Marriage, Numerology and Numbers

A game of "Authors," used to exist, in which one player had to guess the authorship of the quotation shot by another at him. Years afterwards, as young players abruptly learned that their sport was simply a veiled literature cram, the game went out of fashion.

One of my mathematical buddies recently happened to resurrect the old game with his own wonderfully devilish enhancement. Suppose that one player's native language is English. Then, no other player needs to have English as his mother tongue in the enhanced game, but everybody has to know English reasonably well. The player whose native language is English asks each of the others to state if there is a real distinction between some slowly read aloud passages of English prose or poetry. In fact, do all the passages make sense, or is there at least one absurdity?

Not so interesting, others are going to say. Try it for a cultivated Chinese community. You'll be stunned by the destruction. If you cherish any masterpiece in particular, do not apply it to the neutral judgement of unbiased orientals. Healthy topics to skip are politics, theology, and the principles of mathematics. It was even safer to leave ethics alone if the game was not to end in an open fight for everyone.


All except one of the above three quotes on virtually any group of players can be easily attempted. The dubious specimen gives away the game to those who have grown up in English. Is that it? Place your own bets; there could be a catch somewhere in it. My friend included the quickly guessed one because one of the others appeared to inspire him specifically, and he could find no fitting example to round out the mystic three. The quotes are here.

Author A. "For that which, though created, is divine, a recurring period exists, which is embraced by a perfect number.  For that which is human, however, by that one for which it first occurs that the increasings of the dominant and the dominated, when they take three spaces and four boundaries making similar and dissimilar and increasing and decreasing, cause all to appear familiar and expressible.

"Whose base, modified, as four to three, and married to five, three times increased, yields two harmonies: one equal multiplied by equal, a hundred times the same: the other equal in length to the former, but oblong, a hundred of the numbers upon expressible diameters of five, each diminished by one, or by two if inexpressible, and a hundred cubes of three. This sum now, a geometrical number, is lord over all these affairs, over better and worse births; and when in ignorance of them, the guardians unite the brides and bridegrooms wrongly, the children will not be well-endowed, either in their constitutions or in their fates."

I wish that there was space to replicate the whole of the next one. Fair play, however, requires that one rival is not able to overwhelm another by the sheer excess of his bid.

Author B. ". . . . it may be perceived how little dependence may be placed upon algebraic symbolism in ascertaining essential concrete factors such as the foci of the impacting radii of Solar forces, which absolutely demonstrate the super-physical infallibility of Cosmic Energy, as shall be mathematically disclosed herein by spheroidal measurement

"Thus the present tentative spheroidal measuremnt of [the?] physical continuum of but approximately 45 degrees, or of about one-eighth only of the demonstrable universal scope of futurity, is not alone the lax procreating cause of mundane profanation, or transitional criminal imperfections, but it constitutes the provisional introstatic, or perturbed, growing pains of the evoluting Cosmic Paradise, that is now in course of superphysical growth .... in accordance with precise mathematical conjecture."

Author C.

". . . . One, two! One, two! And through and through

The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!

He left it dead, and with its head

He went galumping back . . . ."

I was stumped as these three were bowling at me. Writers A and B, on numerological terms, appeared to be similar. "A thus has undeniable affinities with B and the "lax procreating source of mundane profanation" with his subtle allusion to brides and their usual prospects. But clearly, it seems to me, C could not have written what B did. And yet the numerological rhythm of the contribution of C's first line is almost identical with that of A's, while one is verse and the other prose. Balancing both the pros and cons, I assumed that C was the author of A's initiative, and that in a subsequent attempt, reflected by B's contribution, he had attempted to make it more intelligible. As he wrote the two specimens, the disparity in rhythm or vibration in the prose of A and B may be due to the different states of C's digestion.

How wrong I was is exposed by the right answer. Author A is Plato (429-348 B.C.); for reasons mentioned in the first chapter, author B need not be named; Author C is, of course, Lewis Carroll.

The quotation from B is taken from an open letter to physicists, dated March 4, 1932. It was received by my friend, who had played it off on me quite scurvily. Every year, virtually every scientist gets hundreds of such letters. However, according to my friend, no modern-day science worker has ever received a letter like Plato's from any human who does not appreciate an imposed retreat from the world's treatment.


