Numerology Meanings: Number 3 (Three)

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 3 (Three)

The number 3 is about growth and expansion. Three teaches us about balancing the 1 and 2 to express something (3) which brings completion.

Number 3 is the first number of completion.  What most people consider to be the nucleus of a complete family is a man (1), woman (2), and child (3).  The number three represents the child.  A baby is the physical expression of a sexual union between a man and woman.

The triad or trinity of humans is the man, woman, and child.  The trinity in our sky is the sun, moon, and stars.  The man is the sun, the woman is the moon and the stars are the children.

Three has played a prominent position in religion and mythology, also. Currently in Christianity, God is depicted as the father, son, and holy ghost.  In Ancient Kemet (Egypt) there were many trinities but, the most popular is that of Ausar (Osiris), Auset (Isis), and Heru (Horus). The Christian notion of the trinity is the last dated because trinities have been prevalent among many cultures and traditions in antiquity.  The deeper occult view of any trinity is that the seemingly separate parts are all one – emanating from a Source.

The number 3 is all about expression and creativity.  Expression and creativity is one in the same.  The gods, and us, express through creativity.  In order to create you must express something.  This can be done in a myriad of ways from artwork, songwriting, communication and teaching to any other form of expression.

When we look at children, most young ones are very talkative and inquisitive.  A child-like enthusiasm is of expression and creativity.  Children left to their own devices will make up games and stuff to do.  There is no coincidence that your imagination is less limited when you are younger.  This current matrix is not set up to nurture the imagination.

A joyful motivator, the number 3 teaches us to go beyond what we think we are capable of.  Never one to be bored doing nothing, the 3 is all about constant creation, social interaction, and expression to the fullest.


Creativity, child, communication, expansion, growth, motivation, talking, writing, speaking, completion, trinity, triple, stars, imagination, inspiration, arts, optimism, happy, joy, loving, abundance, excess, laziness


In Numerology, the number 3 is associated with the astrological sign of Sagittarius (and sometimes Pisces depending on source/system).

Sagittarius is a sign that seeks truth and a level of spiritual insight. Sagittarius is also the guru or teacher. Never one to be greedy, Sagittarius is a giver.

In Chinese Astrology Sagittarius is similar to the Horse.

Sagittarius is governed by Jupiter and is the 9th sign of the Zodiac.  Sag’s element is fire.


Numerology associates each letter with a number so each number represents letters. The letters that correspond with the number 3, in the Pythagorean system, are c, l, and u.

In the Chaldean system, the number 3 is associated with c, g, l, and s.  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 Empress card is #3 in the Tarot.  The Empress card represents creative expression through nurturing.  The Empress, a sign of femininity, is soft, gentle, loving, and nurturing.

Being the ultimate mother, the Empress’ creativity has an overwhelming energy of love and an understanding of nature in her aura.  She seems to do all things effortlessly but it always growing.


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 solar plexus chakra (manipura) is the third energy center in the chakra system.  The emotions and energies that the solar plexus chakra represents are will-power, self-esteem, and ego.

Each chakra has a 7 year cycle when we are mostly concentrating on the lessons that each chakra teaches.  The cycle for the solar plexus chakra is from 14 to 20 years old.  This is the time when we are developing our self-image through expressing ourselves in many different ways.


Written by S. Ali Myers

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