Numerology is a not a divinatory art, but a Science. It is a science whose foundation is on the basis of correlation of any event on earth to a numeral or a numeral pattern. Every alphabet, word, idea or an event is closely associated with a corresponding numerical value. The study of this close association and finding conclusive inference is what numerology is all about.

A numerologist is one who studies, practices and preaches numerology. Though practice of numerology dates back to the Vedic period but the term "numerology" was not officially recorded until the year 1907.


The history of numerology dates back to the Vedas as seers and philosophers stressed equally on the relationship between numbers and laws of nature. James C. Maxwell said "All the mathematical sciences are founded on relations between physical laws and laws of numbers, so that the aim of exact science is to reduce the problems of nature to the determination of quantities by operations with numbers." Even Pythagoras believed in the actuality of numbers.

During the period of 320 AD, numerology did not go down well with the church authority. It was classified as a false belief like astrology, tarotology etc. However it received lesser of a resistance in the Greek circles. Although there are multiple strong evidences that numerology was prevalent thousands of years ago in China but the earliest written records of numerology was found during excavations in Mesopotamia.

However modern day numerology is the work of Dr. Juno Jordan who gave ancient numerology a Pythagorean twist. Though Pythagoras himself was not involved in foundation of numerology but his theories was extensively used to create a system of numerology we know today.

Schools of Numerology

There are three schools of numerology which are predominant and prevalent today. They are as follows:

Chaldean Numerology

Chaldean numerology is a more older form of numerology. In this numerology system alphabet values are not in systematic order as a result of which this form of numerology is difficult to study and master. But the diligent ones still strive to learn this form of numerology because it predicts more accurate results, they say. Chaldean numerology takes into account the name you are most known by rather than the name given to you at the time of your birth. After your name, the month in which you were born is considered to be the next most important factor.

In this numerology system, the numbers only count from 1-8 rather than 1-9. The Chaldean numerology chart is given below:

1 - A, I, J, Q, Y
2 - B, K, R
3 - C, G, L, S
4 - D, M, T
5 - E, H, N, T
6 - U, V, W
7 - O, Z
8 - F, P

Chaldeans believed that the number '9' was sacred and that is why it was kept apart from the rest. However if your name totals to 9 then it remains.

Besides this numerology system makes use of "compound" numbers as well. The single number represents the physical side of the person whereas the compound number represents the metaphysical side of that person. Single number signifies how others view you whereas the compound number shows your inner side which remains hidden from the world. All the numbers starting from 10 are considered to be compound numbers.

Kabbalah Numerology

In Kabbalah Numerology there can be 400 different life path numbers. Each alphabet is assigned a value. See below as to how the attributions are rationalized:

1 - A, J, S
2 - B, K, T
3 - C, L, U
4 - D, M, V
5 - E, N, W
6 - F, O, X
7 - G, P, Y
8 - H, Q, Z
9 - I, R

To find your Kabbalah number, take each alphabet of your name, find the corresponding numeric value associated with it. Then add up all the numerals. This would result in a double digit (in some cases triple digit) number. Now divide this number by 9 , take the remainder and add 1 to it. This is your Kabbalah number.

For example, let say your name is Matt Dunn

Now we find the numeric value associated with each alphabet of your name which is as follows:

M - 4
A - 1
T - 2
T - 2

D - 4
U - 3
N - 5
N - 5

Now we add it up all!

4 + 1 + 2+ 2 + 4 + 3 + 5 + 5 which equals to 26

Now we divide this number by 9 and add 1 to it, which result in 9, which is your Kabbbalah number.

Meaning of your Kabbalah Number

There is a certain energy attached with all the Kabbalah number. They are summarized below:

1 - Progression
2 - Expansion
3 - Love
4 - Unfortunate
5 - Creation
6 - Fulfillment
7 - Magic
8 - Dashing
9 - Success

One thing about this school of numerology is that it analyzes one's name and not the birth date unlike other methods of numerology.

Pythagorean Numerology

Pythagorean Numerology emphasizes on Date of Birth of a person unlike Kabbalah numerology. Lets understand the working of Pythagorean numerology based on an example below:

Let us assume Matt Dunn was born on December 21, 1983,

Now his life path will be summation of Month, Day and Year

Life Path = Month + Day +Year

= 12 +21 + 1983

= (1 + 2) + (2 + 1) + (1 + 9 + 8 + 3)

=3 + 3 + 21

=3 + 3 + (2 + 1)

=3 + 3 + 3


So, Matt’s Life Path number is 9.

Now, each life path number has a set of attributes attached with it.

1 - Leader

2 - Peacemaker

3 - Communicator

4 - Planner

5 - Pioneer

6 - Nurturer

7 - Philosopher

8 - Tycoon

9 - Artist

Celebrities and Numerology

There are an army of celebrities all around the world who believes in numerology and has used it in their favor. Hollywood stars like Britney Spears and Madonna have publically accepted their belief in numerology. Besides there are numerous Bollywood celebrities too who openly delve in numerology e.g. Hrithik Roshan, who changed his name from Rithik Roshan to Hrithik Roshan to create a better and more harmonious vibration. Indian Businessman Sanjiv Goenka too uses numerology while taking major business decisions. Sammy Haggard has also publically admitted his devotion to numerology. Terrence Howard delves in numerology too and put his faith on number 9. When asked for the reason, he said “Pythagoreans believed there was no number greater than 9”.

When it comes to numerology, it’s not only the actors and businessmen that are involved, politicians are involved too. The current Prime Minister of Indian Subcontinent, Narendra Modi too uses numerology while taking major decisions. He takes his life path number 8 very seriously. He began his election campaign on 26th March 2014. He took oath as Prime Minister Of India on 26th May 2014. He announced to ban two high value currency notes in India on 8th November 2016 at precisely 8 pm on national television.

Pop Culture Numerology

Numerology is fascinating subject of choice when it comes to fiction. There has been numerous movies made based on it. Movies like Pi ( Release Date 10 July, 1998) and The Number 23 (23 February 2007) has used numerology as their plots. There are many other movies and TV Shows which focus on the role of numerology and its correlation with various events.

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