Elon Musk may be the most well-known engineer in the world, not only because of his net worth (estimated at $93.3 billion) but because of his outrageous tweets, appearances on the Joe Rogan podcast, and extremely generous philanthropy.
In this post, we will be investigating the personal numerology of Elon Musk and discovering whether these core numbers influenced the path of this famous engineer.
The Numerology of Elon Musk
Throughout this article, I will be drawing on the information below to show how Elon’s numerology aligns with his path in life.
Elon Reeve Musk was born on June 28th, 1971.
LifePath Number= 7
Birthday Number= 1
Achievement Number= 7.
LifePath Cycles & Pinnacles:
Formative:> 2001, #6;
Productive:> 2028, #1; Harvest #9
Foundation:>2018, #6; Retrospection #6.
Life Challenges: 1st Minor = 5, 2nd Minor = 8, Major = 3
Heart’s Desire= 11:
Soul Urge Challenge= 2
Personality Challenge= 1
Expression Challenge= 3
Name Length= 13 letters, medium
To learn more about the Life Path Cycles, check out this podcast
Intensity Table for Elon Reeve Musk
Reactive Mind#=6: First Response#=2
The Timeline of Elon Musk
Elon Musk has won so many awards for scientific and business achievements, that it would take an entire blog post to cover them all. He has accomplished so much, I will only touch on them briefly in this post.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, and the founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, the first private company in the world to successfully launch human beings into space and return them safely. As of September 2020, his net worth of $93.3 billion marks him as the 5th richest person on the planet. We think of him primarily as the CEO and product designer of Tesla, the most valuable car company in the world. Elon is also well known for his many other projects and sometimes erratic behavior.
I’ve selected him as a profile subject for 2 important reasons – one is to explain the nature of the relationship between the LifePath and Name numbers, and the other is to show an example of what happens when someone focuses the entirety of their resources, energy and efforts toward the achievement of what Napoleon Hill and other writers of “New Thought” or “Self Help” literature call a “Definite Chief Aim.”
Elon lived with his father after his parents divorced in 1980, but regretted it later because he discovered him to be a “terrible human being.” Nevertheless, by age 12 (Personal Year 1, his Personality Number, Birthday Number and Personality Challenge), he had taught himself programming from manuals. He created and sold a video game for $500.
As a young boy, he was an avid reader, and references the famous Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation Series”, as a major influence on his thinking; especially the quote “you should try to take the set of actions that are likely to prolong civilization, minimize the probability of a dark age and reduce the length of a dark age if there is one.”
I think that this was the source of his Definite Chief Aim; it certainly is an expression of Reactive Mind #6.
Musk was bullied and even hospitalized while in school, and at 17 (Personal Year 6, the number of his Formative cycle), decided to move to America via Canada against his father’s wishes, because he believed that could fulfil his dreams in the US.
In 1995 (Personal Year 4, a useful Name Number that combines well with his changeable and adaptable Power Number 5) he was accepted into a Ph.D. program in energy physics/materials science at Stanford (not an easy thing to achieve) but decided to pursue an internet startup instead. He and his brother, Kimbal, started a web software company in a small office. Their company, Zip2, developed internet city guides. He slept in the office and coded at night so that the business could run 24/7. They gained contracts with the New York Times and Chicago Tribune, and in 1999 (PY8) they sold the company for $307 million in cash.
In the same year, he took $10 million from the sale of Zip2, and founded X.com, an internet financial service and email payment company. He merged with another company that was renamed PayPal in 2001 (Personal Year 1). This was the year his Productive LifePath Cycle began, and it has the value of his Birthday Number and his Personality Number, 1. In October 2002, PayPal was bought by eBay for $1.5 Billion in stock, and he acquired $165 million from the transaction.
This was a Personal Year 2, which is the reduced version of his Heart’s Desire (11) or Soul Urge Number and despite it being the same number as the Soul Urge Challenge it was a landmark year for him. This was the case because he took $100 million from his personal fortune and founded the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, which we know as SpaceX in May of 2002 (A Personal Year 2, but considering what he did that year, you may as well call it an 11).
This returns us to his Heart’s Desire (11) and his desire to help humanity become a spacefaring civilization to create a better future (nothing could be more “11ish” than that!).
