The Mystery of Recurring Numbers: What Does It Mean When You See the Same Number Everywhere?

recurring-nimbersI once wrote an article regarding the golden ratio, or Fibonacci Sequence, which touched base on the recurrence of a specific pattern found all over the world which can be broken down to an equation that fits in various subjects, including DNA, floral patterns, natural evolution, and a variety of other things.

What about other, more subtle and basic, recurring numbers, though?

There has been a lot of investigation into this topic, as people throughout history have taken a notice to the recurrence of specific sequences of numbers in an over-abundance. A lot of psychologists will say that it’s simply a placebo effect, that we’re subconsciously looking for the number which we have associated with and will continue to see it because of this. Others, specifically numerologists, say that the repetition of a number is ultimately a cosmic warning, a means of saying, “hey, pay attention.” I don’t have a firm belief in this topic, so this article, like many of my others, is purely speculative and meant to provoke thought. However, since I was infantile, the number which I have always noticed is “32”; what about you?

In researching for this article, I found some very interesting descriptions of recurring numbers in various forums and research thesis written on the topic. The thing which stood out the most to me is the fact that there is an accepted definition of what specific numbers, when recurring, could mean from a numerologist standpoint. The recurring numbers detailed in this were 11, 16, 22, and 33; I find this disappointing that neither 23 nor 32 were present, but, such is the consequence of mundane hope…

According to, each of the aforementioned recurring numbers has been associated with a specific meaning. The number 11 is referred to as the master number and is theoretically the cosmos, or God’s, way of calling you to read between the lines in matters at hand, and that there’s more to your current situation than you’re accommodating for. The number 16 is the universal number signifying danger, and seeing the repetition of 16 means to look out; this often goes in hand with relationships or work difficulties. Seeing 22 is associated with your productive side, and the cosmos may be telling you that you’re overlooking a great opportunity for advancement in some form or another. Similarly, seeing the number 33 everywhere is allegedly a signifier that you are a gifted individual, and are holding back from using your gift to help the world.



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