There are many methods that better help us understand ourselves. For many, numerology can be one of the most interesting, logical, and fun. You do not have to be a math geek to enjoy it. Numerology helps to give us a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
Think about it…We attach numbers to just about everything: dates, appointments, phones, addresses, car licenses, time—you get the picture. With this introduction to numerology we’ll help you find the meaning behind numbers and give some order to the craziness of everyday life.
Basics of Numerology
Numerology involves the numbers 1 through 9 and three power numbers: 11, 22 and 33. If you can add a few numbers—you’re in.
Let’s start with your birth date. This is referred to as your “Ruling Number“ or “Life Path.“ It’s about our natural abilities or what we were born with. It is a very important number because it is what we are now.
Calculating Your Ruling (or Life Path) Number
So let’s add some numbers and see what’s up!
Example: Birth date 5-6-1952 looks like 5+6+1+9+5+2= 28 add all the numbers you get 28 or 2+8=10 or 1+0=1 Life Path number is 1.
Example: Birth date 9-2-1974 looks like 9+2+1+9+7+4=32 add up all the numbers you get 32 or 3+2=5 Life Path number is 5.
Number Meanings: A Fundamental Nature
Here is a short version of what the numbers mean. It will get you started.
The Number 1
Positive: strong leadership skills, determined, strong willed
Negative: domineering, can be impulsive
The Number 2
Positive: spiritual, supportive, diplomatic, tuned in to the needs of others
Negative: shy, fearful, self-conscious
The Number 3
Positive: insightful, happy, optimistic, analyzing and artistic
Negative: moody, unfinished business, scattered
The Number 4
Positive: organizing, scientific, good with their hands, strong values
Negative: stubborn, fixed, and argumentative
The Number 5
Positive: independent, artistic, curious, intuitive, great ideas
Negative: moody, impatient, and restless
The Number 6
Positive: love of home, tolerant, unselfish, nurturing
Negative: worries too much, stubborn, domineering
The Number 7
Positive: philosophical, teaching, helpful, charming, loves to be alone
Negative: distracted, suspicious, inflexible,
The Number 8
Positive: political, makes great executives, cares about people, dependable
Negative: workaholic, stressed, materialistic
The Number 9
Positive: talented writers, honest, humanitarian, artistic
Negative: not good with finances, moody
That’s it for now, but be on the look out for more about power numbers and a deeper look at Life Path.
Keep the faith!
More from our Numerology series
Number 1 Compatibility
Number 2 Compatibility