The Soul Urge is where your core numerology chart becomes really interesting.

Sometimes referred to as the Heart’s Desire, this number contains powerful insight into the deeper you, the eternal you, the you which often remains hidden from the outside world.

Whilst your Life Path Number describes the direction of your journey through life, and your Expression Number reveals your gifts, talents and unique offerings to the world, the Soul Urge puts you back in touch with your essence.

Calculating your Soul Urge number can re-connect you with what really moves you through life, your reason for being and what gives you true fulfilment. This powerful number describes your passions and your fears, the source of your cravings and the hidden motivations behind every move you make in life.  The Soul Urge, quite simply, reveals the guiding force behind what your Soul came here to experience in this lifetime.

Once this number is decoded, life begins to make sense.  Depression and anxiety often lift, as the stirrings of the Soul can be recognized, nurtured, and given the fuel that they need to thrive and find meaning in the world.

How to Calculate your Soul Urge Number

Like the Expression Number, the Soul Urge Number comes from the letters in your full birth name, however, to calculate it, we use only the vowels. This is because the consonants are pronounced with sharp edges and have a definitive beginning or end.  

They are the containers for how we express, representing our public personality and the traits we outwardly reveal to the world.

But vowels are pronounced from free-flowing breath, they are formed of air, Spirit, and the formless, timeless essence we contain within.  They represent the tender, true and hidden you, the you that is eternal.

So the Soul Urge Number is derived from the vowels in your full birth name, and the sum of their corresponding numbers, according to the Pythagorean system. Remember that this number cannot come from your nickname or your married name, but must be the name that is found written in full on your birth certificate, and if your name is misspelt on your birth certificate, use that to configure your Soul Urge Number.

  1. First eliminate all of the consonants in your full birth name, so that you have only vowels remaining.
  2. Take the values assigned to each vowel and add them all together.
  3. Add those numbers together, and reduce this to a single digit (or master number) Easy!

The way that numerologists do this is by using the conversion chart below:

A = 1

E = 5

I = 9

O = 6

U = 3

Y=7 … Sometimes.

What about the letter Y?

It can be hard to know what to do with the letter Y, because sometimes it’s regarded as a consonant, and sometimes as a vowel.  It all depends on how it’s being used within each specific word, and what sound it makes.

Here are a couple of rules to follow, to help you work out whether to include it in your Soul Urge number calculation:

Use the letter “Y” as a vowel when …

  • Y is the only vowel sound in the syllable (Terry, Gryffin, Kylie)
  • Y precedes a vowel in another syllable and provides an additional vowel sound (Nya, Hyacinth)

Use the letter “Y” as a consonant (and DON’T use it to calculate your Soul Urge Number) when…

    • When Y is used in place of a hard consonant sound (Yoda, Yuliana, Toyota)
    • When Y follows a vowel in the same syllable and does not provide a separate vowel sound (Grayson, Maya, Nataliya)

The Master Number Exception

11 and 22 are Master Numbers, and they have unique meanings that require stand alone readings. If you reach totals of 11 or 22, you do not need to continue reducing, so stop your calculation there.  

Soul Urge Calculator

If the math is a little too much for you, here’s the easy way to find out your Soul Urge Number: Follow this link, and you’ll find the Numerologist Core Number Calculator.  Just enter your info and we’ll do the decoding for you!

A Real-Life Example: Calculating Prince Harry’s Soul Urge Number

Let’s go through this calculation again, step by step, using HRH Prince Harry, as an example.

Harry’s full birth name is Henry Charles Albert David Mountbatten-Windsor.

      1. First eliminate all of the consonants in your full birth name, so that you have only vowels remaining. Note that we keep are keeping the Y in Henry, as in this case it is regarded as a vowel.

