SoleNumbers: 1 to 9

This article is part of the SoleNumbers Series.
SoleNumber 1 | SoleNumber 2 | SoleNumber 3 | SoleNumber 4 | SoleNumber 5 | SoleNumber 6 | SoleNumber 7 | SoleNumber 8 | SoleNumber 9

The day that you were born is a remarkable day and there is an energy that is carried forward into your life. Your SoleNumbers help guide you in life and contain remarkable insights into what drives you and what makes you great.

Your birthdate gives you 11 SoleNumbers and these can be discovered by requesting your SoleNumbers report here.

Two of the most important SoleNumbers are your Governing SoleNumber and your Next Best Step SoleNumber; and here are the formulas to calculate those.


Governing SoleNumber

Your Governing SoleNumber is the guide to the overall number energy in your life. Your Governing SoleNumber reveals the direction of your life, and gives insights into your life experience. Your Governing SoleNumber never changes and is impactful over the course of your lifetime.

To calculate your Governing SoleNumber, add the digits in your date of birth until you reach a single number, one to nine. E.g. a person born on September 17, 2001 has a governing SoleNumber of 9+1+7+2+0+0+2 =21 = 2+1 = 3.


Next Best Step SoleNumber

Your Next Best Step SoleNumber is the most important and active number in your life for the current year. This number changes with each new year and gives structure to choices that you make the achieve your annual intentions and goals.

To calculate your Next Best Step SoleNumber, add the month and day of your birth date, to the year that you are living in now. E.g. September 17, 2022 has a Next Best Step SoleNumber of 9+1+7+2+0+2+2=23=2+3=5.


SoleNumber 1

SoleNumber 1 is the Charismatic Sun number. Children with number 1 energy are our Charismatic Sun Children, and they are bright and aware. The Sun is a star around which the planets revolve, and Sun Children have a way of being dazzling and the centre of attention. 

The energy of the number 1 is independence and growth which changes as you mature to leadership and confidence. The internal journey is the courage to be yourself, guiding you to the courage to be great. The external journey is balancing independence and loneliness, allowing you to step into the courage to lead.


SoleNumber 2

SoleNumber 2 is the Global number. Children with a number 2 energy are our Global Children, and they are important and significant. Global means unbounded and unlimited, encompassing all parts of the world, and Global Children have a focus on self-love and cherishing, a life-giving energy that nourishes others.

The energy of the number 2 is respect and belonging, which changes to awareness and humility. The internal journey is respecting and loving yourself. The external journey is managing your desire to belong so that you can share spiritual awareness with humility.


SoleNumber 3

SoleNumber 3 is the Intuitive Earth number. Children with number 3 energy are our Intuitive Earth Children, and they are fun and full. Our planet Earth is the planet of elementals, and Earth Children have farsighted intuition.

The energy of the number 3 is fun and possibilities. The internal journey is knowing your fullness and the external journey is looking on the bright side, staying positive.


SoleNumber 4

SoleNumber 4 is the Inspirational Cosmic number. Children with number 4 energy are our Inspirational Cosmic Children, and they are powerful and free. Cosmic means the orderly system of the universe, and Cosmic Children focus on making things happen in an organized and efficient way.

The energy of the number 4 is connecting and service. The internal journey is healthy connections with others and the external journey is being of service in an authentic, humble way.


SoleNumber 5

SoleNumber 5 is the Aurora number. Children with the number 5 energy are our Aurora Children, and they are supported and expanding. An Aurora is an interaction between a planet and a sun, and Aurora Children understand both the spiritual realm and the physical world. 

The energy of the number 5 is heaven and earth. The internal journey is bringing heaven to earth and the external journey is giving and receiving support in life.


SoleNumber 6

SoleNumber 6 is the Compassionate Moon number. Children with number 6 energy are our Compassionate Moon Children, and they are confident and deep. The moon amplifies emotions, and Moon Children have hearts with a great capacity for love. 

The energy of the number 6 is purpose and meaning. The internal journey is finding meaning in life and the external journey is living a life guided by the heart.


SoleNumber 7

SoleNumber 7 is the Spiritual Celestial number. Children with number 7 energy are our Celestial Children, and they are strong, steady and wise. Celestial is heavenly and divine, and Celestial Children have a focus on the abstract and sublime. 

The energy of the number 7 is faith and trust. The internal journey is spiritual development and the external journey is trusting life and the world.


SoleNumber 8

SoleNumber 8 is the Intellectual Star number. Children with number 9 energy are our Star Children, and they are curious and connected. A Star is a brilliant heavenly body, and Star Children are the brilliant minds of the world.

The energy of the number 8 is power and vision. The internal journey is embracing your power and the external journey is using your power, vision and energy to make the lives of others better.


SoleNumber 9

SoleNumber 9 is the Universal number. Children with a number 9 energy are our Universal Children, and they are happy and whole. Universal means the whole of everything, and is always changing, and Universal Children have a balanced, steady and calm energy that is allowing and non-resistant.

The energy of the number 9 is mastery and guidance. The internal journey is accepting inner certainty and the external journey is giving guidance, not direction and letting go of the outcome.


Knowing your child’s SoleNumbers really does contribute to understanding them at a deep level, and helps you to become the best parent you can be. A parent who provides a happy, loving and nurturing environment.

Your birthdate gives you 11 SoleNumbers and these can be discovered by requesting your full SoleNumbers report here.


Author: Dr. Debra Ford Msc.D.

Dr. Debra is one of the world’s foremost experts in metaphysical energy. She has a doctorate in metaphysical science and is a metaphysical philosophy teacher. She is an ordained minister and member of the American Metaphysical Doctors Association and the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry.

Dr. Debra’s SolePath is Inspirational Teacher and Spiritual Mystic. It is this SolePath that allows her to connect, create and communicate the original SolePath body of work.

Dr. Debra’s work is based on the Tao. She is the author of 17 books including ‘SolePath the path to purpose and a beautiful life, Daily Pulse, rhythm of the Tao and her children’s book ‘Emilia Rose and the rainbow adventure’.

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Contact: DrDebra@SolePath.org

Grateful thanks to Dr. Janice Brown for the wonderful blog images.