The consonants of your full name at birth are the foundation of your Personality number, which is a little like a narrow entrance hall to the great room that is your true nature. It's the outer layer of your personality, the part you feel more or less comfortable sharing. With time and trust, you invite others into the deeper aspects of your nature.
Your Personality number serves as a censoring device in terms of what you send out, as well as whom and what you allow to approach. For this reason, your Personality is usually much more narrow and protective in its definition than the real you. It also gives an indication of how others perceive you.
Your Personality number is 17/8
You appear strong and powerful. You have an impressive personality and can influence and even intimidate through sheer force. You have natural authority. Your competence and enthusiasm attract people with resources. You radiate confidence. People defer to you because they sense your sureness and effectiveness. You also exude a kind of controlled benevolence. People sense that you are generous, once you are convinced of the worthiness of the cause.
It is important for you to dress well. You radiate a kind of raw power and able-ness which needs to be refined and enhanced by your clothing. You may even dress a bit flashy, but that will not harm you. Quality is among your highest priorities, and should reflect in your clothing. Although most eights have a strong constitution, they can be prone to indigestion, ulcers, and heart disease due to their reckless eating and drinking habits and their propensity to be workaholics.
Your Achilles heel is your capacity for an egocentric attitude. The negative side of your personality can cause you to be ruthless, greedy, and intensely lonely. Conversely, you can be spontaneous and excited. You are essentially warm and jovial. In your heart of hearts, you want everyone to be as excited and as happy as you. Those who are around you often sense this. Your coworkers and employees usually like you.
A Bridge number is based on the numerology difference between two closely related aspects in your chart. It is the gap you need to "bridge" in order to create a more harmonious bond between the two areas.
The following Bridge number connects your Heart's Desire and Personality numbers. It suggests things you can do to help your deeper self become more closely aligned with your personality, the "outer" you that is apparent to others.
With a little exaggeration, you could say that your Personality number is somewhat like your mask; it's a more superficial aspect you reveal to the world. You can imagine how much more comfortable and less inhibited the experience of life becomes when you can align your authentic self with the personality you show to the world.
Your Heart's Desire/Personality Bridge is 0
The single digit values of your Heart's Desire number and your Personality number are the same, which is considered fortunate.
You are a WYSIWYG: "What You See Is What You Get." You easily make people feel comfortable around you. However, if your Life Path number or your Expression number are also identical to your Heart's Desire number and your Personality number, your chart may be somewhat off balance. This may cause you to push the aspects of the repeated number to excess. Read your Heart's Desire number again, and ask yourself if you have not focused too much on the aspects described, at the cost of a more balanced approach.
If there was ever a moment of transformation, it was the moment of your birth. In that instant, you stepped into a new reality - the reality of human life and human consciousness. Even at that moment you were a person with your own unique character, as unique as your DNA.
The previous chapters focused on YOU, the person you are, as revealed in the letters of your name. It is now time to look at your Path, the road you walk through life, using the numbers found in your date of birth.
Your first breath marked the beginning of your journey on the road we call your Life Path. It makes sense, then, that the most important number in your numerology chart comes from the date of your birth.
Your Life Path number gives a broad outline of the opportunities, challenges, and lessons you encounter throughout your life. It also reveals the strengths, specific talents, and characteristics you were given to help you overcome challenges and evolve into the best you can be.
Your Life Path number is considered the single most significant information available in your Personality Chart. It is derived from the total of all numbers found in your date of birth. However, it is important to keep in mind that the aspects described in the next few chapters will either complement, supplement, or sometimes weaken the attributes revealed in numbers derived from your name.
Your Life Path is 15/6
You possess great compassion and seek to be of service to others. You have concern for the weak and the downtrodden. You are a healer and a helper to others. You are capable of giving comfort to those in need and will frequently offer a shoulder for others to cry on. Your task in life is to develop the tools necessary to be truly helpful to others, rather than to simply be a sympathetic ear. You must find the balance between help and interference. In the same way, you must learn the delicate art of the counselor who knows when to leave the struggle to others and when to avoid taking away the necessary experiences and lessons of life. You are naturally balanced. Therefore, you are well equipped to support and ground others in times of trial.
It is in your nature to take on responsibility -- you often fill the void left by others -- and do not turn away from personal sacrifice. At times, you may feel overburdened by the travails of others. However, the love others bestow upon you is your well deserved reward. You try to maintain harmony within the family or group, balancing and fusing divergent forces. You seek marriage and are often a wonderful parent, offering warmth, protection, and understanding to children.
You are generous, kind, and attractive. You are often admired even adored which baffles you. You are humble and yet you carry a deep pride. You move well and gracefully, but will have to work to stay in shape. Seek out physical exercise and limit the sweets and dairy you crave to keep yourself from becoming plump and round.
When young, you must be careful not to choose partners for the wrong reasons. Do not let sentimentality influence your decision, especially those involving the choice of a spouse. You need to be needed, but must learn to discriminate between those you can help and others who are made weaker by your care. After all, it is in your nature to be attracted to the weaker brothers and sisters among us.
The temptation, and the danger for you, is to think of yourself as the savior of the world, carrying the burdens of others on your shoulders.
