What is Sun Number?
We all have heard the phrase “Hey Baby … what’s your sign?” And the Average Joe on the street could most likely tell you their astrological Sun sign (or zodiac sign). Your astrological Sun sign is intended to describe your personality on a basic level. On a calendar cycle (12 months, 12 signs), your zodiac sign is based on the actual DAY of your birth, and is easy to determine when you know just the month and day.
In Numerology, there is the same classification of personality traits. We call it your “Sun Number.” Also based on the day and month you were born, your Sun Number is represented by a single-digit number, 1 – 9. Your number (and those of your friends) is easy to calculate. More importantly it describes your personality traits and those of similar Sun Numbers at a high and simplified level. By looking at the combined numbers of the day and month of birth, Numerology deduces the first pattern of your existence — the day you entered this world.
The Sun Number is considered the first and less detailed pattern of who you are. Obviously, the world is made up millions and billions of unique individuals. However, the Sun Number brings our high-level characters and categorizes them into 9 groups (similar to Astrology’s 12 zodiac signs). And like in Astrology, as you provide more and more details of the day of your birth and your name, you uncover the underpinnings of what makes you, not just a Sun Number, but a truly unique and complex person.
How does the Sun Number work with other numbers in my Numerology chart?
Within the dynamic environment of personal and universal cycles affecting you in different ways, constantly bringing change and sometimes chaos, your Sun Number is your anchor. Think of it as the location where you stand, while everything around you is in motion. Your Sun Number also reveals how you approach the changing cycles and how they tend to influence you. For example, if your Sun Number is 1, you tend to take opportunities and challenges head on. You don’t hesitate, you don’t back down, and you generally don’t ask for help. On the other hand, if your Sun Number is 2, you tend to deal with changing circumstances by carefully weighing the pros and cons, asking others for their opinions, and then, when you are ready, you take the necessary steps.
Who discovered the Sun Number?
Master Numerologist Hans Decoz, introduced the Sun Number as part of his life-long research and dedication to the art and mastery of Numerology. With over 40+ years of experience and witnessing countless testimonies of people whose lives were being radically changed — for the better — from his works, Hans felt it was important the he introduce an even broader access point for his teachings. The combination of birth month and birth date are used in many Numerology calculations, and thanks to Hans Decoz, now this base number has a name.
The Sun Number was the perfect way to unite people and help them see even the most obvious patterns we have as a species. He discovered that by staring at the Sun Number level, he was able to better help people tune into their baseline personalities and introduce them to the more subtle and complex numbers in their life. Just like knowing you have a predisposition toward anything in life, knowing your Sun Number can help make sense of why you make the choices you make and feel the way you feel.
Understanding our Numerological footing is the key to controlling our future and not being victims of what is ahead of us. You have several other unique numbers at play in your entire Numerological profile, including your Life Path, Hidden Passion, Pinnacle numbers and many more. Your Sun Number is just the start! Give the pattern a test run — ask your friends “What’s your SUN NUMBER?” and see if they fit the profile! Learn how to calculate your Sun Number
Decode Your Sun Number
Just like your astrological Sun sign, you have a numerological Sun Number! Your Sun Number is a single-digit number derived from your month and date of birth that ties you directly into all the yearly, monthly and daily cycles.
Your Sun Number is easy to calculate and never changes. Simply add your month and day of birth, and reduce to a single digit
For example, if you were born May 15, add 5 (for May) and 15, is 20, which reduces to 2 (2 + 0). If you were born November 23, add 11 (for November) and 23, is 34. Reduce 34 by adding 3 and 4 to find the Sun Number 7.
Keep in mind that, as with all numbers found in your Numerology chart, the influence is limited to the area that they affect. The Sun Number tends to dominate only your attitude toward changes, especially when they are unexpected.
SUN NUMBER 1
People with a Sun Number 1 tend to have a stubborn, headstrong approach to changing circumstances. They often take the bull by the horns with a “damn the torpedoes” attitude. Strong and motivated, 1s are not afraid of confrontations. And at times, 1s can be too impulsive.
