# Meet the Numbers. The Basics of Numerological Calculations

Here are some very brief descriptions for each of the nine basic numbers we'll be dealing with. The descriptions are written as people's characteristics, and you might recognize some of them in your relatives, friends, colleagues, or maybe even in yourself.

Here is your first homework assignment: for each of the numbers, make a list of people you know who fit the description to some degree. This might not be easy, especially for some numbers. Keep in mind, this assignment is not a one-day task only—it is ongoing. Always keep looking around, keep thinking about the numbers so that eventually you have a list of at least three (the more, the better) examples for each of the numbers.

Not every person can be easily associated with one or another number, and there will certainly be people who will brightly manifest the qualities of more than one Number. If you find that to be the case with someone you know, you can add them to your list more than once, for each number they visibly manifest.

If you feel that the brief descriptions given below are not sufficient, visit The Meaning of Numbers section for further inspiration.

## Number One

Likes to be the first, to be in the center of attention. Self-sufficient and independent; prefers to do everything him- or herself, rather than delegate tasks to others. Prefers simple solutions and doing one thing at a time.

## Number Two

Pays a lot of attention to details and nuances. Doesn't like to be in the forefront, take responsibility or make important decisions. Prefers, on the contrary, to take a secondary role. Good at dealing with resources and supplies of any kind.

## Number Three

Creative, joyful as a child, likes jokes and games, and is artistic and funny. Tries to avoid responsibility, strict rules, or precise timing. Typically very good with words, and enjoys things like poetry, storytelling, or writing.

## Number Four

Works hard and finds a strange satisfaction in doing things in the most difficult way. Likes following a set of rules, and is good at routine tasks that require patience and perseverance. Responsible and reliable, but can be very clumsy when it comes to dynamic, quickly changing situations.

## Number Five

Likes doing several things at once. Has many interests and plenty of friends, enjoys traveling and socializing. Can probably speak several different languages, and has a desire to try every possible experience. Flexible and adaptable, yet might be somewhat unreliable.

## Number Six

A family person; understands how to make other people comfortable, and often acts as a center of attraction in a group of friends or relatives. Interested in beautiful things, and may pursue one form of art or another. Tries to avoid disharmony.

## Number Seven

Likes all kinds of mysteries, and is good at finding hidden things. Typically has a strong analytical mind that is able to deeply penetrate a subject and grasp its complex ideas. Intuitive and critical, and can be intolerant to any perceived imperfections in others.

## Number Eight

Likes power, and has the ability to influence other people. Often politically minded, he or she has a good understanding of what motivates people and what's going on behind the scenes. Typically is good with money and knows how to multiply it. Can be a good manager.

## Number Nine

Generous, idealistic, altruistic; can give freely without expecting anything in return. Global interests, strong imagination, plenty of ideas. Can be superficial, scattered, and not very practical.

## Numerological Summation

The fundamental numerological calculation is very simple: just keep adding numbers until there is a single digit. Future lessons will explain that there can be various nuances, but for now let's keep things simple.

To practice, any sequence of numbers can be used, and for our current purposes, telephone numbers provide a good example. You might find with time that telephone numbers aren't as random as they initially appear. They often do resonate with some important numerological characteristic of the owner. For example, the mobile number that I have had for years now sums up to my Life Path Number.

For an example, let’s use the following:

1234 567898

First step: we simply add together all the numbers:

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 8 = 53

Since 53 is not a one-digit number, we just add its digits together again:

5 + 3 = 8

So the numerological sum of our hypothetical telephone number is 8. As you can see, this is a very simple method for calculating the numerological sum. Why don’t you try it now? At this stage, it doesn't matter which numbers you use, but to make things more interesting, you might try summing up the telephone numbers of the people you selected as the typical representatives for different numbers. Have fun!

In the next lesson, we’ll take a look at one of the most important numerological characteristics: the Life Path Number.