Numerology is the study of the meaning of numbers and the harnessing and use of the energies each of those numbers carries for the benefit of humankind. Numerology is, in essence, a language. Knowing this language and making the most of it can open many doors. Whether you seek out guidance from a professional numerologist or you learn numerology on your own, you will reap its benefits.
So, what are these benefits?
In numerology, the Number 8 may represent longevity, prosperity, hope, mastery, power, overcoming obstacles, and effort. The following are eight benefits of learning and using numerology in our day-to-day lives that you can master to help you (and those around you) prosper in the long-run:
1. Having a Roadmap for Your Life Purpose
Knowing your Core Numbers is like having a roadmap to your life, the numbers are your GPS navigator. We are all born with “Core Numbers” which are drawn from our dates of birth and our names. Some examples of these Core Numbers are:
- Life Path Number (the most important one to know)
- Expression Number
- Soul Urge Number
- Personality Number
- Birthday Number
- Heart’s Desires Number
- Karmic Debt Number
- Psychic Number
Each of these can guide you through your life in their own ways. For example, your Life Path can inform you of what you are destined to do for the betterment of humanity. Meanwhile, your expression number will reveal what your gifts and talents are, which explain how you are meant to achieve your Life Path’s destiny. Other Core Numbers are similarly meant to compliment your Life Path and assist you in achieving those goals.
2. Harnessing Energy to Meet Your Goals
Understanding numerological meanings and symbolism can help you harness certain energies into your life to better help you achieve your goals. For example, by knowing what each number symbolizes and represents, you can specifically invite the energies of your choice to energetically help your pursuits. This can give you a boost and steer your endeavors in the right direction.
Let’s say you intend to start a business, you know that Numbers 4 and 8 are great business numbers that help you with abundance, stability, foundation, and structure. Number 4 also represents the home. Let’s say for example if you are in the market for a workspace for your business. You could look for office numbers which reduced to either the Number 8 or 4. Being in that energy will surely help you achieve your business goals.
This can be applied to anything from house/apartment numbers. You can even try this before purchasing a mobile phone number that you intend to use for a special purpose.
3. The Ability to Communicate with Light Beings and Spirit Guides
Numerology is a simple language as the vocabulary is limited to a certain amount of numbers (0 through 10, plus the Master Numbers). However, one number can have a vast ‘definition’ which consists of a number of keywords.
But once you learn the “basic grammar” and “vocabulary”, you will be able to read numbers endlessly. Everything from calculating your Core Numbers to deciphering “Angel Numbers”. If you’re not yet familiar with Angel Numbers, they are messages from our Spirit Guides. These may include Deceased Loved Ones, your Ancestors, the Ascended Masters, or Light beings such as Guardian Angels. They can communicate with us through various means.
Guardian Angels most commonly communicate to us via Angel Numbers. They tend to come in the form of eye-catching repeating numbers such as 11:11, 111, or 44. Encoded within these numbers is a message that your Guardian Angels want you to hear.
By learning numerology, you will know what they are trying to tell you. Also, you would know the difference between seeing 11:11 versus 111. For somebody with no knowledge of numerology, perhaps they wouldn’t know the difference. But someone knowledgeable could benefit from knowing the slight differences.
4. A Door to Other Esoteric Arts
Numerology is closely intertwined with other branches of the esoteric arts, such as Tarot and Astrology.
As one of the simpler forms of divination, numerology can be a gateway to more complex disciplines that are intricately linked. Numerological meanings are the same throughout the disciplines. And once you learn numerology, you can apply these meanings to just about any divinatory or spiritual practice. In fact, being knowledgeable in numerology meanings of each number can help you memorize Tarot card meanings more effectively. Since numerology is one of the bases of Tarot, not only does it help you memorize more quickly, it allows for more in-depth reading. Knowing the basic meanings of the numbers will help jog your memory when it comes to reading the cards.
Another way of using numerology that may benefit you is knowing how the numerological cycles affect you in a given year. You can calculate what number each year represents. For example: the year 2020 is a Number 4 year (2 + 0 + 2 + 0 = 4) and therefore it represents events which revolve around 4’s energy.
You can also enhance the divinatory meaning of each year by adding in your personal numerological details (your date and month of birth) onto a given year, to discover what the year has to offer for you personally. This will help you identify the main focuses for you in that year.
By identifying and following patterns in divinatory numerology and Angel Numerology, you can enhance your efforts to achieve your goals.
Obviously, they can also help you in a specific area in your life that you are currently focused on. Angel Numbers you see will usually pertain to whatever you were dealing with when you saw them. Pay attention to your surroundings and what you were thinking about when it happened. This can be in any area of your life: in familial relationships, friendships, romantic relationships, business/career, or education.
6. Understanding Those Around You
Apart from understanding yourself, numerology can greatly help you understand others around you. Naturally, this will improve your relationships. Knowing numerology should also benefit those around you, especially your loved ones. You can perhaps guide a relative in need.
In addition to personal numerology, it can also help a great deal when you do compatibility numerology in your relationships. Not just in love but also in your platonic relationships such as your friendships, family members, and even with coworkers/business partners.
7. Self-Development & Understanding Yourself
By understanding other people’s points of view, you will learn to be open to understanding how others view you objectively. This will lead to an understanding that certain things are not to be taken personally. The more you focus less on what others think of you and accept that you cannot please everyone, you will achieve your goals more effectively.
In this sense, numerology can be used as a self-development and self-improvement tool. It can help you better understand yourself and what motivates you or what makes you tick.
Although you should follow your heart when it comes to life decisions, numerology can inspire you in many ways. Perhaps by knowing your gifts and aptitudes, you may be inspired to explore a different career possibility. Or it may help you identify a field in which you could establish a side business.
8. Contribute to Humanity
Synchronicities, Core Numbers, and Angel Numbers can serve as reminders to practice spiritual acts in everyday life. One misconception is that numerology cannot be applied in the practical world. That it is all about intangible spirituality. This is not true. They are not limited to your personal growth. We should never forget that we are Spiritual Beings having a human experience. We are meant to apply our spiritual knowledge and our spirituality to our everyday lives. This may translate to:
- The ways we treat our fellow humans,
- How we relate and look after our family,
- Help others outside of our family who are less fortunate,
- How we nurture our friends and want the best for them,
- How we create a work environment which encourages collective growth,
- Build a business that helps our community;
- How we connect with nature.
These numbers are meant to help us become more conscious of our actions in our day-to-day lives and ensure that we apply our spiritual acts to the more earth-bound aspects of life.
How to Start and What to Do?
You can start by learning the basic meanings of the numbers and how the numbers are calculated to better understand their esoteric meanings. Naturally, the next step to understanding synchronicity/alignments and Angel Numbers is the follow-up. When we see Angel numbers, our Guardian Angels expect us to follow up on the messages that they relay to us.
Some examples of how you can do this include: meditating using the energies and the meanings that resonate. You can include them in your prayers. You can set your daily affirmations/reminders and use them in your spiritual rituals or your altar. By meditating and focusing on some of these numbers, you may be able to initiate contact with your Guardian Angels.
Happy learning! May numerology benefit you and those around you.