How Numerology Improves Our Lives

Are you in a situation where you constantly question your sole life’s purpose?

Perhaps you’re lost and need some supernatural help guide to come to rescue you?

Then it’s about time you learned how to count your stars, literarily!

You just may be going down the wrong path…

Say you were to embark on a month’s journey. Surely, you’d do the needful by preparing ahead. You wouldn’t hold back in fueling your car generously, and most probably you’d check for loose wires, in case you missed those dangling.

You’d pack your travel bag; you’d head over to the groceries to stock up. You’d do well enough for yourself so as not to meet challenges that would hinder a smooth ride. Alas! You’re able to maneuver. Isn’t it?

Let’s connect the dots. Let’s talk about numerology.

Simply put, numerology is the art of foretelling destinies using number combinations to draw meanings to specific life events. It is a powerful forecast tool that’s been used for centuries to advance knowledge and to give insights to the one intending to be read.

It gives one an edge over life. And just like the trip you have to embark on, you are fully prepared as to what to expect, so you know how to tackle the problem before it even catches up to you. Now, that’s just a little of what numerology can do for you compared to its vastness.

In addition, as numerology is closely related to Astrology, one of its primary functions is finding a deeper, more conservative meaning in life and in individuals by identifying the strengths, weaknesses, temperaments of the individual concerned and seeks to prevent the bad from coming to light, provoking the good and ultimately channeling pathways.

Basically, the process begins by gathering symbolic information from the person to be discussed and using such as a determining factor for the future.

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Western Numerology

In Western numerology, the basic building blocks are the numbers 1-9, 11 and 22. Zero is not considered, because any number may be reduced to these basic digits. Some numerologists restrict their usages solely to the digits 1-9, but this may change the outcome of the reading radically. We will examine this in more detail shortly.

The meaning of the numbers in Western numerology is as follows.

1 Associated with the masculine qualities and the idea of beginnings. Action, change, and states of flux are all reflected in this number. 1 reflects courage, leadership, energy, and initiative, but may carry the negative connotations of confrontation and impatience.1 is often considered unfavorable in the realm of romantic or personal relationships, but extremely effective with regards to work.
2 Symbolizes the more yielding feminine qualities, balance, harmony, and forgiveness. Diplomacy, the unity of purpose, negotiation and friendliness are all traits associated with the number 2. On the less positive side, 2 may be melodramatic, shy and self-conscious. 2 is very useful in relationships and friendship, but can be counterproductive in work and business.
3 Often linked with the idea of childlike creativity and exploration, 3 is an active and social number with a great deal of positivity. Creative expression and imagination are emphasized with the number 3, but selfishness, vanity, inability to focus and egotism are potential negative traits that 3 carries with it. It takes a great deal of discipline and focus to effectively utilize the positive aspects of 3 while avoiding the potential downfalls it carries.
4 Equated with the tangible and intangible rewards of hard work and creating a solid foundation. Traits associated with the number 4 include stability and a lack of frivolity. However, 4 also incorporates intractability, refusal to yield or bend and stubbornness.
5 Considered an extremely dynamic and social number. 5 adopts readily to changing circumstances, values original thought and action and seeks out variety and adventure. However, 5 may also be perceived as unstable and unfocused. Addiction and behavioral problems are often associated with this number.
6 For harmony and balance, 6 is generally the best number. 6 is associated with stewardship and caretaking, romance, compassion and a strong and healthy home life. On the negative end, 6 may reflect instability and selfishness with a strong undertone of guilt.
7 Spirituality and seeking out higher truths about oneself and the world are 7’s calling card. 7 is the searcher and the person who does not accept conventional wisdom at face value. Intuition, insight and charisma are the hallmarks of the number 7, but the drawbacks include withdrawal or standoffishness and possessiveness.
8 Represents balance through self-sacrifice and giving. Considered a very stable number, 8 is always aware that to fully reap the benefits of balance requires giving generously of oneself. The positive aspects of 8 are power, strength, respect and economy of action, while the negative side is greed, dishonesty in order to attain goals and aggression.
9 The most grounded and balanced between spiritual and worldly matters. The catchphrase for 9 might well be “The path of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.” 9s are often idealistic and willing to consider an issue from all sides, striving to attain an ideal outcome for all concerned. Sociable and pleasant to be around, generous with forgiveness, artistic and scrupulously humane, 9s may also be somewhat aloof in romantic affairs and appear arrogant.
11 A very galvanizing number, energizing and inspiring people without conscious effort or needing much more than to be present. Prophets and inventors often demonstrate a strong presence of 11 in their lives. Because creativity and energy are hallmarks of 11, self-criticism and feeling isolated or alone in even a crowd of people are common byproducts of the dynamic forces 11 brings.
22 As the final number in Western numerology, 22 has the potential to be the most balanced and successful of all. However, this potential exists in a fragile balance that demands action married to idealism. 22 is the number of the politician, the activist and the agitator for dramatic change. Despite sound business sense and ability to keep one’s ideals firmly grounded in reality, 22 is often also overly ambitious and unimaginative, preferring to adhere to the things that are certain to work rather than deviating from known paths. “Change from within” is 22’s mantra.

