Learn Numerology As You Go
Numbers derived from your date of birth
- Life Path number
- Your Birth Day number
- Your Challenges
- Your Pinnacle Cycles
- Your Period Cycles
- Your Personal Year Cycles
Numbers derived from your name
- Your Expression number
- Your Heart's Desire number
- Your Personality number
- Your Karmic Lessons
- Your Hidden Passion
- Your Balance number
- Your Subconscious Self
- Your Cornerstone, Capstone, and First Vowel
Texts (sometimes truncated) for:
- Life Path
- Birth Day numbers
- Period Cycles
- Personal Year cycles
- Expression numbers
- Heart's Desire numbers
- Personality numbers
- Karmic Lessons
- Hidden Passion numbers
- Balance Numbers
- Suconscious Self numbers
- Special Letters (Cornerstone, Capstone, First Vowel)
Build Your Own Numerology Chart: Part VIII
NUMEROLOGY: THE HEART'S DESIRE NUMBER
Your Heart's Desire is sometimes called your Soul Urge, and is the inner you. The Heart's Desire number is just what the name implies: your innermost yearning; the dreams closest to your heart. It shows your underlying urge, your true motivation. It reveals the general intention behind many of your actions. Consequently, it dramatically influences the choices you make in life. Its influence is everywhere in your life - your career, your environment, friendships, and life style.
Numerology's Heart's Desire number is derived from the vowels of your name. Note that vowels are pronounced from free-flowing breath: Aaaaaa; Eeeeeee; Iiiiiiiiii, Oooooo; and Uuuuuu. Consonants, on the other hand, have a distinct beginning or end. They are sharply begun or sharply finished. For example: B, D, K, P, S, T, and X.
The vowels are A, E, I, O, and U. Numerology considers all other letters to be consonants, except, in some cases, the letter Y. The Y is inherently vacillating in its nature and usage, and consequently is sometimes a vowel, sometimes a consonant, depending upon how it is used in the name. When determining if the Y is a vowel or a consonant, the basic rule is this: When the letter serves as a vowel, and in fact sounds like one, it is a vowel. The same is true when the Y serves as the only vowel in the syllable.
Examples of both of these cases are such names as Lynn, Yvonne, Mary, Betty, Ely, and Bryan.
However, if the Y does not provide a separate vowel sound, as when it is coupled with another vowel, it is considered a consonant. In names such as Maloney or Murray, the Y is a consonant, because the vowel sound depends upon the long E in Maloney and the long A in Murray.
Numerology, in general, considers the Y to be a consonant when the syllable already has a vowel. Also, the Y is considered a consonant when it is used in the place of the soft J sound, as in the name Yolanda or Yoda.
In the names Bryan and Wyatt, the Y is a vowel, because it provides the only vowel sound for the first syllable of both names. For both of these names, the letter A is part of the second syllable, and therefore does not influence the nature of the Y.
The Heart's Desire number is found by adding only the vowels of each name and reduce to a single-digit. Then add the resulting single digits and reduce the result again to a single-digit.
In our example, the vowels in Anthony (notice the Y is a vowel here) add to 14 which reduces to 5. The vowels in Joseph add to 11, which is a Master number and although we write it as 11/2, we will be adding the 11, not the 2. The vowels in Mercier add to 10, which reduces to 1. The sum of all the vowels in this name is 5 plus 11 plus 1 is 17, which is 8.
In our charting system the symbol for the Heart's Desire is a circle and the one for the Expression is a triangle. The number in the square is the Personality number which we will discuss next.