1s have energy to spare, with enough stamina to survive even the toughest times. However, there is a limit to what they can do, and when a person with Sun Number 1 reaches that limit, they tend to shatter without much advance warning. And once they crash, it takes a long time to pick up the pieces and start the healing.
Sun Number 1s respond quickly, but don’t always recognize the true nature of upcoming changes until they have already set things in motion. A 1 should learn to recognize the subtle signs that usually appear ahead of the storm.
Pride can be the downfall of this headstrong number. Successful Sun Number 1s have learned the need to be humble and remember that much has been given to them.
In love, the Sun Number 1 is passionate, but needs to dominate — and it has a bit of jealous streak. While the 1 Sun Number is original and creative, it could use a more subtle and romantic approach. The 1 is anything but intuitive and has a tendency to misread his or her partner.
The most compatible Sun Numbers for the 1 are 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9; all odd numbers except for the 2, which happens to be its most fitting romantic partner.
The 1 Sun Number can be quite demanding, yet it is also extremely protective of its partner. The one trait that is pretty much guaranteed to ruin a relationship with the 1 is when he or she feels a lack of respect or sense that he or she is being taken for granted. Otherwise, the 1 has a thick skull and an even thicker skin. You can be as direct as you want to be — the 1 can handle it.
SUN NUMBER 2
People with a Sun Number 2 take a careful and deliberate approach to changes. Weighing the pros and the cons, 2s consider future consequences, then, and only then, they make their moves. 2 personalities tend to avoid direct confrontations, preferring instead to apply tact and diplomacy. They have no trouble drawing support from others, and share their troubles and their successes easily.
Sun Number 2s are intuitive and often sense changes before they become evident. Understanding of human nature and a cunning intellect generally serves this number well. But if not careful, it is this trait that could easily tempt a 2 into conning others into doing things they later regret.
2s have a good sense of timing, which is a key survival skill. However, they often surrender to the inevitable quickly and sometimes allow themselves to be beaten down without much of a fight. But a 2′s strength is resilient and they will quickly rise again. Sun Number 2s are sympathetic to the plight of others, but if tempted, they can easily fall prey to selfish and greedy tendencies.
When it comes to love, the 2 Sun Number is a highly intuitive, sensitive and romantic partner who should be handled with kid’s gloves. The 2 is emotionally vulnerable in general, but especially in romance. The 2 looks right through anything that is not sincere and genuine, so playing games with a 2 will get you in hot water. At the same time, while typically against confrontation (preferring diplomacy and tact over the in-your-face approach), the 2 has a hard edge as well — one that allows it to take a stand and not budge toward a compromise.
The 2 Sun Number is highly sensual and tends to put his or her partner first. Not particularly passionate, the 2 still knows how to please — and how to be pleased. Always keep in mind that the 2 is fragile, and if you break it, you will have to deal with some dangerously sharp fragments.
All in all, Sun Numbers 1, 5, 6, 8, and 9, have the best chance of stealing the heart of a 2.
SUN NUMBER 3
People with a Sun Number 3 are innovative and creative. They think outside the box and find solutions quickly. Bubbling with optimism, a 3 person typically has a childish streak that lets them avoid their responsibilities, especially those that demand effort and attention. 3s tend to be loved by many, but often their own love for others tends to be somewhat superficial.
Sun Number 3s like to skate the surface, using their considerable sense of humor to keep things light and sunny. However, when hit by one of life’s more serious challenges, a 3 will surprise everyone by displaying a lot more endurance, courage and determination than anyone expected — including themselves.
Hands down, creativity is a 3′s biggest asset when it comes to taking advantage of opportunities, or overcoming obstacles. Unfortunately, the effort level doesn’t always live up to it. As a result, 3s leave quite a few unfinished projects, unfulfilled dreams, and empty promises behind in their path.
