Did you know that the motivation number is one of the most critical numbers in numerology?


Well, let’s start from the beginning, then. Have you ever stopped to think that everything in our lives involves numbers?

When we are born, we already have a date, a document, and an address. The hours, months, days, and years are numbers.

This is why numerology is essential in our lives. It can tell us the energy of our personality, our love, and even our professional side. Want to know more?

The importance of knowing your Motivation number

You may have heard the saying: “In the company, you are just a NUMBER.”

Many people tend to say this in conversations when they want to show that the relationship between employee and employer is superficial, that you are not essential, and that you can be replaced at any time.

But are we really just numbers when we are in the professional market?

The truth is that not always. The question is, what needs to be added for your professional to cease to be?

How to calculate your motivation number?

Just add up all the digits of your birth date until you reduce it between a number between 1 and 9. Here is an example:

Suppose you were born on January 28, 1992. Then:

2 (day) + 8 (day) + 1 (month) + 1 + 9 + 9 + 2 (year) = 32 (add it up again!)

32 = 3+2 = 5

Therefore, 5 is your motivation number.

Attention: If you add the numbers and the result is 11, don’t add them up again because 11 is a master number and has its interpretation. If your number results in 10, add the digits 10=1+0=1.

Meaning of each motivation number

Motivation 1 – Leadership

Being the first number, you also like to be first in everything. You are a born leader, and you want to command, but you need help taking orders.

It would help if you had a professional environment that challenges you and keeps you from falling into a routine.

In order to feel more motivated in your environment, you need to share your ideas more and create challenging projects. In this way, you will achieve what you want so much: to lead.

You lead people with courage and confidence. You have good self-confidence and analyze a lot before making a decision, and when you do, you usually don’t go back on it.

Ideal professions: theatre and TV producer, dancer, manager. Businessman and Athlete

Motivation 2 – Diplomacy

He likes to work in a team, is very organized, and, above all, likes to listen to people. His diplomacy can establish peace and harmony in every task that involves people and negotiations.

The person who carries the number 2 for motivation needs to know how to separate the professional side from the personal side precisely because they are susceptible, and this hinders decisions.

The ideal work environment for this person should be harmonious and organized, and colleagues should respect and help each other.

Ideal professions: Psychology, accounting, social work

Motivation 3 – Communication

Your gift is to know how to speak and listen, and you need an environment where you can exercise this gift.

You have artistic abilities, creativity, and a lot of imagination. You are very comfortable in public speaking, lectures, and presentations, and you feel very motivated when you leave oratory up to yourself.

Ideal professions: Commercial, Advertising, Public Relations.

Motivation 4 – Determination

Very organized, so sudden and last-minute changes bother him. He prefers to work with routine. He is a perfectionist, systematic, and feels comfortable working in areas that offer a lot of security and stability. They are dedicated and detail-oriented.

The more you can apply your productive ability to deal with details, the more motivated you will be at work.

Ideal professions: Business, Education, and Construction.

Motivation 5 – Freedom

He loves new experiences, change, taking risks, and learning new things. He is highly flexible and adapts well to any situation. He does not like routines and, therefore, likes to travel.

They have great versatility and flexibility and an enormous curiosity that can be useful when working with the public.

To be constantly motivated, you need action, adventure, and freedom to take your steps.

Ideal professions: Journalism, Extreme Sports, Pilots, Investigator, Tourist Guide

Motivation 6 – Harmony

Responsibility is your motto. He is very attentive, likes to listen to everyone, and advises because he is very understanding and affectionate. He is always accommodating and supportive and has a great spirit of cooperation. He likes to promote better living conditions for the people around him and feels helpful in helping.

The more you can help people and be part of a team that resolves conflicts and unites everyone, the more joy and motivation you will have at work.

Ideal professions: Social Worker, Physician, Therapist, Psychologist

Motivation 7 – Analytic

This is the person who analyzes. You find it easy to analyze data because you are very observant. He likes to demonstrate competence in what he does.

Your ideal job challenges you intellectually and allows you to specialize and become an expert in a particular subject. You are great at researching, studying, being the best at what interests you, and, of course, sharing this knowledge with people.

In the workplace, you should try to have more friendships so that your days become lighter.

Ideal Professions: Scientist, Philosopher, Astrologer

Motivation 8 – Responsibility

Administration is definitely your area. The more details, responsibilities, and duties you have, the more productive and motivated you will feel. You like to deal with a lot more information and manage them practically and objectively.

