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Numerology and Recurring Numbers

By Julie Hargreaves

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Do you keep seeing a particular number and wonder why? Or do you have a number that you consider to be "lucky" for you?

I've heard many stories of people for whom a particular number keeps coming up in their life - whether it is looking at the clock and the digits always say 11:11 or 22:22. Sometimes it is a very specific number, like 12:34 or they keep being drawn towards, say 4's or 9's, maybe even choosing a particular number because they feel it is lucky for them.

Why do people have an affinity towards certain numbers?

To help explain this, I'll illustrate with a story. A long time ago, I bought a Triumph Spitfire sports car - I doubt if there are many around now, but at the time it was a great little sports car and it felt good driving it. Until I bought it, I hadn't particularly noticed many other Spitfires on the road. However, driving around in the new car, suddenly I noticed them everywhere and often we would get a wave from the other car driver too! It wasn't that there was an increase in Spitfire owners all of a sudden, it was just that I had an interest in them now and so I was noticing them more.

Going back to numbers - there is a similar phenomenon at work. There is some internal interest in a particular number, which is prompting a heightened awareness of that number around you. This is sometimes referred to as a "wake up call", but generally there is something in you that is prompting you to be more aware of something.

Perhaps you are a busy little troglodyte, getting on with day-to-day operational details and forgetting about your overall life plan. However, your sub-conscious or your spiritual self knows that there are aspects of yourself that are being ignored and this is acting to draw your attention to it, often by focusing upon a particular number which is also usually a clue as to what needs attention.

Numerology can help unravel the clues.

Pythagoras understood that there was more to numbers than just quantitative mathematics and went further into the philosophy of numbers and placed "qualitative value" on specific numbers. He devised a system of using numbers to help gain self understanding, which is at the heart of numerology today.

Your individual birth date (among other things) can tell you a great deal about your own personality traits. The fact that you are being drawn to a particular number shows that there is some specific area that you need to focus on.

What that significance is will depend a great deal on your own birth date. If it is a number that is missing from your birth date, then it could be that you need to do work on those characteristics that are missing. Or, maybe you are ready to move on to a different phase in your life and need to adopt different attitudes and values to do this.

There is no one straight answer for everyone, but understanding more on number values will help point the way. You can view more on numerology and the meaning of the number values on my web site, but following are some general characteristics relating to each number.

1 - Self expression, communication.
2 - Relationships, intuition, empathy.
3 - Mind, social, spiritual.
4 - Practicalities and the basics of life, physical needs.
5 - Freedom, travel, expansion.
6 - Creativity, home life and family.
7 - Learning, teaching, overcoming obstacles.
8 - Control, finances, wisdom.
9 - Service, care of others, idealism.

If you are seeing a specific number or combination of numbers, then look at what attribute is represented by that number and see what you might wish to change about yourself.

Author Info -Julie Hargreaves - life coach and author of many self development articles and guides, available at www.hark.net.au