Numerology terminology page

Here are the terminology of each Numerology Topics



LIFE PATH:

The Life Path number gives us a broad outline of the opportunities, challenges, & lessons we will encounter in this lifetime. Your Life path is the road you are traveling. It reveals the opportunities & challenges you will face in life. Your Life Path number is the single most important information available in your Personality

BIRTHDAY

The day you were born bears great significance in understanding who you are & where your talents lie. The day of birth indicates some special talent you possess. It is a gift to you that will help you along your Life's Path. Your day of birth is one of your four core numbers -- the Life Path, Expression, & Heart's Desire being the other three. It is the least significant of the four core numbers, but perhaps the most finite, in that it reveals a specific ability you possess in a marked degree.

EXPRESSION

Your Expression number reveals your physical & mental constitution, the orientation or goal of your life. Some numerologists refer to this number as the Destiny, because it represents a lifelong target at which you are aiming. You work at fulfilling this potential every day of your life. Thus, the Expression number reveals your inner goal, the person you aim to be. The Expression number reveals the talents, abilities, & shortcomings that were with you when you entered your human body. Your name, & the numbers derived from it, reveals your development, as well as the talents & issues you will be working with during this life. For those for whom reincarnation is an accepted philosophy, the vibration of your full name can be seen as the totality of your personal evolution, the experiences, talents, & wisdom accumulated over many life times. Every experience, no matter how great or small, along this evolutionary path has influenced your development, & brought you to your current state of being. The Expression is your being; the Life Path is the major lesson you are attempting to learn this time around. Time allows the gradual emergence of your personality. By reading the Expression number below, you will come to understand your basic nature & the abilities & issues inherent in your being.

MINOR EXPRESSION

The Minor Expression number is based on the current (or short) name; the name you now use to introduce yourself including your last name. The influence of the short name is minor in comparison to your full name. Interestingly, the short name often compensates in some way for numbers (and their related characteristics) that are missing or out of balance in the full name. For instance, a number missing in the full name may show up prominently in the short name; or a number (or numbers) that appears in excess in the full name can be compensated for in the short name. If a name change takes place later in life through marriage or for professional reasons, it adds or subtracts certain qualities. It can also focus & intensify existing characteristics or talents that may be latent.

HEART'S DESIRE

Your Heart's Desire is the inner you. It shows your underlying urge, your true motivation. It reveals the general intention behind many of your actions. Consequently, it dramatically influences the choices you make in life. The Heart's desire is seen as part of the larger picture, called the core numbers, which includes the Life Path, Expression, Day you were born, & Personality. But each points to a different aspect of you. The Expression number reveals your talents & abilities, & your general direction in life. The Life Path is the central lesson you came into the world to learn. The Day you were born is very closely connected to your Life Path. It reveals specific talents you possess, which will be helpful to you in dealing with your Life Path. The Personality reveals how people tend to see you. It also demonstrates what characteristics you are projecting to the world. The Heart's Desire demonstrates the identity of the soul that joined the earth -- you, the spiritual being.

MINOR HEART'S DESIRE

The Minor Heart's Desire number is derived from the vowels of your current name; the name you now use to introduce yourself. The current name is a refinement of the more complex qualities of your longer name (the full name at birth). It sharpens & bundles the energies that are reflected by your full name. It intensifies certain aspects of your being , & de-emphasizes others. For this reason, the short name often provides insight into what you truly want in life. It also often reveals the extent of your understanding of what you want from this life. It reveals both your strong desires, & the limits you place upon your potential. Your feelings about your current name are different from your full name. It affects how you feel about yourself; it changes your identity slightly.

PERSONALITY

Your Personality number is derived from the consonants of your full name at birth. Your Personality is like a narrow entrance hall to the great room that is your true nature. It is those aspects that you feel comfortable sharing with people at the outset of a relationship. With time & trust, you invite others into the deeper aspects of your nature; you reveal more of who you really are, in effect, your Heart's Desire, Expression, & so on. Your Personality number often serves as a censoring device, both in terms of what you send out, as well as what you allow to approach. It discriminates in the kinds of people & information you let enter your heart & mind. For this reason, your Personality is usually much more narrow & protective in its definition than the real you. It can screen out some of what you do not want to deal with -- people or situations -- but it also welcomes those things that immediately relate to your inner nature. Your Personality number also indicates how others perceive you. No one can be objective about himself or herself. Even our closest friends & relatives have trouble describing how they see us.

