Numerology is about the energy and vibration of numbers. Whether alone or as part of patterns in nature, in dates, times, your birth, your name - numbers are connected to so much.
For your personal life, you can calculate (from your name and date of birth) a picture of your soul path in this life, through your Life Path number, your expression number and more. Not as a fortelling of some inalterable fate, but as a bird-eye view of your strengths, your challenges, and how to use these to follow your path of alignment and flow.
In a similar way, you can also use numerology to feel out the energy around your business.
It can be used for so much - from the name you choose, to planning out days and dates for launches or meetings, the balance between work and rest, even help you decide on the direction your business should take or the core message you want to embody.
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But the important thing to remember, however, is that like for your personal numerology, the numerology of your business name does not dictate anything. It is not an indicator of some set destiny or fate. It is not some rule about exactly what you must do in your business. And it is not an indicator of success or failure.
It is simply a tool, one of many, to help you connect with the path your are already on, and your own intuition about your life and business.
It can help with awareness of potential strengths and challenges - but chances are these won't be a surprise to you. You probably already know a lot of this, but all the best intuitive tools simply confirm and clarify your own knowing. And hopefully help you feel more confident in your own intuitive decision making.
So if you resonate at all with Numerology, it can be a really enlightening way to add some depth to your business plans and visioning.
Plus I find it really fun! It's like those personality tests you used to do. (Or maybe still do, thanks to Buzzfeed.) Even though they told you what you already knew, it can often be so helpful to have it written out in front of you, to put into words the things you probably felt but couldn't articulate.
Use the calculator below To Find Your Number
Simply type in the full name of your business.
If you are choosing between names and want to get a feel for multiple ideas or versions, then use it as many times as you like to get the numbers for each of them.
(But try to limit yourself or you will likely make yourself more confused! Do your own intuitive narrowing down to your top 2 or 3 and then just compare those, instead of doing your whole list of 20 ideas!)
Each letter is connected to a number from 1-9, and these are added up and then reduced to a single digit (or master number if it is a repeating number like 22).
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Calculate Your Business Name Number
Your business name number is:
The Meanings of the Numbers
Keywords: beginnings, self-determination, self-starter, innovation, exploration, aloneness, independence, and self-sufficiency.
This is the number of new beginnings, of leadership, of start-ups and self determination. It has particular affinity to solo work vs team work, because of its independent energy. So it can also a very pioneering number, leading the way in a field or industry. It has a rebellious energy - in a good way - and can bring a lot of focus and determination. Out of balance it can have an energy of stubborness ( though this can still be harnessed for good - sticking to your guns), or a tendency to try to do it all alone.
Keywords: relationships, teamwork, companionship, coexistence, peacemaking, duality and diplomacy.
This number is all about partnerships. This could apply to working in partnership with another person, supporting the partnerships of other people, or also the partnership of values and traits. Duality - the coexistence of two, sometimes seemingly opposing, aspects that balance each other - like light and dark. Or in your business, both physical and spiritual pursuits, for example. Masculine and feminine etc. Balance is key. When harnessed, partnership and duality can bring unique dimensions to your offerings.
The Creative Spirit
Keywords: creative self-expression, social interaction, optimism, tolerance, inspiration, a catalyst.
Creative expression and social connection are the two key energies here, with a connection to aesthetics, and all sorts of artistic and creative pursuits have an affinity to the 3. But creativity in connection to others, in social gatherings or group activities, not so much as a solo pursuit. 3 is a dynamic force, and when harnessed is an energy for prolific creation and connection. (Out of balance, it may show up as starting a lot of projects, but getting distracted before finishing... Ooh, look, a shiny thing....)
Keywords: focus, foundation, conscientiousness, method, pragmatism, reliability, earth energy, groundedness, mother earth.
