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Pythagorean Numerology Conversion Table

In the Pythagorean system of numerology, each letter of the alphabet is assigned a number 1 through 9. The numerology grid of the Pythagorean system is pictured above.

All double digits are combined into single digits, except for the Master Numbers 11, 22, and 33. So if I were to calculate my name, Janet, the result would be:
Thus, the name Janet would be a 5 name in the Pythagorean system of numerology. 
Here's the vibrational correlations between numbers and letters according to the Pythagorean Grid: 
Number 1: A,J,S
Number 2: B,K,T
Number 3: C,L,U
Number 4: D,M,V
Number 5: E,N,W
Number 6: F,O,X
Number 7: G,P,Y
Number 8: H,Q,Z
Number 9: I,R
There are various elements to numerology with regards to names. For example, the numerical value of the consonants of your name is known as your Persona Number. This is the “face” you show to the word…your presentation. The Personal Number is akin to the Ascendant in Astrology. 
The numeric value of the vowels of your name is known as your Soul Number. This number describes your inner being—aspirations, yearnings, goals, and motivations. This number is akin to the Sun sign in Astrology.
In future posts, I'll cover what each number value means. 
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Janet Boyer is the author of Back in Time Tarot, Tarot in Reverse and Naked Tarot: Sassy, Stripped-Down Advice. She's the co-creator (with her husband, artist Ron Boyer) of the Snowland Deck and Coffee Tarot, and authored both companion books to those decks. Janet is a Renaissance Soul: Teacher, Blogger, Podcaster, Jewelry Designer, Creative Director of, Scent Alchemist ( and award-winning cook. As a respected, trusted Hall of Fame Reviewer, she's penned over 1,200 published reviews that have also been featured in print magazines and other online outlets. Next to creating, her favorite thing to do is spend time with her beloved husband, son and 4 cats at her rural home in Pennsylvania.


  • Virginia Fair Richards-Taylor
    Virginia Fair Richards-Taylor Wednesday, 29 January 2014

    I never found that the Pythagorean system worked very well for me, but when I discovered the "Chaldean" system, it started working well. It makes more sense to me since J and I used to be the same letter. I AM looking forward to your covering the number meanings. I do love those! Numerology does work. I also wonder if long and short vowels should have the same numerological significance. No system seems to address that!

  • Janet Boyer
    Janet Boyer Tuesday, 04 February 2014

    Hi Virginia! Does the Chaledean system assign numbers to letters, as well, which then determines certain name "vibrations"? I'd love to know more!

    You know, i don't think pronunciation affects numerological assignation (long or short vowels) but, rather, the letter itself (as it looks). Not positive on this, though. :)

  • Virginia Fair Richards-Taylor
    Virginia Fair Richards-Taylor Tuesday, 04 February 2014

    Oh yes, the Chaldean numerology is used pretty much the same as the Pythagorean form.You can find charts all over the internet, and the meanings of the numbers is the same as well. I think it's simply an earlier version. The big difference is that no letters are given the value of 9, which makes sense because if you add those in, it wouldn't change the final number of any name or word anyway. 9+6=15 which reduces to 6, etc. The values are:
    1: A, I, J, Y and Q
    2: B, K, R
    3: C, S, G, L
    4: D, T, M
    5: E, H, N, X
    6: U, V, W
    7: O, Z
    8: F, P
    Some of these (like the 6 letters) were derived from each other, A I and Y often sound the same, but others seem to be linked by how they look. It's rather mysterious, and isn't that appropriate as well? Try a few names with this system and see how it works out for you! I prefer it, but know others love the Pythagorean version.

  • Janet Boyer
    Janet Boyer Monday, 03 March 2014

    So sorry for the delay getting back to you, Virginia! Oh, that makes sense (about 9). I appreciate the info! :)

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