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Speed Learning Numerology ~

Numbers Past And Present With The Lo Shu Square

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Copyright 2012 Julian Moore


Other books in the 'Speed Learning' series

by Julian Moore

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Cartomancy - Fortune Telling With Playing Cards

The James Bond Cold Reading

As long as there have been numbers, there have been Numerology systems. How can the numbers that
appear in our lives not be interwoven with our destiny in one way or another?

Whether the numbers we find in our travels have any significance or not, it's hard to argue that they
have no relevance at all. All these numbers must mean something.

This book teaches you a simple to use but highly effective numerology system that you can perform on
anyone at any time. Hopefully by the time you have finished this book you will have learned an
entertaining new skill that you will love to show people and that people will enjoy having done for

Like all my books this a very practical tutorial. Follow the book to the end, do the exercises, commit
the ideas to memory and work it through. By the end of the book you will be able to give people
extremely interesting numerology readings at the drop of a hat. Keep at it and stay focused, this book
is about learning a new skill and with any luck you'll hardly ever have to refer back to it again.
The Method
The numerology system outlined in this book is based on the Lo Shu Square. The Lo Shu Square has
been around for centuries, and is in fact a 3 X 3 magic square. A magic square is a symmetrical
number grid whose numbers add up to the same number in all directions, both vertically and
diagonally. This number is known as the square's 'magic number'. In the case of the Lo Shu Square and
the numbers from 1 to 9, the Lo Shu Square's magic number is 15.

Here is the Lo Shu Magic Square. Add up the numbers in any direction and you will find they always
add up to 15.

When we give a numerology reading for someone we will create a blank grid and fill it with a variety
of numbers taken from their personal life such as their birthdate, numbers that they have noticed in
their lifetime and also their mobile telephone number. We use the Lo Shu Magic Square as a reference
so we know where to put these numbers on the grid. By taking the numbers they were born with, the
numbers they have lived with and their most recent phone number we can see how a person's numbers
have changed over the years and create some kind of meaning from this to give a reading.

Most numerology systems focus exclusively on a persons date of birth for use in a reading, and I have
always felt that this was a somewhat static approach. By using numbers from the past to the present
we can get a much better idea of how certain numbers have flowed through someone's life. We can
see the numbers that someone was born with, the numbers that have influenced them, and the numbers
that are in the persons life right now. This gives us a lot of scope for comparison during the reading
and enables us to create interesting discussions about the person's journey - how it started, where it's
been and where it's headed.
Drawing The Lo Shu Magic Square
As the numerology system taught in this book uses the Lo Shu Magic Square as its basis, the first thing
you've got to learn is how to draw this square from memory. It's pretty easy, and it's a fun thing to
teach people while you're giving someone a numerology reading for the first time. Most people find it
quite intriguing.

First, draw a naughts and crosses / tic tac toe grid on a piece of paper. Then, fill in the numbers one
and two as follows:

Then fill in the numbers 3 to 7, remembering the shape:

Then add the 8 and the 9, which follow the same pattern as the 1 and the 2, but shifted to the left.
That's it! It couldn't be simpler. Try drawing a few Lo Shu Squares from memory, it won't take long
and you should have it down within a couple of tries.

Now let's move on to giving the reading itself.

The Reading
We are going to be creating three grids when we come to give a reading for someone, so of course
you're going to need a pen and paper. When you start the reading I suggest you first write the person's
name at the top of the paper, and then draw a Lo Shu Magic Square in the top right hand corner. Don't
draw it too big as this is only going to be your reference for where to put the person's numbers.

Drawing the Lo Shu Magic Square is an interesting way to start a reading, and talking about the
square and it's magical properties can help put people at ease and help you get to know them a little.
You'd be surprised how many people never forget how to draw a magic square once you've shown
them how.

The first grid will be created using numbers from the person's birthdate. The second will use numbers
that have occurred in their life, and the last grid will use their most recent set of numbers - those from
their mobile phone number.

By drawing three grids we can see how someone's numbers started in their life and how they have
progressed to reach the present day. This gives a much more interesting reading than simply giving a
reading based on a person's birthdate and has the added bonus of bringing the reading right up to the
present moment, something sorely lacking in most numerology systems. People like to talk about their
past but they also want to know what's happening right now. This system gives them that information.

Grid One - Birthdate

The first grid we're going to create is based around the person's birthdate. Draw an empty 3 X 3 grid
and ask for the person's date of birth. We are going to write this down in full underneath the first
empty grid using numbers only.

For instance if you met someone whose birthday was the 2nd of October 1967 you would write:

2 10 1967

Then, ignoring the zeros, we take each number from the birthdate in order from left to right and write
them in on the blank square, using the Lo Shu Magic Square we drew at the start as a reference for
where each number needs to go.

