For anyone interested in Chaldean numerology, this age old esoteric science can provide much interest and mystery prompting in-depth study. For skeptics more interested in mathematics than numerology itself, Chaldean numerology can provide a different perspective than the one they are used to.
The History of Chaldean Numerology
Chaldean numerology, also sometimes called Chaldean Gematria, is a system of numerology that ascribes numeric values to letters in order to discern a numerological reading. The Chaldean society, located in the south of Mesopotamia in present day Iraq, was most famously ruled by leader Nebuchadnezzar.
While the group is known for their mythology and church, they are perhaps best known for their oracles. These books consist of mystery poems and are one of the strongest archaeological ties left the Chaldeans. The texts were later idolized by 19th century occult theorists. The group's most lasting impression is in their numerology, based loosely on their spiritual connections to other astral planes.
How Chaldean Numerology Works
Each letter is given a different numerical value between 1 and 8.
A popular use of the Chaldean version of numerology is to get a reading of your name (called name numerology. Each number for the Chaldean's system provides a certain feeling or "vibration". Numerology readings focus on an interpretation of these vibrations.
Using a reading for a girl named Beth as an example, find the value of each letter in her name. Using the above chart, B is 2, E is 5, T is 4 and H is 5. Add these numbers together, and you get the number 16. This number represents the inner influence that controls Beth. Add together the two digits in 16 (which is common in numerology) and you get the number 7. The number 7 will tells what Beth shows to the world and how she appears on the outside, much line a sun sign would.
What Do The Numbers Mean?
While there are many interpretations about what the numbers themselves can mean, there are a few outline views as to what a single digit number can mean.
0: Potential not yet seen; the whole of everything and nothing
1. Independent and a leader; a number is powerful
2: Balance and flux; adaptability and unity
3: Creativity unbounds; signals a performer
4: Focused and structured worker; symbolic of institutional nature
5: Born to travel and resourceful; the number of freedom
6: Born teacher: burdened by responsibility
7: Mental and intelligent; curious and spiritual
8: The end towards a goal; money driven and strong
How Is The Chaldean Method Different From Others?
One of the primary differences between the Chaldean version of numerology and other versions of numerology is that the Chaldeans did not assign any letters to the number 9. Chaldean culture believed that, in addition to being highly spiritual, the number always disappeared. To them, associating a letter with this number would be vapid to the beholder.
Pythagorean numerology is based on mild manipulations to the Chaldean's system. However, the two systems are entirely different. They each have different numerological vibrations and calculate numbers in a different manner. Many favor the Pythagorean numerological method over the Chaldean system for its ease of use.
Also, other sects of numerology often disregard the double digit number that occurs when you first begins to add numbers together, while the Chaldean system places emphasis on this number as part of a full vibration.
Chaldean Numbers And You
While many people are drawn to numerology, it is often the case that people do not know how to use it in their life. The Chaldean system was created so that members of the society could better tune themselves to the life vibrations both inside and outside of their soul. When using Chaldean numbers, remember to keep this purpose in mind so that your reading will bear more success.