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You can thank your birthday for how long it takes you to get ready in the morning

We all care about how we look in some form or fashion, but did you know that people with certain Ruling Numbers innately care more about their physical appearance? If we take a look at the Levels of Self we’ll see that our Physical Plane is comprised of numbers 1, 4 and 7 on the Birth Chart. Digging deeper into the Ruling Number, which is all of the numbers in your birthday deduced to a single or double number, you can see how you might care more about your looks based on certain born numerology traits. Let’s take a look!


ruling number 10

Since there isn’t a Ruling Number 1, those whose birthdays add up to one really are Ruling Number 10’s. 10’s take on traits from the Physical Plane of 1, which is the first number of the ego and communication. 10’s may feel the need to express themselves through their physical appearance as an expression of ego and communication. While 10’s have a natural zest for life and are easily like-able, when life gets out of balance, they can become a bit insecure which can sometimes lead them to sprucing up their physical appearance to balance out any emotional insecurity they may be feeling. We all get out of balance at times, so it’s really not so bad if 10’s are naturally inclined to go get a fresh manicure to help pull themselves out of a slump and make them feel better.


ruling number 11

11’s take on the ego from 1 on the Birth Chart but in a double capacity. Those with a Ruling Number 11 are attracted to life’s beauty. They are in a constant battle between digging deeper into their natural spirituality and awareness and their love for beauty, refinement and culture. 11’s are deep and caring people with an added layer of appreciation for physical attractions. 11’s are the type to not only plan a vacation around cultural activities and architectural beauties, but they are also the ones to plan their outfits around those activities. 11’s can come across as materialistic and shallow because they have such a deep appreciation for pretty things, but it’s really just a genuine and natural awe for the art of it all.


ruling number 4

4 is another number that exists on the Physical Plane. They are easily gratified by the physical things in life, and much of their experiences are related to material aspects. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with 4’s love of making money and wanting to enjoy it. They’ve got a closet full of practical staple pieces and prefer quality over quantity. 4’s prefer a structured handbags made of quality construction and are probably the first of their friends to update their iPhone when the new model comes out.


ruling number 8

Ruling Number 8’s take on the traits of 4’s doubly. They too are gratified by the physical things in life, but they also have an innate confidence about them that can come across as cool or indifferent. 8’s are fiercely independent and with great potential for success. They want to do well in everything in life, including their physical fitness and appearance. 8’s not only care about their looks, but they  also appreciate others who take care in their looks. You might recognize an 8 at the gym because she’ll be in the cutest fitness outfit and doing some impressive reps, too. 


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Numerology compatibility for romantic relationships

Numerology serves as a guide for us to evaluate ourselves and our relations to others, including our current and future romantic partners. Our Ruling Numbers can give great insight into our inner-self and our compatibility with others. It can also show us our weaknesses and areas of opportunity for when our Ruling Numbers don’t exactly sync with those we love.

Have you ever thought about how you were drawn to your partner? Was it a physical attraction that later led to love? Did you begin your relationship from a foundation of friendship, or were you instantly attracted to your partner’s mind? D, all of the above? No matter the initial connection, Numerology (and every other magazine relationship column) teaches us that there’s far more than initial attraction needed to maintain a happy long term relationship. If we consider that our human existence is comprised of three Planes (mind, body spirit) then it makes sense that those three aspects would need to be nourished in a relationship as well.

Mentally, we’d need to excite each other and our individual awareness of life. Physically, we’d want our emotions stimulated. Spiritually, we’d absolutely have to share a deep passion for each other and life.

Your Ruling Number is found by adding the total numbers in your birthday. In Pythagorean Numerology, there is no Ruling Number 1, as it is the absolute number symbolizing unity in the world and human ego. Instead, one would be Ruling Number 10.

Ruling Number 2:

YoU are generally a sensitive, supportive and unassuming person. While you possess the desire to lead, you work very well under dynamic leadership. You are unique in that you provide loyal and intuitive support. You do well at your own pace but can become flustered if having to be rushed. Your best expression is delicate through art or writing as guided through your intuition.


2’s are sensitive and intuitive and pair well with creatives and those who can express their feelings well. 2’s should avoid those who need consistent practice against insecurity (10’s), rebellion (8’s) and relentless freedom (5’s).

