The art of numerology has been compared to a science by some in the sense that this form of divination has formulations and steps that must be followed in order to get a specific answer. The study therefore of numerology is one which puts numbers into focus but with a spiritual bend.
In studying these numbers we might be able to find out what kind of character traits a person has as well as what might assist them in life based on the influences that surround a person. What motivates them in life, what their talents, their likes and dislikes are which make us who we are. Associated with Numerology are many systems and traditions of beliefs.
Most charts which are cast within numerology are made up of the numbers 1-9 consecutively as well as the numbers 11 and 22 depending on the kind of reading you are hoping to complete. To understand which number applies to you, you must first add the digits that make up your birth date or name. For example if your name was Susie Thompson you would come up with 13 if you were to add each letter together. Then you must reduce the number that you have come up with if it is two digits, such as the number 13 by adding the 1+3 which would equal 4.
If at any point you come up with the number 11 or the number 22 you do not have to reduce them because they have meanings on their own. The part of Numerology that is the most important is finding our Life Path number; this describes the key elements of your life which you are able to work with. The life path for each individual number has their own specific paths that we follow in life. Whether that be a life of joy and wonder or a life that is difficult and full of many twists and turns. Numerology is similar to the tarot in the sense that each step that we take in our life is in a sense divinely inspired by our higher life force or higher source energy.
We have the power to create whatever it is that we want in life, but we use the numbers much like the cards, to give us a guide along the way. Numerology is somewhat more succinct then the cards primarily because these numbers don’t change very much throughout your life. Especially if you use your birth date to find it. You can only have one real birth date, which means you can only have one particular number. Just like in the Chinese Zodiac, you have one creature that was designated for you at your birth that describes a huge portion of your character. Different attributes can be associated with that beast just as they can with the number, but the number itself never changes. Working with the magic within divination in Numerology can assist our lives greatly so that we may learn as we grow and change.