Introduction to the Pythagorean system of numerology.

The Basics and Benefits of Numerology


How can I benefit from numerology?

Numerology is primarily a self-help tool. It is a way to gain greater insight and understanding into your inner being and true nature. It reveals aspects of your character and personality in a way that is fresh and inspiring. It gives you a new vantage point from which to look at yourself; one with greater distance and perspective than many other self-help systems. Self-knowledge is the key to success and freedom.

Having a greater insight into your strengths and weakness will help you in every aspect of life.


What is the effect of changing my name?

The effect of charging your name can be considerable, depending upon the other numbers in your chart. While the influence makes itself felt in a subtle way from the day you change your name, the change cannot be considered complete until the new name is fully integrated in your subconscious. Legally changing your name is not as important as how much you use the new name. (For further advice about changing your name, see "The Minor Expression Number" in chapter3)


Can numerology predict health problems, financial difficulties, accidents, and other potential problems?

Numerology can both predict and not predict your future. Certain cycles definitely point to the possibility of painful experiences at certain times in your life, such as accidents, money problems, divorce, and the like. In the same way, numerology foretells many positive events.

However, at such times the person always has the opportunity to turn the course of events in his favor, or to let a beautiful opportunity slide by. Numerology can indicate, for example, that a certain period of your life will be highly rewarding, a kind of payment for years of efforts. Numerology can be very accurate in such predications. However, the rewards are comparable to the effort you have made. In the same way, numerology reveals the sowing and the harvesting cycle of life. If you have sown seeds of selfishness and greed, you will experience a time of loss-financial loss, or the loss of support from others.


Your chart reveals your potential, your strengths, your weaknesses, your challenges, and your lessons to be learned.

Every number suggests potential strengths and weaknesses; all things have their light and dark sides. It is your freedom as an individual to draw from your highest potential.

A numerologist can have a good idea of which directions a person will likely move in, and how much of his potential he will use or abuse. This is known by considering the balance of chart, or spreading of energies, This is by far the biggest challenge for a numerologist, even after many years of experience, For example, a person with few or no is the overall chart will have a difficult time establishing a strong identity; he will likely lack drive and willpower.

On the other hand, he may be a loving, giving, and very cooperative person, but perhaps a bit of a wimp, A person with an excessive number of 1s will have a strong identity, and enormous personal power, ambition and drive, but will be tempted to become domineering, selfish, aggressive, and perhaps, violent, Both cases are examples of an imbalance within the chart of which the person must be conscious.


Can numerology pinpoint my death?

Numerology cannot predict your death, and neither can any other similar science.


Are certain numbers better than others?

No particular number is better than another. All numbers have positive and negative aspects. They can only be considered better than others when they relate to certain demands in their environment, such as their vocational attributes, For example, 4s make excellent accountants, 5s make better salespeople and promoters, 6s make great teachers, and 8s are talented at business matters.

Sometimes we find ourselves attracted to certain numbers. Many people have a favorite number or numbers. Our attraction to a particular number is very much like our preference for certain colors. On the surface, these attractions seem arbitrary, but science has proven that colors influence our mood and behavior.


The reverse is also true.

Numbers correspond to our inner state and to our personal preferences in the same way. They, too, reveal much about our nature, and they even influence how we feel.

On a very deep level, each of us understands that a number represents more than just a quantity. The numbers 1 through 9 represent archetypes, Each number has a certain character or personality: the creative 3, the dynamic 5, the responsible 6, the sage-like 7, and so on. Perhaps all of these characteristics are in you, but some are more pronounced than others, It is this link between the character of a particular number, and those same traits within you, that sparks an unconscious recognition or attraction.

Objectively speaking, there is no number that is better than another, so any preference for a certain number, or numbers, is purely subjective.


What is the philosophy behind numerology?

When we confront the question of numerology, we are facing the same dilemma that we all face with the larger question of life: Is there meaning and order to life, or is it purely a random and chaotic universe? Learn more ...


