Numbers Of Destiny
© 1994 by Hans Decoz and Tom Monte / All rights
Numerology is primarily a
self-help tool. It is a way to gain greater insight
and understanding into your inner being and true nature.
It reveals aspects of your character and personality
in a way that is fresh and inspiring. It gives you a
new vantage po8int from which to look at yourself; one
with greater distance and perspective than many other
Self-knowledge is the key
to success and freedom. Having a greater insight into
your strengths and weakness will help you in every aspect
of life. As you will see, numbers represent both the
best and worst of human nature.
Numerology, in its own unique
way, helps you to gain insight about your personal make-up,
and offers you the opportunity to take advantage of
your strengths and overcome your weakness. Numerology
deals with "the inner you;" the important
part of you that is often hidden behind concepts and
expectations that are inaccurate or incomplete. Your
perception of yourself is necessarily limited because
you cannot help but be subjective in your view of yourself.
Numerology enables you to
look at yourself from a more objective angle, revealing
aspects of your personality that you were not aware
of or whose influence and potential you had underestimated.
Numerology is a powerful tool to self-discovery and
self-improvement, and it enhances the quality of your
Personalities/Characteristics Of Numbers
|The 1 is the
most independent, unconventional, and individualistic
of all numbers. It represents the beginning, the
source, the innovator, the originator, and the uniqueness
of the Individualist. It is masculine, and it possesses
a strong sense of courage and leadership. It is
ambitious and goal-oriented. It has direction, and
it does not doubt its course of action. It is stubborn,
and it has strong opinions about right and wrong.
It is a high energy, dynamic force that drives relentlessly
towards its destiny.
|The 2 is the
most gentle of all numbers, and represents cooperation,
diplomacy, and tact. It is the power behind the
throne; it is a supportive number, and it often
plays the role of advisor. It is very feminine and
subtle. The 2 is loving, vulnerable, and humble.
It loves music and harmony in any form. It dislikes
direct confrontation, is easily hurt, and does not
handle criticism well. However, it is extremely
resilient. It is the peacemaker.
|The 3 is the
most playful of all numbers. It is creative, inspirational,
and motivating. Self-expression and communication
are its central qualities. It is a happy-go-lucky
number, and it is both optimistic and enthusiastic.
Its energy is expansive and outward moving, and
often scattered. It lifts up those around it; it
enjoys life and doesn't take things too seriously.
It is the sunshine number.
The 4 is the
most practical of all numbers, with a sharp eye
for details. It is orderly, systematic, methodical,
and precise. It is reliable, punctual, and dependable.
It does what it says it will do. It is honest,
trustworthy, and totally without artifice. It
is rigid, and it dislikes changes. It needs predictability,
and it likes habits and rituals. It forms the
foundation of every enterprise. It is the rock
and the cornerstone.
|The 5 is the
most dynamic of all numbers. It is persuasive; a
promoter and a salesperson par-excellence. It is
versatile and adaptable. It is the experimenter
and the explorer. It is also bright, quick-witted,
and a straight-shooter with extraordinary reflexes.
It is the juggler of many projects, and it is easily
distracted with a love for sensual pleasures and
immediate gratification. It is adventurous and courageous;
the traveler's number.
|The 6 is the
most loving of all numbers. It is harmonious with
all other numbers, and is committed, caring, sympathetic,
protective, and nurturing, as well as responsible,
self-sacrificing, and undemanding. It is domestic,
marriage- and family-oriented, and community conscious.
It is the teacher and the healer. The 6 cares for
those who are weaker. It is visually artistic, creative
and a craftsperson. It is also the mother/fatherhood
|The 7 is the
most spiritual of all numbers. It is the seeker
of truth, and is mental, analytical, focused, contemplative,
and meditative. It is the accumulation of knowledge
and wisdom, and the intellectual and abstract thinker.
It is insightful and understanding, self-oriented,
and often withdrawn. It is an inward, interior journey.