MATURITY

Your Maturity number indicates an underlying wish or desire that gradually surfaces around age thirty to thirty-five. This underlying goal begins to emerge as you gain a better understanding of yourself. With self-knowledge comes a greater awareness of who you are, what your true goals in life are, & what direction you want to set for your life. This, in a nutshell, is the gift of maturity: You no longer waste time & energy on things that are not within your own special identity. No matter what your age is at present, your life is being channelled in a specific direction, toward a very specific goal. That goal can be seen as a reward or the fulfillment of a promise that is implicit in your current efforts, often without your knowing it consciously. While the characteristics of this number are usually visible during childhood, we tend to lose sight of these aspects until later in life. But our lives are always being affected by this influence, nonetheless. Your Maturity number begins to have a more profound impact on your life after the age of 35. The influence of the number increases steadily as you grow older.

L/E BRIDGE

The Bridge numbers in your chart are the numbers that indicate how you can make the relationship between the individual core numbers in your chart easier & more compatible. Bridge numbers have the potential to "close the gap" between the Life Path & Expression number, or the Heart's Desire & Personality number. In this chapter we will explain what you can do to make your talents, strengths, & specific abilities (Expression number) more easily available & fitting the needs of your main lesson(s), & expected direction of growth (Life Path).

H/P BRIDGE

Several Bridge numbers can be found in your chart. The Bridge number between the Life Path number & the Expression number was described earlier in your reading. The following Bridge number relates to your Heart's Desire number & your Personality number. This Bridge number, the Heart's Desire - Personality bridge, explains how you can make your deeper self -- your needs & desires, your true nature -- more aligned with the part of your personality others tend to recognize when they meet you. With a little exaggeration, you could say that your Personality number is somewhat like your mask. It is the more superficial you; a protective shield & a camouflage of the deeper you. You can easily imagine how much more comfortable, & less self-conscious, the experience of life becomes when your deeper & more real you is closer & more fitting to the personality you reveal on a day to day basis.

KARMIC LESSONS

Numerology is based on the understanding that we enter life with certain strengths & weaknesses. Karmic lessons are areas that we are currently weak in & must be faced & worked on in this life. There can be more than one Karmic Lesson. These are indicated by the absence of certain numbers in your name. The letters & numbers of your name point to talents & abilities that you possess. These characteristics can be compared to a workshop in which certain tools are available to you. Missing numbers, those that are not represented in the letters in your name, imply tools that are unavailable, & must be learned & mastered during this lifetime. You may well recognize your Karmic Lessons as weaknesses you have learned to overcome in the course of your life, however, the challenges implied in your Karmic Lessons will continue to come up occasionally for the rest of your life.

HIDDEN PASSION

Your Hidden Passion reveals one or more special strengths & talents that you rely upon & are available to you. The Hidden Passion represents your specific field of expertise, or a concentrated talent. Metaphorically, this talent can be seen as having a power all its own to shape your life. Its existence gives you a strong desire to develop & to express that particular ability. Having the talent demands that you express it, that you experience this part of you, & that you live according to its nature. In this way, the Hidden Passion shapes your personality, & guides your life.

PLANES OF EXPRESSION

Each of us experiences life on four different levels: with our physical body; our mental faculty; our emotional makeup; & our intuition. Each of these areas has a specific means of perceiving information. The physical body is capable of touch, taste, pleasure, & pain. It provides us with a sense of the physical world. The mental body, like the emotional & intuitive natures, perceives the invisible worlds. Our minds deal with the world of thought. The heart, of course, is preoccupied exclusively with the world of emotion. Our feelings teach us many things about ourselves & about others. Finally, we have the capacity for direct contact with the higher realms by way of intuition. Intuitive insight comes in a flash. It is not rational -- that is the world of the mental plane -- but comes as if it were placed at the doorstep of our minds. Intuition, therefore, bypasses all effort. These four faculties exist in all of us. But each of us depends more on one or two of them for the bulk of our knowledge. Some of us are possessed by our senses, while others live almost exclusively in our hearts, or minds. Numerology indicates how we as individuals function on each plane. The letters of the alphabet are divided in four categories: physical, mental, emotional & intuitive. The proportion of each category in your name gives a good indication of which Planes of Expression are strongest in you, & which ones are weaker. These Planes of Expression can greatly help you to understand your talents & abilities.

BALANCE

People experience different internal responses to life's challenges. Some withdraw from difficult situations to think them through; others withdraw from their emotions, to try & keep themselves from feeling anything. Some explode with emotions, but allow the explosion to pass quickly. Others linger with their feelings, holding on to them well past the time they should have let them go. Very often, these are conditioned or emotional responses that emerge without thought or analysis. Maturity & self-development help us to learn new & more effective methods of handling our world & the problems we confront. Your Balance number provides you with the guidance on how best to deal with difficult or threatening situations.

