The Numerology of Serena Williams

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Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player, who reached number 1 in the world in her career. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, second only to Margaret Court (24).

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). Serena’s birthday was September 26, 1981, so 09/26/1981, which totals 2016, which reduces to 9. If the numbers are added sequentially, the total is 36, which reduces to a 9.

An individual that has life path number nine is generous and compassionate. Therefore, they have the passion and energy to help the wider world and take on the largest human problems. Their personality develops through their efforts to see the flaws in humanity and heal them.

As the people of the people, they embrace charity, altruism, and healing. So, they become successful through networking the disparate parts of society into a whole. Since they choose to lift those who are downtrodden, they overcome challenges thrown in their way by peaceful protest, patience, and forgiveness.

For a more complete understanding of this Life Path Number, visit the Life Path Number 9 page.

Serena connects to the wider world through her profession, as a standout athlete and ambassador for her sport and her country.

Destiny Number

The Destiny Number is the total of the full birth name. Serena Jameka Williams is her birth certificate name, so her Destiny Number is the total of her first, middle, and last name, which adds up to 75, which reduces to 12, then 3.

An individual that has a Destiny number three attracts creative and romantic individuals. Therefore, they are often the muse for a writer, musician, painter, photographer, or any other type of artist.

Their energy inspires others to embrace new ideas, change, risk, and opportunity because they want the other person to be creative. Destiny wants them to encourage creativity in others and support the arts as the spark that makes the artist shine.

For a more complete understanding of this Destiny Number, visit the Destiny Number 3 page.

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 is more powerful than a nickname. And any name used to identify a person in the world is an Active Number. Serena totals 26, which reduces to 8.

An individual that has an Active Number 8 is a natural-born leader. Therefore, they like to take charge, direct others, and set lofty goals. A child with an 8 first name will initiate games, enjoy competing, and look for new challenges. First-name 8 individuals appreciate rules and structure as components that help their drive to succeed.

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. Even though Serena is married, she did not take the last name of her husband; however, her daughter has her father’s last name, Ohanian, and not her mother’s last name Williams. Williams totals 35, which reduces to 8, the Leader.

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 the 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 Serena’s case, her number is 37, which reduces to 10, which reduces to 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 Serena, her number is 38, which reduces to 11, a Master number, then to 2.

An individual that has a Personality Number 11 presents as stellar to others. Therefore, others see them as either spectacular or narcissistic. People who appreciate the highly talented person will expect a Personality 11 to fulfill that role in life. Do not be surprised if people treat them as someone special and amazing, even if they feel average.

An individual that has a Personality Number 2 presents as relatable to others. Therefore, others see them as either supportive or co-dependent. People who like partnership and teamwork will expect a Personality 2 to fulfill that role in life. Do not be surprised if people treat them as someone who they want to “work with”, even if they want to be left alone.

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 Serena’s case, her Soul Purpose Number is the total of her Life Path Number 3 plus her Destiny Number 9, which totals 12, which reduces to 3, the Creator. With a 3 + 9 combination, she is here “to create and share her vision”.

The two 8s and the 11 within her Destiny number provide powerful energy to succeed, lead, and achieve, which Serena has certainly done as a professional athlete and one of the best tennis players of all time.

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. Philip Young, PhD Website