Your Numerology Decoded

Numerology as numbers on a clock

What is numerology and how can it help you?

Numerology is an ancient metaphysical science. It aims to unravel life’s biggest mysteries through the use of maths and numbers.

On an individual level, numerology can help you discover who you are and what you were meant to do.

Numerology facilitates the process of inner exploration. This helps you come to know yourself. Even if you don’t necessarily agree with everything it says about you, its the consideration of yourself that is important. When you go inwards and explore your soul, motivations, actions and choices through the magic of numbers you achieve a particular kind of gnosis about who you are.

So, If you feel lost or unsure which path to pursue next, numerology can help you. For example, it can reveal the deepest yearning of your soul, help you understand your life path and calculate your karmic debt. (If you believe in past lives, even if you don’t, exploring your life through this concept may shift your perspective leading to new insights).

Many numerology systems exist around the world today. But the most popular form of numerology in the West is the Pythagorean system. It is rooted in the ideas of the Greek mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras. He believed that everything that exists, even God himself, could be expressed as a number.

In the 1960s, his concepts were revived and developed further by Juno Jordan. She identified a series of key numerological influences in the birth date and birth name. Thanks to her methods, you can now calculate important aspects of your life and your purpose. These include your Life Path, Destiny, Soul Urge, Attitude, Personality and Karmic Debt numbers.

Each number reveals an important aspect of your life.

These include your calling and purpose, lessons to learn from your past lives, and how you present yourself to others.

What is your Life Path number?

Your Life Path number acts like a blueprint of your life. It expresses the major lesson which you came here to learn in this lifetime. Your Life Path number can also reveal your main character traits. It expresses your greatest potential and outlines the main challenges you may face in life. 

It can help you understand where your strengths lie. But not only that. It can also explain which character traits need more attention, effort and focus if you wish to live a truly great life aligned to your purpose. 

To calculate your Life Path number, add up the date, month and year of your birth. Unless your calculation reveals a master number (11, 22 or 33), reduce that number to a single digit. Use this calculator to discover your life path. Enter your date of birth:

What is your Destiny number?

Your Destiny number (also known as the Expression number) can help you understand the main characteristics that you possess. This number works in tandem with your Life Path number. Your Life Path number expresses your highest purpose. Your Destiny number explains the means through which you can accomplish it.

While everyone needs a certain amount of focus in order to achieve a specific goal, not everyone is the same. For example, some people thrive by taking organised, pre-planned and pragmatic action. Others, however, might feel suppressed if there was too much, organised, action involved.

Your Destiny number can help you understand your natural talents and abilities. Utilising these qualities will help you towards achieving your purpose in life.

You can calculate your Destiny number by adding up the numerological values of all the letters in your birth name. Remember to include your full name, including any middle names. Enter your name into the calculator below to discover you destiny number:

What is your Soul Urge number?

The Soul Urge number reveals your heart’s deepest desire. It is the truest expression of who you are. This number can help you to understand where your core values lie. This, in turn, can explain the main motivation behind your most important decisions.

For example, some people excel in fields like finance or politics, easily stepping into the shoes of a leader. Others enjoy taking care of others more than anything else. They may feel drawn towards the healing professions. 

Knowing your soul urge number expresses where your values truly lie. It can help you work out what type of career would bring you the most fulfilment, or what type of partner you might attract.

You can calculate your Soul Urge number by adding up the values of the vowel sounds of your birth name. Remember to use your full name that you had at birth, including any middle names.

Use this calculator to discover your soul urge number. Enter your full name including any middle names:

What is your Attitude number?

The Attitude number (also known as the Achievement number), indicates your outward qualities. In other words, this is how you present yourself to the outside world. On first impressions, at least.

It describes how you tend to act in social or work situations, even if you may not necessarily feel the way you’re acting. This is the behaviour that you may have learned by observing your parents or peers. It may be the behaviour you’ve adapted in order to attain what society deems as the measure of success. 

Knowing your Attitude number can help you to understand how you come across to others. Unlike your Soul Urge number, the Attitude number indicates the behaviour you put forth. It does not explain your true nature or deepest motivation. And unlike your Soul Urge, you can change your attitude if you desire.

You can calculate your Attitude number by adding up your date and month of birth, then reducing that to a single digit.

What is your Personality number?

Most numbers in numerology reveal your deepest values, motivations or your purpose in this life. The Personality number reveals how others perceive you. This number indicates the qualities and characteristics that you project to the outside world. 

Most of us act differently when we first meet someone. We haven’t yet established a level of trust. So it’s perfectly natural that we don’t share everything right away.

By doing this we try to shield ourselves from negative experiences. We also attract people who would resonate with our deepest values (once we are comfortable sharing them). 

Most of us would struggle to describe ourselves objectively. So it is useful to know how we come across. Your Personality number can help you to understand how others perceive you. It can help you to understand where they may underestimate or overestimate your abilities. 

Your Personality number can be calculated by adding up the values of the consonants of your name. 

What is your Karmic Debt number?

Your Karmic Debt number is directly linked to your other core numbers in numerology. Your Life Path number reveals the major lesson or purpose you are here to learn. Your Karmic Debt number identifies where you may additional learning to do, in order to settle any mistakes made in a previous life.

Perhaps you failed to take on responsibilities that life was presenting you with. Or the opposite could also be true. Perhaps you were overly responsible, and you now need to learn to embrace the adventure of life more fully. 

The Karmic Debt is expressed through four numbers: 13, 14, 16 and 19. 

If your day of birth falls on the 13th, 14th, 16th or the 19th, then this is your Karmic Debt number. The Karmic Debt is also indicated if 13, 14, 16 or 19 appear in the calculations of your other core numbers (Life Path, Destiny, Soul Urge, Personality).

What is your Birth Day number?

Your Birth Day number is the easiest number to calculate. This number is literally the day you were born. But it is no less important than the other core numbers in your numerology reading.

In numerology, most numbers are reduced to a single digit. It’s not the same with the Birth Day number. This number can be formed by any day of the calendar month. For example, if you were born on the 5th of March, then your Birth Day number is 5. If you were born on the 29th of November, then your Birth Day Number is 29. 

What can your Birth Day number tell you? This number can reveal the special gift that you possess. For example, this could be an intuitive mind, heightened sensitivity or a powerful leadership ability. Whatever your special gift is, if you know, value and understand it, you will go a long way towards achieving your Life Path. 

Do master numbers appear in your chart?

When making numerology calculations, most numbers are reduced to a single digit. Except for the master numbers 11, 22 and 33.

That’s because the presence of a master number requires special attention.

These numbers possess more potential and energy than others. They express special abilities and talents, and their presence can be very beneficial.

But it comes at a cost.

Master numbers carry a lot of energy which can lead to nervous tension.

If you have a master number in your numerology chart, you may also feel more pressure and responsibility in life. That’s because you feel like you were born to do something special, or leave an important and positive legacy in the world. Falling short of this may lead to dissatisfaction and feelings of deep failure. 

Each master number expresses different attributes. But the presence of any master number in your birth chart identifies great potential, vision and perspective.