The numerology year for 2023 is 7. Not only that, it is 43/7 a number connected to the 3 of Cups: friendships, joy, and cooperation. But as always there are some challenges in there as well. So let´s take a closer look and see how we can best navigate forward with the help of the numbers.
7 – The Intuitive Activator
First of all, how do we get to number 7? We get there by adding 2+0+2+3 = 7. To get more information and a higher number we can also add 20 + 23 = 43, 4+3=7. I call number 7 the intuitive activator.
Someone born with number 7 is always active and loves to start new things. It is someone with many ideas and very good intuition. One of the challenges with having this number is that the number 7 person often forgets to tell the people around them what´s happening on the inside. They think and analyze for a long time in silence and when they are ready, they tell the world. And the news can many times come as a surprise! It can be a sudden proposal with the number 7 person declaring their love by saying: I love you, will you marry me? And the target of their love may not have gotten the signal of deep commitment at all. Or, it can be a sudden declaration of separation: I want a divorce, I´m moving out today!
One of the big lessons for people born with number 7 is to let other people into their inner world. To share their feelings, thoughts and their process. Otherwise it can end up with a situation when their surroundings, partners and family wonders: How did you, me, and us get to this point?
If the number 7 person had shared their growing love the marriage proposal could have been an absolute “Yes!” with no further questions. Or, if they had shared their unhappiness with certain things or situations it would not have had to come to a separation.
On a collective plane it is important this year to share our inner world with the people closest to us. Share your feelings, your thoughts, and allow your loved ones to be a part of the process.
I strongly recommend the same thing to my students taking longer classes. If possible, share your personal journey with your family, especially with your partner. If not, there´s a danger that you wake up one day very far apart from each other.
You may quickly have done the journey from burning some incense at home now and then to doing a full ceremony with new people in your garden. If your partner is let in on the hows and whys and how much joy it brings you and is perhaps invited to be a part of the ceremony, it is so much easier to understand each other. 2023 is a year when many people will make huge changes both in consciousness and their physical and practical lives.
One of the challenges of number 7 being an intuitive activator are the occasions when the ideas are not so bright when put into action. In theory it may seem brilliant, but in practice it may not turn out so good. All teachers, magickal or otherwise will have their fair share of wild students trying new unimaginable things this year. But, in their defense, new things will also be discovered.
The Problem Solver
Number 7 is an excellent problem solver and innovator. It uses intuition to get access to things hidden to others. It is very clever and intelligent. The challenge with this is that the 7 person believes no one else can help them with their problems. The number 7 person often gives counsel but rarely seeks it for themselves. If I have a client with this number, this is the first thing that I tell them: You are not used to this situation, because usually you are the one giving support and council. I´m not going to tell you what to do. I am going to share some information with you, and then you decide what to do with it.
People born with number 7 hate when people are telling them what to do.
This year we personally and globally can find new solutions and inventions. But we may have a challenge in receiving help and assistance. It is a danger in believing that we have all the answers ourselves. We may need to swallow our pride and ask for help and perhaps find out that it wasn’t so hard or bad after all?
Headaches and Depression
Because there is so much going on inside the number 7 person and that they have so many things to figure out, it can create a lot of inner pressure that can manifest as headaches or even depression. On the brighter side, people with a strong number 7 have a natural connection to water. Drinking water and spending time by water often helps them to restore balance and harmony. They often have strong reactions to pharmaceutical medicine, but usually have greats results with natural medicine and homeopathy.
On a global plane, issues about water will come up in all ways and levels: how to get fresh water, floods, lack of water. Spending time with water will be helpful for us all in connecting to the spiritual powers of water. Letting things flush through. Water is very much connected to empathy and intuition. People prone to overthinking need to guard themselves, also people with a tendency to withdraw and isolate themselves. Get out there, give people around you a chance to understand you.
If the ingoing energy goes too far, number 7 can become domineering towards others and even become something like a little tyrant, manipulating others with their mood. Often the silent treatment with outbursts of anger. (see the Tarot card Chariot further down)
People born on the days: 7, 16 (1+6), and 25 (2+5) have a strong connection to the number 7. Also if you are born in July, or if the numbers of your birth year + month +date = ends up with 7 when you have added them all as far as you can (34, 43, 52, 61, 70).
