Numerology is an ancient, numbers-based system for understanding the world and one’s place in it. Evidence suggests numerology was used in ancient Egypt and Babylon and even for thousands of years in civilizations from China and Japan to Rome and Greece.

Every person has a set of numerology numbers that can affect anything from a personal life path to career choices, romantic relationships and more. If you know the numerology numbers and how their energies affect your life, you can use them to navigate life decisions and live your life to its fullest potential.

Everything in the universe is based on numbers. The number pi, for example, can be found in nature from the sun disk and the double helix of DNA to the shapes of rivers. But it’s not only that numbers exist in nature – numbers also output their own energy.

When you understand the energy of numbers, you can use this knowledge to discover more aspects of your life, including:

Personality traits
Life obstacles / struggles
Romantic partners (who is good and bad for you)
Career decisions and best career for you
Hopes and fears
And more
There are two ways to calculate your numerology chart: date of birth or your name. The numbers on your chart can have vast implications for your life, depending on the meanings and traits attached to the cardinal or master numbers (more on that later).

Just like with astrology, the date of your birth is extremely important for determining who you will be and the path you’ll take in life.

With numerology, you’ll want to use the following format: MM/DD/YYYY. The birth date can be used to calculate your life path number.