Follow easy directions to do your own reading — in-depth and with little or no math involved. Much of the material in the "Do Your Own Reading" pages is based on the bookNumerology; Key To Your Inner Self, available on amazon
The numbers based on your date of birth reflect influences and events related to the momentum, or Path, of your life.
Think of their effect as similar to the weather and the landscape you travel through. The influences you encounter are enormously important; in fact, your Life Path number is the most important number in your chart. The power of these numbers is mainly felt “externally” — and most of them affect you only for varying periods in your life (called Cycles) or are overcome after you reach a certain age (Challenges). Even your Life Path number is a cycle - it is the longest cycle of your life.
The numbers derived from your full name at birth reflect who YOU are within that landscape and influenced by the weather as revealed by your date of birth. Your in-born talents, characteristics, idiosyncrasies, strengths and weaknesses, are all revealed through the numbers based on your name.
Take a moment to review the essential difference in the effect the numbers derived from your birth date have, versus the numbers based on your name. Understanding the archetypal meaning of the numbers, and more importantly how and where they influence you, is the most challenging part of learning the age-old science of numerology.
Throughout the process of calculating your own numerology chart, you will find links to articles relating to that particular area of your chart. You might also want to view my numerology course which includes numerous audio lectures - also free on this site.
Although you can select any of the subjects listed, we recommend that you start with the Life Path number, then let us guide you through the other aspects. We devised a system that will allow you to do an extensive reading with almost no calculation, but only if you follow step-by-step. (Keep in mind that our readings, as well as our software programs include many more numbers than are listed here! If you like what you learn on the following pages, you will LOVE the World Numerology app!)
In this section, I show you how to calculate your own numbers - just take it step-by-step. We start with the numbers derived from your date of birth. All numbers based on your date of birth reflect influences and events related to the momentum or Path of Your Life.
Numbers derived from your date of birth
Numbers derived from your name
Your Life Path number is the sum of your month, day, and year of birth added as follows:
Select the month, day, and year of your birth (Note: You will notice that the 11 and 22 are the only double-digit numbers we don't reduce; they are called Master Numbers and you can learn more about them here.)
Make a note of the values shown between brackets. For example, if you were born 3/23/1968, you would find the value 3 in the box for the Month of Birth, the value of 5 for the Day of Birth, and the value of 6 for the Year of Birth. (You will need these three numbers several times — we refer to them as your birth date numbers).
Next, add the value of the month, day, and year of your birth together
Your total came to
If you are interested in learning more in-depth numerology, the chart below was developed in 1982, computerized in 1984, and recently updated for the new World Numerology App. (It is one of the six free numerology tools included with the download) The Life Path is shown in the double circle (blue, and showing a 5 life Path) next to the star-shaped form. The center bar of the star (red/yellow diamond/red) shows the date of birth.
Numerology is primarily a self-help tool. It is a way to gain greater insight and understanding into your inner being and true nature. It reveals aspects of your character and personality in a way that is fresh and inspiring. It gives you a new vantage point from which to look at yourself; one with greater distance and perspective than many other self-help systems. Self-knowledge is the key to success and freedom. Numerology offers the kind of insight that can set you free.