Have you ever noticed a series of numbers that appear more often than normal in your life? If so, you may have experienced the phenomenon of angel numbers. Angel numbers are repeating numerical sequences that many believe are messages from the spiritual realm. Those messages might be a sign of what to do next or in response to a question you’ve asked.
Essentially, these numbers have been placed somewhere that the universe believes you’ll take notice of. If you don’t notice and act upon them the first time, they will often keep trying until you do. So, don’t worry if you think you might have missed something. When following numerology, the universe knows what it needs to tell you, and it considers that you might not always see it first time. Best of all, if it works as people believe it should, then the universe also knows when you’ve received the message and whether or not you’ve acted accordingly.
That’s why you don’t need to an interest in the universal laws, or specifically something like the law of attraction, to be interested in angel numbers. Hundreds of thousands of people search online for the meaning behind certain numbers, and it comes down to the universe’s persistance.
If you were to look at the clock right now, you’d tell the time and nothing more. Right here and now, it’s 2.38 pm. I wouldn’t think anything of it. It might make me think if it was more of a number sequence, like 3.33, but I probably wouldn’t do anything about it the first time. However, if I looked at the clock again the next day, and it was 3.33, I might start to spot a pattern. When the universe is trying to tell you something, it doesn’t stick to clocks, either. I might be out and about and see the number 333 bus a few times or drive behind a car with 333 on the license plate.
That’s when it feels like these repeating numbers are no longer a coincidence. Even if I had no interest or experience in angel numbers before, I’d want to find a reason for seeing 333 so often – and I’d end up reading an article on the meaning of 333.
Technically, every number is an angel number. However, most people first venture into the concept of spirituality when they see double numbers or otherwise spot repeating patterns. The 2.38 example above doesn’t feel like a message, and a normal person won’t go out of their way to see if the number 238 is a sign from the universe – although I might. Patterns like 111 and 222 are far more likely to prompt someone to see what an angel number means, especially if those numbers keep appearing in their life with seemingly no explanation.
Finding meaning in these numbers comes down to a practice called numerology. According to numerology, each number holds a unique vibration and meaning, and when these numbers appear in succession, they can provide us with additional insight into our lives.
In this article, we’ll explore what angel numbers are, how to interpret their meanings, and why they might appear in your life. Whether you’re curious about this spiritual phenomenon or looking for guidance and clarity on issues in your life, understanding angel numbers could be an invaluable tool, so read on to find out everything you need to know about angel number meanings.
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Are Angel Numbers Real?
I’ll kick things off with one of the more difficult questions. There’s no questions that repeating number sequences exist, and there’s every chance that you’ll see the same numbers over and over. Even if you’re not thinking about them, some numbers mean more than others. If you work 9 to 5, you’ll probably look at the clock at 4.45 every day (and then will it to move faster). Is that a message from your guardian angel? Probably not. It’s far more likely a habit.
However, the habit explanation only goes so far, and, once again, clocks are by no means the universe’s messaging tool of choice.
When it comes down to it, angel numbers are as real as you make them. Like the law of attraction, there’s absolutely no science to prove or disprove the theory. As with most things I write about here at Widibi, I base everything on personal experience and encourage others to try them if they work for me. I took an interest in the meaning of angel numbers after starting with the law of attraction, and branched out because I saw some particular value in combining them.
I see angel numbers as the opportunity to open up two-way communication with the universe. If I ask the universe for material things, guidance or even a divine message, I want it to have the opportunity to respond. Sadly, the angels and the universe don’t use WhatsApp or Telegram. Angel numbers can help when it’s a sign that you’re on the right path towards manifesting something, and it means it’s not just you and your intuition hoping you’re heading in the right direction.
So, I didn’t follow what most would consider as being the conventional path. I didn’t spot 444 or 777 multiple times on the same day and decide to seek further meaning. Instead, my interest in the law of attraction prompted me to seek meaning rather than to wait for it to find me. When you’ve been working on plans for the future and asking for support, it’s nice to know the universe fully supports you on your life path.
The experiences I’ve had since mean that, yes, I think that angel numbers are real. Meanwhile, my experiences with the law of attraction mean that I’m less inclined to believe in coincidences – I prefer the concept of synchronicities. A certain number showing up in your life doesn’t necessarily mean anything. It’s now 3.05 pm. That’s the time, nothing more.
