Pythagoras taught us that everything vibrates to energy – including numbers. Born in 569 BC, the Greek Philosopher and teacher taught us how to 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. Students of his have since identified four Karma Numbers that can indicate powers we abused in a past life. These Karma Numbers reveal to use where we abused power in our past lives and can point to 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 birth day + your birth month. So, if you were born on April 12, your personality number would be a 16 and you would have a karma number (4 +12 = 16)
  3. Your life path number – which points to your destiny, your soul purpose for being here – is found by adding up all the numbers in your birth date. So, for example, 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)

So take a moment to do some math on your birth date. Do you have one of the four Karma Numbers? Read on to see what these Karma Numbers can teach you about your past lives.

Karma 13: Abuse of Laziness

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.  Thirteen 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 goal and vision for your future, that you’re willing to work hard for it and that you maintain a center of balance, cleanliness and organization within you and your home in order to find peace. 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. Balance is the key word here. Some 13s become workaholics while others continue their past life abuses moving from job to job to job or avoiding work altogether. If you have a Karmic 13 in your birth date, then you need to focus on self-discipline, follow through and authenticity. Your work must have meaning to you, but don’t confuse your work with who you are.

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.

Still, we can have a karmic number and choose not to balance it in our lifetime. An example of this is found in King Henry VIII who has a life path Karmic number of 13. His life was an example to this abuse of power – each year he grew lazier, heavier and crueler as he avoided work and stole from his people. He separated from the church and looted the monasteries for his own gain. When he no longer chose to be married to his wife, Catherine of Aragon, he simply set her aside for Anne Boleyn. Later, he had her killed and went through four more wives in his slovenly search for personal enjoyment.

Karma 14: Abuse of Freedom

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. His birthday is February 12, 1809. To get his personality number, we add 2 + 12 = 14. To get his life path number, we add up his year of birth – 1 + 8 + 0 + 9 = 18. Then 1 + 8 = 9.  We add this to his personality number which is 14/5.5 + 9 = 14. So he has double 14 energy. 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. This man was a worker. His focus on freedom is also inherent in his founding words, “We believe that all men are created equal.”

Karmic 14s need to avoid guilt, instead focusing on emotional stability. Fourteen can be the number of addiction and excess. Thomas Jefferson was such a spender that he almost died in total debt. Instead he sold his vast collection of books which helped seed the founding of our Library of Congress. Abraham Lincoln suffered from depression and Ben Franklin, well, let’s say he had an addiction to the ladies. So while the Karmic 14 is here to do a lot of good work in freeing others, they also need to work on recognizing patterns of chaos within themselves.  Fourteens are here to learn how to take responsibility for themselves. They are here to learn how to deal with prejudices and internal conflicts related to this issue. Again, Thomas Jefferson is a great example of this. While he believed deeply in our inherent right to freedom, he kept slaves, refusing to free them until his death.

Karma 16: Abuse of Ego

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. Sixteens 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.

John F. Kennedy had a personality number of 16/7 and clearly he struggled with this notion. He had a big ego, enjoyed his power and yet worked hard to break up the Mafia, prevent us from going into Vietnam and had a vision for our country that woke up a nation with renewed hope.

King Henry VIII also has a 16/7 personality number and as mentioned in the discussion of the 13, this was a king who thought only of himself, whose ego was so large, he believed he didn’t even have to answer to God.

Karma 19: Abuse of Power

Nineteens have abused their gifts in a past life. They were given great talents in past lives and instead of using them to help others; they instead chose to use their gifts solely to enrich themselves. Nineteens are here to learn how to use their gifts to be of service to others. One is the number of independence. Nine is the number of culmination, of everyone. One is the beginning. Nine is the end – representing the last single digit number. So there is much duality with the number 19. One takes. Nine gives. Karma 19s are here to learn how to give and take energy. They will often stubbornly resist help and need to learn that “no man is an island.” They will expose the selfishness in us all. They often avoid emotions, memories and truths they don’t want to face. They will learn the hard way that ignorance is not bliss. Nineteens are too concerned about how others perceive them. They need to remember that guilt and shame will seek punishment and revenge. Love seeks forgiveness and healing.

Dorothy Day is a 19/1 personality (Born 11/8/1897). She worked tirelessly to get women the right to vote, she founded the newspaper The Catholic Worker, helped establish homes for the impoverished and worked tirelessly to help the homeless. A noted social activist, Dorothy Day used her power to give a voice to people in a selfish manner and healed her karma.

If you have a Karmic Number in your birth date, research it and use the information to heal past life energy to make this present lifetime your best yet. Learning all we can about our past lives will help to make this present life richer as we come to fully appreciate that we are not arriving or going or ending but merely on a journey of learning and self-discovery. The karmic numbers in your birthdate on not meant to reveal where you failed in a past life but rather to reveal how far you’ve come and how much you’ve learned.

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