How to Calculate Numerology for Beginners (Step by Step)

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As you’ve made it to this blog post, I assume that you may have heard something about numerology and are wanting to know more about it. It’s a rather peculiar topic. But certainly, something rather interesting and it can tell you a lot about your life. This topic may seem complex at first but trust me, it’s much easier than you think.

Numerology can calculate four different indicators that can suggest the purpose of your life, challenges, obstacles and opportunities that may appear in the future. These indicators are called life path, destiny, personality and soul urge numbers. Each indicator has a similar calculation and can tell you a lot about yourself.

Through this article, we are going to discuss what numerology is and how you can calculate the mystical relationship between your life and numbers. Without further or due, let’s get into this so you can understand yourself and your future much clearer.

What is Numerology?

Before we get into the calculations, it’s important to understand what numerology is. In simple terms, numerology is the study of numbers in life and can help you discover information about the world or yourself that you may not even know about. Numerologiest credit Pythagros for founding the field of numerology and people also call this the language of numbers, you’ll shortly understand why.

Numerology is the theory that the universe is a system, and that each unique individual has their own numbers that break down certain aspects of their life. It can give someone a clearer perspective of themselves and the world. This may seem a bit complex, but numerology makes this much simpler for us by breaking it down into basic elements that are easy to understand.

By understanding how the world, people and certain other entities work through numbers gives us a much clearer and meaningful thought process when trying to understand certain situations. You may discover insights and purposes within yourself or others by working out the life path, destiny, personality, or soul numbers of that individual.

How to Calculate Your Life Path Number with Numerology

Now you have a better understanding of numerology, we can now head into the calculations so you can finally start to understand yourself better.

Calculating your life path is one of the simpler calculations when it comes to numerology. This is done by analyzing your date of birth. Remember, numerology likes to break down complicated numbers. Therefore, the calculation typically ranges from 1-10 and on the odd occasion you may run into 11, 22 and 33. These are called master numbers.

astrology tarot numeroloyIf you know anything about astrology, a life path number shares similarities to a sun sign. They both reveal your greater purpose in life including your strength, talents, ambitions and also weaknesses. However, it reveals much more than this. It can also expose why you’ve experienced certain situations and what may occur in the future.

Interesting, right? Now let’s get into how you’d calculate your own life path number when using numerology. I’ll try to make this as simple as possible for any beginners reading this article.

You now know that your life path number is calculated by your date of birth. While calculating remember that numerology wants to simplify numbers by breaking them down into single digits.

Okay, so let’s say your birthday is January 15th, 1995. First, break this down into numerals. For example, 01/15/1995. You then need to find the root of these numbers by using numerology, this is how you do it.

The month is 01 – 0 + 1 = 1

The day is 15 – 1 + 5 = 6

The year is 1995 – 1 + 9 + 9 + 5 = 24 (We want a single digit, so you’ll add the 24 together – 2 + 4 = 6).

Let’s recap the final results.

The month = 1

The day = 6

The year = 6

Once you’ve found your date of birth numbers, you’ll need to add all of these together. Following the same rules as above, if you have a double-digit add them together to form a single-digit number. If your number equals 11, 22, or 33 you do not narrow these down into single digits.

(Month) 1 + (Day) 6 + (Year) 6 = 13

As this is a double-digit number and not 11, 22, or 33 we’ll want to add the numbers 1 and 3 together.

1 + 3 = 4 (this is the life path number).

Using the numerology calculation, we have found that someone born on January 15th, 1995 has a life path number of 4. It may seem prettying confusing at first, but it’s much more simple once you’ve tried it out a few times. The easiest way to calculate this is by writing them down and using the above formula.

However, remember if your final number is equal to 11, 22, or 33 you will want to keep these as double-digit numbers and not break them down. These numbers have extraordinarily strong energies and are commonly found in powerful individuals.

Finding Your Destiny Number with Numerology

destiny number

By learning about the calculation required to find your life path number, should help with the general understanding of numerology and you’ll start to see a common theme with each calculation. Sometimes a life path number can seem a bit off and doesn’t quite fit your personal profile. This is totally normal, sometimes it can be incorrect and that’s why they’ve added further calculations to dive deeper into your true self.

They’ve been able to do this through a destiny number, or also commonly known as an expression number. Knowing your destiny number is just as important as your life path number. Look at it this way, a life path number gives you a one-dimensional look into who you really are and you’ll understand such things as personality traits. When you add an expression/destiny number to the equation you start to understand why your life path is the way it is, how you achieve this purpose, etc.

A destiny number is calculated by converting your first, second (if you have one) and the last name into numbers, you can find what numbers correspond with each letter below.

1 = A, J, S

2 = B, K, T

3 = C, L, U

4 = D, M, V

5 = E, N, W

6 = F, O, X

7 = G, P, Y

8 = H, Q, Z

9 = I, R

Let’s use the name Liam Tony Smith as an example and use numerology to find out his destiny number.

First, let’s start with the first name. Find the numbers above that correspond with each letter and add them together.

(L) 3 + (I) 9 + (A) 1 + (M) 4 = 17

We want a single-digit number so we’ll add the final figure together.

1 + 7 = 8

Now follow the above protocol to find out the rest of the numbers for the name.

(T) 2 + (O) 6 + (N) 5 + (Y) 7 = 20

2 + 0 = 2

(S) + 1 (M) + 4 (I) + 9 (T) + 2 (H) + 8 = 24

2 + 4 = 6

After converting the name Liam Tony Smith into numbers based on numerology. We have the final figures below.

First Name = 8, Second name = 2, Last Name = 6

If you add all of these final figures together you get 12. As this is a double-digit number, we’ll narrow this down even more.

