Study of numbers—Numerology explained

In the Harry Potter series, Hermione Granger’s favorite subject is ‘arithmancy’. The series doesn’t offer much detail on what arithmancy is, other than that what she says—”predicting the future with numbers.” Arithmancy involves the magical properties of numbers. In the stories, Hermione uses complex charts to perform divine acts like predicting the future using numbers.

In the real world, Hermione’s passion goes by the name ‘Numerology’. According to numerologists, everything in the world carries in it a certain vibration unique to that object. Each number from 1 to 9 also denotes specific frequencies. These vibrations of variant frequencies result in each item developing a particular relation with numbers.  Correspondingly, this relationship between the object and the number further helps explore the unique traits of the object. 

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ONE 1  Individuality and strength 
TWO 2 Cooperation as it bends, moody 
THREE 3 Its curves say that I am creative
FOR 4 Down to earth and consistent builder
FIVE 5 flexible and open to new ideas, stubborn 
SIX 6 Love, beauty, and responsibility
SEVEN 7 A torchbearer will show the way to things undiscovered
EIGHT 8 A balance between the material and spiritual world
NINE 9 Risen above you & me. It is not about me, my family, my money. It is about us. The whole world is my family.

This holds for human beings as well. A numerologist studies the numbers of the person and makes headway into the inner core of that person. Numerology deals with the numbers that make up for human personas as it explores the core of this person and the way he/she approaches life and the world. It deals with the character and personality of the person and helps him/her know better about oneself as well as other people in the world. 

The number of a person is calculated from the name and date of birth of a person. Knowing this number will help one understand the attitude of the person and how he/she will fare in the face of obstacles in life. Besides, the number of the person will also let us know the composition of a person’s mind, how he/she uses her intellect, his/her level of understanding, and how more or less emotional the person is. 

Numerology is one of the most primitive practices with a history of over 10,000 years. It was based on fundamental mathematical theorems and equations to study human behavior. Numerology has been a topic of deep interest for great mathematicians over the millennia and has been studied in all possible aspects. 

The Indian branch of numerology is also known as Vedic numerology as it was devised in the era of the Vedas, i.e. between the 12th and 6th century BC. This makes it more or less contemporary to the Chaldean and Chinese systems of numerology. Vedic numerology works on the principle of resonance between the vibratory frequencies of numbers. When the frequency of the vibration of a person’s action is in harmony with the frequency of the vibration of the number in the person, resonance is created. And a person can do wonders if both are in resonance. 

Simply put, numerology is the study of numbers in life. One can uncover information about their own self, the world, and of other individuals using numerology. Numerology is the universal language of numbers. It is the idea that as much as complicated the existence of the universe is, when broken down to its basic elements, we see that it is nothing but the magic of numbers.

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Each number has a unique vibration, giving it specific properties. These properties can throw light into a person’s behavior or predict whether partners are compatible romantically, or from a business point of view. Numerological analysis can determine the lucky number of a person or his/her lucky day. Recurring numbers give clues on how the world works and the significance of people involved and events taking place. The universe is not an accident; it fits so perfectly that nothing happens devoid of reason; everything that happens is because of numbers.

Numerology is the language of numbers, letters, and symbols. It is based on the notion that everything is connected, and that everything exists in perfect synchronicity with everything else. Without that vision, numerology, astrology, and other metaphysical sciences can’t exist. Through numbers associated with the person, a numerologist makes the predictions for him/her, finds the reasons for obstacles and hurdles, and provides a solution by helping the person manipulate the numbers inside and outside him/her. 

The numbers are from 1 to 9. The Indian Vedic numerology is based on the idea that the nine planets influence everything in this material world. Each planet has a nature unique to its own. Same way, every number has its qualities and attributes. There are many systems to calculate the numbers associated with a person. According to Indian numerology, individuals have three relevant numbers. Knowing these three numbers means knowing the individual, and he who knows himself knows the best.

Psychic number– The psychic number in Vedic Numerology tells how a person views his/her self. It defines the fundamental characteristic of a person. It reveals the person’s ambitions, abilities, and the role of the person in society. The Psychic number is calculated from the date of birth of a person. 

If the psychic number of a person is ‘1’, it means the person is energetic, radiant, authoritative, goal-oriented, confident, self-centered, and proud. However, such a person may appear callous, cold, and cruel as well.

If ‘2’ is the psychic number of the person, he/she will be emotional, shy, moody, passionate, poetic, and romantic.

If the number is ‘3’, the person will be skilled, critical, dynamic, artistic, and uplifting.

A person with psychic number ‘4’ may have an unpredictable nature. Such persons are energetic, greedy, selfish but generous and adventurous.

A person with psychic number ‘5’ may be fickle, and always busy. At times he/she may appear childish, otherwise will be youthful and convincing.

