Do you see numbers repeating themselves during specific times in your life? Like when you’re making a big life decision, feeling stressed, or feeling blissed out?
Or do you see repeating numbers often, so much so that it’s just a daily or weekly occurrence that’s a “normal” experience in your life?
When people find out I’m a Numerologist, one of the first things they’ll say is: “So why do I keep seeing the number 11:11 over and over again?” Or “Why do I see the number sequence 123 all the time.” Or “I always see my favorite number on clocks, signs, receipts, and license plates!” WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
I know someone who sees his birth date (month and day) on the clock at least three times a week.
I have a friend and colleague who is quite spiritual. She opens herself to signs each and every day – and literally screams out loud when she gets one sign after another.
She’ll set an intention or ask the Universe a question and literally within the day she’ll see countless confirmations or answers in number sequences on receipts, on buses, taxis, and trucks and other surprising places.
She’ll also get cues from license plates, billboards, and other avenues of communication.
She was pondering the implication of the word “mystic” and started seeing the word MYSTIC everywhere. And I mean everywhere. On the side of a truck, on a bumper sticker, billboard, and all kinds of other places you’d never expect to see the word “mystic.”
So what does it mean to her?
Seeing the word “mystic” all over the place as she was thinking about what that word means to her simply showed her (and the trick is that she listened) that she was on the right track and – for her – it meant that she should just relax and allow the Universe to steer her boat. That everything was happening in right and divine timing. It also punches up her antennae and opens her up to tuning in on a deeper and subtle level to everything in her life – from signs to feelings to interactions with people.
Numerologically speaking, when you seeing repeating numbers – and notice that you’re seeing repeating numbers – it’s not just a little coincidence.
Seeing numbers is a message to you. It’s the Universe’s way of communicating with you through code – you just have to learn the code.
It’s like learning Morse Code and being able to extract what’s being communicated through those dots and dashes. It’s the same with numbers.
Doreen Virtue is the current expert on repeating numbers, although many spiritual practitioners can also help you decode the messages you’re getting. She explains number sequences from 1 to 999 in her book Angel Numbers 101.
The common message when you see repeating numbers is this:
You have a personal Fan Club of energies that are incredibly eager to assist, support, and validate you. All you have to do is ask, set an intention, and be open to information coming to you from unexpected sources and in non-linear ways.
Here are a few number sequences and some ideas about how you might interpret them if you see them repeatedly.
Understand that – just like interpreting dreams – there are over-arching themes and meanings with the numbers, yet your personal interpretation and analysis is everything.
Let’s say, when I think about an otter, I feel lively, loving, and playful. So, if an otter shows up in my dream, it has a metaphoric meaning and my personal meaning that’s pretty consistent. A Dream Dictionary will tell you that otters represent playfulness, a joyful part of emotional self-expression and ease.
Yet let’s say I was attacked by at otter once when I was swimming in the ocean on vacation. (not likely, yet humor me…). Or I saw an otter get killed and eaten on one of those nature shows when I was young and impressionable and it’s an indelible trauma I have had since then.
So in this case, if an otter shows up in my dream, it might have different connotations for me personally that might not quite fit into what a dream dictionary would suggest an otter might mean.
It’s the same with numbers.
Interpretation and personal experience is key.
People are the most inquisitive about the repeating number 11, which you can read about in more depth HERE.
How about the sequence 123? Understand that the Universe attempts to speak to us as simply and with as much clarity as possible. Yet we often like to complicate matters, don’t we? So when you see 123, it’s as “easy as 123.” You’re being told that you need to simplify something in your life. You would benefit from delegating and be letting go of anything that might be unnecessary.
I saw the number 444 in my own dream the other night. This sequence was giving me the message that I have ample support from the Universe – that I’m loved, supported and divinely guided and have nothing to fear.
How about the dreaded “Anti-Christ” number, 666? What does this sequence mean in Numerology? Doreen Virtue says: “Your thoughts are too focused on material illusions.” Seeing this number indicates a need for you to raise your thoughts and actions onto a higher more spiritually-centered plane in order to get yourself back on track.
I’ve had several clients who see the sequence 333 frequently. I have found that this combination is about the intense vibration of the 3 – which is about communication, joy, emotional sensitivity, and self-expression. The 3 is also associated with the Trinity and with the Ascended Masters. I have found that people often see this combination when they’re feeling free, tapped into themselves and to “spirit,” and are really feeling as though they’re in their groove.
Here is the foundation for the code that you’re learning if you want to start reading the signs you’re getting “by the numbers.”
1 – new beginnings, focus on the positive, you’re manifesting what you think about so clean up your thoughts! Also is oneness with God or the Universe and feelings of unity.
2 – this is the energy of balance, partnership, of bringing the masculine and feminine energies together. It’s a message that all is well. Trust and patience is required. Right action, healthy emotional boundaries, and love are required. It can also be telling you that something in your life is out of balance.
3 – represents the trinity of mind/body/spirit. It’s bringing you a spiritual message. This is your sign from the higher source that you believe in – God, Buddha, Jesus – whatever you believe in. It’s also the energy of communication, joyful self-expression, and emotional sensitivity. It’s telling you to live “in joy” as much as possible.
4 – this number indicates the opportunity to grow in perfect balance with a partner. If you see this number, your guides are assuring you that they hear you and are helping and supporting you. It can indicate hard work is needed to achieve a goal and that you’re either craving security or feeling boxed in by limitations. The message: Cultivate flexibility.
5 – this is the number of change! It’s telling you that change is occurring – and it’s always for the better and in line with your personal and spiritual evolution. Embrace change, let go of the old, and tap into your sense of adventure.
6 – this is the number of guidance, duty, service, and love. You might be feeling worried about something in you life when this number shows up. It’s the Universe’s way of telling you to relax. “Worrying is like sitting on a rocking chair. It may give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.” This number is a teacher of truth.
7 – this is a mystical and “lucky” number. It marks both beginnings and endings. Think of it in terms of the 7 chakras, 7 days of the week, 7 days to create the world, and so on. Lucky number 7 . . . when you see this number, you’re being given the message that you’re on the right path and whatever happens will exceed your expectations.
8 – this is the money, power, and abundance vibration. It’s also the number of cosmic consciousness and Infinity. If this number shows up it’s telling you that there is an endless supply of abundance in the world. It’s telling you to step into your power and make it happen.
9 – this is a sacred number in Numerology. It’s all about completions, letting go of the old to make room for the new. It’s about finishing, saying good-bye, and moving forward with open arms. As Tom Stoppard says: “I look on every exit as an entrance to someplace else.” This is a sign to hop to it and get to work on your higher sense of purpose. No lolly-gagging in indecision and procrastination. Start taking the steps to manifest your higher sense of self.
Overall, when you see repeating numbers, the Universe is giving you recognition and validation that you’re on the right path OR it’s giving you a warning and a “heads-up” to clean up your thoughts and align more consistently with your sense of purpose.