makes their lives work extremely smooth, while others may have more bumps in the road.
Three (3): Masculine. The Holy Trinity, (father, son, and holy ghost). Threes are active, harmonious, pleasure–loving, and they bring joy to others as indicated by their numerology meaning. Many politicians are threes with excellent conversational skills, but they can often be superficial. They give hope to others who see the dark side of things. These shining lights work hard to stop negativity from entering into their lives. The good in something usurps the bad every time. They are born mediators between 1 and 2 to draw them together. Extreme versatility and highly sociable attitudes make them well liked. In partnerships, they are sexually interested and interesting both. Threes meet and live life head on.
Four (4): Feminine. The number of matter in numerology meanings. Represents 4 seasons, 4 elements, 4 directions, 4 sides to a cube. Fours mirror magical geometry and buildings. They are stable, rigid, sure-footed, determined to reach their goals in a straight line. When things come without effort, fours are uneasy, wondering if something is good if it comes without hard work. Often they are so focused on their goal they miss the small pleasures of life. These stable, security loving people are often unmoving and dull. They are hard working, good employees especially in planning, organization and administration. Fours biggest challenge is to find the “middle of the road”, so they have balance in their lives.
Five (5): Masculine. Number of the senses, four limbs and one head make five main projections from the torso. Stars. Also sexual, male (3), female (2). Fives are likely to be restless, lively, adventuresome, quick-thinking, and quick-tempered. They love change and challenge, but take too many risks. It’s common for them to act first and think later, which causes stumbling along the path. Fives numerology meaning shows them to be progressive, free thinking, exciting, fun loving and sexual. Simple everyday life is unattractive to these types. Fives handle unexpected changes and challenges well. Five’s goal is to be forever youthful and have a good sense of humor. These traits make them happy and pleasurable company. Freedom is important to them, so stability conscious types would do better to look somewhere else.
Six (6): Feminine. The combination of the upward male triangle and downward female triangle for the 6 pointed star. Sixes numerology meaning shows they possess the nurturing side of womanhood: safe, stable, warm, domestic, and motherly. Sixes are natural homemakers, giving love, warmth and security to their families even if they are a man. They are supportive, harmonious, companionable, responsible, good problem solvers who know life requires adjustments along the way. Sometimes smugness and a self-satisfying attitude can reveal an interfering know-it-all. Sixes major lesson in life is to adapt and adjust to lives changes in themselves and others.
Seven (7): Masculine. This is the holiest and most magical of all the numerology numbers, possessing strength and psychic ability. Creation and rest in 7 days, 7 pillars of wisdom, 7 chakras, 7 stars in the Big Dipper. Sevens are reflective and have a tendency towards mysticism or the occult. This is the number of an introspective individualists who is often a loner. They’re highly intellectual, and not materialistic, but somehow money finds them. Not considered social butterflies, sevens are often perceived as cold and distant. It’s immaterial, because they are unaffected by the opinions of others. Sevens are disciplined and work well without supervision, which they prefer to team efforts. Often they will escape into daydreaming, needing little rest, relaxation and sleep. Their challenge in life is to seek and understand the Truth. Sevens need to be gentle with themselves though, and learn that being alone is not the same as loneliness.
Eight (8): Feminine. This is the number of material matters and practicality. But, eights must learn how money can be used for the greater good. Through numerology meanings this is their challenge. They are a symbol of infinity, which leads to the next life…the eight-fold path away from materialism in Buddhism. Eights like to accumulate wealth. This number is worldly and hardworking, but often lacks patience and pliability. Eights are tough, being persistent till they accomplish a task. They make excellent business people, because they like order and making money. Often they lose what they make though. But, they can be ruthless in pursuit of their goals. On the other hand, they are very family oriented, protecting their loved ones. Learning that love, passion and marital commitment are just as much a part of success as material gain is another of their numerology meaning challenges.
Nine (9): Masculine. A product of 3 x 3 makes nine a powerful number. Nine represents achievement and completion. There are 9 months in pregnancy, 9 initiations during our advancing from a lower stage to a higher stage. In numerology meaning, nines are achievers, possessing bright ideas, high ideals, and innate abilities. They take the big picture into consideration with their broad visions, global thinking, and universal problem solving capabilities. Their goal is to culminate, complete and finish all endeavors. Nines are always looking for ways to improve on any situation or project. Traveling to distance places and possibly even having a foreign spouse is all part of a nines makeup. These high energy people are creative often artistic, but they can be self-centered when it comes to their achievements. Recognition is important, but they will never flaunt their achievements. Nines biggest challenge according to numerology meaning…is to let go! When something has reached completion…it has outlived its usefulness. Or, as in the case of a relationship, it may simply be time to end it, which means you have to let it go.
Angel numbers are number sequences that some believe angels, or spirit guides, use to communicate with us on a day to day basis. These numbers would appear on digital clocks, car number plates or billboards to name a few.
Angels are believed by some to guide you through your thoughts and emotions throughout your day by showing you signs in the form of number sequences. These number sequences, once researched, are discovered to hold meaning and insight for the person searching.
Often the message through the number sequence that is repeatedly showing up, is one of comfort and hope. It could suggest a letting go of a phase of life, or a message to take heart, have patience and trust that change is coming. Sometimes the message is of your Angel telling you that he hears your prayers and is about to start helping you.
