Numerology is an ancient, supernatural study of the power that numbers hold. The significance of a number is more than a fortune-telling gig, it’s a respected study in many cultures.
Everything in life may be represented by a number. For people who understand numbers better than words, numerology is a useful tool.
Numerology is also a favorite subject for many ancient and modern-day philosophers. Studying things that science cannot explain is one of the key purposes of philosophy.
Science cannot explain numerology. The absence leaves an opening for philosophers to delve into it.
You know your astrological sign and your MBTI. The next step to self-discovery is to find out your life path number in numerology.
What is Numerology?
Numerology is the study of the meaning of numbers. The ancient practice holds prominence in our society today as the belief crosses over angel numbers, astrology, and manifestation which all reference the meaning of numbers.
In numerology, each number has a unique symbolism and frequency. The power of each number influences our life path.
Numerological numbers appear at times to send us a message. But a more common way to use numerology is to find your life path number.
The life path number is a set number given to you at birth. The number is part of your destiny and personality.
Finding your life path number and using it helps guide you down the right journeys. Pay attention to numbers in your life to find even more influential numbers.
Origin of Numerology
Numerology dates back to around 2500 BC. Indian numerology referencing the Veda is perhaps the oldest.
But it is commonly accepted that the Greek philosopher Pythagoras created modern-day numerology. At the time, what we know as numerology was called arithmancy, or arithmos manteia – the meaning of numbers.
Pythagoras studied arithmancy which he learned from ancient Egyptians and the Chaldean System. Not much is known about the details of numerology in ancient times but we do know many ancient civilizations gave numbers significance.
By 325 AD, isopsephy, a form of numerology, was officially in use for Greek Orthodox. The prominence of numerology may have lost its focus in later centuries, but its significance never wavered.
Benefits of Numerology in Your Life
- Self-improvement – be better with numerology as you gain knowledge about your strengths and weaknesses.
- Understanding yourself and others – gaining understanding about people helps you build better relationships.
- Develop skills – finding out more about yourself helps you utilize skills and talents.
- Overcome obstacles – see adversity as a way to grow with numerology.
- Accept diversity – learn to see differences as positive aspects of life that help you grow.
Meaning of Each Number in Numerology
Each one-digit number holds a distinct meaning in numerology. Even in two-digit or more numbers, the one-digit numbers create the symbolism.
Numbers above 9 have unique purposes. But their purpose is a combination of one-digit meanings to create a more complex symbol
1 in Numerology
One is a symbol of individuality. If your life path number is one, you are independent and action-oriented.
Success is important to you and you are a self-starter. Many entrepreneurs have the life path number 1.
Ones are always looking for the next big thing. They are innovators who want to try new things. It’s hard for them not to keep their mind on the future and how to improve the present.
2 in Numerology
Two is a symbol of mediation and unity. People who have two as their life path number tend to be compassionate and seek balance.
They strive toward peace and do anything to ensure the world is working toward balance. Twos are rational and intuitive in their endeavors.
They sometimes feel like they’re not special because they are jack-of-all-trades. The truth is that they are the foundation of society.
3 in Numerology
Three is a symbol of charm and natural charisma. People with three as their life path number aren’t happy unless their world feels real.
They are often mistaken as someone living in a fairy tale world because they are positive people. But threes like open communication and to connect with other realms.
Threes are the best at connecting to the spiritual world. You may often find them dreaming, praying, or looking for how to reach beyond what they see.
4 in Numerology
Four is a symbol of security and strength. People with four as their life path number are always thinking.
They do not overthink because they are quick-witted and take effective mental shortcuts. From the outside, fours are anchors and the picture of mental health.
Fours aren’t absent of troubles. They are one of the best at dealing with troubles because they take an objective approach to everything.
5 in Numerology
Five is a symbol of transformation. People with five as their life path number love spontaneity and never lack courage.
They are always up for an adventure and are the person to go to if your life feels boring. Fives are sometimes unable to sit still and are always getting something done.
People born under five thrive on change and are never afraid for the next chapter. They are the ideal person to look to if your life won’t settle down as they teach you how to roll with it.
6 in Numerology
Six is a symbol of support and the physical world. People with six as their life path number are healers.
They are naturals at caregiving and pay close attention to the material world. Sixes notice needs and take care of them.
Six is the number of man and all things humankind creates. Those who are born under six sometimes work in a field that allows them to fulfill the needs of the physical world.
7 in Numerology
Seven is a symbol of motivation. People with seven as their life path number strive to motivate others and themselves to be better.
They seek the truth and accept nothing less. Others see seven as a philosopher to go to for advice.
Perfection in terms of seven regards wisdom and seeing the world as it is, considering it perfect despite its flaws. Sevens see perfection in truth rather than a fake world.
8 in Numerology
Eight is a symbol of wealth and success. People with eight as their life path number create a world of order.
They use this order to deter chaos and reach their goals. Others see eights as people who have their life together.
They may struggle with facing failure, but overall they are born with the key to reaching their dreams. From eights, we learn how to achieve great things.
9 in Numerology
Nine is a symbol of completion. People with nine as their life path number live beyond perfectionism.
They live in a world of understanding and calmness. Nines are what the world knows as old souls who were born beyond their years.
Spiritual awakenings are common with numerological nines. We learn a lot from the way they handle unlocking unconsciousness.
How to Find Your Life Path Number
The best way to find your numerology life path number is with your birth date. To use your birth date, you must reduce it to a single-digit number.
You may feel a deep connection to certain numbers that aren’t your initial “life path number.” It is possible to have secondary numbers, but your primary life path number is your primary inherent numeric symbol.
Breaking down your life path number in a mathematical way makes finding it simple. For this example, we use November 15, 1991.
- Step 1: Add your birth month numbers (November is 11 which is 1+1=2)
- Step 2: Add your birthday (15 is 1+5=6)
- Step 3: Add your birth year (1990 is 1+9+9+1=20)
- Step 3: Reduce birth year to a single digit (20 is 2+0=2)
- Step 4: Add reduced month, day, and year (2+6+2=10, because we still have a two-digit number, we add them again to get 1)
- Step 5: For this birthday, the life path number is 1.
What are Good Numbers in Numerology?
All numbers in numerology are good. The most powerful numbers are those that contain doubles, which we call master numbers.
They represent the same attributes that the single-digit numbers do but with a deep spiritual tie. The number 22 is stronger than the number 2 and 33 is stronger than 3.
What is the Most Powerful Number in Numerology?
The most powerful number in numerology is 22. Balance and harmony are key to all other aspects of life.
Because 2 represents balance and harmony and 22 strengthens this meaning, 22 has little to no comparison. The master number 22 represents all other numbers in a way.
In the end, the world would collapse without every one-digit power. Balance is key to maintaining cohesiveness and harmony in the universe.
What are Master Numbers?
Master numbers are double numbers with deep symbolism. Any two-digit number that repeats itself (11,22,33 etc.) is a master number.
Master numbers carry intense power. Angel numbers that are master numbers send a deeper and more imminent message.
Three represents spirituality. But 33 represents ultimate spirituality. It isn’t an addition, it is a foundation for all things spiritual. The method of understanding is easy to apply to other master numbers.
Numerology and Astrology: What’s the Difference?
Numerology and astrology are distinct studies. Astrology is the study of the influence extraterrestrial bodies and events have on us.
Numerology is the study of the supernatural significance of numbers. The two studies are connected as they both deal with mystical phenomena.
Some astrological and numerological studies overlap, such as the life path numbers and astrological houses. But studying both is important to understand their distinctions and how they affect our lives on earth.