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Numerology

Numerology is an ancient study of how numbers affect your life. The Hebrew mystics, the Greek Pythagoreans, and mystical members of the early church believed that numbers have different vibrations or qualities and that everything in the world can be represented by numbers.

That belief is not too far from reality. There are formulas in physics that describe even the smallest particles of matter and energy. So perhaps the ancient numerologists were simply aware of a truth that modern science is discovering....namely that everything that exists has energy and the different frequencies can be represented by different numbers. Of course numerology is much simpler than modern physics, but if you experiment with it a bit you may be surprised at its accuracy.

In numerology, you can take your birthday and, through a simple process, reduce it to one number that represents your life goals and challenges. Likewise, you can convert the letters in your name to numbers and come up with different pieces of information about your personality, your soul, and your subconscious.

You can even use numerology to name a child or to choose a new name for yourself (see if the name has the vibration you would like). You can use numerology to choose a home (see if the address has the vibration you would like to experience in your home) and to pick dates for certain major events in your life. I hope you enjoy the exploration!



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Working with Your Birth Date



Your birth number is the sum of all the individual digits in your birthday. It is a number that cannot be changed and therefore will say a lot about your life path and goals, your challenges and aspirations. For that reason it is also known as the life path or the destiny number. It is the role our soul chose to play in this lifetime in order to learn our lessons and make our contributions to the world.


How to Calculate Your Life Path/Destiny Number



1. Write down your exact date of birth, using four digits for the year.

       For Example:

       Suppose you were born on December 18, 1957.

       In that case your birthday would be written
       like this:

       12 / 18 / 1957

2. Now add up all the digits in your birthday as written above:

       1 + 2 + 1 + 8 + 1 + 9 + 5 + 7 = 34

3. If the sum from the previous calculation is not 1-9, 11, or 22, then add up the digits again:

       3 + 4 = 7

4. The result is your birth number!

       7 is the birth number in this example!



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Working with Your Birth Name



Numerologists believe that the soul influences the parents to give it a name consistent with its personality and the soul's plans. In order to calculate the various numbers contained in your name, you will have to first convert the letters to numbers.


How to convert the letters in your name to numbers:



1. Write down your exactly name as it appears on your birth certificate, including first, middle, and last name given at birth:        

For Example:

       Suppose your full birth name is:

       ROSE MARY SULLIVAN

2. Use the chart below to convert each letter in the name to a number:


letters/numbers


R O S E    M A R Y    S U L L I V A N
9 6 1 5    4 1 9 7    1 3 3 3 9 4 1 5


3. Now click below to calculate:

The Expression (Basic Character/Destiny)

The Soul Urge

The Outer Persona




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How to Calculate the Expression:



Your EXPRESSION is the sum total of all the digits in your name. It represents your basic character, who you are, how you act, and the comfortable ways of being you've acquired both in this and past lifetimes. It describes your basic nature.



1. Convert the letters from the name into digits, as described above:

       R O S E     M A R Y     S U L L I V A N
       9 6 1 5     4 1 9 7     1 3 3 3 9 4 1 5

2. For the Expression add up all the digits in your birthday as written above:

       9+6+1+5    +4+1+9+7    +1+3+3+3+9+4+1+5 = 71

3. If the sum from the previous calculation is not 1-9, 11, or 22, then add up the digits again (and again, if necessary to reduce to a single digit 1-9, 11, or 22.)

       7 + 1 = 8

4. The result is your Expression (basic character & destiny) number!

       8 is the Expression Number
       (basic character & destiny)




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How to Calculate the Soul Urge:



Your SOUL URGE represents your souls hidden goals and dreams for this lifetime. You may or may not be aware of this right now. It is the force that motivates you to grow throughout your life. It is the sum of the VOWELS in your name.



1. Convert the letters from the name into digits, as described above:

       R O S E     M A R Y     S U L L I V A N
       9 6 1 5     4 1 9 7     1 3 3 3 9 4 1 5

2. For the Soul Urge add up all the digits that correspond to the the VOWELS in your birthday, as written above. Count "Y" as a vowel if it sounds like one (as in the example below). If it sounds like a consonant, for example in the name "Yolanda" do not count it as a vowel.

       R O S E     M A R Y     S U L L I V A N
       6 + 5     + 1 + 7     + 3 +   9 + 1     = 32

3. If the sum from the previous calculation is not 1-9, 11, or 22, then add up the digits again (and again, if necessary to reduce to a single digit 1-9, 11, or 22.)

       3 + 2 = 5
  

4. The result is your Soul Urge number!

       5 is the Soul Urge Number here.




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How to Calculate the Outer Persona:



Your OUTER PERSONA represents the parts of you that others see--the first impression that you give others. It represents your hidden talents that others may see but you do not, and also the ways you have learned to succeed in the world. You may or may not be aware of your persona. It is the sum of the CONSONANTS in your name.



