by Cindy VanDyke
Have you ever wondered about numerology, why people use it, and how it works? Again, it is an interesting topic that is considered fascinating to some and often dismissed by others.
Numbers are included in all we do and have been shared in all cultures since ancient times. All numbers seem to have a general meaning, and in numerology, all meanings are reduced to single digits.
The zero is a paradox. It can encompass all with no beginning and no end, yet also represent everything from nothingness to destruction. Zero is not used much in numerology because it does not have a specific vibration, as it is all and no vibration at once.
Wherever one appears, something is coming into being. The number one relates to beginnings.
The number two is about relationships, either companionship or conflict.
The number three relates to important concepts like the past, present, and future. Or the three dimensions of space which are force, matter, and consciousness. The triangle (which has three sides) is even used in architecture and astronomy to calculate distances.
The number four represents stability, like four legs on a table or a chair. It also represents the 4 elements: earth, fire, air, water, and their solid, liquid, gaseous, and flame states.
Five embodies the fifth element which is ether. Ether flows within the four material elements energizing and connecting them. This movement is symbolized by a five-pointed star.
The number six is like a spiral found in many prehistoric artifacts.
The number seven brings with it a fresh level of understanding. There are seven days in a week, seven notes in a music scale, seven main visible colours in the spectrum, and seven is the 1/4 of the moon cycle. The number seven is related to change.
The number eight has dual meanings. Eight doubles the stability of four, and it follows the number 7, which potentially leads to a new level. The number eight has a sense of structure and when placed on its side resembles the infinity symbol.
Nine is a number of completion and transition. Nine is the only number that always reproduces itself when multiplied by another number (e.g., 6x9=54, and 5+4=9). If all of the digits up to and including nine are added together, the sum is 45, and this reduces to 4+5=9.
Numbers are all around us. Numerologists have a formula they use to calculate a personality number, a life path number, and a destiny number. They use single digits that correspond with the alphabet as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
If your name was John Smith:
JOHN (1+6+8+5=20) = 2
SMITH (1+4+9+2+8=24) 2+4=6
2+6=8. 8 would be the destiny number.
The life path number is the total of your birth.
If your birthday was November 10th, 1977:
2+7=9. 9 would be your life path number.
The personality number is calculated by the day of the month you were born. If you were born the 27th of a given month, 9 would be your personality number.
This is a subject that one could write about forever, but today, these are the basics and the formula.
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