Birthday Numerology

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How to Use Birthday Numerology

I have included this brief guide on birthday numerology for the purpose of better understanding how numbers are symbols, and how these symbols play a part in our lives.

As mentioned on the Spiritual Meaning of Numbers page, every number has a certain power that expresses it's connection to the universe. Numbers have relationships with all things in nature, thus making them supremely powerful symbolic expressions.

By reducing an important date (such as our birthday) into one number, we can then refer to the symbolism of that number and then gain knowledge about various aspects of ourselves and our lives.

Birthday numerology is used to reduce your birth date to a vibratory number by adding the day of the month, the number of the month and all the number that make up the year in the date you are wanting a number symbol for.

How To Get Your Birthday Number

To reduce a date in order to get its single vibratory number, simply follow this formula:

Day + Month + Year = Single Vibratory Number

Days, months, and years that have more than one digit will be added separately.

What about days? The 31st day of a month will be added as: 3 + 1 = 4. Four is the vibratory number for that day.

What about years? The year 1997 will be added as: 1 + 9 + 9 + 7 = 26. Twenty six will now need to be reduced again to get the single number. So, take 2 + 6 = 8. Eight is the number symbol for 1997.

What about months? Follow the chart below for the single number representing each month.

January 1
February 2
March 3
April 4
May 5
June 6
July 7
August 8
September 9
October 1 (10 = 1 because 1 + 0 = 1)
November 2 (11 = 2 because 1 + 1 = 2)
December 3 (12 = 3 because 1 + 2 = 3)

Thus, a person born on October 13, 1964 would determine their single number symbol by adding the following:

1 + 1 + 3 + 1 + 9 + 6 + 4 = 25.
Now: 2 + 5 = 7.

The person born on this date has a vibrational number of Seven (click here to learn about the characteristics of seven).

Birthday numerology represents the vibratory influence existing at the time of birth. As such, these numbers are determined in order for us to gain further knowledge on our individual being, and how we are affected by vibratory influences.

For numbers and their meanings, please see: Spiritual Meaning of Numbers page.

For more numerology tools, be sure to read the Name Number Meanings page. Here you will determine the number symbol for your name.

Birthday numerology is merely another tool for self-discovery. Although it can be incredibly helpful and accurate, it should also be noted that our own lives, destinies, and futures are our own responsibilities. In other words: numbers cannot determine your fate, only YOU have control over that.

I hope you have enjoyed these persepctives on birthday numerology. For more great information on number meanings (including your name meaning according to its number), click on the links at the end of this page.

Birthday cake image provided by 3liz4 on Flickr.

An Important Note About Signs, Symbols and Their Meanings

Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time in society as well as mass societal opinion. What's cool and highly important is that signs and symbols earn their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspectives.

This website strives to provide you with the best, time-honored information when defining signs and symbols. However, in the final analysis, "Beauty (and symbolism) is in the eye of the beholder."

Having said that, it's in our best interest to invest the time to do personal research on symbolic events happening to us. This website is just one perspective in an ocean of variety and diversity in the realm of symbolism. So dive in! There is a whole universe of deeper meanings to explore! You can start your research by clicking on the links at the end or to the side of this page. Odds are good I've got a follow-up article about this symbolic topic. ;)

As always, thanks for your willingness to learn more about the language of symbolism. It's a language that is universal and everywhere. It's super-groovy to travel with you on your symbolic path, and maybe offer a little translation along the way. Thanks for reading and exploring!


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