The Esoteric Study of Numbers


    Numbers, by themselves, represent universal principles through which all things evolve and continue to grow and cyclic fashion. The digits 1 through 9 symbolize the stages through which an idea must pass before it becomes a reality. All manifestation is the result of these nine stages.

    Esoteric numerology is the art and science of understanding the Spiritual significance and orderly progression of all manifestation. Every word or name vibrates to a number and every number has its inner meaning. The letter and the Number code, When rightly understood and applied, bring us into a direct and close relationship with the underlying intelligence of the universe.

   We owe much of our spiritual and scientific understanding of numbers to Pythagoras, the father of mathematics. However, Pythagoras was primarily a mystic and the philosopher. He believed that “All Things are numbers” and that number represented spiritual entities whose presence is felt in all existence.

   He discovered the mystical significance of numbers, noting that the numbers 1 through 9 stand, Macrocosmically, for universal principles. On the personal level, microcosmically, they stand for characteristics, abilities and events. He saw in number patterns and geometrical ratios the explanations of all natural phenomena, musical Harmony and told qualities. He knew that the stars and planets as vibrating bodies produced sound which became known as the “music of the spheres.”

   Pythagoras taught that, “evolution is the law of life; number is law of the universe; Unity is the law of God.” She believed that everything in the universe was subject to predictable progressive cycles. His means of measuring the cycles1 through 9.

   He also taught that numbers have a significance of part from the values denoted by the figures. Numbers are different from figures. Numbers represent qualities; figures represent quantities. Numbers operate on the spiritual plane, while figures are for measuring things on the material plane.

   A Lucid understanding of these digits is essential in the study of numerology because it every number over 9 ultimately reduces to one of these digits. With a comprehensive knowledge of the meaning of these numbers, one can understand the orderly progression of all life cycles.


    The Numbers 1 Through 9

   Science claims that in a vacuum where nothing exists, in time hydrogen ions spring into existence. One, as the first digit in the series presents the nine, the beginning, the Genesis, the first part of energy emerging from the original source. It stands alone and isolated because it is the first; there is no other. It is independent of outside influence assistance because it has chosen to seek its own self-expression, and cannot therefore be encumbered or swayed. It is decisive and independent and makes the choices necessary to ultimately determine its destiny.

   1. REPRESENTS THE MALE PRINCIPLE, the yang. Is the pioneer, striking out alone, of seeking the experiences which will establish its distinct identity. It is in the process of discovering its own abilities. It is raw energy, positive, original, and creative, in a state of perpetual motion. Since 1 is alone and is imbued with so much creative energy, it must decide how this energy will be used. It must take command and have the courage to maintain its direction without fear of opposition.

    1 is the real I am of humanity, the unity of all, and the unit of vibrational measuring. It is of consciousness.

   KEYWORDS: original, independent, aggressive, individualistic, creative, dominant; the first in a series, the start of any operation or activity, the leader, the pioneer, with the boss likes authority. “He who goes fourth."


   2. IS THE PAIR, the duo. It is changeable and adaptable and can be indecisive. It is the agent, the go between, the diplomat, and peacemaker, because Unity can only be accomplished through a meeting of the minds, a compromise on each side.

   2 represents the feminine principle of receptivity, the yin, which seeks a union of the to distinct entities. It is the gestation period in which things begin to form. 2 collects and assimilates. It seeks a balance between opposing forces, and therefore represents co-operation, attachment, and partnership. It is the peacemaker, with an avid attention to detail. Because 2 is so keenly aware of opposites, it has a pronounced sense of rhythm and harmony. Music appeals to its sympathetic and emotional nature. The material, patience and sensitive characteristics of 2 cause it to place others first, before itself. Union is its goal, not separativeness; therefore, it is obedient to and understanding of others. It seeks Harmony and assimilation of all.

   The hydrogen ions, which sprang into existence under number 1, are now hurtling through space. They will be drawn toward one another by the law of mutual attraction, or the law of number2.

   keywords; adaptable, tactful, understanding, gentle, cautious; a follower rather than a leader.


   3.COMBINES THE QUALITIES of 1 and 2. It is a fascinating and diversified Vibration, carrying the qualities of manifestation and self-expression. The ion, which sprang into existence from 0, sought to assert its individuality under 1 and felt the attraction of others under 2, now awakens to its need for social interaction. is the need to communicate and become involved in the pure joy of living. Through its exuberant response to life, 3 is the extrovert whose personal magnetism draws others and inspires them to expand and grow. 3 bestow a sunny radiance and enthusiasm upon all. It is the performer who possesses an innate appreciation of pleasure, romance, art, and beauty. Its creative imagination allows All Things to be possible; it therefore becomes involved in many emotions and experiences. 3 is a friendly and expansive, thriving on sociability and variety. If any of the numbers could be called happy-go-lucky, it would be the effervescent 3.

Keywords: expansive, sociable, dramatic, communicating, diversified, creative.


