The Angel Number 4 Is Supporting All of Your Big Dreams

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If you’ve been noticing synchronicities, like repeatedly seeing a number in places that it no longer feels like a coincidence, no, it’s not all in your head. When digits are aligned in a certain pattern or order, aka angel numbers, they’re said to be messages from the universe. But angel numbers don’t always have to be in repeating sequence (see: 1234 and 4321) to be considered divine—even single numbers can be signaling something important. That’s the case of the meaning of angel number 4, numerologists say the universe may be sending support, stability, and spiritual guidance.

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In case you didn’t know, numbers each hold their own special energy. At least, that’s what numerology says. First and most importantly, angel numbers are a sequence of repeating numbers (like the 1144 or 333 angel numbers) or a sequence of numbers in order that you observe while you’re going about your life. While it may seem coincidental at first, according to Jasmine Wolfe, a numerologist, astrologer, and tarot reader based in California, it may actually be representative of something much bigger, spiritually speaking—at least if you’re open to them and know where to look.

Whether you believe in ancestor support, angelic messages in a traditional sense, or psychic messages, if you want to ascertain the message angel numbers have to offer, it’s key to note that you can’t do so without looking within, says Wolfe. “They’re a message from a loved one who's passed, a spirit guide, the Universe, or whatever you align your spiritual beliefs to,” she says.

Read on for a definition of angel numbers, what the angel number 4 means and how it relates to your life, and pointers on how to act when this supportive number is following you around.

What is the meaning of angel number 4?

In numerology, the angel number 4 is especially supportive, but it can also manifest in a much-needed tough love tone. “Four in numerology is all about stability and structure,” says astrologer, numerologist, and co-host of the Kiss My Astral podcast, Erin River Sunday, who says that those who are a life path 4 “Represents people that are serious, conscientious, and ready to get the job done.”

You can also think of the number 4 as four walls in a room or legs on a chair, explains Wolfe. “[Four] is the number of support and stability, so it's about rooting down and taking care of yourself and your life,” she says. One way to do that, Wolfe adds, is to take the message from the angel number 4 and use it as a guide to the “four different areas of stability: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.” (Sound familiar?) This practice will help you make sure that you’re taking care of all aspects of your health and that you get back on the right track when you’re not.

Since angel numbers are primarily ways to receive ancestral blessings or spiritual guidance from your loved ones who’ve moved on, any time you see a repetition of the angel number 4—like the number 44 or the time 4:44—Wolfe says “it is a message for us to receive. It is a message from someone or somewhere else.”

As for the meaning of angel number 4, its message is giving you the green light to jump into a major milestone or tackle a situation head-on—and that you’re not alone in the journey. “Any time you see repeating fours, it is a message letting you know that in this moment you are fully supported and safe,” says Wolfe, adding that you’d want to be particularly open to this message if you’re “going skydiving, quitting your job, or on a day that simply feels a bit more grey than the day before.”

That’s not all. Angel number 4 is also related to building solid foundations. “It's whispering to put the hard work in and the rewards will follow,” says Joy Woodward, numerologist and the author of A Beginner’s Guide to Numerology. “Think of the four as a celestial reminder to keep grounded while reaching for the stars.”

Something to keep in mind is that in terms of numerology insights, Wolfe says that the number four delineates something different than its angel number counterpart. “While the number four in a numerology reading might prompt us to take care of our own stability, angel number 4 is a message from the universe that we are safe.”

What is the meaning of angel number 444?

Knowing that the number four represents a strong foundation and an overall sense of security, it’s not surprising that angel number 444 is regarded as the angel number of protection. Where some think of this as a shield against all evil, others think about it more linearly.

Specifically, Vannessa Williams, the numerologist, astrologist, and tarot reader behind Beyond Your Sun Sign, says that it offers protection so that we’re able to focus on our foundation and go about our lives without fear or all-consuming worry. “We are unable to freely express ourselves without a solid foundation and angel number 444 reminds us of that,” she explains.

In that way, Woodward shares that she’s always considered angel number 444 to be a reassuring hug from the universe. It’s as if your angels are telling you they’ve got your back while simultaneously assuring you that you’ve got this; keep going. “The number 4 offers a strong foundation to build your dreams upon,” Woodward adds, urging us to practice gratitude and to be unafraid to ask for angelic messages of divine guidance and support.

What does 4 mean for love and relationships?

When it comes to love, seeing the number 4 is likely professing the need for longevity and security. Are you a casual dater but feel like you’re ready for something serious? This might be your sign to consider something for the long term. But per Sunday, it could also hint at reveling in the present moment and being grateful for the love you’ve been shown, and it doesn’t have to be romantic, either. “Four in love is about appreciation for not only the romantic partner, but the extended family unit being a solid whole,” Sunday says.

