Numerology and the numbers
Number 18 Meaning

The Warrior

The digits in the number 18 have the digit sum 9 which resonates with the planet Mars.

The balanced aspects, traits and adjectives of the energies given by the number 18 are:
Can only be balanced in the higher self as it is a very hard vibration, represents goals and missions, works hard, self-discipline, strong, self-confidence, structured, wisdom, overview, big visions, a warrior number, masculine strength, motivates others, intense mental focus, intelligence, sense of justice, leader, self-employed, own boss, winner mentality, charisma and power.

The imbalanced aspects, traits and adjectives of the energies given by the number 18 are:
Hard, repressed, anger, vengeance, explosive, pushes itself, fanatical, conflicts, unpleasant competition, tensions in the body, conflicting emotions, dominance, aggression, closes down the emotions, suppression, lack of empathy, dictatorial, self-righteous, headstrong, over control, judges others, status fixated, deep feelings of guilt, deep feelings of shame, can lead to afflictions such as cancer.

The number 18 as birth day number

In Chaldean numerology, the day you are born in the month is of particular importance as it profoundly influences your personality. The following explains how this number will affect you if you are born on the 18th and which themes might be present in your life.

18 gives a considerable drive and power to accomplish all the actions that it starts. The number 18 is the most militant and straightforward of all the Mars numbers (numbers with digit sum 9 – i.e., 18,27,36,45,54,63,72,81, etc.).


The 1 and 8 in 18 have digit sum 9. The digit sum number has the greatest influence in numbers that consist of more than one digit, which is why the number 18 is called an ASPECT of the number 9 archetype.

A rule of thumb states that the number 9 has a 50% influence, the number 1 has a 30% influence, and the number 8 has a 20% influence on the overall energy of 18. 18 is a "number 9" archetype with powerful influences from the 1 and 8.

The 1 influence in 18/9

The number 1 gives a desire to be the best and to stand forth. When the energy is balanced, the number 1 carries the energies of self-reliance, self-expression, and strength. When the energy is imbalanced, it gives egotism and lack of empathy.

The 8 influence in 18/9

The number 8 is a complex number, which both has a very material AND spiritual side to it. When the 8 energy is imbalanced, it stands for a disharmonious desire for money, wealth, and power. When the 8 is balanced, its more spiritual sides are awakened, and the 8 becomes more about attaining spiritual wisdom, justice, and balance.


The interplay of the 1,8 and 9 energies present in 18/9 makes it a very competitive number with a lot of PRINCIPLES.

1, 8, and 9 are POWERFUL ENERGIES that demand a lot on the person that bears them. This can, of course, be both good and bad, depending on whether the 18 energy is balanced or not.

On the good side, it means that 18/9 gives you the power to get the job done. Once you set out to accomplish something, the energy of 18/9 will provide you with the ability to take it to the "bitter end." If you committed to learning a specific skill, you would go all the way until you master it. If you set out to accomplish a particular task or job, the 9 energy will help you to achieve what you set out to do.

Potentially there could be a clash between the 1 that desires status, money and power, and the 9 energy that wants to follow higher spiritual principles. This clash is further exacerbated by the 8 energy, which in itself is split between the exclusive desire for power and wealth when imbalanced and the higher desire for harmony and justice when balanced.

The 9 energy tries to subdue the 1 and 8's material desires by rejecting or repressing them – but repression seldom works. The 9 might label money and power as "evil" things – but none the less the desire remains in the subconscious mind creating an inner conflict.

This inner conflict can create a lot of INSECURITY in the 18/9. There might be a continual inner feeling of having sinned or done wrong or not having lived up to one's inner doctrines – an internal split that is often projected on the outside world in the form of PREACHING where you tell other people what they should be doing. The same tendency can also lead to FANATISM where you push yourself to do something that you don't really enjoy, and thereby also expect the same of others. If you don't allow yourself to enjoy life, or you fail to live up to your own inner principles, why should others be allowed to enjoy their lives?

These inner tensions are very much in the SUBCONSCIOUS, where they might be hard to see or consciously feel. Hence, there is a tendency in the number 18 to ignore or resist inner work and to continually project the inner tension onto the outside world.

If the 18/9 decides to ignore the higher moral calling of the 9, it then goes out into the world in the pursuit of money, power and wealth – but the guilt will remain creating a feeling of shame – an energy that will attract the judgment or justice from the outside world - which may take the form of arguments, resistance to plans, court cases or reprimands from authority. This pattern will continue until the 18 finds that the source of the outer discord lies within.

When the 18 energy goes inwards and consciously starts uncovering its relation between its desires and its inner judge, then the processes of understanding and forgiveness can start and the higher aspects of the 9 – such as humanitarianism and a more in-depth understanding of human nature – can come forth.


Due to the inner tensions, the 18 can give repressed rage and extremist nature. Many terrorists and religious fanatics have the number 18 in their charts, where it gives inner anger and bellicosity.

In antiquity, the number was given to young men to strengthen their inner warrior and boost their power to go into battle. Still, in our days, our society no longer appreciates the strength of this number, which is seen as more of a threat than a virtue.

18 can be a fierce and closed down energy, which can tend to put an energetic lid on the emotions that either are ignored or magnified with" fire" energy.

The hardest and most direct aspect of 9

The number 18 is one of the hardest and direct number 9's. 18 is hugely goal-focused, diligent, has big visions, and a powerful masculine consciousness and drive. The number allows you to do great things and to achieve significant wealth or status through your mental focus and diligence. It also makes you individualistic and your own boss.


