Being the first compound number, 10 is learning about the proper use of personal will in reality. First starting out, the 10 may think it knows all and it asserts itself, however there is a major difference between using one’s personal will and asserting one’s ego and the 10 must learn the difference. The ego is one’s false intelligence, and one of the key lessons for the 10 is learning to assert its will from beyond the ego. This assertion of will must be done on their own, all by themselves. This fosters inner growth, self reliance and an inner confidence knowing they can tackle bigger situations by themselves. Independence is the key word for this number, where it asserts its will to control its own authority. Negatively, it tries to control others under its own authority.
Numbers that end with zero are what could be called Decad Numbers or Choice Numbers. They represent having to make a choice in regards to the spiritual orientation, or the polarity of the number they are working with. This positive or negative choice is true for all compound numbers in terms with deciding to live with the aspiration of challenge, but for Decad numbers the choice is the base energy itself for an entire decade of numbers. As we can see with this diagram, its greatest strength is also its greatest weakness. The positive addition of the two digits 1 and 0 yields 1 itself, the aspiration to achieve, in this case willpower, determination and confidence to achieve what it desires. The positive 1 acknowledges the independence of others and try not to step on each other’s toes. The negative subtraction however also yields 1, the challenge to be overcome. In this case, it is the same 1 energy but in the negative: ego, dominance, and only caring for what they want, disregarding all else. Here, this is the first number with such a challenge, which acts as impetus or impediment. The one, relying on itself makes the choice for itself all on its own. Learning how to establish themselves in such an environment is the first step toward greater understanding of the universe.