The Difference Between Astrology and Numerology

When I started studying numerology, the main question I had was, what is the difference Between Astrology and Numerology? After studying for a while learned some of the differences between astrology and numerology and here are some of the differences I discovered.

The two metaphysical sciences, astrology and numerology are immensely popular today. Man’s failures and his insecurities drive him to seek solace, and both Astrology and Numerology have their sets of firm believers and can be used as tools to teach you about yourself.

The main differences between astrology and numerology

The Difference Between Astrology and Numerology

Astrology is studying planets, movement of planets and their influence on human lives. It is related to Astronomy. Numerology.

Astrological chart of a person is a set of complicated calculation derived from the planetary positions of the sun, stars, and the moon, as they were at the time of a person’s birth. Hence the date of birth of a person along with the time of his birth and the birthplace is immensely important in astrology.

Some people may consider Astrology as a science as it uses facts of Astronomy. Some people will disagree with this and tag Astrology as an art. Some may even think, it as just a scam or bullshit. However Astrology had been used all over the world for thousands of years.

Western Astrology and Vedic Astrology

Western Astrology and Indian Vedic Astrology are different. Western Astrology is based on Sun’s position in relation to the Earth. Vedic Astrology focuses on 12 zodiac signs, 27 stars, and 9 planets. The western chart is round in shape and Vedic chart has a square shape.

Why astrology is so popular?

Astrology is a very popular subject among human being, most people want to know about their future, they want to know their good time and bad times so they can be prepared, artists, politicians, entreprenuers, sportsmen and normal people consult astrologers each and every day, this is why Astrology is getting popular each and every day.

Limitations of Astrology

In order for an astrologist to predict correctly your future, they will need three things, your date birth, your date place and your date time, they ask this information because they want to know how stars and planets were aligned the moment of your birth.

In my opinion, it is very difficult to know the exact time someone was born, this is because the moment when the baby is born all peoples who are around are concerned about the well being of the mother and the baby and when they are sure that they are ok they will start the process of registering the birth time and another important information.

In developed countries, the difference between the real birth time and the recorded time can vary up to 45 minutes and in third-world countries, it is even worse.

This alone can make your astrological prediction not 100% correct and if you add the human error in astrological reading the accuracy can be even lower.


On the other hand, numerology is the science of numbers and names. It is believed that each person vibrates with the energy of a certain numerological number.

The Difference Between Astrology and Numerology


The numerological number is calculated on the basis of a person’s date of birth and on the basis of a person’s name. It is believed that each number from 0 to 9 vibrates differently and is responsible for a person’s success or failure.

Numbers do play a big role in our lives. Numbers are everywhere and you can’t live without numbers. When you get up at 6 o clock, the number 6 comes in and then till you retire to bed, you come across numbers several times in your daily life.

As per Numerology numbers can influence your life. Your date of birth can tell something about your characters and your future. Numerology can help you to find your lucky numbers, lucky colors, lucky gemstones, and lucky names.

Application of numerology

You can use Numerology to choose the right name for your baby. Sound has positive or negative effects. If you have a good name, when many people call you, you get positive vibrations and that will do good in your life.

Similarly, a bad name can have a negative impact on your life. You can use Numerology for your name correction. You can change your name and get good results. Gemstones are energy sources of planets.

By knowing the heart desire number and personality number of a person, you can prepare yourself for a meeting, a date or a job interview.

Limitation of numerology

For me, the main limitation of numerology is that it does not take into account the place of birth (which Astrology take into account), for me, this is very important, I think John Alan Smith who was born in South Africa is very different from John Alan Smith who was born the same day and same time in England.

But in defense of numerology, I must say that even if those two individuals were born in the same place and the same time means having the same life path number, personality numbers, and heart desire number, one can be vibrating in the positive vibes of those number and other can be vibrating in the negative vibes of those numbers and they can have a very different life.

My experience with Astrology and Numerology.

I have many readings from different astrologists and numerologists, and there is a very small difference between astrology reading and my numerology reading, so for me, the difference between Astrology and Numerology is very narrow.

Final words

As I said for me there is a very small difference between Astrology and Numerology, in my experience, this is how you can use both of them.

Astrology can be used to know about your future. You can also use Astrology to know about the remedies to be used to minimize the bad effects during your bad period of life. However, you should not make important decisions based only on Astrology. You can just refer Astrology as a guide and make decisions taking into account the other important factors.

You can use Numerology to choose a lucky name for you, to choose lucky gemstones, lucky numbers and lucky colors. I hope you have found this article useful and now you know the difference between Astrology and Numerology.

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