Changed Names (7)

Q: Which name is really “me”? I’ve gone by my shortened name for 35 years and have never gone by my birth name. It seems like the shorter name my family and friends call me would define me more than the name I never even used. I like the way my birth name is described in my reading though. Both names feel like me. Help!

A: Your full name at birth is the name that holds all of the juicy information about who you are, your “essence”, what you’re doing here, how your aptitudes are balanced etc… Whereas your changed or shortened names tell you about qualities and talents you needed to develop to round out your birth name and very often to make up for any missing vibrations not included in your Birth Name. Ideally, a modified name also supports our Life Path. Modified names define qualities, people and experiences you are attracting into your daily experience. You can look at what was going on in the past by analyzing a past nic name or shortened or married name as well. You are correct, the longer you use a name, the stronger the name will effect your overall life.


Q: I am adopted – but I know my real name given to me at birth. Is it more appropriate to use that name – or the name my adoptive parents gave me and that I grew up with? I was only about 2 months old when my adoptive parents got me. My intuitive sense told me to use the name I was born with – even if it was for only 2 months? Any thoughts? Thanks so much.- N.P.

PS: Using (birth name) seemed pretty accurate – as far as an analysis of who I am .

A: You are right. Your birth name is the most accurate name to use. It defines the tools and talents you have innately as well as the types of people and experiences you are likely to attract. Your adopted name is important too, as an overlay of additional vibrations that can assist you in life. I also have an adopted last name. It’s much the same as a married name in that it’s important as an indication of what I’m choosing to learn and what aspects of my essential nature are being emphasized with the use of this new name.

More about name changes:

The birth name, represents the “original blueprint” for you in life. Much valuable information can be derived from it. The adopted name represents a sort of “overlay” of vibrational influence which your soul chose to *amend* your original blueprint. So an adoptee benefits both from the genetic contribution of the birth parents and the special addition of the adoptive parents influences. I have met people who’s birth name was very “earthly” – that is, very focused on day-to-day life, who’s adopted name had a very spiritual-mindedness and focus. This naturally would create friction due to the contrast but eventually creates a deeply compassionate individual, able to be rooted in the earth and understand pain, while also being aware of the spiritual “big picture” and the evolutionary process. The reversal can happen too of course, and the adopted name is the kite string that grounds the too higher-minded individual (this was the case for me and my adoptive father’s contribution.)

If a person does not know their birth name, or if they were adopted “nameless”, this is perfect for their life-process as well. It’s not mandatory that you know the birth name, just important if you do 🙂 It works in a similar way for people who change their names by choice or through marriage, though the influences will take time to be felt. You have had your adopted name most of your life so it’s effects will seem prominent and your birth name attributes will be felt as an underlying theme of either hidden desires or areas of resistance and denial… That part only you can determine and work with if you wish.


Q: My entire first, middle, and last name has been changed to something different from my name on my birth certificate. Actually, the name on my original birth certificate is “Baby Girl Hawkins” because I was adopted. I was then named by my adoptive parents, and I then changed my name completely at the age of 23. I do feel that my life is different now after the name change, so I am wondering if I shouldn’t use my current name for a numerology reading, and if not, which do I consider my birth certificate name? I would like to find this out before I order a synergy report.

A: As outrageous as it might sound, your ‘Birth Certificate’ name is “Baby Girl Hawkins”. This is the official name that you arrived on this planet to.. So you would read that description to find out about the original ‘you’ – which plays on, however silently, under the currents of your outer life. Your Birth Name will always have it’s effect on you no matter how many times you change your name. In the case of someone adopted very near to birth, I would weigh the adopted name as next in importance. Adopted names, nick names, married names and intentionally changed names all have a powerful effect on ‘how your life plays out’ and how you grow and develop through life. Your adopted name would show you what talents and traits were being called out of you and developed in order to get you through that portion of life. When you changed your name at 23 (a powerful number of ‘change’ in itself) you were actually giving birth to a ‘new you’ – a totally new set of traits that would in turn, attract the experiences of your life from then forward. Interestingly, any time a name is ‘legally’ changed, as in: adoption, marriage or legally changing your name yourself, it holds a more powerful energy than if you just begin to use a different name. I’m not sure why that is, except for maybe it’s deemed to be ‘recognized’ by a “Higher Power” (at least in society – recognized by the Governing power) if it’s a ‘legal’ act. As below, so above? So I believe that all names are important to look at and understand, but the actual ‘Birth Certificate Name’ is the only name that will give you your ‘Core’ essence numbers and it’s the name I use initially for my Soul Mate Synergy reports. I compare the deepest selves of each to find the deeper connections drawing them together. Many people also get a report using their current names too and that tells them a lot more about their ‘day-to-day’ compatibility. If you have more number-synergy with a person using your current names, for example, than your Birth Names, that is telling you that you have a relationship that is based more upon the outer expression of your developed social personalities that you have developed throughout life and this type of connection is obviously not as ‘soul-stirring’ as if you shared synergy between your Birth Names. “Nurture vs Nature” so to speak. Both are important and play a key role in all relationships.


Q: If someone has altered their name, for example Tim to Timo or Rachelle to Shelle, should you also figure the changed name as an added influence? If so, would you just do the changed first name, or would you recalculate the whole name?

A: You would calculate your whole “current name” – first and last as you use it in everyday life, i.e.: “Shelle Smith”. If you always use a middle name for everyday use too, as in “Shelle Belle Smith”, you would calculate that in there too.


Q: I am getting married on July 17th and have been trying to decide whether or not I should change my name, I have several reports but would like some advice in general. I would appreciate any help you can give me.

A: Changing your name can alter your life-attractions for better or for worse (as they say). If you like the way you feel and the way your life is going, I would not change my name. But if you have checked out your ‘new’ potential name on NumberQuest and it sounds very good to you – that is, you would love to be that person, then it may be something that your inner-being is choosing to ‘grow’ into and this marriage is a way to incorporate these new traits into your make-up.

Remember that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with not taking on your husband’s name and in fact it can be a real way to draw out the best in the relationship because you have not symbolically merged your ‘self’ into his. There is plenty of merging that still goes on, and symbolically trading your family name for his is a very old tradition which still has a profound and very ‘real’ consequence.

