## Introduction to Numerology

Numerology is the study of the mystical properties inherent in your name and date of birth that define who you are as a person. It has a rich tradition going back to antiquity. Pythagoras believed in it. He was pretty smart at math. There must be something to it. Although The Cosmos recommends MysticMatch for proper numerological readings, we'll explain here how to derive your numbers on your own.

### Calculating Numerology Values

Calculating numerology values is straightforward. For any numerological Number you wish to calculate, you keep adding the individual numbers within each number together until you arrive at a number between 1 and 9. That sum is called a Master Number. It's harder to explain than to do the calculation. Perhaps an example will enlighten you.

Suppose you were born on 1 April 1990. First, let's tackle the year.

`1 + 9 + 9 + 0 = 19`

`1 + 9 = 10`

`1 + 0 = 1`

So the Master Number, the sum of all the numbers in 1990 is 1. The month, April, is the fourth month and the day is one. Therefore, the Master Number of the entire date is:

`1 + 4 + 1 = `

**6**

This was for a date, already a numerical value. For names, we convert each letter in the name to a number and sum those according to the following chart.

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 |

For example, let's look at the name `Titula`

. Finding each letter in the chart and substituting the corresponding numeric value, gives us the sum:

`2 + 9 + 2 + 3 + 3 + 1 = 20`

`2 + 0 = `

**2**

Therefore, the Master Number for the name `Titula`

is **2**. If we were to treat the full name, `Titula Josephine Butterman`

, to numerological study, we would sum the Master Number calculated from each name together.

Now that you know how calculate Master Numbers, we'll introduce the four core numbers of Numerology, included in MysticMatch.

### The Core Numbers

There are four numbers considered to form the core of Pythagorean Numerology:

**The Life Path**: It represents the traits you will carry with you throughout your life. It is calculated from your date of birth. It is regarded as the most important number.**The Destiny**: This is the number that describes your potential talents and attitudes, if you choose to develop them. It is calculated from your full name given to you at birth by your parents. It is your life's purpose and field of opportunity. Cultivating those talents will aid you in life, bringing you success and happiness.**The Soul Urge**: This represents your most important desires in life, usually kept private. It is calculated from the vowels in your full birth name. This is what you value most, regardless of Life Path and Destiny, and influences your behavior in daily life. Satisfying the demands of the Soul Urge will give you contentment. It is less important as Life Path and Destiny.**The Personality**: This number represents what you reveal to others. It is calculated from the consonants in your full birth name. The attributes described by this number show the first impression others get of you when you first meet. It influences your dress and appearance. It is less important as Life Path and Destiny.

Now that you have this knowledge of Numerology, download MysticMatch to see your reading and who makes a great match with you.