“Everything in the universe dances to mathematics.” Dr. Hughes
Like everything in our universe, numbers have a vibration. The study of this vibration, known as numerology, explores the meaning and significance of numbers in every day life. In this light, numerology can be used to analyze everything from your birth date to your house number. Want to know what your numbers say about you? Then keep reading for a crash course on numerology basics.
How to Calculate for Numerology
The first step in analyzing a number is to reduce it to a single digit (1-9) or a master number (11 or 22). Although master numbers are double digits, they carry a specific meaning. Therefore, the numbers 11 and 22 are not reduced down any further. Let’s look at a couple of examples.
Reducing a Number
In our first example, let’s reduce the year 2019. First, add each digit:
2 + 0 + 1 + 9 = 12
Now, add each of those digits:
1 + 2 = 3
Repeat this process as many times as necessary to obtain a single digit.
In our second example, let’s reduce the number 74. Begin by adding each digit:
7 + 4 = 11
This is still a double digit, so you would repeat the process, right? No, not in this case. Since 11 is a master number, you would stop right there. You would not go on to reduce this to 1 + 1 = 2. Thus, you would leave it as an 11. Similarly, you would not reduce the number 22 any further.
After you’ve arrived at a single number, what does that number suggest? Well, here are the essential meanings behind each number:
- 1 – New Beginnings
- 2 – Partnerships and Choices
- 3 – Growth and Achievement
- 4 – Building and Maintenance
- 5 – Change
- 6 – Peace and Harmony
- 7 – Reflection and Assessment
- 8 – Power and Prosperity
- 9 – Completion
- 11 – Intuition and Sensitivity
- 22 – Ambition and Success
Putting It All Together
Now that you know how to reduce a number and what the numbers mean, let’s put it all together in a few examples.
In this example, what do you think is the vibration of this home? As you can see, the house number is 7224. Therefore, you would begin by adding all the digits together:
7 + 2 + 2 + 4 = 15
1 + 5 = 6
Since 6 stands for peace and harmony, the occupants of this home live in an energy that supports unity and cooperation.
Your Personal Year
For instance, let’s say that Amy is celebrating her birthday on 12-5-2018. What is in store for her over the next 12 months? As usual, start by reducing the date to a single digit:
1 + 2 + 5 + 2 + 0 + 1 + 8 = 19
1 + 9 = 10
And finally, 1 + 0 = 1
That is to say, Amy is entering into a 1, or “new beginning”, year. Thus, she might start a new job, begin a new relationship, or move into a new house.
All of the minor arcana cards carry a numerical energy. With this in mind, what if the Seven of Cups card came up? What would you say about it from a numerology stand point?
Well, since 7 is a reflection and assessment number, the card indicates a need to consider all options and choose wisely.
Indeed, that is exactly what we see portrayed in the image as well. As illustrated, the person on the card is carefully considering the choices before him/her.
It’s Only a Starting Point
Now it’s your turn. What is your personal year? What is the vibration of your home? Regardless of what your numbers reveal, this is merely an energetic starting point.
Think of it as checking your location on the map. For instance, if you looked at your GPS and saw that you were in Florida, you might think, “Oh, I’m in Florida. No wonder I’m so hot. Yes, that makes sense now.” While there is nothing wrong with being in Florida, you might decide you want to be in Vermont. In that case, you now know where you are and where you want to go.
Comparatively, it’s the same way with energy. Once you know the current vibrations you are working with, it’s up to you to decide where to take it. Remember, nothing is set in stone. You have free choice and the power to decide your own destiny.
To summarize, numerology is a fun and fascinating study with a wide variety of applications. It can be used to analyze names, dates, addresses, and countless other aspects of life. What do your numbers say about you?