Numerology - find your ruling number + the Number 8


What is Numerology?

Numerology is the study of numbers and their frequencies as they relate to our own lives, purposes, and paths. 

Numerology recognises that numbers are vibrations, just as every sound, colour, fragrance and thought is a vibration. Western numerology, which was created by Greek mystic and mathematician Pythagoras, is the most popular system used. 

Numerology studies the way the vibration of numbers influence the story of our lives and our personality. In this way, Numerology may be used for gaining a deeper understanding of an individual's innate strengths and areas for potential.

Numerology is an invitation to develop a greater awareness of the true self. Often this awareness leads to great self acceptance, confidence and an appreciation that all individuals are unique and are here to experience the world differently. 

How to calculate your Ruling Number

Karen is our resident numerologist and offers a quick guide to numerology and how to find your Ruling Number - otherwise known as your life path number.  



Simply add all of the numbers in your full date of birth.

For eg - the birth date - 05/11/1972 would be added like this: 5+1+1+1+9+7+2 = 26. From here add 2+6 = 8. The Ruling Number is 8. 

Where the two digit number is 10, 11 or 22 we refer to these as Master Numbers and they are not added to created 1 digit. For all other numbers they are added together until a number between 2 and 9 is determined. 

What each Ruling Number means 

The Ruling Number is just one part of a numerology chart reading however it is the primary influence as it relates to the inner self. 

Number 2: The Peacemaker

The Ruling Number 2 is very intuitive and leads with the heart. You may find you are very sensitive, nurturing, creative and supportive. You must learn to love and believe in yourself unconditionally and to find the balance between giving and receiving.

Number 3: The Communicator - mind in action

You are likely to spend a lot of time in the mind which makes Ruling Number 3's great writers. They enjoy communicating however can be critical of others when they simply cannot keep up with their fast moving mind. Ruling Number 3's are often very social and are the life of the party. 

Number 4: The Builder

Consider Ruling Number 4's the doing people of the world - they make things happen. They're systematic, methodical, and organized, striving for structure and stability. You are extremely loyal however are susceptible to overworking and may find it challenging to find time to relax and sit in stillness.

Number 5: The Freedom Seeker

The energy of the Ruling Number 5 is far-reaching and freedom seeking. You will most likely not find a Ruling Number 5 in a 9-5 office job. You enjoy adventure and travel and can easily become restless. Just try not to indulge in escapism to avoid boredom. Moderation may be the answer for a Ruling Number 5.

Number 6: The Nurturer

The Ruling Number 6 is naturally caring, and likes to create harmony with others. But as any giving person knows, it's important to give to yourself, too. The Ruling Number 6 is very family oriented and likely enjoys creating a multi-sensory calming environment at home. There is a natural tendency to be involved in creative pursuits.

Number 7: The Philosopher

Ruling Number 7's make great teachers and are the wisdom seekers. You learn through being involved in all of life's lessons and are always eager to learn through maximum involvement and personal expression. You are most likely motivated by the pursuit of truth and knowledge.

Number 8: The Powerhouse

Ruling Number 8's are ambitious, hardworking, and successful. You have no problem with being an authority figure, but with that comes the responsibility of managing that power. You likely take great pride in your appearance. You are a ‘feeling’ person who tends to hide your sensitivities until you have gathered the wisdom that allows for self-expression.

Number 9: The Humanitarian

The Ruling Number 9 is motivated by humanitarian efforts and service to others. You will likely prioritise people before things and engage in efforts that help to uplift the experience of others. The Ruling Number 9 must learn not to be too idealistic and learn to accept and let go. 

Master numbers
Number 10: The Pioneer

You're likely a natural-born leader and self-starter and will most likely take on projects others would never dream of. You will likely find yourself on the less travelled path and it's important to find the confidence and courage to embrace your individuality.

Number 11: The Intuitive 

Think of yourself as an amplified Ruling Number 2. You may be highly sensitive and intuitive to the point of being psychic. Listening to your inner voice is a skill to embrace. Ruling Number 11's enjoy beauty and the finer things in life. 

Number 22: The Master Architect
A Ruling Number 22 is going to be like a Ruling Number 4 to the extreme. The Ruling Number 22 is the most powerful number in numerology and has been known to have the energy to create an empire whilst relaxing. You have the ability to do really great work in this lifetime.

Inu8 - the power of the Number 8

When choosing the number of pieces to make up the Inu8 wellness wardrobe we were very deliberate to choose the number 8. Eight symbolises a constant flow of energy, harmony, abundance and wisdom.  

The most important attribute of the number 8 lies in its shape, the symmetry of the figure 8 is the symbol of wisdom and power. The infinity symbol embodies interconnectedness - an unending tapestry that represents the cycle of life and the beauty of balance and harmony. In many ways the number 8 mirrors the energy inherent in women. She is the full circle and within her is the ability to create, nurture and transform.   

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