Have you read into your numerology? If the concept is new to you, some background is in order. In a nutshell, numerology is an ancient practice that derives significance and meaning from numbers. Like Feng Shui, numerology may even be a source for telling you more about your home and how to tap into its unique energy and character. That’s the fun part for us at Bellacor! So if you have a spare moment, we invite skeptics, curious onlookers and true believers to crunch the numbers with our address numerology calculator.
*Special Notes: If you live on a number street – for example, 361 1st Ave. N. – only enter the street number (361). If you live in an apartment or unit – for example – 432 Cedar Ave. N. Apt. #12 – only enter the unit number (12). The “How the Math Works” section explains why.
Did the results ring true for the way you feel about your house numbers? Let us know in the comments! For a quick glance at each number and design tips for each type of home, please see the House Number Numerology infographic below.
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How the Math Works
If you’ve come this far, chances have it you are wondering how this all works. Very good question, and a complicated one at that! First off, it will be helpful to understand how the numerology alphabet operates. While our calculator above deals solely in address numbers, numerology can go much further to uncover the meaning of street names, the deeper nature of words or names, and so much more! Hint: anything with letters or numbers is fair game!
The Numerology Alphabet
Crunching the Numbers
Now that you’ve learned the alphabet, here is the logic behind calculating your address numerology.
Step 1: Get your address ready. And why do we only use street numbers?
Let’s use an example of 12345 Main Street for the steps to follow. The reason why we only use street numbers is simply because many experts calculate house numerology based solely on that metric. Also, your street name – “Main” – can be converted into numbers with the numerology alphabet to tell you about the numerology of your street. That specific outcome, however, will generally be different than your house number numerology.
Step 2: Sum the numbers in the street number.
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 = 15
Step 3: Reduce if necessary.
Since numerology works on a 1-9 scale, you must reduce 15 to 6 by parsing out the individual digits and summing things up like so:
1+5 = 6
Step 4: BUT WAIT… What about apartment and unit numbers?
If you live in an apartment, your actual house number is not the street address. Your unit/apt number is!
Step 5: What if your apartment number has letters?
Use the numerology alphabet above to turn the letters into numbers. For example, if you are unit 18A, the calculation would be 1+8+1 (where A=1) = 10 = 1. This same process can be used to convert any word into numbers.
A Brief History of Numerology
According to author Michelle Buchanan in the book, Numerology: Discover Your Future, Life Purpose and Destiny from Your Birth Date and Name, the Chaldean system of numerology is often considered the oldest form of numerology. Other forms of numerology can also be traced back to ancient China, Egypt, India, and Greece.
Today Western numerology – otherwise known as “modern” numerology – is sometimes considered the most popular and accurate system and is 2,500 years old. From Pythagoras, the Greek philosopher and mathematician, this type of numerology formed the basis of this post. Yet, the Kabbalistic, Chinese and Tamil (or Indian) forms of numerology are still widely practiced.
Should this post inspire you to explore more on your own, learning about each form is wise! Happy calculating!