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Basic Numbers

“The Science of Numbers and the art of will power are the Keys of Magic that open the Gates of the Universe,” said the Priests Of Memphis.”Nomen est Omen.” The name is the destiny, said the Romans

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Basic Numbers

Following are the basic characteristics of numbers applied to human behavior.  Each number has its own vibrational characteristics.  Each number represents a continuum that spans the potential characteristics ranging from overbalanced energy, balanced energy and underbalanced energy.  Therefore, when describing these characteristics one must keep in mind these three principal tendencies inherent in each number.  This concept can be applied to the basic core numbers or more advanced delineations including compatibility.

For instance:

Overbalanced Energy (or Assertive) can be seen as negative potential caused by the presence of too much of a given energy, as with doubled core numbers, or the exclusive use of a given energy without the offsetting use of other available energies.

Balanced Energy (Harmonious) is the positive potential which can be developed by the use of the positive energy.

Underbalanced Energy (Passive) can be seen as negative potential caused by the lack of a given energy or a limited amount of it, or an avoidance of the use of that energy.

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Number 1

A person must distinguish himself from other people and acknowledge his own INDIVIDUATION.  The individual has to develop the capability of standing on his own and going from dependence to INDEPENDENCE.  Once independent, the person becomes aware of his potential for ATTAINMENT as an individual — for creating and pioneering when working along, for leading and managing when working.

Overbalanced tendencies:  aggressive, antagonistic, demanding, arrogant, headstrong, self-centered, selfish, etc.

Balanced tendencies:  achieving ambitious, assertive, confident, independent, leader, secure, etc.

Underbalanced tendencies:  changeable, compliant dependent insecure, lazy, submissive, weak, etc.

Number 2

Independence is important but has its limitations.  There are other people all about, and another lesson involves being a meaningful part of a group — a small group like family or friends, a larger group like a business or community.  The person must learn adaptability, service, consideration for others, i.e., the meaning of a RELATION with others, the idea of COOPERATION.

Overbalanced tendencies:  busybody, condescending, fault-finding, meddling, oversensitive, timid, unsupportive, etc.

Balanced tendencies:  adaptable, agreeable, cautious, cooperative, receptive, sensitivity to people, trustworthy, understanding, etc.

Underbalanced tendencies:  apathetic, careless, discourteous, inconsiderate, rude, tactless, unresponsive, weak-willed, etc.

Number 3

A person must discover, both as an individual and as a group member, his capability of EXPRESSION: (1) artistic expression – writing, painting, sculpting, singing or any of the many other means of expressing inner thoughts and emotion, and (2) expression of feelings toward others — friendship, affection, love.  The JOY OF LIVING can be expressed with optimism and enthusiasm.  There can be purity, even naiveté here.  (This is perhaps, the most enjoyable lesson of all the numbers.)

Overbalanced tendencies:  boastful, conceited, dilettante, irresponsible, gossipy, extravagant, scatters energy, superficial, vain, etc.

Balanced tendencies:  aesthetic, amicable, comical, creative, enthusiastic, friendly, happy, literate, lovable, sparkling, etc.

Underbalanced tendencies:  anxious, complaining, depressed, envious, greedy, pessimistic, spiteful, temperamental, withdrawn, etc.

Number 4

Life doesn’t always present opportunities for singing and laughing.  Life doesn’t always appear expansive or yours for the taking.  Often, it feels just the opposite.  The individual must learn the difficult law of LIMITATION.  Everyone has limitations — limitations presented by the environment, by the physical body, by the restrictions of the individual’s viewpoints.  Rather than struggle against these limits, it is necessary to learn to live with them, to accept them and to make a meaningful existence, not in spite of the limitations, but because of the limitations.  It is a difficult lesson.  The individual embarking on this course must learn system and organization, ORDER on a practical level.  He must be prepared to be of SERVICE to others.

Overbalanced tendencies:  antagonistic, argumentative, bigoted, ill-mannered, inflexible, lost in detail, resistant, stubborn, etc.