Ruling Number 3:

You are an insatiable thinker since you are ruled by the Mind Plane. You are driven by your mental capabilities which include planning and analyzing. You are mentally alert and have a keen sense of humor. Your natural wit makes you fun to be around for those who understand it. You generally have a successful working and social life though you can be critical and intense at times. Not living positively, you can have an unpleasant arrogance and find fault in those closest to you. This constant criticism can be detrimental to relationships, so make sure you are practicing balance and grace.


3’s are of the Mind and need partners who are equally bright to feel as if they’ve met their equal. Alternatively, 3’s can find a solid partnership in 8’s so long as both have understanding of each other’s needs. Both have an innate arrogance that the other admires and respects.

Ruling Number 4:

You live on the Physical Plane and are easily gratified by material things. Much of your experience is related to the material aspects of life. You emphasize physical expression and experience, but as you evolve you embrace the more practical aspects to Ruling Number 4 such as organization and building a foundation for life. You enjoy making money and are more orthodox than adventurous. You can rarely sit still and are always on the go You are systematic, trustworthy and reliable. You can be extremely patient with practical things, but when it comes to intellectual or spiritual aspect, you are impatient. It is normal for you to become absorbed in your work and neglect balance, especially at home. As you neglect balance, you can become frustratedly ambitious and materialistic leading to chronic unhappiness.


4’s need balance from those that are driven by materialism. They can pair well with a mature and aware 8, but a less conscious 8 would be detrimental. The same goes for a positive 7. A wise 7 can help 4 learn from life’s lessons, but a weak 7 will accompany 4 in a life of chronic unhappiness. 4’s can also work well with 6’s that have mastered their worry and directed their creative energy to keeping their home in order. This type of match works better usually for older or more lived couples who’ve prioritized home life.

Ruling Number 5:

People with Ruling Number 5 strive to be free from construction. You have a highly sensitive nature and inherent need to express your feelings. The mastery of sensitive expression is your ultimate purpose and can only be achieved when adequate freedom prevails. You are on a constant journey to seek understanding of your emotions, though few realize that your drive for freedom is so you can live completely free. You find it hard to work regulated hours and can have a strong desire to travel or have frequent job changes. Doing so with awareness can help you attain freedom and enlightenment. You have a strong artistic flair and are usually good natured that loves people and seeing others enjoy life. If your freedom is hindered you can become moody or rebellious.


5’s are free spirited people with high potential for success. They are sensitive people that find balance in creative 3’s and 6’s and conscious 11’s. Two 5’s can work with proper boundaries, as they have similar life paths and ambition. They must learn how to navigate Higher Planes together and in syncrisity as to not leave one behind.

Ruling Number 6:

Ruling Number 6 is the number of extremes depending on if you’re living positively or negatively. You have potential for great power living positively but can become extreme worriers if you’re living negatively or without balance. You have extreme creative potential but can be self-destructive with extreme doubt and worry. You excel when you can creative either publicly or privately at home. You feel your home is the most important place and enjoy spending time with loved ones. You are loving, unselfish and tolerant. If you don’t have balance, it’s very easy for you to be critical, whiny and worrisome. Don’t let your loving concern or possessiveness distract you from your freedom of expression.


6’s pair well with intuitive 2’s, aware 4’s who have matured in balance of life’s foundation, and can occasionally be a strong balance for evolved 8’s who needs a confident yet supportive anchor.

Ruling Number 7:

You gain maximum life experience through life’s lessons often times via personal sacrifice. You have a limitless capacity for learning as well as teaching. You enjoy sharing your experiences which lends to having a profound philosophy on life. 7’s have the need to learn, but you must do so in your own way. You accept minimum direction from others and you are hungry to learn by personal expression and involvement. You driving force is the need for personal experience which makes you inherently active in life. You have a natural fortitude and self-confidence which helps you handle life’s lessons. If you do not approach life through learning by lesson, you can live a sad life by not learning from your experiences. You will give advice to others but not take the same advice.


7’s pair well with intuitive 2’s and 10’s that have evolved past dependency and insecurity. Conscious 10’s can make great partners with conscious 7’s because 7’s learn from life lessons and 10’s are adaptable to life lessons.They have the potential to overcome together so long as they are in a positive conscious state.

