Now, where did we leave off in our exploration of numbers in shadow? Oh, yes. Number 6. (See my last post for numbers 1-5.) Are you ready? That’s it, lean into the screen a bit because this is going to be good! Oooo…I love a good mystery, don’t you? Watch your toes now; these shadows are sneaky.

Okay, let’s review a few facts before taking our next step, Sherlock. Remember that number shadow traits in numerology appear when we slip into energetic imbalance. Numbers that play prominently in your astro-numerology chart (like your Life Purpose, Destiny, and Day of Birth numbers) will then exhibit these traits until the light of awareness shines on them. With clarity, we are then empowered to transform these lower vibrations into their highest expressions. That then fully supports the soul’s intended purpose for this lifetime. Got that? Good. Then let’s move on.

The 6 is a totally lovable number—unless it’s not. When you become anxious and domineering, it’s likely this number is expressing in shadow. You find yourself suspicious, interfering, and easily upset. Or you become bossy and emotionally controlling. To do this your old nemesis co-dependency moves to the fore, waving its flag emblazoned with “APPRECIATE ME!” When the appreciation doesn’t come, you grow increasingly resentful of your service to others. “Why can’t others do something sometimes? Do I have to do everything?” you cry to anyone who will listen. Your expectations of others grow and grow, leaving you bitterly disappointed in them and the unfairness of it all. As your sense of feeling unloved and unvalued grows, so does your sweet tooth. You reach for another carton of ice cream to go with the last two pieces of chocolate cake you’ve decided to finish off. Alas, a ravenous sweet tooth, your final indicator of a number 6 rocking wildly out of control.

How do you get back the lovability that epitomizes the best of this number? Again, awareness is the key. See the hollowness of the behaviors you’ve been justifying and allow this vision to move you into acceptance of yourself and others with love and balance. From there, the higher vibrations of a poised, magnetic nurturer can again express in harmonious ways. Your advice will hold truth rather than neediness and find receptive ears. After all, you adore your family and want only the best for them. Compassionate teachers always are needed, and this you truly are. Oh, and remember to sing. Sixes love music! So the dog covers his ears. Big deal. Invite him to howl along.

Moving right along, number 7 in shadow expresses when you are skeptical or isolated. Ever find yourself avoiding the present by living in the past? Where did those days go? You find yourself brooding, secretive, suspicious, fearful, and/or nervous. You feel confused so act out by appearing stubborn, cold, or aloof. Nothing is right anymore, so you criticize…and criticize…and criticize some more. You either talk too much or don’t talk at all and finally find yourself so emotionally shut down that you feel nothing anymore. You’re a hermit, a loner. And you like it that way, dadgumit! Or so you say.

Enough already! Wake up! The number 7 is in your blueprint to teach you trust and show you how to detach from illusion. You are a powerful being; claim it. This number brings lightening insights which sets you apart in many ways. Your mental faculties are great and your spiritual insights likely even greater. Yours is a world of deep truths and applied wisdom, delivered with serenity and balance to those who will hear. Your love of nature is your main restorer, so remember this when rebalancing is needed.

Do you fear failure and sometimes find yourself being dishonest to cover for it? If so, you’ve set the stage for the shadow traits of number 8. Here you may find yourself living in the past while gauging everything by its materialistic value. That prom dress made you feel like a million bucks, didn’t it? And of course nothing’s ever replaced your generation’s priceless dance; the Jitterbug, the Twist, the Frog, the Leopard. Was there a Leopard? I digress. So sink your claws into this. Out-of-balance 8s demand control, can be scheming, impatient, intolerant and bad tempered. You may be egotistical, demand recognition, and exhibit total disregard for others. As the character-eroding skid quickens you abuse power, create flashy displays of wealth, and fall into careless handling of money.

“Handcuffs, officer? Is that really necessary? I was going to pay it back…” (Oops!)

Well, maybe that stint behind bars will turn the light onto the virtues your soul intended to exhibit through this number’s vibration. The 8 teaches courage under pressure and honor in any circumstance. It’s a powerful number of success, confidence, and dependability. Respect for money is its hallmark, with the awareness that money in an energy exchange; nothing more, nothing less. When 8s are expressing their highest virtues, they are good judges of character—which they likewise exhibit—and are uniquely gifted in finding solutions. So step out into freedom and be the honorable leader you came here to be.

The number 9 holds a complex vibration that includes the aspects of all the numbers before it. If 9 is prominent in your chart, you are greatly blessed. Yet much is expected of you as well. Sometimes the weight of that expectation leads to the demise, temporarily or otherwise, of falling out of integrity and/or becoming ego-centric. When this happens, you become frustrated, tense, and won’t listen to anyone. You become resentful and indifferent. The world’s the pits and no one has it as badly as you do. No one! You become an instrument of cruelty and abuse. You can’t see that you are the one acting from ignorance, not everyone else, and flail aimlessly against the wind, devoid of any sensitivity for the rest of humanity. You rail on in desperation, becoming weakened to the point of gullibility.

“Sure, I’ll carry that bomb. Who cares, anyway? At least I’ll go out with a bang. Then they’ll wish they’d listened to me.”

WAIT! THIS IS NOT YOU! This, dear one, is your shadow. You who were born with the 9 vibration came to show unconditional love and complete acceptance of all that is. In your highest expression, you are attuned to brotherly/sisterly love and universal truth as no other. You embody integrity, non-judgment, and compassion for all. Generosity and imagination are guided by your discernment in all things. Don’t waste yourself on a bomb. You can be dramatic, it’s true. And you can be a heck of a romantic as well. (Just thought you might like to know that.) Make your point, whether personally or publicly, because you are here for humanitarian service in whatever form you choose to express it. How cool is that?!

Well, Sherlock, I think we solved the mystery of The Shadow. You did well, my friend. Looking at The Shadow is too scary for most, but you did your life proud. Now may I have my flashlight back? I think something’s standing on my foot.