Your Soul Urge number, also known as your Heart’s Desire or Soul Desire, indicates what motivates you down deep into your core.This is the number that reveals to you what drives you from a soul-level.

This is a great number to know because it might explain some of those “irrational” thoughts and feelings you come up against – those feelings you just can’t explain, yet you feel with great intensity. How “surprising” they are to you will depend on how in alignment your Soul Urge number is with the rest of your Core Numbers.


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soul urge 5When you look deep into your soul, you have an underlying and pressing need for freedom, fun, and adventure.  Down deep, you’re learning all about adaptability, progressive thought and action, and embracing the adventure of life.

Freedom is your mantra and you thrive with hands-on experience.  Your task (and your challenge) is to develop your constructive use of freedom. – or 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.  You’re also being called upon to focus your sometimes fragmented energies.

You’ll feel a yearning to embrace your sense of fearlessness and follow your curiosity to explore the world. Most often the 5 Soul Urge brings the characteristics of intelligence, resilience, and spirituality to the table. And you’ll always be the one with travel on your calendar or if you don’t have it on your calendar, it’s always on your “wish list.”  You have an underlying need to experience other people, other cultures, and other ways of living outside of the traditional “white picket fence” ideal.

This Soul Urge number often leads you on a frenetic roller coaster where life can feel as though it’s coming at you without a filter.  Your heart’s desire is one of liberation and freedom, no matter how you slice it.

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

soul urge 5 traitsOne of your internal struggles might include paralyzing fear.  If you 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 as you’re developing fearlessness – you’ll face heightened levels of fear throughout your life.

You can move through intimate relationships like you’re walking through a turnstile.  You’re here to experience the tactile and sensual nature of the world.  You might have a tendency to either discard relationships (or jobs or anything else) before you ever really get started.  Or alternately, you can hang on long after the shelf life is over.

You may have a tendency toward stirring up drama wherever you go or – on the other end of the spectrum  – you might tend toward hunkering down into your own little world and fear even the most basic transitions or change.

Ultimately, your soul’s gift is showing others how to live fearlessly through your example.  The key to your 5 Soul Urge is to work with boundaries and certain parameters or life could be chaotic and out of control – or reclusive and restrictive. The energy of the 5 is all about excess and escape, so you might wrestle with some addictive tendencies.  Remember that there’s a distinct difference between freedom and just wanting to escape or numb out.

With the 5 as your Soul Urge, this might be something only you can see or feel.  Or alternately, you may bask in the excitement of life, embrace change, and act with a consistent and focused sense of freedom.  It ultimately depends on the other numbers in your chart and how those energies mix and match with your freedom-loving and resilient number 5.

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 See her at



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