Your last name (surname) represents your family ‘inheritance’ – all of the talents and traits bestowed upon you from your family lineage. The US is a patriarchal society so only the father’s lineage is valued, however, in the native american society the mother’s lineage is most highly valued. Many other societies use both parent’s family names. Keep in mind that by taking on your husband’s family name you are taking on his family ‘karma’. In other words, you will also have access to his family vibration of success or failure and while this won’t be strong enough to blank out your birth name vibration, it can attract experiences and ‘thought patterns’ (attitudes) that you may or may not want to claim as your own. So, I’d look into that for sure and in the same way, see if your own family ‘attitudes’ are something you want to keep around! Hyphenating both names is another option.


Q: It is amazing to me how accurate your numerology program is in determining the personas of I and my friends. If anyone has the time, I would like you to answer this question for me. When calculating your soul urge, persona, and expression numbers, should the Jr. (for junior) be calculated in the name as well?

A: Jr., Sr. etc. is not normally calculated in the name because it is a title added to delegate order in a family and not a true part of a name. I have, however, done readings for people who have “Jr” written on their birth certificate and it does create a more accurate report. I would suggest using the free calculators on this site to determine which analysis sounds more true and use that name in the paid reports, especially if it’s included on the birth certificate. There is no instance where “Sr” would be on a birth certificate, so I would not consider that as part of the name. Roman numerals “II” or “III” and so on are also indications of birth order, so they would not be used either.


Q: I recently became interested in numerology trying to find answers to questions surrounding events that have taken place in my life. I am divorced with a 3 year old son and I am looking to change our last name. I do not want to keep my married name, nor do I want to take back my maiden name. I am looking for a new name that will not adversely affect out destinies, but rather put us onto a more positive path. What is the best way to go about selecting a new last name for my son and myself?

A: Well, there are two of you who you are dealing with now so you will have to make sure that the new name is supportive of both of your Life Path numbers. The very basics of a positive name change are:

1) Try to make sure your new name total is the same “gender” (odd or even number) as your Life Path numbers.

2) A full name total that reduces to a number larger than your Life Path helps to provide your Life Path with all of the vibrations it might be able to use to accomplish your soul purpose and make it ‘easier’ to attain.

Please remember that the original core numbers (from your son’s birth name) will not change, but you would be adding a new influence that will steer him in a new direction. If he’s a happy little boy now, you might consider just ‘rearranging’ his current surname to create a new name with the same letters (you can add *i’s* and *r’s* to keep the same core vibration as they vibrate to 9 and therefore don’t change the final number). Make sure to really analyze his name numbers and his Life Path so that you understand why he came in (was born) with that combination and then follow your intution as to the new surname that will benefit you both.


Soulmate Synergy (6)

Q: Which name should I use for Soulmate Synergy? Our birth certificate or daily names?

There is a lot of interesting Synergy information found in comparing both our birth name totals and our modified or current name totals. The birth name influence is always about our deeper selves while our modified names are more superficial. By superficial, I mean that when we attract a person, job etc.. from it’s resonance only to our modified name, it never feels completely real or permanent. But when we attract from our birth ‘essence’ (birth name vibrations), these are are truly significant relationships and experiences in life. They are the experiences that effect us deeply – for better or worse. So unless your modified or current name is of the same vibraton as your birth name, you will experience some confusion between what you attract superficially and what/who truly resonates with your essence. The people and experiences in life that resonate with your birth name vibrations or your Life Path Destiny create the BIG loves, life changes, lessons and evolutionary leaps. To answer your question though, I always recommend you compare your Birth Names (names as they are written on your birth certificates) first and then if you are interested in looking further, read your Current Names Synergy report for more information about your day to day compatibility. Go from inner to outer.


Q: My entire first, middle, and last name has been changed to something different from my name on my birth certificate. Actually, the name on my original birth certificate is “Baby Girl Hawkins” because I was adopted. I was then named by my adoptive parents, and I then changed my name completely at the age of 23. I do feel that my life is different now after the name change, so I am wondering if I shouldn’t use my current name for a numerology reading, and if not, which do I consider my birth certificate name? I would like to find this out before I order a synergy report.

A: As outrageous as it might sound, your ‘Birth Certificate’ name is “Baby Girl Hawkins”. This is the official name that you arrived on this planet to.. So you would read that description to find out about the original ‘you’ – which plays on, however silently, under the currents of your outer life. Your Birth Name will always have it’s effect on you no matter how many times you change your name. In the case of someone adopted very near to birth, I would weigh the adopted name as next in importance. Adopted names, nick names, married names and intentionally changed names all have a powerful effect on ‘how your life plays out’ and how you grow and develop through life. Your adopted name would show you what talents and traits were being called out of you and developed in order to get you through that portion of life. When you changed your name at 23 (a powerful number of ‘change’ in itself) you were actually giving birth to a ‘new you’ – a totally new set of traits that would in turn, attract the experiences of your life from then forward. Interestingly, any time a name is ‘legally’ changed, as in: adoption, marriage or legally changing your name yourself, it holds a more powerful energy than if you just begin to use a different name. I’m not sure why that is, except for maybe it’s deemed to be ‘recognized’ by a “Higher Power” (at least in society – recognized by the Governing power) if it’s a ‘legal’ act. As below, so above? So I believe that all names are important to look at and understand, but the actual ‘Birth Certificate Name’ is the only name that will give you your ‘Core’ essence numbers and it’s the name I use initially for my Soul Mate Synergy reports. I compare the deepest selves of each to find the deeper connections drawing them together. Many people also get a report using their current names too and that tells them a lot more about their ‘day-to-day’ compatibility. If you have more number-synergy with a person using your current names, for example, than your Birth Names, that is telling you that you have a relationship that is based more upon the outer expression of your developed social personalities that you have developed throughout life and this type of connection is obviously not as ‘soul-stirring’ as if you shared synergy between your Birth Names. “Nurture vs Nature” so to speak. Both are important and play a key role in all relationships.


Q: Hi! On those soulmate reports, what if you didn’t know if you had someones full birth name? could you still get some correct information? (with their first and last name?)

A: You can look at your ‘Current Name Synergy report’ – which uses just the current, first and last names for both of you – to get accurate information about your attraction and day-to-day compatibility. Later, if you do get your partner’s birth name information, you would be able to understand a deeper level of compatibility and purpose, soul ties and karmic connections by reading your birth name Synergy report.

