What is Vedic numerology?
Vedic Numerology is one of the most popular systems of Numerology. It is based on an ancient Indian system that applies special meanings to numbers and their symbols.
The ancient Indians were also the first to realize that numbers were in everything. They found these vibrations within nature, to keep track of time, for mapping genes and even within our subconscious minds.
This is why Vedic numerology and other forms of Eastern numerology are so accurate. They recognize that numbers are everywhere in life and their vibrations deeply affect us on both a conscious and unconscious level.
How does Vedic numerology work?
The basis behind this numerology method is the Hindu religion, which regards the verse ‘Ohm’ as the primal sound which created the universe.
This word consists of three sounds, which can be represented as 1 (first sound), 0 (pause) and then 5 (second sound). This ancient system has been passed down and altered slightly over the centuries, but its core elements are still used in this numerology method.
A Vedic mantra which is still used in modern-day numerology is as follows:
Om sahishna megha pankaja pradaaya vahnyaamuni pravaasatha.
This phrase means “O God, lead me from the darkness to the light and give me your guidance.”
What’s the history of vedic numerology?
The term Vedic is used to describe the sacred texts of the Hindus, the Vedas. These ancient religious texts are believed to be divinely inspired by the gods and as such, contain great wisdom and knowledge. There are four different Vedas: Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda. Each one deals with a different subject matter such as rituals, prayers, hymns and more.
The numbers 1-9 have specific meanings in the Vedas. That is where the basic foundation of Vedic numerology began. As time went on, other beliefs and uses were applied to the numbers 1-9. The human mind is very good at finding patterns, especially with something as simple as numbers. Over time, more patterns were found in the numbers 1-9 and new theories about them were implemented in Vedic numerology.
The most popular book on vedic numerology is the “Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra”, which was written by Parashara, a Vedic scholar of great renown. This book was in turn based on the Vedas and contains the study of Jyotish, or Vedic Astrology.
It has been handed down from teacher to student for hundreds of years until it eventually reached Parashara. Before his time, vedic knowledge was not written down and was instead passed along through word of mouth. The book is still used today as a tool for studying vedic astrology and other forms of astrology. The concepts laid out in the “Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra” are still accepted in many parts of India, even to this day.
There are many suggestions for the origins of Vedic numerology, but the most widely accepted is that it was first practiced by the ancient sages of the Vedic period, hence its name. The sages who originally used vedic numerology were known as Rishis and were believed to have magical abilities which allowed them to perform miracles.
They practiced their magical abilities by chanting mantras, a technique of reciting incantations from Sanskrit. The vedic sages were often credited with creating many of the foundations of ancient Indian culture.
How do I calculate Vedic numerology?
How to calculate Vedic numerology. You add the four vowels (A,E,I,O) in your name together and then add the consonants (B,C,D,F,G,H,J,K,L,M,N,P,Q,R,S,T,V,W,X,Y ,Z) together.
Now take the total of both additions and look that number up on the table below.
1 – 9 Mystical Awareness
You are a 9 if your total name number is 1 and you have a natural tendency towards being clairvoyant, intuitive and having premonitions about the future. You may or may not be able to explain these abilities with logic. You may have experienced deja vu or other unexplainable phenomena. It is also possible that you are able to understand the feelings and emotions of others without them having to say a word. You are a very caring and empathetic person.
2 – 8 Intuitive Intelligence
You are an 8 if your total name number is 2 and you have a natural ability to understand the feelings and emotions of others without them having to say a word. You may also be able to intuit the potential future of yourself and your surroundings. You tend to have a positive attitude and a thirst for knowledge.
3 – 7 Creative Visionary
You are a 7 if your total name number is 3 and you have a natural ability to see beyond the present, taking into account past experiences and your feelings about the situation in order to predict possible outcomes. You are most probably able to use this skill in many situations not just related to your own life. You have a vivid imagination and a creative flair.
4 – 6 Practical Intelligence
You are a 6 if your total name number is 4 and you have natural problem-solving skills and the ability to analyze situations from many different angles. You also have excellent memory and the ability to learn foreign concepts and apply them practically. It is easier for you to understand complex information that is presented to you in simple terms. You are also a very rational thinker.
