Try it: ancient science could just add up
Numbers may be an important factor in making a house-buying decision.
Have you ever wondered why the most peaceful home turns into chaos, 'no work required' turns into high maintenance, or expectations of being social turns into a fortress of solitude? It may all be in the numbers.
"The same as you investigate a house to meet your needs, the same applies when looking at the number of a property," says numerologist Anna Schaumkel of beAttitude.
"Numerology and house numbers align with the theory that each number carries its own essence and life story to live up to.
"Therefore, it is important to have knowledge of the numbers when buying a property. That way you can know what the house demands of its residents," she says.
Anna says all numbers are 'friendly and co-operative' and accurately describe what circumstances to expect living under the numeric influence."
"The numbers do not set up the conditions, but simply describe the expectations. Knowing your numbers allows you to gain an expanded picture of your future purchase and enter with your eyes wide open."
"For example, I live at 1/3 which together equals 4. The 1 represents independence, the 3 creative self expression (and refers to the number of people in the house). Together they add up to the 4 which represents the elements of family and tradition."
The absolute key to using numerology when buying a property is to be yourself, Anna says.
"If you move into a home where there is nothing of your essence there, you could be headed for perceived disappointment.
"The house number is important to get the most out of your home but do not let it dominate your chosen way of living," she says.
"Gain a little knowledge of your personal numerology and the other people who will be moving in with you to make the most of what the property has to offer.
Anna says if you feel like you are not in the right place, 'try to understand the house just as you would try to understand a friend'.
"Working together, you may surprise yourself and find you are in your dream home after all and you have personally grown beyond your expectations," she said.
How to calculate your number
The number of the house has the strongest vibration and influence. If you live in an apartment, your apartment tells of what is expected of you personally under the conditions represented by the house number.
The number of the street gives the influence and expectations of the neighbourhood and therefore influences your home.
An example is: 1/3 Bradstock Road.
1 = Independence, 3 = Social, 4 = Tradition
Living in this house you will be required to be independent in a social environment under a traditional model.
Calculate the house number like this:
Example 1: 709 St Heliers Road; 7+0+9=16, 1+6=7. House number = 7
Example 2: 1/3 Bradstock Road; 1+3=4. House number = 4
Example 3: 14/214 Main Drive; 1+4+2+1+4=12, 1+2=3. House number = 3
Setting a sale price
Another aspect to consider is calculating a sale price reflecting the number of your house.
When you know the appraised price for the property, take the symbolic number of the home address and resonate it with the price you put it on the market for.
For example: 57 Bradman Avenue becomes 5 + 7, which equals 12. You then add 1 + 2 to get the number of the home, which is 3. Once you know the value of the home you choose a selling price that harmonises with the number 3. For example: $210,000, $300,000 or $750,000.
This numerical equation may seem far-fetched but, remember, the study of the symbolic meaning of numbers has existed for thousands of years.
Numerology is the science of numbers and has its roots dating back to the ancient cultures in Greece, China, Egypt and Europe.
Pythagoras, a 6th-century BC mathematician and philosopher is generally accepted as the founder of the science of numbers.
A good book for beginners wanting to learn more is Idiot's Guide to Numerology by Kay Lagerquist and Lisa Lenard.
Choosing your address by Eastern tradition
2 This is a good number in Chinese culture. There is a Chinese saying 'good things come in pairs'. It is common to use double symbols in product brand names, such as double Happiness.
3 The word for three sounds similar to the character for 'birth' and is considered a lucky number.
5 The number five is associated with the five elements (water, wood, fire, earth and metal) in Chinese philosophy, and was historically associated with the Emperor of China. For example, the Tiananmen gate, being the main thoroughfare to the forbidden City, has five arches.
6 The number six in Mandarin is considered good for business. It also represents happiness. In Cantonese, this number is a homophone for blessings.
7 Seven symbolises togetherness. It is a lucky number for relationships and is also recognised as the luckiest number in the West. It is one of the rare numbers that is great in both Chinese and many Western cultures. In Chinese culture, it is considered lucky because it sounds like the word meaning arise.
8 The word for eight sounds similar to the word which means prosper or wealth. In regional dialects the words for 'eight' and 'fortune' are also similar. There is also a visual resemblance between two digits, '88', and the character for double joy. The value of eight could also be linked with Buddhism and the meaning of Lotus flower which has eight petals.
9 The number nine, being the greatest of single digit numbers, was historically associated with the Emperor of China; the Emperor's robes often had nine dragons. Also, the number nine is a homophone of the word for 'long-lasting', and as such is often used in weddings.
The Northern Star, Saturday, November 27, 2010