Numerologist jobs(Also known as Isopsephist, Integer Analyst, Divinatorialist)
A numerologist is somebody who studies the significance of numbers in order to make predictions on future outcomes or interpret the meaning of past or current events or circumstances. The practice of using numerological divination systems to apply meaning to an integer dates back thousands of years. Early mathematicians, such as Pythagoras, often used isopsephy (the allocation of a numerical value to a letter of the alphabet), and the concept and its methods have remained popular since then. The actual study of modern-day numerology is thought to have therapeutic benefits to those who embrace its value structure, and numerologists will often earn their living by organising seminars or “road shows” to explain to others the significance of its principles. The main income of a numerologist is derived directly from the client, who pays for a “reading”. Other numerologists earn money by writing regular magazine or newspaper columns similar to the more common (and very popular) astrological horoscope.
SalaryDue to the flexible nature of the work and the fact that a numerologist is free to manage their own client diary, seminar schedule and submission of magazine and newspaper editorial content, the freelance pay scale can range from `zero' to `exceptional'. Individual numerology readings often cost upwards of £20. Seminars will often cost around £50 per entrant for a well-recognised numerologist, so a sold-out hall of 1500 attendees is obviously a fruitful endeavour. It can be tough to become established, but the long-term prospects for numerologists who can manage their own time well and market themselves effectively are very good.
- To understand the basic meaning behind each of the nine `common' integers.
- To understand the mathematical principles behind the isopsephy conversion of letters to numbers and vice versa.
- Be able to obtain information from the client in a calming, persuasive and non-intrusive way.
- Be able to illustrate findings to the client in a logical and “story-driven” manner that is easy for the person having the reading done to understand.
- Be comfortable addressing a large audience if giving seminars
- Be confident with numerological practices and able to explain fully if teaching others.
QualificationsThere are no formal academic barriers to entry, although numerologists who wish to practise professionally will find clients are perturbed by a lack of paperwork, denoting practitioners' credentials. There are various study-at-home courses and foundation-by-mail type courses which provide a reasonable insight, and are backed by some form of certificate on completion. Holistic colleges are a relatively recent innovation in education, and can furnish would-be practitioners with a certificate of completion also. Numerologists wishing to give seminars are usually expected to have completed training in-house with the organisation which they will be representing, and some demand quite an intensive input in terms of time, effort and responsibilities.
- Reasonable aptitude for mathematics. Whilst a degree in quantum dynamics is unlikely to be necessary for the simple 2+2 equations, a feel for maths is important to project confidence.
- People skills are crucial because so much of the work relies on interpretation and analysis.
- Excellent communication skills are paramount. Even if the numerologist is not to give seminars, they should feel comfortable talking in detail in a face-to-face environment.
- A good analytical mind is helpful in quickly transposing the formulaic results into meaningful rhetoric.