Many spiritual practitioners and witches love to calculate their numerology charts and meanings (I know I do). Numerology can be helpful in understanding your life path and who you’re compatible with. It can even assist your astrology or tarot readings.
As more people embrace their magic and spirituality, they’ll inevitably be drawn to numerology (sometimes known as angel numbers or arithmancy). Numbers are how the Universe, angels, ancestors, and our spirit guides speak to us. Each number has its own energy, frequency, and vibration to utilize communication similar to crystals and colors.
Please note that I make every effort to ensure this information is correct and accurate through my own experiences and referencing sources throughout AND at the bottom of this article.
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What is Numerology?
Numerology is the belief that numbers have unique spiritual meanings and each vibrates at its own unique frequency.
Like astrology, numerology is a method that we can use to enhance our understanding of ourselves and our purpose in life. It allows us to connect to others and life more honestly, helping us to be ourselves and truly thrive.
It’s hard to deny the Universe originates from complex mathematics that is strongly connected with Nature when we can see it for ourselves in patterns and shapes found in various places, including sunflowers, seashells, the cosmos, and even in our DNA!
Numbers can help us align with our purpose and incorporate more spiritual meaning into our lives. These connections are not random; they are the universe’s means of communicating ideas and feelings to us in our material world.
Spiritual Numerology and Angel Numbers for Beginners ExplainedCheck out my YouTube video for a detailed explanation
The Greek philosopher Pythagoras (570 – 490 BCE) is often cited as the Western creator of numbers’ mystical and sacred characteristics. He believed numerology (which he called the Science of Numbers) was for the magical people of the world, and those who appreciated it understood the soul’s journey.
Pythagoras believed numbers to be sacred for various reasons, including correspondences with musical harmony, sacred geometry, astronomy, architecture, and the mathematical proportions of pentagrams.
However, Pythagoras studied in Egypt for twenty years, and it’s believed to be the source of his ideas on numerology.
The ancient Babylonians observed the movements of the planets, recorded them as numbers, and used them to predict eclipses and other astronomical phenomena. The priesthood of ancient Egypt used numbers to predict the flooding of the Nile.Britannica – Number Symbolism
Numerology From Around The World
Many other cultures found spiritual significance in numbers as well. For example, there is evidence of grooves being etched into bones discovered in Zaire, Africa, that is believed to be from 9000 to 7500 BC (That’s about 11,000 years ago!!!). Each mark corresponds with the moon phases and is one of the oldest pieces of proof showing mathematical and spiritual interest.
You can also find numerology in ancient Chinese, Greek, Babylonian (Chaldean), and Hebrew philosophies and beliefs. Many other cultures would add or calculate specific number sequences, like the four digits of a year, to define characteristics and spiritual meaning.
In Fulani [a primarily Muslim people scattered throughout many parts of Africa sometimes known as Peul or Fulbe] tradition, numbers are the bait which attracts the mysterious…Thus one never mentions ‘the numbers of one’s children, cattle or wives, any more than one’s age, if one knows it.’
…The reason for this derives from animism. Like names, when numbers are uttered they release forces which start to flow like some underground stream, alive but unseen.Dictionary of Symbols
Chinese Numerology is a system of divination that believes each number holds a certain energy and by analyzing the numbers in a person’s birth date or name, one can gain insight into their character, strengths, and weaknesses.
Traces of Chinese numerology can be found in the Yijing (also known as Zhou Yi or I-Ching in the Wade-Giles romanization). Ancient Chinese beliefs also include the He Tu and the Lo Shu grid (the 3×3 pattern was considered a perfect magical square).
The ancient Chinese saw numbers as something far beyond mere numerals; for them, numbers were alive and full of secrets. They symbolized the connection between the Heavens and Earth.
There are two kinds of numbers, odd and even. The ancient Chinese categorized odd numbers as yang and even numbers as yin. They regarded Heaven as yang, and therefore, they said, the odd numbers 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 represent Heaven.
