Numerology itself is a very in-depth pseudo science. This chapter is simply meant as an introduction and by no means a thorough explanation of the vastness of numerological possibilities.
I am including this chapter to aid in giving further meanings to numbers themselves. You will find this chapter useful when delving into your own spirituality and developing your own magical daily life.
Numerology can be used in our daily lives as a way of seeing messages along with choosing names for ourselves, our business and, or our children.
Numerology is not to be confused with the Cabilarianism, which is a whole separate philosophy using numbers.
The knowing of what numbers mean also becomes useful when reading the Tarot. As all of the cards in Tarot decks carry a number, the number can add to the card's meaning in the card layout.
HOW TO USE NUMEROLOGY
All the letters of the alphabet are given a number from 1 to 9. See the chart.
Spell out the name you would like to know about. In the case of people's names, I often use the name they go by, rather than their "legal" name. But it becomes very fascinating to try all of one's name combination.
Even for businesses, one can add "Ltd." or "Co.", to change the numerological meaning of the businesses' name.
When doing a person's name, do each of their names separately first. You may also do their names adding Mrs., Mr., Miss., or Ms. the possibilities in names are endless.
As you look of the exercise on the next page note all of the possibilities. You may ask yourself "Why?"
The name you use for daily life may be different than the name or title you use at work. Your signature may be different from the other two. Right there are three separate numerological influences on your life. Some of these influences you may like, others you may wish to change. Hey, it is your life.
Each of us has our own name, and for some of us it is not necessarily the name that our parents gave us or the last name we may get when we marry. Who said we couldn't make up our own last names. Believe it or not, I have had a "birth name", a "given" name, a "married" name, a "common law" name, and finally my own name. Legally I was told I need to have two names, personally I think we all really just need one, our own.
THE NUMEROLOGY CHART
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 USING A PERSON'S NAME
*Note: Nines (9) do not change the outcome of the name; there fore they do not have to be added in ever.
Christine Marie Niemela
C h r i s t i n e
3 8 9 9 1 2 1 3 5
-> 3 + 8 + 9 + 9 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 3 + 5 = 51 -> 5 + 1= 6
[without 9's] 3 + 8 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 3 + 5 = 24 -> 2 + 4 = 6
C h r i s
3 8 9 9 1 -> 3 + 8 + 9 + 9 + 1 = 30 -> 3 + 0 = 3
or 3 + 8 + 1 = 12 -> 1 + 2 = 3
M a r i e
4 1 9 9 5 -> 4 + 1 + 9 + 9 + 5 = 28 -> 2 + 8 = 10 -> 1 + 0 = 1
or 4 + 1 + 5 = 10 -> 1 + 0 = 1
N i e m e l a
5 9 5 4 5 3 1 -> 5 + 9 + 5 + 4 + 5 + 3 + 1 = 32 -> 3 + 2 = 5
or 5 + 5 + 4 + 5 + 3 + 1 = 23 -> 2 + 3 = 5
Now we know that;
Christine = 6
Chris = 3
Marie = 1
Niemela = 5
Let's try some different combinations!
Christine Niemela -> 6 + 5 = 11 [1 + 1 = 2] Note: 11 is a very special number all on its own.
Chris Niemela -> 3 + 5 = 8
Christine M. Niemela -> 6 + 4 + 5 = 15 -> 1 + 5 = 6
Chris M. Niemela -> 3 + 4 + 5 = 12 -> 1 + 2 = 3
C. Niemela -> 3 + 5 = 8 Note that the initial "C" and Chris have the same numerological value.
C. M. Niemela -> 3 + 4 + 5 = 12 -> 1 + 2 =3
Now add titles if you wish.
Miss -> 4 + 1 + 1 = 6 Note "i" is a 9 and may be omitted.
Mrs. -> 4 + 1 = 5
Ms is also a 5.
Dr. -> 4 + 9 = 13 Note that 13 is also a number that may be left or broken down to 4.
Ph.D. -> 7 + 8 + 4 = 19 -> 1 + 9 = 10 -> 1 + 0 = 1
These are things you could refer to for your signature, what is written on your diplomas or how you sign your name. Also how you wish to be referred to at work or at play, or as a Mom.
Mom -> 4 + 6 + 4 = 14 -> 1 + 4 = 5
Mommy -> 4 + 6 + 4 + 4 + 7 = 25 -> 2 + 5 = 7
Mommie -> 4 + 6 + 4 + 4 +  + 5 = 23 -> 2 + 3 = 5
Dad -> 4 + 1 + 4 = 9
Daddy -> 4 + 1 + 4 + 4 + 7 = 20 -> 2 + 5 =7
Daddie -> 4 + 1 + 4 + 4 +  + 5 = 18 -> 1 + 8 = 9
Play and find the combinations of your own name and look up the meanings of the numbers on the following pages.
1 -> One, the number of new beginnings.
He who carries a "one" name is often a loner and willing to try anything once. "Ones" rarely want to settle and would rather stay on the move. One's often change or add to their names as they begin to age or feel the need to settle down.
For business a "one" name shows a new beginning, a fresh idea. Again, often as the business grows the name [or address] will change, or the name itself will be added to.
2 -> Two, the number of togetherness and doing things again . . .
Although the number of togetherness a "2" in a name will be one who does thing over, often because they do not learn from their "mistakes" or situations the first time. Since the "2" is often also an "11", as the two grows and matures, they will take on the qualities of an eleven rather than a two.
