The Study of Numerology was made popular by early mathematicians such as Pythagoras. It is most basically defined as the study of the mystical relationship between numbers and life. It is widely associated in today’s society with Astrology and the paranormal. It is believed by many that numbers can reflect and define different personality traits and character tendencies in relation to the cosmic plan. In Numerology each letter of the alphabet has a numerical value and that value provides a cosmic vibration.

The sum of the numbers in your birth date correlate to the sum derived from the letters in your name can provide an interrelation of vibrations. It is believed that these numbers can tell us a great deal about ourselves and what may or may not happen to us. Many astrologists and mathematicians have reportedly used Numerology to discover what lies inside of each one of us, such as talents we may posses, what type of person we may fall in love with, what individually motivates us, and even when is the best time to make certain life decisions. People have used Numerology to help them decide things like when to switch jobs, what type of investments to make, or even when it is time for them to move away.

The History of Numerology

Everyone who attended public high school should know the name Pythagoras. He was a Greek mathematician who lived from 559-470 B.C. and not only formulated the many theories that go into our basic understanding of geometry, but is also said to be the founding father of Numerology. While in some circles it is believed that Numerology predates even him (very old Hebrew Kabbala), he is widely given credit for at the very least bringing it into the public’s eyes. After the time of Christ it laid dormant for a very long time. Then in the early 20th century a man named L. Dow Balliet published a series of books from 1911-1917 breaking down the teachings of Numerology. Then in the 1930?s Florence Campbell preached the gospel of Numerology to anyone who would listen. Over the last 90 years or so Numerology has picked up tremendous steam and has become one of the more popular forms of Astrology.

How Numerologist Use Numbers

When constructing what is known as “Numerology charts” there are 11 numbers that are used. These numbers are 1-9, 11, and 22. While it is true that larger number will occur when you are adding the numbers of your birth date or the numbers associated with your name, these numbers are reduced by simply adding the numbers together until the sum is one of the core numbers. All you do is add these numbers together (multiple times if you must) until you come up with one of the single digit numbers or one of the numbers 11 or 22. The numbers 11 and 22 are known as ìmasterî numbers and they are the only exception to the rule of reducing to the single digits. Each one of the single digit numbers reflects a certain characteristic as well as different expressions. Master numbers are intensified versions of the single digit they replace (usually 2 or 4). Master numbers are said to represent a person who has a high threshold for knowledge and interpretation. Master numbers are said to be able to function in much more stressful situations than normal people.

The Numerology Chart

This is the chart of values assigned to each letter in the alphabet.


Numerology is a very fun and very complex form of Astrology. There are many different things involved with it such as Life Path Number and many other factors that goes into a persons reading. We hope this basic breakdown of what Numerology is will help you better understand it and perhaps even get you interested in it.

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