Numerology & Quantum Physics

As quantum physicist F. Capra points out in his book The Tao of physics, scientists have now discovered a universal unity among all phenomena. As Capra said, the universe is characterized by the "fundamental interdependence" between all phenomena. And quantum physicist Niels Bohr emphasized that the main consequence of these theories is that we cannot separate any part of the material universe from the rest without making an error. The new vision of reality is a spiritual vision in its very essence.

Progress for the human spirit, as I've come to see it, is an elevation of consciousness to where the individual becomes fully aware of being an integral part of the cosmos as a whole, and of its maker. This mode of consciousness is much, much broader than anything that could possibly develop from a rational thought process. Contrary to the knowledge of the mind, this understanding is rooted in seeing, recognizing, and realizing at a much deeper level, It typically occurs in meditative experiences, but it can also occur in many other settings.


Science is trying to reach that kind of understanding.

As Capra indicated, quantum mechanics is demonstrating that the fundamental reality of the universe-while not immediately apparent to our rational minds-is a vast unity in which all things are related.

In ancient times, this understanding formed the basis for all the natural and spiritual sciences. In fact, natural Science was merely the tool that was used to discover the underlying orderliness of the universe, otherwise Known as God, Out of this consciousness came such spiritual sciences as numerology.


Numerology is based upon this underlying unity.

A unity that manifests itself in a very intimate way in all of our lives. Our names and dates of birth, for example, are connected with our deepest inner being in a way that the rational mind cannot immediately understand. The intuitive mind, however, is capable of perceiving these relationships, and of interpreting them to help us better understand our lives.

The act of giving something a name is not a superficial or intellectual effort, but a reflection of our deep experience of the essence of the thing we are naming. It comes out of our connection, or our intuitive feeling of that thing.

For example, the word storm, with its special combination of vowels and consonants, gives us a feeling of the movement and power of an invisible force. Storm. Say it and you will feel it.

Another example is the word power, which names something, but at the same time gives the experience of the thing we are naming: Power! The biting movement of the jaw makes us feel it.

The word love embraces you gently, It gives you the experience of its meaning.

Every word, in every language, perfectly reflects the feeling and spirit of the thing that is named by the people who use that language.

Some will argue that the words used to name things were originally chosen arbitrarily, and then were integrated into our inner feelings. However, our understanding of sound comes from an archetypal and unconscious part of our being. It is intimately connected with our appreciation of music; no matter whether you are tone deaf or have perfect pitch, all of us have an inborn capacity to discern music from chaotic noise, Music is harmony. And music is inside of us.

Nature, too, is filled with events that have trained us to associate certain qualities with sounds: The clap of thunder, the woosh of a river, or the whir of a bird in flight.

From our innate understanding of music and harmony comes the act of naming thing according to our perception of their inner natures. This intuitive act is the source of language. All languages emerge from, and represent the nature of the people who use them.


All of this points to a single and incredibly significant fact: sound and time are both rooted in harmony and universal order.

This is the source of numerology. The numerologist maintains that each of us carries the perfect name that reflects our inner nature or being. That name is collection of sounds, a melody, that in a very deep and perfect way is you.


What are the specific characteristics of numbers?

Numbers can be seen as archetypes. They represent qualities that all of us possess in greater or lesser quantities, Each number, you might say, is the archetypal quality. The number 1 possesses aggressiveness or dynamism, for example, versus the passiveness and cooperation of number 2. In this sense, numerology has much in common with mythology. Just as each of the Greek gods possessed an absolute set of values, each number has a oneness of being.

To further illustrate, the number 1 embodies masculinity, a strong drive, individuality, and determination. The number 1 could never be confused with the number 2, which has the qualities of sensitivity, femininity, cooperation, and gentleness. Each number is the counterpart, or the opposite, of the number next to it. The personality of the number 1 is the opposite of the2. In a different, but no less profound way, the 2 is the opposite of the 3, the 3 is the opposite of the 4, the 4 is the opposite of the 5, and so on.

The personality of each number is so clear and defined that once you get to know the numbers, you will be able to predict each number’s response to any given situation.

