*Numerology Part 1

NUMEROLOGY Part 1 of 3numberscolour

To understand any subject it is important to know fact from fiction, the truth from speculation, knowledge from flawed information.

To this end I am writing about how numerology can work, or not.

Numerology is a means to identify one’s own personal number and the information that that may offer relies on one’s own personal data.

Generally two sets of numbers are studied –

  1. Birth-date
  2. Name
  • A birth-date may be 01/02/1934. The numbers 0, 1, 0, 2, 1, 9, 3, and 4 are added together to produce a final number of 20. Then these two numbers are added together to make 2. The two numbers, 20/2 are then analysed.
  • A name may be ‘Alpha Omega’. The letters of the name are matched against their corresponding number as in the grid below.

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

1 2  3 4 5 6 7 8 9 / 1 2 3 4  5  6 7  8 9 / 1 2 3 4  5  6  7 8 (9)

Thus, ‘Alpha Omega’ would be converted to  1, 3, 7, 8, 1, 6, 4, 5, 7, 1, which are added together to produce a final number of 43. Then these two numbers are added together to make 7. The two numbers, 43/7 are then analysed.

[Other numbers and names may be used such as one’s telephone number, house name and number, place of birth, place of present residence, marriage date, car registration number, etc.]

The analysis is produced by a numerologist according to their description of what each number means.

DATES: Who’s counting?

YEAR: When was Year 1?NUMBER1

The numbers of the year are based on so many different calendars, which all start from different times in history, that it is almost impossible to say that any year has any relevance. A year is only numbered from a point of reference. Where do we start?

In pagan times, before the first religion, the measurement of the passing years was from two sources – the Cosmos and the Earth.

sundialEarly astronomers were already watching the movements of the stars and noting patterns and cycles, especially of certain fixed stars and groups of stars, or constellations. The 12, or 13, constellations in the solar zodiac formed an approximately 26,000 year cycle or ‘Great Year’.

The sky contains the Sun, which creates the yearly cycle itself, moving through the vernal equinox, the summer solstice, the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. These four fixed points mark out the seasons.

The Moon is seen to move through a cycle of 29.5 days in its orbit around the earth which gives 12-13 moons in one solar year, this gives the months.

So a day is one rising of the sun, a month is one rising of a new moon, a year is the cycle of rising and falling lengths of day and an Age is marked by the precession of the equinoxes through the constellations.

It was only with the onset of religion that certain dates were marked and numbered, usually according to the prophet or enlightened being who set the doctrine of the religion.

Judaism started around 3700 BC. Jewish Year is 5770

Hinduism started around 3100 BC. Hindu Year is 5110

Chinese calendar started around 2700 BC. Chinese Year is 4707 ‘Ox’

Jainism started 800BC

Buddhism started 500BC

Taoism started 206 BC. (Ended with Chinese Communism)

Kashmir Year is 2064

Christianity started 0000AD. Christian Year is 2009

Ethiopian Year is 2003

Coptic Church Year is 1727

Islam started 579 AD. Muslim Year is 1430

Zoroastrianism started C7th BC. but established C7th AD.  Zoroastrian Year is 1378

(Needs verifying)

The Gregorian calendar is used now to synchronise the year date internationally. This is an updated version of the Julian calendar installed by the Roman Empire.

calendarMONTHS: Which is month 1?

The months of January to December are not recognised by any other religion except Christianity.

They are named after Roman Gods and numbers relating to March 25th being the start of the Roman Church year.

January – Janus, the god or endings and beginnings

February – ‘purification’, being the festival of the last month

March – Mars, the 25th being the festival of the first month, ‘annunciation’

April – Venus, name adapted from Aphrodite, the Greek Venus

May – Maia, the Earth goddess

June – Juno, goddess of women and marriage

July – Julius Caesar

August – Augustus Caesar

September – Seventh

October – Eighth

November – Ninth

December – Tenth

The numbering of months is based on the assumption of January 1st being New Year, but…

calendar5The New Year appears on any of the following dates in other religions/cultures around the world. Many of them are based on a lunar calendar.

Jan 1st Christian, Gregorian

1 Muharram, lunar, 11 days earlier each year, Islam

Jan 21st – 21st Feb, (New Moon of 1st Lunar month), Chinese year – Ox, Lunar; Vietnam

Jan 14th (Trad. mid-Apr), Tamil (Sri Lanka); also Orthodox Eastern Church – Gregorian

Jan- Mar, Tibetan, ‘Losar’

Spring, Native groups

Vernal Equinox, March, Babylon, Lunar 1st new moon after Vernal Equinox

Mar – Apr, India, ‘Narva varsha’ Lunar also Telugi, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashra, Karnataka (Hindu Deccan Calendar)

Mar 14th Seik, ‘Hola Mahalla’

Mar 21st Vernal Equinox, Thelema ‘Book of the Law’ (A. Crowley),  Lunar

Mar 21st/ 22nd exact moment of Vernal Equinox… Iran/Azerbaijan/Zoroastrian/Baha’i/Kazakhstan/Uzbekstan/Uighurstan, ‘Nowruz’ Lunar

Mar 24th Roman

Mar 26th in 2009, Bali/Java, ‘Nyepi’ Lunar

Mar 19th Kashmir, Lunar

April 1st Assyria, ‘Rish Nissanu’

Apr 12-14th Punjab, Sikh, ‘Vaisakhi’; Nepal, ‘Baisakh’; Assam, ‘Rongali Bihu’; Bengal, Bangladesh, ‘Pohela Boishakh’; Sri Lanka, House of Pisces to House of Aries, ‘Bak’, harvest; South East Asia: ‘Water festival’ lunar, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Yunnan Province, China

Autumn Equinox, September, Hebrew, ‘Rosh Hashana’

11th-12th September, Coptic Church

11th-12th September, Ethiopia

Diwali calendar, (started 15th Oct 527BC), lunar new moon Jain, Sikh, Hindu Marwar

Oct-Nov lunar, Gujarati Hindu fiscal new year

Nov 1st, Pagan ‘Samhain’, Celtic Wheel, mid-season points

Oct 30th Aboriginal Murador (extinct)

Nov 30th (St Andrew’s Day), Roman Catholic ecclesiastic new year ; Anglican and Lutheran Church

Dec 22nd calendar7

The Natural New Year starts when the sun starts to grow again after the Winter Solstice, or

When the Sun returns to N. Hemisphere, Mar 22nd, or

When the Sun returns to S. Hemisphere, Sept 22nd.

calendar2ZODIAC SIGNS: When were you born?

The way we associate each zodiac sign to a month in the year is less than accurate. You may find your birth-date in a different sign.  For NASA’s table of accurate transitions, visit here:

DATE LINE: Which side are you?

Because of the division of the globe into time zones, the New Year moves progressively around the globe at the start of the New Year’s Day. The first time zone to usher in the New Year is just west of the International Date Line. At that time the time zone to the east of the Date Line is 23 hours behind, still in the previous day. The central Pacific Ocean island nation of Kiribati claims that its easternmost landmass, uninhabited Caroline Island, is the first to witness the New Year.

DAYS: Where do we start?

To decide on the number of the day we were born we need to decide on the start date. If the year, the month and the first day of the year are all disputable, how do we know what number our day is?

Conclusion: there are  no consistencies in the numbering of the year and the month, and therefore the day.

NAMES: What is your name?names1

In the numerology of names, we have a problem. The theory is based on the English alphabet of 26 letters and a vague reference to Hebrew lettering. I.e. a,b,c, = 1,2,3. Zero is left out. And there is a gap after z. If the same system is used for foreign names there are some languages that have more or fewer letters, and even different letters, e.g. Greek, Russian, Turkish.

Some people have ‘Christian’ names, ‘given’ names, second, third, fourth or fifth ‘middle’ names, ‘sur’(or sire, or father) names, ‘mother’ names, double-barrelled names, ‘nick’ names or ‘spiritual’ or ‘medicine’ names. So which onesnames3 should we use?

Some ‘first’ names, commonly called ‘Christian’ names or ‘given’ names, are a modernised form of an older name which may even be from a different language. Some ‘sur’ names are a degradation of an older name which stands for the family’s trade, the father’s home town or some other antique connection. Should the original name be used?

If a system is to be used to signify a deep and meaningful truth and is then used to decipher the mystery behind the name or number, should it not be universal? How does one do this numerology for a Chinese person or an Arab?

Some Numerologists use numbers to relate to planets. There is a discrepancy in this too, because Pluto has not been accepted as a planet by all, the Moon is a moon, not a planet, neither is the Sun, which is a star. Constellations are widely accepted, but Ophiuchus is generally forgotten and there is some disagreement about the solar zodiac versus the lunar zodiac, procession or precession. Is it 1-12, 12-1, 1-13 or 13-1?

There are certain forms in the physical world that do have constant numerology – the so called ‘Platonic Solids’. This collection of geometric shapes has an indisputable numeric form and is sometimes called ‘Sacred Geometry’. The crystalline structure of the basic elements of the Earth’s physical structure also offers a numerical system which follows a standard and is reliable. (The Elemental Table or Atomic Table)

  • The numerology of names and dates may not have any esoteric meaning;
  • Numbers may not have any reference to letters in a name;
  • Numbers relating to a collection of dates chosen at random from a mixture of man-made calendars may not be helpful.

Nevertheless, if what you hold to be true for you reflects your reality, then any system can offer a mystical insight for you, no matter how bizarre, irregular, unreliable or non-universal. After all, the indigenous people of the world have looked to stones, bones and body parts for their inspiration!names2

The numbers themselves do have both intrinsic and esoteric meaning.

To know your number and to know why your number is important, please visit again for Part 2, where I shall attempt to unravel the real numerology.

Wendy Salter

(Original writing and researched data)

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  1. What a great explanation of a complex topic – can’t wait for Part 2 !!

    Thanks for your erudition Wendy

    • Thanks Tom. I felt it was time to explore the truth and expose some myths. Numerology is a very old wisdom – don’t want it to become another dogma.

  2. Hi,

    I created quite a large list of people according to their numerological number.
    You can see the list here:
    http://www.whatwasdone.com/NumerologyDir.php

    I’m afraid that I’m not too familiar with numerology, beside the very computation.
    do you find these list useful?

    Are there other improvements you suggest that I’ll add?

    Thanks,
    What Was Done

    • Thankyou ‘what was done’. This is invaluable study. I shall meditate on it more deeply tomorrow and reply asap. All information adds to our understanding. Blessings, Wendy

      • Thank you ‘what-was-done’. This is an amazing study. So many! It may be helpful reference for anyone needing quick reference to names and dates. well done!

  3. There is definately a great deal to learn about this subject.

    I really like all the points you’ve made.


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