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Numerology is a relationship between numbers and physical objects or living things. Several cultures have considered it over time including Greek, Chinese, and it also appears as a theme in Christianity.
  • Greek. Its study was popular among early mathematicians especially Pythagoras. Pythagoras was a Greek Philosopher who lived around 500 BC. He is considered by many to be the "Father of Numbers" and one of the greatest mathematicians of all time. The Greek Historian Herodotus (Father of History) referred to Pythagoras as "the most able philosopher among the Greeks". He is best known for the Pythagorean Theorem, which is a geometrical relationship between the sides of a right triangle. Pythagoras also studied music with an interest in improving its harmonic quality. It is believed he discovered a way to express musical notes with mathematic equations. From this came the concept of "Pythagorean tuning". He also proposed a "harmony of the spheres" which could also be used to express the motion of celestial bodies as mathematical equations. Combining this with equations of music, symphonies could be written from the motion of the cosmos iteslf.

  • Chinese. Another form of numerology arose in China where certain number combinations are considered luckier than others. For example, many even numbers are considered lucky except for "4" because it sounds similar to the Chinese word for death.

  • Christian. Other significant numbers have been proposed over time such as "3" in the Christian trilogy representing God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Seven has been associated with spiritual perfection.

Due to the many different possible interpretations of numbers, this site utilizes a standard method of compressing names and dates into a primary number and translating that number into a certain meaning. Numbers include:
  • Expression Number. Because it represents the talents and attitudes at a person's disposal if they choose to develop and use them, this site refers to the Expression Number synonymously as "Potential". Other sites may also call it a "Destiny Number". Fulfililng the limit of this measure may not be easy, but it is a person's goal, purpose, and major opportunity. Unlike the Life Path Number which describes who a person is (at birth), the Expression Number indicates who they can be. Potentials are automatically determined from single names in our system. However, to get the most accurate assessment, you may elect to enter the person's full birth name.

  • Life Path Number. As stated above, this number describes a person's state at birth. It's an indicator of their innate traits, characteristics, or abilities. Because its determination requires a birth date, it is not automatically calculated from the names in our system. You would have to enter the birth date separately to get this information.

  • Soul Urge Number. This indicates a person's inner-most desire. So we refer to it simply as that - "Desire". Like potential, it is automatically calculated from names in our system, but entry of a full name woudl be more accurate. It is based on the vowels in a name. Some treat the consonants "W" and "Y" as vowels in certain circumstances. We use vowels strictly.