Numbers also played an immense role in marriage, experiencing monogamy, polyandry, polygyny, adultery, and concubinage, listing only five significant numerological forms in human breeding. But the most full description of numbers' nuptial consequences is arguably Plato's.

The "lord over all these affairs, over better and worse births" of the quotation is not unlikely the number 60X60X60X60, or 12960000. This is staggering. Even King Solomon had all he could manage with a trivial 300 wives of the first kind and 700 of the second. Notice in passing that 300 + 700 = 1000 = 10 X 10 X 10. This numerology is probably at the root of Solomon's harem.

Where did Plato get 12960000, his famous "nuptial number," from? It would fill an incredible book to go through even a fraction of a percent of the guesses. To all numerologists who want to map the roots of essential things back to the wise and mysterious East, one conjecture is of special interest. Plato received his second or third hand numbers from the priests of Babylon. What they did with it, only God knows. The number definitely existed at a time when Greece was scarcely civilized in Babylon.

There is no point in getting through this in depth here, but it can be mentioned that the hint of a Babylonian root shouts equally in the number's arithmetical existence. It's the fourth power of 60, and the Babylonians, who gave us our minute-and-second sexagesimal system, counted 60 as the basis instead of our 10. He should think of Babylon with reverential gratitude and lift 60 to nuptial strength any time a good numerologist looks at his watch.

Under this, there is more than speculation. The number was found on the Babylonian mathematicians' clay tablets. A modern numerologist should focus his hopes on the decimal system, and as a more manageable number for our effete race, take the fourth power of 10, or 10000. Even Bluebeard may have deterred 12960000.

In order to return to Plato. No scope in all of his works has given more difficulty to his commentators than this passage on the nuptial number in Book VIII of the Republic. An unnecessarily practical critic may say that all the enormous brain power that tried to describe what Plato meant was a pointless waste.Even Plato's immediate predecessors could make nothing sense what he was talking about, and in the 2400 years that followed, only one person actually knew what Plato was saying about a mathematician's way of thought.

If what the dark passage means was proven by Plato and not some clever mathematician in the dim past, then Plato was indeed a very fine arithmeticist, centuries ahead of his day. He himself would overtop even the mighty Diophantus. Of course, the same happens to the mysterious X, who really presented the proof, if X happened.

If the statement of Plato was nothing but a bold guess, it was a strikingly fascinating and acute one, at least. Let us see what could have been said by him.


We would have to go back to the men who constructed the pyramids in order to get a point of view. The Egyptians were very precise regarding the alignment of their temples for religious purposes, something we seem to have inherited.

Simple astronomical discoveries, such as those made by many people less sophisticated than the ancient Egyptians, could easily establish a real north and south baseline. They had to put down a line at just the correct angles to the first one to get a real east-west line. In addition, the east-west line had to be drawn at the defined point of the north-south line when defining the corner of a house. The dilemma is less simple than it seems without surveying methods, even with just the crudest beginnings of geometry.

Prior to 2000 B.C. The Egyptians used an exceedingly functional approach to the problem, which they find in Fig. 1 was also known to the Hindus and the ancient Chinese. They labelled a rope XABCDY at four points A, B, C, D, taking every suitable unit of length, not too short, say a yard, so that the lengths of AB, BC, CD were 3, 4, 5 yards, respectively. Suppose they needed the approximate east-west of the North-South line NS at point P. On NS, they drove pegs at P and Q, four yards apart, and extended the rope at P and Q, so that point B was marked at P and C at Q. Then, still holding B, C on P, Q, and holding the rope close, one man holding the end of X, and one man holding the end of Y, walked toward each other until the marks A and D matched, say at R. A right angled triangle RPQ on the ground was now created by the cord, and RP was the East-West necessary.

Of necessity, this solution was only feasible because all numbers in the 3 to 4 to 5 ratios are the sides of a right-angled triangle. The first to discover the valuable reality has disappeared into oblivion. A deluge of numerology and no end of functional mathematics has begun.

As the first cousins are astrology and numerology, we note in passing that Oenopides was the first Greek to consider the problem of drawing a perpendicular from a given point to a given straight line. Oenopides (500 B.C.-430 B.C.) took an interest in the issue, according to Proclus, since he found it necessary for astrology. This is just as unusual as chemistry's alchemical roots. Although even illegitimate children are not accountable for their parents' lapses.