The person who has motivation number 8 is driven by the will to succeed in life, so he is determined to achieve his goals.

It would help if you saw your energy directed toward the organization, planning, and leadership of a project because only this way can you feel respected and motivated both by yourself and by the people around you.

Ideal professions: Judge, Politician, Architect

Motivation 9 – Inspiration

You are the person of the fraternity.

Helping and inspiring people is what makes you feel motivated. Even more if, on top of that, you have the opportunity to employ a lot of creativity and enthusiasm in the execution of these tasks and in the contact with each person involved in the activities you perform.

They are susceptible, imaginative, and can think and understand abstract and invisible concepts with ease.

They are compassionate, generous, and kind. They need to receive a lot of love and give a lot of love; their happiness is based on this exchange.

They must, however, occasionally be more rational than intuitive when it comes to the work environment.

Ideal professions: Actor, Singer, Writer.

Motivation 11 – Balance

This is a spiritual person (this has nothing to do with religion). He is always a very balanced person and highly romantic. It is interested in humanitarian causes and issues involving spirituality.

He is understanding, wise, intuitive, and often fearless, and courageously faces unexpected events.

You seek to establish peace and harmony wherever you go. Therefore, you came into the world to offer light; you have very high intuition and extreme sensitivity.

You feel motivated in inaccessible and sophisticated environments.

Ideal Professions: Spiritual Leader, Diplomat, Doctor

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Numerology is an ancient practice that delves into the mystical relationship between numbers and events in our lives. Among the various numbers derived in numerology, the Motivation Number—also known as the Soul Urge Number—reveals your innermost desires and what drives you. Understanding this number can provide profound insights into your true motivations, guiding you toward a more fulfilling life. Here’s how you can calculate your Motivation Number and interpret its meaning.

Step 1: Understand the Basics

The Motivation Number is derived from the vowels in your full birth name (as recorded on your birth certificate). Each vowel corresponds to a specific number in numerology:

  • A = 1
  • E = 5
  • I = 9
  • O = 6
  • U = 3
  • Y = sometimes considered a vowel if it sounds like one in the name, assigned the value of 7 in such cases.

Step 2: Identify the Vowels in Your Full Name

Write down your full birth name and identify all the vowels. For example, let’s use the name “Elizabeth Anne Johnson”:

  • E, I, A, E, A, A, E, O

Step 3: Assign Numerical Values

Assign the corresponding numerical value to each vowel:

  • E (5), I (9), A (1), E (5), A (1), A (1), E (5), O (6)

Step 4: Sum the Values

Add up all the numerical values of the vowels:

  • 5 + 9 + 1 + 5 + 1 + 1 + 5 + 6 = 33

Step 5: Reduce to a Single Digit

If the sum is a double-digit number, reduce it to a single digit by adding the digits together:

  • 3 + 3 = 6

In this example, the Motivation Number is 6.

Interpreting Your Motivation Number

Each Motivation Number from 1 to 9, and the Master Numbers 11 and 22, has a unique meaning:

  • 1: You are driven by independence, leadership, and the desire to be original.
  • 2: Harmony, partnership, and sensitivity are your key motivators.
  • 3: Creativity, self-expression, and social interaction fuel your ambitions.
  • 4: Stability, order, and hard work are what drive you.
  • 5: Freedom, adventure, and variety are your core desires.
  • 6: Responsibility, nurturing, and a love for family and community motivate you.
  • 7: You are driven by a quest for knowledge, introspection, and spiritual growth.
  • 8: Power, success, and material abundance are your primary motivators.
  • 9: Compassion, humanitarianism, and a desire to make the world better inspire you.
  • 11: You are motivated by spiritual insight, intuition, and the pursuit of higher truths.
  • 22: Mastery, practicality, and the ability to turn dreams into reality drive you.


Calculating your Motivation Number is a simple yet profound way to gain insight into your deepest desires and what truly drives you. By understanding your Motivation Number, you can align your life with your true purpose, making decisions that lead to greater fulfillment and satisfaction. Whether you seek personal growth, career success, or spiritual enlightenment, your Motivation Number can guide you on your path.


Tania Gabrielle is an astrologer, numerologist, and psychic. She is the creator of Numerology Academy - the first online certification course in Astro-Numerology. The course has been taught to thousands of students across 37 countries.

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