On July 4th, 1776 it was announced that the 13 colonies were no longer a part of the British Empire, and American independence was declared.
And just as the moment of a person’s birth provides a blueprint of numbers – their numerology chart – which serves as a kind of instruction map to their path and personality, the birth of this new country has a chart too.
So let’s take a look at some of the core numbers and patterns which this chart has, to see what it reveals about the character and current path, of the USA.
Birthday Number 4: Grounded, Stable & True
The birthday number comes first, and is most synonymous with the annual celebrations: the 4th. 4 is a number of grounding. It is stable, tenacious and loyal. Consider the 4 corners of a square, the 4 elements and the 4 directions. This number provides the basic building blocks of life as we know it: the firm foundations from which to grow and the strong container in which to be held.
It’s not a number which welcomes change or upheaval and shies away from spontaneity or risk. But it’s dependable. It’s loyal. It will not leave a job half-finished.
Life Path Number 32/5: Freedom Seeking
The unmovable determinism of America’s Birthday Number 4 sits in stark contrast to its Life Path. This number is calculated using the full date of birth (or in this case, of independence) which is July 4th, 1776, and reducing it to a single digit:
7 + 4 +1 + 7 + 7 + 6 = 32, and 3 + 2 = 5
A Life Path 5 sets out a journey of freedom. This number needs to feel unencumbered and unrestrained. It is the lifeblood of those on this Path to explore, break new ground and seek out new territories. This urge can quickly override responsibilities and relationships with others, lending this path a sometimes reckless edge. But the discoveries and stories these folk return with often make up for the trauma incurred.
This Path is an edge-walk.
One that it’s clear America has been walking for the past 242 years, since its independence.
So combined with the Birthday Number 4, the Life Path 5 has structure: The 4 provides order, and discipline within which to move, explore, travel and traverse the globe. The numerical contrast, in this case, has created a very useful framework that the US has made use of to become a dominating world power.
It’s often useful in numerology to look at the double-digit numbers that these cardinal core numbers are comprised of. So here, for the Life Path of the United States of America, the number 32 (7 + 4 +1 + 7 + 7 + 6 = 32) may be considered alongside the 5. 32 is often regarded as the politician’s number, as it contains the expressive flare of the 3 and the balanced diplomacy of the 2. Combined, these two numbers embody the fight for betterment and the championing of a good cause. This seems to show that underpinning America’s unending desire for freedom and expansion, is a deep yearning to do the right thing and improve the lives of everyone it touches.
Expression Number 3: An Artist’s Playground
Formed from the numerical values of each letter in the full birth name (using the Pythagorean system) reduced to a single digit, the Expression number (also known as the Destiny number) describes how a person (or in this case, a country) allows itself to be seen as an outward expression.
According to the second draft of the Articles of Confederation, which declared, “The name of this Confederation shall be the ‘United States of America'”, the USA (without the “the”) has an Expression Number 3. This activates the expressive, creative character previously seen in America’s Life Path of 32/5 and shows the country to have an inherently playful, fun-loving and arts-based expression!
The revelation of this number serves as a powerful reminder that the US has produced some of the world’s leading creators. The wide-ranging fields of the arts in America, including the film, TV and theater industries, dance, comedy, fine arts such as painting, sculpture and installation, plus the craft movements of old and modern times have all birthed pioneers. Some of the greatest creative change-makers have been American, or have chosen America to become their homeland.
In order for the United States of America to thrive moving forward into the future, perhaps these are the fields which need investment and support now? The numerology shows that the arts are where the true talent and value of this country and its people lies.
America’s Personal Year 4/22: Building Foundational Relationships
As well as each calendar year holding an overarching energetic signature that we are all influenced by and get to work with (the “Universal Year Number”); in numerology, we each have a personal year number too. This informs on our own personal path for the 12 calendar months of a year.
2018 is an 11 Universal year.
It’s special because it’s a master number, containing the foundational frequencies of the 2 (1 + 1 = 2) but it also amplifies the energy of the 1, through a higher-octave expression (you can learn more about this HERE).
The personal year is simply calculated by adding together the digits of your month and day of birth, with the current year, and reducing it to a single digit. (It’s just like working out your life path number, but replacing your birth year with this year). For America, it looks like this: 7 + 4 +2 + 0 + 1 + 8 = 22.
In this case, we’re not reducing the result further to a single digit because like 11, 22 is a master number, so like 11, 22 is really quite special.
For the US, this is a year of significant change, involving building firm and lasting foundations, probably through breaking down significant barriers and limitations. For many on a Personal 22 Year, this requires finally working through a lifetime’s worth of trauma, wounding and ingrained programming, to get to the truth of who they are and where they want to be in life. Does this sound like a familiar collective journey, for those living in America this year?
Another interesting thing to note about moving through personal years which are master numbers, is that they often take at least 6 months before their higher expressions begin to materialize. So up until the summer months, America has been operating to the foundational frequencies of the 4 (2 + 2 = 4). But now we have entered the second half of 2018, the truth of the 22 is beginning to show itself. This means that currently, the more spiritually aligned, co-creative, co-operative and relational drive and purpose of this year are coming up to the surface to be felt and embodied. You can read more about the 22 Personal Year HERE.
This is just a tiny taste of the United States of America’s Numerology. It’s a unique and fascinating country, relatively young in the world, but full of potential to shape the globe in unimaginably positive ways. And this potential is held by every one of it’s citizens.
Happy Birthday America!