Another way of stating what made the trick of the rope stretchers possible is to say that the sum of the squares of 3 and 4 is equal to the square of 5, or 3(2) + 4(2) = 5(2), that is 9 + 16 = 25.

After a red herring, this set Plato off like a beagle. What might have been more seductive than this?

We have three consecutive numbers here, 3-, 4-, 5, and the sum of the first two squares is equal to the third square. 

In this, the realistic Egyptians saw nothing more than a simple way to build proper angles in their architecture. Far more was seen by the impractical Greeks, including some of the strangest flights that numerology has ever taken, and even the germ of much that is of no value whatsoever in temple orientation, but is invaluable in a period of peace negotiations, research, mass production, overpopulation, and aircraft bombing. So the ranking, whichever way we look at the board, is even.

I have not forgotten the enigmatic nuptial numbers of Plato. But before the promised revelation can be given a truly remarkable property of the numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 must be noticed. 

A great deal of circumlocution will be avoided hereafter if we use "powers" as we did at  school. Take any number, say 10, multiply it by itself, 10 X 10.  Multiply the result again by 10, thus 10 X 10 X 10.  Repeat the process, 10 X 10 X 10 X 10. Instead of writing out these clumsy strings of numbers we condense them as follows, 10, 102, 103, 104, and call them the first, second, third, and fourth powers of 10. Similarly for any number and its successive powers. For example, the successive powers of 6 are 6, 62, 63, 64, . . . or 6, 36, 216,

1296, . . .  ; the seventh power of 3 is written 37 and is 2187.  If n is any number its powers are written n, n2, n3, n*, . . . ; thus »s means nXnXn Xn X n. Here I have to record two exasperating exceptions to the above simple system of naming powers as the first, second, third, fourth, and so on. The second power of a number is called its square, the third power its cube. For instance, the square of 10 is 102, or 100; the cube of 10 is 10s, or 1000.

I would point out in passing that these annoying exceptions are, as we shall see considerably later, one of the direct contributions of Pythagorean numerology to mathematics. They are on a par with the barbarous way of writing ratios and proportions that persist in our school books and that make mud of what it has learned since it started sucking its thumb to the average intelligent boy. Why should the fact that £ = f be disguised as 3:4::6:8?  Let some numerologist explain.  But we must get back to Plato.

Who can blame him for being fascinated and mystified by the following facts?

3(2) + 4(2) = 52,

 3(3) + 4(3) + 5(3) = 6(3) = 2(3) X 3(3).

It would be a rather sluggish numerologist and a sluggish arithmetician whose imagination would not be ignited by such an arithmetical miracle. If someone believes it's commonplace, he is in this universe above arithmetic. The best that can be wished for is that in the next one he would presumably misprove Fermat's "Last Theorem" for this unanswered mystery, as we shall see, is of the same magic as Plato's fuddled miracle.

It is singularly and numerologically fitting that a woman should have captured the enigmatic nuptial number of Plato. Grace Chisholm Young, a name well known to all mathematicians, explained the mystery in a fascinating paper in the 1923 Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society.

To do justice to Mrs. Young's description of what Plato intended would require her whole essay to be reprinted. This being out of the question here, I will only offer what seems to me to be the core gem uncovered by the probing examination of Mrs. Young. She concludes that Plato guessed and probably showed that the only complete numbers x, y, z, w were free of a common element, for which it is possible thatx2 + y2  =  z2  and

 x3  +  y3  +  z3  = w3,

are x = 3, y = 4, z = 5, w = 6.

In the preceding section we saw that  3, 4, 5, 6 actually do satisfy the two equations. The clause about "free of a common factor" is inserted to exclude the trivially obvious solutions got by multiplying 3, 4, 5, 6 by the same whole number. For example 6, 8, 10, 12, or 9, 12, 15, 18, or 12, 16, 20, 24, and so on, also are solutions.

The interesting thing about Plato's guess is found only in that word. Ingenuity of a very rare nature is needed to show that 3, 4, 5, 6, apart from those mentioned above, is the only solution. The topic is not one that is acceptable for a university review paper. None, even with all the strong machines of modern mathematics, could solve it within a reasonable time.

If Plato proved the "only" part, he merits a high place among the great pioneers of number theory. To help him, he had no arithmetic, and the Greek way of writing numbers was merely an incredibly primitive form of shorthand. In comparison, being devoid of algebra, in these uncomfortable terms, Plato was compelled to learn about cubes and squares and actually to worry about numbers.

