If you’ve been seeing 2 lots lately, were born on the 2nd or in February, or have lots of 2 in your birth chart… you are carrying a lot of important and innate skills that the world needs, especially right now!
The number 2 in numerology is related to the feminine, the material principle, Yin, change, passivity, Monday, the line, luck, passivity, green, the letter B, the High Priestess in the tarot, the moon and the zodiac sign Cancer.
This article will help you to get a complete picture of the meaning of the number 2 and what it means specifically for you in every area of life. I will share many interesting facts about how this number shows up in our lives, inconspicuously, bringing it’s meaning and vibration into your daily life.
This article will delve into the spiritual meaning of angel number 2, and its spiritual significance. If you are looking for a specific symbol of number 2, you can feel free to skip to the specific sections indicated below in the Table of Contents.
Table of Contents
- Origins of Numerology
- Number 2 in Ancient Numerology
- The Material Principle
- The Shape of 2
- The Feminine
- The Yin
- Change Arriving From Duality
- The Number 2 and Monday
- The Line
- The Color of Number 2
- Form and Duality
- The Letter B
- Angel Number Meaning of Number 2
- Number 2 in the Tarot
- Number 2 in Astrology
- Numerology Letter Correspondences Chart
- Destiny Number 2
- Life Path Number 2
- Number 2 Birth Date Number
- Soul Number 2
- Outer Personality Number 2
- Number 2 Calendar Day
- Individual Month Number 2
The origins of numerology
The study and systematic use of numerology can be traced back to many cultures throughout the world including the Egyptians, the Sumerians and the Chinese
Numerology is the study of numbers, and the correlation of meaning associated with each number and number sequences. It is understood in numerology that numbers are a universal language. Everything has a numeric correlation, and it is through this correlation that we can understand how everything in the Universe fits together and works.
In many traditions, and especially in the Esoteric tradition, each number has a “vibration” to it. This vibration describes an essence and overall meaning attributed to each number.
The Number 2 Ancient Numerology Meaning
The school of Pythagoreans was started by a man name Pythagoras who was a philosopher, astronomer, mystic, astrologer and numerologist from 6th century B.C. His work continued on to become a great influence on the understandings of the Greeks, and of our own modern thoughts today.
His understanding was that everything in the world was built on numbers, and everything has a numerological correlation.
Within this school, it was taught that each number had a human attribute. These teachings were the foundations that present day (modern) numerology was built upon.
In ancient numerology, the number 2 represents “The Material Principle”
The material principle includes everything that is tangible and physically present. Specifically, the 2nd month, and the 2nd day of that month each year (February 2nd) was considered to be Plutonian in nature. Because Pluto is known for death and destruction, this day was deemed to be unfortunate or unlucky.
In astrology, the 2nd house is attributed to our survival and our physical needs. Here, again, we see another relationship between the understood meaning of number 2 in both astrology and numerology.
The Meaning of the Shape of Number 2
The shape of the number 2 is interesting in that it is formed with a straight line across the bottom, which alludes to a type of stability. Additionally, it has a bend in it’s upper portion which talks about a type of flexibility or movability in the energy of the number. Notice that the line on the bottom of the number 2 is a horizontal line.
The shape of the number 1, in stark contrast, is a straight vertical line. The singularity and steadfastness that is expressed in the solid, unmoving, entirely vertical shape of number 1 is in direct contrast to the horizontal and circular motion that the number 2 makes.
The circle is known to represent the feminine, so we can see right off the hop that the 2 shape represents femininity. Where the strict verticality of the number 1 shows a type of separation and singularity, the horizontal line at the bottom of the 2 symbolizes the connecting of 2 points, such as in relationships, which is what the number 2 is all about.
The Number 2 is Feminine
Words that are often used to describe the feminine nature are receptive, yielding, creative, accepting, passive and warm. Where Roman Numerals are concerned, the number 2 is written as 2 vertical lines of equal length.
Because 1 is the number that represents the masculine (the roman numeral for 1 is a single vertical line which is phallic looking), the 2 lines of the Roman Numeral for 2 are said to represent the 2 walls of the vagina, which the phallus (the single line of number 1) would fit into where human sexuality is concerned.
The number 2 is the yin
The yin and yang are known as being counterparts of each other. The yang represents the masculine, whereas the yin represents the feminine. The number 2 is attributed to the yin because of it’s primary attribution of being feminine in nature.
