Lance Armstrong and The Number 9: Rejecting the natural inclinations of a Humanitarian!

Lance Armstrong finishing 3rd in Sète, taking ...

Lance Armstrong is finally going to give an exclusive interview to Oprah Winfrey on January 17th.

Apparently this interview is a no-holds-barred interview so we all know what that means.

In this interview “O” is going to ask Lance the obvious question “Did you use performance enhancing drugs?”

The truth shall set you free

Lance may try to talk or walk around the question in the beginning or through parts of the interview and/or try to justify why he DID IT, but most likely he will ultimately end up fessing up because he’s talking to Oprah after all and the whole world will be watching. It’s a path back to his own personal redemption and this interview should prove to be one of those famous “ah ha” moments to Lance himself that the “O” is famous for. We might even see tears as we have seen from past guests who have divulged their own personal stories that the “O” can elicit. The only other interviewer who has this ability is Barbara Walters.

Redemption or business decision?

I have been reading in the news lately from several news sources that Lance wants to, or is thinking about, an admission of guilt so that he can be reinstated to return to cycling competition. However a confession most likely won’t reinstate his career any time soon because there are so many legal hoops he would have to go through just to be reinstated. It could be by the time he is 50 before that happens and he is now only 41 – so he’s looking at another 9 years. 

But let’s take a look at Lance’s Lance Numerology Birth Chart and the role of the number 9 in his life. When I originally looked at his chart, I was momentarily stunned because it is DOMINATED by the number 9. The number 9 is his obsession and this is what he is here to master and obviously still has a lot of work to do in that realm.

It’s interesting to note that Lance’s interview with Oprah Winfrey is January 17 which reduces to the number 9. When you break the date down: 1 + 1 + 7 = 9.  So this date activates and intensifies all the 9’s in Lance’s Numerology Birth Chart. I am sure that Oprah’s network, OWN did not plan this date based on any metaphysical or numerological aspect, but purely as a business decision. However, it’s interesting to ponder how the Universe acts in mysterious and wonderous ways when we see this date played out again activating the number 9 in his Numerology Birth Chart. Lance just cannot escape this lesson.

Lance’s Chart Looks Like This:

9 Life Path
9 Birth Day Number
9 Attitude Number
9 Destiny Number
9 Maturity Number
999 – Life Cycle Numbers
999 – Pinnacle Numbers

Lance’s Story through the numbers

  • The Life Path is what you must accomplish in life to make you happy  so that you are fulfilling your life’s purpose and mission. Lance really is a Humanitarian at heart. His 9 Life Path shows us that. It just seems that he has lost his way. Hopefully, and we can only hope, that he will find his way out of this dilemma and rise slowly out of the ashes to the positive attributes of who he fundamentally is and ultimately wants to be. A man who makes positive contributions in all ways to humanity. Perhaps his little chat with Oprah will set him free and place him on the positive side of what he is here to accomplish in his lifetime.
  • The Birth Day Number represents your talents and aspirations. The 18/9 Birth Day number is someone who is a born leader and capable of inspiring us.  When Lance learns to let go of all past negative attachments, especially that he did not receive his due in life  from parent abandonment  issues, he will begin live up to his natural-born talents.
  • Your attitude is  the impression you give people see when they first meet you. When people meet Lance, his 9 Attitude charms them with his ability to want to help others.
  • The Destiny Number is derived from the birth name and shows the direction you will take in life. If it is a natural match to your Life Path number it means that you are fulfilling your natural direction in life.  Both Lance’s Destiny Number and his Life Path Number are the same – 9. This means that once again, the number 9 is his biggest lesson in life. And we all know how big of a lesson it is for him. Ironically enough Lance was born Lance Edward Gunderson and all the letters in his birth name adds up to the number 9. Even his last name at birth – Gunderson – adds up to 45 which then reduces to 9.
  • But and this is a big but – his current name or how he expresses himself in life is Lance Armstrong. All the letters in this name adds up to the number 16 which then reduces to the number 7. Number 16 in the Tarot is related to the Tower. Look at the photo below of the traditional Rider-Wait Tower card. It depicts someone falling from the top of the tower and represents false beliefs and false behaviors. Interesting huh?Tarot card from the Rider-Waite tarot deck, al...
  • The Maturity Number represents that the gift of our maturity in life arrives when we finally pursue our underlying goals or wishes in life to be more fulfilled. It shows up when we have a better understanding of ourselves. The maturity  number helps you to channel your life in a specific direction. A 9 Maturity number demands that service to humanity is a fundamental aspect of his life. However,  a preponderance of 9’s in Lance’s Numerology Birth Chart is an indication that he needs to work on arrogance and alienation issues.
  • Life Cycle Numbers are divided into 3 divisions in our life:  birth – the middle – the end. Each stage represents a certain mastery over our life. Since all of Lance’s Life Cycle numbers are 9, it represents someone who needs to let go of all past grievances and negative attachments.  This stems from his childhood and the lack of a strong Father figure in his life.  His real Father walked away from him and actually did not want him to win at the Tour de France in the beginning and watched his life from afar with no contributions emotionally, physically or financially. Lance also had no real attachment to his stepfather and actually did not like him. So it is no wonder he is living on the negative side of his 9 because there was no Paternal bonding in critical areas in his life associated with social, emotional and psychological skills.
  • Pinnacle Numbers represents your attitude to life during 4 very specific times in your life and concentrates on particular attributes that must be incorporated into one’s fundamental being.This number forces you to deal with the qualities of that particular number during designated periods based on your date of birth. In Lance’s case, all four of his Pinnacle Cycle Numbers are the number 9. This means that with the number 9, Lance must learn to identify with some thing or some goal that is bigger than who he is as a person. The 9 is bigger than the sum total of Lance the Man and he must discover the qualities of being in service to others – rather than himself.