However, I have an open mind and when certain numbers keep showing up, especially certain sequences of numbers. One of the reasons I’ve chosen to write about angel numbers here at Widibi is because I like to access the resources and information for every different number, and to explore the sources behind them. Did I invent numerology? Absolutely not. But I have enough experience with various common angel numbers to put together what I consider as being a comprehensive guide to angel numbers – even if it takes a while!
How to See Angel Numbers
If you want to start to see the angel numbers, the most important tool you have available is an open mind. The last thing I would want anyone that is interested in but inexperienced with numerology is to waste their time trying to force it. Angel numbers pop up when you least expect them, and I’m realistic enough to assert that they’re not always there to be found.
Is there a reason why the universe might be trying to get your attention? Are you entering a new phase of your life? Have you specifically asked for divine guidance to help you start a new chapter in your life? Angel numbers appear as a response or because the universe, angels or spiritual guides believe you need more insight before making a decision.
That second part is crucial. You don’t always have to make the first move. The importance of an open mind is that you need to be alert and responsive if you start seeing 555 or the number 888 in places you wouldn’t normally expect. The fact that you’re reading this article means you’re aware that angel numbers exist, and each number might influence you and your existence. Angel numbers show the way or can be used as a guide, but it is up to you to keep your eyes open and to understand that not everything has a hidden meaning.
In knowing what angel numbers are, you’re ahead of a lot of people. Most people don’t even know they’re called angel numbers when they see them for the first time.
However, once you recognize angel numbers, you can get past the idea that a set of numbers are just a coincidence and that when these patterns start to stick out, you can start to investigate how they might impact an area of your life.
The good news for anyone just starting out is that if you have an open mind, they can be hard to miss. While not strictly true, many suggest that angel numbers are a repetitive sequence. The difference between seeing a number like 1111 and thinking, “that’s unusual,” and “angel numbers alert” is the first step towards appreciating the concept of angel numbers.
As you explore the concept further, you’ll find that most individual numbers qualify. 777 is an angel number, but a sequence like 2421 is no less valid. Indeed, just about any sequence of three or four numbers has a potential meaning, and there are plenty of resources here on the site and across the internet to help you to interpret angel numbers and how they apply to you.
Your Angel Number and What Angel Numbers Mean to You
While I and many others consider angel numbers as messages, there is another angle that dictates that everyone has their own personal angel number. This is commonly referred to as a life path number, and I’ve seen it compared to star signs. I’m a Leo, and according to people that know more about horoscopes than I do, that makes me a lover of drama and luxury, generous and protective.
Your personal angel number, or life path number, works along the same lines. In theory, your number will reflect characteristics, strengths and weaknesses. So what’s your angel number? Here are two common methods for finding out.
Finding Your Angel Number With Your Name
The first method involves the letters in your name. Each letter is assigned a number, with A being 1, B being 2, C being 3 and so on. It’s best to work this out based on your full name, including any middle ones, and then to add all those numbers together. You’ll typically come up with three digits. However, life path numbers differ from what I consider angel numbers in the fact that you’re trying to boil it down to a single digit.
You do this by adding all the digits together until only one remains.
Let’s use Neil Armstrong as an example – not for any reason other than he was the first name that came to mind regarding space.
His full name was Neil Alden Armstrong. With a bit of help from Excel, I can see that using the number code, Neil comes in at 40, Alden at 36 and Armstrong at 125, for a grand total of 201.
While not by design, it turns out to be pretty simple. We add together 2, 0 and 1 for a total of 3. The first man on the moon’s angel number is 3. There are many interpretations of this number, but the one that sticks out to me in particular, given what I know about the person concerned, is that the universe encourages someone to follow their dreams.
It definitely fits with what he achieved, so while I consider life path numbers as being different to what I believe are known as angel numbers, maybe there’s something to it!
Finding Your Angel Number With Your Date of Birth
The other common method for finding your angel number is to use your date of birth – and you don’t have to write out the alphabet in one spreadsheet column and the corresponding numbers in the other to do it like I just did.
Instead, you just have to write out your date of birth in digits and then follow a similar strategy to boil it down to a single digit. Let’s say today was your 30th birthday, so your date of birth was 23 February 1993.
In digits, that’s 23021993, and that adds up to 29. That adds up to 11, but we still want a single digit, so we add them together again. Through my good fortune, I can add 1 and 1 together without Excel, so this person’s number representing their life path is 2.
