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An Easy-To-Oversee Chart Designed For Professionals and Beginners.
This unique charting system was first designed and developed by Numerologist Hans Decoz in 1982. It was computerized in 1987, replaced with a C++ version in 1990. In 2016 it was added to the World Numerology app.
The Decoz Chart may look a little intimidating, but you will get used to the layout very quicky, and it will greatly help you oversee a chart in a way no other charting method does.
We will use the fictitious Anthony Joseph Mercier, born October 12, 1986, and who goes by Tony Mercier.
The top left is used for his full name at birth, the right side for his current name.
The Heart's Desire, Personality, Expression, Maturity, and Balance number are all based on the letters and their numerology values in the full name. The Minor Heart's Desire, Minor Expression, and Minor Personality are based on the current name and play a lesser, and very different role.
Whereas your full name at birth reflects who you are - think of it as your numerological DNA - the name you use to introduce yourself shows how you see yourself; who you think you are.
All numbers that are derived from your date of birth (shown in the center bar of the star - in Tony's case 10/12/1986) have to do with the "momentum" of your life; your cycles, life's path, and personal growth.
The Planes of Expression is also based on the letters in your name; the letters in the alphabet are divided in four groups: Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Intuitive. This part of the chart shows to what extent you have been given these attributes.
The three piewheels in the chart (only one is shown here) represent the Essence cycles and the Personal Months. The wave below it shows vertical columns stacked to include Transits, the Essence, the Period cycles, and the Pinnacle cycles, as well as the person's age, and the calendar year.
Last but not least: The Diamond Spirit reading is based on the first nine letters of your name and shows to what extent your experiences on the physical and material plane affect your spiritual growth, and vice versa. The Diamond is used by few numerologists and is thought to be an Arabian off-shoot of the Pythagorean system. Understanding your Diamond can help you overcome challenges and obstacles.
We need to prioritize the relative values of each number and its position in a chart - which tells you where and how that number will affect you. This is the hardest part of learning numerology and is really learned only through experience.
The Life Path, for example, carries far more weight than the Maturity and Balance numbers.
In addition, each of the core numbers (Life Path, Expression, Heart's Desire, Personality, and Birth Day number) bears special significance to our personality.
The Heart's Desire represents your inner needs and motivations - the more private you - while the Personality number reveals the public you; the face, or the mask, you show the world. It is what people recognize first when they meet you.
Your closer relationships, however, come in contact with the personal, inner you, your Heart's Desire.
One of the benefits of numerology is to differentiate and to reveal the many aspects of your personality and inner being. It shows how aspects within you influence each other.
What follows is a short explanation how to prioritize the numbers of a chart - to discern their individual importance, and to show how each aspect of the chart relates to a specific part of your being.
The Life Path number is by far the most important number in the chart. Your Life Path number represents a cycle. The longest cycle of your life, it runs from birth to death.
Perhaps the most important concept to recognize, and probably the least understood, is that all the numbers based on your date of birth reflect something about the "momentum" of your life. The flow, the current which carries you forward, the stream of life.
Therefore, every number in your chart derived from your date of birth tells something about the direction of your life, the path you walk on, and the opportunities and challenges you encounter.
Next, read the Birth Day number. In order of importance, the Birth Day number belongs in fifth or sixth place, but it is closely related to the Life Path, and should be seen in connection to it.
Follow with your name, where the Expression number, which reveals your talents, abilities, and goals, is particularly important in relation to career.
Then read the Heart's Desire, and understand it as the motivator behind virtually all of your choices, in particular those related to life style and environment. Also, look at the Minor Expression and Minor Heart's Desire as contributing influences to your overall ambitions and personality.
The Personality number completes this picture of the core numbers. Remember, while the Personality number is the last of the core numbers, it is the first impression people will get.
The Personality number is usually what gets you hired, while the Expression number is the greatest influence on how well you perform. The Heart's Desire number influences the type of conditions you like to work under; alone or with people; in a small non-profit organization, or in a big corporation; in the inner-city or in the country. The Heart's Desire also strongly influences your choice of career.
