DISCERNING THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A PROPERTY
By Tim Stephens
This article is a compilation of my recent
preambles on "property meanings." It consists of several parts: 1) how
to calculate the "number" of a property; 2) the meanings of each
number; 3) how to use (and not use) these numbers; and 4) a brief forecast of
real estate prices.
TO CALCULATE AN ADDRESS'S NUMEROLOGICAL
To obtain the "number" of any
property, add every digit and letter of the street address, then keep adding the
digits of the sums you get until you're left with a number between 1 and 9. For
example: 123 - 31st Avenue = 1+2+3+3+1 = 10 = 1+0 = 1. (Always ignore the words
"avenue," "street," "road," "apartment,"
"unit," etc. -- but DO count street names, such as "elm" or
"dunbar.") This particular address is a "1," denoting a
swift, hurried, humorous and assertive life for the occupants. But more on these
For letters, use this table:
A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4, E=5, F=6, G=7, H=8, I=9
J=1, K=2, L=3, M=4, N=5, O=6, P=7, Q=8, R=9
S=1, T=2, U=3, V=4, W=5, X=6, Y=7, Z=8
E.g., "Elm Street" = 5(e)+3(l)+4(m) =
12 = 1+2 = 3 (ignore "Street").
If you're house hunting, copy this table on a
little card -- it will save you time.
Again, always ignore "avenue,"
"street," "road," etc. For brevity's sake, you can count
south=2, north=3, west=4, east=9. (But see the note below, "About East,
West, North, South.")
Here's an example: 23 West 20 Ave. =
2+3+4(west)+2+0 = 11 = 1+1 = 2. (Remember, ignore "avenue.") This is a
"2" house, good for calm, peace and sensuality. Here's a more complex
example: 454 South Elm Street = 4+5+4+2 (south) +5+3+4 (elm) (ignore
"street") = 27 = 2+7 = 9. This is a "9" house, good for
intellectuals. If the property has no street address, use the legal description
(including the letters). E.g., Lot 4, District Lot 25, SW =
4+2+5+1("S")+5("W") = 17 = 1+7 = 8. This would be a good
investment property, all things being equal. (I'll give you a more detailed
description of each number's meaning below.)
A NOTE ABOUT EAST, WEST, NORTH, SOUTH:
As noted, you can simply count "west"
as 4, "east" as 9, "south" as 2, and "north" as 3.
E.g., west = 5(w)+5(e)+1(s)+2(t) = 13 = 1+3 = 4. (In calling "west" a
4, "south" a 2, etc., I've simply already added and reduced the
alphabet numbers for you.)
HOWEVER, if the street corner road signs and
your postal address are shown in abbreviated form, USE THE ABBREVIATED LETTERS.
This is the case in Seattle, for instance, where a typical address might be: 200
- 5th Ave. SW, or, say Post Street NE. In these cases, count only "S"
as 1, E as 5, W as 5, and N as 5 -- according to the alphabet table above. (In
other words, don't use the full word "south," nor it's
"reduced" number of "2.") And continue, again, to ignore
"Avenue," "Street," etc. Also ignore any "ths" or
"nds," etc. as in 25th Avenue would be 2+5 only, and 31st would be 3+1
Numerology is highly cultural. If you're buying
or living in a country which does not use the Roman (A to Z) alphabet for
everyday life, read these real estate articles with skepticism. If a nation's
language is not English, use the local spelling of "west,"
"east," "north" and "south." Eg., in France, use
"nord" for "north" -- don't convert to English!
THE MEANINGS OF EVERY PROPERTY:
There are 9 basic meanings, representing your
final, reduced number (which must be between 1 and 9). There is no final
"zero" number, simply because you'll never get one!
THE 1 PROPERTY:
A "1" property reflects assertion,
exploration, newness, impulse, trying things out, a new start. Males (or your
masculine side) will often dominate in this place. Verve, swagger, vivacity,
quick reactions, quick passions are the norm. Ambitious people, especially
career singles, often choose a "1" address -- and benefit from it, so
long as they don't want to build a married life. This house often ages rapidly,
needs repairs. But if you lack vim and vigor in your life, it's the place to be.
Best to rent rather than buy, as 1's tend to lag in market appreciation. If you
want to develop or subdivide a property, 1 is a good number because it vibrates
well to cutting, dividing, building, carving a place out of the wilderness. You
get a new start here!
THE 2 PROPERTY:
A "2" house can be "home sweet
home." Calmness prevails, and diplomacy is valued in this home. But if a
major fight starts, it can knock the walls down, because no one gives in here,
no matter how diplomatic they were at first! It's usually a good buy,
appreciates well. Gardening, beautiful interiors naturally spring up here.
