Numerology, often referred to as a pseudoscience, is the study of numbers and their connection with life events. Many believe that numerology can reveal a great deal about the characteristics and personality of a person. According to one theory, famous mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras is known to have said that all human traits and events in this world can be expressed through numbers. That being said, a lot about numerology still remains unexplained.
To explore and find out more, Soulveda spoke with Bengaluru-based numerologist Sheelaa M Bajaj.
Excerpts from the interview:
Did numerology originate in a particular culture?
No, it did not. People often think numerology is derived from Hinduism. This isn’t true. There are different systems of numerology. For instance, Pythagorean and Chaldean among others. There is an Indian system of numerology too, but it isn’t derived from Hinduism. In fact, the Indian system of numerology isn’t very accurate by itself. It considers numbers from one to nine corresponding to the first nine letters of the English alphabet. Not much can be derived from it. In numerology, we refer to the Hindu planets like Raahu, Ketu and Mangal but numerology doesn’t come from the Hindu faith. In fact, the planets in the Indian system are the same as those in the western system of numerology and zodiac.
How does numerology affect one’s life?
The sound of every alphabet is connected to a certain vibration. Every vibration activates a specific planet which is connected to a specific number. Through numerology, we change the resonating vibrations by changing the spelling of a person’s name. This activates the planets that would bring luck, success and happiness to the person.
There are several examples of lives changing, post a small numerological change. For instance, taking some of the cases I worked with, someone who was once working for a meagre salary, now owns multiple businesses. Another person who did not have a job for a while got his name changed and within 15 days he had a job. As you might know, numerology is often applied to names of movies, celebrities and even television shows and they have done well after.
We often hear about birth numbers and life path numbers. Can you tell us what they are and how they influence our lives?
Birth number and life path number are two important sets of numbers in numerology. Birth number is either the first digit or the sum of the first two digits of your birth date. For instance, if you’re born on the 7th, you are number seven; if you’re born on the 11th, you are number 2. On the other hand, life path number is the sum of all the digits of your birth date. For example, if you are born on 11-02-1992, your life path number would be 7.
These numbers reveal a lot about a person’s energy, personality and habits. Apart from these numbers, other planets also rule your name. Sometimes there might be two planets or five planets that rule your name. These planets along with the planets from your life path number contribute to your personality, fortune and success. Sometimes, you could have a really strong birth number or life path number, but the planets ruling your name could be making things bad for you. This is where a numerologist comes in. While you can calculate your birth number and life path number, only a numerologist can help fix your name.
People ruled by numbers 4, 7 and 8 normally struggle a lot. Their hard work doesn’t yield fruitful results and their peers get ahead of them.