# Numerology Calculations: A Simple Process

The general perception of people, who have not been exposed to the science of numerology, is that numerology calculations are very complex and require a high aptitude for mathematics. Nothing could be further from the  truth. In fact, numerology calculations are quite simple to perform; however, interpretation of numerology calculations can become a little more involved. Like any specialized skill, numerology requires knowledge and practise in order to develop expertise.

The purpose of this writing is to provide the knowledge required to perform the basic numerology calculations and not to provide an extensive interpretation of the numerological numbers.  The calculations and examples are based on a system developed by the Greek mathematician Pythagoras of Samos and called Pythagorean Numerology. His system has evolved to become the basis of modern numerology as we know it today.

Numerology calculations are segmented into two general categories: numerology birth date and numerological name. Pythagoras believed that each letter of the name had an associated number with a specific cosmic vibration, and these numbers when combined with the numbers in the birth date, provided insight about hidden talents, a person’s character, and allow them to make informed life decisions.

For our examples we will use the following fictitious information:

Name: Susan Marie Allen

Birth Date: January 29, 1974

Let’s begin with the numerology calculations associated with birth date, and look at the two most popular – Life Path Number and Day of Birth Number.

### Life Path Number

The Life Path Number is the simplest of all numerology calculations; however, it is generally considered the most important numerological number. It is an external influence number and can assist in finding hidden talents & abilities, identify character, attract opportunities, and show your direction in life.

The Life Path Number is calculated by adding the numbers in your birth date together until you reach a single digit. The only exceptions are numerological number 11 and numerological number 22, which are very powerful numbers called Master Numbers.

In our example Susan’s Life Path Number is calculated as follows:

January                29, 1974 = 01+2+9+1+9+7+4 = 33              3+3 = 6

Susan’s Life Path Number is 6

### Day of Birth Number

This number identifies your birth given traits. It can be considered your trademark or identifier as you proceed through life. Although considered the least significant of the 4 core numerological numbers, it can often reveal a very specific ability that you may otherwise not know you possess. Again, a single number, its numerology calculations is simply the sum of your birth day.

In our example, Susan’s Day of Birth Number is calculated as follows:

2+9 = 7  Susan’s Day of Birth Number is 7

### Destiny Number

Often referred to as your Expression number, the Destiny Number can be defined as your “Reason in Life”. It provides a road map from the beginning of your life to the end. It advises you when to exercise caution and when to seize opportunities. It is a very intimate number and provides a sense of “You”, from a deep personal level.

The numerology calculation of the Destiny Number is based on assigning a specific number to each letter of your full birth name. The following chart illustrates the numbers from 1 – 9 assigned to 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

In our example, the numerology calculations of Susan’s name would be as follows:

S  U S A N                                             M A R I E                                              A L L E N

1+3+1+1+5=11                                  4+1+9+9+5=28                                  1+3+3+5+5=17

1+1=2                                                    2+8=10 1+0=1                                    1+7=8

2+1+8 =11           1+1 =2   Susan’s Destiny Number is 2

### Heart’s Desire Number

Also called Motivation, Ambition, and Soul Urge Number, shows what is wanted in life, and what is desired in life. The Heart’s desire Number shows your deepest most inner motivations. This number is somewhat silent; however, when you learn to hear and recognize it, you can propel your self to extreme levels of success.

The numerology calculation is the same as the Destiny Number, however, it only uses the vowels A, E, I, O, U. Some numerologists include the letter Y.

Vowels:  U A A I E A E 3 + 1 +1 + 9 + 5 + 1 + 5 = 25                2 + 5 = 7

Susan’s Heart’s Desire Number is 7

There you have it…..

The numerology calculations for the 4 main numerological numbers. Keep in mind that looking a single number can prove useful; however, the power of numerology comes with looking at an entire numerology chart and seeing how the numbers interrelate, and how they can be incorporated into your life.

Just get started…..

Perform the numerology calculations on your own name and birth date. Do some research and find out what the numbers mean. Once you develop a basic understanding of numerology, develop it like any specialized skill and use it to change and improve your life beyond anything you ever imagined.

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