The Meaning of Number 10 in Numerology and How It Applies To You

Written by Corie Chu

Read Time: 5 minutes

When people tell me they’re looking for fresh starts, a change in job or career, or perhaps keen to start a business, I immediately think of the number 10, as it points to new beginnings as interpreted through number 10 in numerology.

The number 10 is the perfect number for self-starters and anyone wanting to invite the next new chapter in their lives, and with awareness of the energies behind the number 10, you could really generate some great support from the Universe in making your dreams come true.

First Off, What Is Numerology?

First of all, in case you’re unfamiliar with numerology, it’s a study of numbers, number patterns, the energy behind each number, and their energetic relationships when pertaining to a person or date. Each number holds a specific energy and secret meaning.

A personal numerology reading is a practical tool to understand yourself deeper as well as your relationships with others. Essentially, you can see your numerology number as a blueprint of who you are, but more significantly, you can learn more about the lessons in life you are meant to learn in this lifetime, and how that supports you on your way to finding your life purpose.

Your birthdate (month, day, year) contains abundant hidden information about your life challenges (also known as karma), how you project yourself outwards (external image), who you really are at the core (actual self), your natural behavior, how you react and think (and how that serves you), what your natural gifts are, how each year influences you (we call that your personal year number), and how you can find your way there.

Personal numerology readings can tell you how you can overcome challenges, amplify your own potential, and live a more meaningful life, hopefully completing your mission in this lifetime!

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Numerology Readings are Helpful in Many Ways

Personal numerology readings are the most common way of helping an individual understand themselves better and move towards their life purpose.

There are also other reasons why people are interested in numerology readings. Some of these include:

  • Numerology and Love readings (to look at your compatibility with a romantic partner, strengths and weaknesses in a relationship, and how to make improvements.)

  • Numerology number means for Family Dynamics (to better understand your family members, especially when a lot seems to be unsaid)

  • Numerology Readings for New Births (due dates for natural deliveries or the most beneficial dates to schedule a cesarean section)

  • Numerology Dates for Special Occasions (i.e., wedding dates, events, celebrations)

  • Numerology for Workplace Dynamics (to better understand your bosses, supervisors, or co-workers for better workplace harmony)

  • Numerology number for Friendships (to discover more about your close friends and how you can continue to support each other)

  • Numerology for Running a Business (for talent-matching and how to help current business owners, entrepreneurs, partners, and groups grow abundantly.)

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What Does the Number 10 Mean in Numerology?

The number 10 in Numerology represents a few key energies:

  1. Fresh New Beginnings

  2. Leadership and Innovation

  3. Self-Discovery

  4. Independence

Fresh New Beginnings

Sometimes the idea of starting over may seem daunting, but if you change your perspective and think of it as a fresh new beginning, doesn’t that already feel much more exciting and adventurous?

One of the key energies that the number 10 represents is the idea of starting anew in any area of your life, whether it’s work-related or in a new relationship (with someone, or even yourself!).

The energy behind the number 10 in numerology carries a huge supporting role in helping someone with new beginnings, so if you’ve identified a number 10 from your birth date already and you’ve been thinking about making a change for some time, ask your heart (not your ego), “Is it really in my highest benefit to do so?” If the answer is yes, then go on, give it a go.

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Leadership and Innovation

Following fresh, new beginnings, another energy behind the number 10 is leadership and innovation.

Someone with the number 10 is naturally born to lead in one way or another. It may manifest as the head of a school club, a leadership role at work, or even via entrepreneurship.

A few well-known people who carry one or a few number 10’s in their numerology birth chart are: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffet, and someone who has a number 10 as their life path number is Steve Jobs. I think we can all agree that he deserves a big checkmark under his leadership and innovation skills.

While not everyone will evolve the same way these business leaders have, for those who have a number 10 in numerology chart, if you learn to apply just a little bit of the 10 energy in a small way, you can probably go miles further, personally or professionally.

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One of my absolute favorite things about the numerology 10 is that it supports the idea of great self-discovery.

The number itself is an invitation for someone to learn how to be alone without feeling lonely, to learn self-love and truly develop a relationship with themselves; the bright, shiny part of you, as well as your shadows, and the vulnerable bits we often avoid looking at, often masked with negative emotions such as shame or anger.