The number 2 represents change arriving from duality
A single person (1) cannot procreate by themselves. The number 2 signifies the uniting of the opposites that results in the creation of the third (the offspring of 1 and 2 combined).
The number 2 represents passivity
The energy of the number 2 is in direct contrast to number 1. Where 1 is known for being strong, assertive and forward, 2 is known for being overly receptive and even subservient. This is an energy that does not want to rock the boat and wants to maintain harmony at all costs. Sometimes this comes off as shyness, or, in challenging circumstances as weakness. There is a natural reconciliatory vibe that comes with this 2 energy, wanting to establish a state of peaceful duality, bringing both sides together.
The number 2 is associated with Monday
Many cultures and traditions have attached one of the 7 planets (5 personality planets which are Mars, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and the 2 luminaries with are the Sun and Moon) with a specific day of the week. The vibration of that specific planet is said to correlate with the vibration of that specific day of the week.
The number 2 is known to be associated with the day of the week Monday.
In French, the word “moon” is “lundi”. Interestingly, the word for “moon” in French is “lune”, so you can easily see the linguistic connection that has been fastened between “lune” and “lundi”.
The number 2 is the line
In the school of Pythagoras, it was taught that while number 1 was a single dot, number 2 was a line because it was the connection between 2 separate points.
The number 2 is lucky
In the Chinese tradition, the number 2 is considered to be good luck! It is a lucky number bringing good fortune because it is said that “good things come in pairs”. As a twin mama, I can attest to this truth!
The number 2 is associated with the color green
When our eyes see a colour, what they are actually perceiving is the frequencies of the light waves that are passing through them. It’ s hard to imagine, but it’s true!
In this way, each colour is associated with a specific colour, based on the number associated with it’s colour frequency. The colours associated with a number are considered to be lucky colors for the individual with a lot of that specific number in their numerology chart.
For the number 2, this colour is green. Cream and white are also associated with the number 2.
White is a colour that we often associate with purity, which makes sense when we correlate the harmony and balance pursuing nature of the 2 energy.
Green is known to be a grounding colour that speaks of the earth and growth. When thinking about the number 2 energy, the connection is that there is a need for a type of harmony and balance in order for anything to grow, hence the green.
The number 2 represents the need for cooperation
The duality and partnership that is associated with the number 2 requires cooperation from both parties in order for success.
The number 2 represents building into form and duality
On the second day (in the sacred text of the Bible) God separated the water and the sky on the earth. This was the 2nd act of deliberation following the creation of the world. For this reason, the number 2 is considered representative of the creative power that caused all life to exist.
In the Bible, the second commandment in the Old Testament given to the people is “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.” For this reason, from a Biblical perspective, the number 2 represents opposites and is a number of duality.
-Heaven and Hell
-light and dark
-Adam and Eve
-good and evil
The number 2 represents the letter B
Because “B” is the 2nd letter in the alphabet, it is connected to the vibration of the number 2. The letter B is said to represent the emotions. Typically, the feminine aspect is represented by the circle, and so the 2 rounded parts of the B letter create this connection between the letter B, and the feminine aspect which is strongly connected to the emotions.
The letter B is connected to partnerships (think of the 2 rounds that exist side by side in the form of the capital B).
The letter B also correlates with mothering and nurturing. When looking at the shape of the capital B, the 2 rounds resemble 2 breasts, which are equated with the mother, and the nurturing that she gives to her infant through breastfeeding.
Angel Number Meaning for number 2
When the number 2 is appearing and reappearing in your life, it is not a mere coincidence. Your spiritual team (meaning your guardian angel, spiritual beings, your ancestors, your spirit guides) are trying to communicate an important message to you that the symbolism of the number 2 needs to be applied in your life.
This angelic number can show up either in single digit form (just the number 2, by itself) or as several digits repeating. For example, throughout your daily routine you might happen to “coincidentally” look at the clock at 2:22, drive behind several license plates that have the digits 222 in them, get a phone call at 2:22, stop reading your book at page 222, see a phone number that has 222 etc.
When you are in need of specific guidance in a specific areas, sending you energetic “pings” that cause you to notice a specific number is one of the various ways that the Universe (and it’s messengers) will use to send you a strong message.
So, if you are seeing the number 2 repeatedly, here is what you need to know about your current situation and the symbolism of angel number 2:
1- Your life is in need of rebalancing.
The number 2 speaks of balance and duality, so if you are being given the number 2 repeatedly, now is the right time to look for the areas of your life that need attention in order to put yourself back into balance.
Are you spending too much time working?
