Numbers represent a fascinating aspect of the language of the Universe and as such many Occultists have tried to decipher their meaning in relevance to human lives and personalities. Everything is energy and everything has vibration. This vibration can be classified into nine basic types each named numerically from 1-9. Each basic type of vibration or number naturally has its own set of properties that make it distinctive and these attributes tend to influence a person and his life because again, everything is energy: everything is vibration. This is the basis of numerology.
Out of all the different types of numerology out there Chaldean is hands down the most accurate just not that well known. I’ve have tried everything there is. Soul number, expression numbers, angel numbers. Ugh! Please! They are based on the truth but awkward and fanciful in their application. Mistruths are often the toughest kind of lies to uproot. I’ve had recurring and repeatable results only with Chaldean and I’m sticking to this one thank you! The reason I think this works is because of how the numbers are assigned to the letters and also the basis of the interpretation: Tarot cards!
So the Chaldean system has numbers assigned supposedly based on each letter’s vibration as opposed to the order in which they are typically arranged. Okay! I have to own that I don’t know how one can tell what vibration a letter is supposed to have. One thing I did notice is that the odd numbers have letters that use more open or exaggerated mouth movements than the even numbers. I have also noticed that the number four is assigned to the letters DMT! Nice, huh?! Regarding the interpretation, well, I’m a firm believer of the fact that when certain different schools of thought merge, the Truth we seek is a whisper of a thread in between. I’ve told you about numbers being a type of language of the Universe, well Tarots are basically symbols and they are a type of Universal Language too. Now while I say Tarot cards, I’m pretty sure Chaldean came first and very likely provided a good base for tarots. It shows in the the manner of interpretation. Carl Jung once said that God spoke in Archetypes and that is a big part of the Truth in the Chaldean system.
Ooh! They also did not care to assign any letter to the number nine. They thought it was holy. Can’t really argue there. You can look up Tesla’s ideas on the numbers 3, 6 and 9 and the significance of 9 in the tarot world. Now I don’t like putting up redundant information here, unless it has a fresh perspective…, that is mine! So, what I’d like to add is no matter what intentions they had with excluding the number, the fact remains that the letters were assigned vibrations from 1 to 8. The reason I’m stating the obvious is to point out the fact that now 8 has become the most significant vibration because there are 8 numbers!! Now if you have done your research on single number interpretations, you’ll know that 8 is a karmic number, the hand of fate and my personal favourite interpretation, the eternal/infinite energy. What I am trying to say is that basing a system on the number 8 like that is deep magic and what the Chaldeans did, whether they know it or not, was they tied their numerology system to Fate, to the eternal energy that survives time intact only to be perceived differently. Odd numbers carry and energy of change but even ones have consistency. That’s why it can connect so soundly to the names that people are either born with or that stick to them regardless, numbers of their birth, time, address, everything.
Moving on! I’m just going to give a quick description of my take on the single number interpretation. So like I said odd numbers carry the energy of change and the even numbers, consistency. The thing about numbers is their nice manner of incrementing in vibration and value and when you apply this to what we know of odd and even numbers, you will arrive at how I’ve come up with my interpretation.
Everything starts here in the observable Universe. This number is representative of consciousness and awakening. That’s why you hear a lot of about 1111 meaning awakening in a larger sense. Anyway, it also signifies the beginning and as such, is auspicious in relation to events as it offers strong grounds. Names of Places, events carrying the number one can let you tap into success through breakthroughs and bouts of clarity. So you want progression, insight and epiphanies to help you overcome whatever life may throw at you then, naming your house or company in such a way that it boils down to 1 would help. This isn’t some sort of catch all success number though. I would say use this number if you have trouble with clarity or want to tackle problems that are better solved by thinking outside the box.
Number 1 people are often original thinkers or perceivers. Despite that, they tend to lean more to the simplistic side of thinking; comprehending the complex through simplistic means rather than thinking too deep or too much over simple things. They are definitely good initiators weather they can see it through or not would depend on other. They make good leaders and often find success if they manage to learn about teamwork and harmony. They tend to stick out as confident and often visionary individuals with a clear purpose. They are also competitive and dominating with huge reserves of energy and drive.
This is the first vibration of harmony, reflection and balance. While the previous number signifies awakening, this one represents eliminates the aspect of loneliness and brings in the first concept of relationship. Ironically most people with this vibration tend to suffer from loneliness unless they begin to truly like themselves and of course loneliness is quickly keep at bay with relationships. So events and places with this vibration have the effect of bringing people together and this means friendships and lovers and even business partners. Yes, this isn’t a lovers-only group. But this vibration serves as a magnet pulling events and people together obeying rules of harmony and balance. This is the glue number.
