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Basics of Numerology

Basics of Numerology - The Ancient Science of Numbers

These days, there are many people who believe in numerology. In case you are undecided, or don't know what the fuss is all about, then you should read ahead to find out more about this ancient science of numbers.
Madhavi Ghare
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2017
One of the earliest known landmarks in the history of numerology is Pythagoras. He claimed that man could grasp and explain the nature of the universe only through number and form. He had established a school at Crotona where he taught this subject to several scholars.
Numbers have also played an important role in the ancient history of India. It is here that 'Zero' was given to the world.
In fact, several civilizations in various parts of the world, such as the Chaldeans, Persians, and Babylonians had interesting systems of understanding nature based on numbers. Numerology also plays a key role in Kabbalah―the ancient mystical school of the Jews.
The Basis
Numerology considers that all the various aspects of nature can be explained via their numerical values. Each number has a particular nature and gives off particular vibrations which affect the universe and create certain patterns in life. Thus, they have ascribed numerical values to all the alphabets, and then convert that into a number which helps understand their basis to all concerned.
As such, there are no 'lucky' or 'unlucky' numbers. All numbers have their good and bad points and therefore need to be considered accordingly. A number may not be suitable for a person, but that does not make that number a bad one. Just that the person's vibrations and the number's vibrations do not match.
Numerology also considers that the entire world is comprised within and can be expressed with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. All these numbers also have astrological attributes and are often held to be connected with a planet or a heavenly body.
Ruling Number and Destiny Number
The basis of creating one's numerological profile, therefore, depends on the numbers that one is born with―the date of birth. The date of birth is added up to a single digit number and that number is known as the 'Destiny Number'. The other number that forms a basis point is the 'Ruling Number', which is the single digit total of the day of birth. For example: Let us look at the date of birth 15th of April, 1986.
Here, the total of the day of birth (15) is 1 + 5 = 6. So, the 'Ruling Number' is 6. The total of the entire date of birth (15-4-1986) is 1 +5 + 4 + 1 + 9 + 8 + 6 = 34 and 3 + 4 = 7. So the 'Destiny Number' in this case is 7.
Name Number
Then, the next step is to look at the name of the person. According to numerology, each alphabet is assigned with a number value. The chart is given below:
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

With this chart, let us look at the name Lisa Jones.
Lisa can be expressed as a total of 3 + 9 + 1 + 1 = 14 which is 1 + 4 = 5.
Jones can be expressed as 1 + 6 + 5 + 5 + 1 = 18 which is 1 + 8 = 9.
The total name Lisa Jones is, therefore, 5 (Lisa) + 9 (Jones) = 14 which is 1 + 4 = 5.
The Numbers and Their Meanings
So let us look at the meanings of all these numbers.
One is the number of singularity, skill, dominance, control, and will power. The heavenly body linked to this number is the Sun.
Two is the number of duality, emotion, intuition, co-operation, secrecy, and diplomacy. The heavenly body attributed to this number is the Moon.
Three is the number of creation, expression, love, affection, and family life. It is linked with the planet Jupiter.
Four is the number of stability, discipline, intellectuality, methodical nature, and balance. It is linked with Uranus.
Five is the number of communication, new experiences, change, travel, and freedom. This is linked with Mercury.
Six is the number of harmony, community relations, rewards of hard work, beauty, and rhythm. This is attributed to Venus.
Seven is the number of intellect, culture, invention, responsibility, and philosophy. This is linked with Neptune.
Eight is the number of change, balance, transformation, and endurance. This is ruled by Saturn.
Nine is the number of enthusiasm, energy, quarrels, war, and aggression. It is ruled by Mars.
Numerological Analysis
Thus, if we were to assume that Lisa Jones has her birthday on the 15th of April, 1986, her 'Ruling Number' would be 6, her 'Destiny Number' would be 7, and her 'Name Number' would be 5. Based on these number values, one can assess the personality and get an idea of the major factors which will play a role in one's life and in the shaping of one's destiny.
Based on the information we have about the numbers, let us analyze this data from a numerological perspective.
Lisa Jones has a 'Name Number' of 5, which means that she will be communicative and love traveling and enjoy new experiences. With 6 as her 'Ruling Number', she will reap the rewards of hard work in her career, which could deal with having good relationships with other people around her, since 6 deals with harmonious relationships. With her 'Destiny Number' as 7, she could be dealing with a lot of intellectual energy and may be interested in cultural or innovative ideas.
Taking all this into consideration, she would do well in a career in a creative field where she can express her bold and new ideas and where she would be working with a team of people. Thus, numerology helps us understand our basic impulses and drives which can be of guidance to us in our life.