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Number 5’s Life Path, Compatibility, & Destiny Meanings
Our inner and outer world is intricately intertwined with sets of 5.
- The five elements – Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit;
- The five senses – Sight, taste, touch, hearing and smell
- The five wound of Christ, the five wise men, the five foolish virgins, five fingers, five toes, etc.
And, so, as the fifth of all numbers 5’s symbolism is the number of humanity.
In the spiritual significance of numbers, these are the foundations for the numerology meanings of the sacred and mystical Number 5.
Numerology 5 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 5
Those with a Life Path Number 5 are highly sensual people. Consider our body has five senses and five fingers. As a child this person wanted to touch everything and get all the input they could. The more senses an experience or object engaged, the more excited they got (food is a very good example – it wouldn’t surprise us to meet a lot of 5s who are foodies). The greatest caution for the 5 is avoiding being too indulgent (think impulse buying, for example).
5s have a distinctive flair. They’re quick learners, highly motivational and many times visionaries. Some 5’s have a telepathic knack which makes the 5 a very sensitive lover and one who enjoys trying new things in and out of the bedroom. You know the skinny dipping couple? One of them was inevitably a 5.
If your Life Path Number is 5 your lesson in life is learning to embrace some level of stability. Your capricious nature may come across to others as fickle and undependable. Even your quick wit won’t help you avoid some responsibility, at which point just suck it up and put the same energy you give adventures to the task at hand. Don’t worry, a short burst of focus won’t hurt you – you will never run with a conventional crowd, and the word “monotony” was stricken from your dictionary a long time ago.
Bear in mind that when this sacred number walks with you, there are strong mercurial influences. When Mercury goes retrograde, hang tight! Its going to be a wild ride for a while, which you actually like. Even so your communications are going to be even more scattered than normal. Follow your curiosity, run on those gypsy feet, but like George of the Jungle – watch out for that tree!
Numerology Personality of Number 5
Personality Traits: Adventurous, Seeker and Teacher of Esoteric Wisdom, Sensual, Addictive Traits
In Numerology, the Number 5 is a living dynamo. This live wire gives new meaning to outgoing. The five is the type of person who cannot sit down for very long and who gets bored very easily. Nothing will make a 5 wine and moan more than tedium, and until that situation resolves they’ll be miserable.
Symbolically most experts on the meaning of numbers feel that 5s have a strong feminine side with masculine undertones. Don’t mistake this vibration as bashful or modest. This lady is in your face putting herself out there in very adventurous ways. That’s what makes the 5 personality very exciting but also a tad dangerous and non-committal. Until the 5 falls in love (and they can fall hard) they’re social butterflies in the sacred number world. It’s not surprising to see the 5 dating several different people at the same time, a habit that can be disconcerting to numbers needing stability. This number constantly colors outside the lines, sometimes forgoing them altogether.
5 appears in many philosophies and religions giving it yet more symbolic dimensions. It represents God’s will, grace and the ability to put either into action on the Earth Plane. Because of this 5 may strive for harmony when they see divisiveness, acting as a mediator. This is particularly true in relationships.
Being the sum of 2 and 3, 5 can represent the sacred marriage or as Helen Blavatsky said succinctly, “5 is the spirit of life and human love”. That spirit is something the 5 craves, so they live in the moment often planning the next great adventure (which could be in five minutes!).
Buddhism has five commandments. Islam has five pillars of faith. Ideologically there are five virtues that include love, truth and justice. Ancient Greek writings give humankind five principles that include divine spirit and intelligence. With this in mind, we see 5 humming on a mystical quest of sorts – things that feed the mind and embrace love.
If this is your Path, you reach for the stars even daring to hope for transcendence. All of this explains a great deal as to why the fifth card of the Tarot is the Hierophant – the priest or shaman who bridges the gaps between the worlds. It also helps us understand why the pentagram became a significant symbol in various religions including Taoism and Wicca.
