Numerology is the study of numbers and how they affect our lives, personalities, and the possibilities of where life may lead. In order to understand how numbers influence our lives, we must first understand how to calculate a numerology interpretation. Once this is understood, numerology becomes one of the easiest forms of divination to understand. First and foremost, it is important to remember that each letter of the alphabet is associated with a numerical value.
There are a few different ways to convert a word into a numerical value but the most common way is through digit summing. Digit summing allows us to calculate the single digit representation of a word by taking the sum of all the digits in a word so that a single digit is produced. This single digit represents the entire entity of a person, relationship, or place. There are nine main digits, 1 through 9, that help us calculate the numerical meanings of a word.
In numerology, there are several important numbers that you will need to calculate in order to achieve accurate readings. First of all, there is the birth number, or life path number, which is taken from your birth date. The destiny, or fate, number is taken from your name. Although not commonly used, the soul number is taken from the vowels in your name. Your personal year (or personal number) is taken from the month and date of your birth and the current year.
Let’s illustrate how to calculate your birth number. Say your birthday is July 27, 1978. You would add 7+2+7+1+9+7+8 = 41 = 4+1 = 5. 5 is the birth number, which would be interpreted since the number has meaning, principles, and characteristics associated with it. If you wanted to calculate your personal year, you would take your birthday and add it to the current year. So, you would add 7+27 = 34 = 3+4 = 7+2+0+0+8 = 17 = 1+7 = 8. Knowing how to calculate your personal numbers is the first step in conducting a meaningful and accurate numerology reading.