‘An unexamined life is not worth living’ – Socrates
Everything is based on numbers! Since ancient times Numerology uses numbers as a key to observe and understand human behaviour. It is considered a science of vibration. Numerology is documented to have been employed by many cultures; the Greek classics, as well as the Vedas, Hindu texts, leave us a rich orientation, referring to Numerology as the oldest mathematics of the universe. Everything is energy, everything is vibration. Numerology is the language of vibrational frequencies, encompassing both, the intuitive and scientific root that our existence is based on. There are many different realities, all abiding in the same universe at the same time, what distinguishes our self expression is our vibration, how attuned we are, how connected to the whole. Numerology contains the model of the entire universe. An apparent simple study of numbers, can translate into endless complexity if you relate the mathematics into everything you think, do and are. The skill comes from the practice in doing that, seeing the mystery unfold in everything, everyone and everywhere. Through Numerology we may learn how to be in tune with our own uniqueness and yet be sourced by the whole, harmonizing with the supreme reality abiding in a frequency that is natural and comfortable to our essence.
Vedic Numerology is the study of the planetary rulership through nine primary numbers. My explorations and delight as a professional Vedic Numerologist have confirmed the teachings of the late Shri Harish Johari, who played with numbers in every aspect of his life as a simple, clear and concise system to enjoy, and enhance human dynamics. It is a wondrous tool for communication, as well as the deeper aspects of the esoteric template of ones current incarnation. Overall Vedic Numerology holds the view that we are here in earth school for certain lessons that are predetermined by the karma accrued during our previous lives. We incarnate specifically to harmonize our vibrational field and soul essence. Yet why at a certain times, date, year, place, environment, country, culture, family, set and setting with all the subsequent trials and opportunity? What does our birth data reveal?
The study of the numbers helps guide us in our karmic awareness and evolutionary potential. The planets dance in our psyche and insistently force a destiny unfolding. Vedic Numerology subscribes to the belief that the soul chooses to manifest in an individuals life expression by their birth data and the name vibration to evolve further in consciousness. The numbers tell us about the psychological profile, the ahamkara (ego) and the karmic residue, in terms of the strength and weaknesses we are born with and will learn and refine through in this lifetime. The vibrational forces have a very distinct quality for each planet and with experience and vigilant observation, these characteristics are visible and easy to recognize.
We deal with numbers from one to nine, the seven luminaries, plus Rahu and Ketu, the nodes of the moon. Everything is reduced to a single digit, so even if you have a compound birthday number, such as twenty one, when reduced to a single digit, becomes a three and is ruled by Jupiter. Numbers eleven and twenty two are considered master numbers. Here the vibration of the two (moon) and the four (Rahu) is intensified and these individuals will shine in their unique contribution to humanity. Yet this also brings an added responsibility which can make them lonelier, misunderstood, and viewed as arrogant, eccentric and self absorbed with their intense energy expression. We carry three major vibrations, the psyche (potent up until midlife, about forty years of age), the destiny which is the harvest of our karma and maturity and accompanies us until death, as well as a name number based on the names which we are given by family in childhood.
Each letter of our alphabet carries a vibration, and can reveal a lot about the person’s inherent talents, challenges and opportunities. Sometimes it becomes necessary to change ones name to gain lost ground, such as after a divorce. With a pseudonym, stage name or a spiritual initiation it is common to add another vibration or assert a different identity to accompany the soul’s intent for transformation and a higher frequency.
In Vedic Numerology we are offered excellent possibilities for healing and becoming whole by adhering to certain ayurvedic principles, determined by our constitution and inherent in the planetary archetype ruling the numerical vibration. Through ritualistic sadhana with specific mantras, yantras and tantras we concentrate our awareness and move toward self liberation. Even if we don’t practice the upayas ( remedial measures) as prescribed by the Vedas, we can still benefit through elevating our consciousness just by being attentive to something as basic as the colour of the planet and its main attributes. For instance: on Monday ruled by the Moon, you may observe a greater sensitivity, moodiness and need for nurturance and reflection than on Tuesday, ruled by Mars, when you may feel more aggressive and or have a sharp encounter with authority, or be generally more impatient. On Mondays you may wish to experiment with the color white, white clothing, white foods etc. On Tuesdays with the power of red, red beans, red dress etc. and note the impact on your energy. That simple adjustment alone, bringing color vibration awareness to your everyday reality, will bring your focus to a different dimension.
All numbers are influenced by the specific qualities of their mythological attributes as well as the collective unconscious. 2003 is considered a five year in Vedic Numerology, ruled by Mercury. If you study the attributes listed below, you may be able to find the similarities in the qualities of your overall energy impressions thus far and continue to observe same throughout the cycle of the year, individually as well as globally.
