Modern numerology is based on the teachings of Pythagoras, a philospher of Ancient Greece in the 6th century BC. He wrote a treatise on mathematics from a religious and philosophical perspective. But Pythagoras only used the numbers from 1 to 9 as zero was not yet a concept known to the Ancient Greeks. Pythagoras also related numbers to the letters of the Greek alphabet, alpha being 1, beta 2 etc.
Chaldean numerology is older than Pythagoras, and does not include the number nine when converting the letters to numbers, although the number 9 can occur as the final sum.
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Basic Meanings of the Numbers
Basic Meanings of the Secondary and Master Numbers
The Birth Number
The Current Year Number
The Name Number
The Fate Number
The House Number
Basic Meanings of Numbers
1 The Innovator. Unity, ego, synthesis, strength, creativity, ambition, action, ruthlessness. People with this number can be tyrants or great leaders.
2 The Integrator. Polarity, duality, choice, ambivalence. People with this number are gentle, sensitive, artistic and intuitive. Sometimes they may be deceitful and prone to depression.
3 The Achiever. Action, divine triangle of Heaven/Man/Earth, the Holy Trinity (God, Son, Holy Ghost), Brahma/Vishnu/Shiva. People with this number are talented, disciplined and energetic, although they often like to run the show.
4 The Realist. Worldly things, stability, order, the four seasons, the four directions. People with this number are steady, practical and realistic. Because they have the ability to see everything from the opposite point of view they can seem rebellious and unconventional.