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The Meaning of Number 3
People are not solely defined by one number; however, one number may narrowly define aspects about a certain area of an individual’s life.
The number 3 is indicative of someone with great creative potential but little direction.
They are often frivolous with these creative energies, and they may have trouble completing projects due to a lack of discipline.
This number brings optimism, luck, and an abundance of energy, but its optimistic viewpoint may be so as a result of something worldly and short-lived. The naivety and egotism of the 3 may hinder the internal affairs (e.g. growing as an individual who learns from mistakes).
The number 3 can be used to enhance originality and communication, but people must remember the importance of finding deeper, more spiritual meaning.
The Number 3 as a Person
If numbers were people they would exhibit distinct (and possibly extreme) characteristics, similar to personalities of extreme characters in mythology, like Hermes or Zeus. If the number 3 were a person, she would be the creative and communicative child of the thoughtful number 1 and the fertile number 2 (i.e. ideas coming to fruition).
The number 3 is noted for creativity, communication, charismatic, and a natural rhythm. She tends to be artistic (verbally in particular) and have excellent social skills. She is usually charming, attractive, playful, and has a wonderful relationship with luck.
Although she may find herself depressed at times, she is optimistic more often than she is not.
On the negative side, she can be a bit of an egotist, although she would be nearly helpless on her own. She may find extreme difficulty in dealing with challenges because of a lack of direction and a tendency to ignore responsibilities.
In order for the number 3 to become more complete and function on her own, she needs to put forth the effort necessary to find deeper spiritual meaning through discipline and hard work instead of relying solely on those things that come so naturally to her.
The Number 3 in History
The number 3 is perhaps the most prominent number in mythology and folklore. All of the stories of three tell of a life lesson that needs learned so that the protagonist can move forward (sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t).
The Pythagoreans believed the number 3 to be the first real number.
A very packed symbol, the number 3 resembles the mind-body-soul triad, the birth-life-death cycle, and many other combinations of 3 which exemplify an important life journey necessary to complete the soul’s objective during this lifetime.
The number 3 is also associated with the prophetic.
Things Associated with the Number 3
In Tarot, the Empress card is associated with the number 3. The Empress card in the major arcana is indicative of abundance (maybe even excess) and a strong inner voice. She resembles creation and growth, and she warns against inaction.
Some of the healing crystals that resemble the number 3 include amethyst, ruby, and rainbow obsidian.
In astrology, the number 3 is associated with Jupiter, the planet of abundance, ambition, knowledge, and wisdom. In the zodiac, the number 3 is associated with Sagittarius (which is ruled by Jupiter).
Zeus was the Greek god associated with the planet Jupiter; he ruled the heavens and oversaw everything beneath him in the realms of his brothers.
He was well-known for his wisdom and insight, but he was also noted for his gambling and conceitful nature. (After all, his love affairs caused a lot of problems between his offspring and Hera, his wife and sister.)
Those with the Number 3 Prominent in Their Lives
When the number 3 appears, it brings with it an optimistic viewpoint and a playful, magnetic personality. Emotions tend to be intense, and a certain sensitivity to higher realms makes tapping into the spiritual self an easier task than if done without the assistance of the number 3.
Those with prominent 3s in their charts tend to have difficulties in finding direction and must overcome the want to procrastinate or avoid responsibilities.
They can be vain and self-centered, and their inabilities to plan ahead and focus their energies constructively could lead to a continuous cycle of rising and falling (i.e. manic episodes followed by periods of depression).
The number 3 keeps individuals in tune with nature, one with the world outside of themselves. Their sense of rhythm is innate and they tend to feel one (at times) with the universe and the push and pull of the world.
They attract much luck, opportunity, and people which may benefit their worldly purpose or internal conflict.
These people should protect their talents by incorporating more discipline into their lives. They should also try to overcome the fear of rejection so that meaningful relationships can take bloom in their lives (which will require them to delve deeper into the self in search of meaning).
Their playful and optimistic personality can be easily trampled under the foot of hard or challenging times.
The number 3 is a primary source of originality and individuation. Many things come easily when this number is hanging around (or incorporated). The number 3 is all about abundance and happy communications.
For those with the number 3 prominent in their numerology charts (or appearing consistently in their lives), creative assertion and direction for creative endeavors are popular themes.
These people should use their creativity and communication to find deeper meaning to life, both for themselves and for other people.