The number three

The Jester

The number Three symbolizes creativity as an expression and development of the intellect. Furthermore, it represents the faculty to best use the acquired knowledge and to develop new communication systems. The number Three exudes a profound energy that is expressed in a lively, prolific and passionate way. This derives from the conjuncture of the innovative strength of the number One with that of the development capacity of the number Two. All this indicates that we are in the presence of a strong energy flow that urges and accompanies the imagination.

Generally optimistic, he loves to decorate everything that surrounds his life. His actions are always accompanied by enthusiasm and great participation, at the same time expressing his strong inner potential. The people represented by the number Three find their right dimension in the relationship with others, sharing ideas, thoughts and emotions. Generally cheerful, cordial and with a strong sense of humor, the numbers Three have an innate power of involvement managing to infect the people that revolve around their world. Judged, sometimes, as frivolous people, they are often sought after to enjoy their company.

The number 3, associated with the Archetype of the Jester, corresponds to an extrovert and playful personality, able to celebrate existence and to capture the positive side of things. Synthesis of 1 and 2 (male and female) 3 is both warrior and poet and in his aesthetic vision he sees the world as a vast scenario in which to express his multiple talents. His main requirement is to show off while remaining at the center of attention, enhancing his skills as a communicator. He tunes in to the person in front of him, proving himself a multifaceted charmer. Also in the working aspect all the activities in contact with the public are suitable for him (seller, promoter, artist). In the affections it immediately turns out to be very romantic, seductive and with a childlike attitude, tending to leave the initiative to the partner. He is the one who saves us from boredom because he is infinitely creative and amusing and he acts according to the pleasure principle.


The Jester in his shadow side becomes the Stranger and can have many difficulties understanding himself by looking at others for confirmation of who he is, never finding it, because he is constantly changing appearance. This leads him to isolate himself from the world or on the contrary to an excessive attraction towards himself that sometimes results in narcissism. He tends to assume a mask of superficiality and fears to confront himself for fear of not liking himself or having to deal with too painful subjects. He is also afraid of not finding recognition once he shows others who he really is. For this reason he prefers to change “clothes continuously” and a lack of self-esteem is concealed by impeccable behavior.