For instance we may have had three children, so the number three in a dream about children could be connected with our feelings or fears about them—although three has generally been seen as the troublesome triangle in love, or the child, mother, father threesome. So a number may refer to a particular year of one’s life, the number of a house, the months or years that have passed since an important event, your family group, or merely have a general significance.
For instance, M333” may represent the power of the trinity, and its sum, nine, represents completion. Therefore, the meaning may be deciphered as the completion of psychological issues in relationship to your spiritual power. Numbers may also point to the ages of the dreamer that point to subconscious secrets.
The movements of the earth, moon, and other planets are geometrical in nature. Music is simply math expressed as tone. Digital technology reduces various data to numeric sequences and then converts it back to its original form. Our need to describe physical phenomena led us to create nine whole numbers that, in different sequences, can express anything from gravity, to the speed of light, to the way visitors can identify which house on the block is yours. When a number is featured in a dream, there is a rich symbolic meaning hidden in it. You can use the fundamentals of numerology as a way to understand what a dream with numbers might mean.
If there is more than one digit involved, add all the values together until you arrive at a final single number. For example, if an address is 115 Main Street, you would add one plus one plus five and get seven. There is an elegant evolution present in the archetypal interpretation of the numerical sequence, which can be considered a sort of journey. We started the journey alone in the infinite (one), discovered opposites and relativity (two), invented creativity (three), built a foundation (four), expressed freedom (five), partnered with another (six), went inward to find spirituality (seven), and expressed and enjoyed the rewards of the outside world (eight), and now we come to a close (nine). Each of these numbers is elaborated upon in the individual entries.
Then you look to the meaning of the final number, in this case, “”
To dream of numbers that you can’t remember after you awaken indicates that confusion and uncertainty lie ahead, and it’s important for you to get your details in order - or, your priorities set and in motion.
A knowledge of numbers will enhance your ability to interpret your dreams successfully.
Dreaming Lens: Did a number itself feature in your dream? Was it the number of something that was significant? Was there more than one digit, or was your dream number from one to nine? Was there calculation involved? Did the number have a specific purpose, such as a phone number or address?
Personal Focus: Numbers are the building blocks for our understanding of how life is constructed. The movement of the Earth, moon, and other planets are geometrical in nature. Music is simply math expressed as tone. Digital technology reduces various data to numeric sequences and then back again to its original form. Our need to describe physical phenomena led us to create nine whole numbers that, in different sequences, can express anything from gravity to the speed of light, or the way visitors can identify which house on the block is yours.
The universally accepted meaning of numbers is what informs the discipline of numerology. From this tradition, we get the foundational and metaphysical interpretation of the nine whole numbers. Use this as a base to inform how you consider the image from your dream with which the number is associated. If there is more than one digit involved, add all the values together until you arrive at a final, single number. For example, if an address is 115 Main Street, you would add one plus one plus five and get seven.
The explanations below are meant to be read in order in one sitting, no matter what specific number you are interested in examining. There is a structure to the way the meaning of each digit expands on its predecessor, which will give you a powerful sense of the whole system and aid you in using numbers in the interpretation process.
One: One represents beginnings and is the starting point of existence. In human terms, it is the self alone. It is the idea before any action is taken. As such, it embodies the concept of potential and that which has yet to happen. In fact, the energy of one is limited by its inability to do anything by itself. However, it also connects to stillness and the cultivation of desire that precedes movement. One is the beginning of the journey, which can be a very exciting energy. However, the journey can bring with it the challenge of loneliness and isolation.
Two: When a second joins the one and two is formed, partnership is created. The concept of relativity evolves out of the energy of two, as the one has something to which it experiences itself as relative to. The one can now know itself as Self, because there is that which is Other. All of the elements of two are embodied in this idea‚Äîpartnership, duality, opposites, yin/yang, balance, sharing, to name just a few. The Shadow side of two is the potential for collapsing into one another and losing the sense of Self.
Three: When two are gathered, eventually their energy will create a new element, and a third is born. Three is the number of creativity. A powerful energy, there are many examples of the concept of three. Mother-father-child is perhaps the most universal. The holy trinity in Catholicism is another instance. The artist, the paint, and the finished work is just one case that can be applied to any creative endeavor. In music, a trine is the simplest and perhaps most pleasing harmony. In the world of geometry, it is only when you have three points to work with that you can create an actual shape and accurately define a location in space. The challenge of three is a lack of grounding and separation from reality. This is because three relates so strongly to the drive to create, that feeling unable to do so would be the fear-based side of this energy.
