If You Keep Seeing the Number 4 Everywhere, Here's What It Means for Love

"Hearst Magazines and Yahoo may earn commission or revenue on some items through these links."

[table-of-contents] stripped

If you're familiar with angel numbers, you understand that encountering a repeated sequence of numbers is more than a mere coincidence. According to Linda Berry, the owner of the Spiritual Discovery Center in Southern California, angel numbers tend to manifest themselves conspicuously on at least three separate occasions within a specific timeframe. These occurrences are regarded as messages from our personal celestial team of angels, designed to capture our attention, remind us of essential aspects in our lives, or confirm our curiosities.

Angel numbers take various forms, each carrying its unique significance. For instance, the number 2 signifies connection, while 8 symbolizes achievement and balance. If the number 5 appears, it may indicate a readiness for adventure or change. However, when you encounter specific numbers like 4, 44, or 444, Berry advises against dismissing them.

Laura Widney, Chief Innovation Officer for Soaak, a private health clinic and mindfulness, mental health, and wellness app, explains that spiritually, the number 4 implies the presence of your angels, who are guiding, encouraging, and providing you with positive energy, confidence, and inner strength. As Widney emphasizes, when a number consistently reappears in your life, it's a clear sign from the universe, urging you to remain open and receptive to its meaningful message.

Number 4 spiritual meaning

In the spiritual sense, the lesson the number 4 can bring to you has to do with dreams, goals and aspirations. To achieve what you want, you have to be willing to serve, be dependable, and put in consistent hard work, according to our astrological experts.

The number 4 can represent the four elements: air, fire, water, and earth. These signify the importance of working together to achieve our goals, Widney says.

The number 4 can also represent the four sacred directions: north, south, east, and west, Widney explains. This reminds us that “we are all connected and need to respect and care for others to achieve our goals and aspirations.”

According to Berry, the number 4’s purpose is to build something of real value by being practical and hardworking. “It shows the need for security and structure, being motivated by things of a practical nature and being responsible for achieving what is wanted and understanding the value of self-discipline and rules,” Berry adds.

number 4 over black wall clock on blue background
atakan - Getty Images

What does it mean when you see the number 4?

According to Vincent Genna, psychic therapist, spiritual teacher, and author of The Secret That’s Holding You Back, “If the angels need to send you a sign regarding the number 4, it means you are in need of important guidance.” It may mean that you’re off your ultimate life path, and you need to get back on track.


Do you find that your life is a little chaotic? Or, do you keep hitting dead ends as you try to pursue a goal? If you see the number 4 during these trying times, it may mean that your angels are trying to get you to stop and chill out. You should ground yourself, be still, and re-evaluate. On the other hand, if you are achieving your goals and you see the number 4, your angels are validating your journey, says Genna.“You might see or hear the number everywhere you turn,” Widney points out. “For example, you might see 4:44 on the clock, the number 4 on your receipts, or hear the same number repeatedly on the radio and in conversations.” What should you do when this happens? What does it mean if the number four being presented repeatedly becomes your reality? According to Widney, “the practicality and responsibility represented by the number 4 encourages us to work hard and harmoniously towards achieving our goals. The stability and solid foundation of the number 4 reminds us to stay focused and productive to achieve our aspirations.” To Berry, the number 4 signifies that the universe is offering support and angels are helping you with truth and self-worth. “It tells [you] to trust in feelings and heartfelt thoughts and continue with emotional strength and dedication in a positive direction,” she adds.


When it comes to double 4s, that’s double the angel involvement, Berry points out. “The number 44 shows angels surrounding with love and protection, ensuring safety. Also receiving help to share truth to the world with loving self-guidance and direction.” Widney believes that, “The angel number 44 encourages you to pay special attention to your intuition and to stay on your current path because your drive and determination will lead you to success.”