SpaceX has built the first re-usable orbital rockets and has gone so far as to land one on its own launchpad. That’s something unheard of since pre-Star Trek science fiction shows. He recently unveiled his new Starship, which will be capable of interplanetary missions and even intercontinental passenger transportation.
He unveiled the prototype in 2019 (Personal Year 1) as seen in this image, and it looks just like one of the rocketships seen in old space adventure stories on television, in comics and in movies.
Another project of SpaceX is the Starlink project, for placing hundreds of small Satellites in orbit to provide satellite internet access all over the world. In May of 2019 (Personal Year 1 – his Birthday and Productive Cycle Numbers), the first 60 operational satellites were launched.
Of course, we are all familiar with Tesla, into which he was an early investor. In 2004 (Personal Year 4, as described earlier) he became the Chairman of the board. He was more active in the production and design, but during the financial crisis of 2008, he became the CEO and product architect of the company. This was a Personal Year 8, and you might notice that 8 is one of his lesson numbers. He moved the company from a sale of about 2,500 vehicles in 2008 to the biggest car company in the world in 2020, surpassing Toyota in market capitalization, by expanding the model line and selling power trains to various other auto companies, building “Gigafactories” for batteries, developing Autopilot systems for self-driving vehicles and so forth.
During his time at Tesla and SpaceX, he also revealed plans for the “Hyperloop” – high tech tubes in which pressurized capsules move via a cushion of air. This was 2013, another Personal Year 4. If they manage to keep the design and testing costs within the budget, it will be a high-speed transportation system that will be cheaper than any other method. The Los Angeles to San Francisco Hyperloop is already underway, thanks to government approval, which has also expanded for building a loop from New York to Washington DC.
In December of 2015, a Personal Year 6, he created the OpenAI project, which would be a non-profit company devoted to making Artificial Intelligence available to the general public. At various times, he has warned about the use of AI by large corporations for profits, or even governments to oppress their citizens. He has even spoken of the dangers of AI by mentioning the movie “Terminator” to shock people into understanding that the misuse of this technology could go really, really wrong.
In 2016 (a Personal Year 7, his LifePath and Achievement Numbers) he co-founded Neuralink, a start-up to link the human brain with artificial intelligence, that has the possibility of linking us directly to computers, and possibly bringing cures to things like paralysis and other disabilities. It could also be of great use in space travel.
2017 (a Personal Year 8, his Pinnacle of Obligation) he created “The Boring Company” for building tunnels to accommodate electric vehicles only resulting in a 10-fold decrease in Tunnel boring per mile.
Not that Mr. Musk has not had his problems. He has tried and failed to be the CEO after the mercer of Zip2 because of resistance from the board. When the Confinity and X.com merger was renamed PayPal, he was ousted from his CEO position yet remained on the board. Many critics have attacked him for various behaviors, and the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) sued him for saying that he wanted to take Tesla private in 2018 (Personal Year 9). They wanted to blacklist him from taking a CEO position on any publicly traded company. He is not fond of the SEC and has called them the “short-seller Enrichment Commission”, implying that they create situations that reduce stock prices so that they and their cronies can profit.
But he always bounced back.
Everything he has done in terms of his life and work seems to point toward one goal. About his project to colonize Mars, he’s said that because of the lack of oxygen there, all transportation and machinery will have to be Electric or Hyperloop (which runs on electricity). He’s mentioned that there are so many possible “extinction” scenarios that we need to become a spacefaring civilization for the survival of the species.
Most people could not imagine doing all the work he does to guide and support so many projects, not to mention the fact that they are all (in the truest sense of the word) “Rocket Science”.
But he does it. This is because he whole-heartedly believes in his Definite Chief Aim. Here are some quotes to help you understand how clear he is on following his passion:
- “I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.”
- “When something is important enough, you do it, even if the odds are not in your favor.”
- “Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.”
- “For me, it was never about money, but solving problems for the future of humanity.”
- “People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.”
- “You shouldn’t do things differently just because they’re different. They need to be better.”
- “You have to be pretty driven to make it happen. Otherwise, you will just make yourself miserable.”
- “People work better when they know what the goal is and why.”
- “For my part, I will never give up, and I mean never.”
Discovering and cultivating a Definite Chief Aim actually changes the brain, according to neuroscience. Living one’s passions creates neural pathways that wire one for achievement.
