Introduction to Numerology: Number 4

By now you are learning that when it comes to numerology, every number vibrates on a different frequency,and has a specific set of characteristics. The numbers that are important are the single digits from 1 – 9, and the master numbers of 11 and 22. These numbers will all play a part in your life. it could represent the energy of your birth date; your name can be reduced to numbers; even things like your address can be used to identify the numbers at work with your own personal vibe. We’ve already studied number 1(the beginning of the cycle); number 2 (balance and duality); and number 3 (the creative force). Now it’s time to move onto number 4.

What Does 4 Represent?

The energy of number 4 is masculine, stable and strong. We can talk about the 4 as a foundation. The walls of a home, four seasons, a pyramid – believed to be a sacred shape – has a base with four corners. 4s symbolize productivity, stoicism, and tradition. Reliability and consistency are the indicators of a 4. It isn’t showy or attention-seeking. Everything about 4 is orderly, neat, and uncluttered.

Related: Calculating and Reading Your Life Path Number

Characteristics of a 4

A 4 at Work

You are good with your hands, this is different than being creative. You can take the ideas of others, and make them real. You work hard and methodically. If you are in a managerial position, you will roll up your sleeves and get to work along with your subordinates.

You may not do well in a fast-paced environment. If things start to overwhelm you, or you feel that a situation is not in control, then stress and anxiety creep into your thoughts. You do well in careers requiring a high level of attention to detail, structure, or cyclical routine such as:

  • Skilled craftsman (carpenter, bricklayer)
  • Construction or landscaping
  • Mechanic
  • Engineer
  • Accountant or financial planner

A 4 in Relationships

You would be the first to admit that you aren’t one for displays of emotion, but that doesn’t mean they’re not felt. You feel things deeply. You remain cool and detached on the outside – that is, until someone tries to take advantage of it. You are purpose driven, always down to earth and practical, observing every detail along the journey. You wouldn’t be described as a visionary, but you are sincere and respectable. Your gratification comes through hard work and a job well done.

4’s may not blow people away with good looks or charm. You are reluctant to draw admiration to yourself, and you don’t go out of your way to seek recognition. You won’t let attention from others, positive or negative, interfere with what you firmly believe to be right. You will follow your own convictions, this can lead to intolerance and prejudice. You evaluate others from a place of your own insecurities and this can make you appear judgemental.

Challenges for a 4

One of your main flaws – and there aren’t many – is your rigidity. You tend to be stuck in your ways. You resist when people try to get you to change your mind. You are spiritual, conventional, and tend to be a follower rather than an attention-seeker.

A life path number of 4 means that you’re hard-working. People rely on you, and you do your best not to disappoint them. You’re loyal to your friends, family, and colleagues. You aren’t really a social butterfly, and people shouldn’t expect you to be the life and soul of the party. You often feel awkward if you have to entertain. You’re a bit too hard on yourself, always putting yourself under pressure to meet deadlines or goals. You’re focused, and not everyone understands that.

If 4 is your past life number, perhaps in this lifetime (or even past incarnations) has not been the happiest. You’ve struggled with home, family, and the traditions of your culture. 4 is often the number of a hard life, one where you may have even been abandoned, orphaned, or separated from your loved ones. Abuse or neglect could have occurred. The good news is that this is the lifetime can make up for all of that; this incarnation should be full of love, support, and kindness for you to give, as well as to receive.

You understand the importance of routine and order in your life. You become unsettled when things are disorganized or unpredictable, and this leads to stress and irritability. You need people to be able to depend on you, and when you get overwhelmed you believe you’re letting them down. You’ll do well in your career, but take time to relax, because it is easy for you to become a workaholic. Find joy in leisure as much as you do in being a productive member of society.

As a 4, you’re reliable and dependable, but not necessarily outwardly charming or gregarious. Your warmth inspires trust and respect from others. You don’t like to draw attention to yourself and that’s reflected in your sense of style. Make sure that you don’t come off too stiff in your desire to be proper and respected. You will need to work to avoid coming off as stuffy or arrogant when people are meeting you for the first time. You may come across as aloof or selfish, when the truth is, you’re anything but egotistical.

You believe that people can rely on you. You want to be deeply involved with your family and friends, feeling secure and appreciated. You have a burning desire to be organized, and value history and tradition. Don’t be too resistant to change, for life is constantly evolving. You’re goal-oriented and you will attain your ambitions if you stay focused on the outcome. Your wise advice and considerate actions win you respect and admiration. The knowledge that you’re valuable to others makes your spirit soar.

A year of hard work and potential frustration lays ahead for you. You may feel like you’re banging your head against a wall, working diligently, but not seeing any results. Patience is necessary. You’re laying the foundation for what’s to come. While you may not see immediate rewards from your commitment, don’t give up, but don’t become a workaholic in the process, either. Rest and relaxation are as important as your dedication to your long-term goals.

Related Article: Introduction to Numerology: Number 5

About The Author

Charla Stone

Hi! I’m Charla Stone and I learned astrology and mysticism way back in the 1970s. I’ve spent the last four decades using the stars, tarot, runes, crystals, totems, and more to bring light and guidance to others. I’m just an old hippie at heart who has traveled the world to learn of its cultures. I’ve been published online and in print—which still rather surprises me, as this isn’t something I do, it’s just who I am! When I’m not writing or doing readings, I’m spending time in my garden or the art studio, or with my beloved dogs.
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