You are blessed with musical talent, as well as in the visual and performing arts. However, your creativity may well be suppressed due to your willingness to sacrifice, or your inability to fully appreciate your talents. This is not to say that you cannot excel in these areas; on the contrary, you have the talent, and with effort you can make a success in a number of artistic fields. You also have enormous talent in business. You are blessed with a great deal of charm and charisma, which you use effectively to attract the people and support you need.
The day you were born is found inside the diamond-shape in your personal chart, and bears great significance in understanding who you are and where your talents lie. Your day of birth indicates special talents you possess. It gives us an indication of the approach you will take toward the goals, opportunities and obstacles you encounter on your Life's Path.
Your Birth Day number is 23/5
You love change and excitement and need both to feel truly alive. For you, life is an adventure, to be lived to the fullest. You don't want to be cheated from having your share of experience. You are highly adaptable, which makes change a great deal easier for you than for others. You have an easy way with relationships and generally get along well with most people you meet. You have a gift for communication and promoting yourself. You possess talent in verbal and writing skills, and would make an excellent writer, editor, or salesperson. You are versatile and talented and there are few things you cannot do. You have a very sharp mind and a fine understanding of the body, which makes careers in medicine or health both possible and rewarding.
You are quite affectionate and sensitive. You work well with others as long as there are not too many restrictions placed upon you. You do not like to be cooped up in the same place for long; you get restless and bored easily. You are very creative and witty. But you can shirk responsibility and let your gift of gab get you through the tight spots. There can be a tendency toward sensorial indulgence, especially in food, alcohol, and sex. You need to learn to focus your considerable energies. Discipline and order are necessities for you to be successful in life.
Your Life Path and Birthday numbers are closely connected and influence each other. This Bridge explains how you can make the connection between them more harmonious.
Your Life Path/ Birthday Bridge is 1
Your Life Path and Birth Day Bridge is 1, which combines individualism and personal power. Strive to recognize your moments of inhibition and question their source. Work on becoming more frank and direct. This has less to do with fear or insecurity than with trusting yourself and your instincts. Consider the way most children lack inhibition or hesitation when responding to others. They are often painfully honest, but entirely without malice. Find a balance between refreshing directness and unnecessarily hurting another's feelings. Personal power is not the result of gaining authority, admiration or superiority - it comes from knowing who you are.
You face four specific Challenges in your lifetime. For many of us, the same challenge is repeated, while others have four distinctly different lessons to learn.
These Challenges place you in situations that require you to face the particular lesson at hand. This provides an opportunity for you to learn or better integrate personal traits that will benefit you during the lesson, and throughout your life.
The four Challenges in your chart will influence you during the periods of your life listed below. They are found within the lower half of the star-shape in your numerology chart. The First Challenge is shown on the left, the Second Challenge on the right, the Main or Third Challenge is placed in the middle, and the Fourth Challenge is located below that.
The duration of your First Challenge usually lasts from birth until age 30 to 35.
Your First Challenge number is 2
You are overly sensitive and too aware of other peoples' expectations. You suppress yourself to avoid feeling conspicuous. You can be overwhelmed by self-consciousness. You fear gossip about you. As a result, you become inhibited. All of this results in a suppression of your own individuality and uniqueness. You yearn to blend into the crowd.
You let your own feelings and emotions play too big a role. Your hypersensitivity causes fear, timidity and lack of self-confidence. And you experience unnecessary fear and emotional turmoil. Little things seem disproportionately difficult to overcome and sometimes have a paralyzing effect. Jealousy can cause much pain and misunderstanding. These negative aspects of the challenge actually spring in part from positive characteristics you possess, especially your acute awareness and intuition. You are an antenna for other people’s feelings; you know before a word is spoken how they feel.
You lack the inner strength to maintain your own center, and try to conform to the prevailing emotional atmosphere.
This challenge makes you understanding and compassionate; you have an enormous empathy for the inner turmoil of others and can do much good for people with emotional problems.
Your Second Challenge is in place from approximately age 30 through 55.
Your Second Challenge number is 2
This Challenge is the same as the first Challenge.
This Challenge carries much weight and will be felt throughout your life. For that reason, it is also called the Main Challenge.
As you master this challenge and incorporate its positive aspects into your character, your life gradually feels more in control. There is a chance for great reward implicit in this challenge. In short, it may offer the secret to your success.
Your Third Challenge number is 0
This is a less demanding challenge. Growth is allowed to take place without one particularly serious obstacle. This does not mean that there will not be challenges on your path, but there is no single and consistent challenge during this period. However, you are being challenged to stay faithful and focused on your highest ideals. There is an opportunity to go deeper within yourself, and discover the inner being that is you.
Your Fourth Challenge is most strongly felt during the latter part of your life, beginning at approximately age of 60.
Your Fourth Challenge number is 4
You tend to be disorderly and disorganized. You are impractical and tend to fantasize about projects or possibilities that have little value or future. You must learn to discriminate between iron balloons and those that will fly. You have difficulty finishing projects because your vision becomes chaotic and loses tract of the path ahead.
You have to learn to be aware of the details. Keep your environment clean and orderly. Be efficient.
You have the ability to be practical and organized but you must learn their value. This will cause you to incorporate them into your daily life and give you the basis for success.
This is the challenge of building a lasting foundation for your life. You will need perseverance and repeated effort. Get-rich-quick schemes will likely backfire; persistent effort is the key to your future happiness.