Cheiro, the famous Chaldean numerologist, writes:

"This number has a difficult symbolism to translate. It is pictured as a rayed moon from which drops of blood are falling; a wolf and a hungry dog are seen below catching the falling drops of blood in their opened mouths, while still lower a crab is seen hastening to join them. It is symbolic of materialism striving to destroy the spiritual side of nature. It generally associates a person with bitter quarrels, even family ones. It is, however, a warning of treachery, deception by others, also danger from the elements such as storms, danger from water, fires, and explosions."

Cheiro's description shows us this central theme of the 18/9 – an inner struggle between materialism and virtue – "materialism striving to destroy the spiritual side of nature" – an internal battle that is projected onto the outside world.

The Vedic numerology scriptures indicate that the number 18 gives selfishness and that life will be full of misery and sorrow, where you are trapped in the tyranny of emotion. The Vedas also state that if you can control your anger that you will have great success.


As a number 18, you might be predisposed to the following:

· A lot of pent up anger that you are not in contact with, and that comes out in explosive fits of rage.

· Difficulty putting words on how you feel and a feeling of inner resistance.

· A feeling that life is unjust and that you have been dealt the wrong cards.

· You work and toil with a tendency to workaholicism, and you wind up going down with stress.

· You don't listen to your emotions and set too high demands on your self and others.

· You act without thinking or feeling with catastrophic outcomes

· You live in your mind and neglect the body that becomes stiff and inflexible.

· You have a continual tendency to over train and to push yourself physically

· You cannot open up to other people and seem selfish to others

· You can't let go of the reigns, even if you would like.

· You find it difficult to enjoy life, and you always put the work and duties first – often at the expense of friends, family, and social life.

· You listen much more to your head and your gut than your heart. Your head has a lot of principles that you follow, and your gut gets angry at the least bit of resistance.

As you can see, there are a lot of potential pitfalls as a number 18. The most significant challenge for the evolution of the 18 is to open the heart – because when the heart opens and the 18 begins to follow the voice of the heart – then the principles in the mind and the power of the gut become powerful tools that can be used for the good of humanity. When the heart opens, you will become a spiritual warrior fighting for higher ideals.

Exemplary life

18/9 needs to ask itself whether or not it is truly living life in an EXEMPLARY way and not PUSH the answer away or BURY it in the subconscious – because as we mentioned 18 is a number of consequence. If you do not practice what you preach, the karma hits back very fast.

One of the best ways forward for number 18 is to carefully look at the principles you have in your life to see if they really are true and whether they really serve you - and also at the same time to let go of unhealthy habits or desires that don't serve you. In this way you work on two fronts always questioning your inner principles but also assessing your base desires. To help you in this internal process, it is worth thinking deeply – is the principle you attempt to live your life according to based on a PRINCIPLE or a LAW? A principle is more "man made" – something that you might believe in – or which others believed in and imbued upon you (for example, your parents or your social group) but which might not be a divine truth or LAW. A divine LAW is something completely different. A divine law is an eternal truth. One cannot always see the difference – but still, the work is valuable because when you understand the principle – or the law - that you are attempting to live up to it becomes easier to FOLLOW it. Your mind, heart, and body will embrace it.

Way too often, the 18 fails to live up to a particular principle it has and then proceeds by giving itself an inner beating – instead of profoundly examining the principles and the desires within and finding ways for them to coexist.

Often if certain principles are causing you PAIN or you cannot live up to them, they might not be principles that serve you best, and a careful examination of the principle can lead to a personal breakthrough. The same can be said of your desires – perhaps you have a desire, which is not serving you, and then a relevant question becomes how you can exchange that desire with a more healthy desire.

When you understand which principles are worth living up to and fighting for, the inner tension will start subsiding. The low vibrational energies of shame, guilt, and fear disappear and instead transmute to the energies of compassion, wisdom, and integrity.

Two great examples of number 18's who went from very anger dictated 18/9 agendas to embracing a more humanitarian stance based on wisdom and integrity are Klerk, the former president of South Africa and Nelson Mandela who are both born on the 18th day of the month. Both men succeeded in becoming great humanitarians despite considerable challenges and odds.

The 18 in balance is:

  • Focused to the extreme and works harder than all
  • Self-confident, strong and can achieve great things
  • Deeply motivated by principles and its sense of justice
  • Able to set aside body and emotions to reach its goals
  • The most warrior-like number of all numbers

The 18 unbalanced is

  • Unempathetic - the angriest and most explosive of all numbers
  • Repressing all of its emotions until the verge of breakdown
  • Pushing itself way over its limits affecting health and wellbeing
  • A fanatic vengeful terrorist creating conflict and aggression
  • Full of shame and guilt as it cannot live up to own standards

18 is under the influence of MARS

Mars is a reddish planet, and it's surface is covered by towering rock formations and mountains that are twice as high as Mount Everest. There are Grand Canyon-like rock abysses, so scientists believe that there once was water on the surface.

Mars is 2/3 of the size of the Earth and has only approx. 60% of the gravitational field, so you can jump much higher on Mars than here on Earth.

Mars is the Roman god of war, which brings the final judgment and the end of times. Mars people are often warrior like and ready to conquer and subdue the world. They have the courage and strong will and, thanks to these qualities, achieve great success.

But impulsivity hurts their activities. They often do not weigh their strengths and do not distribute them rationally.

In love and partnership, they can experience difficulties as they are both often stubborn, proud, and insensitive.

Mars gives excellent organizational skills and leadership talent.

If they correctly harness their innate strength, discipline, enterprise, and focus, Mars people can achieve tremendous success.

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