# Love Tests and Numerology. A guide.

A quick search of the internet will turn up many, perhaps hundreds of Love Tests and Relationship Compatibility Tests. Many of these tests purport to be based on Numerology, but what exactly is Numerology and how do you use it to calculate relationship compatibility.

**What is Numerology?**

Numerology is a theory about the meaning of numbers. Numerology is widely believed to have been invented by Pythagoras, a Greek philosopher and mathematician who lived around 500 years BC. Pythagoras was working with mathematical principles first discovered by the Babylonians. Later Pythagoras' idea spread to other cultures including India where the idea of a relationship test based on numerology was born.

**How Numerology Works**

But how do you practice Numerology? In Numerology key facts about you - such as the numbers in your birth date are reduced down to single digit primary and secondary numbers. These numbers have special names such as your "Life Path" number and different methods can be applied to calculate your numbers. These numbers have special meaning that the Numerologist can interpret.

**Your life path number**

One standard test that numerologists use is called the "life path" number. This sometimes has other names but the basic idea is the same.

To calculate your life path number you total up the numbers in your birthday. For instance, if you were born on the 14th April 1970 then your primary number is your birth day (14 or 1 + 4 = 5) and your secondary number might be the day, month and year added together (14 + 4 + 1970 = 1988) which are then added together repeatedly to make a single number (1+9+8+8 = 26 then 2 + 6 = 8).

Numerology says that each of the numbers 1 - 9 has a special meaning. For instance, the number 4 might suggest Practicality, Productivity and a straightforward attitude to life. So in combination your primary and secondary life path numbers may suggest that you are practical and hard working and that you are also a deep and imaginative thinker.

Some numerologists include other "special" numbers like 11 and 22 that have special or sacred meanings.

**Using Numerology to calculate love compatibility**

There are a number of ways that Numerology can be used to calculate the compatibility of two people.

The most simple method is to compare the life path numbers of the two people. The results of this test can be quite entertaining and often enlightening. Are they compatible? Is one an extroverted sensation seeker while the other an introverted deep thinker?

An alternative method of testing the compatibility of a couple is to look at the birth names of the couple and calculate numbers for them. To do this a table of numbers is applied to the letters in each name. For instance, an A might be 1 and a Z might be 26 (usually the table is more complicated than this). These name numbers can then be reduced in the same way as the life path number down to single digits which can then be compared against a special number relationship table

John and Jane might reduce down to the numbers 6 & 5. and the comparison table might show that this combination will result in a relationship that is deeply loving but often tempestuous.

**Summary**

Love testing and testing your compatibility with Numerology can be fun and sometimes spookily accurate. At the very least they can give you something to discuss with your partner. Remember though that relationships are based on many factors. Numerology might tell you something about your relationship but the best ways to keep your relationship happy are to choose your partner carefully and to work on maintaining your intimacy and closeness.

By the way, AutomaticRomantic has a number of love tests available, none of which are really based on Numerology but which can be a lot of fun!