The Core numbers are derived from the numbers hidden in your birth date and full name. The Core numbers provide a great deal of detail about an individual. You’ll first need to begin developing a personal understanding of what each number represents and symbolizes. After you have an understanding of the Core Numbers, you’ll be able to see how their influences play out in your own life.
You can calculate all 5 Core Numbers here. The details of each number can then be found by reading more about the numbers below.
As you develop a greater understanding of the Core Numbers you will also come to see how the numbers can offer clarity, guidance, help and assistance. With patience and practice, you can use the Core Numbers to give speedy, insightful and accurate readings that can assess an individuals talents, strengths and weaknesses.
Before any reading, it’s important to understand and remember that we’re all more than mere “numbers” and “labels.” Yes, for instance, having a certain Life Path number may mean that a person is structured, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be dynamic and fun as well. Having compassion for the person you are reading for can be as important as the clarity and insight that you can offer them. The purpose of any reading, should be to find ways to lead a more healthy, balanced and conscious life. In your readings you give to yourself or others, you’ll learn to use your own compassion, discernment and judgment. Have fun!
The Life Path Number:
Most people think this is one of, if not the most important, of all numbers in your Numerology chart. Your Life Path number represents the ways in which you can best go about finding your place in the world. It represents the native traits, skills and talents that you might like to say that you were born with. It also represents the trends and tendencies of your life and your work, and challenges, obstacles and experiences that you can face.
The Destiny Number:
The Destiny Number describes the tasks that you will feel compelled to achieve in this lifetime using the name given you. At first, It may seem similar to your Life Path, but your Life Path number describes a path that will best serve you, and the Destiny number describes what you really are compelled to do. It’s perhaps something you feel you must do. However, it is always up to you to do decide what you really want to do with your life, and how you want to live it. Your possibilities are limitless. The knowledge that comes from living up to your Destiny Number can be vital to your personal growth.
The Soul Number:
Your Soul Number, which as you know, represents how you “see yourself”. Because it is a reflection of you, it can help you to identify and highlight paths that your soul is drawn toward. It provides clues to your inner dreams, desires and yearnings. Because of this, it can be a motivational and guiding force toward following your goals and dreams.
The Outer Number:
Your Outer Number represents how “others see you”. Because it is a reflection of how others tend to see you, it can help you to identify some of your talents, characteristics, strengths and weaknesses. We’re often blind to our own greatness and our own weaknesses as well. The information that the Outer Number can provide, can gives us an understanding of how others may attempt to communicate, connect with and guide us.
The Maturity Number:
Your Maturity number shows how your Soul Number, Life Path number and other Core numbers work and together. It represents a certain level of maturity that has, or will be, reached it indicates abilities, yearnings, dreams, or desires that gradually surface between 30 and 40, with its full force becoming stronger throughout your 40’s and beyond.
You might write the core numbers down in a format like this:
Life Path Number: 2
Destiny Number : 1
Soul Number : 6
Outer Number : 7
Maturity Number : 8
With this outline you can gain a better understanding of where a person has his/her strengths. You can also easily see any potential obstacles or challenges which may arise. You may look to see if any numbers are repeated, and which numbers are missing. Those numbers that are missing can be significant as they can represent character traits and challenges that may be difficult for this person to achieve.
The Maturity Number is separated, because the although power of the Maturity Number is as important as the rest of the numbers, its influence is really felt at mid-life and beyond. It will be important to know about it, and it may give some clues for an individual looking for guidance and direction, as this number represents where they are steering for. The other numbers can represent early strengths and accomplishments that can help in achieving the goals and desires represented by the Maturity Number.
In your readings, you may wish to refer to the Tarot to add another layer of depth to your analysis. You can best start with the corresponding cards in the Major Arcana. These cards may be able to provide a deeper level of insight that you might have missed before.
Also, you might want to keep a log or journal and record your own thoughts on the numbers. What do they mean to you? How do you feel about them? What does your intuition say? Record it all, and refer back to it often. Your own thoughts, feelings and emotions can really add more clarity and depth to a reading. Make the readings your own!
Questions you might like to ask in a reading:
- What are the emotions that come up when you read about each of your Core Numbers?
- How do these numbers motivate me?
- What early events are my Core Numbers connected to?
- How have I followed my Life Path?
- How have I seen myself? How do I see myself?
- How have these numbers helped to shape my life?
- How have these numbers offered guidance during challenging times?
- Am I connected with the characteristics that are represented by each of the Core Numbers? (If not, why not?)