Alex Belojica explains to us the fascinating and underlying meaning that numerology may have for our destiny…
To most people in the Western world, the idea of Numerology is distinctly odd and completely untenable − how can the day you were born or even your name have any meaning, influence or significance on your life? Surely such things are purely chance and random?
To accept Numerology, you have to first accept that there is a higher power that at least influences, if not rules, all of us on earth. It’s interesting to note that every major faith around the world contains at least some reference to numbers and number symbolism.
Think back to some of the old fairy tales that were a part of your past. Why does the antagonist always get three wishes? Why not two or four? We talk of ‘being on cloud nine’, and ‘being in seventh heaven’. Why are there seven days of the week? We could have had as many as we wanted. In our society, we normally tend to arrange most things in a nice, neat decimal order – so why don’t we just have five or ten days in our week?
Some people believe that, rather than mankind creating numbers to use, they were always there, waiting to help us structure our lives. It is certainly true that without numbers, our world falls apart. We need maths for engineering, science, and even just to know when we meet people.
William Shakespeare wrote ‘there is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune’ − Numerology is a way of working out when that tide is, and how to use it to your advantage.
We all have a day when we are born and a day when we die, and these are clearly beyond our control. But so many things occur in between these dates, and Numerology is about helping you to make decisions. There are nine basic birth numbers, just as there are 12 birth signs in astrology.
A Numerologist can calculate your name number based on the letters in all your names. The theory underpinning using your name is that what you are called is very significant in fixing your place in the world. If you are now, say, Jane Smith, and decide to start calling yourself Julia Smith or Jane Davies, it will begin to affect the way you are as a woman and the way you are perceived by others.
You have to make your decisions and choices for yourself, not at the instruction of others − the numbers are there to guide us, not control us. I have so often read articles that claim to have a depth of Numerological knowledge, but a lot of these works confuse systems or misinterpret the original ideas. Devotees of the ‘modern’ system may argue that it is their way that is the correct path, but I rely on the ancient one. It’s very important not to mix and match the day/month/year of a person’s birth, as they have separate meanings.
A study of Numerology really can give you insights you never had before and help you plan so much as you go through your personal life journey.
Get started: find out your birth number!
Numerologists use the ‘law of natural addition’. There are really only 9 numbers, and with that in mind, you can ‘reduce’ your day of birth to a single digit.
If you were born from the first to the ninth of the month, it’s straightforward, and you are a number between 1 and 9.
If you were born on the 10th, you add the digits 1 and 0 and you have a total of 1, so you are a number 1 by birth.
If the date was the 11th, you add them together, making you a number 2 by birth. 15th becomes a 6, 22nd equates to 4, 27th to a 9, and so on.
Now you know your birth number, uncover what it really means for you…
Number 1 types tend to be individual, driven and ambitious. They are talented and often succeed in their chosen field, although they may make enemies in doing so.
Number 2 people are usually gentle romantic, sensitive and dreamers – perhaps sometimes even over-sensitive!
Number 3 is in some ways a fortunate number, as it has a similar talent and creative slant as number 1, but with a magnetism, charm and just plain good fortune about it! Organisation and discipline are key here, too.
Number 4 tend to be hard workers, but they may often feel they do not reap the rewards for their efforts. Because they may feel unlucky in life, melancholia and despondency can sometimes set in here.
Number 5 people are romantic, flirtatious and real talkers. They’re great party guests – fun and quirky, but often live on their nerves and can be very ‘up and down’. They do not mean to mislead, but their very nature is changeable.
Number 6 souls are loving, caring and family-minded. They also tend to love collecting beautiful things in an artistic sense.
Number 7 denotes the mystical and magical side of things. Travelling may be a feature, and they are likely to be unconventional, even eccentric in life tastes and choices.
Number 8 is a fatalistic omen, and there are different types of ‘8’ people. They tend to be either a great success or a real failure with little in between!
Number 9 stands for strength and power but there is a bit of a ‘bull in a china shop’ feel to it. Those ruled by this number however are true, loyal friends, and will support the ones they love.
Alex Belojica is an expert runecaster & numerologist with many years’ experience. For more on his work, visit alexrunecaster-numerologist.com