# Numbers

## Couples Seeing Same Numbers and Number Meaning of 37

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

I received an email from a gentleman who was experiencing the phenomenon of 37 reoccurring in both his and his girlfriend’s life on a consistent basis.  This is a fascinating phenomenon in which two people consistently experience the same number sequence over and over.  Below is my response to the symbolic meaning of numbers repeating:

Dear Ephemerally Numeralized,

Numbers offer us so many messages and endless ways for us to interpret.

You can look the numbers separately, together, combine them, add them, divide them…even interpret them visually.  Numbers are crazy-fun to play with in the world of symbolism.

Furthermore, each number carries with it a vibration.  In the realm of energy, each vibration will attract a similar one.  Essentially, you and your girlfriend are vibrating at the same frequency as the energy in number 37 and vice versa.

That said, I would encourage you both to do a personal study on numbers and their meanings.  Then play with this number sequence of yours and begin to see how its various meanings weave meaning/insight into your lives.

Individually, your number expresses creativity and perfection.  It’s a charming number with promise of new ideas, new projects, and creative ventures with the promise of stability ahead.

Learning or education may be required in order to launch these creative endeavors…but that’s okay, because you both will enjoy the process.

This is also a very grounding number…again promising stability.  It’s also a happy number and the vibration is very high.

In numerology a common practice is to “reduce” a number sequence.  In this case: 3+7=10  Ten’s are all about completion, satisfaction, and coming full circle….this leads us back to the assurance that creative endeavors will come full circle, and will “land” you into more a more satisfactory state.  Interestingly, 10 indicates the Wheel of Fortune card in the Tarot.

Visually, this number beckons you maintain balance.  You have the erratic curves of the three juxtaposed the very strict & staunch looking seven. This is a warning that you must not let one aspect (creativity) outweigh another (structure/order).

This gives you and your girlfriend a start, the rest is up to you both to explore.  Have fun with your continued experience with the number 37.

The more you play with these numbers and research their meanings as applicable to your lives, the more rewarding and meaningful your number journey will be.

## Numbers. Rule or Ruin?

Monday, February 18th, 2008

I received an email from an individual who was told his birthdate held a numeric value of eight, and his name ended in eight.   He was told this was an ill-omen in regards to finance and business.

Although it is true that eights correspond with matters relating to wealth and success, having your name and birth-date corresponding with eights is by no means a sign of doomed fortune.

I took this opportunity to express the importance of our own interpretations of signs and symbols.  In other words, we are not slaves to our symbols.  On the contrary, symbols are merely tools for our success.  What follows is (what I hope) was a push in a more positive direction for this individual.

Dear Crazy Eights:

Have you contemplated the numeric value of your whole name?  Here is a link describing the process of determining your name in numbers.

To be straightforward with you – I believe we make our OWN destiny.

Furthermore, if you notice in all my writings, I rarely allude to a negative aspect of a symbolic meaning.

It’s not that there isn’t one…every symbol (number, omen, sign, etc.) has an opposite – it’s natural law.  But I think we have the privilege of choosing what we want to believe.

Investigate the beauty in the symmetry of the number eight.  Tip it on its side and recognize it is the lemniscate (symbol for infinity – here’s a link to a post about it) – what does that say to you?  That’s a pretty powerful message to me – it speaks of limitless potential.

We can look at our numbers, symbols and signs from endless angles.  Find the angle that works best for you.  You are the one with divine potential – I would encourage you to disallow something outside of yourself to diminish that divinity.

## More Tips on Reading Numbers 1052 as Example

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

The following is a response to a question from an gentleman who wanted advice on reading numbers.  He consistently encountered the number 1052 and wanted the symbolic meaning of the number as well as tips on reading numbers and numerology.

Dear Number Newcomer:

Reduced, the number 1052 is an Eight which is a numerical symbolic representation of business, success, and wealth.

