His practice was a study of numerical interconnectivity. All it takes to start uncovering the mystical properties of numbers is a pen, paper, and some simple arithmetic or the nearest calculator. The easiest way to start working with numerology is by analyzing your unique date of birth. Numerology is all about getting to the root number. To do this, you simply reduce digits until you reach a single-digit number, excluding 11 and 22, which are considered Master Numbers more on this later.
This single digit is your individual Life Path Number. The Life Path Number is similar to your astrological sun sign : It reveals your greater purpose, including strengths, weaknesses, talents, and ambitions.
Your Life Path Number also exposes the tone of your experiences, and why events occur past, present, and future. Simply put, it's the method to the madness. Let's say your birthday is December 15, To calculate your Life Path Number, you will reduce each component of this date to a single digit:.
This equal If you were born on December 15, , your Life Path Number is 3. It may seem daunting at first, but once you see it all written out this way, it becomes far less intimidating, no? As mentioned above, the only time you would not reduce the final number is if you attain 11 or These are considered Master Numbers and connote a more intensified version of their root numbers 2 and 4, respectively. Master Numbers suggest a high degree for learning, achievement, or success, but likely in a more stressful or high-pressure environment.
Rather than simplify this to a single digit yielding 4 , the number 22 reflects the Master Number — the higher-octane iteration of 4, revealing McCartney's strong "life mission. You can also use numerology to derive the root number of names or words — this is where our ancient buddy Pythagoras lends a hand. According to his theories, certain letters have specific numerical values, which are as follows:. To find your Destiny Number, calculate the root number of your full name first, middle, last by reducing each name to a single digit, and adding up the total. Whereas your Life Path reveals your greater purpose, your Destiny Number offers insight as to how you will express your greater goals.
So, as a Life Path 8 person, my mission is to cultivate abundance, and I will express this through my Destiny Number 7: analysis, research, and critical observation. Sounds about right. Just as Aries, the first sign of the zodiac , is about action and initiation, in numerology, 1 is linked to forward motion. On a bad day, 1 can be be a bit bossy or boastful, hiding any insecurities behind an over-developed self-importance.
Even the most autonomous 1s need the support of their friends, family, and lovers. Within numerology, the 2 vibration assumes the role of the mediator, creating harmony by bringing together dissonant forces through compassion, empathy, and kindness. Because 2 is so sensitive, it is very conflict averse, and can end up feeling under-appreciated or unacknowledged. Communication is paramount for 3.
Your emotions are like sparks, now you are happy, then you are depressed by something. You have a keen understanding of other people and could be an efficient manager or politician. This equal People around really enjoy your company. Number: 5. It means that you are creative enough to find a solution to any quandary. Throughout its pages, the author attempts to demonstrate that the number five and the related Quincunx pattern can be found throughout the arts, in design, and in nature — particularly botany.
Symbolically, 3 represents the output of two joined forces: It is the essence of creation. Your work inspires, motivates, and uplifts others, and 3 finds great joy making others smile. However, 3 is also known to be quite moody, and if 3 feels misunderstood, may withdraw entirely. In numerology, 4 has an earthy-energy and is centered around fortifying its roots. Practical, hardworking, and responsible, the 4 vibration is focused on creating logical systems that can support scalable growth.
There is a solidity to 4, however, that can quickly devolve into rigidity; 4 must remember that rules are meant to enhance, not inhibit.
Free-thinking, adventurous, and progressive, 5 is defined by freedom. Akin to Sagittarius energy within astrology, 5 is known for its playful, impuslive, and vivacious spirit. But on the other side of its signature joie de vivre , 5 can become restless and impatient. A true healer, 6 has the ability to problem solve in both the emotional and physical realms, helping others through its straightforward, yet gentle, approach. This number also can easily communicate with children and animals, displaying a soft tenderness and caretaker spirit.
To avoid carrying the world on its shoulders, 6 must learn to build trust and understanding for others: Simply put, everyone must follow their own unique path. The detectives of numerology, 7 is known for its investigative abilities and analytical skills. Astrologically, the number 7 can be thought of as a blend of Virgo and Scorpio energy: 7 is extremely detail-oriented, but is driven by inner-wisdom as oppossed to tangible realities. Remember, the numbers 1 and 2 form a duality that is similar to the Yin and Yang in Taoism.
The number 1 is the number of leaders who are highly energetic and active. The number 2, on the hand, is like yin energy, passive and even submissive. The number 12 then represents unbridled creativity, constrained within the opposing primordial forces that make up all things. This card is associated with two types of energy that all people must deal with on their larger spiritual journey: sacrifice and the inner conflict arising from the divergent energies that move through all of nature.
Why is this? The number 12, as well as The Hanged Man are both associated with the astrological sign of Pisces, a water sign. Pisces is symbolized by two fish swimming in opposing directions. This is symbolic of the inner emotional conflicts that people with that astrological sign, as well as those whose life path or soul urge numbers can be expressed as 12, experience.
The number 12 is very common, appearing twice a day on the clock, every month on the calendar, every year throughout December and often in the form of prices and dollar amounts as we go through our days.
In fact, 12 is so common, we are likely to consider its appearance to be merely a coincidence. But that is not necessarily the case.
If we consider the meaning of the number, it could come to represent creativity constrained by an unrelenting inner conflict. When we are in the throes of an intense inner conflict, it is not likely that we will be effective in the outer world. Therefore, when the number 12 appears at salient moments in our experience, it could indicate that we need to transcend our internal conflict to realize our true creative potential, symbolized by the root number 3.
When we look at The Hanged Man card, or read about obstruction in the I Ching, it may fill us with a sense of foreboding, but this is not necessarily the interpretation that we should make. The Hanged Man actually represents the key to enacting the creative energy of root number 3, which 12 reduces to once we have reconciled out internal conflict. The Hanged Man represents the profound energy of sacrifice. Of course, the archetypal image of sacrifice in our tradition is that of Christ, but there are many other sacrifices that we can enact in our lives that will bring us balance and harmony.
A clue as to what this sacrifice may be comes again from Confucius, whose commentaries in the I Ching illuminated the enigmatic symbols that Fu Hsi discovered on the backs of cracked tortoise shells when he originally compiled the I Ching almost 5, years ago.
The key to reconciling the internal conflict inherent in number 12 is to go inside and work with the conflicting energies. Through meditation, seclusion in natural settings and getting in touch with the conflicting sides of our nature, those struggling with 12 energy can reconcile their inner conflict and enact unbridled and joyful creative energy in their lives. Last Updated on May 14th, The Meaning of Number 12 Compound numbers, like the number 12, are composed of root numbers which determine, define and illuminate their meaning.
In Numerology, the root numbers from are the primary carriers of vibrational energy.