After eliminating all of the consonants in Harry’s full birth name, we end up with: E Y A E A E A I O U A E I O

      1. Take the values assigned to each vowel and add them all together.

For Harry, this is:

5 + 7 + 1 + 5 +1 +5 +1 +9 + 6 + 3 + 1 + 5 + 9 + 6 = 64, and 6 + 4 = 10, and 1+0 = 1

      1. Add those numbers together, and reduce this to a single digit (or master number)

For Harry this is:

6 + 4 = 10, and 1+0 = 1

So his Soul Urge Number is 1.

What Does Prince Harry’s Soul Urge Number Say About Him?

Prince Harry's numerologyIt’s no surprise that Prince Harry’s Soul Urge Number describes him as a born leader.

Fifth in line to the British throne, in his youth he has been penned by tabloids as the “wild child” of the Royal Family.  In typical Soul Urge 1 fashion, as soon as he could, Harry broke free from the rigid formality of his expected behavior, instead pushing boundaries and taking risks.  From underage drinking to inappropriate fancy dress, Harry clearly needed to rebel against authority, and he did so in the limelight.

Harry broke the family mold as far as his schooling is concerned, attending Eton, unlike his brother, cousins, father, uncles and grandfather, who all took went to Gordonstoun in Scotland.  This meant that despite following in a long line of Windsors, Prince Harry was able to forge his own path, which must have delighted his Soul, even at this young age.

Soul Urge 1s are known for their fierce determination, and this was evident at the end of Harry’s military training when there was debate as to whether he should serve with his unit in Iraq.  He publicly resolved to go and was finally deployed (in secret) to Helmand Province until the media tracked his whereabouts.  No doubt, it was the resolute steadfastness and loyalty of his Soul Urge 1 which meant that despite such public uncertainty, he reached his goal and succeeded in fighting on the front lines for his country.

His tour made him the first to serve in a war zone, since his Uncle Prince Andrew during the Falklands.

But perhaps being a small part of the larger military institution didn’t truly fulfil Prince Harry and his Soul Urge 1.  These people often feel a great sense of responsibility to others, and combined with his royal position, it’s likely that Harry’s Soul Urge Number 1 is the true source of his deep desire to support troops who have been injured in combat.

In 2014 he launched the Invictus Games (a Paralympic-style sporting event for injured servicemen and women) which gave him much more of the autonomy and leadership that his Soul Urge 1 was craving, and gave roots to the inner vision that he’d been holding onto for some time. And if there’s one thing for sure about a Soul Urge 1: if they have a vision and a goal, they won’t rest until it’s become a reality!

More recently, Harry has retired from the army completely.  Nowadays he spends more of his time offering his patronage to many charitable organizations and his presence to many large-scale events.

Soul Urge 1s often have an inner calling to become an expert or authority in their field, and Prince Harry is finally living this out.  He has proved his worth by offering himself in service, gaining real, grounded experience and is now rising to the position of trusted leader.

Romantically, Soul Urge 1s like to take charge and be the ones calling the shots in their relationship.

They treasure their independence, so need a partner who will allow them the freedom they need, whilst still offering unconditional loyalty and support.  Once they find their true love, Soul Urge 1s offer this wholeheartedly in return.

Soul Urge Number Interpretations

Once you’ve calculated your Soul Urge Number (or your loved one’s) using the calculation described above, read on to discover the corresponding interpretation…

Soul Urge 1

Your Soul Urge is to be the driving force in life.

You have a deep belief that what you feel, say and do has great value in the world (and you’re right).

You desire to be heard, and for others to follow your lead. You trust your own instincts, often above the views and perspectives of others, and have the makings of a great leader and a pioneer for change.

You may have issues with authority throughout your life, not least because your self-assuredness often means that others look to you for guidance and direction, regardless of the position you take.

You are committed and loyal, however, your dominant nature means others are easily silenced in your presence, and you may not even notice the hurt feelings of those you leave in your wake.  You must be careful that your confidence isn’t confused with arrogance, and your desire for progress doesn’t create needless competition.

Whilst you’ll never be fulfilled unless in a position of authority or power, try to make friends on the way up. You never know when you may need some loyalty in return

Soul Urge 2

Your Soul Urge is to be needed, admired and loved by all.