This is largely due to the fact that Eight represents:

• Continuation
• Repetition
• Cycles

Such elements are seen in arenas where success is obtained simply because of dogged determination and repitition by the practitioner. Also, matters of business and wealth largely depend on cycles to fulfill their manifestation. It’s like the snowball analogy: As it continues to roll, in gets bigger and bigger with each revolution.

Long sequence number interpretation of the 1052 deals with being satisfied with the way things are – being content even when the road is rocky, and having a sense of stability even in times when your relationships and circumstances may seem shakey.  1052 is about living out loud, coming into your own groove, and being aware of the fullness of your own personality and potential.

The fact that this number repeats itself to you is a message that you tend to be a stable person, even though sometimes you put yourself in unstable situations.  In fact, unstable (sometimes chaotic) people and events seem to just “find” you without you prompting – this is because you have a natural balancing effect on people & circumstances.  This happens when people and things need to be equalized…they habitually seek out others who can balance the equation.

I would encourage you to do some research on numerology and play with all the numbers in your special sequence.   Don’t feel limited to this number sequence.  Rather, play with the numerological meaning of your name, as well as the deeper number meaning of your birth date

Almost any system that has a specific set or number of symbols can be used as a telling device for more insight on your number sequence.

For example, you could utilize the Tarot to find meaning to your numbers.  For example, the number Eight as noted earlier in this message corresponds with the Strength card in the Tarot.   You may also want to investigate all of the eights within each Tarot suits of the deck.

Animals totems may serve as an oracle for you too.  Animals with the energy of Eight include:

Even the Ogham can assist you in gaining a deeper meaning.  The sacred trees of Druids are in numeric sequence so you can look up meaning associated with each tree.  For example:

Learn the meanings of each number in your long sequence inidividually and then begin to put them together.  It is like putting a number puzzle together – put them in different sequences and play with the meanings together – you will be amazed at the knowledge of numbers hold for you.

## Symbolic Meaning of Number Thirteen

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Symbolic meaning of number thirteen
is surrounded with controversy.  Is it lucky?  Unlucky?  Only you can decide for yourself this post and my other more detailed page on thirteen may help you with your decision.

For those of you who want fast, quick references, the following attributes have been associated with the number thirteen:

• Completion
• Magic
• Intuition
• Psyche
• Warning
• Power
• Creativity
• Betrayal

This snapshot of meanings comes from a variety of different sources.

Its primary claim to foreboding fame is the number thirteen’s association with the Last Supper in Christian history.  There were thirteen people present at this gathering, the Christ and his twelve disciples.

In France the number thirteen referred to as le point de Judas, to mark Judas’s betrayal of Christ.  This term also suggests an omen as Judas was the first to leave the table at the Last Supper, and also the first to die.  Also in France it is still the practice to hire a quartorzieme, or a fourteenth guest to a dinner party if only thirteen were in the original total.  This is said to assure a problem-free event.

The letter “m” is the thirteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet and was said to bring bad luck because it is the beginning and end of the word mem which means death.

Interestingly, the number thirteen is assigned to the Death card in the Tarot deck.  Here the number takes on a meaning of transition, surrender, and recycling.  More information on this can be found on the number thirteen death card page.

On a more positive note, the number thirteen is sacred and honored in ritualistic practices in many Native American tribes.

The Aztecs also hold the number thirteen sacred and divided their week into thirteen days.  Each day is ruled by a god.  The thirteenth day is ruled by Tezcatlipoca, who represents: Mystery, Psyche, Illusion and Magic.

Similarly, within ancient European cultures as well as earth-based religions it is well known there are thirteen moons in a year.  Here the thirteen is aligned with all the associations of the moon:  Emotion, Cycles, Intuition, Mystery, Devotion, and Influence.

It is also seen as a sign of good fortune in ancient Greece where it is associated with the Zeus because he is the thirteenth and most powerful of Greek gods.

For more information, visit my full-detail page on the Symbolic Meaning of Number Thirteen.

