Ever wondered if your Numerology has an influence on the kind of food you should eat?
Numerology impacts your personality, your skills, and talents in the world, even the kinds of relationships you have. So is it too much of a stretch to suppose that the numbers in your personal chart also have an effect on the food and nutrition your body needs?
After all, you are what you eat!
There is, in fact, a long and rich history of Numerologists using specific herbs, fruits, vegetables, grains, and minerals to improve the health of their clients. Or is it that medical herbalists were using the art of Numerology to treat their patients…?!
Whichever way you want to look through the lens, the plethora of numerological and planetary associations that exist with the natural world – formed through Ayurveda in the east, all the way to Culpeper here in the West – are very real. And for many people, very effective when it comes to better health and wellness! But unless you’re extremely well practiced in either Numerology, herbalism or the more esoteric end of diet and nutrition, these connections have largely been forgotten in these modern times.
Pull up your Numerology chart (head here if you need yours) and take a look at the numbers coded within your name and birth date. Whether a number shows up as your Life Path, your Expression (Destiny Number) or your Soul Urge Number (or maybe, like me, you have an abundance of another number scattered through the letters in your name?) check out the kinds of foods that align with your personal numbers.
Maybe you love some of them already?
Maybe you feel seriously resistant to them?!
Whatever you initially feel could be revealing, so take note of your responses to what you read. Then consider adding or increasing the quantities of some of your numbers’ foods in your diet.
This isn’t about overhauling your diet or eliminating certain foods if their corresponding number isn’t one of yours. This IS about gently supporting your natural systems so that your body and spirit can work in unison and to their optimum, especially during difficult or trying times, or at times when our bodies need a little extra boost, like season changes or full and new moons.
Food for the Number 1
The 1 is ruled by the Sun.
Foods associated with this life-giving planet are beneficial – yellow and orange fruit and vegetables like bananas, oranges, lemons, grapefruit, apricots, peaches, mango, carrots, corn, pumpkin, and squash. Also sunflower seeds and almonds.
Herbs and spices such as ginger, nutmeg, bay, cloves, chamomile, and saffron. Also honey.
It’s better if these foods are eaten very lightly cooked, or preferably raw (juiced is ideal). This is because in their raw state, they contain the vital energy of the Sun which is the best fuel for people who hold this vibration of the 1 in their lives.
Food for the Number 2
Ruled by the Moon, is it any surprise that number 2s need to drink a lot of water?
Supportive foods are the many kinds of lettuce leaves and cabbage (try as kimchee or a raw slaw), but not necessarily the iron-rich leafy greens like spinach and kale. Also cucumber, asparagus, cauliflower, apples, strawberries, pineapple, lemons, and melon in particular.
Pale and even white foods, such as white radish, endive, fennel, white grapes, coconut and the many kinds of plant milk and live yogurts are also beneficial.
Rapeseed oil and linseed (flax) are also super-healthy for 2s, but anything too spicy should be avoided.
Food for the Number 3
The 3 is ruled by the planet Jupiter.
Go-to foods for this lively number are rich purple in color – eggplant (aubergine), beets, olives, black beans, plums, berries such as blackberries, blueberries, blackcurrants and cherries, rhubarb, prunes, figs, and red grapefruits are all ideal.
Nuts, seeds, and certain herbs are also highly beneficial, particularly nutmeg, mint, and sage.
Spiced, salted and strongly flavored food is fine for 3s, and stewed dried fruits can be a real tonic. The number 3 also responds better to having well-balanced meals, as opposed to snacking, so this discipline in one that could be developed to great advantage.
Food for the Number 4
The number 4 is ruled over by Rahu, which is also known as “the shadow planet”. Not actually planet, this is a point in space called the North Node, and only shows up visually during an eclipse.
Foods beneficial for this number include protein-rich things like beans and pulses, particularly those dark in color like puy lentils, black, kidney and mung beans. Black and white sesame seeds also have a long-standing association with Rahu and the number 4. Many 4s will likely find they’re drawn to meat – it tends to be iron-rich foods that are most supportive, so as well as beef, pork and turkey (sustainably farmed, of course) dark, leafy greens, broccoli, pumpkin seeds, tofu, and shellfish are great.
Interestingly, smoked foods can be good for this number – smoked seeds, fish and meats, paprika and salt can be used (sparingly) to great benefit.
Food for the Number 5
The 5 is ruled by the fast-moving planet, Mercury.
The best foods to support those with this number in their charts are certain herbs such as thyme, parsley, cilantro (coriander), tarragon and mint. Sprinkling these onto salads, or infusing them into tea will really boost the temperament of the 5.
