What It Really Means If You See The Number 444 Everywhere

Do you find yourself waking in the night and turning to look at the clock, and the time is always 4:44? Or do you find yourself pausing on the page of a book you're reading and — yes — it's page 444? Perhaps it's a YouTube video you like, and, guess what, it clocks in at exactly 4 minutes 44 seconds? Or you check into a hotel and your room number is, of course, 444? For whatever reason, the number sequence "444" appears to be following you around, and you're starting to think it must mean something. The question, though, is just what does 444 mean, and why are you receiving this message?

If you keep seeing a particular number popping up everywhere you turn, it could be because it's an "angel number" or a message from a higher realm. Why numbers, though? Why can't angels just use their words? According to Thought Catalog, some have speculated that numbers are used because, unlike language, they are recognized worldwide and hold the same values in every culture (perhaps some of the thinking behind sacred geometry, as well — at any rate, not the first time anyone's tried a God + math mashup). As to what the number 444 means specifically, both Thought Catalog and Willow Soul associate the number with spiritual awakening and life changes.

Why 444 symbolizes new direction

You may notice that when seeing the number 444, you feel something. It doesn't feel quite like a regular time-check or noticing a number like 472 for example — it feels special. Well, your feeling isn't entirely off. There actually is a very special message behind the number 444. 

While there are many takes on what special angel numbers can mean, as the name would suggest, a very popular approach is seeing the spiritual meaning behind it. This does not necessarily imply religion, however academic Ryan Hart finds it important to acknowledge the biblical meaning of 444 as a way to understand the message behind it. 

Hart notes that it was on the 4th day of creation that God made the sun, the moon, and the stars — the celestial orbs that guide us through the changing seasons of each year. Taking that into account, you can see how the number "444" may symbolize that you are about to embark on a new direction in your life, either physically or spiritually or both. It could be a sign for change, and a sign that you could be on the verge of creating something magical for your future.

444 can be the universe's way of reassuring you

Angel numbers such as 111 or 222 are considered by some to be messages from guardian angels, and often their purpose is to draw our attention to something or to reassure us that we're on the correct path according to The Secret Life of The Tarot. The latter is definitely the case when it comes to 444. 

While the numbers 444 do mean that you are embarking on a new path, they also come in form of reassuring you that this new path is something you should pursue. Willow Soul says that you're seeing this number repeated everywhere as a sign of reassurance that this new path you are drawn to is the right one for you, and that the angels fully support you on your journey.  

Thought Catalog recommends using the number itself as an affirmation, saying to yourself each time you see it, "All is well," as you continue to move forward in a calm and confident way.

Could 444 ever mean bad luck?

While 444 is nearly always seen as a positive sign, there are some exceptions — in the Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese languages the word for the number four sounds similar to the word for "death," so any repetition of that particular digit is not looked upon with favor.

Trusted Psychic Mediums says that people who fear and resist change will also not be receptive to the messages from angel number 444, and that this will not be a lucky number for anyone who insists on clinging to logic alone instead of embracing their spiritual side. Anyone who is looking for signs and portents in repeating number sequences probably does not fit into this category, however, so for most who inquire into the significance of what 444 means to them, the answer will be, there's no need to worry. You're headed in the right direction, and your guardian angel's got your back. Everything is exactly as it should be.

Also, you've still got another hour and a quarter before that 6 a.m. alarm goes off, so go back to sleep!