# Calculating & Interpreting Your Karma Number

February 21, 2010Numerology

The Karma number is not really of Western numerology but more a Vedic or Indian notion. While you may not relate to the idea of having a karma number if you do not believe in reincarnation, it’s still an interesting exercise in numerology.

For those who subscribe to the idea of reincarnation and karmic debt, the Karma number is supposed to tell you about the “baggage” you are carrying over from your last lifetime. By identifying your Karma number, you’ll be able to understand the lessons you’re meant to learn in this lifetime. In this sense, numerology can tell you what types of karma you are carrying over from a previous life.

## How To Calculate Your Karma Number

Your Karmic number is not calculated in any way that you may have been familiar with so far. It is figured out using fadic addition.

Technically the number is based on a Magic Square that incorporates your birth date numbers and the values.

The shortcut to calculating your Karma number is found by taking the day of your birth date, subtracting 1 and then reducing the number to a single digit.

For example, if your birthday is June 7, 1960 you would take the day of your birthday and subtract 1. You would then reduce the result by fadic addition. The calculation would be 7 – 1 = 6. If, for example, the person was born on June 17th you would reduce it like this: 17 – 1 =16 and 1+6 = 7. The Karma number values and their meanings are listed below.

## Karma Number (0)

If you reduce to a zero then it is possible you are a new soul or one that has cleared up a lot of karmic debt in your past life. This current life is one where you get to start again with a clean slate.

## Karma Number (1)

The lesson of this karma number is learning to be independent. You may start off this life by being very dependent on others, with the life lesson being that you need to stand on your own two feet. This might manifest as spending most of your life single or being very successful but alone.

## Karma Number (2)

The karma of this life has to do with learning how to get along with others. You may have taken advantage of others in your past life and now it is payback time. You may find yourself saddled with the responsibility of taking care of someone who is dependent on you. You may also have to learn to be less skeptical and how to trust your intuition…

## Karma Number (3)

You may have been frivolous, wasteful and guilty of not taking things seriously enough. You may have also taken credit for someone else’s accomplishment or cheated to get to the top somehow. Your lesson in this life is to be balanced, serious and responsible.

## Karma Number (4)

You may have been lazy in your past life so in this life you will be asked to fulfill your potential. You may have to work harder than most people just to make a living. Your karma requires you to be persistent; great riches are possible if you keep doing the right thing without complaint.

## Karma Number (5)

You may have been an addict, wasteful or sexually over active in your last lifetime. Your lesson in this lifetime will be symbolized by situations that necessitate that you work hard and make sacrifices so you can get ahead later. You may also be dealing with health crisises that force you to stay on the straight and narrow.

## Karma Number (6)

You are dealing with the karma of betraying or abandoning your family in a past lifetime. In this lifetime you may find yourself in the position of having to care for your family or take care of someone who is ill. You may also find it hard to strike out on your own and leave the family nest.

## Karma Number (7)

You are dealing with the karma of failing to pay attention to the spiritual side of your life. You may have been too focused on money in your past life so in this life it may be more challenging for you to make money. You may be dealing with an illness or chronic problem that also tests your faith.

## Karma Number (8)

You may have been in a position of power and abused it somehow in your past life. It is also possible you may have exploited others for financial gain. In this life you are doomed to be a follower. You will probably have to get by in this lifetime with less money than most and you will likely have to work hard to get ahead in life.

## Karma Number (9)

You are dealing with the karma of avoiding assisting or loving other people in a past life. Your lesson in this lifetime is to learn to be kind, compassionate and help others. You will probably start this life with great personal needs of your own, and will only progress in life once you learn how to be a teacher or a philanthropist in your own life.

As you can see this is not the usual way that numbers are calculated but it is interesting as the interpretations are practically the opposite of what we would normally associate with these particular number values.

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