It is the scientist, philosopher, preacher, scholar,
and sage. It is reflectivity, aloneness, and quiet
contentment. It is the hermit's number.
|The 8 is the
most result-oriented of all numbers. It represents
the balance between the material and the spiritual
world. It is a powerful, ambitious, and money-conscious
number, but it is also generous. It understands
money as a tool. It is the leader and the businessperson,
with big dreams and big plans. It is the overseer
and the manager. It is strength and the perseverance
to see things through. It is the gambler. It is
understanding, forgiving, and broad-minded. It is
the visionary's number.;
|The 9 is the
most humanitarian of all numbers. It is effort and
sacrifice without the need for reward. It is giving,
sharing, loving and caring. It is the statesperson,
politician, lawyer, writer, philosopher, and above
all, the idealist. It is worldwide consciousness,
genius, and a synthesizer. It is creative and artistic.
It is the architect, landscaper, and designer; a
combiner of colors and materials. It is aloof, noble,
aristocratic, and a healer of the many.
It is interesting to note that the symbols of all numbers
reflect their natures.
The pillar shape of the number
1 reflects the independence, leadership and strength
of that number...
The humble, sensitive, and
diplomatic 2 symbolizes its resilient strength:
It is easy to depress, and to squash, yet it is flexible,
and, like a spring, the 2 rises again, much easier and
quicker than does the 1...
The 3 represents self-expression,
verbal art, enthusiasm, and inspiration. It is the most
imaginative of all numbers, and this is reflected in
its open and inviting shape, which is ready to embrace
anything in this world and the world above...
The square-shaped 4
is down-to-earth. It sits on the ground, and it is a
foundation and a rock of support for other numbers.
It represents limitations (often self-imposed) and discipline;
it is never a dreamer...
The 5 is the most
dynamic of all numbers, and the symbol seems to turn
around its central point. The 5 will try anything at
least once, and , true to its nature, is open front
The number 6 is the
most loving and sacrificing of all numbers. It is the
mother/fatherhood number, and it seems pregnant with
The 7 is the thinker
and the hermit. It is the seeker of truth, and it reminds
me of a wise old man with an outstretched arm. In his
hand, he holds a lamp, shining its light in search of
The 8 represents the
balance between the spiritual and the material world,
and the symbol reflects heaven and earth in the two
circles stacked on top of each other...
The 9 completes the
circle. Like the 6, it is a very loving number, but
where the 6 sends its love to family, friends, and the
community, the 9 gives its love to the world. It is
As you apply the numbers
to specific people and situations, their many nuances
will be revealed to you. Soon you will recognize that
numbers are not only illuminating, but also fun!
There are two double-digit numbers that, while they
are rooted in the single-digit numbers, require special
emphasis and attention. These are 11 and 22. They are
called Master numbers because they possess more potential
than other numbers. They are highly charged, difficult
to handle, and require time, maturity, and great effort
to integrate into one's personality.
The 11 is the most
intuitive of all numbers. It represents illumination;
a channel to the subconscious; insight without rational
thought; and sensitivity, nervous energy, shyness, and
impracticality. It is a dreamer. The 11 has all the
aspects of the 2, enhanced and charged with charisma,
leadership, and inspiration. It is a number with inborn
duality, which creates dynamism, inner conflict, and
other catalyzes with its mere presence. It is a number
that, when not focused on some goal beyond itself, can
be turned inward to create fears and phobias. The 11
walks the edge between greatness and self-destruction.
Its potential for growth, stability, and personal power
lies in its acceptance of intuitive understanding, and
of spiritual truths. For the 11, such peace is not found
so much in logic, but in faith. It is the psychic's
The 22 is the most
powerful of all numbers. It is often called the Master
Builder. The 22 can turn the most ambitious of dreams
into reality. It is potentially the most successful
of all numbers. It has many of the inspirational and
intuitive insights of the 11, combined with the practicality
and methodical nature of the 4. It is unlimited, yet
disciplined. It sees the archetype, and brings it down
to earth in some material form. It has big ideas, great
plans, idealism, leadership, and enormous self-confidence.
