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# CALCULATING BRIDGE NUMBERS.

The Life Path / Expression Bridge number, and the Heart’s Desire / Personality Bridge number are easily calculated; they are the difference between the two core numbers they represent. For example, in Tom’s case, his Life Path is a 1 and his Expression a 4. Therefore, his Life Path / Expression Bridge is (4 – 1) 3.

Similarly, the Heart’s Desire / Personality Bridge, in Tom’s case, is (9 – 4) = 5.

Bridge numbers are not shown in the color chart for the simple reason that I designed the chart in ’82 and did not begin using Bridge numbers until ’84. (I note the Bridge numbers on the charts manually; I have made it a habit to scribble remarks all over charts I use for personal readings.)

# THE MEANING OF THE  LIFE PATH / EXPRESSION BRIDGE NUMBERS.

The Bridge numbers in your chart are the numbers that indicate how you can make the relationship between the individual core numbers in your chart easier and more compatible. Bridge numbers have the potential to "close the gap" between the Life Path and Expression number, or the Heart's Desire and Personality number.

In this chapter we will explain what you can do to make your talents, strengths, and specific abilities (Expression number) more easily available and fitting the needs of your main lesson(s), and expected direction of growth (Life Path).

### Life Path / Expression Bridge

The single digit values of your Life Path number and your Expression number are the same.

This is considered fortunate, and an opportunity to make real progress in the areas of life expressed by the repeated number.

However, if your Life Path number and your Expression number are also identical to your Heart's Desire number or your Personality number (described earlier in this reading), your chart may be somewhat off balance. This may cause you to push the aspects of the repeated number to excess. Read your Life Path again, and ask yourself if you have not focused too much on the aspects described, at the cost of a more balanced approach.

### Life Path / Expression Bridge

You should rely more on your own strengths and abilities. Be more decisive; don't beat around the bush and be straightforward when expressing your thoughts and feelings. You need to take charge more often. Get off the beaten path and find original ways of doing things. Do not try to be conventional, or try so hard to behave according to the expectations of others.

### Life Path / Expression Bridge

Be more sensitive to the needs and expectations of others. Do not rock the boat too often, but keep the peace and try to make things run smoothly. You have to use your ability to influence others with gentle diplomacy, instead of confrontations. Be more cooperative.

### Life Path / Expression Bridge

Loosen up a bit. Have some fun; recharge your batteries. Be more generous to yourself. Communicate your deeper feelings without fear to those close to you. Be more creative, particularly in the areas of dancing, writing, acting, or poetry. Develop faith in yourself.

### Life Path / Expression Bridge

Avoid procrastination. Try to be more reliable and punctual. Be practical, methodical, and systematic in your endeavors. Keep track of details; avoid chaos. Work on the basics of life. Physical and outdoor activities bring you closer to yourself, so get out in nature, work in the garden, or build a fence.

### Life Path / Expression Bridge

Only the combinations 6 and 1, 7 and 2, 8 and 3, and 9 and 4 can cause this Bridge number to appear in your chart. The need to be more flexible and adaptable is required in all cases. Be willing to go out on a limb; be adventurous and unconventional. However, the combinations indicate rather different requirements, and are therefore listed separately.

Check your Life Path and Expression numbers to see which one of these combinations applies:

Life Path 6 and Expression 1 or vice versa

Try to find a balance between the extremes of self-sacrifice and of selfish behavior. Sometimes you take your duties and responsibilities too seriously; other times you turn away from them. Co-dependence may be a problem for you. Be more independent.

Life Path 7 and Expression 2 or vice versa

This combination is paradoxical: At the same time it is both disharmonious and potentially gifted. You are sensitive and in need of love and attention, while also very private and inwardly focused. This creates a certain amount of inner conflict. You have a tendency for self-pity, and you tend to withdraw as soon as a relationship shows the slightest bit of turmoil. You take criticism too personal. The high potential comes from the combination of analytical power (7) and intuition (2) represented here.

Life Path 8 and Expression 3 or vice versa

The combination of business-minded, goal-oriented, determined, and visionary eight, and the playful, creative, outgoing, and happy-go-lucky three is unstable.

Life Path 9 and Expression 4 or vice versa

You should probably spend less time on petty details, and direct your attention towards increasing your awareness of world and humanitarian matters, large-scale projects, and political and environmental issues. You have a tendency to waste time and potential. You should learn to delegate more.

