Although Numerology has been with us for thousands of years thes exact origins of numerology remain a mystery. The early Egyptions, Babylonians and other ancient civilizations all recognized the power of numbers. Numerology has also been known as arithomancy, or the numeromancy and has also been used as a method of divination.

A Greek philosopher named Pythagoras who lived around 500 b.c. is responsible for modern day numerology. Unfortunetly no recorded data was left by him and we are reliant on what later philosophers attribruted to him. Pythagoras was also a believer in past and future lives and that our soul was on a journey of learning that would test us and expand our consciosness.

Numerology is based on energy vibrations and it is these vibrations that link together time, space, living and non-living matter.

In each incarnation we choose our numbers which set the pathway for that particular incarnation and the lessons we choose to learn. As in astrological star signs people with certain Numerology attract and also repel people with certain numerology. The number we choose in each incarnation help determine our personality, career choices, interests, love, friendship, highs and lows, good and bad luck and many other challenges we face in each incarnation.

Numerology is any of many systems, traditions or beliefs in a mystical or esoteric relationship between numbers and physical objects or living things. Numerology and numerological divination were popular among early mathematicians, such as Pythagoras, but are no longer considered part of mathematics and are regarded as pseudomathematics by most modern scientists. This is similar to the historical development of astronomy out of astrology, and chemistry from alchemy. Today, numerology is often associated with the occult, alongside astrology and similar divinatory arts. The term Numerology can also be used for those who, in the view of some observers, place excess faith in numerical patterns, even if those people don't practice traditional numerology.

Modern numerology often contains aspects of a variety of ancient cultures and teachers, including Babylonia, Pythagoras and his followers (6th century B.C. Greece), astrological philosophy from Hellenistic Alexandria, early Christian mysticism, the occultism of the early Gnostics, the Hebrew system of the Kabbalah, The Indian Vedas, the Chinese "Circle of the Dead", and the Egyptian "Book of the Master of the Secret House" (Ritual of the Dead). Pythagoras and other philosophers of the time believed that because mathematical concepts were more "practical" (easier to regulate and classify) than physical ones, they had greater actuality. St. Augustine of Hippo (A.D. 354 - 430) wrote " Numbers are the Universal language offered by the deity to humans as confirmation of the truth." Similar to Pythagoras, he too believed that everything had numerical relationships and it was up to the mind to seek and investigate the secrets of these relationships or have them revealed by divine grace. In 325 A.D., following the First Council of Nicaea, departures from the beliefs of the state Church were classified as civil violations within the Roman Empire. Numerology had not found favor with the Christian authority of the day and was assigned to the field of unapproved beliefs along with astrology and other forms of divination and "magic." Through this religious purging, the spiritual significance assigned to the heretofore "sacred" numbers began to disappear. An example of the influence of numerology in English literature is Sir Thomas Browne's 1658 Discourse The Garden of Cyrus. In it the author illustrates that the number five and related Quincunx pattern throughout art, nature and mysticism.

In Numerology to understand the numbers we have chosen for this lifetime you will need only your name and birthdate.

Destiny Number In Numerology

The destiny number is the most powerful of all your numbers in numerology. It has the strongest vibrations in numerology and is the pathway along which you choose to travel in this lifetime.

To find out your destiny number in numerology simply write down your birthdate, add it all together and reduce it to a single number.

For example : 26-8-1972=35=8.

You should end up with a number between 1 to 9. This number is referred to as your destiny number. However some people have a number which is referred to as a master destiny number. This is when your number reduces to either 11 or 22 or 33.

For example : 28-4-1959=11.

In this instance we dont redice the number down to 2 because 11 is a master destiny number. The same applies to 22 or 33.

Astrology and Numerology

Some astrologers believe that each number from 0 to 9 is ruled by a celestial body in our solar system.