RATIONAL THOUGHT

Your Rational Thought number reveals what can probably best be described as the way you think. Are you a practical, methodical thinker, or a dreamer? Do you frequently allow your imagination to color your perception? Are you unconventional & original in the face of a practical problem, or do you stick to proven methods?

CORNERSTONE

The first letter of your first name gives an additional indication to your character, particularly as to the manner in which you approach opportunities & obstacles. The first letter is called your Cornerstone.

SUBCONSCIOUS SELF

Your Subconscious Self reveals how you react to demanding situations. It indicates your ability to get the most out of your talents & opportunities, especially when you face new or challenging circumstances. The Subconscious Self also reveals the areas of our character that need to be strengthened.

CHALLENGES

Each of us is born with both strengths & weaknesses. Numerology looks at life as if it were an educational process that is meant to bring out & enhance our talents, & turn our weaknesses into strengths. This serves to complete our being. The job of becoming whole is one in which we must face our weaknesses & consciously work to improve ourselves. There are four Challenges to be faced during our lives. For many of us, the same challenge is repeated, while others have four distinctly different lessons to learn. The Challenges on your life's path provide specific lessons that you must attend to, &, in order to inspire & help you, life will place you in situations that require the specific characteristics of your Challenge numbers. The four Challenges you are required to overcome during the course of this lifetime will influence you during different periods of your life, except for the Third or Main Challenge, which lasts from birth until death. The Challenges are fluid periods of your life, not confined to specific years so much as general periods. All of your Challenges are present at birth, like actors standing in the wings.

PINNACLES

The Pinnacles are four long-term cycles, or periods, on our Life Path. Each Pinnacle represents a particular lesson we are working on. The first Pinnacle usually lasts from birth to between the ages of 30 & 35 (your specific Pinnacle periods are provided below). The middle two Pinnacles each last nine years. The last Pinnacle will stay with you for the remainder of your life. The Pinnacles are very important. The transition from one Pinnacle to the next is always strongly felt. Your Pinnacles reveal the general conditions & events you will experience during the period. The Pinnacle describes the atmosphere, or the essential challenge you will be faced with. You can prepare yourself for the times ahead by knowing your approaching Pinnacle number.

CYCLES

Like most stories, there are three great divisions of our lives: the First, or opening period, finds us groping to find our true nature; at the same time, we are trying to cope with the powerful forces that are present in our environment, our parents & the socio-economic conditions of our family, for example. The Second Cycle, or middle period of our lives, brings about the slow emergence of our individual & creative talents. The initial part of this cycle -- the early & mid 30s -- represents a struggle to find our place in the world, while the late 30s, 40s, & early 50s, sees us with a greater degree of self-mastery & influence over the environment. The Third, or final Cycle, can represent a flowering of our inner being, such that our true nature has finally come to fruition. It is during this period that one has the greatest degree of self-expression & power.

TRANSITS

The Transits are the individual letters of your name that combine to form the Essence, which is the number that reveals a great deal about your year ahead. Your name can be seen as a piece of music that vibrates in time. Each note, or letter, has a specific duration & influence over the course of your life. Claude, your life, therefore, can be seen as a musical score, with the individual letters making specific contributions at given points, just as notes in a musical piece are played at specific points to give a piece of music its rhythm, character, & nuance. The Transits appear as part of your Progressive Chart & will tell you much about specific influences taking place in your life during given years.

ESSENCE

The Essence Number & the Personal Year Number are the two essential indicators of the forces that will influence your life during the course of any year. While the Personal Year runs from January to January, the Essence is most strongly felt from birthday to birthday. For example, if your essence number is 8 for the year 1988, you would begin to feel the influence of that 8 most powerfully after your 1988 birthday. The influence would begin to wane during 1989 & would finally end at your birthday of 1989. The Essence number indicates the lessons you will be dealing with during that year. It says a great deal about how you will perceive your environment. It also gives clear advice on how you can be most successful during the year, that is, which types of behaviour will be supported by your milieu, & which ones will be less effective.

PERSONAL YEARS

Your Personal Year number is a strong indication of the trends & circumstances you will experience during the year ahead. Your Personal Year cycles are based on the Universal Year cycles & therefore run concurrent with the calendar year. Transit & Essence cycles are based on the letters of your name & run from birth date to birth date. There are nine personal year numbers, which makes up a complete Epicycle. Each Epicycle reveals the progression or evolution of a specific part of your growth. Claude, your progress along this Epicycle can be seen very logically, from the infancy or beginning of a growth period in your life, to the conclusion or culmination of that process. The 1 personal year indicates your first steps in a new direction. The years that follow indicate your progress along this path, concluding with your 9 Personal Year, which completes the cycle. Below is a description of your current Personal Year. It indicates where you are on the 9 year Epicycle.