Traditionally numbers have been used in Tarot and Kabalah. Numbers can be interpreted in dreams to extract meaning from them. For instance you may see a number in a dream you can refer to the number guide to extract meaning or if you see a specific number of an object or thing you can extract meaning from the number and the object at the same time. It’s not that you look to count things in your dreams it is rather what “strikes” you during a dream where number are prevalent to rather where they appear.
Numbers should be interpreted in the context of what the individual is experiencing in terms of the spiritual work and the Golden Path.
There are 22 numbers. When the number is larger than 22 add the sum of all the numbers up to get to the final number. For instance, 23 is 2+3 = 5. So the number to extract meaning from is 5.
When numbers are separate, for example 5 socks and 2 pigs, you do not add them up but rather extract meaning from each one individually.
When extracting meaning from times you use a 12 hours clock, in other words you do not use a 24 hour clock. If the time is 17:00 it is 5:00 so you extract meaning from the number 5 not 17.
Number 1: The Magician
It represents the masculine principle, the wisdom Father and the unity.
It also represents something that begins (every beginning is difficult and you have to sow to be able to reap).
It also represents the sword, which is willpower and power (that power is the power to awaken and to dominate the passions of the egos).
The 1 unfolds to become 2. The unity is the root of the duality; the Father unfolds into the Mother.
Number 2: The Priestess
The wife of the Magician, the receptive feminine principle. This is a favourable number.
“The wind and the waves always favor the one who knows how to navigate” (the waves are Alchemical).
The two columns of the temple.
Number 3: The Empress
The divine Mother.
Spiritual and material success and productivity, overcoming obstacles.
The 1 and 2 unfold to produce 3.
Number 4: The Emperor
Ruling, progress, success and mercy.
It also represents stability; establish a solid base in order to succeed.
The cubic stone which is the basis of the spiritual work must be carved.
Number 5: The Hierarch
The divine law, Karma. This includes the person’s Karma. It is also Mars, which is a rigorous spiritual war.
The five-pointed star, the Solar man must be born. Fight so that the star can point upwards.
Number 6: Indecision
The choice between different Paths.
It is also temptation – the struggle between love and desire.
It triumph – victory, good luck. In failure – erotic violation.
Number 7: Triumph
The chariot of war.
Wars, struggles, battle, difficulties, penitence, pain and bitterness.
One must learn to use the staff and the sword and will thus achieve great victory (willpower is vital).
Number 8: Justice
It signifies hard tests, suffering and pain.
Within it are to be found Initiate tests and the work of Job, who had enormous patience and who suffered much.
It is also righteousness, justice and equilibrium. Seek the good, cost what it may. Fulfill the law with good actions.
Number 9: The Hermit
Initiation, solitude and suffering.
The number 9 also represents the Ninth Sphere, the work with sex. There is great suffering in the Ninth Sphere so one must learn to understand, to suffer and to be resigned.
Number 10: Retribution
The wheel of fortune, successful dealings, changes.
It is also the Wheel of Samsara, the tragic wheel, which is the law of return.
It promises good and bad fortune, ascents and descents, and circumstances which repeat in a different.
Number 11: Persuasions
The tame lion, the divine laws is in your favour.
Have no fear.
The work with the fire, with the force of love.
Persuasion has more power than violence, a soft word pacifies anger. Persecution is in essence, a subtle, spiritual force.
Number 12: The Disciple
It implies sacrifices and suffering, tests and pain.
Alchemy is vital to take the pain away.
Number 13: Immortality
Death and resurrection, transmutations; it indicates total change.
But death has two aspects: the human physical death and the inner death of the egos.
It can also signify something new.
Number 14: Temperance
It is chastity, transmutation, the waters. One must work hard, chiseling the Stone, without which one cannot achieve sexual transmutation.
Matrimonial association, long life, stability, no change.
Number 15: Passion
It warns of danger. Failure in love.
It is the work with the tempter, which esoterically is called Satan or the Devil, in the process of dissolution of the egos.
The passion is based in the Luciferic fire – the main defect is sexual passion, lust.
Number 16: Fragility
The fallen tower; the terrible fall of the initiate.
It brings punishment.
Avoid this date.
Number 17: Hope
Sex under the control of the Spirit.
Number 18: Twilight
Hidden enemies – they can appear at any moment and can be physical or internal.
Bad for business.
Number 19: Inspiration
The radiant sun, successes, good luck. It promises total victory, be it through one’s own efforts or with the help of other people.
It also can refer to working with the Philosophical Stone.
Number 20: Resurrection
The resurrection of the dead (from the death of the egos comes life, the resurrection of the soul is only possible through Initiation, human beings are spiritually dead and can only resurrect by means of initiation).
Favourable changes, take advantage of them. Put an end to weakness. Put an end to weaknesses.
Number 21: Foolishness or Transmutation
The fool: Failure, committing folly in the spiritual work. Transmutation: It indicates that you must transmute.
Number 22: The Crown of Life
The return to light, the incarnation of truth within.
Triumph, everything turns out well, power, strength, good fortune.