We live in a world that is becoming more and more uncertain each day. People are looking for ways to make everything make sense and bring some balance and even some changes into their lives.
If you are one of these people, and you feel like you’ve tried everything, perhaps it’s time to give numerology a try? Keep reading to learn what numerology is and why some people think it can change your life.
What is numerology?
In the simplest terms, numerology studies the numbers in your life and uses those numbers to help you understand the world and your place as an individual within it. Similar to astrology, it’s sometimes referred to as the ‘universal language of numbers‘. But instead of using the stars to chart insight into your life, it uses numbers.
Running on the basic idea that the universe can be broken down into smaller, easier to understand elements (numbers), numerology helps you to understand that everything in the world is connected through smaller and smaller equations.
We can credit modern day numerology to Dr. Julian Stenton, who named the practice and brought it to the public eye. However, even Dr. Stenton had to find it from somewhere: the Greek philosopher, Pythagoras, who had several theories about the power of numbers to be used in a myriad of ways. Because of this, Pythagoras is often hailed as being the creator of what we now call numerology.
Starting with numerology
It’s natural to feel a little confused or intimidated by numerology. But the good news is, you don’t need to be a maths genius to enjoy and explore numerology on your own.
All you need is a pen, paper and maybe, a calculator. Numerology relies on the process of getting to a root number. To find this, you just need to reduce digits through simple calculations until you reach a single digit number.
The first place to start is to find out your unique date of birth. The number you find from using the root number process is what is called your Life Path Number. This is like the sun sign in astrology: all your insight is derived from this. It is the central number needed for you to use numerology as a way to chart your strengths, weaknesses, and what the future could hold for you.
For example, let’s pretend your birthday is March 1st 1991. You start by breaking it down as 3 + 1 = 4, and then break down the year as 1 + 9 + 9 +2 = 21. Then, add the two digits of the year together, as in, 2 + 1 =3.
This is the same process for any and all double digit numbers you may come across. Keep adding them together until you end with a single digit.
So, now that you have root numbers from your birthday and the year, add them together: 8 + 3 = 11.
Now that you have determined your life path number, you can use it to find out what that means in relation to your life and your personality. Numerology and the life path number is often as accurate as a natal chart reading in astrology. Expect to be surprised at the insight you may gain.
Five ways to change your life with numerology
Now that you are equipped with the basic knowledge of numerology and your life path number, it’s time to use those to determine what needs to change in your life, and how to do it.
#1 – Find your ‘Destiny Number’ to know how to achieve your goals
Your life path number is what reveals your purpose, but your ‘Destiny Number‘ will help you figure out how to express your goals in life. To find it, you’ll need to calculate your name, reduce each letter to a single digit by finding out what number each letter corresponds to, then use the root number technique and add up the total.
Finding your Destiny Number is crucial to discovering exactly how to approach your goals in life.
#2 – Use your Soul Urge Number to know yourself better
While your life path number and destiny numbers work in concert to help you express and achieve your goals, you won’t be able to move forward in life unless you know yourself as deeply as possible. For this, you’ll need your ‘Soul Urge Number‘, or your ‘Heart’s Desire Number‘. This is a reflection of your true, inner self, which can reveal truths about yourself that you may not even be aware of.
The calculation is similar to the Destiny Number. But instead of using your full name, take only the vowels, then apply the same process to find out your Soul Urge Number.
#3 – Pay attention to the numbers in your life
Often, we ask the universe for signs when we feel lost or need guidance. With numerology, the signs are not abstract at all. You just need to pay attention to the numbers and sequences that manifest around you.
For example, the appearance of the angel number, or 1212, is a message to you to tell you to step out of your comfort zone, pursue new directions and to manifest your goals and desires, as the universe is now working with you to achieve them.
There are lots of powerful messages in numbers in our daily lives: you just need to learn what they mean, and to pay attention. The 1212 angel number meaning is guidance and the importance of being observant.
#4 – Use numerology to know what the future has in store
Just like astrology, numerology can be used to know yourself to the fullest and determine your goals and desires, and also to create a forecast for yourself and the days ahead. There are several services that offer to do just that online, and is also easy enough to learn by yourself.
#5 – Take charge of your destiny with your numerology knowledge
Once you learn more and more about the science of numbers and what they can mean, use those numbers to determine your strengths, weaknesses, and then figure out where to improve from there.
There are several free resources online where you can study more about numerology and the hidden meanings of numbers and how to utilise them to your advantage. You don’t have to let yourself feel helpless – with numbers, you can make sense of the world and your place in it and work towards the future you want from there.
While the science of numbers seems like a way to really quantify everything about yourself and to become a better person, make sure to approach numerology with the knowledge that only you can make yourself better. True self improvement and growth can never be given to you from outside forces. Numerology and other sciences like it comprise some of the tools you need to go forward.