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When you see a 13, 14, 16, or 19 in your numerology chart, these are called Karmic numbers. Also known as Testing Numbers, Warning Numbers, or Hidden Numbers, these indicate that you have some kind of energetic “debt” to pay in this lifetime, for the actions you performed in a former lifetime.

What do Karmic Numbers Mean?

People usually cringe when they receive a numerology reading and see one of these numbers in their chart. This is because Karmic Numbers reveal extra challenges, more rooted difficulties and embedded patterns that need to be overcome and cleared during this lifetime.

Karmic Numbers mean you have work to do.

Why do we Have Karmic Numbers?

Karmic Numbers are specific indicators that there have been infractions in past life manifestations. Basically, this means that in a past life, you made mistakes, you took some wrong turns and abused – or neglected – your power and these hurt people. These past experiences have been etched onto your soul’s path, as a kind of energetic debt, and you now have an opportunity now, to re-learn from them and “pay them back”.

But this requires work.

If you know what kind of infractions these were, this knowledge can be invaluable, and Karmic Numbers offer insight and guidance towards the lessons you are here to learn, without you needing to know the specifics. The numbers offer a theme, a general area of life to focus on. And they are a powerful way to understand why you might have intensified issues in certain key areas of your life, leading you through the right choices which need to be made this time around. Knowing the nature of the debt you’re paying is a real bonus and a hugely positive thing. When you’re able to identify and name it, you are also able to embrace it and do something about it and grow and evolve as a human. And THAT is what we’re all here to do, right?!

DO YOU have a Karmic Number Lurking in your Numerology Chart?

It’s possible to have a Karmic Number as the Life Path, Expression, Soul Urge, Personality or Birthday Number. Where it occurs in your chart will dictate the level and kind of impact it has on your life.

Remember, the four Karmic Numbers are13, 14, 16, or 19. Some free Numerology Calculators don’t reveal these (instead showing only their sum) so if you’re unsure, it may be better to work out your own core numbers or ask a professional numerologist for a reading.

Is your Life Path Number a Karmic Number?

If you have a Karmic Number as your Life Path Number, it will directly relate to the nature of your challenges as you progress on your path, striving to become a more masterful version of yourself. It will closely guide the decisions, choices and level of trust required of your during pivotal moments in your personal evolution.

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Is your Expression Number a Karmic Number?

If you have a Karmic Number as your Expression Number, you will have work to do to access your skills, talents and gifts in this lifetime. A Karmic Number here is a sign that you must work with devotion and humility to be able to access your full potential.

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Is your Soul Urge (Heart’s Desire) Number a Karmic Number?

If you have a Karmic Number as your Soul Urge (Heart’s Desire) Number, you will face particular personal challenges which are likely to be revealed through your closest relationships. Radical honesty and vulnerability will be required of you, in order to work through the karma you carry in this lifetime.

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Is your Personality Number a Karmic Number?

If you have a Karmic Number as your Personality Number, it will affect the way you are received by others in this lifetime. You may meet significant challenges when it comes to being understood, yet the inner work required will fall on you, and not on those around you.

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Is your Birthday Number a Karmic Number?

If you have a Karmic Number as your Birthday Number, you are likely to face challenges in your career and work in the world. These may seem to have their origins in your childhood, but in truth, they are karmic wounds you have carried through lifetimes, and this is your opportunity to overcome them.

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Are Karmic Numbers as Bad as they Sound!?

But before you lose hope, think of it this way: In general, our entire numerology charts reveal a picture of personal karma.

Here’s an example:

You could assert that somebody on a 5 Life Path specifically opted into this lifetime in order to learn the valuable lessons of freedom, fearlessness, and tolerance. Their soul needed to choose this because they had previously lived through a past life in which they were intolerant, prejudice, and fearful. One lifetime was not necessarily easier or more valuable than the other – this person’s soul needs both in order to evolve. This is a pattern that could easily be observed for each of the Life Path numbers.

But remember, you will NEVER face more on your path than you are capable of holding. Every challenge is an opportunity from Spirit, and by rising to it, you are becoming a stronger human.

What does KARMIC NUMBER 19/1 Actually Mean for you?

PinKarmic number 19/1 indicates that wisdom, power, and spiritual knowledge has been used and abused for selfish personal gain in a previous manifestation.

Remember that the number 1 (in 19) always centers around ego and self-advancement. In its balanced expression, this is no bad thing. But if you have a 19/1 as one of your core numbers, it’s vital to understand that you are now paying back for a past life expression where the traits of this number were NOT in balance. In this life, you used knowledge, lack of compassion, and higher-level abuse to advance yourself and your behaviors were damaging to others.

The abuses you acted upon were infractions based in the number 9, meaning that compassion, integrity, and humanitarian concern were abused or distorted. The 19/1 indicates that there has been a hefty abuse of power and that the actions involved were extremely self-centred. Crucially, the abuse wasn’t based in ignorance. It was calculated and you understood what you were doing.