The Spiritual Meaning of Number 9

  • The number 9 is the most evolved number in numerology and is a highly spiritual vibration and nature.  The Life Path of a 9 is here to serve others and be the “humanitarian”. Life Path 9’s represent those that are helpful, compassionate, charitable, generous, and self-sufficient.  I would say that this sums up Lance’s Life Path in many ways – such as the cancer foundation he started – Livestrong which has helped thousands of those with cancer.  But Lance has still fallen short of the 9 Life Path goal.
  • This is usually the number of someone who is trustworthy and honorable. He has not shown us this side of his nature yet!
  • In numerology, number 9 is the fruition of the previous 8 numbers that precede it and represents attainment. Attainment of what you might ask?
  • The number nine is the attainment of universal knowledge and also the attainment of self-knowledge.
  • As a number 9 Life Path, Lance is here to learn who he is, what part he plays as a “humanitarian” on the world stage and what wisdom he has learned. More importantly, what wisdom is it that he can impart to  others in a humanitarian effort along the way once he gets his act together?

The Negative or Dark Side of the Number 9

  • There are positives and negatives to all things in life and Lance Armstrong is a perfect example of someone with a 9 Life Path and a preponderance of 9’s in his Numerology Chart who is living on the dark side.
  • The end result is that he has become an arrogant egomaniac. At the end of the day, he is a very unhappy, unfulfilled  man who is not fulfilling his destiny and has a lot of shame and heartache.
  • It appears as if he is rejecting the basic and natural inclinations of what it truly means to be a humanitarian.
  • Lance is not a bad person – just a person who is living more in his ego-driven self rather than his God-given spiritual inclinations.
  • A preponderance of 9’s in Lance’s chart indicates that there will be many losses and disappointments in personal affairs – and it is showing up in a big, big way.
  • Only Lance can change that.

“Our world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking”
– Albert Einstein

Big hugs everyone and may the force of your numbers be with you,



Kathleen Lamoureux is a Numerologist living in the San Francisco Bay Area
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The Down-Sizing of Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong at the 2005 Tour de France.
Lance Armstrong at the 2005 Tour de France. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The saga of Lance Armstrong just goes on and on as the public stripping of the former world road-racing champion and 7-time Tour De France winner continues. Today two more chinks of armor are removed from Lance Armstrong, the former professional American road-racing cyclist. He has now stepped down as Chairman of his own cancer-fighting foundation Livestrong, and two major sponsors Nike  and Anheuser-Busch ended their relationship with the embattled cyclist.