They regarded Earth as yin, and therefore the even numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 represent Earth. When the ten numbers are put together, they represent the natural phenomena in which yin and yang, Heaven and Earth, harmoniously complement each other.Taoist Master Alfred Huang – The Numerology of the I Ching
Gematria is a complex form of Hebrew numerology found in the Book of Raziel the Angel. Most historians believe this text was written in the 13th century by Jewish mystic Eleazer of Worms who was referencing older writings.
The text says the angel Raziel showed Adam he could control his destiny by using magic, whether it be through gematria or the cosmic energies activated by talismans. Each letter and glyph holds a profound meaning allowing you to discover previously hidden connections.
Each letter of the alphabet is deeply symbolic, both in the sound it makes and in its position in a word. The glyphs also have a numerical significance and one can reinterpret words by by adding the numerical values of the letters.Signs and Symbols: An Illustrated Guide to Their Origins and Meanings
As you can see in the upper left of the graphic below, the glyph א represents aleph and the number 1. (Fun fact: this glyph is believed to originate from an Egyptian hieroglyph of an ox’s head).
In the sixth century BCE, magical practices (previously only passed on through oral traditions) began to appear in written Greek records.
According to the book A History of Magic, Witchcraft, and the Occult, “This was when ideas of magic were filtering westward from the Persian empire (and magicians were sometimes called “Chaldeans,” from a Persian province bordering Babylonia).”
From what I’ve read, Chaldean Numerology is completely different from the Pythagoras method. For example, the number 9 is rarely used because it’s sacred. However, I can’t find a reputable source discussing it in detail. If you know of one, please comment below and let me know!
[The Aztecs] also clothed numbers with cosmic significance. Each of them was associated with a particular god, colour, and point of the compass, as well as with a group of good or evil influences.Dictionary of Symbols
Hindu Numerology is called yantra. The numbers one through nine are seen as sacred, each with its own spiritual power and meaning. These numbers are believed to be a key to understanding the divine plan of creation and the relationship between the physical and spiritual realms.
Zero represents bhindu, the central point of the sri yantra, and as such is not used.
Bartlett, Sarah. The Secrets of the Universe in 100 Symbols
Numerology Number Calculator
Numerology is also known as arithmancy (pronounced a-rith-man-see), which is the study of numeric divination. Repeating numbers can provide information about how the universe operates and the importance of people and places.
Arithmomancy, also called arithmancy, from the Greek arithmos (“number”) and manteia (“divination”), was practiced by the ancient Greeks, Chaldeans, and Hebrews; its successor is numerology.Britannica – Arithmomancy Symbolism
Pythagoras created a chart system assigning numbers to the alphabet letters and is one of the most extensively used types of numerology today.
Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa (who you may remember from the Theban Alphabet article) also made a numerical chart based on the classic Latin alphabet and outlined it in Three Books of Occult Philosophy, but it’s rarely used in modern times.
The Pythagoras method is the most popular Numerology chart system used in the Western world, and that’s the one I’ll be explaining. Remember, the Numerology chart below represents a more modern interpretation because J and V were not common in the Latin alphabet until the 18th century.
You can use the Numerology chart below to find the spiritual meaning and significance of any words or letters in your life.
What is my Numerology Number?
Okay, let’s calculate your Numerology Number!
For example, say your name is Aubrey; using the chart below, you would add 1+3+2+9+5+7, which equals 27. When a number reaches double digits, you add those together to form a single digit. 2+7 equals 9. Now you would check the significance of the number 9 to determine your name’s spiritual meaning. (Keep reading for specific number meaning)
Is Numerology Biblical?
Numerology is not taught as part of most Christian biblical beliefs. In fact, most churches frown upon divination and Numerology.
However, some individuals believe numbers and words in the Old Testament connect with deeper numerology meanings through verses, names, prophecies, and ideas.
What are Angel Numbers?
In the last few decades, the term angel number started becoming a more commonly used phrase that works with the beliefs and ideas of numerology.
