Basically, numerologists believe that there’s a mystical connection between numbers and events, and that you can study the numbers attached to a given person, place or idea — like, yes… an address! — in order to learn something about it. Numerology is an age-old practice dating back to ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras, but it’s still something a lot of people believe in and practice today. And if you’re looking for a fun and fresh way to think about your home, this just might be it.
It starts with discovering your home’s number — a single digit between 1 and 9 — and then discovering what that number has to uncover about your home’s unique energy and character.
In numerology, you need to distill your address into a single digit, which you can do by adding numbers together. For example, if you live at 724 Main Street, you’ll take your address number (“724”) and add the digits together:
7 + 2 + 4 = 13
Then, if you get a double-digit number as a result, add again:
1 + 3 = 4
Your house number is 4!
If you live on a street named for a number…
Ignore it. For example, if your address is 130 5th Avenue, ignore the street (“5th Avenue”) and add up just the address number (the “130,” which becomes “4”).
If you live in an apartment…
Use your unit number — it’s the most unique number for your space. For example, if you live at 1200 Willow Court, Apt. 33, only add up the unit number (“33,” which adds down to “6”).
If you have letters in your address or unit number …
Add it up! If your street number or apartment number contains a letter — like “960-A,” or “4C”—you’ll want to add the letter along with the numbers, using the numeric equivalent of that letter (which is done by assigning it a number according to it’s place in the alphabet). Here’s a cheat sheet:
1 – A, J, S
2 – B, K, T
3 – C, L, U
4 – D, M, V
5 – E, N, W
6 – F, O, X
7 – G, P, Y
8 – H, Q, Z
9 – I, R
So apartment 4C gives us the numbers “4” and “3” (for C), for a numerology number of “7.”
The house number that is closest to you (most influential) is the actual house, apartment or unit number. The next important number is your address with the house number combined with the street and the directionals (spelled out) but without the city, state, zip or country. Think of it as you would speak it to someone - rather than as you would write it out - without shortening the directional or street type (Road, Street, Avenue, Boulevard etc..). This is the true 'vibration' of your address.
When you get a number that is multiple digits, add those digits together to get a single digit. For example; 23 = 2 + 3 - so it would be a number 5 address. 123 would be added: 1 + 2 + 3 = 6. But make sure to read the number influences for each number unreduced as well.
So, to get a true understanding of the influences of your home and the types of activities that are best supported there;
1) Look at the house number (or apartment number) - i.e. a house number of 123 is a #6 house and it is a #6 house that also has the influence of 1, 2 and 3 - so read about those too, but give the most weight to the number 6 total.
2) Look at your address with your street included. This gives you some added information about your home in relationship to your neighborhood. Look at the street name alone (As for example "North Main Street") to understand more about the vibration of the street you live on. If you live in an apartment complex, look at the address of the complex without your apartment number to understand the energy of this complex as a whole. All of these numbers influence your home environment, but none as much as your individual 'dwelling number'.
3) You can understand more about your city, state or country this way too! Experiment and see what you see!
Choose a house that’s compatible with your lifepath and desires.
Generally speaking, odd number lifepaths (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) do better in odd numbered houses.
Even number lifepaths (2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 22, 33, 44) do better in even numbered houses.
Numbers you should avoid -
"The money house", you might have heard it called. An 8 dwelling usually has a money tree growing in the front yard. Well, not really. It really does attract opportunities for the inhabitants to experience "material responsibility." - but it may not be in the way that you think. It 'could' attract affluence - OR it could attract 'reasons' to need to think about money all the time. There is a tendency to think, eat, sleep and shower, business business business. The dwelling itself may seem larger than it is and the look will be one of solidity and status, regardless of the actual worth. All of that old furniture somehow looks better here. There will be something, either in the landscaping, the window treatments or the architecture that says "traditional." Everything gets amplified here so careful and intentional "pruning" is necessary and controlled growth is part of what 8 is about. Money making ideas will seem to come in with the morning paper. Warmth and family closeness are generally replaced with the promise of security and opportunity. This is a great house to be an entrepreneurial home-maker - a la Martha Stewart. Good for stock brokers, home businesses, entrepreneurs, doctors, managers, athletes, politicians, and celebrities. The downside? Whenever something goes wrong - it goes wrong in a BIG way...
