What is Numerology?
Numerology is the science of number, a method of character analysis which uses the
numbers of names and birth dates in an attempt to solve the age-old question “Who
Numerologists generally work with the numbers one to nine, plus the master numbers
11, 22 and 33 – together with their meanings which encompass all the experiences
that life can present.
How can you benefit from Numerology?
Numerology is primarily a self-help tool. It is a way to gain greater insight and
understanding into you inner being and true nature. It reveals aspects of your character
and personality in a way that is fresh and inspiring.
The magic square on the tortoise’s back was called the Lo Shu grid. It was a perfect
three by three magic square. Every row, horizontally, vertically, and diagonally,
added up to fifteen.
In the Far East numerology is still practiced by using the original Lo Shu positions.
1s in the person’s full date of birth are placed in the bottom row centre. 2s are
placed in the last of the top row and 3s go in the start of the middle row. 4s in
the start of the top row, 5s in the middle row, and any 6s in the last of the last
row, 7 in the last of middle row, 8 in the start of bottom row and 9 in the centre
of the top row. The correct positions for each number are shown in figure. (This
is simply to show where each number goes). It is impossible to have a chart in which
every single square is filled. Similarly, it is impossible for anyone who has ever
lived to have a completely empty chart. Empty charts are waiting for people who
have not yet come into the world. The chart only comes to life when a baby is born.
We will use the two examples to illustrate complete charts. The young man born on
July 12, 1973, will have the chart that is shown in figure. The 7 of July is placed
in the last of middle row, as this is where 7s go. The 1 and 2 from the 12th are
placed in the centre of the bottom row and in the last of the top row respectively.
The 1 from the 1973 is placed in the centre of the bottom row. The 9 is placed in
the centre of the top row, the 7 in the last of middle row, and the 3 in the start
of middle row.
Let’s try another example. This time we will use the lady born on February 29, 1944.
The 2 from February is placed in the last of top row. Another 2 is then placed in
the same square (from the 29th). The 9 from the 29th is placed in the centre of
the top row. Finally the numbers from the year are put into position: the 1 in the
centre of the bottom row, the 9 in the centre of top row, and the two 4s in the
starting of top row.
Here is another example. Someone born on May 27th, 1988, will have the chart shown
All people born in the twentieth century will have at least one 1 and one 9 in their
chart, but there is an almost limitless combination of the other numbers. Everybody
born in the twenty-first century will have at least one 2 in his chart. You will
find many similar charts, but it is unusual to find two identical charts except
of course for people born on the exact same day.
The chart can be looked at in different ways. The top row (made up of the numbers
4, 9 and 2) can represent the head of a person. The middle row (numbers 3, 5, and
7) represents the body. Finally, the bottom row (numbers 8, 1, and 6) represents
the legs and feet.
Consequently, the top row is usually regarded as the Mental Plane. It encompasses
thinking, creating, imagining, and analyzing.
The middle row is called the Emotional Plane. After all, the heart is in the body.
This plane includes spirituality, intuition, feelings, and emotions.
The bottom row is called the Practical Plane. This encompasses physical labor, the
ability to be good with one’s hands and the ability to be practical in everyday
life. To use the head-legs analogy again, the feet are firmly placed on the ground
in the Practical Plane.
The vertical rows are also interpreted. The first of these (numbers 4, 3 and 8)
is the Thought Plane. This reveals the person’s ability at coming up with ideas,
creating things and carrying them through to fruition.
The middle vertical row (numbers 9, 5, and 1) is the Will Plane. This gives the
determination and persistence to succeed.
The final vertical row (numbers 2, 7, and 6) is the Action Plane. This shows the
person’s ability at putting their thoughts into action.
The three vertical rows make a natural progression. First of all, the person has
to come up with an idea (Thought Plane). He or she has to have determination and
persistence (Will Plane), otherwise the idea will never be acted upon. The planning
is done at this stage. Finally, the person needs to be able to put the idea and
the determination into action (Action Plane).
Thought Will Action
IMPACT OF NUMBERS
According to Chinese Numerology every number in the loshu chart has a meaning. Now
we will know the meaning of numbers present in one’s date of birth. If the numbers
are in multiple, the effect varies.
The Number 0
There is no position in the chart for zeros. They are simply ignored. A person’s
chart is shown in Figure, he has two zeros in his date of birth (October 14, 1980).
We insert the 1s, 4s, 8 and 9 in their correct positions in the chart, but forget
about the two zeros.
The Number 1
1 is situated in the centre of the bottom row at the middle of the Practical Plane.
It provides a valuable clue as to how the person reacts and communicates with others.
People with just one 1 in their chart find it hard to express their innermost feelings.
They may be good communicators in other ways, but find it hard to allow their inner
self to emerge. They often find it hard to see the other person’s point of view.
Here is an example of a person with one 1 in his chart. A person born on 20th Feb
1982 obviously expresses himself extremely well in public, but finds it difficult
to talk about his innermost feelings with the people he loves the most.
People with two 1s in their chart are able to express themselves easily and fluently.