Whole grains are also beneficial – oats, wheat, rye, millet, corn and buckwheat (not officially a grain) can be grounding to this flighty energy, without being heavy. Another kind of food which serves this purpose is mushrooms. Their mycelial growing habit mimics that of many number 5s (speaking energetically) so experimenting with mushroom meals and milk could be hugely beneficial.
Caraway seeds and cumin are also recommended.
Food for the Number 6
The 6 is associated with Venus.
Beneficial foods for the 6 are apples, pears, apricots, raspberries, and melons. Fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, and beans also.
Especially good for 6s are blue and pale purple foods – blueberries, cherries, and figs. Drinking an infusion of sweet violet flowers, or dried rose petals may provide a real boost to overall health and well being.
Almonds and walnuts are also recommended, as are the sweet spices of vanilla, cardamom and cinnamon, and licorice root and fennel seed.
6s may find they have a sweet tooth, which draws them to cakes, pastries and rich, sugary foods. Whilst these are ok in moderation, they should try to satisfy these cravings with soft fruits instead.
Food for the Number 7
Ruled by the planet Neptune, is it any wonder that number 7s are encouraged to eat seafood?!
Sushi, cooked fish, shellfish and seaweed are all recommended. Crab, prawns, squid, oysters and mussels, all lightly and simply cooked are best, with just a little dressing of lemon juice or vinegar, and just a very little oil.
Fruit juices are also highly beneficial, as are cucumbers, lettuce, green apples, cauliflower, celery, watercress, and sorrel.
Drinking broths and soups are a good way of getting valuable nutrients. And of course, plenty of fresh water should be drunk by number 7s.
Food for the Number 8
8 is ruled by the planet Saturn.
Beneficial foods for those with this number in their charts are also of the darker kind – black beans, black sesame seeds, black rice, and black olives and the darker types of mushrooms. Dark leafy greens like kale and spinach are also recommended.
Calcium-rich foods such as molasses, nuts and tinned fish like sardines. Although 8s may find they are more drawn to vegetarianism, in which case, trusting their own bodies is paramount.
8s can be drawn to drinking black teas and coffees, however, this should be done in moderation to avoid depletion of trace minerals from the body. Green tea and acidic juices to start the day are a hugely beneficial alternative.
Food for the Number 9
The number 9 is ruled by Mars.
Like the planet itself, 9s foods associated with Mars are red in color – tomatoes, red peppers, beets, red apples, strawberries, cranberries, and red grapes.
This number can take strong, spicy flavors so chili is recommended, as are peppers, garlic, onions, cumin, ginger, mustard seeds, horseradish, and sage. Red lentils are also good, so strong curries and dahls are always on the menu!
Again, iron-rich foods can be supportive, particularly spinach and wild nettle made into a soup, or a powerful elixir in the springtime.
Food for the Master Number 11
Master Number 11 is ruled by Uranus.
Foods recommended for the 11 are fresh fruits such as bananas, strawberries, peaches, and pears.
Some seafood is also suggested, as it’s important for Master Number 11s to maintain the right balance of mineral salt in their bodies – eating ocean and shellfish, as well as seaweed, can help this, as will eating celery, spinach, lettuce, lentils, and almonds.
Some cheeses and milk products may be beneficial, and drinking infusions of certain herbs – mint, strawberry leaves, lemongrass, and juniper.
11s should avoid sugary fizzy drinks, and too much caffeine as they should take extra care of their nervous systems.
Also, take a look at numbers 1 and 2 for deeper layers of meaning relating to this number.
Food for the Master Number 22
Master Number 22 is ruled by the planet Pluto.
This is another number which can take strong spices and flavors, however, it’s important not to eat too much rich food.
Asparagus, cauliflower, radishes, tomatoes, figs, black cherries, and coconut are recommended. Calcium-rich foods are supportive, though dairy is not, so molasses, nuts, and leafy green vegetables are go-to foods for 22s.
Energizing herbs such as ginseng, and adaptogens like ashwagandha will help to enable transition and support fast-moving change.
Pumpkin seed and pumpkin seed oil are also recommended.
Also, take a look at numbers 2 and 4 for deeper layers of meaning relating to this number.
Food for the Master Number 33
The number 33 is ruled by Neptune (often regarded by astrologers as the “higher octave of Venus” – 6s ruling planet). The number 7 is also ruled by Neptune, so for recommended foods please skip back to that reading.
Also, take a look at numbers 3 and 6 for deeper layers of meaning relating to this number.
Now it’s your turn!
Please share with us your thoughts – how do food and nourishment recommended for YOUR Numerology line up with the foods you already enjoy?
This isn’t just theory – we’d love for you to try adding them into your diet to see if you notice any real health benefits. Then get back to us with your feedback in the comments below!