If not practical, 22s waste their potential. Like the
11, the 22 can easily
shrink from its own ambition, causing difficult interior
pressures. Both the 11 and the 22 experience the pressure-cooker
effect very strongly, particularly at an early age.
It must work toward the realization of goals that are
larger than personal ambition. The 22 serves the world
in a practical way.
33 Double-Digit Number
~ Some numerologists consider this a Master number.
Its ultimate potential is in teaching. It is called
the Christ number. It comforts others. It represents
self-sacrifice and beliefs in Utopia. It is often co-dependent,
and is sometimes a compulsive liar.
Numerology is based on the ancient idea that each of
us is a spiritual being, or a soul, who incarnates on
the earth many times in order to further evolve towards
higher states of awareness. During our long evolutionary
path of many incarnations, we have accumulated a wealth
of wisdom, and have made many good choices that benefit
us in future lifetimes. We have also made mistakes,
and have sometimes abused the gifts we have been given.
To rectify such errors, we
may take on an additional burden in order to learn a
particular lesson that we failed to learn in previous
lifetimes. In numerology, this burden is called a Karmic
Debt. The numbers that indicate a Karmic Debt are 13,
14, 16 and 19.
These double-digit numbers
take on great significance when they are found in the
Core numbers (the most important numbers including Life
Path, Expression, Heart's Desire, , Personality, and
Birth Day), and in the various cycles during the course
of your lifetime. Each has its own unique characteristics,
and its own particular difficulties.
When you are calculating
your chart ~ especially your Core numbers and different
cycles ~ you may encounter the numbers 1, 4, 5, or 7.
These single-digit numbers can be arrived at by adding
a variety of two-digit numbers.
The number 1 can be arrived
at, for example, by combining the double-digit numbers
of 10 (1+0=1), 19 (1+9=10, 1+0=1), 28, 37, 46 ~ all
of which total to 10, and then to 1. However, only in
the case of 19 is a Karmic Debt indicated.
Karmic Debt numbers can
be preceded by an array of two-digit numbers, but when
the 4 is preceded by a 13; or when the 5 is preceded
by a 14; or the 7 by a 16; a Karmic Debt is also read
as part of the single-digit interpretation. A Karmic
Debt can be found in different places in the chart,
as a result of totals based on your date of birth, for
instance, or calculations based on the letters of your
name. This means that two people with a 16 Karmic Debt
that is located in different places in the chart, express
it very differently. Thus, all that can be done here
is lay out the general characteristics of the Karmic
Debt, and some broad guidelines for dealing with it.
Those with the 13 karmic Debt will work very hard to
accomplish any task. Obstacles stand in their way, and
must be overcome time and again. One may often feel
burdened and frustrated by the seeming futility of one's
efforts. There may be a desire to surrender to the difficulties
and simply give up on the goal, believing it was impossible
to attain in the first place. Some with the 13 Karmic
Debt fall to laziness and negativity. But efforts are
not futile, and success is well within reach. One simply
must work hard, and persevere in order to reach the
goal. Many highly successful people in all walks of
life, including business, art, and athletics, have a
13 Karmic Debt. The key to succeeding with the 13 is
Very often, people with the
13 Karmic Debt do not concentrate or direct their energies
in one specific direction, or on a single task, but
scatter their energies over many projects and jobs,
none of which amount to very much. A temptation with
the 13 is to take shortcuts for quick success. Too often,
that easy success doesn't come, causing regret and the
desire to give up. The result is a poor self-image,
and the belief that one is incapable of amounting to
very much. In order to focus, you must maintain order
in your life. Order is essential to success. You must
maintain a schedule, keep appointments, and follow through.
Keep your environment neat and under control, and never
procrastinate. If you sustain a steady and consistent
effort, you will realize much reward.
