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Number 3’s Life Path, Compatibility, & Destiny Meanings
The synthesis, the offspring of 1 & 2, Number 3 calls on humans to remember we carry divinity within. In the spiritual significance of numbers, this is the foundation for the numerology meanings of the superhuman Number 3.
As the third of all numbers, 3’s symbolism is the exuberance of life; the spiritual being having a human experience.
Numerology 3 Table of Contents
- Life Path
- Destiny & Expression
- Heart’s Desire & Soul’s Calling
- Career Path
- Metaphysical Associations
- Return to all Numerology Meanings
- Healing Crystals: Amethyst, Black Amethyst, Blue Aventurine, Chrysoprase, Green Aventurine, Honey Calcite, Lapis Lazuli, Lemon Chrysoprase, Rainbow Obsidian, Ruby
- Astrological: Jupiter, Venus
- Zodiac: Sagittarius
- Number 3 in the Tarot:
In Tarot Card Meanings and symbolism the Number 3 is associated with The Empress Card in the Major Arcana. The classic Rider Waite Tarot Card Deck depicts this regal ruler in a throne embraced by nature thus The Empress’ message is one of abundance and plenty.
The 3 rarely wants in life, and being surrounded by nature makes 3 very content.
The Empress symbolizes good perspectives, a strong inner-voice, excellent work ethics, and even true love. These are characteristics that bundle into the 3 archetype perfectly.
They offer sound advice, work hard and typically find a strong long term relationship that seems like it’s out of a fairy tale.
Life Path Number 3
Walking this Life Path means walking with the Muse. 3s are incredibly creative people who express themselves in wholly unique ways. All of the arts suit the 3s spirit perfectly. If a 3 doesn’t apply their inventiveness there is the possibility of moodiness and depression.
In terms of personal characteristics, if you are a 3 you have a very upbeat outlook on life who gives the power of positive thinking whole new meaning. There’s no lack of friends and acquaintances because you ooze charisma, understand the importance of active listening skills, make people at ease and are simply fun to be around.
The 3 personality grabs life by the horns and rides it fully. The down side is that they dislike responsibility. Play is much more interesting, and money is for spending. The outlook here is that no matter what, eventually things will be ok. This can infuriate others, particularly the tendency to put “uninteresting” things off.
3 people also love networking and connecting. They walk on the proverbial “sunny side” of the street, and offer the spirit of hospitality wherever they go. When 3 enters your life, you find yourself talking a lot, but you also need down time. There are moments, especially if you’ve been hurt, that a quiet retreat is good for your soul. Others may be taken by surprise by this, so don’t be afraid to make your needs known.
As a combination of 1 and 2, the 3 often experiences very intense emotions. Controlling that cycle is one of the lessons of this Life Path number. Rule your emotions, don’t let them rule you. Once under control take that energy and direct it toward a passion for greatest success and happiness.
In your spiritual quest, the 3 Life Path Number brings you in contact with the Fey, angels and other Devic beings and also open the world of prophesy to you. Consider that the trinity of Oak, ash and Thorn were the three “fairy trees” and that in Shamanism the ability to see past-present-future during vision quests is honored as a great gift.
Numerology Personality of Number 3
Personality Traits: Divine Spark Within, Creative, Social, Bringer of Change
In studying numerology and mystical numbers three stands out as being perhaps the most widely discussed in religion, folklore and superstition. Think of the folktales from your youth: the genie who grants three wishes, Three Little Pigs and Billie Goats Gruff, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Rumpelstiltskin receiving three spins and the beautiful princess getting three guesses at his name – the list goes on and on. What is the metaphysical and magical meaning behind 3?
All of these stories tell of a life’s journey and lessons we need to integrate. Doing something three times solidifies it in our consciousness. People born with 3 face a very interesting life of growth and manifestation when they follow their life’s pattern number to fruition. 3 can be a somewhat overwhelming symbol, embodying birth-life-death, triune Gods and Goddesses , body-mind-soul and past-present-future all bundled into one little prime number that packs a wallop on the Earth Plane.
3s are movers and shakers. Wherever they go, creative energy follows along with some type of abundance. 3 souls are thought-people put into action, and they do it gleefully. There is nothing so special to the spirit of 3 than sharing happiness. That’s why, if you’re a Three, you may have been the class clown or grown up doing comedy routines for friends.