You are motivated by relationships and have a deep need to connect with others.  You are sensitive and tactful and always striving to ensure harmony, balance and cooperation prevail wherever you are.  In fact, life can begin to feel very uncomfortable, very quickly at the first sign of conflict or drama, so you do your very best to keep the peace (and it’s something you’re good at!)

You may have issues with self-trust throughout your life, not because you don’t value yourself, but because you always need someone else’s opinion or perspective to measure, contrast or connect to your own. Without an external point of reference, you can feel lost, or even lonely.

Your strong, often intuitive connection to others means that you’re a natural team player and a valuable contributor to the whole. But you must ensure that your kindness and sensitivity doesn’t leave you too open or vulnerable. Strong emotional boundaries will ensure you’re not taken advantage of in life.

Soul Urge 3

Your Soul Urge is to cultivate and express your own personal magic.

You’re inspiring, witty and original and instinctively see the positive side to every situation.  You seek pleasure and fun and this makes you magnetic to other people, as you can’t help but share your shiny perspective with everyone around you.

You’re a performer at heart and love nothing more than an adoring audience.  This means you have the potential to achieve great fame and recognition in your life, especially within the Arts.

You’re likely to be disorganized and even scattered in your approach to life.  This can make you appear uncommitted or disloyal, so it’s vital for you to learn to channel and devote your creativity to fewer, larger projects as you grow.

You will always have critics in life – this is part of the territory for a Soul Urge 3, so your challenge is to rise above them and develop fierce self-love.

Soul Urge 4

Your Soul Urge is to find beauty, order and stability in the chaos of life.

You find a Zen-like satisfaction in performing the simplest repetitive, domestic or practical chores as you feel in most alignment with your essence when restoring harmony to unbalanced situations.  You are a creator of systems and love to make plans and organize the world around you.  Others feel an innate sense of security and stability when near you, and you’re often called upon for advice and council.

It’s likely that you fear change or uncertainty, which means you may miss out on opportunities to grow. It’s important that you give yourself enough space for spontaneous actions, and frequently do things which take you out of your comfort zone.

You’re incredibly loyal, patient and generous. But your straight-talking attitude can sometimes be received as a little harsh or unkind (though never intentional) so developing greater skills of empathy and tact, would likely serve you well.

Soul Urge 5

Your Soul Urge is to experience as much variety as you can.

You have an inquisitive mind and a thirst for adventure that is only satisfied when you’re on a quest of discovery.  Travel is your passion, and you feel at your most alive when you’re on the open road, meeting new people and experiencing new things.  This means that you may quickly become jaded or restless and struggle with commitment in ordinary life. And if you feel too hemmed in, either by a situation or a partner, then you’ll quickly find ways to rebel.

Your enthusiasm inspires others and you easily make friends.  Unfortunately, maintaining these relationships can be much harder for you, as once the initial spark of excitement has worn off you’re often resistant to opening up to others in deeper ways.

You have an innate sense of trust that the Universe will look after you, but don’t easily share this trust with the people in your life, so learning to be vulnerable with others is a great challenge, but one which will ultimately bring you much strength and fulfilment.

Soul Urge 6

Your Soul Urge is to nurture and care for others.

You love people and have a true gift for creating the right conditions for others to flourish and reach their highest potentials. You have a deep need to provide for other peoples needs and an intuitive sense of what those needs are.

You are happiest when you can see the positive results of your influence unfolding, and witness the people around you thriving and happy.  But this selfless approach to life can often lead to you neglecting your own needs, so you must ensure your energy does not become depleted and you regularly care for yourself, as much as for others.

You may have perfectionist tendencies, leading to very high expectations of yourself and of others which means it can be very difficult for you or anybody else to reach the lofty goals you set.  This can lead to disappointment and resentment, so you must learn to let go, or true fulfilment and happiness will always be elusive.