This has a very grounded, dependable association. Some people have trouble with a 4 because it feels like stuckness or stagnation to them, but in balance it offers a very trustworthy energy - which in many types of businesses, is very valuable! The energy of the 4 offers something people feel like they can rely on. It is also connected to nature, mother earth, and earthy energy. It is has strong foundational energy, something that can be built upon.
The CHANGE MAKER
Keywords: expression of personal freedom, sensuality, curiosity, wit, and adventure.
Personal freedom is a huge aspect of the number 5, and so in terms of business, it encourages a unique energy, forging your own path, risk taking, and indeed, wave-making. 5 likes to rock the boat. It has a dynamic social energy like the 3, but with a bit more independence. It likes newness, change, adventure & travel. Unbalanced, it can come across as self-involved. A lot of really high-level businesses have the number 5. (E.g. Apple) While 1 is a number pioneering new beginnings, 5 is also a pioneer in the realms of changing the status quo.
Keywords: Protection, nurturing, community, balance, sympathy, family, harmony, home, idealism, and healing.
The 6 has a very self-sacrificing energy. Home and family, or healing and nurturing others is a big part of it. It can also be called the mother number. Out of balance it can bring over-protectiveness and anxiety, which may lead to not taking certain risks or leaps of faith sometimes necessary to business growth. But its compassionate energy, and its leaning towards healing or teaching, is a source great strength. People feel warmly welcome by the energy of the 6.
The Truth Seeker
Keywords: learning, research, truth, introspection, analysis, spirituality, intuitiveness, and wisdom.
The energy of the 7 balances both practical and scientific knowledge, and the more spiritual and intuitive knowledge and ancient wisdom. It likes to both feel with the heart and think with the head and combine the two. It has an affinity to research and analysis based pursuits, and reflects the potential for a lot of introspection, philosophising and complete absorption in topics of interest. Hence, it is not a particularly social number, and can have a connection with eccentricity or the appearance of aloofness. But it is actually very connected to the core ideas and flow of life.
Keywords: success, authority, power, wealth, building, business, realism, efficiency, prosperity, abundance and balance.
Though this may seem like an ideal number for all businesses - who doesn't want success and infinite abundance?! - it also comes with its challenges and can be an intense number. Of all the numbers, it has the easiest tendency to slip into prioritising money - or more accurately, power - above all else, compromising other values. It can be quite a 'corporate' number. But it also has the potential for manifesting massive success and influence, and relates to having a smart business head and being a good judge of character. Use your power wisely!
Keywords: humanitarianism, compassion, philanthropy, idealism, completion, and tolerance.
Being of service to others, or even all of humanity, is the highest energy here. It is a very generous energy, co-operative and creative. Whatever your business, think about the ways it might be of best service to others, or connected to furthering causes around social justice, fundraising, or giving back in some way to make the most of this energy. There's a tendency to be idealistic or to put the needs and desires of others above practical matters - not even always a bad thing, it is just something be aware of!
If you get a double digit repeating number, this is called a master number. It has an amplified energy, and also embodies some of the energy of both the number that is repeated, and the single number it adds up to.
E.g. 11 has it's own meaning, but containing the energy of a 1, and the energy of a 2 (1+1).
Keywords: psychic, intuitive, higher calling, messenger, instinctive, spiritual perspective, breaking through limitations.
Combines and amplifies the independence and leadership of the masculine 1 with the feminine energy and connectedness of the 2.
The master number 11 is most often connected with a calling to bring a certain message to the world, something connected to collective consciousness or enlightenment, a purpose that will push the current boundaries of our limited perspective. But this energy really needs to be applied to a goal or focus, otherwise it becomes like water without a vessel; full of life giving potential, but with no direction or form. People with a master 11 number in their numerology can feel quite conflicted and out of place for much of their lives, until they find their voice and purpose. Can get stuck at the idea and vision stage, if not partnered with more practical 'get-it-done' energy. Applied to business, hopefully the business goals themselves can be a harnessing container for this powerful number's potential.
The Master Builder
Keywords: bringing dreams to reality, creation, confidence, ambition, discipline.
