Excerpt from the book Numerology; Key To Your Inner Self, by Hans Decoz with Tom Monte
For most people, numerology will remain a hobby and a beneficial source of information. However, if you aspire to become a professional numerologist, you will want to practice extensively on friends, family members, co-workers, neighbors, and anyone else you can find. But keep in mind that there are responsibilities to this profession that should be taken seriously.
First and foremost, you have to accept the fact that numerology is not an exact science. It is one that is based on some 5,000 years of experience and limited research, but human beings are incredibly complex and numerology is no more than an attempt to identify and label some of the more visible aspects. There are countless variables that are too subtle and too hidden to be recognized. Therefore, it is simply not possible for a numerologist to be right 100 percent of the time. For that reason, you will have to be careful with what you say, in order to avoid harming the person who comes to you in good faith, and who may well take your words more literally than you realize. This is particularly important when you wish to explain weaknesses or shortcomings represented in a person's chart. For example, let's say that you client's chart reveals a lack of self-confidence, and that he or she compensates for that with self-indulgence, such as alcohol abuse. Instead of saying, "You lack self-confidence and you are an alcoholic," which will probably only increase your client's insecurity, and inspire him or her to reach for the bottle, you may want to point out some of the client's talents and positive characteristics. You want to motivate your client to take advantage of these talents. You want to enhance your client's confidence, and you may well decide that it would be unwise, even harmful, to mention his or her lack of confidence, saying instead: "You have much going for yourself, but you do not give yourself the credit you deserve."
Your job as a professional numerologist is to motivate, inspire, and elevate your client, as well as to offer your client insight into his or her make-up.
I believe that a numerologist's strongest asset is a true and indiscriminating love for
the client. The client almost always is a person in need of guidance and support. Someone
who is happy and content is much less likely to visit a numerologist as a person who is going
through a difficult time. Often, the client who comes to you, and is willing to pay for a
consultation, experiences pain and confusion; is perhaps even desperate. He or she is reaching
out to a professional in the hope that a person with training and experience will shed some
light on his or her confusions, will help them to cope, and perhaps even start the healing
process. You may be a stranger to the client, but you will hear intimacies that are in many
cases not shared with friends or relatives. You are in a position to help and comfort. You
are asked for insight and wisdom, and perhaps you will be able to offer some. But more important
is the opportunity to spiritually embrace the person, to touch the heart, to replace desperation
with hope, and to inspire faith where there was little left.
Numerology is a difficult, but intensely rewarding profession.