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Numerology and Unlocking the Secrets to your DOB

Numerology, is an ancient belief in the occult significance of numbers.

For thousands of years, it has been believed that there is a mystical relationship to certain events and numbers and people have used the technique as a divinatory tool. Even the great Pythagoras (right), wrote about the subject and produced the forerunner of what we know as numerology today.

Using this technique, you can discover your own personal ‘Life Path Number’. This can help you learn more about yourself, your talents and abilities and how you can be successful in life.

Life path numbers range from 1-9 with two special ‘Master’ numbers, 11 and 22 (more about those special numbers later).

To find out your own number is a very simple process, all you need is the date of your birth and to do some simple calculations. Follow the simple steps below to work out YOUR own life path number:

1. Firstly, take the day of the month that you were born and write it down. If it happens to be a double-digit number, add the two numbers together to make a single digit.

For example, if you were born on the 31st of the month: 31 = 3+1 = 4

2. Secondly, take the month that you were born and write it down. If it happens to be a double-digit number, add the two numbers together to make a single digit.

For example, if you were born in December: 12 = 1+2 = 3

3. Thirdly, take the year that you were born and add the four numbers together until you get a single digit.

For example, if you were born in 1979: 1979 = 1+9+7+9 = 26 then add those two numbers until you get a single digit = 2 + 6 = 8

4. Now you should have three single digit numbers written down, your day, month and year numbers. Now take those three numbers* and add them together until you get a single number to get your final number.

For example, 4+3+8 = 15 then 15 = 1+5=6 which would make 6 your final number.

*However, if you get either 11 or 22, do not add these together - 11 and 22 are unique numbers called Master Numbers and show that you can have achievement or success at a high level (but could also cause pressure in your life).

Now you have found YOUR own number, find out below what it means to you...


If you are a ‘1’ you a natural leader. You are an independent type of person who can spring into action and get things moving. It’s all about beginnings and moving a project forward with you. Be careful though, of developing an overbearing attitude and a tendency to think you are always right (which can come from overcompensating because of insecurity). You would be successful as any of the following: Executive or small business owner inventor, engineer, sales, designer, director, retail or producer.

Famous 1’s include Tom Hanks, Billy Joel, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, Sting, Jack Nicholson and David Letterman.


If you are a ‘2’, you are a team player who can bring harmony and balance to the planet. A sensitive soul, you are averse to conflict and will seek to find equality in life through your empathy and kindness. You love company, and it’s likely you have innate psychic and empathetic abilities. You can be oversensitive to criticism at times. You would be successful as any of the following: Diplomat, lawyer, clerk, counsellor, insurance adjuster or architect.

Famous 2’s include: Gwyneth Paltrow, LeAnn Rimes, and Emma Watson.


If you are a ‘3’, you are a creative soul and naturally gifted in the arts, writing and communication. You desire to inspire and motivate others with your creative imagination and ultimately bring joy to the world. You can, however, become withdrawn and moody if you feel that you are not appreciated. You would be successful as any of the following: Artist, musician, lawyer, sports person, medical professional, designer, and actor.

Famous 3’s include: David Bowie, Hillary Clinton, Jet Li, Cameron Diaz, Vin Diesel, Celine Dion and John Grisham.


If you are a ‘4’, you like structure and order. You are also very practical and down to earth. Logic is your stronghold, and you are hard working to build a solid foundation in your life. Be careful of not becoming too rigid in your thinking as 4’s can be somewhat stubborn. You would be successful as any of the following: Mechanic, builder, accountant, executive, IT designer, or working in finance.

Famous 4’s include Kim Kardashian, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Nicole Kidman and Tea Leoni.


If you are a ‘5’ you are a free spirit, playful and expressive. You love variety and find that everything stimulates you and like to explore life and all it has to offer to its fullest. Be careful not to be too impatient and shy away from your responsibilities. You would be successful as any of the following: Editor, teacher, marketer, salesperson, author, actor or lawyer.

Famous 5’s include Nicolas Cage, George Clooney, David Copperfield, Tiger Woods, Tom Cruise, Eminem, Larry King and Jack Nicholson.


If you are a ‘6’ giving and receiving love is very important to you. You have a great empathetic ability and good sense. You are approachable and communicate easily with others, being able to guide and help them with your wisdom. 6’s also are inherently healers, able to heal both on an emotional and physical level. Be careful that you don’t become too overbearing and dominant while trying to help others. You would be successful as any of the following: Teacher, artist, florist, singer, hairdresser, beautician, fashion designer, musician, caterer or domestic god/ess.

Famous 6’s include Albert Einstein, Buckminster Fuller, Dwight Eisenhower, Eleanor Roosevelt, Christopher Reeve, Elizabeth Browning, John Denver, Richard Nixon and Michael Caine.


If you are a ‘7’, you possess great intellectual and analytical skills. You also possess spiritual inner knowledge and love to uncover the truth. Detail is important to you, and you are quick to notice what others do not. You are a perfectionist with a keen mind and a ready wit but be careful you don’t jump to conclusions about people or be too sceptical. You would be successful as any of the following: law enforcement, healer, photographer, editor, author, horticulturalist or researcher.

Famous 7’s include Bruce Lee, Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger, Hugh Grant, Jack Black and Kiera Knightley.


If you are an ‘8’, you are concerned with the material world and managing things around you. You have a steady head on your shoulders and are not shy about hard work. You find it easier than most to amass wealth and a good position in life as your lesson in this life is to learn about abundance. Your innate leadership abilities would serve you well in business or the armed forces, but be wary of becoming a workaholic or being too controlling. You would be successful as any of the following: Financier, engineer, lawyer, broker, pharmacist or estate agent.

Famous 8’s include: Pablo Picasso, Sandra Bullock, Tommy Lee Jones, Penelope Cruz and Jessica Simpson.


If you are a ‘9’, then you are a healer, humanitarian and an old soul. You have already experienced many different lifetimes and all the knowledge that comes with them, the good and the bad. You have a great sense of the spiritual and wish to help others reach this point in their life. Be careful of being carried away by daydreams as you have a foot in both the physical and the spiritual worlds. You would be successful as any of the following: Spiritual leader, clergy, diplomat, doctor, teacher or scientist.

Famous 9’s include Mother Theresa, Rowan Atkinson, Anthony Hopkins, Harrison Ford, Jim Carrey, and Morgan Freeman,


If you are an ‘11’, then you are blessed with one of the ‘Master Numbers’. Being an 11 is like being an enhanced version of a number 2 but with more balance. You have increased psychic abilities, awareness of the spiritual and knowledge of life and a desire to help improve your self and others by utilising your gifts. You would be successful in any job where you could use your visionary skills.

Famous 11’s include Barack and Michelle Obama, David Beckham, Bob Hope, Edgar Allen Poe, Dame Judi Dench, Jules Verne, Harry Houdini and Derren Brown.


If you are a ‘22’ (like myself), you have another Master Number (sometimes called ‘The Master Builder’), you are an enhanced version of a number '4'. You have great creative and innovative talents and have the ability to meld together the spiritual and the physical to transform the world around you. You would be successful as a public figure or in any profession where you could use your great creative skills to change the world for the greater good.

Famous 22’s: The Dali Lama, Sir Paul McCartney, Clint Eastwood, Eva Longoria, Oprah Winfrey, Elton John, David Duchovny and Bill Gates.

So now you know your lucky number...remember to use it the next time you do the Lotto....;)

Love and Light

Jenny Pugh

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