The Astrology of Numerology

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If you are new to numerology, please see the earlier articles in the archive - for a menu of the detailed information behind this.

Sometimes it is helpful to access the link between numerology and astrology, to call on the additional symbolic vocabulary which astrologers have developed to a very sophisticated level.

If we are working in pure number - for the story told by numbers, or for their manifold interrelationships, or even working with dates - we can use the astrological linkages (see below) directly. However, if we are working with words or names then we have an intermediate step to go through.

The astrological vocabulary of numerology was brought in by the Romans, and further developed in mediaeval times. So we have to work with the number-values of letters which traditional European numerology has used since Roman times:

This is very different from the "normal" sequential values used by modern numerology. It actually arose out of the letter sequence of the pre-roman Etruscan alphabet. The Romans kept the old values when working in Latin, and modern letters such as J, U, W, and Y were fitted in later as they arose. So it looks a bit of a mess now, but a lot of powerful people have been energising it for over 2,000 years. You may sometimes find this called the "Chaldean System", but the Chaldeans wrote in cuneiform characters, so that name does not really stand up.

If we were to use the astrology with the much easier direct letter-values which are normal in modern numerology, we would usually get complete rubbish in the interpretation. Please stay with the Aura-Soma Equilibrium Bottles as your deep vocabulary when working with sequential modern letter-values.

The astrological linkages are:

ZERO was a concept unknown in Europe until about 1300, so it has no old attributions, but has latterly been associated with the element aether, and by some people with the planet Pluto.

ONE has positive polarity, and is associated with the fire element and the cardinal quality. It is ruled by the Sun.

TWO has negative polarity, and is associated with the water element and the fixed quality. It is ruled by the Moon.

THREE has positive polarity, and is associated with the air element and the mutable quality. It is ruled by Jupiter.

FOUR has negative polarity, and is associated with the earth element and the cardinal quality. In Roman times it was ruled by Saturn, but the Mediaeval revision (see below) gave it to the Sun, now in modern times it is ruled by Uranus.

FIVE has positive polarity, and is associated with the air element and the fixed quality. It is ruled by Mercury.

SIX has negative polarity, and is associated with the air element and the mutable quality. It is ruled Venus.

SEVEN has positive polarity, and is associated with the water element and the cardinal quality. In Roman times it was ruled by Jupiter, but the Mediaeval revision (see below) gave it to the Moon, now in modern times it is ruled by Neptune.

EIGHT has negative polarity, and is associated with the earth element and the fixed quality. It is ruled by Saturn.

NINE has positive polarity, and is associated with mutable quality. It is ruled by Mars. Its elemental attribution is less clear. Originally it was given the fire element, but the Mediaeval revision suggested that it related to all elements, and some more recent authorities associate it with aether.

The Mediaeval Revision

In Mediaeval times they thought that it was unfair that Saturn and Jupiter should have two numbers each (although that can be traced back to Chaldean astrology); so they decided that the "two great luminaries" - the Sun and Moon - should have two numbers each and ordinary planets only one. Likewise the fire element was identified as unfairly having three numbers rather than two, so they associated the NINE with "all" elements.

Identifying the Signs which will be revealed

In analyses, the elements and qualities are more important than the polarities, as it is possible to have a result showing such as "negative cardinal air" - a combination which does not exist in a real sign. In such cases we would ignore the polarity.

How can we use this?

Let's try an example of finding the astrological vibrations in the name of "Fred Smith":

FRED SMITH
8254 34145

using the traditional letter-values.

First we count the occurrences of each factor:

The total value of "Fred Smith" is 36, which reduces to (3+6=) 9, so the overall ruler is Mars.

Within the detail above, we have Negative slightly greater than Positive, Earth out-ranking the other elements, Cardinal out-ranking the other qualities, and Uranus (followed by Mercury) out-ranking other planets.

Result

The Cardinal Earth sign in astrology is Capricorn, and it happens to be negative. So the dominant astrology is of Uranus in Capricorn. This could be refined to be seen as a Uranus-Mercury conjunction in Capricorn, with Uranus the stronger.

So words and names and pure number carry astrological influences. Their vibration resonate to a harmonic in sympathy with normal planetary astrology. If you are doing a personal reading, this enables you to use numerology and astrology together. If you are working with the symbolism of pure number, the astrology will bring out additional subtle tones.

Details when using traditional letter-values

Accents

The rationale here is that the umlaut represents a missing letter "e", and circumflexes or cedillas represent a missing letter "s". Whilst "ß" now represents "ss", it originally represented "sz". Other accents are pronunciation indicators only.

Abbreviations

Spell out all abbreviations: including

Extra information on number, unrelated to the use of astrology

This is another alternative vocabulary.

Principles

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