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".
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.
