elcome everyone, to the World of Numerology.
I am currently working my way through a series of
articles referring to the Ruling or Life Path numbers. If you
have missed the previous articles you can purchase the past
issues of True Blue Spirit by going to ww.truebluespirit.ca.
In this article I hope to introduce you to, or expand your
understanding of, the influential values of the Ruling
Number 5. You can find your Ruling Number (Life Path #)
by following the example in the box on the right.
The number 5 symbolizes freedom: expansion,
emotional expression and movement. It is the second
number on the soul plane and represents the heart chakra.
Compassion, which is the highest form of love and sensi-
tivity, is its attribute.
When I talk to people with this Ruling Number, I
sense their capacity to feel their emotions on a deep level,
often leading to an ability to empathize with others as they
mature. This sensitivity can enhance the gift of psychic
awareness and provide the passionate fuel found in the
work of all great artists. From the depths of despair to the
sublime states of profound peace, this journey is about
anchoring passion to a creative star.
I have several close friends as well as two grand-
children with this Ruling Number and know that children,
especially, need to be heard if they are to stay open to the
gifts of their innate sensitivity. Whether you are a good
friend or a loving caregiver, the art of active listening is an
effective tool, providing a necessary atmosphere for
support and validation to prosper. The mastery of sensitive
expression is one of the true refinements of human endeav-
ours and it is a task requiring discipline to be accomplished
A “9 to 5” life is usually too constraining for the
number 5 person and most yearn for the freedom to work
on their own terms. We find many working as freelance
writers, traveling salespersons and artists. These adventur-
ous spirits love the exploration of other cultures which
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satisfy their yen for adventure, movement and change.
The light and shadow sides of every number has
no exception and when healthy development is not
thwarted, the light side shines and our culture is blessed
with happy productive people with a great deal to offer.
The shadow side can lead to unfinished projects, throw-
away relationships, substance abuse and emotional insta-
bility. Fortunately, the reality that something needs to
change usually leads one out of this trap before it takes a
firm hold. Music, nature, friendship and laughter are all
excellent mood shifters; the liberal use of such tools is a
good habit to fall into.
Eventually there comes a recognized need to delve
into the “heart chamber” to find that still-point where the
silent truth of who we are comes forward and blesses us
with a sense of higher purpose and spiritual connection.
The “light side” of these people bring to our world
unusual and often unconventional contributions. We find
them as performing artists as well as gifted musicians,
authors and playwrights. We hear the passion in their
speeches and are moved by their paintings and sculptures;
we read their books and essays that make our hearts beat
with excitement, tears flow and understanding dawn. They
open us all to the deep world of feeling.
by Shannon Wills
Numerology is the study of the
signicance of numbers and names,
valuable tools in helping us
understand our purpose in life. This is a
series of articles about the Ruling or Life
Path Numbers and how they
inuence our growth and
To determine your ruling #, add together all
the digits of your birth date; then reduce this
sum to a single digit (unless this sum equals
11 or 22). This nal number is your Ruling
Example: Feb. 07, 1985
2 + 07 + 1+9+8+5 = 32. Reduce: 3+2 = 5
SHANNON WILLS has been a Metaphysical
student for over 40 years. Several years as a
professional channeler assisted her progress in
understanding spiritual energy. As a Reiki
Master Teacher she has merged the power of
sound to create a unique healing experience for
her clients. Her interest in Numerology began in
the late 80’s and blossomed when she discov-
ered a spiritual connection to numbers.
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