Vedic Numerology is all about resonance, and neither a religion nor a prophetic fortune telling. With practice and looking around your own circle you may develop a healthy respect for this seemingly simple science, yet as with all else it takes effort, diligence and continued verification to seethe precision of the numbers at work. As a language system Vedic Numerology is quick to implement in mathematical calculation, is practical, portable and instantaneously helpful especially in energy management. The expertise you accrue with studying the numeric configurations of hundreds and thousands of people is that you begin to recognize that all numbers work very individually through each human body and being, because each one of us have a unique genetic code, karmic blueprint and subsequent behavioural pattern. We see that indeed our perceptions and reality are influenced by the planets in such a way that the mathematical beauty becomes obvious. The material world without the governing influence of the numbers and their presiding planets would be chaotic.
Each of our lives is ruled by numbers, house numbers, phone numbers, passport numbers to mention just a few. Numbers are used in everything from homeopathy to space engineering, in cooking and money counting, in your every breath there is a secret of numbers determining your mental state and life span. You want fame – Numbers are the game. Although it is entirely possible to play the numbers in the mundane, like the lottery, Vedic Numerology is a sacred study as it enables us to look deeply into the wheel of karma and adjust our attitude and behaviour in the world. Absolutely everything is based on etheric vibration, the higher the frequency, the more force it contains. You can witness this in tantra, in the shamanic world, in advanced stages of yoga and self development. And so all things, great and small, find their place and order in the universe.
The Numbers and Their Planetary Rulerships:
# 1, 10, 19, 28 are ruled by the SUN, count 1 for letters: AIJQY
# 2, 11, 20, 29 are ruled by the MOON, count 2 for letters: BCKR
# 3, 12, 21, 30 are ruled by JUPITER, count 3 for letters: GLS
# 4, 13, 22, 31 are ruled by RAHU, count 4 for letters: DMT
# 5, 14, 23, are ruled by MERCURY, count 5 for letters: NE
# 6, 15, 24 are ruled by VENUS, count 6 for letters: UVWX
# 7, 16, 25 are ruled by KETU, count 7 for letters: OZ
# 8, 17, 26 are ruled by SATURN, count 8 for letters: FHP
# 9, 18, 27 are ruled by MARS, no letters for 9
How to Compute the Name Number
The name Harish would be 8 for ‘H’, 1 for ‘A’, etc using the table above. Thus 8 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 3 + 8 = 23 = 2 + 3 = 5. One should do this for each word in the name based on the whole name that is commonly used by the person. The Psychic number is based on the day, e.g. someone born 12 May 1934 would be 1 + 2 = 3. The destiny number is based on the whole date, i.e. 5 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 9 + 3 + 4 = 25 = 2 + 5 = 7.
Name numbers and their Characteristics:
# 1 LEADER, will enjoy positive reinforcement from, and success within, the circle of family, friends and society.
# 2 TEACHER, will expand healing qualities and serve as a refection of cosmic truth to all.
# 3 ARTIST, will infuse, inspire and pull society upward and forward thru idealistic contributions.
# 4 BUILDER, will challenge all convention and create in various realities thru radical approaches.
# 5 ENTERTAINER, will network, innovate and help transform mainstream concepts.
# 6 HOMEMAKER, will nurture and support, will create lavish environments.
# 7 MYSTIC, will become poetic, prolific and philosophical, will contemplate.
# 8 WORKER, will revolutionize society and manifest thru fame and fortune.
# 9 HUMANIST, will love unconditionally and work ceaselessly.
So, see how you are supposed to be. Just remember, that this is indicative of destiny but not a guarantee. You are still very much in charge of your destiny! Just ask Winston Churchill, born with numbers 3 and 7 and he was one of the most powerful men in history.
Some famous number 1’s: Aishwarya Rai, Sushmita Sen, Vidya Balan & Hrithik Roshan
Some famous number 2’s: Shahrukh Khan, Sunjay Dutt & Amitabh Bachan
Some famous number 3’s: Viviek Oberoi, Rani Mukerji & Karisma Kapoor
Some famous number 4’s: Preity Zinta, Urmila Matondkar & Lisa Ray
Some famous number 5’s: Abhishek Bachan, Bipasha Basu & Aamir Khan
Some famous number 6’s: Kareena Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit & Mallika Sherawat
Some famous number 7’s: Saif Ali Khan, Karan Johar & Ram Gopal Varma
Some famous number 8’s: John Abraham, Raveena Tandon & Shilpa Shetty
Some famous number 9’s: Salman Khan, Jaya Bhaduri & Akshay Kumar