For instance, the first number in the person's birthdate is the number 2 and in the Lo Shu Magic
Square the number 2 is in the top right corner, so on our blank grid we write the number 2 in the top
right corner thus:
The next number in the person's birthdate is a 1, and we can see from looking at the Lo Shu Magic
Square that number one's go in the bottom middle section like so:
The next number is a zero. In numerology we ignore zeros. So we move on to the next 1 in the
person's birthdate, and write that alongside the previous one like this:
Keeping this method in mind, we then fill in the 9, 6 and 7, continuing to use the Lo Shu Magic Square
as our reference so we end up with a grid, created entirely from someone's birthdate, that looks
something like this:
So we have our first square, but what does it mean? Let's talk about arrows.
The Arrows Of Pythagoras
Before we even look at what the numbers on the chart mean, we can see that some rows on our first
grid are filled with numbers and some rows are empty - a bit like a game in progress of Tic Tac Toe
or Naughts And Crosses - except instead of X's and O's we're looking at numbers.

We can see that there's an empty column on the left hand side, and a full column of numbers on the
right hand side. Whenever we see a column or row of numbers we call it a positive arrow, and when
we see an empty column or row we call it a negative arrow. We draw normal arrows to indicate
positive arrows and dotted arrows to indicate negative arrows.

The Arrow Columns

The columns indicate how someone leads their life and are named from left to right: Thought, Will
and Outlook
* TOP TIP: The first letters of the arrow column names - Thought, Will and Outlook - spell the
word 'TWO' so this makes remembering the column meanings very easy. When you first start giving
readings it may help you to write the word 'TWO' under each grid, one letter per column.

When a column is full of numbers (as in the example with the rightmost column being filled with the
numbers 2, 7 and 6) we call this a positive arrow and say that the person has an abundance of that
quality. So with a third column full of numbers this creates the Arrow Of Outlook, and we draw an
arrow on our grid like so to denote its presence:
Underneath the grid we write '+ Outlook' to show that the person has a positive arrow through the
outlook column.

So in this example the Arrow Of Outlook shows that the person born with these numbers could have a
really positive attitude towards life in general.

We can also see in the example that the left hand column is completely empty, so this creates a
negative arrow. So we draw a dotted line through the empty left hand column to denote a negative
arrow like so:
This person has a negative Arrow Of Thought, so instead of being a 'thinking things through' kind of
person he is the opposite - more spontaneous and tends to act before thinking.

To show this we write '- Thought' under the grid to show the person has a negative arrow through the
Thought column.

As you can see from this example, just because someone has a negative arrow doesn't mean it's
necessarily a bad thing, just a different type of character trait. There's nothing wrong with being a
thinker and there's nothing wrong with being spontaneous! One should be careful when giving a
reading not to look at these negative arrows as all bad. We are all different and our strengths usually
outweigh our weaknesses.

By drawing the arrows through the columns and writing what they mean underneath each grid we will
leave people with numerology charts that still make sense many years later.

The Arrow Rows

The grid rows indicates someone's natural attributes and are named from top to bottom: Head, Heart
and Action

* TOP TIP: Remembering that the top line is the head, the middle the heart and action is the bottom
row is as easy as imagining a person standing next to the grid. When you first start you might find that
drawing a type of stick man made from a circle, a heart shape and the letter 'A' next to the grid will
help you remember that the top is the head, the middle is the heart and the bottom is the legs - as in the
world of action and 'doing' in the real world.
As before with the columns, when a row is full of numbers we call this a positive arrow. Our original
example doesn't have a full or empty row, so just for now let's take away the 7 and replace it with a 6.
Now we now get two arrows - one positive and one negative:
Underneath the grid we write '+ Head' to show that the person has a positive arrow through the head

So in this example the Head Arrow shows that the person was born with numbers that suggest
someone who is rather clever.

The empty middle row creates a negative arrow, and we draw a dotted line through it as before. This
person has a negative Arrow Of Heart, so instead of being a romantic he is the opposite - rather
matter of fact when it comes to love.

To show this we would write '- Heart' under the grid to show the person has a negative arrow through
the Heart column.
Arrow Diagonals

There are only two diagonal arrows. The Arrow Of Willpower runs from bottom left to top right:

The Arrow Of Spirituality runs from top left to bottom right:

A positive Arrow Of Willpower indicates someone with an extremely forceful character who usually
gets what he wants. A negative Arrow Of Willpower shows just the opposite, someone who is
possibly overly shy and introverted.

A positive Arrow Of Spirituality indicates someone who is somewhat enlightened and in touch with
the universe to a greater extent than most people. A negative Arrow Of Spirituality shows the
opposite, someone who is extremely matter of fact and practical, yet misses out on thoughts of higher

* TOP TIP: The Arrow Of Willpower goes UP the grid, like someone climbing the stairs of the grid to
reach heaven - this can remind us that the arrow that moves UP the grid denotes WILLPOWER.

* TOP TIP: The Arrow Of Spirituality comes DOWN the grid, an arrow from the heavens - this can
remind us that the arrow that comes DOWN the grid from the skies denotes SPIRITUALITY.
The Arrows Of Pythagoras Recap
Now let's review all eight arrows we've learned about so far. Don't forget, the + plusses denote
positive arrows and the - minuses denote negative arrows.

