What are Numerology Challenge Numbers?

Life is full of challenges and numerology acknowledges this with the Challenge Numbers. We all face roadblocks in life, how we overcome or not overcome them is vital in our life development. Numerology can help you learn to recognize your life challenges and provide you with guidance to overcome your challenges.

How to Calculate the Challenge Numbers?

Calculating the Challenge Numbers is just the opposite of calculating Pinnacle numbers. Challenge Numbers consist of 4 different numbers all derived from your date of birth. We will use President Obama’s birthday of August 4, 1961 as an example. We first put the president’s birth date in numerical form as 8-4-1961. We reduce the birth date just as we previously did when calculated the pinnacle numbers. This is done by reducing the month, day and year to single digits. In this case the month and day are already single digits we only need to reduce the year. This is done by adding all the digits together such as 1 + 9 + 6 + 1 = 17. Still not a single digit so we take the 17 and add 1 + 7 = 8. We now have 8 4 8.

To complete the first challenge number we take the difference between the month and the day. This is 8 – 4 = 4. President Obama’s First Challenge number is 4.

To calculate the second challenge number we take the difference of the day of birth from the year of birth. This would be 4 – 8 = 4. President Obama’s Second Challenge Number is 4.

To calculate the third challenge number you take the difference between the first and second challenge number. Here we take 4 – 4 = 0. President Obama’s third Challenge number is 0.

Keep in mind since we taking the difference of two numbers are results when calculating challenge numbers range from 0 to 8 instead of 1 to 9 when we were adding numbers.

To calculate the fourth challenge number is the difference between the birth month and the birth year. Here we take 8 – 8 = 0. President Obama’s fourth challenge number is 0.

The range of the 4 challenge cycles varies according to a person’s Life Cycle Number. The first challenge cycle begins at birth. To determine when the first challenge cycle ends you subtract a person’s Life Path Number from 36. President Obama has a Life Path Number of 2 so 36 – 2 = 34, hence President Obama’s first challenge cycle begins at birth and ends at the age of 34. The next 3 challenge cycles begin after a 9 year period as 9 year cycle is base throughout numerology. President Obama’s second challenge cycle begins at age 35 and ends at age 43. To determine the third challenge cycle we begin at age 44 add 9 years and the President’s third challenge cycle ends at age 52. The fourth and last challenge cycle for the President begins at age 53 and last till the end of his life. The age range of the 4 challenge is the same for the 4 pinnacles. It all varies on the person Life Path Number.

Let’s recap, we now have learned how to calculate the 4 challenge numbers and have done this by using President Obama’s birth date. We have also determined the age range of the 4 challenge cycles which varies upon one’s Life Path Number. We now know this about President Obama:

  •  His first Challenge Number is 4
  •  His Second Challenge Number is 4
  •  His Third Challenge Number is 0
  •  His Fourth Challenge Number is 0
  •  His First Challenge cycle starts at birth to age 3
  •  His Second Challenge cycle starts at age 35 and last till age 43
  •  His Third Challenge cycle starts at age 44 and last till age 52
  •  His Fourth Challenge cycle starts at age 53 and onward

What do Challenge Numbers Mean?

As you can see calculating the challenge numbers is not that difficult, it is just a simple math process. The difficult part is deciphering what the challenge numbers mean. This is a complex procedure so to make things simple I will provide a chart below that will give very general descriptions of the numbers.

Challenge Number 0

This is challenge of choice. A difficult decision to overcome. Zero as a challenge number doesn’t identify one special challenge that would be more important than others. Minor challenges are also hard to identify, but regardless of their type they are meant to guide you to find your strength. This number challenge speaks about your ability to become self-sufficient and independent and whole as a person.

Challenge Number 1

This is the challenge of domination.The challenge of Number 1 revolves around asserting oneself and embracing independence. Individuals with this challenge often struggle with comparing themselves to others and relying heavily on external opinions. The primary challenge lies in staying true to oneself and valuing one’s own individuality amidst societal pressures.

Challenge Number 2

This is the challenge of insecurity. Those with a challenge number of 2 are highly sensitive and easily thrown off balance by external opinions. They tend to shy away from responsibilities and pressure, preferring to avoid conflict rather than confront it. Accepting responsibility and managing pressures effectively are key challenges for individuals with this number.

Challenge Number 3

This is the Challenge of involvement. To be able to branch out and express yourself without the fear of criticism. People with Challenge Number 3 often struggle with follow-through and completion of tasks. They may find themselves overwhelmed by excitement and impulsivity, leading to unfinished projects and unfulfilled goals. Developing effective time management skills and rational decision-making processes are crucial challenges for these individuals.

Challenge Number 4

The challenge of work and to complete tasks. To obtain motivation in starting and finish a work procedure. The challenge of Number 4 relates to a lack of motivation and discipline in managing time effectively. Individuals with this challenge may avoid responsibility and resist structure in their lives. Learning to be more organized, disciplined, and productive is essential for overcoming this challenge.

Challenge Number 5

The challenge of responsibility and commitment. Here a person needs to focus in consistency and following through, to overcome the desire for sudden changes. Number 5 challenges individuals to temper their hot temper and irrational behavior. These individuals value independence and freedom but may struggle with impulsiveness and instability. Cultivating calmness, sound reasoning, and self-discipline are central challenges for those with this number.

Challenge Number 6

The challenge of control and acceptance. Here a person needs to let those around them make their own choices and understand that their way in not the only way. Individuals with Challenge Number 6 often set exceedingly high expectations for themselves and others, leading to disappointment and sorrow when these expectations are not met. Learning to be less critical, judgmental, and rigid is essential for overcoming this challenge. Developing empathy and compassion towards oneself and others is also crucial.

Challenge Number 7

The challenge of self frustration. Here a person needs to come to term of their own failures and shortcomings. In most cases one can not move forward until they solve this situation. The main challenges for those with Challenge Number 7 include emotional limitation and adherence to strict societal norms. These individuals may feel restricted and dissatisfied due to their rigid principles and over-analysis of situations. Flexibility, openness, and adaptability are key challenges for individuals with this number.

Challenge Number 8

The challenge of selfishness and obtaining material goods. Here a person is challenged by the desire to obtain money, valuable and power. The challenge of Number 8 revolves around a love for material possessions and a reliance on wealth and status for self-worth. Individuals with this challenge may prioritize financial gain over spiritual growth, leading to a sense of emptiness and dissatisfaction. Finding meaning beyond material wealth and focusing on spiritual development are central challenges for those with this number.

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