5 – 5 Balanced Intellect
You are a 5 if your total name number is 5 and you have a well-rounded approach to life and personal development. You can see the pros and cons of any situation and learn from other people’s experiences. You trust logic over emotion and try to keep an open mind about the events occurring around you. You see yourself as being an average person and do not have any overwhelming insecurities or complexes.
6 – 4 Rational Intelligence
You are a 4 if your total name number is 6 and you prefer to use logic and rational thinking when interacting with people. You tend to analyze situations before participating. Just remember, no one is perfect and not all situations warrant cold logic. Allow your emotions to surface every once in awhile.
7 – 3 Thoughtful Intuition
You are a 3 if your total name number is 7 and you tend to use your intuition when making decisions. You consider your feelings and the circumstances around you when choosing a path. Your rational side allows you to make a balance judgement whether your intuition is correct or not. You are a thoughtful person who considers the feelings of others and responds accordingly.
8 – 2 Intuitive Intelligence
You are an 8 if your total name number is 8 and you trust your intuition when interacting with others. You also pay attention to your dreams as they are your gateway to the unconscious mind. You are most probably able to understand difficult concepts presented to you. You are a visionary who looks beyond the present moment and able to predict small snippets of the future.
9 – 1 Balanced Emotions
You are a 9 if your total name number is 9 and you have a well-balanced connection to your emotions and feelings. You are able to use logic and rationale when needed but also able to trust your instincts and follow your intuition. Thoughtful and caring, you are a well-balanced individual with a positive outlook on life.
11 Master Number
You have a strong connection to your intuition and your spiritual side. You see yourself as an eternal being that has many lives and will learn many things in each one of those lives. You trust yourself and your choices above all else. Now count up the numbers in your name and that is what row your element is on the Periodic Table.
Fire – energetic, spirited, intuitive, impulsive, unpredictable.
Air – communicative, intelligent, logical, organized, expressive.
Water – sensitive, empathetic, emotional, calm, mature.
Earth – steady, down to earth, practical, protective, grounded.
If you count up the numbers in your name and it comes to an 11- just choose one of the elements above.
Vedic numerology and the planets
Vedic numerology, also known as “Jyotish” is the sister science of astrology that focuses on the relationship between numbers andji our universal order. It is said that the entire universe was created through vibration. Through sound, light and movement, the basic building blocks of matter came into existence.
Sanskrit, the mother of all languages, is a vibration and therefore holds a special place in numerology. The numbers from 1 to 9 are assigned certain vibrations in the following way.
1 stands for the creation, beginning, initiation.
2 is the number of polarities and balance
3 is the number of the soul. It represents growth and ease
4 is the number of foundation and structure
5 is the number of change, revolution and evolution
6 is the number of harmony and connection
7 is the number of introspection, intuition, and reflection. It also could stand for ‘3’ (the trinity) as it’s tripled.
8 is the number of infinity and regeneration
9 is the number of finality, end of cycles. It also could be seen as standing for ‘0’ (empty) as it’s nullified by another ‘9’.
A few other Hindu numbers are assigned different vibrations for various reasons, but these are used less commonly in day to day life. It is necessary to understand the consequences of birthdate and time specific vibrations. Jyotish assigns different wavelengths to every moment in time, which are divided into units of 2.88 minutes (or 10 seconds).
Each unit has a number, which is called an ‘effect number’. This number is multiplied by 1000 and then added to your personal date of birth numbers. The following is a list of the units and their effects: Time Units and Their Effects All these numbers are then added together to give a single number which represents an individual.
This number cannot be coerced into a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ judgment, but can only be interpreted according to it’s vibration and effects. This number can then be used in different ways for different purposes (subjects of another article).
The Vedic system assigns 9 vibrations to the planets. Each planet has a different set of attributes as well as a varying range in degrees. A planet’s degree is the number of degrees it moves around the zodiac from 0 to 360.
Each planet also has a period of revolution, or the length of time that it takes to complete one revolution. Once a planet’s vibration and revolution are known, it is simple to calculate the specific vibrational influence of any date. Each day has a specific numerological value attached to it, as well as each year, month, week, hour, minute and second.
