What is common to numerology and astrology?
Numerology and astrology both are an integral part of a larger set of knowledge - from Sanaatana dharma or Vedic knowledge. Both are two sisters of one large system. Both sisters have a lot in common, including - origin, but there is also a difference that makes them unique. If we look at Vedic knowledge as a house, - numerology and astrology are like windows that allow each of its viewpoints to look into the house.
There are deities behind planets and numbers
In numerology, numbers mean grahas that are in fact deities. In astrology, the planets also mean the grahas that are the deities. This means that the common thing for both systems is that they refer to deities.
In the Vedic tradition, the deities have mutual relationships that are described in the puranas – Vedic mythology. The more we read the puranas, the more understanding we will have of the true attitude of the deities to one another.
In astrology and numerology, we evaluate the relationships between the deities and determine how they will affect our karma in a particular case.
Does the astrological situation have an impact on numerology?
In astrology, the planetary state at a certain point in time is called gochara. There are also various other names, such as muhurta, birth chakra, etc. Gochara is also called planetary transit. If a planet in a planetary transit is in an evil house and causes bad results and if we know what number is ruled by that particular planet, then we can make certain numerological conclusions.
For example, at the time of writing this article, the planet Mangala (Mars) is in its neecha (debilitation) position. Mangala rules number 9. And here begins numerology. What do we know about number 9? It rules the day of the week - Tuesday. It rules dates – 9, 18, 27 of each month. Mangala also takes part in such composite numbers as 19, 29. September is the 9th month of the year etc.
This means that in bad planetary transit, while Mangala is in the debilitating position, all numerological values must also be taken into account. Choosing a favorable date for a beginning of something, for example – a big event like wedding, should avoid all the dates and days that are ruled by Mangala or 9.
Meaning of lunar phases in numerology
The lunar phases are an astronomical phenomenon that is equally observed in the astrology in horoscope depicting the celestial bodies in the zodiac.
In astrology it is believed that the moon carries good karma when it is waxing, but bears bad karma when it is waning.
In numerology, the Chandra (Moon) is number 2. The Moon rules Monday. All Mondays in which the moon is in the descending phase are considered to be unfavorable days. The same applies to dates with number 2. In the descending moon phase, all dates with the number 2 are considered less favorable.
Horas - the hours of the day
In numerology we can analyze both dates and hours within a day. In the Vedic tradition it is accepted to analyze more horas rather than clock hours. Horas are hours from sunrise to the next sunrise. Day begins with sunrise. The day is divided into two parts - the light part - from sunrise to sunset - and in the dark part - from sunset to next sunrise. First hora of every day is the graha ruling the day, for Sunday it is Surya (Sun), for Friday it is Shukra (Venus).
The cycle of horas is as follows:
- Sun (Sy, Surya)
- Venus (Sk, Shukra)
- Mercury (Bu, Buddha)
- Moon (Ch, Chandra)
- Saturn (Sa, Shani)
- Jupiter (Gu, Guru)
- Mars (Ma, Mangala)
You can get more information about horas on this site.
If in the astrology planet is in evil transit then it will also affect numerology. All the horas that are ruled by a planet that is in evil transit are considered unfavorable and should be avoided.