Reflections on Beyonce, Jay Z and the power of the Number 4

When Jay Z announced that he and Beyoncé would follow a vegan diet for 22 days as part of a “spiritual and physical cleanse,” he noted the significance of that seemingly random time span.

“There’s something spiritual to me about it being my 44th birthday and the serendipity behind the number of days in this challenge; 22 (2+2=4) coupled with the fact that the challenge ends on Christmas day … It just feels right!” he wrote on his website, Life + Times.

Bey and Jay have long voiced their obsession with the number 4, which has been a recurring motif throughout their lives, as seen in their birthdays, wedding date and even the name of their firstborn. In fact, it’s hard not to notice how the release date of Bey’s new album – the 13th of December – adds up: 1+3=4. (Source: Heat magazine 31/12/13)

The number 4 represents being stable, practical, systematic and grounded. The 4 is all about building viable structures, it’s about standing back from ideas and deciding what is viable and what is practical. The 4 is one of the most creative numbers but can get so caught up with holding it all together for others that there can be inner conflict. The 4 can be very strong and determined and can hang on to things, the 4 finds it hard to let go. Ultimately the 4 is about building the inner temple, rather than focussing on securing the structures on the outside for others.

Beyonce and Jaz-Z were both born on the 4th and were married on the 4th of April this means that the starting point for both of them is security and stability and the gift that comes from their marriage is great security and stability, the first goal of their marriage is also a 44/ 8 which is about survival, so things may not seem to touch them and they can give others the tools to survive also. The essence of Beyonce’s personality is a 40/4, this makes her a builder by nature, so in a very methodical way, she puts things together and makes them work. They both have a 14/5 mission in this lifetime, this makes them both messengers, structured communicators, the 14/ 5 is about action through structure i.e. building a structure and then finding freedom through this structure. With a 14/ 5 mission both can also be very unsettled, wanting freedom, but needing security and stability also. Both also have a 4 lesson, which is all about working in a systematic way, focussing on one step at a time. 49/ 13/ 4 also features strongly in Beyonce’s journey, 49/ 13/ 4 represents transformation, building something from nothing and turning things around, very much to show others how this is done. Potentially they may build a great deal together, not just for themselves, but to help others.

2013 & 2014

The challenge throughout 2013 has been to find the harmony within and the challenge for 2014 will be more spiritual. There is the potential for a birth in consciousness. The challenge will be to learn from what has gone before. There may be great sensitivity and it is about the journey from the head to the heart.

2013 & 2014

The challenge throughout 2013 has been to find the harmony within and the challenge for 2014 will be more spiritual. There is the potential for a birth in consciousness. The challenge will be to learn from what has gone before. There may be great sensitivity and it is about the journey from the head to the heart.

Numerology for 31/ 12/ 2013

You may feel forced into action and forced to go with the flow. Believe that when your heart is in your actions and when you believe in what you are doing, there can be great intuition and synchronicity. It is important you believe you can overcome your obstacles, not just for yourself, but to show others that this can be done. Allow others to show you new ways of doing things and you may just be inspired.

Numerology for 30/ 12/ 2013

Recognise you can’t save everyone and that not everyone wants to know about new ways of thinking or doing things. Focus on being happy yourself, accepting what you cannot change and finding the courage to change what you can. Putting others first and turning yourself inside out and upside down to make others happy, can lead to resentment and frustration. See the beauty without the perfection and focus on what is working – no one can make everyone happy.

Numerology for 29/ 12/ 2013

You may be frightened of making a mistake and there may be a fear of rejection, but despite this there may be something you feel that have to do. You may at times have more emotion than you know what to do with and may feel very fragile. In facing your fears you may find you are shaking things up at every level. Dedicate everything you do to the highest good and you may also find that you have a knack for being in the right place at the right time, as well as a talent for communication, because everything you say comes from such a profound place. You will have to learn tact and diplomacy, as this may not come naturally to you. Also, remember you can walk away and begin over when necessary, as you are a natural pioneer.

Numerology for 28/ 12/ 2013

You are a hard worker and serious about what you do. Although you like to have fun, you refuse to be side tracked. Beware of over-confidence and spreading yourself too thin. Life doesn’t have to be about survival and overcoming obstacles. True success is about being happy. Engaging with feelings and emotions, learning to let go and thrust, these can be great strengths and an important part of the journey.

Numerology for 27/ 12/ 2013

You may feel pushed into action and new territory today. This can mean doing things in new ways and you may have to let go of a structure that has gone. Guard your positive thoughts and feelings, friendship and laughter can be very important for you today. You are concerned with the wants and needs of those around you, but beware of giving too much. Don’t allow anyone to take away your bounce and optimism and don’t allow the depth of your emotion to cause you to suffer. Recognise your own worth and allow faith to give you life meaning. Accept change and responsibility.

Numerology for 26/ 12/ 2013

You may come to realise that you can best help those you care about by making some significant changes. You may be able to see clearly the structures standing in the way of your progress. There may be resistance to change and you may feel you have to cut yourself off in some way to get the job done. Your sensitivity can be your greatest strength, communicate and act with sensitivity. Despite the obstacles and required attention to detail with subtle moves, stay open and flexible, don’t lose sight of where you want to get to and maintain your great breadth of vision.

Numerology for 25/ 12/ 2013

Try to go with the flow today, even if things aren’t going according to your plans. Try not to attach too much emotion to expectations and try to ensure the words don’t pour out of you. Be realistic, but don’t lose your sense of awe and wonderment. Be open to compromise and let others help you to bring in new ideas, see things as others do and a new vision may evolve. If heart is in it and if believe what you are doing you can use intuition & synchronicity and be brilliant …