## Symbolic Meaning of 222

Friday, January 4th, 2008

As is often the case, requests for number meanings come in waves.  Recently, I’ve had a wave of questions asking about the symbolic meaning of two, and specifically the meaning of 222, to which I respond:

Two’s deal with balance, opposition, flexibility, partnerships, awareness of connections, travel, division, creativity, and duality.The fact that you see 2′s tripled indicates that you have the law of three’s working on your behalf.  The law of three’s is a universal guideline that states whatever energy a person puts out into the world, (positive or negative) will be returned to that person three-fold.

Two’s also deal with flux & change in your life.  You may be seeing this number sequence at a time when there is a lot of changes going on – particularly in your work and business relationships.

Visually – this number sequence has a serpentine feel to it – this is symbolic of flexibility, adaptability and rebirth.  This is a signal that you may be in a time of intense growth or development…a time of changing directions or gaining new insight into a life direction.

On the whole your 222 indicates that you are a positive and open-minded individual with a strong will.  This number also indicates that you are a very balanced and orderly person – sometimes overly so with a need to be in control of the situation.  Nevertheless – you have an even temper and rarely let others get the best of you.

As a passing note of interest, two is the numeric placesetting for the Priestess card in the Tarot deck.  You may do well to investigate the meanings of this Tarot card for more insight on your phenomenon of recurring two’s.

See also symbolic meaning of 22 and my other blog entry “Why Do I Keep Seeing the Number Two?” Symbolic Meaning of Two

## Interpreting Number Sequences – 717 as Example

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

I got a message from a reader who kept seeing the number 717, to which I respond:

Dear Suddenly Sevens,

The beauty of numbers is that you can look at them in so many different ways.

Another amazing feature of numbers is that they line up with our own vibrational frequency – we are like magnets to their vibration – we attract them into our lives.

You can see your 717 any many ways.

Add them up & reduce (which is common practice in numerology) to get 7+1+7=15 reduce 1+5=6.  Therefore, here the prime number meaning is Six: Six represents balance & truth.

Or – you can pick out the predominant number of the sequence, which is Seven: Representative of esoteric knowledge. Seven’s deal with the activation of imagination and awareness.

Another way of looking at the sequence is seeing it visually – the power of Seven on either side of the number One.  One’s deal with new beginnings, and purity.  More on meaning of one here.

If you look at the attributes of the number Seven and apply it to the One – you could say that you are in the process of beginning artistic endeavors (first Seven) you are are pure in your commitment (middle One) and you shall end your endeavor with a better understanding and higher awareness (last Seven in the sequence).

I also like to encourage people who see number sequences to draw the numbers – play with them artistically – you can draw or visualize the sequence as a gate (the two Seven’s on either side of the One - hinging open into a new begining) contemplate the various symbolic representations this number sequence can provide.

When we let our minds relax, and just play with the numbers, encourage our minds to dream of them before falling asleep, paint them, write about them, meditate upon them – answers inevitably come to us.  Approach your sequence in new & creative ways – you’ll be amazed by the answers and inspirations you will receive.

## Tips on Reading Numbers. Meaning of Number 22 as Sample Reading.

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Here I respond, using the meaning of number 22 as an example.

Dear Numerically Curious:

When I offer numerology consultations , I look at all universal clues from as many perspectives as I am able.

So – to answer your question in the case of 22 I would:

• Look at the significance as 22 as a whole
• Look at the significance of 22 reduced (4)
• Then look at the significance that four split (yet another two)
• Understand this is a “master” number in numerology because it is a repeating double digit.  In this instance, the vibrational frequency of the prime number doubles in power.
• View the number artistically, as a visual whole (two’s have a crooked feel with a straightening out that indicates initial rocky life paths with a likelihood of eventual evening or balancing out).
• Call upon other symbol resources such as the Tarot for more intuitive insight.  In this case, you may consider the Priestess as she is the second archetype featured in the major arcana.
• Draw the number. I’m often drawing the number repeatedly while consulting with my clients. I find this enhances my intuition more and allows for more creative interpretations.

I would also take into account the ruling planet for two’s which is Saturn – this tells me there is a tendency for creativity, passionate behavior, and even though order is driving priority – there is much learning and expression to be gained while using the Right (creative) brain.

