Numerology is the universal language of numbers, and each of us was born with a set of numbers unique to us. These numbers unlock the door to the depths of our personality and reveal the way we interact with others, lessons we’ve yet to learn, opportunities we’ll be given and challenges we’ll face at specific periods of our lives
The History of Numerology
The history of numerology goes back thousands of years. Its variations are found in most cultures throughout history. Though many people promptly dismiss it as a fancy fashion, a lot of well-known mathematicians of all time have minutely studied it. The earliest records of Numerology are found in Egyptian and Babylonian civilizations. There is also evidence that Numerology was used in ancient times in Rome, China, Greece, and Japan. Modern numerology is usually attributed to Pythagoras, the Greek philosopher. Though it is unknown if Pythagoras invented Numerology, he definitely created some theories behind it, which took numbers to a completely different level. However, the man who actually coined the word ‘Numerology’ and also helped it gain recognition and awareness in modern times is Dr. Julian Stenton.
How Does Numerology Work
Numerology works on the premise that your life is governed by your birth date, which you use to find your life path number, which is a number that describes your characteristics and personality and who you are. It points out the opportunities you may get or challenges you may face in your future. Every life path number has a different meaning and basically reflects who you are. You can find your life path number from your birthday by adding up each number. For example, March 4th 1990, would be 3 + 4 = 7. Then add up the numbers in the year — 1 + 9 + 9 + 2 = 21, and reduce it to single digit, that is 2 + 1 = 3. Then, 7 + 3 = 10, which is your life path number. Once you have this number an expert Numerologist could tell you a lot of things about your life.
Numerologists recognise the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 22 as having their own specific significance. They reflect different personality traits, both positive and negative. For example, the number 4 signifies that you are practical, but lack imagination. The numbers 11 and 22 are the ‘master’ numbers which are considered to be very powerful amplifications of the numbers 2 and 4. Knowing the traits of the numbers 11 and 22 are also important for a complete understanding of Numerology. Besides, every letter of the alphabet is assigned a number, and the meaning of any word can be derived at by adding up the numbers assigned to them and then, as above, reducing them to single digits. Similarly, adding up the numbers in your birth name is a popular practice in Numerology.