These number messages and guidance are very personal to your spirituality and represent your spirit guides, ancestors, angels, or the universe! However, for simplicity, I’ll be using the term Numerology throughout the rest of this article.
A number’s vibrational energy can create universes, making them an essential tool for connecting with the spiritual world. Read that again and let that sink in!
Where to Look for Numerology Signs
Every number has its own energy frequency, which carries spiritual messages we can understand. You are experiencing spiritual guidance when you see recurring numbers, and they will give you the meaning, direction, and spiritual purpose you need.
Keep track of how frequently the numbers appear to you because someone is trying to pique your interest. These can be single digits or a sequence of numbers.
Remember, many signs may come your way, but here are a few ideas to keep a lookout for:
- Book pages
- Bank account numbers
- Likes on a social media post
- Price tags
- Song or movie time lengths
- License plate numbers
- Phone numbers
Numbers can also be overheard, so keep your ears open too!
Why Do I Keep Seeing Numbers?
The Universe will continue sending you numbers until you understand the message. Imagine your spirit guide or ancestor bouncing up and down, trying to grab your attention with numerology.
Numbers frequently appear at essential moments in your life and represent various meanings. The advice can be about many different topics, including relationships, careers, money, love, or spiritual alignment.
Numbers can also appear when you’re already on the correct course. Maybe you asked for a sign to help guide your decisions and give you some positive assurance.
Other times numbers show you’re on the right spiritual track. Keep an open mind as you recognize numbers so your interpretations have fresh perspectives.
Is Numerology Real?
Yes! Many spiritual practitioners believe in Numerology! Synchronicities can be so precise and accurate that it’s actually a bit eerie. When you know how to read numbers, you’ll understand meaningful spiritual guidance about your intentions, priorities, and soul’s purpose.
Synchronicity is a phrase created by Carl Jung, a psychologist who felt our minds are linked to a universal system he termed the Collective Unconscious.
When you embrace numerology and use it as inspiration, you create a stronger connection with yourself and the universe beyond you.
Do Numbers Mean the Same for Everyone?
Numbers found in Numerology are not always the same for each person because they’re based on vibrational frequencies. Depending on your energy and mood, there are various and unique meanings.
Please focus on the emotion you get upon seeing them because this is usually more meaningful than any interpretation or explanation you read.
Although Numerology has been around since ancient times, people’s relationship with, and approach to numbers has, inevitably, changed through the ages. Around the start of the 20th century, for example, many old systems (all systems are neutral) were re-written by numerologists in their own way to mirror the consciousness at the time and to accommodate the emerging needs of a new era.
Ultimately, it’s up to us to forge our own understanding of life through numbers; our view of numbers will change a lot within the course of a lifetime.#What is Numerology by Sonia Ducie
Concentrating on your emotions and intuition will help you to align with each number’s vibration. In such a busy world, it can sometimes be hard to slow down and be mindful. However, here are a few suggestions to connect with your intuition and awareness.
- Meditate quietly, focusing on the number you are repeatedly seeing
- Be fully present the moment you see a specific number. What’s happening to you or around you right now?
- Check in with yourself and feel the current emotions in your body. What’s your mood? How are you feeling?
How to Take Action on Numerology
Remember, seeing numbers is not enough; they are encouraging you to take action! Use their guidance and strength to make a positive change in your life!
If you’re unsure how to move forward, try journaling or meditating on your thoughts and feelings. Try looking at things from a different perspective or point of view. Trust your intuition, and you’ll be shocked at how effortlessly the solution appears.
If the path forward still seems unclear, that’s completely okay! Stay calm and be patient. Numerology numbers are meant to act as guidance, not to stress you out. Trust that the universe has your best intentions in mind. Relax and enjoy the beautiful energy and vibrations numbers can provide to your spiritual practice.
Why Did I Stop Seeing Numbers?
Numbers often emerge when we genuinely need spiritual direction or guidance. Once you’ve acknowledged and recognized their advice, you may go for some time without seeing them.
Don’t be alarmed; this is entirely natural, and the Universe is still looking out for you! Numerology and numbers would eventually lose their importance if you saw them at every moment.
