What Do Your Numbers Mean?
All numerology is based on an understanding of the meaning of numeric vibrations. Here, the reader will discover the basic vibration for numerals zero to ten along with the Master Numbers 11 and 22. You should be aware that most Numerologists begin by considering the importance of each number and interpret the larger combinations before reducing the number to a smaller base value ranging from zero to ten.
The following numerology chart can be used in interpreting numbers by considering both their symbolic and literal meanings throughout history. The interpretations presented here are basic and typical and it is important to remember that each number may hold its own interpretation of the individual as all are unique and it is up to each person to determine his or her own interpretation. If one has already determined an individual numeric symbolism, it will be more important than the historical meanings portrayed in the following chart.
The number zero is a concept used in the Latin as "nulla figura", a term that translates not any figure. Zero is a relatively new term for mystical symbolism.
Ancient Olmecs and Mayans, with a basic understanding of Zero represented the term as an oyster which was empty. The oyster is a life giver so Zero is both hollow and empty but also creates a living thing as though through magic.
Character Traits of Zero: Empty but whole. The essence of all creative and accepting things.
Negative Tendencies: Shapeless and without form. Unorganized and lacking detail.
At their very essence, all things are one thing. The number One reflects the single whole to create deep mystical and religious traditions, identifying the concept of singleness and unity with good while difference and diversity is bad. In all religions, the very essence of belief is in One God (while Christianity holds to the concept of the Trinity, it also eventually leads back to the single One).
Initially, One was not considered a number as all other numbers are made of it and it was looked upon as combining both opposites of even and odd along with all other opposites found in the universe. This lead to the completion and perfection seen in the number 10, the completer of the series of the essentials (1-9) which returned them to unity (10=1+0=1).
Character Traits: One is a dominating and exceptionally powerful personality. It is intensely original, creative and individualistic. One indicates an inspiring and inspired leader or pioneer. The individual is efficient, determined and does well at initiating a new project.
Negative Characteristics: One can be seen as contrary and stubborn. The individual may resent authority, rarely seek or follow advice. The person may be willful, single minded, quick tempered and impatient. He or she may be difficult to deal with due to his or her obstinate pride.
The number two, in the modern context represents the bad. Two is the natural opposite of one, seen as goodness and God; however, no number should be seen as bad by itself and context must be considered. Symbolically, the number could be interpreted as the use of pairs of pillars that signify the entrance to a holy veil or temple.
The Pentagram, when placed with a single point upward or turned upside down with two points upward may signify the difference between the goodness of one and the badness of two. In its symbolic interpretation, the symbol for two may be seen as the two horns of the devil's head.
Character traits: Twos are good at providing comfort to others but inclined to take up fads. They are good natured, cooperative, understanding, sympathetic, good at keeping secrets and helpful. They get along well but are often timid and shy. They pay attention to detail and prefer a structured routine as long as it includes others as a part of the day. Twos are often worried by sudden changes or newness.
Negative tendencies: Twos are sometimes seen as unambitious and lacking in self-confidence. They may be restless and insecure.
In Christian numerology, the Trinity is very important and linked naturally with the perfect, most holy and best. Even before Christianity, 3 was linked to the superlative and the Greeks translated it as superlatively great. The Latin translated it as happiest.
The number three is related to God as providing a real or touchable surface. Four further defines three when the fourth point adds solidity. Along with seven and nine, three symbolizes completeness. Each of these numbers is thought to symbolize completeness due to a different reason.
Character traits: Three enjoys showing off and serving as the center of attention. These individuals thrive on admiration but may be more sensitive on the inside than shows on the exterior. They have a tendency to waste energy in by working in several directions at once. They love pleasure and are sometimes wasteful of money.
Negative Tendencies:Threes can be superficial, gossipy and vain.
Four is the basis of all solid objects. Four points are used in constructing the simplest solid and thus four is the number symbolizing the way of construction. In many religions, four is seen as the number for earth, and representing the four elements, Air Earth, Water and Fire.
Character traits: Fours are seen as sensible, calm and practical. They are good at saving and managing money. They are seen as honest, courageous and ethical in their dealings. These individuals are reliable, responsible and extremely dependable.
Negative Tendencies: Fours may be seen as too conservative, overcautious, slow and plodding. They are sometimes suspicious of strangers or innovation. They are known to have a violent and quick temper.
