According to the study of Numerology, each number possesses a balance of yin and yang. The primary numbers, 1-9, have varying levels of ego and altruism, for example. 1 being heavy on ego energy, 9, altruism.
Those with a Birth Number 1 are natural leaders. They are creative and progressive but on the shadow side can be aggressive and suffer from egotism. They are absolutely necessary in our society and function well once they find a healthy balance for their 1 energy and find resolution between their innate dependency and yearning for independence. Should they have a lot of repeating 1s in their chart, however, is when it can become difficult for 1s (and those around them;)
Over emphasis on any number presents a challenge, but 1 in particular is tough because it can be hard for the individual to have self-awareness around it. When I see a chart with a lot of 1s, it presents an exciting opportunity for me to show my client something that may otherwise be difficult for him/her to see. Just the other day, I had such an opportunity with my client, Paul.
Paul has a Birth Number 1, Challenge Number 1 and Emotional Number 1. That's not the most 1s I've seen, but it is a lot. Particularly because the challenge number brings out the shadow side of 1. Having never met Paul, it was interesting to gauge his response as I explained the situation to him.
As I went through his Blueprint, explaining the impact of each number, I saw Paul open up and let down his guard. He admitted to me that although he was extremely driven, focused and committed, his aggressive energy often interfered with important work and personal relationships. I think he surprised himself at how well he was being able to critique himself and see his own flaws clearly.
This had been a common point of contention in many areas of Paul's life. We reviewed Name Remedies, Feng Shui and just general self-awareness around this issue and Paul left our meeting with a new outlook. Later that day, he emailed me with a great anecdote about a great conversation he had with his girlfriend that could've easily turned into an argrument had he not curbed his 1 energy. Knowing that he had a 2 Mental Number (2 is a great collaborative, empathetic number), he chose to rationalize versus be over-emotional and aggressive as he normally would be. He said he felt empowered and more in control than he'd been in a long time. Such a great example of how quickly a Blueprint can change perspective for the better.