This article is part of a series of articles about the numerology of countries. We will look at the name numerology, as well as the accepted date for the birth of a nation. This article will look at the Republic of South Africa.
A country has an identity and can be considered a “person” for purposes of this numerology exploration. This article will explore its numerology to see how the country expresses its numbers.
The Many Transformations and Rebirths
The origins of some countries, and the collection of countries, are not always clear when looking deep into history. However, over time, different pacts and treaties mark times of birth and rebirth.
The most recent constitutional change occurred in 1997 and the first act of independence from the United Kingdom occurred in 1910 when the South African Union was formed.
This article will look at the constitutional change that created the current name for the country, which is the Republic of South Africa (RSA) on May 31, 1961.
Life Path Number
The Life Path is the total of an entity’s Birthday (mm/dd/yyyy), business’ articles of incorporation, or a country’s constitution/treaty. The most recent re-birthday of the South African constitution was February 4, 1997.
However, this constitution did not change the name of the country. The event that created the Republic of South Africa took place on May 31, 1961, and is the date used in this essay. May 31, 1961, is 05/31/1961, which totals 1997, which reduces to 26, which reduces to an 8. If the numbers are added sequentially, the total is also 26, which reduces to an 8.
An individual that has life path number eight is driven and competitive. Therefore, they have the passion and energy to succeed, set and achieve high goals, and lead others. Their personality develops through their efforts to gain, master, and use power in the world.
As goal-oriented people, they embrace hard work, long-range planning, and leadership. So, they become successful by meeting the economic and resource needs of society. Since they do more than everyone else to succeed in life, they overcome challenges thrown in their way by being the best, most competitive individual in any situation.
For a more complete understanding of this Life Path Number, visit the Life Path Number 8 page.
The Republic of South Africa suffered sanctions from many countries in the world community until Apartheid ended in 1991. Since then, it has worked to engage as a newly industrialized country, which has the second-largest economy in Africa, behind Nigeria and just ahead of Egypt. It currently ranks 42nd among all world economies.
South Africa contains some of the oldest human fossil sites in the world. And has won the Rugby world championship a record three times (1995, 2007, and 2019).
The Destiny Number is the total of the full birth name. “The Republic of South Africa” would be considered the full birth name, including “The” at the beginning. The Destiny Number is the total of his first, middle, and last name. The Republic of South Africa adds up to 117, which reduces to 9.
An individual that has a Destiny number nine attracts generous and wise people. Therefore, they know how to encourage the people who want to engage the wider world and take on the largest human problems.
They recognize and draw in the people most concerned about the evolution and health of humanity. So, they can show people how to embrace charity and altruism. Destiny wants them to show others the ways of patience and forgiveness.
For a more complete understanding of this Destiny Number, visit the Destiny Number 9 page.
South Africa is especially known for its diverse population, recognizing eleven official languages. One of the important philosophies in Africa, including South Africa, is ubuntu, which translates “I am because you are”, which is an excellent expression for the number 9.
You lead into life with your first name, which is why its numerical value is your Active Number. Some people use their given first name, some take on a nickname given to them by a family member or peer, and some people choose a nickname or even an alternative name.
The “true” active number is the given birth name. Even if you legally change your first name, the core Active Number is the birth name given to you by your parents. A legally changed name is more powerful than a nickname.
And any name used to identify a person in the world is a variation of an Active Number. In South Africa’s case, “Republic” is the active number, which is 41, which reduces to 5, the number for the Explorer.
An individual that has an Active Number 5 is an explorer and rebel. Therefore, they like to travel, go into new places and situations, and test the boundaries of societal norms. A child with a 5 first name will want to try a new and different experience, meet a foreign or new student, or be a new student. First name 5 people move with velocity in life.
Essentially, you inherit numbers from your parents. Most often, the father’s surname is the one that dominates and is known out in the world. The mother’s surname often becomes the middle name for a woman after marriage, when she assumes the surname of her husband. In South Africa’s case, the last name would be “Africa,” which totals 11, a master number, which reduces to 2, the Partnership.
An individual that has a Heredity Number 11 inherits special insight or talent from one or both parents. The person must determine how to understand number 11 energy through the influence of the parent. That influence may manifest as support or suppression.
In other words, the child gets encouragement to stand out positively or must overcome narcissism from the parent. Either way, the child learns the lesson of individuation from the parent or despite the parent with the last name the number 11.
An individual that has a Heredity Number 2 inherits partnering from one or both parents. The person must determine how to understand the number 2 energy through the influence of the parent. That influence may manifest as support or suppression.
In other words, the child gets encouragement to relate and connect with others or has no relationship with the parent. Either way, the child learns the lesson of relating to the parent or in spite of the parent with the last name that is the number 2.
Soul Urge Number
The Soul Urge Number is the total of the vowels in a name, specifically the full birth name. The Soul Urge is like an energy charge within the numerology of a person. The number of the Soul Urge “powers” the Destiny Number. In the Republic of South Africa’s case, the number is 48, which totals 12, which reduces to 3.
An individual that has a Soul Urge Number 3 draws energy from creative effort. Therefore, they operate with a need to create to generate energy. These individuals are often imaginative, visionary, and clever. Accepting that you need to be creative to get what you want and to get things done will help you be more successful in your relationships and endeavors.
The Personality Number is the total of consonants in the name, specifically the full birth name. The Personality Number is how people encounter someone and interpret them. It is like the clothing you choose when you plan to go out in public, which causes people to react to you a certain way. For the Republic of South Africa, the number is 69, which totals 15, which reduces to 6.
An individual that has Personality Number 6 presents as helpful to others. Therefore, others see them as either nurturing or passive-aggressive. People who value caretakers will expect a Personality 6 to fulfill that role in life. Do not be surprised if people treat you as someone who is always there to support them, even if you want to have your own life.
Soul Purpose Number
Your Life Path Number reveals your numerical engine; it is the energy that drives you. Your Destiny Number reveals the numerical energy the world wants from you. When you combine them, you get your Soul Purpose Number, which reveals the “why” of your existence in this lifetime.
In the Republic of South Africa’s case, the Soul Purpose Number is the total of its Life Path Number 8 plus its Destiny Number 9, which totals 17, which reduces to 8. With an 8 + 9 combination, the Republic of South Africa exists to “lead by sharing power”.
The total Numerology is:
- LPN = 8
- DN = 9
- AN = 5
- HN = 11/2
- SUN = 3
- PN = 6
- SPN = 8
Like its diverse population, this country has a diverse number set, with only 8 repeating as the Life Path Number and the Soul Purpose Number. Finding ways to lead and express power are key energy concerns for this nation, which it will do by tapping into compassion (9), diversity (5), enlightened partnerships (11/2), creativity (3), and service (6).
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