Numerology meanings are accurate and fun. They can also help you uncover hidden insights about your life, such as your:
- Ideal romantic partner
- Most successful career path
You might be thinking, “Can a number tell me all that?”
The answer: Yes, and so much more!
How Numerology Works
To skip the background info and dive right into the numerology meanings, click here.
Everything in the universe holds energy, including numbers, names, and Katy Perry’s dog.
And when you know the energy that numbers hold, you can learn a lot about yourself and others, like:
- Personality traits
- Life/emotional struggles
- Best (and worst) romantic partners
- The best careers for you
- Hidden talents
- Soul desires
- Hopes, dreams, and fears
- And so much more (Like the energy of a house based on its address!)
Can you see how powerful this can be?
When I learned numerology meanings, it helped me understand my child (a free-spirited 5) better. Our relationship is even stronger now. It’s like someone gave me an inside view into her brain!
So yes, numerology meanings work! Let’s learn them now.
Numerology Meanings Part 1: Your Numerology Chart
If you want to jump right into the numerology meanings, click here.
Otherwise, you can start here and learn about the four core parts of your numerology chart, and what they mean.
1. Life Path number
Your life path number represents your journey in this lifetime.
It is the most important part of your numerology chart and gives you insight into:
- Your personality
- Major life lessons and challenges
- Your greatest opportunities
- What will fulfill you and make you happiest
How to calculate your Life Path number:
- Add up all the numbers of your date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY). Keep adding until you get an 11, 22, or single digit.
- Next, scroll down to learn the meaning of your number below.
- Need help? Here’s an article with step-by-step directions for calculating your life path number. Or you can use this free tool.
2. Soul urge number
As the name suggests, the soul urge number is spiritual.
It has to do with your ethics and values and who you really are at the soul level.
How to calculate your Soul urge number
- First, use the chart below to assign a value to each VOWEL of your full birth name (“Y” doesn’t count).
- Next, add the numbers until you get an 11, 22, or single digit.
- Then, scroll down to learn what it means.
- For more information, this post will help you calculate your soul urge number step by step.
3. Karmic number
Your karmic number is about your hopes, desires, and fears.
To calculate your karmic number:
- Use the chart below to assign a number to each CONSONANT of your full birth name.
- Next, add the numbers until you get an 11, 22, or single digit.
- Last, scroll down to see what the number means!
4. Expression (destiny) number
The expression number reveals your talents and potential. (You might even discover a secret talent!)
To get your expression number:
- Use the chart below to give a value to each letter of the legal name you were born with.
- Then, add the numbers together until you get an 11, 22, or single digit.
- Last, read the numerology number meanings below.
- For more, you can also read the Destiny Number article that’s loaded with tips and insight!
Download the numerology chart for easy reference!
Part 2: Numerology Meanings
One through nine are cardinal numbers and 11 and 22 are Master numbers.
Tip: You’ll have traits of a number if it is your life path, soul urge, karmic, or expression number.
Numerology number 1
You’ll have ‘1’ energy if:
There is a 1 in your numerology chart (Life path, soul urge, etc.), or if you were born on the 1st, 10th, 19th or 28th.
The numerology number one is a strong number with a masculine energy.
Men and women with this number are independent, driven, and creative thinkers. Because of these strong personality traits, they excel in whatever career they choose!
Those with the numerology number 1 can also be critical and demanding due to their self doubt. In most relationships, they assume the “decision maker” role.
- Read: The Life Path of the Number 1
- Compatibility for the Number 1
Number 1 traits
- strong (so strong that they can be intimidating, without meaning to be!)
- epic storyteller
Numerology number 2
You’ll have ‘2’ energy if:
There is a 2 in your numerology chart (Life path, soul urge, etc.), or if you were born on the 2nd, 11th, 20th, 29th.
The number 2 is the opposite force of the number 1.
It’s a feminine number and promotes diplomacy, persuasion, intuition and grace.
Twos are so influential that they can persuade their friend to dump a deadbeat boyfriend — and get a makeover in the same day.
Because of their unique characteristics, those with number 2 traits make great candidates for a career in:
- social work
Twos love talking and thinking about deep subjects – such as the meaning of life! They just have to be careful that their sensitive nature doesn’t lead to dramatic reactions or hurt feelings.
- Read about the life purpose of the number 2
- Best love matches for numerology number two
Number 2 traits
Numerology number 3
You’ll have ‘3’ energy if:
There is a 3 in your numerology chart (Life path, soul urge, etc.), or if you were born on the 3rd, 12th, 21st or 30th.
Three is the child of the numbers one and two, which gives this number a unique combo of characteristics!
3’s are extroverts that live with wide-eyed wonder.
Their ‘life-is-full-of-possibilities’ attitude and ‘gift of gab’ draws people in. That’s why they are often the life of the party (though they rarely seek deep relationships).
Since threes don’t like routines and schedules, they do well in careers where they can set their own hours. They just have to work on being disciplined and mentally sharp.
- Read the Life Path of the number 3
- Number 3 compatibility
Numerology meanings: Number 3 traits
- good communicator
- impeccable taste
Numerology Number 4
You’ll have ‘4’ energy if:
There is a 4 in your numerology chart (Life path, soul urge, etc.), or if your birthday is on the 4th, 13th, 22nd or 31st of the month.
