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Numerology is the study of the symbolism of numbers. It is used to determine a person's personality, strengths and talents, obstacles, inner needs, emotional reactions and ways of dealing with others. There are several hypotheses about the origins of numerology, some go back to the ancient Chinese and Hindu civilizations, others relate numerology to Egypt and Babylonia.

The most popular numerology method in the western world is developed by Pythagoras, the famous Greek mathematician and philosophe, who believed that the universe is governed and explained by numbers. In the Pythagorean system, numbers were assigned to each letter in the alphabet.

Find Your Name Number

To begin learning what your name means, you must first get your core number. Write out all the letters of your first name and assign them with this number code.

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

From here, add up all the numbers in your name. For example, the name “John” would get a total of 20. From there, reduce the number into single digits by adding the two digits of the number together. For example, if you got a total of 13 you would add 1 + 3 to make 4. This is your true name number. However if you land with the number 11 or 22, do not reduce them. These are considered “master” numbers and have their own traits.

What Your Name Number Means

Now that you have your number, you can find out how numerology predicts your personality and future.

Number 1

If your name number is a one, that means you are a true leader. You are able to take authority of any room, are driven for greatness, and will likely succeed in any career of your choosing. You have an artistic side that makes you great at coming up with innovative ideas others wouldn’t. You are an independent soul that is confident with themselves.

Number 2

You have a very finely tuned intuition, which leaves you open to a deep psychic understanding. You have a heart of a healer, which you can use to find deep love in your relationships, create unity between others, and have the friendships you desire. You are driven towards finding a life-long partner that is as romantic as you. Your career is also an important focus, and you are able to stay motivated and driven.

Number 3

Those with the name number three are communicators. You have a smile that lights up a room which other people are attracted to. You make friends easily and due to your positivity, are seen as very trust-worthy. You can create the life of your dreams if you desire. Words are your forte, and you can manage any situation with peace and ease.

Number 4

You are another naturally born leader, and are strong both mentally and physically. People count on you and your wisdom to guide them. You are honest, hard-working, and do anything for those you love. You have so much inside of you that you want to share, and you want others to benefit from your wisdom and resources.

Number 5

Freedom is what motivates you. You have multiple talents and interests. A gifted story teller, you are magnetic and draw people’s attention to you. Fun loving, vivacious, and charming, you can be successful at anything you put your mind to. Due to your many talents, you can sometimes feel like you are lacking direction about which to pursue as a career.

Number 6

A natural counselor, healer, and friend, you are the one everyone turns to for help. You have a strong sense of responsibility, especially to those you love and will never let anyone down. Because of your perfectionist nature, everything you do is of the highest quality, especially when it comes to helping other people.

Number 7

You’re somewhat a mystic with the ability to see the truth in any situation. You have a deeply insightful mind that lets you see past other’s facades. With a strong intuition you can always find yourself in the right place at the right time. You don’t always trust others, and find yourself in situations where you can feel betrayed or have the rug swept up from under you.

Number 8

Your soul longs to be recognized for your achievements, which there are many. You can see the big picture of anything, and you are meant to be the one in charge. You are comfortable with money, status and power, so you can be a good steward of these resources and benefit the greater good. As you learn to accept your role as someone others look up to, you can be the leader you are meant to be.

Number 9

You are an old soul. You were born with a deep intuitive wisdom and spiritual insight that is meant to be shared. A natural teacher and counselor, people will naturally be drawn to you. Your success will come from sharing your profound spiritual and creative gifts.