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Numerology - What's in Your Name?

What Is Numerology

The principle of calculating key values from the birth date as well as the given or used name is ancient old. Mayas, Celts, Greeks, Babylonians and Egypt already dealt with this science over 3,000 years ago. At that time astrology and numerology were closely connected. Its origin lies actually in India.

Today's numerology is based on the Jewish Kabala. Loads of philosophers and scientists have tried to decipher the numbers and reveal their secrets. There are a number of different systems from which the meaning of the various numbers can be read. "The essence of being is number" stated the father of mathematics Pythagoras once to which numerologists have been referring to for 2,500 years.

The Life Path

The Life Path is the sum of the birth date digits and represents who you are at birth and the native traits that you carry through life. It is simply calculated by adding the Year, Month and Day to a total. Then you need to reduce the calculated number to a single digit, except the sum is one of the master numbers 11, 22 or 33. Example with a birth date of 1965-01-31:

Numerology Life Path Calculation for the birth year Step 1:

Add the single digits of the birth year. If the outcome is a two-digit number, add those two numbers as well until you get a one digit number.
1 + 9 + 6 + 5 = 21 = 2 + 1 = 3

Numerology Life Path Calculation for the birth month Step 2:

Add the single digits of the birth month.
0 + 1 = 1

Numerology Life Path Calculation for the birth day Step 3:

Add the single digits of the birth day. If the outcome is a two-digit number, add those two numbers as well until you get a one digit number.
3 + 1 = 4

Numerology Life Path Calculation Final Step 4:

Add the single digits of the above calculated three steps. If the outcome is a two-digit number, add those two numbers as well until you get a one digit number unless the outcome is one of the above mentioned master numbers.
3 + 1 + 4 = 8

Thus the Life Path number for the birthdate 1965-01-31 equals to 8. Below you find the brief meaning of what this Life Path number means. In this case 8 means that one has the chance to develop leadership qualities and that one will regularly enter situations through which one will learn the value of property. The learning task is to deal well with money and property.

Life Path number meanings:

  1. You have the opportunity to evolve with the help of your originality. You should use your own creativity when advising other people and make decisions based on your own convictions.
  2. You are able to express yourself and can evolve with the help of your pronounced sensitivity and your endurance. Eventually you will be able along with others to create or re-create harmony. .
  3. You have the ability to express yourself very well in a linguistic way. You should continuously develop more understanding for others and also express it.
  4. You can further develop your will power and patience. This number value is about showing what the gathered experiences (the own and those of the others) have brought to life. Determination and the recreation of the order are part of this number.
  5. You have the chance to use your senses in this life. You will constantly be confronted with the deeper meaning of freedom. Based on the different circumstances you can evolve your ability to adjust.
  6. You have the power to solve conflicts. The goal of your life is to benefit our flexibility through experiences. It enables you to solve your own problems and also give advice to others. In the long run you will have the ability to judge problematic situations rightly.
  7. You can develop your analytic abilities. Through situations in which you feel lonely and in which you want to be alone you recognize more clearly other values in life. Thorough research is necessary to become an expert; evolvement is then possible in all areas.
  8. You have the chance to develop your leadership qualities. You will regularly enter situations through which you will learn the value of property. Your learning task is to deal well with money and property.
  9. You can learn to avert the gaze from the past and towards the present and future. You have to develop the ability to let go of the past without the feeling of having lost something. Eventually you will be free of any additional ballast.

Other calculations in Numerology & working with letters

Of course there are a lot more interpretations than only the Life Path number. Some are shown further below. The big difference here is that those numbers are not calculated from the birth date but from the name that was given you at birth. Now of course your name does consists of letters and not of numbers. So you need a chart in order to convert the letters of your name into the right numgerology number. You have to be a bit careful with the letters W and Y because they can be either a vowel or a consonant.

The letter chart for name conversions

For the numbers, you need of course a chart to see what letter represents what number. This chart you find below:


The Expression or Destiny Number

The Expression number is often also called the Destiny Number and unlike the Life Path number reads as you must or what you can aspire to become. It symbolizes the opportunities you have at your disposal, your potential. Living up to attributes of this number may not be easy, but it is your goal in the here and now. The Destiny number is calculated from your full birth name. Take each name separately and add up the letter values using the conversion chart. Do not use deviations in spelling or assumed or nicknames. Also do not omit any part of the birth name.