The arrows are all pretty self-explanatory, and a negative arrow is simply the opposite of the positive
arrow. It couldn't be simpler.

Columns - Thought, Will & Outlook

Does the person think things through, or get things done through sheer determination? A person who
plans ahead doesn't always have the willpower to see things through to their conclusion, even if they
do have a positive outlook on life! A positive outlook alone won't get you too far.

Arrow Of Thought 4,3,8

+ Thoughtful / Thinks things through
- Spontaneous / Act now, think later

Arrow Of Will 9,5,1

+ Someone who likes to get what they want
- A more passive individual, less likely to speak up for themselves

Arrow Of Outlook 2,7,6

+ A person with a positive, open attitude
- Someone with a more closed, inward view

Rows - Head, Heart and Body

Does the person think with his head or his heart - or is he more tactile? A person who thinks with his
head is very different to someone whose life is ruled by his heart - and someone who thinks with his
body is far more likely to act on physical impulse than either of those two.

Head Arrow 4,9,2

+ A clever person, a thinker
- A less thinking type, possibly more emotionally driven

Heart Arrow 3,5,7

+ A person with a big heart, a dreamer, romantic
- Someone more practical, possibly more thought driven

Body Arrow 8,1,6

+ A physical person
- A less physical person


The diagonals reflect sheer brute force on the one hand and the enlightened soul on the other, but you
can have too much of a good thing!

Arrow Of Willpower 8,5,2

+ Serious amounts of willpower
- Not much willpower at all

Arrow Of Spirituality 4,5,6

+ A rather spiritual person, could be overly so
- The opposite, practical and matter of fact but perhaps lacking something

Now you've familiarised yourself with the arrows that cross the Lo Shu Square let's just look once
again at the easiest way to remember all of this.

If you can learn to draw your grid so it looks like this:

- then you're already there. The man on the left helps you remember the rows are Head, Heart and
Action and the word 'TWO' reminds you that the columns are Thought, Will and Outlook.

Practice drawing empty grids like this with the stick man and the word 'TWO'. Once you've learned
how to do that, try and write in every arrow with its meaning as well, not forgetting the diagonals, and
especially not forgetting that there are negative as well as positive arrows. Within no time you'll be
able to remember all of this without even having to use the memory aids. But you may still want to
draw the stick man and the other word 'TWO', just because they actually look quite interesting!
Arrow Examples
Here are some drawn examples for us to practice our arrow reading skills on. What can we say about
this first example?

In this example we can see a positive arrow going down the middle column, and a negative arrow
going down the right hand column. The positive arrow is the Arrow Of Will and the negative arrow is
the Arrow Of Outlook. So this shows someone who has the willpower but struggles to find ways of
making this work in the real world because of his less than positive outlook.

Here's another example. What can we say about this person's arrows?
In this example there is only one negative arrow going diagonally from top left to bottom right, the
Arrow Of Willpower. As it is a negative arrow this shows that the person struggles with getting what
he wants when he wants it.

And another example. What about this grid?

In this example we have two positive arrows, the Arrow Of Will from top to bottom and the Heart
Arrow from left to right. So we have someone who is able to get things done but at the same time
shows great compassion - this person gets what he wants by helping others at the same time.

You may have noticed that when there are two arrows I have combined their meanings when I talk
about them. For instance 'You have the willpower (shown by the Arrow of Willpower) but sometimes
struggle because of your negative outlook (shown by a negative Arrow Of Outlook)'. The idea of
comparing traits like this is very useful.
Grid And Arrow Exercises
See if you can give readings for these three grids by finding their arrows. Don't forget to remember
the drawing of the man and the number written under the grid - this will help jog your memory.

Exercise One:

Exercise Two:
Exercise Three:
There now follows ten birth dates for you to practice your grid making and arrow reading skills on.

Firstly, start with a fresh sheet of paper and see if you can create a Lo Shu Magic Square from
memory, as you were taught at the start of this book.

Then take each of the following birth dates one at a time, writing each of them into a new grid before
seeing which arrows (if any) each one has.

Then, using what you have learned about the meanings of the arrows in the previous chapters, see if
you can come up with something different to say for each grid. If you find that some of the grids have
more than one arrow, compare the arrows and describe how these different traits either compliment
or distract from one another.

What can you say about people born on these dates?

1. 21st November 1953

2. 9th February 1982
3. 25th July 1993
4. 27th June 1972
5. 14th April 1991
6. 19th May 1958
7. 6th December 1945
8. 18th October 1949
9. 3rd January 1975
10. 5th August 1996
Grid Two - Lucky numbers
The second grid we create is going to be identical to the first one but instead of using a birthdate we
are going to use numbers that have either occurred frequently in someone's life or have special

For instance, some people have lucky numbers that they've picked up over the years. Others may have
noticed that certain numbers have cropped up time and time again in their lives. You may find people
that haven't noticed any patterns at all with the numbers in their lives - you may have to give these
people a little help in coming up with some personal numbers.

