Have you ever wondered why certain numbers keep repeating in your life?
Or why you’re constantly attracted to certain people and places?
There is a pattern of numbers in your life that contain important messages.
Numerology is the study of how numbers affect people’s daily lives in a myriad of ways.
Each number from one through nine, along with the Master numbers 11 and 22, have a vibration reflective of personality traits that are unique to it.
Each person and place has a numerological vibration in varying degrees of compatibility with us. This is why certain people and places can bring us up to heights we never even dreamed of while others bring us to the depths of despair.
In describing people, there are the five core numbers which reflect our personality traits and motivation:
birthday, life path, personality, soul urge and expression.
These numbers are derived from our birth date and our full birth name.
Each letter in the alphabet corresponds to a number (1=A, S, J; 2=B, K, T; 3=C, L, U and so forth until 9=I, R).
We convert our name into numbers and add up the consonants and vowels of the full name to get the personality, soul urge and expression numbers respectively.
The birthday number is simply the day you were born.
For example, if you were born on the 15th or 24th, your birthday number is six. If you were born on the 11th or 22nd, you do not break down the number, although you may still have some traits of numbers two and four respectively.
Numerology can also be used to gain a better understanding of our overall life purpose.
Once we understand ourselves on this deeper level, we are better able to fulfill our soul’s true calling.
The life path is calculated by adding the month, day and year of your birth. January =1, February =2 and so forth until December =12.
For example, if you were born May 29th 1985, you add 5 + 29+ 1+9+8+5= 57=12=3. Your life path would be three.
The combination of these five core numbers are very unique to each individual and there is less than a 1% chance that someone else will have either four or five core numbers in common with us.
The life path number is most reflective of career path.
By studying our life path, we can be guided into a profession which shines a light on our talents.
When we are engaged in a career that we love and that makes the best use of our talents, our whole life is infused with passion, purpose and joy.
Here is a key to understanding what your life path may be best suited to through the practice of numerology:
If one is our life path, we are best suited to a career where we can function independently and autonomously. We do very well when we are self-employed or running our own business. We do not like to follow established traditions and prefer to blaze new trails, frequently representing a fresh new voice in our chosen field. We greatly enjoy being in a position of authority or leadership and we thrive on others recognizing us for our accomplishments.
If two is our life path, we are best suited for a career that makes the best use of our people skills, diplomacy and negotiation talents. We are not suited for jobs that do not include interacting with people on a regular basis. We thrive when working on teams because we enjoy bouncing our ideas off other people, incorporating all ideas and presenting a final product that combines the best of every person’s contribution. We genuinely like to listen to people talk about their lives so we may be drawn to the helping profession arena.
If three is our life path, we are best suited for careers that allow us expression of our creativity, our philosophical or spiritual beliefs. We enjoy entertaining others and may have musical, artistic and/or comedic talent that would be best expressed in theatre, television, dancing, music, radio, or film. Careers that involve local or international travel satisfy our wanderlust and sense of adventure. In contrast to our humorous, fun loving exterior, we may spend a good amount of time thinking about the deeper philosophical questions of life. In this way we may be inclined to pursue a religious or spiritual career that allows us to investigate these questions in detail.
If four is our life path, we are best suited for careers that offer a steady work schedule, a stable salary and detailed directions for completing tasks. We do well in a system that has a clearly defined hierarchy where everyone’s roles and responsibilities are clearly outlined. We are excellent at following through on tasks until they are completed and are not likely to give up due to difficulty or boredom. Our organizational ability, strong work ethic and attention to detail makes us a very valuable asset wherever our preferences leads us.
If five is our life path, we are best suited for a career that capitalizes on our excellent communication skills including our ability to sell, write or teach. We do well when presenting ideas to the public and thrive in public relations, advertising and marketing arenas. We enjoy working with facts and logic so careers involving science, computers or research may also be a good fit. We greatly enjoy travel and a career that allows us to explore the world and interact with people from different cultures is well suited to us. Since we easily get bored and variety is the spice of life, we may find ourselves doing multiple careers at once or switching fields.
If six is our life path, we are best suited for careers that make use of our eye for beauty, creativity, compassion or alternatively, our desire to be of service to others. Our excellent taste would see us do well in interior decoration, the fashion industry, the makeup/hairstyling industry or graphic design. We often have artistic or musical talents that would be put to good use in playing an instrument, singing, dancing, performance or visual arts. Our compassion and desire to be of service could propel us towards a career in a helping profession such as a doctor, nurse, rehabilitation professional, social worker, psychologist, or incline us toward non-profit charity work. We have a talent for entrepreneurship and might also be a successful business owner.
If seven is our life path, we are best suited for careers that make use of our investigative mind or our ability to write, research or heal. We are excellent at analyzing and coming up with a deeper reasons for why the way things or people are as they are that may not currently be evident. We love to learn and because we tend to pursue advanced degrees, we may become a teacher or professor. Although we highly value our solitude, we are genuinely interested in listening to other people’s problems and have a natural healing ability that may lead us down a mystical path.
If eight is our life path, we are best suited for careers where we can steadily climb a hierarchy or assume a powerful position; preferably one that gives a high salary. We are comfortable being in the public eye and present ourselves well. We are well suited for a corporate career such as banking, finance, law, accounting or owning our own business. We probably enjoy investing so we may be a financial advisor, real estate agent or do work in the stock market. Regardless of which field we are in, we are very ambitious and desire to be seen as an expert in our field.
If nine is our life path, we are best suited for careers involving leadership, spirituality, humanitarian pursuits, teaching, and creativity. We long to make a positive difference in the world and are attracted to positions that will enable us to help people we feel are in need. Thus organizations similar to the Salvation Army would be appealing. We may be attracted to the teaching profession where we feel we have a major calling in shaping young minds. We may have artistic and musical gifts that are expressed through singing, playing an instrument or through visual and performance arts. Religion and spirituality may be very important to us and we may spend a good deal of time studying books on these topics, meditating or actively being in service to others.
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Author: Samantha Samuels
Apprentice Editor: Sarah Kolkka / Editor: Renee Jahnke
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