Ruling Number 8:

Independence is one of the most important aspects to you. 8’s can be very complex and possess great wisdom and strength in character. You have enormous potential to be successful in business and have a great capacity for compassion and sympathy for those in need. You can have a hard time expressing love or appreciation which can hinder your relationships. You take pride in your appearance and appreciate the way others look as well. You have a self-confident manner that can come across as coolness or indifference. You often find difficulty in you love relationships because you can’t always express your feelings. Your difficulty with self-expression usually diminishes with maturity. As you learn to express your feelings more fluently, you increase in happiness and personal security.


8’s can work will with Ruling Numbers 3 since both have a natural arrogance. 3’s will admire 8 for their success but will need to work at getting 8’s to express themselves genuinely.  

Ruling Number 9:

Your prime Motivation is to put people before things. 9’s are ambitious, responsible and idealistic. While you are ambitious, you are more inclined to be concerned with the plan than the details. You find it easier to give or spend money than to save and can be a poor financial planner. You are connected to deeper levels of artistic expression. You have a high sense of personal responsibility and are disappointed when others aren’t so inclined. You have definitive thoughts on life, ideals and how people should be motivated.


9’s and 4’s can work well because of their differences. 4’s are practical and usually great with money which can offer a good balance for the idealistic non-planner. However, there may be a constant struggle between 4’s obsession with the Physical  and 9’s natural connection to the Spiritual. The pair works when there is  balance – 4 helping 9 become balanced with the practical and 9 helping 4 with things beyond material. 9’s can also make great partners with 2’s and 22’s that are highly intuitive and have mastered their strengths. Both Ruling Numbers are sensitive,  however, so there may be lots of time spent on feelings and understanding each other’s emotions.

Ruling Number 10:

Ruling Number 10 has the greatest range of expression. Living positively, you have a very likeable personality. 10’s are very adaptable and have potential for brilliant success. You are innately flexible which is a great asset when it comes to adjusting to life’s changes. You are naturally fearless and have a giddy excitement for life. When there isn’t balance, you can be insecure and dependent on others without even knowing why. You must avoid being lazy in life and must recognise the need to develop self-discipline to overcome melancholy and emotional insecurity You need to recognize your potential for the exceptional and practice mediation and self-care throughout life to tap into your inner-strength. Without this balance, it is easy for you to become lost in conformity and to be accepting of mediocrity.


10’s can pair well with aware and conscious 7’s who can learn from life’s lessons. Both Ruling Numbers are naturally adaptable to life’s changes which could make this pair a power couple that can overcome anything.

Ruling Number 11:

A high level of spirituality surrounds Ruling Number 11, though most people with this number fail to develop such awareness of Higher Self. You have great potential to guide others into enlightenment and awareness, but you are easily enticed by life’s physical attractions and diverted by your highest purpose. You are a lover of refinement, beauty and cultural values of life because it liberates you to express your innate beauty and spirituality. When you’re living naturally, you are dependable and honest with a deep love for family. When you are misdirected from your true path, you become bitter, spiteful and indifferent in attitude toward other people. You become lost and apathetic finding little solace in the material world.


11’s make excellent partners with aware 2’s and 22’s. If both people are aware and living their true selves, then the match could be a divine pairing. 11’s can also pair well with 5’s since both Ruling Numbers naturally seek to find enlightenment and express themselves freely.

Ruling Number 22/4:

The most powerful number, people born with 22 have an almost limitless potential to make their mark in life by achieving their goals. There are two types, however – the aware and unaware. Those who are aware harness their divine intuitivity of their life path as a double Ruling Number 2. Those who are unaware take on negative characteristics found in Ruling Number 4.  One noticeable trait of 22’s is your apparent lack of emotions. You have extreme emotional control which is regarded as anti-reactive rather than detached. You are actually sensitive, highly intuitive and a quick learner to a point where it seems like you’ve lived and learned in a life before. Your capacity for responsibility is almost limitless. You have a considerable aptitude for work and are obsessed with achieving. Those who use their strengths for good are highly successful. Those who do not, take on the negative aspects of Ruling Number 4, but worse. When this happens, they live life materialistically and have an obsession for money, become aloof and unhappy.