They have a balanced outlook on life and are able to assess situations in an impartial
manner. They can understand the other person’s point of view as well as their own.
This is regarded as being the perfect number of 1s to have in a chart. A person
born on January 27, 1970 is an example of someone with two 1s in his chart.
People with three 1s in their chart fall into two types. Usually, they are chatter
boxes who never stop talking. However, you also sometimes find people with three
1s who are quiet and introspective. Interestingly enough, many of these people can
be both, and which one they are at any given time depends on the situation.
People with three 1s are generally happy, outgoing people. Many prominent entertainers
have this combination in their chart. A person born on October 14, 1940 is an example
of someone with three 1s in his chart.
People with four 1s in their chart find it extremely difficult to express themselves
verbally. They are sensitive, caring people who are frequently misunderstood. They
also find it very hard to relax and unwind. A person born on November 12, 1979 is
an example of someone with four 1s in her chart.
Five, Six, or Seven 1s
People with five or more 1s in their chart experience enormous difficulties in expressing
themselves verbally. They are frequently misunderstood and often direct their expressive
skills into an area they find less painful, such as writing, painting or dancing.
Some people with this combination overindulge in food, drugs or alcohol. A person
born on November 19, 1971 is an example of someone with five 1s in her chart.
The Number 2 : Two is the last number on the Mental Plane. It reveals how sensitive
and intuitive the person is. In this century, it is the third most common number
in Chinese Numerology Charts. Everyone born in the twenty-first century will have
at least one 2 in their charts. This can be taken as a sign of the coming of the
Age of Aquarius as everyone will possess caring, sensitive, and intuitive qualities.
How they use these traits is another matter.
One 2 : People with one 2 in their charts are sensitive and intuitive. Unfortunately
they are also easily hurt. They are able to size up other people at a glance and
have an uncanny ability of detecting insincerity.
Two 2s : People with two 2s in their chart are highly intelligent, sensitive and
intuitive. Unlike people with only one 2, they are able to make good use of their
intuition. They can easily detect the motivations of others and are able to assess
others at a glance.
Three 2s : People with three 2s in their chart experience an overabundance of this
sensitive, intuitive energy and can easily be hurt. They may give the impression
of being aloof, because they live in a world of their own feelings and often prefer
being on their own instead of spending time with others who might hurt their feelings.
Four 2s : People with four 2s in their chart are impatient and inclined to overreact
to small problems. They are extremely sensitive and frequently prefer time by themselves,
rather than risk of being hurt by others.
Five 2s or Six 2s : People with five 2s are very rare. They find life extremely
difficult. They are overly sensitive; they suffer constantly from self-doubt and
lack confidence and trust in others. In next century it will be possible to find
people with six twos (February 22, 2022), and these people will find this incredible
sensitivity almost impossible to handle.
The Number 3 : Three is found in the start of Middle Row and at the start of the
Emotional Plane. It is also the centre number of the thought Row. Consequently,
it is largely related to intellectual capacity. It is a positive, happy number.
Three also relates to memory and the ability to think clearly and logically.
One 3 : People with one 3 in their chart possess good, creative brains and an excellent
memory. They keep their feet on the ground and have a positive approach for reaching
their goals. They are able to inspire others with their optimism and honestly.
Two 3s : People with two 3s in their chart possess good imagination. They are mentally
alert and usually creative. They enjoy flouting convention and may appear to be
slightly eccentric. Many people with this combination become writers as they have
the ability to channel their creative imagination and express their ideas in words.
Three 3s : People with three 3s in their chart live inside their rich imagination.
They often find it hard to relate well with others and can appear self-absorbed
and remote. They possess excellent mental ability, but frequently spend their lives
in a world of dreams. They find it hard to listen to others and can be argumentative
and petty at times.
Four 3s : People with four 3s in their chart are impractical, overly imaginative
and fearful. All of these things make it hard for them to function well in everyday
The Number 4 : Four is a practical, hard-working number that represents order and
balance. People with this number in their charts are usually neat, tidy, and good
One 4 : People with one 4 in their charts are practical and usually good with their
hands. They enjoy “hands-on” type occupations and get impatient with imaginative
ideas and theories. They have the ability to organize others and carry out plans
Two 4s : People with two 4s in their chart are inclined to become overly involved
in physical and materialistic activities at the expense of other activities. They
have excellent organizational skills, and love starting a task at the beginning
and taking it to the end. They are conscientious, accurate, and tidy people. They
often have considerable creative ability in their hands and enjoy making beautiful
Three 4s : People with three 4s in their chart are involved almost exclusively with
physical activities and find it hard to pay attention to other areas of their lives.
They are well organized, self-disciplined, and hard-working.
Four 4s : People with four 4s in their charts are very hard to find. These people
are totally immersed in physical activities and find it difficult to understand
other people who are interested in intellectual or spiritual matters. They possess
enormous ability at anything involving their hands.
The Number 5 : Five is placed in the central position of the chart, and denotes
balance and emotional stability. However, it also relates to freedom, so people
with a 5 in their charts need a certain amount of room around them and are likely
to run if they feel overly restricted.
