Don’t worry that you were a bad person in past lives if you
have one or more of the numbers 13, 14, 16, and 19 in key
positions in your numerology charts. These numbers are
“Karmic Debt Numbers.” Everyone has had their share of
lifetimes when they were not so nice. Karmic Debt numbers
relate strongly to spiritual lessons.

Some might ask, why 13, 14, 16, and 19, why not 12, 15,
17, and 18, or 31, 32, 34, and 37 for example? It’s because
through objective empirical research (including our own)
over eons, those numbers have consistently shown to
directly relate to much higher than average adversity and

Support for this theory is gained through corroborating
information in the comprehensive ancient and modern
astrology charts of those who have Karmic Debt
Numbers. For instance, it’s very common for a person
with significant over-balanced 14 energy (e.g., 14 in one
or more significant chart positions) to have patterns of
unhealthy excess in the astrology charts, including a
heavily afflicted Jupiter, for instance.

Handwriting analysis offers additional backing.
Overindulgence, to use the same example, is seen
through graphology by one or more (best to have at
least two to three traits heavily represented in at least
a half page sample) of the following traits: variable
slant of writing; too slack/sagging connectives between
letters; concave t-bars; slant of writing to the extreme
right, along with heavy pen pressure; long, needle pointed
ends of lower-zone letters such as p, g, and y; thick,
muddy-looking, shaded script; very heavy pressure;
erratic baselines; erratic movement; irregular middle
zone size (such as where the letters e, o, a, n, etc. reside);
weakly crossed t-bars; and many others.

We insist on using a complex system of checks and
balances in our delineation and predictive work,
including comprehensive ancient and modern astrology,
ancient and modern numerology, handwriting analysis,
past life regression, future progression, and intuitive

Witnessing multiple indications lining up like the dials
on a slot machine jackpot supporting a specific notion
(such as the timing of a rewarding love relationship
between a compatible couple) allows for a higher level
of certainty.

Karmic Debt Numbers symbolize unfinished business
from past incarnations and a heightened need to balance
specific energies. They often perfectly represent the
reasons behind life’s challenges.

The following are common areas in life where Karmic
Debt Numbers, in various chart positions, indicate notable
challenges: career; reputation and image; dreams and
desires; love relationships; family, health, finances, and

To what degree and when karmic lessons, tied to Karmic
Debt Numbers, are encountered is related to key (often
matching) cyclical timing. In other words, specific
cyclical timing aspects (periods of time) symbolically
provide fertile “harvesting” ground for life events and
circumstances noted by Karmic Debt Numbers.

It’s correct to say that it is entirely possible to know what
years and months, through comprehensive ancient and
modern astrology and numerology, in a person’s life that
he or she is fated to meet his or her most pressing life
dilemmas. This awareness allows one to plan and prepare.

The symbolic forces of each number (balanced, under-
balanced, and over-balanced) remain the same, yet
each position (over 400 in our personal charting
systems) in the comprehensive charts has a different
impact. Therefore, the numbers are further defined by
their positions. Patterns, consisting of numbers in
various positions (aspects), reflect personality and
life circumstances and events.

Having the number 19 prominent in your charts, as
the Day of Birth position for example, simply means
that you (your soul, not your personality) chose, before
incarnating, to put a lot of energy toward balancing that
type of energy in this particular lifetime.

We estimate that over half of the population has Karmic
Debt Numbers prominent in their charts. The Day of Birth
position is one of several important chart positions where
Karmic Debt Numbers are sometimes found.

Sometimes the number 19 relates more to under-balanced
19 energy, such as dependency and isolation, and other
times it’s more connected to over-balanced 19 energy, such
as intolerance, theft, and aggression. It’s possible for a
person to swing between over and under-balanced energy,
as indicated by the rest of the charts’ personality aspects
and cyclical timing.

The number 19, or any number as any aspect of the charts,
must be considered in relation to the other numbers/aspects
to gain full understanding.

Know that some Karmic Debt Numbers, based on their
positions and the rest of the charts’ contents, have a much
more powerful relevance than others.

Below is an excerpt from the information included with our
Numerology Decoder Software, which is easy to use and
will give you great insight about yourself and others, to give
you a clearer idea of the energy represented by Karmic Debt

Karmic Debt Numbers

Numerology Decoder Software correctly calculates Karmic
Debt Numbers. Karmic Debt Numbers include the following
numbers: 13, 14, 16, and 19. These numbers are heavily
associated with inherent challenges and symbolize energy
that is greatly in need of balancing.

Information about each of the Karmic Debt Numbers
13, 14, 16 and 19:

13: 13 can be an extremely potent number representing
transformation and success, but it usually symbolizes
immaturity, lack of seriousness, degeneration,
irresponsibility, trivial and idle disposition, self-
indulgence, inefficiency, negligence, carelessness,
extravagance, waste, verbal abuse, dishonesty,
inflexibility, restriction, and health issues. Success
comes from transforming all of the negative energies
into effort, responsibility and maturity.

14: 14 most often represents over-indulgence,
recklessness, excessive sexual appetites, abuse
of freedom, short-lived interests and ventures,
transitory nature, rolling stone lifestyle, lack of
healthy limits, debauchery, letting go too soon or
hanging on too long, constant change, impulsiveness,
scattering energies, avoidance of commitment and
instability. Success comes from transforming all of the
negative energies into flexibility, constructive focus,
specialization, and surrender of excessive sensual

16: 16 most often represents misapplication of sexual
energy, disloyalty, unfaithfulness, illicit involvements,
hurtful love relationships, secret sex, aloofness, distrust,
neglect, loss, hypocrisy, superficiality, painful collapse of
ego-self ideals, rise in status leading to eventual collapse,
intense pride, self-righteousness, secrecy and painful
separations. Success comes through integrity, and finding
wisdom through pain and loss.

19: 19 most often represents selfishness, dependency,
inability to see things from others’ viewpoints, isolation,
greed, theft, self-importance, addiction, aggression,
intolerance, ego-centric outlook, abuse of power, disrespect
of others, coercion, refusal to seek help from others, and
self-centeredness. Success comes after establishing balanced
self-sufficiency, yet also a capacity for cooperation and
interpersonal skills.

Copyright © 2007 Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo

Author's Bio: 

Scott Petullo has been professionally employed as an astrologer, numerologist, and handwriting analyst since 1997. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arizona and has been exploring metaphysics since the early 1980's. Scott is a self-taught astrologer and numerologist, and received his Certified Master Graphologist designation from the Institute of Graphological Science in Dallas, Texas.

Stephen Petullo has studied metaphysical concepts since the early 1980s and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arizona that includes a minor in psychology. He has been doing consultations and intuitive readings professionally since 1997. He is a Reiki master-teacher, past-life regressionist, natural medium and channel, metaphysical consultant and has published a book and 20 audio recordings.