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The Meaning of Number 15
In Numerology it is understood that numbers possess particular qualities that function like personality traits, exerting their influence wherever they are detected.
Numbers do not have to be clearly apparent to exert this kind of influence.
The fact is that numbers are embedded in our experience in ways that we may not even detect and shape our experience in ways that can be startling when fully realized.
In Numerology, it is the root numbers, or the numbers from 0-9 that really possess this vibrational quality. To understand the vibrational essence of larger numbers, it is customary to combine its digits until it is reduced to a root number.
Beyond reducing compound numbers to root numbers, it is also possible to gauge their meaning by factoring in the influence of the particular digits of which the number is made.
This way we can gain an accurate picture of all of the possible ways that a number like 15 can influence a person’s thoughts and actions.
The good thing about this knowledge is that it can help us in a number of ways.
Not only is having an understanding of Numerology helpful to our careers, love lives and spiritual development, it can also help us develop a better sense of self-understanding and shine the light of purpose on our lives.
The Numerological Meaning of 15
The number 15 is associated primarily with root number 6 and it is the birth number of anyone born on either the 15th or the 30th of any month. The number 6 is a number of harmony and balance and refers generally to occupations and events that occur primarily in the home.
If your birth number is 15 or derived from root number 6, you are likely to be involved with a career or occupation that either takes place in the home or has strong domestic associations.
You may also have be a homebody in the best sense of the term, preferring to stay home and read, bake or perform domestic chores than go out on the town with friends.
Those who are strongly influenced by this energy have a strong preference for family over friends and work associates and will always choose to stay home if they can or go home early when possible.
There is always something going on at home that they are thinking about, which can be distracting when in the workforce. And once a 15 has children, they really can’t stand to be apart from them.
Career Path for Number 15
People who have a birth number of 15 are sure to highly emotional and intuitive, which usually manifests itself as a nurturing quality. There are many professions that require the ability to be nurturing, but also serve 15’s sense of adventure and their innate charisma.
The medical professions, care-giving (including both caring for children and the elderly) and teaching will serve 15’s larger sense of purpose. 15’s energy is also conducive to artistic and creative professions as well.
The Symbolic Meaning of Number 15
The number 15 is associated with the 15th card of the Tarot, which many believe to be the most negative card in the deck. The Devil is associated primarily with sensuality and ego (remember Lucifer wanted the other angels to worship him instead of God) and both of these characteristics can be detected in number 15 by examining its individual digits.
The number 1 has many positive leadership qualities, but it also faces the challenge of keeping ego in check. The number 5, you may remember, is the number of sensual or materialistic pleasures.
When a person is in an unbalanced psychological state, these influences may develop into the sense of pride, covetousness and even addiction that are very much associated with the biblical interpretation of The Devil.
The Antidote to Negative Qualities
Systems of spiritual knowledge and divination are unique when compared to other forms of information in that they not only help us diagnose potential problems and challenges, but can also help us solve them.
A great place to find the antidote to the excessive ego characteristics inherent in 15 is in the I Ching. The 15th kua of the I Ching is usually translated as Humility or Modesty.
In the commentary to this oracle, Confucius writes: “The Superior Person takes from where there is too much and augments what is too little. That way all things are apportioned correctly.” This refers to keeping a sense of mindfulness and balance over all of life’s situations.
The Number 15, Balance and Karma
When the number 15/6 occurs in your Numerology chart, there are both positive and negative consequences. If you can achieve a balance among your activities you can avoid the various traps that 15‘s ego qualities and interest in sensual pleasures can set for you.
While states of pride and sensual pleasure can be pleasant, they are known to lead to excess and even addiction. This is the life lesson and the challenge of those who live with the energy of 15.
Those who associate with the number 15, however, are also likely to have many of the positive qualities that are associated with 1, 5 and 6, including charisma, a sense of adventure or deep feeling of responsibility, which can lead to conflicting interests.
The best way to serve all of these talents and personality traits is to find a career that embraces as many of them as possible.
A birth number like 15 may indicate a karmic debt for irresponsible actions in a previous life. Being born into this life with conflicting impulses may seem too difficult to bear for many. This is why it is important to get in touch with your true inner being through meditation, yoga and regular immersion in nature.