To really check out the true ‘Soul Mate’ connections, which can explain the deeper reasons why two people are attracted to one another as well as how they get along over the long term (which is influenced by our deeper nature found in our birth name) you’d have to look at the full names at birth (birth certificate names).

Many people think of themselves, as their ‘Current Name’, [“I am Rick Smith”] however, our original name sets up our life experience and details who we are, what we want and how we get it. [“I am Richard Michael Smith”]. It can be a valuable ‘blueprint’ for learning about who we really are and what our purpose is. When we look for a partner, it is our deepest self that is searching and too often, our current name personality who is ‘finding’. When we meet someone who resonates with our Soul, and our deeper self, there is an inner ‘bell’ that goes off inside. That ‘bell’ is what people refer to when they say, “I just ‘knew’ she was the one I was going to marry”… So the Soul Mate Synergy report can be very useful for understanding important dynamics between both; the Birth Names and the Current Names when you keep the correct perspective about each.


Soul Mate Synergy is a true labor of Love

Soul Mate Synergy changes and grows.. I have a number 95/5 name number (the Expression) 🙂 Even after 26 years of research, writing and consulting others about numerology, I am always absorbing new information, synthesizing it into my knowledge base, moving things around and adding to them to make them better and better. I have a 38/11 Soul Urge number – which explains why I am frequently distracted with inspirational insights and ‘ah-ha!’s that pop into my mind.. So much so that I often have to stop everything to write down an idea and I have drawers and drawers filed with yellow legal notepads, filled with inspired thoughts, answers to inner questions, inventions and ideas that will take a lifetime to create and offer to you here! And what fun this is!! My 57/3 Personality gives me the gift of easy communication – so that I can share with you everything that I have gleaned and it all comes out in uplifting, fun and easy reports that are filled with depth and intuitive insight without being dry, repetitive or boring. My eyes begin to glaze over while reading some of the very left-brain reports out there.. Being one of the very few female report authors in the world, the NumberQuest Numerology and Soul Mate Synergy reports have a more emotional way of presenting complex ideas so that anyone can understand them. These, my core name numbers describe my talents and my strengths. They describe the way that I operate and the way that I can express what I “know”. My 27/9 Destiny describes the greater Purpose in all that I do. My Purpose is that of the humanitarian and the spiritual teacher. My job is to help others to understand deeper truths that can help them to have a greater understanding about themselves and others. If I had a 3 Destiny number, my name numbers might manifest a life as a news anchor or a movie star instead – all of our numbers work together to paint the unique picture of “us”.

Soul Mate Synergy readings are unique and exceptional in many ways. No other numerology report in the world digs as deep into your advanced numerological aspects, both the composite and the synastry, to decipher the undeniable, innate soul triggers that attract and weave individuals into the relationships that change their lives.

Soul Mate Synergy relationship reports and all in-depth NumberQuest Numerology readings have depth and detail within an inspirational presentation. All aspects are interpreted based upon the double and sometimes triple digit full number totals as well as any Master Numbers that might be found. Most reports assume that you know nothing and therefore want just the very basics about your numerology profile, but if you’re anything like me – yes – you want to know the bottom line, but you also want to know the details behind that reduced, core number. After all, you are the only one like you in the world, it is very unlikely that anyone has ever been born who has the exact same numerical complexity as you have. Not when you look at the in-depth number results. Not when your complete numerological analysis is presented accurately. It doesn’t have to be confusing and it doesn’t have to be boring. The NumberQuest and Synergy reports are never hard work to read and understand. You are presented with the deepest findings in your chart in the most clear and enjoyable online report experience. You will come away with a feeling that you have received real value. You will know more than you did before.

Soul Mate Synergy reports are the only numerology reports in the world to offer several exclusive soul mate determining aspects. Besides thoroughly discussing your name meaning through the core aspects of your Expression, Soul Urge (sometimes called Heart’s Desire) and Personality numbers, as well as your birth date natal influences through the aspects of your Destiny (sometimes called Life Path or Life Lesson) and your Birth Day numbers, the Synergy Report by NumberQuest Numerology is the only numerology report to describe and detail your:

Soul Mate Synergy (Your relationship’s unique purpose)
Magic Wands (The special similarities between you and how you can use these to keep your love growing strong)
Bonus Points (The all important soul mate ties that may or may not be present in your love synergy reading)
Karmic Vibe Swap (The karmic ties that bind you and the ways that we are drawn to our karmic matches)
Color Codes (The special hues that resonate with your greatest potential and success. Your lucky colors!)
In-Depth Master Number Help (and how to best use these numbers to your advantage)
In-Depth Testing Number Help (and exactly what you can do to master these challenges once and for all)
Double and Triple Digit calculations (to get to the absolute depth of who you both are)
and more…

The only place to get the Soul Mate Synergy™ report is here at www.idivine.com (We have other domain names that are mirrors of idivine.com; numberquest.com, idivine.com, soulmatesynergy.com and soulsynergy.com – but they are all the same site essentially). NumberQuest™ Numerology Readings and the Soul Mate Synergy™ report are Labors of Love and have helped many couples and individuals over the years, to discover the deeper meaning of their Life Purpose and the soul dynamics that attract their relationships – both present, past and those that have potential in the future.


Q: If I have an 8 for a soul urge # what would tell me what my husband’s soul # is and visa versa. In other words that number tells us our soul urge not our actual soul #. How do you compare? How do we find the # that tells us what we are vs. what we urge? Does having the same expression number mean anything?

A: The Soul Urge tells you both what you desire in your heart and what you are on the soul level. The vowels describe the Soul “you” while the consonants describe the physical you. When we are talking about soulmates – people with whom we have soul ties, there is often a tie between their Soul Urges in some way. Some couples will have a Soul Urge connection *only* and this will often be found among couples who may have nothing else in common, yet can’t be without the other for some inexplicable reason. Co-dependency and other “dysfunctionality” is common here. Connections between the Expressions or Life Paths are another indication of compatibility and this is a very common tie that creates long term relationships. Connections here indicate that long term harmony is likely as the two people basically “see” from the same perspective. It is not as tempestuous as Soul Urge ties and usually endures for the long term. Personality ties are quick and powerful physical attractions that fade quickly if there are no other ties.