When living consciously, 22’s have double the intuitiveness of 2’s. They pair well with highly spiritual 11’s that share similar ambition. They can also pair well with smart 3’s and 6’s so long as both are living intuitively in their true paths.  22’s should avoid those who need consistent practice against insecurity (10’s), rebellion (8’s) and relentless freedom (5’s).


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Khloe Kardashian has the Ruling Number 10 and fits it to a T.

Editor’s Note: For those who are new to Numerology, it can be difficult to place reason behind the meaning of numbers and their influence in our lives. It can be difficult to look inward at first. This is why I’ve chosen to illustrate examples with some people who live in the spotlight. Because their lives–for the most part–are lived publicly, building a numerological profile can help those new to Numerology find meaning and understanding by looking outward and then ultimately inward.

khloe kardashian birthday

I love Khloe Kardashian. I think she has an amazing spirit and truth about her that’s really hard to dislike. It’s been so fun seeing her blossom over the years into what I see as a conscious and aware woman. So, I wasn’t surprised when I looked up Khloe Kardashian’s birthday and found that she had the Ruling Number 10.

Based on the traits and characteristics of her Ruling Number, I’m going to break down how Khloe Kardashian has evolved into the perfect 10.

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Ruling 10’s Negative Traits:

When 10’s do not live in positive balance, they can become extremely insecure and dependent on others without even knowing why. Because they can so easily adapt to change, they can naively conform to mediocrity and accept less than their true purpose.

We’ve all seen Khloe Kardashian go through heartbreaking relationships (which I don’t need to go into here) and bounce back with grace and a resilient honesty. Looking at her Ruling Number, it’s easy to understand how one might fall into accepting less-than in love and relationships if unaware. She could have justified an imbalance of the Conscious and Spiritual Planes because her Physical Plane seemed plentiful. Women in general often fall into the belief that everything doesn’t need to be perfect, so everything is okay. And yes, while everything doesn’t need to be perfect, everything must be in balance for us to live our true paths.

Ruling 10’s Positive Traits: 

They have a very likable personality and a high potential for success. Their best quality of all the numbers is their natural ability to adapt to life’s changes and challenges. They are giddy about life and can be fearless, often times doing or revealing things others are afraid to do.

Khloe Kardashian has a great personality. She’s funny and has a smart wit about her that I really enjoy. She is candid and shares her truth fearlessly. Her innate ability to adapt makes her extremely forgiving even to those who’ve hurt her.

Ruling 10’s True Purpose:

When 10’s avoid being lazy (not just on a physical level, but on a conscious and spiritual level via self-care) and recognize the need to develop self-discipline, they can overcome melancholy and emotional insecurity. Their extreme inner strength and flexibility to overcome life’s challenges lend to brilliant success.

Hello Revenge Body! Yes, we can all see that Khloe Kardashian totally transformed her body and looks stunning. But more importantly, in my opinion, she seems to have transformed herself on a Conscious and Spiritual level. It’s a constant battle for everyone to overcome difficulties, insecurities, emotions, etc. But I really think Khloe Kardashian has grown on a level that allows her to make decisions, like staying with Tristan Thompson for example, one from a place of Awareness rather than emotional insecurity. I think she is on a level of spiritual consciousness where she can live a successful life in truth. She can adapt to any external difficulty with the innate strengths of her Ruling Number 10.


the meaning of ruling number 9

What my birthday ruling number means.

Your Ruling Number is the total sum of your broken down to a single number. It is also the symbolic number of you life path and serves as your numerological pathway through which you can further evolve and progress in life. It is your life’s guiding number and a foundational reminder of your true self during times of hardship and uncertainty.

the meaning of number 9

Life’s Purpose:

The number nine is a powerful mind number. Those with a Ruling Number nine are incredibly responsible and well-suited for art over science, humanitarian over corporate pursuits. They are idealistic at heart, but translating idealism into practice or action can be hard for them. This is why their life purpose is to work on practical action for their idealism and passion.

Distinctive Traits:

Your progressive growth qualities are ambition, idealism, ambition and personal responsibility. You’re extremely honest and hold a high standard for others to be as well. When they aren’t, you are easily disappointed.

While these positive traits are the foundation of Ruling Number nine personalities, one negative tendency is to fall victim to hypocrisy. Ruling Number nines can have an ego about impressing their ideals on others. They can also have difficulty saving money because they are so idealistic that they believe it will boomerang back to them if they need it.

