Numerology Basics

Numerology: Basics for Beginners

Numbers have held a divine meaning in the lives of human beings for a very long time. They have been used to figure out the dos and don’ts of everyday life. When people have not been able to find the answers they were looking for, they have looked up to the universe for a sign to help them. These numbers are a means to learn about the message of the universe. 

Every number around us imbibes energy inside of it. If you are resonating with any number on a spiritual level, you can incorporate the qualities associated with it inside yourself. The divine connection between numbers and the universe is studied under Numerology. Numerology is a system that establishes the mystic associations of numbers. It helps you understand the message or warning signs behind the coinciding events, repeating patterns. With the help of numerology, you can change your outlook on life and gain spiritual enlightenment. 

And if you want to understand these messages more clearly, you can start with learning some basics of numerology. This involves finding the numerological patterns hidden behind different words, letters, and names. Learning numerology will help you determine your life path number and connect to the universe on a deeper level. 

Numerology: How it Came Into Being?

Not much is known about the origination of numerology as no written English evidence was available, dated beyond 1907. The earliest records of the practice of numerology have been found in ancient Egypt and Babylon. Countries around the world like Japan, China, Greece, and Rome have also presented some recorded evidence of the numerological system. These are the ancient evidence of the numerological system. 

When it comes to the new era of numerology or the modern numerology, Pythagoras is regarded as its pioneer. Hailed around the world as a great mathematician, Pythagoras always had a fascinating connection with numbers. He traveled to Egypt to study Chaldean Numerology, and today he is regarded as the Father of Numerology. He believed that each and everything in the world was built on the foundation of numbers. Everything could be converted into a numerical form, which led to the rise of the Pythagorean Number System. Along with the Pythagorean Number System, Kabbalah Numerology, which originated from the Hebrew alphabet, is also credited for modern numerology.  People in the modern world rely on numerology to go about their work-life decisions, family relationships or thinking to venture on a new path. 

Life Path Numbers

By understanding the numerical patterns around, us, we can connect to the universe and achieve spiritual wisdom. Practicing numerology also aligns you with your spiritual self. 

In numerology, your life path number determines your qualities, values, and what is in store for you next in life. The method of calculating your life path number is based on simplification. An equation is used to obtain a single digit from your birth date, which is then used to determine the universe’s message.

The interpretation of these numbers is not the same for everyone but is dependent on the person’s thought process and situations in life.  To calculate the path number of your life, you need to follow a straightforward method. Take your birth date and simply it to its single-digit numerical value. For instance, your birth date is 6th August 1988. You need to separate the values of your birthdate like 6, 8 (the value of August), 1, 9, 8, 8. Next, you’ll have to add up all these digits to obtain a single numerical value. In this case, you get 6+8+1+9+8+8= 40= 4+0= 4. So, your life path number comes to be 4. This suggests that you resonate with the energies emitted by the number 4, which are stability, security, etc. 

In numerology, numbers 1 to 9 are considered as the foundational life path numbers. Apart from these, numbers 11, 22, and 33 are considered Master Numbers as they are associated with higher vibrational frequencies. Also, these master numbers are not simplified, preferably because of their higher energy.

You can think of these life path numbers as your zodiac signs. They define your qualities and warn you about arriving obstacles on your path. These life path numbers can play a significant role in guiding you on your path to fulfill your life’s purpose. 

Additional Expressions of Numerology

Along with the life path number, there are some other expressions too, that are used in numerology to venture onto the path of self-discovery. These expressions or numbers depend are calculated based upon your full name. These expressions are, namely:

  • Destiny Number or Expression Number
  • Heart’s Desire Number or Soul Urge Number
  • Personality Number 

Continue reading to understand these terms in detail one by one. 

Destiny Number or Expression Number

A person’s expression number is one of the most important numbers in their numerological chart. It is derived from a person’s birth name, so it remains constant and has a lasting influence on their life. The other name for expression number is destiny number. The purpose of your destiny number is to bring out your hidden strength and skills that you were born with.

This expression number can be derived using your full name mentioned in your birth certificate, including vowels and consonants. In numerology, an alphabet is related to a corresponding number. To calculate your expression number, you will have to separately take the letters of your name and find out their corresponding numerological value. The next step involves simplifying the sum of all these digits to obtain a single digit value or the master numbers 11, 22 and 33. Your answer is your expression or destiny number. 