Zero is ruled by the planet Pluto in Numerology, which gives it many transforming and regenerating qualities.
One is ruled by the Sun in Numerology and the astrological aspect of the conjunction, so this number is very egocentric, quite often being somewhat of a loner.
Two is ruled by the Moon in Numerology and the astrological aspect of the opposition, which means this number is very co-operative, emotive, and has a great deal of feeling.
Three is ruled by Jupiter in Numerology and the astrological aspect of the trine, and is educated, wise, and happy. The acquisition or expenditure of money often features prominently in the number in numerology.
Four is ruled by Mars in Numerology (although in many systems 4 represents URANUS) and the astrological aspect of the square. It is forceful and dominating in an attempt to control the tension that is inherent in this number.
Five is ruled by the planet Mercury in Numerology and the astrological aspect of the quincunx. It is very communicative and witty on a light level.
Six is ruled by the planet Venus in Numerology and the astrological aspect of the sextile. It is a pleasant, harmonious number that governs the arts and music.
Seven is ruled by the planet Neptunein Numerology . It is a very spiritual number that is not limited by the constraints of the physical world. This is the number of mystics, visionaries, and seers.
Eight is ruled by the planet Saturnin Numerology . It is a solid and very stable number that has many limitations that must be transcended. Those individuals who have this number in numerology prominent in their life usually must learn by experience.
Nine is ruled by the planet Uranus in Numerology (although in many systems 9 represents MARS). It is very eccentric and unusual in nature. Where this number in numerology is prominent invention and ingenuity are very important elements to any given situation.
While different from the actual planets themselves, each astrological sign has also long been associated with a particular number, beginning with Aries which has always been the 1st sign of the Zodiac and ending with Pisces which has always been the 12th and final astrological sign of the Natural Zodiac. This layout is as follows:

1 Aries - (Cardinal Fire)
2 Taurus - (Fixed Earth)
3 Gemini - (Mutable Air)
4 Cancer - (Cardinal Water)
5 Leo - (Fixed Fire)
6 Virgo - (Mutable Earth)
7 Libra - (Cardinal Air)
8 Scorpio - (Fixed Water)
9 Sagittarius - (Mutable Fire)
10 Capricorn - (Cardinal Earth)
11 Aquarius - (Fixed Air)
12 Pisces - (Mutable Water)

Biblical numerology is symbolism portrayed through numbers in the Bible. While numerical symbolism is studied by most theologians, the extent of symbolism is debated. While many numbers in the Bible, especially in the book of Daniel and Revelation, contain symbolic meaning, the majority of the numbers only portray their literal, mathematic connotations, devoid of any symbolic significance.

Numerical Meaning in Numerology

One: Unity
There can be no doubt as to the significance of this primary number in Numerology. In all languages it is the symbol of unity. As a cardinal number it denotes unity; as an ordinal it denotes primacy. Unity being indivisible, and not made up of other numbers, is therefore independent of all others, and is the source of all others.

Notable Uses
Deuteronomy 6:4 "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.
Ephesians 4:5 "one Lord, one faith, one baptism."
John 10:30 "I and the Father are One."
Revelation 4:2 "Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne was standing in heaven, and One sitting on the throne."
Oneness of God

Two: Division

Three: Divine Perfection (Also Resurrection)

Notable Uses Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
Matthew 12:40 "For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth."
Three major feasts appear in Jewish tradition (Exod. 23:14-19)
Feast of Unleavened Bread
Feast of Harvest
Feast of Ingathering
Prayer was urged three times daily (Dan. 6:10; Ps. 55:17)
The sanctuary was divided into three parts: vestibule, nave, and inner sanctuary (1 Kings 6:2-22)
Three-year-old animals were prized for special sacrifices (1 Sam. 1:24; Gen. 15:9)
When it applies to rebirth it can be seen in the story of Jonah (Jonah 1:17; Matt 12:40)
The Jesus' resurrection took place after 3 days (Matt 26:61)

