Numbers are literally everywhere we look. Ages ago Pythagoras developed the idea that of numbers as symbols and tied them to predictable cycles (read more here). Eventually, this progressed to tying energetic vibrations to the cycles and as we fast forward to today there are 478,000 hits for numerology calculator on google. At any time during any day you can try one of these tools and get insight into the numbers in your life.
Numerology was a pretty normal part of life for me as a kid. I recall people around me spouting off life path numbers upon learning of births, asking each other birth dates and then discussing the meaning. It was just part of normal conversation. I had no pull to learn more or less at the time.
A few years ago, I had opportunity to take a teleclass on numerology from a colleague and went for it. I knew there was more to this stuff and wanted to know what it was.
I just kept diving deeper and today have what I would call a basic working knowledge. I am not an expert and when people want really in depth work, I send them to my colleague Don Marlette who is amazing and can take your numbers and work his magic to provide you amazing insight via a private reading. Mostly I just do simple readings for clients and do the occasional psychic fair to share some new insight and experience with seekers.
On a personal level I use it a lot. I look at key relationships in my life, I check dates, analyze addresses and phone numbers, and check locations. But there are three simple ways you can use it in your business to see if the energy is supporting what you’d like it to be.
- Your Business Name.
As I was forming my business, I decided to check the name through the numerology lens. My first business name was Life’s Adventures and it worked out to a 9 which was about high spiritual vibration and helping humanity. A big mission and not exactly the heights I wanted to go to, but it helped propel me forward.
It led me to the next naming of No Limits Life coaching which is a 5 in numerology and a direct match to my life path number (the energy I am most fulfilled living) . The 5 energy is about adventure and fun and passion and being in love with life and all it has to offer. This is the energy of not settling. The exact energy I want to share with clients.
I will often shorten it to No Limits Life when I am encompassing the other areas of what I do in glass work and writing and that is an 8 which is about being the executive, creating financial prosperity and being in charge of my destiny. Again, attributes I want to help people find the courage to embody.
To find the number for your name, use this link to find the numbers which correlate to each letter in your business name and then reduce it to one – so if you end up with a 64 once you add them all up, you add the 6 and 4 and get 10, then add the 1 and 0 and get a 1. You can then look up the meaning of 1 on this link, or you can order the book “Glynis Has Your Number”by Glynis McCants and keep it as a handy reference for lots of things on the numerology front.
Do this whether you have a business, or are thinking about the name for one. It can be very helpful in setting the right tone.
2. Dates for Events
Numbers have challenging energy and supportive energy relative to each other. If you plan an event on a day that the numbers challenge each other, you might find it harder to be successful depending on where the challenge is in the numbers.
Each year has a number, each month, each day – how do they mesh with your business’s name or event name? I like to check it out and see.
The process is the same as calculating the business name, simply add them up and compare. Again, I recommend this book by Glynis McCants for reference because of its ease in explanation and comprehensiveness.
I did this when planning an event last year and can say I am glad I did it on the day I did. I checked it out by the numbers as I was planning and there was compatibility. Moving it around a day or two could have shifted energies positively or negatively, but on the whole, it went well and I believe it was in part because the energies supported it.
Again, this isn’t just for businesses! You can use it for personal events as well.
- Personal Compatibility
I referred to this a little bit in the naming section, but it is important you don’t choose things in your business that are incompatible or in conflict with what you want to have happen: location, naming, phone numbers, office or studio mates, profession or whatever tools you use.
For example, in choosing my phone number for my business, (319-775-0509), I wanted to have both a 5 and 9 in it. The whole number adds up to 9, the number of being of service to the world around me.
Another example, both the building and street number and the suite number my studio is in add up to 6. The 6 is the number of nurturing and supporting family, home and self. I do this as a large part of my work as a coach and I believe this energy supports my work.
These are just three areas that numerology can provide insight. When I take a look at things through the numerology lens I usually find confirmation of my experience, insight into something that is puzzling me or help with pushing me one way or another on something. I do encourage you to grab the resource I mentioned and see what you come up with!
Have you used numerology in your work or personal life before? What has your experience been?
Jennifer Murphy is passionate about helping people see the more in life – their own special version of purpose and calling. She cultivate courage through her work in teaching the Art of Living Dangerously and partners with people interested in making small shifts for big impacts in their life. You can learn more at www.nolimitslife.guru