Successful Sun Number 3s have learned to focus and be disciplined in how they approach changing circumstances. When a 3 does manage to push something all the way to its goal, that accomplishment tends to be enormously satisfying.
In love, the 3 Sun Number may appear somewhat superficial and flaky when it gets involved in a romantic relationship, but that’s just hiding a more serious undertone. The 3 Sun Number tends to be a happy, upbeat number, but also understands how vulnerable that happiness can be. For that reason, they dread pessimism and negativity, and approach any major change in life — which a romantic relationship can be — with caution. Sun Number 3s have no trouble entering into a romantic relationship they know is not meant to last. In fact, the 3 can certainly become a bit promiscuous, but when a 3 senses that it might become more serious, he or she will back off. The way to get a 3 to commit to a long-term relationship is by being patient and absolutely not demanding.
The 1, 3, 5, and 7 are the most suitable romantic Sun Numbers to pair up with the skittish 3.
SUN NUMBER 4
People with a Sun Number 4 are sticklers for details and take a systematic, efficient approach to whatever comes their way. They are solid and stable, and it takes a major change to knock a 4 off his or her feet. However, 4s have a dislike of changes, preferring to maintain the status quo. For that reason, they are not always quick to catch on. 4s will most likely miss opportunities because they waited too long. Their biggest asset is the willingness to put forth considerable effort.
4s are not procrastinators and tend to apply themselves with focus and dedication. Demanding much from themselves, 4s are not satisfied until they are the best at what they do. Sometimes this passion for perfection can make a 4 easily frustrated and not much fun to be around when they are working. 4s struggle with the concept of relaxation and tend to be all work and no play.
A less desirable quality of a 4 Sun Number is that they can be cruel and lack empathy. However, what others don’t know is that they are equally as demanding of themselves as they are of others. It isn’t so much that 4s are materialistic, but that they consider accomplishments to be the crux of all existence.
Successful Sun Number 4s have learned to accept that nothing is guaranteed in life, and that if you want to fulfill your dreams, you may have to take a risk every now and then.
The 4 Sun Number is comfortable and secure in most settings … with the exception of romance. In love, the grounded 4 just doesn’t know how to handle itself when the earth falls away and love takes it to the sky. It takes time for a 4 Sun Number to reveal what is in his or her heart. However, once they fall in love, the 4 tends to stay in love. They are not particularly passionate, nor are they sensual, but they more than make up for that with the intensity of their devotion. If you are on the receiving end of a 4 Sun Number’s affections, you will never have to worry about its depth or the strength of its commitment. Solid as a rock, the 4 Sun Number will always be there for you.
All in all, the 5, 6 and 8 tend to be the more suitable partners for a 4 Sun Number.
SUN NUMBER 5
Of all the different Sun Numbers, the 5 is the one best equipped to deal with changes. Not only that, 5s thrive on them, because they tend to operate best in an environment that is both dynamic and somewhat chaotic. Sun Number 5s don’t do well following a carefully planned path and are much better at responding to the moment. 5s are adrenalin junkies at heart. They love to travel and move about. A typical 5 is social, enjoys the company of others, and prefers to take a road they have not driven or walked before, even if that means making a bit of detour.
Sun Number 5s really don’t like routine, or anything predictable for that matter. They have a wild streak and lack discipline. This can cause problems in the form of addiction or self-indulgence.
The most obvious short-coming of is 5 is their dislike of stability and responsibility. Successful Sun Number 5s have learned to dedicate their energy without wasting it on short-lived goals.
When it comes to romance, the 5 Sun Number is the most sensual and passionate of all numbers. In a romantic relationship, the 5 surprises everyone. As wild and adventurous as the 5 is in almost all areas of life, it becomes just as serious and committed when the heart is touched. The 5 is loyal to a fault, and while it is sometimes found on the receiving end of a cheating relationship, it is almost never the cheater. It is, of course, in the nature of the 5 Sun Number to try everything and everyone first, and for that reason, they usually don’t become involved in a serious relationship until relatively late in life. But once the heart, as opposed to certain other body parts, is touched, the 5 no longer plays, but becomes a stable, focused and fully matured partner.