1. Convert the letters from the name into digits, as described above:

       R O S E     M A R Y     S U L L I V A N
       9 6 1 5     4 1 9 7     1 3 3 3 9 4 1 5

2. For the Outer Persona add up all the digits that correspond to the the CONSONANTS in your birthday, as written above. Count "Y" as a consonant if it sounds like one (i.e., as in "Yolanda"). Do not count it if it sounds like a vowel (as in the example below where it sounds like "ee.")

       R O S E     M A R Y     S U L L I V A N
       9 + 1 +     4 + 9 +     1 + 3+3 + 4 + 5 = 39
     

3. If the sum from the previous calculation is not 1-9, 11, or 22, then add up the digits again (and again, if necessary to reduce to a single digit 1-9, 11, or 22.)

       3 + 9 = 12

       1 + 2 = 3

4. The result is your Outer Persona number!

       3 is the Outer Persona Number here.



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The Meaning of the Numbers



Summary of Personal Numbers:

Click on one of the following choices to learn more!


Destiny The role your soul plays this lifetime & the lessons it came to learn.
Expression Your basic nature and comfortable tendencies.
Soul Urge Your hidden motivations and heart's desires.
Outer Persona How others see you & talents you might not yet see.



Meanings of Each Number:

Click on one of the numbers to learn more!

numbers calculations 22 11 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1



1 ONE is the number of action, leadership, independence, and originality. One's are pioneers, explorers, catalysts, and innovators.

Destiny: If you have this as a destiny number then you are driven to express your individuality this lifetime and you are a person who takes charge. Even if you don't want to be a leader, you seem to attract yourself to situations where leadership is required. You are focused, goal-oriented, hard-working, and honest, and you try to see the lighter side of life. You must be careful not to become prideful or arrogant.

As the Tao Te Ching says,The True Leader makes the people say, "We did it ourselves."

Expression: If this is your expression, you are comfortable playing the leader. You are ambitious inventive, and creative. You don't like others to tell you what to do.

Soul Urge: If this is your hidden soul urge, you may be working for others but secretly longing to start a business or run the show. You long to express your creative talents without the input of others and you may need a little more space and time for yourself.

Persona: If this is your outer persona, people see you as a leader and innovator .

Planet: Sun

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2 TWO is the number of cooperation, relationships, and balancing needs of self with needs of others. Two's are sensitive, understanding, diplomatic and tend to be good communicators.

Destiny: If you have this as a destiny number then you are someone who likes to work in partnership with others. Although you can accomplish things on your own, you are much happier working or being with a partner. You are diplomatic and a good communicator.

Destiny: If you have this as a destiny number then you are someone who likes to work in partnership with others. Although you can accomplish things on your own, you are much happier working or being with a partner. You are diplomatic and a good communicator. You like a stable relationship and you give a lot, but you have to make sure you give enough to yourself as well. Careful not to be oversensitive or depend too much on others for approval or permission to do what you want in life. Practice receiving a little more!

Expression: If this is your expression, you are comfortable in partnerships, keeping the peace, and keeping the lines of communication open. You are in touch with natural cycles both for people and business.

Soul Urge: If this is your hidden soul urge, you will be driven this lifetime to seek out relationships in your personal life and in business. They may present both your greatest joys and challenges. You might have a closet interest in psychic phenomena. Give yourself permission to explore!

Persona: If this is your outer persona, people may see you as being dependent on others and as a good communicator, whether you see yourself this way or not. Or they may simply admire the way you work in teams and they may seek out your advice on relationships.

Planet: Moon

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3 THREE is the number of creative self-expression. Three's are flexible, personable, witty, intelligent, social, energetic, and often very artistic. They are fun loving and sensitive as well.

Destiny: If you have this as a destiny number then you are enthusiastic, creative, and flexible. People like you and are drawn to you because you freely express your gifts and talents and you have a way with words. Friendships are important and you want to have joy all around you.

If something is not fun, you may find reasons to criticize the endeavor. Also your sensitivity and perfectionism may make you more susceptible to the criticism of others. Make sure you don't nit-pick yourself to death. Remember, there are no rules to creativity!

Expression: If this is your expression, you are friendly and likable. You like careers that offer you a chance for creative self-expression and you like to play a lot more than you like responsibility! You are intelligent, sensitive, and friends are important to you.

Soul Urge: If this is your hidden soul urge, you're going to crave self-expression through some sort of creative work or work with people. You may be fine alone and even a good hard worker, but you'll always want friendships and fun.

Persona: If this is your outer persona, people may see you as creative and fun. They'll want to be around you just to share some of that great, friendly energy.

Planet: Jupiter

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4 FOUR is the number of balance and building strong foundations. Four's tend to be calm, practical, and efficient.

