The Numerology of Jay-Z

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Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known professionally as Jay-Z, is an American rapper, songwriter, record executive, businessman, and media mogul. He is considered one of the most influential hip-hop artists in history and is the former CEO of Def Jam Recordings, which helped launch numerous industry artists, including Kanye West, Rihanna, and J. Cole.

This article will explore his numerology to see how he expresses his numbers.

Life Path Number

The Life Path is the total of a person’s birthday (mm/dd/yyyy). Stan’s birthday was December 4, 1969, so 12/04/1969, which totals 1985, which reduces to 23, which reduces to a 5. If the numbers are added sequentially, the total is 32, which reduces to 5.

An individual that has life path number five is adventurous and an agent of change. Therefore, they have passion and energy to visit the world, interact with new people, and spread ideas. Their personality develops through their efforts to learn about the world by exploring.

As exploring people, they embrace diversity, new experiences, and differences. So, they become successful through mastering knowledge and wide-ranging experience. Since they explore to succeed in life, they overcome challenges thrown in their way by finding alternative solutions to get to the best solution.

For a more complete understanding of this Life Path Number, visit the Life Path Number 5 page.

The number 5 is the number for exploration, disruption, and transformation. It is a good number for a man who is famous world-wide for his talent as a rapper, songwriter, and music producer. While he is generally well-known for his own musical success, he is far more the number 5 disruptor and transformer through his business dealings.

Destiny Number

The Destiny Number is the total of the full birth name. Shawn Corey Carter is his birth name, so his Destiny Number is the total of his first, middle, and last name, which adds up to 79, which totals to 16, which reduces to 7.

An individual that has a Destiny number seven attracts spiritual and esoteric people. Therefore, they know how to encourage truth-seekers, dreamers, and philosophers. They can see the potential in those others who want to learn about the world by studying large patterns and to find purpose in life.

As spiritual people, they embrace honesty, philosophy, and the mysteries of life. As highly attuned spiritual people, they show others how to find the spiritual path. Destiny wants them to guide others to their destinies.

For a more complete understanding of this Destiny Number, visit the Destiny Number 7 page.

However, he is famously known as Jay-Z, and that Destiny Number totals 17, which reduces to 8.

An individual that has a Destiny number eight attracts driven and high achieving people. Therefore, they encourage those people who want to succeed in the public eye, set and achieve high goals, and lead others.

They intuitively know how to bring out the power of another and put that power into the world. As goal-oriented people, they show others the merits of hard work, long-range planning, and leadership. Destiny wants them to lead the leaders!

For a more complete understanding of this Destiny Number, visit the Destiny Number 8 page.

The number 7, for the mystic, and the number 8, for leadership and power are excellent numbers for Jay-Z, who has an almost magical ability to help other artists come into their power. This combination could easily be described as the “Midas Touch”.

Active Number

You lead into life with your first name, which is why its numerical value is your Active Number. Some people use their given first name, some take on a nickname given to them by a family member or peer, and some people choose a nickname or even an alternative name.

The “true” active number is the given birth name. Even if you legally change your first name, the core Active Number is the birth name given to you by your parents. A legally changed name is more powerful than a nickname. And any name used to identify a person in the world is a variation of an Active Number. In Shawn’s case his active number is 21, which reduces to 3, the number for the Creator.

An individual that has an Active Number 3 is creative and dynamic. Therefore, they enjoy learning, problem-solving, expressing ideas, and working creatively. A child with a 3 first name prefers the chance to do creative activities and be active as much as possible throughout the day. When focused, they accomplish amazing feats, but if uninterested, no threat or reward moves them.

The number for “Jay” is 9. An individual that has an Active Number 9 is often wise beyond their years, even their later years. Therefore, they tend to be patient, consider actions carefully, and see the “big picture”. A child with a 9 first name is an excellent observer and comfortable letting others lead and act until invited to participate. First name 9 people act with compassion and soak up wisdom.

Hereditary Number

Essentially, you inherit numbers from your parents. Most often, the father’s surname is the one that dominates and is known out in the world. The mother’s surname often becomes the middle name for a woman after marriage, when she assumes the surname of her husband. In Shawn’s case, his last name Carter totals 11, a master number, which reduces to 2, the Partner.