His numerology chart tells us the story and why he is in the predicament he is in. It’s loaded with 9’s and 5’s which has endings and chaos written all over it. Number 9 is the number of the humanitarian that he could have truly been and it is also an ending number.  5 is the number of change and chaos, but it is also the number that invites in an opportunity for change.  Interestingly enough the universal yearly cycle for 2012 is currently resonating to the number 5 and Lance is in a 5 personal year.  This compounds all the personal chaos Lance is now going through based on his date of birth.  That being said, the question I want to ask is “What do YOU want to change now Lance?”

The Humanitarian?

Both Lance Armstrong’s Life Path and Expression numbers are 9.  This is supposed to be the humanitarian and philanthropist. However, Lance lived on the dark side of the 9 and did not use the enhancement qualities of his life’s purpose to serve for the good of the whole of and the good of humanity, but instead chose to use performance enhancement drugs because he was more concerned with his own needs instead and was driven by the negative side of his 37/1 personality number. A number 1 personality in the negative will use their exterior power and leadership skills and can conceal a dishonest nature. This is so unfortunate, because he formed his cancer-fighting charity, Livestrong as part of his fundamental humanitarian nature and personal experience. But he now is stepping down because his name is synonymous with cheating, lying and doping. In fact his charity raised approximately $500 million (see the number 5 and zero). These things take away from the real experiences  he personally experienced with cancer and the very reason he formed this charity in the first place.  Instead Lance chose to walk and live on the lower path. This is so sad not only for Lance, but for his family and friends, and all of his fans who have to endure this  with him and were invested in him.

Life Path Number

Lance’s Life Path number is 27/9 and he was born on 9/18/1971. Each of these numbers add up to the number 9 (the month, the day and the year). The Life Path number is what you are supposed to learn in this lifetime.  A 27/9 Life Path is the philanthropist and the humanitarian who is deeply concerned with things in the world.  The 9 goal is perfection, but this is very difficult to attain, because the higher a 9 evolves, the more tests there are, so a 9 Life path must guard against losing balance.  Lance lost his balance somewhere along the way and the lessons and the tests are obviously very challenging for him. He could evolve even more from this particular test by coming clean at some point in time and telling the truth for all the world to hear, including his children, whom I think are the innocent victims in his personal tragedy. The truth will set him free and help him go onto the next life lesson level. We can only hope.

Expression or Destiny Number – Lance Edward Gunderson

Lance was born Lance Edward Gunderson and he has an 18/9 Expression. Your full name at birth is your Destiny number, and represents what you really want in life  and the number that guides you to live up to your full potential.  The 18/9 Expression is also the humanitarian who is attracted to a cause and someone who wants to make the world a better place. Unfortunately the 9 can be drawn onto false paths with no reward at the end. In Lance’s case, he has been stripped of his rewards.

Maturity Number

His maturity number is also an 18/9 and is representative of someone who is concerned with the well-being of others and the good of the community.  Service to humanity is a fundamental aspect of the 9. However, on the negative side, someone like Lance with a preponderance of 9’s in his chart, there was the danger of his arrogance  getting in the way . Obviously his arrogance worked against him because his concern for winning by cheating was what brought him down and ultimately the cause of his alienation. The Maturity number surfaces around the age of 30-35 and represents underlying wishes or desires and has a more profound effect on your life as you get older. Unfortunately with Lance his underlying desires were not about the well-being of others as much as about himself and winning at any cost. And what a cost to him emotionally and spiritually.