Are you spending too much time scrolling and on social media?
Do you need to create more space for social interactions?
Do you need to make more space in your life for solitude?
Have you been eating well and exercising?
Do you need to take a break from work and balance it out with a little fun and play?
Is there equality in your relationships? Are you either taking or giving too much without adequate reciprocity?
Where in your life do you need to make adjustments to regain balance?
2- There is an important relationship on it’s way (or even multiple new relationships!)
The number 2 is an inherently relational number. If you’ve been going through a drought in the love life department, seeing the angel number 2 around you repeatedly could be an indication that an important connection is making it’s way to you! Be open to meeting and interacting with new people, who knows where and when your union will occur!
3- You need to work on cooperation
If you are in a place where you are struggling within a certain relationship, the number 2 message is that you need to cooperate. The number 2 is flexible and is about mediation, partnerships, companionship, and finding an equal and solid ground.
If the number 2 has been showing up in your life frequently, and you are in the midst of relational tumult or have been asking for help in a relationship, well now is the time to eat a few bites of humble pie. You are being asked to negotiate and balance using both diplomacy and tact.
In short, you are being told that you need to pursue conscious reconciliation. Stop resisting.
In this situation, remember that kindness and gentleness is not weakness. The strength of the number 2 energy is that it is able to see both sides of the situation (that’s the duality spoken of above), and for that reason it can empathize with both sides, and come to a resolution that feels good all around.
Being a conscious peacemaker is never weakness.
The Number 2 in the Tarot
In the tarot, the number 2 represents the High Priestess, who is the female counterpart to the High Priest. She is confident and secure in her strength and walks in it, without feeling any need to use force to accomplish her goals. She moves in flow and with intuition, with a keen understanding that the Universe is caring for and supporting her, and she is divinely protected. She moves in love and with grace, seeking peace.
The Highest Priestess represents the connection between the conscious and the unconscious mind, which is represented in the tarot image by 2 pillars which are stationed directly behind her. Because of her keen intuition and connection to creation, she is also said to bring about visions, dreams and divine inspiration.
The Number 2 in Astrology
The same sacred values and understandings about specific numbers in the tarot and in numerology are correlated with the planets in astrology.
The number 2 correlates to the sign of Cancer in the zodiac, which is ruled by the luminary the moon.
The number 2 is associated with the zodiac sign of Cancer
The Cancerian energy is largely about emotional sensitivity (the building of emotional resiliency) and nurturing. It’s element is water, and it’s modality is Cardinal. If it were to have a key phrase it would be “I feel”.
The number 2 represents the Planet Moon
The planetary correlation for the number 2 is the moon. The moon is known for being connected to the feminine (with it’s 28 day cycle) and to our emotional lives, and for that reason the number 2 is attributed to the moon. Additionally, the correlations between the moon and the number 2 include domesticity (in astrology, the moon refers to the person’s relationship to the home and the nurturing aspect), cycles and instability (because of it’s constant movement), the unconscious and instinctual responses.
In the Numerology Birth Chart
In your numerology chart, you have several different numbers which are calculated using many different factors of your name, birthdate and the current date. Below, you will find out what having the numerology number 2 in your own numerology chart means, and the easiest and best way to calculate your own:
-destiny number (expression number, personality number, whole name number)
-life path number (career number)
-birth date number (psychic number)
-individual month number
If you are wanting to determine these numbers for yourself, the best thing to do right now is get a blank sheet of paper and a writing utensil, and print out THIS free chart so you can have all of the letter/ number correlations at hand.
Here is a free numerology calculation tool that you can use for calculating your numerology numbers if you do not want to calculate them manually.
Destiny Number (also called Expression Number, Personality Number, Whole Name Number)
How To Calculate Your Destiny Number
The destiny number is calculated by adding up all of the corresponding numbers of a name. This number is sometimes also referred to as the “whole name number” or “personality number”. If the sum of those digits add up to a number that is equal to or less than 9, that sum is the personality number of the individual.
If the sum of that number is 10 or greater, the individual has 2 destiny numbers. The first number is the sum of the digits broken down into a single digit.The 2nd number is the sum of the added numbers. In the case of having 2 destiny numbers, both destiny number definitions would apply.
(Use the Numerology Letter Correspondences Chart Here
So, for example: the name Brianne
So, the destiny number for the name Brianne would be 36/9.
Brianne would then look for the number definitions for both 36 and for the 9, and they would apply equally.
