Numerology: Essence number for 2013



Today I promised you some numerology goodness.

I signed up for email newsletters from 123 Numerology a little bit ago and since then, they’ve sent extremely valuable info, so much that I’ve even made a separate folder for them in my email.

But that isn’t what this is about. Today, this post is about your Essence number.

The people over at 123 Numerology describe it as: Essence numbers are complex calculations that are used to describe important transits in an individuals life.Essence numbers describe dominant demanding influences or what seems to permeate the general atmosphere throughout a number of years. The interpretations define what is most in need of attention or focus during that numbered year.

So are you ready to figure it out? I think it’s easiest if you get out a piece of paper, make 5 columns titled- year, age, name letters, lv (letter value), and essence. Below are the ones I did for myself (note there are two because I had a Korean birth name and a given American name):


Got your paper all column-ed out? Let’s go! (This is going to be rather long, but trust me, it’s something fun and worthwhile to do!)


This method of calculating transits begins at birth with the first letter of your birth name, the first letter of your middle name and the first letter of your last name. These values are totaled and define the Essence of your year from birth to age 1.  We then go on to calculate the Essence of each year of the life.

The best way to learn this method is to jump right into it so here is the worksheet you will be using.  Keep in mind this work sheet can extend for as many years as you want it to or just a period of years…. It depends on what period of a person’s life you want to examine.

Note that in the chart below F M L is where you will be entering the values for the First, Middle and Last Names

Year    Age        Letter      Letter     Essence of Transit
YYYY  from-to  Transit     Value      Total = Single Digit
F  M  L     F  M  L
____    ___    _  _  _     _  _  _      ____ = ___
____    ___    _  _  _     _  _  _      ____ = ___
____    ___    _  _  _     _  _  _      ____ = ___
____    ___    _  _  _     _  _  _      ____ = ___
____    ___    _  _  _     _  _  _      ____ = ___
____    ___    _  _  _     _  _  _      ____ = ___

Notice that in the above example that you could extend for as many years in the past or the future as you want (just not before birth.) Usually a professional would expand this chart to span 70 or 80 years or he or she would isolate just a few years that a client specifically wanted a reading about. You could a span of 70 years if you like but for the purpose of this example we have only done four to show you what the Essences chart that you will be doing your calculations in should look like.

First fill in the following:

* Year:  Start with the year of birth and calculate the timing as if the year begins on the birthday (not January 1).

* Age: Start with the age at from birth and then fill it in as you go down. Begin with 0-1, then 1-2, and so on.

* Letter Transits: Insert the letters of the first name under the letter F, middle name under M, and last name under L. Repeat the letters of name as explained here.

* Letter Values: Insert the numeric value of the numbers in the letter transit.

* Essence of Transit: To come up with the total add the numeric value of the numbers in the letter transit together and then reduce them to a single digit.

You’ll need to recall those letter values, so here is chart for easy reference:

1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9

A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I
J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R
S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

You must place the letters of your name on this worksheet. Begin with the first letter of your first name. Each letter in this name will last a number of years (from 1 to 9) depending on its numerology number designation.

In the interest of keeping this lesson short and sweet let’s use a very simple name for this example: Sue Ann Dunn and lets say she was born in 1960 and we want to do a chart for her from birth to age 20.

Thus, if the first name is Sue we would note that the first letter S it is valued at 1 year.  This would be placed under the F (for First Name) column for one year.

Next we notice that the value of U is 3.  U would be filled in under the F column for the next 3 years. This would be followed by the value for E, which is five years. When the end of the name is reached you then start repeating the cycle at S.

You would then repeat the same process for the Middle (Ann) and Last name (Dunn), finding the number values and using their value to find the length of the transit and also
their numerological value.

In the end the chart would look like this

Year    Age     Letter      Letter    Essence of Transit
YYYY  from-to   Transit     Value     Total = Single Digit
F  M  L     F  M  L

1960     0-1    S  A  D     1  1  4       6 = 6

1961     1-2    U  N  D     3  5  4      12 = 3

1962     2-3    U  N  D     3  5  4      12 = 3

1963     3-4    U  N  D     3  5  4      12 = 3

1964     4-5    E  N  U     5  5  3      13 = 4

1965     5-6    E  N  U     5  5  3      13 = 4

1966     6-7    E  N  U     5  5  3      13 = 4

1967     7-8    E  N  N     5  5  5      15 = 6

1968     8-9    E  N  N     5  5  5      15 = 6

1969     9-10   S  N  N     1  5  5      11 = 11 and 2 *

1970    10-11   U  N  N     3  5  5      13 = 4

* Notice that values that add up 11 and 22 will have two interpretations – ones for the master numbers and ones for 2 and 4.


OKAY! Did you do it? Ready to interpret these numbers now? Here we go!

Essence Number 1

The Essence of the number 1 signals a time of initiation, birth and rebirth. It is generally a healthy exciting time when new ideas are developed and a general atmosphere of optimism prevails.

Essence #1 can also denote a period of growth that can lead to recognition, respect and fame. It can also denote a happy time in your career when you are finally making money doing something you love.

Of course there is no birth without labor and a one Essence period can denote a time of great change.  However it is also a period of strength and stamina so you can handle anything that comes your way.

If this essence remains in effect for 3 years or more… it can indicate a tumultuous time in which their might be too many changes for a person to handle It can signify a series of dramatic changes that (for better or worse) keep the person hopping. Whatever the event or change is, its’ impact is felt for years.

It is also a period of time when you can expect a great deal of assistance and nurturing from others.

Essence Number 2

The Essence of number 2 is a time of consolidation and organization. It is also a period of growth but it may also contain setbacks.

