The Self

The Self best describes one’s attributes. It is the overall character and makeup of a person as seen by others, but can also describe some of the biggest lessons that one can come across. This number heavily depends on the Heart and the Mind numbers, which are discussed in later posts. If both numbers are used in harmony, then the Self will be in harmony as well. This calculation is also called the Expression and the Destiny by other authors.

To calculate the Self, your full birth name must be used as stated on your birth certificate. We will use the imaginary name Reginald Regis Scott as an example. We must first convert the letters into numbers. For that, we use the Pythagorean table:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Using this table, we can convert his letters into numbers. After doing so, we add up all the numbers of each name together to reach a final number:

Reginald = 43/7
95795134

Regis = 31/4
95791

Scott = 14/5
13622

Next we take each name total and add them together to get the Self. Also, note the calculations of the separate names, as they will come up in a later post.

43 + 31 + 14 = 88/7

This is an interesting result! Reginald’s Self number is 88, which also counts as a Master Number which is any number with the same digits (more in a later post). He has added ability, but also deeper pitfalls. This is one compound number that should not be reduced! This is a perfect example of how compound numbers can matter in a delineation. An 88 is vastly different than say, a 43. A 43 may enjoy friendships with others, but an 88 is all about achievement. They have the same root number of 7, but they are completely different otherwise.

In the next posts, I will continue with the basic core components of the Numerology chart.

2 comments
  1. Hi, I am interested if when you marry as a woman, and change your surname, does your Self, Hearth and Mind numbers change also??

    What if a woman is really compatible with a man and then marries to him and by act of taking his surname, becomes less compatible and this way imposes hardship on their relationship?

    • Hi goga, in general the name given at the date of birth is the most important name to use when constructing a Numerology chart. Short names and married names do play a lesser role and it is worth calculating them to see how they may influence ones life. Comparing self numbers with each other and to the life path is a great way of seeing if ones married name would be auspicious or detrimental. I have been working on number compatibility and unfortunately this is not yet done, but it is currently in the pipeline to be finished. I hope that helps.

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