letters numerologyOur name has obvious and subtle influences on our lives.  Think about it.  What do we hear every day from the moment we’re born?  Our name – our first name.  What’s the first question people ask a toddler?  “What’s your name?”  And the second question is often “And how old are you?”  Funny how these are the two primary pieces of information we need to calculate and create our Numerology profile.

Our name has more impact on our lives than we can imagine.  And it’s interesting and enlightening to learn how Numerology offers insight into our personalities and life purpose based on our name. Each letter of our name holds significance and is used to calculate various aspects of our chart. 

The Frequency & Vibration Of Names

It’s also good to note that one of the key concepts in Numerology has to do with frequency and vibration – with energy. Pythagoras (and others) reminds us that sound, tone, and frequency carry with it vibration and that vibration is imprinted with meaning and influence, whether we know it or not.  I like to say it’s like gravity, cell phone reception, or the Cloud.  We don’t have to believe it’s working in order for it to be operating. 

Therefore, when our name is spoken, it carries a particular frequency with it.  For example, it’s interesting to think about whether Elton John would have made it as a famous musician if he’d kept his given name, Reginald Kenneth Dwight.  Say “Reginald Kenneth Dwight” three times. (I’ll wait…)  Now say “Elton John” three times.  Can you not only hear – can you feel – the difference?  Numerologically, the original imprint for “Reginald Kenneth Dwight” remains in tact all of his life, yet the name “Elton John” offers an additional energy that appears to have been beneficial to Sir Elton’s life and career.

Many people change their names – for professional, personal, marital, or spiritual reasons.  And many of us keep our given name all our lives.  And often it’s fun to break things down into pieces.  In that spirit, we’re going to take a look at your first name and investigate what it might indicate about you.

What Does Your First Name Say About You…

Our first name indicates the personal and individual lessons we’re here to  learn about and act upon.

Let’s see what your first name reveals.

Remember, each letter corresponds with a number in Numerology – and we’re using Pythagorean Numerology in this example.

1 = A, J, S
2 = B, K, T
3 = C, L, U
4 = D, M, V
5 = E, N, W
6 = F, O, X
7 = G, P, Y
8 = H, Q, Z
9 = I, R

Let’s do a quick example.  Let’s say your first name is Phoebe.

P = 7

H = 8

O = 6

E = 5

B = 2

E = 5

7 + 8 + 6 + 5 + 2 + 5  = 33

Notice in this example, 33 is a Master number and so this should be taken into consideration before reducing to a one-digit number.

Yet keep reducing to a one-digit number.

3 + 3 = 6  or Master number 33/6

If your first name were Phoebe, you’d have individual and personal lessons to learn that are attributes of the number 33/6.

The Numbers Decoded

numNumber 1:

If your first name adds to number 1 you have individual and personal lessons to learn in the realms of leadership and achievement through originality.  

Since these are personal lessons, chances are you’ll experience challenges with the following themes:  You may struggle with being over-bearing, self-important, or controlling.  You may also feel challenged with lack of self-confidence, addictions, or lacking initiative.

  • Key themes: leadership, self-confidence, “failing forward,” innovation, creativity.

The ultimate lesson to be mastered:  To act as a creative innovator, step into leadership roles, and achieve in the world.

Number 2:

If your first name adds to number 2 you have individual and personal lessons to learn in the realms of diplomacy and expertly serving group dynamics.  

Since these are personal lessons, chances are you’ll experience challenges with the following themes:  You may struggle with being overly sensitive, a “doormat,” or lack an identity outside of what you feel others think about you. You may also feel challenged with childishness, aggressiveness, or inability to work with others.

  • Key themes: love, diplomacy, serving group dynamics, emotional sensitivity, partnership.

The ultimate lesson to be mastered:  To act with a loving attitude, be a peacemaker, and focus on win/win scenarios across the board.

Master Number 11/2:

If your first name adds to the Master number 11/2 you have individual and personal lessons to learn in the realms of healing, creativity, and spirituality.  

Your special lesson – on top of the lessons outlined by the number 2 – is to recognize and use your creativity, intuition, and healing abilities for the benefit of humanity as a whole.  Remember, you’re a double 1 – which is all about leadership and confidence –and yet also a 2  – all about harmony and love.

Since these are personal lessons, chances are you’ll experience challenges with the following themes:  You may struggle with being combative, childish, or ego-centered.  You may also feel challenged with being extremely emotionally sensitive, a dreamer rather than a “doer,” or high-strung.

  • Key themes: intensity, artistic creativity, heightened intuition, feeling as though you’re never doing enough, challenging life conditions.

The ultimate lesson to be mastered:  To act as a spiritual messenger through service, inspired healing, and the creative arts.

Number 3:

If your first name adds to number 3 you have individual and personal lessons to learn in the realms of communication, joyful living, and creative self-expression.

Since these are personal lessons, chances are you’ll experience challenges with the following themes:  You may struggle with being scattered, emotionally volatile, or superficial.  You may also feel challenged with depression, self-doubt, or analysis paralysis.

  • Key themes: joyful self-expression, communication (verbal and written), humor, creativity, inspiring/uplifting.

The ultimate lesson to be mastered:  To act in a way that’s joyful, inspiring, creative, and optimistic in the face of the emotional heaviness of the world – which you feel acutely.

Number 4:

If your first name adds to number 4 you have individual and personal lessons to learn in the realms of systems building and imparting knowledge to others.  

Since these are personal lessons, chances are you’ll experience challenges with the following themes:  You may struggle with being rigid, a workaholic, or intensely critical of others.  You may also feel challenged with an inability to settle down, to find suitable work, or blame others for your limitations.

  • Key themes: security, stability, process, hard work, systems building.

