Life Path, Purpose, and Destiny Number

The Life Path, Purpose, and Destiny Number typically have the same position and meaning most systems. These numbers are calculated by adding up all the numbers of a person’s birthdate together. For example, if someone is born on January 9, 1975 (1/9/1975), then you would add  1+9+1+9+7+5 = 32. You would then use the number 32 to represent the persons life path, purpose, or destiny number. In some systems you would reduce this number to a 5 by adding 3+2=5.

The life path, purpose, or destiny number usually relates to qualities the person is striving for as their end goal in life. They are working towards this number as a means to fulfill a special part of who they are. By embracing and embodying the qualities of the life path, purpose, or destiny number in their life, they can feel a sense of completion and satisfaction. If, however, they fail to reach their goal of the life path, purpose, or destiny number, they may suffer a life of lesson and illness.

Once the life path, purpose, or destiny number is fully embraced and realized within a persons life, they may decide to move beyond the limitations of the number and higher expressions of the self.

Find out more about destiny here: Nourishing Destiny: The Inner Tradition of Chinese Medicine

Name Numerology

Name Numerology utilizes the numerical values of letters to provide information about the qulaity of a name. The Chaldean system uses numbers 1-8 (restarting at number 1 every 8 letters) and the pythagorean system uses numbers 1-9 (restarting at 1 every 9 numbers). For example, in the Pythagorean system: A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4, E=5, F=6, G=7, H=8, I=9.  There exists other methods for calculating name numbers and meaning. Here is an interesting place to start (

When performing calculations, letters are replaced with their corresponding numbers and then the numbers are added up to get a single number. In the case of the name TIM, for the Pythagorean system it would = 15 (T=2, I=9, M=4; 2+9+4=15).

There are many opportunities to get brief name readings and information.

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What is Numerology

Numerology is the use of number qualities, symbolism, systems, and patterns to create meaning in the world. According to Pythagorus, numbers, and the relationship between numbers, provide the foundations for understanding the universe.

Numerology embraces the idea in quantum physics that everything has a vibration. The vibration of a number and of numbers in a relationship, has a specific frequency and quality; things that are associated with a number then share a similar frequency or quality

In general, there is considered three types of numerological systemsThe Chaldean, the Pythagorean (Western), and the Kabbalah. However, this ignores the importance of Chinese numerology (Lo Shu magic square), Vedic numerology, and Yogic Numerology.  More recently, Marko Rodin has devised a system of vortex based mathematics that provides a framework for building Rodin Coils (which seem really cool). 

Numerology can be applied to names and birthdates to bring meaning into life in unique ways. As humans we are the creators of meaning and we have the power to choose what things mean to us. Ultimately, numerology is the exercise of our creative function. It becomes practical when we learn how to apply it in our lives and increase the understanding of ourselves and the world around us.