Balanced tendencies:  accurate, attentive, conscientious, efficient, frugal, practical, serious, straightforward, etc.

Underbalanced tendencies:  careless, disorganized, incompetent, irresponsible, plodding, undecided, unemployable, unproductive, etc.


There is a time for expansion, for dealing with change, unexpected happenings, adventure.  This lesson usually gives a person an abundance of talents in every direction, the capability of accomplishing almost anything for which an opportunity is presented — and many opportunities are presented.  With the freedom that this abundance of talent and opportunity brings, life can be exciting.  But the lesson is more difficult:  the individual must learn the CONSTRUCTIVE use of FREEDOM.  The individual must not waste his many talents or misuse his ongoing opportunities; he must not get lost in solely physical desires — food, sex, alcohol, drugs.  He must not scatter his potential and end up with frustration.  He must make a meaningful existence by using freedom productively.

Overbalanced tendencies:  arbitrary, contrary, eccentric, frivolous, impatient,  over-indulgent, reckless, thrill-seeking, unstable, etc.

Balanced tendencies:  adaptable, adventurous, charming, dynamic, expansive, free-thinking, gregarious, independent, lively, spirited, unique, unconventional, versatile, etc.

Underbalanced tendencies:  apathetic, cautious, fear of new, fear of freedom, indecisive, stagnant, unadaptable, etc.


A person must learn to give the beauty of love and harmony, sympathy and understanding, protection and BALANCE.  Along with the balancing, the lesson of RESPONSIBILITY can be a meaningful one.  The individual may find himself responsible for more than what rightly seems his share.  Others will recognize his strength, and he may be expected to help them if they are in need and cannot help themselves.  He will probably be the one who holds the family together, who harmonizes and adjusts difficult situations.  He may choose to limit himself to his family, his friends, possibly the close community.  The friendship and LOVE the individual expresses to others will come back to him from those he helps.  He can bask in the glory of a job well done and the quiet reward of friendship and love returned.

The individual’s capability at harmony and balance may also be expressed creatively — there is the possibility of artistic achievement.

Overbalanced tendencies:  argumentative, bitter, critical, dependent, envious, martyr-complex, meddlesome, sacrificing, servile, smothering, unkind, victimized, etc.

Balanced tendencies:  accommodating, adjusting, affectionate, altruistic, conciliatory, concerned with home, family and children, dependable, lovable, loving, loyal, sincere, supportive, etc.

Underbalanced tendencies:  biased, callous, dishonest, disloyal, irresponsible, negligent, opinionated, uncooperative, unfeeling, uninvolved, unresponsive, etc.


There’s a time for introspection, a time to subject all an individual knows to mental analysis, so that eventually a person possesses much of knowledge and UNDERSTANDING. Spiritual awareness is employed, and emphasis on material matters avoided.  Desire for material accumulation will probably lead the individual off the track, for this is a time for study and meditation, a time to know oneself — in the deepest way.

There will be much time spent alone — the person must learn to be alone and not feel isolated.  Often, the individual will appear “different” to others — his way of thinking or doing may be very much his own and may seem inexplicable to his fellow man.   He must accept that he is on a different wavelength and find satisfaction in that.  In the world where materialism rates so highly, the road for the counselor, the professor, the pure researcher may be a difficult one.

Overbalanced tendencies:  aloof, apprehensive, bigoted, callous, controlling, cool, dark, humorless, impersonal, pessimistic, sarcastic, thick-skinned, withdrawn, etc.

Balanced tendencies:  accurate, analytical, bookish, cerebral, clairvoyant, intellectual, introspective, meticulous, occult interests, reflective, spiritual, visionary, wise, etc.

Underbalanced tendencies:  amateurish, dull, empty-headed, incompetent, illiterate, lack of depth, slow, superficial, underdeveloped, vague, etc.


The individual must learn to deal with the material things of life, the practical matters.  He will find himself at home in the business world — with much capability as an efficient administrator or executive.  He will learn how to handle money — how to accumulate it, how to spend it wisely.  The individual will work for MATERIAL SATISFACTION.  This may mean emphasis on money to buy the best in houses, cars, furnishings, trips.  (Perhaps, if he can reach the highest level of this lesson, he will see that material freedom can mean relying very little on money or material matters.  Few ever gain this insight.)

