What is Numerology?

What is Numerology?  

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Numerology is the science of number, a method of character analysis which uses the numbers of names and birth dates in an attempt to solve the age-old question “Who am I?”

Numerologists generally work with the numbers one to nine, plus the master numbers 11, 22 and 33 – together with their meanings which encompass all the experiences that life can present.

How can you benefit from Numerology?

Numerology is primarily a self-help tool. It is a way to gain greater insight and understanding into you inner being and true nature. It reveals aspects of your character and personality in a way that is fresh and inspiring.

The magic square on the tortoise’s back was called the Lo Shu grid. It was a perfect three by three magic square. Every row, horizontally, vertically, and diagonally, added up to fifteen.

In the Far East numerology is still practiced by using the original Lo Shu positions. 1s in the person’s full date of birth are placed in the bottom row centre. 2s are placed in the last of the top row and 3s go in the start of the middle row. 4s in the start of the top row, 5s in the middle row, and any 6s in the last of the last row, 7 in the last of middle row, 8 in the start of bottom row and 9 in the centre of the top row. The correct positions for each number are shown in figure. (This is simply to show where each number goes). It is impossible to have a chart in which every single square is filled. Similarly, it is impossible for anyone who has ever lived to have a completely empty chart. Empty charts are waiting for people who have not yet come into the world. The chart only comes to life when a baby is born.

We will use the two examples to illustrate complete charts. The young man born on July 12, 1973, will have the chart that is shown in figure. The 7 of July is placed in the last of middle row, as this is where 7s go. The 1 and 2 from the 12th are placed in the centre of the bottom row and in the last of the top row respectively. The 1 from the 1973 is placed in the centre of the bottom row. The 9 is placed in the centre of the top row, the 7 in the last of middle row, and the 3 in the start of middle row.

Let’s try another example. This time we will use the lady born on February 29, 1944. The 2 from February is placed in the last of top row. Another 2 is then placed in the same square (from the 29th). The 9 from the 29th is placed in the centre of the top row. Finally the numbers from the year are put into position: the 1 in the centre of the bottom row, the 9 in the centre of top row, and the two 4s in the starting of top row.

Here is another example. Someone born on May 27th, 1988, will have the chart shown in figure.

All people born in the twentieth century will have at least one 1 and one 9 in their chart, but there is an almost limitless combination of the other numbers. Everybody born in the twenty-first century will have at least one 2 in his chart. You will find many similar charts, but it is unusual to find two identical charts except of course for people born on the exact same day.

The chart can be looked at in different ways. The top row (made up of the numbers 4, 9 and 2) can represent the head of a person. The middle row (numbers 3, 5, and 7) represents the body. Finally, the bottom row (numbers 8, 1, and 6) represents the legs and feet.

Consequently, the top row is usually regarded as the Mental Plane. It encompasses thinking, creating, imagining, and analyzing.

The middle row is called the Emotional Plane. After all, the heart is in the body. This plane includes spirituality, intuition, feelings, and emotions.

The bottom row is called the Practical Plane. This encompasses physical labor, the ability to be good with one’s hands and the ability to be practical in everyday life. To use the head-legs analogy again, the feet are firmly placed on the ground in the Practical Plane.

The vertical rows are also interpreted. The first of these (numbers 4, 3 and 8) is the Thought Plane. This reveals the person’s ability at coming up with ideas, creating things and carrying them through to fruition.

The middle vertical row (numbers 9, 5, and 1) is the Will Plane. This gives the determination and persistence to succeed.

The final vertical row (numbers 2, 7, and 6) is the Action Plane. This shows the person’s ability at putting their thoughts into action.

The three vertical rows make a natural progression. First of all, the person has to come up with an idea (Thought Plane). He or she has to have determination and persistence (Will Plane), otherwise the idea will never be acted upon. The planning is done at this stage. Finally, the person needs to be able to put the idea and the determination into action (Action Plane).

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According to Chinese Numerology every number in the loshu chart has a meaning. Now we will know the meaning of numbers present in one’s date of birth. If the numbers are in multiple, the effect varies.

The Number 0

There is no position in the chart for zeros. They are simply ignored. A person’s chart is shown in Figure, he has two zeros in his date of birth (October 14, 1980). We insert the 1s, 4s, 8 and 9 in their correct positions in the chart, but forget about the two zeros.

The Number 1

1 is situated in the centre of the bottom row at the middle of the Practical Plane. It provides a valuable clue as to how the person reacts and communicates with others.

One 1

People with just one 1 in their chart find it hard to express their innermost feelings. They may be good communicators in other ways, but find it hard to allow their inner self to emerge. They often find it hard to see the other person’s point of view.

Here is an example of a person with one 1 in his chart. A person born on 20th Feb 1982 obviously expresses himself extremely well in public, but finds it difficult to talk about his innermost feelings with the people he loves the most.