Now, the number 4 in a series that appears as “444” signifies that there are legends of angels lending assistance, Berry says. “Miracles are happening now. The tables are turning in a favorable position and obstacles are being lifted.” Berry reminds that for the person who sees 444, hard work is in order to overcome a challenge or to see changes for the better. “This number is a reminder that processes have to be followed to reach the desired goals.” “The angel number 444 tells you that your connection with the angels and the angelic realm is powerful and that you can trust the guidance they are giving you,” Widney adds. “The number 444 is also a sign of love and wholeness. It represents your deep love for something or someone.”

Love and relationships

When it comes to your love life, when you see the number 4 repeated three times, the universe is telling you to establish a stable foundation for that relationship. “I’m always telling my clients, male and female, that even though we are sexual beings, in order for any love relationship to truly work and develop into a soulmate or twin-flame-like relationship, you must develop an emotional foundation before a physical one,” Genna cautions.

While a physical connection is also important, stability will give your relationship longevity. When you see the angel number 4, it could mean that you need to find peace in your current love life. “It's important to create a sense of peace when making decisions and establishing the direction of the relationship,” Berry explains.

close up of ivy growing on plant
Michel Tripepi / EyeEm - Getty Images

Likewise, Genna says, if you recently began a new love interest and relationship, seeing any of the combinations of the number 4 means you should establish a stable foundation for that relationship to work. "Remember, a strong foundation will withstand the winds of life — the natural and unnatural stressors that come along throughout one’s life," Genna advises. "The highs and lows, the good times and bad times, in sickness and in health can all be faced between a couple when a strong, stable foundation has been created." Seeing the number 4, 44 or 444 are a good reminder.

Twin Flame

In case you’re not familiar, a twin flame is your soul split in half. “It is an exact mirror of the soul that supposedly each soul created for itself in a lifetime,” says Genna. “The idea upon splitting the soul is that if you get to meet up with your twin soul and partner with it in love, this will allow you to evolve and grow faster. In this way you have the chance to see your weaknesses and strengths outside yourself.”

According to Berry, a "twin flame" friendship or romantic relationship is the kind of soulful union in which each person reflects the best part of the other and reminds them of their true worth. Through this, both individuals in the situation can live their lives to the fullest — truthful and free from obligations where there are no secrets, and there is positive feedback and constructive criticism.

So when you see the number 4, 44, or 444, it’s a sign you’re on the right path and are heading in a positive direction with that partner. “Trusting inner instincts is the foundation of this number when involved in moving forward in the relationship,” Berry reminds.

Knowing your twin flame means you get the opportunity to see your weaknesses and strengths outside yourself.

If you follow this concept, your twin-flame relationship might actually prove to be the most difficult kind. Think about it? "If you have a hard enough getting along with yourself, how much more difficult would it be to get along with yourself as a partner?" Genna asks. "Whatever issues and weaknesses you carry would be doubly difficult to resolve and heal."

Finances and career

“The number 444 can help keep you focused and determined to reach your career goals and boost your finances because of your drive and determination,” explains Widney.

Remember that the number 4 gives off the energy of dependability and being practical. As it relates to your finances and your career, seeing the number 4 could be a sign that you need discipline, structure, and to be more conscientious when it comes to your money matters or job. “This number values excellence in work and career, so when it appears, more attention should be directed toward persistence and precision in areas of work and business,” adds Berry.

Genna says that the number 4 can sometimes be a message from the angels for you to either keep going (and that they’re going to be helping you!) or that you may actually need a new job. Continue to look for the signs, so you can be directed towards the right path.


When it comes to your health and wellness, you can factor in discipline too when the angel number 4 presents itself to you. It’s a sign you need to prioritize your health. Seeing the number 4 can be the angels telling you to ground yourself, slow down, and have a sense of calm, especially if the surrounding energy is chaotic. Genna suggests trying meditation among other things. “A better lifestyle may be necessary for you to regain your wellness and strength,” he says. “In order to heal the physical body, the angels know you must heal the mental body first and foremost.”

Writing or journaling about your thoughts and emotions when you experience an angel number is a great practice says Widney. “Taking the physical action of journaling during your angel number experience helps you make the most of these powerful moments.”

You Might Also Like