How to Interpret Dreams With Numbers

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Dreams, along with much of the human mind, remain a mystery to most people. Even the most well-schooled neurosurgeons cannot explain the intricacies of the dream world and why people dream the things they do. Psychologists can speculate about dream significance when it relates to emotional trauma or easily recognizable events from daily life. However, when dreams contain numbers, the field of numerology can provide answers. Numerology is the ancient study of numbers as esoteric markers of spiritual progress all human beings must endure. Use numerology to help interpret dreams with numbers that might otherwise remain a mystery.

    Record your dreams in your dream journal immediately upon waking. You may want to begin writing at the beginning of the dream and write down everything you remember, with special emphasis on any numbers that appear throughout the dream. If the same number occurs multiple times, write down all instances of that number, because the way the number appears may change its meaning.

    Cross reference numbers from your dream with the numerology guide. Consider the number's context as well. For example, the number one has the key words: leadership, independence, pioneer, initiator. So, if the number one appears in an environment of leadership, you could correctly assume that its appearance in the dream indicates leadership or independence of some kind.

    Check for patterns of numbers or double-digit numbers and calculate their meaning. In numerology, double-digit numbers can be reduced to a single digit. For example, the number 26 reduces to eight (two plus six). The number eight has the following key words: politics, power, authority. If the number 26 appears, it may indicate an association with the key words associated with the number eight. This is more likely than an association with the individual interpretation of the numbers two and six.

    Consider the negative aspects of each number as well as the positive. Each number has negative aspects that must be taken into consideration when using numerology to interpret numbers within dreams. For example, the number eight, in addition to the key words politics, power and authority, carries with it the added association with repression, impatience and mismanagement. Evaluate the other aspects of the dream to interpret the number's positive or negative attributes.

    Remember that numerology is not the only way to interpret dreams with numbers. Often, we see numbers as exactly what they are. For example, the clock set for six o'clock might mean that something important will occur at exactly six o'clock. Often, when numbers re-occur in several dreams, or appear several times within the dream, that is a sign that further interpretation or analysis is needed. Quite often, numerology provides the answer when otherwise the numbers just do not "add up."

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Julia Barrus is a writer and teacher who has published with several online sources since 2008. Barrus has a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in secondary education curriculum and instruction with an endorsement in English from the University of Phoenix.

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