At the same time, each number does possess nuances within its field of characteristics that are enhanced or diminished due to its place in the chart. Also, certain numbers complement other numbers; the right combinations will enhance and support each other. In this way, they may also limit one another’s effects. If placed in very prominent positions within the chart, such opposites can be very dynamics, but can also represent internal conflict.

As you read this book (Numerology; Key To Your Inner Self), you will note that I have described each number according to its location, taking into account its place in the chart. By reading the information related to the numbers in each section of this book, you will soon become intimately acquainted with their personalities.


Numbers are so much like people that getting to know them is a continuing process.

It would be impossible to put down all the characteristics, qualities, and idiosyncrasies that each number possesses.

For example, Is like to take John Wayne-size steps-they swing their arms, appear very macho, and seem ready to take control of any situation-and 3s are jovial and have a bounce to their walk. Also, 7s are big readers; 4s know the value of a dollar; but 8s know how to earn large sums, and spend them, too. These are some of the less obvious characteristics with which you will become familiar by studying this book, and you can relate the information to your own life, and to that of others.


Every human characteristic, quality, or idiosyncrasy is represented in one of the nine cardinal numbers.

Just as human DNA molecule is made up of four basic nucleic acids that are arranged in a complex, and unique spiraling ladder, so too, do the nine cardinal numbers represent nine archetypal human qualities that are also present in each of us. These nine archetypes are arranged uniquely in us all to form a specific personality with unique strengths and weaknesses.

These nine numbers not only symbolized nine specific archetypes, but also nine stages of development that all of us pass through in order to complete our growth and maturity. As you read this book, you will see how these numbers describe human characteristics, as well as the various cycles through which we all evolve during life’s journey.

In one of the nicer examples of symbolic psychology, the shape of the number 9 itself contains a circle on a lead, representing the completion of a cycle, a turning back to the beginning, which is also manifested in the fact that whenever any number is added to the number 9, it comes back to itself. For example, if you add 9 plus 5, you get 14, which, if added together (the 1 and the 4 of 14), makes 5 again. An 8 plus 9 is 17, which, if 1 and 7 are added together, gives us 8 again. Aside from this, an important aspect in the nature of the 9 is the fact that it represents completion, and detachment, the final point from which we return to a new beginning.

Three different ways of looking at the 9-the shape of the symbol, the mathematical strangeness, and what it represents in numerology-reveal closely related characteristics.


It is interesting that the symbols of all numbers reflect their nature.

The pillar shape of the number 1 reflects the independence, leadership, and strength of that number.

The humble, sensitive, and diplomatic 2 symbolizes its resilient strength: It is easy to depress, and to squash, yet it is flexible, and, like a spring, the 2 rises again, much easier and quicker than does the 1.

The 3 represents self-expression, verbal art, enthusiasm, and inspiration. It is the most imaginative of all numbers, and this is reflected in its open and inviting shape, which is ready to embrace anything in this world and the world above.

The squares-shaped 4 is down-to-earth. It sits on the ground, and it is a foundation and a rock of support for other numbers. It represents limitations (often self-imposed) and discipline; it is never a dreamer.

The 5 is the most dynamic of all numbers, and the symbol seems to turn around its central point. The 5 will try anything at least once, and, and, true to its nature, is open front and back.

The number 6 is the most loving and sacrificing of all numbers, it is the mother/fatherhood numbers, and it seems pregnant with love.

The 7 is the thinker and the hermit. It is the seeker of truth, and it reminds me of a wise old man with an outstretched arm. In his hand he holds a lamp, shining its light in search of answers.

The 8 represents the balance between the spiritual and the material world, and the symbol reflects heaven and earth in the two circles stacked on top of each other.

The 9 completes the circle, Like the 6, it is a very loving number, but where the 6 sends its love to family, friends, and the community, the 9 gives its love to the worlds. It is the humanitarian.

As you apply the numbers to specific people and situation, their many nuance will be revealed to you. Soon you will recognize that numbers are not only illuminating, but also fun.


