Pythagoras was a Greek philosopher, mathematician and astronomer and the founder of a mystic, religious, and scientific society called Pythagoreans.
Pythagoras lived about 500 BC and he is probably best known for one of his theorems, known as Pythagoras's theorem.
Pythagoras is also known as "the father of numbers".
He believed that everything can be described and expressed by numbers and that everything follows rhythmic patterns and cycles. According to Iamblichus, Pythagoras once said that "number is the ruler of forms and ideas and the cause of gods and demons.
The theories developed by Pythagoras had a great influence on later numerology. Unfortunately, not a lot is known about his teachings as his students weren't allowed to write anything down.
It is believed that Pythagoras reached almost 100 years of age and he died when his school was attacked and burned down.
Pythagorean numerology is the most popular of all numerology systems in the West and it's also the easiest one to learn.
Its main purpose is to get a deeper understanding of oneself and one's purpose in life. It provides also great help to prepare for future events - upcoming challenges as well as opportunities.
Pythagorean numerology uses your full name and your birth date to calculate different numerology numbers and cycles.
The most important numbers are the 5 core numbers:
Life Path Number (also called Destiny Number) - This is the most important of all numerology numbers and it indicates your life's destiny and your mission.
Soul Urge Number (also called Heart's Desire Number) - Describes your innermost yearning and indicates your greatest talents.
Personality Number - Describes how people will perceive you. It is what you show the world.
Expression Number - This number shows you the kind of person you want to be or become. It presents a lifelong target at which you are aiming and you work every day towards fulfillment of this potential.
The Birth Day Number: This number is directly related to your Life Path Number and it indicates a very specific talent that can greatly benefits you in the fulfilment of your destiny.
Your name provides important information about your strength, talents and weaknesses and it indicates your deepest yearnings and what motivates you most.
It also provides information about the characteristics you show or hide in public and about the impression you're likely to make on others.
Numerology is not clairvoyance and it doesn't depend on psychic abilities. However, the more you practice, the more your intuition and psychic abilities will develop.
Section Number Calculations shows you how to calculate the core numerology numbers.
Once you calculated your core numbers, take a look at Number Meanings to find out about the meaning of these numbers.