The Numerology of Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954) is an American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, broadcast from Chicago, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and ran in national syndication for 25 years, from 1986 to 2011. (wiki).

This article will explore her numerology to see how she expresses her numbers. 

Life Path Number

The Life Path is the total of a person’s birthday (mm/dd/yyyy).  Winfrey’s birthday was January 29, 1954, so 01/29/1954, which totals 1984, which reduces to 22, which reduces to a 4.  If the numbers are added sequentially, the total is 31, which reduces to a 4.

An individual that has life path number 22 is the master teacher. Therefore, they have the passion and energy to engage in scholarship and share knowledge with others as deeply and broadly as possible. Their personality develops through their efforts to learn and share wisdom.

As people, they embrace knowledge, problem-solving, and sharing information. So, they become successful through teaching others and disseminating wisdom. Since they act with Destiny’s blessing, they overcome challenges thrown in their way teaching others to overcome challenges, thus strengthening their understanding of the problems they confront.

For a more complete understanding of this Life Path Number, visit Master 22 Life Path Number page.

An individual that has life path number four is hard-working and concerned about stability. Therefore, they have the passion and energy to build lasting results, maintain systems, and do what is necessary. Their personality develops through their efforts to establish themselves in the world.

As reliable people, they embrace traditions, security, financial stability, and logic. So, they become successful through persistence. Since they endure to succeed in life, they overcome challenges thrown in their way by outlasting the challenge and using tried and true methods to succeed.

For a more complete understanding of this Life Path Number, visit Life Path Number 4 page.

Winfrey essentially worked as a “problem-solver” as the host of her show, and she built a media empire over the course of her professional career.  Her legacy continues to grow as a positive and dynamic public figure now spanning several generations.

Destiny Number

The Destiny Number is the total of the full birth name.  Oprah Gail Winfrey is her birth certificate name, so her Destiny Number is the total of her first, middle, and last name, which adds up to 97, which reduces to 16, then 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 our Destiny Number 7 page.

If you consider the immense popularity of Oprah, she has a mystical, spellbinding quality to her personality.  She is among the most well-known people on the entire planet.  She promotes positivity and hope with Shamanic wisdom and compassion.

Within the Destiny Number are several key numbers: the Active Number, the Heredity Number, the Soul Urge Number, and the Personality Number.

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 and the numerical value is more powerful than a nickname. But any name used to identify a person in the world is an Active Number.  Oprah totals 31, which reduces to 4, the number for stability and consistency.

An individual that has an Active Number 4 likes to build and establish. Therefore, they conserve and use energy frugally, like to work hard, and want to appear solid and secure to others.  A child with a 4 first name will enjoy learning a skill, playing on a team, or form a close-knit group with peers.  First name 4 people want to act responsibly and make sure everything runs as it should.

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 her middle name after marriage, when she assumes the surname of her husband.  Winfrey totals 46, which reduces to 10, which further reduces to 1, the Individualist.

An individual that has a Heredity Number 1 inherits individuality from one or both parents. The person must determine how to understand the number 1 energy through the influence of the parent.  That influence may manifest as support or suppression.  In other words, the child gets encouragement to be independent or must fight for his or her independence.  Either way, the child learns the lesson of independence from the parent or despite the parent (the one who has the last name that is the number 1).

Another quality of the number 1 is pioneering, which Winfrey has certainly been doing.  She has led the way for African American women through individual achievement at the highest level.  Often, number 1 individuals act as role models for others.

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 Oprah Winfrey’s case, her number is 31, which reduces to a 4.

An individual that has a Soul Urge Number 4 draws energy from hard work and persistent effort. Therefore, they operate with steady energy that keeps going and going.  These individuals are often dependable, no-nonsense, and practical. Accepting that you need to be methodical 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 Winfrey, her number is 66, which reduces to 12, then to 3.

An individual that has a Personality Number 3 presents as creative to others. Therefore, others see them as either artistic or “out there”.  People who like imagination will expect a Personality 3 to fulfill the artist role in life.  Do not be surprised if people treat you as someone who can create on your own, even if you can only draw stick figures.

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 Oprah Winfrey’s case her Soul Purpose Number is the total of her Life Path Number 7 plus her Destiny Number 4, which totals 11, and reduces to a 2.  With a 7 + 4 combination, she is here to “stand out by building a spiritual message”.

Her Soul Purpose number is also the master number 11.  Her energy will be guided by her connection to humanity and how she is on earth to be some kind of beacon for its development.  Her keywords are: altruism and community.  According to Javane and Bunker, “You must practice ‘love thy neighbor as thyself’ and use it as your foundation.  11 is one of the most difficult vibrations because the demand for high standards is constant” (21).

Philip Young, PhD

I am a spiritual adviser located in Cary, 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.

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