Laughter is the Universal equalizer between people, and it serves you well in making long-term friends and building other positive relationships. It is no wonder that a triad symbol appeared among the most ancient of Indian emblems the Chintamani, which means “happiness.”
Global mythology gives us other insights into the meaning and symbolism of 3. Norse stories are replete with the number three. There are three harsh winters before Ragnarok and Odin endured three hardships to find the sacred runes. In both instances 3 represents watchfulness and vigilance, along with a prophetic element. The ancient Greeks seemed to concur, having three fates, three furies, and three graces all of whom impacted human destiny in some manner. The Orphic writings tell us of Being-Life-and Intelligence as a keynote for our development.
We can also look to daily life for examples of 3s significance both in our daily lives and in spiritual practices. Human ability has three components: word, thought and deed. These are keys to manifestation. The world embraces three kingdoms: vegetable, animal and mineral. This tripod sustains all living things. Three is about completing cycles, about bridging the gap between earth and Celestial realms, and of course, 3 is a charm!
Individuals walking with this number may naturally find themselves drawn to Sacred Geometry and the mysteries of Alchemy. It is no coincidence that working with two other people empowers 2 even further toward expressing the Sacred in new and creative ways. In this the Hebrew meaning for three, Limitless Light, bears meditation. If the shoe fits walk in it!
Number 3 As an Expression or Destiny Number
Ah destiny, you are sometimes a harsh mistress. There’s a lot of work to be done for 3 people, and they often want to avoid it. There’s going to be a tendency for others to give you more than what is normally in your comfort zone. This is where the three needs to learn to use their highly effective voice, stand up and speak out.
There are some important life lessons for 3s in part how to be less critical of others. The phrase, “when you point your finger remember that there are 3 others pointing back at you” applies to the 3. People may leave you because of pride, bad relationship choices and because you tend to be very lackadaisical when it comes to finances. Even with all this serendipity seems to love 3s, and at the end of the day they’ll have what they need and accomplish goals.
Additionally the 3 has the capacity to show great warmth and loyalty, even if they are a tad eccentric and often naive. Charm helps the 3 wiggle through a lot of situations that other destiny numbers cannot navigate. There is an optimism in a 3 Destiny that truly believes that world peace and universal awareness are wholly possible. If the 3 uses that faith and applies it to people most in need it improves their Karma greatly.
Number 3 As a Heart’s Desire or Soul Number
Your soul is that of a psychic, specifically one who seeks to bring good news to others. 3 believes, and rightly so, that joy multiplies when it’s shared. In watching this person you could easily see them as a Candy Striper or Good Humor driver. Their happiness is contagious.
If this is your soul number you like being popular and enjoy socialization. You also like play over work (but recognize that work is a necessity so you can truly play “hard”). This outgoing nature can prove off-putting as sometimes it comes across as overconfidence, so be aware of how you’re presenting yourself to others.
Also remain mindful of how you interpret what others say about you. You’re very sensitive to criticism, but one of the life lessons for a 3 is that you cannot please everyone all the time.
Numerology Compatibility of Number 3
The 3 does not hesitate to spend money on making their living environment beautiful (think “wow” factor). They want to surround themselves with the best and loveliest of things. Even with this, the house will never be exactly tidy. The three doesn’t like a lot of hard structure, angles or edges in their home or life.
3s have no trouble meeting people, using their natural charisma and communication skills. Your best connections for love are with 5s, 6s, and 9s. The five offers a strong social connection, the 6 gives 3 greater stability and the 9 provides endless opportunities to go and see and DO (these two are very much gypsy souls).
Numerology Number 3 & Career Path
As already noted, the 3 personality doesn’t revel in work so it’s best if you find a job that inspires and brings happiness to yourself and others. You’d be great in stand-up comedy, cooking, education (especially younger children), as an actor, dancer, artist or a musician. No matter what, do not take a job that isolates you from others. That will drive you to distraction and depression. There is nothing routine about your employment path, and you’re likely going to be a proverbial butterfly, changing jobs so you don’t get bored. 3s embody the idea that variety is the spice of life, and that includes on the job.