Interested in learning about Indian numerology? Read on to find out how this ancient science from India works…
Indian numerology brings together the influences of a person’s name and date of birth into a comprehensive look at that person’s strengths, tendencies, character, and destiny. In doing so, it prescribes ritual prayers and other pujas that are thought to positively interact with a person’s numerological profile.
Since ancient times, Indian numerology has been used to probe the depths of human understanding. Indian numerologists believe that the study of numbers helps guide people in their karmic evolution.
The numbers studied in the art of numerology are calculated from a person’s name and birth date information. To correctly interpret the various numbers calculated for a particular person, it is necessary for a practitioner to understand the mythology of the solar system, the presiding deities, planetary motions, and recommended pujas.
“Pujas” are Hindu religious rituals that are acts of worship. They are individually determined for each person so as to work the best with the planetary energies. Though Indian numerology can be quite detailed, the three basic numbers that hold keys to the human understanding are the psychic number, the destiny number, and the name number.
Your psychic number is a character-defining number that is expressed most strongly if you are younger than your mid-thirties. It reveals the way you see yourself, and your fundamental predispositions. The psychic number is calculated by working out a single-digit whole number from 1 to 9 from the day of the month on which you were born. For example, if you were born on September 17, add the digits 1 + 7 to get 8 for a psychic number.
Your destiny number is more of a definition of how people see you. It helps you realize what your destiny is and it becomes more apparent as you move past the age of 35 or so. It is related to vibrational patterns that were acquired due to karma. This is the “you” that people see when they don’t know you – a glimpse, or first impression. Your destiny number is the one-digit number obtained by adding up the date, month, and year of your birth, then, if the answer is a double-digit number, adding the digits together to get a single digit. For example:
January 1, 2000 psychic number = 1 + 1 + 2 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 4
December 29, 1974 psychic number = 1 + 2 + 2 + 9 + 1 + 9 + 7 + 4 = 35; then 3 + 5 = 8
Your name number is influential in your relationships with others. You can have more than one name number if people call you by different names. Some people change their names to elevate some qualities of their psychic and destiny numbers, or to avoid conflict with them. Because name numbers are more complicated to calculate, it is easiest to find an online calculator for name numbers and type in your name. Then a computer algorithm determines the name number.
The information contained in your psychic number, destiny number, and name number can give insight into good and bad days, hints for fasting and meditation, nature, direction, age of peak influence, and even hair.
Many people find numerology to be a source of hope in times of frustration. It allows us to to look bravely into the wheel of karma and if necessary make changes to our attitudes and behaviors. While there are aspects of fundamental changes that can’t be changed, when we acknowledge and accept our karma, and supplement that knowledge with the correct pujas, it can be a tool for learning how we are to evolve in this life.