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The Big Four

There are four numbers that represent the most important influences in your life as interpreted in a numerology chart, and they are known as your four Core Numbers. They are, in the order of importance: Life Path, Expression, Heart’s Desire and Birth Day. By knowing these numbers, you will already have four of your most influential - and therefore lucky - numbers.

CORE NUMBER #1 - Your Life Path Number

SOURCE: Sum of all numbers in date of birth

By far the most important of the four main numbers in your chart, your Life Path number is based on all the numbers in your date of birth. To arrive at your Life Path number, add up the individual numbers and reduce the resulting sum down to a single digit.

As an example, let’s look at someone (let’s call him George, since we’ll be using him throughout this book) born on November 15, 1966. Add up the day, month and year of birth, which gives us a total of 1992. Now add up the 1, 9, 9 and 2, which gives us a total of 21. Finally, add the 2 and the 1 together, which gives us a final total of 3.

Exceptions To The Rule #1
You will follow this procedure of reducing double-digit numbers down to a single digit, with two exceptions. These two exceptions are whenever the total reduces down to an 11 or a 22. These two numbers are known in Numerology as Master Numbers, and have a special importance for the
person they belong to.

In this case, you can see the person has a Life Path number of 22, but it does not get reduced to a 4.

Basic Meaning of The Numbers
Knowing just the Life Path number tells you a great deal about someone, and you might find it helpful at this point to familiarize yourself with the meanings associated with each of the individual numbers.

One
This is the number of the self-motivated and independent leader. If this is your number, you generally are able to identify exactly what you want out of a situation. You have learned the importance of standing on your own two feet and being self-sufficient. Accepting responsibility for your own successes and failures is not the easiest thing to do, but you will need to master this skill before you will be able to make any significant progress in life.

Developed in a positive way, being a One will help you to be an independent pioneer, self-confident achiever and a natural leader. One of the difficulties of the One personality is that your intense focus and self-assurance can often make it hard for others to get close to you. Taken to extremes, One qualities can make you aggressive and bossy.

Famous Ones include Drew Barrymore, Halle Berry, George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Henry Ford, and George Washington.

Two
With this number as your Life Path number, you will be more of a team player than a One. Your ability to cooperate will take you far in life, as well as your tact and diplomacy. Although you won’t be a loner like the One, you will prefer one or two close friends to having a great many
acquaintances and friends.

In relationships, your ability to get along sometimes means that you will put the wishes of others ahead of yours. This can mean trouble in the long run, since there is the potential for others to take advantage of this, resulting in a great deal of sacrifice and resentment on your part.

Although the Two quality allows you to get involved with others in a positive and constructive way, you must take care that you limit this involvement to situations where you are truly needed, lest you be perceived as a manipulative meddler.

Famous Twos include Jennifer Aniston, Pierce Brosnan, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jamie Lee Curtis, Madonna, and Colin Powell.

Three
Three is the number of creativity, imagination and self-expression. Your ability to create new ideas and communicate them with ease will make a career in writing and speaking a successful path for you. A Three is more sociable and comfortable in larger groups of people than either the One or the Two, especially since you need others to appreciate your creative expressions.

Threes are often naturally optimistic, and as a result may overlook some fairly significant flaws in others. While this trait can be helpful when dealing with casual acquaintances and friends, it can be disastrous when choosing a romantic partner.

Care must be taken to avoid appearing boastful and self-promoting, and it’s also important that you not let your energies become too far-flung.
Famous Threes include John Belushi, Kevin Costner, Cameron Diaz, Jodie Foster, Brendan Fraser, Judy Garland, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Four
Four is the number of the stable, disciplined individual who is willing to work hard to achieve their objectives. You will be both practical and reliable, with a special talent for organization. Fours are excellent planners and generally able to see the big picture while others are focusing on relatively unimportant details.

Because of your realistic nature, you tend to be a traditionalist - and this is especially evident in relationships. Your planning nature will also make itself known by your desire to map out the future of a relationship. You will be “the rock” your family and loved ones can always depend on.

Although you are good at making long-term goals, you may feel trapped or boxed in at times, especially when seeing how some of the other numbers seem to be enjoying themselves. A Four is naturally persistent and can always be depended on to follow through on what is started,
regardless of the effort required. Be careful that your focused vision doesn’t become stubbornness or rigid close-mindedness.

