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The Soul Urge 5 is an intrepid, exciting, and sensual Core Number to have in your Numerology Chart.

Sometimes referred to as the Heart’s Desire, Soul’s Desire or Soul Number, the Soul Urge number contains powerful insight into your deepest and most eternal and spiritual motivating forces.

Whilst your Life Path Number describes the direction of your journey through life, and your Expression Number reveals more of your personality and gifts, talents and unique offerings to the world, the Soul Urge Number puts you back in touch with your essence. It can bring real clarity around your mission in life, and uncover your true life purpose, so if you’re looking for answers, this powerful core number is quite often the missing piece that provides them.

Quite simply, the Soul Urge Number reveals the guiding force, the spiritual urge behind what your Soul came here to experience in this lifetime.


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Numerologists use the Pythagorean method to calculate the Soul Urge Number using only the vowels in your full birth name. Their corresponding numerical values are added together, then reduced to a single digit.

The easy way to discover your Soul Urge Number is to click the link below and you’ll reach the Numerologist’s FREE Core Number Calculator.  Just enter your info and we’ll do the decoding for you!

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But if you want a little more meaning and explanation, follow this link, and then read on …


What is the Meaning of SOUL URGE Number 5?

When you look into your soul, it’s clear you have an underlying and pressing need for freedom, fun, excitement, and adventure. Down deep, you’re learning all about adaptability, progressive thought and action, and the wildness that this adventure of life is all about!

Freedom is your mantra.

You thrive with hands-on experiences and your task (and your challenge) is to develop your need for freedom into a constructive method – or to find freedom through self-discipline.  It’s easy to do whatever you what, however you want, whenever you want, yet that isn’t the most realistic or productive path to true freedom.  Your soul is asking you to find freedom even in the most restrictive circumstances, which means that sometimes (and for some Number 5s that will mean more often than for other people) you’ll be facing heavy limitations.  In this lifetime, you’re also being called upon to focus your sometimes fragmented energies, especially in the face of constant change.

At heart, you are fearless and feel a deep-seated yearning to explore the world. This number is an expression of curiosity and wonder and this craving needs to be satisfied! Most often in numerology, the number 5 brings with it the characteristics of intelligence, resilienc,  and spirituality. You are resourceful and deeply, intuitively connected to nature and the physical world; and because of this, you need your 5 senses to be constantly enlivened! But in order to live so freely, you need to trust that the Universe has your back. And it does – you’re never left out in the cold!

You’ll always be the one with travel plans drawn up on the calendar or if you don’t have them there, I’ll bet you have some pretty long “wish lists” and Pinterest boards to go with every single one! You have an underlying need to experience other people, other cultures, and other ways of living outside of the traditional “white picket fence” ideal. In fact, this Soul Urge number often leads you on a frenetic roller coaster where at times, life can feel as though it’s coming at you without a filter.

In Numerology, Soul Urge Number 5s are often described as life’s storytellers. The essential skill of relaying a great tale comes naturally to you (as does having a wild imagination and a mind full of great tales to tell!) You are outgoing and tactful in your communications and have many friends and admirers. And whilst some may not love your impulsive nature, it certainly keeps life interesting and stops you from falling victim to the hum-drum of routine!

Understand that – like all aspects of Numerology – this is a goal and as the Soul Urge, this vibration can feel like an underlying drive that you just can’t explain, even to yourself.  It’s also vital to understand that you’ll experience more focused and more intense challenges on the path to mastering these particular aspects of your heart’s desire.

Soul Urge 5 Challenges, Shadows, and Negative Traits

Some of your biggest internal struggles are likely to involve paralyzing fear.  If you do find yourself struggling with the demands of the number 5, you’ll do battle with self-absorption, fearfulness, and emotional paralysis.  Remember there’s truly nothing to fear but fear itself (as Franklin D. Roosevelt would say).  The trick is to understand that because, for you, this lifetime is all about developing fearlessness, you’ll face heightened levels of fear throughout your life.

Another challenge commonly facing the Soul Urge 5 is addiction. If you’re not able (or determined enough) to create a lifestyle that allows you sufficient variety of experiences, you may try to seek them in other ways, like through drugs, drink, sex or shopping, for example. You must watch these tendencies in yourself, as they could really sabotage your potential.

You may tend toward stirring up drama wherever you go, in order to feel something. Or on the other end of the spectrum, it’s not unusual for the person with a 5 Soul Urge to hunker down into their own little world, fearing even the most basic transitions or change.

Some Number 5s  have a tendency to discard relationships (or jobs or anything else) before they ever really get started.  This fear of commitments can mean that you really miss out on the depth that is available when you stick at things. So it’s important that the art of discipline is learned at an early age, where possible, as this is a skill which will really serve you in later life.

Couple Embracing, love in a tropical skylineSoul Urge 5 Love & Compatibility

In the early stages, it’s likely that you find being in a new relationship exhilarating! But due to your fast-moving nature and constant desire for unique experiences, you may quickly lose interest and desire to move onto the next new thing.

Your longer-term compatibility in relationships will depend very much upon whether your partner can afford you the freedom that you really need.  Even finding a partner who shares your wanderlust could be challenging, as, at times, the confines of a relationship could even prove too much. But, if you can be open and honest about your needs, and remain faithful, there is no reason you cannot be in a strong, long-term relationship.

As with most Soul Urge Numbers, you will probably find that you experience many different relationship dynamics throughout your life. The Soul Urge Number of each partner you meet will teach you a lot about yourself, so ensure that you regard each relationship as a teacher.

Your most compatible numbers are the 3, 5, 7 and the 9.

Your least compatible numbers (though the ones where you have most to learn) are the 2 and 4.

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Soul Urge 5 Career, Work & Lifestyle Ideas

Ultimately, your soul’s gift is showing others how to live fearlessly through your example.  The key to this, is to work with boundaries and certain parameters, or life could very quickly become chaotic and out of control – or reclusive and needlessly restrictive. So although this may seem counterintuitive to your adventurous spirit, boundaries will set you free!

Careers in travel (of course), journalism, hospitality or positions in business which allow you to travel and be the master of your own timetable are likely to suit you. Anything that comes close to a 9 to 5 is going to feel suffocating to you, so you’ll be looking for a way out pretty quickly. For this reason, self-employment or entrepreneurship could suit you, but you must ensure you have a strategy and a red-hot work ethic before you begin, lest you give up when the going gets tough, in search of more exciting opportunities.


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About Felicia Bender, Ph.D

Felicia Bender Ph.D – The Practical Numerologist is the author of Redesign Your Life: Using Numerology To Create the Wildly Optimal You. She’s passionate about helping people use numerology as a tool to improve their everyday lives. She’s a contributor for The Elephant Journal, The Numinous, and is resident numerologist for AstroStyle.com. See her at FeliciaBender.com.

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