Different periods will have different values, but the day is the most important unit of time to Jyotish. Numerology and the Planets These numbers must then be converted into their vibrational values. These values are as follows: 1 = expansion, increase 9 = end, destruction 2 = contraction, decrease The number of the planet is then multiplied by its vibration to give a single value.
This is added to the date’s vibration to give the final influence of that planet on that date. All these units give a vibrational value for each planet, which is added to the total of all the other numbers of the date. There is also one more number to consider.
The ‘Karma Number’ This number is also called the ‘Heart’s desire’ or the ‘Goal Number’. It is a simple addition of all the date of birth numbers except the numerology number. The numerology number is then subtracted from this total to give the ‘Karma Number’. This number is then reduced to two digits and a ‘Karma Sign’ is assigned (either +, 0 or -).
This gives the final influence of the karma vibration on that particular date of birth. There are other factors in Jyotish which are the subject of separate articles such as the Nakshatras, Yogas, Dasas, Vimsottari, etc. These are all important parts of Jyotish but require more explanation than can be given here.
The Mayan calendar and Vedic numerology
The end of the Mayan calendar on December 21, 2012 has sparked a lot of interest in the subject of eschatology (the study of death). Many theories have been posited: some say the world will end, some say a new age will begin.
The answer lies within us all. The Mayan system is similar to the Vedic system of astrology but with one important difference: time. The Mayan Calendar does not incorporate time beyond the year 2012.
This means that it stops just short of the point when the sun, earth and galactic center will align and create a once-in-a-century gravitational pull, altering life as we know it (and also after which point the Mayans stopped keeping records).
Why did this happen? Did the Mayans know something we don’t? Or were they simply recording astronomic cycles and came up with a nice round ending for their calendar?
The Vedic system, on the other hand, records time from the beginning of the current creation cycle (called a kalpa). This is around 5,000,000,000 years. We are currently in the seventh “day” of this cycle, with around 300,000 years left until the night of the universe arrives.
Recommended reading for Vedic numerology
Vedic Astro Numerology Paperback – January 1, 2014 by Ashok Bhatia (Author) $12.99
Ashok Bhatia (Vedic Numerology Author) also known as ‘AstroDevam’ has been researching into tools of divination for more than a decade. These tools not only help to know the future, but also help to shape it. This book is an English translation of his work in this ancient Indian system of knowledge.
In this book, you will learn how to use your birth date or any other date as keys to unlock aspects about yourself and the world around you. You will learn about numbers from 1 to 9 and what elements they correspond to in nature, how they manifest as human tendencies, what planets rule them and what part of the body they govern. You will learn the secrets to changing your destiny and transforming your life.
Ashok Bhatia has translated this ancient knowledge into modern language and examples that makes it a practical tool for living life in the 21st century.
About the Author: Ashok Bhatia is an Indian writer and independent researcher in the fields of vedic astrology, vedic mathematics, vedic mythology and vedic culture. He has written several books on these subjects in various languages. He is also the founder of a website (www.vedicwisdom.org) devoted to publishing articles on these subjects, preserving and promoting vedic knowledge.
Ashok was born into a middle class family in Southern India. After completing his schooling and a bachelor’s degree in science, he worked in the field of Information Technology for several years before devoting himself to writing and independent research full time.
Celestial Timepiece Paperback – December 1, 2013 by vedicmedicine.net (Author) $14.99
Vedic Astrology is an ancient science that claims to be able to predict the future of any individual. This book is the first and only one to reveal the details of this 4000-year-old system to answer one of life’s biggest questions: what is my future?
This book will answer questions such as: Will I get married? How many children will I have? What is my career path? And more! About the Author: vedicmedicine.net was launched in 2008 and is dedicated to the preservation, protection, and promotion of vedic knowledge. It has published several books on vedic astrology, including predictions for the year 2012.
Celestial Timepiece is a collection of articles written by the director of vedicmedicine.net over the past few years on vedic astrology. Celestial Timepiece includes topics such as nakshatras, dasha periods, birth chart interpretation, and more. It also includes predictions for 2012 and 2015, never-before revealed on the internet.