Soul Urge 7

Your Soul Urge is to discover meaning in the world around you.

You’re a natural seeker of knowledge, on an endless quest to find out the “hows” and “whys” of life.  Whether in scientific, historical, literary or mystical realms, you have a deep yearning to always understand more.

Because of your questioning nature, you can often feel as though you don’t quite belong in the world. That others are able to simply accept things at face value is a mystery to you, so it’s likely that you instinctively separate yourself from them and may be perceived as an outsider.

In truth, you are unique, and your perspectives are of great value to the world.  Discovering healthy expressions and outlets for your thoughts and theories is vital if you are to fulfil your potential, and gain the trust of your peers.

You must also work to develop self trust, as however much groundwork and research you do, ultimately, your truth will be found within.

Soul Urge 8

Your Soul Urge is to find power, status and prosperity.

You are motivated by success and achievement, especially when it’s rewarded financially. But this isn’t a selfish yearning – your desire to control resources stems from a deep need to improve the lives of others and distribute wealth accordingly.  You understand commerce, trade and industry and want it to benefit those you love.

You are confident, ambitious and have high levels of stamina.  Your strong sense of purpose may come across as domineering to others, but really you just want to achieve the success that you work so hard for!

Your challenge is not to be overcome by material gains, but to go the extra mile and use the money and power that you so naturally magnetize, for the greater good.  You are a natural leader, so ensure that you lead by example and act with integrity at all times.  You have the capacity to instil great trust and respect from others, so it’s vital that the power you wield isn’t abused.

Soul Urge 9

Your Soul Urge is to make the world a better place for the collective.

You’re a humanitarian at heart, and yearn to leave a lasting legacy of wellness and love wherever you go. Deeply altruistic, you only want the best for people, and have the rare gift of seeing into their souls and knowing exactly what this is.

You have visionary perspectives and are unwaveringly positive.  You have the uncanny ability to always see (and believe) in the best possible outcome in any situation.

You desire to impart your wisdom, experience and insight to others, but must be careful that your well-wishes don’t come across as overbearing.  Often regarded as someone who has all the answers (and willingly offers them) can mean that others come to resent and rebel against your advice.  Or alternatively they resist thinking for themselves when they’re around you, so you must be very careful that your desire to help doesn’t interfere with others’ need to find their own way through life, and crucially, make their own mistakes.

It is also important for you to learn the art of fair exchange.  You have such a generous spirit that you can easily give, give and give without receiving anything in return.  Your idealistic nature would love to believe you are setting an example, but in reality you could be creating an unhealthy imbalance of energy.

Soul Urge 11

Your Soul Urge is to trust your inner voice, and express this confidently into the world.

You are a sensitive and insightful soul, and it’s likely that you have psychic gifts and the ability to channel high frequency information.  This can be a challenge – you may often feel ungrounded or nervous, or too empathically aware of what others are feeling.

You are creative and have a calming influence on others.  In fact, its likely that other people are instinctively drawn to you, sensing your highly healing frequencies by simply being in your presence.

You may often feel like you are on a search for deep, spiritual truths and try to find these in many other people and their teachings.  But your challenge is to go within, and seek the peace you so desire inside of yourself.

Soul Urge 22

Your Soul Urge is to catalyze the transformation of the world.

You are a visionary, and an architect of the future.  Your utopian perspectives inspire others and provide the ambitious goals that others need to continually evolve.  But you are also grounded, stable and practical so it’s unlikely that you regard your visions as anything but ordinary!

Just like the Soul Urge 4, others feel an innate sense of security and stability when near you, so you inspire a great deal of confidence in them.  As such, you will make a great leader, manager, and organizer of people.  In fact, you will begin to realize your true calling only when you begin to see your grandest visions materializing with the help of others, whom you have carefully directed.

You must be sure that you follow your souls calling in life, and do not become lethargic and too safely confined in your comfort zone.  Soul Urge 22s are destined for great things, but courage and self-belief must come first, lest their talents are frittered away.

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