Is your relationship starting to feel a bit like a job? While Woodward says angel number 4 shines a spotlight on stability in relationships, seeing it may be a sign to start spicing things up. “Four suggests there is a practical approach or arrangement in this relationship. The four in love will insist on a solid foundation of trust, respect, and communication,” she says. “With the four in romance, remember to schedule in some fun. It's time to give your love life some cosmic TLC.”

What does 4 mean for spirituality?

In terms of spiritual guidance, Woodward says seeing the angel number 4 means it’s time to release control and trust the divine. “Anything forced under this energy will backfire. You are being asked to step into the flow,” she says. “From a spiritual angle, it’s asking you to trust your angels and guides and know there are unseen forces at work. True soul evolution comes through consistency and disciplined practices.”

If you feel confident in your spirituality, seeing the number 4 could encourage you to further plant seeds that will help you maintain your spiritual path. “Angel number 4 in spirituality is about working hard so that you can have something to stand on in the future,” explains Sunday. On the other hand, if things have been feeling wonky in this department, seeing angel number 4 could be giving you a gentle nudge to refocus and align yourself in your practice. “It’s a pretty serious and committed energy for spiritual studies,” Sunday adds.

What does 4 mean for money and career?

Woodward says when angel number 4 shows up in your financial realm, it’s like having a super-wise cosmic accountant. “This number needs to feel financially secure,” she says. “It loves a spreadsheet, well-structured budget, and steady investments. Practical and necessary spending is the comfort zone. Saving is more important than spending.” That said, take it as a sign to focus on organizing your finances and consider a budget strategy that’ll help you reach and maintain long-term financial stability.

In terms of career, seeing 4 is especially an auspicious sign from your angel guides. “[Four] in career is a good sign if you’re hoping to stay in a certain position for the long haul,” says Sunday. Whether you’re in a good place in your professional path or feel uncertain about what you bring to the table, there’s a good chance that seeing angel number 4 is reassuring your skillset and is further supporting you on your journey. The same can be said about something specifically at work. “If you’ve just had a business idea, this is a great number for its long-term potential,” says Sunday.

What to do if you keep seeing angel number 4

It’s important to note that while 4 has its individual meaning, what to do if you keep seeing the angel number depends on the person and their situation. Take notice of what’s on your mind and consider a specific situation that you’re seeking guidance from when 4 shows up for you. In this case, think about areas that feel unstable or imbalanced in your life. Odds are there’s something that needs to be recalibrated and it’s up to you to take actionable steps to regain focus. No pressure, right? Not with 4 in your corner!

If you allow it, seeing the angel number 4 can encourage you to lean into the things that make you feel most stable and secure, knowing all the while that the universe is on your side. In that sense, Williams says to think of it as a green light to move forth and create. “[Four] is the number of support and stability, so it's about rooting down and taking care of yourself and your life,” says Wolfe, noting that one way to do so is by honing in on the four areas of stability in your own life: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.

Perhaps you’ve been feeling inspired but hesitant (even slightly discouraged) to begin a new workout routine, sign up for therapy, buy that new journal, and jot down your thoughts, or lean into a meditation or yoga practice to tune into yourself. If you keep seeing fours, take it as a sign that you are, and you will be, safe exploring these stabilizing practices.

Sunday adds that if 4 keeps showing up for you, it’s a note about stability and longevity around you. “This is a particularly good sign if you’ve just signed a contract or decided to commit to something (or someone!) in an official way,” explains Sunday. Translation? Keep the course and take the chance—when you feel confident and secure enough, of course—on the opportunities that show up, especially those that require a lot of comfort and assistance from others.

How to harness the power of angel number 4

The energy of 4 is about finding stability and maintaining structure in your life. That said, embodying the power of angel number 4 means making necessary adjustments in certain areas of life, like setting boundaries and creating new rituals that’ll help you find balance. “If you keep seeing number 4, it’s time to focus on commitment,” explains Sunday. Standing firm in your end goal while also remaining patient in the process is a huge indication that you’re harnessing 4’s vibe.

Because 4 is a huge marker of support, Sunday suggests paying attention to people, places, and things that consistently show up for you and return the gesture as a way to embrace the number 4’s power. Remember, this number is all about security and long-term commitments, so if you want to apply the power of 4 in your life, “Take a hard look at what you’re ready to get serious about and why,” she says. “This energy wants to last the test of time, so it’s important to think about what legs you hope to stand on in the future.”

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