People new to the concepts of astrology and numerology are often confused when they learn that it is common practice for professionals to use the principles of both areas of study when they develop individual horoscopes and other readings. The uninitiated may think the two belief systems are mutually exclusive, but the truth is that they actually complement each other. Use of a combined approach produces more insightful horoscopes and readings than using either system alone.
To understand how the two approaches can be combined, it is best to consider them separately first. The astrological horoscope known as the natal chart is the foundation for understanding all that can be known about an individual and reveals the person’s natural characteristics, such as intelligence, temperament, personality, talents, etc.— all of the information needed to understand an individual’s behavior. It also provides a road map showing the challenges and opportunities an individual may encounter throughout life, but it does not tell a person how to react in different situations.
Briefly, an accepted tenet of astrology is that people who share horoscope information— belong to the same signs (Capricorn, Gemini, Libra, etc.), have the same planetary positions in horoscope houses, and so on. Those individuals share certain characteristics and are different from members of other signs. If you know another’s zodiac sign you know that person’s innate characteristics.
In the early years of the 20th century, the ancient teachings of Pythagoras were reintroduced to the Western world. The teachings of Pythagorean numerology are that every number and every letter has a symbolic number value derived from cosmic vibrations. An individual’s numbers are calculated based upon the sum of the letters in a person’s name and the numbers and letters of his/her birthdate. The occult sums predict the most opportune times to take major life steps such as marriage, when to have a child, career changes, investments and more.
Understanding how the two systems work makes it clear how they intersect and how that knowledge can be used to produce refined horoscopes and readings. Quite simply, every number up to 9 is related to a zodiacal sign and to the sun, moon, or a planet. Those connections give off specific, cosmic vibrations that affect all aspects of a person’s life.
It can be seen how these different readings for an individual can be studied together to more fully understand the results. This means puzzling information revealed by either or both studies can be clarified. This activity permits a refinement not otherwise possible and makes it more meaningful and is more useful for the individual for whom it was prepared.