THE HOLISTIC CONVERSATION with Tisha Morris
You may have done numerology for your birthdate or name, but what about your home? Every house has a soul and a personality as unique as its occupants. Beyond the blue shutters or soaring ceilings, your home has an energy that is expressed through numerology.
In numerology, you add the numbers until you reach a single, whole number. It is the whole numbers 1-9 wherein you find the meaning. For example, the number 27 would hold the energy of a 9 (2+7). The number 123 would hold the energy of 6 (1+2+3). Each whole number has its own characteristic or meaning.
Numerology for homes is based upon its street address. When a house is built, the lot is associated with and assigned a street number. The house immediately takes on the energy of that number. To determine the numerology for your home, simply add all of the digits of your street address together until you come up with a single digit. For example, if the address is 1539 Holly Street, then you would add the following:
1+5+3+9 = 18; then 1+8 = 9
The house would therefore have the vibration of a 9. If an address includes a letter, for example, 4B, you would simply use the corresponding number to that letter, i.e. a = 1, b=2, c=3, etc., and add it just like a number (4+2 = 6).
Regardless of the house number you live in, it is not by accident. Notwithstanding, you can now be more conscious in choosing a house for its numerical vibration. For a more detailed explanation of each number, check out my book, Mind Body Home. Here’s a synopsis of what each number means:
Number 1- The number 1 or a 1-House carries the frequency of unity, oneness, and new beginnings. A 1-House is perfect for a newly married couple. In fact, it holds a great energy to start anything new, such as s business, relationship, or self-improvement. It is a great house to express one’s individuality and leadership skills in the world.
Of course, too much of anything is never good. So, those living in a 1-House should be careful about not being too stubborn, domineering, or selfish. It is a great house to take care of number 1, metaphorically yourself, but be careful not to do so in excess. Other characteristics of a 1-House include being creative, original, and inventive.
Number 2- While a 1-House is great for individuation, a 2-House has a dualistic nature and is perfect for partnerships. The energy of harmony and a yin-yang balance is the predominant energy of the number 2. Whether it is business partners, lovers, or roommates, the 2-House inhabitants will be more agreeable and understanding, while also learning from each other.
The primary challenge with a 2-House is the tendency to become too sensitive to the other partner to the point where they end up not speaking their mind or sharing their opinion. Overall, however, the home will have a peaceful and harmonic balance. For a single person living in a 2-house, the home will naturally attract a partner for the occupant. It is also a great office space or storefront for a business owned by business partners.
Number 3- The number “3” is known for its fun, extroverted energy, which also strikes a balance with its more spiritual properties. The number 3 is often depicted as a triangle, the trinity, or a pyramid, which is an energetic, fire-like quality lending itself to be very energetic. While the number 2 finds harmony and balance in twos, the number 3 finds balance in threes, similar to that of a tripod.
Three represents expression, expansion, passion, enthusiasm, extroverted, sexual energy, fun, and optimism. A 3-House is a great house for socializing and entertaining. It will have a positive energy and allow its occupants plenty of self-expression, literally in the home and also in the world. This is a great house for someone who wants to become more social, meet interesting people, and be visible.
The challenge in a 3-House is that it can be so much fun that not much work gets done. Spending too much money could also become an issue. It would be a challenging home to work from for introverted work, such as a writer or bookkeeper. However, it would be a great space for a party planner or events coordinator.
Number 4- If feeling too scattered from living in a 3-House, then moving to a 4-House may be just what the doctor ordered. The number 4 has the energy of being stable, reliable, sturdy, grounded, organized, and productive. A 4-House will often be shaped like a sturdy box, similar to a four-square house. It is a great home or office space to start a new business or relationship. It provides a solid foundation on which to build.
The biggest challenge with a 4-House is that it can be all work and no play. It is important for the occupants to be conscious to build in playtime and avoid overworking themselves.
Number 5- A 5-House will embody the energy of activity, change, travel, adventure, and energy. It is a yang number that will always involve lots of movement and activity. In fact, the number 5 is the most energetic of all numbers and is most akin to the energy of change. It can be like Grand Central Station with people coming and going. The number 5 also holds the energy of knowledge, communication, and writing, particularly regarding travel, other cultures, or new and interesting ideas.
The high energy of a 5-space can be challenging to feel settled or grounded. It can create the tendency to move through life too quickly and be challenging to enjoy the present moment in a 5-house. A 5-space can be very good for a storefront as it will attract lots of foot traffic and stay busy.
Number 6- The number six holds the vibration of love, service, compassion, creativity, and artistry. A 6-House is truly a home with heart. This energy will be apparent in everything its inhabitants do from the arts to social responsibility. A 6-House is a great home in which to raise a family as you will often see a 6-House filled with children. On the social scene, while wild raucous parties take place in the 5-House, the 6-House will host the intimate dinner party with friends while sharing stories of traveling to orphanages in Africa. Artfully prepared food and wine from a visited winery will accompany the meal.
Inhabitants of a 6-House love their home so much that their biggest challenge is to not become reclusive. Another challenge is that the home can be so heart-oriented that it can be a challenging home for material success.
Number 7- The number 7 is the most spiritual of all numbers. It appears in the Bible and in many religions and cultures and therefore carries the energy of spirituality, mysticism, philosophy, introspection, and solitude. A 7-House is likened to an ashram, temple, or sanctuary. It feels very calm, peaceful, relaxing, quiet, zen, and, in some cases, slightly cave-like. It holds the energy of deep, spiritual transformation.
Because of its mysticism and inward energy, the 7-House is also very conducive to honing one’s intuitive or psychic abilities. It holds a yin energy and can lend itself to a more inward lifestyle with few social connections with the exception of a few, deep friendships. It is a great space for someone focusing on their spiritual growth. The challenge is getting out of the house and feeling a part of the world.
Number 8- If you are looking for material success or wealth, the 8-House is for you. While the 7-House rules the spiritual plane, the 8-House rules the physical plane. The 8-House can bring abundance in every area, whether in the form of love or money. Eight holds the vibration of success, power, infinity, fortune, and fame. Even the 8-House itself can bring wealth in the real estate market. Also don’t be surprised to receive public recognition, or even fame when living in an 8-House.
In Chinese metaphysics, the number 8 is the most auspicious. In China, it is common for homes with the numerology of 8 sell for considerably more money for this very reason. The challenge with the 8-House is to not become so caught up in the material world to where one would lose focus on matters of the heart.
Number 9- The number 9 holds the energy for completion. And, with any ending, there is also a new beginning. Nine holds the vibration of generosity, giving, loving, wisdom, compassion, and representative of light workers. The 9-House is a great house for someone who is wrapping up a major phase of his or her life. I often see clients in a 9-House move away to another city or some other transitory time of life.
The 9-House is supportive for ending a phase of life, allowing for a complete release in order to start anew. The 9-House is also associated with humanitarianism and service. The primary challenge of a 9-House is to not let others take advantage of your generosity. It is also important to take care of yourself while saving the world. A 9-space would be ideal for a shelter, a nonprofit, or other humanitarian-based business, especially if related to healing the past.
Tisha Morris is the best-selling author of Decorating With the Five Elements of Feng Shui (Llewellyn 2015), Mind Body Home: Transform Your Life One Room at a Time (Llewellyn 2012), Feng Shui Your Life: The Quick Guide to DeclutteringYour Home and Renewing Your Life (Turner Publishing 2010). Tisha is based in Los Angeles where she works with homes and business and facilitates trainings. To learn more, visit Earth Home with Tisha Morris.