If you have been trying to figure out how your personality, name, and other aspects of your identity are decided, there are many ways to do so. One such way is Chaldean Numerology, a numerology system that is considered similar to how astrology and the planets work.
The basics of Chaldean numerology are that each number has its own personality and its own energy. These numbers are connected to the universe through letters, computations, and other systems. And each one has a decisive influence on a person’s life.
But this system has more to it than just numbers. The following is a complete beginner’s guide to Chaldean numerology and what you need to know about it.
Numerology by itself is a theological system that believes numbers have different types of energy surrounding them. It could be considered like astrology, but in numerology, it’s numbers rather than planets that determine a person’s personality and future.
Chaldean numerology is a branch of this theory system. It’s based on the idea that your destiny is determined by vibrational energies. These energies are present in certain numbers that coordinate with letters in your name and your birthday. It uses the numbers one to nine to make these destiny decisions, though nine is typically excluded since it’s a sacred number.
Since the main numbers used in Chaldean numerology are one through nine, the following is a short description of what each of them means.
The Meaning of The Number 1
Birthdays and names that are associated with the number 1 have a very strong sense of self-worth and pride and don’t take criticism lightly. They are very strong in their beliefs to the point where they can seem arrogant. Since the number 1 is considered the first in multiple aspects of daily life and all things were made from it, birthdays and names with this number also tend to consider themselves to be the very best at everything and anything. They feel that everyone should look up to them no matter what position they’re in, be it above or below.
But there’s more too these individuals than just arrogant vanity. The main positive aspects of people with number 1 names and birthdays are:
And the negative aspects include:
But with a checked sense of self-worth and a little humbleness, number 1 people can do very well in life.
The Meaning of The Number 2
Number 2 people are the dreamers, the ones who are incredibly imaginative and find joy in the fantastical aspects of life. They enjoy fantasizing about their future and what they could accomplish. The darker side to number 2 people is that they tend to fear the unknown or are uncomfortable not knowing what to do. Due to the mystical word they’ve created, they fear their future will pale in comparison to this dream.
They can also make very ideal partners in multiple senses, from romantic to working together to achieve a goal. Since 2 is created from two 1s, both of which are odd, it’s said that 2 represents the idea that one cannot be complete without the other one.
The positive parts of number 2 people are:
While the negatives to these aspects include:
- Lacking self-control
But overall, you want number 2 people close to you in life. They’re the best bet when it comes to picking a lifetime partner, romantic or platonic.
The Meaning of The Number 3
Number 3 people are the most optimistic and positive ones out there. They view each day in life as a stepping stone to their greater purpose, and great each day with a great attitude. They use this steppingstone analogy to base every action they take off of if it will help them build a higher version of themselves or help them reach a higher quality of life. Their optimism is contagious, and you could benefit from having this life coach figure in your life.
But this optimism and unending drive for self-improvement can lead to some negativity in their relationships. They tend to expect other people to be as zealous and cheerful about life as them, so when someone is a bit negative, their optimism can have the opposite effect.
On the negative side, they can tend to be:
- Hypercritical of others and themselves
But the positive aspects of them always take a front seat. These include:
- Being outgoing
If you want a life coach that will always pick you back up when you’re down, get a number 3 person.
The Meaning of The Number 4
Number four people tend to be the basket cases of society. Most people have a difficult time understanding them and their interests. Since they are hard to understand, people can thus treat them as outcasts or as unworthy of being integrated into the social ladder. Because of this, they tend to stay in the background of things and have low self-confidence.
Despite this, their ideas are usually considered to be some of the most original and inventive out there. They are very good at finding new and often unconventional ways around a situation, and they usually choose to take these paths rather than the pre-beaten road. This kind of thinking often bleeds into their interests, as they are fascinated by the strange and supernatural of the world.
The positive things about number 4 people include:
- A hard-working nature
- Not afraid to be original
But the negative aspects of number 4 people include:
- Being a workaholic
- Shy or not easy to talk to
- Take things too seriously
A rarity upon rare, if you find a number four person, keep them in your life as long as you can.
The Meaning of The Number 5
Possibly the best friend you will ever make, number 5 people are innately charitable and incredibly charming. They have no problem talking to others about what they’re struggling with or their problems in life and how they can help. They are the best at communicating and do their absolute best to tell everyone they care about how much they value them and that they never want to forget how much they mean to the number 5.
However, change is a necessity for number 5 people, and a lot of it. They tend to get bored after certain things for a while, and this includes friendships. It doesn’t have anything to do with the person they are bored of, they just need spontaneity to keep their passion alive.
Some positive aspects of number 5 people include:
- Able to learn easily
- Witty and fun to be around
But their negative traits include:
- Easily bored
- Being a procrastinator
Having a 5 in your life for a short period of time can be a life-changing experience, just make sure you treat them right and they will do wonders for your path.
The Meaning of The Number 6
The people with number 6 birthdays and names are the artists of the single-digit bunch. They tend to see the beauty in everything and everyone, saving every detail they can for possible creations or projects later. They also have the ability to bring people together through their art, and people are magnetically attracted to them because of this talent.
