Abi Latham of Glasgow, Scotland, was recently in the process of moving homes, an experience that she described as "chaotic and stressful at times." Then she started noticing the number 33 in random places, such as on car license plates, shopping receipts or digital clocks.
"I knew that this was a sign from my angels that everything was going to work out perfectly in the end," says the founder of Cat Care Checklist, via email. "I'm convinced that it wouldn't have worked out nearly as well if I hadn't been attuned to the guidance of my angels."
Latham is a clear believer in numerology, which assigns magical properties and "vibrations" to individual numbers. Numerology is used for several purposes, like predicting the future, determining compatibility between potential mates, and figuring out a person's lucky number or lucky dates. What Latham saw that guided her to a calm state were "angel numbers," best described as repeating numbers.
According to numerologist and "Glynis Has Your Number" author Glynis McCants, the repeating 3s were just about a best-case scenario for Latham. "If you see 333 that is wonderful," McCants says, adding that those numbers are "literally supporting you." Repeating 3s, she notes, want a person to get back to laughter and communication. "When a person sees repeating 3s, they're basically instructed by the universe not to let the past or the future make you stressed out."