We need a handful of numbers to play with, so as an example here are the numbers I would offer
someone if they were to ask me which numbers had played a significant part in my life:

36 - because it was my school number at two different schools completely by chance

28 - because it was my house number during a particularly happy part of my childhood
14 - because it's my house number at the moment

I think it's important to try and use numbers that people can easily recall. It's surprising how many
interesting numbers people can come up with after giving them a little encouragement, even if at first
they can't think of any.

Here are three questions you can ask to extract some interesting numbers from people:

1. Do you have a lucky number?

2. Do you have any numbers that have cropped up in your life repeatedly?
3. Can you recall any house numbers that you've lived at where you were particularly happy?

This is usually enough to get a handful of numbers from someone. We are aiming to get about 5 or 6
single numbers in total, so in the example I gave of 36, 28 and 14 we have the single digits 362814
which are plenty to work with - it's about the same amount of numbers you get when you use
someone's birth date.

If I put these numbers on the second grid, using the Lo Shu Square for reference as usual, we get a
grid that looks like this:
Hopefully by now you will easily be able to spot arrows on the grid. Straight away we can see there
are two positive arrows on this grid, the Arrow Of Thought and the Action Arrow. As with the first
grid, we draw in the two arrows - this time they're both positive so are both solid lines and not dotted
- and we then write the names of these underneath this second grid like so:

+ Thought
+ Action

Unlike the first grid that we created from a birth date, this grid is created from numbers accumulated
over a lifetime. The first grid shows what people were born with, but this second grid shows what
they have actually done and achieved and how life has changed and moulded them. By comparing the
first grid with the second grid we can make all kinds of interesting comparisons.

The Arrow Of Thought shows someone who has spent their life doing a lot of thinking, and the Action
Arrow shows that a lot of action has taken place - the person has drive. So during their life this
person has thought things through and put things into practice.
Comparing Grids One And Two

Let's compare the first grid with the second grid:

Let's look at the differences in the arrows of these two grids:

First grid - birth date

- Thought
+ Outlook

Second grid - lucky numbers

+ Thought
+ Action

By comparing the two grids we can make some comparisons already:

The first grid has a negative Arrow Of Thought, yet the second grid has a positive Arrow Of Thought.
Perhaps early in life the person was somewhat thoughtless with their head in the clouds, but as their
life progressed they engaged their mind a lot more and put a lot more thought into what they were

The first grid has a positive Arrow Of Outlook, but in the second has a positive Action Arrow
instead. Could it be that the person has become jaded as they have moved through life, yet have
managed to take serious action in the physical world to make things happen against all odds?

I'm sure you can see what I'm doing here. By having a grid from the past and a grid from someone's
ongoing life you can make all kinds of great comparisons. If you were like this (talking about first
grid) then how did you come to be like this now (talking about second grid)? If you had these kinds of
problems through your life (second grid), where did they stem from (first grid)?
You will find that some arrows appear twice. Some will disappear. Negative arrows will turn into
positive ones and vice-versa. With only two grids and using the arrows alone you have a huge amount
to talk about with the person you're giving the reading to.

Let's get on to creating the third grid to bring the reading right up to date.
Grid Three - Mobile phone number
The third grid we create is going to be identical to the first two but this time we are going to use
numbers from the person's mobile phone number. A person's mobile number is usually the most
current number in their life, and sometimes people go to great lengths to choose a number they like. At
other times it's entirely random but it really doesn't matter - what matters is that you have an extremely
recent and relevant number to make a third grid with. This third grid is all about 'now'.

As an example, here is a fictitious phone number - 07239 326 459

We ignore the first part of the number 07239 as this is common to the entire mobile network. We
concentrate on the last part of the mobile number which in this case is 326 459. We draw a grid like
the other two and put these numbers into it which looks like this:
Once again we check to see if there are any arrows in this grid, and we find a diagonal arrow from
top left to bottom right - the Arrow Of Spirituality, and an arrow across the top of the grid - the Head
Arrow. Once again we draw the arrows on the grid - both solid lines - and write their meaning
underneath the grid like so:

+ Head
+ Spirit

The Arrow Of Spirituality in this grid shows spiritual influence, and the Head Arrow suggest that the
person has a lot of mental capacity. Don't forget that these arrows have appeared using the most
current number in the person's life. These arrows are about the present moment, and the person may or
may not feel their influence. Perhaps these two arrows are an indication that the person should follow
their more spiritual pursuits? Or could it be that their creative ideas are about to bear fruit,
represented by the Head Arrow?

Dealing with the third grid is a lot more vague, yet at the same time more interesting than the other
two. We can see where the person has been in the previous two grids, but the arrows in the third grid
could show where the person is headed, whether they realise it or not.
Comparing The Arrows On All Three Grids
We've already compared the first two grids together, so now let's introduce the third and look at them
all at the same time - the birth date grid, the lucky number grid and the mobile number grid. By this
point our three grids look like this, and in this picture we can see the arrow names written under each
grid for the first time:

Now we have three grids and six sets of arrows to compare. It won't always be like this - sometimes
you will have fewer arrows, and very occasionally you may have more. Regardless, you've still got a
lot to go on, and we haven't even begun to discuss the numbers themselves yet!

