Recurring Number Meanings
A branch of thought in science and metaphysics subscribes to the idea that all numbers carry significant messages to humankind. Indeed, many innovative thinkers believe we can narrow down the existence of all life to a numerical binary code; as in, life can be explained in ones and zeros.
This article speaks to a more personal level of number meanings. Many of us are experiencing an interesting numerical phenomenon. We are seeing specific numbers consistently appearing in our daily lives. These same numbers keep popping up so frequently, it's uncanny, eerie and sometimes drives us a little nutty.
So what does it mean when the same numbers keep surfacing in our awareness? Many believe there is a message indwelling these reoccurring number sequences. If this is the case, how do we decrypt number meaning? Here are some ideas:
Breaking Down Number Meanings:
If you keep seeing the same number sequence, you can reduce the group of numbers to a single numeral and derive your message that way. For example, if you consistently see the number 8254, reduce it like so: 8+2+5+3=18 . Now reduce 18 like so: 1+8=9. Once you have reduced your sequence of numbers to a single digit, you can research the number meaning of this single digit from various sources. You can find one such source on my site here: Symbolic Meaning of Numbers.
Seeing Number Meanings in Sections:
If you see a number series separated, we can treat this message like reading a sentence with the separation interpreted as a space or a comma. For example, if you keep seeing your number sequence like 3:20 or $3.20 or 03/20 this separation might lead you to learn the meaning of number 3 and number 20 separately and then combine the two meanings together for a unified message. Using this technique will give two individual messages. Joining the two meanings together is like joining meanings of words together in a sentence.
Reading Numbers Individually and Making a Narrative:
Another way to find messages in a series of numbers recurring in your life is to look at each number meaning individually and begin putting these meanings together to create a story. For example, if you continually see the number 3812, look up the number meanings for each of these individually. In this example, we could play with the meanings to derive a narrative that goes like this: "You are experiencing creativity (3) that comes most easily when you allow it to flow in natural rhythms and cycles of time (8). This experience is a new beginning for you (1) and will lead to new directions, balance and/or partnerships (2)." When you practice this method, keep the order of numbers together to get a cohesive meaning.
These are just a few ideas about how to interpret number meaning from a sequence of numbers that consistently pop up for you.
Above all, manipulate these number sequences in ways that feel right to you. Play with your recurring numbers. Mix them up, read them individually or together, draw them, dance or drum in rhythmical-time with your number sequences, look at them visually to derive meaning. Numbers are infinitely generous in their potential and wisdom. It just takes an open mind, and a willingness to learn from their presence to crack their code!
An Important Note About Signs, Symbols and Their Meanings
Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time in society as well as mass societal opinion. What's cool and highly important is that signs and symbols earn their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspectives.
This website strives to provide you with the best, time-honored information when defining signs and symbols. However, in the final analysis, "Beauty (and symbolism) is in the eye of the beholder."
Having said that, it's in our best interest to invest the time to do personal research on symbolic events happening to us. This website is just one perspective in an ocean of variety and diversity in the realm of symbolism. So dive in! There is a whole universe of deeper meanings to explore! You can start your research by clicking on the links at the end or to the side of this page. Odds are good I've got a follow-up article about this symbolic topic. ;)
As always, thanks for your willingness to learn more about the language of symbolism. It's a language that is universal and everywhere. It's super-groovy to travel with you on your symbolic path, and maybe offer a little translation along the way. Thanks for reading and exploring!