The ultimate lesson to be mastered: To act as a stable and steady influence, meet goals using step-by-step processes through concerted effort, and move through limitations.

Master Number 22/4:

If your first name adds to Master number 22/4 you have individual and personal lessons to learn in the realms of building something of lasting value while serving as a “master teacher.”

Your special mission is to execute and build projects that benefit a wide arena of humankind.  You’re a master teacher and a systems builder.  This is a spiritual path – like all the master numbers – prodding you to step out of the slow, steady security of the number 4 and kick it up substantially.  This will be uncomfortable until you get the hang of it, because it’s contrary to the pull you have with the rule-following, more predictable energy of the 4.  Remember, you’re a double 2 – which is all about harmony and love – and yet also a 4  – all about process and stability.

Since these are personal lessons, chances are you’ll experience challenges with the following themes:  You may struggle with micromanaging, limiting yourself with self-imposed restrictions, or feelings of not being up to the task.  You may also feel challenged with lack of initiative, an “inside of the box” thinker, or feel victimized by overwork.

  • Key themes: inspired healing, masterful teaching, using systems to reach goals, working hard while not skipping steps, and thinking big.

The ultimate lesson to be mastered:  To act as a “master builder” and an inspired teacher who helps people live better and more spiritually-based lives on a practical, day-to-day basis.

Number 5:

If your first name adds to number 5 you have individual and personal lessons to learn in the realms of freedom and fearlessness.  

Since these are personal lessons, chances are you’ll experience challenges with the following themes:  You may struggle with addictive behaviors, excess, or difficulty with commitment and follow-through.  You may also feel challenged with fear, restriction, or overwhelm.

  • Key themes: fearlessness, adventure, progressive thought and action, change, and versatility.

The ultimate lesson to be mastered: To act as a fearless adventurer showing others by example how to live an authentic and fearless existence.

Number 6:

If your first name adds to number 6 you have individual and personal lessons to learn in the realms of home and family – and in visionary pursuits.  

Since these are personal lessons, chances are you’ll experience challenges with the following themes:  You may struggle with being controlling, perfectionist, or judgmental.  You may also feel challenged with being controlled by “shoulds,” martyrdom, or over-giving to the point of meddling.

  • Key themes: love, duty, service, justice, responsibility, nurturing.

The ultimate lesson to be mastered:  To act as a nurturing presence and provide an atmosphere where everyone feels loved and cared for – while simultaneously nurturing and caring for yourself.

Master Number 33/6:

If your first name adds to Master number 33/6 you have individual and personal lessons to learn in the realms of joyful service, masterful healing, and to show by example the power of unconditional love.

It’s your calling to teach and show – by example – the power of love. You’re meant to serve as a conduit to healing on whatever level you feel most compelled to engage. The Master number presupposes that you’ll take on leadership positions and the 33 encompasses visionary goals, truth and beauty, and a nurturing and giving heart.  Remember – you’re a double 3 – all about communication, joyful self-expression, and emotional sensitivity and a 6 – all about love, nurturing, and responsibility.

Since these are personal lessons, chances are you’ll experience challenges with the following themes:  You may struggle with depression, perfectionism, or overwhelm.  You may also feel challenged with excessive behaviors (addictions), self-absorption, or self-righteousness.

  • Key themes: joyful expression, heightened creativity, inspired healing and service, spiritual counseling, and nurturing the beauty in life.

The ultimate lesson to be mastered:  To act as a master healer and to bring forward a higher form of love to the world through everyday acts as well as far-reaching endeavors.

Number 7:

If your first name adds to number 7 you have individual and personal lessons to learn in the realms of data analysis and spiritual insight.  

Since these are personal lessons, chances are you’ll experience challenges with the following themes:  You may struggle with being overly “heady” and intellectual, aloof, or intuitive to the point of impracticality.  You may also feel challenged with lack of spiritual belief, caustic communication, or inability to maintain intimate relationships.

  • Key themes: data analysis, refined thinking, spiritual seeking, intuition, and self-exploration.

The ultimate lesson to be mastered:  To act with deep wisdom using your analytic abilities mixed with your high-level intuition – and display a sense of self-knowledge that is a model for other people to emulate.

Number 8:

If your first name adds to number 8 you have individual and personal lessons to learn in the realms of mastering money and worldly achievement.  

Since these are personal lessons, chances are you’ll experience challenges with the following themes:  You may struggle with being bullying, opinionated, or greedy.  You may also feel challenged with lack of personal empowerment, financial scarcity, or victimization.

  • Key themes: money, power, control, authority, and mastery of the material aspects of the world.

The ultimate lesson to be mastered:  To act with personal empowerment and to master the art of financial achievement and “giving back.”

Number 9:

If your first name adds to number 9 you have individual and personal lessons to learn in the realms of humanitarianism and compassionate giving.  

Since these are personal lessons, chances are you’ll experience challenges with the following themes:  You may struggle with being a preacher rather than a listener, over-giving to the point of enabling, or experience bitterness.  You may also feel challenged with selfishness, inability to see others’ points of view, or over-focus on material gain.

  • Key themes: humanitarianism, giving and receiving, compassion, limited rewards, and charismatic creativity.

The ultimate lesson to be mastered:  To act as a compassionate humanitarian using your creativity, charisma, and heart-centered service.

About Felicia Bender, Ph.D

Felicia Bender Ph.D – The Practical Numerologist is the author of Redesign Your Life: Using Numerology To Create the Wildly Optimal You. She’s passionate about helping people use numerology as a tool to improve their everyday lives. She’s a contributor for The Elephant Journal, The Numinous, and is resident numerologist for AstroStyle.com. See her at FeliciaBender.com.

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