© Hans Decoz
All numbers in your personal chart, no matter where they are found or what part of you they affect, have two functions: to help you recognize who you are and what you are made of, and to let you know what you need to complete yourself and become the best you can be.
Knowing your strengths and your talents is a big help when it comes to finding your way in life: choosing the right career, the things that make you happy, and so forth.
Being aware of your weaknesses is an equally powerful asset, because they tell you what to avoid and not waste your time. If you recognize that you don't have an ear for music, you probably won't bother devoting years to piano lessons.
A truly underused aspect of Numerology are the Bridge numbers. Which is regrettable, as they -- perhaps more than any other Numerology resource -- can help lighten your load and smooth your path.
The concept behind numerology's Bridge Numbers is simple: find the difference between two numbers and you find the bridge that crosses the divide between them.
The Life Path / Expression Bridge number, and the Heart’s Desire / Personality Bridge number are easily calculated; they are the difference between the two core numbers they represent.
Similarly, the Heart’s Desire / Personality Bridge, in Tom’s case, is (9 – 4) = 5.
Another important Bridge number relates to your Heart's Desire number (also called Soul Urge) and your Personality number. This Bridge number, the Heart's Desire - Personality bridge, explains how you can make your deeper self - your needs and desires, your true nature - more aligned with the part of your personality others tend to recognize when they meet you.
Another important Bridge number is the Heart's Desire - Expression Bridge number.
Here is what that tells us.
A 4 Expression is detail oriented, highly disciplined, practical and well organized, but also boring and routine-addicted. Since the Expression number is usually the first (but by no means the only) number we look at for insight in determining a suitable career, the person in this example would be good as a bank officer, an accountant, a construction supervisor, a police man, and a bunch of other professions requiring the attributes of a 4.
But this person also has a 7 Heart's Desire, which tells us that he avoids crowds, preferring peace and quiet. He likes to read and study, doesn't take anything at face value, has a sharp, probably sarcastic sense of humor, doesn't play well with others, and finds great satisfaction in exploring unfamiliar territory, whether physical or intellectual.
Aware of this hodgepodge of traits from the 4 and the 7, it makes sense that this person would be happier as an accountant (just him and his desk and computer), than a bank teller (interacting with strangers all day -- yuck!). That he would be a happier police man in an administrative or detecting position, instead of walking a beat (again -- too many pesky people around).
Unfortunately, those somewhat discordant qualities between the 4 and the 7 limit his options, and that's never a good thing. So let's see how the Bridge number can help expand his potential.
A 3 Bridge number means that training/improving/strengthening the qualities inherent to the number 3 would be tremendously helpful in smoothing his path, and vastly expand his potential. The advice therefore is simple: loosen up, be more creative, and start communicating.
I know, easier said than done. It sounds like the kind of useless advice your therapist might give you. And yet, looking at the simplicity of it when put in the context of Bridge numbers, it might just be enough to inspire this solitary, somewhat boring person to do just that, to take him/herself less seriously. Maybe -- God forbid -- even make an impulsive decision every once in a while.
The secret is in your perception. A therapist telling you to loosen up is about as effective as an umbrella in a hurricane. Bridge numbers showing you the different attributes of two aspects of your character, and the specific qualities needed to cover the divide, is a whole different picture. One that can actually be quite inspiring.
Also interesting about Bridge numbers is the fact that the basic concept applies pretty much anywhere two numbers share the same environment. Want to understand how the demands of your Life Path number can be helped along with the help of your Birth Day number? Find their Bridge Number.
In my case, a 7 Life Path and a 6 Birth Day number give me a 1 Bridge Number and yes, I recognized some time ago that a more assertive, practical, and aggressive approach would be helpful in my desire to live the studious, somewhat hermit-like lifestyle of a 7, without the usual lack of recognition and success so often associated with the 7.
Or perhaps you would like to know how to get your Heart's Desire more in line with your Hidden Passion. Think Bridge Number. Bridge Numbers are here to bridge the gaps and get you across to where the grass is greener. They have a practical use.
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