Esoteric Numerology 101: The Basics – Cristy Cali

Esoteric Numerology 101: The Basics

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In numerology, each number represents a specific step in the process of manifestation. 

One of the textbooks I reference in my Numerology studies is Numerology and The Divine Triangle by Faith Javane and Dusty Bunker. The other textbook I reference is Paul Foster Case's The Tarot: A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages. I have conducted several numerology readings based on this book with much success and most importantly, very happy clients. 

Combining the ideas from both books, here is my brief summary of each number:



The Cosmic Egg from which all things originate. The absence of quality, quantity or mass. Absolute freedom from every limitation. A symbol of the infinite and eternal Conscious Energy, itself No-Thing, though manifested in everything. That which was, is, and shall be forever. In it are included all imaginable and unimaginable possibilities, but it transcends them all. 

The Qabalists call it: (a) No-Thing; (b) The Boundless; (c) Limitless Light. Pure Conscious Energy., above and beyond thought, to us it is Superconsciousness.



The male principle - the yang. The pioneer seeking experiences to establish identity. The beginning initiative.

Qabalists call it the Admirable or Wonderful Intelligence

Keywordsoriginal, independent, aggressive, individualistic, dominant, authority, "He who goes forth." 



The pair. Duplication, indecisiveness. The diplomat, the go-between, the peacemaker.

Qabalists call it Wisdom and the Illuminating Intelligence

 Keywords: adaptable, tactful, understanding, gentle, caution; a follower



Combines the qualities of 1 and 2. Diversified vibration. Scattered energy. Multiplication, development, and growth. Carries the qualities of manifestation and self-expression. Happy-go-lucky. Qabalists call it the Sanctifying Intelligence

Keywords: expansive, sociable, dramatic, communicative, diversified, creative. 



Stability, 4-square consciousness, a symbol of law, system and order. It is firmness, security, stability, and conservatism. Measurement, classification, recording. 

Qabalists call 4 the Measuring Intelligence and make 4 the number of memory because the Life-power's perfect memory of ts own potencies and of the needs of even the least of its centers of expression cannot be supposed to fail.

Keywords: form, work, order, construction, stability, endurance, discipline



Mediation (because 5 is the middle number between 1 and 9), adaptation, means, agency, activity, process and the like. 5 is the dynamic Law proceeding from abstract Order (4). It is freedom, change and adventure. 

Qabalists call it the Radical Intelligence. 

Keywords: versatility, resourcefulness, adaptability, change, activity, travel, adventure, promotion



Conscientious; it desires to bring harmony, truth, justice and a sense of balance into its environment. Love and compassion are uppermost in its mind, and it can therefore be an effective teacher, counselor or healer. Balance, equilibrium, symmetry, beauty; harmony of opposites, reciprocity; complementary activities, polarity, love. 

Qabalists call 6 the Intelligence of Meditating Influence or Intelligence of the Separated Emanations. 

Keywords: family, social responsibility, service, love, compassion, counseling, healing, creativity



Seeks answers. It tries to establish a philosophy by which to live and attempts to penetrate the mystery behind its existence which has never questioned to this point. But solitude is necessary for analysis, the 7 feels the need to spend time alone, away from the crowds, in touch with nature. It looks for friendship with those of an elevated consciousness that can match its own. 

This number stands for the logical consequence of the ideas symbolized by the numbers preceding it in the series. A perfect Life-Power. 

Qabalists call it the Occult or Hidden Intelligence

Keywords: quiet, introspective, intuitive, analytical, inspirational, reclusive, philosophical, mystical



Will assume power, for it now has achieved control and responsibility in the chosen field. Recognition and financial rewards are bestowed, and expansion and growth in the business world take place. 

Rhythm, alternate cycles of involution and evolution, vibration, flux and reflux, and the like. It represents also the fact that opposite forms of expression are the effects of a single cause. 

Qabalists call it the Perfect Intelligence

Keywords: power, responsibility, financial rewards, good judgment, recognition 



Is selflessness and compassion. Encompassing love for all, it desires to apply its energy to universal service. This is the artist and thinker who as developed skills through the preceding cycles and is now ready to share his or her knowledge with the world.

Completion, attainment, fulfillment, the foal of endeavor, the end of a cycle of activity. 

Qabalists call 9 the Basis or Foundation and corresponds to the mode of consciousness names Pure or Clear Intelligence because the completion of any process is the pure, clear, unadulterated expression of the intention or idea which initiated that process. 

Keywords: love, compassion, patience, universality, tolerance, selfless service, endings


The Pattern on the Trestleboard 

According to Paul Foster Case's The Tarot: A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages, Case states that "in the practical work of the Builders of the Adytum, the esoteric meanings of the numeral symbols have been expanded into a series of eleven statements, or affirmations. These are entitled The Pattern on the Trestleboard, because, while they are at all times true of the real Self at the heart of every human personality, they are not intended to be taken as vainglorious claims to personal attainment. They will aid the reader to remember the main attributions of the numbers 0 to 10. More than this, they have, during the last twenty-five years, proved their value as seed-ideas which, planted in the mind by thoughtful and purposeful repetition, bear rich fruit int the mental and spiritual unfoldment."


This is the truth about the Self: 

0 - All the power that ever was or will be is here now

1 - I am the center of expression for the Primal Will-to-Good which eternally creates and sustains the universe

2 - Through me its unfailing Wisdom takes form in thought and word

3 - Filled with Understanding of its perfect law, I am guided, moment by moment, along the path of liberation

4 - From the exhaustless riches of its Limitless Substance, I draw all things needful, both spiritual and material

5 - I recognize the manifestation of the undeviating Justice in all circumstances of my life

6 - In all things, great and small, I see the Beauty of the divine expression

7 - Living from that Will, supported by its unfailing Wisdom and Understanding, mine is the Victorious Life. 

8 - I look forward with confidence to the perfect realization of the Eternal Splendor of the Limitless Light

9 - In thought and word and deed, I rest my life, from day to day, upon the sure Foundation of Eternal Being

10 - The kingdom of Spirit is embodied in my flesh 


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