Four: Earth

Notable Uses
Four corners of the earth (Isa 11:12)
Four seasons
Four directions - North South East West
Bible mentions four winds (Jer 49:36)

Six: Man

Notable Uses Man was created on the sixth day (Gen 1:26)
The number six is never used in a negative sense
6 is one number short of 7 which is perfection - Man falls short of God's perfection (Rom 3:23)

Seven: Perfection (Completeness)

Notable Uses
Seven days in a week.
Seven of the 10 commandments begin with the word "not."
7 seals, 7 trumpets, 7 parables in Matthew, and 7 promises to the churches.
There are 7 "eternals" in Hebrews which are:
A priest for ever (1:6)
Eternal salvation (1:9)
Eternal judgment (6:2)
Eternal redemption (9:12)
Eternal spirit (9:14)
Eternal inheritance (9:15)
Everlasting covenant (13:20)
Jesus said 7 things on the cross:
Luke 23:34 "Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots
Luke 23:43 Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise"
Matthew 27:46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" -- which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
John 19:26 "When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Dear woman, here is your son"
John 19:28 "Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, "I am thirsty."
John 19:30 "When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit"
Luke 23:46 "Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last."

Eight: New Beginning

Notable Uses 8 people on Noah's Ark (2 Pet. 2:5)
Circumcision on 8th day (Gen. 17:12)
God made 8 covenants with Abraham
The eighth day is the first day of a new week
The eighth note begins a new octave in the musical scale

Nine: Fruit

Notable Uses
9 fruits of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-23) - Galatians is the ninth book of the New Testament
Human gestation takes nine months

Twelve: Governmental Perfection

Notable Uses
The twelve tribes of Israel
Twelve Apostles
12 foundations in the heavenly Jerusalem

Forty: Cleansing
In the story of Noah it rains for forty days and forty nights
Jesus fasts in the desert for forty days
Israelites wandered for forty years.

Gematria is the numerology of the Hebrew language and Hebrew alphabet, and is used by its proponents to derive meaning or relative relationship. Several forms can be identified: the "revealed" form, which is prevalent in many forms of Rabbinic Judaism, and the "mystical form," a largely Cabbalistic practice. The word itself comes from the Greek word 'geometry' and the concept or system is the same as the Greek isopsephy and the Arabic ?isab al-Jummal. There is also a gematria of Latin-script languages, dating from the early Middle Ages, and very possibly back into Roman times, too. Recent times have also seen an emergence of new gematrias, though these lack a length of exploration that more ancient versions have seen.

Numerology in Science:
Scientific theories are sometimes labelled 'numerology' if their primary inspiration appears to be mathematical rather than scientific. This colloquial use of the term is quite common within the scientific community and it is mostly used to dismiss a theory as questionable science.

Numerology in Popular culture:
Numerology is a popular plot device in fiction. It can range from a casual item for comic effect, such as in an episode titled "The Seance" of the 1950s TV sitcom I Love Lucy, where Lucy dabbles in numerology.

Destiny Numbers in Numerology

Number 1 in Numerology
Being a number one in Numerology is all about learning to take the journey in this incarnation alone. It ia about standing aline on your own two feet and accepting responsibility for your own life. Number one in Numerology is a natural leader and is well suited to management carreers, ploitics, lawers, teachers and owning your own business. Your strength is your power for ideas and comprehending the big picture. Your weakness is your procrastination. You can be very stubborn and when pushed into a corner you will come out fighting. Number one is all about loyalty and you make a good lifetime friend. Parties and crowds do not appeal to you and you are generally distrustfull of strangers. Being a number one can mean great success in life and sometimes this happens at an early age. Number one is also known to crash and therefore it is important for those who have made it to the top to consolidate and maintain their enthusiasm.
Power Colour - Red
Power Planet - Sun