People Leaving and New Ones Moving In
As a number 7 is part of the soul cycle of 1–7. It is the last number and at the end. This leads to changes in soul groups. The people who have shared a soul connected journey together are now beginning to find other directions. It may be families living on the same street having many things in common and a lively social life in the neighbourhood. Suddenly one family are expecting twins and needs a much bigger house. Someone else is having a divorce, another couple are selling because the last kid is moving out, and in a rather small window of time many things change and people move on.
When we are in the middle of a soul group, whether it is at work or private, we seldom reflect over the change of time. It is easy to believe things will be like this forever and the people around us will always stay. But life is seldom like that. Life moves in cycles and things change. Now, on a collective plane we are in that kind of wave of change with number 7.
Was this How It was Supposed to be?
Because 7 is the last number in the soul cycle it also has a kind of conclusion in it. How things end up. If you imagine the soul cycle like a web of threads being woven from 1–6, you can perhaps imagine how the final carpet will be in year 5 or 6, but it is still rather unclear.
In the year 7 the final part is done and you end up with the carpet finished. Depending on the final result you can end up by saying: Aaah! This was how it was supposed to be! (happy, cheering) or it could be more like: Ah! Was this … really how it was supposed to be?? (confused, unhappy). If you are unhappy with the results, learn from your previous mistakes and make the necessary changes in the next soul cycle. You may also feel a lot of appreciation towards your ancestors, guides, and allies at the end of the soul cycle. Perhaps you at this point understand how much they have helped you and steered you away from trouble? How some things were not meant to be in order for you ending up at this place today?
Number 7 and the Chariot in Tarot
Number 7 in Tarot is the card of the Chariot. In the picture we often se a person sitting in a chariot ready to move and begin on a journey. He is ready and prepared, he also knows that when he begins to move forward he will leave many things behind him. This is a card that oftens indicates a move, new job, advancement, adventure, and success. The card is connected to the astrological sign of Cancer, so once again the theme of soul-searching is there. In the highest sense it is connected to manifesting your higher will on the earth plane and moving together with it forward in life. The shadow side is if the Chariot becomes a warrior machine taking over other people’s wills and becoming a tyrant and a destroyer, not a good influence considering the tense situation in the world.
Number 43 and the 3 of Cups
If we add the higher numbers of 2023 we add up with 43. (20+23=43/7) In Tarot that is the 3 of Cups. In the card we usually see three women celebrating together, each carrying their own cup. This is a card of friendship, sharing, and celebration. What we learn from this is the power of friendship, allies, and working together. In difficult times, one should not underestimate the power of friendship making a difficult day easier. In good times one should not forget the joy of sharing happiness with someone who has a heart that can rejoice in other people’s happiness. A friend who can share both the ups and downs in life is a real treasure. Friendships will be a strong theme for all of us in 2023. The 3 of Cups is related to Mercury in the sign of Cancer.
As an established soul group loosens up, new ones are formed. Souls searching for each other on a higher plane will connect. People will leave your life and new ones will enter. Some you will meet again in this lifetime, others perhaps in another life, or not at all.
2023 is a good year for covens, mystery schools, magickal orders, witches, and healers in general to open up and prepare for new students and new members. It is said in the School of Pythagoras anyone born with the number 7 had a place in the school without taking the tests to pass. I don´t know if that is true, but number 7 holds a lot of wisdom and access to the mysteries. With the number 43/7 it indicates once again the importance for new blood, and new friendships to stir the magick in the cauldron in a good and refreshing way. Flow, change, new blood and movement is the key for 2023.
Karin Spirit Talker Turtle Red
The Crowley Tarot, by Akron Hajo Banzhaf
Tarot Wisdom, by Rachel Pollack
Karin Ugander (Spirit Talker Turtle Red) is a spiritual channeler living in the south of Sweden. In Scandinavia she is known for the AstroNumerology and psychic readings she’s been doing for over 20 years. Together with her husband Niklas, she runs KaniSkolan, a school of astrology, numerology, tarot, StarCode Healing, and natural medicine. They are also the founders of Alven Inner Ring tradition, a Scandinavian mystery school with roots in shamanism and magick. Karin loves to create magickal oils, flower essences and sigils she combines in her “Karin Victoria” sigil candles and flower sprays. In her spare time she likes to travel, walk in the forest with her dog, and spend time by the ocean. Karin is an ordained high priestess and graduate of the Temple of Witchcraft’s seminary program. Her work can be found on Instagram @flowerpowerwitch and @karinuganderofficial and she can be reached at [email protected].