Two 1s

People with two 1s in their chart are able to express themselves easily and fluently. They have a balanced outlook on life and are able to assess situations in an impartial manner. They can understand the other person’s point of view as well as their own. This is regarded as being the perfect number of 1s to have in a chart. A person born on January 27, 1970 is an example of someone with two 1s in his chart.

Three 1s

People with three 1s in their chart fall into two types. Usually, they are chatter boxes who never stop talking. However, you also sometimes find people with three 1s who are quiet and introspective. Interestingly enough, many of these people can be both, and which one they are at any given time depends on the situation.

People with three 1s are generally happy, outgoing people. Many prominent entertainers have this combination in their chart. A person born on October 14, 1940 is an example of someone with three 1s in his chart.

Four 1s

People with four 1s in their chart find it extremely difficult to express themselves verbally. They are sensitive, caring people who are frequently misunderstood. They also find it very hard to relax and unwind. A person born on November 12, 1979 is an example of someone with four 1s in her chart.

Five, Six, or Seven 1s

People with five or more 1s in their chart experience enormous difficulties in expressing themselves verbally. They are frequently misunderstood and often direct their expressive skills into an area they find less painful, such as writing, painting or dancing. Some people with this combination overindulge in food, drugs or alcohol. A person born on November 19, 1971 is an example of someone with five 1s in her chart.

The Number 2 : Two is the last number on the Mental Plane. It reveals how sensitive and intuitive the person is. In this century, it is the third most common number in Chinese Numerology Charts. Everyone born in the twenty-first century will have at least one 2 in their charts. This can be taken as a sign of the coming of the Age of Aquarius as everyone will possess caring, sensitive, and intuitive qualities. How they use these traits is another matter.

One 2 : People with one 2 in their charts are sensitive and intuitive. Unfortunately they are also easily hurt. They are able to size up other people at a glance and have an uncanny ability of detecting insincerity.

Two 2s : People with two 2s in their chart are highly intelligent, sensitive and intuitive. Unlike people with only one 2, they are able to make good use of their intuition. They can easily detect the motivations of others and are able to assess others at a glance.

Three 2s : People with three 2s in their chart experience an overabundance of this sensitive, intuitive energy and can easily be hurt. They may give the impression of being aloof, because they live in a world of their own feelings and often prefer being on their own instead of spending time with others who might hurt their feelings.

Four 2s : People with four 2s in their chart are impatient and inclined to overreact to small problems. They are extremely sensitive and frequently prefer time by themselves, rather than risk of being hurt by others.

Five 2s or Six 2s : People with five 2s are very rare. They find life extremely difficult. They are overly sensitive; they suffer constantly from self-doubt and lack confidence and trust in others. In next century it will be possible to find people with six twos (February 22, 2022), and these people will find this incredible sensitivity almost impossible to handle.

The Number 3 : Three is found in the start of Middle Row and at the start of the Emotional Plane. It is also the centre number of the thought Row. Consequently, it is largely related to intellectual capacity. It is a positive, happy number. Three also relates to memory and the ability to think clearly and logically.

One 3 : People with one 3 in their chart possess good, creative brains and an excellent memory. They keep their feet on the ground and have a positive approach for reaching their goals. They are able to inspire others with their optimism and honestly.

Two 3s : People with two 3s in their chart possess good imagination. They are mentally alert and usually creative. They enjoy flouting convention and may appear to be slightly eccentric. Many people with this combination become writers as they have the ability to channel their creative imagination and express their ideas in words.

Three 3s : People with three 3s in their chart live inside their rich imagination. They often find it hard to relate well with others and can appear self-absorbed and remote. They possess excellent mental ability, but frequently spend their lives in a world of dreams. They find it hard to listen to others and can be argumentative and petty at times.

Four 3s : People with four 3s in their chart are impractical, overly imaginative and fearful. All of these things make it hard for them to function well in everyday life.

The Number 4 : Four is a practical, hard-working number that represents order and balance. People with this number in their charts are usually neat, tidy, and good with details.

One 4 : People with one 4 in their charts are practical and usually good with their hands. They enjoy “hands-on” type occupations and get impatient with imaginative ideas and theories. They have the ability to organize others and carry out plans to perfection.

Two 4s : People with two 4s in their chart are inclined to become overly involved in physical and materialistic activities at the expense of other activities. They have excellent organizational skills, and love starting a task at the beginning and taking it to the end. They are conscientious, accurate, and tidy people. They often have considerable creative ability in their hands and enjoy making beautiful objects.

Three 4s : People with three 4s in their chart are involved almost exclusively with physical activities and find it hard to pay attention to other areas of their lives. They are well organized, self-disciplined, and hard-working.

Four 4s : People with four 4s in their charts are very hard to find. These people are totally immersed in physical activities and find it difficult to understand other people who are interested in intellectual or spiritual matters. They possess enormous ability at anything involving their hands.

The Number 5 : Five is placed in the central position of the chart, and denotes balance and emotional stability. However, it also relates to freedom, so people with a 5 in their charts need a certain amount of room around them and are likely to run if they feel overly restricted.

