karma numbers Pythagoras taught us that everything vibrates to energy – including numbers. He believed we could tap into the vibration of numbers to learn about ourselves, our purpose and the world around us. He also taught his students that the numbers in our birth date could reveal hidden clues to our past lives and identified four Karma Numbers that indicate powers we abused in prior lifetimes. These Karma Numbers can point the way to balance and heal this karma in our present carnation.

There are four Karma Numbers: 13, 14, 16 and 19. If you have these numbers in your birth date, then you might have some past life karma to balance in this lifetime. To figure out if you have a Karma Number, let’s evaluate your birth date. There are three main numbers to pay attention to.

1) Your day of birth. If you were born on the 13th, 14th, 16th or 19th of a month, then you have a karma number

2) Your personality number – the side of you the world gets to see – is discovered by adding your birthday + your birth month. So, if you were born on April 12, your personality number would be a 16 (4 +12 = 16)

3) Your life path number – which represents your truest self – is found by adding up all the numbers in your birth date. So, if you were born on December 31, 1998, your life path number adds up to a 16. (12 + 31 + 19 + 98 = 160. 1 + 6 + 0 = 16)

Do you have one of the four Karma Numbers? Read on to see what these Karma Numbers can teach you about your past lives.


People with the karmic number 13 have shirked their duties in a past life. They may have abandoned their family, refused to work or been born into a wealthy family and simply took advantage of a life of leisure rather than trying to help others. People with 13 Karma energy will have to work hard in this lifetime. They will face obstacles in their career path. 13 adds up to 4 which is the number of balance, organization and work. So if you have a 13 Karma number, it is essential that you have a clear vision for your future, that you’re willing to work hard and that you maintain a center of balance, cleanliness and organization within you and your home. The 13 energy can be rigid and uncompromising. If they don’t work hard and accept this path, they will become judgmental, lazy, and selfish. The Karmic 13 needs to keep a balanced perspective; they need to see the value of themselves, not just their work.

Thomas Edison has a personality number with the Karma 13. Edison never stopped working until his ideas and inventions became reality. He gave us the telegraph, telephone, phonograph, light bulb, batteries and a camera for making motion pictures. This man was the antithesis of laziness.


The Karmic 14 abused freedom in a past life. They took freedom from others and lived from a place of control, power and fear. In this lifetime, freedom – for yourself and others – will be very important to you. Abraham Lincoln is a great example of using a Karma Number to heal old wounds. Both his personality number and life path number are a 14. Clearly, he absolved his past life karmic debt when he freed the slaves on January 1, 1863 (a one day which denotes new beginnings).

Ben Franklin (1/17/1706) is also a 14/5 life path and worked tirelessly to remind his fellow Americans of our right to freedom.

Thomas Jefferson (4/13/1743) has two Karma Numbers in his birth date. He’s born on a 13 day and his life path is a 14/5. He never stopped working and refused to shirk his duties to his family, his country, his ethics. Aside from writing the Declaration of Independence, he was our third president, founded the University of Virginia, fostered laws for the separation of church and state, and was known as a philosopher, inventor and statesman. His focus on freedom is also inherent in his founding words, “We believe that all men are created equal.”


The Karmic 16 has used their ego, vanity and focus on self to hurt others in a past life. They are here to undo this abuse of power, to release the need to control others and outdo everyone. 16s can have a huge fear of rejection. Karmic 16s can be very successful, but may have a fall from grace if they don’t recognize the need to share power, that singular power is an illusion. The Karma 16 energy is very sensitive. To flourish successfully, they need honesty, authenticity and faith. They are here to destroy the ego and focus on love and forgiveness.

Mother Teresa is a perfect example of the Karmic 16. Born on August 26, 1910, she has a 16/7 personality number. (8+2 + 6 = 16). Her soul mission was to teach the power of forgiveness, love and acceptance. She had no ego, no love of power, no need for vanity.

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