Destiny: If you have this as a destiny number then you are seek out an organized and practical life. You are methodical, intelligent, and a hard worker. You try to be fair, and you like routine better than change. You are the foundation builders of society who can pay great attention to the details that others miss. Saving money is easier than putting it in risky investments and you're likely to espouse the motto, "Slow and steady wins the race."

Honor that your ways work for you, but don't criticize others for being different. Fours sometimes have to guard against overworking themselves, or insisting that others conform to their ways of practical thinking.

Expression: If this is your expression, you are likely to pride yourself on being honest and dependable. You can get the job done and people can almost always count on you to honor your word. You like to be fair. You like security and predictability.

Soul Urge: If this is your hidden soul urge, you will seek security, stability, and foundations. You like to have others acknowledge you and you want your goals met not just for self, but also for the good of others.

Persona: If this is your outer persona, people may see you as loyal and dependable. They are likely to give you a lot of work on the job because they can count on you. In personal relationships they may think you are wonderfully dependable.

Planet: Uranus

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5 FIVE is the number of freedom, adventure, and change. Five's are adaptable, clever, and resilient. They go with the flow easily and like variety.

Destiny: If you have this as a destiny number then you love freedom and adventure. You hate being tied down and although you make friends easily, you will always want variety. You can have relationships but they must be kept alive by seeking out fun and adventure together. Routine means boredom which means "I'm outta here" to a five. You are somewhat idealistic which is good since you value fairness and equality for all.

Careful not to become ungrounded or to let your love of adventure interfere with the practicalities of living. Also, fives can be prone to addiction if they let the negative side of their character rule them.

Expression: If this is your expression, you are going to love freedom and adventure. You may be happier going with the flow than with planning ahead. You like to keep current with the news and the gossip, and you are quick to readjust and change when life no longer suits you.

Soul Urge: If this is your hidden soul urge, you may be a very dependable person but you will always crave freedom and adventure. You have to schedule time away from the routine so you can play, dream, and travel. Remember to honor your need for freedom and then all will be fine in your business and relationships.

Persona: If this is your outer persona, people may see you as noncommittal, or simply as a free spirit! People may be inspired by you and love to be around you because you represent the freedom they desire.

Planet: Mercury

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6 SIX is the number of the home, harmony, and dependability. Sixes are honest, reliable, and supportive of others. Their family and home are important.

Destiny: If you have this as a destiny number then your home is your castle. You seek beauty, idealism, and you really care about people. You are honest and responsible and trustworthy. You like the idea of family and marriage but may be a little too idealistic about them. You do well in group situations and readily support others when they need you.

Learn to love yourself so you can support others from an authentic place, and then allow others to be themselves. Careful not to let your idealism make you stubborn or prideful.

Expression: If this is your expression, you tend to give easily to others and you are very just. You are generous and dependable. You help stabilize others, and you do have an artistic side that loves beauty. Your home is important to you. You are responsible and trustworthy.

Soul Urge: If this is your hidden soul urge, you will want your surroundings to be beautiful and comfortable. You will want others to recognize that you are helpful and you will have a tendency to want acknowledgment for all the support you do offer. You make a great friend and you have a sympathetic ear, but again, you want gratitude for these talents. You may seek out recognition for the good you do.

Persona: If this is your outer persona, people will see you as a supportive and nurturing soul. They will want you to be their friend, they will love to visit your home, and they will count on you in a pinch.

Planet: Venus

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7 SEVEN is the number of mystical wisdom. Sevens are philosophical, intelligent, seekers, and explorers. They pursue knowledge, wisdom, and truth.

Destiny: If you have this as a destiny number then you are a seeker. You observe everything and analyze it, testing it to see if it contains truth. You are intelligent and intuitive, perhaps even very psychic. You would much prefer an intellectual job to one that involves physical labor. You may like to be alone, but you need to share your wisdom with people in order to really own it and be happy. You tend to be a teacher and a spiritual leader and you may feel misunderstood at times.

Careful not to isolate yourself. You will find your soul family when you own your truth! Try not to be impatient with those that are not as advanced as you.

Expression: If this is your expression, you are a seeker, preferring mental to physical pursuits. You want truth in all cases. You want understanding and you will analyze situations to find these qualities. You are interested in spiritual pursuits and you live according to your own rules, rather than institutionalized thinking.

Soul Urge: If this is your hidden soul urge, you will be committed to growth, evolution, truth, and mastery of this life. You will want to evolve, to live a perfect life and to experience all that is available. You want to share all you know with people and you need to make sure you honor your needs for rest in order to stay grounded.

Persona: If this is your outer persona, people may see you as a spiritual seeker. If you are not careful to remain grounded, they may doubt your ability to succeed on the physical plane. If you do remain grounded, they will seek out your wisdom.

Planet: Neptune

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8 EIGHT is the number of success and abundance through true leadership. Eights can be materialistic, focused, tenacious, and are not afraid of hard work to reach their goals.

