The history of numerology is somewhat cloudy with no definite answer as to where it first originated. Egypt and Babylon are recognized as the earliest recorded history of numerology by the majority of numerologists. It was here that the Chaldean system was developed under the influence of the Hebrews. There is also evidence of the use of numerology thousands of years ago in China, Rome, Japan and Greece. The credit for modern numerology, however, is most often given to the Greek philosopher Pythagoras.
Pythagoras was born is Greece around 590 BC and was one of the best known philosophers of his day. If his name sounds familiar it is likely because you were taught his theories in high school geometry class. He was a very important figure in the development of mathematics, although little is known about his true achievements.
There is very little recorded of the early life of Pythagoras, but it has been reported that he was a very magnetic, attractive, charismatic person and that everyone loved him. He is also believed to have won prizes for his agility at the Olympic games.
When Pythagoras was around 50 years old he established a school that was sort of a secret society in Crotona, Italy. The society was called the semi-circle and there he taught Mathematics, Astronomy and Music. The society was open to both men and women. and it is said that his students were made to adhere to a strict code of secrecy and were not allowed to put any of his teachings in writing. It has also been reported that his students had to go through a 5 year period of perfect silence which allowed them to reach a level of deep contemplation and to develop faith. Most of the little that is known of what he taught was written down after his death.
Rather than focusing on solving mathematical problems like modern day mathematicians, Pythagoras was primarily interested in the concepts or principles behind the mathematics. He felt that the entire universe could be expressed through numbers, and created a system for this that was then further expanded by other Greek philosophers. Although Pythagoras did not invent numerology, his theories took it to a different level which is why he is often credited with being the father of numerology.
Although the exact origin of Numerology hasn't been truly determined, there are strong clues. The Pythagorean and Chaldean schools of numbers are the most commonly used. Chaldean Numerology is older, but the Pythagorean system of numbers is far more popular especially in the west.
Pythagoras was considered a master mathematician. Born in Greece in the 6th century B.C., he demonstrated a natural gift with numbers. Many people are familiar with his theorems in geometry. However, he is also con¬sidered to be the Father of Modern Numerology. It has been recorded that he spent many years of study in Egypt and other parts of the world learning the ancient science of numbers. He later brought this knowledge back to Greece, where he taught for nearly forty years, and established a college and philosophy of numbers that would bear his name to this very day.
It was said that Pythagoras taught in secret. That each student, selected with care, had to go through a five-year period of perfect silence for the purpose of contempla¬tion to develop a deep sense of faith. Furthermore, his students had to commit his teachings to memory, for it was forbidden to put any of it in writing. It was only af¬ter his death, around the year 500 B.C., that his faithful followers broke with this tradition.
The Chaldean system of numbers better known as Mystic Numerology gives us an even stronger clue to the age of this science. Astrology, Numerology, and other occult studies were considered a religion, but not in the way we would know it today. Many Chaldean priests were also famous astrologers. They held the belief that all things were part of Divine Providence, and that the planets were simply heavenly interpreters. In the
time of Alexander the Great, around 356 B.C., the Chaldeans be¬lieved that their knowledge of Numerology and Astrol¬ogy went back at least 473,000 years. Perhaps it was no accident that, in time, Chaldea and the occult became synonymous. The Chaldean system of numbers is still in use today.
There are other schools of Numerology as well, all re¬flecting their individual as well as how they're applied. For instance, there were the ancient Brahmins of India. Cheiro (1866-1936), a leading palm¬ist, numerologist, and psychic of his day, credited these mystic men of the East for much of what he knew. In an¬cient Japan, there's a system known as Ki, based upon certain numerical patterns found in the birth date. This system is slowly coming back into public notice. Then there is the sacred system of Hebrew Numerology, better known as the Kabalah, which is based upon the mean¬ings of letters and sounds. And there's still another sys¬tem coming from Africa that uses numbers for divination purposes. No matter what part of the world we look at, there's a system of Numerology that had its beginnings in the dawn of time.
Though numerology is probably the least known or understood of the metaphysical sciences it is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Today it is most often used to discover secret meanings and to predict the future.
Chaldean numerology originated in the ancient civilization of Babylon. This is the oldest form of numerology and actually has more in common with Kabbalah than Eastern teachings. It is know as “mystic numerology”, probably because of its connection to astrology and Kabbalistic interpretation. The summary of this numerology is that single digit numbers represent a person’s outer personality. Double digits are the person’s inner personality. Instead of using your birth name, you go by the name you are most commonly called. Your birth number, that is, the day of the month in which you were born, is considered. The number 9 is best avoided, as this is a holy number. This is a fairly complex system to learn
DESTINY NUMBER OR EXPRESSION NUMBER
Just as with your date of birth, your name also holds keys to who you are and who you were meant to be. One of the most powerful keys derived from your name is your Destiny number.