Amplifies the feminine partnership energy of the 2, and combines with the earthy, foundational energy of the 4.
Has the energy and potential to turn even lofty visions and dreams and ideas into reality. But also has the tendency to blindness to potential - you need to believe in the abundance and possibilities of life to harness the 22 energy, or it can manifest as indecision, anxiety, and feeling a self-applied pressure that causes overwhelm.
In a way the 22 harnesses all the vision the 11 brings to the world, and makes it a concrete reality.
The Master Teacher
Keywords: humanitarian, understanding, teacher, influencer, creative expression.
Amplifies the powers of expression of the 3, and uses it to nurture, uplift and instruct - the energy of the 6.
When harnessed decisively and with confidence, the energy of the 33 can be connected to what you might call being a 'mover and shaker' - it embodies some of both the vision of the 11 and the manifestation of the 22, and creatively and persuasively inspires others to come along for the ride. With this energy there can be a tendency towards preachiness, or frustration when others won't listen or catch the vision.
In business, this energy would be especially valuable in teaching or coaching, surrounding spiritual evolution and change.
11, 22 & 33 are traditionally the master numbers most commonly recognised or referred to.
But all repeating digits have their own amplified energy, as I described above. Strong potential, but sometimes more challenging energy to harness too. (With great power comes great responsibility!)
If you got a master number beyond 33, you can deduce a bit of its meaning yourself from the numbers it contains.
But if you want more detailed descriptions of other master numbers - or a more in depth look at all of the numbers - be sure to sign up to be notified when the complete guide is available.
It will not only contains more detailed descriptions of all the numbers, but further exploration of how to use these numbers in your business visioning, planning, offerings and creations. Both for spiritual and intuitive insight, and the practical applications - from marketing to customer service.
It will also include a bit about how your own personal numerology interacts with that of your business, and how you can leverage this for better alignment and flow.
Help! I like my business name, but I don't like its number!
Don't freak out. You don't need to rush out and change your business name!
Remember, you chose this name based on, I'm sure, a lot of thought and for a lot of personal reasons - and the numerology of that name is only one part of that whole.
There are so many other factors at play, and the numerology is just one. And it is not some set in stone destiny. It is instructive and enlightening - even if you don't particularly like it.
Also remember, if you find you don't like the number associated with your business name, or the energy of that number doesn't seem to gel with what your business is about, that the description of the numbers here does not cover every nuance of that number. And it doesn't take into account everything else surrounding your business, including your own interaction with it.
Ask yourself a few things:
- Does this number challenge something in me? What is the reason you 'don't like it' - remembering that no number is good or bad, only with different energy and affinities. So what is your strong reaction trying to tell you? We are often challenged by things that we need to bring into balance in our lives (or businesses.)
- Can it inspire something new in my business? You may be completely satisfied with your business as it is, which is great! Don't search for problems where there are none. But if the number does seem like a different energy than you expected, see if it inspires anything in you - like a new project or offering idea to complement the rest of the business, a different slant on what you already do, a new way of connecting with a certain niche or customer/audience?
- Have I considered how this interacts with my personal numerology? If you don't know your personal numerology, there are calculators all over the internet that can give you a quick overview. Interpreting them is another matter, but if you find out your own main numbers, consider how they might work together. Perhaps your business number, though it doesn't immediately seem to fit as you expected, is a number that balances out something in your personal numbers? (E.g. 4 offers groundedness to the changeable energy of a 5.)
More on this will be in the extended numerology guide, or if you really want to delve into it deeper, get in touch for a full personal/business reading.
Note: none of this constitutes personalised advice or responsibility for your business choices and decisions. No matter what the numerology says, your own desires, intuition and passions are always the highest priority and have the most influence. It is always fully in your hands.
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In the meantime...
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An editable PDF to fill on your computer, or print out. A guide and place to record the energy & insights of your business name number, and the new ideas, inspiration and even practical steps you can take with this new knowledge.