“I feel it is time to change my name. My married name no longer suits me and I believe that the change will help me better in a new direction in my life. Even though the session with you was very exciting, I still have two names that I love, but achh.. not sure which to pick! It is truly a challenge.” —Mary or is it Maryrae or is it Brianna?
Also, I am still confused about what is the difference between the soul number, value and expression number in numerology?
Greer: Many of my clients are in the same boat as you. They know they no longer want the name they have been using. In numerology, we can compare the challenges of the old name to your destiny number. Then we find new names that are intriguing to you and see how they can bring an inspiring unique energy into your life. It might be a good idea to try out the new name for a month and ask friends to start calling you that name. After a month, you will know if it feels right.
Here is a creative way that helped “Mary” decide. Being the innovative artist and teacher that she is, she used her own coaching technique to help her choose the right name. Mary created two Wisdom Paintings by tuning into each name. (Read more about this process at Wisdom Painting.com). To the right are the creative name pieces, one for Brianna and one for Mary Rae. This process helped her choose her new identity — Brianna (Mary) Rush.
So lets talk about Soul/Value/Expression and Elton John
In a numerology chart, your “soul’s essence” number (the sum of the vowels) represents your inner knowing and being; and the “expression” number (the sum of your soul + value numbers) is the way you share it to the world. The value number (the sum of the consonants in your name) represents what you are attracted to and who/what is attracted to you. Let’s take entertainer Elton John as an illustration. See chart below.
Elton John’s numerology chart illustrates charisma and compassion.
The singer, song writer was born March 25, 1947, as Reginald Kenneth Dwight. His destiny number (sum of birthday) is 8 — all about charismatic leadership and success. He used Reginald Dwight until his early 20s. As he set out into his musical career, a more upbeat name was essential. It shows true in numerological terms that the name Elton John has a more outgoing expression.
As Reginald Dwight, his soul’s essence number is the master 11. His inner being, (or heart’s desire number) without influence of environment or family dynamics or psychology. The soul number of 11 is a master number of inspiration, brilliant ideas and psychic ability. Seeing what is not seen by the naked eye. Seeing truth at a high level. You can hear it in his songs. People who use their 11’s can change the world or at least people who come in contact with you.
With Elton John, yes, the name is more fun, and less stiff, so it is understandable that the entertainer would want to change his name. Here his soul’s essence number is an 8. The eight is the inner connection to abundance and power.
The value number of 4 and 6.
The 4 is the entertainer’s birth name value number. This number represents your values, how you see the world and how the world sees you. What you are attracted to and who is attracted to you. The 4 is the earth, grounded and stable. The four is the builder and the organizer. In value, you are attracted to things making sense, building and stability. Everything being in its place.
In Elton, his value number is 6. He values and attracts compassion and love from his audience. The six adds a warmth in his voice.
Expression number of 6 and 5
Six is also Reginald’s expression number. The expression number represents how you express yourself to the world and to yourself. The six is the good friend, the compassionate being who is a teacher and supportive person. Very kind and loving.
As Elton, his expression is the flamboyant, energetic and charismatic entertainer, the 5.
Interested in a name change? Book a session with Greer Jonas here.
Other topics you might enjoy.
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- Barbra Streisand’s real name was Barbara
- What was Sting’s real name?
- Finding a new business name
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