    4. IS STABILITY, a 4 square consciousness, the symbol law, system and order. It is firmness, security, stability and conservatism. It is the builder must submit to earthly things where form and substance are the predominant elements.  4 is nature and it relates to the Earth. The formation of the Earth took place on the fourth day in the biblical story of creation.

   The attraction the ions felt under 2 lead to interaction under 3. Now, under 4, the inevitable concentration of ENERGIES occurs. Formations take place. The ions realize that they can no longer scatter their energies, but must now begin to place them in a productive, orderly system. 4 therefore permits impractical nature of, and through self-discipline, binds itself to a conventional routine exercise of its energy.

   keywords: form, work, order, practicality, construction, stability, endurance, disciplined.


    5. IS FREEDOM, change and adventure. Curiosity and constant activity produce a resourceful, adaptable and versatile entity always ready to take a chance.

   Since 5If is the midpoint and the cycle 1 through 9, it allows for decision-making. It might be called a pivotal point in which the ions, now encased in flesh and form, must decide upon their future in the rest of the cycle 6 through9. It now meets with many opportunities and varieties of experience through which it will be given the information it needs to make that decision.

   5 are involved in much superficial interaction with groups and crowds. Because of its past very experiences, it is the natural promoter and advertiser, fluent in communications, with a little information about many things, ended desire to travel here and there to communicate it. 5 attracts the opposite sex because of an irresistible magnetism, and this attraction sets the stage for the domestic responsibilities, which naturally flow under 6.

   Keywords: versatility, resourcefulness, adaptability, change, activity, travel, adventure, promotion, speculation.


   6. IS CONSCIENTOUS; it desires to bring harmony, truth, justice and a sense of balance into its environment. Love and compassion or upper most of its mind, and it can therefore be an effective teacher, counselor or healer. Others are drawn to it because of the understanding, which emanates from it. To

   The ions, under 5, had the opportunity to express many events and emotional encounters. They are now ready to take on social and family responsibilities, or the 6 Vibration. 6 settles down, blending into the conservative element of the community, where it can create better standards of living. This it in the arts, it also expresses creative potential through its developed sense of balance and become a fine artist in its own unique field.

   Keywords: family and social responsibility, service, love, compassion, counseling, healing, creativity.


    7. SEEKS ANSWERS. It tries to establish a philosophy by which to live and attempts to penetrate the mystery behind is existence, which is never been questioned to this point. Because solitude is necessary for analysis, the 7 feels the need to spend time alone, away from the crowds, in touch with nature. It looks for French up with those of an elevated consciousness that can match its own.

   And on the seventh day, God rested. All Things rest of the seventh because time is needed in which to think, and to review one's own work. The ions and under 7 feel poised and calm; they realize that they now need to be stilled in to know. They have established a routine for their energy, and now analysis begins.

   7 ushers into this cycle if physical completion without apparent effort. Goals that have been long sought are now magically attained. Spirit time is available in which to philosophize and metaphysical interests can be pursued. Perfected thinking is the goal of 7 also relates to the health of the body, which is highly sensitized through this vibration.

   Keywords: quiet, introspective, intuitive, analytical, inspirational, reclusive, philosophical, reflective, mystical.


   8. WILL ASSUME POWER, for it now has achieved control and responsibility in his chosen field. Recognition and financial rewards are bestowed, and expansion and growth in the business world take place.

   Under 8, karma is king, in the ions will reap what they have sown. Power is the qualities associated with 8, ardor, zeal, steadfastness and the ability to see in broad terms gives it the ambition and added qualities needed to achieve material goals. 8 has the drive to overcome all obstacles and eventually to succeed through ability and perseverance. 8 cannot go to their top with the ideas and plans that have been formulated gradually turn the last seven cycles. Through fair and ethical standards, good judgment and organizational abilities, it will achieve recognition, power and financial remuneration.

   Keywords: Power, responsibilities, financial records, good judgment, recognition.


   9. IS SELFLESSNESS and compassion. Encompassing a love for all, it desires to apply his energy to universal service. It bestows an impersonal but just view of life, one that is generous, benevolent and patient. This is the artist and thinker who has developed skills through the preceding cycles and is now ready to share his or her knowledge with the rest of the world.

   The ions car in their final state of completion. The of travel the entire cycle of nine parts, in Justin experiences along the way. No, in the closing cycle, they reach a total understanding and tolerance of others views and prejudices.

    9 is ready to give back to the universe some measure of what it has learned through the eight previous steps of the cycle the law of cyclicity allows for no waste, and demands input for output. When this is done willingly, the completion expressed under brings only joy at the gift of life in the freedom with which to enter the next cycle unencumbered.

   Keywords: Love, compassion, patience, universality, tolerance, selfless service, endings.






   You are endowed at birth with your own four personal members. These numbers tell you the lessons to be learned during your life in the spiritual growth and development, which you may attain. The four personal members of are: the life lesson number, the soul number, the outer personality number, and the path of destiny number.

