Numerology: Determining Your Life Lesson With Numerology
By Julia Jablonski
Determining Your Life Lesson With Numerology In this article, we'll learn how to determine the life lesson number based on the birth date. The life lesson number reflects what we've incarnated to learn, and affects everything from our personal preferences to our overall life paths. There is much more one can do with numerology, however, such as character analysis and more based on one's birth name.
The first thing to understand about numerology is how to reduce numbers. Any number greater than nine is reduced to a single digit by adding its components together. Hence, the number 13 is 1 3 !". The number #3$ is # 3 $ ! 1# ! 3. As one advances in numerological %nowledge, the original number lends specific flavor to the reduced number, hence a 1"&' has a different feeling than a #3&', but for beginning purposes, we'll wor% with the simple numbers 1 through (.
To determine your own life lesson, write down your birth date numbers with the month, day and year. )or e*ample, if you were born +ecember 1', 1(,-, you would write
1# ' 1(,-
.e sure to write the full number of the year of birth, in this case, /1(,-/ versus simply /,-./
This then becomes 1#
1, ! "3&$
The life lesson number is a $.
The birth date is 3une ', 1(''.
4e add ,
'1 to get 31&". The life lesson number is a ".
5*plore your own life lesson number and those of your loved ones, and you may be ama6ed by how closely the numbers reflect individual traits and tendencies. The life lesson numbers are described below. If you are already learning your lessons well, then you will reflect the traits described. If you're struggling with your lessons, then you will find those issues particularly challenging, and notice that they have come up repeatedly in your life and e*periences.
Life Lesson Number 1: The one is the number of the leader. If your life lesson is a 1, you have incarnated to learn how to be independent, creative and strong. 7our challenge is to push forward li%e a pioneer into new worlds and original realms of thought and e*perience. There is tendency to be self8focused and overly driven, and above all impatient, and this must be balanced with the needs of others and realistic limitations. 9ne's are generally competitive and outgoing, and usually a step ahead of the crowd. 7ou're a natural inventor or innovator: your challenge is to have confidence in yourself and act to manifest your dreams. 9ne's often go into business for themselves, or move to the top of e*isting organi6ations or structures to lead.
Life Lesson Number 2: Two's are nurturers, and ma%e e*cellent support people. They say that behind every successful person is a good man or woman, and these are generally the two's who get everything done. Two's are usually not direct or confrontational, but more gentle and feminine. The two learns how to remain behind the scenes and do what must be done without need for ac%nowledgement or praise. The two rarely stands alone,
but is at his or her best in a partnership or group endeavor. A challenge for two's is to balance giving with personal needs, as they tend to be /too nice./ ;ooperation is a %ey issue, and it comes naturally to most born of this vibration. Two's are also innate diplomats and readily able to see everyone's feelings and needs and ease hurt feelings. Two's ma%e e*cellent assistants, nurses, doctors, teachers and ministers.
Life Lesson Number 3: This is the artist in the crowd. <egardless of your favored mode of e*pression, if your life lesson is a 3, you're sure to possess a great deal of raw talent. Three's have a burning desire for self8e*pression, and a great love of aesthetic pleasures. .eauty and comfort blossom under the attention of a three, and all are charmed by the three's innate charisma and facility with language. There is a tendency to flit from this to that, though a three who possesses focus and discipline can become a master in any of the arts. This is an idea person, the one who thin%s things up and then turns them over to two's or four's. Three's love freedom, especially freedom of e*pression, and have a natural facility for creating, writing, teaching and motivational spea%ing. =ales are another good choice, as three's are naturally charming and social.