Nature is a source of deep, sensual or enjoyable moments. Sex is casual,
sensual, rather than deep, mysterious, or an istrument of "control."
Fill this house with plants and paintings. Fine sound systems and luxury tv's
find their way into these homes. A good place for a home-based business
concerned with buying and selling. A good address for a retail store. Sometimes
2 households are untidy, as laziness seeps in. You'll tend to put on weight
here. Anorexia clinics should be located at a 2 address.
THE 3 PROPERTY:
A "3" home is filled with
conversation. Even if you live alone in a 3, you'll be on the phone a lot, or
will subscribe to many newspapers. A great place for making contacts: fill it
with fax machines, computers, appointment book. An excellent place for
journalists, internet workers, graphic artists, etc., and a good business
address for newspaper, distribution, or telecommunications firms. People in a 3
home are restless, optimistic, seem to have an uncanny luck, but seldom form
deep bonds. It's good for those with itinerant lifestyles such as athletes, a
townhome for a travelling executive, etc. Students live happily in 3's, but
they'd get a better education in a "9." It's rather hard to sit and
plan in this home's atmosphere. At times, you could feel you're on a
merry-go-round and can't get off. If this feeling predominates, it might be time
to hunt for a "4" address.
THE 4 PROPERTY:
The "4" house is truely a home. It's
the base, the foundation of life, the place where roots are sunk and families
raised. Adults who grew up in a 4 usually look back fondly on childhood's golden
age. This home tends to appreciate, and will often provide retirement security
via its long-term market value. But its real value is in the enduring home life
that blooms over the years. Dysfunctional families can occupy a 4 home, but even
here the preservation of the family, of the "home base," tends to
direct everyone's actions. The kitchen and good, solid food are the focal point.
It's a great place to heal, to take a sojourn from life while planning your
comeback. The 4 shelters. Family storms occur, but dissolve. Owners often feel
reluctant to sell a "4," even after the kids are gone. It's a good
address for a hotel or revenue house, because people subconsciously seek out
"4" for shelter, food, rest and regeneration. And they tend to stay
there. It means "end of journey." Pick a 4 address for a farm or
THE 5 PROPERTY:
A "5" home spells passion and beauty.
Singles find romance here (but when they form a durable bond, they often move
out). Pleasure predominates, whether it's the luxury of a 60-inch tv, or
bouquets of flowers sprucing every hallway. Artists, architects, designers, etc.
should live here, for a 5 enhances creativity and self-expression. It promotes
risk. People often buy a 5 on impulse, yet it's usually a fortunate impulse. A 5
isn't particularly good for young marrieds because romance, if over-emphasized
in a marriage, will suffocate it. When the baby arrives, head for a 4 or a 6.
(But 5s are good for day care, art classes, etc.) A 5 is not a particularly
stable nor enduring environment, and sometimes your soul can lack nurturing
here. (Creativity uses soul, rather than feeding it.) A 3 or 2 is better at
curing solitude, especially if the number you reach immediately before the
"2" is an "11."
THE 6 PROPERTY:
The "6" home revolves around domestic
love and work. 6 is Mom in the kitchen and Dad comes by and kisses her, and the
kids bounce around, and everyone's happy and busy. (6 is "Leave It To
Beaver." 4 is "Father Knows Best.") The 6 property competes with
a 4 for the best place to raise a family, and is better than a 4 if you have no
children. If you need a bit of perking up to get you going, pick the 6. If
you're nervous and wired, and want a calm family life, want to not stress out
your children, the 4 is better. For young lovers about to marry, 6 is very good,
it helps them become "partners." When the careers are established and
children come, this young couple might move to a 4. If you want to start a
home-based business, this is often a good place, although it furthers
productivity, not prestige. If you want a rural address where you can buy some
tools and a used bobcat and reshape your property and rebuild your house, find a
6. As a business premises, the 6 is good for service corporations,
machinery/tools, factories, etc.
