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"Know thyself" is as relevant a statement today as it was when Plato used it 2,500 years ago
When I first started working with numerology, almost 40 years ago, I found the biggest challenge in creating truly personal readings was discovering why two people with similar numbers could end up being so different.
You have 4 or 5 key core numbers, plus a wide range of numbers that play lesser but important roles. Without scrutiny, this jumble of numbers creates something akin to numerology soup - a cluster of numbers and personality traits that could apply to just about anyone. But, when you consider the location of each number in your chart, you obtain far more personalized information.
If you and a friend have a 5 among your core numbers, you might suppose you have something in common. But if your 5 appears in a different location than your friend’s (a 5 Heart's Desire versus a 5 Personality or 5 Expression for instance) the effect the 5 has will be dramatically different.
Over time I noticed another issue. Traditionally, numerologists have been mindful of two different sides of your personal Numerology chart: your Personality Profile and your Future Forecast. I have not been comfortable with that for several years, as I became more and more convinced that to have a clear understanding of your makeup and the path you are on, it would be more insightful to look at your chart from three different angles, because that's essentially how you exist: you, your path, and your future.
Think of these aspects as the three pillars of your life, and learn which numbers represent each area and how they relate to one another.
First, there is you, the individual, with your unique mixture of talents, personality traits, idiosyncrasies, dreams, hopes, likes and dislikes. These characteristics are reflected in your name. Your full name at birth is the blueprint of who you are - the unique individual who lives inside you. Think of it as your numerological DNA.
The logic behind this is easy to see; when you introduce yourself, you say "I am so-and-so," thereby stating who you are (and revealing much more than you might be aware of). The same applies even when you use a shorter version of your name or a nickname, slightly adjusted to reveal a somewhat different view of you.
Any time your chart talks about the core numbers that are derived from your name, the numbers missing in your name, or those that are present in abundance, you should understand it as speaking to who you are. Not your future, not the direction of your life, just you, the individual.
This is who you were right from the moment of your birth.
Secondly, look at your path - the direction your life wishes to move - the momentum of your life. This is not your future forecast, nor is it your "destiny," it is truly a path. Since there is no point of arrival where you could say, "I have fulfilled my destiny and therefore my life is complete," the words destiny and goal do not apply.
In Numerology, it is quite aptly named your Life Path. This is the most important number in your chart because in a way, you could call it your purpose.
The Life Path number is derived from your date of birth. It signifies the window in time through which you came to be in human form, to live a number of years, until you come to another window where you step through, leaving your human form to return to dust.
What I hope to convey is that Numerology, if interpreted properly, views your Life Path as indicative of the direction, growth, and advancement you are meant to travel. Your Life Path is a cycle; its attributes are dynamic, active, and evolving.
Finally, we have the third pillar: your Future Forecast.
Here too, the numbers are based on your date of birth, because they were set in motion by your birth. The moment you stepped onto your path, several cycles kicked in that began to influence you, as they will continue to throughout your life. This is another beautiful piece of logic behind the science of Numerology.
The gears (cycles) set in motion by your birth work together, and if you look closely – as Numerology does – you begin to recognize their synchronicity.
Furthermore, when you look at the influence of the numbers that appear throughout these cycles, you get an idea, to some extent, of how future events might unfold.
Three sides of a single, amazing story: You, Your Path, and Your Future.
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