This Numerology analysis for Bob Dylan is for his Expression Number. We explain the meaning of this number in his chart and then discuss the analysis below..
Your Expression number reveals your physical and mental constitution, the orientation or goal of your life. Some numerologists refer to this number as the Destiny, because it represents a lifelong target at which you are aiming. You work at fulfilling this potential every day of your life. Thus, the Expression number reveals your inner goal, the person you aim to be. The Expression number reveals the talents, abilities, and shortcomings that were with you when you entered your human body. Your name, and the numbers derived from it, reveals your development, as well as the talents and issues you will be working with during this life.
For those for whom reincarnation is an accepted philosophy, the vibration of your full name can be seen as the totality of your personal evolution, the experiences, talents, and wisdom accumulated over many life times. Every experience, no matter how great or small, along this evolutionary path has influenced your development, and brought you to your current state of being.
The Expression is your being; the Life Path is the major lesson you are attempting to learn this time around. Time allows the gradual emergence of your personality. By reading the Expression number below, you will come to understand your basic nature and the abilities and issues inherent in your being.
Bob Dylan: Your Expression is 18/9
Bob, you are the humanitarian. You are attracted to a cause or a movement whose purpose is to make a better world. You are extremely idealistic, sometimes to the point of being naive about people or methods. You have great compassion and seek to create a more humane society. You are drawn to those who suffer physically or are at the hand of injustice. You are the righter of wrongs. Your deepest intention is to transform the world.
Could there be a more perfect description for Bob Dylan? The text seems almost written specifically for him, but it actually arises purely from the number analysis! Of course, the world knows of Bob Dylan’s humanitarian focus – early on during the 1960’s Protest movements marching for Black people’s rights, right through to being the instigator of the Farm Aid concerts in the 1980’s. As regards being drawn to right wrongs, we think of his campaign to release the boxer Ruben “Hurricane” Carter in 1975 as a classic example of this. His songs have always reflected the suffering and needs of the downtrodden and the dispossessed. As for transforming the world, he certainly transformed the Music world by (a) making songs that mean something and have a message acceptable within the genre, and (b) turning the song into an art form, into poetry, lifting it up from the simplistic formula that it had been enslaved to until his arrival upon the scene.
You are willing to sacrifice in order to advance your cause. Indeed, this seems to be a theme in your life. From time to time, you find yourself involved in a project whose very life depends upon your willingness to sacrifice something that relates directly to your ego.
You are highly idealistic. You are also a visionary, with the ability to influence and direct the masses. Deep inside, you long for the love and approval of the many, and seek fame.
Classic descriptions of Bob Dylan once more, seemingly written for him. Of course, we know that fame does not just appear unbidden except in very rare cases. It has to be pursued. Dylan certainly did this in the early years of his career and had tremendous ambition, even at a time when he had little or no demonstrable talent to show! Dylan certainly is a visionary, not only via the artistic perspective through which he views the world, but most especially in his songs. Classic visionary songs include Jokerman, Series Of Dreams, Desolation Row, Visions Of Johanna, Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands… and many more.
Part of your hunger for fame has to do with your need for validation; you are your own harshest critic.
Bob, you realize your greatest satisfaction when you are involved in some activity that directly benefits the public good. Politics, law, protection of the environment, teaching, and healing are areas in which you would succeed.
You have a broad view of humanity and are not shackled with prejudice. You should have friends and associates from all walks of life, all colors and religious backgrounds. People fascinate and enrich you. A wide diversity of people and experiences stimulate and bring forth qualities within you that would otherwise lay dormant.
You have an abundance of artistic talent. Many with your Expression number find themselves in the arts, especially in literature, painting, and the visual and performing arts.
The number 9 indicates the completion of a cycle or a block of learning. The 9 Expression suggests that you have reached the point where a breakthrough can occur; during this lifetime you can apply all that you have learned along your evolutionary path and complete a major stage in your development. This is why we find many geniuses with the 9 Expression.
Again, it all looks like it was written with Dylan in mind, and yet this is pure Numerology, i.e. what the 18/9 Expression combination would say for anyone with this in their chart. Clearly, in this life, Bob Dylan HAS brought it all together and applies all that he has learned and gained in previous lives to manifest the genius artist that he is. Indeed, not only is he a great writer, and performer, he is also a painter too!
You have the ability to synthesize many diverse bits of knowledge into a unified whole.
Bob, your appearance is important. You are keenly aware of how others perceive you. As a result, others see you as a person with a great deal of control.
Conversely, you are charismatic. Despite the cool and distant personality you project, people are attracted to you.
SO true! Dylan’s charisma is something that friends and fellow celebrities mention often and have done so throughout his career. He does indeed have a very cool and distant personality, a person with a thick shell of reserve who is hard to get to. Yet, people are indeed attracted to him, because of his creativity, and because of what he has done for them in their lives, through opening them up to new awareness and visionary breakthrough.
You tend to express your love somewhat impersonally. You tend to be preoccupied with your vision or cause, and sometimes overlook the needs of those closest to you. You need to be reminded to give your love more personally and more openly. Ironically, you are a very loving and sincere person, but often neglect to express what you truly feel.
In the same way, you can overlook your own needs. You can avoid sharing of your deeper feelings, creating a reservoir of emotion. You tend to postpone your personal satisfaction in favor of some larger work. Try to be more spontaneous and courageous about showing your real self, including your vulnerability.
Most of us will never know Bob Dylan personally, and hence well enough to ever know if the above paragraphs are true. However, they seem intuitively to make sense from what we know of him. Moreover, if the accuracy of the rest of this Expression Number analysis is anything to go by, we can probably be confident that this is a valid description of his private nature.
Your basic belief in the goodness of humanity is unshakable. This causes you to encourage the best in people, but occasionally makes you vulnerable to being taken advantage of. You are not a very good judge of character.
The surest way to personal satisfaction is for you to become part of some larger social cause. Your nature is to serve. You are happiest when you feel you are helping to advance the human race.
Also spot on. We have countless examples throughout Bob Dylan’s career of this. However, it may also be reflected in the fact that, despite approaching the age of seventy when these words are being written, Dylan continues to perform live probably more often than any other musician you could care to name. Maybe it has more to do with getting himself out there and benefiting his audience – of doing what he is MEANT to do – than it has to do with fame or money or anything else.
In conclusion, this analysis of Bob Dylan’s Expression Number is spot on. It makes even more sense when compared with his Numerology Life Path Number.
Also, why not get your own Numerology chart done? You’ll be amazed at the insights you’ll gain!…
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