Destiny Number 3

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Destiny Number 3

In numerology, the destiny number is the most important number in a person’s chart.

This is because destiny is an inescapable aspect of existence.

When a person takes form in the physical world, the numerological facts that make up their chart can provide them with clues about the purpose and meaning of their lives.

The destiny number, also known as the life path number, can provide you with insights that can help you meet your goals and find purpose and fulfillment in your life.

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Calculating Your Destiny Number

While there are some numerologists that calculate the life path number from a person’s name, the most common method is to use the numbers in their date of birth.

To do this you calculate each digit of the day, month and year of the birth date to arrive at the destiny number.

If you were born on November 11, 1995 it would work like this:


As you can see, when calculating the destiny number, it is important to keep reducing the digits until you reach a root number or a master number.

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The Meaning of Destiny Number 3

The number 3 is the number of creativity.

Destiny numbers 1 and 2 were expressions of pure energy usually thought of in terms of light and dark, active and passive, male and female and sun and moon.

However, when these two forces are put together you get the energy of destiny number 3 – pure unbridled creativity.

If the number 1 corresponds to the sun and the number 2 is associated with the moon, the energy of destiny number 3 is Jupiter, an expansive energy that embodies aspects of both of the primordial forces to create something incredible.

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Career Path for Destiny Number 3

Those endowed with the energy of destiny number 3 are blessed with a bright mind and a radiant smile.

They are creative, intelligent and radiate joy. Unlike the driven number 1 and the passive number 2, people with a 3 energy are balanced, expressive and self-assured.

School comes easily for them and their lives seem to call forth all kinds of creative and artistic talents.

Not only are threes usually bright and funny, they are usually talented artists, musicians and writers and can use all of these gifts in a variety of settings.

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Romance for a Destiny Number 3

People with destiny number 3 are known for having radiant smiles that attract partners with ease. Those on the 3 life path are adored by everyone and have few conflicts.

With life paths 1 and 2 we spoke of dominant and submissive people, but by the time you get to the energy of life path three you are well beyond the scope of duality.

This is like the thesis, antithesis and synthesis of Hegelian philosophy. People with a 3 energy embody both characteristics in equal measure, a compromise between these possibilities.

In this way, those with a 3 energy are able to go into romantic relationships without the need to dominate others like a 1 or serve others like a 2.

When your destiny number is 3 you enter relationships for the pure pleasure and enjoyment of the other. This makes threes desirable romantic partners.

The only down side of destiny number 3 is that once the pleasure ends, they are much more likely to move on than others.

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Destiny Number 3 and the Call of Spirit

In the I Ching, the first and second hexagrams or Kua represent pure Yang and Yin energy.

The 3rd Kua, however, which is sometimes translated as Difficulty, in the Beginning, represents the coming together or the ‘strong and weak’ forces.

Of this coming together, Confucius wrote in the commentary: “Difficulty!

When the strong and weak first unite, the birth that follows is not easy…a righteous course promises sublime success!”

While the life path number 3 has a lot of positive characteristics, the life of a creative person, as the term ‘starving artist’ suggests, can be fraught with struggle.

However, your soul’s larger purpose may be calling you to a higher creative purpose, a calling that you should not ignore.

The Major Arcana card from the Tarot that corresponds with destiny number 3 is The Empress.

The Empress embodies the complete reconciliation of the two cards that precede her in the stations of the Major Arcana.

The Empress embodies the introspection of the High Priestess reconciled with the outgoing and assertive energy of The Magician.

Their creativity comes together to give birth to the radiant and joyful creativity embodied by The Empress.

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Destiny Numbers and Karmic Potential

A life path number of 3 may be indicative of a karmic potential or a karmic debt.

This is most often in the case when talented and creative people are unable to find their way into their important work and end up spending their creative energy on tasks that they do not consider to be worthy of their talent.

In terms of past lives, a destiny number of 3 may indicate that in a former life you were in a position in which you were not allowed to develop your talent to the extent that you wished.

This occurred in the famous example of the Jewish artist Renate Dollinger, a holocaust survivor who settled in the United States after the war to paint scenes from the distant past of a village in Poland that was completely destroyed by the Nazi’s.

Dollinger said that she had a series of mystical encounters in which she learned that in a former life she was not allowed to fulfill her artistic talents. She had to wait until the time was right.

It was her sacred contract to paint the life of the lost Polish village in which she lived during a previous life and fulfill the promise of her talent that had been thwarted in a former life.

Your larger purpose, like Renate’s, could embody a karmic potential that goes well beyond the concerns of this life, to the long-forgotten past or to the far distant future.

If you want to uncover what has been encoded in your destiny when you were born, there’s a free, personalized numerology report you can grab here.

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