Numerology is the study of the numbers of your birthdate and the numeric value given to your name which reveal a direct relationship to your life path, personality, soul purpose, karmic lessons and more.

If you’ve ever wondered why your personality is a certain way, or why you always seem to have the same challenging experience showing up in your life, then getting a numerology reading just may give you the answers you’re looking for.

The most important number in numerology is your Birth Date number. To calculate this number, just add up the numbers of your birth date:

For example if your birthday is July 26, 1968, then add (7+2+6+1+9+6+8= 39)

Next further reduce the number 39 (3+9=12; 1+2=3) to reveal that 3 is your birth date number.

To help you work out your own personal numbers I put together a free helpsheet, it will walk you through the process of working out your numbers in an easy step by step format.

Your Birth Date number is also known as your Life Path number, and reveals the opportunities, challenges and lessons you chose for this lifetime. It also helps you understand who you are deep down and what talents you possess that will help you with your career especially.

The letters in your birth name are given a numerical value, and when added together they reveal your Personality Number. This number reveals an overall explanation of your true nature and the way you instinctually behave.

The following chart shows you how to calculate your Personality Number from your full name given at birth:

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Example:

Birth name: Tracy Lynn Scott

Find each letter in the chart above and assign it a number. Add all of the numbers together:

2+9+1+3+7+3+7+5+5+1+3+6+2+2 = 56; Further reduce 56 (5+6=11; 1+1=2)

Tracy’s Personality number is 2, or Master number 11.

Now that you’ve had a chance to add up your Life Path and Personality Numbers, look at the specific meanings below to understand what the numbers mean in your life. While these numbers do explain our strengths and weaknesses, they aren’t necessarily set in stone.

Numerology serves to enlighten us so that we may capitalize on our strengths and turn our weaknesses into strengths that will serve our purpose here in this life.

#### Meaning of Numerology Numbers:

One: Number One is a leader, not a follower. You are not easily influenced and you are willing to stand alone and fight for what you believe is right. You value courage and meet adversity head on. A number one strives to be original, innovative and independent. You can get bored easily, so you do require a lot of excitement. The negative of the number one can be self-centeredness, impatience and stubbornness.

Two: Number Two is a peacemaker that is friendly and unpretentious. You desire harmony and are quite diplomatic. You are a good listener that is patient and understanding. The negative of the number two is that you can be too dependent on others and become passive-aggressive. Your sensitivity can also leave you feeling quite tense in uncomfortable situations.

Three: Number Three is sociable and friendly. You know how to enjoy life and you have a great sense of humor. You also have a great talent for creativity and self-expression. Many writers, actors and musicians are born under a three life path. You do need space from your significant other and contact with friends to enjoy your life; and will become quite restless if you are confined. The negative of the number three is that you can become superficial and extravagant.

Four: Number Four is the worker. You are practical, detailed and very trustworthy. You are helpful and often long to create a lasting impact on the world. The negative of the number four is that you can become stubborn and contrary.

Five: Number Five is freedom-loving. You have a need for expansion and are willing to travel long distances to meet interesting and new people. You are very adaptable and love variety. The negative of the number five is that you can be non-committal and irresponsible.

Six: Number Six is family-oriented. You are loving, stable and very attached to your home and family. You are the centerpiece of your family where everyone comes for understanding and solace. The negative of the number six is that you can become jealous, possessive and unwilling to change your ways.

Seven: Number Seven is the loner and deep-thinker. You’re introspective and well-balanced and you can weather any storm by retreating within for solace. You are also not very attached to material belongings. Your mind is creative and analytical. The negative of the number seven is that you can become a loner and difficult to reach because you don’t share your feelings with others.

Eight: Number Eight is the manager. You are strong and successful with enhanced abilities for organization. You likely attract significant material and financial wealth. You are ambitious and often business-minded. The negative of the number eight is that you can become materialistic, forceful and sometimes treat romantic relationships like business deals.

Nine: Number Nine is the teacher. You are a compassionate humanitarian that can be impractical at times. You love to dedicate yourself to others in need. The negative of the number nine is that you can become financially careless, overly emotional and restless.

Eleven: Number Eleven is the giver. While a number eleven actually reduces down to a number two, as a Master Number of numerology, eleven is considered a higher vibration of the number two. You are an innovator and unmistakable humanitarian. You are tolerant, accepting and want to see the best in others. You are also extremely unselfish to your loved ones. The negative of the number eleven is that you can become too dependent and manipulative.

Twenty-two:  Number Twenty-two is the other Master Number in numerology and it is the master builder. You are idealistic and a visionary, but you know how to keep yourself grounded. You are intent on achieving something in your life and as a master number you carry the characteristics of a four with a down-to-earth practicality that will help you reach your goals. The negative of the number twenty-two is that you can become overly dramatic and emotional.

Life Path and Personality Numbers are just two of the ways that Numerology can help you evolve more spiritually by helping you understand what your soul came here to accomplish in this lifetime.

Your numbers can also reveal more about your heart’s desire, karmic lessons, life cycles and pinnacles that you will experience throughout your life. Go ahead and give Numerology a try; you’ll very likely be surprised how ‘spot on’ it is at describing your life so far.