# How to Total the Numbers in Your Birth Date and Birth Name for Use in Pythagorean Numerology

Adding the birth date numbers and the total number of birth name is a common numerology practice that aims to provide insights into an individual’s personality, strengths, weaknesses, and life path.

**To calculate the birth date number:**

You need to add the digits in the birth date (month, day and year) and reduce it to a single digit. For example, if someone was born on March 23, 1995, their birth date number would be calculated as follows:

03 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 9 + 9 + 5 = 32

This compound Number needs to be reduced to a simple number ranging from 1-9:

3 + 2 = 5

So, the birth date number for this person would be Birth Force Number 9.

**To calculate the total number of the birth name:**

You need to assign a numerical value to each letter in the birth name (according to a specific numerology system) and add them together. For example, using the Pythagorean numerology system, the numerical value of each letter is as follows:

**A** = 1, **B** = 2, **C** = 3, **D** = 4, **E** = 5, **F** = 6, **G** = 7, **H** = 8, **I** = 9, **J** = 1, **K** = 2, **L** = 3, **M** = 4, **N** = 5, **O** = 6, **P** = 7, **Q** = 8, **R** = 9, **S** = 1, **T** = 2, **U** = 3, **V** = 4, **W** = 5, **X** = 6, **Y** = 7, **Z** = 8.

Using the example birth name “John Smith,” the numerical value of each letter would be:

J + O + H + N = 1 + 6 + 8 + 5 = 20

S + M + I + T + H = 1 + 4 + 9 + 2 + 8 = 24

20 + 24 = 44

So, the total number of the birth name for this person would be 44.

Now you need to reduce the compound number 44 to a simple number ranging from 1-9:

4 + 4 = 8.

So this person has Potential Number 8.

If you have one or more middle names they should also be included in the Birth Name calculation.

**Note:** If any of the final calculations add up to 11, 22 or 33 these numbers are known as Master Numbers. They are rarely expressed as 2, 4 or 6. However, you must also remember that they do contain those vibrations as well. It is better to express them this way: 11^{2}, 22^{4} and 33^{6. }Master Numbers play a significant role in the interpretation of a Numerology Chart.

Interpreting these numbers is a complex process that involves understanding their individual meanings as well as their interaction with each other. A numerologist can provide a more detailed analysis based on these numbers and other factors, such as the person’s life experiences and goals.

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