Name numerology can tell you the hidden meaning behind your name. In casting a numerology chart, the most important numbers are derived from the date you were born and the name that you were given at birth. Names have power. In a real sense, your name is your identity. Your name at birth was given to you by your parents, and it is who you were known by in your earliest and formative years.
In name numerology, the letters of your name are converted into numbers and added together. This number is simplified to a single-digit or a double-digit Master Number. This number says something about you. The three most important numbers that are derived from your name are your Expression Number, your Soul Urge Number, and your Personality Number. This article will discuss how to calculate and interpret these numbers.
Pythagorean Numerology vs. Chaldean Numerology
Like many spiritual and metaphysical disciplines, there is more than one branch of numerology. There is a branch that is used in a branch that is used in China and one that is derived from the one that is derived from the Kabbalah The oldest known Western form is Chaldean Numerology, and the most commonly used branch of numerology that is used in the Modern West is Pythagorean Numerology. There are many differences between the Chaldean and Pythagorean systems, but some of the most important differences center around name numerology.
Both the Chaldean system and the Pythagorean system convert the letters of the alphabet to numbers. These systems differ, however, with respect to the Number 9. In Chaldean, 9 is considered a sacred number, and thus, there are no letters that convert to 9. The letter/number conversion goes from 1 to 8, instead.
In contrast, Pythagorean numerology does convert some letters, specifically I and R, into 9.
Which name to use
The other major difference between the Chaldean and Pythagorean systems is the name that is used. Chaldean uses the name that you are known by in the present, whether it is your birth name, your maiden name, a nickname, or a name that you have chosen.
The Pythagorean system uses the name that was put on your birth certificate when you were born. This is the case even if you were adopted at a young age, and your birth certificate was changed to reflect the surname of your adopted parents. This rule is quite strict, and even if the name on your birth certificate has a typographical error on it, you use that name, error and all.
In this article, we will be using the Pythagorean system.
The Pythagorean Letter/Number Conversion System
In Pythagorean numerology, each letter can be converted to a number. Below is a chart that shows this conversion system.
So, if we were going use the name of Princess Diana, D would convert to 4, I to 9, A to 1, N to 5, and A to 1
The Meanings of Numbers in Numerology
Each number has a specific meaning to it, no matter where it is found in your numerology chart. The meaning of these numbers is as follows:
Number 1 represents the singular force that initiates everything. In a numerology chart, 1 signifies creativity, drive, leadership, and independence wherever it is found.
Number 2 represents the force of polarity and balance. It signifies diplomacy, intuition, influence, and good social skills.
3 is the number of Divinity. It represents magic and creativity. In a chart, it signifies charm, possibilities, enjoyment of life, and optimism.
4 represents solidity and full manifestation. In a chart, it signifies practicality, loyalty, organization, systematic thinking.
5 is an unpredictable number that likes to color outside the lines and break free from rules and constraints. It signifies freedom, restlessness, adventurous spirit, and wanderlust in a chart.
Number 6 represents balance and harmony. In a chart, it signifies the love of peace, compassion, helpfulness, desire to nurture.
7 represents the search for knowledge and wisdom. Wherever it appears in a chart, it signifies strong opinions, analytical ability, uniqueness, and eccentricity.
8 is the number that represents the force needed to get things done. In a chart, it signifies power, drive, ambition, and leadership.
Number 9 is the idealist and the humanitarian. It signifies spirituality, compassion, justice, and generosity in the place that it is found in a chart.
Master Number 11
The Master Numbers are powerful, but they are also challenging. 11 carries the meaning of 1, but also of 1+1, which is 2. Wherever this number or any of the other Master Numbers are found, it is a place of special destiny, but also of great hardships. In a chart, Master Number 11 signifies insight, free thinking, creativity, and balance.
Master Number 22
Master Number 22 is “The Master Builder.” It carries the meaning of 2, but also of 2+2, which equals 4. Wherever 22 is found, it is a place in the chart where someone has the power and ability to get things done on a practical level.
Master Number 33
As “The Master Teacher,” Master Number 33 is a very spiritual number. 33 carries the meaning of 3 and of 3+3, which is 6. Wherever this number appears in a chart, it indicates great knowledge and wisdom, and the desire to pass that wisdom along.