Five is the number of male sexuality and attracted to many things but seldom held by any, leading to impulsiveness and impatience. Fives love change and excitement so they are ready to seize any opportunity, making them aggressive and bold. These individuals hate to be tied down.
The five senses/five elements characterize the individual (Touch/Earth, Water/Taste, Air/Sound, Fire/Smell and Light/Sight). Five represents the spirit exalted or resurrected from the body. Five also represents man as a miniature image of his universe.
Character Traits: Fives are resourceful and versatile, amusing and clever. They provide good company and are optimistic and good with words. Expect a lively and inquiring conversation along with an outgoing personality. Fives make both money and friends easily. They live for sensation and excitement. These individuals love change, travel, adventure and anything new. They hate being tied down and are thus impatient with conventions, laws and rules.
Negative tendencies: As fives are attracted by practically everything they are seen as sensualists and opportunists. They can be irritable, erratic untidy and lack punctuality. Often described as a Jack of all trades, they can tackle any task but may not be skilled at anything. Fives tend to be sarcastic, boastful and rebellious.
Six is another perfect number. The factors of six, one, two and three, add up to six.
A cube consists of six equal sides that open to form the shape of a cross. In Genesis, the work of creation by God is described as taking six days for completion of all of creation.
Character traits: Sixes enjoy peace between themselves and others. They desire equilibrium with other people. They value ease and comfort while enjoying things of beauty. They are natural peacemakers and negotiators.
Negative tendencies: Sixes can have a limited outlook be gossipy, unreasonable and obstinate. They are prone to excessive worry, especially concerning members of the family.
Ancient religions often made references to the number seven. There were seven virtues, seven sacraments, seven sins, seven petitions and the seven gifts of the spirit, including holiness, knowledge, strength, cooperation, understanding and wisdom. Seven was also associated with the moon and thus a number symbolizing reflection as the moon reflects the light of the sun.
The overall implication is that seven is a magical number and persons or things to which it refer may be all-knowing, mystical or desire knowledge above all else. Seven signifies completeness gained through a true insight gained at the expense of isolation, aloofness and the expense of inward focus. Seven symbolizes completeness as do three and nine.
Character traits: Seven is the symbol of the philosopher or mystic. The individual is somewhat aloof, but introspective and thoughtful. He or she tends to be meditative, quiet and intuitive. The individual has a global perspective.
Negative tendencies: Sevens may be solitary, isolated or aloof. They are sensitive and secretive with tendencies toward pessimism.
Eight is seen by Esotericism as a symbol of a resurrection to a higher consciousness. It is seen to represent the eternal spiral motions of a cycle. The cyclic function of the figure 8 can represent a cycle of success and failure indicating an organizational power.
Since eight is the double of four (earth) it implies intense involvement with material matters, such as commerce, industry, and making money. Eight symbolizes earthly power and success in the things of the world.
Character traits: Eights are ambitious for success, money, status and power. They may see big success or large failure. Individuals may be busy with worldly affairs and interested in seeing their dreams and desires materialized in the physical world. Their constant attempts to achieve success in these matters may lead them to avoid responsibility for their private lives.
Negative tendencies: Eights demand recognition and can be seen as selfish in their chase for material wealth. They are often seen as thoughtless and self-centered.
Nine is generally seen as a number indicating completeness. The human gestation period is nine months and nine is the end of the series of numbers. A complete circle is 360 degrees and 3+6+0=9. Christ's life was completed and he died in the ninth hour. There are nine groups of people called blessed in the Sermon on the Mount.
Nine is seen as a number of initiation and is thus seen as prone to injury. Nine is a number of completion due to the fact that when multiplied by any other number, the sum of the result can always reduce to 9. Other numbers of completeness include 3 and 7, but the reasoning for their completeness is different.
Character traits: Nine represents the true humanitarian with a strong desire to offer service to fellow humans. Nines fight for social causes, including the poor and the unfortunate. Nines are can become inspired and inspire others to higher mental or spiritual achievement. The exhibit many interests and sympathies. Nines are known for their compassion and generosity, almost to a fault. They tend to be romantic and passionate.
They are idealistic and high minded with the ability to frequently and easily fall into and out of love. They love beauty in everything. Early life is often difficult but determination and resourcefulness lead to success. Nines are intuitive, impressionable and very independent.
Negative tendencies: Nines may be seen as conceited and egotistical when dealing with individuals. They lack emotional stability, are easily hurt and may be quick-tempered.
