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December 2020 Numerology: Life Path Numbers of Famous Athletes

By Maria Beale Fletcher:

Though health issues and extreme events continue to haunt the globe in December 2020, this month delivers an introspection hinted at in November—when the reign of political turbulence bullied its way onstage. With it, the dark scenarios of violence continue to play out in the minds of many and color the physical landscape.

Because this writer cares not to continue to be distracted by the destructive chaotic movements of the political worlds, she has decided to focus on the outstanding athletic achievements of those men and women born in December who overcame monumental disadvantages to become the best in their chosen sport.

December 2020 is all about the work of the dedicated specialist. We have much to learn from those born in the 12th month of the year. Up for meaningful contemplation is the predictive value of the Life Path Number of each of the following celebrities. You will notice they are all professional athletes, each one passionate about their sport.

As you may recall, the Life Path Number is derived from the total sum of the month, day, and year. Reducing each subset (the month is a subset, as is the day, and the year) to a single digit will make it easier for you to arrive at that sum. You can read my poetic interpretation of each Life Path Number here.

As December is the 12th month, remember to add the number 3 (12 = 1 + 2 = 3) to the day and year of each birth date to discover the significance of that Life Path Number.

For example, the number 3 is a creative mind, an actor, good or bad, depending on the personality in that moment. Number 3 is the artist, the child, or the lawyer! A temper tantrum or a simple response, depending on the individual or situation. A truth teller telling her or his own truth!



Life Path Number 1 is Tiger Woods, American professional golfer, born December 30, 1975.

Practically everyone knows the personal story of "Tiger," the nickname for Eldrick Tont Woods. He is tied for first in PGA Tour wins and is regarded as one of the greatest golfers and most famous athletes of all time.

Tiger Woods: Image - myophoto on

He will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2021.

"I'm addicted to golf. It is always changing, always evolving."

His highly successful comeback has driven him to strive to remain number 1 against all odds.



Life Path Number 2 (or in this case, the Master Number 11—I never reduce this Master Number as it implies this person has decided to focus their energies on the world stage, a focus larger than the Number 2) is the number of the Visionary, exemplified by Sofia Huerta, Mexican-American soccer player who grew up in Idaho, born December 14, 1992. In three seasons in Adelaide, Australia, she preferred to play Outside Back and has played Forward and other positions.

Sofia Huerta by Jamie Smed

"I've found that having a mentor always helps me get through the tough times when I begin to doubt myself."

"I play my best when I'm not putting a lot of pressure on myself, when I'm having fun. I play my worst when I'm telling myself 'you have to get this goal.'"

While playing for Houston early in her career, she was given and wore the Visionary Number 11 on her jersey!

When she was young (she's in her mid-twenties now!) her ultimate dream as the Visionary was playing for the U.S. Women's National Team.

Sofia Huerta is the first to play FOR and AGAINST the United States!



Life Path Number 3 is Alex Telles, Brazilian professional footballer or soccer player, born December 15, 1992, in Caxias do Sul, Brazil. He plays as a left-back for Premier League club Manchester United and the Brazilian national team.

Photograph: Manuel Fernando Araujo/EPA

"I'm a guy who focuses a lot on work, people believe what they want, say what they want in the newspapers, but the most important thing is to be focused on my work. You know that and so do my teammates, whatever happens, I'm focused on the club, I'm here, I'm playing."



Life Path Number 4 is Larry Bird, former American basketball player, part of the Dream Team winning Gold Medal in 1992 Olympics, coach and executive in the National Basketball Association. He was born in West Baden Springs, Indiana, USA, December 7, 1956.

Larry Bird - Photo: nantonin on Visualhunt

"Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds. Once you are labeled 'the best' you want to stay up there, and you can't do it by loafing around. I just shoot until I feel good."



Life Path Number 5 is Victoria "Vicki" Manalo Draves, an Asian-American competitive diver who won gold medals in both platform and springboard diving at the 1948 London Summer Olympics. Born in San Francisco on December 31, 1924, she grew up there as one of three sisters, including her nonidentical twin (a brother died before she was born). Her father had immigrated from the Philippines; her mother, from England.