Be tolerant and flexible. Accept changes. Rigid ideas and dogmas may keep you from reaching out and following your dreams. Make freedom a high priority in your life.

### Life Path / Expression Bridge

This bridge can only be built through service, more involvement with family and community affairs, and a greater sense of responsibility. You should also allow your creativity to flow more freely.

This bridge number results from the combinations 7 and 1, 8 and 2, or 9 and 3. To find which combination applies to you, check the single digit numbers of your Life Path (chapter 1), and your Expression (chapter 3) and see if they consist of those combinations.

Life Path 7 and Expression 1 or vice versa.

The 7 and 1 mixture is generally harmonious, but the above mentioned advice is directed to this combination as well. This combination often creates eccentrics - people who are highly inventive and unconventional.

Life Path 8 and Expression 2 or vice versa.

The 8 and 2 cause similar struggles, but are often recognizable in broken romantic relationships caused in part by over-sensitivity, criticism, a tendency to gossip, and large fluctuations in financial matters. The positive side of this combination is your innate ability to negotiate. Your are both the leader and the diplomat.

Life Path 9 and Expression 3 or vice versa.

This is a very creative combination. You are an artist at heart, and you must live according to that. The difficulty here is in the suppression of talents, and the lack of serious application. The bright side reveals a true gift to inspire and motivate large groups of people.

### Life Path / Expression Bridge

Coming from either 8 and 1, or 9 and 2, this number urges you to spend more time and effort on spiritual matters.

Check your Life Path and Expression numbers. If one of them is an eight, and the other a one, this combination can cause a person to become too interested in material matters. Excessive attachment to money, goods, and status quo can make you vulnerable to the temptations of the material world.

If your Life Path and Expression numbers, are either 9 and 2 or vice versa, the temptation to think that you are spending so much time and effort on the well-being of mankind that you are on your way to sainthood is strong, and potentially self-deluding.

Righteousness, no matter who you are and what you have accomplished, is always an obstacle; it brings prejudice, arrogance, and indifference.

There are two challenges here that may be particularly problematic for you: the need to be more humble, and the responsibilities you have to yourself.

### Life Path / Expression Bridge

The important thing here is understanding the function of money. Money is a tool for trading, no more and no less. This bridge number is a result of having a Life Path and Expression combination of 9 and 1 (or vice versa), and suggests an idealistic view of life. Sometimes the idealism is taken too far and becomes impractical. This is often expressed in a dislike for money.

However, occasionally, the 1 dominates the 9 to such an extent that the person becomes obsessed with personal success. More often though, the 9 and the 1 together reveal the very ambitious humanitarian who has the potential to do very well in the corporate world, or any career that offers international connections and activities.

# THE MEANING OF THE HEART’S DESIRE / PERSONALITY BRIDGE NUMBERS.

### Heart’s Desire / Personality Bridge

The single digit values of your Heart's Desire number and your Personality number are the same.

This is considered fortunate. You are a WYSIWYG, What You See Is What You Get. You easily make people feel comfortable around you.

However, if your Life Path number or your Expression number are also identical to your Heart's Desire number and your Personality number, your chart may be somewhat off balance.

This may cause you to push the aspects of the repeated number to excess. Read your Heart's Desire number again, and ask yourself if you have not focused too much on the aspects described, at the cost of a more balanced approach.

### Heart’s Desire / Personality Bridge

You should rely more on your own strengths and abilities. Be more decisive; don't beat around the bush and be straightforward when expressing your thoughts and feelings. You need to take charge more often. Get off the beaten path and find original ways of doing things. Do not try to be conventional, or try so hard to behave according to the expectations of others.

### Heart’s Desire / Personality Bridge

Be more sensitive to the needs and expectations of others. Do not rock the boat too often, but keep the peace and try to make things run smoothly. You have to use your ability to influence others with gentle diplomacy, instead of confrontations. Be more cooperative.

### Heart’s Desire / Personality Bridge

Loosen up a bit. Have some fun; recharge your batteries. Be more generous to yourself. Communicate your deeper feelings without fear to those close to you. Be more creative, particularly in the areas of dancing, writing, acting, or poetry. Develop faith in yourself.

### Heart’s Desire / Personality Bridge

Avoid procrastination. Try to be more reliable and punctual. Be practical, methodical, and systematic in your endeavors. Keep track of details; avoid chaos. Work on the basics of life. Physical and outdoor activities bring you closer to yourself, so get out in nature, work in the garden, or build a fence.

