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Numerology Calculation – The Pythagorean Method

Do you want to know how you can perform numerology calculation via the Pythagorean method on your own and discover more about yourself? Or how about understanding the personality of your loved ones, your clients, and your colleagues?

Imagine the ability to decipher the characteristics of yourself or others in a matter of minutes. Would this be a practical skill set to acquire for yourself?

Learning how to calculate the numerology chart for yourself and others is the first step.

In this post, I will be walking through with you step by step how you may do so. 

It is simple to do, and all you need is a pen/pencil and paper. You can become a master in no time! But the more difficult part, of course, is how to interpret the numbers.

Setting Up That Inverted Triangle!

The first thing that you need to do is to draw an inverted triangle and a few dividing lines in between, as shown below.

Numerology Calculation - The Pythagorean Method - Inverted Triangle

This inverted triangle is where you will eventually put in your date of birth and calculate the numbers representing your inner and outer character.

Pythagorean Numerology Calculation

To calculate your Pythagorean Numerology chart numbers, write down your date of birth, as shown below. Let’s use the date of birth 16th September 1923 in the example, and you can input yours and calculate too as we go along.

Numerology Calculation - The Pythagorean Method - Inner Character Calculation Step 1

As shown above, sum the:

Day: 1 + 6 = 7
Month: 0 + 9 = 9
Year: 1 + 9 = 10; 1 + 0 = 1
Year: 2 + 3 = 5

The next step is to reduce the number to single digits further until you get into your Character Root Number, as shown below.

Numerology Calculation - Inner Character Calculation Step 2

The calculation is as follows:

2nd line left side: 7 + 9 = 16; 1 + 6 = 7
2nd line right side: 1 + 5 = 6
3rd line (Character Root Number): 7 + 6 = 13; 1 + 3 = 4

With the above, you now have your numbers representing your inner character.

We can now move on to calculate the numbers for your outer character. Refer to the diagram shown below.

Numerology Calculation - The Pythagorean Method - Full

Following the coloured lines, the formulas are as follows:

Orange (Left): 9 + 7 = 16; 1 + 6 = 7
Blue (Left): 7 + 7 = 14; 1 + 4 = 5
Total: 7 + 5 = 12; 1 + 2 = 3

Orange (Right): 1 + 6 = 7
Blue (Right) = 5 + 6 = 11; 1 + 1 = 2
Total: 7 + 2 = 9

Green: 6 + 4 = 10; 1 + 0 = 1
Red: 7 + 4 = 11; 1 + 1 = 2
Purple: 1 + 2 = 3

Congratulations! You now know how to calculate your Pythagorean Numerology numbers!

In case you are facing some difficulty in your calculation, you are more than welcome to reach out to me.

Inner Character

Having learned how to calculate your Pythagorean Numerology chart numbers, let us take a look at the numbers revealing your inner character. These are the numbers within the inverted triangle. Using the example earlier for illustration, the numbers are:

Numerology Calculation - The Pythagorean Method - Inner Character

There are multiple ways/combinations to read the numbers that can draw insights into your inner character.

The most common one is your Character Root Number. In this example, the Character Root Number is 4.

Number 4 represents the Mastermind, where he has strong planning skills, intelligent, well-educated, and admires beauty.

On the negative side, however, there can be a tendency that he may be an over perfectionist that may cause him to lose his direction.

You will also notice the 7-6-4 combination in the middle of the inner triangle. It describes that he has a keen observation, is trustworthy, gains support from the people, and has good management and negotiation skills.

The 7-9 number combination on the top left of the inner triangle supports the above characteristics, where it suggests that he has many supporters to assist him in his career.

The 1-5 number combination on the top right of the inner triangle shows that he is a confident person, where he has clarity in his direction and certainty on what he wants to achieve.

He is disciplined and demands a lot on himself. But he may be seen as self-centered where he holds on to his principles closely. He wants things his way, which may not be necessarily wrong.

There is much more that we can examine from these numbers. But I think it is sufficient to say that a person with such numbers generally has a good life and is in great control of his life.

Outer Character

We will now move on to study the meaning of the numbers in the outer character. These are the numbers outside of the inverted triangle, and we can use them to understand how we interact with people or approach situations and how people see us.