The destiny number speaks to the “seeds of potential” that you are carrying inside of you. Our personalities are largely formed in our earlier years and are molded by the emotional imprinting that happened in those earlier years.
Knowing one’s destiny number will give insight into the mental and emotional tendencies that the person will have, as well as the gifts, strengths and weaknesses that come with that specific profile. It is not static and will be expressed differently based on the individual’s age, life experiences and consciousness.
Destiny Number 2 Meaning
The individual with a destiny number 2 has come to earth tasked with the ultimate goals of creating a better world through peacemaking and helping to guide others into balance.
They are learning throughout their lives to
– develop awareness so that they can connect with their intuition
-use tact and diplomacy when doing the hard work of dealing with others
-understand and establish balance in partnerships and in difficult situations
-cooperate so that the larger goal can be achieved
-establish emotional resilience in order to maintain inner peace
These are people who are likely to find themselves acting as the mediator throughout life. The qualities of tact and calmness that they are working on developing will no doubt come to use during those times of stressful mediation.
The number 2 destiny number has a desire to connect to and relate with others. Harmony and balance are very important to them, and in fact are one of the gifts that they carry innately. Such people are emotionally sensitive and connected to their intuition. They tend to be led by their emotions, “feeling out” whether or not something is right for them. In human design, this would be referred to as “emotional authority’.
These are people that have a natural calmness to them and are able to accept the challenges of life. Because of this, they have a peacefulness about them. The home is especially important to a number 2 because the home is a place where they can retreat to for stillness and peace if life outside the home seems tumultuous and disquieted.
Relationships are an especially important tool for the individual with the number 2 destiny number because they act as a mirror, allowing the individual to learn about themselves.
Number 2 Personality Traits
-great ability to empathize with those around them and to understand what it is someone else is experiencing due to their sensitive nature
-able to help resolve conflicts because they are able to see what both sides are feelings
-strong intuition and easy connection with the spiritual realm
-can be fragile emotionally, which can sometimes cause trouble because emotions ebb and flow
-can placate to others in tense situations in order to maintain the peace
-can have a hard time seeing the flaws of others because of their deep desire to relate to them and see the goodness of their hearts
Famous number 2 destiny individual: Mahatma Gandhi
Life Path Number (also called Career Number)
How To Calculate Your Life Path Number
In order to find out your own Life Path number (which is the same thing as your or “career number”), add up the correlating numbers of your Month of birth, date of birth and year of birth. After arriving at a sum, add those 2 digits together. You will arrive at single-digit numbers 1-9; this single digit is your life path.
September 11, 1916
So, in the above example, the person’s life path number would be 2.
Number 2 Life Path Number Meaning
If your life path number is 2, you are best suited for a job that has to do with helping to find peace and balance in life in practical ways. If you are already doing one of these jobs and your life path number is 2, you can bet that you are on the right path! Here is a list of jobs that are well suited for people with life path number 2:
-community support worker
-justice of the peace
-pastor or priest
Number 2 Birth Date Number (also called Psychic Number)
If you were born on the 29th, 20th, 11th or 2nd of the month, you have a number 2 birth date, or a number 2 Psychic Number. At first glance, only the 2 is an obvious number 2 birth date. However, in numerology the digits are broken down into single digits and added together to arrive at a sum that is between 1-9.
If the sum of the broken down and added together digits is 2, you are looking at a number 2 birth date or a number 2 psychic number.
For example: James is born on June 11, 1997
11= 1+1 =2
20= 2+0= 2
29= 2+9= 11=1+1=2
Number 2 Birth Date Number Meaning
The life trajectory of a person born with a number 2 birth date number is to learn to work in balance and cooperation with other humans. This means, essentially, to learn to move through life in a way that is reciprocal, acknowledging the necessity of both giving and taking in relationships and pursuits.
Yes, it is good to meet and tend to the needs of others, and it is part of your life purpose to learn how to have your own needs met while being able to serve others in this way. These are people who may find it challenging to maintain the boundary between their own identity and that of others in their profound sensitivity.
Soul Number (Vowel Number)
Because only consonants were expressed in the Hebrew language, the vowels of a name were considered to be hidden. The “vowel number” of an individual was often referred to as their soul number, as it was not something that could be easily observed since those sounds were not pronounced.
How to find a Soul Number (also called Vowel Number)
To find the vowel number of a name, add up the corresponding numbers for each vowel (vowels are A, E, I, O, U) in a given name. Next, add up the sum of the digits. The number that you arrive at is the vowel number.
