I have never been good at math. In fact, I got through High School math with teachers tutoring me, and the good grace of C’s. I believed numbers and their equations to be the bane of my existence. Then I discovered Numerology…and I was hooked. It was as if the whole process of working with numbers had been completely wrong until I approached them in this manner. It was as if someone had turned a photo right-side up, and I could suddenly make sense of it.
Numerology is the esoteric study of numbers, in which numbers are seen for their vibrational value and how they influence over lives & future.
Numerology works with a method of breaking numbers down into single digits…1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or into Master Numbers 11, 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, 99. To get to these basic & master units we need to add numbers together, such as my birthdate…5/29/1971=5+2+9+1+9+7+1=34, the number is broken down once again, until it reaches a single or master unit. 34…3+4=7, which gives you the number associated with my birth. The number associated with our birth is known as our Life Path Number, and it reveals the broader aspect of who we are.
My life path number is a 7, and 7 is a number of higher awareness, it is associated with people who are analytical, highly intuitive, often carrying a deep spiritual faith. People with a Life Path of 7 are most often seekers of the truth & wisdom, and often searching for the answers to everything. I find this entirely fitting, as I often say ‘when I die, my tombstone should read “Why?”‘. Not why did I die? But why? Why did this happen, why did that happen, what does this mean and that mean, and why? I have an incredibly inquisitive brain, which has led me to explore the unseen world with vigor. The negative or challenging side of having a 7 Life Path number is that those of us who fall into this category can be cynical and without faith have a high tendency toward seeking escape through work, drugs, and distraction. I can attest to this personally, for when I lost faith in a higher power as a teenager, I found myself wandering down the dark path of I don’t give a fuck, with my faithful companion’s drugs & alcohol. You can read about my personal journey in my book ‘Jump Girl, the initiation and art of a spirit speaker’…here’s a link https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/562306/jump-girl-by-salicrow/9781623171926
Our ‘Life Path’ number is not the only important number in our personal Numerology, the letters of our name; both given & chosen, have numerological values and can be broken down as well and show us fascinating things about ourselves. This knowledge helps us to better understand our underlying personalities, as well as the challenges and strengths that come naturally due to the numbers vibrating in our life.
The study of Numerology goes further to look at temporary number vibrations such as those associated with our phone numbers, street address, and the dates connected to weddings, business openings, project launching, travel, and more. Once you start working with numbers in this way; if you’re like me, you will find yourself breaking down numbers randomly and constantly, and thinking about what that vibration says about the situation.
Many people are already fascinated with numbers and can’t help but notice how the Universe uses them to get our attention, such as the 11:11 phenomenon (11:11, 1:11, 2:22, 3:33, 4:44 & 5:55) with clocks. When numbers show up in this way, they are like an alarm clock going off. They startle us a bit and make us question the why of the matter. When we experience numbers in this fashion it is a good idea to make note of what you were thinking about, talking about or doing at the time you noticed the occurrence. It’s also a good idea to look up the number as a Master number, for they are most definitely vibrating at a higher frequency.
There are many good books out there on Numerology and you can learn a lot from internet web-pages, but always remember to trust your own feeling on how that number is interpreted in your life. Intuition matters and each number-vibration has varied associations. (Remember the #7 associated with my life path, would be a hard one to live with if I was not a person of faith.) For those of you who want to dive deeper into Numerology and do better with a guide, make sure to check out my upcoming workshop ‘Introduction to Numerology’ @ the Grindstone Cafe & Wellness Center in Vermont. https://www.facebook.com/events/2207640429549737/
Numerology is best pursued with a mindset on fun. Allow yourself to explore what numbers have to say about you and the ones you love. I am still exploring and still having fun with them. They speak to me every day in multiple ways, and I have gone on to purposely use them…choosing the numbers I use for the many projects I am part of. Happy numbering folks!