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Compound Numbers Or Double Digit Numbers In Numerology and When to Change Your Name

  A.  Their Meaning
  B.  Method to Calculate Compound Number
  C.  Using Single And Compound Numbers (Advice on Name Change)
  D.  Symbolism And Interpretation

Introduction To Numerology
Single Digit Numbers and Their  Meaning

A.  Compound Numbers : Meaning
In Chaldean Numerology, it isn't sufficient to know what the single numbers imply. One must also know what the "compound" or "double" numbers signify. The single number simply represents the physcal or outer appearance of a person's name. On the other hand, the compound Chaldean number represents the deeper, hidden, metaphysical influences or forces behind one's name. Single numbers denote what you appear to be in the eyes of others. On the other hand, the double or compound numbers show the hidden influences that play a role behind the scene and in some mysterious way, they often indicate the future.

All the numbers from 10 upwards, are compound numbers. They have a meaning of their own which is distinct from the root number. It cannot be said with certainty, when and how or in what age these compound numbers were discovered. It can only be said that they appear to have always existed. The meanings assigned to the numbers 1 to 9 belong to the physical or material side of things and compound numbers from 10 onwards belong to the more occult or spiritual side of life and events. Distinct symbolism has been given to the compound numbers up to that mysterious number of 52.

B.  Calculate the Compound Number of Your Name
      (As per the method and explanation given by Cheiro)

As said before, the single numbers  (1-10) denote what the man or woman appears to be in the eyes of their fellow mortals, while the double or compound numbers (10-52) show the hidden influences that play their role behind the scenes as it were, and in some mysterious way often foreshadow the future or the hidden current of destiny of the individual

To calculate compound number of a name, first the value of each alphabet must be known. According to the Chaldean system of numbers, English alphabets have values as under:

Every alphabet in English language has been assigned an occult number and these numbers as per the Chaldean numerology are as follows:

   1            A  I  J  Q  Y                    
   2            B  K  R                          
   3            C  G  L  S                       
   4            D  M  T  

   5            E  H  N  X                       
   6            U  V  W                          
   7            O  Z                             
   8            F  P                             

It should be noted that there is no number 9 given in the above alphabet, for the simple reason that those ancient masters of Occultism knew that in the" Highest Sphere" the number 9 represents the 9-lettered name of God, and for this reason no single letter was ascribed to it.

If, however, the letters in a name should total up and produce the number 9, the meaning of it is that given in single digits details,  and for the compound numbers of the 9 such as the 18, 27, etc.

The next important question to answer is the following: Are all the Christian and Surnames to be added together to find the last digit or number? 

The answer to that is, that it is the most used Christian and Surname that must be added together to give the Key number; when the Surname is more used or more in evidence than the Christian name, then it is taken to give the Key number.

Let us calculate the compound number of one name as example:

Suppose the name is JOHN SMITH, then its compound number will be calculated as follows:

J = 1           S =  3
O = 7          M = 4
H = 5          I  = 1
N = 5          T = 4
--------      H  =  5
18=9         ----------
--------       17=8

So the compound number of John Smith will be 9 + 8 = 17. You can easily calculate the compound number of your or somebody else's name this way.                       

C.  How to Use Single and Compound Numbers
( Change Your Name according to Numerology for Good Luck )

If possible, make the Birth number and the Name Number derived from the Name agree; the vibrations will then all be in harmony and will give a greater promise of success if the number is a favourable one.

In the illustration of John Smith given above,  the single number of John totals a 9, and the single number of smith equals an 8; the 8 and 9 added together make 17, and 1 plus 7 makes 8. The number of the entire Name is therefore an 8. If John Smith were born on any day making an 8, such as the 8th, 17th or 26th of the month, the number of the Name and the number of the Birth would then be in harmony and although the 8 is not such a lucky number to have in an ordinary way, yet is such a case there would be no clash in the numbers; and if John Simth, knowing this, used the dates making an 8, such as the 8th, 17th or 26th for his important transactions, he would find himself more fortunate.

If on the contrary, he had another number, say 2, as his Birth number, such as the 2nd, 11th, 20, 29th, his Name and his Birth number would not in vibration one to the other and there would always be a muddle or jumble in his affairs and he would also not be able to decide which number to act on or what date he should use.

