What is Numerology?

Numerology is the study of numbers and how they affect life events. Numbers are used in spirituality, astrology and psychic readings.

Early mathematicians and many ancient cultures believed in numerology and numerological divination. Some early philosophers believed that it was important for the mind to investigate the secrets contained within the relationship of numbers to actual events. The Roman Empire outlawed numerology, along with other mystical studies, in 325 A.D.

Numerology is currently used to determine important numerical influences through matching the letters in a person's name to matching number. Date of birth is also used to interpret life, assess personality and describe cyclical patterns throughout life.

Some practitioners of numerology use the numbers 0 to 9, while others find more meaning in numbers 10 to 99. The use of 0 to 9 is often combined with astrology to predict the future. Although numerology has lead to the discovery of certain mathematical or scientific methods, skeptics argue that there is no connection between numbers and a particular person's fate.

Psychics and numerology

Psychics use a variety of numerological fields in order to give you a reading. Birthday numerology is the most popular and basic type of numerology. With birthday numerology, a psychic will use all the numbers involved in the date of birth to make a reading. This reading will include behavioral traits, personality and predictions about the future.

Love numerology has become more popular in recent years. A psychic uses the numbers that coincide with each person's date of birth and name. Some psychics use a full name while others use only the first name. With these numbers, the psychic uses numerology to determine the compatibility of the couple.

Indian numerology also uses the numbers found in the date of birth and the name. However, it also uses a destiny number. These numbers are then plotted against the movements and positions of the planets. A practitioner who uses Indian numerology will assign three important numbers that explain each aspect of a person's life.

To find your destiny number you must add each digit in the date of your birth. Continue adding the individual digits until you are left with a single digit number. That is your destiny number. For example, if you were born on November 30, 1983, your destiny number would be 8; 1+1+3+0+1+9+8+3=26, 2+6=8. The numbers 1+1 is the 11 month of the year. The 3+0 is the day you were born, and the 1+9+8+3 is the year you were born. These add up to 26. Then you add the 2+6 to get your score of 8. To determine your psychic number, simply add the digits of the day you were born until you arrive at a single digit number. In our previous example, the person born November 30, 1983 has a psychic number of 3.

Name based numerology

Numerology based on names is much more complicated. Each letter must first be assigned a number. Many psychics use the universal code of numerology. Using this conversion table, each letter corresponds to a specific number from 1 to 9. Numerology can be fun and entertaining, but it can also be used by psychics to tell something more important.