A number eight home supports growth and ambition — making it a great space for entrepreneurs and career-driven people, especially if you run a business from home. If you are wanting to expand your status in the world, position in life, financial wealth, or size of your family, this is a great home for you. But all of that upward-mobility means that a number eight home isn’t best for anyone who wants their home to be a relaxed environment. People who live here can become workaholics. You might find that you have a tendency to become a ‘hoarder’ in this house – always getting more and more ‘stuff.’ If you’re constantly upgrading the home for ‘show’ purposes, it can become a money pit.
If the single number of the total of house number comes to 1, 4, 7, 8 or 9, People with number 8 should not rent/buy that house.
The lucky house numbers for people with Psychic number and Destiny number 8 are 2, 3, 5, 6.
These are homes that add to the number 8, such as 17 or 35, or others. Living in such a home means you will always be surprised.
This home’s vibrations are geared toward providing those with big ambitions the fuel they need to make their goals and dreams come true.
Occupants of such a home won’t get much of a break to sit and think quietly, as there is ALWAYS activity going on in this house.
Such a home might not be suited for all life paths, so carefully consider your home before buying.
Saturn oversees the number 8.
Authority and productivity reign supreme under Saturn, and so this home is just suitable for people who are goal-oriented and seeking success in the material sense of things.
For instance, salespeople, financiers, and business owners with personal and professional goals to meet will find comfort and a positive, energetic environment that helps them meet and exceed all targets.
It’s a home that rewards ambitious behavior.
This home is ideal for those whose birth number totals 8.
For example, if you were born on the 26th of any month or the 17th, or the 8th, you will find that this home helps you be your best self.
Are you starting a multi-generational home?
Are you a recently together couple who don’t know each other exceptionally well?
If so, consider avoiding the house of 8.
The couples could experience an imbalance in their relationship, as this house promotes authority.
One side of the relationship might begin to gain more power and feel they can boss around the other side.
For multi-generational or dual family living situations, one family might try and overpower the other.
This would create discord and an uncomfortable living situation for all parties involved and should be avoided.
The number 8, says Chinese legend, is a lucky figure.
This is an amazing number.
The figure itself is the same shape as infinity, a special word we sometimes say to each other- “I love you to infinity,” and other similar phrases.
As a result, you would be best off taking excellent care of this home and respecting it to the core.
Take time to fix up and repair anything you notice going wrong.
Make sure the family works as a team to clean and tidy up the dwelling regularly.
If you can afford it, hiring a cleaner is also a fine idea.
Try to decorate with the best of the best furniture; It certainly doesn’t need to be expensive, but current styles and trends should be used.
Or, you can use timeless and classy pieces.
Earthen shades of red are a good color, as well as neutrals like oatmeal and cream.
Blues and whites are great for bedrooms to help promote a sense of calm in a home where ideas are always churning and “pleasant chaos” is taking place as kids, pets, parents, and other relatives work and play.
Make sure to create a space for yourself to sit and relax. This is a bustling home. Create a room for yourself or your family where no screens or noisy activity is allowed. Instead, the room could be devoted to reading, card games, knitting, or other relaxing activities.
Make sure family time is part of your daily schedule. People in houses of 8 are busy and ambitious, so it’s easy to lose sight of what matters.
So instead, try a nightly chat, read a book together, or play a board game.
Mental health matters in a house of 8. In a home where the family is always busy, and there’s not much downtime, you can become burned out very fast. So make sure time for meditation and relaxation is part of your schedule.
Abundance is the name of the game when it comes to a house of 8.
Those residing in the house of 8 will find themselves in a place where wealth seems to come easy thanks to all the hard work of the occupants.
Numerology 8 is also associated with fortune and power, and one member of the family will likely be recognized publicly.
Occupants will enjoy such trappings of success, but they must be cautious not to lose sight of what matters most: the love and support of friends and family.