As he can not alter his Birth number, then the thing to do is to alter the Name number. If he added a letter making a 3 to his name, such as a C, a G an L or an S, which as per the Chaldean system values has number 3, and wrote his name say "John C Smith" or John G Smith and insisted on being known and called as that, this new number 3, added to the 17, which John Smith made before, would now give a total of 20, ro a single number of 2 and then both the Name number and Birth Number Would be in harmonious vibration together and he would also be sure that he would be right in selecting any date that makes a 2 such as the 2nd, 11th, 20th or 29th of any month as the most favoiurable day to make any change or carry out any important plan.

If, however, “John Smith” was born under an 8, such as the 8th, 17th or 26th of any month as the total of the numbers of his name also make an 8, then he should be advised to add a letter or change the Name number, but to work under the 8. as explained earlier.

Surely, this is a simple, clear rule and will help those countless readers who may be puzzled as to how to get their Name number and Birth number to accord. 

Use Head Numerologist for getting advice on Name Change.

However, if a person is born under either of those peculiar numbers such as a 4 or an 8, and if the Name number should also total up to a 4 when one is born under an 8, or to an 8 when one is born under a 4, then for material success it would be better if one added some letter, as explained in the case of John smith, so that the total of your number is no longer a 4 or an 8, but one with a more fortunate vibration, making, say, a 1,3,6, or 9. Such a change in the majority of cases will produce most fortunate results and set up entirely new vibraions, which will change a lonely, unlucky life into one of happiness and success.

It is advised that those who have the combination of 4 and 8, when they make the change by altering their name to produce another number, such as 1,3,6, or 9,  they should wear the colours and jewels for these numbers as mentioned here.

It is also advised that in order to get the best advantage out of one’s numbers, that in living in cities and towns a person should select a house to live in whose number also gives the same vibration as the Birth and Name number. If they live in the country they should give a name to their house which produces the same number as the Birth and Name. Especially in the case of a person have an 8 for the Birth number and a 4 for the Name number, or vice versa, they should, under no circumstances, live in a house whose number worked out to the single digit of a 4 or an 8. 
Use Head Numerologist for getting advice on Name Change or Name Correction.

D. The Symbolism and Interpretation of Compound Numbers
      (as given by Cheiro - the world famous palmist and numerologist)


Symbolized as the "Wheel of Fortune". It is a number of honor, of faith and self-confidence, of rise and fall; one's name will be known for good or evil, according to one's desires; it is a fortunate number in the sense that one's plans are likely to be car ried out.


This is an ominous number to occultists. It gives warning of hidden dangers, trial, and treachery from others. It has a symbol of a "Clenched Hand", and "a Lion Muzzled", and of a person who will have great difficulties to contend against.


The symbolism of this number is suffering and anxiety of mind. It is also indicated as "the Sacrifice" or "the Victim" and generally foreshadows one being sacrificed for the plans or intrigues of others.


This is a number indicating change of plans, place and such-like and is not unfortunate, as is generally supposed. In some of the an cient writings it is said, "He who understands the number 13 will be given power and dominion". It is symbolized by the picture of a "Skeleton" of "Death," with a scythe reaping down men, in a field of new-grown grass where young faces and heads appear crop ping up on every side. It is a number of upheaval and destruction. It is a symbol of "Power" which if wrongly used will wreak destruction upon oneself. It is a number of warning of the unknown or unexpected, if it becomes a "compound" number in one's calculations.


This is a number of movement, combination of people and things, and danger from natural forces such as tempests, water, air or fire. This number is fortunate for dealings with money, speculation and changes in business, but there is always a strong element of risk and danger attached to it, but generally owing   to the actions and fool hardiness of others. If this number comes out in calcula tions of future events the person should be warned to act with cau tion and prudence.


This is a number of occult significance, of magic and mystery; but as a rule it does not represent the higher side of occultism, its meaning being that the persons represented by it will use every art of magic they can to carry out their purpose. If associated with a good or fortunate single number, it can be very lucky and power ful, but if associated with one of the peculiar numbers, such as a 4 or an 8, the person it represents will not hesitate to use any sort of art, or even ''black-magic," to gain what he or she desires.
It  is peculiarly associated with "good talkers," often with elo quence, gifts of music and art and a dramatic personality, combin ed with a certain voluptuous temperament and strong personal magnetism. For obtaining money, gifts, and favours from others it is a fortunate number.


