Numerology is a form of mysticism which assigns spiritual value to numbers. You can use numerology in a similar way to astrology, your birth time and even your name can be rationalised down to a mystical number, which aligns your character, life path and temperament with the qualities of that number.
You can also use numerology to work with the rhythms and cycles of the year and your own natural cycles. Numerology can help us to understand hidden aspects of our character and unique qualities in the same way that astrology does.
You can use numbers to help you improve your everyday life, develop greater spiritual understanding and improve your perceptions of life.– Hex Tarot
The practice of numerology is an ancient one and has many variations across the world. The mystical use of numbers using these methods comes from the pythagorean school of ancient Greece, who associate numbers with divinity. Other traditions also have their own interpretation of numerology including Vedic mysticism of India, Middle Eastern astrology, Egyptian chaldeanan and Mesopotamia.
In this article we will look at the mystical values and characteristics of single numbers, the master number of the month and how best to get the most from this energy. I will show you how you can workout your own numerology for different aspects of your character, and how to make the most of your numerology.
Your Birth Number
The main number we calculate in numerology is your birth number. This gives you your base character, how you operate and your approach to life, similar to your sun sign in astrology. There is also your soul number which is more about your life lessons, inner journey and karma, this would be similar to your north node and moon sign in astrology. There’s also your career number and many other numbers which can be assigned meaning, to help you find your life path.
How To Calculate Your Birth Number
To find your own birth number you need to add up all parts of your birthday and divide down until you get one number. For example,
12 October 1989 would be 1+2+1+1+9+8+9=31 (3+1=4)
So, your birth number would be number 4.
How To Calculate Your Destiny/ Soul Number
You can also find your destiny/ soul number by using the corresponding numbers to the letters of your name in the alphabet. You must use your entire name given at birth. A simple way to calculate it is shown below , however in professional numerology charts only the vowels are used and then the value of the consonants represent your public persona.
For example: H A Z E L.
8 1 26 5 12. 8+1+2+6+5+1+2= (1+4=5) my destiny number is 5
When using numerology the value and power of individual numbers is also derived from the written digits, as these symbols are embedded and understood deep within our psyche.
Any number can contain spiritual value which gives it certain characteristics, traditionally we look only at single digit numbers. Other numbers called master numbers which are 11, 22, 33, also have significant power. We can also use palindromes which often occur in dates. Like 11.11.2011 or 22:22 in time.
Single Digit Number
Master numbers are numbers which are significant:
Number 1: is about the self, leadership, identity, creativity ideas, masculinity, freewill.
Number 2: compassion, healing, peace, femanine divine, intuitive, caring, hopeful, unity, selfcare, nursing/helping others.
Number 3: optimism, creativity, knowledge, positive, outgoing, popular, charismatic
Number 4: steadfast, attentive, focused, efficiency, dedication, wise, security, loyal, grounded, realistic (considered unlucky in east Asian numerology)
Number 5: active, freedom, curios, spontaneity, change, adventurous, critical thought, overview, evolution
Number 6: warm hearted, deep feeling, nature, kindness, romantic, empathy, hygge, unconditional love, supportive, sensitive.
Number 7: philosophical, dreamer, imaginative, spirituality, intuitive, wisdom, inner truth, consciousness, religion, questioning
Number 8: balance, high achiever, goal focused, stability, harmony, accomplishment, ambitious, charitable, gratitude ( the luckiest number in chinese astrology)
Number 9: the thinker, cycles, endings, transformation, humanitarian, kind, strength, leading by example, tolerance, fairness and support.
What Are Numerology Master Numbers?
Master numbers are numbers that are significant because they contain the first three single numbers, this is believed to create a strength and natural highly charged energy. If you have a master number in any of your numerology placements it will be hard to master your power, but once you do success is assured. Example of a master number…
Master number 11: the number of illumination, with all the attributes of number 2 but also holding a space, very charismatic, natural leadership, teacher, healer. In service to self and universe.
Numerology January Born Personality Traits
If your birth number is number one, you like to work under your own initiative. You would do best in a leadership role or being self employed. Birth number ones are creative people, with a solution focused and like to get the job finished. They are naturally drawn to aspects of identity, either choosing a profession which offers them a specific role in society, like actor, joiner, teacher. Or they strive to assert independence through their personal lives, feeling most at ease with as few responsibilities as possible (unless they have full control). Ones can be dictators but for the most they are just very independent.
Number One Compatibility
Number ones work best with, two and five. You are any of these numbers your wavelength will be in the right place to really make headway on your goals this month.
Three, seven, eight and nine are good to go and while these numbers struggle to be assertive at times, if your birth number is one of these then to gain power and momentum, you need to learn to structure and delegate.
Birth number four and six will find this energy the most challenging, as you folks are predominantly focused on love, joy and security, the “I want, gets” attitude can be a little tiresome for you, in which case embrace the number four as this months action number and try to focus your goals around family and organising your financial matters and security.
Goal Setting Based On Your Numerology This Month
If you have made some resolutions, you are already a head, if not it’s time to get your journal out and set your personal goals. Whatever you did last year aim to better it, the energy of number will help to put you at the centre of your life.
- Set intentions
- Focus on what you can achieve
- Learn to delegate
- Be open to your creativity and ideas
So, to summarise…
Numerology is a companion system, it works best when it is used along with other systems of mysticism like astrology, to create a whole picture of a person or situation. Numerology is particularly useful when you want to motivate yourself and set goals. Taking numerology into consideration can be an extra tool to help you work more efficiently with your own rhythms. Use numerology with the chakra systems, astrology, astral bodies and other forms of divination like tarot.
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