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Numerology: Origin, Meaning, And Significance Of Numbers


Are you not happy with your birth name? Did someone advise you that your name is creating problems for you? Are you in the minds of changing your name and making it work? Do you want to wear a gemstone which will be lucky for you? If these are some of the questions troubling you, then the answer lies in Numerology, the science of numbers. It is a branch of future predictions having its basis in numbers and mathematical calculations.

Numerology Meaning

Etymologically numerology is a combination of two words ‘numero’ meaning numbers and ‘logy’ that stands for logic or science. A numerology horoscope is created on the basis of calculations of the date of birth and letters of a birth name. Each letter in the birth name stands for a particular number. In the picture given below, you can see which numbers stand for which letters. In numerology, each number has its own significance. They are used to understand the inner traits of a person, his character, goals, his good, and bad phases, his career, relationship, and more.

In Numerology Each Alphabet Has a Number For It
In numerology, each alphabet has a number for it

Numbers like 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 22 have a significant role in numerology. They release certain energy in the universe, this can be positive or negative. Like, number 4 says that you are practical but lack in creativity.  

How Does It Work?

If you want to know that your birth name is good for you or not, then you to first look at the above chart and add all numbers standing for each letter in your name. The result will be in two digits. Now, add both these digits. The result will be a single number. Now you can read about the traits of people under that number. If it is a positive number, your name is good or otherwise, you will have to think of a new name, to achieve a positive number.

Numerology believes in life path number. It is a number that describes you in details. You can find your life path number by adding your birth date and time. Suppose, you are born on 3rd April 1995, then add 3+4=7. Now add, birth year, 1+9+9+5 = 24. Add 2 and 4, equals to 6. Add, 7 with 6. The result is 13. Now add 1 and 3 to get a single-digit number. You will get 4. This is your life path number. Besides, people who share the same number have similar characteristics and life pattern.


Numerology is thousands of years old. In addition, the traces of it lies in Egyptian and Babylonian documents. Pythagoras, the Greek philosopher, is considered as the Father of Numerology. However, the man who gave ‘Numerology’ its name and recognition is Dr. Julian Stenton.

Relationship Of Numerology With Astrology

Astrology and Numerology are metaphysical sciences. Therefore, the relationship between numerology and astrology is a close one. Let’s first look at the differences:

Numerology Compatibility Chart
Numerology Compatibility Chart

1)  Astrology is the study of the movement of planets and other celestial bodies and their effects on our life, while numerology deals with numbers and names. 

2) Numerology talks of vibrating numbers and the energy released by them. On the other hand, astrology doesn’t believe in the vibrations of numbers. For them, it is just a tool for calculations.

Connection Between Numerology And Astrology

Astrology is not independent of numerology. Numbers are an important part of astrology for reading birth charts and calculating planetary positions. Astrologists make use of calculation based on degrees, angles, distance when explaining different phases of a person’s life. 

The basic premise of numerology is numerical were each number stands for a particular planet. Besides, it is influenced by the energy released by these planets. Hence, numerologists will assign you a number from 0-9, each having its own planet and zodiac sign.

  •  0 – Pluto (No longer a planet)
  •  1 – Sun 
  •  2 – Moon 
  •  3 – Jupiter
  •  4 – Rahu 
  • 5 – Mercury 
  • 6 – Venus 
  • 7 – Ketu
  • 8 – Saturn 
  • 9 – Mars.
numerology numbers
Numerology Numbers From 0-9

Both astrology and numerology are considered as science. At the core of science is maths. And maths deals with numbers. Hence, there is a solid bond between both areas of metaphysics.

As astrology talks of groupings according to their zodiac signs, similarly, numerologists believe that vibrating numbers from 0-9, 11, and 22 directly affect your personality. It explains that people with the same number will have similar strengths and weaknesses.

How Do Numerology And Astrology Work Together

Astrology will explain your birth chart. While, numerology can be used to determine your lucky number, lucky colour, and lucky name. Hence, anyone who makes the best use of the compatibility of numerology and astrology can give you the most accurate predictions.