### Heart’s Desire / Personality Bridge

Only the combinations 6 and 1, 7 and 2, 8 and 3, and 9 and 4 can cause this Bridge number to appear in your chart. The need to be more flexible and adaptable is required in all cases. Be willing to go out on a limb; be adventurous and unconventional. However, the combinations indicate rather different requirements, and are therefore listed separately.

Check to see which one of these combinations applies by finding the single digit numbers under your Heart's Desire and Personality numbers.

Heart's Desire 6, and Personality 1, or vice versa

Try to find a balance between the extremes of self-sacrifice and of selfish behavior. Sometimes you take your duties and responsibilities too seriously; other times you turn away from them. Co-dependence may be a problem for you. Be more independent.

Heart's Desire 7, and Personality 2, or vice versa

This combination is paradoxical: At the same time it is both disharmonious and potentially gifted. You are sensitive and in need of love and attention, while also very private and inwardly focused. This creates a certain amount of inner conflict. You have a tendency for self-pity, and you tend to withdraw as soon as a relationship shows the slightest bit of turmoil. You take criticism too personal. The high potential comes from the combination of analytical power (7) and intuition (2) represented here.

Heart's Desire 8, and Personality 3, or vice versa

The combination of business-minded, goal-oriented, determined, and visionary eight, and the playful, creative, outgoing, and happy-go-lucky three is unstable.

Heart's Desire 9, and Personality 4, or vice versa

You should probably spend less time on petty details, and direct your attention towards increasing your awareness of world and humanitarian matters, large-scale projects, and political and environmental issues. You have a tendency to waste time and potential. You should learn to delegate more.

Be tolerant and flexible. Accept changes. Rigid ideas and dogmas may keep you from reaching out and following your dreams. Make freedom a high priority in your life.

### Heart’s Desire / Personality Bridge

This bridge can only be built through service, more involvement with family and community affairs, and a greater sense of responsibility. You should also allow your creativity to flow more freely.

This bridge number results from the combinations 7 and 1, 8 and 2, or 9 and 3. To find which combination applies to you, check the single digit numbers of your Heart's Desire, and your Personality, and see if they consist of those combinations.

Heart's Desire 7 and Personality 1, or vice versa.

The 7 and 1 mixture is generally harmonious, but the above mentioned advice is directed to this combination as well. This combination often creates eccentrics - people who are highly inventive and unconventional.

Heart's Desire 8 and Personality 2, or vice versa.

The 8 and 2 cause similar struggles, but are often recognizable in broken romantic relationships caused in part by over-sensitivity, criticism, a tendency to gossip, and large fluctuations in financial matters. The positive side of this combination is your innate ability to negotiate. Your are both the leader and the diplomat.

Heart's Desire 9 and Personality 3, or vice versa.

This is a very creative combination. You are an artist at heart, and you must live according to that. The difficulty here is in the suppression of talents, and the lack of serious application. The bright side reveals a true gift to inspire and motivate large groups of people.

### Heart’s Desire / Personality Bridge

Coming from either 8 and 1, or 9 and 2, this number urges you to spend more time and effort on spiritual matters.

Check your Heart's Desire and Personality numbers. If one of them is an eight, and the other a one, this combination can cause a person to become too interested in material matters. Excessive attachment to money, goods, and status quo can make you vulnerable to the temptations of the material world.

If your Heart's Desire and Personality numbers, are either 9 and 2 or vice versa, the temptation to think that you are spending so much time and effort on the well-being of mankind that you are on your way to sainthood is strong, and potentially self-deluding.

Righteousness, no matter who you are and what you have accomplished, is always an obstacle; it brings prejudice, arrogance, and indifference.

There are two challenges here that may be particularly problematic for you: the need to be more humble, and the responsibilities you have to yourself.

### Heart’s Desire / Personality Bridge

The important thing here is understanding the function of money. Money is a tool for trading, no more and no less. This bridge number is a result of having a Heart's Desire and Personality combination of 9 and 1 (or vice versa), and suggests an idealistic view of life. Sometimes the idealism is taken too far and becomes impractical. This is often expressed in a dislike for money.

However, occasionally, the 1 dominates the 9 to such an extent that the person becomes obsessed with personal success. More often though, the 9 and the 1 together reveal the very ambitious humanitarian who has the potential to do well in the corporate world, or any career that offers international connections and activities.

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