The Basic Mathematical Principals of Numerology

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Part 1 : The Basic Mathematical Principals of Numerology

Numerology is based on the idea that everything in the universe is both made up of and affected by numbers. Numerology uses both the letters in your name (which are first translated into numbers) and the numbers in your birth date to give indications of your true nature, your desires and your destiny.

In numerology, the numbers in both your name and in your birth date are added together to arrive at a single digit that is then analyzed to reveal a meaning. By using your full name, the separate parts of your name and your birth date in various combinations much can be revealed about who you are and who you are meant to be.

Numerology is relatively simple to understand and implement, largely because it only involves addition. The method of addition used in numerology, however, is a bit different than the addition you are most likely used to.

Numerology uses the “Fadic System” (sometimes referred to as natural addition) to reduce multiple-digit numbers to a single digit. With this style of addition, you continue to add together two digits until you arrive at a single number. So for example, rather than seeing the number 23 as twenty-three, it is seen as its separate parts of a 2 and a 3. With natural addition, you would add together the two numbers to come up with a single digit:

23 = 2 + 3 = 5

Here is another example using the number 15 (or broken into its individual digits, 1 and 5):

15 = 1 + 5 = 6

This same principal holds true for larger numbers too. Let’s take the year 1967 (or 1, 9, 6, & 7):

1967 = 1 + 9 + 6 + 7 = 23

This example is a little more complex, because your answer is a two digit number. This means that it must be reduced further until you wind up with a single digit number. So, you would take your answer of 23 (or 2 & 3 ) and get:

2 + 3 = 5

So the whole equation would look like:

1967 = 1 + 9 + 6 + 7 = 23 = 2 + 3 = 5

Once you have mastered the concept of natural addition, the calculations are very simple. Try these practice exercises to see how you do:

1. Reduce the following numbers to a single digit:

a. 143

b. 46

c. 1954

d. 309

e. 52

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Applying this to Numerology

The two main types of numerology, Chaldean and Pythagorean, both rely on the single digit number. The last two digit number you calculate before reducing to a single digit also holds importance in Chaldean numerology and is what is known as a double or compound number. The idea is that if you take two people whose numbers come out to 5, but one has a compound number of 16 and the other has a compound number of 23, there will be slight differences between the two.

As an example of the compound number, lets look at the number 97.

97 = 9 + 7 = 16 = 1 + 6 = 7

In this example, the 16 is the compound number, and the 7 is the completely reduced number.

Continue to Part II – Translating Letters Into Numbers