Let's look at the arrows again so we can easily compare them:

Grid One - Birthdate

- Thought
+ Outlook

Grid Two - Lucky numbers

+ Thought
+ Action

Grid Three - Mobile phone number

+ Head
+ Spirit

We're looking for patterns across the grids, and the first thing I notice is the pattern - Thought / +
Thought / + Head. Of course there is a correlation between 'Thought' and 'Head' so to me this suggests
that we have someone that throughout their life has become more and more cerebral. Initially,
according to the - Thought, they were somewhat thoughtless, didn't think things through too much, but
during their life this changed and they became more thoughtful even careful. Ending the last grid with
+ Head shows someone who has become cleverer, and it looks like this has happened over time -
with patience they have learned a lot and even if they don't feel like that right now, it could be that
they are destined to do more with their intellect.

This person also started out with a very positive outlook, and it could be that this positive approach
never really left them, even though + Outlook only appears in the first grid. The only negative arrow -
Thought appeared in the first grid, this is also interesting as they have usually managed to be positive
throughout their life. Perhaps it's that same positive outlook going running through their life from an
early age?

In the second grid we have + Action. This signifies a lot of effort, so it appears that during their life
up to now they've been getting busy. But when we look at the third grid we appear to be at a more
spiritual juncture because of the + Spirit. Perhaps the person is about to enter a different phase of
their life? They may not be aware of it, but perhaps the numbers are on to something?

Who knows? It will all become apparent when you start to give readings to real people and you will
find that they are using extremely forthcoming in helping you decipher the arrows.

Three Grid Exercises

Here are some practice exercises featuring three grids in each. Don't forget the leftmost grid is the
birth date grid, the middle one the lucky number grid, and the rightmost grid is the mobile number
grid. See if you can give a reading out loud for each of these sets.

Three Grid Exercise 1:

Three Grid Exercise 2:

Three Grid Exercise 3:

Now you've had practice at reading three grids at a time, see if you can create the following readings
from scratch using your memory only to draw the Lo Shu Square, fill in the grids and spot the arrows!

1. Birthdate: 29th November 1972 - Lucky numbers: 20, 3, 99 - Mobile number 754 221
2. Birthdate: 5th May - Lucky numbers: 18, 8, 61 - Mobile number 554 769
3. Birthdate: 7th September - Lucky numbers: 3, 69, 4 - Mobile number 663 648
4. Birthdate 18th August - Lucky numbers: 44, 128, 16 - Mobile number 884 217
5. Birthdate 12th December - Lucky numbers: 22, 11, 8 - Mobile number 339 772
Number Meanings
By this point in the book you should know how to make a Magic Lo Shu Square, how to create three
types of grids and how to read the arrows on each grid. Now we come to the numbers themselves.

As you are probably aware, the numbers in numerology each have their own meaning. Here is a very
brief list of the meaning of each number. Don't worry about memorising this for now, you'll pick it up
as you go.

1. Beginnings
2. Cooperation
3. Expansion
4. Security
5. Activity
6. Communication
7. Spirituality
8. Inspiration
9. Changes
10. Success

Note: These are also the number meanings I explain in my book Cartomancy - Fortune Telling With
Playing Cards and once you've learned the meanings of the numbers you're halfway to being able to
give incredibly in-depth playing card readings. Knowing something about numerology is very useful
when it comes to learning other systems.

The more of a number on a person's grid you can see, the more of an influence that number has. It's
fairly common to get two of the same numbers on a grid, slightly less with three and you almost never
get four of the same number on a grid. However, when you look at all three grids at the same time it's
a different matter - you can find that some numbers are really abundant and you may have four, five or
even six of the same number across all grids.

One of the best things about having all the numbers laid out in three grids is it only takes a glance to
see which numbers repeat and which numbers never appear at all - a quick scan and you can easily
see which squares are dense and which squares are vacant.

To get a better grip on all of this we're going to write the numbers 1 to 9 in a separate column
underneath these grids. This will enable us to easily compare the numbers in a simple list.

Here is our example set of three grids again:

So we go through, looking at the numbers from one to ten, writing the number in a different row each
time we see it. Do the 1's first, then the 2's, and repeat for the other numbers.

So for our example we end up with a list like this:


We can now easily see which numbers repeat the most - and least. We have three each of 1, 2 and 6
and only one each of 5, 7 and 8. If we write the number meanings alongside each column we get this:

111 Beginnings
222 Cooperation
33 Expansion
44 Security
5 Activity
666 Communication
7 Spirituality
8 Inspiration
99 Changes

So we can see that the most abundant numbers in this person's life refer to beginnings, cooperation
and communication. We can also see that the numbers that refer to activity, spirituality and inspiration
are the ones most lacking.

