Synchronicity Numbers - 11:11 and more
An introduction to the generalized meanings of various synchronicity numbers according to the metaphysical, new age, and paranormal communities
The synchronicity phenomenon has been called many things; "meaningful coincidence", a paranormal event, angel numbers, the universe speaking to us, pseudoscience, and the list goes on. Swiss Psychologist Carl Jung brought the concept of synchronicity to our attention as a phenomenon of energy with noncausal events in his work Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle (1952). It's opened up many theoretical debates and while those arguments still go on today, people are still claiming to experiencing synchronicity. You wouldn't be reading this if you weren't experiencing it yourself or were at least curious what the "meaning" of it all entails.
Synchronicity numbers appear to people almost everywhere and are often unexpected. Most testimonies report the numbers appearing on their clock, watch, or phone, but they've been found on shopping receipts, prices for products in stores and on the products themselves, license plates, in video games, in movies or shows, on the time stamp of a YouTube video or a song, the random page number of a book, mile markers on the road, house numbers, billboard advertisements, and many more places. It's honestly up to those who run into these numbers whether it's pointless coincidence or an alarming message. Those who do bring meaning to these numbers will quickly label themselves as silly and try not to give it significance, but the more it happens, the harder it is to ignore.
Synchronicity numbers are closely associated with a type of revolutionary event or spiritual awakening happening in one's life, so the list of numbers below will have meanings that are associated with those events. Those who study numerology, the occult, theology, and otherwise are often the ones who contribute to these numbers' meanings.
Eleven-eleven is the most common synchronicity number in metaphysical communities and is the one most associated with spiritual awakenings, twin flame reunions, and communication with the universe. It's a reflection of itself and acts as a kind of microcosm for the viewer that they are a reflection of the universe themselves and have an active part in connecting or communicating with that kind of energy, which is often called co-creation. Eleven-eleven echoes what "one" means by itself and encourages the manifestation of one's desires in life and connecting with those one has an energetic alignment with. Those going through the twin flame experience love to see it.
1 or 111
One is known as the number of new beginnings. Many astrologers and mystics call this the "wake up call" number because it's a sign of something greater or higher purpose. It also encourages the person to consider how they think and feel to increase awareness of the power of their thoughts and how strongly it affects their life and the lives of others. This is a very individualistic number many linked to the monotheistic view of god or a source of life connecting with the person. It's all about waking up to the truth of who you are.
2 or 222
The number two focuses on self-trust, authenticity, and recognizing duality. Many occult teachings root back to the Hermetic phrase, "As above, so below," to acknowledge the dualistic nature we all experience but may not think about. When two appears in triples, the viewer is called to consider what balance or unity is for them and how they can trust who they are. Two is a number of partnership and relationship awareness where the person should think critically about who they're allowing in their life.
3 or 333
Three reminds many of us of the trinity found in Christianity and Catholicism. Other than that, people just like things in threes: mind, body, soul; breakfast, lunch, dinner; beginning, middle, end. The number three is all about guidance that is suited for the person. This may be a deity, a spiritual guide, or a person in life considered to be a teacher. The greatest importance from this synchronicity is that whatever guidance is coming is specifically for you.
4 or 444
Four is a secure, even number linked to protection. Four in triples is meant to inform the person that they are safe to do what they feel led to do. This can be a comforting number for those who like structure and organization or need to remember to trust the support given to them and follow through with their choices. Four is all about foundation, strength, and responsibility, which means it's not just about feeling safe, but also trusting in one's own strength to progress in life.
5 or 555
Five represents change, opportunity, and freedom. The moment of change and opportunity will be specific where it may represent a physical change, like moving or traveling, a mental/emotional change, such as greater enlightenment or a realization, or a spiritual change where embracing personal freedom transforms who the person is. Whichever it is, the number five provides awareness of a significant shift in one's life.
6 or 666
There really is no need to fear the number six, even if it appears three times. According to Biblical Numerology, the number six is considered a carnal number or "the number of man" (Davis 1968) and the more it's multiplied, the greater the struggle between man and spirit. However, there are other interpretations of the number signifying the need for the viewer to connect with the material or physical reality even more. Six encourages the person to acknowledge their true desires, become more grounded in who they really are, and take a more mindful approach to getting what they need in life.
7 or 777
Seven is a really special occurrence, especially in triple. Its appearance is letting the viewer know they're "leveling up" so to speak because their life is improving in an authentic and enlightening way due to their own actions and their connection with the universe. This is why seven is considered god's or source's number, but others view this as a sign that they're fully connected with the universe at this time. Referring back to authenticity and enlightenment, seven represents a greater understanding of the self, one's environment, and how to use that knowledge to their advantage.
8 or 888
It's no surprise that many have called the number eight just a vertical infinity symbol (aka the lemniscate) and vice versa. The number eight and its parallel with infinity influenced its symbolic meaning since it appears to have no end; eight represents an ongoing flow of abundance, which can be seen in the context of finance or otherwise. Abundance is associated with a life of happiness often paired with material or spiritual wealth. It's an exciting synchronicity to see when one is worried about how they'll make ends meet because the number eight reminds them that they will.
9 or 999
The number nine focuses on the viewer's transition to a new part of their life. It's meaning is similar to the number seven, since it's signifying an elevation of a kind, but it's not just encouraging the viewer to be ready for a new beginning; surrender will be mandatory to fully experience what's to come. This is a good number for those who struggle with changes in life because the number nine is trying to prepare them for significant changes while also giving a pep talk in its own numerical way. Think of nine as the number seven and number five combined.
0 or 10
Now we're down to zero, the number of new beginnings and paralleling the essence of infinity as well as the power of unity. Zero is another number associated with god-source as it represents an egg-like shape holding the entirety of creation. Simultaneously, zero can signify nothingness, emptiness, a blank slate ready to be drawn upon. This number aligns with a "creator" kind of energy and encourages the viewer to see themselves as a creator in their own right.
What if you see a mix of numbers multiple times?
If you see a combination of synchronicity numbers that appear repeatedly and remain in their same order, you're expected to breakdown the meanings of each number and then combine them. Numerologists also recommend adding the numbers together. For example, the 215 above would be 2+1+5 = 8. So the synchronicity is informing you of an event of abundance to come once you trust yourself more (2), be more considerate of the way you think (1), and be open to the changes to come (5).
Where can I learn more about synchronicity numbers or synchronicity itself?
Here are some sources you can explore if you want further explore the numbers themselves and Jung's concept of synchronicity:
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