THE 7 PROPERTY:
A "7" property brings you into
crucial, face-to-face relationships with others. Often these relationships are
challenging. It can bring marriage, but also divorce; contracts -- and
litigation; opportunities -- and stiff competition. 7 can be very exciting,
enlivening, full of attractions to the opposite sex, deals, contacts, dynamism
-- you live life to its fullest here. But don't expect peace and calm! If you're
young, energetic, feisty, love life, people and newness, you could love a 7
But avoid a 16/7 (applies if the second-to-last
number you reach by adding and reducing the address comes to 16, and then, 1+6 =
7). A 16/7 property signals a destructive episode in your life. It might
ultimately free you from a suffocating, stressful or illusion-packed
relationship, but you'll feel the pain of something being ripped away. People
who finally sell or move from a 16/7 to another place are often "washed
clean," ready for a fresh new life. (The "911" file for the WTC
attacks in New York was "727" = 16/7.) If you presently own a 16/7,
don't worry: when you've changed your life's direction someone will buy it. And
a 16/7 address does not stop a property from appreciating in value -- though you
might not be able to sell it before you've gone through 16/7's
"furnace." I have first hand experience of this. In 1991, I bought 160
acres with a partner, for $ 160,000. Six months later, the property was valued
at $ 360,000. We should have sold it! Instead, our heads swimming with visions
of riches, we decided to subdivide it -- to make a million rather than merely
doubling our money. That's when the disaster started. Five years and two
lawsuits later (one of them against my partner) I finally gained control of the
property and sold it. My net "profit?" -- a loss of $ 240,000, more
than I'd paid for the property in the beginning! But, that 16/7 did appreciate
-- I just didn't appreciate what I'd gotten into!
THE 8 PROPERTY:
If you live in an 8, your life is serious. The
8 address brews deep change, usually through the agencies of sex, finance or
health. An 8 address brings the hidden forces of nature to the surface. You'll
delve into secrets here. Your interest will grow in investments and your net
worth. You might become wealthy, or you could lose big-time, depending on your
karma and astuteness. Pregnancy occurs. Extra-marital temptations arise. Young
couples can build their empires here, but they should be deeply in love first,
for this property indicates many long, slow, deep changes in how you relate to
each other. Honesty is essential. Morals need careful cultivation in every area;
you'll be lured toward "power plays." This property tends to
appreciate well, even very well, but that's not assured. This is a perfect
"business premise" for a psychiatrist, editor, diagnostician,
researcher, gynecologist, investor, or handler of other people's money. (But
they should live in a 4 or other place, to enjoy a rest from work.)
THE 9 PROPERTY:
A "9" home is usually serene and
mellow. This property doesn't appreciate strongly in price. (Though it can
outpace others under certain conditions, especially if located near a financial
district, surgery center or research park.) Writers, scholars, professors,
lawyers, accountants, and anyone interested in intellectual pursuits will find a
nine home or office address imbues a calm, productive atmosphere. While living
here, we tend to see the broader picture. A mass of details naturally falls into
place and produces intuitive patterns, abstract conclusions. Order keeps gently
sheperding the chaos of life. Many non-intellectuals will like this home, also.
A sense of ethics and an understanding of society's traditions blossom here, as
does a philosophical view of life. Married couples honor their union as an
integral part of society. Libraries, files, internet activities, CNN and foreign
newspapers creep into this abode. Residents often travel, or have international
friends. This isn't the best place to make money, for ideas and discussion
groups will outweigh material considerations. This home needs lots of windows.
An excellent apartment address for late-middle-agers who are downsizing. Here,
you can reflect on life and find true value.
YOUR OWN PERSONALITY AND HOW TO PICK A
PROPERTY NUMBER FOR YOURSELF:
That's the end of the basic house numbers. You
can also read these "house meanings" for insights into your own
personality: simply calculate your birthdate using the method I've shown you for
houses. (But count the months as Jan.=1, Feb.=2, March=3, etc. DON'T add the
letters of the month.)
For example, a person born June 2, 1958, would
be: 6(June)+2+1+9+5+8 = 31 = 3+1 = 4. This person could read the description of
the "4 property" above for some clue to his or her own personality.
In general, you can find one of the best homes
for youself if you add 4 to your birthdate. E.g, the person in the example, a 4,
would add 4, and look for an 8 property. So if you're a 1, live in a 5. If
you're a 7, live in a 2 (7+4=11=1+1=2). Etc.
Say you don't like the "meaning" of a
house (or office) your already own or rent. Well, you can move -- and I do
advise this if you've had nothing but bad luck where you are (especially if that
bad luck started right after you first moved in there!).
However, this doesn't imply that you can
swiftly and in one swoop change your life by changing your address. It's more
accurate to say that you'll probably move when your life is ready to enter
another phase. For example, if "destiny" (that is, your subconscious)
feels it's time for you to enter a restless, curious phase, you'll tend to move
into a 3. A person leaving a "retreat" cycle and entering a creative
or romantic phase would move, say, from a 4 to a 5. We might say that the
house/apartment is a "partner" in your present life phase, as long as
you stay in it.
