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What do the trending ‘angel numbers’ mean?

Seeing repeated eights is a sign of material success, with the number eight representing being wealthy and powerful (Evening Standard)
Seeing repeated eights is a sign of material success, with the number eight representing being wealthy and powerful (Evening Standard)

Do you ever spot the same number over and over again? Perhaps you always pick up your phone at 2.22pm, or always spot £7.77 on your receipts.

Many people would simply consider these patterns a coincidence. But for other people, these repeated numbers are considered to be “angel numbers”.

You may have heard social media users speaking about angel numbers in recent months – the #AngelNumbers hashtag on TikTok has hundreds of million views, while searches for the term have increased steadily over the last two years.

As an increasing number of people are discovering numerology, we look into what angel numbers really are.

What are angel numbers?

In numerology – a belief that numbers carry certain meanings – angel numbers are often considered to be a set of repeating numbers, such as 111 or 222, that some people believe carry a special significance.

It is thought that when you see these numbers, it’s an angel sending you a sign, and the message is related to the number.

When someone sees an angel number, it can be a sign to focus on an area of their life, or it can be a positive sign that they are on the right track.

These numbers can be spotted anywhere – on a license plate, ticket, or clock, for example.

For people who believe in angel numbers, every number has its own meaning. Find out what they are below.

What do they mean?

Although any number can be an angel number, repeated sequences, especially three numbers in a row, are thought of as particularly important and carry certain meanings.

111 or 1111

Repeating 1s is a sign that you need to trust yourself and your intuition. It’s the universe telling you to believe in yourself and go after what you want, with the number one representing the individual.

222

Repeating 2s represent coming together, a reunion, harmony, or co-existence. It can be a sign to focus on your friends and loved ones.

333

Number three is about communication, and repeated 3s is a sign to be original, creative, and to be clear about what you want.

444

Number four is about being disciplined and repeated 4s is the universe telling you to ground yourself and focus on stability and practicality.

555

Repeating fives represent transformation – with the number five representing the free spirit. Seeing the number five is a sign to have new experiences and follow your curiosity.

666

Number six represents being responsible. Repeating sixes is a sign to take care of yourself and look within.

777

The number seven is about being analytical. Seeing repeated sevens is the universe’s sign to explore your spiritual side and look for a deeper meaning.

888

Seeing repeated eights is a sign of material success, with the number eight representing being wealthy and powerful. It’s a sign to manifest but can also represent when a cycle has come to an end.

999

Finally, repeating nines represents endings and new beginnings, and taking time for learning and growing.