Welcome, cosmic warriors. I'm astrologer Aliza Kelly Faragher, and this is Allure Astrology , a column dedicated to all things magick. Count it up, cosmic warrior. Today, we're exploring the basics of numerology. Have you ever found yourself gazing at the clock at exactly ?
Wondering why you so frequently meet people born on the same day of the month? Or why your lucky number turns up in the most unexpected places? The answers you seek, cosmic warrior, are embedded within the the esoteric powers of digits. Numerology is the mystical study of — you guessed it — numbers. Just as astrology the planets and zodiac signs are connected to specific attributes within astrology, according to the teachings of numerology, certain numbers are associated with specific traits or themes. These numbers are used to offer insight on personality, future events, and even life's greater purpose.
I chatted with Ophi Edut of the AstroTwins about the relationship between astrology and numerology. Numerology is also a great tool for making sense of recurring digits. Numerical repetition and synchronicity have been observed for thousands of years. Chaldean numerology is based on ancient Babylonian practices, and Kabbalistic studies of Jewish mysticism explore recurring digits within the Old Testament.
In fact, many occultists believe that the appearance of is connected to the tetragrammaton — the unpronounceable four-letter name for the God of Israel. Numerology is an awesome companion to astrology — it helps clarify the sign by providing additional nuance. The numerology most frequently practiced today is based on the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher, Pythagoras.
Pythagoras was a brilliant mathematician, but he wasn't just interested in quantitative solutions. He believed that the physical world was comprised of the energetic vibrations of numbers, and developed a system that corresponded letters with integers. His practice was a study of numerical interconnectivity.
All it takes to start uncovering the mystical properties of numbers is a pen, paper, and some simple arithmetic or the nearest calculator. The easiest way to start working with numerology is by analyzing your unique date of birth. Numerology is all about getting to the root number. To do this, you simply reduce digits until you reach a single-digit number, excluding 11 and 22, which are considered Master Numbers more on this later.
This single digit is your individual Life Path Number. The Life Path Number is similar to your astrological sun sign : It reveals your greater purpose, including strengths, weaknesses, talents, and ambitions. Your Life Path Number also exposes the tone of your experiences, and why events occur past, present, and future. Simply put, it's the method to the madness.
Let's say your birthday is December 15, To calculate your Life Path Number, you will reduce each component of this date to a single digit:.
This equal If you were born on December 15, , your Life Path Number is 3. It may seem daunting at first, but once you see it all written out this way, it becomes far less intimidating, no? As mentioned above, the only time you would not reduce the final number is if you attain 11 or These are considered Master Numbers and connote a more intensified version of their root numbers 2 and 4, respectively.
Master Numbers suggest a high degree for learning, achievement, or success, but likely in a more stressful or high-pressure environment. Rather than simplify this to a single digit yielding 4 , the number 22 reflects the Master Number — the higher-octane iteration of 4, revealing McCartney's strong "life mission.
You can also use numerology to derive the root number of names or words — this is where our ancient buddy Pythagoras lends a hand. According to his theories, certain letters have specific numerical values, which are as follows:. To find your Destiny Number, calculate the root number of your full name first, middle, last by reducing each name to a single digit, and adding up the total. Whereas your Life Path reveals your greater purpose, your Destiny Number offers insight as to how you will express your greater goals.
So, as a Life Path 8 person, my mission is to cultivate abundance, and I will express this through my Destiny Number 7: analysis, research, and critical observation. Sounds about right. These numbers tell us a lot about our place in this world and the trials that await us in life. The most important among them is the Life Path number - a sum total of the entire birth date. Calculation : In numerology, the meanings from birth day, month and year are derived by adding up their digits.
In most cases, the sum is a two- or more digits number. By adding-up its digits the sum is then reduced to a single digit. Whenever a total turns out to be a master number 11 or 22, however, it is left as-is. These doubled numbers have a special significance, and are given special interpretations. In calculations we use the actual date of birth - even if by mistake it is written differently on one's birth certificate.
The sum total of day, month and year of one's birth is called by different numerologists the Life Path, Life Lesson, Birth Path, Birth Force or, sometimes, Destiny number. As its names suggest, it shows our mission in life , our life work and what the universe intends for us. It indicates the main lesson we have come to learn in this world. It shows the opportunities we must utilize in order to make the most of our innate abilities.
By the vibration of Life Path number we usually choose our career , or else this vibration is expressed in our other interests. Different features of this number are also reflected in the people and experiences that we attract into our life in order to develop all our potentials. But we are not always happy with our life lessons.
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We may even strongly dislike the characteristics of our Life Path number that are reflected in others, whilst we can act in complete opposition to them. If, however, we walk by the life path that has been assigned to us, we can avoid the inner conflicts and frustrations and gradually develop in a way that is best for our nature. When we find our true place in the world, we feel at home.
The influence of Life Path number is usually stronger after thirty-fifth year in one's life. Let's take the date 25th of June for an example. Exception: If the sum of day, month and year turns out to be a master number 11 or 22, it is not reduced.
We interpret it instead as number 11 or The day of month on which we were born is the Day of Birth number. This number from 1 to 31 gives us a quick insight into our general nature. Day of Birth number is similar to Moon in astrology. It is part of our nature that we develop at the beginning of our life. It describes the specific talents and characteristics that we were cultivating from early childhood. It indicates our talents, abilities and tools that we brought with us into this life , and is a key factor in choosing our profession.
Learn about the numbers that are impacting your life in October with your October is a 5 Personal Month in a 4 Personal Year for those with a Sun . While most of this year has felt like the end of a long day of hard work, with low. The personal day number provides insight into the ebb and flow of our lives on a day to day basis. Generate a numerology personal day calendar further below. In essence, when the life path number or at least one of the three major name numbers is a master number then printing the.