Number 1’s Life Path, Compatibility, & Destiny Meanings
Om, the first breath of the universe. I Am, the name of God. In the spiritual significance of numbers, these are the foundations for the numerology meanings of the divine Number 1.
As the first of all numbers, 1’s symbolism is that of the Initiating Force, the Monad. Number 1 is the keynote to uniting humankind with each other, Spirit Guides, the Gods and other realms.
Numerology 1 Table of Contents
- Life Path
- Destiny & Expression
- Heart’s Desire & Soul’s Calling
- Career Path
- Metaphysical Associations
- Return to all Numerology Meanings
Life Path Number 1
If your Life Path Number is 1 you probably give new meaning to being a workaholic and Type A personality. Your inner zeal pushes you to the forefront, constantly climbing toward some goal that to others seems unreachable. You can do truly remarkable things with your life so long as you remember that you are part of a greater picture (something 1’s sometimes miss).
Most 1’s hold themselves to unreasonable standards making them self-critical. They may also project that same lofty standard on others, not all of whom can handle the pressure.
When your Life Path Number is 1, the words lazy and late have no place in your vocabulary, nor does dependence and injustice.
Sometimes the 1 is the “my way or the highway” person (a trait of which to be wary). Even with such a strong personality, 1 people are incredibly innovative and can get any project off to a fine start by bringing others together. As problems arise they use “new eyes” for finding ground-breaking, yet pragmatic solutions. Nonetheless once that baby’s out the door, let others attend to the details as you may find yourself bored and looking for that next great venture.
Numerology Personality of Number 1
Personality Traits: Original, Individual, Master Creator, Leader, Pioneer, Dominance, The Beginning
1 gives birth to all other numbers, and that gives it a bit of well-earned self-importance. 1 people can create wonders when they put their mind to it. They shrug off hindrances as easily as brushing off a light dusting of snow.
Generally speaking, it is unwise to get in 1’s way. Like a bull in an arena, you’re likely to get run over. If you look at an image of 1 you can see its pride. You’ll know a 1 person by a head held high, typically at the front of the pack. When you want to manifest dreams and goals, you want 1 on your side for steadfast determination that overcomes the odds.
However, that being said, Jungian psychology places 1 as a symbol of unity. Like the old saying there is no “I in T-E-A-M” when people work together as one, and have 1 individuals among them, the changes that result astound.
In the meaning of numbers, 1 is the only figure that is neither male nor female. In numerology compatibility, when 1 pairs with an odd number the result is even (female); when married with an even number the sum is odd (male). That creates a powerful connection for 1 people with both Yin and Yang energies working in tandem. It’s no wonder they strive for transformation and transcendence with aggressiveness.
Nonetheless, as the song says, One is a lonely number. The drive behind this soul is so strong that it may lead to separation. That distance allows the 1 spirit to focus on their wants and needs, which is always at the forefront of a 1’s mind. That very same concentration, however, is exactly why 1 is a symbol of leadership, passion and manifestation.
1 is best suited to a home in which they can tackle on-going challenges that distract them and provide creative outlets (like a fixer-upper). Such efforts also give 1’s a chance to be in the spotlight and show off their efforts.
In terms of hobbies, 1 seeks out competition, often physical. Some that come immediately to mind include boxing, fencing, martial arts and football.
Number 1 As an Expression or Destiny Number
A Destiny Number of 1 can represent a first incarnation, or a new cycle in your spiritual development. There’s no question you’ll thirst for independence and leadership roles. This means you’ll want to act, sometimes a little too swiftly. A 1 person periodically needs others around them to say “all things in their time” or “there is now and NOT now”. The 1 person may not like the advice but they do need it.
The interest in opportunity and intense ambition sometimes leads people with the Destiny Number 1 to jump from job to job or relationship to relationship. You are always wanting to broaden horizons. Just remember that you can often do that without making those leaps. Just take your situation to the next logical level instead.
On the road of life 1 people often find money easily and enjoy using it just as effortlessly. They tend to travel among small groups of highly talented people who can further their current mission. It’s rare that individuals with this Destiny Number seek out spiritual lifestyles. That doesn’t mean they’re without a spiritual side but 1 leans toward concrete thought and action.
Number 1 As a Heart’s Desire or Soul Number
Freedom means a great deal to you if you have a Soul Number of 1. It’s one of the reasons we often see 1s in the political arena or in the armed forces. In either case, you’re not in any position to take orders – you want to be the one in command. Unfortunately that stubbornness means that the 1 finds it hard to reach out for help in times of need. They are also not always the most cooperative of folk, balking at authority when put in a subservient position.
The sun rules the Soul Number 1, meaning these people want to shine just as brightly. They have a lot of fire that translates into creative thoughts. Such ideas formulate quickly, and the 1 sticks with them like glue for boon or bane.
If you walk this world with the Soul Number 1 avoid being overly critical of others, impetuous and high handed. Such behaviors inevitably undermine the 1’s success.
Numerology Compatibility of Number 1
On the home front 1 is perhaps the most difficult partner. They’re territorial, often demanding and sometimes highly critical. 3 and 5 make the best life number partners for one. Three is very light-hearted and can shrug off 1’s serious nature, and 5 has a great sense of adventure, meaning they don’t mind coming along for the ride on your next undertaking.
Numerology Number 1 & Career Path
If your Career Number is 1 you may find yourself a lone bird, building a self-employed career. This role makes you happy. There’s no one to answer to but yourself.
Other jobs suited to a career number 1 include military leadership, business heads, law enforcement, entrepreneurial pursuits or politics.
Anything having to do with leadership fulfills 1’s need for staunch independence and control. Interestingly enough the 1 also loves technology – the newer the better, so you may find them on the cutting edge of advancements in that field.
- Healing Crystals: Angelite, Apache Tears, Aquamarine, Bronzite, Moss Agate, Seraphinite, Sunstone, Smoky Quartz
- Astrological: Mars (1) and Mercury (Tarot, The Magician)
- Zodiac: Leo and its ruling planet, The Sun
- Number 1 in the Tarot:
The classic Rider Waite Tarot Deck depiction of this mystical mage symbolizes the ‘as above, so below’ precept in that he has one hand lifted up toward heaven and one pointing downward toward the earth.
The Magician portends success in work and in love. When a Number 1 keeps their awareness open, they have a heightened ability to see magical opportunities and can have great prosperity.
A mover and shaker, The Magician knows deep down they can change the world and truly make a difference. Having The Magician vibrating with the energy of the Number 1 means that they can be fantastic facilitators for edgy new beginnings that nearly seem, well, magical!