Challenge Numbers -
our three main life lessons


Challenge Numbers are three numerology numbers that describe our main life lessons that we must attend to.

In order to inspire and help us, life will place us in situations that require the specific characteristics of our Challenge numbers.


FIRST MINOR LIFE CHALLENGE

0

The Challenge number zero presents no particular challenge, but this does not mean that you should rest on your laurels. It just gives you a choice of what to work on. During your youth you may be tempted to coast through life, but if you choose instead to work on any problems in your character, you can become truly great. It’s possible that you might need some practice in making choices and then acting upon them. Generally, however, you are evolved enough to be conscious of whatever shortcomings you have, and to deal with them one at a time. Becoming the kind of person you know you could be is the most difficult of challenges, but you are capable of meeting it.

1

The First Minor Challenge usually crops up early in life. When its number is 1, this usually means that you must fight to overcome a sense of being held down by those with stronger wills. To meet this challenge, you must learn to assert your independence and discover your own individuality, while at the same time respecting the rights of others. It’s important not to get caught up in merely pleasing others, and in a dignified way to assert your right to have your needs met and to determine the course of your own life. When you grow older, you’ll then be able to let others have their rights, too.

2

The First Minor Challenge usually crops up early in life. When its number is 2, you may be painfully timid, thin-skinned, and sensitive to the slightest hurts from others. Your challenge here is to maintain your remarkable sensitivity to feelings and vibrations, but not feel personally hurt or threatened. Remember that when others are cruel it comes from their own unhappiness and really has nothing to do with who you are. Cooperation with others may be a major theme in your life, and an additional challenge with this number is to learn to work with others without either leaning on them or trying to dominate the situation.

3

The First Minor Challenge usually crops up early in life. When its number is 3, you will feel impeded until you learn to overcome the barriers to the free expression of your natural talents. You may need to overcome shyness and learn to express yourself clearly. Once you learn to relax with people, you may exhibit an unusual facility for expressing yourself in conversation and lending life and enjoyment to social situations. You should seize every opportunity to realize your creative potential, taking lessons when you can and letting enjoyment of what you are doing break down any barriers to your spontaneity.

4

The First Minor Challenge usually crops up early in life. When its number is 4, you will need to learn how to work effectively before you can do much else in the world. In youth, the lesson is usually to learn to settle down and concentrate. Later on, it is often to avoid becoming a “grind” and letting work take over your whole life. The challenge, anyway, is to give work its proper place, and learn a balance between work and play.

5

The First Minor Challenge usually crops up early in life. When its number is 5, you need to learn the correct use of freedom. When you are young, your main challenge may be to overcome an appetite for the exciting and dangerous, and learn to be enterprising and adventurous without putting yourself and others at risk. Restless and wild, you may need to learn to settle down and apply yourself. Alternatively, life may present you with great, disrupting changes, and you may need to relax your white-knuckled grip and learn to ride the waves gracefully. Once learned, this is a rare skill that will enable you to project a vibrant energy that enhances the world around you.

6

The First Minor Challenge usually crops up early in life. When its number is 6, you may need to learn to shoulder responsibilities beyond your years. In doing so, you may develop a certain rigidity and intolerance, and possibly an air of self-righteousness. Your challenge, then, will be to learn to serve others while accepting them just as they are, to serve not just their material needs, but to honor their need to be themselves and do things their own way. When you have met this challenge, you will have also granted freedom to yourself..

7

The First Minor Challenge usually crops up early in life. When its number is 7, you may feel very much alone and cut off from your peers. So much of your energy may be turned inward that there is none available in your conscious life and you may feel quite depressed. To feel more comfortable and connected, you must learn to direct your energies outward and to express your own feelings and ideas to others. Getting a good education will help you develop your analytical powers and put this 7 vibration to good use. When you overcome your reserve and feel more at home in the outside world, you will find that others have much to gain from your deep thought and rich inner life.

8

The First Minor Challenge usually crops up early in life. When its number is 8, you may grow up with the mistaken idea that money and power are what make a person worth while. If so, your peers may give you painful lessons about what is truly important in life. Alternatively, you may disdain people simply because they are rich or prominent. Either way, your challenge is to learn the true place of power, financial and otherwise, in the total scheme of things. The lesson is to know when there is enough, and to know that outward trappings are not the same as true personal worth.