Four: When you add a fourth point to a triangle, you end up with a square. Four is the number of structure. Once the creative impulse has been satisfied, it is time for solidification, which can be accomplished by the power of four. A wonderful weight-bearing shape, a square is what allows for building the foundation on which the creative energies of three can be supported. Four connects to the establishment of institutions, order, rules, and regulations. While a number of great strength, it can engender a sense of limitation and the concept of restraint.
Five: What follows the foundational sense of four is the freedom of five. Once a structure has been established, there is now a sense of safety and security for exploration. The number five embodies this expressiveness. The human body expresses the number five as represented by the four limbs and the head. The ability for the body to move about through space is a vibrant and exhilarating experience. In this way, five symbolizes joy and bliss. With this, comes the shadow of freedom; indulgence. This expression of five can carry grave consequences such as compulsion and addiction.
Six: Six is the number of partnership, marriage, creative collaboration, and balance. After the freedom of five, there is a need for stability, which is provided by the even number six. This energy can also be seen as a pairing of two threes. If three is about primal creativity at an individual level, combining two systems of three allows for six to engender worldly partnerships and the concept of marriage and union. This number represents partnership on every level: business, social, educational, and spiritual. In personal realms, the number six represents the happy union of opposites within us and the integration of our own opposing forces, such as containing two powerful emotions that contradict each other. The challenge of the six energy connects to responsibility and a sense of burden.
Seven: After all the work in the external world that brought us to the concept of partnership, we are now prepared for a more elevated experience of human expression. Seven is the number of spirituality and higher thought, which is only possible after the basic human needs are met. We are now free to look up and contemplate our existence in a more esoteric manner. Meditation and any consideration of the interior landscape of our humanity is governed by the number seven. This includes thought, contemplation, mysticism, prayer, faith, psychology, and any endeavor that seeks to understand life from a higher perspective. This is a number we are all familiar with as significant: seven days of the week, seven deadly sins, seven notes in the diatonic scale. The challenge associated with this vibration is of getting lost in the ethers and losing contact with life on the ground.
Eight: After spiritual matters have been made manifest, great abundance is possible. Eight is the number of infinity and all that it implies. This includes wealth of every kind: love, money, bliss, joy, and every amazing experience life has to offer. The concept of infinity states that there is no limitation in the universe; that time and space continue forever and ever in a way that is beyond our ability to truly comprehend. When we combine an understanding of infinity and abundance, we begin to realize that there is an endless supply of anything we could possibly desire, even those things that you perceive as limited and unavailable to us. Eight is the magic of seven in action. The shadow side to this is greed, hoarding, and withholding love.
Nine: The final number in the system is nine, which represents completion and endings. All things must end in order for the inevitable new beginning to follow. Nine embodies that cycle of existence that demands that change occur and that the old give way to the new. We have started the journey alone in the infinite (one), discovered opposites and relativity (two), invented creativity (three), built a foundation (four), expressed freedom (five), partnered with another (six), went inward to find spirituality (seven), expressed and enjoyed the rewards of the outside world (eight), and now we come to a close (nine). The shadow side to the completion energy of nine is the fear associated with endings and death.
For interpretation of a specific number, kindly look up Dream Themes: Numbers.
The number one, for example, can represent everything from oneness to aloneness. Two can represent both togetherness and opposition.
A dream about numbers that does not emphasize a particular number can be alluding to the meaning of any one of a number of different idioms: “your number is up,” “a numbers game,” “crunching numbers,” or “to have someone’s number.” (See also Seven, Six, Sixteen).
The meanings and associations of individual numbers are as follows:
Zero: Harmony; unity.
One: Solitude; loneliness.
Two: Happiness; the perfect couple.
Three: Dispute; arguments.
Four: Choices; decisions.
Six: Exploration; outgoing.
Seven: Luck and blessings.
Eight: New beginnings; new life.
Nine: Family and children.
The numbers could represent a date (for example, 112 could mean 1- the month of January, 12- the 12th day). Or, they might represent the age of a person you know, the time that an important event happened, and so on. Try to relate the dream numbers to your real life and see where they match.
If you are worried about money in real life, dreams of numbers can be a reflection of this.
