Astrology and numerology are often seen as two different systems. As most people understand it, astrology is the study of influences in relationship to the position of the various prominent celestial bodies. Numerology is the study of the various numbers in our lives, the relationship between them and how they affect us.

The fact is, though, that these two systems are not mutually exclusive. They actually go hand in hand.

Hey, You Got Your Numerology in My Astrology

Any serious student of astrology will tell you that it’s not merely an art; it’s a science. And any scientist will tell you, the language of science is mathematics. Math, as we know it, is numbers.

Accurate astrological charts and readings require a lot of specific calculations. You have to calculate angles, degrees, aspects and the various geometric relationships between planets and stars to come up with a full birth chart. Triplicities, Quadraplucities, Signs, Houses—all assigned meanings have been based on numbers.

In looking at the readings side by side, it’s much like putting together a code and the key on the same page—it begins to unlock a lot of mysteries.

The use of numbers in astrology can't be avoided. It would be impossible to make sense of a natal chart without at least some understanding of the meaning and symbolism of numbers.

No, You Got Your Astrology on My Numerology

While astrology is absolutely dependent upon numerology, numerology is only enhanced by astrology. The solar system itself displays a divine connection between numbers and celestial bodies. Each number from 0 through 9 is ruled by a planet, the moon or the sun.

Each number is also traditionally associated with an astrological sign of the zodiac.

Numerology is a much less complex system than astrology, admittedly; and it’s not required for one to have full knowledge of astrology in order to become adept at numerology. However, an understanding of basic astrology, particularly in understanding the basic planetary influences, can enhance a numerological reading.

Not a New Concept

This relationship between astrology and numerology has been there for centuries, dating back to the 6th century BC, most notably with Pythagoras of Samos.

Every high school student will be able to tell you that Pythagoras is one of the most noted mathematicians in history, having given us the Pythagorean Theorem. Pythagoras’ contributions to the fields of astronomy and mathematics are arguably among the most significant contributions in history.

A lesser known fact about Pythagoras is that he also discovered the deeper meaning of numbers and mathematics that act like undercurrents in our lives. His discovery was that every number from 0 through 9 had an intrinsic meaning. By breaking everything down into basic numbers, we begin to discover recognizable patterns that give us incredible insights.

Combining Numerology and Astrology

It’s no surprise that numerology and astrology fit together like two peas in a pod. If you have a reading done by an astrologer and a reading done by a numerologist, it’s fascinating to see that the one reinforces the other. Not only that, but each will lend greater understanding of the other.

In looking at the readings side by side, it’s much like putting together a code and the key on the same page—it begins to unlock a lot of mysteries.