# Understanding Numerology

## Decoding Chinese Numerology & How to Use It

Chinese numerology is also called Lo Shu numerology. Lo Shu numerology is not something many people have seen, and it's different from other forms of numerology. So, how did Lo Shu numerology come into being?… Keep reading »

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Numerology is the ancient practice of using numbers to describe and understand the world around you. Numerology breaks down the universe into a numeric system, often with a divine or mystical interconnection.

## Types of Numerology

There are many types of numerology systems you can use. Some of these include Biblical numerology, Kabbalah numerology, Chaldean numerology, and Chinese numerology.

## The Many Facets of Numerology

From Pythagoras, who famously declared, "All is number", to Archimedes who discovered Pi, mathematicians have strived to explain the world through numbers. This art of divination is used to reveal hidden messages and meanings to guide you, help you make course corrections and weight your decisions.

### How the Numbers Work

Everything in the world can either be reduced to, or explained through, the numerology system. Each letter in the alphabet has a corresponding number. For example, A=1, B=2, and so forth. Using this method means that your entire name and birthdate can be added together to reduce to a single digit or reveal a master number.

### Number Characteristics

You can learn how each number calculation affects you. For example, each number is assigned a specific meaning, which means you embody the same characteristics as your name and/or birthdate numbers.

## Creating Numerology Charts

A numerologist will create a chart of clients that explains various aspects of their lives. With these mathematical calculations, you can find out why you're here, what you want, who you are, and how you will meet your purpose for being here.

### Life Path

Your life path number is the framework for your life. It reveals the reason you're here and what you're supposed to accomplish.

### Heart's Desire

Your heart's desire number reveals the inner you. This is often called the soul urge number. It peels away the layers to show your true motivations and intentions. It exposes what you really like, dislike, want, detest, need, desire, etc.

### Personality Number

This number is very similar to the astrological rising sign that represents how you're seen by the outside world. This number reveals your outer persona.

### Destiny Number

This number is also called your expression number. It reveals your planes of expression (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual). It shows how you will fill that framework provided by your life path. Together, your destiny number and life path number give a complete picture of who you are, why you're here, and how you'll accomplish your life mission.

## Love and Compatibility

Numerology can be used to determine the compatibility of lovers, business partners, and friends. By comparing and contrasting the numerology for an individual with a loved one or romantic interest, parallels and challenges can be charted.

## Learning About Benefits of Numerology

Numerology can reveal certain aspects of your life. When you learn how to use numerology, you can gain greater insights into opportunities and challenges.

Understanding Numerology