Numerology, which shows the relationship between numbers, people and objects, is often believed by many as a way to discover a person’s destiny. It is believed that numbers can be associated to the things that can happen to an individual’s life. However, there is no single perspective that can be used to accurately tell the future. These perspectives of astrology, numerology and tarot card also depend upon governing issues like history and territory.
Since numerology deals with numbers, its early concepts were begun by mathematicians. However, they may no longer be thought of as mathematically-based. And throughout time, there have been many types of numerology wherein the modern one is a combination of Babylonian teachings and Christian philosophy. It also contains Gnosticism and Hebrew superstition. But today, the most known types of numerology are Chaldean, Kabbalah, Western, Chinese, and Tamil.
Here are brief explanations for each.
It is the ancient civilization of Babylon that is the origin of the Chaldean numerology. Known as the “mystic numerology”, it is considered as the oldest form and has connections with astrology and Khabbalistic interpretation. The Chaldean has more similarities with the Khabbalah rather than with the eastern teachings.
The Chaldean believes that single numbers reflect the person’s outer personality while double digits reflect the inner one. It is also the name by which an individual is most commonly called by that is used for the interpretation. The birth number is based on the date of the month the person was born.
Kabbalah, a sub-branch of Jewish mysticism, believes that energy can be found in everything in this world and that it is the one that gives life and power to all. This also goes true by saying that every person, including his name, has energy. When the Kabbalah is used for interpretation, a name is needed in order to come up with a person’s reading. The old Kabbalah used the Hebrew alphabet while the new one uses the Roman alphabet.
The Western numerology is fairly the most popular and easiest to use among its kind. Thus, it is called the Pythagorean numerology in honor of the Greek philosopher, Pythagoras, whose teachings were used as basis.
In this kind, the person’s name and date of birth are very important. The digits used for the analysis are 1 to 9. Moreover, 11 and 22 are numbers which are not reduced and are called “master vibrations”.
The Chinese people are known for many beliefs about predicting the future. The Chinese astrology is among these. When the old Emperor Wu saw a tortoise, whose shell had a grid containing 9 squares, the idea of this unique numerology was born. The grid was eventually called the Lo Shu Grid wherein the numbers when arranged horizontally, diagonally, or vertically would all total to 15. The significance of this number is that it takes this much number of days to shift from new moon to full moon.
The Tamil numerology is also known as the Indian numerology. The concept of this type plays around a person’s three numbers namely the psychic number, the destiny number, and the name number.
The destiny number is the way by which a person views himself. The destiny number is the way to see how one is viewed by other people. Lastly, the name number is what describes the way a person has relationships with others.