To honor the life and words of writer and activist Maya Angelou (who passed May 28, 2014) is to honor the voice of freedom in each of us. As a numerologist, I am humbled to give tribute to Angelou in numerological terms. Her name is an illustration of a spiritual vibration that needed to be heard. Her spirit lives on.
Here is Maya Angelou’s numerology chart
Born on April 4, 1928 as Marguerite Ann Johnson, she had a painful childhood. Growing up in the racial south, she was raped by her mother’s boyfriend at the age of 7. After this, young Marguerite did not speak for six years. She turned to an inner place of spirituality and writing. (Read more about her life here). This secluded vibration is clearly illustrated in Angelou’s numerology chart as Marguerite Ann Johnson (see chart above).
Her soul’s essence of 9 is the spiritual warrior, compassion for the bigger picture of life, and seeing the world in an intuitive and intellectual view. Her value and expression numbers are both 7. This leads her on a spiritual path as she writes her poetry, yet is an overall vibration of someone who prefers solitude and to be left alone.
Angelou’s destiny of 1 shows a very different life purpose than the monk on a mountain top. The one‘s destiny is leadership, inspiration and being out there in the world, fearlessly showing others the way. It is almost like she could not hold the introverted vibration of 9-7-7 in her soul.
In her 20s, she married Tosh Angelos (divorced soon after) and took on a version of his name combined with Maya (her brother’s nickname for her). Thus Maya Angelou is born. The name is like a song. As you can see from the above chart, Angelou’s soul essence is a 6, which is about opening herself to the world through the heart. Six is connection with family and community. It is the mother, the sister, the trusted friend.
Her value number is now a 1, helping her to reach out, inspire and lead others to do the same. Her expression number is still a 7, but with Maya Angelou she reclaims her voice as she shares her wisdom and spirituality with the world.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey (see picture above), Angelou describes the soul. “The soul is the spirit that belongs to all.”
Maya Angelou Voice of Freedom
Angelou’s life has inspired so many people from all walks of life. Presidents Clinton and Obama as well as Nelson Mandela have honored her. Her vision of courage is exemplified in her 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. She learned from life, with all of its struggles and brilliance. Her mission was the search for freedom. Like a bird, we can all fly if we just let go to spirit.
A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer,
it sings because it has a song.—Maya Angelou
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