You can have none, one, or several Karmic Lessons in your numerology chart.
The number that is most often repeated in your name represents your specific field of expertise, or a concentrated talent – this is called your Hidden Passion. As with Karmic Lessons, you can have more than one Hidden Passion.
The Karmic Lessons and Hidden Passion chart is represented by a square divided in 9 smaller squares. Each of those nine squares is numbered 1 through 9 and arranged in order starting with 1 in the top left and ending with 9 in the lower right corner. In the top of each square is another number indicating how many times the number below it is represented in the full name at birth.
Tom Cruise, for example, has 4 letters with the value of 1 in his name. He has two letters with the value of 2, two letters with the value of 3, and so forth.
Tom has no Karmic Lessons. None of the squares in the Karmic Lesson / Hidden Passion chart has a zero in it, because at least 1 of each number is found in his name.
Notice, however, that he has more letters with the value of 1, than any other letters. Therefore, his Hidden Passion is 1.
THE MEANING OF THE KARMIC LESSON NUMBERS
So far, we have talked about the strongest, and usually the most obvious, aspects of a person's character. But now we enter into the more hidden realms, where people are driven by desires or ambitions that even they may not be aware of. In order to become free human beings, we must make these subtle, unconscious traits conscious. We must become aware of ourselves in our deepest recesses in order to take control of our lives. Otherwise, we are slaves to our unconscious desires.
Karmic lessons are areas that we are currently weak in and must be faced and worked on in this life. There can be more than one Karmic Lesson. These are indicated by the absence of certain numbers in your name.
The letters and numbers of your name point to talents and abilities that you possess. These characteristics can be compared to a workshop in which certain tools are available to you. Missing numbers, those that are not represented in the letters in your name, imply tools that are unavailable, and must be learned and mastered during this lifetime.
You may well recognize your Karmic Lessons as weaknesses you have learned to overcome in the course of your life, however, the challenges implied in your Karmic Lessons will continue to come up occasionally for the rest of your life.
For people with three or more numbers missing, it is supremely important to focus on your career and talents, and to persevere in the face of any difficulty or obstacle. The kind of keyhole energy suggested by such a name gives you the ability to achieve great success in a specific part of life; but before such a success can be achieved, adversity must be overcome. Perseverance, therefore, becomes the key to happiness.
Your Hidden Passion reveals one or more special strengths and talents that you rely upon and are available to you. The Hidden Passion represents your specific field of expertise, or a concentrated talent.
Metaphorically, this talent can be seen as having a power all its own to shape your life. Its existence gives you a strong desire to develop and to express that particular ability. Having the talent demands that you express it, that you experience this part of you, and that you live according to its nature. In this way, the Hidden Passion shapes your personality, and guides your life.
For the numerical value of each letter, see the listing below.