Your husbands Soul Urge will be found by getting his numbers at NumberQuest.

His Soul Urge tells you what his heart resonates to, as does your Soul Urge. If they are both odd numbers or both even numbers, there is harmony even if they’re not the same. If one is even and the other’s is odd, there is tension that can be very exciting at first and then can become irritating over the long term.


Q: This might seem like a weird question, but some reports that I ran at another website are making me ask it. I have to ask it. Do 4 people get along with 6 people? Can they have a successful relationship? Under Numerology, is there a way for me to tell whether my husband and I have a karmic relationship?

A: 4 people get along famously with 6 people. They are both balanced, even numbers and have many of the same natural priorities; responsibility, care taking, order/esthetic beauty… They are both “earthy” numbers, stable and loyal. They evolve through caring for others. Be careful about all that you read out there in cyberspace.. There is a lot of accidental mis-information and confusion spreading. If you try to assign a planetary personality to a number to fit it into astrology, you get a lot of mis-information. Astrologically, the Moon can be at odds with Mercury but this has nothing to do with whether a *numerological* number 4 is compatible with a *numerological* number 6. I believe you got your Soul Mate Synergy report done with your husband? That report measured the compatibility between each of your aspects and then described your composite numbers (Synergy) which paint a sort of picture of the relationship as if it were a separate entity (which it is!). You didn’t share any of the ‘same’ numbers which usually speak of “love/friendship at first sight”, however, you have mostly compatible numbers (only the Soul Urge numbers are ‘challenged’ by each other and this is more about your inner motivations and dreams: His dreams are more about stability and certainty and yours are more adventurous and risk taking.) All of the rest are perfectly compatible as two unique people sharing a multi-faceted life. You both have Master number Destiny’s too.

The karmic ties that draw soul to soul cannot me limited by astrology and numerology. It’s a forever mystery and I think it’s good that way. We can find ‘hints’ via astrology and numerology, but these ‘methods’ can never fully define the mysteries of Soul Mates. Many times ‘soul mates’ have the most incompatible astrology charts! and their numbers may hint more at the truth of their connection. Are you soul mates who came to work out past hurts? Or are you soul mates who came to support each other on your paths? Are you soul mates who agreed to stay together forever to learn about love and loyalty? Or soul mates who agreed to play a specific role and move on?… I see friendship and support in your numbers with your husband rather than intense ‘karmic’ patterns to be overcome. Your numbers are ‘friendly’ and supportive and there seems to be longevity. That’s not to say that there aren’t difficulties, but just that you are both the types to stick in and work them out. You both instinctively know that you must take the ‘higher road’ due to your Master Number Destinies.


Numerology Terms (2)

Q: I just discovered your site while researching for a school project and find it very interesting. Can you tell me where it came from? Who invented numerology?

Here’s some background on numerology: Modern numerology is based on the understanding of ancient “archetypal” philosophies set forth by Pythagorus, the Kabbalists (Qabalists), the Egyptians, the Chaldeans and others. It is usually attributed to Pythagorus, “the Father of Mathematics” alone, however, it has been also been said that he learned it while studying spiritual philosophy in Egypt. There has been evidence of the mystical relevance of numbers as archetypes from the earliest recorded history and from many cultures. Modern Numerology is based on the premise, as Pythagoras taught, that numbers are the building blocks of all life and all creation. Everything can be reduced to a number and every number has an energetic “personality” which can be related to other known things such as; the character and personality of Greek and Roman gods and goddesses as the astrologers defined the planets, colors, sound frequencies, days of the week, and all manner of personality traits that the ancients observed and labeled. So, numbers achieved a symbolic personality and meaning of their own, which could be used to understand the truth about things and also their “purpose”. Pythagorus was probably the first to incorporate this knowledge into a logic-based philosophy, a major tool he and his followers used to seek Truth and discover the nature of things. To the Kabbalists, if an object had the same numerical value as another thing, then the two could be used interchangeably to mean the same thing as the other and would be assumed to be related to the other in meaning and purpose. This practice, called gematria was used all throughout the Old Testament in the bible to “code” important and secret teachings. The ancient practice of Tarot is closely intertwined with numerology and the two work together very well. Each card in the Tarot corresponds symbolically to a number so an understanding of each can greatly enhance one’s work with either.

Today, there is a finely tuned and remarkably accurate practice of numerology, largely made so by a woman named, L. Dow Balliett. She actually helped to “un-shroud” this subject and make it accessible, which had previously been mostly kept hidden, studied and practiced in various versions by the Pythagoreans, Qabalists (Qabalah – “secret wisdom”), Sufis (enneagram), Christian Hermetic and many other esoteric “schools.” The modern day version of Pythagorean numerology has been refined and added to by the intuition, dedication and long years of research and practice of numerous numerologists.


Q: – Thank you for the insight as to who we are and why we are. But I am new to this and am stumped as to exactly which of all these numbers that I “am”. For example in the number meanings, which of these numbers do I use to find my one meaning?

A: As far as what you say when someone asks, “whats your number?”, most people mean the Life Path or Expression number while others just mean your birth day. All of your core name and birth date numbers are your “lucky numbers” in their own ways, however anything that resonates with your Life Path will help your life purpose while things that resonate with your Expression will feel easy and comfortable. People and things that resonate with your Soul Urge will feel compelling and will speak to your heart while people and things that vibrate to your Personality will feel like they support your outer image and bring forth more of that.

Think of it like this; your “Soul Urge” is that which your heart knows is right for you. It is the magnet that pulls your attention when you are allowing yourself to “go with the flow.” When we live our lives according to “our truth” we are living in harmony with our Souls Urge. Your “Personality” describes the way you carry this out physically. How you seem to the world around you and the way you go about taking care of business. Together, the Soul Urge and Personality make up your unique, total “Expression” which is who you are on the whole. What you were and are from birth. Talents, and weaknesses and the essence of “you”. When you change your name, you don’t change the true essence of you, but you do alter the types of desires and experiences you have and the way you appear to others. When you compare yourself to another, the best way to determine your ‘deepest level’ of compatibility is to use the full birth names. Comparing signature names or stage names tells you more about your day-to-day compatibility rather than ‘soul-connection’ and longevity. The Life Path Destiny number, which is derived from your birth date, describes the major purpose of your life, or your life mission. It’s the course you are on and will be redirected to again and again. It’s what you are learning to become and the stage you are meant to express yourself on. This is where your whole life is leading, your purpose and ultimate intention in this life. There are many many additional aspects to be calculated from your name and birthdate, but these can give you the main idea of who you are and where you are going.


