The Basics of Numerology

Much like astrology numerology is a powerful and accurate way to understand more about who you are, why you do the things you do as well as the cycles you will go through in life.

Through the science of numbers you can learn more about vocational preferences, ideal mates, major and minor cycles as well as life events that will transpire.

About fifteen years ago I began to study Eastern Numerology and it has been an integral part of my life ever since. I am constantly amazed at how accurate the numbers are and I follow my numerology cycles closely.

How Does Numerology Work?

The type of numerology that I studied used your birth date as well as your time of birth to create your numerology profile. However there are other types that use your name as well. For the purposes of this post, I will discuss the birthday and birth time numerology only.

The Basics

Your chart is made up of two important numbers… your Destiny number and your Directional number.

Your Destiny number is similar to the sun sign in astrology. It reveals your soul’s purpose and is important in your individual development. In order to find your Destiny number you must add up all the numbers in your birth date.

Destiny # Example:

For someone born on March 14, 1972 you would add 3+1+4+1+9+7+2 = 28

Then you would bring the 28 down to a single digit so you would add 2+8 = 10.
Then 1+0 = 1.

This person would be a destiny number 1.

Always bring it down to a single digit from 1 – 9.

Your next important number is your Directional number and this is derived from your time of birth. Your Directional number indicates how you will go about your life and pursue your destiny. It is similar to a very strong magnet pulling in a specific direction.

Below is the numerology timetable in order to find your Directional number.

Directional # Timetable

12:00am – 2:40am = 1
2:41am – 5:20am = 2
5:21am – 8:00am = 3
8:01am – 10:40am = 4
10:41am – 1:20pm = 5
1:21pm – 4:00pm = 6
4:01pm – 6:40pm = 7
6:41pm – 9:20pm = 8
9:21pm – 11:59pm = 9

Therefore where as your Destiny number describes who you are and what is your soul’s purpose, your Directional number describes how you will go about fulfilling that purpose.

9 Year and 9 Month Cycles

Each person’s numerology chart is filled with 9 year cycles as well as 9 month cycles. These cycles can give you an indication of the energy of that time and whether or not it is positive or negative for you. If your 9 year or 9 month cycle is not in harmony with your Destiny number that means that you will have more struggles and it will be much harder to accomplish your goals.

When the numbers are in harmony that basically means that things will work out easily for you. These cycles are important indicators of what to expect in the years and months to come.

Numerology Readings

I was very fortunate many years ago to have a numerology reading done by a master Numerologist from India. However there are lots of people who are able to give good readings and provide much insight into every aspect of your life.

If you have never had your numerology chart done before I would highly recommend it. It is a very affordable way to really get a better understanding of who you are and what you can expect within your life.

There are a few excellent Numerologists available at (under the Astrology section) who can offer your numerology reading for a very low introductory price. It is a good deal and well worth taking advantage of.

The great thing about a numerology reading is that once you have it done you can always refer back to it in years to come. With time you will come to understand the energy of the numbers and what they mean for you and your own life.

Book Recommendation

If you would like to read more about Numerology and learn how to do your own chart I would highly recommend Spirit of Numerology by Joice Asly. I adore this book and have read it and used it so many times that my copy is so worn it is actually in about 4 pieces now. It is a little bit older but an excellent read that gives great insight.


  1. When the numbers are in harmony that basically means that things will work out easily for you. These cycles are important indicators of what to expect in the years and months to come.