This number has a most peculiar occult symbolism. It is pic tured by "a Tower Struck by Lightning from which a man is falling with a Crown on his head." It is also called "the Shattered Citadel".
It gives warning of some strange fatality awaiting one, also danger of accidents and defeat of one's plans. If it appears as a "compound" number relating to the future, it is a warning sign that should be carefully noted and plans made in advance in the endeavour to avert its fatalistic tendency.


This is a highly spiritual number, and is expressed in symbolism by the 8-pointed Sta r of Venus; a symbol of "Peace and love". It is also called "the Star of the Magi" and expresses that the person it represents has risen superior in spirit to the trials and difficulties of his life or his career . It is considered a "Number of immortality" and that the person's name "lives after him". It is a fortunate number if it works out in relation to future events, provided it is not associated with the single number of fours and eights.


This number has a difficult symbolism to translate. It is pictured as "a rayed moon from which drops of blood are falling; a wolf and a hungry dog are seen below catching the falling drops of blood in their opened mouths, while still lower a crab is seen hastening to join them." It is symbolic of materialism striving to destroy the spiritual side of the nature. It generally associates a per son with bitter quarrels, even family ones, also with war, social upheavals, revolutions; and in some cases it indicates making money and position thorough wars or by wars. It is however a warn ing of treachery, deception by others, also danger from the elements such as storms, danger from water, fires and explosions. When this "compound" number appears in working out dates in advance, such a date should be taken with a great amount of care, caution and circumspection.


This number is regarded as fortunate and extremely favorable. It is symbolized as "the Sun" and is called "the Prince of Heaven." It is a number promising happiness, success, esteem and honor and promises success in one's plan for the future.

20.     This number is called "the Awakening"; also "the Judgement". It is symbolized by the figure of a winged angel soun ding a trumpet, while from below a man, a woman, and a child are seen rising from a tomb with their hands clasped in prayer.
This number has a peculiar interpretation; the call to action, but for some great purpose, cause or duty. It is not a material number and consequently is a doubtful one as far as worldly success is con cerned. If used in relation to a future event, it denotes delays, hindrances to one's plans, which can only be conquered through the develop ment of the spiritual side of nature.


This number is symbolized by the picture of "the Universe", and it is also called "the Crown of the Magi". It is a number of ad vancement, honors, elevation in life and general success. It means victory after long initiation and tests of determination. It is a fortunate number of promise if it appears in any connection with future events.


This number is symbolized by a " a Good Man blinded by the folly of others, with a knapsack on his back full of Arrows". In this picture he appears to offer no defense against a ferocious tiger which is attacking him. It is a warning number of illusion and delusion, a good person who lives in a fool's paradise; a dreamer of dreams who awakens only when surrounded by danger. It is also a number of false judgment owing to the influence of others.As a number in connection with future events, it is a warning and its meaning should be carefully noted.


This number is called "the Royal Star of the Lion." It is a pro mise of success, help from superiors and protection from those in high places. In dealing with future events it is a most fortunate number and a promise of success of one's plan's.


This number is also fortunate; it promises the assistance and association of those of rank and position with one's plans; it also denotes gain through love and the opposite sex; it is a favorable number when it comes out in relation to future events.


This is a number denoting strength gained through experience, and benefits obtained through observation of people and things. It is not deemed exactly "lucky", as its success is given through strife and trials in an earlier life. It is favorable when it appears in regard to the future.


This number is full of the gravest warnings for the future. It foreshadows disasters brought about by association with others; ruin by bad speculations, by partnerships, unions and bad advice. If it comes out in connection with future events one should carefully consider the path one is treading.


This is a good number and is symbolized as "the Sceptre." It is a promise of authority, power and command. It indicates that reward will come from the productive intellect; that the creative faculties have sown good seeds that will reap a harvest. Persons with this "command" number at their back should carry out their own ideas and plans. It is a fortunate number if it appears in any connection with future events.


This number is full of contradictions. It indicates a person of great promise and possibilities who is likely to see all taken away from him unless he carefully provides for the future. It indicates loss through trust in others, opposition and competition in trade, danger of loss through law, and the likelihood of having to begin life's road over and over again.


It is not a fortunate number for the indication  of future events. This number indicates uncertainties, treachery, and deception of others; it foreshadows trials, tribulation, and unexpected dangers, unreliable friends, and grief and deception caused by members of the opposite sex. It gives grave warning if it comes out in anything concerning future events.