People with Ruling Number nine need to practice patience and persistence. They can come across as overly serious, so it’s important that they learn to loosen up, laugh and find balance to life.


How our varying layers of self tell us who we are.

the three levels of self

Numerology allows you to approach a deeper level of meaning and understanding of the self. Pythagoras taught that there are essentially three levels of self, and that they are all connected and make-up who we are as humans. Basic, Conscious and Higher Self are the three aspects of what make up the essence of our being.

Prior to understanding the numerological aspect of what makes us who we are, I always felt that everyone had at least two different sides. There’s the “you” who shows up at work, the “you” who lets loose with her friends and the “you” that your romantic partner sees. All of these “yous” seemed outward facing, so I found it really interesting and eye-opening when I started to study the inward essence of “you” via Pythagorean numerology.  

Basic Self:

Basic Self represents our primary and practical level of who we are. The five physical senses (see, touch, taste, hear, smell) along with laughing, crying, talking are basic physical activities that make up the Basic Self. It is the body’s primary level of human expression. Basic Self in its fullness lives on the Physical Plane of numbers 1, 4, 7 of your Birth Chart.

Conscious Self:

Your thoughts and attitude live in your Conscious Self. It is the domain of joy or sadness and also where memory, creativity and idealism reside. Conscious Self serves as the connection between Basic Self and High self and is also the bridge between the right and left lobes of your brain. In the positive, Conscious Self is the balance between human instinct and human spirit. In the negative, it becomes unconscious, deceitful, stressful, victimized, and reactive. Conscious Self is anchored in the memory, linking past knowledge with present experiences. When it is channeled positively, it becomes the foundation of self-esteem, thoughtful idealism and creativity. The numbers of the Mind Plane are 3, 6, 9 of your Birth Chart.

Higher Self:

Your spiritual, moral and philosophical values are where you’ll find Higher Self. Higher Self expresses itself as intuition, wisdom and true love. It is the God within us. The Higher Self lives on the Soul Plane and included numbers 2, 5, 8 of your Birth Chart.


What does my birthday tell me about myself?

what does my birth date really mean

What does your birth date really mean? Pythagoras taught that humans consisted of three levels of self: Basic Self, Conscious Self, and High Self. Each level of self is connected and expressed in varying degrees depending on who you are. Who you are (your inner self) is expressed in the Pythagorean Birth Chart. The purpose of the Birth Chart is to show you a pattern of your strengths, weaknesses and ultimate potential based on your birth date.


the three birth chart planes

Step 1:

Convert your full numeric birth date including your full year. For example, I was born January 10, 1987 or 1/10/1098.

Step 2:

The Birth Chart is drawn like a tic-tac-toe board.

Step 3:

Fill in your birth date adhering to the number plane sequence. If numbers are missing from your birth date, leave those spaces blank. The most numbers you can have in your birth date is eight; the maximum number spaces that can be filled seven. Remember, zero is not a number, but a symbol, and is therefore not included in the Birth Chart.


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Step 4:

Once your Birth Chart is filled out, you have your basic individuality formula! Notice the levels of self and where your numbers fit in them. The numbers in each plane give you a general idea of which self is most fluently expressed. This Birth Chart can also give you an idea of how your significant others prefer to communicate or express themselves.

My Birth Chart reveals my Spiritual plane to be my weakest. My dominate drength appears in my Physical plane with three 1’s. One is at the beginning of the Physical plane and refers to the expression of the physical body in terms of relationship to the outside world. It’s a reliable indication of how I react to people and circumstances in my immediate environment. It represents my degree of self-control and the degree in which my ego is expressed.


the three birth chart planes

Three 1’s can mean two things. If you have three 1’s and no numbers on the Soul plane, then it generally indicates that you are quiet, shy or somewhat introspective especially around strangers. Another meaning, and what it means in my case, is that I am talkative, bright and interesting. I find life enjoyable and seek to share joy with others.

One 7 on my Birth Chart means that sacrifices in matters of health, love and money are part of my journey and soul’s unfolding. The lesson on money is that you give things up to acquire more. The lesson on health and love is that both need to be nourished. But in love, it also needs to be unconditional. Love can’t exist when associated with emotional demands and expectations. Loss in any of these areas suck at the time, of course, but they’re intended to teach me resilience and strengthen my attitude and outlook on life. And boy have they.