As I’m not using a real person for this example, I can’t use confirmation bias to interpret the meaning. So instead, I’ll go with the standard quick and easy definition of 2 as an angel number. When you see the number 2 everywhere, it’s a message of reassurance – keep on doing what you’re doing!
Does that mean that someone with 2 as a personal angel number will get everything right every time? Probably not – but they might have superior natural intuition to other people.
Interpreting Angel Numbers
I’ve decided that I want to explore numerology to its fullest. One thing I’ve already learned is that every angel number and its meaning can take up an entire article! I’ve written a few already – you can read about the meaning of the angel number 444 and what 777 means in the law of attraction here at Widibi. But there’s so much more to explore. To know the angel numbers, we need to explore thousands of potential combinations. And we’ll get there. Head to the numerology category in the menu for the latest articles or, if you want to know the meaning of specific numbers, try the search box.
For now, I want to keep things simple. One thing you’ll often notice is that longer angel numbers are often defined, at least in part, by their components. For example, 1234 is an angel number in its own right, but its meaning stems from the constituent numbers – 1, 2, 12, 23 and so on.
So, without going too far overboard, let’s cover the basic single digits and a brief overview of their meanings.
Angel Number 1 Meaning
Angel number 1 is a powerful symbol that represents new beginnings, progress, and a break from the past. It signifies ambition and leadership, as well as independence and self-sufficiency. This number encourages people to take initiative and be the master of their own destiny. It can also indicate that we have great potential to manifest our desires into reality. Angel number 1 also reminds us to stay positive in difficult times and trust in ourselves to make the right decisions. Seeing this number often may be a sign that your angels are sending you an important message – be brave, be bold, and create your own success story!
Angel Number 2 Meaning
The number 2 is a powerful sign of guidance and support from your guardian angels. It symbolizes balance, harmony, adaptability, cooperation, and faith. When this number appears in your life it is a sign that you are being urged to maintain a positive attitude and trust that the Universe has your best interests at heart. The angel number 2 also represents new beginnings and opportunities to manifest your dreams and desires into reality. Stay focused on the present, and don’t worry too much about the future, and definitely don’t dwell on the past. When you see this angel number it is an indication that you should remain open to possibilities and be willing to take risks when necessary. Your guardian angel is there to support you every step of the way so don’t be afraid to ask for help when needed.
Angel Number 3 Meaning
Angel Number 3 is an important sign of spiritual guidance and support from the angels. It encourages us to have faith, trust, and optimism as we manifest our desires into reality. This number also symbolizes creativity and joy, reminding us that life should be filled with enthusiasm and excitement. Additionally, Angel Number 3 can signify growth and expansion in all areas of life, including personal relationships, career paths, or spiritual development. Whenever this number appears in your life, it can remind you that the divine realm supports you in your endeavors. It is a message to stay positive and focused on your goals – the angels are working with you to make them come true!
Angel Number 4 Meaning
Angel number 4 is a powerful message from the angels that encourages us to create a solid life foundation. It symbolizes stability and structure, reminding us to build a strong foundation in our lives to reach our highest potential. The number 4 also resonates with hard work, practicality, and diligence. This angel number speaks of creating tangible results through dedication and persistence. If we strive to be organized and reliable, we can succeed in all aspects of our lives. The angels encourage us to take action on any ideas or plans that will benefit us over the long term, as these actions will lead to great rewards in the future.
The angel number 4 also brings to mind integrity and honesty, and not just with others. It reminds us to stay true to ourselves and our values by living an honest life full of integrity. In addition, it is an omen of inner wisdom, providing guidance during times of challenge or confusion. The angels want us to trust ourselves and our intuition when we take steps to live happily and prosperously.
Angel Number 5 Meaning
Angel number 5 represents growth and change, so if you see it often, get ready to do things a little differently. It signifies that it’s time to make positive changes and be open to new opportunities, experiences, and adventures. It’s a reminder to view the world with an open mind and heart and accept the help of the divine when it comes your way.
Number 5 also symbolizes freedom and personal responsibility. If you see it often, take charge of your destiny and live on your own terms, and don’t forget that you ultimately get out what you put in.
The number could indicate that you have the courage and strength to move forward despite any setbacks or obstacles that may come your way. Finally, angel number 5 can represent joyfulness and optimism, reminding you that life should be lived with enthusiasm and appreciation for all its wonders.
Angel Number 6 Meaning
Angel number 6 is one of the most powerful and influential energies in the spiritual realm. It symbolizes balance, harmony, and stability. When this angel number appears in your life, it is a sign that you are being called to create a harmonious environment for yourself and those around you.
