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. August is the 8th month of the year, and thus an 8. August 2020 is 082020 or 12, which reduces to a 3.
The Number 8 Month
The number 8 is about power, leadership, and large institutions. The focus this month will involve all these issues, especially with the first round of stimulus support having ended at the conclusion of July. One of the largest institutions in the United States, education, will be a focal point of the virus impact since traditional grade school and university classrooms normally restart this month.
Power and powerlessness will continue to be on full display as the virus continues its spread in the US and worldwide. There is a very good chance that education, as we know it, will fall in the same way that dining out and travel, as we know them, have fallen. We will continue to see the flaws in the US system design that makes the virus more aggressive and successful in the United States than elsewhere in the world. New leadership needs to emerge, and this month will test the limits of the old guard and present opportunities for a new guard.
Under the current pandemic, normal patterns are broken or severely hampered, so now there is less a focus on vacation and more of one on service and health. This July, this year, will tap into the serious side of the number 7, which works to understand purpose and meaning in life. Why did you choose to be on the planet now; what is your purpose through this crisis?
The Number 3 for 8/2020
The calculation to a 3 for 8/2020 makes this a month to focus on creativity and hard work. The number 3 has five representations in a tarot deck: the Major Arcana 3, the Empress; the 3 of Cups, Celebration, the 3 of Swords, Sorrow; the 3 of Pentacles, Hard Work, and the 3 of Wands, Adventure. The Empress represents the feminine divine, our need to nurture others, and be nurtured.
As the world struggles with the virus, globally, it continues to touch more and more individual lives, making it harder for us to find celebration in the face of so much sorrow, requiring us to work hard to keep ourselves safe, while trying to realize that life remains an adventure we have to explore.
Your Number and the 8 and 3 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 8, I should review my power role in the world and what I need to do daily to survive at this time.
If you happen to have a life path number 1 (The Pioneer)
This month will involve a great deal of leading by example and trying to find the leadership examples you want to emulate (8). Taking care of the self is fundamental to being able to take care of others. You thrive when you put forth your best individual effort creatively (3).
If you happen to have a life path number 2 (The Partner)
This month you should look for partnerships that will increase your power and help you lead or follow (8) in ways that benefit yourself and those who count on you. Hard work with a partner or others (3) will yield you the best result during this month.
If you happen to have a life path number 3 (The Creator)
This month will be your month to tap into your creative energy to lead others or support a leader you believe in (8). With the application of your creativity (3), you can find the power (8) to help you get through these difficult times.
If you happen to have a life path number 4 (The Builder)
You should look for new and creative ways (3) to keep yourself safe and secure. Recognizing that many of the dramatic changes in daily life are not temporary, but part of a new normal will help you feel empowered when you work to establish what is needed in the emerging “new” world (8).
If you happen to have a life path number 5 (The Traveler)
You need to find creative ways (3) to go out and navigate the world. Your sense of power (8) comes from the knowledge and experience you gain interacting with the wider world, which is far more limited than it was less than a year ago.
If you happen to have a life path number 6 (The Educator)
You are going to need to get even more creative (3) to fulfill your role, especially if you work as an educator professionally. Knowledge and service are power (8) for you and there is a great need for both in a world that is rapidly changing in so many fundamental ways.
If you happen to have a life path number 7 (The Mystic)
You may find your role as a leader exponentially expanded (8). People in crisis need and appreciate those who can see the spiritual importance of intense change and struggle. Your hard work and creative understanding (3) of spiritual matters will be in greater demand during this time.
If you happen to have a life path number 8 (The Leader)
This is your month. Time to step up and provide helpful and decisive leadership. We will need new ways of thinking (3) and tremendous dedication from our leaders. Lead the numbers ready to help (2, 4, and 6) with your authority (8) and model the vision for others who need inspiration (1, 3, 5, and 7).
If you happen to have a life path number 9 (The Counselor)
Be ready to be more directive and authoritative with your guidance (8). You will also help others if you take creative approaches (3) to the advice and counseling you offer. Like the Mystic, your role will be tremendously amplified during this crisis.