Nothing bothers a 5 more than being taken for granted, or being limited in any form. Freedom is a 5’s most prized asset, and they will do anything to keep it. 5s are not good at long-term relationships, but when they are in one, they are loyal and fun. Their adventurous personality makes them sensual and they appreciate the good things of life.
The 1, 3, 5, 6, and 7, are the most likely Sun Numbers to end up as the lucky winners of the heart of this born lover.
SUN NUMBER 6
6s are the most harmonious of all Sun Numbers, and have a tendency to ignore their own needs and desires in favor of helping and teaching others. They are the glue that binds. Their ability to love is what makes others love and respect them. People with a Sun Number 6 are born caregivers. Stable and level-headed, they deal well with changes. However, a 6 can be annoyingly self-righteous and may have a tendency to claim a spot on the totem pole before they have earned it. 6s can also be a bit short-sighted, lacking the ability to see the larger picture.
6s take their responsibilities seriously, perhaps a bit too seriously. Many people with a 6 Sun Number gravitate toward careers in construction and transportation. This is quite telling, as their inner nature is a bit like that — a closed and restricted environment with peepholes to the outside world.
A 6’s strongest asset is their good and down-to-earth humanity. They
are idealists, but not without a sense of realism. They can be very patient, especially when it comes to working toward a far-away goal.
Often, 6s consider their own little pond to be all there is in the world. From an early age, Sun Number 6 personalities are fascinated and drawn to organized belief systems. As a result, they have adopted parts and pieces of dogmas and concepts that potentially restrict their vision. Successful Sun Number 6s must learn to occasionally step out of their environment, and escape the safety net of a potentially narrow view of life.
And when it comes to romance, the 6 Sun Number takes love as seriously as it takes everything else. The most loving and harmonious of all numbers, the 6 gives itself fully and without restraint. At the same time, to the surprise and detriment of its partner, the 6 can be rather promiscuous, due to the simple fact that it doesn’t always know how not to give of itself.
The 6 Sun Number has broken more hearts than any other Sun Number, but it has also brought great pleasure and happiness to more lovers, albeit not always long-lived, than any other number. When the 6 can learn to give more, and to give more of itself, this giving nature becomes the biggest strength of the 6 Sun Number. If you are lucky enough to be the last lover standing, the 6 will care for you and love you like no other.
The 2, 5, 6, 7, and 9, all have a shot at this prize, with the 7 and 9 as the most likely survivors to win the heart of a Sun Number 6.
SUN NUMBER 7
The world of philosophy and spiritual awareness is a 7’s domain. People with the Sun Number 7 don’t take anything at face value and tend to search for a deeper meaning in everything. Changes don’t bother a 7, but the seeming apathy for change sometimes means they don’t get the attention they require. A 7 may be an introvert hiding an extrovert or vice versa, either way, both sides exist within this person. They are dreamers, but not materialistic; their dreams are more utopian and lofty.
Few things bother a Sun Number 7 more than being in an environment of superficial lightweights and noisy extroverts. They know there is nothing to be found there but wasted time and energy. Often opinionated to a fault, 7s tend to have a handful of close friends, while everyone else is a stranger. Interestingly, while they tend to control, if not hide, their emotional side, many with a 7 Sun Number choose the fields of psychology and psychiatry.
7s are extremely curious and have a scholarly nature, but not a conventional one. In fact, there is very little conventional about a 7, as they are often more eccentric.
Successful Sun Number 7s have learned to embrace their emotions. Not everything can be solved by the mind alone.
