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Hi, friends… Laurie here, and I’m hosting Poetics this week. Today, as per Brian’s request, we are talking numbers.

Numerology is the astrology of numbers that has been studied for thousands of years; but instead of using the sun, moon and planets to calculate your sign, you use numbers to understand certain personalities and assets. There are many options for utilizing this theory, such as naming babies, picking partners, choosing career paths, pen names, etc.

The key to unlocking your secrets lies within two numbers– Destiny Numbers and Life Path Numbers. They are easy to calculate.

Destiny Number 

What you do is take your full name as it appears on your birth certificate (no nicknames). Use the following chart to add up your letters. What you come up with is your Destiny Number.

For instance, L-A-U-R-I-E would be 3+1+3+9+9+5 which equals 30, and 3+0=3, so my number would be 3 (of course, I’d add my middle name and maiden name, too).

1- A, J, S
2- B, K, T
3- C, L, U
4- D, M, V
5- E, N, W
6- F, O, X
7- G, P, Y
8- H, Q, Z
9- I, R

Each single number has specific character traits which you can read about HERE.


Life Path Number

For your Life Path Number, add up your birthday, month+day+year (mm,dd,yyyy). Use the same chart (above) to analyze your findings.

All numbers in numerology are single digit except for the Master Numbers 11 and 22. For more information on this, click here… especially if one of your numbers adds up to 11, 22… even 33.

What does this have to do with poetry?

Well, as you are well aware, we are celebrating our 2-year anniversary and moving into our 3rd year. After a little research into what the numbers mean, Brian states, “We are between 2 and 3. As the most feminine among all numbers, the 2 is also the most underestimated — at least, when it comes to power and strength. After all, she is almost always gentle, tactful, diplomatic, forgiving and understanding….3s are imaginative, expressive communicators and artists. They are tolerant, joyful, optimistic, inspiring, talented, jovial, youthful, dynamic.” It sounds like year 3 is destined to be a good one.


~Calculate your Destiny or Life Path number. You can use this site to help you. Look up the meaning behind your number (HERE) and write a poem predicting your future (it’s okay if you add a bit of wishful thinking… smiles), or a poem about anything that includes your number.

~Perhaps you’d rather pick a number that is special to you and write about, or write on ode to it.

~Of course, there’s the option of just writing a poem with numbers in it as Robert Lee Brewer did in the following poem.


Was an awkward age for me. Not a kid, not a teen. Somewhere caught between one age and the next. But then, when have I not felt that way? And now, Ben beyond ten and faced

with the uncertainty of future. Twelve months times twelve years, and I’m feeling older than ever: comfortably awkward. Still wondering what to say, when to say it.

1, 2, 3– Let’s go. I thank you for your time and look forward to reading new poems. Please remember to visit others who have linked to this post and leave a comment to let them know you stopped by.