Four is another number with a masculine meaning, and those that hold its energy see the world in a “black and white” way.
Also, 4’s are hard working folks who enjoy organization, systems, and following the rules. Because they are detailed in every aspect of their life, they excel in careers in:
- the military
- the government.
Because of their dependable nature, 4’s make awesome friends or partners… though they do need some coaxing to let their hair down and enjoy themselves once in a while.
- Read the life purpose and challenges of the number 4
- Compatibility for the number 4
Number 4 traits
Numerology number 5
You’ll have ‘5’ energy if:
Your birthday falls on the 5th, 14th, or 23rd of any month — or if it’s your life path or other core number.
Number 5 is the exact opposite of our routine-minded and practical number 4!
5’s are the very definition of free-spirit.
They are extremely social, friendly, and accepting… but may come across to others as flighty.
This makes it tough for them to get (and keep) the right job. But, they do well in jobs where they can interact with people, such as:
- real estate
Numerology meanings dictate that most 5’s won’t settle down until later in life.
This gives them a chance to try lots of jobs, and sow their wild oats!
The same thing goes for their romantic life, but once they find the right person, they hang onto them. (Their partner must love to travel, and give the number 5 room to do their thing!)
- Read the life purpose of the free-spirited 5
Number 5 traits
- free spirit
- have a wanderlust for life
- get restless easily
- fight for the underdog
- people person
Numerology Number 6
You’ll have ‘6’ energy if:
There is a 6 in your numerology forecast, or you were born on the 6th, 15th or 24th of the month.
As far as numerology meanings, 6 is the most compassionate, peaceful, and loving number.
Their kind and caring nature means they are always willing to lend an ear (or a hand) to anyone who needs it.
Six’s shine as stay-at-home parents, and in ‘helping’ careers. For example:
- guidance counselor
- Learn about the number 6 and their life path here
Number 6 traits:
- gives great advice!
Numerology Number 7 Meaning
You’ll have ‘7’ energy if:
There is a 7 in your numerology chart (Life path number, etc.) or if your birthday is on the 7th, 16th or 25th of any month.
The numerology number 7 is a masculine number, and those with this number are introverted, philosophical and analytical.
Numerology 7’s march to the beat of their own drum and don’t care what other people think about them.
They also don’t care about topics like fashion, religion or politics, because they’re too busy doing their own thing!
Because of their strong analytical nature and enjoyment of work, 7’s gravitate towards careers in science or academics.
Wherever they end up, they are happiest being there alone, since they do their best work that way.
Sevens aren’t known for their charm, so it can be hard for them to make friends or attract a partner — but once they do, they’re devoted and faithful!
- Life path of the numerology number 7
Traits of the numerology number 7:
Numerology number 8 meaning
You’ll have ‘8’ energy if:
There is a 8 in your numerology forecast (destiny number, etc.) or if you were born on the 8th, 17th or 26th.
Those with number 8 energy are all about success!
They have huge potential and are willing to take risks to get what they want. If an 8 gets knocked down, they don’t stay there for long!
Because they are so driven, people often see them as workaholics, which can lead to problems in their relationships.
All-in-all, eights thrive on balance: having a nice blend of money, family, hobbies, or whatever else they enjoy!
- Purposes and challenges for the 8
Numerology meanings: Traits of the number 8
Numerology Number 9
You’ll have ‘9’ energy if:
9 is your Life path, karmic, expression, or soul urge number – or if you were born on the 9th, 18th or 27th of any month.
Likely found at the front of a peace rally or fighting global warming, nine’s are empathic, spiritual, energetic… and always seek justice.
Career wise, number 9’s tend to go into business for themselves.
They are loyal friends and partners, though they aren’t super romantic.
To some, they may seem tough on the outside, but they are very loving and spiritual on the inside!
- Discover the life purpose of the 9
Number 9 traits:
- fighter for injustice
- easily attract money
Part 3: Numerology Meanings of Master Numbers
Master number 11
You are a Master number 11 if your Life path, soul urge, karmic, or expression number is 11.
Numerology number 11 is the first of the Master numbers.
It’s a blend of the numerology numbers 1 and 2, but stronger. Because of this, 11’s tend to struggle for balance.
Number 11’s are also spiritually insightful and introverted, which again leaves them conflicted because…
Everyone loves and wants to be around them, but they want to be alone!
They hate obligation, limitations and doing the same mindless things over and over.
For this reason, you will often find 11’s in creative fields. In fact, they love to think freely and manifest their creations!
- Wondering the life purpose of Master number 11? Here it is!
Master Number 11 traits:
Master number 22
You’ll have 22 qualities if 22 is your Life path, soul urge, karmic or expression number.
Numerology number 22 is the second and last Master number… it’s also the strongest numerology number.
22’s are grounded, psychic, selfless, and are on a mission to better humanity. Yep, like the Dalai Lama.
- Learn about the Master number 22, including their higher purpose
On the flip side, if they don’t take care of themselves, 22’s can:
- feel lazy
- act bossy
- feel insecure or scared
But when they are balanced, look out!
Numerology 22’s have beautiful energy and inspire others to be joyful, simply by living a spiritual life!
Master Number 22 traits:
- care about humanity
- “old souls”
- good at manifesting