Of course for every good characteristic in number symbolism there are some downsides to the 5s energy signature. These are rather rash and, as a result, shy away from consistency. The restless spirit is very easily distracted (think of the dog who focuses on one thing then spots a squirrel. The 5 constantly encounters the temptation of the squirrel to follow for a good time. “Party on” may very well be one of 5s favorite phrases. Nonetheless, 5 certainly teaches others how to embrace change and freedom with zeal. You will never be bored when you hang with a 5.
Number 5 As an Expression or Destiny Number
There is absolutely nothing stagnant in a 5’s destiny. Their motto is truly: “change is inevitable” (which is why they just forge ahead and make the changes happen). The tendency for wanting a new horizon is, however, also a potential hindrance. There’s a saying, “why is there a skyline? The correct answer is so you know where to stop mowing. The 5 doesn’t want to stop, which can lead to reckless maneuvers.
People around the 5 love their zest for life and they’re outgoing demeanor. 5s are easy to get along with provided you can keep up with them. Just be ready to change on a whim. they are the jack of all trades in Numerology, but alas the master of none. All this experiential desire means that 5s often put down projects half way through, leaving someone else to pick up the slack. On the upside, what they DO finish is done well because they want to squeeze the most out of the moment.
Number 5 As a Heart’s Desire or Soul Number
If your Soul Number is 5 you will always strive to explore and learn, adapting to each transformation you encounter with the skill of a chameleon. You soul yearns for travel, new people and new things, and you find yourself disappointed or irritated when things don’t change fast enough. Caution: don’t put your expectations on other people. Many soul numbers simply can’t switch gears that fast.
Many 5’s, as you might suspect, struggle with settling down. They need a companion who is willing to uproot the proverbial tree and follow along for the fun. The spirit of 5 is unquenchable except when boxed in – then they become very sullen and exasperated, to the point of depression and retreating from the very life they adore.
Spiritually 5’s have the potential of becoming mystics and seers. They’re the ultimate detective, seeking out the best Soul Path so they can keep moving forward, albeit in an unconventional manner true to 5s nature.
In this incarnation your lesson is the positive nature of structure. With patience and a moment’s pause before action you’ll discover far more success and avoid those pot holes that come on life’s road when you make dicey moves.
Numerology Compatibility of 5
When thinking of 5’s the island of misfit toys comes to mind. These people surround themselves with eclectic people and objects. Nonetheless, the constant moving storm that is a 5 won’t burden themselves with a lot of things – preferring to spend money on the actual adventure.
Stressed out folks, stay-at-home types and worker bees do not make good partners for the 5, who want nothing but unrestricted freedom and instant gratification. The 5s friends and family need a lot of patience. You may do well with a 2 since they share your love of beauty but offer a little of that stability your life so sorely lacks.
Numerology Number 5 & Career Path
The prophets and dreamers of the number world, there’s a keen imagination here – one that could well lead to a career in writing fiction. The great thing with this choice is that stories are ever-evolving, giving 5 what they crave and a stable job. Otherwise 5s tend toward job hopping, independent contracting or gravitate toward jobs that provide travel and a good enough wage to support their lifestyle.
If your Career Number is Five avoid anything too predictable. Working an assembly line is not for you! On the upside your adaptability is something for which many employers look. Add to that a winning smile and doors open pretty easily.
- Healing Crystals: Amazonite, Carnelian, Chrysocolla, Prehnite, Red Tiger Eye
- Astrological: Mercury
- Zodiac: Taurus
- Number 5 in the Tarot:
In Tarot Card Meaningsand symbolism the Number 5 is associated with The Hierophant Card in the Major Arcana. The classic Rider Waite Tarot Card Deck depiction of this mature man, hand raised in a benediction symbolizes “doing the right thing for the right reason” with the number 5 shortening this concept to that of simply “doing”.
With two fingers pointing to earth and two to the sky, he becomes the conduit between Heaven and Humankind. Next to the Hierophant are the pillars of liberty and law; duty and defiance. This is one of 5’s Karmic challenges – not to act so impulsively or so quickly as to become the very thing they abhor. The Hierophant energy in 5 manifests as a deeply personal and potent spiritual quest that lasts a lifetime.