One 8 on my Birth Chart means that when I’m living positively I am methodical and meticulous. Cleanliness and attention to detail are important to me. Practical wisdom is the foundation to my development and independence. If I’m living negatively, life becomes emotionally unstable resulting in frequent changes in home, career or relationships.

Brief Summary Of My Birth Chart:

I’m bright, talkative, enjoy life and want other to enjoy life. I’m also driven by ego (hello!) and the intrinsic need to communicate. Because my Spiritual plane is my weakness, I’m on a constant journey to strengthen it via my dominate Physical plane, which embrasses verbal expression, motivation, organization, patience and learning through sacrifice. I’ve certainly experienced life changing lessons around love, money and health that have guided me to where I am today and hopefully prepared me for anything else I may endure in life. I realize that I do love unconditionally, but often have to remind myself that it can’t exist with emotional demands or expectations. And 8! My poor gypsy soul has packed up and moved many a mile when I wasn’t in sync with my inner-self. Everyday I’m working on the tidiness and organization component in my home life, because well, my husband is a slob. It’s true. When things are messy I feel off balance, but then I have to circle back to the “unconditional love” thing and mosey along.

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What it means when you see number sequences.

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Numbers are the universal form of communication. As humans, we all may speak different languages, pray to different gods, practice various rituals, and hold differing beliefs. The one constant in our existence, however, are numbers. This is why the Universe communicates to us through them.

No matter your religious beliefs or your cultural values, one thing is certain; numbers are everywhere. Even if you choose not to believe in numerology, chances are you’ve seen number sequences, and something inside of you has questioned their meaning. Communication can come from angels, God, spiritual guides, or whatever else you feel connected to. Numeroguide ascribes the word “Universe” to represent them all.  

Number sequences are communicated in many ways. The Universe may gently draw your attention toward a certain direction so that you’ll notice the clock’s time or a phone number. You may continue to see this particular sequence of numbers until you pause internally to ask, “What does this mean?” The Universe may arrange a meaningful number sequence to appear in front of  you on the license plate of a car. You know you’ve seen this before. You know you’ve questioned this before. This is another way the Universe communicates with you. Once you become adept at reading the meaning of numbers and sequences, you will start to understand their significance no matter how important or mundane.

The feeling you get when you see a sign is commonly described as spiritual attraction. For a moment, your eyes are magnetically drawn to a number sequence which has your complete attention. Pay attention the feeling you have when numbers appear. You do not need to look for signs or try to avoid them. They will find you regardless of your efforts. They happen naturally and will deliver their message in one form or another.

Read more about what each triple number means when you see it.


Understanding Numerology and the role it plays in our lives.

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In simple terms, numerology is the science of numbers and the role in which they play in your lives. Each number has significance and influence to space, time, personality, and even purpose. By understanding the meaning of numbers, you can focus on better preparing for life’s lessons and manifesting the life you desire.


Numerology is an ancient science dating back thousands of years. Cultures spanning from Egypt and China to Japan and Greece used it as the basis for their existence including for agriculture, predicting weather patterns, and forecasting natural disasters.

Pythagoras (569-470 B.C.) was a key figure in the development of modern day numerology. He was a mathematician and philosopher who believed that there was a certain number pattern in creation. Pythagoras observed that these numbers all possessed a unique energy and meaning that would help us appreciate the nature of the universe on a much deeper level.


Numerology recognizes that numbers are vibrations, and each number is different from the next. I believe numbers are the Universal form of communication because human life has a very intimate connection with numbers. They have meaning in our lives on not just a practical level, but also a spiritual level. I am taking ancient numerology-based on the original Pythagorean philosophy-and offering modern understanding and application. While Numeroguide shares the meaning of numbers and number sequences, the way in which the Universe communicates to you through them is entirely unique and personal.

We are surrounded by numbers in all aspects of our lives, as they are the first way the Universe tries to communicate with us. Once you have a  better understanding of numerology, numbers and their specific sequences can’t be ignored. I hope that you will begin to feel more connected and purposeful in Mind, Body, Spirit.