(Use the Numerology Letter Correspondences Chart HERE)
So, for example: the name Brianne
= 9+1 + 5
So, for the name Brianne, the vowel number (or soul number) would be 6.
Soul Number 2 Meaning
For the individual with the number 2 vowel number, your hidden self is far more of a follower than a leader. The number 2 vowel number person has a deep need for peace and tranquility in all areas of their lives. Their role within the group is to be peacemakers. These are people who are called to help maintain the balance.
The challenges set out for the number 2 vowel number individual is to be willing to take up space. There is a tendency with this energy to be overly giving and to avoid confrontation for the sake of keeping peace. In this lifetime, part of their work is to be discriminate in understanding when conflict is necessary in order for them to have their own needs and desires met too.
Outer Personality Number (Consonant Number)
While the vowel number shows us our “hidden selves”, the consonant number reveals our public selves. We can look at the consonant number of a name to understand the image that the individual projects to the world and how they are seen by others.
The consonant number is sometimes also referred to as the outer personality number.
How to find your Outer Personality Number
In order to find the consonant number of a name, add up the values for each of the consonants of a name. (You can use the chart below). Next, add up the digits of that sum. The number that you arrive at is the Outer Personality number for that name.
(Use the Numerology Letter Correspondences Chart HERE.)
So, for example: the name Brianne
So, for the name Brianne, the consonant number (or outer personality number) would be 3.
Number 2 Outer Personality Number Meaning
Individuals with 2 outer personality numbers (or consonant numbers) are known for being quiet, out of the way and out of the limelight. These are people that like and prefer to stay in the back unnoticed. These are the people who are dressed impeccably and in a neutral manner so as not to draw attention; not a hair out of place or a wrinkle to be seen.
Because of what appears to be passivity and receptivity, they typically easily draw in partners of the opposite sex, especially partners seeking an opportunity to act as protectors. As a biological prerogative, this makes a lot of sense.
Number 2 Calendar Day
The number 2 calendar day happens on the 2nd day of each month and is universal, meaning it affects everyone. The number 2 calendar day influences everyone everywhere, because we are all using the same yearly calendar.
On the 2nd day of the month, the energy is supportive of activities that:
- involve females (such as important conversations with a wife, mother or sister)
- using leftovers and handling material possessions; being conservative with resources
- doing favours for others
- seeking a favour to be done for you by someone else
- receiving intuitive messages and acting on them
- slow, steady progress; a number 2 day is not a good time to plow forward with gusto
Individual Month Number
The calculation to find out what your individual month number is is a little more complex. The pay off to this extra work is that the number that you arrive at is more specific to you.
Where as a number 2 calendar day applies to everyone, a number 2 individual month number takes into account the timing of your birthday as well as your own birth year, so the result that you get is highly specific and advantageous to you.
How to Find Your Individual Month Number
In order to arrive at your Individual Month Number, add together the number of the month that you are currently in with the number of your Individual year cycle with the number of months (counting backwards) to your last birthday.
(Current month number) + (Individual Year number) + (# of months to last birthday)
(Current month number) + (Current calendar month number + day of birth + month of birth ) + (# of months to last birthday)
Let’s say this day was January 14th, 2010. Your birthday was November 8th, 1999. You would do the above equation as follows
(1) + (1+ 8 + 11) + (2)=
(1) + (20) + (2)=
So, for the individual in the example above, their individual month number for January of 2010 would be 5.
Individual Month Number 2 Meaning
If the sum that you arrive at after doing the Individual Month Number calculation is 2, here’s what you should know about your individual 2 month cycle:
It is not a good month to make any major decisions and you may find yourself seeing both sides of the situation, and therefore unable to come to a decision. If this is the case, wait until the beginning of next month to make your decision. This is a great time for working with others, less so for initiating new projects.
Use your cooperative skills to contribute to projects that were previously started, and use your strength of diplomacy to help smooth out conflicts amongst your peers that might arise in the midst of the project’s work. This is a great time for investing in relationships that you see as having the potential to blossom into important romances or friendships.
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It is clear that there are many positive things about the vibration of the number 2 as well as many challenges associated with working with the 2 energy in one’s life. Numerology is one of the many ways that individuals who are going through a spiritual awakening seek connection with the Universe and to know if their lives are on the right track.
The gift of freewill abounds to all, and numerology is a powerful way for us to understand the energies that are at hand, so that we can navigate life in a way that is best fitting and most empowering.
Wishing you joy, peace, and the ultimate balance of the number 2 energy as you traverse your day.
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