Unfortunately, their ability and almost need to find the beauty in everything can end up drawing them to things that are easier to find beauty in. This can lead them to develop extravagant and luxurious tastes, often wanting to reach higher and higher when they think they or their art has stagnated. They are their own worst critic, thinking everything in their life, not just their art, has to be the pinnacle of perfection.
The positive aspects of number 6 people include:
- Gives good advice
- Comforting and loves boosting others’ self-esteem
- Not afraid to speak their mind
The negative parts of number 6 people include:
- Expects too much from others and themselves
- Has a tendency to poke their nose where it doesn’t belong
As long as you don’t ask them to draw you, a number 6 person can help you appreciate your own beauty and the beauty in everything.
The Meaning of The Number 7
If the number 1 people were the most ambitious and self-centered, number 7 people are the ones who will do absolutely anything to get what they want. They tend to base their identities off what other people expect of them. They think if they do everything right by a certain mentor’s standards, they will be able to achieve things greater than said mentor.
Underneath the facade they tend to put up, number 7 people can be refined and wise. They love to read and garner as much knowledge as possible. They have the idea that more knowledge means more ammunition to use in their fight to the top. But they aren’t egotistical about this and are willing and able to have enlightening and dignified conversations with others.
Positive aspects of people with the number 7 attached to them include:
- Being a deep thinker
While the negative aspects of number 7 people include:
- Loner or being a hermit
- Represses their emotions
As long as you don’t rub them the wrong way, number 7 people can be a powerful ally.
The Meaning of The Number 8
Considered to be the patient martyrs, number 8 people have the patience of a saint. When it comes to their accomplishments, they passionately believe that as long as they put in the work and do the best they can, they will be rewarded as long as they are patient. They are also patient in their relationships, giving people more chances to change than they probably deserve. This can lead to number 8 people being used for someone’s toxic dumping ground, taking them for granted, and squeezing every last drop of good they can out of the number 8.
The other positive aspects about number 8 people are:
- Physical and mental stamina
But these can be turned negatively, such as number 8 people being:
- Easily burnt out
- Repressing their true feelings
- Dragging out dead relationships for too long
- Associating their accomplishments with their self-worth
A number 8 person can be a great supporter but remind them to take care of themselves as well.
The Meaning of The Number 9
And last but certainly not least, number 9 people are the most powerful of the single-digit numbers. Considered a sacred number in Chaldean numerology, people with number 9 birthdays and names have a type of power that is dramatically compared to God himself. Of course, they don’t have this type of astronomical power, but number 9 people are indeed the most vigorous and passionate of the bunch.
Number 9 people have absolutely no problem with getting to the right of a situation or issue. They are very cut and dry with how they handle disputes, wanting to get things solved as soon as possible so they can get back to their normal lives. This can be beneficial in helping them get what they want but can harm them in making them think they are the center of the universe and everything revolves around them. If they don’t like something, no one will be happy until it’s taken care of.
The positive aspects of number 9 people include:
- Having a dramatic flair
- Great sense of humor
- Unwavering ideals
But the bad parts of number 9 people include:
- Excessive vanity
- Thoughtlessness for others
- Annoyingly sensitive
But there’s nothing a little reality check can’t fix, and number 9 people are usually one of the greatest people you’ll meet.
Other Numbers in Chaldean Numerology
While the single numbers are the main deciding factors in the numbers you will calculate, there are other numbers that should be considered if you come across them. These can drastically shift the readings of your personality and future, whether good or bad. These numbers are:
- Master Numbers
- Compound numbers
- Negative numbers
Master numbers are specific numbers in Chaldean numerology that is more vibrationally enhanced than any other numbers. Each numerology system has different specific master numbers, but these numbers in the Chaldean system include:
People with the 11/2 master number have an unprecedented amount of inner strength. But it’s overshadowed by an equally strong amount of self-doubt and low self-esteem. It’s considered the unluckiest number in the system, even going as far as being considered demonic. The 22/4 number is also very unfortunate but in the aspect of being naive and not taking life seriously in contrast to being an 11/2 worrywart.
The 33/6 compound number symbolizes excessive materialism, but it’s more fortunate than the former two numbers since it places heavy importance on business and success. So as long as a little humbleness is applied, it can be a very fortunate number. Finally, the 44/8 compound number is referred to as the “karmic” number. It’s the number that holds the most power to shift your destiny down the light or dark path, it’s up to you how you take it.
Single numbers can help you figure out how you appear to others, but compound numbers show the behind the scenes influences of your personality, what lead you to become who you are. All numbers from nine and up have a separate meaning that has no correlation to the single digits that make them up. These numbers belong to the more occult and spiritual side of life. If one of these numbers happens to come up in your reading, consider it the highest form of divine intervention. Something drastic might have to be done in your life or the life of the person you’re giving a reading to.
Negative numbers in Chaldean numerology don’t mean the opposite of their positive number counterparts. Rather, they mean the same things, but it’s expressed negatively. For example, the number 2 represents those who are ideal partners and companions, but a -2 can mean they exploit their partners to serve their needs.
