You can tell a lot about you and your relatives from the common name you share. According to the science of numerology, your family name represents an important lesson you chose to learn together. Knowing the nature of your family's 'common thread' can bring harmony to these relationships and help heal the wounds incurred simply from being so closely related.
This knowledge can also help reduce the risk of inherited disease by understanding the type of stress that the energy of your family name produces.
First, you need to convert the letters of your family name into numbers, using the following table:
A, J, S = 1
B, K, T = 2
C, L, U = 3
D, M, V = 4
E, N, W = 5
F, O, X = 6
G, P, Y = 7
H, Q, Z = 8
I, R = 9
Example: if your family name is JACKSON, add: 1 + 1 + 3 + 2 + 1 + 6 + 5 = 19
Keep adding until you obtain a single number, i.e.
1 + 9 = 10 1 + 0 = 1
The JACKSON family number is 1.
(Please double-check your calculations)
The 1 family are learning about INDEPENDENCE, ORIGINALITY, INDIVIDUALITY, CHANGE, MASCULINE ENERGY, COMPETITION, and LEADERSHIP. They have a competitive streak. They like to be first, and each generation can usually boast a family member who is the first at something: i.e. the first in the family to have twins; become famous; the first doctor; first teacher etc. Originality and independence from peer pressure are essential. What an impr essive bunch they can be when they are being themselves. Problems arise when they strive to impress or emulate others. 1 is a strong masculine energy which often regards emotional expression as a weakness but, as time passes, and they learn about the positive power of emotion, the true depth of their love and compassion emerges. Knowing that they don't always have to be invincible and in control of their emotions also enables them to heal from adverse situations more easily. Individuality, within the family and outside in the big world, must be respected. Their potential for creative achievement is enormous, but they must learn that there is no set way to "be" and that one person's idea of success or happiness, or even love, is not necessarily another's. Reducing the stress that this number produces can reduce the possibility of diseases affecting the eyes, heart, lungs, and blood pressure. This family's stress comes from over-competitiveness, dependencies, and the fear of being wrong.
The 2 family are learning about CONNECTION, EMOTION, INTUITION, PATIENCE, FEMININE ENERGY, and SELF-ESTEEM. They are dominated by a strong feminine influence, are meticulous in their habits, and love to get deeply into detail. However, imbalances of power can cause a "martyr complex" throughout the family which results in some uncomfortable and unnecessary guilt trips. Total openness, without turning everything into a major drama and taking everything personally, is what the 2 family needs. They must speak up and not assume that others instinctively know what to do. Generally, this group sticks together even when there are serious problems between them -- simply out of love for each other. They exude patience and diplomacy, but if they become too cautious with their words, their very strong feelings may never be expressed. Openness and diplomacy must be balanced. Valuable connections can be made and peaceful solutions can be found through this family and, because they are so sensitive to feelings, they can be wonderful mediators and helpful, cooperative neighbors. Reducing the stress that this number produces can reduce the possibility of diabetes, tumors, ulcers, hemorrhoids, and disorders of the circulatory or reproductive systems. This family's stress comes from oversensitivity, fear of 'rocking the boat', and harboring secret grudges.
The 3 family are learning about CHILD DEVELOPMENT, HAPPINESS, FRIENDSHIP, CREATIVITY, BEAUTY, INNOCENCE, and COMMUNICATION. These people usually have something unique about their voices. However, circumstances can create "enforced silence" so that certain issues cannot be discussed -- or even mentioned. The feelings involved become trapped and conversation is then limited to trivia, gossip, and hearsay. They can give the appearance of happiness and friendliness, but when feelings are held in like this, they become critical of the general appearance of others, and overly concerned with their own appearance. Struggling to take themselves and others seriously, they conceal their criticisms with what they believe is a sense of humor. This comes from guilt which, in turn, stems from the very topic they believe they cannot discuss. They have a habit of emphatically changing the subject! But when they allow themselves to heal from the past, they have the highest potential to experience pure joy and deep friendship. Unrestricted creativity and conversation that comes from the heart, rather than hearsay, allows this family to shine. Reducing the stress that this number produces also reduces the possibility of diseases which effect the throat, liver, skin, urinary tract, blood pressure, and digestive system. This family's stress comes from peer pressure, guilt, addictions, unexpressed feelings, and lack of creative purpose.
The 4 family are learning about SUCCESS THROUGH EFFORT, ORDER, TOLERANCE, and OVERCOMING LIMITATION. This family has tendencies which can seem odd and unusual; yet, they are very serious in their approach to life. They want the latest gadgets and are fascinated by the mechanics of almost everything. It is their seriousness concerning work-related matters that is most noticeable, no matter how laid-back or eccentric they try to be. They have inherited a down-to-earth, no-frills energy which has them striving for success in whatever they do. They believe there is a "proper" way to do things, and that their way IS the proper way. They need a lifestyle which is built around work, routine, caution, self-discipline, efficiency, attention to detail, and positive results. Social difficulties arise when they become annoyed by those who do not share their strong work ethic. Loneliness is felt by most 4 family members at times and, to counteract this, they must reduce their tendency to judge others by their level of productivity, and to freely and frequently partake in the unstructured and lighter side of life. Reducing the stress that this number produces also reduces the possibility of diseases which can be rare, mysterious, and difficult to diagnose, treat, or even locate. This family's stress comes from overwork, disorder, and unaddressed sadness and anger.