Miscellaneous (4)

Why understanding your ‘symphony of vibrations’ can save you years of unnecessary pain and guilt

The first step to attracting and recognizing the True Love of your life is to first “Know Thyself”, as inscribed on the Sun god Apollo’s Oracle of Delphi temple in ancient Greece. Knowing your Self means that you know who you genuinely are – inside, at the heart and soul level, and you know what you need and where you are going.. You know what you are meant to do with this life. Numerology, when accurately understood, is one tool that offers an almost “illegal entry” into the deeper recesses of a person’s psyche and it is so accurate because all things are essentially “vibration” or energy wave patterns and the root of all manifestation is at the quantum level, mathematical.. Numbers and letter-sounds that resonate to specific numerical ‘qualities’.

Once we understand our true selves, our responsibility is to be TRUE to ourselves.. Or as one soulfully aware poet so beautifully put it;

“This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
– William Shakespeare

With practice, some can become so tapped in, so intuitively open and clear that they can easily feel what is ‘right’ for them and what is absolutely not. For others the edges can blur and the natural ability to detect what is ‘good’ for us can be distracted by other elements of our psychology that we are working to heal and evolve.. Even the foods, the water and the air we consume and the electrical interferences all around us can blur our intuitive perceptions to the point that we can sometimes feel like a pinball being randomly bounced from bell to whistle.

But life only ‘feels’ out of control when we can’t see through to the practical “mathematics” behind all things. The predictable calculations of cause and effect that we can observe and learn to use for our own good. Accurately interpreted numerological insights can be the signposts that guide us through the cacophony of choices we have before us.


Q: Can Numerology help me, or anyone using it, determine if a person I want to date is Gay, or Straight, or Bisexual? Can numbers in a person, reveal if that someone is any of the 3 that I listed?

A: That’s a very interesting question that you pose…
thankfully, that’s still a personal issue and not at all verifiable via numerology or astrology. There are masculine/active numbers and feminine/passive numbers and many men are exploring life through the perspective of more feminine energies (numbers) than masculine and the same goes for women who have more masculine energies. The effects can definitely be seen but sexual preference does not always match up with the balance of masculine to feminine numbers in a person’s chart. In the same way, astrology can tell you if a person has ‘issues’ with father or mother or sexuality etc.. but it can not accurately say that someone is Gay, Bi or Straight any more than it can say if you are male or female.

This being the case, it makes you wonder what that really means anyway? Numerology and like subjects are telling us about the energies, the colors that make up our own personal rainbow. It doesn’t seem that those 3 choices exist at the higher levels of vibration – just different rates of vibration that we ‘humans’ translate into form and feel much better if we can give the result a name 🙂 When we choose other humans to intermingle with in life, we are really attracting a set of vibrations that flow in harmony with our own. Perfection and life is in the ‘balance’ of energies and destruction is a result of an overabundance in any area. So very feminine energies will want to be with masculine energies to create balance and vice versa. Sometimes ‘like’ energies get together, for instance a more feminine man with a feminine woman, in order to bring out the balancing response in each. This may bring out more of the masculine traits of one or both of them in order to create that balance.

On a related note, some numbers are just more sexual than others and this may be more telling than anything else. You still can’t tell “whom” they want to have sex with as far as same-sex, both-sexes, opposite-sex, but each number has their own ‘sexual style’.


Q: Hi there! this is a rather unusual question, can numerology determine the year a person is expected to die? I know this is not an appropriate question but I can guarantee you that I am a happily married mom of three beautifull children. I was listening to some friends one night over a dinner invitation talking about numerology and this subject came about. I think half of our company agreed that numerology can determine this while the other half said they were full of it! Can you help us settle this once and for all. We did agree that numerology determines many things but this sort of topic you never hear about! I appreciate your time and thank you very much.

A: I have to premise my answer with, ‘I’m not the final authority on the subject.” – obviously – but I have studied it for many years and I have to say that I’ve only run across one book/author who claimed that this was possible and I promptly shredded the pages (instead of just throwing it in the trash) so that no one could even accidentally find it again… The deepest part of me senses that our death is a mysterious matter that is just between us and our Creator. There may be many synchronistic phenomenon numerologically or astrologically that have been in effect for some who have died – but those same elements could be ‘in influence’ preceding the birth of a child or quitting your job! I don’t believe we can – or should – know that information. So I beware of anyone who claims to be able to determine this. For one – the power of our thought is ultimately Creative and self-fulfilling. I would almost prefer a pretend psychic who tells everyone that they’ll ‘come in to riches and will be happy for the rest of their days’ [this is fresh because I just got a letter in the mail yesterday that was all mass-produced like those ‘Ed McMahon’ Win 10 Million Dollars letters and it was from a psychic who, while addressing me by (almost) my name (to her, I’m ‘Angela’ instead of ‘Angelia’) told me she had to write me right away because my name just “jumped off a page” she was reading and she wanted to share her psychic impressions with me – all good and prosperous (luckily! haha)… In the end she was selling a rune necklace for my “protection”. I had to laugh at the absurdity – it was funny – but also scary….. I thought about all the people who will actually believe they need her to protect them and that she might actually ‘know’ their future via a mass-produced commercial mailing. I guess my point is, anyone who claims to know something about us – and that information frightens us or makes us feel anxious (even excited) – they are creating a sort of energy dependence out of our fear or excitement. Whether they know it or not, they are feeding on our life energy and many are manipulated this way. So something as personal and ultimate as our passing is not something I would give my ‘power’ to another to find out about. Number one, I truly don’t believe another can know our ‘result’. We can tell you the ‘influences’ and the ‘flavors’ of your life periods, but two different people could experience different results *all creating the same psychological effect that the cycle is predicting*. One person may leave their body behind, another may leave their old life behind – both are going through transformation and endings, but with different results. I hope that’s not too confusing – I kind of rambled on with my ‘opinions’ about it ; )


Q: How much of this do I really get wrapped in? Some of the things I read in a ‘Numerology Kit’ I bought on another site weren’t what I wanted to hear. Is it kind of like going to a psychic and just taking what you want or is there really face value to all this. Or is it just what someone wrote in a book to SELL? Help. I’m in a state of some confusion of where I want my life to go and thought numerology would be a guideline with value.