Expression / Destiny number meanings

  1. You make the impression to being able to take good care about yourself. Obviously you enjoy bringing clarity to complicate matters. You are seen as a demanding person whom trust is readily given. You prefer to do your work independently and your closer surrounding does understand this. If someone tries to get too close a wall of protection has to be overcome which you have built around yourself. Others seek your protection and give you the responsibilities for their lives which you take seriously. A further quality is your good working together with others.
  2. You like to be with sensitive people. It is pleasant to work in a team with you and the joy can be seen on both sides while doing so. Basically you appear as balanced, peaceful and trustworthy. You loath disharmony. If you have to take a party at a dispute you get in conflict with yourself whereas the surroundings know of this. Since you are quite sensitive you constantly try to create harmony. Your relationships are emotional. One has the impression you are easily hurt and often the others do not consider this. From time to time you feel unhappy which takes a toll on your social calendar. You are fascinated with everything dealing with mysticism, music and dance and you again and again attract the people with the same particular likings.
  3. You seem to enjoy the contact with others, are admired and sometimes, due to your artistic nature, envied. At least you are perceived. You are considered to be highly creative and to be able to do many things at the same time. You love the friendly contact with others and are always available for a chat. You easily manage to get the attention of your surroundings and are quickly the centre of attention, either by your swanky attitude or by your constant chatter. You seem to be very impulsive and are very well liked by others because of your humour.
  4. You are perceived as honest and trustworthy. You are a person on which people can rely on and entrust with problems because you have somewhat of a teacher in your being. Normally you know everything and your surroundings know this as well. People quickly trust you since you make the impression of a discreet and thoughtful human being. If others have a problem they cannot solve and which has to be dealt with thoroughly, you are the right contact. You are easily envied by others because of your expertise and your abilities. Taker as well as giver; you love your home and are often conservative although you deny it.
  5. You make the impression of an active and interesting person loving life and for whom freedom is very important and who also does not shy away from taking risks. You are loved and perceived as quite entertaining and friendly. You have a friendly word for everyone and get along with people coming from all sorts of social settings. Meant are not people shying away from confrontation but on the contrary you seek this challenge and the people dealing with it. You love to live the most diverse relationships and makes numerous experiences.
  6. You are perceived as a person to confide in, who is asked for advice and who gives protection. You are generally open for anything new but you also do not easily give up your style of life. Sometimes you seem to be insecure with yourself. In those times you are rather avoided by others. Working together with you is very pleasant especially at a well defined task. You do not like to work on your own. People like your company because you always manage to create a comfortable atmosphere no matter where you are. You automatically attract children and animals sensing your love and esteem.
  7. You are a person people tell not things rashly. Your surroundings know that you consider everything very carefully. Therefore your opinion and friendship is highly valued. You only utter your opinion if it is ordered. In your relationships the spiritual level is more important than the bodily aspect. You are not easily moved either by a person or by things. In order to deal with a matter carefully you like to retreat to a peaceful location. You are perceived as intellectual, trustworthy and prudent.
  8. You are perceived as extremely responsible. In dealing with your friends you do not spare with money but is rather seen from a generous side. This is dependent on the person with whom you are together though. If others have a problem you carefully listen. Important things you keep to yourself; that is why others like to come to you to tell you about anything. Some outsiders perceive you as cold and distanced.
  9. You are a person that can deal with a lot of tasks. People in your surroundings know this very well. Your sacrificing manner attracts many people with problems. You can extensively talk about certain experiences in your life. The others are fascinated by this and can imagine everything to the detail. Your tales are never boring but very imaginary and lively. This trait highlights your attractiveness. Since you are highly sensitive you also attract very sensitive people. Your feelings change quickly between joy and sadness. If you are unhappy certain character traits can reverse to the contrary. You then take on the role of the victim, acts to your feelings and becomes quite dramatic. Moreover you tend to build a protective wall around yourself.

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