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What a First Name Reveals

Stacey: This week our readers would like to know how we can use numerology to help us better understand the people we interact with in different contexts of our life: for example, in the workplace, at a networking event, social gathering, etc?

Sue:  By looking at just the first name, we can get a snapshot of a person’s energy and a general understanding of how his/her energy may complement or challenge our own.

When quickly deconstructing a person’s name, we can look at the first letter of someone’s first name as written on the birth certificate. This is called the “cornerstone.” In numerology, the cornerstone represents how a person approaches life and illustrates how a person deals with life's opportunities and challenges.

The first vowel in a first name, gives us a sneak preview into someone’s heart’s desire which shows us what motivates them and what brings them joy.

Finally, we look at the last letter of their first name. This letter energy tells us how someone sees projects or ideas through to the end and how they end relationships or experiences in life.

Stacey: That’s really cool Sue. Can you show us an example?

Sue: Sure. Let’s take my name Sue and see what it reveals about my nature. Then, let’s look at the name of someone named Brian I recently met to see what I can learn about building any kind of relationship with him.


Cornerstone- S is 1 energy revealing an independent thinker with original ideas and often thinks outside the box. The letter S is an emotional letter. The shape of it tells you that as it doesn’t sit firmly on the ground. It mirrors a rocker- sometimes tipping too much and causing distress.  The energy of the S can often experience emotional ups and downs and sometimes unexpected circumstances appear, usually around family. The S sometimes is so independent it doesn’t allow others to take part in decision making. Learning to allow others into their life without being opinionated will help them to complete those multiple ideas that flow on a daily basis.

First Vowel- U is 3 energy, which is a very emotional energy. The shape of it suggests that it doesn’t sit firmly in place, so when filled up with too much emotion it can tip over. This is typical for the 3 energy and is often demonstrated through sudden emotional outbursts. Creative expression and communications complement this letter, but being too impatient and impulsive is the down side.

Capstone- E is 5 energy which illustrates that one doesn’t easily finish projects on time. Procrastination is always looming. This energy would rather talk it out, while enjoying the company of friends.

When first meeting Sue I would instantly feel the strong energy of the 1. Any letter A, J, S will have this intensity.  The easiest way to approach this is through a conversation inquiring about them personally and what projects they are currently involved in. Forcing your opinion on them will backfire, so gracefully suggesting new ideas and letting them think about it is advised. You will be very well received and respected if you give them space to think things through independently. Being an S myself, I say this very humbly. Nobody is going to tell me what or how to do something; that’s just who I am. But I will tell you I always take someone else’s idea or opinion home with me, think about it and have no problem re-approaching them when I have come to a conclusion. Also, most often I give them the benefit of the doubt. So be patient with yourself and the energy of the A, J, S.

What a First Name Reveals


Cornerstone – B is 2 energy revealing a quiet person who is an observer and not one who is upfront and center. This energy is often the peacemaker. Diplomacy and gathering all the details is how this energy works.  Sensitivity is heightened which causes the B to not always speak its mind to avoid rocking the boat, which causes anxiety. This energy loves to work with others rather than being alone. Change comes very hard for the B.

First Vowel – I is 9 energy, which is another sensitive and emotional energy with intuitive insights. The heart’s desire is very serious in nature with intensity that can be hard for other energies to understand. It’s important that they focus on finding the positive. This can be a very caring energy but it needs to work on finding the balance between good and bad.

Capstone – N is 5 energy so decisions will be made on a project or situation through much discussion. It will be important that the right thing is done for the whole.

In first meeting Brian I would respect the appearance of shyness knowing that he probably is intuitively assessing the situation before making any decisions or forming any opinions. Brian is good with details so once I gain his trust and he knows that my intentions are also about diplomacy than a relationship can be started.

Remember that our energy is complex and we can learn much more about ourselves and others through an in-depth personal reading. But in our initial meetings or interactions with people, numerology can help be a helpful tool in giving us a snapshot of another’s energy in relation to our own.

Stacey: Even though this is just a snapshot of someone’s energy, it is so insightful. I would love to explore more of these name readings. Perhaps your readers can share some of the names they’d like to learn more about with you?

Sue: That’s a great idea. Do you have a name you’d like me to read?  I would love to do a name reading with a name that has meaning for you. Send the name you’d like me to read to or text (207) 907-5446. Confidentiality is highly respected, so your name will not be used without permission. Follow my blog to see if your question is featured and answered.

And, remember visit to make an appointment for an in-depth personal reading.  I am now also offering Tandem Readings at the Blue Heron in Bangor on Saturdays where you can receive an uplifting 60 minute reading with someone you care about.

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