As we mentioned before, different numerologists may use different names to refer to the same number...in this case the Destiny number is also sometimes known as the Expression number.
The Destiny number is calculated from the sum of all the letters in your name exactly as it was given at birth. While the Life Path number tells who you are when you were born, your Destiny number reveals what you are meant to become and accomplish with your life.
Many people who are struggling in life or unhappy find that they are working in opposition to their destiny and that by making simple changes, setting new goals and adjusting their outlook to be more in line with their Destiny number they are able to find the happiness that previously eluded them.
When you calculate your Destiny number it is important that you use your full name exactly as it appears on your birth certificate.
The Nine Numbers
For those whose name falls under 1 or (10/1), they are characterized as someone whose life is moving towards independence and becoming a leader. They may tend to avoid being in a position where they are stuck in a rut which can lead them to become quite egotistical.
In number 2 (11/2 or 20/2) you tend to find ways to grow your awareness of the spiritual world and how you can interact with the people in a good way. People whose name falls under the number 2 have all the necessary tools to get along well with other people. The negative side is that you can be easily hurt or oversensitive.
Destiny Number 3 (12/3, 21/3 and 30/3) are the type of people whose life tend to be more on the creative side. They are the ones who are full of enthusiasm in life and are willing to share that with other people wherever they go. Too much of this can lead to you become superficial where you spread yourself too thin to others.
For those who fall under the number 4 (22/4, 13/4, 31/4, 40/4) are those who are moving towards perfecting their management skills. They are often referred to as the Master Builder because of the Master Number 22. On the negative side, they can be bossy or very dominant.
Destiny Number 5 (14/5, 23/5, 32/5) follow the path that can bring change to everyone. People in this category are multitalented and are quite versatile. You can express your ideas in a way that other people become interested making you quite good in the field of sales. Too much of this can result to restlessness where it can manifest in you not staying in a project for long.
Number 6 (15/6, 24/6, 33/6, 42/6, 51/6) follows the road to enhance their responsibilities, balance and love. They tend to make everything chaotic into order and balance everything. However, they can be stubborn at times or domineering.
People that fall under the Number 7 (16/7, 25/7, 34/7, 43/7, 52/7) are leaning towards developing their mental faculties. They can do this by observation or careful thinking of the problems at hand. They are best doing things alone as well. On the negative side, you tend not to trust people and can be self-centered as well.
Number 8 (17/8, 26/8, 35/8, 44/8, 53/8) people tends to develop the material aspect of their lives. They are more inclined to attain riches, by furthering their ambitions to have a stable status. This can be taken into excess as well where in you miss out other things in your life.
The last Destiny Number is 9 (18/9, 27/9, 36/9, 45/9, 54/9). In this category, people tend to develop their sense of compassion above all. Most often they are the ones who are comfortable in the role of being the big sister or brother in a community. If the positive side is not nurtured, you can become aloof or self centered in the long run.
Creativity, initiative, will power, ambition, successful domination, constructive attitude, positive mind and egoism.
Shy, timid, imaginative, cooperative, moody, emotional and introspective.
Healthy, optimistic, positive, beautiful, energetic, successful, intellectual, wise, anxious, tense and afraid.
Self-sufficient, thoughtful, materialistic, tolerant, steady and slow but hardworking.
Balanced, energetic, learned, talented in writing, intellectual, eloquent, creative, artistic, enthusiastic, famous.
Loving, affectionate, devoted to family, patient, responsible, protective, quite, simple and harmonious.
Introspective, analytical, clever, observant, attentive, intuitive, impulsive, flexible, reasoning and uncontrollable.
Impressive, firm, balanced, calm, self-sufficient and materialistic.
Altruistic, sympathetic, affectionate, loving, sensitive, impatient, intense, alert, self-reliant, egoistic, rebellious and learned.
Articulate, friendly, novel, new in ideas, bright in outlook, artistic, prosperous, magnetic, good looking and original.
Magnetic personality, patient, helpful, enthusiastic and culture oriented.
Materialistic, aspiring, reasoning, analytical, logical, convincing, active, versatile, successful, public, insightful and understanding.
Noble, undefeatable, moody, strong of character and strong in mind.
Intellectual, slow, wasting talent, emotional and lucky.