Please note, this is not all about praising Mr. Musk. It is written solely to show how well he exhibits his numbers. Now that we’ve explored his timeline, we’ll go a little deeper into his name numbers (especially where the challenges are the same numbers as what they challenge) and his Dynamic Personal Alphabet.
The Name Numbers of Elon Musk
Now, we’re going to look at Musk’s Numerology chart from a perspective that might be new to some of you. We’re going to study his Personal Alphabet.
I won’t go into detailed explanations of every letter of his personal alphabet, because we’re going to study his name and alphabet cycles in this post, which start with the study of the cornerstone and his Identity, or Balance Number.
The Cornerstone is the first letter of the first name. It represents the first impression that one makes on others. In his case, it is the letter E, which is outgoing, helpful and subject to changes. It is an innovative letter. The Cornerstone is permanent, and years in the personal alphabet cycles that repeat the cornerstone generally produce more intense experiences or coincide with major changes in the life. E has a value of 5.
The Identity or Balance number is the Numerological sum of the numeric value of the first letters in each of the names. In our subject’s case, they are ERM or 5, 9 and 4, which sum to 9. 9 holds the secret to letting go and moving forward. It is a Balance Number that often appears in the charts of teachers, engineers, travelers or others who are on the move. It also identifies people who bounce back quickly from any sort of difficulty they face.
The Identity Number is called the Balance Number because it signifies the quality of the character that can always be relied upon. With a 5 Cornerstone and a 9 Identity, we can see that Elon is a person who knows when to move forward once something is set in motion.
We can also see that he is someone who doesn’t care much for things staying the way they are; he has often said himself that he’s all about the future and that the limitations and obstacles of the past can easily be overcome once effort is put forth in that direction. The years in which the Identity is emphasized often provide key events in life, but how do we find those years? They are not just the year in the Personal Year Cycle, because the Personal Year Number is only part of the equation – this requires the study of the Name Cycles and the Moving Balance number, also called the Secret Identity.
The Moving Balance or Secret Identity
Although the Balance Number is a permanent part of one’s chart, it never stands still. Each letter of the alphabet exerts its power for the number of years equivalent to its numerical value. This is why it is so important to study the Name Cycles – it makes it easier to find the Secret Identity.
The phases of the letters in one’s personal alphabet always change on the birthday. Keep this in mind, because when working with the combination of the Personal Year and the Secret Identity, because the Personal Year changes on January 1st. Before we dive into that, let’s take a look at the cycles themselves.
Each name has a cycle of years that is defined by the unreduced sum of the letters in the name as follows:
Elon= 5+3+6+5= 19. Every 19 years the 1st name begins again.
Reeve= 9+5+5+4+5= 28
Musk= 4+3+1+2= 10
So understanding the cycle numbers makes it easier to calculate the Moving Balance: this is how it’s done.
At age 12, Elon sold a computer game he created himself. I am not sure if this event happened before or after his birthday, but it was certainly during Personal Year 1, 1983.
If it was before his birthday, we look at the moving balance for his birthday in 1982 first, when he turned 11 – it was a Personal Year 9.
In the first name, 5 and 3 take up 8 years, which means he was in the 3 year of the 6-year phase of “O.” In the middle name, he was in the 2nd year of the 5-year Phase of “E.” In the Last Name, he had already completed a cycle, and was in the 2nd year of the 4 year phase of “M” – his minor Key. So his Secret Identity for his 11th and 12th birthdays was OEM, or 6+5+4= 15, 1+5= 6.
Now starting on his 11th birthday, we will add the Personal Year 9 to the Secret Identity, 6 to find what some call the Event Number. 9+6= 15=6 so this would be an event that had something to do with accomplishment, favors from others and so on. It is also his Formative LifePath cycle number and the number of his reactive mind.
Writing a computer game back in those times must have required a lot of problem-solving, since the programming languages and the primitive hardware made it difficult to write programs for anything other than bookkeeping.
On January 1st of 1983, his Personal Year changed to 1, and since the moving balance does not change, the event number becomes 1+6= 7, the number of his LifePath, his Achievement Number, and therefore his Pinnacle of attainment. From the first day of 1983, a powerful alignment formed involving some of his numbers. Note, as mentioned in the previous post, that there are no 7’s in his name, and this was done primarily to show how the event numbers can show the completion of a lesson, or make up for the missing numbers in the Intensity Table.
