The
Meaning of Numbers  Numerology
Most people are aware
of the "quantity" value of numbers but there is also
a "quality" associated with numbers as well. Developed
by Pythagoras over 2,500 years ago, the meaning of numbers can
be a useful aid in selfdevelopment and understanding character
traits.
Here
are some of the basics on how Numerology works
The numbers 1 to 9
are the building blocks of numerology and therefore all other
numbers are reduced to a single digit by adding each digit together
until the number is reduced down to just one digit.
For example the number
68 is considered as two digits 6 and 8 which when added together
is equal to 14. If we do the same to 14 (1 and 4) then these when
added together equal 5. This gives a reduction of the number "68"
to it's core value of "5".
Click on the numbers in the numerology
grid below, for the general meanings of individual numbers.
Ruling Number
The numbers making up a person's
date of birth is one example of the use of numerology and these
can be used to give an indication of the qualitites that a person
was born with.
For example:
A birth date of December 23rd,
1998 [24/12/1993] produces a Ruling Number deermined by adding
together each number in the date of birth i.e.
2 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 9 + 9 + 3
= 31
The 31 is further reduced by
adding 1 + 3 = 4. So the ruling number of someone born on the
23rd December 1998 is a 4.
Names
Names
can also be translated into numbers. This is done by converting
each letter into a number from 1 to 9 according to the following
table. So A = 1, B = 2 and so on.
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
A 
B 
C 
D 
E 
F 
G 
H 
I 
J 
K 
L 
M 
N 
O 
P 
Q 
R 
S 
T 
U 
V 
W 
X 
Y 
Z 

As an
example, the name John is made up of the numbers 1 and
6 and 8 and 5. John has the values of each of these numbers as
part of his personality make up. Adding all of the numbers together
gives a total for the name as well 1 + 6 + 8 + 5 = 20. Numbers
greater than 9 are reduced to a single digit by adding them together.
In this case 2 + 0 = 2.