2- Symbolically numbers have some kind of significance in all systems of belief and religions. Below are the most often found meanings, which have been divided into three sub-sections, a) Supposed practical everyday interpretations of numbers as seen in dreams:
One You will have outstanding skill in the work vou do. Two Business or personal relationships need handling carefully. Three Your ideas for stability and success will materialise. Four A secure and sheltered home is yours for the asking. Five You are about to make an important discovery which will bring about changes. Six A loving relationship is available to you. Seven With personal effort you can solve your problems. Eight Your life holds the potential for a wonderful ofler. Nine Take care not to overreach yourself. Zero The cipher holds within it all potential, b)
Summary of qualities represented by primary numbers:
One Independence, self-respect, resolve, singleness of purpose. Intolerance, conceit, narrow- mindedness, degradation, stubbornness. Two Placidity integrity, unselfishness, gregariousness, harmony. Indecision, indifference, lack of responsibility, bloody- mindedness. Three Freedom, bravery, fun, enthusiasm, brilliance. Listlessness, over-confidence, impatience, lackadaisical behaviour. Four Loyalty, stolidity, practicality, honesty. Clumsiness, dullness, conservatism, unadaptibil- ity. Five Adventurousness, viva- ciousness, courage, health, susceptibility, sympathy. Rashness, irresponsibility, inconstancy, unreliability, thoughtlessness. Six Idealism, selflessness, honesty, charitableness, faithfulness, responsibility, superiority, softness, impracticality, submission. Seven Wisdom, discernment, philosophy; fortitude, depth, contemplation. Morbidness, hypercriticism, lack of action, unsociability. Eight Practicality, power, business ability; decision, control, constancy. Un imaginativeness, bluntness, self-sufficiency, domination. Nine Intelligence, discretion, artistry, understanding, brilliance, lofty- moral sense, genius. Dreaminess, lethargy, lack of concentration, aimlessness, c) The more esoteric interpretations are:
One Oneself, the beginning, the first, unity. Two Duality, indecision, balance, male vs female, two sides to an argument, opposites. Three The triangle, freedom. Four The square, strength, stability practicality; the earth, reality, the four sides of human nature - sensation, feeling, thought, intuition; earth, air, fire and water. Five The human body, human consciousness in the body, the five senses. Six Harmony or balance. Seven Cycles of life, magical, spiritual meaning; human wholeness. Eight Death and resurrection, infinity. Nine Pregnancy, the end of the cycle and the start of something new, spiritual awareness. Ten A new beginning, the male and female together. Eleven Eleventh hour, the master number. Twelve Time, a full cycle or wholeness. Zero The Feminine, the Great Mother, the unconscious, the absolute or hidden completeness.
3- Spiritually, as we progress we put ourselves in a position to make the best use of the vibrator) effect of numbers. It has long been acccptcd that by combining numbers in certain ways, infiucncc can be brought to bear on the dreamer’s environment.
If you have the number 25 in your dream. Your house number is 12 while your parent’s number is 13. Together they make 25, and this dream could have been addressing issues in regard to you and your parents.) On the other hand, numbers in dreams may represent global concepts and point to collective dilemmas. Some interesting interpretations would include the following: See also: Zero. Even numbers might represent the feminine while odd numbers the masculine. 2 - psychic development and doubling; something new coming up with the potential for building. 3 - the trinity; it is an active or a process number (something is going on in the psyche). 4 - completion and femininity. 5 - life force; refers to the five fingers and five appendages of the body. 7 - sacred number in Christianity and Judaism; the highest stage of illumination and spirituality. 12 - represents time and may mark the most important cycles in life.
It is a call to find internal order. On the other hand, depending on the number shown, the dream manifests different stages of your spiritual growth and the various archetypal energies of the collective unconscious. Zero is the unmanifested void and the indescribable vastness of space, without time limits. Its symbol is the circle, the perfect whole. One initiates the action.
It is the source of life or the unity of creation.
It is associated with the figure of the point. Two is diversity.
It is the number of duality and divine symmetry. Thanks to him, opposites meet, such as male and female, father and mother, yin and yang, or heaven and earth. In Ancient Greece, three was the perfect number.
It is the combination of body, mind, and spirit. Its shape is the triangle, which represents creative force.
It can also refer to the Holy Trinity. The symbol of the number four is the square. This is the number of stability and harmony. Furthermore, it connects the seasons, the four elements and the four mental functions that Jung described (thought, feeling, sense, and intuition). Five represents the link between heaven and earth. Its symbol is the pentagon. Six symbolizes inner harmony and perfection. Its figure is the hexagon or the Star of David. Seven is the number that completes things. In the myth of creation, the world is formed in six days and on the seventh is completed. According to an old belief, the soul is renewed every seven years. Hence breaking a mirror brings seven years of bad luck, as the mirror represents the soul. Eight, for the Chinese, is a lucky number that brings good fortune. It represents rebirth and new beginnings. In India, nine is the number of God, of life, and of death. In the West, it represents eternity. Finally, ten is considered the number of law, due to the Ten Commandments.