In order to introduce you to the personalities of numbers, I have provided a short summary of their characteristics, listed below.

Also, certain double-digit numbers have specific meanings. These are known as Master numbers (11 and 22), and Karmic Debt numbers (13, 14, 16, and 19). They are also explained below.


The 1 is the most independent, unconventional, and individualistic of all numbers.

It represents the beginning, the source, the innovator, the originator, and the uniqueness of individualist. It is masculine, and it possesses a strong sense of courage and leadership. It is ambitious and goal-oriented. It has direction, and it does not doubt its course of action. It is stubborn, and it has strong opinions about right and wrong. It is a high energy, dynamic force that drives relentlessly towards its destiny. It is the instigator.


The 2 is the gentlest of all numbers, and represents cooperation, diplomacy, and tact.

It is the power behind the throne; it is a supportive number, and it often plays the role of advisor. It is very feminine and subtle.

The 2 is loving, vulnerable, and humble. It loves music and harmony in any form. It dislikes direct confrontation, is easily hurt, and does not handle criticism well. However, it is extremely resilient. It is the peacemaker.


The 3 is the most playful of all numbers.

It is creative, inspirational, and motivating self-expression and communication are its central qualities. It is a happy-go-lucky number, and it is both optimistic and enthusiastic. Its energy is expansive and outward moving, and often scattered. It is sunshine number.


The 4 is the most practical of all numbers, with a sharp eye for details.

It is orderly, systematic, methodical, and precise. It is reliable, punctual, and dependable. It does what it says it will do. It is honest, trustworthy, and totally without artifices. It is rigid, and it dislikes changes. It needs predictability, and it likes habits and rituals. It forms the foundation of every enterprise. It is the rock and the cornerstone.


The 5 is the most dynamic of all numbers.

It is persuasive; a promoter and a salesperson par-excellence. It is versatile and adaptable. It is the experimenter and the explorer. It is also bright, quick-witted, and a straight-shooter with extraordinary reflexes. It is the juggler of many projects, and it is easily distracted with a love for sensual pleasures and immediate gratification. It is adventurous and courageous; the traveler's number.


The 6 is the most loving of all numbers.

It is harmonious with all other numbers, and it is committed, caring, sympathetic, protective, and nurturing, as well as responsible, self-sacrificing, and undemanding. It is domestic, marriage, and family-oriented, and community conscious. It is the teacher and the healer. The 6 cares for those who are weaker. It is visually artistic, creative, and a craftsperson. It is also the mother/fatherhood number.


The 7 is the most spiritual of all numbers.

It is the seeker of truth, and is mental, analytical, focused, contemplative, and meditative. It is the accumulator of knowledge and wisdom, and the intellectual and abstract thinker. It is insightful and understanding, self-oriented, and often withdrawn. It is an inward, interior journey. It is the scientist, philosopher, preacher, scholar, and sage. It is reflectivity, aloneness, and quiet contentment. It is the hermit's number.


The 8 is the most result-oriented of all numbers.

It represents the balance between the material and the spiritual world. It is a powerful, ambitious, and money-conscious number, but it also generous. It understands money as a tool. It is the leader and the businessperson, with big dreams and big plans. It is the overseer and the manager. It is strength and the perseverance to see things through. It is the gambler. It is understanding, forgiving, and broadminded, It is the visionary’s number.


The 9 is the most humanitarian of all numbers.

It is effort and sacrifice without the need for reward. It is giving, sharing, loving, and caring. It is the statesperson, politician, lawyer, writer, philosopher, and above all, the idealist. It is worldwide consciousness, genius, and a synthesizer. It is creative and artistic. It is the architect, landscaper, and designer; a combiner of colors and materials, It is aloof, noble, aristocratic, and a healer of the many.


The number 1 through 9 represent the full scope of human characteristics.

They are the nine archetypes that, combined in an endless variety, form the basis of each individual’s unique personality in much the same way that just three primal colors from the basis of millions of colors found in this universe.


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