Vicki Draves always believed she was destined for diving success. In many languages, Victoria means "victory." In Tagalog, a major language in the Philippines, the word manalo means "win."

Victoria "Vicki" Manalo Drave By Associated Press - File:Vicki Draves and Bruce Harlan 1948

"I wanted to be a ballet dancer. We were a very poor family and there was no opportunity to extend on those desires." She did not learn to swim until she was 9 or 10. "I was really kind of afraid of the water."



Life Path Number 6 is American professional tennis player Tracy Austin, born December 12, 1962. She won three Grand Slam titles, the women's singles titles at the 1979 and 1981 U.S. Opens, and the mixed doubles title at the Wimbledon Championships in 1980.

Tracy Austin - By Robbie Mendelson

At the age of 14 and 28 days, she was the youngest winner of a pro tournament, winning her first title at Avon Futures in Portland, Oregon.

"From one match to the next, I kept on winning."



Dwight Howard - Photo: By Keith Allison

Life Path Number 7 is Dwight Howard, American professional basketball player, born December 8, 1985. He currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. He is an NBA champion, eight-time All-Star, eight-time All-Team honoree, five-time All-defensive Team member, and three-time Defensive Player of the Year.

"I want to be the greatest player ever in my era."



Ty Cobb - Photo: By International Film Service - RMY Auctions, Public Domain

Life Path Number 8 is Ty Cobb, American Major League Baseball Outfielder, born December 18, 1886, known as 'The Georgia Peach', born in rural Narrows, Georgia. Tyrus Raymond Cobb spent 22 seasons with the Detroit Tigers, the last six as the team's player-manager, and finished his career with the Philadelphia Athletics. He grew up with a demanding father who would accept nothing but success. This drive to please his father remained with Cobb long after his death, contributing to his intense drive to be the best. During his career, he set dozens of records including lifetime batting average of .366, which still remains unbroken. His primary position was Center Fielder.

"Ty Cobb lived off the field as though he wished to live forever. He lived on the field as though it was his last day," said Hall of Fame executive Branch Rickey.

"I never could stand losing," he said. "Second place didn't interest me. I had a fire in my belly."



Life Path Number 9 belongs to two celebrities, Torah and "PacMan"!

First is Torah Bright, Australian professional snowboarder, born December 27, 1986. She is Australia's most successful Winter Olympian: former Olympic gold and silver medalist, two-time X Games gold medalist, three-time U.S. Open winner, two-time Global Open Champion, three-time World Superpipe Champion, former TTR World Champion, and recipient of the Best Female Action Sports Athlete at the ESPY awards. And the list goes on!

"We, as human beings, are capable of so much. To find the courage to make it all possible is what makes us fully human."

"It doesn't really matter the color of the medal. We're here, united, we're shredding babes."

"There are no boundaries, only the ones we place on ourselves."

Manny Pacquiao by Joaquin008 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

Life Path Number 9 can also be claimed by Manny "PacMan" Pacquiao, born in Kibawe, the Philippines, on December 17, 1978. He is regarded as one of the greatest professional boxers of all time. Elected as Senator of the Philippines in 2016, he is serving a six-year term.

Senator Pacquiao has won 62 out of 71 fights, with 39 knockouts and only 7 losses. He began fighting professionally in 1995 at the age of 16 at 108 lbs. to put food on the table for his family. Currently between 146 and 148 lbs. and standing 5 feet 5 inches tall, he is the only boxer to win twelve major world titles in eight different weight divisions. Married in 2000, he has 5 children.

"I remember as a little boy I ate one meal a day and sometimes slept in the street."

"Boxing is not for killing each other, you know."

"Thank you to every person who has told me I can't. You are just another reason I WILL."

"There is more joy spending a few minutes with Jesus than spending a whole day with the world."


Maria Beale Fletcher is a professional Chaldean numerologist. If you would like a private reading with Maria for your own personal numerological chart, please contact

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