The Heart's Desire Number (also known as the The Soul's Urge or, simply, The Soul Urge) represents precisely what it implies. It speaks of the thing or things you yearn for the most. These are the dreams of your heart, the ultimate ideals for which you long and meditate upon. It also tells of the thing or things that motivate you and reveals the true intentions behind numerous actions. This number has a strong influence on everything you do in your life. This includes, but is not limited to, your home and work environments, the company you keep, your lifestyle choices and your tastes. Your Heart's Desire number tells much about your soul's journey in its present incarnation.
Your heart's desire is calculated using the vowels in your name and, in this instance, middle names count. What ever name you were given at birth is what you are going to use to find your Heart's Desire Number. The vowels in question are A, E, I, O, U, and (sometimes) Y. The “sometimes Y” rule is important in this calculation.
Without diverting too far into a lesson in English phonics, vowel sounds are those phonetic tones that complete syllables. Where there's a syllable, there's a vowel. In words like “my” or “cry” it is easy to tell that the Y functions as a vowel. What many people don't know is that it is also a vowel in any word where it supplies the vowel sound in the syllable. That also makes Y a vowel in words like “marry,” “carry” “very” and “sorry.” If your name is something like Karyn, Bryan, Gary or Yvonne, you want to count the Y as a vowel. It is not a vowel in words like “year,” “yes,” “yawn” or “yank” because there is at least one vowel present already and its sound completes a syllable.
Another way to determine vowels from consonants is in the resonance of the letter. Vowels have a more drawn-out sound to them like “ayyy” or “ahhh.” They also mimic each-other in some instances. “Ahhh” for example can be represented by an A or an O. “Eee” can be represented by an E or an I. Consonants have more defined tones and are more sharp. This is true even of consonants like C that have both hard and soft pronunciations (“sss” like in “ice” and “kuh” as in “cream”).
I thought it important to make that brief diversion since there are some people who have never had those concepts explained to them, and also because not everyone speaks English as a native language. Since this guide assumes use of the English language, understanding the basics is essential for doing accurate calculations.
The main numerology page contains a chart that shows the numerical values of each letter in the English alphabet. Since we are only dealing with six letters in this chapter, I have listed the numerical values of the vowels for you. They are as follows:
To find your Heart's Desire Number, add together the numerical values of all of the vowels in your name – first, middle and last. If you have more than one middle name and you were given it at birth, include it. For example, Elizabeth Marie Rogers would extract the vowels in her name and add them up:
5 + 9 + 1 + 5 +1 + 9 + 5 + 6 + 5 = 46
She would then keep reducing until a single digit is reached: 4+6 = 10; 1+0 = 1
Elizabeth Marie Rogers' Heart's Desire Number is 1. Now go ahead and calculate your own and refer to the following interpretations.