It is often seen that even when two people receive the same upbringing, same socio-economic environment and the same influences, they develop totally different sets of ambitions and desires. Both people are different internally. Each one has a unique inner self which has extremely strong desires to be something unique of its kind, however, it might not be projected to the outside world. This inner urge could be so strong that it could be over-riding all other qualities which the person has. It is this urge that motivates a person and makes him wake up every morning. It is this urge that drives him to go through life each day.

In Numerology, this deepest urge of a person is reflected by the Soul Number. The Soul Number is derived by adding the numeric values of all the vowels present in the full birth name and then reducing it to a single digit base vibration. For example if your name is “Nalini Gupta”, we have to find out the numeric values of all the vowels from the Pythagorean English Alphabet Chart provided below:

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The Soul Number is being calculated in the image provided below:

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As you can see above, the Soul Number comes to be 23, which is then reduced to a 2+3 = 5. So, this is a Soul 23/5.

While Calculating the total of vowels or the Soul Number, we also have to remember the “Y” factor. In many names, “Y” is playing the role of a vowel sound, i.e. when it comes after a consonant. For example, in the name “Wendy”, “y” is coming after a consonant and is playing the role of a vowel, hence it should be considered as a vowel. However, if we consider the name “Yasmin”, out there, “y” is playing the role of the first consonant.

Each base value from 1 to 9 as a Soul Number has a special meaning. To find out the meaning of your specific Soul Number, click on the links provided at the right hand side of this page.


A Thought on Master Numbers

While calculating any of the core numbers, if you happen to derive an 11 or any multiple of 11, which are double digit codes with the repeats of the same digits; i.e. 22, 33, 44, etc. In that case, that double digit code before the final reduction, would be called a Master Number and has to be retained to derive the finer meaning. Master Numbers are the higher vibrations of the final single digit base value. Master Numbers are called so, because that are more active, dual and have more potential, as compared to the other numbers. However, finally, the Master Number also has to be reduced to a single digit base value and studied, because if the Master Number doesn’t happen to play to its full potential, then it would play an equivalent to the single digit base value that it reduces to. In my description of core numbers from 1 to 9, I have written a description for the Master Numbers for all the even number base vibrations as they are more commonly found as compared to Master Numbers for odd number base vibrations which are more rare.