What Can a Numerology Report Tell You? How Numerology Works

Interested in getting a numerology report but aren’t sure how this ancient art works? Let’s take a closer look at the workings of numerology.

Sometimes we need answers that the earthly world can not give us. There are plenty of ways to go about finding our paths, but one that many people ignore (in favor of more aesthetically pleasing options like tarot and palm-reading) is numerology. 

A numerology report might have the answers that you’re looking for, but how much do you really know about this ancient art? Many people are familiar with astrology, and this isn’t that different. It may even give you more insight because it doesn’t only rely on your birthdate. In this way, it’s more specific to you. 

We want to help you out and teach you about finding your numerology life path so that you can have the clearest vision of yourself. Keep reading for everything that you need to know about this underrepresented art.


Numerology is a kind of divination. You might be familiar with the term arithmancy instead. This divination uses numbers to divine the life paths of those who choose to pursue it. The idea is that all things revolve around numbers and the specific vibrations that are associated with them. The belief system behind numerology is similar to that around fate. There are no accidents and everything that happens was always predestined to happen. Everything is based on your numbers and your chart.

Numerology is ancient, likely dating back to Pythagoras (famous inventor of the Pythagorean theorem which many of us know from middle school math classes). The followers of Pythagoras allegedly also believed in the mysticism of numbers and their ability to predict the future mathematically. 

Other people believe that numerology dates back before Pythagoras, but in different forms. They may have used numbers and arithmetic to connect to the divine, but in different ways than we do now. Either way, it is an ancient practice that many people have been devoted to for over 1,000 years. If you’re looking for the answers to your life questions and path, historically speaking this may be the way. 

How Does Numerology Work?

Numerology uses several things about your life to construct a numerology report and uses divination to create a broader understanding of your future and life path. Many aspects of numerology are complicated. It’s helpful to have a guide who is experienced in numerology to explain the finer details. If you’re stuck with online sources, you can look into numerology explained by Ask Astrology for more insight. They have the research and experience to explain more things in full. 

Basically, your future and the will of the cosmos are predestined and predictable through your birth date, name, and several other factors that can be broken down into numbers. A full numerology report can be very in-depth only using that small amount of information. 

Wait, Names?

You might be thinking to yourself “I don’t know about you, but my name doesn’t include any numbers”. You’re definitely in the majority there. However, letters, words, and names can all be translated into numbers quite easily through a process called gematria. Think of it as those simple code games you may have played as a child. In those, A equals 1, B equals 2, and so on. The numbers are easy to assign.

There are other methods to associate letters with numbers, but this is a basic chart that’s commonly used for divination. The name that you’re going to want to use is the one that you were given at birth (meaning if you’re married, you’re using your maiden name. If you’ve changed your name for any reason at all, you want to use the birth name that you were given). 

Theoretically, names are assigned by the divines. Infants in the womb either choose their own names, or their parents are gifted names through divine sources. Regardless, that name is the one that holds the secrets of your life path. 

What Kinds of Things Does Numerology Predict?

Numerology has a lot of different paths. It’s up to you what you choose to divine through a numerology report, though some of them are incredibly thorough. There are a few common things that a numerology report will tell you about by simply using your name and birth date.

You may be given a lucky date or a day that is predestined to be prosperous for you. Ideally, this date is in the future. In this way, it’s best to get a numerology report earlier rather than later lest you miss your lucky day.

You can figure out ideal career prospects based on the numbers associated with your birth. There may be options given to you that you never would have thought of, but mysteriously feel “right” when you hear them. 

Many people use numerology to help divine their love lives. If you only use your own chart, you may be able to guide yourself towards your ideal partner. If you’re already partnered, you can use both of your charts together to evaluate compatibility and the future of your union. Numerology can also tell you your own good and bad qualities. What is it that makes you valuable? What negative traits should you be looking out for? 

Your Life Path Number

This deserves its own category as for many people it’s the most important part of numerology.

Your life path number is calculated by adding together the numbers associated with your birth date.

For example, if your birthday was January 4th, 1994, you would have 1/4/1994. Break this down. 1+4=5. 1+9+9+4= 23. There are no 2-digit numbers allowed here, so you’re going to break it down even further. 2+3=5. Now we have 5 (from the month and day) + 5 (from the year). Your life path number would be 10, but we can’t have 2 digit numbers. 1+0=1. The life path number for this birthdate is 1. This number will tell you an overview of your personality, your strengths, your weaknesses, and more. 

Let’s Get a Numerology Report!

Whether you believe in numerology or you think it’s just a fun way to check in with yourself, a numerology report may give you something to think about. Work with a numerologist or do some of the simpler activities on your own to figure out your numerology chart.

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