If there was more knowledge needed, I would take the entire my client’s birth-date and reduce it getting the resonating birth number. In your case this is 3.  This confirms the creativity drawn from Saturn, as you know, three’s deal with creativity.  Seems you have a knack for pulling things together out of thin air – making things happen – creating quite a bit from nothing, so to speak.

Numbers also correspond with sounds, even numbers represent major chords (open, harmonious) and odd numbers represent minor chords (clenched, seeking resolution).

I’ve even been known to check out the elemental periodic table for guidance (no kidding).  In this case, 22 indicates the atomic number for Titanium.  Researching the properties of this metal further confirms attributes of durability, flexibility, and diversity found in the realm of two’s.

I think you get the idea – I use whatever tools I have available to me to help those who need a little additional insight about the spiritual meaning of their numbers.

## Symbolic Meaning of Number 30 – A Quick Summary

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

The symbolic meaning of number 30 deals with explosive creativity and discovery.   We derive deeper meaning from thirty when we break down the whole number into separate parts.

Starting with the symbolic meaning of threes which deal with:

• new ideas
• expansive development

Also, threes deal with partnerships that lead to new births (of ideas, directions, motives, etc.).

This comes from the concept of 1 + 1 = a third (3) party; reflecting past – present – future as well as mother – father – child (see more about the triad concept on my Triskelion Celtic Symbol Meanings page).

When we combine the three with the power of ten – all these attributes are amplified into the whole number.

By itself, the symbolic meaning of number 10 holds a ideas of:

• completion
• unification
• settling into a place of royal comfort.

The consistent & repetitive presence of the number thirty in your life is a message that new, brilliant and creative directions are coming into your life.  Always good luck sign - the 30 is telling you that great things are coming your way.

## “Why do I Keep Seeing Two’s?” – Symbolic Meaning of Number Two

Monday, November 12th, 2007

I often get emails from people seeing the same numbers popping up in their lives.  This email response is to a woman who asked me why she keeps seeing two’s in her life:

Dear Duplicitous:

Twos represent balance, weighing decisions, and planning. The energy of Two helps us with harmonizing, and not taking hasty actions.

Two: The symbolic meaning of number Two is kindness, balance, tact, equalization, and duality. The number Two reflects a quiet power of judgment, and the need for planning.

Two beckons us to choose. The spiritual meaning of number Two also deals with exchanges made with others, partnerships (both in harmony and rivalry), and communication.

Twos urge us our of our indecision, calls us to unite with like-minds, and like-ideals, as well as exert our natural flow of judgment to do what is best for our souls.

When numbers keep occurring in our lives, we need to pay attention to their meaning – their representation – in this, we can find the meaning behind the message of their constant appearances.

• more balance in your life is required
• a need to draw a line – form a boundary
• A need to embrace duality (male/female, good/bad, light/dark, yin/yang – here again – the theme is more balance).
• Is it time for a partnership in your life?

There are common applications of life-meanings.  Ultimately  you must determine what the meaning of Two’s in your life means to you personally.

Twos correlate with:

Contemplate this information in relation to your life – particularly at the MOMENT you see your Two’s appear.  When you are mindful to the messages of the Two’s – chances are the answers of the Two’s will be easily revealed to you.

## Cracking the Code – Determining Symbolic Meaning of Long Sequence Numbers

Friday, November 9th, 2007

The following is a response to a question I received from a gentleman who constantly had a long string of numbers appear in his life, and wanted to know how to determine the symbolic meaning of long sequence numbers.

Dear Numb By Numbers:

The more I work with numbers the more I’m amazed by their clear-cut energy.

We are all conduits for number vibrations.  The energy you put out is what you will attract in numbers.

I’ve worked with people who have retained the same phone numbers of deceased relatives.  One such instance occurred when a granddaughter kept drawing out a phone number…a little research uncovered this was her great grandfathers phone number twenty years ago!

I cannot tell you if your number is a phone number, or lucky number.  I can tell you that there are no coincidences, and there is certainly a reason for you to continually draw this number into your awareness.