There isn't one number that's most dominant, and there's no number that's missing - all the numbers
from one to nine are represented. Sometimes you will find that a number is completely missing, and at
other times one number will be more prevalent than the others.

Here's what the completed chart looks like:

What can we say about it all? Here's a few paragraphs that you could say to explain these grids to
someone. Notice how I not only talk about the numbers that appear the most and the least, but also
refer back to the grids to see if the numbers appear in all of the grids, or just some of the grids. You
might have a lot of one number in the first two grids and none in the third, for instance. By doing this
you can talk about which period of a person's life the numbers have had the most influence.

"We can see from the three grids we've created for you that there are a lot of ones, twos and sixes.
Ones are all to do with beginnings and starting new ventures and they appear in the first and second
grids, so you've had to start over quite a few times in your life. The number two appears in every
single grid and as it's all to do with cooperation this has been an important influence in your life and
will continue to be so - whether you know it or not, cooperation is important for you. The fact that
there are three sixes with one in each grid isn't that surprising when you consider that this is the
number of communication, which goes hand in hand with cooperation. You may not be aware of these
influences, I am just telling you what I see.

"We can also note that there's only one five, seven and eight in the grid. As the five has appeared in
your most current grid this signifies that you're currently or about to be going through a lot more
activity than you have been used to in the past - things are going to start moving, or have already
started. With the seven only appearing once in the first grid this would suggest that you started out a
lot more spiritual than you later came to be - perhaps you've became jaded over the years? It also
looks like that you were most inspired leading up to the present moment - I'm not saying that all
inspiration is going to leave you, but perhaps it suggests you need less inspiration and more
application in the future. Having that solitary eight in the centre grid is interesting, perhaps you find
inspiration a fleeting thing?

"We've looked the numbers you have the most and least of, so lets take a quick look at the numbers
that are a normalising influence in your life, the most common - not too many, not too few. I see here
that the number three is in the last two grids. This means expansion - things have been taking shape
and are growing now and into the future. The number four is also in these last two grids and four is
the number of security, so as things grow they become more secure. This could be all part of the same
thing and might show that as plans take shape they give you a firmer footing for the future. The only
number that appears once in the first grid and once in the third grid is the number nine - the number of
change. So there were big changes afoot in your life when you were very young, and you're either
going through some big changes now or will be in the near future, and they might have some relevance
to your past or be connected in some way."

Of course when you are giving a reading this won't just be a one-way conversation, and these few
paragraphs cannot truly convey the way a reading goes - a reading is never completely one sided, nor
should it be. As you go through the numbers slowly and deliberately you will be creating a dialogue
with the person whose numbers you are reading and they will be able to fill in many of the gaps
themselves. Let the person speak, and see what else they come up with that could shed some light on
the numbers - they know their own lives a lot better than you do, so it is up to you to guide them
through the reading you are giving them, as opposed to simply telling them what the numbers mean as
if it was all cast in stone. You need to get a conversation going, and talk about what it all means
between the two of you.
Learning The Numbers
I've shown you how to give a reading now, using the simplest meanings for the numbers. The biggest
problem for most people is in actually learning what the numbers mean. It shouldn't be difficult given
that there are only nine numbers, yet for one reason or another getting the meanings of the numbers to
actually stick in the mind is sometimes harder than it looks.

The following section is taken directly, with a few tweaks here and there, from the numerology
section of my Cartomancy book. It's fairly exhaustive and as far as I am aware it is one of the simplest
frameworks to understand and remember what all the numbers mean. If you have already read the
Cartomancy book then hopefully you will already have learned what all the numbers mean and are
ready to go! If not then the following text should hopefully get you up and running in no time. Even
though numerology readings such as the one described in this book ignore the zero, I have included
the numbers one through ten in the next section so you can learn the full cycle of the numbers.
Knowing what the number ten signifies will stand you in good stead should you learn some other
reading systems in the future.

The numbers one to ten each have their own significance yet for many people remembering what they
each signify can be a real chore - numbers can appear abstract and devoid of meaning and on their
own they aren't particularly evocative.

We need to learn to get 'visual' with our numbers and aim to connect as much meaning to them as
possible. When you see a number you need a whole array of ideas, concepts and images to come to

If you know nothing about numerology then it's probably the case that when you see a number it's just
that - a number. We need to get creative with our visualising so we can actually learn, with practice,
what the numbers mean.

Here are the basic meanings of the numbers one through ten:

1. Beginnings
2. Cooperation
3. Expansion
4. Security
5. Activity
6. Communication
7. Spirituality
8. Inspiration
9. Changes
10. Success
The numbers one to ten go through a cycle and the 10 at the end is in many ways similar to the 1 at the
start - the 10 is the realisation of all that the 1 can be. If you think of all the numbers going around in a
big circle starting and ending on the 1 like a clock you get the idea - the ten becomes a one again and
the cycle repeats. This is analogous to the 'life cycle' that we all go through.

