Numerology is the study of the symbolism of numbers. It is used to determine a person's personality, strengths and talents, obstacles to be overcome, inner needs, emotional reactions and ways of dealing with others. By applying simple mathematical formulas to the numbers representing a person's name and birth date, a numerologist can derive four major core elements and some twenty or thirty modifiers. A symbolic evaluation of these elements and modifiers provides a remarkably complete and accurate character analysis.
Since the birth date is fixed, the elements and modifiers related to the birth date don't change during a person's lifetime. On the other hand, names often undergo changes during one's life either by choice (Robert becomes Bob) or as a specific situation requires (marriage, in particular). When names change, there can frequently be substantial modifications made to a person's energies and personality.
You can use commonly available numerology software to analyze any name that a person now uses, has used or is thinking of using. You can analysis as many different names as you would like for comparison studies simply by running the appropriate numerology reports. (The same birth date is always used with the different names one is analyzing.) There are many different numerology programs to choose from today. Just Google "Numerology Software" and you will find both free and commercial programs. In general, the commercial programs will produce more complete and accurate reports.
The Importance of The Birth Name
A numerology report using the birth date and the birth name describes the person's basic traits as they would be seen at birth--and as they would be expected to grow and develop. The characteristics described are innate traits that would, in all probability, be present much of the life. Any obstacles described in this report are likely to be resolved, or, at the very least, partially resolved, as the person matures. Even though other names may be used as one gets older, the characteristics of the birth name are likely to be strongly felt throughout the life. In most instances, even when a person is born with a name which is changed shortly after birth, the traits described by that name still leave a heavy imprint.
How Peoples' Personalities Vary With Different Names
Most of us use names other than our birth name. We use middle initials, drop middle names, pick up nicknames used by friends or family. Sometimes, too, we use different names for our signature or change names by marriage or adoption. At any one time in our lives, the characteristics we exhibit would be a combination of the traits of all the names we are currently using plus the traits of our birth name.
A numerology report using the birth name describes your basic characteristics. Run another numerology report using the name you currently use rather than your birth name. Compare the energies in both reports.
Let's assume that both reports show your business skills. If your current name report shows more business facility than your birth name report, you can expect that you generally display added ability in that area. If, on the other hand, the current name report exhibits less facility in business matters, expect that your lowered facility will probably be apparent instead. In other areas--adaptability, ease of getting on with people, creativity, ease of expressing feelings, to name just a few--the characteristics of your birth name are likely to be modified so that they appear closer to the traits of your current name.
Suppose, however, that the current name report emphasizes a specific capability that is not even mentioned in the birth name report. The current name report may, for instance, show the potential for considerable organizational ability while the birth report has nothing at all to say about that kind of skill. The chances are good that you weren't born with any appreciable organizational ability. Since there was little there to begin with, it's unlikely that it'll be built up into anything of any consequence--irrespective of the possibilities mentioned in the current name report.
Why does it work that way? Let's look at a similar situation. If you were born with great talent as a painter, it's easy to see that you can develop that talent further. This is particularly so if your current name reemphasizes that talent. If, on the other hand, your birth report suggests little painting talent, it's hard to imagine that you're going to turn into another Leonardo da Vinci no matter what the current report says. (About 5% of the time, interestingly enough, people can exert the force of their will and manage to develop a skill that is not mentioned in the birth name report. Although they're not likely to become another Leonardo, they occasionally develop a talent much further than might be expected.)
It works the same way, of course, with other abilities, too. You can develop your basic talents, for sure, but you can only occasionally build up an ability when there is little or nothing there to begin with.
If you have several different current names--say, one that you use in business, another that you use with your family and still another with friends--run a numerology report for each name and than compare it with your birth report. Remember to always use the same birth date.
If you are trying to find a more optimum name, there are several things to keep in mind. First, choose a new name to best balance the energies already in your birth report. For example, if your 1, 4 or 8 (pragmatic) energies are too strong, you may be inflexible. By choosing a current name that de-emphasizes this energy, this trait can be brought into better balance. On the other hand, if you already have some business ability but it is not emphasized, you may want to choose a name that is stronger in this area.
Next, examine the modifiers. Whichever name--birth or current--that gives the more balanced use is the one that predominates.
Adopting Other Names Through Marriage
When you change your name by marriage, you can get some idea of how your life might change from the new name. Compare a report using your married name with another report using your current name. Compare both reports to your birth name report, too. If there are several possible marriage names, you may want to look at them all and pick the one that feels most comfortable.
Naming New-Born Children
You can get some idea of what children are going to be like by looking at their birth reports--even before they're born. Since you usually don't know the exact birth date in advance, some people run reports for several different possible birth dates. Some people even run several different names for each date to make sure they find the name they like the best. If you want even more information, you may want to compare a new born's birth report and current name report--one report using the name you'd expect on the birth certificate, the other using what you expect will be the current name.
Choosing Names for Businesses
You can also pick out names for businesses the same way you pick out names for people. Sometimes, too, if a business is just being started, you may have a choice of what date you decide to begin operations. You may want to run a number of numerology reports combining different birth dates with different business names so you can compare them. Hint: If the Life Path or Expression of a business turns out to be a number 1 or a number 8, the potential for money and success may be markedly increased.
The success of any business is dependent, of course, on more than the name of the business. It also depends, as you might expect, on the main people running the business. Run numerology reports for all these people and you can get some further indication of what to expect when they're all working together.
Matthew Oliver Goodwin and Numerology Software
Matthew Oliver Goodwin, a renowned numerologist and author of "Numerology: The Complete Guide," has developed a complete family of numerology software for both professional and personal use. Published by Widening Horizons, this software allows you to do in minutes what a professional numerologist takes hours to do. Whether you want to sell reports for profit, save time and eliminate hand calculations, or simply learn more about yourself, family and friends, there is a program to fit your needs. Using an integrated approach--similar to what a professional numerologist does in a personal reading--results in unusually insightful and accurate reports. Programs include Numerology Personality, Numerology Romantic Compatibility and Numerology Forecast Reports, and Numerology Charts.
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