As a child I never understood why we had to take maths at school. Numbers had very little meaning for me. They were a means to tell the time, work with money and know what date it was. It was only in my later years that I started to connect with the fact that are much more than that. My first exposure to the ‘magic’ around numbers was in the Fibonacci sequence.
In the Fibonacci sequence, each number is the sum of the previous two: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144 and on to infinity. The ratio between the numbers (1.618034) is known as the golden ratio. At first this may seem irrelevant, but the discovery that there are many representations of the Fibonacci sequence in nature, such as flowers, shells, hurricanes, tornadoes and the human body prompted me to start looking at the world in a different way; to start believing that everything in the world is connected and that we are a part of it.
As I explored this new discovery around numbers, I became interested in numerology, which is the study of the symbolism of numbers, based on a person’s date of birth. It became a valuable tool which I used to get a better understanding of myself and the people around me.
How does it work?
The day, month and year of birth all have a specific symbolism. The day of birth gives insight into the self, the month of birth shows how and why we interact with our family and closest friends in a certain way. The year of birth talks to our social and career interactions and a combination of all three numbers gives insight into our life path (why we are here and what we are here to learn). Numerology can also be used to look at the charts of couples, friends or colleagues, giving insight into why certain relationships just flow and why others can be challenging.
You may ask, “If other people have the same numbers as me, why are we so different?”
Numbers and your date of birth are a lot like a computer programme or database that has been installed. We may operate from the same programme, but how we understand and use that programme differs from person to person. Numbers continue to hold a fascination for me and I continue to explore their symbolism. While they do not explain everything about my life and who I am, they have provided me with insight that I did not have access to before.