Have you ever wondered if the numbers you’re seeing in your everyday life are trying to tell you something? Do you see specific numbers or numerical patterns repeating (like 11:11), maybe in your date of birth, your phone number, your address, or perhaps even an employee number? The idea that numbers can speak to you isn’t as far-fetched as you might think. It’s an ancient study called numerology.
Numerology is the study of numbers and how they relate to you. Just as every color vibrates on a different frequency, every number does, too – and just as you’re naturally attracted to some colors more than others, different numbers resonate with you more than others.
Basic calculations turn into universal truths that give us the tools we need to become our best selves. It helps us understand who we are, what motivates us, and what obstacles we face and allows us to organize our capabilities in this lifetime.
At its simplest, numerology is a Universal language that allows us to study the energies of each number.
This study looks beyond just the lucky numbers you get on a fortune cookie and analyzes the numerological value of names, years, words, and concepts.
Core Numbers in Numerology
There is a multitude of different numbers that you can identify with and learn from throughout your lifetime.
Life Path Number
Your Life Path number will pull and provide you with general information about your life. This is usually the most important number to pay attention to!
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Heart’s Desire Number
Your Heart’s Desire number can help guide you if you are looking for a satisfying life that is full of love. It can help bring out your inner drive and soul purpose.
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Past Life Number
The energy from your past lives can be channeled and explored through your Past Life number. This important number can allow you to peer into the past and regain lessons you have already learned.
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Your Personality number dives deeper into your personality and demonstrates how others see you, how you behave, and even how you react to certain situations.
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Hidden Passion Number
Your Hidden Passion number reveals your strengths and desires. This number will help you pursue the right path.
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Personal Year Number
Your Personal Year number gives you a quick glance into the themes and energy of the year ahead. It can also reveal what opportunities the year will provide you.
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Your Expression number (sometimes also referred to as a Destiny number) provides clues to finding your true self in your work, home, social, and creative life. This number helps you sort out your aspirations for life.
Your Name number represents your soul’s purpose and the growth you have the potential to achieve.
Your Birth number reveals the natural skills and talents that you are born with.
History of Numerology
The earliest records of numerology in practice come from ancient Egypt and Babylon, with very little detail to its beginnings. Despite these mysterious origins, numerical energies are weaved throughout the history of the Romans, Greeks, and Japanese cultures.
Numerology was discussed heavily by philosophers such as Pythagoras (570 – 495 BC), who prioritized mathematical concepts over physical ones to regulate society as they were a “Universal language offered by the deity to humans as confirmation of the truth.”
In 325 AD, Numerology would be classified as a violation of the state church within the Roman Empire due to its association with banned arts such as astrology, divination, and magic.
In modern times, significant numbers have not disappeared from religious groups even though the approach to “sacred numbers” differs in each circumstance.
Later, Dr. Julian Stenton was the first person to come up with the name “numerology” for this study of numbers. Despite the little information about him, he was a driving force in introducing it back into popularity.
Modern numerology is a bit more divided as prominent numerologists use various methods. Many books and theories are created as more interest is focused on the power of numbers.
Discover Your Life Path Number
Do you know your Life Path number?
If you don’t know much about numerology, this is a great place to start your numerology journey because all you need to know is your date of birth.
How Your Life Path Number is Calculated
Your Life Path number uses your date of birth to calculate the number that represents the path you are on in this lifetime.
You can use your Life Path number to guide your decisions on almost anything in your relationships, love life, career, and social life— it is the most important number in your numerology reading.
In addition, knowing someone else’s Life Path number allows you to understand this person on a deeper level and truly get to know them.
In most cases, it will be a single numeral from 1 to 9, although there are some Master numbers that are double digits—numbers 11, 22, and sometimes 33. These numbers have a special resonance, so they are not reduced to a single numeral.
How to Calculate Your
Life Path Number
To calculate your Life Path number yourself, add the day, month, and year of your birth.
For example, if you were born on November 17th, 1971:
- Add the numbers in your birth date — the 17th — together (1 + 7 = 8)
- Then add the month. November is the 11th month, so you’d need to add 1 + 1 to get 2
- Next, add all the numbers in the year together; 1 + 9 + 7 + 1 adds up to 18, which can then be added together (1 + 8) to get 9
- Finally, add those single-digit numbers together and reduce: 8 + 2 + 9 = 19; 1 + 9 = 10, 1 + 0 = 1
In this instance, the Life Path number would be 1. Your Life Path number is just one way that numbers can speak to you, but what does it mean?
About Your Personal Life Path Number
If number 2 is your life path number, then you’re very diplomatic, very sensitive, and you need harmony in your life.
Sometimes it can be hard to motivate you because you do enjoy taking the easy road. However, when it’s something that speaks strongly to you, you can be determined to the point of stubbornness!
Helpful, caring, traditional, and sympathetic all describe you if you’re a life path number 4.
You just have to watch your sensitivity, though, for your caring can easily turn to clinging if you allow it. It’s nothing that a bit of attention and perseverance can’t bring back into balance.
If your number is 8, you’re ambitious, influential, and love investigating what makes things — and people — tick. It’s easy for you to take control, and you could find that this can lead to you taking control of your financial karma positively.
Remember not to get too bossy; it could be detrimental to your success.
Number 11 is one of the Master numbers, and if it is your Life Path number, then you’ve got a specific purpose here on Earth.
You’re intuitive and a born leader, but you have very high expectations of yourself and others. This can lead you to frustration and withdrawal. Don’t let it.
Number 22 is the second of the Master numbers, and if this is yours, then you were born with the potential to shine and be incredibly successful.
Resourceful and with the aptitude for power and fame, you may have to work hard to transcend ego and see the bigger picture so that you can be who you were truly born to become.
Number 33 is the last of the three Master numbers, and if this is yours, you were born to a life of pure energy. You are highly spiritual and constantly searching for enlightenment through education, music, art, and personal discovery. This is why the number is often referred to as the “master teacher” by numerologists.
While this is the most challenging number to keep balanced, you are compassionate, generous, attractive, and sentimental. You’re no stranger to personal sacrifice and taking responsibility to maintain harmony within your life.
When master numbers aren’t focused on, this number can be reduced to 6, meaning that people with Master numbers technically have two Life Path numbers to balance.
Continue Your Numerology Journey
Numerology has its place when it comes to understanding your role in the story of your life.
Numbers can speak to you in other ways, too—for example, when you see numeric sequences appearing on digital clocks, license plates, and so on. Pay attention to those numbers. After all, everything in the Universe can be broken down into a mathematical equation.