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The Free Numerology with Heart eCourse
Numerology Lesson 12 - The First Name and Karmic Numbers
Lesson Eleven we discussed the Key Elements found in the Intensification
of Numbers Table. This lesson's topic includes The Karmic Numbers,
The First Name, The Growth Number, and The First Letter and First
Vowel. Let's begin by examining some keys that are revealed in the
First Name. After that we'll discuss the benefits of understanding
what Karmic Numbers are and how they impact us.
The First Name
We often hear our First Name called out loud
as people address us. It is no wonder that the name which casually
represents us holds within it special qualities. Our First Name
is a repeated vibration--a mantra in a sense--that declares an intention
each time it is voiced. So what makes the First Name stand out from
the whole name? All of us have a First Name. Many of us have at
least one Middle Name or a Middle Initial. Most of us also have
a Last Name. But our First Name, our "personal name",
is frequently used to identify us in day to day life. It is as essential
to the relationship we have with ourselves as it is with the way
we connect to other people. Its tone is declared over and over again.
In describing the relationship of our First,
Middle, and Last Names in numerology, we could say that the First
Name represents our personal self. It also sets us apart from other
members of our family. It holds within it a Growth Number, a vibration
that supports us in a deep expression of our individual nature (more
on that in just a moment). Often we see evidence of this energy
in our private lives.
Our Middle Name supports and reinforces our
identity. It is thought to be more hidden within the self. Our Last
Name carries within it the collective vibration of our family. Its
numerical sum represents our family traits, inherited qualities,
and what you might call our "family makeup". It also represents
our more formal nature.
Using our example of Barbara Ann Kelly, let's
take a look at her First Name again. What information can we find
here? In Numerology
Lesson 2 we spent some time calculating and interpreting the
components of a First Name. In Numerology
Lesson 3 we examined the vowels and consonants of her First
Name as well. You may want to go back and review these two lessons
to refresh your memory. In this lesson we go one step further and
describe three other elements that are found within the First Name.
First Name Chart
||2 = First Consonant
||1 = First Vowel
||2 + 5 = 7
||7 = Growth Number
The Growth Number
By adding the First Name together and reducing
it to a final digit we find the Growth Number. It is a significant
Key Element but isn't felt as intensely as a Core Element is. The
Growth Number adds energy to the core and denotes a pattern that
assists us in growth and development. Therefore, we could say that
it could be used as a tool to help us on our journey.
In the name Barbara, we notice that her Growth
Number is a 7. This means that when Barbara embraces the qualities
of the 7 throughout her experiences, it helps her grow and develop.
Analysis, investigation, and understanding are all tools found within
her Growth Number. It would make sense that her abilities to teach
and learn would be strong as well as her need for solitude at times.
It is delightful that her Growth Number is
also her Heart's Desire. This gives us a hint that she created the
7 as her Growth Number to attain a greater sense of her heart! It
is always helpful when the Growth Number is the same as one of the
Core Elements. A person is more apt to use the vital energies found
in the Growth Number to bring about balanced experiences and promote
development. When the core is void of the same energy found in the
Growth Number, it is much more difficult to benefit from the Growth
Number's nature. We feel if the latter is the case, there is a perfect
reason and life's experiences will reveal a way to eventually discover
and learn from the Growth Number's contribution.
The First Letter and First Vowel
The First Letter and First Vowel found in
the First Name are also Key Elements. These two vibrations contribute
energy in a special way. Some Numerologists feel that these two
letters describe our "reactions and responses". Usually
a First Name begins with a consonant. Because the consonants are
a component of the Personality vibration, we feel that the First
Letter could give us some clues to how we may respond to the outer
world (sometimes referred to as the "material world").
We feel the First Vowel can provide insight into how we might respond
to our dreams and motivations, our more spiritual or non-material
world. In cases where the first letter is also a vowel, use the
First Letter to represent both vibrations.
Examining the First Name Barbara, the B is
her first letter and also a consonant. A B holds the vibration of
a 2. This would tell us that Barbara may initially respond to the
outer world in courteous kind ways seeking friendship and balance.
Her responses to experiences in the outer world may be to first
quietly think a matter through.
The First Vowel in her name is an A. Here
we find that Barbara would feel more confident in areas that are
of a more personal nature. She may be less reserved in her home
and family life. The A holds the vibration of a 1 and depicts courage
and leadership. Also, it tells us that Barbara may be harder on
herself than she would be towards others.