People with this vibration tend to be introverted in the sense that they spend more time than others reflecting on their lives and themselves. This is the basis for a relationship with oneself and needs time to grow. These people also are extroverted in the sense that they have an innate need to connect to other people but are better at one-on-one deals than group scenarios. Intimacy is their strong point. They have a potential to be wise peacekeepers depending on how deep and loving a relationship they have managed to establish with themselves. They can relate to almost anybody, being capable of seeing at least a smidgen of themselves reflected in someone else no matter how different. They are diplomatic and hate facing conflicts no matter how competent they become with it.
This is the number that breaks the stability of the previous vibration. It is the disrupter born to shake things up, to bring in something more interesting, possibly a solution, definitely some tangible action. It is also a liberator considering the number two tends to sweep certain things under the rug in order to force harmony where there can be none. Number three often tends to brings things out of the closet, new pieces of the puzzle into the mix and it is the first number in the series to represent a group or a community. Events and places carrying this vibration tap into the all the creative, social and fun energies out there. It’s like having a wild card. That’s why a lot of people think 3 is lucky, why witches are totally in love with it and a lot of creative minds too.
Number 3 people are all about charm and dynamism. They are creative, active, even restless and chaotic. They tend to be the catalysts in the group either for good or bad or both. They love being social and are more comfortable with larger groups than one-on-ones. Intimacy isn’t their strong suit but attraction is. They are magnets that attract people and situations back into their life. So they are very familiar with lucky streaks and unlucky ones too (be careful what you wish for). They like action and creativity and anything that holds their interest. Boredom and routine is their mortal enemy. So they make good entrepreneur, performers, artists, salesmen and that-person-with-all-the-connections.
This is the first number in the series to bring in serious tangible foundations, something that can actually have a chance at surviving through the ages. It stops the dynamic vibration of 3 from spinning out of control and serves as a grounding force. Events and places with this vibration have a ‘staying effect’ as they tend to leave a mark in the unconscious even if they no longer exist. The positive aspects are its property of solid foundations and tangible achievements. But it also means rest and this can sometimes manifest in stagnation, a standstill, or even sleep and more sinisterly, death! The Japanese number four is considered unlucky because it sounds like death. So unless you have a professional’s wisdom to back you up, don’t go choosing this number willy nilly. After all, for some it can mean stagnation or death and for others a foundation. Either way it has the power to seep into subconscious layers and affect the unseen generations to come which explains its Karmic reputation.
Number 4 people are industrious and practical and very level headed. There are often result oriented and find comfort in routine. The form much of the backbone of society as they are reliable, committed and sturdy in their goals and everyday life. They can be very stubborn though, even more bullheaded than number 1 people. They are tend to be home or work oriented and much of their social life surrounds it without which they tend to simply keep to themselves. Naturally, they don’t do well with change and need time to adjust. For people that find so much comfort in the ordinary, they sure bump into some weird coincidences and that is because of the vibration of 4 that passes on subconscious data from generation to generation, connecting souls in endless loops for good or ill. Yay! People born with the number most definitely have karmic stuff handed down to them from previous lives or ancestors. People named with that vibration are those with the choice of ignoring or changing it. There is a lot of unnecessary gloom and doom surrounding this subject so be sure to lighten up and make an effort to get your occult facts right.
Past the stability of four, arises chaos and change once more in the vibration of number 5. It tends to overthrow the stability of 4, either to revolutionise it, or govern it. People with this number either hate anarchy (if they fancy themselves the leader) or love it. This vibration is a force meant to uproot foundations and make way for new ones, to either break hierarchies or make them, to seek out new paths, new ways of being. Events with this vibration are like the answer to growing dissatisfaction of what was or yearning and longing for something better. It’s a number of renewed energy so places with this vibration have an invigorating energy useful to stir up creativity and change from within. Even though it doesn’t have the speed of number 3, it has more reliability. So it’s great for writing.
Number 5 people are eccentrics, oddballs and know-it-alls. They are usually very opinionated and have a need to express, rectify and sometimes enforce their opinions over others. They share a synergy with 1 and 10 and something about this makes them a usually impatient chaser of perfection. They see a lot more variables than others and are very versatile with how they do things. These people tend to travel, in search of new experiences and new people. There are two major kinds of people in this energy space, the ones that care about other people (who become activists or social reformers) and the ones that don’t (writers, scientists, etc). But both types end up expressing their uniqueness for the benefit others in one way or the other. They are also explorers.
