So just as a short introduction, the country of Chaldea existed around the 10th century B.C. until becoming absorbed by the Babylonians. The Chaldeans were most famous for their great seers and exceptional divination abilities. They were the originators of the Zodiac, which the Egyptians and other groups later borrowed from. Their divinatory techniques are something well worth further study, but for now we are going to focus on just one: Chaldean Numerology.
Now, this is something I stumbled on completely by accident many years ago, when I came across one of my fathers old occult books called, 7 Steps to power by Lewis De Claremont, a somewhat obscure occultist from the 20th century.
Picture of my copy of the book
Now one of the things that always fascinated me about the book was that apparently, De Claremont hid secret messages within the book itself, which you had to decipher if you wanted to figure it out. There was an article by someone who cracked the code and had shared how to do it publicly, but it has since been taken down (thankfully, I still have it saved on my pc). But within the book itself is where my first introduction to Chaldean Numerology occurred. The thing which fascinated me the most about it was how accurate it was (at least, most of the time) and how specific it was.
Picture of Lewis De Claremont
Unlike the zodiac which tends to be fairly generalized, the Chaldean numerology system is able to get a bit more specific because there are far more than 12 possible descriptions one may fall under, which allows for more variety and specificity. Now, it’s not going to tell you that by your 35th birthday you’ll get pregnant by a guy you met at a bar in Istanbul. When I say specific, I mean it can tell you things like what your strengths and weaknesses are, or what kind of accidents you may be prone to, or certain personality quirks that only you may know about yourself. Not only that, but you can use it to gain more insight on your friends, enemies, lovers or really anyone you wish. It can be used to tell you the future of businesses and even countries. I’m reminded of a time when I had looked up a woman’s name in a news article that had suffered from a skin condition called eczema. Out of curiosity, i looked up her name, and sure enough, it predicted that people with her name often suffer from eczema!
So how does it work? Well the process is quite simple. Take the name that you or the person/entity you are curious about is most known by (so for most of us, this would be your first and last name), and then add up the numbers that each letter in the name represent within Chaldean Numerology using the table below
Table showing the numerical value assigned to each letter in the alphabet. The Chaldeans believed that every name gave off a specific vibration based on its number, and so adding them up would give you a number/vibration that was predictive of your general path in life. Notice, there is no #9, which is due to that number being sacred among the Chaldeans.
Lets do an example below:
Lets say your name is Jason Bourne. You would add up all the numbers that each letter represents. So for Jason, it would be 1 + 1 + 3 + 7 + 5 = 17. and for Bourne it would be 2 + 7 + 6 + 2 + 5 + 5 = 27. Now add the two sums together from the first and last name, which would be 17 + 27 = 44
So in this example, your vibration would be that of a 44, and so now you need to consult with the Chaldean texts which outline what that number says about your future. There are two blogs that I like to consult for this, which have written out all of the numbers and their meanings in great detail. My advice would be to now take your number, find it in the list on both sites, and read what they both have to say:
For our jason bourne, this is what we get:
Source 1 (abridged)
Double 4s of Uranus leading to Saturn’s 8. Great commercial strategists. Adept at matters financial. The quaint relationship between 4 and 8 is exhibited in this name. The two 4s suggest fatality, dignity and strength. And they better be strong enough to resist temptation! Greed and avarice usually bring about the downfall of this number. Hey, honesty is a really smart policy! 44s who stick to the straight and narrow path of virtue continue to do very well throughout and stay indomitable. A strong, but sometimes unhappy vibration. It’s fine, though, for those with a prominent 5. Great for those whose names are otherwise complying with the requirements of Pythagorean numerology. Those with a prominent 4 can even get into trouble with the law.
Name No. 44: This number helps in earning money easily. Industries involving many people, like cinema theaters, printing presses, coal and iron mining, painting, making of furniture and sports goods, and organizing contests will help them earn a good income. Hiring out vehicles like buses, trucks and cars will also be rewarding. They can also run banks. One day everything may come to a halt. Only the owner will enjoy the profits in a proprietary concern. There is danger from fire and collapse of building. This number indicates that they may have to spend some time in prison. Their minds will go astray towards bad ways. Their lives may be comfortable outside prison. Generally, either they suffer from some disease or spend some time in prison, especially when the birth and destiny numbers are also not harmonious.
