Numerology Basics: Your Birth Number

by msanglikar

What is a Birth Number and How to find it? A self help article on Numerology

An introduction to the basics of numerology. Includes answers to the questions: What is numerology, What is Birth Number and How to find your Birth Number. As the Birth Number is most important number in numerology, you must know your Birth Number if you are interested in self study of Numerology.

This article will help everybody who wants to know his/her Birth Number.

What is numerology?

Numerology is the study of the Numbers related to a person's date of birth. According to numerology, each number has specific characteristics. These characteristics reflect in the personality, behavior and life of the the person related to the number.

Numerology has a long history. Although the concept goes back to the ancient cultures, a deep study of numbers and their relationship to persons was done by Pythagoras, a Greek mathematician and philosopher of 6th Century B.C.E. In modern era, numerology is a well established phenomena. 

There are different methods of interpreting the numbers in numerology. Most famous method is  interpreting individual number of date of birth of a person. Another popular method is Name Numerology, in which every letter of a person's name has a numerical value, total of all the numbers is converted to a single number and then the characteristics are interpreted.

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How to Calculate Your Birth Number?

Your Birth Number is the most important number in numerology. According to numerology, your date of birth is most influential number in your life.

It is very easy to calculate your Birth Number. If you were born on any date 1 to 9 of any month, your date of birth is your Birth Number. For example, if you were born on 1st day of any month, your Birth Number is 1, and if you were born on 2nd, your Birth Number is 2.

Now, if you were born between 10 to 31 of any month, you have to add the two digits to get a single number, and that single number is your Birth Number. For examples, if you were born on 10th of any month, add 1 and 0. As the total is 1, your Birth Number is 1. If you were born on 31, your Birth Number is 4 as the total of 3 and 1 is 4.

Here is a chart which will help you to know your Birth Number:

Date of Birth    Birth Number
1, 10, 19, 28               1
2, 11, 20, 29               2
3, 12, 21, 30               3
4, 13, 22, 31               4
5, 14, 23                     5
6, 15, 24                     6
7, 16, 25                     7
8, 17, 26                     8
9, 18, 27                     9

However, if you were born on any double digit date, remember that the double digit number is also important in interpreting the characteristics. For example, if you were born on 28th of any month, your Birth Number is 1. So you are influenced by the characteristics of both number 1 and number 28.

General Characteristics of Birth Numbers

Here are some general characteristics of Birth Numbers:

Number 1: They are very ambitious and like to lead.

Number 2: Romantic, gentle, imaginative but not firm on carrying out their plans.

Number 3: Very ambitious, do not like to be a subordinate.

Number 4: Not materialistic persons, have different view on every subject.

Number 5: Great decision makers, make friends easily.

Number 6: Ambitious, like to control and command their subordinates.

Number 7: Great sales persons, have a wide range of knowledge, restless.

Number 8: Always misunderstood because of their cold attitude, but they are warm and good at their hearts.

Number 9: Have to struggle in their lives, generally get great success in later life.

In next article on numerology, I will discuss about the Life Path Numbers.

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Updated: 01/04/2013, msanglikar
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Ragtimelil on 12/15/2012

Interesting. I know nothing about numerology Waiting to learn more..

Mira on 12/14/2012

Look forward to your next article, to see what my number means :D

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