The success of Mrs. Young in making strict mathematical sense of everything in the mysterious passage, except, of course, the strictly numerological sections of which she may not pretend to be an authority, illustrates that even a philosopher may have to take off a woman's hat.

Plato spoke not only of one number, but of many, and all of these were discovered by Mrs. Young and seen by her to dovetail precisely as required by the mathematical importance of the words of Plato. Mrs. Young gave Plato's words the mathematical values to draw her conclusions, which researchers in the history of Greek mathematics have ferreted out in several ways. All makes sense.

One of these dovetailing numbers is the 12960000, or 604, already cited; another is 36, which is the square root of 1296. Another is the square of 4500, or 20250000, and this, according to Mrs. Young, is the nuptial number. It fits all of the second portion of the passage's specifications. Anyhow, it doesn't matter much what one of them is to be blessed with the prestigious title. In the ties of numerological wedlock, the entire tribe is so inextricably interlocked that not even the Grand Lama himself could break the union.


It is not a dumb question to wonder why Plato, or his pundits, or his final dis-entangler, might have dedicated years of their lives and undoubtedly a lot of hard labor to the sort of thing mentioned above, but simply a lack of tact. What do we think about a man or woman who could walk into the middle of a perfectly innocent bridge game and yell, "What are all you idiots playing cards for?" If the hostess were up to her task, she would rout the attacker with the perfectly courteous unanswerable arm.

The "why" of it all will be plain enough as we proceed. For the moment we may let the hostess speak for herself.

I have been informed through long experiences with mathematicians," writes Mrs. Young, "that their secret allusions to mathematics, such as throwing light on metaphysical or other subjects, are generally as established as their own mathematical knowledge: and some years ago, when I first found myself face to face with the issue of what mathematical truths Plato alluded to in these oracular utterances, I felt that.

I have only one slight dispute with this, and I assume it is justified by the example of Plato and his most baffling excursion into numerology. It is my opinion that not only some prominent Greek mathematicians, but also some prominent English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, and American mathematicians and mathematical physicists, when they attempted to combine numbers with marriage, or with something else besides more numbers, have proven to be very queer fish. The strongest policy is monogamy.

Keep Out!

As Plato's name will recur frequently in our story, I shall dismiss this matter and introduce the next by citing a famous warning of his own.

"Let no one who is ignorant of geometry enter here."

It is reputed that this notice was written above the entrance to Plato's Academy. No wonder, in the general sense of mathematics, he used geometry, much as the French often do nowadays. Now, if an apologetic mathematician with an irrepressible inferiority complex finds it appropriate to justify himself or his trade for being, he sooner or later drags on this Platonic praise until there is a stronger mathematician present.

I assume that few trained mathematicians will ever again cite the popular warning and will take the pains to analyze for themselves what Plato really meant about numbers and geometry. Without the sort of recommendation that Plato was competent to give, mathematics is better off. He was a numerologist at heart, as far as his mathematical convictions go, and this is so, I suppose, considering the great services he provided to mathematics by boasting about other men's work.

Not all of the numerology on the nuptial number was idly used. It is Exhibit A to lend some color to the claims of those modern theorists who argue that Plato did much more harm than good to mathematics.

Is it credible that a mind capable of what Plato said about "better and worse births" could predict the technically meaningful or intellectually useful flowering of mathematics that started only when, after nearly 2000 years of suffocation, irreverent innovators dared to shake off the Platonic incubus? Uniquely enough, in spite of the critics, it is very credible.

As we move on, we will find more than one intellectual giant, both contemporary and ancient, whose numerology is much stranger than that of Plato. Whoever discusses these puzzles will discover that philosophy and numerology are more receptive to our bedeviled race than knowledge and arithmetic.

Creation as a Universal Intelligence Expressed in Numbers

The Mystical Influence of Numbers & Its Interpretation through Numerology

The science of numbers is NUMEROLOGY. So are statistics and algebra. But the gap is there. While numerology deals with divination and prediction and, as such, is related to astrology, palmistry, physiognomy and other occult learning branches, arithmetic, statistics, etc., it is pure science, dealing with numbers, yet with little prognosis. It is true that statistics, on the basis of historical factual evidence, helps one arrive at such inferences with respect to the future, but numerology deals solely with the supernatural effect of numbers on the events of a person or a nation's life.