Number 2 in Numerology
If you are a number two in Numerology you have a condradictory personality full of surprises. You have the quality of persistence and work well with other people or in groups. You are more of a team player than leader. More of a giver than a taker. You would be well suited working in the medical field, social work, charity or counselling. Being a dreamer you have a positive imagination which makes you naturally artistic, good in advertising, inter design, writing, hairdressing and history. Number two in Numerology should live by the water which will give them the inspiation they need. An important learning lesson in this incarnation is to learn how to recieve, not just to be the one who always gives. Generally being a number two you do not like crowds and prefer just one or two close friends. Be warned, a number two will put up with an awfull lot but once the straw is broken there will be no reconciliation. Dreaming is usually very strong and vivid and it is advisable for you to keep a diary.

Number 3 in Numerology
If you are a number three in Numerology then you love to travel. Being still and doing nothing bores you. Generally you like parties, socializing and enjoy having many friends. One of the learning lessons in this incarnation for a number three is the art of diplomacy. Somtimes you can be too blunt which can offend some people, so you need to improve your diplomatic communications. You have a love of luxury, enjoy shopping sprees and spending money. Both writing and speaking are natural for you and a career path along these lines would be succesful. If you are a Number 3 in Numerology, then Administration, religeon, armed forces, police and the legal profession are other careers that are suitable for you. In relationships you tend to want perfection which usually ends up leading to problems. Power colour : Gold
Power Planet : Jupiter

Number 4 in Numerology
Destiny number four in Numerology is the number of unlimited success. But the learnimg lesson in this incarnation is self discipline. For if you are prepared to make long term goals and work at it, great success is yours for the taking. If however you fail to gain success with this pathway, than in many ways you have yourself to blame. Your great strength is in taking things all the way and you will keep working when others have given up. Politics, banking, computers, electrics, engineering and the finance field would be most suitable for you. Number four in Numerology generally has good health although you may suffer back trouble. Power Colour : Green
Power Planet : Sun

Number 5 in Numerology
Destiny Number Five in Numerology is the number of communication. These people seem to have a twisted sense of humour. Being a journalist is your natural career. Writing and public speaking are your gifts. You need to relax as you tend to get anxiety problems.

Number 6 in Numerology
Destiny Number Six in Numerology is all about responsibility. People who are a number six can be highly dominant. Often these people are required to care for themselves from an early age. Music will help you get focused. You may also be interested in politics. Your weakness is your first for love.

Number 7 in Numerology
Destiny Number Seven in Numerology is the number of perfection. Young number seven`s tend to be rebellious. These people are also attracted to the sea and soil. You will have a strong love of ancient history. Politics is of strong interest to you. You weakness is procrastination. You may also have a weak nervous system.

Number 8 in Numerology
Eight is the number of power in Numerology.
However, you are too stubborn.
You can be the strength of any organization.
Money and power will attract you.
Business will be attractive to you.
At the same time you tend to have a tender heart.
You may find you have a weakness in your bowel.

Number 9 in Numerology
Often the number nine person can be a little hyper. You will have psychic gifts. You have the ability to master anything in life you desire. Music and the arts are a natural for you. You will also go well in area`s requiring self expression.

Number 11 in Numerology
Destiny Number Eleven is a number of self mastery in Numerology. You can do anything you want in life but there always seems to be a price attached. You are a leader, not a follower. Destiny Number Eleven in Numerology belongs to those who are an old soul. You have had many incarnations here before. You are a teacher. You are a natural in business. You are a dreamer. You live in a world of Princes and Princesses.

Number 22 in Numerology
This is the destiny number of those that are leaders and builders. Many famous a political leader has been this number. You have the ability to create empires. You are stubborn. If forced into a corner you will come out fighting.