Usually during this Essence period people are very focused on their relationships and making them work. Teamwork is also a focus of this aspect and it is not very likely you
will get very far in life without the cooperation of other people.

Energy and vitality are often low during this cycle and you may need to be nurtured or mentored by others. The Two cycle is also associated with frustrations, obstacles, delays and setbacks that are all part of a larger, often spiritual learning curve.

If this essence remains in effect for 3 years or more…you may experience a period of nervous or psychological difficulties due to the frustrations and tensions this period brings.

Essence Number 3

The Essence of the number 3 denotes a joyous and gratifying period in life. Friends both old and new may be the focus of your life. It can also indicate a time when you find a love or have an old love renewed.

Adventures, travels and the opportunity to expand your horizons in every aspect of your life also characterize this period. Its’ emphasis is on good times and successful ventures.

An Essence 3 number is also associated with fame and recognition for artists and performers of every kind. It is a good time for creativity and entrepreneurship.

If this period extends for 3 years or more it indicates a turning point for a creative individual in which they become very famous.
Essence Number 4

This cycle indicates a more serious or sober time. It is a time of organization and discipline. Struggles with financial, health and career matters are indicated.

Usually an Essence 4 period is not that fun as nothing seems to fall in your lap and you have to earn every penny you make. It is a time that requires a practical, rational outlook on life.  Things build slowly and although success is possible it does not come easily.

This period is also identified with limitations or restrictions that could occur in an area of your life. Often these health, financial or relationship setbacks serve to make you stronger and build your character.

If this essence is in effect for 3 years or more life might feel like an endless struggle. However at the end of this type of cycle usually lies a major personal triumph or career accomplishment.

Essence Number 5

This Essence number indicates a period of time when you may experience more independence and freedom.  You may find yourself single at this time and life may seem like an endless number of adventures.

Travel or a change of residence is also indicated by an Essence 5 period. The influence also stresses changes, opportunities and rapidly changing circumstances that require constant flexibility.

One drawback of this period is loneliness and another is a tendency to scatter your interests in so many directions that you don’t accomplish anything at all.

If an Essence 5 period lasts for 3 or more years it can reflect a period of financial or mental instability or having to constantly relocate or be “on the run” because of circumstances you can’t control.

Essence Number 6

This denotes a very cozy and domestic period of time when home and the family will be the main focus. It can also indicate marriage or starting a family.

This is a very dutiful, civic-minded influence and during a Number 6 period people are more likely to devote themselves to good causes to do with improving their community.

This influence can also mean assuming extra responsibility for elderly relatives or cousins or dealing with a family member’s health problems.

If an Essence 6 period extends for three years or longer then it might indicate a period during which you are completely at the mercy of a family member’s problems. It
might also mean having a lot of children in a short period of time. It can also indicate the giving up one’s ambition to support a family, adoption and foster care.

Essence Number 7

This period denotes a time of introversion or self-imposed isolation. You may not feel like connecting to other people much. Your focus may only be on your own self-growth, hobbies and interests.

A Number 7 Essence period can also indicate a retreat in order to try and heal oneself psychological or emotionally. It is a good period to embark on therapy.

The period can also indicate an intense period of learning or study or a period when a focus on one’s education does not leave much time for anything else.

If the Number 7 Essence is in effect for 3 years or more it can indicate that a traumatic event has turned you away from society. Mental illness is a possibility as is incarceration. It can also indicate a person not in touch with reality.

Essence Number 8

This is a lucky time in which it is very easy for you to get ahead financially. Usually people acquire a lot of valuable material things during this period.

The Number 8 Essence denotes a time when your professional reputation and credibility is enhanced. It is easily to build a business or career and many come to respect you as
an expert or a pillar of the community.

It is a period during which you are likely to meet a lot of people who can help you with your career. The drawback is that you are so busy that you might not have much time for
family, romance or health.

If the Essence 8 period lasts more than three years …periods of 8 Essence exceeding 3 years it can mean a
period where you achieve wealth, fame, power and status to an extreme degree.

Essence Number 9

This can designate a period in your life when you are very much ruled by your emotions.  Many people either meet or break up with a soul mate during this influence.

The Essence Number 9 also denotes a period where you may experience many endings and upsetting changes. Things that used to interest you may become dull and your tastes and hobbies may change.

This period can also describe a time of soul searching and a devotion to religious or philanthropic causes.

If the Number 9 Essence period lasts for more than 3 years it can denote a non-stop catastrophic love affair or being deluded by a cultist religious beliefs.


Essence Number 11 and 22

For the Essences of the number 11 and 22, refer to 2 and 4 respectively. However, the 11 Essence has a very strong spiritual overtone about it, while the 22 Essence may signal a time of significant achievement or fame.


So how was it?! Once again, I know it was long but hopefully you figured out your numbers since you were born and for the next handful of years!

It’s funny because 2012 was a number 4 for me and it was definitely a time of financial hardship and earning every penny I made. But next year, better the next four years, I have an essence number of 8! I can’t tell you about how stoked I am to see what the Universe has in store for me :).

I hope this helped you understand a little bit more about yourself and whats to come. I’m no expert on numerology, but I’d be glad to help anyone with questions they may have with this chart!



8 responses to “Numerology: Essence number for 2013

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  4. Have you had a numerology reading from a psychic? If so, how does a numeroloy reading compare to the exercise done on your own? I’ve had a reading done at but just curious if you have done both before I delve into this further.

    • I’ve never had one done by a psychic. I have to admit that some of my past years (that I can recall) were a bit off, but the readings that were within the last 3 years were pretty spot on. I’ve yet to find a psychic that seems legit to me!

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