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  • Writer's pictureMeniyka Kiravell

Chaldean Numerology: Find the Energetic Meaning behind Numbers and Letters

I fell into the world of numerology back in 2012 seemingly overnight. I wasn’t searching for it since it never piqued my interest before, but one day I simply became obsessed!

Today I’m a reformed numerologist in the sense that I don’t believe any system whether it be astrology, tarot, or palmistry can tell you who you are, what you will do and what the outcome of your life will be. I say that because I truly believe that you and only you can determine your ultimate reality with your thoughts, focus and beliefs. None of us are victims to our names, birthdays or the stars. Everything in our life can be shifted, altered, uplifted if we are determined and at the very least perceived however we wish.

What Is Numerology? How Can Numerology Help Me?

Numerology, like astrology and palmistry, is a system based on patterns and correlations that human beings picked up on over time, intuited, and began to elaborate on. Numerology in and of itself deals with the occult significance of numbers and letters, in other words- it defines the energetic signature and meaning of different combinations of numbers and letters and how they affect our lives.

I like to think of numerology as a way to predict the cosmic weather of my life. Personally, it’s similar to my checking the weather in a particular region if I planning to travel there or alternatively, the way a farmer would only plant some seeds in certain seasons. Numerology can help me make optimal decisions depending on the “energetic” weather forecast.


You can also use numerology to ascertain the energy of your home using your address, your relationship compatibility with someone, the cosmic energy of a particular day, month or year. You can use numerology to determine the vibrational energy of your name as well as your personality type using your birthdate.

In addition, numerology can help someone manifest their ideal self and life direction. We will discuss the history of numerology, ways how you can use it to learn more about yourself, and the world around you.

Of the Different Types of Numerology, Which One Should I Use?

Here in the West the two most popular systems of numerology are Chaldean numerology and Pythagorean numerology.

Is one better than the other? Honestly, I don’t think so.  It’s about using the system that most resonates with you. For example, there are many systems of astrology including Western astrology, Vedic astrology, and Chinese Astrology. All can be used by a skilled and intuitive practitioner to help guide you. The reading will mostly depend on how intuitive the astrologer is as well as how well versed they are in that particular system.

These systems serve as amulets that can help us channel our intuition. Because our subconscious picks up on so much information that our conscious minds miss, our subconscious mind is easily able to use symbolic systems such as numerology.  Using numerology in combination with our innate psychic-ness is one of my favorite ways to uncover much of the worlds hidden information and transmit it to my conscious mind.

Personally, I prefer Chaldean numerology for a couple of reasons. One reason is that the significance of the compound numbers is not overlooked. And secondly, Chaldean numerology touches on the nuances of numbers in relationship with one another. Examples being the auspiciousness or difficulty of some numbers and the result some number combinations can bring when used together.

In all fairness, some Pythagorean numerologists may look at these aspects as well. If you want to delve more into Pythagorean numerology, check out the gold standard of Pythagorean numerology websites

How Does Numerology Actually Work? It Has Something to Do with Sounds, Letters, and Vibrations, Right?

Right! Every symbol used collectively by humans has its own innate energy and vibration. The symbols develop a life force of their own that grows the more people use them. Of course, the symbols we are referring to in terms of numerology are letters and numbers. In numerology, each letter is assigned a number that most closely matches its frequency. When these numbers and letters are combined there is an overall number associated with that combination which in turn has definitive characteristics.

Below is a Chaldean numerology alphabet chart and some of the defining characteristics of each number.


#1 Ruled by the Sun. Masculine energy. Positive aspects: independent, active, entrepreneurial, innovative, and original. Negative aspects: bossy, pushy, impatient, and tactless. Career archetype: Entrepreneur.

#2 Ruled by the Moon. The most feminine of numbers. Positive aspects: intuitive, creative, sensitive, tactful, and patient. Negative aspects: sensitive, moody, and irrational. Career archetype: Healer.

#3 Ruled by Jupiter. Masculine energy. Positive aspects: extroverted, imaginative, creative, expressive, witty, charming, and lucky! Negative aspects: the tendency for gossip, undisciplined, narcissistic, and superficial. Career archetype: Performer.

#4 Ruled by Uranus. Positive aspects: knowledgeable, tenacious, loyal, disciplined, reliable, and detail-oriented. Negative traits: stubborn, opinionated, and workaholic. Career archetype: Engineer.

