The math in numerology is quite simple and doesn't require more than a little adding and subtracting.
I put together a section where you can you work your way through a step-by-step process to calculate your own report. Although I don't go into the more detailed aspects such as Bridge numbers or the Diamond, it gives you a pretty good idea of what your chart can tell you.
Many of the larger texts, especially those that cover the core numbers, have been truncated. However, you will find the complete texts in the book Numerology; Key To Your Inner Self, available on amazon.
Another alternative is the numerology course - also free on this site and including numerous audio lectures.
Throughout the process of calculating your own numerology chart, you will find links to articles relating to that particular part of your chart.
In this section, we 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.
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. And yet, the power of these numbers is felt mainly “externally” — and most of them affect you only for varying periods in your life (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.
Excerpt from the book Numerology; Key To Your Inner Self
We don't do what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are — that is the fact.
Jean Paul Sartre
If ever there was a moment of total transformation, it was the moment of your birth. In that instant, you stepped through a door in time into a new reality - the reality of human life. You left behind the memory of what was before, and entered the physical realm in the purest condition: untouched by this world; not yet influenced; not yet inhibited; and free of concepts expectations, judgments, and self-consciousness. (Small wonder that everybody around you instantly fell in love with you!)
Yet, even at that moment, you were a person with your own unique character, as unique as your DNA. Everything that is you existed in potential, much like a play that is about to begin.
Your life is indeed like a play. Birth is the raising of the curtain; death the curtain's descent. The play has evolved through various stages of preparation, but does not really begin until you are born. When all the players go on stage, they have been prepared for their parts. Their characters are outlined, and the stage is set. At the moment the curtain is raised, the play itself exists as a potential within the characters, the director, the musicians, and the audience.
In the same way, the moment of your birth provides that broad outline for your life. Your entire life exists as a potential that has been prepared for. You have ultimate freedom to do with your life as you like: To fulfill its potential completely, or to make some smaller version of yourself. It all depends upon your effort and commitment. You make the decisions to fulfill, to whatever extent, the potential life that exists within you. That is your choice. In this sense, the possible you is implicit during the moment of your birth.
End of excerpt
The Life Path, as is the case with all numbers derived from your date of birth, has to do with the momentum, the direction, of your life. The Life Path is a cycle.
This age-old method is founded on the concept that your Life Path is based on your three Period Cycles. Therefore, in order to calculate your Life Path number, you actually calculate your Period Cycles first (more on that later). Your three Period Cycles are based on your month, day, and year of birth, and represent the early, middle, and later part of your life respectively. Your complete life's cycle - your Life Path - has all the attributes reflected in the Life Path's number. However, the Life Path is also influenced by the properties and traits revealed in each of these Period Cycles.
Numbers derived from your date of birth
Numbers derived from your name
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