A: Don’t get too dismayed by any of it. First of all, you are not just ‘a number’, you are made up of many numbers and vibrations all working together to create a one of a kind, “you”. Some counteract others and some bring others into balance. It’s all part of the miracle of “You” but it’s not meant to make you feel bad about your self or your prospects. There really is unlimited possibility and potential for each number and every number is a special aspect/talent of ‘God’. Many books do write to ‘sell’ and the consciousness of the author is all you can expect to absorb. Not every author is all that conscious and knowledgeable (unfortunately). I don’t personally know about the author of the kit you are using so I am in no way judging him/her or anyone in particular. The best test I find is my own intuition and this is what I recommend to everybody. Try it out and test it for yourself. If something sounds untrue or makes you feel bad, it’s a sign that you are not in resonance with the author (they may be coming from a very limited point of view or focussing on the limited/shallow side of each number in their explanations). A reading of any kind should ‘ring true’, be easy to acknowledge how it fits with who you are and ultimately it should make you feel as though this author knows you quite well for never having met you! You know yourself best and sometimes an author can write about you in a way that actually helps you to remember traits and strengths that you have forgotten to make use of – but you know in your gut when it’s true or false. Readings should be *uplifting* and affirmative. So ignore anything that doesn’t fit that as being ‘not for you’ and move on. They are only supposed to be helpful tools and not hard and fast ‘rules’. Have fun with it!


Calculations (5)

Q: Your web site is wonderful, and I have learned and enjoyed, as this was my first experience with numerology. I do not know what is meant by: Personal Year, Month, and Day. What or when is my Personal Year – is it the year I was born? Is my personal month the month of my birthday every year it comes around? And the same with my day? I know that the title of this segment is Natal Analysis, using my natal data. I’m just not sure how to apply this information!

A: The personal year, month and day are calculations that show the effects and influence of the calendar year, month and day combined with your personal numbers of birth-month and birth-day.

Your Personal Year shows you the number vibration for the current year long period as it combines with your personal cycles. It is found by adding together your birth day plus birth month plus the calendar year,

Example for year 1999

ie: Birth Date: May(5) 2nd = 5+2 +1+9+9+9 = 35, 3+5 = *8* Personal Year

The Personal Month adds the Personal Year (in my example, *8*) plus the calendar month number,

ie: 8+1(Jan) = *9* Personal Month.

The Personal Day is found by adding the Personal Month (in my example, *9*) plus the calendar day,

ie: (today is Jan 3rd.) 9+3=12 and 1+2=3 = *3* Personal Day

(11, 22 and 33 are master numbers and are not reduced to a single digit like all other number combinations. “Master numbers” means there is “higher potential” or spiritual influence during those periods.)


Q: I just have to comment on this. I saw this before and didn’t say anything about it but I just have to know now why there is a discrepancy between your infomation and the information presented at another Numerology website. Your Numerology Report is showng this for me today ….
Personal Day: 2
The report that I just ran at another site is showing this for me today …
Personal Day: 11/2
Any ideas what is causing this discrepancy?

A: (Birth Date info was given) Yes, for today you would add your Personal Year *8* plus the calendar month *3* (March) and would get an *11/2* for your Personal Month. Then, each day of this month you would add 11 (not reduced to 2) plus the calendar day. 11 + 9 (for today) = 20 and you reduce it to 2. The discrepency then is that the other site is reducing your 11 Personal Month down to a ‘2’ before adding the day, but then you end up with Master Numbers at the wrong times and no Master Numbers at the right times. You would only ever get to experience a sometimes accurate Master Number 11 day and never a Master Number 22 or 33 day.. 😉 Shortcuts jip you. In the same way, some books teach you to basically cross out all of the 9’s in order to get to a single digit total much faster. NumberQuest is known for accuracy and depth of analysis, so it’s important to me to make sure you are getting precise and accurate calculations – even for the free reports.


Q: Very interesting site–thank you for the information. However, I cannot find what are the meanings of the numbers given to various aspects of the Name Analysis. For example, I got a 3 on Expression, a 6 on both Soul Urge and Personality. Do these numbers represent (a) where I stand on a sliding scale (10 is better than 1/one is better than 10) or (b) the sum of my name or (c) some other aspect ?

A: The number totals in your report represent the total sum calculated by adding the number values that are assigned to the letters of your name. The numbers are not “graded” as in 1 is better or higher than 9, but they do move in the numerical cycle from 1-9 and this is considered to be a repeating cycle of “evolution” where certain abilities, and perspectives are “mastered” through each number in the cycle. The cycle does “ascend” from 1 to 9, going from a simple (pure) vibration to the more complex. This could be seen as going from lower to higher the same way the musical octave shifts in vibration, from lower to higher frequency, but it’s not a contest of better or worse 🙂 Numerology is about symbolism and about a certain defined energy flows, cycles and patterns. In order to understand what it is saying, one must engage not only their mind, but also their heart and intuition. Numerology is much like a photograph that can be used to remind ourselves “who we are” and in this way we can be awakened to a whole new world of choices than we previously thought possible.

Your personal or “core” numbers (Expression, Soul Urge, Personality and Life Path Destiny) stay the same throughout your life. When you change or shorten your name it also has an effect on the people and experiences you attract to your life. Your “Cycles”, “Pinnacles” and “Challenges” also stay the same, but the Personal Year, Personal Month and Personal Day change according to the cycle 1-9. So if today is a “5” Personal Day for you, tomorrow will be a “6” Personal Day etc.. The Personal Day, Month and Year are figured according to your birth date and the calendar year so in a sense they are your own unique vibrations for that day, month or year.

In NumberQuest, the meaning of each number is defined in relationship to its aspect, for example: A #3 Soul Urge (aspect) will talk about how the #3 manifests as a persons hopes and secret desires and attractions. While a #3 Personality will talk about how the #3 manifests as a person’s outer personality and appearance. The top paragraph describes what the aspect means and the bottom paragraph describes the number’s influence according to that aspect.