Keep a lookout for fresh new numbers to help guide you on your spiritual journey. I recommend keeping a journal to write down any dreams, numbers, or unusual signs you may see. This will help you put together synchronicities you might not have noticed before.
Numerology skeptics claim assigning value to number repetition is too coincidental and all you can do is speculate once you begin to look for numerical connections.
Basically, skeptics believe numerology is pseudoscience. They theorize people only see the numbers they want to see and often fail to notice or intentionally avoid other numbers.
Often citing numerology as a conspiracy theory and claiming there is no scientific proof or evidence. Skeptics also refer to Apophenia (the human impulse of seeing significance in random information) and believe repeating numbers are inevitable because people are excellent at identifying patterns.
You will, of course, have to decide for yourself, my peculiar friend!
What is a Numerology Life Path Number?
A life path number, also known as your holistic number, is the number that represents your soul’s destiny in this life. It represents your experiences, what you’ve learned, and how you’d like to grow throughout life.
Life Path Numbers are fascinating, so I wrote an in-depth article about them you can check out here! It discusses how you can calculate your Life Path Number, how to use it, and its meaning.
What is a Numerologist?
A Numerologist is a spiritual practitioner who is an expert on reading number synchronicities and understanding their meanings. They understand there is more to numbers than just their numerical qualities.
However, I believe you’ll get the most out of Numerology by calculating your own readings because you understand your own path, emotions, and goals better than anyone else!
Numerology Numbers and Meanings
Just a reminder numbers are founded on vibrational frequencies; they are not necessarily the same for each individual. There are different and distinct meanings depending on your energy and emotions.
Numerology Number 1 Meaning
The number one is associated with the Sun, new beginnings, confidence, and innovation.
If you keep seeing the number 1, it’s an indication you’re on the edge of attracting what you’ve been trying to manifest. It might be the start of something fresh and unique in your life.
When this happens, be cautious about how you utilize your attention and what you focus on. Don’t let fear, worry, or anxiety prevent you from fulfilling your dreams. Believe in yourself and the universe.
Now is the time for a positive mindset and more hopeful outlook. New adventures and experiences will be occurring in your life.
Numerology Number 2 Meaning
Two is associated with the Moon, harmony, balance, and cooperation.
If you keep seeing the number 2, it’s an indication you should collaborate more or be aware and attentive to the feelings of others. This can involve relationships of all forms, including friends, co-workers, partners, and loved ones.
Helping others is a beautiful way to connect with your soul’s purpose and the universe while helping to assist the needs of humanity. It’s a request from the Universe to act in the interest of others. The Universe protects all people without discrimination, sending love, support, and a beautiful outlook on life.
It can also be a sign to improve balance by focusing and giving attention to the essential aspects of your life. Peace and harmony give you the energy to achieve your goals and dreams.
…two is also a symbol of order and balance in philosophies such as Taoism, where Yin and Yang symbolize the completeness of opposites unified. Two is a lucky number in Chinese culture, on the basis that good things come in pairs.Signs and Symbols: An Illustrated Guide to Their Origins and Meanings
Numerology Number 3 Meaning
Three is associated with Jupiter, creative thoughts, self-expression, sensitivity, and spirituality.
If you keep seeing the number 3, it’s suggesting you’re spiritually aligned with your soul’s purpose, and the Universe is helping you to achieve your goal. This is the best moment to follow your heart and trust that the universe has your back.
Make use of your creative abilities to achieve your goals and improve your life and the lives of others. The Universe urges you to be joyful and enthusiastic about your spiritual journey.
Numerology Number 4 Meaning
Four is associated with Uranus, organization, stability, and personal development.
If you keep seeing the Number 4, it’s a reminder to be aware of your goals and personal growth.
It is advising you to be motivated and persistent in your pursuit of your professional, spiritual, and personal goals. The Universe encourages you to be thorough in your work and pay attention to the small details. However, remember progress over perfection, don’t let meticulous analysis hold you back!