   Your personal numbers are determined by the numbers in your birth date and the letters in the name you are given at birth. To arrive at that numerical vibration of names to, each letter in the alphabet is given a number value. A is 1; B is 2; C is 3; and so on to Z, which is 26.

   To work with the value of the letters beyond one, which is number nine, we reduce the value to a single digit. For example, L is the number 12. We reduce the 12, by adding the first digit to the second, or 1 + 2 = 3. The number 12 is then written as 12/3. The letter T is 20. We reduced to 20 by adding a first digit to the second digit, or 2 + 0 = 2. The number 20 is then written as 20/2.

    The Table gives the number value of each letter in the alphabet:

   A  1            J   10/1            S    19/1

   B  2           K   11/2            T    20/2

   C  3           L    12/3           U   21/3

   D  4           M  13/4           V   22/4

   E   5           N   14/5          W  23/5

   F   6           O   15/6          X   24/6

   G  7            P   17/7          Y   25/7

   H  8           Q   17/8          Z   26/8  

   I   9            R   18/9

   Learn this code thoroughly. Then you will have to keep referring to the table, which can be slow and tedious process. The more you work with this code, the easier it will come to you.

   Notice that there are patterns you can learn. For example, a, J., and pass all reduced to 1; B, K, and T reduced to 2; C, L, and U reduce to, and so on. Train yourself by saying over and over the, " A.J.S, AJS, AJS; BKT, BKT, BKT.” there are many memory tricks you can use. For instance, number 6 is FOX. That is an easy one. GPY sounds something like “gypsy” for number 7,and number 8, HQZ, might remind you of headquarters.

   We can reduce any word to a number vibration by using the table.

 I + 4 + 5 +2 +8  7 + 1 + 2  = 30/3

 A   M   E   T   H   Y   S   T


  8 + 3 + 1 +9 +2 +8  =31/4

  Q   U   A   R   T   Z


   7 +1 +2 +9 +5 +5 +3 +5   =37/9

   P   A   T   I   E   N   C   E


   5 + 9 +1 +4 +6 + 4   =29/11/2 

   W   I   S   D   O   M


   4 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 5 + 9 + 7 =28/10/1

   M   A   S   T   E   R   Y


 There are four double digit* which are not generally reduced These are called master numbers. Master numbers offer more opportunity for expression and thus demand more effort from the individual or thing in question. The master numbers are 11, 22, 33, 44. Whenever you arrive at one of these numbers, retain the master number value. For instance:

   3+9 +7+ 8+ 2 =29/11

   L   I   G   H   T

   Because " light " vibrates to master number11, it is written as 29/11 rather than 29/2, which would be the case of free reduced it entirely. However, 2 is still acknowledged as the base number, and the words in question will fluctuate between the vibrations of 2 and 11.

   An individual will fluctuate between any master number ends based digit because the vibration of the master number is so intense and so powerful that it cannot be lived under continuously. Therefore, living under the base number for a brief period offers a moment of spite or one gathers once forces before attempting to work with the master number vibration again. Master numbers demand the greatest output from the individual, and, in return, offer the greatest reward.

   A name that vibrates to a master number is:

4 + 5+3 +1 +5 +9 +5           4 +1 + 5            3 +3 +1 +9 +2 +5 =65/11

M   E   L   A   N   I   E           M   A   E            C   L   A   R   K   E

  Again, this number would not be reduced further, because is a master number. However, this individual will fluctuate between her master #11 and the base number 2.

9 + 6 +1 +5 +1  = 22

R   O   S   E   S 

 * The authors that I am quoting acknowledge only four master numbers while others acknowledge 9 such sets, which completes the 9 cycle.

   While holding as true to the authors as possible, we must view the reflecting value of the mirrored numbers. For if you turn them to face each other they would reflect, much like as you look in the mirror with your eyes, you and your soul/spirit come face to face to share a particular experience or adventure.

   Numbers are a form of symbolic universal language that is spoken from one side to another whether the door of communication has been opened or not. It allows both sides of the veil to experience the other: each side almost hand in hand.

  We do not reduce the 22 because it is a master number.

   In this system of numerology, we use the numbers 1 through 78 to coincide with the use of the Tarot deck. When totaling a name, if you half rather art arrive at a number above 78, simply reduce that number to the next lower double digit or single digit, as the case may be. For example, if a personal number totals 86, had the 8 +6, and work with the 14/5 Vibration. On the other hand, the personal number totals 106, had the 1+0+6, did work with the 7 vibration.

   Remember, all double digits that reduce to the same base number have the same basic meaning. The double digit reflects a variation of the single number. You could liken this to living in the same city but on different streets. Therefore, the numbers 12/3, 21/3, 30/3, 39/3, 48/3, 57/3, 66/3, and 75/3 all reflect the basics 3; however the double digits express of vibration of the original three.

   Now that you know how to reduce any word, we will demonstrate how to arrive at your four personal numbers and explain what those numbers mean.


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