The belief that numbers have something to do with an individual's life and career is mocked by those who do not believe in mysticism or in the occult power of numbers. They will also laugh at the notion that, based on the stars, planets and their movements, projections can be made. To them, there is no real sense to the different lines on the palm, the form of the hand, visions, and omens and their own unlimited and poorly defined ignorance, and superficial understanding masquerading as qualified learning. They are bound to simple superstitious practices and are, thus, undeserving of any interpretation. Yet on the basis of experience, the study of numerology rests. Seers and wise men of ancient civilizations have left the treasure house of wisdom, strengthened by millennia of experience, which cannot be quickly discarded or overlooked. This priceless body of knowledge and observation warrants further examination, study and critical analysis.

In the past, numerology has been dealt with. Relevant numbers were correlated with such powers in ancient Hindu or Vedic civilizations. Even today, on the front wall near the main entrance of Hindu business establishments, we notice the a square of nine numbers, painted with red vermilion. Placed in a certain order, these numbers are meant to bring good luck and a rise in prosperity. Generations have borne witness to this belief's truth. 

Horizontally, vertically or diagonally, from whichever hand you add, the number is still 15. Since there are four sides of a square, depending on which side of the square the top side is, there may be four methods of positioning the square. The internal layout will stay the same. However, the arrangement presented is the most suitable way of constructing this square for those living in the northern hemisphere, based on the most traditional approach practiced over the centuries. For those located in the southern hemisphere, the arrangement will be separate.

The Science of Periodicity 

The theory of numerology is periodicity science. The Light, the Moon, the planets, all of nature's rules generally follow those times. The planet takes 365 days, 6 hours, 9 minutes and 9.7 seconds to complete a single sidereal zodiac orbit around the Sun. 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 2.9 seconds are the duration of the lunar month. Thus, approximately, every thirty days is the full moon day. Man is conditioned by the rules of periodicity, being part of the universe. In human beings, thus, periodicity in the heavens is also expressed. The menstrual cycle in women spans an average of 280 days and the gestation phase. Some kinds of fever, such as enteric fever, last for many days.

The idea of microcosm and macrocosm is the epitome of all the ancient systems of philosophy. The world is a macrocosm, and man is the universe's microcosm or epitome. Plato said that God geometrizes the universe. Man's destiny is set out in defined and systematic cycles. Patterns should then be identified, and on the basis of the known elements, the unknown element should be found. A student of geometry will measure the third angle if two angles of the triangle are identified. It would not be possible for a person unfamiliar with geometry to do so. It's that way for numbers. If the numbers that have played an important part in an individual's past existence are remembered, a numerologist understands the past trend. He is willing to extrapolate the blue print of the future and map it out. He is able to show the figures that in hypothetical activities will feature prominently. It would not be possible for a layman to do so; he is ignorant of the rules of periodicity and, thus, should not follow them in order to forecast the future.

Numerical Affinity and Significance 

We are mindful of pulses of sound. Tune a fork over a desk partially filled with water, to a pitch. It produces a tone and a sound if the wavelength is exact, but if the sound is of a different wavelength, no sound is audible. Or use the radio as an example. It reproduces the sound emitted from a single transmitter when the transmitter and radio wavelengths match exactly. The environment and the skies are full of all sorts of sounds emitted by multiple radio transmitters from different parts of the globe, and traveling through all wavelengths. Depending on a certain wavelength turned on on the antenna, we catch or tune in to the BBC or All India Radio. Likewise, numbers, on their own, are inanimate.

But there are strong reasons to assume that specific numbers react to specific wavelengths in the universe, generating tangible results in response. Still, here, for two reasons, we will eschew all hypotheses about wavelengths and numbers. First of all, to enunciate all the sciences of astrology and, in particular, the complex concepts which may be the focus of an independent study, but which alone cannot be compressed into this single work. Second, while the complex principles would be of benefit to the those who have studied, for those who want a practical reference, it would be too pedantic. For anyone interested in the study of numerology, this research is meant to be a practical reference. They want to be able to extend it to their own lives and to the lives of their peers and associates.

In human life, both figures have some meaning. While they can have places of similarities and differentiation, no two human beings are identical. In his drama Uttara Rama Charitam, a famous Sanskrit poet from the 7th century AD claimed that when two people have such specific points of affinity, they at first sight fall in love with each other regardless of their gender.