Chinese or Eastern Numerology

Having considered how the Western world views numerology, we now turn our attention to the East. Chinese numerology is informed heavily by the idea of linguistic interrelation, or the concept that words that sound alike have some connection between them. An example of this is the Hebrew language, in which each glyph has a numerical counterpart and words that share a common mathematical value also share some linkage on the idea level. Chinese numerology is concerned with luck far more heavily than Western numerology, and words that are considered unlucky and sound like certain numbers confer that ill omen or misfortune upon their phonetically similar cousins. Also unlike Western numerology, Chinese numerology is only interested with the cardinal numbers and does not typically allow for combination numbers such as 11 and 22, although some lesser-known “blended” systems unite Eastern and Western numerological practices. A detailed analysis of this type of system is beyond the scope of this article, but if you are familiar with Chinese dialects, you may wish to experiment on your own.

1 1: The words for “one” and “honor” are similar in certain dialects. Because of this, 1 is considered a strong element, but also one that may be prone to isolation. Uniquely among the cardinal numbers, 1 is aligned with water, indicating the breaking down or slipping through blocks standing between the current position and the goal.
2 2: Unlike 1, with its dynamic and active qualities, 2 is associated with earth and stability. Words that sound like the number 2 include “easy” and “sure,” as in “certain,” implying harmony and no need to strive for a desired outcome. Symmetry and balance are in the purview of the number 2.
3 3: is associated with the concepts of abundance, life and growth. Considered a very lucky number, 3 relates to the element of wood, again reinforcing the birth and life aspects.
4 4: Unlike 2, 4 is considered to be very unlucky indeed. This is because the Chinese word for “four” links with the word for “death,” making 4 synonymous with ill omens, bad luck and misfortune. Many people of Chinese descent will refuse to have a phone number that has the number 4 in it because of this association, unless sufficient lucky numbers are present to offset 4’s ominous connotations. 4 is associated with wood, which emphasizes death, rebirth and life. As a side note, notice that in Western numerology the unlucky number 13 reduces to 4.
5 5: links with the ideas of “no” and “not,” but also with the five elements: wood, fire, water, earth and metal. This makes 5 both positive and negative, especially when paired with the number 4 above. The idea is “no death,” countering the bad luck and turning it into a positive. 5 associates with earth, implying balance and stability.
6 6: The word for 6 aligns with the words for “wealth,” “smooth” and “profitable,” allying it to the idea of easy riches. Because of this, it also links to the element of metal, signifying wealth and determination. The highly inauspicious 666 in Western culture is considered extremely fortunate indeed to practitioners of Chinese numerology.
7 7: conveys unity and togetherness or the idea of a harmonious whole. 7 also associates with metal and the concept of abundance or spiritual riches from having good friends and good family about.
8 8: signifies great wealth and prosperity. Therefore phone numbers, addresses, wedding days and financial gifts often incorporate the number 8. 8 is linked with the earth element, granting stability and steadfastness in earning and retaining wealth.
9 9: In most Chinese dialects, the word for 9 also sounds like that for “longevity” or “infinity.” Therefore, a phone number ending in 9889 or a variation thereof would be considered extremely lucky, implying infinite wealth and long life to enjoy the rewards of prosperity. 9 was also linked with the emperor and the element of fire, signifying the clear light of truth and the ability to motivate oneself and others.

Birth Path Number

Generally, numerologists believe that there’s nothing like fate. They opine that everything that happens to an individual is not coincidental, rather it is as a result of the cosmos, your birth name and birth date that attracts events, both good and bad. This is what they combine to form what is known as your life path number.

The system was originally developed by the great Greek mathematician of all time, Pythagoras. The philosopher credited specific alphabets to certain numbers, and till this day, his invention is very much impactful seeing as it has brought about progressiveness since time immemorial.

Upon that, the set of calculations emerged and is really not difficult to pull off. It is easy to calculate. Simply add up the digits of your birth date, and keep “reducing” (explained via the example here) to a single digit.


