Numerology has a great deal to do with the numeric value of the

alphabet and there are many legends and theories about how this

came about.

The alphabet itself was inspired by pictorial representations

that recorded elaborate stories. These full pictographs originally

were abbreviated to form hieroglyphics with each symbol

depicting a word. As more time elapsed the glyphs were

further reduced to represent individual sounds and then the

consonants and vowels that we know today.

The modern alphabet that numerological systems are based on is

derived from an earlier hieroglyphic system that is still used by

Japanese and Chinese cultures. Each letter also symbolizes a

number. This has remained unchanged, even though our speech patterns

have evolved to make some sounds obsolete.

Each sound is thought to also have an esoteric spiritual

implication, with an essence that can be described as a number. Even

more meaning is given to the very first letter of the word.

Here is a breakdown of the numerical vibrations of the letters in

the alphabet according to ancient numerology systems that

originated in Babylon and Egypt. In these systems, personality was

analyzed by the first letter of the name.

A is the numerical equivalent of 1 and symbolizes confidence. When

it's the first vowel in a name, the person tends to be bold. On

the negative side, A can be critical of efforts of others.

B is the numerical equivalent of 2 and represents our emotions. A

person with a B first letter is friendly and a homebody. On the

negative side, B can be self absorbed if not a bit greedy.

C is the numerical equivalent of 3 and represents energy. C people

are talented and get along well with others. Negatively, C people

can be ruthless and cruel.

D is the numerical equivalent of 4 and represents balance. It is

very powerful and is the letter associated with business. When it

is the first consonant in a name the person is very tired. On the

negative side a D person can be stubborn.

E is the second vowel in the alphabet and is the numerical

equivalent of 5. It is a is warm hearted, loving and compassionate.

The E can be unreliable and a bit flaky.

F is the numerical equivalent of 6 and represents love. It is

warm-hearted, compassionate, and easy going. When it is the first

consonant in a name it carries the vibration of a nurturer.

Negatively, F people can be prone to self-pity.

G is the numerical equivalent of 7 and represents mysticism and

religious experiences. This letter is imaginative, creative, and

helpful. When it is the first consonant in a name, the bearer will

tend to be a loner. G's don't listen well to others.

H is the numerical equivalent of 8 and represents creativity and

power. This letter has a great deal of business talent. Negatively,

it can be self absorbed and greedy.

I is the third vowel of the alphabet and is the numerical

equivalent of 9. It represents law and as a general rule is

sensitive, compassionate and humane. On the negative side people

with this first letter can be ill-tempered.

J is the numerical equivalent of 1 and represents our aspirations.

This letter is truthful, benevolent and intelligent. When it is the

first consonant in a name the bearer will possess an unyielding

desire to not give up and will therefore find success - eventually.

Negatively, J can be lazy and lack direction.

K is the numerical equivalent of 2 and represents a person that

goes to extremes. K people are strong willed and influential.

Negatively, K can be dissatisfied with life and take their

discontent out on others.

L is the numerical equivalent of 3 and represents action. It is

charitable and well adjusted but can be somewhat accident prone.

M is the numerical equivalent of 4 and represents spirituality.

This letter has a great deal of self confidence and is therefore

likely to achieve success. The drawback is that people with this

letter can be workaholics.

N is the numerical equivalent of 5 and represents imagination. It

is intuitive and communicative, but negatively can be predisposed

to jealousy.

O is equates to the number 6. This letter represents patience,

compentence and is particularly studious. The drawback of being an

O is being a bit of a drama queen.

P is the numerical equivalent of 7 and represents power. When it is

the first consonant in a name the bearer is likely to think of

spiritual matters. Negatively, P people can be selfish and flaky.

Q is the numerical equivalent of 8 and represents originality. It

symbolizes genius and the unknowable. Negatively, Q can be too self

absorbed.

R is the numerical equivalent of 9 and is tolerant and humane but

has a tendency to become short tempered. When it is the first

consonant in a name the bearer will often act as a diplomat.

S is the numerical equivalent of 1 and represents beginnings. S

people are very sexy. Negatively, S can act impulsively without

concern for others.

T is the numerical equivalent of 2 and represents growth. It is a

restless letter which seeks answers to spiritual questions.

Negatively, T is overly emotional, indecisive and is often easily

influenced by the opinions of others.

U is the final true vowel in the alphabet and is the numerical

equivalent of 3. The U person is very lucky in all ways.

Negatively, U can be selfish, greedy and indecisive.

V is the numerical equivalent of 4 and represents construction. It

is an industrious letter which is tireless and efficient. However

V people can also be ruthless.

W is the numerical equivalent of 5 and represents self-expression.

These first letter people are artistic. Negatively, W can be greedy

and take too many risks.

X is the numerical equivalent of 6 and represents sexuality. This

letter is very sexy. Unfaithfulness is an unpleasant character

trait as well.

Y is the penultimate letter in our alphabet and is the numerical

equivalent of 7. This number loves freedom and dislikes restraint

of any kind. However Y can be indecisive and lazy.

Z is the final letter in our alphabet and is the numerical

equivalent of 8. It represents hope and peace. Negatively, Z first

letter people often act without thinking and without regard for

others.

As you can see this is quite a different way of looking at name

numerology but it is also a very ancient way that is often

very accurate.