Although the principles of numerology are generally related, there are significant differences in the way numbers are perceived in the Western and Oriental culture.
Westerners consider 1 the number that embodies the masculinity, so people who have it in their charts as their destiny number are great leaders, courageous, full of initiative, but they can also act impulsively. The Oriental numerology associates it with independence and perseverance, but also with isolation and solitude.
2 is the feminine principle in Western numerology, and, if your life is governed by this number, you are most likely a friendly, gentle and caring person. However, this number is also associated with timidity and a melodramatic personality. In the East, 2 is the symbol of stability and symmetry, being perceived as one of the luckiest numbers.
Happiness and enthusiasm are the attributes of a person whose life is ruled by the number 3 in the numerology chart, according to the Western system. On the other hand, the negative character features carried by this number are egoism and a rapidly shifting mood. The Chinese numerology considers 3 as the symbol of regeneration and plenitude.
The Western numerologists see 4 as representing a solid and reliable character, but also a narrow-minded and rigid person. For the Orientals, this number is considered as a very bad omen, because it is pronounced almost similar to “death”.
The ability to socialize well is just a few of the core characteristics associated with the number 5 in Western numerology. Just like all the other numbers, it also carries negative features, and the people who have it in their charts are prone to being unreliable and are addicted to something or someone. The Easterners see this number as the balance between different character traits.
In Western Numerology, 6 represent’s compassion and relates to people who are always ready to support others, sacrificing their own interest. On the other hand, selfishness and instability are also associated with it. In the East, this number defines wealth and is considered an extremely good omen.
The number 7 in Western Numerology signifies someone who is always driven to seek out more knowledge, but the people whose destiny is ruled by it can become excessively possessive. In the Orient, it is perceived as symbolizing unity and long lasting friendship.
The Western numerologists see the number 8 as representing the perfect balance, the power to achieve great things, but they also associate it with dishonesty and greed. The Chinese see the presence of this number in a chart as a guarantee for prosperity and success in businesses.
9 is the most complex number of Western Numerology, defining a forgiving person, with a broad mind and artistic talents. On the other hand, people whose lives are represented by this number can become arrogant and cold hearted. The Eastern people see it as a symbol of a long and healthy life.