Today is your lucky day! I am going to give you a completely useless lesson in Numerology!
If you know me at all (which I assume you do because why else would you be reading this blog?), you know that I tend to dabble in the occult. No. I do not cast spells. This is not Practical Magic. I do, however, enjoy learning about a person's Astrology, I'm always happy to read someone's Tarot cards. I've done quite a lot of Numerology.
This is when you ask, "Elise, what is Numerology? Please explain it to me in great detail!"
Never fear dear reader, because you asked, I will explain and then we can get coffee and compare our numbers. Numerology is simply a system that gives letters a numerical value and in calculating the letters of your birth name and birth date certain tendencies and features of your personality, life experience and future can be determined. Mumbo jumbo. Exactly.
We begin by calculating the basic four numbers that give you the order and meaning you've been searching for. These four numbers represent your Life Lesson, Soul, Outer Personality and Path of Destiny.
The Life Lesson number is derived by adding your full birthday and reducing until you end up with one digit. This number indicates what you must learn in this lifetime. My Life Lesson number is 7. This means I am "here to use and to develop my mind" and I "may be an enigma to others, and even to myself at times". Well, unfortunately, that isn't too far off ...
Moving on, the Soul number is calculated by using the chart at the beginning of the blog and adding together all the vowels in your full name at birth, then reducing to one digit (in this case the letter Y is considered a vowel). My Soul Number is a 1, which means "I strive to be original, strong-willed, creative and innovative" and also, "I should always go forward, never turning back".
Wow, I sound great, why don't I have more friends?
Alright, I'll stop being self-centered. The next number, you might have already guessed, comes from adding all of the consonants in your full together and reducing to a single digit. This determines your Outer Personality number, or how you appear to others, whether it is accurate of your true nature or not. My Outer Personality number is a 6 (now this is the one that is scary accurate. As a 6, I "prefer comfortable styles which are easy to wear rather than exclusive models, although I am particular in choosing soft and flowing materials". Anyone who knows of my socks and Birkenstocks obsession knows this to be true.
The last number is the Path of Destiny, add both the vowels and consonants from your full name and then reduce it to a single digit. The Path of Destiny Number is what you must do in your lifetime and what you have come to earth to manifest. My Path of Destiny is 7, I am here to 'develop my mental powers; the world will benefit" and that "some see me as strange and hard to understand, but they will follow my teachings and seek my counsel when they are troubled". Pretty cool right? Actually in some ancient cultures, people marked with a 7 as their Path of Destiny were placed in temples to become priests or priestesses. So yeah, I'm kind of a big deal. Just kidding, I have no importance whatsoever, oh well, maybe one day I will rule the world...
All of this awesome information was taken from my favorite Numerology book, Numerology and the Divine Triangle by Faith Javane and Dusty Bunker.
I hope you didn't find this article too long or too tedious (if you did please tell me, i can take it...maybe).
As I said at the beginning of the blog, this was a very brief, probably over-simplified version of Numerology. If you want to learn more about Numerology or want to do your own numbers either comment or send me an email! I'd love to figure out your four numbers for you and see if afterwards you still thing I'm full of it.
Till next time invisible readers!