SECOND MINOR LIFE CHALLENGE

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The Second Minor Challenge is about aspects of your character that you need to work on during your Second Life Cycle, from about ages 35 to 62. A zero Challenge number presents no particular challenge. This can mean either that life is easy because you have no large obstacles in your path, or that it is difficult because everything is an obstacle and you don’t know which to tackle first. If the latter is true, it is best just to pick one difficulty arbitrarily and work on that until you have mastered it. Your plate is either very full or very empty because you are an old soul. You are evolved enough to be conscious of whatever shortcomings you have, and to deal with them one at a time. Becoming the kind of person you know you could be is the most difficult of challenges, but you are capable of meeting it.

1

When the number 1 is your Second Minor Challenge, you will probably need to do most of your work on this area in mid-life, during your Second Life Cycle from about ages 35 to 62. This is a time to work on your will power and on asserting yourself as an individual. It is a time to overcome dependency and stand on your own feet so that you don’t believe you need to please others in order to survive. Pick a goal, and in working toward it you will realize your own powers. Then you will have earned the respect of others and yourself.

2

The Second Minor Challenge is about aspects of your character that you need to work on during your Second Life Cycle, from about ages 35 to 62. With a Challenge of 2, your task is to develop confidence in yourself and thicken up your protective coating so that you can hold your own in relationships with others. Instead of bringing you closer to others, your extreme sensitivity can make you run for cover when the vibes get jagged or overwhelmingly strong. Your challenge is to retain that responsiveness to the feelings of others without losing your own identity or feeling personally devastated. You may need to live alone for a bit and find out who you really are. Then you will be able to enter into a partnership as a true equal, and realize a closeness that you had not dreamed was possible.

3

The Second Minor Challenge is about aspects of your character that you need to work on during your Second Life Cycle, from about ages 35 to 62. With a Challenge of 3, your task is to channel your energies so that you can truly express yourself. You may need to learn not to scatter your attention and squander your time and energy. You may need either to avoid being a chatterbox, or to come out of your shell and not be daunted by criticism. When you find your stride, life will feel like a dance, and your self-expression will be natural and unimpeded.

4

The Second Minor Challenge is about aspects of your character that you need to work on during your Second Life Cycle, from about ages 35 to 62. With a Challenge of 4 in mid-life, you may find become a workaholic to a degree where it squeezes out all the joy of living. If so, you need to put work into its proper place and realize some proportion in your life. Life your eyes up, schedule time for fun, and remember that the real point is life itself, with all its juice and joy. If, on the other hand, you have not yet learned to apply yourself, now is the time to buckle down and do so. Whatever the job at hand is, get to it at once, be attentive to the details without getting hung up on them, and finish quickly so that you can then relax and enjoy.

5

The Second Minor Challenge is about aspects of your character that you need to work on during your Second Life Cycle, from about ages 35 to 62. With a Challenge of 5, you must learn not to get hung up with an adolescent desire for freedom at any price. During these middle years, life may demand that you settle down. Your body may rebel when you practice excesses of any type. Your task is to keep your balance while you stay in motion, and to learn just a bit of control over where you go. If you can learn moderation, your tolerance for change will keep you young and zestful for a very long time.

6

The Second Minor Challenge is about aspects of your character that you need to work on during your Second Life Cycle, from about ages 35 to 62. With a Challenge of 6, you may need to learn to be helpful and responsible without meddling in others’ lives and trying to direct what they think and do. You may need to reexamine your own firmly held philosophy of life and grant the validity of others’ opinions. When you learn to be more flexible, your relationships will improve and deepen, and all the hard work you have put into them will now seem to have a point.

7

The Second Minor Challenge is about aspects of your character that you need to work on during your Second Life Cycle, from about ages 35 to 62. With a Challenge of 7, you may be so caught up in your inner life that you have a hard time connecting with the outer world. This could take the form of depression, in which your energy is unavailable to you because it is working deep beneath the surface of your consciousness. It could also work out as pursuing an impossible purity, which causes you to feel so deeply critical of the world that you shun it. When you learn to come out of your ivory tower and give more of yourself to others, the world will feel like a much lovelier place to you.