I would recommend you play with the numbers – make different combinations of them.  Add them all up and reduce them to get a single number like so:
7+7+0+3+5+5+4+6+0+9=46, 4+6=10

The number ten can be reduced to one – to understand the meaning of one, you can look on  my website on the Spiritual Meaning of Numbers page which provides a basic summary of the number one pertaining to new beginnings.

You can also view this number as a full 10 – is such case its meaning deals with completion, perfection, wholeness, union, and coming full circle in your life.

I would encourage you to take combinations of your full number, add them and reduce them as I did for you above, and begin doing research on the meanings of the single numeral.

Play with the whole string of number – mix them up – draw them, paint them, journal with them, consciously walk with them (count out seven steps, then another 7 steps, then pause to represent zero, etc., etc.) you can also do the same practice by dancing with them (seven steps, seven steps, pause, three steps, five steps, etc. etc.).  Eat seven grapes with your breakfast, then seven ice cubes in your water, etc. etc.

I’m serious – play with these numbers and incorporate into various different facets of your life – even brushing your dog with the stroke count of your numbers.  I’ve had many people tell me working with numbers in the Tarot has helped them with determining symbolic meaning of long sequence numbers too.

Also, contemplate these number just before falling asleep.  Often this reveals answers to us in our dreams.

These practices show the universe that you are making an effort to “crack the code” of your numbers – you are making an effort to understand their meaning.  When you make the effort – your answers will absolutely come to you.

## Threes in Myth – The Sisters

Friday, November 9th, 2007

The trinity symbol is found through history and appears in countless cultures as it deals with the power of three combined.

The trinity knot also represents cosmic three sisters – specifically the mythological sisters known as the “Three Fates” other terms for the three sisters are:

• The three Moirae in Greek mythology
• The three Parcae in Roman mythology
• The three Norns in Norse mythology

Other pages of interest:

Celtic Triquetra Symbol Meaning

Celtic Triskelion Symbol Meaning

Celtic Knot Meanings

## Spiritual Meaning of Number Zero

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Zero Reflections

I’m always getting questions about the spiritual meaning of numbers in general, but it occurred to me I had not published anything on the spiritual meaning of number zero.  So here we go…

The symbolic meaning of number zero alludes to:

*Mystery
*Nothingness
*Infinity
*Potential
*Possibility
*Eternity
*Reflection
*Void
*Totality
*Rebirth

Primarily, the spiritual meaning of zero deals with pure potentiality.  It is the point from which all other numbers spring forth.  Even visually – the number zero is symbolic of the seed, womb or egg from which pure potential emerges.

Because the zero also visually resembles a circle, this is symbolic of eternity, evolution, infinity.  Additionally, as with most symbols comprised or containing the circle we’re dealing with meanings of cycles, evolution, and time.  Think wheels here – “what comes around goes around.”

However, due to its numerical value, the zero may also be interpreted as a void – a representation of non-existence, and sometimes death.  But, again, our minds wander back to the symbolism of enternity and infinity as well as cycles and rebirth.  Consequently we may say there is no real death only another phase of life.

Mayan glyphs used the “cosmic spiral” to respresent the numeral zero – they inherently knew the massiveness of mystery swirling in the pools of zero-ness.

Pythagoras, (practically the father of numerology) viewed the sign of the zero as the container for all things and the birthing place of all other values (that which preceeds must be the birth giver of all that follows).  This is also the interpretation of the zero in Tarot numbers as well as other mystery school teachings.

Focus upon the zero is encouraged when we wish to be present in the moment, when we are trying to regroup our level of awareness.  This is because the zero is representative of the essence of reality.  It is everything and nothing at the same time.

As you can see – just from this brief summary, the concepts of the spiritual meaning of zero are heady indeed.  When we begin to contemplate zero we soon find ourselves on an endless adventure.

More data for your contemplative consumption:

Spiritual Meaning of Numbers (summaries)

Good Luck Numbers

Chinese Numbers and Meanings

Personality Numbers

Birth Numbers