Minor Expression or Minor Destiny Number – Lance Armstrong

The minor destiny number compensates in some way for the numbers that are or may be missing in the birth name.  Lance’s minor expression number is 16/7  and represents a magnetic individual with a forceful personality. However, the downfall of the 16/7 is  ego versus spirit where Lance was dominated by indulgences that existed as addictions. He allowed the material world to rule. Financial, professional and personal losses now dominate his life. In Numerology 16 is the number of awakenings and in the Tarot 16 is associated with the Tower. The number 16 is a very powerful force and when it appears, it represents the destruction of something built on false beliefs. But then16  reduces to the number 7 which is a God number and the number that forces reflection and assessment.  This is Lance’s chance to withdraw from the public eye and go within and contemplate his life. He knows the truth in his own heart. This is the time to reflect and learn who and what he really is. He must learn to trust himself without relying on the opinion of others. He must center himself and weigh the bad points as well as the good points.  We must keep in mind that good and bad is often purely relative. He has a weakness – it’s time for him to explore it so that he can become a source of strength again. He needs to speed-dial the universe for some help. The Hermit can also represent a wise person coming in to help him right about now.  Tony Robbins or Deepak Chopra comes to mind.

Birth Day Number

Lance was born on the 18th of September. The Birth Day Number is significant in understanding who you are and where your talents lie. 18’s are leaders and supposed to inspire others. This number  is also associated with the Moon in the Tarot and is a secrecy card representing illusions.  It is also a card that asks you to attend to your soul. Obviously Lance ignored all that. 18 reduces to number 9 – another ending number. However, in the Tarot 9 is the Hermit representing a time to go within and to contemplate and meditate.  In fact his Tarot Birth Cards is associated with the 18-9 Constellation.  The Moon and the Hermit – Delusion versus reality.  I reiterate what I stated above, he needs to seek wise counsel now in order to get through this massive loss.

Significance of a Personal Year

The personal year represents the trends and circumstances that you will experience during the current year.  Lance’s Personal Year Number for 2012 is a 5 in a 5 universal year which is representative of huge upheavals, change and chaos.  He is obviously living in one of the biggest moments of not only chaos in his life, but his life is turned upside down – it is forever changed.  Not only is he disgraced from the sport of cycling and was charged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to have used illicit performance enhancing drugs in June, but  his contracts with Nike and Anhauser-Busch ended today on a 14/5 universal day. And the U.S.ADA ordered that 14 years of his career results be erased – there’s that 14 again. In his chart, Lance’s physical plane of expression is also a 14/5. He has a strong constitution, but felt he had to go outside his God-given body and thought that he had to be super-human in order to win. Really Lance was your ego was so big you didn’t think you’d get caught or found out?  Today’s society is structured so that everyone is held accountable for their words, actions and deeds – good and bad. in the Tarot, 14 is Temperance and it’s that alchemical moment of balance. The balance between right and wrong that Lance ignored for so long, and appears to still be doing that.

Hidden Passion

Lance’s hidden passion number, which reveals a special strength and talent that shapes one’s personality, is also a 5. It’s well-documented that 5’s have a tendency to satisfy their senses by over-induldging in food, drink sex and/or drugs.  This is common among those who have a preponderance of 5’s in their chart, which Lance has.


All of Lance’s Challenge numbers are zero (0).  Challenge numbers represent our strengths and weaknesses and learning to turn your weaknesses into strengths. Zero is the number that has no beginning and no end and is the Fool in the Tarot. The Fool is the one who is prepared to fall off the cliff and one who makes also makes unconventional choices.  The Fool is not necessarily a bad thing and can in fact represent unexpected opportunities and knowing when to take a calculated risk.  However, when used in the negative, there is a difference between risk taking and plunging into the depths of hell. Lance fell off his cliff into a danger-zone that he willingly plummeted to.

Essence Cycle

Essence Cycles are certain lessons you are dealing with during the year which runs from birthday to birthday.  Lance is currently in a 15/6 Essence Cycle. The 15/6 vibration is associated with manipulation, imperfect balance, bondage and self-enslavement.  In the Tarot 15 is the Devil and 6 is Love.  So while Lance has the urge to separate and to let fear take over, he also has the choice to love himself as he is and for what he himself is. It’s a time of separation and union. He will have to come to terms with his legacy and the downfall he himself created. The bigger question is what will Lance do to redeem himself or can he?  After all  he has lost his prestige, his titles, his money and is going through the most public humiliation of all.  It’s the equivalent to the book the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, to show public shaming – only this time the offense is cheating, lying and doping in sports. Those who excel in sports are our heroes and we hold them to a certain level of moral and ethical behavior.


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