The Basic Meaning of Numbers in Numerology

In the art of numerology, everything is broken down to basic, single-digit numbers. Numbers are the language of nature, and each number holds a specific meaning and significance. If you want to gain a basic understanding of numerology, start with this brief “cheat sheet” that gives you an overview of each number.

The Number One

One is associated with the Sun; energy; beginnings. People with a number one in an important part of their profile are usually one-of-a-kind. They're strong and individualistic. They make great leaders, they're dynamic visionaries with courage and ambition. On the down side, they can be lonely, demanding and sometimes selfish.

The Number Two

Two is associated with the Moon; balance; duality; polarity. It's a passive number. It’s the number of pairs-- partners, twins, married couples or friends. People with significant tows are prone to being emotional, very intuitive and fluid. They may also have trouble with emotions, being easily overwhelmed by negative emotions, and are frequently introverts.

Numbers are the language of nature, and each number holds a specific meaning and significance.

The Number Three

Three is the number of the planet Mars; dynamic; active. Three brings our attention to "triangles", body, mind and soul; past, present and future. People with a lot of threes are very expressive through artistic skills, writing or verbal communications. They love adventure and challenges. They’re outgoing, witty and charming, but they also have a tendency to be self-centered, egocentric and aggressive.

The Number Four

Four is ruled by Mercury; stable; grounded-- think of any structure with four corners. People with fours are generally strong and hold their own; steady, reliable, practical and logical. They can be stubborn, are prone to bickering and complaining when things are not as they like them.

The Number Five

Five is ruled by Jupiter and is associated with adventure and motion. This can be travel; spiritual growth or any type of journey. It can denote unpredictable events and changes. People with fives in their profile are freethinkers; they hate monotony and stagnation; they love new endeavors, adventures and undertakings. They can be flamboyant and dramatic, but also fickle and unreliable.

The Number Six

Six is the number associated with Venus; love; harmony; sincerity. It's energies are patient and calm, as it reveals our options. People with six in their profile are general peaceful; peace makers; non-judgmental; caring. They are prone to beign self-righteous and vain sometimes and tend to be clingy.

The Number Seven

Seven is associated with Saturn; mystery; magic; the esoteric and scholarly pursuits. With sevens, there are always deeper meanings or hidden information is trying to be revealed. People with sevens in their profiles are usually intellectuals, intense, spiritual and wise; they can also be critical, cold and impatient.

The Number Eight

Eight is associated with Uranus; wealth; business; material goods and success. It is largely concerned with cycles and usually points to patterns and repetitive occurrences. Eights are usually powerful, successful people. They're driven and very capable, but they can be power-hungry, workaholics or materialistic.

The Number Nine

Nine is associated with Neptune; achievement; influence; the highest vibrations that that radiate from within-- the personal attributes. it is the culmination of the other numbers and their traits, as nines are generally highly attuned, responsive, philosophical individuals in all areas. They can be prone to mood sings, feelings of isolation and self-pity when things aren't working out.