One 5 : People with one 5 in their charts are emotionally well balanced. They are
compassionate, understanding, and caring. They are able to motivate and inspire
others to achieve much more than would have otherwise been possible.
Two 5s : People with two 5s in their chart are intense and determined. They have
a great deal of drive and enthusiasm. They have problems harnessing their emotions,
which can lead to outbursts that are later regretted. This often creates difficulties
in home and family life.
Three 5s : People with three 5s in their chart are prone to speaking without thinking
and can hurt others unwittingly. They have a great deal of drive and energy but
these qualities need to be carefully channeld. They enjoy change, adventure, excitement
and often take unnecessary risks.
Four 5s : People with four 5s in their chart are hard to find, because this combination
occurs just three times every hundred years. People with four 5s need to slow down
and think before acting.
The Number 6 : The number 6 located in the last of the bottom row relates to creativity
and love of home and family. It also relates to helpful people and friendship.
One 6 : People with one 6 in their charts have a great love for their home and loved
ones. They enjoy domestic responsibilities and also possess considerable creative
potential. They make good parents and ultimately become the person everyone comes
to in the family when things are not going well.
Two 6s : People with two 6s in their chart are inclined to worry unnecessarily about
their home and family. The nervous strain thus created means that they need more
rest than most people. They enjoy creative activities and are happiest surrounded
by beautiful things. They are usually over-protective and find it hard to let their
children stand on their own two feet.
Three 6s : People with three 6s in their chart are inclined to be overly protective
and possessive of their loved ones. They also have considerable creative potential,
which provides a useful release for their emotional tension. They are inclined to
look more on the negative side of life than the positive, and need constant encouragement.
Four 6s : People with four 6s in their chart are highly creative, but they find
it hard to channel this energy in the early part of their life. Everything affects
them emotionally, which makes it hard for them to fit into everyday life.
The Number 7 : The number 7 is situated in the last of the middle row. It represents
sacrifice, usually learning the hard way through a disappointment or a loss.
One 7 : People with one 7 in their chart are likely to learn through losses of love,
possessions or health. As they learn from these experiences they usually become
more and more interested in metaphysical or spiritual pursuits.
Two 7s : People with two 7s in their chart grow in knowledge and wisdom by losing
either love, health or money. Ultimately, this is likely to lead to an interest
in the psychic or occult worlds. They have analytical brains, which makes them good
at solving intricate technical problems.
Three 7s : People with three 7s in their chart often lead sad lives caused by major
disappointments and setbacks in the areas of love, health and money. Frequently,
these people develop tremendous reserves of inner strength as a result of these
Four 7s : People with four 7s in their chart have to learn through major lessons
involving loss of love, health and finances.
The Number 8 : The number eight relates to attention to detail and is situated in
the start of bottom line.
One 8 : People with one 8 in their charts are methodical, conscientious and good
with details. However, surprisingly they usually find it hard to finish the tasks
they begin. They have restless, active minds and need constant mental challenges.
Two 8s : People with two 8s in their chart are extremely perceptive and conscientious.
They prefer to experience things for themselves, rather than take too much on trust.
They have fixed views and opinions and find it hard to change their minds after
decisions have been made.
Three 8s : People with three 8s in their chart are conscientious, rigid and frequently
restless. They develop more purpose in life about the time, they reach age of forty
and after that make rapid progress. They can be overly materialistic and need to
learn that possessions cannot bring lasting happiness.
Four 8s : People with four 8s in their chart are extremely restless and have a strong
need for change and variety in their lives. Once they find something they really
want to pursue, their progress can be a joy to behold. Until then, though, they
are likely to lead rather aimless, pointless lives. This combination occurs just
three times every century.
The Number 9 : Everybody born in the twentieth century has at least one 9 in his
or her chart. It represents idealism, valor, and ambition.
One 9 : People with one 9 in their chart are ambitious and have a strong desire
to improve themselves. The number 9 is present on both the Mental Plane and the
Action Line. This is one reason humankind has achieved such a great deal in the
twentieth century. However, it appears that many of us still need to learn to be
Two 9s : People with two 9s in their chart are idealistic, intelligent, and inclined
to be critical of others. Because they are highly intelligent they sometimes tend
to look down on others who are not similarly blessed. They need to learn to mix
with people from all levels of society.
Three 9s : People with three 9s in their chart are idealistic, caring, and intelligent.
They are inclined to exaggerate and “make mountains out of molehills.” They learn
to handle this better as they mature. When they are making good use of their mental
capabilities, they are happy and positive. However, they quickly become frustrated
and despondent when they feel that they are caught in a rut.
Four 9s : People with four nine in their chart are highly intelligent but find it
hard to live in the everyday world. They frequently retreat into a world of their
own imagination. If they can learn to harness the enormous amount of power and energy
at their disposal they can become a real force for good in the world.
Five 9s : Five 9s are exceptionally rare. The last time five nines appeared was
on September 29, 1999. It will not occur again until September 9, 2999.
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