1 + 6 = 7

We have now successfully found out that the name Liam Tony Smith has a destiny number is 7. Again, the same rules apply if you have a double-digit number of 11, 22, or 33. These are master numbers and you should never add this together to make a single digit.

Calculate Your Personality Number with Numerology

If you’re able to calculate both your life path and destiny number, you’ll for sure be able to understand how to correctly find your personality number using numerology.

A personality number reveals more about your personality and inner instincts (as suggested by the name). By understanding your personality number it’ll signify what others may think of you during your first interaction with them. In even simpler terms, it’s all about first impressions.

Your personality number can expose your characteristics, qualities, vibrations and traits that people pick up on straight off the bat. It can distinguish what “crowd” you normally base yourself around, why people may lose interest in you and why certain people like you.

You should now be able to see a common theme in all numerology calculations and start to understand that they normally equal to a single-digit number. However, in some rare cases a double. The same rules apply to your personality number.

The personality number is calculated by converting the letters of your name into numbers. The same numbers relate to the letters shown on the destiny number calculation.

1 = A, J, S

2 = B, K, T

3 = C, L, U

4 = D, M, V

5 = E, N, W

6 = F, O, X

7 = G, P, Y

8 = H, Q, Z

9 = I, R

As an example, we’re going to use the name Liam Tony Smith again. Instead of matching all the numbers to each letter of the name, we’re only going to add up the consonant letters it has. If you’re not aware of what a consonant letter is in the English alphabet, I’ll put these below.

Consonant letters – B, C, D, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S, T, V, W, X, Z, and sometimes Y, but this can also be considered a vowel.

The consonants found in Liam Tony Smith can be seen below.

L, M, T, N, S, M, T, H

Following the above chart, we’ll convert these letters into numbers and start adding them up.

(L) 3 + (M) 4 + (T) 2 + (S) 1 + (M) 4 + (T) 2 + (H) 8 = 24

As the final figure isn’t 11, 22, or 33 we’ll break this down into a single-digit number.

2 + 4 = 6 (the personality number)

By using numerology, we have found out that the personality number for Liam Tony Smith is 6. By now, you should be able to see a common pattern in all the numerology calculations. As mentioned, it’s much easier than you think and each calculation method should be getting easier and easier.

How to Find Your Soul Urge Number with Numerology

soul numberYou now know how to calculate your life path, destiny and personality number and are beginning to understand a deeper meaning of your existence. A soul number is considered an “even greater meaning” and unlocks more information about yourself and the spiritual you.

This could include your inner cravings, addictions, fears and passions that you spiritually have. Soul numbers help you study why you are spiritually here and what you can expect to experience during this lifetime.

Again, this number is found by converting letters into numbers and these letters will be your first, second and last names vowels. If you’re not aware of the vowels in the English alphabet, I’ll put these below.

A, E, I, O, U (sometimes Y), this could also be a consonant.

When matching the numbers to the letters, we’ll be using the same structure as the above examples.

1 = A, J, S

2 = B, K, T

3 = C, L, U

4 = D, M, V

5 = E, N, W

6 = F, O, X

7 = G, P, Y

8 = H, Q, Z

9 = I, R

To make it simple, let’s use the name Liam Tony Smith again. First, let’s find the vowels that are within this name.

I, A, O, Y, I,

Now we’ve found all the vowels, it’s time to match the letters with the numbers above and add them together.

(I) 9 + (A) 1 + (O) 6 + (Y) 7 + (I) 9 = 32

As the final number doesn’t equal 11, 22, or 33. We’ll add the two final digits together.

3 + 2 = 5 (the soul urge number)

We now know by using numerology that Liam Tony Smith has a soul urge number of 5 and they can now find out a deeper meaning to their spiritual soul and reasoning behind it.

Alternatively, for each of these unquie calculations, you can also use caluators that are found online.

What do the Numbers Mean in Numerology?

Being able to understand numerology and naturally calculating these complicated indicators is great. But it doesn’t mean anything unless you know how each number affects you. Below you can a brief description of what the numbers 1-9  mean and also the master numbers (11, 22, 33).

Number 1 – Out of all the numbers shown through numerology, it’s been told that the number 1 holds a very special place for an induvial. Number 1 can be known as “the primal force” and is also the number for creation.

Number 2 – This is the most feminine of all numbers and can be misunderstood when it comes to power and strength. The key beliefs of this number are known to be gentle, diplomatic, understand and forgiving which can also be looked at as strengths.

Number 3 – Or also known as the imaginative child and it holds three powerful traits. These are mostly in the creative area but also a need to express emotions.

Number 4 – This is for the most down-to-earth and strongest human beings and can reflect on their strengths and stability.

Number 5 – Normally equates to someone that is unpredictable and always looking for new things to do, such as adventures or job changes.

Number 6 – Has achieved the nickname of motherhood number, due to its influence of loving and caring of all things.

Number 7 – Is the lie detector number and normally connects itself to someone that is always trying to uncover the truth of something.

Number 8 – This is the first number that forces on the influence of money and power of an induvial.

Number 9 – The number 9 attracts itself towards people that are extremely observant and have good global awareness.

Number 11 – This master number shares the same traits as number 2. However, it has an increased amount of leadership and inspiration connected to it.

Number 22 – In all of numerology, the number 22 has the most potential for an individual’s success. It also shares similarities to number 4.

Number 33 – 33 is impressive and is considered the “master teacher number”. It’s rather unique and focuses on uplifting humanity.


After reading this article you should now be able to calculate your life path, destiny, personality and soul urge numbers with numerology. I’ve also given a brief description of what the number in numerology mean and how they represent your life.

This topic may seem confusing to any novice, but once you’ve done the calculations a few times you’ll be well on the way to understand the true beauty of numerology.

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