An individual that has a Heredity Number 11 inherits special insight or talent from one or both parents. The person must determine how to understand number 11 energy through the influence of the parent. That influence may manifest as support or suppression. In other words, the child gets encouragement to stand out positively or must overcome narcissism from the parent. Either way the child learns the lesson of individuation from the parent or despite the parent with last name that is the number 11.

The number for “Z” is 8. An individual that has a Heredity Number 8 inherits leadership from one or both parents. The person must determine how to understand number 8 energy through the influence of the parent. That influence may manifest as support or suppression. In other words, the child gets encouragement to develop as a leader or suffers at the hands of an insecure parent. Either way the child learns the lesson of power from the parent or despite the parent with last name that is the number.

Soul Urge Number

The Soul Urge Number is the total of the vowels in a name, specifically the full birth name. The Soul Urge is like an energy charge within the numerology of a person. The number of the Soul Urge “powers” the Destiny Number. In Shawn’s case, his number is 18, which reduces to 9.

An individual that has a Soul Urge Number 9 draws energy from a love of life. Therefore, they operate with a need to unlock wisdom to generate energy. These individuals are often patient, observant, and introverted. Accepting that you need to open and generous to get what you want and to get things done will help you be more successful in your relationships and endeavors.

The number for “Jay-Z” is 1. An individual that has a Soul Urge Number 1 draws energy from the self. Therefore, they operate with inner strength and inner direction that is intense. These individuals are often self-confident, self-aware, and self-motivated. Accepting that you need to initiate to get what you want and to get things done will help you be more successful in your relationships and endeavors.

Personality Number

The Personality Number is the total of consonants in the name, specifically the full birth name. The Personality Number is how people encounter someone and interpret them. It is like the clothing you choose when you plan to go out in public, which causes people to react to you a certain way. For Shawn, his number is 61, which reduces to 7.

An individual that has a Personality Number 7 presents as mysterious to others. Therefore, others see them as either enlightened or delusional. People who like spiritual leaders will expect a Personality 7 to fulfill that role in life. Do not be surprised if people treat you as someone who can understand their purpose in life, even if you want to focus on your purpose in life.

The number for “Jay-Z” is 16, which reduces to 7, the same as his Personality Number with his full birth name.

Soul Purpose Number

Your Life Path Number reveals your numerical engine; it is the energy that drives you. Your Destiny Number reveals the numerical energy the world wants from you. When you combine them, you get your Soul Purpose Number, which reveals the “why” of your existence in this lifetime.

In Shawn’s case his Soul Purpose Number is the total of his Life Path Number 5 plus his Destiny Number 7, which totals 12, which reduces to 3. With a 5 + 7 combination, he is here to “create spiritually as a disruptor”.

In Jay-Z’s case his Soul Purpose Number is the total of his Life Path Number 5 plus his Destiny Number 8, which totals 13, which reduces to 4. With a 5 + 8 combination, he is here to “build as the leader of revolution”.

Shawn’s total numerology is:

  • LPN = 5
  • DN = 7
  • AN = 3
  • HN = 11/2
  • SUN = 9
  • PN = 7
  • SPN = 3

Jay-Z’s total numerology is:

  • LPN = 5
  • DN = 8
  • AN = 9
  • HN = 8
  • SUN = 1
  • PN = 7
  • SPN = 4

As you can see there is a strong thread of energy involving the numbers 7 (three times) and 8 and 9 (two times), which can be summarized as a mystic, who is powerful and compassionate.

Philip Young, PhD

I am a spiritual adviser located in Durham, North Carolina. I earned my PhD in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1996 and had a career in academics until 2007, when I retired to become a stay-at-home father. In 2013 I “hung out my shingle” starting my business Black Unykorn Enterprises, LLC. I provide spiritual guidance using different tools: astrology, tarot/oracle cards, numerology, and past life regression (using muscle testing). With a home office, Zoom, WeChat, and WhatsApp, I work with local clients in person and distance clients from around the world. You can read about my practice and contact me through my website: https://www.blackunykorn.com. Philip Young, PhD Website
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