The core numbers outline the basic personality. The rest of the chart reflects a closer look at you - your many nuances, individual character traits, and strengths and weaknesses.
Some numerologists, including myself, often prefer to start a reading with the name instead of the date of birth (the core name numbers, instead of the Life Path and Birthday numbers). The reason is that the name is static - it tells us who you are, and while this part of you evolves over the course of your life, it essentially stays the same, while your birth date numbers change, and more importantly, change you, and are therefore more dynamic.
The Challenges follow, and are, in my opinion, among the most important sources of information flowing from your numerology chart.
Challenges, more than any other number, point to aspects of your personality that you have to work on. They represent the first and most obvious obstacles that stand between you and success.
Follow with the Maturity number, but keep in mind that it does not enter a person's life until after the early thirties, after which its influence grows more important with age.
The Maturity number is a kind of secondary Life Path number. It adds specific challenges, as well as abilities, to your life.
Next, read the Karmic Lessons, which reveal weaknesses or undeveloped areas.
Follow with the Hidden Passion, which reveals what you are good at, and what you love to do.
Then move on to the Subconscious Self, which shows how confident and secure you are in the use of your talents and abilities.
The Balance number stands somewhat apart, but is very revealing, particularly when you are off-balance as a result of emotional turmoil. The Balance number reveals your strengths in turbulent times.
Each of these areas is well defined in the chart, and is easily identifiable as to the role it plays in your life. Each represents subtle, but important aspects of your personality.
The slogan “location, location, location” applies as much to numerology as it does to real estate
Unless you consider where a number is located in your chart, the meaning of the number can easily be misinterpreted and misunderstood.
When you look at your chart, the first thing you notice is… there are a lot of numbers. To the beginner, a chart is the numerology version of alphabet soup: confusing and chaotic. Even professional numerologists tend to look at numbers as stand-alone bits of information. However, numbers link and affect each other similar to the way planets and stars – or particles - orbit each other in predictable patterns.
A chart is not a flat, two-dimensional representation of an individual’s traits and personality. It is three dimensional – no, I take that back – it’s four dimensional. Arranging the information hidden in your numbers begins by grouping them and creating a two-dimensional field - name numbers with name numbers, birth date numbers with birth date numbers, and finally numbers that link the name to the date of birth and vice versa.
A third dimension becomes apparent as some numbers move into the foreground and others slide to the back. The core numbers in your chart (your Life Path, Expression, Heart’s Desire, Personality, and Birth Day) are the most important – they are up front and dominate the field. Other numbers, such as Pinnacles, Challenges, Karmic Lessons and Hidden Passions, float in mid-field. They are important, but are somewhat overshadowed by the big guys. Finally, the Cornerstone, Balance number, Planes of Expression, and others exist more in the background.
But there’s a caveat: sometimes one or more of those numbers muscles its way towards the front. The Balance number, for example, becomes almost as important and influential as any of the core numbers when you are going through a particularly troubling time. This is a good thing, because the aptly named Balance number is, more than any other number in your chart, able to offer some stability and sanity during those times. The Maturity number, hidden all the way in the back during the first 20 to 25 years of your life, gradually moves to the foreground between age 25 and 35 (depending on your Life Path and other numbers).
Time, the fourth dimension, is brought to you courtesy of your cycles. We know static numbers in your chart affect each other, but periodic cycles also influence them throughout your life. Your Life Path, the longest cycle in your chart, running from birth to death, is powered in large part by your Period Cycles which, in turn, are made up of nine-year epicycles. A Period cycle is always at least 27 years, producing three complete epicycles.
The next time you read your numerology chart, picture it as a moving, three-dimensional representation of what makes you who you are: a numerology version of a parallel universe; a reflection of you, as real as a photograph, but much more revealing.
With practice, you will learn to read a numerology chart with confidence and clarity.