Does the number 4 seem like it keeps showing up everywhere you turn? It could be the universe sending you a sign.
The meaning of Angel Number 4 suggests that a crack is growing in your foundations.
One of the cardinal numbers, the number 4 is linked with the foundations that underly your existence.
It can be a warning that you need to fix some of the essential elements of your life.
Trust your intuition to tell you whether seeing the number 4 is a spiritual sign.
The same nudge that causes you to see the number should also let your subconscious know that something important is happening.
What Does Angel Number 4 Mean?
The Angel Number 4 is linked to the foundations of our existence, the fundamental things that shape our lives and make us who we are.
This can be work and home, family and friends, or values and beliefs.
Seeing the number 4 can suggest that our foundations are not as strong as we imagine.
Perhaps they are cracking. Or maybe they are not appropriate for whatever we are trying to build on top of them.
When the 4 Angel Number shows up this is a strong, clear message, as it is one of the cardinal numbers (which include the digits 0-9).
Seeing it in isolation can be a more resonant message than seeing a series of the digit, for example in the Angel Number 4444.
In the Major Arcana of the Tarot deck the number 4 is linked with the Emperor card.
He is a fatherly leader who commands respect but is also responsible. His decisions affect all those around him and he creates the rules and regulations that govern his world.
He is the creator and carer of his foundations, and he suggests that you too need to take on this responsibility.
3 Reasons you might see the Angel Number 4
There are a wide variety of reasons why you might keep seeing the Angel Number 4, but here are three of the most common;
1. You need to look for inconsistencies
When the Angel Number 4 shows up it can be a sign that there are some serious inconsistencies in your life that are undermining your progress.
Maybe your lifestyle choices are inconsistent with certain goals or dreams, or you are holding onto beliefs that may no longer serve you, and are stopping you from doing something important.
Maybe you are pursuing a dream, but you are lacking some necessary experience, or you are investing a lot of time in something that does nothing to build your existence.
The number 4 suggests that you are treading water, or you are unhappy, because of this imbalance.
It is time to look at where you need to make changes to bring the different things within your world into alignment.
2. The problems that you face are not beyond your control
We often feel like the challenges that are thrown in our direction are beyond our control.
We are a victim of circumstances that we are helpless to control.
While it is certainly true that we cannot control everything that happens around us, the number 4 can appear to remind us that we have more control than we imagine.
First and foremost, we can control our attitude.
We can play the victim and choose to see things as setbacks and roadblocks, or we can take on the growth mentality and look at failures as opportunities to learn and grow.
But more than this, we often have much more control than we think.
We often think that a certain decision is impossible, when it is simply difficult and involved a significant amount of sacrifice or risk.
The fact of the matter is that if we don’t like something in our lives, we have the power to change it.
But it often requires stepping outside of our comfort zone and doing something scary.
The number 4 reminds you that you can.
3. It is OK to change
The 4 Angel Number will often be shown to use when we are resisting an important change.
We might think that the change before us might change who we are fundamentally as a person, and that you will lose some of your authentic self.
The number 4 reminds us that we are all works in progress, and that we all change significantly over our lives.
Changes, even big, fundamental changes, are OK, as long as you are doing them for the right reasons.
Are you following your gut or are you being persuaded by others?
It also reminds us that change starts with the decision.
Once you have made up your mind, you will find that a lot of the fear disappears as well.
What Does Angel Number 4 Mean in Love?
When it comes to love, the number 4 suggests that the foundation of an important relationship has changed in some way. The foundations require redefinition.
It could be that what was a friendship has blossomed into something more.
Or perhaps a healthy relationship has become toxic, and despite the love you share, you both need to walk away.
It could be something much more mundane.
Perhaps the way that the two of you manage your finances no longer makes sense and is causing tension.
Whatever it is for you, it is time to set some new ground rules.
What Does the Angel Number 4 Mean Spiritually?
When it comes to spirituality, the number 4 can actually suggest that now is a time to break all the rules.
We are being suffocated by some of the rules that we have established for ourselves and it is stopping us from learning and growing.
The Angel Number 4 reminds us that all rules are in fact guidelines that we choose to follow or not.
As long as you are doing what feels right in your heart, there is no harm in pushing boundaries and questioning why things are the way that they are.
What to do After Seeing the Angel Number 4
When you see the Angel Number 4, it is a suggestion to look down at what you are standing on before you look up at your dreams.
A strong foundation is the basis of anything you want to achieve in life.
If you just plaster over the cracks and keep building on top, there will be consequences in the future.
Do what you need to do to fix your foundation.
This might be dealing with your finances, studying to fill a gap in your knowledge, or thinking more about how you treat the people you care about.
Maybe you need to re-examine some of your long-held beliefs and asking if they really still make sense to you as the person that you are today.