Birth date: October 15, 1984

Date Month Year
1 5 1 0 1 9 8 4

Step 1: Add the digits of your birth date. Day of birth + Month of birth + Year of birth

Date Month Year
1 5 1 0 1 9 8 4
6 1 22

Step 2: Make a single number out of the two-digit result.

Date Month Year
1 5 1 0 1 9 8 4
6 1 22
2 + 2 = 4
6 + 1 + 4 = 11
1 + 1 = 2

Name Number

Method 1:

Use the birth name–the name given a person at birth–to determine the Name Number (also known as the Expression Number), which reveals the overall personality. To calculate the name number, find the number that corresponds to each letter in the name in the chart below, add the numerals up, and then “reduce” the final number to a single digit, as you did with the birth path number, above.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9


Name: Joseph

Every letter has corresponding number based on numerology. See below.

Hence, if your name is Joseph the computation would be: 1+6+1+5+7+8 = 28. Break the two-digit number to make a single number. Add 2+8= 10, then 1+0=1 in this example. Therefore, if your name is Joseph your numerology number is number 1.

Method 2:

Using the 1-26 numbers that associate with A-Z

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Take for example the name “Mike Smith”,  we come up with the following:


Since zero is not considered in any result, we can then reduce this to 1+7=8. Therefore, in this scheme, the numerological value of Mike Smith’s name is 8. If we add his middle name, John, in, how does this change the value? We already know “Mike Smith” equals 107. Now, we take the numerical value of John:

10+15+8+14=47 (+107) =154 = 10 = 1

Remember that zero is never factored into numerology calculations, regardless of where it occurs in the actual number. Thus, in this example, Mike John Smith’s numerology result is 1. The more information you have about a person’s full name, the more accurate the numerological outcome will be.

However, we can also use the same calculations but a slightly different way, possibly changing the outcome of the calculation. This is one of the few cases where how numbers are added really does make a difference in the answer. In this example, we will reduce everything to one-digit numbers.

1+3+9+1+1+5+1+9+1+3+2+0+8+1+0+1+5+8+1+4= 65 (6+5) = 11 or (1+1)= 2

Thus, doing the same calculation a slightly different way yields a very different result. Mike (John) Smith therefore reveals the numbers 1, 2, 8 and 11. We can combine these numbers to get 11, or 1+1 = 2, or we can consider each result individually to see how they stack up against Mike’s personality and behavior. For advanced users, you can even analyze the values of each letter in his name and see what patterns emerge and what those say about Mike’s life and personality. Remember that if you come up with an 11 or 22, you may wish to reduce it or leave it as it is, but this will change the outcome. It is better to do both calculations and thereby determine how both results apply to the person. Of course, in some cases the calculation will come out the same no matter which method you use, in which case you may assume the numerical influence of the result is very powerful indeed!

Using numerology to uncover your pre-chosen destiny

According to numerologists, before one is born, he has been pre-chosen to fulfill a purpose, one that has been infused into his soul without his knowledge. The soul then has supernatural energy behind it and yearns for its own growth, looking out to be impactive in its own sense.

Hence, the hand of numerology gains useful ground here. In uncovering that desire, the way to go would be to get familiar with the numerology chart and follow up on that to discover your life path number.

Doing these alone would expand your soul and set a binding contract between body and soul to achieve your fullest potentials.

Numerology for greater self-awareness

How aware do you think you are of yourself?

In other words, how much do you know about your inner self? You can’t be too sure. For numerologists, the universe decides that. They posit that the connection between a man and his soul is purely divine.

Outrightly, this implies that the soul is home to all the emotions you feel, including your strengths and weaknesses and controls how you behave. Therefore, the goal of numerology is to summon your inner vibration- the force that causes an outplay of your energy.

The outcome would then bring out your best qualities and suppress the inner demons, causing you to tap into your life opportunities and significant growth.

At the end of the day, it’s a win-win situation.

How numerology improves your life

One established fact about numerology is that it lets you understand why certain things are happening to you. It also helps you understand your relationship with others before they get to do. It could suffice wonderfully like a Zodiac sign. It’s like how you know your best friend is Capricorn and you’re automatically able to detect why she acts the way she does.

Not to forget the beautiful tip of finding true love but more importantly, numerology allows you to do you. It acts as a constant reminder that everyone has a unique blueprint as to how their life should play out. In its quest, it helps you define who you are and who you have the potential to be.

It further goes on to explain your personality, character traits, strengths, weaknesses, challenges, temperament, etc. and why they are attributed to a number. Thus, it is justifiable to point out that it gives enough room for change to occur.

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