The most common form of numerology used here in the west is Pythagorean numerology and was developed by the mathematician that you probably know best as the creator of the Pythagorean Theorem – a formula used for figuring out the hypotenuse of a right angled triangle. He developed the system of numerology because as an astrologist, mathematician, musician and spiritualist he believed that everything in the universe was connected and had a sound or vibration of its own. Pythagoras developed the Pythagorean numerology chart which laid out the letters of the alphabet in conjunction with the numbers one through nine. Each number and the related letters, he believed, carried positive and negative qualities.
Traits According to Pythagorean Numerology
Letters: A, J, S
Positive Qualities: Individuality, Courage, Leadership skills
Negative Qualities: Laziness, tendency to be aggressive, selfish
Letters: B, K, T
Positive Qualities: Harmony and love, great partner, excellent diplomacy skills
Negative Qualities: Timid, tactless and tends to be overly sensitive
Letters: C, L, U
Positive Qualities: Artistic, cheerful and full of imagination
Negative Qualities: Tendency to exaggerate and very pessimistic
Letters: D, M, V
Positive Qualities: Practical, systematic and industrious
Negative Qualities: Lacks imagination and tends to be argumentative, prone to sickness
Letters: E, N, W
Positive Qualities: Knowledgeable, entertaining and versatile
Negative Qualities: Careless, restless and tends to be nervous
Letters: F, O, X
Positive Qualities: Responsible, loves children, tends to be unselfish
Negative Qualities: Very sensitive, comes across as cold, skeptical
Letters: G, P, Y
Positive Qualities: Highly spiritual, interest in research, analytical
Negative Qualities: Tends to be selfish and lazy as well as egotistical
Letters: H, Q, Z
Positive Qualities: Organized, has an air of authority
Negative Qualities: Tends to be impatient, too materialistic
Letters: I, R
Positive Qualities: Very philanthropic and generous
Negative Qualities: Moody, tends to be impulsive, very careless with money
There are also the two master numbers 11 and 22. The number eleven tends to be intuitive and inspirational but can mean problems with being overly sensitive. The number twenty-two tends to be practical and illuminating but can draw dark and negative interests.
The Pythagorean numerology chart is used by any Pythagorean numerology calculator to figure out path numbers for the different areas of life. The path numbers are how you use numerology to divine the different areas of your life. They are the dictionary that explain Pythagorean numerology meanings.
Life Path Number
The Life Path number is the most important number as it provides the most information about you and your life. To calculate this number you will lay out your birth date. Add the numbers together then reduce down to a single digit, stopping if at any point you reduce to 11 or 22 as these are master numbers.
Example: Julie Andrews, Actress
Birthday: October 1, 1935
October is month number 10 so you’ll add together 1 + 0 + 1 + 1 + 9 + 3 + 5 = 20 and 2 + 0 = 2
This means Julie Andrews’ Life Path number is a 2; this is also her Birth Day number.
First Impression Number
You calculate first impressions by combining the month and day of your birthday. Julie Andrews’ is October 1st meaning you’ll add 1 + 0 + 1 = 2. So her First Impression number is also a 2.
Inner Soul Number
The inner soul number is found by looking only at the numbers that correspond to the vowels in your legal name. For Julie Andrews we would take the numbers that correspond to the U, I, E, A, and E.
U = 3, I = 9, E = 5, A = 1, and E = 5
3 + 9 + 5 + 1 + 5 = 23
2 + 3 = 5
So Julie Andrews’ Inner Soul number is 5
Expression or Destiny Number
This is calculated using the entire name and corresponding numbers. So using our example of Julie Andrews we have:
J = 1, U = 3, L = 3, I = 9, E = 5, A = 1, N = 5, D = 4, R = 9, E = 5, W = 5, S = 1
1 + 3 + 3 + 9 + 5 + 1 + 5 + 4 + 9 + 5 + 5 + 1 = 51; 5 + 1 = 6
Julie Andrews’ Expression or Destiny number is 6.
Using these calculations you can figure out a number of different things about your life including what the desires of your heart are, what the best career for you might be and a number of other things to bring you into harmonious vibrations with the rest of the world.