According to numerology, the numerical value of your name influences the areas of your personal and professional development. Finding your name number according to numerology can say a lot about you. If you know the numbers of your friends and family, it can also help you understand them better.
Part 1 of 3: Assigning Numbers to the Letters of Your Name
Step 1. Write the letters of the alphabet (A to Z)
On a piece of paper, write all 26 letters of the alphabet in a horizontal line. Each letter will be assigned a different numeric value. It is also possible to write the letters vertically, as long as they are in order and organized.
Step 2. Assign each letter a digit from 1 to 9
Start with the letter A. Write "1" next to it and give each following letter a number in numerical order. For example, the B will be a "2", the C will become a "3", etc. When you reach the letter I, that is, the ninth letter, go back to the number 1 and continue with the other letters of the alphabet.
- Some fonts only use the digits 1 through 8, but there are 9 name numbers in numerology, so use the nine digits when numbering the letters.
- The system used can be summarized as follows:
- 1 - A, J, S
- 2 – B, K, T
- 3 - C, L, U
- 4 – D, M, V
- 5 - E, N, W
- 6 – F, O, X
- 7 – G, P, Y
- 8 – H, Q, Z
- 9 – I, R
Step 3. Write your full name
To find the real number in your name, you will need to use the entire number. Check it on your birth certificate or an official document. Don't forget to include your middle name if you have one.
- If you have the same name as your father, such as John Smith II, or a unique prefix or suffix, include it as long as it is part of your official full name.
- If you have legally changed your name, use it as long as it is how you identify yourself from now on.
- It is possible to use aliases, but they will not provide a very accurate result.
Step 4. Match each letter in the name with the corresponding number
Now that the letters have a numerical value, you can start associating the letters in your name with numbers. Below the name, write each number that matches each individual letter.
- You will see duplicates, but this is normal.
- For example, if your name is John Jacob Smith, all the letters J will be given the number 1, the letters O will be given the number 6, the letters H will be given the number 8, and so on.
Part 2 of 3: Adding the Numbers
Step 1. Add up the letter numbers
Using a calculator or a piece of paper and a pencil, add up each digit of your name. If your name has 20 letters, you will need to add up the value of all of them. At the end you will get a two-digit sum.
For example, BATMAN is the number 2+1+2+4+1+5, which equals 15
Step 2. Reduce the sum of your name number to a single digit
After adding up all the numbers, you will have a sum of two or three digits if your name is too long. To reduce the sum, add the two or three digits together. For example, if the sum of the letters in your name is 25, separate that number and add 2+5 to get the number 7. The number 7 is the real number in the name.
Step 3. Leave the master numbers as double digits
If you added the letters of your name together and got a result like 11, 22 or 33, don't reduce it. These are the three master numbers, which can add difficulty but also depth to the personality you are discovering or the numerology topic you are studying. These three numbers have their own personality explanations.
- Master numbers can be reduced, but only in some situations. They are reduced when they are found in a date or equation.
- For example, if the sum total is a master number, don't reduce it. However, if it is the number in an equation, go ahead and reduce an 11 to 2 or a 33 to 6 to simplify the equation.
Part 3 of 3: Identifying Personality Types
Step 1. Match your name number with the basic numerology numbers
Once you get your number, look it up on a numerology chart to find out more about your personality. Regardless of whether your name was chosen according to numerology, knowing your number sign may help you gain insight into your personality.
- Some fonts differ slightly in the descriptions of each number, but they are very similar overall:
- 1 - proactivity, pioneering, leadership, independence, achievement, individuality.
- 2 - cooperation, adaptability, consideration for others, partnership, mediation.
- 3 - expression, verbalization, socialization, the arts, the joy of living.
- 4 - foundation, order, service, striving against limits, constant growth.
- 5 - expansiveness, visionary, adventure, constructive use of freedom.
- 6 - responsibility, protection, creation, community, balance, sympathy.
- 7 - analysis, understanding, knowledge, awareness, study, meditation.
- 8 - practical initiatives, status orientation, quest for power, material goals.
- 9 - humanitarian, generous nature, altruism, obligations, creative expression.
- 11 - higher spiritual plane, intuition, enlightenment, an idealist, dreamer.
- 22 - The Master Builder, great endeavors, mighty force, leadership.
Step 2. Find your soul, destiny and personality number with your name number
The numerology of the name is often referred to in another way, as the life path number. There are also other variations that can reveal inner soul desire and subconscious dreams.
- Your soul number informs your deepest likes, dislikes and desires. Assign only the vowels to the number of your first and last name, add them up, and reduce the sum to find your soul number.
- The number of your personality, or inner dreams, is found by the number of consonant letters.
- To find your destination number, follow the same process for finding the normal name number.
- When differentiating vowels from consonants, treat Y and W with special care. When the Y is used as a vowel and the W is joined to a vowel to create the sound of another vowel, as in "Matthew", then they are given a number for a soul number.
- On the other hand, if they are used as consonants, don't assign them numbers for personality number.
Step 3. Change your name to change his numerology
If you are not satisfied with the results of your name's numerology or if you don't even like it, you can change it. You may decide that as you get older, you want to be identified and called to something that more closely matches the complexity of your personality. Names are not definitive. They represent people legally, but that can be changed.
- If you don't want to change it officially, you can ask people to call you by some nickname.
- A new name may take a while to catch on, but correct people politely and sign your new name to help make it final.
- You can even start by spelling your name differently to change the result of his numerology. For example, Tamra is represented by the number 8, but spelling it Tamara makes it a 9.