And the characteristics between the inner and outer triangle can be different. You can correlate that with how you see yourself versus how people see you.

The latter is often something you will not get feedback on. Hence, the outer character numbers may sometimes provide you an insight for greater self-awareness. It helps you to realise how you portray yourself to others, knowingly or unknowingly.

So if the numbers may reveal something negative, you can determine how this may be affecting you and work towards positive changes and improvement. Make sense?

Numerology Calculation - The Pythagorean Method - Outer Character

So let us take a look at the examples above. You will notice there is a 1-2 number combination at the bottom of the chart. It means that the person carries authority when he speaks, but he is unaware that people may be badmouthing him behind his back.

So perhaps if he feels that too in reality and sees this as a problem, then that is something he may want to consider working on to change the situation consciously.

Perhaps he can learn to tone down the way he speaks, for example. But on the other hand, he can choose to ignore it if he thinks it doesn’t matter. And this can be perfectly valid anyway because there can be other factors negating this.

Nevertheless, the 1-2-3 number pattern on the bottom of this numerology chart reveals a special wealth pattern. You can find out more in my other article, Special Numbers in Numerology – Wealth Pattern.

Character Root Numbers

The Character Root Number defines your core characteristic. It gives an overview of what kind of person you generally are.

But as you have seen above, there is more to analyze about a person’s character by looking at the other numbers in the numerology chart.

Nevertheless, the Character Root Number is the core character number.

There are 9 Character Root Numbers in total, and the table below gives a quick general positive and negative energy outline to provide you with a flavour of what they mean.

Character Root NumberPositiveNegative
Numerology Calculation - The Pythagorean Method - Number 1LeaderLoner
Numerology Calculation - The Pythagorean Method - Number 2EloquentTalkative
Numerology Calculation - The Pythagorean Method - Number 3EnergiserEmotional
Numerology Calculation - The Pythagorean Method - Number 4PlannerPerfectionist
Numerology Calculation - The Pythagorean Method - Number 5AmbitiousObstinate
Numerology Calculation - The Pythagorean Method - Number 6WealthyMaterialistic
Numerology Calculation - The Pythagorean Method - Number 7PopularSnobbish
Numerology Calculation - The Pythagorean Method - Number 8ResponsibleStress
Numerology Calculation - The Pythagorean Method - Number 9OpportunistLazy

Check out my other post on Numerology Number Meanings to learn more about the meaning of the numbers in more detail.

Key Takeaways

From this article, we have learned how to calculate our numbers via the Pythagorean Numerology method.

And we have also interpreted parts of the numerology chart using the example given.

We have also got an overview of the positive and negative energy meanings of each Character Root Number.

As you now know how to perform numerology calculations for yourself and others, I would like to emphasise that when we are calculating numbers for someone else, we should always have the mentality that we are doing this with good intentions.

Do good deeds and cultivate good thoughts.

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9 thoughts on “Numerology Calculation – The Pythagorean Method”

  1. Thank you for this explanatory article. I was able to follow you and determine my outer character and the root character. I can now understand why I do somethings with the chart you gave. I must say I appreciate your conclusion. I will take this with all positive intent to work on myself and become a better person

  2. Wow. This is very interesting. I have been reading quite a lot on numerology and how it can be used. And I must say that my interest in it is growing with the more information and knowledge I get to acquire. This article has added to my interest in numerology. I will definitely go back to calculate mine with this method. My question: Is the Pythagorean method better than other methods for calculating numerology?

    • Hi Nelson, the Pythagorean Numerology system is one of the easiest to learn and delivers good accuracy. So the knowledge can be quite easily acquired by anyone. There is another older Numerology system called the Chaldean Numerology system, which is said to be harder to learn but can reveal more about a person’s destiny.

  3. Excellent post … My inner and outer number is 9 ??? unbelievably weird great and nice and strange … hahahaha

  4. Richard, very fascinating, my inner character is 3 and outer 9.
    I worked as a realtor years ago and worked with an East Indian man who told me a lot about numerology and palm reading he had an old book written by cherio I think I have the name right, anyway, I found it very interesting as I also found your website.
    My website is vitaminsforalongerlife.com.
    Which I find interesting also.
    Have a great day all the best!


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