Think about this little story for a moment. We all begin alone (1) we couple up (2) and bring life into
the world (3) before we make a home with four walls (4). There is much activity as the child grows
(5) and before long the child learns to communicate (6) and ask big questions about the world around
him (7). Finally he is inspired to go out into the world (8) make a difference (9) and be successful
(10). He's now alone (1) and the cycle can begin again.

By thinking of the numbers in this way it also gives us the feeling of progression - higher numbers are
the end of the cycle and lower numbers the start of the cycle. This is very useful in readings.

Let me go through that story again in greater detail. This whole story is designed so that you can
remember the meanings of the numbers quickly and easily.

1 The Power Of One - I Stand Alone - Beginnings

We have to start somewhere, and with a blank canvas there is a lot of energy and optimism. We could
be starting from scratch, or starting again (coming full circle). We're number one! There's no fear -
anything's possible. This number one isn't about knowing you've arrived - it's about knowing you
could get there if you put your mind to it. It's the optimism and naivety of a teenager who's willing to
try anything and is free from old habits or preconceived notions. This number one is selfish - but's it's
a healthy selfish - not the kind that crushes other people but drags others along with it's sheer
optimism and idealistic outlook. Powerful stuff! However this boundless energy can be lacking in
direction somewhat - it needs focus to be truly effective.

Memory Tip: The number 1 looks like a capital I

2 Me And You - Two's Company - Cooperation

We don't stay alone and single forever. We meet someone, fall in love and in many ways our ego takes
a step back as we learn to care for someone else. We learn to share, we learn to cooperate and do
things together as a team. It's not always easy but it brings great rewards. We get to see the world
another way, and we also learn to see things from another point of view. We form partnerships not just
in our personal lives but our professional lives too.

Memory Tip: A number 2 looking in the mirror to it's left creates a heart shape. You can also imagine
this as two swans coming together to create a heart silhouette

3 We Create Life - Three's a crowd - Expansion

Only two people can bring a third person into the world - it's how the human race has expanded to
cover the entire globe. It's the growth of something from nothing, the fruits of cooperation. There can
be labour pains, but the rewards are great. Let's not forget that even business partners often refer to
their companies as 'babies' - the number three is all to do with seeing things come to life and grow
beyond a mere concept.

Memory Tip: The number 3 looks like a pair of breasts to feed a baby

4 We Make A Home - These four walls - Security

When a child enters a couple's life they seek stability and the four walls of a place they can call
'home' for their family. Structure and order are required, safety and practicality. Although a lot needs
to be done, there is a sense of settling down combined with achievement. For many people this is the
end of a cycle for them as a happy home life with children is one of their life goals. Kids or not, the
four represents the solid foundation required for future plans and growth.

Memory Tip: A square has four sides, like a simplistic house shape with square windows and doors

5 The Family Grows - Five alive - Activity

Once a baby becomes a child things get pretty hectic - a hive of activity! There's always something to
do, plans to make - life is certainly never the same again. Life seems to go at twice the speed,
everything seems to happen at once and multi-tasking is the order of the day. There is growth in so
many ways - physically, mentally and socially - and sometimes it can feel out of control. One thing's
for sure - you can't halt progress. This isn't like the number 3 which creates something from nothing -
this is the growth of things that are already there.

Memory Tip: The number 5 looks like the handlebars and front wheel of a kids scooter which can
remind you of the notion of speed and movement

6 The Child Learns To Communicate - Six is social - Communication

Before long the child is starting to communicate with the world around him and it's about personal
interaction and a need to be understood. A child may attempt to communicate with sounds, looks and
actions - even with his building blocks! The number six isn't just about phoning people up, it's about
connecting with people too.

Memory Tip: The number 6 looks like an eye, or an ear, or a telephone

7 The Child Asks Big Questions - Seventh heaven - Spirituality

Once the child has learned to communicate he can start asking questions - and quite quickly they're
questions we can hardly answer. 'Where did I come from?' is always a good one - it's funny how
some of the first questions we ask as children are so difficult to answer! This need to understand and
ask big questions has a spiritual ring to it - where did we come from, how did we get here, what's it
all about? The seven is all about looking up to the stars as we ask for some kind of divine inspiration.

Memory Tip: The number 7 looks like a question mark

8 The Child Is Inspired To Leave Home - Eight through the gate - Inspiration

The eight is when you leave home and do it for yourself, make your first strides towards
independence and try out some of your own ideas for a change. You've got to get out there and make
things happen, but it takes a leap of faith. You've got to believe you're ready for it but it takes
inspiration and personal belief. It's almost like that lightbulb over the head moment where you 'get it'
or have some flash of inspiration. But it's also about making the leap of faith required to make it

Memory Tip: The number 8 looks like two 3's put together side on - the number 3 is the child, the
number 8 being twice his size and ready to move on

9 He Makes A Difference - Plan Nine (From Outer Space) - Changes

You go out into the world and try to make a difference - you try and enable change. Unless things
change you can very rarely get to where you want to go. Some of these changes will be changes you
have to go through yourself, but many of them will be the changes which you've pushed through to
reach your ultimate goal - indeed there may well be sacrifices. When you can almost smell success
you can't let anything get in your way and have to at times be ruthless. Nine is about nearly having it
all. Don't give up - everything's going the right way.