In this lifetime, you are being tested

If you have the 19/1 as one of your core numbers, you’ll most likely act upon the more destructive tendencies of the number 1 until your lessons have been understood, acknowledged, acted upon, and mastered. Understand that overall in this lifetime, you are being tested to really, truly, deeply master and embody the positive elements of the number 1. You could imagine you’re being asked to become the “poster child” for the positive elements of the number 1, including empowered leadership, healthy independence, creative innovation, and resilient self-confidence.

This won’t be as easy as it sounds.

No, not at all. You’ll get a throw-down in the realm of the lessons of the number 1 and you’ll be called upon to really work it in a conscious and consistent manner. The path of the number 1 is often called the  “school of hard knocks” anyway, without the added karmic debt. Add the 19 on top and it becomes apparent why you might feel as though you don’t get much of a break, or that you get the “short end of the stick” in your life, no matter how much effort you exert.


What are the Challenges of Karmic Number 19/1?

If you have karmic number 19/1 in your core numerology chart, some of the key traits that you’ll be asked to grapple with are likely to include the following:


The number 1 is all about . . . # 1.

This is a lifetime where you’re being called upon to step into the “self” in a very real way. It’s a lifetime of individuation, individuality, independence, initiation, leadership, and innovation. Sounds easy, right? But when you have the added energy of the Karmic 19, you’ll find more distinct challenges in controlling and modulating the ego. This means that it’s possible you’ll continue to operate in the world with a very self-interested focus, without even realizing what you are doing (or that it’s egoistic and inconsiderate). You assert yourself to the point of intimidation—again, without realizing the extent to which you present this energy to others.


Often the 1 struggles with the “devil on the shoulder” – the negative tape that plays over and over in your head, creating feelings of terrible low self-worth. This can become a deafening roar when you add the 19 to the mix, causing behaviors based on this lack of self-esteem to take precedence. These can include aggressive behaviors and stubbornness to the point of not accepting any help or support.

In relationships, this can manifest as an inability to choose “equal” and healthy partnerships. Often the 19 struggles with co-dependent relationships, the need to be the boss OR an inability to accept an equal pairing at al. Or on the other end of the spectrum, you may end up being the one who is dominated by your partner. The ultimate expression of the challenged elements of the number 1 is to be alone—to be unavailable for others to be in relationship with you, either due to the intensity of your own sense of self-importance OR a complete lack of it.

Part of the overall challenge of the 1 is maintaining a healthy balance of self-confidence. This will allow you to be the pioneer you’re meant to be, whilst nurturing a compassionate and humble side and not becoming a bully or dictator in the process.

The Anti-1

The oppositional pull presents itself with great strength when you’re working with the Karmic 19. This means that you can very easily be met with issues related to the opposite of your purpose, so rather than forging ahead with the healthy independence of the 1, you can succumb to heightened levels of dependence in your life.

Rather than being the leader and the initiator, you lack the confidence to step into yourself and opt instead for cynicism, judgment, and victimization. Instead of taking the path of the leader, you default into “laziness” and in many ways just can’t stand on your own two feet. You can lack initiative and follow-through and find it baffling and frustrating that you aren’t feeling a sense of purpose and fulfilment.

Often alcohol or other drugs can come into play as band-aids for your feelings of frustration or inadequacy. Certainly, certain substances will work for a while to numb out the creative energies that aren’t being full utilized but this is in no way a true path for you.

If you’re willing to meet your challenges, you are fully able to shift your perspective and look at your obstacles as instrumental to your growth! If you can see that your goal is actually to embody the most optimum and positive potential of the number 1, then you’re operating at your highest and best.

It’s important for those with the 19/1 in their core charts to realise as early on in life as possible, that they’ll have to work hard in life to reach a clean slate. If this is you, you probably won’t think it’s fair. And it probably isn’t fair! Yet if the Karmic 19 is present, remember that you have this debt to pay, it is part of your purpose, and the payment resides on a rockier and more demanding path.


If This Doesn’t Sound Anything Like You…

If this description just doesn’t sound anything like you (or who you think you are), then it could be that you’re at a stage of development and maturity in your life – and have been working diligently on your own personal growth and evolution – where you’re more in alignment with the constructive elements of the number 1. If that describes you, then hats off! You’ve been doing your work. It never hurts to give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done.

It’s important not to feel any shame or guilt around your karmic debt.

You must not be a victim of it. Instead, take the mindset of responsibility. If you apply the energy and commitment to working in the positive realm of the number 1, then you’ll continue to reap the benefits of the lessons this debt has brought you in this lifetime. The Karmic Debt can cause you to feel like you’re the Phoenix! By going through an intense reconstruction or regeneration process, you’ll clear your Karmic slate.

Do you have any experience with Karmic Number 19? Let us know in the comments below…