Numerology in Chinese culture
In Chinese culture, certain numbers are believed by some to be auspicious or inauspicious based on the Chinese word that the number name sounds similar to. However some Chinese people regard these beliefs to be superstitions. Since the pronunciation and the vocabulary may vary greatly in different Chinese dialects, the rules are not generally applicable for all cases. Because of the supposed auspiciousness of certain numbers in Numerology, some people will often choose, attempt to obtain, or pay large sums for numbers that are considered to be lucky for their phone numbers, street addresses, residence floor (in a multi-storey building), driver's license number, vehicle license plate number, bank account number, etc.

Numbers and their perceived qualities in Chinese Numerology
1 - Sure.
2 - Easy.
3 - Live.
4 - Considered a bad omen, but considered lucky in regions of China.
5 - The self, me, myself, nothing.
6 - Easy and smooth, salary and wages.
7 - Together.
8 - Sudden fortune.
9 - "Long" in reference to time.

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Lucky numbers in Chinese Numerology:
Lucky numbers are based on Chinese words that sound similar to other Chinese words. The numbers 6, 8, and 9 are believed to have auspicious meanings in Chinese Numerology because their names sound similar to words that have positive meanings.

One in Chinese Numerology
The number 1 Can represent unity.

Two in Chinese Numerology
The number 2 is a good number in Chinese Numerology. There is a Chinese saying "good things come in pairs".

Four in Chinese Numerology
The number 4 is considered lucky in some regions of China. In Cantonese 4 is pronounced "Sei" which means death, it is a number highly avoided because of it. If possible all hongkongnese avoid this number.

Six in Chinese Numerology
The number 6, pronounced "liu", sounds like the word for "flowing", "smooth" or "slippery" which can mean "everything goes smoothly". The number 666 is considered one of the luckiest numbers.

Seven in Chinese Numerology
The number 7 symbolizes "togetherness". This is shown in the Chinese mythology of Cowherd and Weaver Girl. The seventh day of the seventh month is The Night of Sevens.

Eight in Chinese Numerology
Some people think that 8 can be associated with the symbol meaning infinity (an 8 turned 90 degrees). The Summer Olympics in Beijing are scheduled to open on 8/8/08 at 8:08:08 p.m.

Nine in Chinese Numerology
The number 9 (jiu), sounds like the word for "longlasting" (pinyin jiu).

Combination in Chinese Numerology
59 - unlucky.
168 - Very Lucky, road of prosperity or to be prosperous together.
518 - I will prosper.
520 - I love you.
888 - prosperity times three.
1314 - Forever and for eternity.
5201314 - I Love You Forever and for eternity.

Unlucky numbers in Chinese Numerology

Four in Chinese Numerology
Number 4 is considered an unlucky number in Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Japanese cultures. Many numbered product lines skip the "4". Number 14 is considered to be one of the unluckiest numbers in Chinese culture.

Five in Chinese Numerology
If used for the negative connotation it can become good by using it with a negative.

Six in Chinese Numerology
Six may form unlucky combinations.

Seven in Chinese Numerology
Considered spiritual or ghostly. The seventh month of the Chinese calendar is also called the "Ghost Month". During this month, the gates of hell are said to be open so ghosts and spirits are permitted visit the living realm. It is not commonly associated with luck

Numbers in Egyptian Numerology
Certain Numerology was considered sacred, holy, or magical by the ancient Egyptian, particularly 2, 3, 4, 7, and their multiples and sums. Three: symbol of plurality in Egyptian Numerology:
The basic symbol for plurality among the ancient Egyptians was the number three: even the way they wrote the word for "plurality" in hieroglyphics consisted of three vertical marks ( | | | ). Triads of deities were also used in Egyptian religion to signify a complete system. Seven in Egyptian Numerology:
Is the symbol of perfection, effectiveness, completeness. The number seven was apparently the Egyptian symbol of such ideas as perfection, effectiveness, and completeness.

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William Leads
This numerology article has been written by numerologist, William Leads.
William has more then 40 years of experience in the study of numerology and has studied the numbers of more then 80,000 people. He is regarded as one of the worlds leading experts in the area of numerology.