What is challenge number?

The challenge number represents or interprets several obstacles, hurdles and difficulties that we face at difference phases of our life. The challenges are the weak points in our life path. The knowledge about the challenges well in advance will help us to face the roadblocks boldly and overcome the situations with an ease.

Numerologists have to say there are three major challenges all of us have to face at three phases of our life. They named these as, Early Challenge, Middle Challenge, and Main Challenge.

Early Challenge

The difficulties you face in the first 28 years of your life (or some numerologists say up to the ages of 30-35)

Middle Challenge

The difficulties you may face in the second 28 years of your life (or up to the ages 55-60)

Main Challenge

The difficulties you face in the later part of your life. The main challenge number also interprets the chronic obstacles that you face in your entire life.

How to calculate challenge numbers?

Reduce each of the month, the day, and the year of birth to a single digit number. Thus October 13, 1971 becomes


Day= 13=>1+3=>4


In this case Master Numbers are reduced.

The Early Challenge is derived by finding the difference between the month of birth and the day of birth. Here in this example, the Early Challenge number is 4-1=3.

The Middle Challenge Number is derived by finding the difference between day of birth and year of birth; The Middle Challenge Number in this example is 9-4=5.

The Main challenge number is identified by finding the difference between the Early and Middle Challenge Number. Our example would have a 5-3=2 as Main Challenge.

Challenge 0

• There is no single and consisting challenge seen during this period. Difficulties and obstacles may be coming from all directions though they are not many in numbers.

• It is called the challenge of choice.

• You are likely to have difficulties acting on your own preferences.

• You must understand that you are capable of analyzing situations, if you add your practical senses with your wisdom.

• To overcome challenges you also must have faith in your own abilities.

• To meet the challenge of 0 you must practice to develop the positive traits of the other numbers, no need to say, this is not an easy job until you are a gifted person by birth..


• You are likely to feel dominated by others with strong influence.

• It’s extremely important to control your egos.

• Due to being over-ambitious or aggressive nature, the acrimony, defensiveness and blaming others may be a chronic problem for you.

• False pride, pomposity, and egotism, are the issues to be guarded.

• Avoid argumentation and resentfulness.

• Learn to rely on your wit and your intelligence.


• You are likely to be extremely sensitive and too much concerned about others’ expectations.

• You are afraid of being criticized; you may find it difficult to overcome the situations if you are ever ignored by others.

• You have a lack of self-confidence and also not very confident about the inner strength you have within you.

• Constantly worry about the opinion that others have of you are the big roadblocks on your life path.

• Used more positively, your keen sensitiveness can be a significant strength.

• During this period, it will be hard for you to assert yourself and make decisions.

• This can be a time for accumulation of wisdom.

• Try not to take the things too personally.

• Friendships are a source of deep satisfaction to you during this time.

• Plan for slow growth rather than immediate gain.

Challenge 3

• The challenge suggests a tendency to make use of talents and try to do many things at once during this period of your life.

• You may have a great imagination or talent but have difficulty expressing it.

• You may have a talent for writing, acting or speaking, but you are reluctant to involve yourself with these sorts of activities because you do not like face the prospects of criticism.

• You are expressing yourself with a negative emphasis, hiding your creative talents behind a wall of shyness.

• You must strive to develop yourself in a social and in a creative sense. It’s hard to just relax and have a good time.

Challenge 4

• Suggests a difficulty with finding employment.

• You may be careless and lack a sense of realism.

• It’s important for you to learn the practical way of dealing the difficulties with greater responsibilities and patience.

• You must learn the importance of working within the parameter of a time schedule.

Challenge 5

• You are unstable in many ways.

• The challenge indicates that you must learn to overcome the desire and the demand for freedom.

• This challenge number is very difficult to handle, because of your impulsive nature.

• You want to try too many things at a time and often run into trouble because of this motive.

• Change may be necessary for you, but it must be handled in an intelligent and control manner.

• Make sure that the desire for change is never related with a desire to escape responsibility.

• Control your urge.

Challenge 6

• You may have difficulties because of your instance and a nature of extremely perfectionist.

• You may come off as very arrogant, controlling and demanding to others.

• It is hard for others to live up to your standards of expectations.

• You must learn that your diplomatic approach will only be appreciated if others feel that there requirements are met, their needs understood, or their point of view is respected.

• You must learn to allow others to set their own pace and make their own rules.

• This challenge requires learning, unconditional love and acceptance.

Challenge 7

• Feelings of a reserved attitude and unexpressed emotions, is the biggest challenge for you in this phase.

• You may feel unable to better your situation, or have to repress your feelings in order to survive.

• There is a tendency with this challenge to be a chronic critic and whiner.

• The sense of intolerance will cause many troubles for you in this period.

• False pride tends to keep your real feelings buried beneath the surface.

• Avoid a tendency to approach people in a very reserved and aloof way.

• Develop faith in your own abilities rather than emphasizing your limitations.

Challenge 8

• This is a number with a strong inclination towards materialistic gains and accumulation of wealth. Satisfaction can only be achieved and secured by adequate material accumulation.

• You might define yourself and others by appearance, possessions and by the amount of money that they have.

• You must learn to use your ability to gain money, status and power with a sense of proportion.

• Deal with the material world in a relaxed manner.