Numerology is a metaphysical practice that purports to decode various patterns, meanings and symbols about your life based on the numbers that are associated with you. These numbers can be derive from important dates in your life, your address, or even encoded in your name.
One element of these codes is called a “destiny number”, also known as a “name number” According to this numerologist, your name contains a code that will help uncover your soul’s destiny.
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To determine this code, you use a system of turning each of the letters in your first, middle, and last name into numbers according to the following chart:
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
Next, add up all the numerical values of every letter in your first, middle, and last name. (There is a bit of disagreement about this, as some numerology experts add up and reduce each part of your name separately and then add those digits and reduce, and this one says add all the digits together right from the start.
After that, you do what numerologists call “reducing” in order to get this number down to a single digit. For instance, if you add up all those letter and get 96, you add 9+6=15, followed by 1+5=6.
This final digit is your destiny number, and, like your astrological sign, it can help guide you.