Sunday, March 15, 2009
Numerology: Your Birthday
Numbers can affect our life in many ways. Numerology has been used for decades to gain insight into personality, challenges and purpose in life. Just like in astrology, numerology can offer some information about about the most important things you will have to face in this life and how to deal with them. You can see it as entertainment or follow it seriously, either way, no harm in finding out what your numerology chart says about you.
The difference between numerology and astrology is that astrology attempts to predict the future while numerology is more of a guide to how to navigate your own life. It provides insight into your personal struggles and can help you overcome obstacles.
Your birthday can tell you what your Challenge Numbers and Purpose Numbers are. I'll use my birthday as an example for how to find these numbers.
July 8, 1986 = 7+8+1+9+8+6 = 39. So my Challenge Numbers are 3 and 9. My Purpose Number is 3+9= 12, and 1+2= 3. Using your birthday for numerology is much easier than using your name I find and it can be a lot more accurate as well. Sometimes it is hard to know what name to use because of marriage and adoption among other things, but with your birthday, it never changes and there is no confusion.
The things that are associated with each number are as follows:
1: Creativity/Confidence/Starting Anew
0: Inner Gifts/Intuition
A lot of websites call different Numbers different things so it is good to stick with one or two books or websites in order to keep it all straight and consistent. One good website for more detailed descriptions of your numbers is Numerology Essentials.
Numerology definitely isn't as popular or easy to find as astrology but if has it's own insights to offer. If you are really interested in it, I would recommend getting a book or two because it will be explained a lot more clearly. Some good ones are:
Numerology - Hanz Decoz
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Numerology - Kay Lagerquist
Number and You: A Numerology Guide for Ever Day Living - Llyod Strayhorn
There are many more books available, just check out the New Age or Spirituality section in Chapters or any other bookstore. Just another way to find out more about yourself, Enjoy!