But numbers usually only manifest in a positive way. The Chaldean system is more drawn to focusing on positive vibrations. But, if you do manage to pull up a negative reading for someone, that usually all depends on them. It’s the type of energy that they choose to give off and it directly affects how their respective numbers correlate to their personality and future.
If you are new to Chaldean numerology, the following will outline how to calculate the most basic and necessary numbers with a chart. These numbers will help you to read the chart more easily when you move on to more difficult charts. These numbers include:
- Your Heart’s Desire Number
- Your Destiny Number
- Your Personality Number
- Your Life Path Number
Calculating your heart’s desire number is the first step to reading a Chaldean chart. This number is what describes your inner motivations and desires, what keeps you going through the days and where your passions lie. To calculate this, add the numbers of the vowels in each part of your birth name. This means your first name, middle name, and last name. Next, reduce each value to a single digit by adding the individual digits to your first answer. Add all the names together and reduce that number to a single digit.
The next step is to calculate your destiny number. Also referred to as your expression number, this number outlines and describes potential opportunities and inner goals that are available to you. You must use your full birth name again to calculate this. First, add all the numbers in the letters of your birth name together, creating a separate number for each part of your name. Reduce that answer to a single digit. Finally, add all those numbers together, reduce that answer, and that’s your destiny number.
Your personality number is exactly as it sounds. It describes the personality that you project to the world, or simply how others perceive you. To calculate this, use the consonants of your full name and add those corresponding numbers together. Reduce that answer to the single digits, add all of those names together, and reduce it to a single digit. That number is your personality number.
Finally, your life path number is a brief outline of what you will bring to this life and how you will impact others. It includes the talents you have, the challenges you will face, and much more important information, so you want to make sure you get this one right. First, add the numbers from the letters of your birth month, day, and year separately. Reduce each of those numbers to a single-digit and add all of them together. Finally, reduce that number to a single digit, and that’s your life path number.
Chaldean numerology has many practical uses to it. Since it’s based on the energy that’s attached to numbers and letters, it can be attached to more items that can predict the future or someone’s personality. These items and theories include:
- Tarot cards
- Dream interpretation
- Oracle readings
While Chaldean numerology won’t make any of these items or theories 100% certain. It can help you make more accurate readings and predictions. The energy of the numbers you calculated can be directly coordinated to the energy of other things that can determine your personality and future. These include:
- Your zodiac sign
- Tarot cards
- Other methods
Chaldean numerology isn’t the only system that exists. The main system of numerology that we use in our daily lives is called Pythagorean Numerology. While the Chaldean system matches vibrations to the letters and numbers, the Pythagorean system simply assigns the numbers and letters in sequence. Essentially, the letter A equals 1, B equals 2, and so on.
There are more differences than this between the two systems, but there are also a few similarities. Knowing these will help you differentiate between the numerology systems when you’re learning to read the charts.
The main differences between the numerology systems include:
- Where they came from
- What names are used for in readings
- Different alphabetical correspondences
- Use of compound numbers
Chaldean numerology originated from the ancient Babylonian society, the Chaldeans. They ruled over Babylon for about 100 years, until the Persians invaded and their society crumbled. Fortunately, they had enough time to generate a unique numerology system. Pythagorean numerology originated in Greece, after the philosopher Pythagoras. His system has more of a logical approach, while the Chaldean system is more transcendental.
Both systems use the name of a person to make destiny decisions, but the way they use it is different. Chaldean numerology uses the name you use right now, such as if you got it legally changed. Since it’s the most accurate depiction of who you are right now in life.
The Pythagorean system only uses the name you have on your birth certificate, meaning your reading won’t be changed if you’re using a different name at that point. It will affect your reading if you’re married, as this represents a major change in your life.
As stated, prior, the Pythagorean approach assigns the numbers one through nine to certain numbers. This depends on where the letter is placed in the alphabet. The typical chart reads as follows:
- Number 1- The letters A, J, and S
- Number 2- The letters B, K, and T
- Number 3- The letters C, L, and U
- Number 4- The letters D, M, and V
- Number 5- The letters E, N, and W
- Number 6- The letters F, O, and X
- Number 7- The letters G, P, and Y
- Number 8- The letters H, Q, and Z
- Number 9- The letters I and R
The difference with the number and letter system in the Chaldean approach is that the numbers are assigned to the letters based on what type of energy they give off, rather than a concrete system. There are also more letters per number than in the Pythagorean system, so it’s a bit more confusing.
The final main difference is how the systems use compound numbers. In the Chaldean system, compound numbers represent the energies of the individual numbers meshed, meaning that a compound number can mean multiple things. The Pythagorean system still has the numbers meaning only one thing, that being corresponding to a single letter.
Chaldean numerology can seem very overwhelming at first, there are a lot of things to learn and even the basics can seem like a lot at first. But with some practice and trying to do as many readings as possible, you’ll be able to do readings and help people in no time.