Numerology, or divination by numbers
Science of numbers , numerology is based upon calculation methods, famous or more obscure, to draw up predictions or evaluate the compatibility potential between two studied subjects. But what is numerology, fundamentally? Where does it come from, and how can it be used?
History of numerology
While it is hard to precisely date when this divinatory art was born, it is certain that the great ancient civilizations practiced it, including the Egyptians, the Hindus, or even the Chinese. Renowned for their knowledge and ingenuity, over the course of the centuries each of these people defined their own kind of numerology. However, all of them have the basic numerological principles as a common point.
Another hypothesis is highlighted to determine the origins of this science. Indeed, some specialists claim that the father of numerology is none other than the famous Greek mathematician, Pythagoras.
Numerology has evolved since the early 20th century, focusing on the influence of numbers over human beings. These days, most numerologists perform personalized studies aiming to determine, for instance, a numerological portrait or various degrees of compatibility in a friendly or romantic relationship.
How can numerology be used?
Most numerological calculations rely on two major components:
- The numbers drawn from the date of birth
- The numbers linked with the letters of the first and last names
Building up from there, a good numerologist is able to analyze the results they yield and to interrelate them with his or her own occult knowledge in order to get, most notably:
- Lucky numbers that can be played
- The life path of a person
- Their personal year
- Their numerological chart
- The personality or behavior of a person
- The social or romantic compatibility between two people
- A personalized study based on name numerology (meaning of the active, heredity, expression, soul urge, or even personal numbers).
As such, numerology is more a tool to set us on a path of self-discovery and world awareness than a cold, hard science that can simply help us decipher what is around us.