There are several clandestine variables that account for forces of attraction and repulsion. Numerology research is something that allows us to assess and appreciate the impact on our everyday lives that numbers will have. One of many influences affecting our desire, repulsion or mere indifference towards others is the affinity or lack of it among numbers, and it forms our behavior and experiences in this civilizational and social sense over the course of human life.

Let us take an individual's date of birth as the initial number to decide the affiliation or lack thereof of the entity to others. We're just going to confine ourselves to the birth date and remove the month and year of birth. This is sufficient to underplay the significance of the month and the year of birth. They are vital variables, no wonder. We will address one aspect at a time, for convenience.

We enunciate the concept of affinity between two persons who, depending on their date of birth, have the same specific number (leaving aside the month and the year of birth for the time being). We would first explain how to simplify all numbers to the simple number in order to explain the affinity between numbers, and therefore be individuals born on a certain date.

The Basic Numbers 

What are the numbers that are basic? Numbers 1 to 9 are referred to as the basic numbers since permutations and combinations of these basic numbers are just other numbers. In the simple numbers 1 to 9, we have not put 'zero, because zero means nothing. It means the absence of a number, a negative element, and not a positive one, if it means anything at all. Early philosophical dissertations in the Hindu Upanishads state that zero reflects God and the absence of creation—in reality, the absence of all. It is fullness without manifestation, the sublime state of Godhood that is inactive.

The basic numbers are 1 to 9 only. The process of reducing a large number to the basic one is as follows-Suppose you are asked to reduce to a basic number, the figure given below: 2356438971 

Add all these figures 2+3+5+6+4+3+8+9+7+1 = 48 

Again add the numbers constituting 48, i.e. 4+8=12 

Now add the numbers constituting 12, i.e. 1+2 s 3 

So the basic number of 2356438971 is 3. 

In order to reduce a large figure, we have to go on adding the digits which constitute the number, till we arrive at a number which is one of the basic numbers, i.e. numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9. These basic numbers remain as they are because they are single digit numbers. 

The process of reducing a number to a basic number arises only when the number is of more than one digit. Since there are not more than thirty-one days in any calendar month, we can reduce the two-digit numbers, i.e. numbers 10 to 31 to basic numbers. The single digit numbers, 1 to 9, remain as they are, as they are the basic numbers. 

1=1 | 2=2 |  3=3  | 4=4  | 5=5  | 6=6  | 7=7  | 8=8  | 9=9

10=1+0=1  |  11=1+1=2  |  12=1+2=3  |  13=1+3=4  |  14=1+4=5   | 15=1+5=6   | 16=1+6=7   | 17=1+7=8  18=1+8=9  |  19=1+9=10=1+0=1  | 20=2+0=2 

21=2+1=3  | 22=2+2=4  | 23=2+3=5  | 24=2+4=6  | 25=2+5=7  | 26=2+6=8  | 27=2+7=9  | 28=2+8=10=1 +0=1  | 29=2+9=111+1=2  | 30=3+0=3  | 31=3+1=4 

Since there are not more than 31 days in any month, we have, in the above example, not gone beyond 31. But the process of reducing a larger figure to a basic number has been explained. In numerology, when we speak of any person as: 

Number 1, it includes all persons born on the 1st, 10th, 19th, or 28th of any month. 

Number 2 includes all persons born on the  2nd, 11th, 20th or 29th  of any month. 

Number 3 includes or 30th of any month. 

Number 4 includes or 4th, 13th, 22nd or 31st  of any month. 

Number 5 includes all persons born on the 5th, 14th or 23rd of any month. 

Number 6 includes all persons born on the 6th, 15th or 24th of any month. 

Number 7 includes all persons born on the 7th, 16th or 25th of any month. 

Number 8 includes all persons born on the 8th, 17th or 26th of any month. 

Number 9 includes all persons born on the 9th, 18th or 27th of any month. 

As there are only nine basic numbers, all people are divided into 9 groups. If people check up on the birth dates of their friends and acquaintances, they will be surprised at the affinity they have with a large number of persons belonging to the same group as themselves. 

This discussion would be incomplete if we do not add that these nine numbers have been further grouped together as follows, based on their affinity with other numbers. 

