# A Beginner’s Guide to Numerology Calculations

Numerology rests on the core idea of decoding meaning from numbers and numerical values calculated from names, dates and other personal data. But how does a beginner start learning the various numerology counting methods and translated numbers into applicable guidance? This post will provide an introductory overview of the basic calculations and techniques.

## Part 1 – Translating Letters to Numbers

The foundation of any numerology calculation is to convert letters into numbers using one of the established alphabets. The most common is:

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

So for example, the name “Mark” would convert to:

M = 4 A = 1 R = 9 K = 2

## Part 2 – Core Numbers from Names

Once name letters transform into numbers, core values are derived to reveal personality traits and life path details:

### Destiny Number

Comes from full birth name and indicates life purpose.

How to calculate: Add all letters in first, middle and last name given at birth.

Example: MARK JOHNSON M = 4 A = 1 R = 9 K = 2 J = 1 O = 6 H = 8 N = 5 S = 1
O = 6 N = 5

4 + 1 + 9 + 2 + 1 + 6 + 8 + 5 + 1 + 6 + 5 = 48, reduces to 4 + 8 = 12, reduces to 1 + 2 = 3

### Life Path Number

Offering optimal life path, it comes from all consonants in full birth name.

How to calculate: Add consonants in full name, reduce to single digit.

Example: MARK JOHNSON M = 4 R = 9
K = 2 J = 1 N = 5 S = 1 N = 5

4 + 9 + 2 + 1 + 5 + 1 + 5 = 27, reduces to 2 + 7 = 9

There are other name-based charts like Soul Urge and Personality numbers.

## Part 3 – Core Numbers from Birthdate

In addition to name calculations, the birth date offers crucial numerology values:

### Life Path Number

Considered the most significant overall number, it comes from full birth date.

How to calculate: Add day + month + year, reduce to single digit

Example: Born October 24, 1981 10 (October) + 24 + 1981 = 2015, reduces to 2 + 0 + 1 + 5 = 8

### Birth Day Number

Comes just from day born and has associated meanings.

How to calculate: Use single digit for day of month born.

Example: Born October 24 Birth Day Number is 2 + 4 = 6

There are also monthly and yearly cycles connected to the birth date.

## Part 4 – Master Numbers and Missing Numbers

Two special insights to look for:

Master Numbers: 11, 22 or 33 in name/birthdate have amplified power.

Missing Numbers: Digits not present in name indicate challenges.

In summary, though a complex metaphysical art, numerology’s core techniques can be grasped by anyone with basic math and reference guides. With practice, numerical insights will unfold.