Your Expression Number
One of the numbers that is calculated using your name is your Expression Number, which is sometimes also called your Destiny Number. Your Expression Number represents who you are deep inside, and how you go about accomplishing your goals. Your Expression Number is calculated using your full name as it is written on your birth certificate.
In order to calculate this, first convert all of the letters of your full name into numbers. To show how this works, let us continue to use Princess Diana as an example.
In the case of Princess Diana, her full name at birth was Diana Frances Spencer. Converting the letters to numbers, you get:
D – 4, I – 9, A – 1, N – 5, A – 1
F – 6, R – 9, A – 1, N – 5, C – 3, E – 5, S – 1
S – 1, P – 7, E – 5, N – 5, C – 3, E – 5, R – 9
Next, add up the number in each name separately, and simplify them until you get down to one digit, or one of the Master Numbers 11, 22, or 33.
For Princess Diana,
Diana: 4+9+1+5+1 = 20; 2+0 = 2
Frances: 6+9+1+5+3+5+1 = 30; 3+0 = 3
Spencer: 1+7+5+5+3+5+9 = 35; 3+5 = 8
Next, you add up the numbers, and again simplify until you get to either a single digit number or a Master Number.
2+3+8 = 13; 1+3 = 4
So, Princess Diana’s Expression Number was 4. This means that at her core, Princess Diana was sensible, pragmatic, solid, and responsible. She followed established procedures and did was expected of her.
Your Soul Urge Number
In addition to showing who you are overall, your name also shows the secret desires of your soul. This is what you really want deep within your heart. This number is calculated in a similar way to your Expression Number, but instead of all of the numbers, you use only the vowels. The reason that you use only the vowels is that these are open-ended sounds that do not have a natural beginning or end. This represents who you are when there is nothing to stop you or no one to tell you what you have to do.
The vowels are A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y. If Y is acting as a vowel in your name, you treat it as a vowel with respect to your Soul Urge Number as well.
Continuing with our example of Princess Diana, let’s calculate her Soul Urge Number.
The vowels in her name are:
Diana: I – 9, A – 1, A – 1; 9+1+1 = 11. Because 11 is one of the Master Numbers, we stop here.
Frances: A – 1, E – 5; 5+1 = 6
Spencer: E – 5, E – 5; 5+5 = 10; 1+0 = 1
11+6+1 = 18; 1+8 = 9
Her Soul Urge Number was 9. So, even though she was practical and played by the rules, in her heart, she wanted to do good in the world and help others on a global level.
Your Personality Number
In contrast to your Soul Urge Number, your Personality Number represents how you present yourself to other people. It shows the first thing that people will see when they begin to get to know you. Your Personality Number is calculated using the consonants in your names. Consonants are hard, definite sounds with a clear beginning and end. They are the letters that hold in the vowels, which are the letters that comprise your Soul Urge Number. As such, your Personality Number is what censors your inner desires as you present yourself in the world.
In the case of Princess Diana, her Personality Number is as follows:
Diana: D – 4, N – 5; 4+5 = 9
Frances: F – 6, R – 9, N – 5, C – 3, S – 1; 6+9+5+3+1 = 24; 2+4 = 6
Spencer: S -1, P – 7, N – 5, C – 3, R – 9; 1+7+5+3+9 = 25; 2+5 = 7
9+6+7 = 22
So, Princess Diana’s Personality Number was Master Number 22, the Master Builder. On the surface, she was someone who could get things accomplished in this world. Putting this together with her Expression Number and Soul Urge Number, we can say that she was a person who believed in the system and “followed the rules.” Even so, she had a lot of compassion for those who were suffering and her deepest desire was to make the world a better place. Her desire was filtered through a forceful personality, and she could use this force of personality to get things done on a practical level.
Your name says a lot about you. By converting the letters of your name into numbers, you can find your Expression/Destiny Number, your Soul Urge Number, and your Personality Number. With these numbers, you can learn who you truly are, what you desire on a deep soul level, and how you present yourself in the world. Name numerology is a powerful tool that can help you gain insight into yourself.