Three Different Kinds of Numerology.
There are many methods developed in calculating Numerology. But the three major forms of numerology in use today are the Kabbalah, the Chaldean and the Pythagorean. I use aspects of Kabbalah and Cheiro when I prepare and interpret charts; this method has brought immense success to my clients accross the globe.
Kabbalah (Hebrew Alphabet)
The Kabbalah ( which means knowledge that comes through the mind and soul rather than through a flesh and blood teacher) originated in Hebrew mysticism, and interprets only the meaning of the name. The Kabbalah was developed for the Hebrew alphabet, and therefore has only 22 vibrations ranging from 1 to 400. It was adapted for the Greek alphabet, then further adapted for the Roman alphabet.
Chaldean / Cheiro
Chaldean numerology was originally developed in Ancient Babylon (now Iraq), and combines Kabbalistic name interpretation with aspects of astrology. The 9 is considered holy and therefore is kept apart from other vibrations, exceptwhen it results as the sum of vibrations (e.g., from an individual’s name). In Chaldean numerology, compound numbers always used. Single digits represent the outer aspects of a person, while double digits reveal innerinfluences.
Cheiro used his knowledge of palmistry, astrology, and numerology to spread the practices as well as making the predictions that gave him, his claim to fame. A number of his European and American clients were also famous, including Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, and Sarah Bernhardt. Chiero also held interviews with esteemed figures at the time, and included them in his autobiographical writings.
Numerology follows the single digits of 1 through 9. Cheiro’s method of numerology relates to names and how each alphabetical value has a corresponding numerical value.
According to Chiero, 1 corresponds with a, i, j, q, and y. 2 represents with b, k, and r. 3 is related to c, g, l, and s, while 4 is d, m, and t. 5 marks e, h, n, and x. 6 is u, v, and w. 7 corresponds with o and z, while 8 is f and p.
Each number and letter have a meaning. Cheiro’s method, like all other methods of numerology, are steeped in symbolism. Each number represents a string of letters or a date special to some person. Those numbers are broken down into symbols that represent personality based on planets and elements.
Dates and names gain significance through the search of what the future might hold. These methods would not be popular today if it was not for Cheiro’s efforts, so we should think fondly of and be thankful for that figure in the past that has allowed the present to dream in a more informed manner about the future.
The Pythagorean method was developed by Pythagoras, a Greek mathematician and metaphysician who lived during the 6th century BCE. He was most widely known for his proposition that the square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.
Pythagoras was as interested in metaphysics and spiritual development as he was in math, so it’s no wonder he joined the two disciplines. He studied at the Hermetic (after Hermes, messenger of the gods) Wisdom Schools of the Egyptian holy city of Heliopolis (later named Alexandria) and incorporated many of the same teaching techniques with his own students in Greece. For example, his students had to memorize everything rather than write it down. This approach is still used for geometry students learning theorems.
The right triangle was Pythagoras’ “Eureka” (which means “I found it”). The right triangle can also be used to symbolize the world of an individual and serves as the original basis for the numerological interpretation of the life pattern of an individual. Like the Chaldean method, Pythagorean numerology analyzes both name and date of birth, and the interaction between the two. The basic vibrations are 1 through 9, although the 11 (K) and 22 (V) are not reduced to a single digit because these are master vibrations.
Abracadabra is a less frequently used form of numerological interpretation. It is based on the subject’s name, and uses a series of triangles to arrive at numerical values that provide information about character and events.
A New Kabbalah has also been developed for use with the modern Roman alphabet. It, too, is based on name, and relies on Pythagorean methods to determine time periods. The New Kabbalah is concerned more with events than character.
Above info from http://www.spiritlink.com website.