When you make strong and positive efforts toward achieving your goals, the Universe supports you by creating a solid foundation as you continue to progress along your journey.
Numerology Number 5 Meaning
Five is associated with Mercury, versatility, resourcefulness, and personal freedom.
If you keep seeing the number 5, its meaning represents a sign of change and new opportunities. Watch these new developments with an open mind and heart because they are intended to provide you with many long-lasting benefits.
It’s a hint that positive changes are on the way because it’s connected with adventure, enthusiasm, and spiritual awakening.
It also represents the five magic elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit, or the pentagram meaning and encourages you to connect with these in your spiritual practice.
Numerology Number 6 Meaning
Six is associated with Venus, unconditional love, compassion, acceptance, and contentment.
If you keep seeing the number 6, its meaning is a sign to maintain a balance between your material-oriented ambitions and your spiritual mental health. Take accountability for your actions and stop being judgmental!
Be open and transparent in all of your interactions to show respect for others. Have an attitude of gratitude since a positive mindset attracts more prosperity into your life. The universe is encouraging you to explore and deepen your spiritual and personal development.
The number 6 in Numerology symbolizes all things domestic, including the home, family, and loved ones. Spend some time reconnecting with your home life, and prioritize it between obligations.
Numerology Number 7 Meaning
Seven is associated with Neptune, vulnerability, wisdom, truth, and seeking knowledge.
If you keep seeing the number 7, its meaning indicates you need to do some self-reflection, contemplation, and educate yourself regarding your goals and spiritual path.
In Numerology the number 7 is all about evolving and developing new talents, listening to your inner voice, and being vulnerable enough to grow and progress in many areas of your life.
You have a meaningful purpose in life that requires you to connect, inspire, and help others. You are urged to lead by example and motivate others to find their own interests and meaning in life.
Numerology Number 8 Meaning
Eight is associated with Saturn, power, abundance, ambition, and authority.
If you keep seeing the number 8, it’s an optimistic message of motivation, praising you for your accomplishments and progress. It’s telling you to keep pushing forward.
The Universe is showing you how to attract prosperity while still fulfilling your higher spiritual calling. Abundance will come, but don’t be concerned with how or when. Simply put, keep working hard and be open to the unforeseen.
Remember, prosperity can come in the form of financial or spiritual abundance. The Universe is sending you an optimistic message of motivation, praising you for your accomplishments, progress, pushing ahead, growth, and attainment.
Numerology Number 9 Meaning
Nine is associated with Mars, vision, enlightenment, higher consciousness, integrity, and selflessness.
Seeing the number 9 indicates your soul’s higher purpose is being achieved. This number inspires us to look at our life from a different perspective.
The Universe is providing you with the spiritual motivation you need to ascent to the next phase in your spiritual practice. It’s a sign it’s time to get down to business. Prepare yourself today because you have a lot of work ahead of you.
This a sign that it’s time to let go of a situation, connection, or chapter in your life that is no longer beneficial to you. Do not fear; something special will improve your life in a variety of ways.
The number 9 is a profoundly spiritual number representing the significance of our life purpose and has a powerful and high vibration.
What is a Master Number?
A master number is a double-digit number 11, 22, 33, etc., in numerology and is among the most effective tool for helping humankind progress as a collective.
Unlike most multi-digit numbers in numerology, master numbers do not reduce down to a single digit.
Numerology Connection with Twin Flames
A Twin Flame, also known as a “mirror soul,” is a profound soul connection with someone believed to be a person’s second half. It’s based on the belief that one soul can separate into two different bodies.
When it comes to your relationship with your Twin Flame, you’ll find many synchronicities occur including seeing repeating numbers!
Have you noticed repeating numbers like 333, 444, 848, or 1111 often appear when you’re with your Twin Flame? How each number meaning applies to you will depend on if you’ve met your Twin Flame and, if so, what stage you’re in. Learn more about Twin Flames here!
I hope this post on Numerology Meanings was helpful! Sending you lots of love and remember as always…
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