In love, the Sun Number 7 is often a late bloomer. Its interests are mostly on the spiritual and intellectual planes, not so much the physical. So when a 7 finally falls in love, it doesn’t really know how to handle it, and as a result, tends to try for a platonic relationship first. Fortunately, once the ice is broken and the physical side of the romance comes to life, the 7 proves to be a great lover, extremely giving and caring and focused on one thing and one thing only: the happiness of its partner. As with anything else the 7 tries, it will work on becoming the best, and the 7 is no different in romance. The 7 is very considerate and, a truly invaluable asset, conscious of the needs and expectations of its partner.
The Sun Number 7 tends to fall in love much less often than any of the other numbers, but when it happens, it takes over and becomes its first and foremost priority. And who wouldn’t want to play that role? If you are a 1, 3, 5, 6, 7 or 9, you have a chance of snaring the heart of a 7. Rather a large pool, but the 7 is worth some extra effort.
SUN NUMBER 8
People with the Sun Number 8 have an authoritarian streak and like to be in charge at all times. Unfortunately, changes can’t always be controlled, and when they feel they don’t have control, watch out! They become agitated and angry. An 8 can be aggressive, if not bullish, and they have paid a price for that more than once. They are capable and smart, and often able to see the larger picture well before anyone else does.
A sense of balance allows 8s to deal with the material world without the kind of attachment most people are burdened with. It’s this trait that lets 8s take chances and use their assets and resources in a way others might consider too risky. 8s like to get in on the ground floor of new ventures. Sometimes they are too quick and/or optimistic, setting expectations too high and resulting in disappointment. But even these failures can’t sideline an 8 for long.
It is perhaps a bit of a contradiction, but 8s have trouble accepting the authority of other individuals or institutions. This has led some with an 8 Sun Number to a path of crime and incarceration. Successful Sun Number 8s are careful to not to let anger cloud their judgment.
The 8 Sun Number is not an easy one to please when it comes to romance. This is mostly due to the fact that he or she simply doesn’t show much of what he or she is feeling. The 8 tends to be level headed, something that can take the wind out of a passionate romantic relationship. If, however, the partner has enough self-confidence and is secure in his or her own right, the relationship can last forever.
The 8 is neither demanding, nor particularly giving. It considers sex the way it looks at all other needs of the flesh: satisfy it, then move on. On the other hand, the 8 has a strong sense of commitment, takes care of those around him or her, and will fight to protect them. Having an 8 Sun Number on your side is reason to feel safe and secure. Really, the 2 is the ideal partner for an 8 Sun Number — all others will have to work on it.
SUN NUMBER 9
People with a Sun Number 9 are idealists. There is a global consciousness that drives many with a 9 Sun Number to a career in politics, the military or law enforcement. They can be aloof and distant, but that is a form of self-defense, because they are often not very good with emotional issues, preferring a more clinical and objective approach.
9s like things to be well thought out, carefully strategized, and all possibilities considered, however, they have no problem adjusting to changing circumstances. This makes a 9 very capable as a long-term planner or advisor. Sun Number 9s are good at running an institution or team, yet they are not naturally good at the nitty gritty details of business finances and taxes.
A Sun Number 9 does best when they are involved with a venture they consider bigger than themselves. It’s important to a 9 to feel they have made their life count, and it sometimes can result in a slightly arrogant, self-righteous or the holier-than-thou syndrome.
Successful Sun Number 9s will learn to accept people for who they are, not expect them to change according to their expectations. People tend to either love a 9 or loathe a 9 … there are few in between.
When it comes to love, the 9 Sun Number is perhaps the most difficult Sun Number to get close to. The 9 can seem distant, not often one to display emotion. In order to get involved in a romantic relationship, it is usually the 9 who has to reach out, as others tend to be both intimidated and unsure.
On the other hand, once a relationship is established, the 9 can be a joy to be around. They are considerate, careful and generous. They don’t ask for much, and are easily pleased. They are tolerant and forgiving, and give a partner all the space and freedom he or she needs to live his or her own life. The often aloof 9 is surprisingly sensual, and loves to be intimate. The 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and 8 are its most suitable partners.