Transit & Essence Cycles

Numerology's Transits and Essence cycles occupy the bottom rows of the upper part of the wave in your numerology chart, and are the only cycles based on your name
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Numerology's Transit & Essence cycles reflect your personal, internal changes and influences


The Transits and Essence cycles are the only cycles in your numerology chart based on your name

Whereas Personal Year cycles run concurrent with the calendar year, Transit and Essence cycles run from birthday to birthday.


The individual letters of your name are used to find your Transits.

Your name is like music that vibrates in time; each note, or letter, has a specific duration and influence over the course of your life. Your life can, therefore, be seen as a musical score, with individual letters making specific contributions at given points, just as notes in a musical piece give it its rhythm, character, and nuance.

The Transits appear as part of your Progressive Chart and will tell you much about specific influences taking place in your life during given years.

Personal Year cycles reveal external influences; changing events and circumstanced and revealing opportunities and challenges for the coming year

Transit and Essence cycles reflect inner state of mind, your internal changes and growth; i.e., how you will handle whatever comes your way during the coming year.

The Personal Year and Essence cycles in particular complement each other and should always be viewed together. It is for that reason our new software and readings include a chapter named Dualities, which analyzes the combined influence of these two cycles.

For example, a 1 Personal Year and a 5 Essence affect you dramatically different compared to a 1 Personal Year and a 4 Essence.



How to Find The Transits In Your Numerology Chart

Transits are found among the individual letters of your name, and are used in conjunction with the Essence Chart to provide additional information about your year ahead.

The Transits are derived from the letters of your first, middle, and last names. Each name provides information on a particular level of your consciousness: the physical, mental, and spiritual.

The Physical Transit is derived from your first name; the Mental Transit from your middle name; and the Spiritual Transit from your last name.

For those who do not have a middle name, the last name provides the Transit for both the Mental and the Spiritual planes.

For those who have more than one middle name, the middle names should be strung together into one long name. If you received more than one last name, string the last names together into one long last name.


Each letter of the name lasts for as long as the value of that letter.

Let’s use Tom Cruise’s chart as an example. His first name, Thomas, is used to find his Physical Transits.

Starting at birth, the T in Thomas’s name has a value of 2, and therefore lasts for two years; ages 0 and 1.

The H follows that two-year period with a numerological value of 8, which will last for 8 years. The letter O has a value of 6 and lasts for the next 6 years, and so forth.

When you add the numerology value of each of the letters in the name Thomas, you find that Thomas has a full numerological value of 22, and therefore lasts for twenty-two years, at which time the name’s influence will return to the T and go through the letters again.

For the Mental Transit, we use the name Cruise. For the Spiritual Transit, we use the last name Mapother.

As mentioned earlier, the top row of the wave contains the individual’s age. Below the age, we find the Physical Transit. Below that the Mental Transit, and then the Spiritual Transit.

NOTE: The main graphic above shows the updated chart system (included in the World Numerology App). This course used Tom's chart starting age 20.


Numerology chart Transit and Essence calculationIn this numerology chart's detail, we see that we started the chart at age 20, at which age Tom has an “A” Physical Transit, an “I” Mental Transit, and an “H” Spiritual Transit.

The letter A has a value of 1 and therefore lasts only 1 year.

The letter I has a value of 9, so Tom must have entered this particular Mental Transit five years before age 20.

The H has a value of 8 and will therefore occupy his Spiritual Transit slot for 8 years.



Calculating Essence Cycles In Your Numerology Chart

The Essence cycle number is the sum of the Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Transits in place during a particular year of your life.

The two bottom rows in the upper wave of the numerology chart are dedicated to the double-digit and single-digit Essence numbers. (Essence cycles are very important, so it is good practice to be aware of the double-digit number if there is one.)

The Essence cycles are shown on 5th and 6th row. The 5th row shows the double-digit sum of the Transits; the 6th row the reduced single-digit total.

The Essence cycle is the sum of the Transit Cycles for that year. In Tom’s case, age 20 shows the following Transits: the A (value =1), the I (value = 9), and the H (value = 8).

Adding the Transits together, we come to 18, which reduces to 9. I like to see both the double-digit number and the single digit number to which it reduces, the influence is of the Essence cycle is strong affected by the double-digit number.

It also makes it possible to quickly see if Master numbers or Karmic Debt numbers are at play. In Tom’s case, we see that during the ages 22 and 23 Tom was influenced by the 19 Karmic Debt number.


Numerology; the yearly cycle wheel showing the Essence number in the outer ring.The Essence Cycle also appears in the outer ring of the first “wagon wheel.”

The next two wagon wheels show the Essence cycles for next year and the year after that.

Notice that in the case of 2003, the year starts for Tom with a 4 Essence, and, after July (notice the mark at the July level) the Essence again is 4. It is quite common to repeat Transit and Essence cycles.



Audio Numerology Lecture; The Transits and Essence cycles. 16 Minutes.



To learn the meanings of the Transit and Essence numbers - see page 192 in the book
Numerology: A Complete Guide to Understanding and Using Your Numbers of Destiny



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