Psychic number 6 for a person means he/she is the best homemaker. The person can be very caring, charismatic, nurturing, and artistic. He/She will also find pleasure in social work.

A person whose psychic number is ‘7’  will be spiritual, mystical, poetic, skeptical, and curious for sensible answers. Such people usually like to work alone.

A person with psychic number ‘8’ will appear serious, business-minded, materially focused, independent, and will believe in actions more than words. 

Psychic number ‘9’  means the person will have a warm and gentle personality. He/She will be aggressive, assertive, and benevolent at the same time. The person can be very short-tempered as well.

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Destiny number: This number in Vedic Numerology will reveal how the world views the person. It will tell one about the characteristics that other people find in him/her. The destiny number is also obtained by adding the date of birth of a person.

A person having destiny number ‘1’ can be energetic, courageous, individualistic, commanding, opinionated, rigid. He/She will be a self-made person, one born to lead and who always focuses on worldly gain.

People whose destiny number is ‘2’ are charming, cooperative, kind, tactful, and very sensitive. The people are generally honest and straight-forward with no desire to cheat.

People with destiny number ‘3’ are hardworking, busy, confident, cheerful, idealistic, religious, and proud.

People with destiny number ‘4’ are highly intelligent, persevering, radical, and helpful. They have a serious demeanor and may have powerful likes and dislikes.

People with destiny number ‘5’ are soft, sensuous, joyous, and on the lookout for new experiences. Such people will look younger than their contemporaries.

People with destiny number ‘6’ are home-oriented, have a sense of justice, are romantic, emotional, and generous.

People with destiny number ‘7’ are unpredictable and lively. They are dreamers. They are sociable and place value in sentiments.

People with destiny number ‘8’  are willing to struggle till they reach success. They are ambitious, but may also possess suicidal tendencies.

People with destiny number ‘9’ are warm, authentic, responsible, proud, kind, understanding, disciplined, and responsive.

Name number: The name number is also called the relationship number. A person can have more than one name number if people call him/her by different names. Changing your name and thus your name number will help a person overcome hurdles in relationships, both personal and social, and thus overcome the negative influences from the last name number. All through the evolution of human society, it had been essential to know what others think of a person. This helps him/her to build a healthy relationship. This is true even in the case of own spouse or child. Some argue name number is the most important of the numbers as it helps the person succeed in family life, social life as well as in work life. 

Numbers corresponding to each alphabet as per Vedic numerology is as follows

  • 1- A, I, J, Q, Y
  • 2 – B, C, K, R
  • 3 – G, L, A
  • 4 – D, M, T
  • 5 – N, E
  • 6 – U, V, W, X
  • 7 – O, Z
  • 8 – F, H, P
  • 9 – NO LETTERS.
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The corresponding traits of the number are as follows:

  • 1 – Leader
  • 2 – Teacher
  • 3 – Artist
  • 4 – Builder
  • 5 – Entertainer, 
  • 6 – Homemaker
  • 7 – Mystic
  • 8 – Worker
  • 9 – Humanist

What answers can numerology give me?

Vedic astrology considers the moon to be the most crucial factor for analyzing an individual’s inner self, the mind, and the soul. It uses the terms Rahu and Ketu to indicate the ascending and descending nodes of the moon, respectively. These nodes also indicate the points where the orbit of the Sun and Moon intersect. Rahu and Ketu used to be considered planets in Vedic numerology.

Numerology is, first and foremost, a self-help tool; it reveals your character and your life as a whole. Your numerology cycle indicates the opportunities, obstacles, joys, and troubles that arise throughout different periods of your life. It can also play a part in how you handle each situation.

Can numerology define relationship compatibility? 

Yes, it can. It can define relationship compatibility on a monthly and yearly basis. 

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Can numerology predict health problems, financial difficulties, accidents, and other potential problems?

Numerology can both predict and have an impact on your future. Specific cycles do point towards a possibility of certain kinds of experiences at particular periods of your life. It can be bad events such as accidents, money problems, divorce, and the like. In the same way, numerology can foretell many festive events too.

However, at such times, it is up to the person to either turn the course of events in his/her favor or to let a beautiful opportunity slide by. Numerology can indicate, for example, that a certain period of your life will be highly rewarding, as in a period where your hard work through the years finally reap benefits. Numerology can be very accurate in such predictions. However, the rewards will depend on the effort gone into how a person tackles the situation. In the same way, numerology reveals periods of life where ideas are sowed, and ideologies are harvested. If it is the seeds of selfishness and greed that you have sown, you will have to experience the resulting time of loss, which can be financial loss, or losing the support of others.

Sanjay Kapila
Vedic Astrologer & Numerologue
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