Relationship Compatibility: Which System is Accurate?
One of the most common reasons for using Numerology or Astrology is to find out something about relationships between individuals, but far too many people get caught in the trap of thinking that generalizations hold the keys to compatibility. Generally available astrology pamphlets and books promote the study of compatibility using the Sun Sign, one of hundreds of possible chart factors, and the same thing is done in Numerology, usually laying all the responsibility on the Life Path.
The Life Path is a specific total of your date, month and year of birth. Sadly, this single chart factor is often used to define an individual and to compare one person to another.
While some follow this lazy way of thinking, thinking “Oh, you’re a 5 and I’m a 6, there’s no way we’ll get along” may steer one away from, rather than towards, a true mate in every sense of the word. The same kind of cliché is also used with the Expression and the Heart’s Desire vibrations – some Indian authors use the Heart’s Desire alone as an indicator of relationships and compatibility for the individual.
The Expression, Heart’s Desire and Life Path are three core elements of the Numerology Chart, but choosing one to determine compatibility is a big mistake. The good news is that there is an easy way to summarize them which is very useful in assessing compatibility.
The Life Number is found by adding the Expression to the Life Path and reducing that sum to a number between 1 and 9, or 11 or 22. Since the Heart’s Desire, or Soul Urge, is part of the Expression, this number is like a total of your Numerology Chart.
It’s usually used in predictive analysis, but it also plays a special role in compatibility studies. The Life Numbers of two individuals, when added together, sums to the Relationship Number. It is similar to the famous “composite chart” that many astrologers use for the same purpose.
The Relationship Number
The Relationship Number might not seem easy to interpret, but it actually is. It can be compared with the two Life Numbers, and the story of the relationship will be revealed. For example, if a couple has Life Numbers of 6 and 8, the Relationship Number is 14/5, showing that a healthy sex life will help 6 release their drive for perfections, and 8 can let go of the urge to control everything around them. In the case of Life Numbers 5 and 4, the Relationship Number is 9, which harmonizes with them both, making it easy for them to resolve their issues by looking at the big picture, and giving each other emotional support.
This method of working with the Relationship Number shows what one can do to help improve relationships. Much of the time, compatibility has to do with how much work one puts in to a relationship, and often, for various reasons, we expect results we want from efforts that may be misdirected. The Relationship Number can help you to quickly assess what kind of effort will be needed, and how much of it, so you can make the decisions that are meaningful to you. Using Numerology to study compatibility is easy, as long as you focus on the meaning, not the math.