“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
― Toni Morrison, Beloved
This Toni Morrison numerology tribute, honors the late Nobel Prize winner for literature who passed on August 8, 2019.
She was a compassionate and inspirational novelist who was most known for her portrayal of womanhood and the struggle and triumph of African American lives. Her most popular and award- winning book was Beloved.
Toni Morrison (born February 18, 1931) wasn’t always her name. In fact, her childhood name was Chloe Anthony Wofford.* While in college, Chloe changed her name to Toni (shortened from Anthony) because few could pronounce her name correctly. Morrison was her married name.
*Toni’s birth name was Chloe Ardelia Wofford, but her mom changed it early on to Chloe Anthony Wofford. For the purpose of this article we will only analyze the middle name, Anthony.
Let’s take a look at the numerology influence of Morrison’s birthday and her many names.
DESTINY: What Did You Come Here to Do?
The way you calculate one’s destiny or life purpose is to add all the numbers in your birthday. Thus 2+1+8+1+9+3+1 =25 which reduces to a 7
The destiny of 7 is all about spirituality and stepping into the unknown with fascination. The seven is the non-conformist, poet and writer, who is not interested in status quo or pleasing anyone. People with a 7 life purpose are more intrigued by the inside story of people and the nature of things.
The seven destiny number certainly describes the visionary, yet her name helps Toni to be out there more in the public eye.
Birth Name of Chloe Anthony Wofford
In numerology, it is important to look at all the names that a person is called to discover the full picture of the influences, challenges, and expression in their lives.
To examine a name, we look at its alphanumerical numbers. Based on the numbers 1-9 in the Pythagoras chart below, you will find the value of each letter. For example, A, J, and S is the value of 1. The number one is the energy of the leader and inspirer.
Let’s take a look at the numerology chart of Chloe Anthony Wofford.
To find one’s Soul’s Essence we add the vowels in the name. This describes someone’s inner soul before any outside influences. With Chloe Anthony Wofford, her soul’s essence is a 1. In Chloe Wofford, her soul’s essence is a 5. Both characteristics describe a woman who is a charismatic leader and is not afraid to be out there in the world, inspiring others.
Next, we see the consonants added together. This represents the personality number, which defines how a person is seen in the world and what they are attracted to. Chloe has a 1 and a master 44/8 in her personality number. Here Chloe looks for inspiration (1) and is a master builder (44) and manifester (8)
Finally, we add all the letters of the name and reduce. This sum represents the ‘expression number‘ which is how a person communicates in their life. Here we see a complicated issue. The 2 expression is very quiet and can be introverted. The 2 does work with relationships, but often as a follower compared to a leader. The 4 is the builder which assisted Toni to compose and organize her writing.
Toni Morrison’s Numerology Chart
With her name change, this Toni Morrison Numerology chart shows a dynamic shift that helped Toni achieve success and dedication. Her soul number is a 9 with the goal of ‘seeing the bigger picture’. Transformation and understanding the psyche is the quality of 9. Then we find 2 eights in value and expression numbers. What a difference from her birth numbers! Eight is the charismatic leader who is not afraid to be out there but is all about empowerment and having an impact on the world.
She became a representative of all the possibilities of changing one’s mindset. Rather than sinking into the abyss of one’s failures, we can embrace the brilliance within.
“There is a loneliness that can be rocked. Arms crossed, knees drawn up, holding, holding on, this motion, unlike a ship’s, smooths and contains the rocker. It’s an inside kind–wrapped tight like skin. Then there is the loneliness that roams. No rocking can hold it down. It is alive. On its own. A dry and spreading thing that makes the sound of one’s own feet going seem to come from a far-off place.”― Toni Morrison, Beloved
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