Destiny: If you have this as a destiny number then you are driven work towards a goal -- often a lofty one. You are not afraid of hard work and you like to lead. If you are not already, you would make a great entrepreneur. You are ambitious and you like to share what you learn. You are also interested in spirituality because anything that involves power will attract you.

Careful to remember the reasons for your goals (personal satisfaction and helping others) so you do not get caught up in pursuit of wealth just for the sake of wealth. You also have to guard against extremes when it comes to money, and you need to make sure you use your personal power wisely.

Expression: If this is your expression, you are going to want accomplishment and success. You need to be in leadership and you like monetary rewards. You are a powerful person that can do powerful good in the world if you seek personal satisfaction and not just money.

Soul Urge: If this is your hidden soul urge, you want to pursue big goals! You will be happy with your accomplishments. You will like to plan, to strategize and to lead. You must guard against pushing yourself too hard.

Persona: If this is your outer persona, people see you as a successful, and ambitious leader. This is not necessarily negative. They may honor & be inspired by your success if it serves the good of the whole.

Planet: Saturn

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9 NINE is the number of spiritual mastery. Nines are spiritual, unconventional, successful, and impulsive. They love easily, seek harmony, and work to live according to spiritual truth.

Destiny: If you have this as a destiny number then you are a compassionate, soulful person who genuinely wants to help others evolve. You may tend to be perfectionistic with yourself, and exacting with others. You may be an excellent counselor or one who finds themselves in a position where they inspire others.

Remember to take care of yourself as you express compassion for others, and try not to doubt yourself. Also guard against judging people. Own your truth, and allow others the freedom to follow their own path.

Expression: If this is your expression, you tend to be loving, compassionate, and tolerant. You are happiest when you are inspiring others and free to express yourself. You will be popular but you must be careful to remember this popularity is a gift from spirit so others will honor your wisdom. Do not let it go to your head.

Soul Urge: If this is your hidden soul urge, you will always want to help others, and to have other people know that you are generous, kind, and caring. You may be interested in the healing arts, or in some helping profession. You desire love in return, and gratitude, but these things are not really your motivation for helping.

Persona: If this is your outer persona, people see you as a compassionate, loving, and giving person. They would say you are wise.

Planet: Mars

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11 ELEVEN is the number of inspiration and enlightenment. Elevens are visionary, energetic, intuitive, inspirational, and creative. They seek mastery via service to others.

Destiny: If you have this as a destiny number then its likely that you will be in the public in some way or another. You are psychic and you ambitious but you have to make sure this ambition drives you to succeed and serve others. You will know you have talent. Use it for higher good. This is a wonderful number with a great deal of spiritual responsibility attached to it. If this does not fit, check out the interpretations for the number "2."

Expression: If this is your expression, you are probably going to want to be in the spotlight, in public, and in a position where people will accept what you have to offer. You are like to be psychic or at least very intuitive and your mix your intelligence with emotions quite well. Idealism comes easily; practical details can be attended to but they are not as much fun. If this does not fit, check out the interpretations for the number "2."

Soul Urge: If this is your hidden soul urge, you will seek out ways to inspire others and to explore mysticism and spiritual development. You can be a leader too. If this does not fit, check out the interpretations for the number "2."

Persona: If this is your outer persona, people see you as an inspiration. If this does not apply to you, check out the number "2."

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22 TWENTY TWO is the number of the spiritual leader. Twenty Twos are successful, and here to master spiritual service through leadership for the greater good of the whole. They seek to embody universal love.

Destiny: If you have this as a destiny number then you will want to lead projects that benefit many people. You are a leader in some form and you remember that you are here to help empower others who are dedicated to service as well. You teach the teachers and lead the leaders.

While you are free to create great material success, you have to be careful not to use your talents for personal gain without considering the good of the whole. If this does not apply to you, check out the number "4."

Expression: If this is your expression, you are likely to be living as a leader already, or if not you will want to be one. You like to teach the teachers and lead the leaders. You desire service to humanity, but in a big way! If this does not apply to you, check out the number "4."

Soul Urge: If this is your hidden soul urge, you will want to do things in a big way, but for the sake of some greater good. If this does not apply to you, check out the number "4."

Persona: If this is your outer persona, people see you as a leader and want you to be in charge of big projects. If this doesn't apply to you, check out the number "4."

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Summary of Numbers



1 Leadership, innovatation
2 Relationships, peace, communication
3 Self-Expression, inspiration, creativity
4 Builder, designer, supporter
5 Freedom seeker, Adapter, catalyst, go with the flow
6 Domestic, support, gratitude
7 Seeker, mystic, psychic
8 Material success, ambition, mastery of self
9 Spiritual mastery, perfection, compassion
11 Inspiration for the good of all
22 Leadership for the good of all





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