Numerology is the study of the symbolism of numbers. It is used to determine a persons personality, strengths and talents, obstacles to be overcome, inner needs, emotional reactions and ways of dealing with others.
A Little History
The roots of numerology can be traced back some 10,000 years or more to Egypt and Babylonia. Pythagoras, who developed many of the basic theorems that form the foundation of modern mathematics (including the right triangle theorem taught in math classes today) is credited with formally organizing the field about 2600 years ago in ancient Greece. At the turn of the twentieth century, an American woman, L. Dow Balliet, and several of her contemporaries published a few books and started the modern phase of numerology. The field grew slowly through several decades. Now, in the last half of the century, increased research and publishing along with a marked resurgence of interest in numerology is taking place.
How Numerology Works
Everything in the universe vibrates at its own particular frequency. By finding the vibration rate of any object, you can establish the qualities and energies associated with it. By applying the principles of numerology and using only the name and birth date as the basic data you can determine the major frequencies of different people. A numerological analysis of the calculated frequencies provides significant information on these peoples personalities and character.
The Basics Of Numerology
The Basic Numerology Calculation
In the basic mathematical operation used in numerology, the numbers are reduced by simple addition. The number 15, for instance, is reduced by adding 1 + 5 to get 6. Similarly, the number 1974 can be reduced by adding 1 + 9 + 7 + 4 to get 21. The 21 can be further reduced by adding 2 + 1 to get 3.
In numerology, all numbers are reduced to the single digits 1 through 9 except the special master numbers 11 and 22. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 22 represent the major vibration rates associated with peoples characteristics.
Letters in individuals names are converted to numbers and then added together. These numbers, in turn, are also reduced. The letter A, for instance, is 1; the letter B is 2; the letter C is 3, and so on until the letter I is reached which is a 9. Then the next nine letters, J through R are numbered 1 to 9, respectively. The last eight letters, S through Z are numbered 1 to 8.
By applying simple mathematical formulas to the numbers representing a persons name and birth date, a numerologist can derive four major core elements and some twenty or thirty modifiers. A symbolic evaluation of these elements and modifiers provides a remarkably complete and accurate character analysis. (About half the information in the analysis, incidentally, comes from the birth date and half from the name.) The numerology reports produced by Expert Numerology are, of course, an example of the character analysis to which were referring.
The Symbolism Of Numbers
The symbolic analysis of the single digits and master numbers is the essence of the numerology reports produced by Expert Numerology or any other numerological character analysis. Since so many numbers are present and modify each other, the analysis is, as you might expect, a considerably complex operation. When you understand the basic symbolism of the numbers outlined below, though, youll have a useful grasp which should make it easier for you to interpret the various parts of the reports.
1: independence, individuality, attainment; leadership, pioneering, administrating.
2: cooperation, closeness, sensitivity; balance and harmony, supportive.
3: expressing self, joy of living; enthusiasm, optimism, creativity, sociability.
4: system and order, service, sense of limitation; managing, working hard, practical, down-to-earth.
5: constructive use of freedom; variety, excitement, progressive, creative.
6: balance, responsibility, love; supportive, comforting, serving, helping.
7: analysis, understanding, introspective; search for truth, spiritual understanding.
8: material satisfaction, accomplishment; desire for success, power, recognition.
9: selflessness, humanitarianism; giving without thought of return, compassionate.
11: illumination, nervous tension; spiritual channel and teacher.
22: master builder, latent power, nervous tension; spiritual understanding of material world, high ideals.