  • Destiny Number 1: If you have the number 1 as your expression number, it means you are self-reliant and possess strong leadership skills. You are capable of completing any task on your own. You mostly prefer to work solo rather than teaming up with other people around you as it helps you become the most productive version of yourself. Also, having 1 as your expression number makes you quite straightforward, and you may come across as rude to some people around you. 
  • Destiny Number 2: People who have destiny number 2 are very good at working in teams. They fit in any relationship with ease and are always very supportive, and strive for stability. They are very humble and modest. Due to their vulnerability, the people with expression number 2 are highly likely to get hurt. They lack self-confidence, which makes them hesitant before making any decisions. 
  • Destiny Number 3: People are often charmed by the excellent communication skills of people with expression number 3. They are good at establishing strong social networks and work with an optimistic attitude. Due to their lively personality, they are not successful in forming relationships that have deep meaning. They like to move and make changes swiftly, making it difficult for them to form long-lasting connections. 
  • Destiny Number 4: If your destiny number is 4, it symbolizes your diligence and discipline towards life. You are extremely organized and dedicated to your work. Your discipline and rigidness may work on your negative part sometimes. It makes you restricted from adopting new norms or methods to carry out your work. 
  • Destiny Number 5: Expression number 5 is for people who love to go adventurous and live life in a free spirit. They are explorers and love to venture on new expeditions in life from time to time. Because of their carefree and restless attitude, they are not good at handling serious relationships and life obstacles. 
  • Destiny Number 6: You guys are known for your loving and caring nature. Your strengths are displayed effectively in your relationships. You love to nurture and take care of loved ones. Due to your extremely selfless nature, you forget to take care of yourself. It would help if you remembered that as much as it is good to care for others, it is also essential to pay attention to your mental health and keep your emotions in check. 
  • Destiny Number 7: The people with expression number 7 strive for spiritual wisdom and knowledge. They are logical thinkers and always keep digging deeper to find the truth. Their reserved nature makes it hard for them to form bonds with other people as they prefer to do everything in their way.
  • Destiny Number 8: These people are ambitious and are blessed with a great sense of judgment. They can always utilize the best resources, which helps them get the work done with brilliance. The people with destiny number 8 may get too ambitious sometimes, which doesn’t work in their favor. They should understand that to live a calm and peaceful life; it is crucial to balance materialistic ambitions with healthy and fulfilling relationships.
  • Destiny Number 9: If your destiny number is 9, then understand that your purpose in life is doing good for the world. You find joy in helping and taking care of people. Indulging in humanitarian work and always looking out for the welfare of the community makes you seem like a very kind and benevolent person. You should always be pure with your intentions while doing good for others. Otherwise, you may come across as a selfish person to the world.
  • Destiny Number 11: People with the Master Number 11 as their expression number have great intuitive and psychic senses. They have great spiritual wisdom, and people may always look upon them to seek support and advice. Although they are spiritually enlightened, in real life, they lack practicality and can be too revealing of their feelings to others, which makes them vulnerable to society. 
  • Destiny Number 22: Master number 22 is also referred to as the “Master Builder” in numerology. People with this expression number always bring out of the box solutions and become great teammates. They have the potential of achieving things that seem unachievable. They should always keep their purpose in mind and focus on the bigger picture rather than getting stuck on the small details. 
  • Destiny Number 33: If you have Master Number 33 as your destiny number, you are known for your willingness to heal people through the purity of your heart and mind. With great wisdom about the universe and your excellent ability to communicate it to the people, you can become a role model for people to gain spiritual awakening. Due to your extremely noble and altruistic nature, you may not get the time to spend time with yourself and feel burdened. You should try to perceive your qualities as a gift from the universe to bring some good into this harsh world.  

Heart’s Desire Number

The soul urge number or the heart’s desire number represents a person’s hidden desires, his dreams, and aspirations; overall, his inner personality. You can identify your soul urge number by adding all the numbers corresponding to your name’s vowels and adding them to obtain a single numerical value. 

  • Soul Urge Number 1: If you have 1 as your Soul Urge number, then it signifies that you are a person who craves freedom and is highly inspired by everything around you. If you utilize your talents with dedication and determination, you can create wonders in this world. 
  • Soul Urge Number 2: The people with soul urge number 2 always look for peace and harmony in their life. They have a great intuitive sense, and this quality, along with their brilliant diplomatic skills, helps them lead a life that can significantly benefit others. These people are highly motivated by spiritual sentiments and lead a very minimalistic lifestyle.
  • Soul Urge Number 3:  These people have a knack for artistic brilliance. They are content with their inner self when they work with things that ooze art, creativity skills and give a run to your imagination. They do not pay much heed to life’s realities and like to stay in their lively world. 
  • Soul Urge Number 4: The people who have a heart’s desire number 4 like to lead a balanced and organized life. They like everything to follow a specific order, and they will avoid uncertain and risky situations to achieve that in life. They act on their common sense and do not like to take action without correctly calculating their implications. 
  • Soul Urge Number 5: The people with soul urge number 5 have a life that is a perfect mix of adventure, independence, transformation, and compassion. They like to chase new opportunities and always aspire to learn new things. They are always welcoming to changing situations and can quickly adapt to them.  
  • Soul Urge Number 6: The people with soul urge number 6 are motivated by their desire to care for and heal other people. Their work ethics are always centered around benefitting other people and treating them with care and benevolence. 
  • Soul Urge Number 7: Solitude is the friend of people who have soul urge number 7. They are always on the road to lookout deeper meanings and philosophies of the world. They find peace in spending time with themselves and indulge in profound introspection. They like to learn about spirituality, and their actions are highly reflective of that.
  • Soul Urge Number 8: If you find your soul urge number to be 8, then know that actions are generally motivated by materialistic gains. You like to hold power, and your ambitions are centered around wealth, majorly. You always set long term goals and show great determination to reach your ambitions. 
  • Soul Urge Number 9: People with the soul urge number 9 like to work in the service of others. Their mind always fidgets around others’ suffering and how they can do something to help them. They seek validation and approval for the work they do for others.  