During 1995, Elon and his brother started Zip2, a company that developed internet city guides, as mentioned in the first part of this profile. In 1995 (subtracting 1971= 24), he would have had his 24th birthday during a Personal Year 4. Let’s start with his 23rd birthday since I don’t know what month they founded the company.
Since his first name cycle had already completed at age 19, he would have been in the 4th year of the 5-year cycle of “E”, his cornerstone. His middle name would have been in the last year of the 4 year cycle of “V”, and the last name would have been through two cycles already at age 20, so he would have been in the 3rd year of the 4 year cycle of “M.” That gave him a Moving Balance of EVM: 5+4+4= 13/4. The Personal Year was 3 until January 1st of 1994, which gives an event number of 4+3= 7. Sometime after the beginning of 1995, (Personal Year 4) he had made a decision to get to work by starting a business career instead of enrolling in the PhD program at Stanford. This is really interesting because the event number had become 4+4= 8, and as you may know, 4 is the number of work, which is a useful number in his name.
Since the birthday in that year did not change the Secret Identity number, he faced some hardship from working 24/7, sleeping in the office during the day while the website was online, and doing the coding at night. But the hardships of 8 soon gave way because the company was sold 4 years later for $307 million.
1999 & 2002
In February of 1999, his Personal Year would have been an 8, and the Secret Identity (leftover from the last birthday) was LES, or 9, and he received $22 million from the sale.
The following month, he founded X.Com, which within a year, merged with a company called Confinity. Which became PayPal in 2001. In 2002, he received $165 million from its sale to eBay.
This would have been age 31, and at the time of the sale, he had a Secret Identity of ORM: 6+9+4= 19/1, and since this was a PY2, the event number was 3, the same as his Expression Number and Expression challenge. In May of 2002, he founded SpaceX, which was the first step in his long-term goal; to help humanity become a space-traveling civilization.
We could keep going further with Elon’s Dynamic Alphabet and cover Tesla and other subjects, but I wanted to show you how the Dynamic Alphabet is used in the analysis of a Numerology Chart. There are other ways of looking at it: some authors subtract the Personal Year Number from the Moving Balance in order to find a challenge, but that’s another story.
What’s far more important to understand than the potential difficulties during a PY-Secret Identity combination is the way that these Event Numbers synch with the chart, because they combine the numbers derived from the LifePath and the numbers that we extract from the Expression.
There are certain things that it’s good to know when you are looking at the Dynamic Alphabet.
- People born near June (those born in May, June, or July) have big changes that they have plenty of time to work out during the years when the Secret Identity changes. That’s because the Personal Year runs from January 1 to December 31, giving them 7, 6 or 5 months to experience the new Event Number.
- People born in December, January or February have very little time to experience some Event Numbers, because of the Personal Year Changing on January 1st. Say someone is born on December 27th. They have only 4 days to experience most event numbers, and this can be a powerful experience if the Secret Identity changes that year, because of the short amount of time before another change takes place. Even if the Secret Identity does not change on the birthday, those born in winter still have a very short time to enjoy the opportunities of the new Event Number.
- If the Event Number matches one of the Major Numbers, Such as the LifePath, the Achievement Number, one of the LifePath Cycles or Pinnacles, the Heart’s Desire, the Personality or the Expression, they often experience a landmark or breakthrough in their work, studies or anything else that moves them toward achievement and success.
- If the Event Number matches one of the Challenges, the time it is in force usually is focused on overcoming opposition or difficulties and depending on their attitude toward achievement. This is often true during lesson number years as well.
One of the reasons that Elon Musk is so successful, at least in my opinion, is that the Challenges to the Heart’s Desire, the Personality and the Expression are the same as those numbers. He is always be working with those Challenges in his attempts to manifest his dreams.
I personally think that this is a clue as to what to do with your numbers if there is something you want to achieve in your life. If you treat the Challenges as the steps you must take to live the life you truly desire, and ignore the things Numerologists say about the primary Numbers in your chart, your chart becomes a guide to success, rather than a bunch of “gotchas” or a rather clever way of telling you things you already know.
And isn’t that really what’s best? To put your focus on what you want and let any doubts or perceived obstacles fade into the background? This is a formula that almost all writers on self-help and positive thinking swear is the real key to success in life.
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