Sacred books, such as the Bible, contain many numerological references. Numerology is the study of the mystical meaning of numbers. Originally, it was based on the Hebrew and Greek alphabets: each number was assigned a letter. By adding numerical equivalents of the letters of names, or the numbers of birth dates, they obtained a lot of information. Through this practice, you can find the personality, qualities, and the fate of each. Sometimes Numerology has been applied for the interpretation of dreams. There are certain human traits associated with each number. One is the initiation; two, attractiveness; three, communication; four, the love of home; five, experience; six, calm; seven, philosophy; eight, business; and nine, freedom.
To dream of numbers which you cannot recall on awakening predicts a period of confusion and surprises regarding the affairs of others; to remember the numbers in your dream forecasts good luck ahead possibly connected with the dreamed number or some derivative or multiple of it.
Add numbers together to get your symbol (example: a 28 is 2 + 8 = 10, 1+0=1). Individual numbers are:
1 - New beginnings, oneness with God, unity of life.
2 - Balance of masculine and feminine energies; or balance in some area of living is needed.
3 - Trinity, mind-body-spirit harmony; dream has a spiritual message.
4 - Balance of energies with a partner; growing in perfect balance.
5 - Change taking place now or very soon.
6 - Guidance, White Brotherhood (teachers of truth); 6 pointed star symbolizing perfect balance of man, 3 chakras above and 3 below heart center.
7 - Mystical number marking beginnings and endings, cyclic periods for growth and development: 7 chakras, 7 days to create world, 7 heavens; every 7 years is death and rebirth cycle.
8 - Cosmic consciousness, infinity.
9 - Completion, ending of the old; triple trinity.
10 - New beginning with experience, a higher frequency of understanding.
11 - Power to creatively express dynamic balance of self; higher expression of 2. Master number.
12 - Powerful unit of energy; as 12 disciples, 12 months, 12 signs of zodiac. Cycle for growth and development. Also, meaning of 3, the trinity.
22 - Spiritual expression of balance and integration with self and others; higher level of 4, master number.
33 - Spiritual teacher; double trinity; master number.
40 - Mystical energy; time needed to totally recharge, renew the body; change to higher perception.
0 - Wholeness, perfection, as the circle.
Should numbers appear in your dreams, first make a note of any personal associations you may have with that particular number, as it may have relevance in your waking world. For example, numbers can represent your age, the number of your house, the number of your children and their birth order. They can also represent time, days, weeks, years and lucky or unlucky numbers.
Your mind may often retain the significance of a number even if you do not consciously remember it yourself. Your memory is a database that stores all kinds of numbers of personal significance: pin numbers, post codes, license plate numbers, as well as dates of birthdays and anniversaries, be they personal or of global significance such as 6 / 6 / 1944 (D-Day) or 9 / 11 / 2001. So when you dream of a number, consider any connections you have with it as its significance in dreamland may not be immediately clear. By bringing a specific number to your attention, your dreaming mind may have been prompting your conscious mind to remember something that happened on that particular date or in the house you lived in that had that particular number; it might, however, have been reminding you to call a friend with that phone number or to remember an appointment on that day.
If you cannot figure out any personal associations, the next step is to see whether you can see symbolic meanings for individual numbers.
If your number has more than one digit, reduce it to single numbers: e.g. 451 = 4 + 5 + 1 = 10 = 1, or 1965 = 1 + 9 + 6 + 5 = 21 = 2 + 1 = 3, and see whether the single number carries any meaning for you according to the symbolic interpretations given in this chapter.
Numbers have some kind of symbolic significance within all cultures, religions and belief systems of the world. Since humans could first count, numbers have had a fascinating, mysterious and even mystical significance. Early man found in numbers realizations of inner qualities, spiritual understanding, unconscious wisdom and even magic. For Freud, numbers reveal their meaning through each individual dreamer’s free association. In myth, legend and fairy tale numbers play an important role and these ancient associations—which Jung called ‘root symbols’—are expressed in dreams. According to Jung, numbers therefore represent ‘archetypal energies of the collective unconscious’ and the various stages of spiritual growth.
Alternatively, the order in which numbers are given in your dream may be significant in terms of helping you to prioritize events or projects in your life. Dream numbers may also suggest time running out, as in ‘your days are numbered’ or the need for you to make a calculated move. Alternatively numbers in dreams may refer simply to multiplicity or size, as in a crowd of events, a big experience, or some kind of realization that has many facets or involves many people.
