In numerology, your Challenge numbers show weaknesses and blocks in your life that serve to help you learn and grow. There are 3 challenges, and each have their own number. To find the first Challenge number, you find the difference between the month and day of birth. If you were born March 28th, your month number is 3 (March is the 3rd month), and your day number is 1 (2+8=10, 1+0=1). Subtract 1 from 3, and the first challenge number is 2.
To find the second Challenge number, you find the difference between the day and year of birth. If you were born on the 28th in 1989, your day number is 1 and year number is 9 (1+9+8+9=27, 2+7=9). Subtract 1 from 9, and the second Challenge number is 8.
To find the third Challenge number, you find the difference between the first and second Challenge numbers. In this example, the first Challenge number is 2, and the second is 8, so subtract 2 from 8, and the third Challenge number is 6.
The first Challenge number is an issue you’ll have in the first half of your life, and the second Challenge number is an issue you’ll have during the second half of your life. The third Challenge number is an issue and weakness you can have all of your life. Note that Challenge numbers can only be 0-8, and no Master numbers are used.
A 0 Challenge number can show that you either have less obstacles than most, or more. You have to work on analyzing situations, making decisions, and then acting on those decisions. You need to believe in yourself and your ability to solve your own problems. Your life is in your own hands, and you can do whatever you want to do, but you must act appropriately.
A 1 Challenge number can show that you have to work on being assertive, independent, and not letting other people control you. You could have had overbearing parents, teachers, or other people in your life that haven’t wanted to let you control your own life. You want to strike a balance, and find your own independence without trampling all over anyone else.
A 2 Challenge number can show that you have difficulty dealing with other people, always worried that they’ll tear you down or neglect you. You’re very sensitive, and this can lead to thin skin and a lack of confidence. You need to use your sensitivity to help you judge people and situations, and give yourself time to grow. Nothing comes to you quickly.
A 3 Challenge number can show that you have a hard time letting yourself relax or have fun. You can have plenty of creative talent, but you’re so afraid of what people will say or do if you show it that you keep it to yourself. You have to work on expressing yourself positively and believing in your abilities. You may be shy and quiet, and need to work on being sociable as well.
A 4 Challenge number can show that you have a hard time working as you should for some reason. You don’t find it satisfying, you have a hard time sticking to a schedule or being organized, or you’re not practical enough. You need to exercise patience and adopt a more practical attitude toward work and the little tasks and chores that you have to do, whether you like them or not.
A 5 Challenge number can show that you want to be free no matter what, and this desire becomes a problem for you because it causes you to be unstable, to make impulsive decisions, and to make changes that are bad for you. You need to learn self-discipline, self-control, and a little restraint. If you can’t control yourself, you put yourself in one bad situation after another.
A 6 Challenge number can show that you’re a perfectionist, and demand too much of yourself and of others. You can create problems in your relationships unnecessarily, and need to work on being more willing to make compromises. You’re not the only person who matters, and must show a concern for other people as much as for yourself, giving love and being considerate.
A 7 Challenge number can show you have a hard time believing that you can make your life better, and that things will always be terrible. You have a gloomy outlook on life, and always look at the negative, pointing it out constantly, and are a constant whiner. You need to stop focusing on everything you can’t do, and instead focus on the many things you’re capable of.
An 8 Challenge number can show you’re too materialistic, and that much of what you do in life is so you can gain wealth and accumulate possessions. You need to remember that there is more to life than what you own, and you’ll never be satisfied focusing only on what you have. You need to become more concerned with others, and be more spiritual, loving, and considerate.