# Numerology: The Meaning of Your Birthday Number

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Numbers play a key role in astrological computations—days, months, years, and even hours, minutes and seconds. The most widely used of the modern numerological systems is that of the Greek mathematician Pythagoras, who said, “All things can be expressed in numerical terms, because all things are ultimately reduced to numbers.”

Pythagoras saw numbers as the basis of all art, science, and music. He and his followers also believed that by contemplating numbers, they would discover the spiritual key that leads to the divine. In this part of What Your Birthday Reveals about You, I’ll show you what numbers can tell. you about yourself and your loved ones.

## Root Numbers

There are nine basic or root numbers (see chart on following page), and one of these is associated with you and your birthday, as you’ll see in the pages that follow. Here’s how to calculate your root number.

The sum of any compound number, when reduced to a single digit, is its basic or root number. The root number for your birthday is the day of the month on which you were born, reduced to a single digit. If your birthday is on the twenty-eighth day of any month, you simply add the two digits together: 2 + 8 = 10. If necessary, you reduce the result further until you arrive at a single digit: 1 + 0 = 1. Therefore, the root digit for the twenty-eighth day of any month is one.

## Birth-Date Numbers

In addition to the meaning the root number has for every birth date, each of the numbers or dates from one to thirty-one also possesses its own individual vibration. These vibrations provide the subtle differences that distinguish a particular number, or birth date, from others that have the same root.

Both the root number and the actual date of your birth reveal some- thing about you and your potential.