Angel Numbers; What Are They & What Do They Mean

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Have you ever been struck by the sudden increase of a specific sequence or repetitions of numbers? Maybe you looked at your clock just as it turned to 11:11, and then you got a call from a number ending in 1111, followed by a purchase that came to $11.11.

These kinds of coincidences are called synchronicities and are thought to be a divine message from the universe or our guardian angels.

To interpret this divine guidance, all you need to know is the meaning of the numbers and how they may relate to you.

What Are Angel Numbers, and How Do People Use Them?

An angel number is any repetitive sequence of one number that appears in your everyday life and seems to have some significance.

Spiritualists believe these numbers have numerological meanings that can be deciphered as a cosmic message sent from your spirit guides. These messages are typically translated as encouragement and wisdom to help you overcome challenges or grow spiritually.

The theory behind understanding these numbers’ meaning is that they are symbolic of spiritual concepts and wisdom. Numbers have a frequency that is carried over into the human psyche and consciousness.

Where Do People See Angel Numbers?

Angel numbers can be seen pretty much anywhere that you’ll find numbers. This could be on a license plate, clocks, mathematical equations, time stamps, price tags, or receipts. The list goes on and on!

What makes these numbers more important than any other number is the significance you assign to them. If consistently seeing a particular sequence of numbers evokes a feeling of synchronicity or otherworldliness, then use it as an opportunity to reflect on yourself and your current situation.

angel numbers 1111 appearing on a phone

Angel Number Meanings


Zero is the most spiritually significant number in Western culture, and it represents beginning, the infinity of all possibilities. Since angel numbers tend to run in repeat sequences, 000 is a good starting point to look for patterns.

The number zero is symbolic of the universe as a whole and also represents possibility, infinity and a blank slate. So when you see the number zero multiple times in a row, it can be indicative of new beginnings or the beginning of a new cycle.


Often interpreted as a number of completion and completion of cycles, when you see 111, you are about to undergo a transformation or change of mindset.

Seeing this number is viewed as a positive sign that you’re on the right path in life.


The number 2 is symbolic of harmony, balance and union with the higher self. When you see 222 there is a lesson to be had that relates to polarity and balance between opposing forces.

angel numbers appearing on a bus stop


There’s nothing more spiritual than the number 3. It represents the trinity and wholeness of our higher self and all things divine.

When you see the number 33, you’re likely to feel a solid connection to your spiritual nature or hear a message that will help further your growth.


The number 4 represents the cardinal virtues of faith, hope, and charity. If you see 444 regularly, take note that it is a positive sign to have confidence in yourself to do the right thing at the right time and have hope for the future.

444 is also a good number to see when you feel your accomplishments are near completion.


The number 5 represents the qualities of patience, hard work, and perseverance. Seeing 555 often relates to a desire to focus on goals and a willingness to put in the necessary effort it takes to make them a reality.


The number 6 represents the principles of duality, multiplicity, harmony, and synthesis. When you see 666, it is an opportunity to be able to discern a higher purpose.

The number 6 also represents the physical world. If you see 666 multiple times in a row, it is often said that you may need to adjust your priorities and make room for new ideas or different outlooks.

It can also signify the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another.

angel numbers appearing on a road sign


The number 7 represents perfection and completion. When you see 777, look for spirituality or wisdom as a message from your guides to help you evolve into the higher self.


The number 8 represents infinity, wholeness, and spiritual attainment. Seeing the number 8 may be a sign to let you know that you are on the right track and continue on.

888 is also said to represent joy and fulfillment.


The number 9 represents the spiritual realm of our higher selves, cosmic consciousness, enlightenment and wisdom. When you see 999 repeatedly, it’s said there is some sort of lesson for you to learn about your spirituality or divine nature as a human being.

Frequency Illusion

Frequency illusion, also known as the Baader–Meinhof phenomenon, is the tendency of individuals to report seeing the same numbers repeatedly in random locations.

This is a form of confirmation bias where, after noticing something once, there is a tendency to then notice it multiple times.

Whether you believe these numbers to be angelic guidance or just coincidence, creating time for introspection is always a beneficial practice but should be treated with a grain of salt.

Griff Williams

MindEasy founder & meditation teacher

Griff Williams is an accredited meditation teacher and founder of MindEasy. He spent 12 years working as a London firefighter before changing paths to pursue building MindEasy. He received his diploma in meditation teaching from The British School of Meditation.