Overbalanced tendencies:  abuses power, avaricious, bullying, corrupt, fanatic, fraudulent, ill-bred, insensitive, prejudiced, selfish, scheming, stubborn, etc.

Balanced tendencies:  administrator, affirmative, ambitious, dedicated, dependable, effective, good judgment, principled, prosperous, self-confident, straightforward, successful, upright, etc.

Underbalanced tendencies:  cheating, cowardly, dishonest, immature, lack of confidence, poor judgment, procrastinating, unorganized, unrealistic, unreliable, weak, etc.


There’s a time to learn the satisfaction of giving to his fellow man.  This is a difficult lesson.  The satisfaction comes from the giving.  There is little reward — the love and friendship are sometimes returned, the obligation often not repaid.  The person must place all others before himself, must give for the sheer pleasure of giving, because he has learned the ultimate satisfaction of SELFLESSNESS and HUMANITARIANISM.  The individual gives (1) by helping others or (2) by giving of himself in some form of creative expression.

Overbalanced tendencies:  capricious, changeable, deceiving, demanding, impractical, irresponsible, moody, over-emotional, selfish, self-centered, superficial, unstable, unsympathetic, etc.

Balanced tendencies:  affectionate, benevolent, considerate, decent, emotional, feeling, humane, responsive, sensitive, trustworthy, etc.

Underbalanced tendencies:  aloof, callous, headstrong, unbending, uncooperative, unemotional, etc.


The master numbers exist on a higher spiritual plane than the single digits.  The first master number, the 11, must work to develop intuition, to tune into psychic forces not available to those with lower numbers.  He must stand ready to be a channel with a message from above.  In his life, he must inspire by his own example, living in the way revealed to him, spreading his ILLUMINATION for others to absorb and benefit.  This number is as difficult as it is rewarding.

Often, particularly at an early age, the individual is aware of his special powers yet unable to synthesize them for his own use or for the good of his fellow man.  He is often a relatively impractical idealist, far more a dreamer than a doer.  There is an undercurrent of nervous tension always present from the high power sources to which the individual is attuned.  He has to learn to live with his special powers, to set himself aside from the world of material accumulation in order to better understand the powerful forces which can reveal a higher guidance.

Overbalanced tendencies:  absolute, extreme nervousness, fervent, impractical, obsessed, overzealous, undoubting, very high strung, etc.

Balanced tendencies:  clairaudient, clairvoyant, discerning, dreamy, idealistic, imaginative, inspiring, mystical, perceptive, revealing truth, telepathic, etc.

Underbalanced tendencies:  aimless, impractical, lifeless, pedantic, unaware, unenthusiastic, unfocused, etc.


The second master number, the 22, is potentially capable of combining the idealism of the first master number, the 11, with the ability to put these ideals into a concrete form.  Enormous power is available to him to produce on a significant scale, for the benefit of humanity.  When this potential can be realized, the individual becomes a MASTER BUILDER, capable of feats well beyond all others.

Few with this number can marshal their forces to reach anywhere near the ultimate potential.  The individual is aware of the forces within him, aware also of the nervous tension that accompanies these forces.  He spends his time grappling with powers that are difficult to comprehend and use.  Often, he is seen by is fellow men as a person with enormous potential who has not, for some unexplained reason, been able to fully use his capabilities.  The highest potential is also the most difficult to reach.

Overbalanced tendencies:  abusive, blatant, conceited, dominating, extreme nervousness, misusing power, ostentatious, perverted, self-important, vain, very high-strung, etc.

Balanced tendencies:  achieving, benevolent, effective, enterprising, humanitarian, impelling, influential, ingenious, intense, productive, successful, uplifting, visionary, etc.

Underbalanced tendencies:  aimless, dull, impractical, lethargic, slow, spiritless, submissive, unimaginative, uninformed, etc.


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