Q: Would you please explain how do you treat foreign language letters. For example, there are nine additional letters in my mother tongue (Polish): a, c, e, l, n, o, s, z, z having some accent mark over or below a letter. They are pronounced differently than a, c… Polish alphabet contains all English (or Latin) letters plus these once mentioned before – except v.

A: Modern numerology uses the ‘Pythagorean’ letter grid, which places the 26 letters of the English alphabet in their vibrationally correct places relating to the units/numbers 1-9.

The English alphabet (which is the same alphabet used in most western European languages) evolved roughly in this order: Egyptian/Cuneiform/Hieroglyphs>Phoenician>Hebrew>Greek>Roman>English. Another branch was born from Greek and that branch led to ‘Cyrillic’ languages like Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian and the Soviet languages. Many languages have alphabets that resemble the English alphabet with the addition of a few special characters and various accents etc..

These special characters have to be dealt with individually as it doesn’t work to apply a simplifying rule to all languages, such as, ‘just number your country’s alphabet according to the 1-9 grid.’ This way displaces letters which would’ve been in the right place to begin with! It throws everything way off.

Numerology works because of the relationship between each letter and it’s numerical equivalent and this has evolved over time to the alphabet many countries now use. There is a specific order – a definite ‘vibrational relationship’ which is perfectly aligned with the numbers: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, and the following octaves of 10’s. This too has evolved and now we have the correct numbers/vibration to describe what the alphabetical letters had to do on their own in earlier times. In other words, ‘In the beginning’… ‘A’ stood for Aleph, Alpha, one, the first, active, initiation, the creative impulse etc… and it was used for describing 1 unit since they had no Arabic numeral system yet.

Basically, ALL languages that ‘look’ like the English alphabet are meant to line up to their numerical equivalents in the same way i.e., 1=A,J,S 2=B,K,T 3=C,L,U… Several languages, such as Turkish, Norwegian and others have added special elements and unique characters that are used to convey special changes in pronunciation. The ‘soft g’ you are asking about is actually silent and is used to carry the sound of the previous vowel (you know this but for the sake of other readers…) In this case it still plays the roll of ‘g’ in the numerology equation – it’s just a silent sounding ‘g’. Both ‘C’s, ‘I’s, ‘O’s, S’s, and U’s are also the same letter with a different slant on pronunciation. In English, we just use the same letter to represent all of the various sounds that letter makes. H can be silent as in “Herbs”, W can sound like ‘Wiggle” or be silent and carry the vowel as in ‘Glow’… the vowels can be long ‘ee’ or short ‘eh’ etc… But the letters are still the same letters and this would be the case in all languages that use the same Greek>Roman/Latin based alphabet system. There is another form of numerology that is used for obtaining further information about a subject and this is based on the phonetic ‘sounds’ of the words or names. In this way, a name spelling like ‘Angelia’ might be spelled as ‘Anjelea’, or how it sounds, in order to get some additional information about it’s vibration. This is not to be confused or mixed up with the way we get the core numbers for Pythagorean numerology which describes your Expression. Soul Urge, Personality etc..

**When using the NumberQuest report calculators for free and paid reports, be sure to enter your name into the form converting all of the letters into the English alphabet equivalent first. This is the best way to ensure the most accurate reading. If you are purchasing an in-depth reading, you may email me the full names involved and I will manually produce your report making sure it’s all accurately entered. You can send me your name information using the contact form on this website or send me a note as your order is processed 🙂


Q: Hi, I saw a show on Television today and noticed the subject was on numerology. At the beginning of the show, they told everyone how to figure out their (Life Path/Destiny) number but I missed it. I know there is some math involved but I did not catch what it was. Could you please tell me how to figure out my number and other peoples numbers? – D. A.

A: You can calculate your name numbers for free using our online calculator here: Free Name Meaning

Here are some of the other calculations:

Life Path Destiny Calculations: Full Birth Date:


5 /
2 /
= 2
+7 =

Some numerologists add the birth date this way:


5 /
2 /
Add year
Add month and day to year
+2 =
7 =


Still others add it up this way:


5 /
2 /
Add year
 = 2+
0 =
Add month
Add day


The Pythagorean “Letter Grid”

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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

Name Calculations: Birth Certificate Name:

7 1 3 V = 11/2
1 6 1 0 1 2
1 5 9 1 5 5 7 5
A N G E L I A R E N E C Y P H E R S T = 5
5 7 3 9 5 3 7 8 9 1
1 5 1 4 2 8
6 5 1 C = 3

Fill in the number values from the “Letter Grid” above, putting the vowels above the name and the consonants below the name.

Beginning with the vowels at the top of the name, add the vowels for each name separately place the number in the row above. Then, if the number is a double digit (and not an 11, 22 or 33), further reduce by adding those two digits together to arrive at a single digit. Place that number in the very top row as shown above. Finally, add the three single digits representing the vowel totals for each name across to arrive at a total. If this is a double digit, (and not an 11, 22 or 33) add again to get a single digit. This number is the Soul Urge.

Do the same thing with the numbers below the name to find the Persona or “Outer Personality” number.

Finally, add the vowel and consonant totals for each name and reduce to a single digit (if not an 11, 22 or 33), then add the three name totals together and reduce to get the Expression or “Character” number. *A quick way to get the single digit Expression is just to add the Soul Urge to the Persona*

Or some add it all up this way:

Add the top row across ie:
1+5+9+1+5+5+7+5 = 38 Further reduce 38, 3+8 = 11/2
(If your double digit adds up to 11, 22 or 33 do not reduce it further as it is a “Master Number”.)
In the case above, the vowels equal 11/2. This is the “Soul Urge.”

Now add the bottom row across ie:
5+7+3+9+5+3+7+8+9+1 = 57 Further reduce 57, 5+7 = 12
Further reduce 12, 1+2 = 3
In the case above, the consonants equal 3. This number is the “Persona” or “Outer Personality.”

To find the “Expression” or “Character” you add the “Soul Urge” plus the “Persona”, in the case above you would get 14. Further reduce 1+4 = 5


Number Meanings (3)

Q: – I want to know the meanings of the numbers. I saw a numerologist on a t.v. show recently that said that (8) was a tragedy number. but now i’m having trouble remembering if it was another (7?) number. In the context she was referring to, it was the flight # of the airliner from new york to paris which exploded mid-air. I think the number was 800, but i’m not certain. thank you.