The 14 Karmic Debt arises from previous lifetimes during
which human freedom has been abused. Those with a 14
Karmic Debt are forced to adapt to ever-changing circumstances
and unexpected occurrences. There is an acute danger
of falling victim to abuse of drugs, alcohol, and overindulgence
in sensual pleasures, such as food and sex. You must
put the reins on yourself. Modesty in all affairs is
crucial to overcoming this Karmic Debt.
Also important is the need
to maintain order in life, and to establish one's own
emotional stability. You must also be willing to adapt
to the unexpected occurrences of life, all the while
maintaining your focus on your goals and dreams. Flexibility
and adaptability are at the very core of this struggle.
Orderliness in one's immediate environment is crucial
to maintaining clarity and focus. Mental and emotional
stability must be attained in order to avoid being thrown
about by the changing fortunes in the external environment.
But the key to the 14 Karmic Debt is commitment. Life
will resemble a roller coaster ride, but it will always
travel in the right direction if one's heart is set
on what is true and good. Set yourself a high goal,
maintain order wherever possible in your life, avoid
excessive sensory indulgence, and maintain faith. Above
all, do not give up on your goals and dreams. Those
with the 14 Karmic Debt will experience life to the
fullest, and as long as they maintain a high dream,
they will achieve success and great spiritual development.
The 16 Karmic Debt ~ wherever it shows up on the chart
~ means destruction of the old and birth of the new.
The 16 is about the fall of the ego, and all that it
has built for itself. It is a watershed, a cleansing.
All that has been constructed, and all that serves to
separate the person from the source of life is destroyed.
Through the 16, reunion with the great spirit is accomplished.
This can be a painful process, because it usually comes
after much ego inflation. This results in a struggle
between the ego and the divine will. Life presents challenges
to your grand plans, which can
be resented and struggled against. It is a lost battle
and you will likely feel humbled in the face of the
collapse that follows.
This humility is the key
to later success, however, because you will learn to
follow the intimations of a higher reality. In the destruction
of the old, a spiritual rebirth takes place with an
entirely new awareness. This rebirth affects every area
of your life. It is a life much the better for the fall.
Those with the 16 Karmic Debt must be careful of egotism.
Very often, those with the 16 use their highly intuitive
and refined intellect to look down upon others, and
view the rest of the world as inferior. This causes
acute alienation and loneliness. In addition, it invites
retribution, for the egotist is humbled more harshly
than any other. When the 16 is in one of the Core numbers,
this process of destruction and rebirth is a continual
cycle that actually serves to bring you into higher
consciousness and closer union with the source of life.
The 16 Karmic Debt can be a path of progress and great
spiritual growth if it is looked at properly. One develops
great faith by placing one's life in the hands of God.
Through such faith, gratitude and peace are firmly established.
The person with the 19 Karmic Debt will learn independence
and the proper use of power. You will be forced to stand
up for yourself, and often be left to stand alone. Difficulties
will be faced and overcome through personal struggle.
One of the central lessons for people with the 19 Karmic
Debt is that you stubbornly resist help. Much of your
independence is self-imposed; you simply don't want
to listen to others, or to accept the help or advice
The 19 Karmic Debt can become
a self-imposed prison if you do not open up to the reality
or interdependence and the mutual need for love. The
most important lesson for the 19 Karmic Debt is: While
you seek to stand on your own feet, you are still a
human being, deeply connected with others, and in need
of the support, assistance, and human understanding
that all people need. Those with the 19 Karmic Debt
will learn the hard way that "no man is an island,"
and that we are, indeed, "all bits of the main!"
All you need to
do your chart is your date of birth (month, day, and
year), your full name (first middle, if any, and last
names) as it appears on your birth certificate, and
the name you go by today. The latter is usually a shortened
version of your birth name, or a married name. It's
the name you use whenever you introduce yourself. The
effect of changing your name can be considerable, depending
upon the other numbers in your chart. While the influence
makes itself felt in a subtle way from the day you change
your name, the change cannot be considered complete
until the new name is fully integrated in your subconscious.
