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 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. April is the 4th month of the year, and thus a 4. April 2021 is 042021 or 9.
The Number 4 Month
According to Faith Javane and Dusty Bunker in Numerology and the Divine Triangle, the number 4 represents “practicality, work, order, and building foundations” (41). Further, they identify this number with the 4th card of the Major Arcana in the Tarot, the Emperor. “This card, ruling our conscious existence, represents reason, which is a function of the conscious mind. The Emperor, therefore, rules over and sets in order the reasoning, conscious elements of the material world” (134).
The 4th month of each new year is seen as a time to begin establishing the foundations for what we want from the year. Since this month focuses on practicality, order, and building, it is important to understand the shift from a 4 year (2020) to a 5 year (2021). In 2020 the old vision of the way the world works (4) was blown-up by the pandemic. The transition (5) work for a new normal (not a return to the old normal) will be one of the important processes of this year. The new normal will start to take more concrete shape in the 4th month.
The Number 9 for 04/2021
The calculation to a 9 for 04/2021 makes this a month to focus on giving to others, sharing, and spirituality. The number 9 has five representations in a tarot deck: The Major Arcana 9, The Hermit; the 9 of Cups, Happiness; the 9 of Swords, Cruelty; the 9 of Pentacles, Achievement; and the 9 of Wands, Responsibility.
Tarot of the Divine
There is a deep pursuit of the truth in the meaning of the number 9, which requires an inward journey of the Hermit who chooses to isolate and meditate. The 9 of Cups reminds us that we have our own individual measure of happiness. We all face moments of cruelty; how we deal with those moments is crucial to our development (9 of Swords). We should strive for achievement that is valued both for ourselves and out in the world (9 of Coins). And lastly, we must honor our responsibilities (9 of Wands).
Your Number and the 4 and 9 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.
In relation to the number 4, I should think about what I want to establish and have endure from my hard work and relationships. The number 9 reminds me that I must return as much as I take in, sharing where I can, and helping people in greater need than myself.
Life Path 1
If you happen to have a life path number 1 (The Pioneer), then this month will focus on what you need to do to start on a long-term project (4); be responsible and consistent. Making sure you are building your investments, so you can take care of yourself and others (9); work to improve your role in your support system.
Life Path 2
If you happen to have a life path number 2 (The Partner), then this month you need do any work that helps stabilize and secure your relationship (4). It will be important for you to partner with someone who can help you give back and share with people around you who need your support and generosity (9).
Life Path 3
If you happen to have a life path number 3 (The Creator), then this month you should make sure your creativity becomes part of the real work (4); you need to produce. Whatever you produce, be sure the service or product is helpful to others (9); your creative effort should serve a humanitarian purpose.
Life Path 4
If you happen to have a life path number 4 (The Builder), then you should think about and put energy into the activities and choices that will support the long-term goals for your future and the future of those who depend on you (9). Recognizing that you need to be prudent and careful (4) will be essential to building the base of power you want to keep you safe and secure, which will allow you to be more helpful to others.
Life Path 5
If you happen to have a life path number 5 (The Traveler), then you need to seek out places where your efforts and service (9), both physically (location-wise) and socially, regarding your resources, (4) will have the greatest impact. If you need to “commit to a cause”, externally or internally, this is the month to make promises and pledges.
Life Path 6
If you happen to have a life path number 6 (The Educator), then teaching what you know will help the most people because that knowledge is what helps others find the strength they need to thrive (9). This month will be ideal for using your resources in a helpful way (4); making sure your assets are put to good use consistently.
Life Path 7
If you happen to have a life path number 7 (The Mystic), then you may find your role as a mystic requires you to use your wisdom and insight in traditional ways (4) as a recognized guru (9) in your community. This is the time to stand up and be counted, so people in need can reliably find you and get your help.
Life Path 8
If you happen to have a life path number 8 (The Leader), then you need to be a constant light for the people who need to feel secure (4) by following you. Embracing your power, especially based on your wisdom (9), will inspire others to follow suit, allowing more and more people to attain safety and stability.
Life Path 9
If you happen to have a life path number 9 (The Counselor), you want to make sure your counseling skills are “rock-solid” (4). Your strong sense of empathy and connection to ancient wisdom (9) will also help others to “find themselves” as they try to understand how they need to come into their own power.