Do you ever make a wish when you see 11:11 on the clock? Or feel like it’s kind of magical when your coffee order comes out to $8.88? Or maybe you were excited about experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime date like 2/22/22? Many people interpret the presence repeating sequences of numbers as a lucky sign or an affirmation from the universe, and these are often referred to as angel numbers. It’s believed that when angel numbers show up in your life, they are delivering a cosmic message or symbolizing a sense of synchronicity.
There’s certainly something that feels auspicious or uncanny about coincidences, such as seeing the same numbers repeatedly or frequently — but understanding what angel numbers mean requires us to look a little harder. The term “angel numbers” and the concept that these special numerical sequences might be a message from angels appears to have originated with an author named Doreen Virtue, who wrote books such as Angel Numbers 101 by allegedly channeling interpretations of numbers directly from the angelic realm. However, the term “angel numbers” is now used commonly within spiritual circles (slash, on social media) to refer to any repeating sequences of numbers, or sometimes non-repeating numbers that are meaningful or show up often in one’s life.