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soul urge 6 traitsYour 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 6

You have a deep need to provide loving service and a nurturing environment for yourself and your loved ones.

When you look deep into your soul, you have an underlying and pressing need to nurture and serve, plain and simple.  Whether it’s your family and loved ones or your business or community, you’re a creator of beauty, harmony, and balance.

You’re the one with a polished presentation about you and have a magnetic quality that’s undeniable.  Down deep, you are a walking “satellite dish” of emotional receptivity and while that’s a blessing, it can also be a curse because you’re a natural counselor who can see the “bigger picture” and often get miffed when others can’t.  You’re an idealist – and a perfectionist.  You’re biggest lesson in life is to cut yourself (and others) some slack and embrace the perfection of the imperfection of virtually everything – from politics and the environment to the way your spouse leaves the toilet lid up or your kids don’t make straight A’s in school.

You may find yourself in positions of responsibility early on in your life and that sense of responsibility will continue as you mature. You’re often a people pleaser, sometimes to your detriment. You need to feel indispensable to others and yet resent the fact that others rely on you too much.  Justice is an important theme – you often feel an underlying need to seek fair and equitable solutions to the injustices of the world.

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.

One of your specialties is damage control, so when things are moving along without trauma or drama, you have a tendency to either sweat it (while you wait another fire to put out!) or you stir things up in order to have a problem on which to focus your energies.

Beware of partnering with someone who is more of a “patient” than a true partner because you’ll find yourself becoming an enabler rather than a nurturer.  Remember that your soul’s mission is to balance and modulate your sense of responsibility – not overly responsible (meddling, self-righteous, perfectionist) and not overly irresponsible (self-centered, judgmental, controlling).

Some of your internal struggles might include self-righteousness, codependency, or meddling martyr (“Look at how much I do for everyone else and what do I get?  Nothing!”).  Your soul’s true calling is in healthy nurturing, compassionate detachment, acceptance of others (get past that perfectionism!), and adding beauty and your beautiful vision to the world.  When you extract yourself from your self-imposed world of “shoulds,” you’re on the right track.

You’ll have a tendency to lose yourself and your identity because you’re so busy taking care of others and taking over the responsibilities of others.  Or alternately, you can default into the irresponsible side of the energy of the 6 and care only about yourself and what you want to do – and do it whenever you want to, despite the fact that you’re shirking your duties and responsibilities to those around you.

You’re in your element when you’re expressing gratitude, generosity, acceptance of others, and giving comfort to others in times of need.  You express your soul’s urge through love and service.

With the 6 as your Soul Urge, this might be something only you can see or feel.  Or alternately, you may act with loving compassion, use your creative visionary abilities to create business and beauty, and offer yourself and those around you a nurturing home environment and be a supportive “go to” person for friends and family.  It ultimately depends on the other numbers in your chart and how those energies mix and match with your nurturing number 6.

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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