1. (a) 1 and 4 ii. 3, 6 and 9 iii. 5 iv. 8 

(b) 2 and 7 

Thus Number 1 people have an affinity with Number 1 people and number 1 dates, and with Number 4 persons and number 4 dates. Similarly, Number 4 people have an affinity with Number 4 persons and number 4 dates, and with Number 1 persons and number 1 dates. 

Number 2 persons have an affinity with Number 2 persons and number 2 dates, and with Number 7 persons and number 7 dates. Similarly, Number 7 people have an affinity with 

Number 7 persons and number 7 dates, and with Number 2 persons and number 2 dates. 

Numbers 1 and 4 also have affinity with Numbers 2 and 7 and vice versa. So Number 1 may have affinity in some measure with Numbers 2, 4 and 7; Number 2 may have affinity with Numbers 1, 4 and 7; Number 4 with Numbers I., 2 and 7, and Number 7 with Numbers I, 2 and 4. 

It is to illustrate this principle that we have not grouped I and 4 together as group (a) and 2 and 7 as group (h), but as two sub-groups under the same major group. 

Number 3 persons, primarily, have an affinity with Number 3persons and number 3 dates, and a secondary affinity with Number 6 and Number 9 persons, and number 6 and number 9 dates. 

Number 6 persons, likewise, have a primary affinity with Number 6 persons and number 6 dates, and a secondary affinity with Number 3 and Number 9 persons, and number 3 and number 9 dates. 

Also, Number 9 persons have a primary affinity with Number 9 people and number 9 dates, and a secondary affinity with Number 3 and Number 6 persons, and number 3 and 6 dates, Number 5 has no other number in its group and so, its affinity is limited to Number 5 persons and number 5 date. 

Similarly, Number 8 has no other number, and so, its affinity is also limited to Number person with number 8 dates. 

Determining the Real Date of Birth An aspect which. is important relates to determining; or fixing the real date of birth. In our normal lives and for civil and military purposes, the date changes at I 2 midnight. An eminent numerologist has advocated. that for purpose of fixing the number of a person, we should use the date of the noon preceding his birth. Thus. if a man was horn on 7th August, 1931 at 8 a.m., we should not take him as Number I because he was born on the 7th. Take him as Number 6 because the noon preceding his birth, fell on the 6th, 

We, however, differ from the above method. In the Hindu system, the date or the day of the week does not change at 12 midnight but at sunrise. The day is reckoned from one sun rise to the next sunrise. 

We have found better results by calculating the date of birth from sunrise to sunrise. Thus, according to this system, if a person is born at 1 a.m. on the night of the 23rd or the morning of 24th September, we shall take him to be Number 5 because 23=2+3=5 and not Number 6 because 24.2+4=6. For individuals born during the day or at night before 12 o'clock, there is no difficulty in fixing their number because numerologically, as well as by the calendar, their number would be the same. The question of whether to take the actual calendar date or the previous sunrise date, arises only in the case of those born after 12 midnight and before the next sunrise. We have given the Hindu view that the sunrise is a phenomenon heralding the commencement of the day. Changing the date at 12 midnight is merely a convention of convenience. Readers are requested to examine their past and experiment with the (future) dates and decide for themselves as to which number seems to be the most suitable. 

Using the Affinity Principle 

We shall now illustrate how to use this affinity of numbers in practical life. Let us take an example of a person who is Number 1, that is, he is born on the 1st, 10th, 19th, or 28th day of any month. 

i. The Number 1 person should examine how he fares on the 1st, 10th, 19th, or 28th of each month. 

ii. He should also examine if his 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th, 37th, 46th, 55th, 64th, 73rd, and 82nd year were momentous.

iii. He should also examine how the series of: Number 2-2, 11, 20, 29, 38, 47, 56, 74th years, number 13, 22, 31, 40, 49, 58, 67, 76th years and number 7, 16, 25, 34, 43, 52, 61, 70, 79th years fared for him. 

The length of the day is calculated from the exact time of sunrise to the exact time of sunrise the next day. Since the exact time of sunrise varies from place to place and is different at different times of the year, it is important to check the exact time of sunrise for determining the birth date. 

