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
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
Regis = 31/4
Scott = 14/5
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.