Introspective, disciplined, depressed, affectionate, home-loving, exaggerated, secretive and conservative.
Strong, perceptive, clear-sighted, egoistic, successful, concentrated, separate, strong willed, balanced.
Firm, successful, powerful, strong, strong willed, hopeful and good in organizing.
Great strength, impulsive and unsympathetic.
Friendly, sensitive, accommodative, inconsistent and confused.
Sacrificing, spiritual, anxious, highly ambitious, kind to others, frustrated, self-less, cooperative, feminine, devoted, munificent and generous.
Imaginative, romantic, gifted and fearing.
Respective, grasping, wise, well-placed, commanding, hardworking and skilled or masterly in planning.
Changing, unorthodox, dynamic, fast, vain, interested in travel, exciting, adventurous, eager, enthusiastic, risky, tasteful and ambitious.
Depressed, exaggerated about difficulties, delayed, responsible, attractive and spiritual.
Mystic, secretive, emotional, independent, separate or divisive.
Resolute in character, fixed, helpful, respected, great and potent.
Planet: Sun, Father, Male, Active and individual. Originality, dynamisms, the beginning, egotism, self reliance, positivism, power, distinction, potent energy urges, determination, tenaciousness of purpose, pride, ambition, intention, quick grasping power, complete and quick recovery after even the most serious of illnesses. Great authority and aspirations, research and vigour.
Hard and unrelenting, unemotional and materialistic, blunt and mean especially the number 1 women. Inflated ego with a bloated sense of self worth, aloofness, domination, impertinence, rigidity, pride, pomp and showing off, braggart, splurges money wastefully.
Planet: Moon, Mother, Female, Passive and Dual. Increase, relationships, psychic attraction, Emotions, Mentality, sympathy, antipathy, doubts, vacillation, medicine, house keeper, manager, sub-ordinate, moderation, restraint, psychic powers, intuition, literary capabilities, artistic talents, resourcefulness, power over the mind, capable of controlling the unbalanced, more than one profession, mutability and purity. Fellowship, humanity, honesty, imagination, simplicity and idealistic.
Coldness, envy, jealousy, haste, shyness, double mindedness, whimsical, vacillating, mean, petty, feminine traits in the man, hasty. Deceitful and untrustworthy, instable, indolent, imitative rather than original, apes and copies slavishly, enslaves self to environment.
Planet: Jupiter, expansive, Fair, Judge, Trinity and Teacher of the God's. Increase, intelligence, capable, expansive, travel, trade, judgemental, wealth, riches, power, luxuries and enriched mental faculties. Has mental refinement, faultless judgement, originality, independent thought, master organizer, always well dressed, especially the number 3 women, thoroughness, orthodoxy, conventionality and conscientiousness. Ambition, dignity, philosophy and prestige.
Too critical, meticulous, pettiness and nagging tendencies especially in the women, self righteous, cruelty, dictatorship, hypocrisy, spendthrift, egotist and vain, false pride and a boastful nature.
Planet: Uranus, the first solid material number, property, real estate, possessions, materialism, realization, credibility, position, universally motivated rather than personally, has luck, critical insight and adroitness and drives a good bargain. Have good livers, are contended souls with well-formed strong physiques and mentality. Home lovers, loyal to families, love of children and responsible for their families. Are methodical, reliable, energetic, active and have great endurance.
Changeable, slow moving, slow approaching, causing delays, dominating, stubborn, vindictive, highly jealous and possessive of their partners to the extent of falsely doubting their loyalty. Sometimes like sloth bears, unkempt and badly dressed, luxury loving without having the desire to work for it and earn it, inertia, over passivity, doubtful and unbelieving, pig headed with little or no interest in the spiritual side of life. Material to the core.
Planet: Mercury, Quick Silver, Movement and Communication. Has reason, logic, speech, ethics, born traveller, commerce, trade, utility, gambling and speculation is a great weakness and they will bet on the number plate of passing cars as well. Money, Bankers, Financiers, Singers. Changeable, blow hot blow cold, extremists, arrogant and unpredictable. Active, restless, full of vim and grit, ambitious, wisdom, warm affections, strongest attraction for the opposite sex than any other number, interest in casual affairs, zest for life, desire to see it all and live life to the fullest. Have co-operation, practicality, vigilance and shrewdness.
Lack of perseverance and persistence, Sceptical, unreliable, unpredictable, rash and impulsive, too many iron rods in the fire, lacks precision and focussed planning, vacillates and is indecisive about all matters. Can be mean and petty in money matters.
