The idea behind numerology is that the cosmos and your life are affected by your birth date, your birth name and many other factors surrounding an individual. Just as you are born under astrological configurations that match your True Purpose, you are born with numerical vibrations that also match. A person with a number 7 may have a True Purpose to write, be a business leader or a spiritual leader. A person with a number 3 has a True Purpose which may include advertising, social interaction or helping people experience the joy of life.
Based on your birth day with the month, your birthday number will tell you of specific talents and potentially where they fit in your universe to give you true purpose. Just as your astrological birth chart contains powerful metaphysical insight, planets and zodiac signs are connected to specific attributes, the teachings of numerology can also offer insight into personality, future events, and even the greater purpose of life. A person with a number 2 has a true purpose which may be in a partnership (business or family) or being a mediator. While their life path reveals their greater purpose, their Destiny Number offers insight into how they will express their greater goals.
This practice has its roots in Greek, Latin and Hebrew gematria, i.e. the practice of turning words into numbers for divination purposes. The meaning of numbers can be used to help us better understand the world and ourselves as individuals, where purpose and personality traits can be discovered by working out such things as the number of the path of life, the number of expression and the number of the heart's desire, among many others. The master number 11 enhances the energy of the number 2; its purpose is to heal oneself and others through its heightened psychic abilities.
A person with a number 1 has a True Purpose which may include leadership, innovation and being a pioneer. A person with a number 6 may have a True Purpose that is in the creative arts or involves children or family. Their life purpose has to do with being independent and developing their own will, individuality and decisions. Combined with your life path number and other core numbers, this can reveal your gifts, talents and even your whole life purpose.
A person with a number 4 can have a True Purpose that goes against the grain and brings about positive change in the world.