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Dear expert

I have easy question

I am in the process of changing my name; according to numerology my life path number, which is derived from my birth date is 7, and my natural matches are 1, 5, 7. My current destiny number, which is derived from the sum of (first + middle + Last names) is 9, but 9 is not one of my natural match numbers.  

I donít know if the natural match numbers mean that the new name should add up to 1, 5, or 7 ?

Should the total sum of (first + middle + last names) result in 1, 5, or 7 ?

Is it possible to be life path 7 with destiny number name 3 or 8 ?

Thank you for your help

Hi Eli,

Thank you for this interesting question. I would like to help you with Kabbalistic numerology (gematria), however; your birth date using the Gregorian Calendar is a non-starter.

Please send me your full name (spelled-out with Hebrew letters; your name in English is not necessary).

Also, is your "life path" number originating from Etz Chaiim? If so, please explain how you arrived at this number.   

The method which you are describing relates to general numerology, and there are other experts here who can assist you in that specific category.  

I'll look forward to receiving your additional information, and then I'll be able to assist you from a Kabbalistic perspective.  


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