There is a theory in Numerology that a few
numbers bring qualities along with them that suggest karmic, or
unfinished, business. It may be that we choose to create lessons
in these areas to round out our natures. Another possibility is
that we want to develop qualities that were somewhat void in the
past. Either way, Karmic Numbers can feel a bit more challenging
than others. If you have a Karmic Number as one of your Core Elements,
you may experience the number as over-balanced or under-balanced
before experiencing a fully balanced and accessible energy.
Look for these Karmic Numbers in your Core
Elements. Reflect on the area of your life that the Core Element
represents and note where you may find confusion from the Karmic
Number that is present there. For accuracy, remember that the numbers
11 and 22 are Master Numbers and stand on their own. Always add
an 11 as an 11 rather than a 2 and a 22 as 22 rather than a 4. This
makes a difference in determining if you have a Karmic Number or
Karmic Number 19/1
When reducing the numbers to a final digit,
if you find a 19 before a 1 you have a Karmic Number. A 19/1 carries
in it lessons about self-definition and self-motivated thought.
Because a 1 carries within it an energy that is self-directed, an
individual with a 19/1 learns how to consider outside energies rather
than just individual needs. Independence, adventure, initiative,
originality, determination, individuality, and direction are all
traits held within the 1. When these traits are not balanced (over
or under) they can bring about indulgence, opinionated thought,
and aggressiveness. Because human nature, for the most part, learns
through contrast (continually experiencing the pain of co-creating
and living with what we don't truly want), eventually a balanced
nature is quite possible.
Karmic Number 13/4
When reducing the numbers to a final digit,
if you find a 13 before a 4 you have a Karmic Number. A 13/4 is
still a 4 but with a focus on learning and accepting the qualities
the 4 represents. Often there is a feeling of restriction and limitation.
As discussed in Lesson One,
the 4 represents concentration, management, application, conservation,
dedication, efficiency, and organization. You can imagine how productive
one's life could be when applying skills in these areas. However,
when a person comes in with a 13/4, they will be learning how to
bring these energies into harmony, therefore manifesting the qualities
they represent to a greater height. By doing so, restrictive beliefs
can be transformed.
Karmic Number 14/5
When reducing the numbers to a final digit,
if you find a 14 before a 5 you have a Karmic Number. A 14/5 is
still a 5 but with a focus on learning about progress, freedom,
and flexibility. In previous experiences the 5 probably wasn't fully
understood or utilized. Therefore a person may feel restless, easily
distracted, and find it hard to follow through. Their first life
experiences may result in the under-balanced and over-balanced traits
previously mentioned above as well as impulsiveness and indulgence.
Because life brings many opportunities, this life's experiences
will bring situations to learn how to apply the energies in beneficial
Karmic Number 16/7
With the Karmic Number of a 16/7 you often
find a person who has difficulty in relationships. They sometimes
feel isolated and alone, which can create confusion in love relationships.
Because they are more introspective than the 1, they may be less
self-directed in some ways but may be more resentful or detached.
Of course when a 16/7 learns how to heal it's beliefs around separation
and uses its fine abilities to gain deeper spiritual understanding,
the 16/7 energies can be redirected into a balanced state. In this
way the person can begin to create relationships where self-love
is a supportive trait rather than feeling that they are selfish
or being misunderstood.
Numerology Home Play
- Get your pen and pad out and refer back
to the names with which you have previously been working.
- Calculate the First Name to find the Growth
Number, First Letter, and First Vowel.
- For each name, note the Growth Number and
apply it to the person's growth and development
- Note the First Letter and apply it to possible
responses and reactions in the public world.
- Note the First Vowel and how it may impact
a person's responses and reactions in the more personal areas
of their life.
- Lastly, go back through your charts and
recheck your addition. Make sure Master Numbers have been added
correctly. Note where a Karmic Number exists in relationship to
Core Elements. Interpret how this may impact the person.
Next Numerology Lesson
Lesson Thirteen we will cover "The Habit Challenge".
Have you ever felt like you have a habit or repeated pattern that
is so innate that it is hard to identify? Your Habit Challenge may
shed some light on this subject. So stay tuned to learn more how
the numbers in your name can empower your life.
here for Free Numerology Lesson Thirteen:
The Habit Challenge