What is Numerology and How Does it Work?
If you’re unfamiliar with numerology, the whole principle behind it might seem strange at first glance. After all, how can numbers possibly have power over our everyday lives? But numerology has been studied for millennia and many people swear by it, and it’s slowly creeping its way into the mainstream. In this article, we’re going to give you a basic introduction to the world of numerology, as well as some myths and misconceptions surrounding it.
What is Numerology Exactly?
Numerology is the science of numbers. It studies their effect on various aspects of human life. It can be a tool used to gain insight into our potential destiny, our character traits, our talents and our understanding of the people and the world around us. It’s also a tool that can help us achieve our potential and understand why we have different characteristics and traits.
Numerologists believe that the whole world is governed by the esoteric properties of numbers. According to them, numbers derive these properties due to their different vibrations. To them, each number has its own distinctive vibration, which gives it a certain property.
The properties of these numbers and their relation to each individual can give them insight into their personality and other things, such as which partner would be the most compatible with them, for instance. Lucky days and lucky numbers can also be determined through numerological analysis. A numerology calculator can be used to gain more information on things like past lives, your life path, your true heart’s desire, and hidden passions, among other things.
When did it Start?
Pythagoras is said by many to be the father of numerology, but some have even theorized that numerology was practiced in Egypt as far back as 13,000 years ago. While Pythagoras was a historical figure, much of his life is shrouded in mystery. Little is known about his actual life and much of what has been written about him was done centuries after his death.
Pythagoreans studied fields like music, philosophy, and mathematics. Pythagoras has been accredited with many discoveries like the Pythagorean Theorem and was one of the first to ascribe mathematical properties to the world of music.
Pythagoreans also believed that numbers possessed mystical powers. They came to that conclusion after discovering that adding any series of odd numbers starting with the number one always came to a square number. This led Pythagoras and his followers to the belief that “all is numbers”. They theorized that everything in the world could be simmered down to proportions and numbers. This theory led to many discoveries in the world of mathematics and still does today. It was also the basis for modern numerology.
Pythagoras also started ascribing non-numerical properties to numbers. For instance, he classified even numbers as feminine and odd numbers as masculine. He also named the number one the number of creation since any other numbers could be created by adding the number one multiple times.
The number ten was also a sacred number to Pythagoras since it was the sum of the first four numbers. It also gave birth to ten fundamental opposites, like good and evil, light and darkness, right and wrong, and rest and motion, for instance.
Modern numerologists have taken some of Pythagoras’s principles and elaborated on them. L. Dow Balliett, a prominent 19th-century numerologist, published a variety of books on numerical vibrations, colors, and music. While many other numerologists were known at that time, Balliett’s work was the closest to Pythagoras’s while adding some new elements to it.
According to her, not only do numbers have a certain vibration but everything else around us does as well. Objects, people, foods, and colors have their own vibration and our life and environment should be in harmony with it and each other.
Modern numerologists started giving additional attributes to numbers themselves. While some were derived from Pythagoras’s work, they were also influenced by various cultures around the world and their relationship with numbers. Many different numerological systems started appearing as a result.
Common Myths about Numerology
Many people who have a bad image of numerology often do so because of certain myths and misconceptions about it. First of all, numerology isn’t a form of magic and you can’t use numerology to make specific things happen in your life.
Numerology should be used as an introspective tool to understand the deepest aspects of your character. For instance, if a certain actor decides to change their name for any reason, their new name is in no way a guarantee of success or failure. A numerologist will give them a read based on both names, the second one being considered a subset of the first one.
A lot of people falsely believe that changing their name will have a significant effect on their lives, but your fake name will not have as strong as an impact as other numbers. It will only be analyzed and read as supplemental. While it is true that your name can have an effect on people’s perceptions, it won’t really have an effect on your destiny or fate. Your wisdom and free will ultimately have the strongest impact on your life.
Another misconception people have when they’re being introduced to numerology is believing that your numbers somehow limit you. For instance, if you happen to be a 4, which is viewed as an unlucky number by many, it doesn’t mean that success, fulfillment and true love can’t be attained. You should get as many readings done as possible, so you can really understand your numerological traits and the potential and limitations of your personality.
And be careful when trying to pick dates for special events as well. For instance, a lot of people fall into the “false first” trap. You can always try to set your wedding day on a lucky day for you, but things like when you first started dating, which you usually have absolutely no control on, will have a much more significant impact on your relationship.
When used properly, numerology can be a great way to clear your path and access the deeper aspects of reality. Making sure that you understand how numerology applies to your world could be of great help, as long as you don’t let numbers take over your life.