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08th Mar 2024

What are angel numbers and why do people look out for them?

Anna Martin

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Do you ever feel like the universe is trying to send you a message?

Then you might want to check out angel numbers.

Whether seen on a license plate or an alarm clock, angel numbers are a sequence of repeated numbers that are said to hold personal and spiritual significance.

While these may appear to be mere coincidences to some, for others these numbers are no accident. 

What are angel numbers?

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Okay so It’s obvious that they’re numbers but what makes them so special?

Speaking to People, astrologer and bestselling author, Lisa Stardust explains that they’re not a new concept.

“[Numerology] is based on Babylonian and Kabbalistic study, some of which are found in the Old Testament,” she said.

“The ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras, a mathematician, thought that the physical world aligned with an energetic sequence of numbers and developed the study of interconnectivity through numbers.

“Basically, numbers have meaning that corresponds to our life path.”

The term “angel numbers” itself is commonly attributed to author Doreen Virtue due to her 2005 book of the same name.

Lisa adds: “They represent significance because they are telling us divine messages that we need to hear to know how we should move forward.

“They usually come in sequences of three or more, and the combination connects to the spiritual journey that you should take.”

What are my angel numbers?

Each person’s angel numbers can be different depending on a number of factors, but the most important part is to pay attention to patterns.

When a repeated number sequence pops up frequently, it’s believed that it could be a message from the universe.

What do angel numbers mean?

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Each set of angel numbers, ranging from 000 to 999, carries its own unique meaning.

000: Signals that something is coming and the potential behind this change. 

111: Can signal a new journey of self is on the horizon.

222: Indicates that it’s a time of reflection, focusing on the duality of situations or scenarios.

333: Relates to growth be it spiritual, personal or financial.

444: This can show change is on the way, like a move or a shift in your life.

555: Similar to 444, the angel number 555 is associated with change.

777: This angel number means it might be time to slow down.

888: Relates to meaning in relationships, career and life.

999: Angel number meaning and symbolism for life, love and more.