What Are Angel Numbers and What Do They Tell Us?

Angel numbers are a way for your celestial guides to communicate with you. They can deliver specific messages through certain numbers or number sequences. This communication most often manifests in a series of repeat numbers or a series of synchronistic numbers (for example, looking at the clock and seeing 11:11 or checking out at the grocery store for $12.34). Seeing these numbers is one of the most common ways for angels to let you know they are present, because numbers are a universal language.

Why Do Angel Numbers Matter?

Pythagoras said, “Numbers rule the universe.” Since the time he lived, science has only continued to prove how right he was. We find repeating number patterns in sound, geometry, the measurements of celestial bodies, and countless other realms of the scientific world. These mind-blowing coincidences and concurrences affirm numeric design as a key foundation of the universe. Numbers prove that there is precise balance in all things. And just like everything else in the universe, numbers carry an energetic vibration.

When you keep seeing the same numbers at seemingly just the “right” moment, your guides are calling you to explore the vibrational significance of those numbers. They are giving you a gentle nudge to quiet your mind and reflect on those numbers, their purpose, their meaning, and their message. And the more a number repeats in sequence, the more “supercharged” its vibration becomes. Once your angels have gotten your attention, ask them if they have anything more to tell you. Meditate and invite the angels into your space.

What is the Meaning of Angel Numbers?

Similar to numerology [link to numerology page], there is a range of numbers that have each been assigned a specific meaning. This range includes the numbers 1-9, and the master numbers 11 and 22 .  Where their meanings came from is a mystery. But the study of angel numbers and the occult study of numerology dates back thousands of years.

0 – You are receiving divine guidance and reassurance on your path.

1 – Keep your thoughts positive, focus on your desires and suppress your fears. Your thoughts create reality.

2 – Stay optimistic and continue to hold the vision, even through tough times.

3 – Your guides are with you offering love and wisdom.

4 – Your angels are surrounding you to offer assistance in this exact moment.

5 – Positive change is coming. Ask your angels to help you manifest this change.

6 – Release fear, embrace trust, and find balance between the spiritual and material realms.

7 – Your path is aligned with Divine fortune. Pay attention to new opportunities.

8 – Infinite success and abundance are yours, in alignment with your Higher Purpose.

9 – It is time to begin the work of your Soul Path, now that you have all you need.

11 – Your intuition is on target. Keep your thoughts and vision aligned with your intention and your greatest dreams.

22 – Be patient, your prayers have been received and will soon be realized if you continue to work towards them.

The Meaning of Combined Angel Numbers

You may not always see a double, triple, or quadruple number sequence repeated. Maybe you’re seeing a sequence of combined numbers. Perhaps you keep looking at the clock when it’s 3:17. And you saw 317 on the license plate of the car in front of you while driving. It could be any combination of numbers that you’ve been noticing again and again. Your angels are still speaking to you in the language of numbers, and there are a couple ways to decipher the message.

One way is to simply take into account each number and its individual vibration, then combine them for their cohesive significance. So, with the example 317, the number 3 means your angels are loving and guiding you, 1 means to keep your thoughts positive, and 7 means Divine fortune is on its way. In these moments, when 317 pops up, your angels are saying, “We are here, and you are loved. Just keep your chin up because your dreams are coming true.” They know this is the message you need to hear in that moment in order to continue striving for your Highest Good.

The other way to interpret these numbers, if you feel so led, is to add them up for a single-digit sum. The sequence 317 adds up to 11. Normally you would continue to add any two-digit number until reaching a solitary digit. However, 11 and 22 are the exceptions to this rule, because they are master numbers. So if you’re seeing 317, perhaps your angels are sending the vibration of 11, saying, “Your intuition is right on the money. Keep going on your path, stay attuned, and stay aligned.”

To decipher which one of these is the message takes quiet focus, spiritual attunement, and communion with your angels. Practice meditating on your angel number and keep asking for its significance to be revealed. The answers will come.  

New Age psychologist and speaker Doreen Virtue is an expert on the topic, if you would like more information on angel numbers. Endless number combinations are possible, from a single digit to a string of multiple digits, from a quadruple sequence to a seemingly random sequence. No matter how they appear, if the numbers are calling to you, there is a reason for that inclination. There is a meaning. Learning how to decipher their vibration and interpret the message will help guide you on your soul path.