Decoz Numerology
Professional Numerology Software
All Programs Standard vs Pro Options & Features License & Activation Warranties & Updates Price Sheet Special OffersHow It Works Order Now
Decoz Software Do-Your-Own-Reading Forecast Analyze Addresses Analyze Phone Numbers Find Lost Objects Numerology Course & Audio Birthday Cards
Name Changes Double Digits Ancestral Influences Special Letters More Articles Book Reviews
Support Book Reviews Professional Reviews About the Authors About the Company Customer Service & Faq's
numerology numerology
— advertisement —

NUMEROLOGY; Your Period Cycles, Challenges, and Pinnacle Cycles in Numerology.


Like most stories, there are three great divisions in our lives. The First, or opening period, finds us groping to find our true nature. At the same time, we are trying to cope with the powerful forces that are present in our environment, our parents, and the socioeconomic conditions of our family, for example.

The second Cycle, or middle period of our lives, brings about the gradual emergence of our individual and creative talents. The initial part of this cycle, the early and mid-thirties, forties, and early fifties, see us with a greater degree of self-mastery and influence over the environment.

The Third and final Cycle represents a flowering of our inner being. Our true nature has come to fruition. It is during this period that one has the greatest degree of self-expression and personal power.

Your Period Cycles are based on the date of your birth. Each Period Cycle lasts approximately twenty-seven years, or three complete epicycles of nine years each. The exact age you make the transition from one Period Cycle to the next is determined by your Life Path, just like your Life Path is determined by your Period Cycle numbers.

See the chart below to determine the age you will make the transitions.

Life Path
End of First,
start of Second
Period Cycle
End of Second,
start of Third
Period Cycle
2 and 11
4 and 22
6 and 33

Notice that each Period Cycle consists of exactly 3 sets of nine-Personal Year cycles (each of which starts with a 1 Personal Year and ends with a 9 Personal Year), plus however many Personal Years are required to reach the first 1 Personal Year of that Period Cycle.

For example, with a 5 Life Path one's first Personal Year cycle at age 0, is also 5. (Your first Personal Year cycle is always the same as your Life Path number.)
In this example, the first 1 Personal Year Cycle comes exactly five years following the year of birth: the year this person turns 5.
Add to that three complete nine-year cycles (27 years), and the transition into this individual's Second Period Cycle will be at age (5 + 27) 31-32.
(Starting the year at age 31 and turning 32 during the course of that year.)

Perhaps the Lord, in his infinite wisdom, felt that we needed at least three full nine-year cycles before entering the second stage of our lives.

NOTE: The years you make your transition from one Period Cycle to the next, are always extremely important and quite often represent significant milestones in your life.

Your First Period Cycle is your month of birth. In the example of October 12, 1936, the 10 for October is reduced to 1.

Your Second Period Cycle is your day of birth reduced to a single-digit or until a Master number is encountered (remember: we don't reduce Master numbers). In our example the 12th day computes to a 3 Second Period Cycle.

Your Third Period Cycle is your year of birth reduced to a single-digit or until a Master number is encountered. In our example, 1936 reduces to 1.


Each of us is born with both strengths and weaknesses. Numerology looks at life as if it were an educational process that is meant to bring out and enhance our talents, and turn our weaknesses into strengths. This serves to complete our being.

There are four Challenges to be faced during our lives. For many of us, the same challenge is repeated, while others have four distinctly different lessons to learn.

The job of becoming whole is one in which you must face your weaknesses, and consciously work to improve yourself. The Challenges on your life path provide specific lessons that you must attend to, and, in order to inspire and help you, life will place you in situations that require the specific characteristics of your Challenge numbers.

The four Challenges you are required to overcome during the course of this lifetime will influence you during different periods of your life, except for the Third or Main Challenge, which lasts from birth until death.

The Challenges are fluid periods of your life, not confined to specific years so much as general periods. All of your Challenges are present at birth, like actors standing in the wings.

Your First Challenge moves to the foreground in the early part of your life, and often endures to early mid-life, by which time you will have overcome this obstacle.

Before you conclude your First Challenge, the Second Challenge will be influencing you. Your Second Challenge will be felt most intensely in the middle part of your life.

The Third or Main Challenge is unique. It will be felt during your entire life, and is more strongly felt than the other Challenges.

The Fourth and last Challenge begins in late mid-life, and endures throughout the rest of your life.

How to Find Your Challenge Numbers.

The Challenge number is one of the few areas of numerology in which subtraction is used. It is derived from your date of birth, using the month, the day, and the year, in that order. (The European style of using first the day, then the month, then the year should not be used.)

To find your Challenges, use the following formula. I will use an example to make the steps easier to understand.

NOTE: When calculating your Challenge Numbers, all Master Numbers are reduced to single digits.

In our example of October 12, 1936 we reduced each of these units (the month, the day, and the year) to single digits. Namely 1, 3, and 1.

To find the First Challenge we subtract the month of birth from the day of birth, or vice versa. In our example, we subtract 1 from 3 = 2

The Second Challenge results from subtracting the day of birth from the year of birth or vice versa.
In our example, we again deduct 1 from 3 = 2

The Third and main Challenge is found by subtracting the First and Second Challenge or vice versa.
In our example, 2 - 2 = 0

Note: The 0 Challenge is very common.

The Fourth Challenge is found by subtracting the month of birth from the year of birth or vice versa. In our example, we deduct 1 from 1, which again is 0.

In short:

The 1st Challenge is the difference between the month and day of birth.

The 2nd Challenge is the difference between the day and year of birth.

The 3rd or Main Challenge equals the difference between the 1st and 2nd Challenge

The 4th Challenge is the difference between the month and year of birth.


The Pinnacles are four long-term cycles on our Life Path. They represent specific attributes that must be assimilated into your being. This process occurs by having to measure up to the demands and opportunities the Pinnacle presents to you. It forces you to deal with the qualities of that Pinnacle number. In the process, the Pinnacle shapes you.

The First Pinnacle lasts from birth until age thirty-six, minus your Life Path number. Each of the next two Pinnacles lasts nine years. The Fourth and last Pinnacle lasts for the remainder of your life.

A Pinnacle change always takes place during the 9 and the 1 Personal Years, which signify the end and the beginning of long-term cycles. While we go through numerous nine-year cycles, each one of which causes changes in the beginning and the end, the Pinnacle changes mark intense episodes of transformation in our personal lives.
Because we start out in one Pinnacle, everyone experiences only three Pinnacle changes during the course of a lifetime.

You can prepare yourself for the times ahead by knowing your approaching Pinnacle number, and the time these changes occur.

How to Find Your Pinnacle Numbers.

To find your First Pinnacle, add the numbers of your month and day of birth, arriving at a single-digit number. For example, if you were born on May 15, 1949, your First Pinnacle would be found by adding the 5 (for May) and the 6 (for the fifteenth) to arrive at 11. Master numbers encountered during the Pinnacle calculations are not reduced. Someone born on November 5 would add 11 (for November - a Master number) and the 5 to get 16, which is 7.

To find your Second Pinnacle, add the day you were born to the year of your birth. Using May 15, 1949 again, add the 6 (for the fifteenth day) and the birth year 5 (for 1949) and arrive at another 11.

To find your Third Pinnacle, add the sum of the first and the second Pinnacles - in our example, 11 plus 11 - and arrive at 22. The 22 is a Master number and is therefore not reduced.

To find your Fourth and last Pinnacle, add your month and year of birth. Using the example, add 5 (for May) and 5 (for 1949) to arrive at 10, which reduces to 1.


Numerology Calculation Methods: