Numerology is the mystical science of numbers that is used to interpret the special significance of the relationship between letters, numbers, sounds, music, events, names, birth dates, planets, and foretell the future. Out of the major methodologies that have been followed across ages, it is important to note that the basic meaning and interpretation of the numbers remain largely the same across all these different calculation methodologies, what changes is the technique that is used for the calculation.
While the Chaldean method is considered as the mother of all numerology systems, in reality, Vedic numerology is the origin of Chaldean Numerology. The Pythagorean System arrived only after Alexander conquered Babylonia and the Greek’s had access to the Chaldean Numerology Scripts. Let’s look deeper into the fundamental concepts of the Indian Numerology.
Vedic Numerology is considered the oldest form with roots in the Ancient Indian Vedas, particularly the Anka Shastra. This is no surprise, considering India is where the concept of Zero or Shoonya was formulated. Indian Rishis foretold that the numbers 1 to 9, as well as Zero – Shoonya, each hold a specific characteristic, which helps in knowing oneself completely. Moreover, that there is vibratory resonance associated with each number. When one’s action and the vibration of the individual’s number are in harmony, resonance is created. Ultimately, a person’s number works well when resonance occurs.
Indian Vedic numerology is based on the idea that everything in this material world is influenced by one or more of the nine planets. It studies the influence of planets on a person’s life and personality. Vedic astrology considers the Moon to be the most important factor for analyzing an individual’s inner self, the mind, and the soul. It uses the terms Rahu and Ketu to indicate the ascending and descending nodes of the Moon, respectively. These nodes also indicate the points where the orbit of the Sun and Moon intersect. Rahu and Ketu used to be considered planets in Vedic numerology.
|Nature of Planet|
|1 will enjoy great success with the people around them; they will be rewarded with positive reinforcement throughout their existence|
|King, Masculine, Royal, Individualistic, Ego, Intelligence, Truthful, Structure, Original, Cruel, Image-conscious, Attention-seeking, power hungry, political mind, Stable, proud, the supporter of arts and tradition|
|2 is a messenger of universal truth and healing to others; they will share discernment and guidance|
|Queen, Royal, Feminine aspect, Caring, Sensitive, Ever-changing, Creativity and Arts. Traditionally has a Supportive function, Loves being at home, Diplomatic, Waxing and Waning hence moody, Clever, Think on their feet|
|3 is a person who will inspire others through their grand vision; they will help the society using creative means|
|Teacher, Talkative, Creative, Prime-minister, Giver, Deep knowledge on particular subjects rather than knowing little on many subjects, weakness for sex, happy, independent, positive, religious/spiritual, creative, critical, masculine|
|4 will change the existing conditions and will take a new and different approach to creating new realities|
|Unpredictable, rebellious, disrespectful, materialistic, practical, antagonistic, accident-prone, disciplined, devoted, out-of-the-box, unconventional, neutral gender, non-conformist, secretive in Vedic numerology Chart|
|5 will have the gift of communication; they will help transform what is dull and ordinary into something elegant and refined|
|Youthful, prince/princesses, communicative, good at business, neutral gender, problem to maintain relationships, bored easily, nervous, problem to concentrate, easily distracted, can come across as superficial, not so great health, intelligent, entertaining|
|6 is kind and encouraging; they have the gift for creating comforting environments|
|Slow, female, luxury, beauty, lacks discipline, poor health, love the good things in life, problem to say “no” to people, problems in relationships, pleasing, sensual, romantic|
|7 is philosophical and meditative; they will contribute to the world with their reflections|
|Spiritual, directionless (no head only body), philosophical, artistic, creative, writers, doubting nature, detached, occult, suspicious nature, neutral gender, intuitive, inventive, obsessive, always asking the question, “why”|
|8 is someone who will impart great changes in the world; they will enjoy great renown and wealth|
|King-Maker, Servant, likes to do monotonous jobs, represents the masses, justice-seeking, unfortunate in the materialistic sense, occult, mystic, slow, good judge of other people, depressive outlook, dark, neutral gender, wise|
|9 is a hard worker; they will never surrender and they will love without qualifications|
|Action, warrior, idealistic, direct in their talk, no-nonsense, energetic, like sports, commander-in-chief, auspicious, live their spirituality instead of talking about it, masculine, strong, love to say “no”|
The purpose of our lives is to burn our Karmic pasts in the fire of suffering. The planets Sun, Saturn, Rahu, Mars and Ketu are malefics whereas the planets Jupiter, Moon, Venus and Mercury are benefics.
The Vedic numerology methodology focuses on three main number combinations, namely:
- Psychic Number: is your point of view of the world and essentially how we perceive ourselves and the world around us. It is simply the numeric value of the day of the month in which we are born. Say someone born on the 29th of a month. The Psychic Number would be: 2 + 9 = 11 = 1+ 1 = 2.
Numbers 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 are good psychic numbers to have.
- Destiny Number: represents the way the world perceives us and also what the hand of destiny has dealt out to us in this lifetime due to our previous Karmas. It is the sum total of our entire date of birth along with the month and the year. The single digit number is our Destiny Number. Western methods use this name for the Name Number.
Numbers 1, 5, 7 and 9 are good destiny numbers to have.
- Name Number: is your connection to the outside material world and often lives on even after the person has left this world. It is the sum total of the numbers for each letter in the full name (first, middle, last) of the individual, mapped to the numbers assigned to the letters in the chart below, except for number 9.
In ancient times, the Devanagari script was followed to map the Name Number of an individual by segregating the letters into Consonants and Vowels, according to the charts below:
In today’s times, the Vedic number chart has been adapted to the English alphabet and mapped as below for ease of use:
For example, let’s take Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela name to reveal his Name Number:
Finally, we add 1 + 1 + 1 = 3, resulting in a Name Number of 3.
Divinity World has conducted a comprehensive study of the various number systems showing the numerical values assigned within the Latin and Hindi alphabets below, which gives a holistic view of how the Numerology systems stack up together:
|Hindi Script||Hindi Letter||Cheiro Method||Sepharial / Hebrew||Pythagorean Method|