The meaning of Numbers in dream | Dream interpretation
(see by individual number, Clock)
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.
Freud believes that numbers in a dream have Offerings and vows to the divinity signify a desire to return to virtue and divine love (Gypsy).
When numbers feature significantly in your dream they can either have a personal or a symbolic association.
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.
Each number has a spiritual meaning, a special vibration, a symbolic message to you.
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.
Only a general guide can be given here, as the meaning of numbers in a dream varies according to the context and other details which should be correlated, but if you had the rare experience of being aware of the number of people (or things) in your dream, it signifies an increase in personal power and/or prestige.
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.
In the symbolic system, numbers are not purely quantitative terms, but “key ideas” with a specific characterization for each one. However, these representations are unknown to most people, so in oneiric terms, the numbers tend to symbolize simply calculation, accuracy, and order. Our dreams, in this sense, remind us that we live in a rather chaotic state.
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.
Interpreting numbers that we see in dreams may be difficult. Their meaning my be very personal, such as a reflection of financial concern or any other area of daily life represented by numbers. One way to interpret numbers is to try to see how they are specifically related to you.
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.
To dream of numbers, denotes that unsettled conditions in business will cause you uneasiness and dissatisfaction. See Figures.
1- When numbers are drawn to our attention in dreams they can have either a personal or a symbolic significance. Often a number will appear which has personal meaning, such as a particular date, or the number of a house we have lived in. Our minds will often retain the significance of the number even though we do not necessarily consciously remember it ourselves.
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.
To count the Number of persons present in your dream foretells power, satisfied ambition, and dignity. Luck numbers : 3, 7, 9, 11 and 17.
Numbers remembered dreams often represent something deeply significant from the dreamer’s real life.
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.
When dreaming about numbers, pay attention to their symbolic meaning—often the sum of the digits is meaningful. Numbers always represent an ordering principle in the world of the dream. Jung suggests that when dreaming about numbers that have no noticeable meaning, you think about whether they might refer to a year or any other time or date.
Numbers appearing in dreams are important and you should try hard to remember them, especially if several numbers come together (see Chapter 6, “Dreaming For Profit”).
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.
Numbers pervade our experience of the world, so they can have a complex range of different meanings.
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).
To dream of numbers connotes unresolved matters in business dealings that cause anxiety and disappointment.
For interpretation of a specific number, kindly look up Dream Themes: Numbers.
Hen numbers are drawn to our attention in dreams they can have either a personal or a symbolic significance. Often a number will appear that has personal meaning, such as a particular date, or the number of a house we have lived in. Our minds will often retain the significance of the number even though we do not necessarily consciously remember it ourselves. Spiritually, as we progress we put ourselves in a position to make the best use of the vibratory effect of numbers. It has long been accepted that by combining numbers in certain ways, influence can be brought to bear on our environment.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Symbolically, numbers have some kind of significance in all systems of belief and religions.
Material aspects: Many people do not realize that numbers can be extremely significant in everyday life.
A knowledge of numbers will enhance your ability to interpret your dreams successfully.
Dreaming of seeing specific numbers requires referring to the meaning of those numbers in numerology. When you dream of numbers, write them down as quickly as you can. This involves seeing a house with a number on it, a calendar with a date circled, a license plate number, or any kind of number where you can see the figures clearly. Space here does not permit revealing all the ins and outs of the meanings of numbers, but here are the meanings in a nutshell: 1 - leadership; 2 - diplomacy; 3 - vision; 4 - accomplishment; 5 - adventure; 6 - teaching; 7 - investigation; 8 - problem solving; 9 - healing. Remember that in numerology, if you see a number of more than one digit, such as 326, you add up the digits, as in 3 + 2 + 6 = 11, then 1 + 1 =
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.
You are tapping into your structural thinking and getting a glimpse of the building blocks of all reality. Math and numbers are behind all of how life is constructed.
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.
Numbers and computations in dreams present esoteric solutions to problems Phone numbers or numbers on checks, for example, may be added and their sums used to decipher a message.
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.
Numbers can have a personal or symbolic significance.
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.
see the particular number: Four, Nine, etc.