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The Secret Power of Numerology – Occult Numbers

William Shakespeare’s number was 5, signifying that he was clever, fast-moving, and impatient. Shakespeare’s friends, however, called him Will, which corresponds to 4, showing a completely different side to his character – perhaps the side only his good friends knew..Numerologists believe that when this system is applied to an individual’s full name, it reveals the true nature of the personality, the characteristics that influence decisions taken throughout life.

The Secret Power of Numerology – Occult Numbers

Secretly, many people are little superstitious about numbers. Thirteen is unlucky; for some, Friday the 13th is an inauspicious day and there should never be 13 at table. On the other hand, three is a lucky – except that bad luck always comes in threes.

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Many people also have their own personal lucky number: the number of the house they were married, or a number that has proved lucky before and may bring more good fortune in the future.

Few people would admit to taking these beliefs seriously. But they are relics of the ancient and once highly regarded art of numerology – the belief that numbers hold some hidden knowledge about the world, that they can reveal the future or concealed aspects of a person’s character.

A Significant Assignation

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Numerology originated among the Jew of biblical times and among the mathematicians of ancient Greece. Those who practice it today use what is known as the Hebrew system, in which each letter is assigned to a number between 1 and 8:

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

A

B

C

D

E

U

O

F

I

K

G

M

H

V

Z

P

Q

R

L

T

N

W

 

 

J

 

S

 

 

X

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To find the number associated with word, the numbers corresponding to the letters are added together. Each time the resulting number is more than 9, the two digits are added together. For example, if the total is 15, 1 and 5 are then added together to give 6.

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According to numerologists, each number between 1 and 9 has its own significance. The number one signifies dominance and leadership; two, gentleness, kindness, and lack of ambition. Three is the most “extrovert” number, denoting intelligence, creativity, and wit. Four is the number of fairness, organization, dependability, and attention to detail. Five is brilliance, cleverness, and impatience. Six is perhaps the “happiest” number, signifying tranquility, balance, loyalty, sincerity, and conscientiousness. Seven is the number of the loner, the philosopher, the mystic. Eight represents worldly success – and egocentricity. Nine stands for the height of intellectual and spiritual achievement.

What’s in a Name?

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Numerologists believe that when this system is applied to an individual’s full name, it reveals the true nature of the personality, the characteristics that influence decisions taken throughout life. Applied to a nickname, it indicates what other people think of the individual. And if a married woman compares the numbers of her maiden and married names, she can find out how marriage has changed her.

Finally, the sum of the numbers corresponding to consonants, called the personality number, indicates the impression made on others; the sum of the numbers corresponding to vowels, the heart number, is a measure of inner character.

Shakespearean Sums

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William Shakespeare’s number was 5, signifying that he was clever, fast-moving, and impatient. Shakespeare’s friends, however, called him Will, which corresponds to 4, showing a completely different side to his character – perhaps the side only his good friends knew. His personality number, showing the impression he made on the world, is 3 – the number of a proud, extroverted, ambitious, and pleasure – loving man. But his heart number is 2, showing his true nature to be gentle, kind, and unassuming.

Numerologists believe that individuals should apply their personal number in every aspect of life. People whose number is 6, for example, should arrange to make difficult decisions or perform important tasks on days of the month that also add up to 6: the 6th, the 15th, and the 24th. People whose names add up to 8 should make sure they eat oranges – or any other food that adds up to 8.

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Numerology can be applied to dates as well as to names. It gives an indication of what will happen on a particular date or in a particular year. For example, the digits of 1988 add up to 26, and 2 plus 6 equals 8 – which suggests that the year 1988 is one of success and good fortune.

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  1. xoxo

    On September 3, 2009 at 9:36 am


    Interesting post. A job well done on this. Thanks :)

  2. Christine Ramsay

    On September 3, 2009 at 1:18 pm


    I like this one. I have worked out my special number and I think the meaning more or less applies to me. Nice work.

    Christine

  3. Uma Shankari

    On September 3, 2009 at 5:10 pm


    Whether I believe it or not, it’s temping to try finding out about oneself. Perhaps I wasn’t clear or did the math wrong, I got different results, but each time the predictions seem right. I think that’s where the “trick” lies.

    Anyway, an interesting piece, well written.

  4. willie wondka

    On September 3, 2009 at 5:17 pm


    i did have someone do my future readings based on me by numbers, it wasnt that good as some of it was right and some wasnt and it was based on my date of birth, name etc, thanks for sharing.

  5. unown971

    On September 3, 2009 at 5:19 pm


    Great article!

  6. hollynoel001

    On September 3, 2009 at 6:00 pm


    very interesting number are so fascinating in many ways!!

  7. Lostash

    On September 3, 2009 at 6:59 pm


    I’m a 9!!! Lucky me. Great fun with this one!

  8. Dreyan

    On September 3, 2009 at 7:23 pm


    It\’s a common misconception that 13 is unlucky. Real, hardcore occults believe it brings good luck.

    What does it mean when you have ten people with the same name and different personalities?

  9. CA Johnson

    On September 3, 2009 at 8:41 pm


    Interesting article. I think I will try to figure out what my number is too just to see what results I get. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  10. gianne

    On September 3, 2009 at 9:25 pm


    I’m so into this stuff….this was very well written and I think inspires those who are not as into it, to give it some thought!

  11. Daisy Peasblossom

    On September 3, 2009 at 10:06 pm


    Fun article.

  12. Idazalee

    On September 4, 2009 at 9:53 am


    Great article!.thanks for sharing this great infos..I liked so much..well done!!..thank you

  13. CHAN LEE PENG

    On September 4, 2009 at 11:43 am


    Excellent article! Very attractive piece, my friend. Have my liked it too.

  14. papaleng

    On September 4, 2009 at 11:53 am


    numerology will only be true if you believe on them,though there are researches made to prove that numerology has concrete foundations. Thanks for sharing pal.

  15. ahmad joko setyawan

    On September 4, 2009 at 4:19 pm


    Another completely fasinating article that was well written and well presented as they always are.Excellent work!!

  16. monica55

    On September 5, 2009 at 2:39 am


    Thanks for sharing.
    Monica.

  17. Ruby Hawk

    On September 5, 2009 at 7:53 pm


    Sounds interesting but I have never thought about miy lucky number. Maybe I should.

  18. Sourav

    On September 6, 2009 at 8:48 am


    Interesting to read. Though it’s hard to say numerology is absolutely logical or not!

  19. DA Cournean

    On September 6, 2009 at 10:33 am


    Very interesting!

  20. Chris Marlowe II

    On September 6, 2009 at 10:51 am


    Dear Mr Ghaz,

    As you already know, I’m in fact the playwright who worked under the pen name “William Shakespeare”. So, it could indeed be true that number 5 signifies you’re clever, fast-moving, and impatient. Because that’s what I am:

    Yours Truly,
    the One & Only

  21. Momof4

    On September 7, 2009 at 11:10 pm


    Mr. Ghaz, This was very interesting. Numerology, hum now there’s a thought. This should be fun finding my numbers. Thanks for sharing this information and the article is so well written.

    Naomi

  22. WriteEditSeek

    On September 10, 2009 at 10:20 pm


    Cool, detailed, and well-written overview of numerology.

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    On May 20, 2010 at 6:10 am


    hey guys, check out this new forum, its really good for free numerology. http://www.numerology-astrology.com.au

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