One 5 : People with one 5 in their charts are emotionally well balanced. They are compassionate, understanding, and caring. They are able to motivate and inspire others to achieve much more than would have otherwise been possible.

Two 5s : People with two 5s in their chart are intense and determined. They have a great deal of drive and enthusiasm. They have problems harnessing their emotions, which can lead to outbursts that are later regretted. This often creates difficulties in home and family life.

Three 5s : People with three 5s in their chart are prone to speaking without thinking and can hurt others unwittingly. They have a great deal of drive and energy but these qualities need to be carefully channeld. They enjoy change, adventure, excitement and often take unnecessary risks.

Four 5s : People with four 5s in their chart are hard to find, because this combination occurs just three times every hundred years. People with four 5s need to slow down and think before acting.

The Number 6 : The number 6 located in the last of the bottom row relates to creativity and love of home and family. It also relates to helpful people and friendship.

One 6 : People with one 6 in their charts have a great love for their home and loved ones. They enjoy domestic responsibilities and also possess considerable creative potential. They make good parents and ultimately become the person everyone comes to in the family when things are not going well.

Two 6s : People with two 6s in their chart are inclined to worry unnecessarily about their home and family. The nervous strain thus created means that they need more rest than most people. They enjoy creative activities and are happiest surrounded by beautiful things. They are usually over-protective and find it hard to let their children stand on their own two feet.

Three 6s : People with three 6s in their chart are inclined to be overly protective and possessive of their loved ones. They also have considerable creative potential, which provides a useful release for their emotional tension. They are inclined to look more on the negative side of life than the positive, and need constant encouragement.

Four 6s : People with four 6s in their chart are highly creative, but they find it hard to channel this energy in the early part of their life. Everything affects them emotionally, which makes it hard for them to fit into everyday life.

The Number 7 : The number 7 is situated in the last of the middle row. It represents sacrifice, usually learning the hard way through a disappointment or a loss.

One 7 : People with one 7 in their chart are likely to learn through losses of love, possessions or health. As they learn from these experiences they usually become more and more interested in metaphysical or spiritual pursuits.

Two 7s : People with two 7s in their chart grow in knowledge and wisdom by losing either love, health or money. Ultimately, this is likely to lead to an interest in the psychic or occult worlds. They have analytical brains, which makes them good at solving intricate technical problems.

Three 7s : People with three 7s in their chart often lead sad lives caused by major disappointments and setbacks in the areas of love, health and money. Frequently, these people develop tremendous reserves of inner strength as a result of these difficulties.

Four 7s : People with four 7s in their chart have to learn through major lessons involving loss of love, health and finances.

The Number 8 : The number eight relates to attention to detail and is situated in the start of bottom line.

One 8 : People with one 8 in their charts are methodical, conscientious and good with details. However, surprisingly they usually find it hard to finish the tasks they begin. They have restless, active minds and need constant mental challenges.

Two 8s : People with two 8s in their chart are extremely perceptive and conscientious. They prefer to experience things for themselves, rather than take too much on trust. They have fixed views and opinions and find it hard to change their minds after decisions have been made.

Three 8s : People with three 8s in their chart are conscientious, rigid and frequently restless. They develop more purpose in life about the time, they reach age of forty and after that make rapid progress. They can be overly materialistic and need to learn that possessions cannot bring lasting happiness.

Four 8s : People with four 8s in their chart are extremely restless and have a strong need for change and variety in their lives. Once they find something they really want to pursue, their progress can be a joy to behold. Until then, though, they are likely to lead rather aimless, pointless lives. This combination occurs just three times every century.

The Number 9 : Everybody born in the twentieth century has at least one 9 in his or her chart. It represents idealism, valor, and ambition.

One 9 : People with one 9 in their chart are ambitious and have a strong desire to improve themselves. The number 9 is present on both the Mental Plane and the Action Line. This is one reason humankind has achieved such a great deal in the twentieth century. However, it appears that many of us still need to learn to be humanitarians.

Two 9s : People with two 9s in their chart are idealistic, intelligent, and inclined to be critical of others. Because they are highly intelligent they sometimes tend to look down on others who are not similarly blessed. They need to learn to mix with people from all levels of society.

Three 9s : People with three 9s in their chart are idealistic, caring, and intelligent. They are inclined to exaggerate and “make mountains out of molehills.” They learn to handle this better as they mature. When they are making good use of their mental capabilities, they are happy and positive. However, they quickly become frustrated and despondent when they feel that they are caught in a rut.

Four 9s : People with four nine in their chart are highly intelligent but find it hard to live in the everyday world. They frequently retreat into a world of their own imagination. If they can learn to harness the enormous amount of power and energy at their disposal they can become a real force for good in the world.

Five 9s : Five 9s are exceptionally rare. The last time five nines appeared was on September 29, 1999. It will not occur again until September 9, 2999.

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