There’s no such thing as a random number. Learn what the different numbers in numerology mean and how they can point you towards your greatest potential.

The date and time of your birth wasn’t an accident, but a part of the cosmic math. The numbers assigned to you have the energy that’s supposed to carry you through life. And studying numerology can help you understand that energy.

Just like your astrological sign, each number offers a set of qualities, while challenging you with the corresponding obstacles. Understanding your numbers helps you understand the deepest layers of your personality.

So, how does numerology work and what do your numbers mean?

This article will help you discover some answers. Find out how you can unravel the mysteries that numerology holds.

PinHow Does Numerology Work?

Each aspect of your life has a mathematical explanation. From everyday life to major decisions, you’re influenced by your numbers. The purpose of numerology is to help you unlock your full potential by understanding patterns in your life you might not see yet.

Everything in numerology revolves around the 10 single-digit numbers (0–9), known as cardinal numbers. In addition, there are the two master numbers of 11 and 22. These are interpreted separately and signify powerful energy.

Each number carries characteristics that show up in different circumstances. This is why there’s no single approach to numerology.

Instead, you need to interpret the numbers with the right context in mind. Let’s explore some of the most important numbers in numerology.

1. Life Path Number

This is by far the most important number in your numerology chart. It influences many things in your life, such as your:

  • Personality
  • Achievements and challenges
  • Opportunities
  • Paths to fulfillment and happiness

You can calculate your life path number with ease. (Or use a numerology calculator.) Just add up the numbers in your birth date (unless its a master number), and then reduce each number to a single digit. Repeat until you reach a single number.

Here’s an example:

Let’s say that your birth date is 24 June, 1994.

In this case, you’d get:

2 + 4 = 6


1 + 9 + 9 + 4 = 23

This further reduces to: 6 + 6 + 23 = 35.

Add the 3 and the 5 and you’ll get a life path number of 8.

But let’s say you have a master number in your birthday. For instance, if you were born on 11 June 1994. In that case, your calculations would look like this:

11 (You don’t reduce master numbers, remember.)


1 + 9 + 9 + 4 = 23

From there you would reduce your numbers like this: 11 + 6 + 23 = 40. So your life path number would be 4 (and the zero may have a special significance too).

There are many online calculators that can reduce the numbers for you.

Pin2. Soul Number

Also known as the spiritual number, your soul number defines you on a deeply spiritual level. For example, those with a soul number of 5 are often free-spirited and have a need to travel and wander.

To calculate your soul number, find the single-digit values of vowels in your full name and add them up. Keep doing this until you get a cardinal or master number.

It’s important that you use your given name at birth. Even if you’ve changed your name, you’d still use your birth name.

3. Karmic Number

The karmic number represents hopes, dreams, and fears. Understanding the energies that this number carries will give you a sense of your deepest desires and fears. Furthermore, it will also shed light on the factors that influence them.

For example, those with a karmic number of 2 hope to be popular, so their social life is very important to them. This is why they have a fear of being disliked by others.

You figure out your karmic number in almost the same way as your soul number. Rather than the vowels, you’d add up the digital values of your consonants.

4. Destiny Number

Also known as the expression number, your destiny number uncovers your talents and potential. Understanding it can reveal any innate talents you may have missed.

For example, the destiny number 7 indicates problem-solving abilities. These include both logical and relationship problems.

To find your destiny number, just add up the digital values of all the letters in your full name.

As mentioned, you should interpret each of your numbers in a certain context. With that said, let’s explore further each of the individual numbers.


The Power of Numbers 0–9

As illustrated above, you possess more than one numerology number. And you might exhibit the traits corresponding to every one of these numbers, depending on their position in your life.

Let’s break down the energies and meanings of the cardinal numbers individually.

Numerology Number 0

In numerology, the number 0 is the mother of all existence. Everything comes from this infinite void.

It’s impossible to have 0 as your life path or destiny number. This is the number of all life and the Universe itself.

Numerology Number 1

The number 1 is the number of leaders and associated with strong masculine energy. Of course, this doesn’t mean that women can’t have its qualities too.

People who have the qualities of this number excel at everything they take up. They can find creativity in anything, particularly high leadership positions. On the flip side, they can sometimes be too demanding and critical of others.

Numerology Number 2

The opposite of 1, the number 2 radiates strong feminine energy – meaning the energy of responsiveness and relationship. Of course, men can have this energy as well. People with this number are often highly persuasive and great at understanding other people’s emotions.

Number 2s often express their creativity in fields that require helping others. They’re natural-born mediators, counselors, therapists, and teachers. Taking this idea further, they can be excellent negotiators and diplomats too.

The downside is that they can be overly sensitive. They can tend to create drama, which others might not appreciate.

Numerology Number 3

The number 3 is unique. It emanates the same amount of masculine and feminine energies. People with 3 numerology get the best but also the worst of both.

Generally speaking, number 3s are the life of the party. They’re extroverted and have a knack for applying their creative energy to making and nurturing friendships.

Moreover, they seek creativity in almost everything. Rigid schedules don’t work for them, which might become an issue in their professional life.

Numerology Number 4

For number 4s, things are often black and white. They love following rules and seek order wherever they can.

This doesn’t mean that they don’t have creative energy. It’s just that they express it in a different way. Number 4s thrive in areas like the law, military, and government. The biggest downside of 4 energy is that it can inhibit spontaneity and the ability to relax.

Numerology Number 5

As mentioned earlier, number 5s are free spirits. They’re very friendly, social, and non-judgmental. The potential drawback is that they can sometimes be unreliable.

With respect to creativity, number 5s channel it in their social life. They excel at everything that requires engaging others. This may include sales, real estate, and hospitality.

Numerology Number 6

You’re probably not going to find someone as compassionate and as caring as a number 6. They may go so far as to help others at the expense of their own well-being.

This is why number 6s usually expend most of their creative energy in helping others. They make amazing therapists, doctors, and nurses. They can also achieve fulfillment without having to work for a living, such as by being stay-at-home parents.

Numerology Number 7

Number 7s are some of the most introverted people out there. They don’t care as much about what other people think, compared to most other numbers. In tandem with this, they usually seek individuality.

They focus most of their creative energy on solo work. More often than not, they excel in the sciences and academia. Because of their need for individuality, they may hardly make the effort to make friends. But when they do, they’re loyal and devoted.

Numerology Number 8

If we were to use one word to describe number 8s, it would be “success.” Highly driven and energetic, they’re willing to achieve their goals at all costs. As a result, others might see them as cold or blunt.

Number 8s put a great deal of creative energy put into their work. Money, clothes, and other material things give them a sense of fulfillment. However, they also care deeply about their family and strive to find a balance.

Numerology Number 9

Number 9s can’t stand injustice. They often go to great lengths to fight for victims of injustice, real or perceived. They also have a strong sense of spirituality and passion for their work.

They express creativity through activism and fights for justice. They might not be the best romantic partners, in so far as they can seem hard to approach. However, they’re deeply loving and know how to express their passion.

What’s Your Number?

Now that you know the numerology meanings of each number, can you recall the times when you ran into their power in your life?

Using what you’ve learned here, don’t hesitate to tap into the creative fields of your personality numbers. Chances are you’ll see the energy of your numbers as soon as you start.

And if you’d like to learn more about numerology and its many secrets, you can do so by looking through our other posts. We’d love to hear from you in the comments section. Or get your free numerology report today.