8

The Second Minor Challenge is about aspects of your character that you need to work on during your Second Life Cycle, from about ages 35 to 62. With a Challenge of 8, you will need to overcome an obsession with money and power. Bound by a fear of not having enough, you may actually cause their loss, and having lost what you thought was most valuable, you will eventually learn that life goes on without them. In this way you learn that the proper use of money and power is to enhance happiness, and that so long as you can create happiness, you need never fear loss.



MAJOR LIFE CHALLENGE

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You face your Major Challenge throughout life. Most likely, however, you will find yourself needing to do the most work on it during your Third Life Cycle, after the lesser challenges have been met. A zero Challenge number presents no particular challenge, and so it gives you a choice of what to work on. You may be tempted to coast through life, but if you choose instead to work on any problems in your character, you can become truly great. You are evolved enough to be conscious of whatever shortcomings you have, and to deal with them one at a time. Becoming the kind of person you know you could be is the most difficult of challenges, but you are eminently capable of meeting it.

1

You face your Major Challenge throughout life. Most likely, however, you will find yourself needing to do the most work on it during your Third Life Cycle, after the lesser challenges have been met. With a Challenge number of 1, you must fight to overcome a sense of being held down by those with stronger wills. To meet this challenge, you must learn to assert your independence and discover your own individuality, while at the same time respecting the rights of others.

2

You face your Major Challenge throughout life. Most likely, however, you will find yourself needing to do the most work on it during your Third Life Cycle, after the lesser challenges have been met. With a Challenge number of 2, the thing to master is cooperating with others without either leaning on them or trying to dominate the situation. Balance is the watchword here. Also, when you find yourself hurt or slighted, you will be much happier when you learn not to take it personally.

3

You face your Major Challenge throughout life. Most likely, however, you will find yourself needing to do the most work on it during your Third Life Cycle, after the lesser challenges have been met. With a Challenge number of 3, you will feel impeded until you learn to overcome the barriers to the free expression of your natural talents. Cultivate your communication skills, and allow yourself to relax and play. When you learn to do this, your creative talents will flourish.

4

You face your Major Challenge throughout life. Most likely, however, you will find yourself needing to do the most work on it during your Third Life Cycle, after the lesser challenges have been met. With a Challenge number of 4, you may run into difficulties either through getting lost in details or through not paying enough attention to them. The challenge here is to learn to work in a balanced manner, pacing yourself and fitting the job you do to the requirements of the situation.

5

You face your Major Challenge throughout life. Most likely, however, you will find yourself needing to do the most work on it during your Third Life Cycle, after the lesser challenges have been met. With a Challenge number of 5, you must learn the correct use of freedom. You need to learn to adapt gracefully to change, and yet be able to settle down and apply yourself when necessary. You must also learn to temper sensual indulgences with regard to your own well-being and that of others. The great dynamism with which you have been gifted will achieve wonders when you have learned self-discipline.

6

You face your Major Challenge throughout life. Most likely, however, you will find yourself needing to do the most work on it during your Third Life Cycle, after the lesser challenges have been met. With a Challenge number of 6, you may find yourself with great responsibilities in caring for others, and what you must guard against is trying to control them. Make an effort to let others do and believe their own way. Learn to serve others while still allowing them to be free. When you take on great responsibilities and feel unappreciated, make it your first priority to appreciate others.

7

You face your Major Challenge throughout life. Most likely, however, you will find yourself needing to do the most work on it during your Third Life Cycle, after the lesser challenges have been met. With a Challenge number of 7, you probably feel cut off from the world. To remedy this, you must learn to come out of your ivory tower and give more of yourself to others. Contacting your intuitive self will help you to do this. When you create better communication between your inner and outer worlds, you will overcome imagined fears and gain inner peace.

8

You face your Major Challenge throughout life. Most likely, however, you will find yourself needing to do the most work on it during your Third Life Cycle, after the lesser challenges have been met. When you have a Challenge number of 8, life will make it plain that you need to rethink your attitude toward money and power. You will need to find a balance between wanting it too much and disdaining it entirely. When your income and position arise naturally out of who you are, you will have met this challenge. Realize that accumulation is not what it’s about. What’s important is an easy flow, so that you and everyone else have enough when it’s needed.



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