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These Are the Luckiest Days of the Year to Do Everything, According to Numerology

Updated: Jan. 18, 2024

Numerology predicts many life events, believers say. When will good fortune come your way?

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What is numerology?

Numerology is similar to astrology in that it attempts to predict the events and important dates of your life. Rather than going by zodiac signs, numerology, as the term implies, relies on math. In numerology, numbers run from one to nine to determine things like your personality and your life’s path. By adding important dates and numbers together (your birthday and your name), you can figure out your numerology horoscope. So what does your number say about your luck? (Read these true stories that will change how you think about luck.)

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How to calculate your life

There are plenty of websites that can calculate your important numbers for you, but we’ll give you the basic rundown of how it works. The basic principle of numerology is concerned with reducing numbers. In order to get your numerology number based on your birthday, you have to add each individual number together. So if your birthday is September 1, 1993, you have to break down the numbers by 09-01-1993, which would be 9 + 1 + 1 + 9 + 9 + 3, or 32. Since numerology depends on numbers one through nine, 32 must be reduced further, to 3 + 2, which equals 5. Every important date in your life and even your personality are then determined by that single number.

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Lucky days are different for each number

Like astrological horoscopes, each number contains different qualities. Because everyone has a different number, lucky days will differ from person to person (these are the good luck charms from around the world). What may be a lucky day for a number five might not be so lucky for a number six. We can tell you how to calculate them to get the best numerology reading for you personally.

Your birthday number is crucial to determining your numerology horoscope for pretty much everything. In order to find what days of the month will be lucky for you, you have to add your birthday number to the number of a calendar day. When you find a date that adds up to the exact number that your birthday adds up to, you’ve got a lucky day.

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Best days to propose

The day you propose to your partner is almost as big an occasion as the wedding day itself. Of course, everyone hopes that their special someone will say “yes.” Numerology can tell you which days of the month, based on your number, are most lucky in that department. (You’ll have to read these outrageous marriage proposals to believe them.)

1 & 8: 10th, 19th, and 28th
2 & 7: 7th, 16th, or 25th
3 & 5: 9th, 18th, and 27th
4 & 6: 6th, 15th, and 24th
9: 5th, 14th, and 23rd

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When to have your wedding

Choosing a wedding date is hard enough as it stands. Securing the right places for the ceremony and the reception can be a real struggle. Fortunately, numerology tells you which days of the month you should pick for your wedding day to have the best luck (plus, here are some lucky wedding traditions from around the world you might want to incorporate). When thinking about picking a marriage date, you can’t just take your own life path number into account. Marriage is a commitment between two people, after all, so both of your numbers must be added together to get the perfect marriage date. If your life number is a four and your partner’s is a seven, for example, the number you get is 11. Then you add the individual numbers together: 1 + 1 = 2. Any date that reduces to the number two, then, is going to be the most auspicious day for your marriage.

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Starting a family

Yes, it is pretty much impossible to pick the exact day that you get pregnant, but numerology pinpoints when would be the most opportune year for you to conceive. It all depends on what numerology calls the personal year cycle. You can calculate which year of your personal cycle you’re in by adding together the individual numbers of your birthday that year. For instance, if your birthday is December 31 and the current year is 2017, you have to add 12-31-2017 (1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 0 + 1 + 7 = 17). Then, you reduce the number (1 + 7 = 8) and you find that the current year is the eighth of your personal cycle. As it turns out, the sixth year of one’s personal cycle is the most opportune time to get pregnant.

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In numerology, the number eight is typically viewed as the money number; it is the number most associated with wealth. If you want to find out which days will be particularly financially important to you, you must add the individual numbers of that date together and be able to reduce it to the number eight. Now, while eight is associated with wealth, this doesn’t always mean something good is coming your way. These money days might be great, or they might be not so great. But if you’re looking for something to happen regarding money, be mindful of eight days.

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Days that reduce to the number seven are all about self-discovery. These will be the days when you are most likely to have some kind of personal revelation. What does this have to do with luck? Well, the more you know about yourself and the more you’re able to unlock the truths of your life, the easier it is to head in the right direction. So on seven days, take the time to look inward.

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Job and career

Number five days are specifically geared toward change and opportunity. These are days that are likely to be beneficial toward you in terms of business. You may receive a promotion or some kind of attention at work that you’ve been waiting for (by the way, here’s how to find work you love). Numerology also suggests that number five days are best for sales. All in all, these are the days that you want to take action and put yourself out there. Taking risks might benefit you.

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Going on a first date

Three days are full of fun and excitement. These are the days for adventure and for being social. Therefore, a number three day will probably be the luckiest day to make your move on that special someone you’ve been eyeing. However, don’t throw caution entirely to the wind. While you may be jubilant and optimistic on three days, you might also look over important details.

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Going on vacation

Personal year cycles indicate that some years are better than others for you. The months work the same way, and you can find out which months are the best for you to go on vacation. “Travel,” writes numerologist and empowerment coach Vikki MacKinnon, “especially for pleasure, is best done in an odd numbered personal month. (Add the number of your personal year to the number of the calendar month. 6 for June, 7 for July etc. Each of your personal months begins on the same day as your birthday.)” It is also suggested that the numerology found in the name of a place is essential to picking a good vacation spot.

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Picking a new home

Numerology doesn’t just apply to people. Like it is with marriage, it’s not solely your number that you have to interpret. If you’re looking to find a home that will truly be the best fit for you, you have to figure out the numerology number of the house by adding the individual numbers of the house address. If you’re looking at a house on, say, 123 Jefferson Street, you need to see if its numerology number matches yours. 1 + 2 + 3 = 6, so if your number is also a six, then it’s a good new home for you! Additionally, the personal year cycle six, which is good time to start a family, is a great time for the home as well. Here are some tips on buying your first home.