Numerologist and author Hans Decoz

Donna and Angela ask about seeing the same numbers over and over

They want to know what that means and how it affects their lives.


Dear Hans,

My name is Donna. I have several numbers that continually follow me!

I have the numbers 12, 123 and 23 show up a lot. The number 23 is on everything! From business addresses and again a lot of addresses as well as I will be driving and drawn to a sign. Anywhere, and I don't look for it. I will be drawn to the clock and the time will have 23 in it OFTEN! If I were less of a spiritual person it would have spooked me! This is a daily occurrence of the number 23?

Thanks so much,

Another lady asked a similar question:

Dear Hans,
Everytime I look at a clock I see the time of 1:23, 11:23, 10:23 but mostly 1:23...what does this mean? Its been happening for the last 3 years on a regular basis and it is starting to freak me out.

Thank you,


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Hi Donna and Angela,

The issue of recurring numbers is one of the most frequently asked questions. The basic premise is simple; whenever numbers for one reason or another force themselves into your consciousness, their symbolism is profound and specific to you and your life at that particular time.

The question, of course, is what are they trying to tell you?

In Angela and Donna's case, the independent, masculine 1, the supportive, gentle 2, and the expressive and resourceful 3, show up in different variations, but based on the wording of their questions, for both Donna and Angela, the combination of 2 and 3 (23) seems most prevalent.

As a numerologist, I see the sum of 2 + 3 = 5 therefore to be an integrate part of their symbolic message. In fact, while the influences of the 2 and 3 are certainly present, it is the dynamic, flexible, unpredictable, and freedom-loving 5 that I believe to be the more important messenger, like a higher ranked representative riding on the shoulders of the 2 and the 3 (with the 1 walking alongside). This tells me that the need for space, freedom, and flexibility is sure to be a big part of the message.

More importantly, when a 5 based on 23 appears in your life, it indicates that you are having difficulty to adjust to recently changed circumstances. The changes, no matter what they were, almost always resulted in regaining some form of freedom, whether you consider that fortunate or not, such as divorce, a career change (or loss), a move away from family, and so forth. Due to the addition of the 1, the newfound freedom probably resulted from a change in family circumstances. There also must be some reluctance to take on the required independence and responsibility. After all, when you (re)gain a measure of freedom, it brings with it responsibilities and the necessity to stand on your own feet.

Keep in mind that the reason you are seeing recurring numbers is because you are not moving in the new direction of your own accord. If you did, there would be no need for recurring numbers to appear. The fact that the 5 is the result of adding a 2 and a 3, make me feel that there are still some personality and relationship issues (the domain of the number 2) to be resolved, and that communication and openness (the 3) are the path to settling them.

Like everything else that forces us to ask questions and look at ourselves the ultimate cause is to make the adjustments needed to get back in the "flow." (On a side note, had the 5 been riding the shoulders of 1 and 4 as opposed to a 2 and 3, the issue would have been centered around career and finances, and the most important requirement would have been the need for discipline and control.)

While a numerologist may be able to shed some light on the meaning of recurring numbers, the answer can only be truly determined by the person experiencing them, through self-examination, courage, and honesty.

Hans Decoz



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