For example, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India, was born on 19th November, 1917. She was, therefore, a Number 1 person since 19,1+9,101+0=1. She contested for the office of prime ministers on 19th January (19 is again 1) and became the Prime Minister in her 49th year 49=44-9=13,>1+-3= number 4. In her 55th year, her triumph in the Indo-Pakistan War and liberation of Bangladesh placed her at the peak of popularity, and brought her unparalleled glory. This 55th year=5+5=10. > 1 +0=1 was also a number I year. Here is another case. A gentleman was born on 18th March, 1911. 18::- +-8=9. he had very little income to live on per month. In his 27th year (2+7=9), his cousin. who was a king, died. The gentleman became the maharaja of a big state which had a substantially large annual revenue. He was married in his 18th (1+8=9) year. The house he purchased in New Delhi was number 18,1+8= 9. The number of the car he used was number 18. And the date 9th of March, 1948, was very important and momentous, almost a turning point in his life. 

Many similar examples can be given to illustrate the principle of affinity. The next point of affinity is to find out whether a Number 1 person has a large number of friends among the I., 2, 4, or 7 groups. We have illustrated how to examine the dates and years in one's own life and the dates of birth of friends with respect to Number 1. It is not possible to give illustrations with regard to all numbers. 

After reviewing the anecdotes and occurrences in their life and in those of their colleagues, readers can figure out other illustrations. The simplest approach is to analyze the circumstances of one's own life and no one knows more about a person than the person himself. Both the events of their lives are not revealed by the best of friends. We would like to highlight one aspect when presenting the above instructions.

Numerology is just one of the variables that must be taken into consideration in a prognosis. There are other influences as well. Strengthened by the experience of countless years, the location of stars, major and minor cycles of celestial forces, palmistry, phrenology, physiognomy, and other sciences have developed concepts. Therefore, if the latter theory does not appear to be true in a forecast, it must not be assumed that the law itself is faulty, nor have we exhausted all the separate laws that will expose the patterns of the past, present and future if extended to birth dates. It is only after the readers have been through the whole field that all the rules will be able to be implemented.

Understanding Numerology: Its Nature and Essence

The Science of Numerology and its relevance to human affairs is the Science of Numbers. The Greek philosopher, Pythagoras, who lived about 500 years before the Christian period, first set and codified his beliefs. We are, in essence, indebted to him for our current system of music, which is based on the very same laws of progression that form the basis of the science of numerology. There is, however, fragmentary evidence that some sort of numerology was practiced long before the time of Pythagoras-its origin was traced to the Chinese, who long before our Western civilization had begun had achieved a high standard of learning and culture.

The Jewish Kabala also played a major role in the foundation of science, and, as practiced at the present time, there is ample evidence of its influence on modern numerology.

There is no question that much of Numerology's ancient lore has been lost, but a revival has taken place over the last few years, especially in America, where Numerology is sometimes referred to as the "Science of Success" for reasons that will be clear to the reader by the time he completes this book.

Recently, many excellent books on this science have been written, but, sadly, most of them are much too technical and involved, and only succeed in confounding the mind of the average investigator. Therefore, the author attempted to put a working framework before the public that would be easily understood and allow the reader, with very little difficulty, to work out his own numbers and those of his friends.

There are only nine "primal" numbers, 1 to 9, and Numerology is based on these numbers because by simply adding from left to right and reducing until only a single number is left, any number, however high, can be reduced to one of these nine.

There are now only nine different forms of persons, each ruled by one of the nine primary numbers, as follows: -

1. Form Violent or Brave.

2. The sort of PLACID or BALANCED.

3. A type of EXPRESSIVE or ACTIVE.

4. A sort of DELIBERATE or Careful.

5. Form Flexible or RESTLESS.



8. The Strong or Effective form.

9. The sort of UNIVERSAL or MAGNETIC.

You MUST belong to one of these categories, dear Reader. What one? Numerology is going to teach you, but it's going to tell you a lot more, not just about yourself, but about your colleagues. It will encourage you to 'weigh up' people in a way that will astound you, with very little research. About why? Since Numerology is an EXACT SCIENCE, unlike Phrenology, Palmistry, Divination by Cards etc.

In addition to telling you your Destiny Number, Numerology will also tell you your Positive Qualities to be produced, your Negative Qualities to be suppressed. It will reveal the best way of life-the best career to accept the right people from whom you will gain, both materially and mentally; that is to say, to mix with them. Individuals whose numbers vibrate with your number.

Therefore, practice this wonderful science, for if acted upon in an intelligent manner, the knowledge of yourself you can acquire from it will very easily turn failure into success.