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Practical Numerology

{written by : Toltec Foundation}

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Through numerology we learn how to build upon our hidden strengths, and transform our weaknesses. We discover the nature of our main challenges in life, our life cycles, and also the hidden resources we can draw upon when facing severe challenges. How can numbers tell us so much?

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We know that we can use numerology to reveal the unique vibration of our name, and thus gain valuable and meaningful information about ourselves, our talents, our weaknesses - in short, everything that makes us tick.

Through a knowledge of numbers we learn how to build upon our hidden strengths, and how to transform our weaknesses. We discover the nature of our main challenges in life,as well as our life cycles, and the hidden resources we can draw upon when facing severe challenges.

Yet, how is it that numbers can tell us so much?

It was Plato who gave us a clue to this, when he said: “God geometrizes continually.”

Therefore, according to the Toltec perspective, numerology is the study of universal vibrations. In fact, numbers were not invented by man and neither were the letters of the alphabet. Instead man gradually discovered numbers through the evolution of awareness, and learned how to use them through trial and error. In other words, true numerology by far predates mathematics.

Your Names

In numerology your first name, commonly known as your Christian name, is the real YOU in this lifetime. In other words, it is that part of your true Self which is giving expression to itself through you. Therefore your first name shows us what your talents are, as well as your limitations.

So whilst your Soul Urge shows us what your true Self wants to learn in this lifetime, your first name shows us who you already are.

Your middle name shows us the specific talents and strengths you gained in previous lifetimes, and which you now bring with you to help with the challenges you have to face in this lifetime. In most cases these talents and strengths from previous lifetimes manifest as latent potential, which unfolds more or less automatically as you grow up and start having more and more life’s experience, as opposed to your unrealised potential, shown in your Soul Urge, which takes time and effort to materialise.

In the case of people having more than one middle name, the middle names are added together. In the case of people who have no middle name, we work exclusively with the Birthpath to determine what knowledge and skills are brought forward from previous lifetimes.

The last name, commonly termed the family name, or the surname, is what you inherit from the family you were born into. This inheritance includes talents, strengths, weaknesses and challenges inherent within your family. It also includes challenges related to your family that have never been resolved since they first appeared amongst some of your predecessors, and therefore have been handed down from generation to generation. This is the meaning of the statement in the Christian Bible; “visiting the inequity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.”

In the case of double-barrelled surnames the two names are taken as one name, and are treated as one name.

What your Names Reveal

As we have just seen, your Soul Urge is the real you and it shows us what you need to learn in this lifetime. Your first name shows us the part of the real you that is going to be doing the learning within this lifetime.

These words can be confusing, for many people may wonder what is meant by a “part” of the real you? Let’s look at this.

We learn lifetime after lifetime, and each time we incarnate we follow the script we have written for ourselves. But realise that no single lifetime is ever long enough to learn absolutely everything surrounding our lessons. So in practice we never really finish our learning, no matter how dedicated we may be. Very often in our learning we will excel in one area, whilst we may struggle with our lessons in another area. So whenever we reincarnate we either continue with the lessons we started in the previous lifetime but did not finish, or we focus on those lessons with which we struggled.

Yet if we consider how vast life is, and how much there is for us to learn, it stands to reason that in order not to scatter ourselves, and to avoid taking on too many different areas of learning and thereby stretching ourselves too thin, we need to choose our lessons very carefully, by focusing on what is most needed in terms of us evolving our awareness successfully. It follows that we never bring all of our evolving selves with us when we reincarnate. Instead, we bring with us only that part of ourselves which needs to be worked on in this lifetime.

For example, we either incarnate as males or as females. But when we incarnate as a female we do not also bring with us all of our knowledge concerning what it is to be male, and neither do we write into our scripts lessons to do with being a male. Likewise, unless we need to learn the lessons involved in being an adopted child, we will not writesuch lessons into our script, and neither will we bring with us any knowledge we may already have concerning this. And if we have to learn about the corporate world, we will not write into our script lessons concerning entrepreneurial pursuits, even though we may have a great deal of knowledge concerning being an entrepreneur. And so on.

So when we say that your first name shows us the part of the real you that is going to be doing the learning within this lifetime, we are referring to the real character you are in this lifetime, together with the knowledge you already have as this character, as well as the limitations of your knowledge. Yet as we know, you have also written for yourself a script, and this script is revealed in your Destiny Number, which tells us how you are going to learn the lessons you need to learn in this lifetime. And, just as happens on the stage, where everycharacter also needs a personality to act out the script written for it, so in your case this personality is, of course, revealed in your Personality Number.

The Esoteric Meaning of the Numbers

In numerology each number has an everyday meaning, which is called the exoteric meaning, and it also has a subjective and far deeper meaning, which is called the esoteric meaning. This esoteric meaning is very closely related to the tarot cards. And again, it is the unique configuration of a person’s numeroscope that will determine the relationships between the numbers, and this in turn will determine the subjective interpretation of these numbers.

We understand that anyone wishing to benefit from Astrology needs to know more than just their sun sign - they need to know a lot of detail surrounding their birthchart. So with Numerology, one needs to learn; first, how to draw up a proper and detailed Numeroscope, and secondly, how to interpret this in a manner that is true to the person concerned. It is simply not enough to say that “I am an 8,” without knowing exactly how that 8 is derived, as well as a lot more detail that can ONLY be subjectively worked out through the relationships of all the numbers together.

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