Famous Fours include Joseph Kennedy, David Duchovny, Brad Pitt, Dolly Parton and Oprah
Winfrey.

Five
Five is the number of change and variety, and as such you will be dynamic, flexible and open to change. Your natural curiosity and love of variety makes you more adventurous than other numbers, although you may find that this can land you in trouble on many occasions.

Versatility will be a special quality of yours, which will help you to become good at just about anything you put your mind to. Sometimes this ability may work against you, however, since you may find it difficult to decide exactly what you want to commit yourself to. Taken to its’ extreme, the Five quality may seen as lending itself to erratic or irresponsible tendencies.

Famous Fives include John Cleese, Uma Thurman, Abraham Lincoln, Adolph Hitler and Jon Bon Jovi.

Six
A Life Path number of 6 will be give you the quality of being very responsible, nurturing and loving. These qualities find their best expression in domestic life, and your home, family and friends will be your top priorities in life. People will recognize this quality in you, and may take advantage of your helpful nature by expecting you to assume more than your fair share of responsibilities. If you’re not careful, this may lead to self-imposed martyrdom and result in quiet resentment.

You are naturally idealistic and will seek to find harmony in all aspects of your life. This is true of both your surroundings and relationships, and you will go to great lengths to smooth over disagreements and misunderstandings.

Famous Sixes include Eddie Murphy, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Albert Einstein, and Richard
Nixon.

Seven
Seven is the number of knowledge and wisdom attained through thoughtful analysis and introspection. This tendency often takes on spiritual or philosophical qualities, and allows you to function on a distinctly different level than the other numbers. This may result in you feeling alone and separate from those around you, and you must guard against the development of reclusive and eccentric behavior.

Another potential drawback to your analytical approach is that you may be prone to procrastination, thinking that a little more thought will bring the perfect solution. If you can control these aspects of the Seven, you will be able to experience significant growth spiritually, and will eventually be recognized and admired for your strong beliefs.

Famous Sevens include Johnny Cash, Andy Warhol, Julia Roberts, Johnny Depp and Patrick Stewart.

Eight
This is the number of power and success in the material world. It is a natural combination of all the preceding numbers and the lessons contained in them. You will have a very clear picture of what you want and how to get it, and you will be willing to invest the time and effort necessary.

One of your positive traits is your ability to see things objectively and consider all sides of a situation before making a decision. The main danger in this is the tendency to over-analyze a situation to the point where it becomes difficult to act.

Care must be taken that you don’t develop any of the negative qualities of the preceding numbers (especially the stubborn tendencies of the four), because they will be especially pronounced and difficult to overcome in an advanced number like Eight.

Nine
Nine is the number of the humanitarian, and you will develop a strong and sincere desire to help others less fortunate than yourself. Your interest in making the world a better place to live can be seen even in small acts of kindness and selfless giving, and you will experience true fulfillment when you can see the results of your actions. You will be able to “think globally and act locally.” Like the Six, however, there is a tendency to become a martyr when you devote more of your time and energy to others at the expense of your own needs, and you must allocate time for yourself on a regular basis.

Eleven
This is the first of the two Master Numbers, and it is the number of The Master Planner. As an Eleven, you will be especially skilled at developing new ideas, and are capable of becoming the idealist and inspirational visionary. The key to being a successful Eleven lies in examining your ideas from the standpoint of practicality. As good as Elevens are at planning, there is also a tendency to spend a lot of time daydreaming, so it is important to actually stand up and put your ideas into practice if you are to become fully realized and developed. When not properly used, the qualities of the Eleven can lead someone to a path of fanaticism and extremism.

Twenty-Two
This is the number of The Master Builder. Being the natural progression from the Eleven, the Twenty-two is especially good at putting a plan into action and seeing it through to its natural conclusion. As a Twenty-two, you are capable of building on a vast scale, and you are at your best when you think in global terms. The Twenty-two is really a “Super Four”, giving you the qualities of being very practical and capable as a leader. This also means that if you’re not careful, the inherent stubbornness of the Four can be especially pronounced, and ultimately self-defeating.