You can also take the birthday of the person in question and use that to see the personality of the individual. Just take whatever day of the month you were born in and look that up. You can do that as well. I’m less certain on this one though. Still doing the research.
Now I’ll leave you here with a few examples of some famous/infamous people, countries and businesses interpreted by Chaldean numerology so you can get a sense of how predictive it is:
Adolf Hitler (From Source 2)
Name No. 22: The characteristics of those born on the 22nd hold equally good for this Name number also. This number instigates base feelings and emotions. They are drawn towards gambling, drinking, speculation and other vices and will readily indulge in them. They may move towards self-destruction at a great speed and are generally surrounded by wicked and fraudulent people. They invariably earn a bad reputation. They dislike the counsel of others. If the influence of their date of birth is favorable, they can be successful. Otherwise, they have to struggle to prevent total failure. Those with selfish motives invariably urge these people to devious ways in order to further their own interests. They are good administrators and can meet any problem or difficulty with courage. Dangerous circumstances are foreseen. They often face humiliations
Vladimir Lenin (From Source 1)
41 can become a leader of men. Obstacles will move themselves out of his way. Will accomplish what is impossible for others. Can become a leader respected by all and sundry. The pitfall is: arrogance after reaching the top. This can be his Waterloo. The winner can claim his prize, but not much more! Figures out he was wrong after all, and turns over a new leaf. Needs tightrope walking in the latter part of life, and not all can avoid the hit to the ego (it doesn’t cripple him). It’s a great name for a prominent 5 or 8.
Ralph Lauren, Cargill MacMillan, PetroChina, BHP Billiton, George Bush, Richard Nixon, Steven Jobs, Ross Perot, Nicole Kidman, Rachel Weisz, Angelina Jolie, Faith Hill, Norah Jones, Nicole Richie, Forrest Mars, Deve Gowda, Subroto Roy, and Saurav Ganguly, are a few typical 41s
Russia (From Source 1)
A good beginning but a poor end is the significance of this name valuation. It shows a fall from power, grace, office, position. Unexpected shock or catastrophe is associated with this number. It gives warning of some strange fatality awaiting one, also danger of accidents and defeat of one’s plans. The only way one can escape its fatalistic tendency is by walking the tight-rope of virtue, at all times. Many 16s have avoided the big hit to the ego, having done so. This number severely impacts those with a prominent 9. But it works fine for those with a prominent 2. Sony, Nokia, Japan & Tibet are famous 16s
The Shattered Citadel
16 is pictured by the ancient Chaldeans as “a Tower struck by Lightning, from which a man is falling, with a Crown on his head.” It warns of a strange fatality, also danger of accidents and the defeat of one’s plans. If the name equals the Compound number 16, it would obviously be wise to change the spelling of the name to avoid this vibration. If the birth date is the 16th day of any month, the challenge of the 16 must be carefully met, so that its effect may be diluted to a milder vibration. To avoid the fatalistic tendency of the 16 as a birth number, one must endeavor to make all plans in advance, making certain that any possibility of failure is anticipated and circumvented by careful attention to detail. The 16 brings with it the Single number 7’s obligations and responsibility to listen to the voice within, which will always warn of danger through dreams or the intuition in time to avoid it. The inner voice must not be ignored. As I partially explained earlier regarding the fact that the name “Abraham Lincoln” is a 16, Lincoln was warned repeatedly of his potential assassination by his dreams…and also by several “sensitives” or “mediums” who were brought to the White House by Mary Todd Lincoln. He did not heed these many clear warnings, and refused to take the necessary precautions, therefore, was unable to avoid his fate. But it could have been avoided, and this is important for the person whose birth number is 16 to remember. To find happiness in ways other than leadership at the top (the Tower and the Crown)–to renounce fame and celebrity–is another way of decreasing the negative aspect of the 16. Lincoln did not choose to do so, feeling it was more important to attempt to keep the nation united than to enjoy the fulfillment of a private life, although he accepted the Presidency with much reluctance and a profound sadness.
Goldman Sachs (From Source 2)
Name No. 42: Those named under this number, even if they are poor at the beginning of their lives, will attain a very prominent rank or position in their careers. They may be greedy at times. They will have thrifty bent of mind and are smart in saving money. They hesitate to part with money even for their own comforts in life. Strength of mind and grace will flourish.