Legally changing your name is not as important as how
much you use the new name.
At The Numbers In A Chart
Numerology deals, for
the most part, with single-digit numbers 1 through 9.
The only exception to this rule are some two-digit numbers
that have special meanings, which have been explained.
For this reason, all arithmetic involved is very basic.
Only the simplest addition and subtraction are used
to find your personal numbers from your name and date
of birth. The letters of your name correspond to numbers.
Each letter is assigned a number by virtue of its position
in the alphabet. For example, A is 1, B is 2, C is 3,
and so on. Since only the first nine digits are used,
the cycle repeats itself. The following shows the letters
and their numerical value: A = 1 B = 2 C = 3 D = 4 E
= 5 F = 6 G = 7 H = 8 I = 9 J = 1 K = 2 L = 3 M = 4
N = 5 O = 6 P = 7 Q = 8 R = 9 S = 1 T = 2 U = 3 V =
4 W = 5 X = 6 Y = 7 Z = 8
most important number in your numerology chart
is based on the date of your birth, the moment
when the curtain goes up in your life. This number
is called the Life Path number. It can be compared
to the plot of a potential play. The Life Path
number gives us a broad outline of the opportunities,
challenges, and lessons we will encounter in this
Expression number reveals your physical and mental
constitution, the orientation or goal of your
life. Some numerologists refer to this number
as the Destiny, because it represents a lifelong
target at which you are aiming. You work at fulfilling
this potential every day of your life. Thus, the
Expression number reveals your inner goal, the
person you aim to be. Your Expression number also
reveals your talents, abilities, characteristics,
and shortcomings. The extent to which you learn
to use these abilities and to tap into your inner
potential defines who you are. To the numerologist,
your individual talents and characteristics are
represented by each letter in your name, and its
corresponding number. Like a mosaic, these combine
to form a totality, a picture that reveals the
real you. Your name at birth can be seen as a
blueprint of your potential. The key word here
is potential. The expression number is derived
from your full name at birth, meaning your first,
middle (if you have one), and last names. Typically,
it is the name that appears on your birth certificate.
Occasionally, there are questions about exactly
what name is used. A few examples, and how to
decide which name to might get listed later in
a different thread. Those examples would also
apply to the Heart's Desire and other Core numbers.
When clerical errors occur on a birth certificate,
if the mistake is accepted by the parents, and
from that point onward is the acknowledged name,
this name on the birth certificate, with the spelling
error, is used to find the Expression number.
If the mistake is not accepted by your parents,
and you grow up using the original name given
by your parents ~ ignoring the clerical error
~ that original name is used to provide the Expression
number, as opposed to the name with the error
that appears on the birth certificate. If you
have been adopted, and you have been provided
a new name by your adopting parents, use the original
name given to you before the adoption. If you
were adopted, and never knew your original name,
use the name that is the earliest remembered name.
However, without the original name, a complete
chart may not be possible. Even if you have never
used your original name, that name still represents
the blueprint of your life, and is used to find
the Expression number. Names given at confirmation,
by a spiritual teacher or guru, or at some other
religious ceremony, are not used for the Expression
number, but can be used additionally to give further
insight into the personality. That would be a
"Minor Expression, Minor heart's Desire,
and Minor Personality number as well). If you
received more than one middle (or last) name at
birth, use all the middle (or last) names. If
there is a junior, senior, the third, etcetera,
in your name, always discard such additions. They
are too general to bear any significance to your
Heart's Desire number (sometimes called the Soul
Urge number), is just what the name implies: your
innermost yearning; the dreams closest to your
heart. Consequently, it shows your underlying
motivation, or the general intention behind many
of your actions. It dramatically influences the
choices you make in life. Its influence is everywhere
in your life ~ your career, your environment,
friendships, and life style. Your Heart's Desire
is derived from the vowels of your name. Note
that vowels are pronounced from free-flowing breath:
Aaaaa; Eeeee; Iiiii; Ooooo; and Uuuuu. Consonants,
on the other hand, have a distinct beginning or
end. They are sharply begun or sharply finished.
