In Numerology, a chart is calculated using a person’s full birth date and full name given at birth, as it appears on one’s birth certificate. The numbers that result can spell out a person much like code in a computer program. The key is being able to read the code as it pertains to each person.
The first thing to explain are the 7 Core Numbers. These numbers more or less reflect your current situation of your incarnational existence. These are the Life Path, the Self and the Experience, the Heart and Heart’s Key, the Mind and Mind’s Key. Four of these have been described on this blog already, and the other three will be in the future. The idea of the use of simultaneous material and spiritual realities is a relatively new concept, first being presented by Richard Andrew King. It is a brilliant breakthrough that shines out above the cookie cutter process that’s too prevalent throughout much of Numerology. The base numbers describe fundamental parts of ourselves, while the material numbers describe the material everyday reality that we encounter while walking our Life Path. All of these numbers are calculated using the Pythagorean system by default, unless asked otherwise.
Each result is then analyzed to determine personality characteristics. In many other Numerological systems, the final result is reduced to a single digit in a process called digital rooting. The intention behind this is to simplify the result for the person so they can more easily understand their characteristics. The problem with this method is that simplification comes at a cost to accuracy. With only nine single digits to work with, accuracy is reduced to “one size fits all” blanket statements that can only at best abstractly describe an individual through generalized descriptions for a particular number.
Compound Number Analysis
In Nick’s Numerology, the original number is retained and analyzed thoroughly. The analysis of the compound number adds many dimensions that are otherwise absent from the process of reduction. The anatomy of how a compound number is analyzed is below:
X refers to the outer digit (being of a number 1 through 9) which describes the overall makeup of the number and its general qualities. Y is the digit that X focuses upon. For example, in the number 31, the 3 (mundane creativity, sociability, joy of living) is focused upon the 1 (individuality, self reliance, original thought). The results of this focus come in two forms: +z and -z, a positive and negative reaction which represents the duality of all things. The positive reaction represents the positive aspects of a single digit, and the negative reaction represents the negative aspects of a single digit. In this example, 3 + 1 = 4, the positive reaction being strength and stability in the face of limitation. The negative reaction is 3 – 1 = 2, being a lack of cooperation with others, war, strife and deceit. This duality can be expressed within a number of archetypes, such as positive being one expression of love while negative being one expression of fear and so forth. In this case, 4 representing commitment, strength and loyalty, and the 2 representing the fear of others.
In another example, let’s take a birth date of January 5, 1980. The final calculation results in the number 24. Through digital rooting, the 24 is reduced by adding both digits together until a single digit is achieved, in this case 2 + 4 = 6. The 6 would then be used as a blanket statement for the individual, reducing the potential accuracy the number 24 could offer. So now, using Nicks Numerology we would examine the anatomy of 24.
The 2, the feminine cooperative number is focusing on limitations, work, stability and strength. This is a very loving number as indicated by the +6, which rules the heart, commitments, morality and responsibility. This aspect will be challenged by relationship issues, deceit and potential treachery. The -2 indicates conflicts with others. This is just an overview of the number to illustrate the point I had outlined earlier. However, one can now see a glimpse into the anatomy of compound numbers with this method.
As the numbers increase in value from 2 to 3 digits and beyond, the complexity grows in proportion. For a number such as 125:
125 = 8
The 1 is not only focusing on two numbers at once, but the positive and negative numbers are more complex in calculation. The digital rooting process is also different from the +1 and -2, being 8. This type of understanding requires one to first master the use of 2 digit numbers as the single digit results are no longer directly from the source number, but are derived from it in a tree. However, using our previous examples, one may imagine how this +1 operates (like a 37) and how the 2 operates (like a -13).
Through the use of these compound numbers, we can get a better sense of who we are in relation to the rest of the world and our place in it.