The Numerology of the United States of America

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This will be the first article, in a series of articles, about the numerology of countries. We will look at the name numerology as well as the accepted date for the birth of a nation. The series begins with The United States of America. A country has an identity and can be considered a “person” for purposes of this numerology exploration.

This article will explore its numerology to see how the country expresses its numbers.

Life Path Number

The Life Path is the total of a person’s birthday (mm/dd/yyyy). The United States of America’s birthday was July 4, 1776, so 07/04/1776, which totals 1787, which reduces to 23, which reduces to a 5. If the numbers are added sequentially, the total is 32, which reduces to a 5.

An individual that has life path number five is adventurous and an agent of change. Therefore, they have the 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 this Life Path Number 5 page.

Considered the “melting pot” of the world, as well as a modern empire of influence through business, popular culture, and warfare, The United States of America certainly exhibits a Life Path 5 energy. Much of the very early history of the country involved its discovery through exploration (Christopher Columbus) and evolution through exploration within the country (westward expansion from the east coast).

Destiny Number

The Destiny Number is the total of the full birth name. The United States of America would be considered the full birth name, including “The” at the beginning. The Destiny Number is the total of his first, middle, and last name, which The United States of America happens to have, which adds up to 99, which reduces to 18, which reduces to 9.

An individual that has a Destiny number nine attracts generous and wise people. Therefore, they know how to encourage the people who want to engage the wider world and take on the largest human problems.

They recognize and draw in the people most concerned about the evolution and health of humanity. So, they can show people how to embrace charity and altruism. Destiny wants them to show others the ways of patience and forgiveness.

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

Part of the American 9 Destiny number exists in the poem on the Statue of Liberty, where it concludes:

“Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

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 a variation of an Active Number. In the United States of America’s case, “United” is the active number, which is 18, which reduces to 10, which reduces to 1, the number for the Individualist.

An individual that has an Active Number 1 is a natural-born maverick. Therefore, they like to go first, try the ride before everyone else, and take the first bite! This person will speak up and stand out. A child with a 1 first name will take off towards something they want or head in a different direction than the rest of the group. Either that or the rest of the group runs along after the child with the 1 first name.

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 the United States of America’s case, the last name would be “America,” which totals 32, which reduces to 5, the Explorer.

An individual that has a Heredity Number 5 inherits adventurousness from one or both parents. The person must determine how to understand number 5 energy through the influence of the parent. That influence may manifest as support or suppression. In other words, the child gets encouragement to explore and embrace change or face constant restriction. Either way, the child learns the lesson of change from the parent or in spite of the parent with the last name that is the number 5.

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 the United States of America’s case, the number is 50, which reduces to 5.

An individual that has a Soul Urge Number 5 draws energy from exploring and conflict. Therefore, they operate with a need to challenge themselves and others to generate energy. These individuals are often playful, competitive, and fearless. Accepting that you need to be unafraid of what is new 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 the United States of America, the number is 49, which reduces to 13, which reduces to 4.

An individual that has a Personality Number 4 presents as stable and reliable to others. Therefore, others see them as either dependable or stubborn. People who like hard workers will expect a Personality 4 to fulfill that role in life. Do not be surprised if people treat you as someone who “has it together”, even if you cannot balance your bank account.

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 the United States of America’s case, the Soul Purpose Number is the total of his Life Path Number 5 plus his Destiny Number 9, which totals 14, which reduces to 5. With a 5 + 9 combination, the United States of America exists to “explore and expand by sharing its discoveries”.

The total numerology, at a glance, looks like:

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

It is not hard to see how the 5 dominates the numerology of the United States of America. It is a number about catalyzing and bringing change, as well as being in a constant state of change, exploration, and expansion. These qualities do exemplify the most positive and negative traits of US culture and its core identity.

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