5 Myths You Were Told About Numerology

Updated on April 3, 2020
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Margaret has years of experience in numerology and astrology and loves exploring anything associated with the paranormal field.

Numerology is the study of numbers and is based on the belief that our universe is a system, which, once broken down, leaves us with certain basic elements: the numbers. According to this area of study, everything in the world both comes from, and comprises, numbers. As a result, connections can be found between them and personality traits, events and circumstances. However, there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding numerology that can be pretty confusing for people who have just started looking into it. I decided to write this article in hopes of clarifying some important things.


1. Numerology Can Predict the Future

A lot of people are drawn to the paranormal and especially to astrology, numerology, and tarot readings due to their desire to get a glimpse of their future. Now, when it comes to numerology, I've seen a lot of people online claiming that it's a method of predicting one's future, in hopes of profiting from ignorant people. I don't want to be the one to disappoint, but numerology CANNOT predict the future. The study of numbers can turn out to be a self-help tool, which can provide a person with insight into their character and help them acknowledge and understand important things about their environment. This can ultimately improve their future— through the improvement of themselves and the way they handle things—but there is no way numbers can directly change someone's future.

2. Numbers Have Direct Power Over You

Numerology supports the idea that everything can equate to numbers and by studying them people can attain valuable information about both themselves and the world. They have the chance to use this information in order to reach their full potential in life. However, it's important to clarify that numbers do not have direct power over you. You're the only one who can take your life into your own hands and use your free will to make any choice you like—numbers can't make you do things nor do they have a magical influence over you.

3. There Are Lucky and Unlucky Numbers

This is probably the most common misconception surrounding numerology and numbers in general. It's a little bit tricky since there are indeed some numbers that are considered to be luckier than others. For example, number three is thought to be one of the luckiest numbers. Meanwhile, when it comes to money and wealth, number eight is more favorable than others. Nevertheless, a single number itself cannot determine whether a person has luck on their side in a certain domain or that their chances are limited. It takes a full chart to be read and analyzed before your numerology profile can be understood. This means that different numbers have different vibrations that balance or imbalance each other, changing how favorable each one of them is.


4. Numerology Is Just Like Astrology

First of all, numerology is the study of numbers and their vibrations whereas astrology studies planets and the occurrences, events, and personality traits influenced by the shift of them. Although both of them use a person's birth date for their analyses, astrology also needs the time and place they were born. What is more, numerology also studies the numerical value of letters and words, meaning that a person's name is of great significance. In fact, three of the five basic numbers in numerology—the destiny, soul and personality number—are based on your name's letters. On the other hand, in astrology a person's name is of no relevance whatsoever.

5. Your Life Path Number Is the Only Thing You Need to Know in Numerology

Although our life path number has the highest numerical value and is the first step to studying numerology, there are four more numbers one needs to know in order to have a complete image of their numerology profile. These are the destiny number, the soul number, the personality number and the maturity number. The first is similar to the life path number and shows a person's interests, capabilities, and talents that lead them to their destiny. The second one, the soul number, reveals a person's inner cravings, urges, passions and fears. The personality number depicts the image someone shows to the outside world, whereas the maturity number reveals the type of wisdom a person is meant to receive during their life. All of them are essential for a complete numerology reading.

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I hoped I shed some light on the above common myths about numerology and provided you with some useful information about it. Good luck on your journey through numerology and remember you're free to pose any question you might have!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Margaret Pan


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    • Margaret Pan profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Pan 

      4 months ago from Athens

      Thank you, Mitara, once again for your lovely comment! You described the essence of numerology perfectly!

    • MitaraN profile image

      Mitara N 

      4 months ago from South Africa

      Thank you for clarifying,

      I agree the information provided gives insights to what defines you as a person.

      Many are boggled by confusion to who they really are, and question many things about themselves daily, it's about embracing information received as guidance.

      Thank you for your article, take care and be safe.


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