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Numerology takes the premise that you can break down your own personality based on simple numbers in your life. Once you discover those numbers, you can look up what those numbers mean and learn more about yourself or another person based on these findings. Unlike fortune telling, numerology doesn't aim to predict. Do a numerology reading and find out how fascinating it really is.

Visit a numerology website or purchase a book on numerology. Learn your basic number combinations and how to get your own readings.

Provide your birth date and break this number down to it's basic form. For example, January 30,1954 would break down as follows: January= 1, 30=3+0=3,
1954=1+9+5+4=19=1+9=10=1+0=1, total=1+3+1=5. So, the life path number would be 5 for a person with the birth date of January 30,1954.

Look up the life plan number that you arrive at for your birthday. The reading tells you your personality traits and other information about how you think and relate to the world. This is not fortune telling; it's just an assessment of your present personality.

Use other information about yourself such as your name or birthplace to obtain even more information. Break down the information by using the number assigned to each letter of the alphabet.

Learn more advanced techniques of numerology reading such as "realization," "heart's desire" and "personality" to reveal more in depth aspects of your personality and explain why you do what you do, not predict what you will do as in fortune telling.


How to Calculate a Numerology Number

Numerology numbers can be used in a similar fashion to astrology. Your birth number is calculated and that number lets you know about certain aspects of your personality. Many people also use their numerology number as their lucky number. You do not need to see a numerologist to calculate your number. You can do it on your own in a few simple steps.

Write out your entire birth date on a piece of paper. This includes the month, day, and full year of your birth.

Translate the birth date into numbers. For example, March 9, 1977, becomes 3, 9, 1, 9, 7 and 7.

Add each of the numbers together. Using the numbers from above that would mean 3+9+1+9+7+7=36.

Take the final two numbers and add them together. So, an equation that results in 36 would calculate to 9 (3+6). Your numerology number is then considered to be 9.

Research the significance of your numerology number. After you figure out what the number is, then you should look up the traits that are reflected by that number. Look online at an astrology site or buy a book that discusses numerology.