What is Numerology?
The study of a number's symbolism is known as numerology. This practice is used in determining an individual's personality, talents, strengths, inner needs, obstacles, ways of dealing with others and emotional interactions. Whether one uses numerology to examine his or her own life, confirm talents, explore and take advantages of opportunities or simply to determine the next step in life, numerology provides a penetrating tool of understanding of one's own self and loved ones. Numerology helps to present a complete picture to reveal all aspects of one's personality as well as how they work together to form your unique person. The complete view allows you to lean on your strength to make the most of opportunities.
Numerology is a divination method using numbers that are symbols of varying vibrational patterns that form the human experience. The Chaldeans of ancient times believed all things were made of energy vibrating at varying states and modern science is just learning the concept. Numerology offers a system which allows one to understand the universal as well as personal qualities of vibrational patterns working together to represent one's life. It is also possible to calculate relationship changes as time passes.
The Yogic tradition of wisdom teaches there are six physical senses along with one hundred eight astral senses. Most of the time, that which is received through these senses is filtered allowing us to focus on those matters most important at the time. Individuals who have developed a psychic ability or skills at divination are able to filter less information than others do, and are able to read the available information presented to others by using symbolic tools, including Numerology.
Although it does not take a large leap of one's imagination to apply the mystical diagrams from Astrology or the symbols of the mythic images of the Tarot and the many meanings they can contain, it is much more difficult for many people to imagine the same attributes are held through common letters of the alphabet or numbers. It is more difficult to see such numbers as more than simple ciphers used in measurement or quantities, but they can be used on a daily basis.
History of Numerology
Numerology has a history that traces back over 10,000 years to Babylonia and Egypt. Pythagoras, the father of geometry who formed many basic theorems forming the foundations of modern math, has been credited for formally organizing the field in ancient Greece about 2600 years ago. At the beginning of the 20th century, L. Dow Balliet, an American, working with several contemporaries, began numerology's modern phase. An increase in publication and research has brought about resurgence in the interest in numbers and their power in the beginning of the 21st century.
Two Schools of Numerology
Today, the practice of Numerology can be broken into two major schools, the Chaldean system and the Modern system. The modern school makes a claim of a lineage from Pythagoras; however, the new number system story traces to Philolaus, born some 25 years after the death of Pythagoras as well as after the original school of mystery burned. On the other hand, the Chaldean system verifies its antiquity through the cuneiform tablets, which date thousands of years before Pythagoras' birth.
The primary difference is found in the way the Chaldean system is based on the vibrations represented by vibrations and the Pythagorean system uses the alphabet in a more strict and linear sequence.
A second difference between the two systems is that the old system places greater emphasis on a name, while the newer one places a greater emphasis on permutations of the individual's own birth date.
Methods of Numerology Calculations
Numerology reduces all numbers to the single digits from one to nine, excepting the master numbers of 11 and 22. Each of these digits, along with the master numbers represent major vibration rates which are associated with the individual's characteristics.
Numbers are reduced using simple addition. Thus, using the number 16 for example would be reduced to seven by adding one and six. In a similar manner years, such as 1976 ware reduced by adding one, nine, seven and six for a total of 23, which is further reduced by adding two and three to get five.
The letters in an individual's name can be found by converting letters to numbers and adding together. The sum is then reduced. In this sequence, A is one, B is two and C is three, so A-I represent the numbers 1-9, J thorough R also represent the numbers 1-9 and S-Z represent 1-8.
Application of the simple mathematical formulas to numbers that represent the person's name along with the birth date, the numerologist is able to derive the four primary core elements along with twenty to thirty modifiers. Using a symbolic evaluation of the elements and their modifiers offer a character analysis that is remarkably accurate and complete in nature. This allows half the needed information of the analysis is derived from one's birth date and the remainder is derived from the name.
Numbers and the Science Associated With Them
Numerology is a term coined by Dr. Julia Seton and was first published in a book around the year 1937. Before this time, this sort of divination was commonly referred to as Arithmancy, the Science of Numbers and at times, erroneously as Kabbalah.
In addition, there are schools of numerology with roots from the ancient Taoist cosmologies, following the theories of the Five Elements and Yin and Yang. As best can be told, these methods, which have developed into what is today known as Kyusei or 9 Ki in Japan along with I-Ching (Yijing) outdate the origin of numbers.
Readers may be interested in noting that the more modern and popular systems of Chinese Astrology, called the Four Pillars, is also a numerological method, that is also based on numerology, rather than on the movement of stars.
In India, numerological techniques are the basis of many methods of astrological divination, including magic squares and harmonics. Some of these methods depend on the approximate locations of the planets in a pres set sequence of the Zodiac signs, as well as the cycles that are completely unrelated to planetary positions. In actuality, these numerological methods, and based on the number's symbolic value instead of depending on observations of the sky.
The Three Facets of Numerology
There are three facets to numerology. It should be noted it is impossible for any of these facets to operate alone, as they form three legs of a tripod that supports Numerology.
The first facet is Numerology itself, along with the understanding that numbers serve as symbols. Advanced aspects are a part of these studies, but are generally of interest to divination professionals and metaphysical researchers who are concerned with the nature of consciousness, myth and symbol.
The second facet which has gained interest recently in a rediscovery by author J. K. Rowling is Arithmancy. Arithmancy is a group of techniques that manipulate numbers to extract their meanings in various relationships. This facet provides the ability to find definitions needed to find information being sought.
The final facet of Numerology is often referred to as Kabbalah. This term is traced to the ancient Babylonian and Hebrews sages and a system of mystic cosmology. It is commonly used in describing assigning letters or phonemes of the language to numbers. Using these methods, the practitioner is able to understand the values of the words in Numerology and define the method of converting names into complex vibrational patterns.
How to Use Numerology in Navigating Life
Numerology offers a reliable and profound method of examining one's inner nature and to understand the physical, spiritual and psychological processes that form one's life experience. The science provides deep insights into what makes one tick and offers an excellent method of navigating the streams of daily life.
No matter what one's goals in life Numerology can help them to be reached with fewer delays and less difficulty. Numerology helps individuals to learn how they should emphasize strengths as well as overcome any weaknesses, providing almost any knowledge one needs to know from the vibrational patterns and the cycles that are defined using the numbers.
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