#5 Ruled by Mercury. Masculine energy. Positive aspects: free spirit, intellectual, curious, communicative, and adventurous. Negative aspects: selfish, irresponsible, and addictive personality. Career archetype: Journalist.

#6 Ruled by Venus. Feminine energy. Positive aspects: nurturing, caring, artistic, attractive, compassionate, and domestic. Negative aspects: obsessive, arrogant, and self-righteous.

#7 Ruled by Neptune. Feminine energy. Positive aspects: analytical, logical, spiritual (but not religious), philosophical, strategic, and musical. Negative aspects: distant, reserved, and aloof. Career archetype: Great thinker.

#8 Ruled by Saturn. Masculine energy. Positive aspects: Authoritative, driven, materially successful, endurance, athletic, and generous. Negative aspects: Aggressive, dissatisfied, greedy, intolerant, and extreme. Career archetype: CEO or a Missionary!

#9 Ruled by Mars. Masculine energy. Positive aspects: humanitarian, artistic, compassionate, globally conscious, and nonjudgmental. Negative aspects: defensive, emotional, and frustrated.

How do I complete the calculations?

Let’s start with something easy like discovering the energy of your home. This is very simple because most houses don’t have letters on them, so you don’t even need to know what number a letter is associated with to discover its numerological energy!

My house number is 3423 for example. When I total these numbers 3 + 4 + 2 + 3 the sum equals the compound number of 12 which in turn can be reduced to 3 (i.e. 1 + 2 = 3.) My home has an overall 3 energy which is defined as being creative, lively, ambitious and spiritual… of course there is soooo much more, but this is just to give you an idea.

Let’s compare this to my old house number 4412. This address when reduced equals 11/2. (By the way, x/x is numerology shorthand for showing the compound number energy as well as the final number when the compound number is reduced. I’ll delve into compound numbers in a moment, but for now let’s discuss the energy of a “2” house). A “2” home is considered to be a sanctuary that excudes sensitivity, heightened emotions, and harmony. I can say from first hand experience, that living in a “2” house is distinctly different from living in a “3” house!

Is one better than the other? It depends on your preferences! I prefer a “3” house because it’s livelier and still very creative, whereas when I lived in a “2” house, I felt as though I had to walk on eggshells because everyone in the house seemed to have a heightened sensitivity in general; whether it be noise, ideas or furniture arrangements! Some people prefer the “2” energy though because it’s generally quieter and more intimate than homes with other numbers.

Let’s take a moment to discuss compound numbers…

The following compound numbers can all be reduced to the number “2”, yet they all have very different energies associated with them!

11/2 (1 + 1 = 2) is considered a master number because it consists of two “1’s”. Anytime a number is duplicated it’s generally considered a master number i.e. 11, 22, 33 etc.  (By the way, you can find out more about master numbers which have a specific significance in numerology by following the link on compound numbers at the end of this section). The number 11 is associated with vision, imagination and intuition.

29/11/2 ( 2 + 9 = 11 ; 1 + 1 = 2) The compound number 29 is considered to be a number of struggles- any name, address, or dates associated with this number. This number will generally display more hardships than other numbers. The reason behind this is that the numbers “2” and “9” are considered inharmonious with each other. Without getting too complicated, another way to see this conflict is to look at the planetary energies associated with these numbers. The number “2” is akin to the moon’ energy while “9” is represented by mars’ energy. If you can imagine the fiery energy of mars with the intuitive watery energy of the moon, you are bound to get conflict or in other words, a lack of harmony and ease.

38/11/2 ( 3 + 8 = 11/2) This number is considered to be one of the more fortunate and auspicious numbers that reduces to “2”. There are reasons for this and that is the way the compound energies of the individual numbers “3” and “8” work with each other. This number is associated with functional, structured, and creative people and situations. Not surprisingly, there are a number of famous fashion designers who have names that equal 38.

How Do I Calculate the Numerology of My Name and Birthdate?

Since this is just an introduction to Chaldean numerology, I will use the alphabet chart above with a simplified example using my first name and birthdate to determine what may or may not be going for my name in terms of numerological harmony. Ultimately name numerology is about the vibration of the symbol (i.e. your name) that you and all those around you associate with who you are. When people think of you they will oftentimes think of your name, how they feel about you and visualize your face all within a heartbeat. This energy reaches you time and time again. When you think of yourself you again commit to that same energy every time you sign your name etc.

