Part II : Translating Letters into Numbers: The Pythagorean Number Values
Pythagorean Numerology
The Pythagorean system of numerology is the most widely used form of numerology. This is most likely due to the fact that it is very straightforward and easy to learn.
Before we get started, be sure you have read Part I of this guide and have a full understanding of the mathematics behind numerology.
In the previous section, we discussed how numbers with two or more digitsĀ are reduced to a single digit in Pythagorean numerology. This holds true in every case except with the numbers 11 and 22. These two numbers are considered master vibrations are not reduced. If you come up with 11 or 22 for one of your answers in the follow exercise do not reduce it further.
The Pythagorean Number Values
The following chart shows the numbers assigned to each letter in Pythagorean numerology and is the basis for many numerology readings. To read the chart, find the letter you are looking for and look at the corresponding number at the top of the column containing the letter. For example, the letter A would be 1, the letter B would be 2, the letter C would be 3, etc.
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2

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8

9

A

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C

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I

J

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X

The following exercise will teach you to translate letters into numbers. This is one of the most basic components of numerology, so be sure you have a full understanding of it before moving on.
To begin with, write down your full name (first, middle and last). In Pythagorean numerology, it is important that you use your name as it appears on your birth certificate. Then assign a number to each letter in your name. To do that, locate the letter in the above chart, and then look at the number at the top of the column containing that letter. That number is the number you would assign to that letter. Do that for each of the letters in your full name. For our example, we will use a fictional character named John Alan Smith.
J  O  H  N  A  L  A  N  S  M  I  T  H 
1  6  8  5  1  3  1  5  1  4  9  2  8 
The next step is to add up all these numbers and then reduce the result to a single digit. You will want to be sure to add each name separately, then add those sums together to get the total for the whole name, then if necessary reduce to a single digit. We add the parts of the name separately instead of adding the whole name straight across because not only does the total number for the name have meaning, but each part of the name also has some bearing on who we are.
John = 1+6+8+5 = 20 = 2+0 = 2
Alan = 1+3+1+5 = 10 = 1+0 = 1
Smith = 1+4+9+2+8 = 24 = 2+4 = 6
Adding those totals together we get:
2+1+6 = 9
This means that in our example, John’s birthname reduces to a 9.
Exercise
Translate the following names into a single digit number using the Pythagorean chart:
a. Lucy Anne Anderson
b. Robert Jeffery Lewis
c. Dana Lee Johnson
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Continue to the Part II – Translating Letters Into Numbers : The Chaldean Number Values