Numerology's Sun Numbers are the anchors and pivotal points around which we find the Personal Year, Month, and Day cycles
We all have heard the phrase "Hey Baby ... what’s your sign?" And the Average Joe on the street could most likely tell you their astrological Sun sign (or zodiac sign). Your astrological Sun sign is intended to describe your personality on a basic level. On a calendar cycle (12 months, 12 signs), your zodiac sign is based on the actual DAY of your birth, and is easy to determine when you know just the month and day.
In Numerology, there is the same classification of personality traits. We call it your "Sun Number." Also based on the day and month you were born, your Sun Number is represented by a single-digit number, 1 - 9. Your number (and those of your friends) is easy to calculate (see below). More importantly it describes your personality traits and those of similar Sun Numbers at a high and simplified level. By looking at the combined numbers of the day and month of birth, Numerology deduces the first pattern of your existence -- the day you entered this world.
The Sun Number is considered the first and less detailed pattern of who you are. Obviously, the world is made up millions and billions of unique individuals. However, the Sun Number brings our high-level characters and categorizes them into 9 groups (similar to Astrology’s 12 zodiac signs). And like in Astrology, as you provide more and more details of the day of your birth and your name, you uncover the underpinnings of what makes you, not just a Sun Number, but a truly unique and complex person.
How does the Sun Number work with other numbers in my Numerology chart?
Within the dynamic environment of personal and universal cycles affecting you in different ways, constantly bringing change and sometimes chaos, your Sun Number is your anchor. Think of it as the location where you stand, while everything around you is in motion. Your Sun Number also reveals how you approach the changing cycles and how they tend to influence you.
For example, if your Sun Number is 1, you tend to take opportunities and challenges head on. You don't hesitate, you don't back down, and you generally don't ask for help. On the other hand, if your Sun Number is 2, you tend to deal with changing circumstances by carefully weighing the pros and cons, asking others for their opinions, and then, when you are ready, you take the necessary steps.
How Your Personal Cycles Pivot Around Your Sun Number
The most strongly felt yearly cycles are the Personal Year cycles. Your Personal Year cycles, in turn, form the basis for your Personal Month cycles, which produce your Personal Day cycles, also called Your Daily Number (When you read numerology horoscopes, they are always based on the Personal Year, Month, and Day cycles.)
These Personal Cycles are calculated based on your Sun Number, your Sun Number is therefore viewed as the center of your cycles.
Understanding our Numerological footing is the key to controlling our future and not being victims of what is ahead of us. You have several other unique numbers at play in your entire Numerological profile, including your Life Path, Hidden Passion, Pinnacle numbers and many more. Your Sun Number is just the start! Give the pattern a test run -- ask your friends “What’s your SUN NUMBER?” and see if they fit the profile!
Your Sun Number is easy to calculate and never changes. Simply add your month and day of birth, and reduce to a single digit (reduce Master numbers to a single digit as well).
For example, if you were born May 15, add 5 (for May) and 15, is 20, which reduces to 2 (2 + 0). If you were born November 23, add 11 (for November) and 23, is 34. Reduce 34 by adding 3 and 4 to find the Sun Number 7.
Keep in mind that, as with all numbers found in your Numerology chart, the influence is limited to the area that they affect. The Sun Number tends to dominate only your attitude toward changes, especially when they are unexpected.