Also worth noting is the idea that odd numbers are considered to be aggressive, ‘masculine’ active powers, whilst even numbers are considered to be more ‘feminine,’ tranquil and passive.
See also LETTERS AND COMMUNICATION; MIND, BODY, SPIRIT; SHAPES; TIME.
Duration of time: Hours, days, weeks, months, and years before something comes to fruition.
Personally significant numbers like birthdates or anniversaries that engender specific feelings and memories, or accent personal needs.
Counting: Pacing yourself, following a set routine without diverting. Alternatively, the number reached could indicate the number of people or situations you regularly “count on.”
Fractions in dreams represent seeing only part of a greater picture. Before you make a decision here, make sure you get your facts straight and read the fine print.
Xumbers appearing out of sequence portray chaotic undercurrents in life caused by procrastination or the lack of organization.
Upon what do the numbers appear? This object may help interpretation.
For example, numbers on a house may equate to a real address that you know. Numbers on a calendar might be a special date in your life. Those appearing on an odometer might counsel you
to slow down a bit so that you don’t wear out your engine (see Ca?-), and those on a telephone could be a nudge to call someone specific with whom you’ve been avoiding communication.
Arabic numerals, of: dignity in their completeness and sympathy.
checking: your appetite wil create enemies if you own the cuisine.
counting: unsettled business conditions require definite, decisive actions.
of people: wil be in command of your affairs.
without finding the correct: wil be deceived by your own incompetence.
dreaming of figures and remembering the: wil win if you gamble just a little.
1: self-ambition and passion, communication, versatility, and reason: examine your ideas, then communicate them.
2: final end to a romance, diligence, care and perfectionism: are unpopular with less meticulous people.
3: wil be fascinated with religion, diplomacy, sensitivity but also indecision: make up your mind and your point tactful y.
4: wil have great power, determination, force, passion and obsessive jealousy: good balance of emotion and feeling.
5: happiness in married life, study of learning: optimistic member of justice.
6: perfection in work, sensual emotion directed at stability: long-lasting relationship, wedding ceremony.
7: wil be efficient and active during life; tactless expression of feelings not shared by less adventurous people.
8: complete conservation of property.
9: affliction and happiness.
10: happiness in the near future.
11: wil struggle with a litigation.
12: wil have the best of everything.
13: wil treat things with contempt.
14: wil incur loss because of others.
15: wil have a merciful disposition.
16: happiness and love.
17: dishonor and shame.
18: wil become accustomed to fatigue.
20: wil be severe and strict.
21: everything wil work out as planned.
22: wil discover the secret of a scientific mystery.
24: wil receive rudimentary doctrine.
25: birth of an intel igent child.
26: business wil be very beneficial.
27: wil be firm and have a good mind.
28: wil receive love and affection.
29: wil attend a wedding.
30: wil become a celebrity.
31: you have active qualities of power.
32: pure in design and expression.
33: if a man, wil be honest; if a woman, wil have a miscarriage.
34: love for glory.
35: harmony in the family and good health.
36: a genius wil be born.
37: affection between loved people.
38: wil have an excessive desire for gain.
39: you are envious of others.
40: number of days it takes to total y recharge your body.
41: deprivation of good name.
42: short unfortunate trip.
43: wil attend a church service.
44: wil become an influential person.
45: loss of virginity.
46: wil have big productive powers.
47: long and happy life.
48: wil go to court to receive a judgment.
49: wil receive affection from a person of the opposite sex.
50: wil forgive each other.
60: wil become a widow.
70: wil be introduced to a prominent person.
71: worship of nature.
75: change in the temperature of the world.
77: wil receive a favor from a friend.
80: number of days it takes to go around the world.
81: wil soon become a drug addict.
90: wil become blind in the near future.
100: wil receive a divine favor.
120: wil get a government position.
121: wil be praised by the community.
200: danger wil come through hesitation.
215: calamity is near.
300: wil become a philosopher.
313: blessings wil soon come.
350: what you hoped for wil come soon.
360: change of residence.
365: the stars are in your favor.
400: wil undertake a long trip.
490: wil hear a sermon by a priest.
500: wil win an election.
600: wil do everything perfectly.
666: enemies are laying a plot for you.
700: wil have strength and power.
800: wil be the head of a state.
900: hunger is very near.
1000: wil receive clemency.
1095: wil be depressed because of loneliness.
1360: wil be vexed.
1390: wil soon be persecuted.