Why the #4?

Why The Number 4?moon description

Expert Thinking 4 (or XT4 for short) is not a name plucked from the air (or even the solar system). Much thought went into deciding our organisations brand name…It was important that we spent time on our own brand too :)

The words ‘Expert’ and ‘Thinking’ explain themselves, but why number 4?

Our strongest argument for having the number 4 is reflected in the 4 stages of our planets own moon; full-moon, left-moon, new-moon and right-moon, as we like to take our clients on a journey from a ‘full’ understanding of their requirements to the completed ‘right’ side of success!

Below we hope explains some further reasoning as to why this number is important to us… we hope you find this interesting!

Attributes of Number 4:

Number 4 resonates with the vibrations and energies of practicality, organization and exactitude, service, patience, devotion, application, pragmatism, patriotism, dignity, trust, worthiness, endurance, loyalty, mastery, building solid foundations, conservatism, determination, production and hard work.  Number 4 also relates to high morals, traditional values, honesty and integrity, inner-wisdom, security, self-control, loyalty, conscientiousness, reality and realistic values, stability and ability.  Number 4 vibrates with the attributes of progress, management, justice, seriousness, discipline, system and order, maintenance, constructiveness, dependability, conviction, passion and drive, the world, completion, practice, repetition, realization of power, ability to use practical thinking, basic form of order, prepare for renewal, instinctual knowledge.

Character of the Number 4:

The ‘stabilizer’ can undertake difficult or unpleasant tasks, faithful friend, capacity for focused will and self-sacrifice, aware and accepting.

The 4 energy seeks security and ‘home’ is their haven. People under the influence of the 4 are usually very cerebral, and need to find ways to express their knowledge and wisdom. The number 4 symbolizes the principle of putting ideas into form and signifies work and productivity. The 4 energy is constructive, realistic, traditional and cautious. 4 is the number of system, order and management.

The Number 4 Energy:

The number 4 is neutral and is extrovert. It is related to the planet Uranus and to the star sign Taurus. The Tarot card representative of the 4 energy is The Emperor.

Hard work is the experience of the 4 vibration as ideas are manifested into practical reality.  The 4 energy needs to plan and from that place the 4 person works steadily towards the goal they have set for themselves. They achieve this with patience, perseverance and directness. The duty of the 4 vibration is to build a firm foundation for themselves on which others may stand, work and be protected. A person under the influence of the 4 vibration would be extremely loyal, hardworking and security-conscious, with traditional values and high morals.

Number 4 maintains order, system and routine to make dreams a reality. This vibration is to do with energy, harmony and co-operation and it is the ‘door to illumination’ or ‘initiation’.

In the number 4 you find the powers to create and attain when used on the positive path. When the forms of 4 are centred on the material plane, they manifest as creative abilities. When focused on the spiritual plane, they have the ability to open new avenues for investigation into the psychic and spiritual realms.

The person influenced by the 4 vibration is a steady and industrious worker who needs to be kept busy applying their attributes in the everyday world. The 4 energy works well by themselves, but works equally well with other people, groups and organisations. Success is there for the 4 energy as they have a strong capable mind and body.

Number 4 is well organised and demands rules, regulations and discipline in all things. They see the bigger picture and the natural order of life, and how it can be applied in all that they do. They see the plan, then move forward with persistence to perform the necessary tasks.

The ultimate goal of the 4 vibration is to organise, establish order and to bring ideas and plans into material form. They maintain order, system and routine to make dreams a reality.

The Number 4 Positive Characteristics:

Number 4’s are hard-working, loyal and ambitious and have a great deal of common sense and a practical approach to life. Number 4 Destiny/Life Path people are careful and unlikely to make a decision without giving the matter a great deal of thought. Once number 4’s have reached a decision they will be determined on their decided course of action and will follow through.

Other people depend upon number 4’s ability to cope with life’s ups and downs and are drawn to the stability of number 4 Destiny people as they are reliable friends and do not change their opinions easily.

Number 4 Destiny people are able to manifest on all levels and are willing and able to put preparation, proper thought, passion and purpose into all that they do in order to achieve their goals and aspirations.

Number 4’s often end up becoming the pillars of the community as these individuals are hard working, practical and trustworthy. The 4 Destiny person is practical, loyal, security-conscious and business-minded.

A number 4 person’s purpose is to inspire others to fulfill their highest potential.

The Meaning and Uses of the Number 4:

Number 4 is the number of stability, order and completion of justice

Number 4 is the number of the square

Number 4 symbolizes building a strong foundation

There are 4 cardinal points; North – South – East – West

There are 4 phases of the moon

Years are split into 4 seasons; Winter – Spring – Summer – Fall

Number 4 is considered the number of the earth and mankind

In science there are 4 elements: earth – air – fire – water

The Pythagoreans believed the number 4, the Tetrad, was a perfect number

In Pythagorean philosophy there are 4 parts to the soul; mind – opinion – science – sense

The 4-leaf clover is believed to bring luck, each leaf symbolizes; hope – faith – love – Luck

There are 4 ‘rocky’ planets in the Earth’s solar system; Earth – Mercury – Venus – Mars

The 4 rules of mathematics are; Subtraction – Addition – Multiplication – Division

There are 4 suits of playing cards; Hearts – Spades – Diamonds – Clubs

There are 4 limbs on the human body

There are 4 years in a single Olympiad and between major sporting events such as the FIFA and Rugby World Cups

4 is the minimal number of contemporary continents; Americas – Eurarasis – Sahul – Antartica

There are 4 weeks to a lunar month, making number 4 universally an integral part of primitive sacred calendars

The UK is (presently!) made up of 4 nations; England – Scotland – Northern Ireland – Wales

In the USA, where 4 states come together; Colorado – Utah – New Mexico – Arizona, it is known as the 4 corners

There are 4 ‘estates’; Politics – Administration – Judiciary – Journalism

There are 4 string players in a classical string quartet; two Violinists – Violist – Cellist

And of course there was the Fantastic 4; Mr Fantastic – The Invisible Woman – the Human Torch – The Thing

Then there was the iconic ‘Fab 4’ of Beetle fame; Lennon – Ringo – Harrison – McCartney

The list of 4 continues indefinitely, the importance of the number is and what it means to us is hopefully defined. We are always happy to hear feedback on the number 4, any interesting uses of the number are always of interest to us! complete our contact page; click here