Memory Tip: The number 9 is the activity before the success of 10/10. Like 6, the number 9 also
looks like eye, ear, telephone but this time it's on a higher more adult level of communication and
action fuelled by determination and knowledge

10 He Becomes Successful - Ten out of ten - Success

The child has realised his dreams and in many ways he has grown up. He has made a success of
himself and achieved his ambitions. There is a sense of finality and accomplishment and the end of a
cycle. The ten is for top marks, abundance and accomplishments earned through hard work - it took
all the other stages to reach this point. With this sense of accomplishment can also come the sense of
looking for pastures new - for another challenge. There can be a big difference between success and
Memory Tip: Top marks, the realisation of a goal or dream. The end of a cycle and the start of a new

This is just one way of looking at the numbers one to ten, but I wanted to explain the life cycle idea
first because it's one of the easiest to remember. Some of the numbers are easier to grasp than others
so here are some other things to bear in mind when you're trying to remember all of this:

1 and 10 are obviously beginnings and endings - the starts of things and everything that's exciting
about new ventures, and the ends of things and the satisfaction of completion

2 for cooperation is pretty easy to remember, for love, balance, coming together

3 for expansion makes sense when you think of two people having a third to create a family - it's
about concepts becoming reality and partnerships bearing fruit

4 for stability makes sense when you think of the four walls of a house - the family need somewhere
to live, solid foundations

5 for the growth in the home itself, and the 'hive' of activity inside needing to expand outside of the
four walls - it's the four walls of the house, with something growing inside of it!

6 for communication, the 6 looks like an eye, an ear AND a telephone!

7 for the spiritual 'seventh heaven' and the questioning shape like a question mark

8 is 'out of the gate' - getting out there and doing it

9 is the final push for victory, the last mile, the planning coming to fruition

10 is the successful outcome, the realisation of everything that has gone before, the end of one cycle
and the start of another

Let's remind ourselves of the whole story another way, this time dividing the numbers into three
'chapters' or sections:

1-3 : I Stand Alone / Two's Company / Three's A Crowd

The first three numbers are about fresh starts and early development

The numbers 1-3 have their own little story. A single person (1) meets someone (2) and has a baby
(3). When you're a single young adult (1) it's all about excitement and trying new things out with great
enthusiasm. Then you meet someone (2) and share your life with them in a less selfish way. Then
(sometimes!) you have a baby (3) and you've both made a new number one!

These first three numbers are relatively easy to understand. I Stand Alone, Two's Company & Three's
A Crowd are well known sayings and perfectly illustrate what each number means.

4-7 : These Four Walls / Five Alive / Six Is social / 7th Heaven

Numbers four to seven are more to do with childhood and the family growing

Security is needed so a house (4) is built for the family to live in. The baby grows into a child (5) and
introduces all that crazy activity that revolves around having kids. The child learns to communicate
and becomes a true member of the family (6). As he becomes a young adult he asks more big
questions and becomes more aware of his place in the world (7).

8-10 : Eight Through The Gate / Plan Nine / Ten Out Of Ten

These last numbers are more to do with adulthood and achievement

Finally the young adult leaves home to go and make his way in the world (8). He makes things
happen, and his involvement in the real world shapes that world, even changes it (9). He becomes
successful, realises his dreams and is able to stand on his own two feet (10). The moment this
happens however the cycle is over and it is now HE who is the number one.
Flash Cards
To enable you to learn the meanings of the numbers as quickly as possible you can download the flash
cards that accompany this book by registering this product online using the following link:


Once registered you will be sent the flash cards by email. They are designed to be printed onto index
cards so that you can take them with you wherever you go to brush up your number knowledge. As
they are a pdf file they can also easily be imported into a smart phone for reading on the go.
Good Luck!
I hope you've enjoyed learning to give Numerology readings using this system and the Lo Shu Square.
You can learn the arrow meanings in next to no time, and gradually add your knowledge of the
individual numbers to the mix by studying the text and using the flash cards to practice remembering
what they all mean.

Giving a reading like this is largely about comparisons. You may find that drawing three grids and
giving a reading solely based upon the arrows is plenty for most people because once you get talking
this can last for quite some time. By adding the numbers and the frequency of the numbers across all
three grids you have so much to talk about you can easily go on for half an hour to an hour or more.

The more readings systems you learn the easier they get, and you can learn a lot from one system to
use with another. Giving readings is a somewhat vague art, and the best way to learn is to actually
practice, practice, practice. If you've enjoyed this book please check out my other books on Palmistry,
Graphology, Cartomancy and Cold Reading.

Best of luck with the Lo Shu square! Have fun giving readings. Keep them upbeat, positive and fun -
don't forget that they should be entertaining as well as informative!

Take care

Julian Moore