It takes some massive courage to look at, identify with, accept, and heal those grey areas, but it’s a beautiful opportunity for self-growth that no amount of money could ever buy. You’ll thank yourself for this growth a whole lot later.

And what is there to worry about when the Universe has your back?

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One of the things that people with a number 10 have to learn how to balance independence and intimacy, especially in a relationship.

People with numerology 10 are naturally very self-reliant and generally great at doing everything themselves.

At work, someone with a strong 10 prefers to work independently, potentially making it harder to cultivate strong ties with colleagues. In a romantic relationship, this nature could pose a problem if it makes your partner feel left out, which could create bigger issues in the long run.

In fact, a person with a number 10 in certain areas of their numerology chart may even feel uninterested in romantic relationships or find it hard to feel or stay interested.

In some cases, where a person with a number 10 was brought up to mature quickly alone, he or she may have a hard time opening up or trusting someone in general.

In such cases, Reiki sessions or Intuitive Healing sessions where emotional energy healing is done can be very helpful in removing any emotional blocks or any emotional baggage that a person has been carrying without realizing it.

Both Reiki and Intuitive Healing sessions are safe, supportive, and natural. They can be done in person or remotely through online sessions.

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How do you know if you have a number 10 in numerology chart?

Without creating a full numerology chart, the easiest way to identify if you have a number 10 in your chart is to see:

  1. If you were born in October, in the month of the number 10.

  2. If you were born on a day that is the 1st, 10th, 19th, or 28th day of the month.

  3. If the numeric form of your month and the day of your birthday added together equals a 10 (i.e., February 8, would be 2+8 = 10).

  4. If your personal year number is a number 10, you can add your month and day of birth together, plus the current year number (in this case, it would be 2021) and see if the total equals 10. Remember, instead of what we’ve learned in math class, in numerology we add each digit by itself. And any number above 11 gets added up individually again (i.e., 19 would be 1+9=10).

For example, if your birthday is January 4, and the current year is 2021, we would add: 1+4+2+0+2+1= 10

People who would get the same outcome with a number 10 at the end. Here are some examples of people who would be celebrating their birthdays in 2021 (this is not a full list):

January 13, 2021

1+1+3+2+0+2+1= 10

February 3, 2021

2+3+2+0+2+1= 10

March 20, 2021


April 10, 2021


May 9 , 2021

5+9+2+0+2+1=19 -> 1+9=10

June 8, 2021

6+8+2+0+2+1= 19 -> 1+9=10

July 25, 2021

7+2+5+2+0+2+1= 19 -> 1+9=10

August 15, 2021

8+1+5+2+0+2+1 =19 -> 1+9=10

September 14, 2021

9+1+4+2+0+2+1= 19 -> 1+9=10

October 4, 2021

1+0+4+2+0+2+1= 10

November 3, 2021

1+1+3+2+0+2+1= 10

December 11, 2021

1+2+1+1+2+0+2+1= 10

And obviously, anyone born on the dates mentioned above in this year (2021) would naturally be born in a personal 10 year as well.

Please note that the above ways are more general, easy ways to identify if you have a 10 in your numerology chart, but they don’t cover ALL the ways. There are 10 major position in numerology, and the methods above cover 4 out of the 10 number positions.

If you’re interested in looking over all your number positions and are curious if the number 10 may show up elsewhere on your chart, then you will want to do a numerology reading where a full personalized numerology chart will be shared with you.

Different positions in a numerology chart do have other meanings.

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The Takeaway About Number 10 in Numerology

Now that there is more awareness around the natural gifts of 10’s, people with 10’s in their numerology chart can look forward to new beginnings with a positive attitude, step into their natural-born leadership and innovation energies to achieve success and let their creative juices flow, dive into self-discovery with less fear, and learn how to navigate through your life path better by finding a balance with independence, which will ultimately impact their personal and professional relationships.

Interested in learning more about yourself by exploring the numbers behind your birthdate? Numerology readings are offered online or in-person for individuals, couples, and families.

If you’d like to learn more about other numbers in numerology, check out my blog or my latest post about the number 9 in numerology.