CHANGING YOUR ADDRESS AT CITY HALL:
You can, WITH VERY SLIGHT RESULTS, try to
change a property's effect on you by changing the address. For example, your
home is a 7 and you want a 4 -- within limits, you can apply to city hall to
change your address. (Most municipalities will allow you to change your home
address -- within limits. Your house number will still have to lie between the
house numbers of your immediate neighbours. For example, if your neighbors'
addresses are 5525 and 5567, you can have any odd number between 5527 and 5565.)
But this will have only a small effect, because
the numbers don't, in general, cause anything. Rather, a property's address is
an indicator of what it already is. Changing your address is a little like
painting your place a new, different colour: it helps to change your mood and
feeling about it -- and that's certainly something. But it doesn't affect the
foundations, the sheng-fui, the neighbours, the location -- the basic character.
YOUR PROPERTY'S NUMBER IS YOUR DESTINY, IN A
Another quirk: you're house-shopping, going out
to pick a certain number. You search, but just can't find the number you want in
a property that you like, in the neighbourhood you want, and at a price you can
afford. This frustration doesn't always occur, but when it does, it indicates
that you're trying to find or access a lifestyle which just isn't in the cards
at this point in your life.
For example, say your subconscious is moving
you toward a period of travel, friendships, new contacts and busyness (a 3) but
you've read these number descriptions and you've decided you want a 4, a solid,
rooted family home. Yet all the 4's you find somehow displease you, are too
expensive, or run into mortgage frustrations. Then, suddenly, you'll find a 3
that you just can't resist, the mortgage officer treats you like a favorite
relative, and voila, you're in a 3!
This is partly why those of you in a 16/7
(which I warned about above) won't have any trouble selling it when the time is
right. Someone else will be inexplicably attracted to it, simply because they're
entering the personal "tearing down" phase that you've just gone
through. (But if you haven't experienced your 16/7's "furnace" yet,
you'll find it hard to sell this property.)
SOME SPECIAL PROPERTY NUMBERS:
Remember, you can only have one final number,
between 1 and 9. But when you're adding all the numbers together and reducing
them, if the second-to-last number you reach is a "double," this
contains an additional meaning. For example: 3254 West 42 =
3+2+5+4+5(w)+5(e)+1(s)+2(t)+4+2 = 33 (=3+3) = 6. The second to last number is
33, a "double."
Notice that I've used the whole word
"w-e-s-t." Doubles reached by counting west as "4," east as
"9," etc. (their contracted forms, already added and
"reduced") don't count. The doubles are: 11, 22, 33 and 44. (Not 55,
66, etc. -- simply because these don't exist. Try it: if any number adds, during
the add/reduce process, to 55, it will then "add" to 5+5 = 10 = 1+0 =
1. In other words, 10 will be the second-to-last number, not 55. The same
happens with 66, 77, and so on.)
11, 22, 33 and 44 are called "master"
or "God-touched" numbers; they signal an extra level of influence.
Briefly, the 2 is diplomatic, sensual and
acquisitive; but the 11/2 elevates these traits to a universal theme: you'll
spread your diplomacy to the world, or acquire objects with valuable meaning for
A 22/4 signals a great project, the nurturing
of many rather than merely your own family. Sometimes it signals a powerful life
A 33/6 indicates not just the domestic love of
a 6, but love raised to compassion, the communication of love to many people
beyond the home.
The 44/8 signals power, finances, sex, just as
the 8 does, but hints that these will "give shelter" to many people,
or create a new life (e.g., sex leads to pregnancy in this home).
Now you might want to go back to your
calculations and see whether your present abode or one you're thinking of
buying, is a "master number." Life isn't always easy in the
but it's sure significant. A little like living
a heroic rather than an ordinary life.
THE DIFFERENT PARTS OF YOUR ADDRESS:
Some readers have asked if the different parts
of their address mean anything. They do. Your apartment suite #, or your house
#, is like your first name. It indicates your "more immediate"
experience of life. Your street or avenue # (add to this your building # if you
live in an apartment) shows the general environment you live in. E.g., if your
apt. or house # adds to 8, and your street # adds to 4, then you study and use
the mysteries of sex or finances privately (8) in a general environment of
security (4). But the two combined give 3 -- an overall life of cheerfulness and
much communicating (8+4=12=1+2=3). So, perhaps you read (3) many stock market
(8) newsletters, or hustle (3) around the community selling real estate (4)! The
total, or combined number (in this case a 3) is always the strongest.
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