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 for 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 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. October is the 10th month of the year, and thus a 1. October 2020 is 102020 or 5.
The Number 1 Month
According to Morris Goodman in Modern Numerology, “An excellent number, denoting the opening of a new cycle. Initiative and independence are to the fore. Influences which prevented your having your own way previously are no longer obstacles in your path” (53). 1 is the first number of the cycle, representing new beginnings, opportunities, and inspiration.
This number and this month involve focusing on the Self and working on your integrity and authenticity. Another year is heading towards its close and this can be a time to think about what you want to accomplish next year. If you have not reached your goals for the year, then the time may have passed to achieve them. Now would be the time to consider starting the “anew” or abandoning them for entirely new goals, which you can start working on this cycle.
The Number 5 for 10/2020
The calculation to a 5 for 10/2020 makes this a month to focus on change, travel, and disruption. The number 5 has five representations in a tarot deck: the Major Arcana 5, the Hierophant; the 5 of Cups, Disappointment; the 5 of Swords, Defeat; the 5 of Pentacles, Material Difficulty; and the 5 of Wands, Conflict. Notice the negative pattern in the minor arcana cards?
Hence the disruption aspect of 5, which catalyzes change and requires the Hierophant’s broad mind to see beyond the difficulties to the full picture of a life of ups and downs. The Hierophant’s larger perspective can help manage struggle and difficulty.
As the world struggles with the virus, globally, it continues to touch more and more individual lives, making it necessary for us to reflect on how the world reached this point, what in our personal and public lives has been and continues to be disrupted, and how each of us and our society deals with disappointment, defeat, material difficulty, and conflict.
Your Number and the 1 and 5 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 on 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. In relation to the 1, I should think about my survival and how I take care of myself, in order to take care of others. The 5 reminds me that everything is fluid or in chaos and requires persistence and perseverance to get through.
If you happen to have a life path number 1 (The Pioneer)
This month will focus you on your Self and what you need to do to live authentically (1). Making sure you can adapt and adjust to uncertainty (5) will be vital to your survival and your ability to help others who may need you.
If you happen to have a life path number 2 (The Partner)
This month you should assess your relationships and determine what you want from them and how they serve you best (1). Most likely you will find this month one that initiates change in all your relationships (5).
If you happen to have a life path number 3 (The Creator)
This month will be an opportunity to do something creative for yourself (1) as a way to get to personal truth to help you succeed in the world. With the application of your creativity (3), you can be a force for positive change (5) in a currently volatile world.
If you happen to have a life path number 4 (The Builder)
You should think about and put energy into the activities and choices that will endure in these chaotic times (5) and beyond. Recognizing that you need to lead or act (1) will be necessary to rebuild from the ashes of institutions and behaviors destroyed or broken by the pandemic.
If you happen to have a life path number 5 (The Traveler)
You need to consider some kind of journey (5), local or wider, even if your movement is heavily restricted by current circumstances. It would be good for you to take this journey alone (1), to achieve a deeper understanding of yourself and your role in your relationships, community, and society.
If you happen to have a life path number 6 (The Educator)
You are going to need to realize that old ways of educating need to be disrupted for new ways to emerge (5). Asserting yourself (1) as a pioneer for new ways to teach and educate would be an excellent way for you to use the numerology of this month.
If you happen to have a life path number 7 (The Mystic)
You may find your role as a counselor or advisor requires you to step back and dive within (1). People in crisis need and appreciate those who can see the spiritual importance of intense change and struggle. Your understanding of the disruptions (5) in your personal story will be crucial this month.
If you happen to have a life path number 8 (The Leader)
You will understand the need for your leadership (1) in this crisis. “Nobody gets their character tested when things are going their way.” The old is transitioning to the new (5), and leaders need to step forth to provide the ideas and wisdom to bring about new world order.
If you happen to have a life path number 9 (The Counselor)
Be ready to be operating in a comprehensive re-writing of the spiritual, behavioral, and psychological DNA of the entire planet from your personal perspective (1). You will also help others if you can guide them through this storm (5) with your wisdom, understanding, and persevering spirit.