Numerology with Michelle Payton for March 2020

Gliding through Challenges when being Conscious of the Balance Number

Spring and new beginnings are in the air; new beginnings can also mean change, the unexpected, and chaos. While a person may look calm on the outside during change, there may be an internal response that looks more frenzied. Understanding and embracing one’s balance number will create a higher sense of gliding through challenges in all areas of life.   

Calculating the Balance Number
Step 1: Identify the first letter of each name on your birth certificate. For instance, Michelle Anne Smith = MAS.
Step 2: Assign a number value for each letter – MAS – by using the chart below. For example, M = 4 + A = 1 + S = 1.

Step 3: Add the numbers together, for example, 4 + 1 + 1 = 6.  (If a number equals 11, 22, or 33 then this would be the lowest denominator. The final number will be 1-9, 11, 22 or 33.)
Step 4: See the summary descriptions below (excerpts from Birth Mix Patterns: Astrology, Numerology, and Birth Order and their effects on the Past, Present, and Future in Life Path Numbers section).

For Best Balance Results
Create distance between from self-judgment and understanding and honoring core needs when facing the unexpected, change, chaos, or challenges. If the need is to be the leader when in chaos, know and do that. If the need is to collect information independently when swimming in change, know and do that. Here are some excerpts from Birth Mix Patterns: Astrology, Numerology, and Birth Order and their effects on the Past, Present, and Future to gain a bit more understanding.

#1 – The Leader
Personality Theme: Being ahead. Do it better and faster. Seek finer things.
Role: Provider. Leader.
Best at: Being own boss.
Challenge(s): Taking orders from others.

#2 – The Inward Creator/Motivator
Personality Theme: The perfect tranquil environment.
Role: Counselor. The bringer of balance within diverse situations.
Best at: Team motivating. Listening. Inward creativity.
Challenge(s): Overt leading. Fully expanding own talents (tend to hold back to serve others and keep the peace).

#3 – The Informed Speaker/Communicator
Personality Theme: Being informed. Being respected as a result of being informed. Being heard.
Role: The expert and/or informer to inspire others.
Best at: Sharing information. Executing as a result of being well-informed (requires focus/education).
Challenge(s): So busy at being informed and informing, may prefer not to bother with money and other detailed processes to run daily life.

#4 – The Realist, Problem Solver, Builder of Order
Personality Theme: Create order. Create method and process to overcome life challenges.
Role: Problem Solver. Hard Worker. Establish foundation.
Best at: Making decisions, organizing, persevering, being detailed and dependable.
Challenge(s): Scattering energy too far to solve too many problems at one time. Being too rigid or dogmatic.

#5 – The Unending Talent
Life Path 5 – The Unending Talent
Personality Theme: New experiences. Change. New Ideas. Freedom.
Role: Change Agent. Out-of-the-box on their terms.
Best at: Brainstorming. Innovation.
Challenge(s): Focus due to so many ideas and overall talent.

#6 – The Responsible One/The Server
Personality Theme: Serving others. Compassionate.
Role: Cosmic Mother or Father. Organizer to help others accomplish goals/heal.
Best at: Leading charismatically and reliably.
Challenge(s): Interfering or saving others too much. Creatively expressing him/herself fully. Over tasking.

Life Path #7 – The Source of Knowledge. Expert, Thinker, Analyzer
Personality Theme: Absorbing vast amounts of information to become an expert.
Role: Utilizing or sharing knowledge to create clarity for others, self, and/or events.
Best at: Exploring, thinking, and putting the pieces together for “truth.”
Challenge(s): Being too guarded and self-centered. Not being open and trusting of others and their ideas.

Life Path #8 – The Material Manifester
Personality Theme: Accumulate wealth. Create wealth.
Role: Manager. Visionary.
Best at: Manifesting money or other means when needed.
Challenge(s): Holding onto wealth longer-term and effectively managing flow. Connecting to less material areas of life.

#9 – The Humanitarian
Personality Theme: A better world.
Role: Faith. Commitment.
Best at: Breaking ground where few others have the compassion to.
Challenge(s): Balancing needs for physical rewards with spiritual. Can be too focused on dreams and when not achieved can detach and may even blame others (feels victimized).

#11—The In-the-Moment Intuitive
Personality Theme: Maximizing the journey and life experiences (highly charged “2”).
Role: Seer or Visionary.
Best at: Inventing in the moment (as life flows). Leading intuitively.
Challenge(s): Grounding and being practical with matters in the physical.

#22—The Material and Humanity Master
Personality Theme: Achieve ultimate financial and spiritual dreams (highly charged “4”/insightful “11”).
Role: Committed to balance. Ambitious. Insightful. Methodical.
Best at: Breaking ground where no others could. Self-confident.
Challenge(s): Resting and taking a back seat to the constant opportunities and projects that present themselves.

#33—The Spiritual Teacher
Personality Theme: Spiritually uplifting to (wo)mankind (highly charged Server “6”/insightful “11”/manifesting “22”).
Role: Devotion. Seeker of Understanding and Wisdom. Judgment Free.
Best at: Strong spiritual influence. Compassion.
Challenge(s): Interfering and enabling rather than helping.

More on Numerology
The balance number isn’t covered in my books, but you can find more details in any of my three Birth Mix Patterns books, available at Crystal Visions, on the personality trends connected to each number. You can also find offerings for printed reports, video training, audio and video interviews on numerology and Birth Mix Patterns on

About Michelle
Michelle A. Payton is an academic and wholistic developmental and growth mindset professional, is the author of 9 mind-over-matter books, facilitates individual sessions and workshops at Crystal Visions, and teaches English at a local college. Find more information about Michelle and her offerings at