The 5 family are learning about FREEDOM, NEW EXPERIENCE, ADVENTURE, VARIETY, CHANGE, and the PHYSICAL and SEXUAL BODY. They possess a strong presence and a memorable physical look. Their attitudes, beliefs, temperaments, and occupations can be amazingly diverse, making it difficult to see any kind of common thread. Each has their own unique view of the world and their own definition of success and happiness. Although this is true of every family, 5s are the most diverse. They learn quickly about tolerance and usually encourage others to be themselves. They can end up a long way from home and from each other, yet a strong bond remains. Having to deal with sudden and sometimes traumatic situations enables them to accept that, over time, people, places, and circumstances do shift, change, and adapt. If their need for excitement is not being met, 5s are prone to substance abuse, gambling, sexual promiscuity, and taking foolish chances. They are sensitive to each others' feelings, but tensions arise when feelings are held inside. They thrive on openness. Reducing the stress that this number produces also reduces the possibility of nervous tension, mental and emotional exhaustion, dizziness, facial twitching (often around the eyes), and sudden exotic illnesses. This family's stress comes from unaddressed fear, lack of freedom, oppressive relationships, being judged, overindulgence, and prolonged boredom.
The 6 family are learning about LOYALTY, FAMILY, LOVE, EDUCATION, HEALING, JUDGMENT, EXTREMES, and BALANCE. The main focus of the 6 family is family -- and loyalty. Their sense of duty and responsibility is enormous, but this can be misused in a way that prevents the individuals in this family from being individuals. They all want the best out of life, but decisions are often based on the desires of the family's hierarchy. Children can feel accountable to the parents well into their adulthood and even after the parents have died. Life revolves around the home and although friends are plentiful they, too, are held to a high standard. Usually, the 6 household is a warm and wonderful place to be because it thrives on entertaining, healing, and teaching. While the love within the family may be unconditional, they must learn to apply this principle to those whose experience of life is different from their own. Problems occur when they judge others according to their own particular set of beliefs. Reducing the stress that this number produces also reduces the possibility of allergies and ailments of the ears, nose, throat, lungs, and breasts. This family's stress comes from imbalance of power, obsession, and unaddressed guilt.
The 7 family are learning about SPIRITUALITY, PRIVACY, SECRETS, CRITICISM, DIGNITY, and PERFECTION. There are unnecessary secrets in the 7 family. They fear they could lose respect if certain truths about them were known. They tend to keep a low profile. They go to great lengths to maintain their privacy. This tendency arises out of a fear of being seen as anything less than perfect, and this can produce headaches and paranoia. While they cannot bear criticism of themselves, they do tend to analyze and criticize others. However, when they become comfortable with the spiritual and intellectual path they chose to travel together, they can achieve a level of ease which not only allows them and others to make mistakes, but also prompts others to seek their advice. They are interested in science, religion, spirituality, philosophy, and/or technology. 7s are the thinkers of the numerological spectrum. They need quiet, peaceful, and elegant surroundings from which to exercise their ultra-active minds. They must also learn to express their feelings with as much passion as their thoughts; to accept the human body, along with its juices, burps, and farts, as part of the perfection of life; to accept the mundane along with the highlights. Reducing the stress that this number produces also reduces the possibility of insomnia, migraines, and illness of the digestive system. This family's stress comes from intolerance, worry, and the tendency to always imagine the worst.
The 8 family are learning about POWER, WEALTH, TOLERANCE, SELF-ACCEPTANCE, LOVE, and SHARING. They are focused on success and status. They are willing to work hard for what they want. If they don't have their own business, they gravitate toward the solid, traditional areas of the working world to make their mark, and as much money as possible. Harsh words are spoken and tensions arise if anyone threatens to damage their reputation, or when too much emphasis is placed on money and prestige. And yet, unhappiness also comes from ignoring their genuine need for these things. Eventually, they find a balance in which the fruits of life can be attained, enjoyed, and shared, rather than used as status symbols. 8s want to be taken seriously, and this is achieved by recognizing the merits of others, and from exercising careful planning. They want the very best quality -- including the quality of their relationships. Reducing the stress that this number produces also reduces the possibility of headaches, constipation, rheumatism, depression, and problems with the blood, joints, teeth, and bones. When illness arises, they should get second and even third opinions as there is a tendency for misdiagnosis, mistreatment, and incorrect prescriptions. This family's stress comes from denied anger, fear of scandal, and unnecessary guilt which stems from their emphasis on material and financial matters.
The 9 family are learning about REALITY, LOVE, EMOTIONS, GENEROSITY, PEACE, HUMANITY, and LETTING GO. They can seem chaotic. Accidents occur more frequently than illness. Sudden endings and unexpected beginnings take place simultaneously and family life is often an emotional rollercoaster. The number 9 contains the energies of all the other numbers, from 1 to 8, which explains not only their diversity, but also why, between them, they seem to know something about almost everything. They are outgoing people who will fight for what they believe in. Of course, this can add to the chaos because they believe in such a wide variety of things. The common thread running through this group is made of compassion and the desire to understand. But when this thread becomes entangled in the everyday pains of life, their personalities can alter drastically. They simply must express their feelings. Eventually, they learn that there are appropriate times and places to vent their strong emotions, but they must then be careful that their sense of propriety does not disable them from expressing their emotions at all. They love each other deeply, but there is usually no game-playing here. They are family. They are also individuals. It's as simple as that. Reducing the stress that this number produces also reduces the possibility of diseases which, in the case of the 9 family, could be just about anything. This family's stress is caused primarily by resentment, and by holding their feelings in.