Introduction to Numerology

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Congratulations on deciding to learn numerology! This guide will not only teach you how to calculate your lifepath and destiny numbers, but will also show you how to interpret the meaning of those numbers.

Numerology uses names and birth dates to give clues as to a person’s true nature, strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes and more. Both name and date numerology follow pretty much the same basic steps. The only difference between the two is that when using a name you must first translate the letters into numbers. Broken down into it’s simplest parts, numerology works like this:

  1. Translate the letters of a name into numbers. If you are doing a date you can skip this step.
  2. Add the numbers together using natural addition until you arrive at a single digit.
  3. Interpret the meaning of the number you arrived at in the last step and apply that to your life.

Obviously this is very simplified, but it should give you an idea of what you will be able to do once you have mastered the basics of numerology.

Pythagorean and Chaldean Numerology

The two major types of numerology used in the West are Pythagorean and Chaldean numerology. Pythagorean numerology tends to be more popular because it is easier to learn. However, Chaldean numerology is considered by many to be more accurate. This guide discusses both the Pythagorean and Chaldean systems, including instructions on how to use both systems to calculate your numbers. The meaning of the numbers is basically the same in both systems, with the main difference being the numerical values you use for each letter to arrive at the final number.

How to use This Guide

Section I of this guide will teach you the basics of how to do numerology. You will learn the addition techniques that are used to calculate numbers, and you will learn how to assign numbers to each letter of the alphabet using both the Pythagorean system and the Chaldean system. You will also learn how to derive numbers from important dates such as your date of birth. Because every calculation that you do in numerology follows these basic principles, it is vital that you familiarize yourself with these methods and practice them until you are very comfortable doing any calculation that you may encounter.

Section II of the guide will teach you how to calculate some of the basic values used in numerology. These calculations will give you the numbers that you will then need to interpret to apply to your life.

Section III details the meanings of each of the numbers.

Section IV has resources for further study and a suggested list of reading if you want to continue learning more about this ancient practice.

It is recommended that you proceed through the guide in order rather than skipping around for it to make the most sense. If you do decide you want to skip around, however, be sure you have a full understanding of Section I before attempting any of the other sections.

So without further delay, let’s start learning numerology!

Part I: The Basic Mathematical Principles of Numerology —->