Numerology Meanings: Number 4 (Four)

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 4 (Four)

The number four symbolizes foundation, structure, and order. Four seeks to establish a solid ground and base.  It truly is the antithesis to chaos as it seeks to sort out and order everything.

The shape that best describes the number 4 is the square.  The square has four sides and four angles.  No matter how you turn the square it maintains the same shape and appearance.  It will never fall over or be imbalanced because it is a solid shape.

There is no coincidence that a table has 4 legs, a car has 4 wheels, and most animals, 4 legs. This is for solid grounding and stability.  This is exactly what the four strives for.  Solidity and immovability.

Whereas the number 2 represents duality and polarity or the opposition of opposing forces, the 4 takes on this energy and doubles it.  Because 4 is twice the amount of 2, it assumes the energy of 2 while expanding it to another level. This energy gives the appearance of balance between opposition or conflict.

With a balanced 4, similar to the number 2, everything works in harmony. This does not allow too much room for creativity and individuality but this is not what the number 4 seeks.  Four is not worried about standing out in the crowd, sort of speak.  Four is comfortable with routine, monotony, and scheduling.

We can see the order of 4 in our seasons.  The 4 seasons spring, summer, fall, and winter follow a predictable and schedule-oriented expression.  We know when it will be a particular season based on the date.  If the seasons were not predictable, order would be nonexistent.  Farmers rely on the order of the seasons to plant and grow crops.

Order can also be seen with the 4 main physical elements of fire, water, earth, and air.  Fire is always hot, water is always wet, earth is always solid and physical, and air is always unseen and changeable.  Elements left in their natural state will always produce a predictable influence.

For the number 4 to have order it questions everything to make sure it works. This is where the order of four has a somewhat contradictory undertone.  Like attracts like.  But opposites attract, also!

The number 4 teaches us to question everything and learn as much as possible. Knowledge is power.  Four represents knowledge and information while the number 8 takes it and turns it into power.  Four symbolizes information.  Four is a true student and teacher.


foundation, structure, information, balance, square, opposition, building, student, teacher, elements, planning, schedule, routines, organization, house, order


In Numerology, the number 4 is associated with Rahu or Uranus.  Rahu deals with our human desires and obsessions.  In Western Astrology, Uranus governs Aquarius.  Aquarius is associated with technology, societal affairs, rebellion, and genius.


Numerology associates each letter with a number so each number represents letters. The letters that correspond with the number 4, in the Pythagorean system, are d, m, and v.

In the Chaldean system, the number 4 is associated with d, m, and t.  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 Emperor card is #4 in the Tarot.  The Emperor establishes order and structure.  He ensures that everything is sound and orderly.

Being the leader, the Emperor like a father, teaches us lessons and how to maintain a physical life.  The Emperor wants us to follow the rules of society and not sway from maintaining an organized environment.



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 heart chakra (anahata) is the fourth energy center in the chakra system.  The emotions and energies that the heart chakra represents are love and forgiveness.

Each chakra has a 7 year cycle when we are mostly concentrating on the lessons that each chakra teaches.  The cycle for the heart chakra is from 21 to 27 years old.  This is the time when we are seeking to make a union (marriage) to make children and have a home to give structure.


Written by S. Ali Myers

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