In most systems, 10 is a number of completion, representing completion, perfection and fulfillment. In the Kaballah, the number ten is the Malkuth, which is the Kingdom of the Tree of Life, indicating the number is representative of the whole kingdom and its completion.
As a number of completion, ten also symbolizes closure. As a perfect combination of the energies one and zero, the information for one and zero also apply.
Character traits: Ten signifies a personality that may be powerful and dominating. Tens may be intensely original, creative and individualistic. The make inspired as well as inspiring leaders who are pioneers in their field. Tens are highly efficient, determined and good at beginning new projects.
Negative tendencies: Tens can be rigid and stubborn especially when concerned with their own ideas. Some become jealous and the small details of life can cause depression.
Master Number 11:
Eleven of the 12 disciples remained true to Christ, so 11 symbolizes moral courage, insightful visionaries, powerful teachers and inspiration of others.
In addition, the eleventh sign of the zodiac, Aquarius stands for determination in helping others through pouring out one's faith as water and providing a vision to the otherwise parched world.
Character traits: Eleven vibrates the same as 2 but to a higher level with additional idealism and self-righteousness thrown together. Individuals are idealistic, visionary and intuitive. They are emotional and highly sensitive. They are very determined in completing tasks. With their determination, they also consider the thoughts of others.
Rather than rational, they tend to be intuitive and thus are not always good in business where the clarity of rational thinking is more important. These individuals provide comfort to others are good natured and cooperative, understanding and sympathetic. They are good at keeping a secret, helpful and get along well with others. They prefer a settled routine as long as someone else is around.
Negative tendencies: Elevens love ideals more than people, look to provide a universal remedy but fail to appreciate human needs. They are often dreamers and not doers.
The twelve disciples were powerful as teachers and inspired others. Twelve is related to the number seven another number of completeness.
Both numbers are related to the numbers three and four when added or multiplied together. Twelve also serves as a marriage of ten and two, thus signifying spiritual and physical perfection.
Character traits: Twelve vibrates similarly to three but is raised to a higher level and includes more self-righteousness and idealism. The character traits include an idealist, detached suspension between the physical and spiritual world. Twelve indicates a highly emotional and sensitive individual who is very determined to complete tasks.
The individual is good at providing comfort, good natured and cooperative. He or she is understanding, sympathetic, helpful and good at keeping secrets. The individual normally gets along with others. He or she prefers a routine and likes details but craves the company of others.
Negative tendencies: Twelves are perfectionist to a fault. They sometimes feel like an outcast and in limbo. They have a need to locate the spiritual world within the physical world even to the point of martyrdom.
Master Number 22:
Twenty two is considered a master number that represents the 22 letters of the first Hebrew alphabet as well as the Tree of Life, the basis of most Numerology. The 22 paths correspond to the letters to represent emanations from the divine creator of the universe, paths that lead from the top to stages and processes by which the universe was created.
The paths were likely used by the original Tarot designers to represent the Trumps of the Tarot. Thus, it is easy to recognize the power and completeness represented by 22.
Character traits: The vibration of twenty-two includes the 4 vibrations at an extremely high level and pertains to the professional world more than to the physical labor world of four. Twenty-two is a Grand Builder and able to accomplish many great things on earth with other's help. Twenty-two loves world peace and has practicality, common sense and the ability to organize. These individuals are full of ideas and ambitions. They are unconventional in both action and thought.
Negative tendencies: Twenty-twos lack faith in others and often attempt to lead by controlling others and manipulation. This can become excessive and go to extremes.
Master Number 33:
Thirty-three, known as the master healer, is often referenced as the number of the avatar. It is dominated by nurturing and goodwill towards all things. The angelic figure Archangel Michael represents the symbolism behind the number in the form of protection and guidance.
The strong emotional connections seen with this master number can lead a person to discover the power of healing through love.
Character traits: 33 represents the qualities needed to nurture such as caring, sacrificing, loving, and generosity. Thirty Three also represents love and marriage, and unions in general. A person with this life path number desires to live a selfless life with unconditional love. Other traits seen are forgiveness, altruism, sympathy and many more.
Negative tendencies: The ability to feel things emotionally can hinder someone with a thirty-three. The master healer can easily fall into the trap of codependency and habitual lying. With a lack of self confidence or the ability to handle the world a 33 will find a person to attach themselves to that has that capability.
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