A two acquired from a twenty often may en up learning their lessons over and over as they repeat their lessons, [or mistakes] without ever learning from them. This is usually more difficult for those living with this person more than the two people, as they do not see that learning from their life might be a useful thing for them to do.
A twenty "two" may also end up adding to or changing his name as he also grows within himself.
Two is not a number that is highly recommended for businesses. This is mainly due to the number's repetitive nature, but you may feel different.
In Tarot, two is also felt to be a number of unions, but is usually representative of only the beginning stages of the relationship with the self or another.
3 -> Three, the number of communication.
Three's can have the gift of the gab. Yet the three can listen as well as speak. Within the self the three can have a deep understanding of the union within the mind, body and soul of self. Three's are often easygoing people with an understanding of self and a willingness to understand what is around them.
For business, a three is good if the business is based on communication, Psychologists, Beauty Salons, Lawyer's Firms, and even Counselors.
4 -> Four, the number of foundation.
Four is a strong number for those building either a family, or a business. Names with four show promise of success in the business world and are often a strong foundation for another. Although fours may not always be overly emotional or spiritual by nature, this quality like any other may also change and grow.
Four is a good number for smaller retail businesses, and those dealing more directly with money rather than communication. For larger sales, or retail businesses an eight is preferred.
5 -> Five, the number of spiritual communication within the self.
Five's are often seekers. Strong by nature, they seek the truth. In business the five is often in search of new or better ways to do things. Fives often like to travel as they can set their "foundation" or home anywhere.
Five is not my personal choice for a business name, due to the number's searching nature. Unless your business revolves around research choose a more grounded number.
6 -> Six, the number of the family.
I often see this number in the names of those who are Mothering by nature. Those who are well versed in life and good at listening to the problems of others, as well as being able to give good advice or counseling.
Six is a good number for a family home address. The male six often carries the gift of the gab and a gentle nature. Along with a good listening ear and a soft shoulder to cry on.
Six is a good business number for those who wish to family oriented.
7 -> Seven, the number of spirituality.
Spirituality not just of the self, but also of all that is around them, family included. The seven is more grounded and less seeking than the five. But a seven is often philosophical. The seven can be very family oriented, or be the exact opposite.
A seven reaches for the stars and often wishes to have a family rather than being a loner, where as a five prefers to seek alone.
I find fives and sevens very similar, yet in so many ways different. Spirituality seems to be the ultimate goal, in other words, the search for the true self.
Seven is a good name for a scholar, or student, but is not the best choice for a business.
8 -> Eight, the balance of family and business.
An eight will succeed in either world and is able to fine balance in both. They truly need both worlds. Eight is not a real spiritual number, but is a family or a fantastic business number.
Eight is my choice for those who with to succeed in both the business world and have a family oriented lifestyle also. Choose this number for the name of the person, their signature, their business or the business's address.
Eights are often grounded while striving for success. They do not have the searching urge for the spiritual side of life. They simply would like to succeed.
Again, eight is my person choice for those in business.
9 -> Nine, the number of completion.
Nine is also the number of man. Nines, I have found to be stable and sure of themselves. They travel and ground themselves easily. Encompassing communication and emotion, nine brings a stability and calmness into one's life.
A name with the number nine strives for completion. Not necessarily only in the materialistic world, but more so in the completion of the self.
Nine is a versatile number for the name of a person. The path of life may take many twists and turns, but the nine shall strive to complete his task.
Depending on the business, nine can be a good business number especially in a business with mankind's welfare in mind.
NOTE - Interesting thought that 666 adds up to 18, which adds up to 9. Is this possibly saying that we are our own "beasts"?
0 -> The number of an end and a new beginning.
Zero holds nothing and everything within its emptiness, a vast void waiting to be filled. The only place in which zero is commonly used is the tarot deck. Otherwise no name shall ever add up to zero.
Think of zero as the circle it is, never-ending, always empty, always full.
11 -> The number of a teacher
Someone who teaches also makes a good student. Often while leaning the eleven begins their life as a two. Through maturity and experience the two learns to listen and sees that he may not know it all. A good teacher learns from all he teaches.
Eleven is a good number for a spiritually based or communication based business.
Eleven is a good name number for those in a spiritual, teaching or healing [nurses, masseuses, etc.] profession.
There is enough time in a lifetime to fulfill all your dreams once you have chosen to live.
13 -> The number of God
Jesus and his twelve disciples; equals the number thirteen. Thirteen broken down is four.
The ones who carry a thirteen are often balanced in their spirituality or their own base philosophies. Thirteen is an excellent number for business, due to the fact that thirteen carries all the qualities of four also.
Thirteen encompasses spirituality. Not so much the teaching of spirituality, but the developing of a much deeper understanding of one's own philosophy.
22 -> The number of the ultimate teacher; one who has truly learned the power of silence
A twenty-two is much like a thirteen, but has learned to also encompass all the traits of as eleven. A twenty-two can float effortlessly through all walks of life, if he trusts his universe.
Twenty-twos are wonderful teachers, parents, students, and friends. Also twenty-two is a great business number, providing the business is not being opened solely for financial gain. In that case, for financial gain, a four or an eight would be better. [Note-22 breaks down to 4]
Learn what numbers are significant to you and why. Numerology goes much deeper than what is written here. For daily life, I have found this knowledge more than enough for myself. As always, you must find what works best for you.