The aim with calculating your name numerology is to ascertain if your name is in sync with the other energies in your life, first and foremost of those being your birthdate. I feel compelled to iterate here that there is no such thing as having bad numerology! Whatever you have attracted thus far is a perfect representation of your energy. Even if you’ve had a challenging time in your life so far, then know that you wouldn't be who you are now without those challenges.

The beauty is now that you know numerology, you can change your name numerology and bring in more fortuitous energies into your life. You may be surprised by how powerful and impactful the vibration of symbols has had on your life thus far. Again, it is much like the weather. You may love cold and rainy weather or you may not!  If you don’t like the lifestyle associated with cold and rainy weather, you could always move!  It’s the same with name numerology. It's the same with nearly everything in life. Ultimately, it's all up to you! Learn how Life Coaching with me can help you take your power back!

I have included a few links after the following example of some excellent resources where you can do further numerology calculations on your own.

My first name is Meniyka and my birthday is January 5th, 1978.


Day number: 5 This number is calculated from the day number you were born on. If you were born on the 14th of the month you would also have a reduced day number of 5 (i.e. 1 + 4 =5.) However, the energies associated with being born on the 5th and being born on the 14th are quite different. The number 14 is a combination of “1” energy ruled by the Sun and “4” energy, which is ruled by the planetary body Uranus. Together they create a communicative “5” that is known for attracting its fair share of trouble. The number 14 is one of only five compound numbers known as a karmic number.

Summary: I was born on the 5th, which indicates valuing freedom and communication above most things. People with 5’s as a number in their birthdate also have a propensity for addiction, adventure, travel, and living on the wild side.

Life path number: 13/4 The life path number is calculated by individually reducing the month number, day number, and year number to single digits and then adding those three numbers together.  As you grow older, your life path number and name number become more prominent influences than your birthdate number. Since my month and day cannot be reduced any further, we only have to reduce my year of birth (1 + 9 + 7 + 8 = 25/7.) All together: 1 + 5 + 7 = 13/4.

Summary: A life path of “4” indicates having tendencies for study, learning, and amassing a wealth of information. Individuals with “4” as their life path number are also known for being industrious, loyal, and valuing integrity and responsibility above all else. These individuals can sometimes be annoying “know it all’s” and a bit conservative. Take note that 13/4 is a karmic number, so there is much more here than meets the eye!

Name number of Meniyka: 19/10/1 M-E-N-I-Y-K-A 4 5 5 1 1 2 1 = 19/10/1

Summary: In Chaldean numerology, the number 19 is referred to as the Prince of Heaven and this number represents auspiciousness when it comes to one’s plans for the future. The number 10 that it reduces to is also considered an auspicious number and ultimately 10 reduces to 1 which as I mentioned earlier is ruled by the Sun. The number 1 represents independence, innovation and charisma.

*Just a side note, there are actually many other significant numerological aspects of my name including the cornerstone “M” (first letter of my name)  as well as the fact that within my first name there are master numbers like 55 and 11! We’ll have to leave this for another time however because these concepts are outside the scope of this introduction.

Numerological Analysis of Meniyka Born on Jan 5, 1978

As you can see, the “4” and “5” energies in my birthdate sound a bit at odds and that’s because they are! But it’s this complexity that makes humans so beautiful! For example, I partied like a rockstar in University and traveled the world, but I always showed up prepared and on time for my exams. And I can count on one hand how many times I have lapsed on a bill in the past 20 years!

What’s most important here is that the number 1, which is the overall name numerology for my first name, is considered to be one of the most harmonious options for my birthdate, working well with both the numbers 4 and 5. Specifically, the ambitious and entrepreneurial number 1 effectively harnesses the communicative versatile gifts of the 5, as well as the detail-oriented, organizational energies of the “4” making for a strong and balanced individual. Sounds like I am tooting my own horn right? But the truth is, my life was very different before I changed my name!

Before I changed the spelling of my first name, it used to equal a 14/5 which had all of the wild energies of the karmic 14! Since the change, I’ve seen the biggest difference in ability to focus my energies which has granted me a sense of peace and fulfillment which in turn has improved my relationships, boosted my confidence, and my manifestation abilities!

I think of my old name energy as hot, wild, and windy like the north shore of Hawaii when the trade winds are blowing day and night, whereas my current name has more of the energy of 70 degrees and comfortable year around San Diego. Both names are great in their own way, but Meniyka is a lot easier to wear day in and day out than Manika! Most importantly, I have become Meniyka, in fact, I was already becoming Meniyka before I attracted the name!

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Thanks for reading!

Have a blessed day, ~Meniyka


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