Numerology Meanings: Number 1 (One)

The purpose of the Numerology Meanings series is to provide an in-depth interpretation of numbers using metaphysics and occult sciences including numerology, astrology, tarot, chakras and more.

The Numerology Meanings series will focus on the holistic (complete) and occult (hidden) vibration of the numbers not just life path numbers or surface level descriptions.  These number definitions can apply to people, places, and things.

Numerology Meanings: Number 1 (One)

The number 1 is the first physical manifestation.  1 arises out the void (0) to initiate physicality.  There would be no 2, 3,4, and so on without 1.  One is the initiator and let’s get it cracking number in Numerology.

The number one symbolically represents the male phallus.  This gives it a masculine energy.  In creation a male’s sperm is the initiator of the fetal process.  The man is the giver (1) while the woman is the creator and receiver (2).  The children are the expression of this creation (3).

One can be viewed as unity also.  Two or more things can come together as 1.  This shows how energies can merge and assume one goal or objective.  Sports is a great example of such.  There are positions within each sports team but they wear one uniform. Uniform is short for uniformity.

A loner and independent energy, the number 1 is an individual or single expression but it seeks to expand itself.  1 shines when it is leading by example and gaining followers (2,3,4,5 etc.). This gives 1 the ability to be by itself or leading something else.

One has a special place with people because everyone remembers their first. Who was your first love?  What was your first car?  First job?  First house?  Firsts are usually special to the human experience.

A winner among winners the number 1 is a champion.  One’s strive to be first in field of work, sports competitions, auditions, scores and so on.  Not too many people want to lose;  most one’s want to succeed.  Say one and won.  It’s the same sound.

One represents a focal point.  Ever heard the expression “one-track mind”?  This is because you can focus consciously on one thing, only.  This is the nature of the conscious mind.  While the subconscious mind sees and registers everything (holistic), the conscious mind is focused in on one thing at at time (sequence).

The above example gives way to why it is said that men cannot multi-task.  Since 1 is associated with the father and male energy, it is associated with the left brain (conscious).  The left brain is considered your rational and logical mind.

The number 1 is extremely logical and doesn’t really care about seeing the big picture.  It knows its role and has the drive to execute any plan.  The 1 knows it has to start in order to get where it needs to go.  This gives the number 1 a high drive to begin.


Masculine, leader, independent, innovator, beginnings, start, mental, create, manifestation, loner, arrogance, father, sun, first, driven, unique, responsible, brave, stubborn, aggressive, dominating, self-absorbed, winner


In Numerology, the number 1 is associated with the astrological sign of Leo (and sometimes Aries depending on source/system).

Leo is a proud, dramatic, masculine, creative, and leader-type energy.  In fact, Leo is considered the King of the Zodiac.  Leos are self-assured and confident in most undertakings.

In Chinese Astrology Leo is similar to the Dragon.

Leo is governed by the sun and is the 5th sign of the Zodiac.  Leo’s element is fire.


Numerology associates each letter with a number so each number represents letters.  The letters that correspond with the number 1, in the Pythagorean system, are a, j, and s.

In the Chaldean system, the number 1 is associated with a, i, j, q, and y. Chaldean numerology predates the western form and does not assign any letters to the number 9 as they felt that 9 was sacred.


The Tarot is a type of divination that uses archetypal energy to give insight into any area of life.  The deck is divided into two sections, the Minor and Major Arcanas.  The Tarot’s Major Arcana cards are all assigned a number.

The Magician card is #1 in the Tarot.  The Magician card represents manifestation.  A magic trick can include producing something out of “thin air”.  A magician knows how to manipulate people and energies.

The tarot card shows the Magician pointing a wand up to the “heavens” in his right arm and his left arm pointing to the ground.  This is symbolic of as above, so below.  This is also symbolic of channeling energies from the spirit realm to earth (manifestation).


A chakra is an energy hub that dispenses energy to different parts of your body.  Chakras also hold memories that correspond to the emotional vibration it represents.

The root chakra (muladhara) is the first energy center in the chakra system.  The emotions and energies that the root chakra represents are traditions of family upbringings, superstition, physical survival, structure and foundation.

Each chakra has a 7 year cycle when we are mostly concentrating on the lessons that each chakra teaches.  The cycle for the root chakra is from birth to 6 years old.  This is the time when we are being taught our first values, traditions, and means for survival (food, clothing, shelter etc.).


Skyscrapers are symbolic of the number 1 and the male phallus. Skyscrapers symbolize power, competition, money, success and enterprising.

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is currently the tallest man made structure in the world (2014).  The skyscraper stands at 2722 feet!

United Arab Emirates is one of the richest countries in the world thanks to the developments in Dubai.


Written by S. Ali Myers

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