# How does Numerology work?

Numerology is the study of numbers, and the way they affect a person’s character. Each letter has a numeric value that represents a certain cosmic vibration. Converting the characters in your name into numbers and adding them to the numbers in your birth date gives a combination of vibrations.

The different numbers in your first name, last name and date of birth gives a lot of information about your character, motivation, purpose, and talents. Numerology can be used to find the best time to invest, get a new job, get married, move house, travel.

To create a numerology chart you need the birth date and the ‘FULL’ name, as written on the birth certificate, of the person the chart is for.

The numbers used in Numerology are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 22. Each of these numbers represents different characteristics. The numbers representing your birth date or your name are repeatedly added together until a core number is found, 1 to 9, or one of the master numbers, 11 and 22. The master numbers 11 and 22 are more powerful versions of the single digit number they replace (2 and 4).

These are the values represented by each letter of the alphabet:

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

The sum of the birth date determines the Life Path. This number represents who you are at birth and the native characteristics that will stay with you throughout life.

The Life Path number is derived from your date of birth. First, add the digits of the birth day together, then add the digits of the month together and add it to the sum of the birth day, then add the digits of the year togther, reducing it down to one digit and add that to the sum of the month and day and reduce the sum to a single digit 1 through 9, or to the numerology “master numbers,” 11 or 22. These master numbers are not reduced any further.

For example: My birthday is 12 November 1956 12/11/1956. Add the 1 and the 2 of the day together = 3, add the 1 and 1 of the month together = 2, then add the digits of the year together 1+9+5+6 = 21, then add the 2 and the 1 together = 3. Finally add the 3+2+3 = 8, so my Life Path Number is 8.

## The Destiny Number

This number is derived from all of the letters in your FULL NAME, as written on your birth certificate. This number defines your life’s purpose.

To find your Destiny number, add up the letter values of each name separately, using the conversion chart above. Reduce each nnumber to a single digit or master number. Then add the results of all of the names to arrive at a total which you then once again reduce to a single digit or master number.

There are other important meanings related to your name and date of birth, such as your Birthday, and the first letter of each name. Those will have to wait until another time.