Personality Number

As the name suggests, a Personality Number is a reflection of what you are as a person, which includes a lot of characteristics like your way of speaking, your attitude towards life, your decision-making abilities, to name a few. 

You can calculate your personality number by taking all the consonant letters and adding their corresponding numerical value. The meaning of the different personality numbers is very much relative to the corresponding destiny and soul urge numbers. In order to gain insights about your personality, you can refer to the meanings of the numbers provided above.   

Numerology Chart: Determination of Other Numbers From Your Life Path Number

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

What you see above is called the numerological chart. This chart will help you find out the numbers that correspond to different alphabetical letters. You can take the help of this chart to calculate your soul urge number, Destiny number and personality number. Take note that your life path number is calculated using your birth date and cannot be calculated using this chart. 

Let’s take an example of a name like Chris Eastwood. To calculate the expression number, you can follow the steps that are given below:

  • Separate each letter of the name and match it to its numerological value given in the table. Using our example, the numerological values that we obtain for the name Chris Eastwood are C=3, H=8, R=9, I=9, S=1, E=5, A=1, S=1, T=2, W=5, O=6, D=4. 
  • Add all the digits and simplify them to obtain a single-digit value. If you get the result as 11, 22 or 33, do not reduce them further. In this example, you will get the result as 9 (3+8+9+9+1+5+1+1+2+5+6+4= 54, 5+4=9).
  • The expression number comes to be 9. In order to know what number 9 means, you can refer to the above explanations. 
  • You can refer to the same steps while calculating your Soul urge number and personality number. Keep in mind that your soul urge number is calculated using the vowels in your name, and your personality number is calculated using the consonants in your name.

Few points to keep in mind while calculating your numerological expressions:

  • If your result comes to be 11, 22 and 33, make sure not to simplify them further. These numbers are called the master numbers as they have higher frequencies associated with them. 
  • Also, keep in mind that these master numbers also display the qualities of their simplified values. For instance, if your expression number is 33. If you simplify it further, you will get the answer as 6, which means that the master number 33 also harbors the qualities of the number 6 within itself, making it more powerful.
  • If you want to get the most accurate results, make sure you follow the full names assigned to you at birth, including any middle names or double last names. 

The Master Numbers as Life Path Numbers

What does it mean to have any Master Number (11, 22 or 33) as your life path number? Let us take a look.

  • Master Number 11

People who have the master number 11 have extraordinary intuitive abilities and channel spiritual wisdom among society. They like to understand people and try to solve their worries using their spiritual wisdom. The people with path number 11 are destined to pursue creative ventures like philosophy, music, art, and craft, etc. They also display the qualities associated with path number 2, like peace, harmony, and meaningful relationships.

  • Master Number 22

Master number 22 represents the determination to achieve the impossible. Referred to as the “Master Builders,” these people have a tremendous amount of potential and have a great vision to build something that is only something that no one has ever thought of but also creates things that will benefit humanity. With the additional frequencies of number 4, they are destined to achieve great success in this world.

  • Master Number 33

This number holds the highest regard among the numerological numbers. the people who hold this path number are also called “Master Teachers.” Their purpose in life is intended to serve humanity and impact everyone that ever meets them. They want to venture on a path of making people spiritually aware and treat everyone with kindness. Their entire life is devoted to the service of humankind. 

Numerology: Is It a Scientifically Proven Study?

There is no substantial scientific evidence available for the existence of numerology.

Its foundation is based on one’s spiritual awareness and experience over the years. This system has been followed since yore and still finds relevance in the life of people today. 

If you want to experience the effect of numerology and how the universe is resonating with different energies all around us, then for once, you need to trust your intuition and consciousness. The answer does not lie in scientific research but within you.

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