The unique aspect of this number is how it is relatable to all the other numbers, and this makes it the number of true harmony or love. It softens the harshness of all odd numbers and lightens up the seriousness of the even ones. It carries the reflective and harmonising aspects of 2 and the lucky, charming aspects of 3. Events with this vibration tend to leave it mark in their hearts rather than the subconscious and the heart space is where the conscious and subconscious happen to merge. Places with this vibration are absolutely lovely, are perfect for a healing space in which one can grow or recuperate.
Number 6 people don’t have much of a mind or capacity for money although they do attract gifts and generosity in exchange for what they give. As long as they don’t burden themselves with worries about their financial status, they are bound to attract comfortable circumstances. They exude an inviting energy and people find them very approachable. They make good healers, counsellors and teachers with an innate balance of consistency and dynamism. However they are not as personal as number 2 people and will always be drawn to those in need. Provided they don’t ignore their own needs, they are capable of living very fulfilling lives as they are always more about the journey and not so much the destination.
This energy seeks to go beyond love for several reasons; to protect it, to escape it, to test itself and to explore spirituality. Quite opposite to how number 6 can relate to a lot of other vibrations, this one is pretty alienated. Love is then not enough for this vibration as as it needs to satiate its intense innate need to find out the purpose of its existence. This is why seven is said to be holy. There is a degree of separation that is experienced by everything that carries this vibration that, dare I say, forces a connection to the divine from within. Events with this vibration tend to be misunderstood by most people except those that resonate with the same number. Places like churches and temples and such are better off with this vibration.
Number 7 people always feel different and clueless at a young age, already asking themselves all the big questions often pondering about them quite seriously. They don’t quite fit in with the rest but they also don’t share number 5’s need to make changes or express their uniqueness. These people choose to change themselves. This is the number of the ascetic, the mystic, the philosopher etc as they all have the need to fill their emptiness/disconnectedness by connecting to the divine, a greater truth or a higher purpose. Even if the person has no desire for spirituality, they would still demand more from life and would ultimately set about finding their own way of life. The more connected they are to the divine here-and-now, the more capable they are of leading ordinary existence of married and work life.
This is when things come around full circle. Since this vibration has the same attribute of stability as number 4 returning double fold, it carries a strength that withstands the test of time even in the material world. Its connection to the infinity symbol is powerful. Even though power, material gain is implied, this vibration is not an easy one to carry and if you are not careful, you’ll probably end up inviting more trouble than you can handle. This vibration carries all things old, true and constant. Assigning such a name to something or someone means you are either blessing or cursing it with the hand of Fate. Not only is this an intense vibration that magnifies all the qualities of number 4 but it also has the effect of returning to the point of origination better, stronger and more powerful than before. Either that or die.
Number 8 people have ambitions to build something, to leave some sort of legacy. They also are very persistent about it. I think it’s because they have a sense of what potential they could realise even at a young age. But they never have it easy. If you are born a number 8 and disagree with this statement, you must have some nice number 6 vibration cushioning things for you in your name or surname or parents’ birthdays etc. Most number 8 people hate the idea of fate because they don’t like to think of their life as led by an external force. They prefer to think of themselves as self-made men and women. What they don’t realise is that they are hardwired to run headlong into obstacles, boldly facing whatever life throws at them. Some say this vibration carries karmic punishment and reward.
Before zero caught on, for a long time 9 symbolised completion, ascension and god-like status. Now though, we need a slightly tweaked interpretation. The number, to me represents a sense of impending finality or completeness. It represents everything from reaping the rewards of hard work, experiencing the bliss of nearing the peak or some desired goal to the bitter-sweet retirement. This vibration when used carefully brings people within the reach of success (noticed prices that end with ..9.99 sell faster?). It is also the vibration of decay and self destruction (my unpopular opinion) due to the fact it is the last in its series and must give way to double digit vibrations. Many events and places have been named to have the vibration of 9 and while most end up achieving success, there are also train wrecks. The difference is in the levels of agitation, fear and grace and acceptance. Since 9 also represents endings and decays, using it with feelings of fear, temper, even desperation is a no-no.
Number 9 people often have what people call the midas touch. Success and all their desires always seem to be a leap away. They are the kids (other than number 1 kids) whose parents boast would grow up to do great things. This vibration is quite the double edged sword and to yield it properly, one needs to learn the art and grace of letting go. In its most balanced state this vibration has the composure to accept endings and live in the present. They are go-getters that always love a good challenge. They can command authority but they will usually choose another challenge to overcome instead of staying committed to a leadership role. Think of them as retired folk; they will either go from one adventure to the other living life to the fullest and impart wisdom, help and experience along the way, or be anxious and fearful, questioning their worth at every exhausting step. Number 9 people can be both types in one lifetime.
Phew! Will post the interpretations of compound numbers as part two!