For example, B, D, K, P, S, T and X. There is
a distinction in consonants, a harder edge than
the soft and flowing vowels. The vowels reveal
the tender you, your love, caring, and vulnerability.
Consonants reveal certain of your characteristics
that, among other things, shield your more vulnerable
parts. Your public personality, which is revealed
by the consonants, is a fundamental aspect of
who you are, but these characteristics tend to
be those aspects that you willingly show the world.
The vowels are A, E, I, O, and U. All other letters
are consonants, except, in some cases, the letter
Y. The letter Y is inherently vacillating in its
nature and usage, and consequently is sometimes
a vowel, sometimes a consonant, depending upon
how it is used in the name. When determining if
the Y is a vowel or a consonant, the basic rule
is this: When the letter serves as a vowel, and
in fact sounds like one, it is a vowel. The same
is true when the Y serves as the only vowel sound
in the syllable. Examples of both of these cases
are such names as Lynn, Yvonne, Mary, Betty, Elly
and Bryan. However, if the Y does not provide
a separate vowel sound, as when it is coupled
with another vowel, it is considered a consonant.
In names such as Maloney or Murray, the Y is a
consonant, because the vowel sound depends upon
the long E in Maloney and the long A in Murray.
In general, the Y is a consonant when the syllable
already has a vowel. Also, the Y is considered
a consonant when it is used in place of the soft
J sound, such as in the name Yolanda or Yoda.
In the names Bryan and Wyatt, the Y is a vowel,
because it provides the only vowel sound for the
first syllable of both names. For both of these
names, the letter A is part of the second syllable,
and therefore does not influence the nature of
Personality number is derived from the consonants
of your full name. Your Personality is like a
narrow entrance hall to the great room that is
your true nature. It is those aspects that you
feel comfortable sharing with people at the outset
of a relationship. With time and trust, you invite
others into the deeper aspects of your nature;
you reveal more of who you really are, in effect,
your Heart's Desire, Expression, and so on. Your
Personality number often serves as a censoring
device, both in terms of what you send out, as
well as what you allow to approach. It discriminates
in the kinds of people and information you let
enter your heart and mind. For this reason, your
Personality is usually much more narrow and protective
in its definition than the real you. It can screen
out some of what you do not want to deal with
~ people or situations ~ but it also welcomes
those things that immediately relate to your inner
nature. Fortunately or unfortunately, this narrow
entrance is the first impression people get of
you. It either welcomes and intrigues them, or
it causes them to lose interest.
day you were born bears great significance in
understanding who you are and where your talents
lie. The day of birth indicates some special talent
you possess. It is a gift to you that will help
you along your life's path. Your day of birth
is one of your five Core numbers, but perhaps
the most finite in that it reveals a specific
ability that you possess in a marked degree. Your
Birth Day number is the number of the day you
were born, and is examined as both a single- and
a double-digit number. The reason for this twofold
way of looking at the number is that a double-digit
Birth Day number suggests that you possess additional
characteristics not directly revealed by the single-digit
number. For example, a person born on day 15 can
be said to have a 6 Birth Day number, but the
double digits, the 1 and the 5, suggest other
abilities and character traits not revealed by
the 6 alone. The 15 brings very different underlying
talents to the 6 than does the 24, which is derived
from the 2 and the 4, also a 6, but is quite different
in nature. This is particularly important when
understanding the Birth Day number, and for that
reason all thirty-one Birth Days are described
That's all for today. Over
the next few days, I will do the best that I can, to
post more about the Core numbers in threads specifically
for each Core number, so that members, if interested,
can work on their own numbers and receive the appropriate
definitions for each result.