Everything in your life can be summed up in a number, whether it’s your body measurements, date of birth, home address, or phone number. The study of those numbers and how they relate to you is called numerology. The combined energy of numbers is what makes you different from other people – and also what makes us similar. Understanding the single digit numbers 1 -9 that influence you, as well as the master numbers 11 and 22, helps you to make more sense of your life and the people in it. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at the number 7.
What Does 7 Represent?
The number 7 has always seemed to have a bit of a mystical quality: seventh heaven, the seven voyages of Sinbad, and the seventh son of the seventh son. All of these and more are spoken of in folklore and mystery. Part of this is legend, but it endures because of the unique energy that 7 brings into any personality or situation. 7 is the beat of a different drum and it is the person who marches and follows that rhythm. It also denotes an incredible intelligence.
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Characteristics of a 7
A 7 at Work
You are happiest when you get to use your brain and explore possibilities at work. Abstract thoughts that are out of the ordinary, things that are anything but mundane will intrigue you. Philosophy, religion, mythology, and metaphysics seem to captivate your attention because of the lack of hard facts.
You will choose a career that provides room for inner exploration. You wouldn’t choose a career based on materialism or financial greed. You find little value in money and things and you would rather invest in spending time exploring all that life has to offer. You would do well in the following careers:
- Investigator or researcher
- Religious life (pastor, priest, nun)
A 7 in Relationships
If you’re a 7, you follow your own path. You are a seeker, an explorer into the unknown. You want to know the meaning of life, why people behave the way they do, why things happen, and what’s the point. You might not be a particularly religious person, but 7 often makes for a spiritual lifestyle. Superficiality makes you uncomfortable and fashion seems irrelevant and boring. You aren’t particularly sporty, either, as you aren’t interested in competition, unless you’re scheming a strategy.
There are many things that you will tolerate because of your unique outlook and philosophies. Although, you won’t partake in gossip, unfairness, unkindness, or untruthfulness. If people don’t live up to your standards they won’t get very far in a relationship with you. You frequently feel misunderstood because of the unique way you process information and your surroundings. You may not always get the joke, but that doesn’t mean you have no sense of humor.
You function on a different vibration than most people, and you won’t force a laugh just to fit in with the crowd. You will never limit your interest in something if you’re intrigued by it. When you’re captivated by someone, that person may feel very uncomfortable by your attention. People may view you as a ‘jack of all trades,’ because you will know a lot about a variety of topics, but that can also make you seem like a know-it-all. Although, you aren’t arrogant, you have a lot of knowledge to share with the people around you.
Challenges for a 7
If you have a strong 7 in your numerology, you’re easy to spot. You’re uncomfortable in crowds. It doesn’t mean you’re aloof or lacking in confidence. You’re such a unique individual that you feels out of place in most social situations. People shouldn’t mistake your quietness for a lack of intelligence, though. You can frequently out-think most people, but you try never to be too vocal about it.
You often find yourself alone, because you flaunt society’s rules and norms. You follow you own path. Your self-absorption in your own interests has the potential to come across as vain, arrogant, cynical, blunt, unkind, and demanding. You can sometimes get away with your negative qualities because of your mental acumen and the way that you surf the realms of possibility that others only dream of being able to do.
You’re going to be intrigued by anything that uses your mind. Philosophy, metaphysics, strategy, and inventing new ways of doing things will appeal to you in some way. You’re unique, focused, and unconcerned with the opinions of others. You have high expectations of your life and the people in it. Although, it can be hard for others to rise up to those standards. In your thirst for knowledge you’re sometimes inconsiderate. You need to take care you don’t isolate yourself from people completely.
In past lives you’ve struggled to find your place among other people. They didn’t understand you and it made you fiercely independent. You might have chosen to wash your hands of everyone who didn’t see things the way you did. It’s also possible you isolated yourself through competing with people. The lesson in this life is to find a common ground with others, learn to understand them as individuals rather than archetypes. You need to find the interpersonal connections that you have been missing.
You may struggle with relationships, interpersonal connection, and expressing emotions. Interacting with people is a challenge and you may find it hard to establish close connections and intimacy with others. You’re more intellectual and academically competent. You have a natural flair for investigating, researching, teaching, and you love a challenge when it comes to solving a problem. You’re adept at planning and finding new solutions to old problem
You’re intelligent and it’s easy for others to see and appreciate your knowledge and wisdom. You’re not particularly social, and coupled with your intelligence, can make you appear distant and nonchalant. You enjoy your own company, but there’s a difference between being alone and being lonely. People misunderstand this and may think that you’re withdrawn or shy. It can be hard for people to get to know you because you’re so wrapped up in your own thoughts. Small talk and mundane chatter bore you, and your desire to find interesting and stimulating conversation which often makes you seem arrogant.
You prefer the abstract over the tangible, and feel that anything is plausible until it’s been proven otherwise. Your brain loves being philosophical, thoughtful, and inventive. It’s your uniqueness that proves challenging for you. Many people are uncomfortable around those who don’t fit into society’s mold, who challenge the norm and do things differently. You may have to make real efforts to seek out like-minded individuals and build friendships with them so you can find belonging.
Spend some time in your own head. 7 is an intellectual number and you’d do well to think, reflect, analyze, and consider if you’re where you want to be in your life. Review the last few years and pat yourself on the back for a job well done and getting through tough times or mistakes. Take responsibility for it all so that you have a solid idea of what you want when you move into the next year.
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