Life Lesson Number 4: This is the builder and organi6er. )our's are hard wor%ing and practical, and determined to erect a solid foundation for the future. +iscipline is natural, and four>s tending to be conservative and reliable. This is also a very physical number, and material security is high on the list of priorities. )our>s tending to be good with money, as they are careful spenders and planners. There is a tendency to be overly conservative, serious or close8minded: a challenge for four's is to learn how to balance careful planning with living for today. )our's come to learn how persistence eventually pays off. They tend to wor% hard when younger, but then reap great rewards for their efforts later in life. )our's are natural managers, as they have an innate ability to %eep the big picture in focus and wor% toward long8term goals.
Life Lesson Number 5: The five comes to e*plore and e*periment. )ive's crave freedom, and are generally infused with a great deal of wanderlust. They're naturally adventurous, and reluctant to settle down or commit. They li%e to %now they can change their minds or their directions on a whim. Travel is a natural love, and anything that %eeps change moving through their lives is li%ely to be attractive. Adventure bec%ons: favorite sports may be white water rafting or mountain climbing. 4hile fives generally have apt intellects, they also tend to lac% the discipline for anything that fails to capture their fancies, for they shun monotony. They're ever learning, however, and a ma?or goal of an individual with this life lesson is to further his or her %nowledge base. .oo%s and classes naturally appeal. )ives are very social, and are s%illful in any career that deals with the public. =ales are a good choice of career, as fives are charming and persuasive.
)ives may end up wor%ing in several different careers in their insatiable @uest for novelty or change.
Life Lesson Number : 7our goal is to develop a sense of responsibility for your family and community. ;ommitment and compassion are %ey words of the si*, and there is a great focus here on domestic devotion and the needs of others. The si* must learn how to put aside the desires of the ego and remain true to commitments. The si* is a %een ?udge of what is fair, and a natural as a sympathetic ear or shoulder to cry on. The si* is here to learn how to serve others: this number is generally associated with ;hrist consciousness. =i*es ma%e natural teachers, ministers, nurses, medical researchers, lawyers, veterinarians and social wor%ers.
Life Lesson Number !: This is the number of the see%er, the one who goes in search of answers to life's most pu66ling @uestions. =evens are often hard to understand from the outside: they tend to be eccentric, or to see the world differently from others. They have %een but restless minds. They are natural philosophers, thin%ers and mediators. They tend to be interested in spiritual matters, the occult and all that is mysterious. .ecause of their %een intellects, science and research may also bec%on. They are generally adept with mathematics, or at least at deciphering mysteries. They are most comfortable when alone: social situations or loud people unnerve them. They ma%e great private investigators, researchers, scientists or analysts.
Life Lesson Number ": If this is your life lesson, you're here to use your considerable personal power to achieve high aims. This is the number of ambition and achievement. 7our goal is to learn how to wor% and how to manifest abundance. 7ou're also good at helping others to reali6e their potential. 7ou lead by e*ample, and learn this lifetime above all how to achieve success. 7ou're a natural authoritarian, and must learn how to use money or material goods to further your aims. A challenge for you is learning how to create material abundance without losing sight of what is really lasting or important. 7ou have great pride and strong ambition. Honor, dignity and reputation are important to you, and you're generally competitive. 5ights are natural celebrities or politicians, athletes or business giants.
Life Lesson Number #: This is the number of the idealist. Aines love humanity and carry a clear vision of how things should be. Aine is the number of patience and understanding, and has a very .uddhist aura due to the peace and wisdom of its vibration. If you're a (, you see things as from above, and are therefore designed to show others the way through your own e*ample. 7ou are highly connected to =pirit, and often serve as
the hand of =pirit in the lives of others. 7ou may be a healer or a psychic, an educator or in some medical profession. ;ommunication comes easily to you, and you ma%e a natural politician, although you are more driven by your ideals than a @uest for power. Aines often suffer from depression or disappointment as they try to reconcile how they %now things should be with how they really are. Berhaps your greatest challenge is remaining optimistic when the rest of the world seems so off course.
This is ?ust a very basic introduction to the possibilities of numerology: to learn more, I recommend /Aumerology and the +ivine Triangle/ by )aith 3avane and +usty .un%er.