This might mean working on personal relationships or taking the time to create a stable home atmosphere. Additionally, Angel Number 6 brings with it an abundance of love, joy, and peace into your life. It’s also associated with financial stability and success in business endeavors. This angel number can also be a sign of self-care and nurturing – something we all need from time to time. If you see Angel Number 6 often, take some time out for yourself to relax and restore your inner balance so that you may benefit from its gifts of stability and peace.
Angel Number 7 Meaning
Angel number 7 is a powerful and meaningful angelic sign. It signifies spiritual enlightenment, inner wisdom, and knowledge. Number 7 may be an indication that you are on the right path in life and that your angels are offering guidance and protection along the way. This number can also signify the importance of taking time to reflect on your life and make changes that will bring you closer to achieving your goals. Furthermore, it can represent faith, intuition, trust in yourself and in the universe. The angels want you to stay open to their guidance and messages as they are around to help you realize your divine mission. When you see angel number 7 keep an open mind, trust in your spiritual journey and keep even more of an eye out for further messages from the universe, as this could be the first of many.
Angel Number 8 Meaning
8 has been my favorite number since long before I knew what angel numbers were. When I got more interested in numerology, I quickly found out why.
Angel Number 8 is a sign of abundance, success, and prosperity. The angel number 8 is associated with creative energy, courage, ambition, and material wealth. It is a powerful number that encourages us to focus on our personal power and potential while simultaneously helping us to recognize that we have the ability to manifest our desires into reality.
Interestingly, the angel number 8 also symbolizes the importance of balance in life – providing an understanding that we must create a balance between our inner desires and outer realities. This divine number is an indication that we should strive for financial stability and security but always remember to stay grounded in our spiritual path. Angel Number 8 is associated with determination and hard work; it’s a reminder that anything is possible when we trust in ourselves and take inspired action towards our goals.
Angel Number 9 Meaning
Angel Number 9 is a powerful and spiritual number that carries the energies of resolution, attainment, and endings. This number is often seen as a sign from the Universe that you are on the right path and should continue to be persistent in achieving your goals. Plus, if it’s something that has a defined end, like getting a job or gaining a qualification, then the end is in sight.
The Universe is sending you encouragement to stay focused and determined. It may also represent a major life transition such as starting a new job or ending an old one. Additionally, it can symbolize inner strength, courage, and faith. Angel Number 9 follows on nicely from 8, as it too indicates that you will find success through hard work and dedication. The angels are asking you not to give up despite any challenges or obstacles that might appear in your path. They are also reminding you to always stay positive no matter what life throws your way, as this will help manifest the desired results.
And Finally… The Meaning of Angel Number 0
While 8 will always be my favorite number, 0 is the most intriguing angel number for me, not least because it has more potential interpretations than any other.
The Angel Number 0 is a powerful number and is often seen as a representation of the infinite and eternal, signifying the never-ending cycle of life and death. The number 0 also symbolizes the connection between the physical and spiritual realms, representing a bridge between the two. It can also indicate potential, new beginnings, and a reminder to stay open to all possibilities.
This number encourages us to take risks and follow our intuition, indicating that we will be supported in whatever path we choose. Lastly, this number can remind us that we are all connected and part of something much larger than ourselves.
Angel Numbers – Wrapping Up
Angel numbers are seen as a way to interpret something bigger than what we can see and feel. For me, they’re a communication system that means that while we can manifest and use affirmations, the universe can communicate back to us in the other direction. My experience says angel numbers won’t directly answer questions in most cases, but you can apply interpretations that have been built up over centuries to work out how they apply to your specific circumstances.
I’d like to reiterate that while the law of attraction was my conduit into the world of angel numbers, it doesn’t have to be yours. You don’t have to have asked for anything from the universe to appreciate the occasional pat on the back from your spirit guide, after all.
Whether you keep seeing angel numbers, or you’ve started to see your angel number in very specific places, don’t discount the possibility that they may represent more than meets the eye. And even if you have no interest in affirmations, manifestation and anything else I feel are linked to these interpretations, next time you make a wish or try to will something into existence, keep an open mind to messages that might help you to get to where you want to be.
Finally, remember that angel numbers are just one means of finding greater meaning in the world around you, so never be afraid to ask questions and demand more from those you come into contact with. It pays to be informed, so don’t turn away anyone – or anything – that wants to help you along the way!