A: She was talking about flight 800. She was explaining that *8* followed by the two 0’s made it a “super-powered” *8* (which is what 0’s do.) *8* is the number of power, authority, big creations and enterprise. It’s also the number of karma and what you sow, you reap etc… It’s the tie to the 8th house in astrology that I think people hook onto. The astrological 8th house governs sex, death, transformation, inheritance, and “things you have no control over.” In numerology, 8 means “harvest” and “reward”, “abundance”, strength and intensification It is the number of bearing the fruit of your labors, abundance, multiplication of power…. nothing inherently “bad” unless all efforts previous to the 8 were destructive, then the 8 would bear the fruits of destruction. 800 is a triple-powered 8 and it may have been a matter of “amplification” of whatever was inherently wrong with the plane that led to the tragedy, if “800” had something to do with it. On a different plane it may have just attracted a lot of business men and women or wealthy, influential people (it was going to Paris.) Also, it surely wasn’t the only “flight 800” there ever was. I try to encourage people to go by their “gut” in all instances. Pay attention to numbers so you know the potential, but always verify everything inside of you. If I were looking for an address to have a successful business or a successful home-business, I’d find an 8 address right away! Or if I were naming a racehorse, I’d make sure it figured out to an 8 Expression, ensuring physical strength and lots of money. In other words, 8 is nothing to be automatically feared or avoided, only understood, respected, and used appropriately when possible – it’s not a “tragedy number.”


Q: My mother has studied Numerology for years, and recently I gave birth to my first child. She was born on Feb. 4, 2000, which she said is not a good thing. I don’t think she will tell me the truth of what her birthdate means because she does not want to hurt my feelings and worry me. Is there anywhere that I can go to talk to someone about this so that I don’t feel like my child is doomed to be cursed under the 4/8 cycle?

A: Hi Laura! hmmm… I don’t see this birthdate as negative in the least! I wonder what kind of numerology you mother studied? Many eastern methods (chaledean, vedic) assign astrological planets to the numbers and then compare the relationship between the planets. I have not found this to be as accurate for me – at least not in predicting day to day life, the Destiny and character of the person. The “malefic” or “good luck” influences of interacting planets is more often indicative of past life issues that create general challenges and opportunities in the current life. Basically, your daughter is ‘blessed’ with an 8 Destiny. She should be strong and self assured (make sure that her name is a higher number than 8. 22 would be excellent! Since you’ve probably already named her, her birth name will define ‘who’ she is at the core and any variation you add now (or later) would provide extra ‘tools’ that will assist her with her Destiny. So, if she has an odd number birth name Expression, you might want to change the lettering or give her a nick name that would give her an even number total so that she is not warring within herself (‘odd’ against ‘even’). It’s always helpful for her name to be a higher number than her Destiny because it means that her name contains all of the vibrations necessary to achieve her Destiny – easier. A name that adds up to be a smaller number than the Destiny does dot mean anything ‘bad’, it just means that her Destiny will take more effort to achieve because she is missing that number in her make up. If her name contains any ‘8’ assigned letters (h,Q,Z), this will help her too.

It’s important to remember that there are no ‘bad’ number Destinies, only misunderstandings about how to live them out, and ill-preparedness due to an un-supportive name. Having an 8 Destiny is actually greatly benefited by having a 4 birthday. 4 is a very practical, organized person. Loyal, hard working, and honest. 8 is the number of the ‘Boss’. She will be learning about what it means to control things; money, people, resources etc… so this is why many books say that 8 is the number of the ‘executive’ or the head of the company. Her 4 birthday will give her the added ability to focus her attention and get things done – what better combination for a successful, creative woman? Your daughter will earn her success and prosperity by her own hard work, but this is not ‘bad luck’, the work will seem easier for her because it’s what she wants, and what makes her feel productive and happy. As I said before, make sure that her name helps her out. If it is made up of primarily odd numbers (1,3,5,7,9) – look at the birth name total (Expression), the vowel total (Soul Urge) and consonant total (Personality) – see if you can tweak it a little so that she gets more support from her name. Make sure to look at her total birth name (first, middle and last) to get her main core numbers and then look at what just her first name (as she will be called) vibrates to. There are many ‘remedies’ to help balance out name/birthdate imbalances – adding or subtracting letters, shortening or ‘nicking’ a name. Please try not to let the other interpretations frighten you. Your new daughter is a powerful soul who deliberately and joyfully came to learn many exciting new things. There are many many happy, wealthy, satisfied people born with 8 Destinies and 4 birthdays! She has every potential right now to be one of these and she will believe what you believe about her.

Wishing you love, laughter and awe-inspiring joy as you enjoy your beautiful new baby!


Q: Hello, the 0 represents The Fool. What else does the number zero represent – as in the year 2000? What does that 2000 represent?

A: The zero, in numerology is an ‘intensifier’ to a large degree. All vibrations are contained within it (rather than no vibration) and it is a sort of ‘wild card’ because of this. For the most part though, zero stands for; the Limitless, Unknowable, Truth, Purity, Love, All, Alpha and Omega, all possibility, First Cause, the Unmanifest, Unified Field, Source, Space, Consciousness, Cosmic Egg, God and attributes of God. So when we see a numbered followed by a zero, it is adding Power and protection to that number as well as a sort of ‘purity’ and intensification to the digit affected by zero. 2000 is followed by three zeros making it a triple-intensified 2! 2’s keywords are; : duality, yin (as in yin/yang) division, polarity, choice, gestation, subtlety, ‘behind the scenes’, cooperation, service, harmony, support, waiting, diplomacy, patience, psychic, intuition, adaptable, empathic, partnerships, security, mediator, comparison, receptive, helper, collecting and saving, reproduction, Balancer of Opposites, subconscious memory, positive and negative – opposites living in harmony or coming together to co-create a third entity/possibility. 2 is the Priestess and all feminine aspects. We should see ‘women issues’ rising up to the surface – in the limelight. ‘Women in power’ will no longer have to mean women acting ‘as men’ but rather the intuitive, diplomatic, cooperating, kind, forgiving, nurturing, as well as the sensuous, seducing, emotional, waxing and waning aspects of femininity will be/are being regarded as powerful and influential.


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