Planet: Venus, Love, Harmony, Peace, Marriage, Beauty and Luxury. Have co-operation, relationship, matrimony, reciprocity, sympathy, humanity, Sensuality and pleasure seeking. Make good wives as well as mothers and sensual lovers, good home keepers and companions. Have deep thinking and reasoning power, logic, investigation, intuitiveness, inquisitiveness, deduction, appreciation for others, loves a quiet life and is not rigid but open to convincing. Excellent memories. All Fine Arts such as Actors, Singers, Dancers, Writers and Musicians.
No foresight and future planning, living in the now, trusting blindly, timid where action is called for, shy, moody, not methodical, infidel and unreliable with a weakness for the opposite sex but more on the romantic plane than the gross material. Comfort seekers and luxury lovers.
Planet: Neptune/Moon, Love, Sensitivity and Photostat Memories. Have brains, equilibrium, agreements, deals, contracts, bargains, treaties, art, culture, occult, philosophy mother oriented, harmony, sentimentality, expansion and travel. Have austerity, deep reflection and fairness towards all humanity, peace, serenity, tolerance and philanthropy. Have Self-sacrifice, intensity of application, mutability; are founders of new religions and torchbearers to social reforms. Are Leaders in world affairs and seekers of the truth. They love the underdog and will fight 'to death' in the name of righteousness. Temperamental with a lean towards Occult and spiritualism
Whimsical, despondent, restless, prone to give in to unfounded and unjustified fears, Not such strong bodies, more on the tall, fair and lean side, Stubborn as mules, aggressive, impractical, weak in money matters, no proper financial provisions for the future, over sensitive, emotional and more unhappy than happy most of the time. Should stay away from alcohol and drugs totally.
Planet: Saturn, Destiny, Fate, Karma and Resurrection. Systematic, organized, authority,, methodical, practical and steady. Progress, change, advancement, justice, home loving, premonitions, intuitive, occultist, psychic nature, education, learning, teaching, educationalist and philosophy. Loves animals, children, family and home. Has unselfish and sacrificing love for all humanity, hates monotony and makes a wonderful social worker. Succeeds in life through journeys and changes. Has a reconstruction power, rise of the Phoenix, happy old age, ever youthful, never aging and enlightened.
Death, negation,, decay, delays, hardships, retardation, loss, extinction, late rewards and lack of stability. Are dreamers and not doers. Have cynicism, vindictiveness, nervousness and laziness. Have Karmic lessons to learn.
Planet: Mars. Hot, Fiery, Dynamic, Fast, Male. Has activity, courage, enthusiasm energy, and sensuality and high drives. Is practical, inventive, scientific, specialist, responsibility, tact, diplomacy, sound judgement and strong intuition. Philosophical with artistic tendencies along with lucid expressions in orating and writing, good mechanics, especially 9 women make good and efficient kitchen mechanics. Has fire, anger, passion, penetration, power, enterprise and is family minded. Engineering, Science, Mechanics, Brains.
Strife, infidelity, deceitful, despondent, presumptuous, destructive, erratic, fiery tempered, unreasonable, dominating, quarrelsome and impatient. Is prone to accidents from natural as well as unnatural calamities. Will have at least one surgery in a lifetime and should avoid alcohol and drugs.
Points To Remember
1 to 9 are single numbers and are called, 'Principal' or 'Root' or 'Single' numbers. All numbers beyond these 9 become 'Double' or 'Compound' numbers also known as 'Spiritual' numbers.
The Single or Root numbers denote what the human being they represent appears to be in the eyes of his/her fellow beings. The Double or Compound numbers reveal the hidden influences that play a silent role behind the scenes. They foreshadow the future and foretell of the hidden shadows of the destiny of man. As The Great Master, Count Louis alias Cheiro has explained, when one passes the Root or Single numbers, a greater symbolism of numbers commences and continues till 5 times 9 is reached. This makes a compound of 45. Here the mystic and spiritual number 7 is brought into operation and added to 45, making it 52. This stands for the 52 weeks of the year. This compound of 52 is once again multiplied by the mystic 7 and it produces 364, which were considered to be the ordinary days of a year in ancient times. Based on the movement of the Sun through the twelve signs of the Zodiac, which takes slightly under 365 and a quarter days, one year came to be accepted as 365 days.
All numbers 10 onwards are compound numbers, for example, number 11, has its Root, Fadic or Single number 2. Being a number 2 under the influence of the Moon, this number is composed of two 1's and hence the effect of the Sun, whose number is 1, has to be considered.