With regard to the idea that God geometrizes continually, came the term “sacred geometry”. This looks at sacred meanings attached to certain geometric shapes and proportions. This roots itself in the study of nature and the mathematics attached to natural structures.
Many people believe that numbers hold spiritual meaning because of its roots in nature and the idea that the entire universe is held by specific numbers. Thus, when someone notices recurring numbers that “show up” in their lives, they take it to have a deeper, more spiritual meaning.
What Are The Most Auspicious Numbers?
Seven is considered to symbolise a long list of great things. Some say that the more 7s you see, the more encouragement you are receiving from your Angel. Seeing a 7 simply means “you’re on the right path, keep going”.
There are 7 Jewish holy feast days, 7 branches of the Menorah, 7 Christian virtues, 7 Hindu marriage vows, 7 colours of the rainbow, 7 charka energy centres and 7 days in a week.
The number 7 is believed to resonate with vibrations and energies of intuition, thoughtfulness, understanding of others, inner strength, persistence of purpose, logic, wisdom, isolation, dignity and refinement. It suggests an attitude of listening, learning and stepping out of one’s comfort zone. Seven suggests that you develop your personal spirituality and encourage others to do the same. It is the seeker and lifelong searcher of truth.
When it comes to Christianity, there are apparently over 700 references made to the number 7 in the Bible. Seven in this case, represents the completeness and perfection of God, but also one’s physical and spiritual being.
In the Bible, God created all things in perfect completion in 6 days, and rested on the 7th. The Bible is divided into 7 general sections; books of Law, Prophets, Writings / Psalms, Gospels and Acts, General Epistles, Epistles of Paul, and Revelation. Jesus Christ was believed to have performed 7 different miracles, all on the Sabbath – the 7th day:
- He healed a man’s withered hand at the synagogue
- He cast out an unclean spirit that possessed a man
- He healed Peter’s mother-in-law of fever
- He freed a woman who had been made sick by a demon for 18 years
- He healed a man with dropsy while having a meal with some Pharisees
- He healed a disabled man at the pool of Bethesda and,
- He healed a blind man at the pool of Siloam.
According to numerology, the number 9 is associated with things like love, faith, eternity, service to humanity, humanitarianism, charity, selflessness, romance, responsibility, loyalty, problem-solving, popularity, tolerance and forgiveness.
Great things right!
The number 9 resonates with learning to say no. It holds qualities of leadership, the ability to see clearly and a high moral sense. It is also considered to be feminine and introvert.
The negative attributes of the number are things like disconnection, lethargy and the inability to focus.
It is believed that if you are seeing the number 9, it is a sign from the angels that the life path you are on involves being of service to humanity. With Tarot cards, number 9 represents the Hermit. The Hermit is a symbol of self-examination and reflection.
The number 9 has many Biblical references. It is considered a number of finality. For example, Jesus was crucified and died in the 9th hour. He then appeared to his disciples nine times after his resurrection. The 9th hour is considered the hour of prayer as mentioned on numerous occasions throughout the Bible.
There are nine fruits of the Spirit, they are; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, self-control, faithfulness and gentleness. There are also nine gifts of the Spirit, these are, wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discernment, speaking in tongues and interpretation of tongues.
Some fun facts about the number 9:
- The 9th day of the Chinese New Year is the birthday of Jade Emperor.
- Jade Emperor was the supreme God who rules all Heaven and Earth.
- November comes from the Latin word “novem” which means nine.
- Hebrews view the number 9 as a symbol of truth.
Ronald Reagan said the following: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help’”.
According to numerology, the number 333 is referred to the socialite, encouragement, freedom, adventure, inspiration, humour, growth, openness, expression, culture, wit and non-confrontation. This number holds the essence of the trinity of the mind, body and soul. It is the aligning of the body, mind and soul and a complete sense of fulfilment.
However, this number could also suggest that something is out of balance in your life. It could also symbolise your past, present and future. So if something from your past is affecting your present, it will be an alert to make positive steps to create a better future. In Tarot, the card number 3 represents the Empress who is a fertile, abundant, sensual woman who loves to entertain.
The number 333 resonates with the “Ascended Masters”. These are spiritual leaders who once walked the Earth. Some of them are Jesus, Moses, Buddha and Saint Germain. Seeing this number suggests that the Ascended Masters are near you, they hear your prayers and want to be of assistance. This number is the “Jesus Connection”, as the holy trinity is made up of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The number 333 can also relate to the number 9 because 3+3+3 = 9.
If you’re seeing a number 2, it symbolises peace, harmony, balance, justice, duality and patience. The number 2 vibrates with the energy of serenity and tranquillity. Seeing this number may signify to you that you need to have patience that your dreams will begin to manifest soon.
The number 22 is considered a Master Number. It suggests that the non-physical will be brought into the physical and that the works you performed in your past will be rewarded soon.
The number 2222, is considered a double Master Number. This suggests that your past motives or desires, are about to be made physical. It could also suggest that you need self-discipline and to take a stance of peace in all areas of your life. It suggests that you should not put any of your energy into fear or worry, but rather trust that everything happens for a reason.
Number 2222 is also a reminder to you that love is the most important aspect of maintaining good health and wellbeing!
Next time you feel like you keep seeing the same number, keep looking at the clock at the same time, or keep finding you have luck when a certain number is present, it could be your Angel trying to tell you something!
What do you think? Do you believe that there is any significance in seeing these numbers? Or is it just a coincidence?
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