Ready to try Numerology? Okay, here goes! Have a pencil and paper handy? Great! Start by writing out your full birth name (first, middle, and last). Now assign numbers to each letter using the chart as a guide. (Note: This chart is read downwards so that 1 is A, J, S; 2 is B, K, T; etc.) Later you can analyze other variations of your name (nicknames, married names) but for now let's just stick with your birth name. Number Assignments 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Sound confusing? It really isn't. Just take a look at the following example and you'll get the idea. In this example, we will use Henry Quincy Mathers as the birth name. What's more, we'll say that old Henry was born on November 11, 1922. Or 11/11/22, the way it is usually written. (By the way, "11" and "22" are generally considered master numbers in numerology. So Harry's an interesting character, judging by his day of birth alone!) Okay, now let's assign numerical values to Henry's full name at birth. H e n r y = 8, 5, 5, 9, 7 Q u i n c y = 8, 3, 9, 5, 3, 7 M a t h e r s = 4, 1, 2, 8, 5, 9, 1 Now adding these numbers together we have: H e n r y = 34 (or 7) Note: In numerology, 34 becomes 3+4. Most twodigit numbers get "broken down" in the same fashion. The only exceptions are the "master numbers" (11 and 22). When a master number appears in the final total, it can be read two ways (11/2 or 22/4). So if a master number appears in your first, middle, or last name, this is something you might wish to jot down and check out later. But for now "break down" all twodigit numbers, the way you would the "34" above. Q u i n c y = 35 (or 8) M a t h e r s = 30 (or 3) You can then add all these numbers together in one of two ways. (Try each method and you will see that you arrive at the same final number.) 34 + 35 + 30 = 99. The 99 is then "reduced" to 9 + 9 = 18. And this 18, is further "broken down" to 1 + 8 = 9. or simply add 7 + 8 + 3 = 18, which then becomes 1 + 8 = 9. As you can see from the above calculations, Henry's birth name reduces to a 9. In numerology this particular combination of first, middle, and last name provides the "Destiny Number." (To see the various calculations that appear in a typical numerology report, visit Typical Numerology Calculations. There we provide more numbers for Henry that you can use as a guide in performing your own calculations.) Okay, you have your Destiny Number. Now what does it mean? On the chart below is a quick interpretation of the numbers 1 through 9 and the two master numbers (11 and 22). You should be aware that some numerologists attach special significance to other twodigit numbers. However, they are not universally recognized in numerology circles. The Numbers Revealed! 1 is ambitious, independent, and selfsufficient. 2 is supportive, diplomatic, and analytical. 3 is enthusiastic, optimistic, and funloving. 4 is practical, traditional, and serious. 5 is adventurous, mercurial, and sensual. 6 is responsible, careful, and domestic. 7 is spiritual, eccentric, and a bit of a loner. 8 is moneyoriented, decisive, and stern. 9 is multitalented, compassionate, and global. 11 is enlightened, intense, and highstrung. (Also read the "lower" vibration of 2 above.) 22 is goaloriented, a global planner, and inspired. (Also read the "lower" vibration of 4 above.)
 
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