Along with any form of prediction or divination, Numerology is best used as a guide to complement your life. Combined with intuition, sound decision-making, and plain old common sense, it should be used as a tool to help you to navigate your life better.
You don’t have to be good at mathematics to learn numerology – the equations are simple and only require basic addition and subtraction. All you need is a calculator, some paper, and a pen. On second thoughts, you’d better make that a pencil with an eraser, just in case.
How to read a chart
The key to reading a numerology chart and obtaining an accurate summary of your life is to “blend everything together.” There are many pieces of the numerology puzzle and your numerology chart is a matrix of interconnecting numbers and influences that can only be accurately interpreted with dedication, patience, and time.
The best way to read a chart is to break it into segments starting with the Personality Numbers. Take your time getting to know each number and its position, then blend them all together using your intuition and common sense to interpret what that could mean.
When you’re ready, bring in the short-term Forecasting Numbers such as the Personal Year and the Personal Month Numbers to get an idea of how these numbers are currently influencing your life on an everyday basis. Once you have a handle on those, introduce the long-term Forecasting Numbers, such as the Pinnacles, Challenges, and Major Life Cycles, to determine the overriding influences affecting your life long term. This book has been laid out in this particular order to help you do just that.
Professional numerologists take years to perfect their art and there is always more to learn. Don’t set your expectations too high. Instead, pace yourself and take your time. The less pressure you put upon yourself in the beginning, the easier it will be to interpret the numbers.
In numerology, a common rule of thumb you’re going to encounter is: continue adding numbers together until you get a single digit number between 1 and 9.
For example: 3421 would be 3+4+2+1 = 10
1+0 = 1
The only time this rule doesn’t apply is when you come across a number 11, 22, or 33, because are Masters Numbers.
Pythagoras is credited with being the first pure mathematician, and he revered numbers and numerical relationships, seeing them as being the essence of the material world around us. He was not only a mathematician; he was trained in the Greek way of thought, which taught that people should pursue many interests. He was very interested in all aspects of the world, and he and his followers influenced, and often revolutionized, geometry, algebra, music theory, acoustics, astronomy, literature, religious thought and magical works.
Pythagoras believed that reality was ordered, that there was a fundamental order to the cosmos and that everything was intended to follow an archetype of perfection. There was order to music, astronomy, mathematics and numbers, and throughout all of society. Pythagoras believed that reality was fundamentally mathematical in nature and that numbers controlled and made up the essence of what we experience every day.
The sum of the numbers in your birth date and the sum of value derived from the letters in your name provide a co-relation of vibrations that will impact your destiny. These numbers reveal your character, purpose in life, motivations and talents. Experts in numerology use the numbers to determine the best time for major moves and activities in life. Numerology is used to decide when to invest, when to start a business, when to marry, when to travel, when to change jobs, or relocate.