Astrology’s great, but there’s something about numerology that makes everyone more comfortable with exploring new possibilities and opening themselves to new knowledge. What are life path numbers, though? And why are we talking about life path number 4?
Right off the bat, numerology’s a study of the odd, mysterious relationship between numbers, patterns, and everything that’s going on around us.
Numerology’s been around for thousands and thousands of years, and the ancient metaphysical science of numerology has been connected to numerous countries, cultures, and continents.
We’re going to focus on Western numerology, but know that there are other types of numerology, too – from Kabbalah numerology, Chinese numerology, and Tamil numerology to the Chaldean system.
Western numerology offers guidance on how different numbers affect your personality, strengths, weaknesses, relationships, friends, and even your career.
Expression numbers, relationship numbers, and heart’s desire numbers are some of what you might cross paths with, but we’re going to focus on life path numbers.
Now, your life path number provides you with deets on what you’re meant to do with your life or how your life might turn out to be, based on your aptitudes, abilities, and challenges. And, your life path number reflects your purpose on earth.
Calculate your life path number by reducing the digits of your birth date to a single-digit number.
People who were born on October 27, 1990, correspond with life path number 2. People who were born on November 11, 1992, correspond with life path number 7.
Now that you’ve uncovered which life path number you correspond with, you can proceed to research what your number means.
We’re bringing you everything you need to know about life path number 4 down below, but you can read about other life path numbers on our page, too!
What’s the meaning of life path number 4?
We’re all guilty of overworking ourselves, getting burned out, and thinking we’re stuck doing something we don’t want to do for the rest of our life. When you start thinking that way, remember to turn to your life path number for guidance.
We know that might sound strange, but your life path number (and the meaning behind it) can offer you guidance, push you towards something bigger and better, and ease your worries.
While your life path number does offer you insight into your strengths and weaknesses, the number also offers you particulars about potential paths you might want to (or need to) take. What does life path number 4 mean, then?
Now, people who correspond with the number 4 are hard workers.
They’re often described as pragmatic, practical, intelligent, innovative, determined, grounded, and diligent. They’re pretty much known to favor hard work over everything, and because of that, they’re often perceived as conservative, serious, and strict.
On one hand, they’re known to succeed at everything because of their uncompromising work ethic – they’re beacons of stability, dependability, and trust.
On the other, they’re opposed to “rose-colored glasses” because they’re strong-willed, stuck on the opinions they’ve formed over time, and uninterested to change anything about them. Oh, number 4s are tough cookies to crack.
But, there’s more to know about life path number 4.
We scratched the surface of what they’re like when it comes to their personalities, but there’s more to uncover regarding their romantic relationships, relationships with friends and family, and careers, as well as life lessons and challenges.
What’s there to know about life path number 4?
This may sound strange, but numerology explains the significance of life path numbers by connecting them to everyday occurrences.
Therefore, when we’re talking about life path number 4, we’re referring to the four elements (fire, water, earth, air), the four seasons (spring, summer, autumn, winter), and even the four directions (east, west, north, south).
And, that means that life path number 4 represents balance, stability, and symmetry. Actually, people who correspond with this number embody those traits to a tee.
Right away, number 4s are described as honest and trustworthy. They’re bound to seek equity and equality everywhere they go, and they expect the same thing from others. They’re known to be realistic, pragmatic, and down-to-earth.
They’re not bothered with insignificant things – they don’t have time for anything other than hard work. They’re working on themselves, and striving toward success, but money’s never the driving force that pushes them forward.
They’re organized, punctual, and prompt. They get annoyed by people who don’t arrive on time, don’t work hard, and don’t pay attention to things that matter.
And, as you might have guessed, number 4s are extremely knowledgeable. They’re valuable to their community, their company, and pretty much everyone around them, even though they’re often seen as distant and detached.
They’re respected because of their contributions and not their sense of humor (which seems to be quite dry and dull). These people aren’t easy to describe, but we have enough time to try our best!
2. Romance and relationships
Now that we’ve talked your ears off about how realistic number 4s are, you might be wondering whether they’re different when they’re struck by the lightning of love – and, as you might have guessed, they’re not.
When number 4s are in love or in a relationship, they aren’t searching for anything passionate, mind-boggling, or overwhelming. They’re searching for something safe, secure, and steady.
They look for a serious, committed relationship and a loyal partner. A partner that’s prepared to work hard, grow together, and achieve great things together.
Number 4s aren’t known to believe in twin flames, soulmates, or “the one.”
They believe that the right person is one who’s willing to work on the relationship – rather than expecting the relationship to be perfect without hard work.
They aren’t big on grand gestures, romantic outings, and saying “I love you” a hundred times a day.
They prefer showing their loyalty by showing up every day, being there for their partner through thick and thin, and sticking with their partner even when things get rough.
They don’t need the relationship to be perfect, but they do need it to be real.
And, you might be surprised to discover that number 4s are scared of being lonely and being on their own. Actually, they’re often trapped with partners they’re no longer romantically interested in because they’re scared to break things off.
3. Friends and family
Oh, everyone adores number 4s because they’re true-hearted, devoted, and dependable. People who correspond with life path number 4 are known to take great care of their relationships with friends and family.
That said, they don’t even need to try because they, by default, make everyone around them feel safe and secure.
Of course, they’re known to work hard on keeping everyone around them happy which often causes them to be unhappy (because they’re overworked).
But, number 4s are more concerned with everything that’s going on around them, keeping everything under control, and keeping everyone satisfied.
Friends and family love them because they can always rely on them for assistance, advice, and pretty much anything they need.
For the most part, number 4s are happy to be everyone’s shoulder to cry on and that’s why they’re one of the most adored and appreciated life path numbers out there.
Argh, number 4s have the best careers!
As a matter of fact, they’re often described as worker bees or everyone’s favorite workers because they’re dependable, committed, and (of course) diligent.
And, they’re known to climb the corporate ladder quite quickly compared to some of the other life path numbers.
Strong work ethic, dependability, and diligence are the most prominent characteristics that describe number 4s.
Because of them, number 4s are great at careers marked by a great sense of organization, such as management, banking, event planning, fundraising, accounting, and law. Academia and education are great options, too.
But number 4s should be wary of becoming too obsessed with success and forgetting about creating a balance between work and private life.
Number 4s are the embodiment of balance, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t likely to forget about what matters the most – their own happiness.
5. Life lessons and challenges
One of the biggest challenges that number 4s face happens to be related to one of the aspects of life they’re most triumphant at. Of course, we’re talking about friends and family.
Friends and family represent a challenge to devoted and diligent number 4s because these are the ones requiring the most work.
For that reason, number 4s are often overwhelmed when they spend time with friends and family and they’re on the fence about whether they’re supposed to set some boundaries or accept the situation. Number 4s are stubborn, too, which doesn’t help.
Whatever the case might be, number 4s should work on putting themselves first regarding friends and family, as well as opening themselves to new possibilities in other aspects of life.