This is a number of thoughtful deduction, retrospection, and mental superiority over one's fellows, but as it seems to belong completely to the mental plane, the persons it represents, are likely to put all material things on one side - not because they have to, but because they wish to do so. For this reason it is neither for tunate nor unfortunate, for either depends on the mental outlook of the person it represents. It can be all powerful, but it is just as often indifferent according to the will or desire of the person.


This number is very similar to the preceding one, except that the person it represents is even more self-contacted, lonely, and isolated from his fellows. It is not a fortunate number from a worldly or material standpoint.


This number has a magical power like the single 5, or the "command" numbers 14 and 23. It is usually associated with combina tions of people or nations. It is a fortunate number if the person it represents holds to his own judgment and opinions; if not, his plans are likely to be wrecked by the stubbornness and stupidity of others. It is a favorable number if it appears in connection with future events.


This number has no potency of its own and consequently has the same meaning as 24 - which is also a 6 - and the next to it in its own series of "compound" numbers.


Has the same meaning as the number 25, which is the one next to it in its own series of "compound" numbers.


Has the same meaning as the number 26, which is the one next to it in its own series of "compound" numbers.


Has the same meaning as the number 27, which is the one next to it in its own series of "compound" numbers.


This number has a distinct potency of its own. It is a number of good and fortunate friendships in love, and in combinations con nected with the opposite sex. It is also good for partnerships of all kinds. It is a fortunate indication if it appears in connection with future events.


Has the same meaning as the number 29, which is the one next to it in its own series of "compound" numbers.


Has the same meaning as the number 30, which is the one next to it in its own series of "compound" numbers.


Has the same meaning as the number 31, which is the one next to it in its own series of "compound" numbers.


Has the same meaning as the number 32, which is one next to it in its own series of "compound" numbers.


Has the same meaning as the number 24.


This is an unfortunate number. It is symbolized by the signs of revolution, upheaval, strife, failure, and prevention and is not a fortunate number if it comes out in calculation relating to future events.


Has the same meaning as 26.


Has the same meaning as 27.


Has the same meaning as 37.


Has the same meaning as 29.


Has the same meaning as 30.


Has the same meaning as 31.


Has the same meaning as 32.


This number has a very powerful potency of its own. It represents the nature of the warrior; it promises sudden advance ment in whatever one undertakes; it is especially favorable for those in military or naval life and for leaders in any cause. At the same time it threatens enemies, dangers and the likelihood of assassination.


Has the same meaning as 43.

These 52 numbers represent the 52 weeks of a year and for all practical purposes, there is no necessity to proceed further.

If Compound Number is greater than 52:

It should be noted that the Compound numbers do not go beyond 52. They end with the number 52. The reason given by the ancient Chaldean seers is that after the root number 9, when the Compound number 45 is reached, the mystical 7 is added to the number 45 which produces 52, and number 52 represents the 52 weeks of a calendar year. Then the 52 is multiplied by the mystical 7, which produces the number 364, signifying the number of days in a year in ancient times. The Chaldeans considered the 365th day of the year as a holy day and observed it as the one great festival holiday when no work or activity of any kind could be performed by people of all ages. This reason may appear irrational or illogical and whether you understand it or not and whether you like it or not but the fact is that the compound numbers stop at 52. All Compound numbers reached through the calculations that are higher than 52 must be added to reach a new single or compound number. For example: 53 and 54 reduce to single numbers 8 and 9 respectively. But numbers 86 and 99 reduce to 14 and 18 respectively.

So when you encounter a name that produces a compound  number greater than 52, then you must use the single or compound number it is reduced to when you add the two numbers of the compound number higher than 52. See the examples below:

53 = single number 8. no compound number.
54 = single number 9. no compound number.
55 = single number 1. compound number 10.
56 = single number 2. compound number 11.
57 = single number 3. compound number 12.
58 = single number 4. compound number 13.
59 = single number 5. compound number 14.
60 = single number 6. no compound number.
61 = single number 7. no compound number.

Implications of compound number higher than 52 : The ancients seers say that when the compound number of the name is higher than the number 52 and on further reducing, it produces a single number and not a new compound number then it indicates that the person concerned has paid most of his or her karmic debts and has less Karma left to reach zero debt.

However, it must be remebered that when you intentionally chanage your name, then this rule does not apply. It is applicable to a name given to a person by fate or destiny. In other words, the name given by one's parents is to be used. It is believed that compound numbers represent one's Karma.

Also note that, the compound number when or if derived from one's birth number is not governed by this rule.

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