Pythagorean or Western Numerology

Pythagorean Numerology, often referred to as Western numerology as well as Modern numerology is by far the most commonly used system of numerology in the west. Many numerologists today contend that while Chaldean numerology is much more accurate, they agree that the Pythagorean numerology is much easier to learn, understand, and practice.

The Pythagorean system of numerology takes its name from Pythagoras, an ancient Greek philosopher who lived in the sixth century BC and is known as the Father of Numerology.

Pythagorean Numerology method defines the person you are, who you may become and what motivates you through life. Through this system, we are able to define natural talents, tools, and abilities that we each receive at birth.  This is why using the full name at birth is very important under this Pythagorean Numerology system.

The Pythagorean system of numerology is an adapted system that uses the modern Western alphabet.  In this system, each letter of the alphabet has a numerical value which ranges between one and nine, although the 11 (K) and 22 (V) are not reduced to a single digit because these are master vibrations.

When calculating your numerological chart, or any one of your significant numbers, you should sum each down into a single digit to get the most accurate meaning. The Pythagorean system uses only single digit numbers

Pythagorean Chart

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K*

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V*

W

X

Y

Z

 

 

Pythagorean Numerology begins with five primary numbers. Two that can be derived from your birthday and three that comes from your name.

  • Life Path Number – Describes the path your life must take in order.
  • Name Number – Describes the strength of your name.
  • The Soul Number – Describes what you feel inside. People may not see this part of your character, but you feel it.
  • Personality Number – Describes how people will perceive you. It is what you show the world.
  • Birthday Number – Describes the way others see you.

These five numbers, along with a sixth number called the Attitude Number, offer us an insight into who we are and how we can improve our lives in Pythagorean Numerology.

  • Attitude Number – (a secondary number, but still very important) Describes your general attitude toward life.

If your Attitude Number is not in harmony with your Life Path Number, then you will confuse the people in your life.

The most important number in Pythagorean numerology is Life Path Number. This is the first step to analyze a person and to find out more about him/her.

Positive and Negative Energy of Pythagorean Numerology

Usually people want to know if they are compatible with other people, family, lovers, co-workers etc. A precise Pythagorean Numerology calculation can analyze if a person is in harmony with others.

The Pythagorean system employs numbers that have both positive and negative connotations.  Even if a life path number harmonizes with someone, you may still clash emotionally because one of you elicits the negative aspects of one of your numbers.

Sometimes people do not get along with other people even if the Life Path Number is in harmony with theirs. This is because each number has a positive and a negative energy associated with it in Pythagorean Numerology. You might be bringing out the negative energy of a particular person’s number simply because that’s what you’re expecting from that person that’s what you’re used to. This is just one more way that knowing the numbers can help you change your life for the better in Pythagorean Numerology. Once you know whom you are compatible with, you can start breaking these patterns of low expectations.