Numerology is the study of numbers as meaningful constructs related to human consciousness. Numbers occupy our lives in many ways, starting with number values associated with the letters of words, especially our names.
We have the numbers of our birthday, month, and year. Most countries have a number sequence for citizens (in the United States, it is the 9-digit Social Security Number or SSN). Most of us have a phone number; if we drive a car, we have a number plate. Each word and sequence of numbers reduces to a number between 1 and 9, and each of those numbers has a spiritual meaning.
This article will explore the number meaning of this month and this month + this year.
The Two Numbers for Each Month
Each month of the year has two key numbers: the number of the month itself and the total of the month number plus the year number. May is the 5th month of the year, and thus a 5. May 2022 is 052022 or 11, a master number, which reduces to 2.
The Number 5 Month
This will be the month to transition in some way; it is spring in the northern hemisphere and fall in the southern hemisphere. We need to do “spring cleaning” or get ready for winter. Time to embrace what needs to change in our lives, to change what has become stagnant, and go exploring (5 is the number for travel). We need to address how we handle change. What do we do when we disrupt our lives by choice; and how do we handle having our lives disrupted by circumstance? This month we need to overcome challenges thrown in our way by using new and innovative solutions.
The fifth month of each new year is the time spring is in full swing and hints of summer show up. If you are in the southern hemisphere, fall is well underway and hits of winter appear. What needs to change in your life at this time? Since this month focuses on disruption and new adventures, it is important to understand how this month works in terms of a 5 year (2021, last year) to a 6 year (2022, this year). In 2021 we had to work through a year of transitions, disruptions, and alternative solutions. Figuring out what the new normal will require us to do, practically speaking (6), will be the focus of this year.
The Number 11/2 Life Path and Destiny Number in the Number 5 Month
If you happen to be someone with a life path number 11/2 (determined by the total of your birth date) or a destiny path number 11/2 (determined by the total of the values of the letters of your name), then this month is especially important to you.
An individual that has life path number 11 is purpose-driven and destiny bound. Therefore, they have passion and energy to be a beacon in life, leading by example and achieving at higher levels and more idealistically than a stand-alone 1. Their personality develops through their efforts to be profoundly unique and authentic. As people, they embrace single-minded focus, devotion to their calling, and intense individualism. So, they become successful through leading the way as an excellent and stand-out example. Since they act with Destiny’s blessing, they overcome challenges thrown in their way by willpower and decisive action.
An individual that has Destiny number 11 attracts a lot of attention as someone special. Therefore, people want to see these people excel and know that they have some important talent that needs support and encouragement. Their single-minded focus, devotion to their calling, and intense individualism excite others. Destiny wants these individuals to stand out as individuals who will pioneer for others.
The Number 11/2 for 05/2022
The calculation to an 11/2 for 05/2022 makes this a month to focus on yourself and the care of others; you need to strive for balance. The number 11 has one representation in the Major Arcana in a tarot deck: Justice.
The number 2 has five representations in a tarot deck: the Major Arcana 2, The High Priestess; the Two of Cups, New Love; the Two of Swords, Peace; the Two of Pentacles, Routine; and the Two of Wands, Choices.
There is a profound connecting and relating energy to the number 11/2, which requires logical and analytical decision-making (Justice) as well as intuition (The High Priestess). The Two of Cups reminds us that we enjoy falling in love. We all benefit from healthy routines in an ever-changing world (Two of Pentacles). We must be at peace with our decisions; do not be distracted by the appearance of things (Two of Swords). And lastly, we sometimes face exciting choices (Two of Wands).
Your Number and the 5 and 11/2 this Month
It is rather easy to calculate your life path number; it is simply the total of your birthday reduced to a single digit. In my case, I was born 04/12/1968, which equals 31, which reduces to a 4. My life path is about working hard, establishing a solid foundation, and staying within my limits.
If you happen to have a life path number 1 (The Pioneer), then this month will focus on what you need to change about yourself (5) to live in the present and prepare for the future. Making sure you know your personal needs and how you are needed in your relationships (11/2) will help work through your necessary transitions this month (5).
If you happen to have a life path number 2 (The Partner), then this month you need to spend time transforming your relationship (5). It will be important for you to partner with someone who can help you achieve your authentic self and be a great partner (11/2). Each of you needs to thrive as individuals within the partnership.
If you happen to have a life path number 3 (The Creator), then this month you should work on transforming your creative energy so you can feel inspired (5). This could be an excellent month to travel alone on one trip and with someone on another trip, going on two adventures (11/2) this month.
If you happen to have life path number 4 (The Builder), then you should think about and put energy into the activities and choices that will help with identity development and important relationships (11/2). Recognizing that you need to explore and change (5), in order to be able to have a safe and stable life, is crucial this month.
If you happen to have a life path number 5 (The Traveler), then you need to seek out places where you can spend some time alone and with a partner (11/2), as your way to explore the world this month. Consider going somewhere you have never been that is a hub of activity (5), maybe one of the most modern and bustling cities in the world.
If you happen to have life path number 6 (The Educator), then teaching what you have learned about yourself in a partnership (11/2) will help the most people because that knowledge is what helps others find their unique path in partnership. Use your teaching skills (6) to be a change agent (5) to provide service to those in need.
If you happen to have a life path number 7 (The Mystic), then you may find your role as a mystic requires you to deepen your understanding of what it takes to deal with uncertainty (5). You need to be a role model, and find other Mystics to work with (11/2) this month.
If you happen to have a life path number 8 (The Leader), then you need to be a guiding light for the people who struggle with change and uncertainty (5). Embracing your authenticity, especially based on your individual circumstances and success (or struggles) with relationship (11/2), will inspire others to deal with change in ways that help them the most.
If you happen to have a life path number 9 (The Counselor), you want to make sure you recognize how difficult, but necessary, change is right now (5), especially in your efforts to help others deal with identity and relationship issues (11/2). Your strong sense of what it takes to change (5) will also help others to “find themselves” and be better partners as they try to understand how they need to make it through upheaval in their lives.