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Numerology: Numbers Of Destiny

By SisterCyber

From "Numerology" © 1994 by Hans Decoz and Tom Monte / All rights reserved.

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-help systems.

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 life.

Specific 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 number.
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 and back...

The number 6 is the most loving and sacrificing of all numbers. It is the mother/fatherhood number, and it seems pregnant with love...

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 answers...

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 the humanitarian....

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!

The Master Numbers
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 number.

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.

The Karmic Debt Numbers
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 focus.

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 of others.

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!"

The Core Numbers:
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.

Arriving 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

The Core Numbers

1. Life Path
The 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 lifetime.
2. Expression
Your 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 name.
3. Heart's Desire
The 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 the Y.
4. Personality
Your 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.
5. Birth Day
The 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 separately.

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.

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