What is numerology?

Question: What is numerology?

Answer: Numerology is the study of numbers and how the occult may influence them. Numerology is to numbers what astrology is to stars. A numerologist will believe that each person has a numerological "reading" that can be deduced from his or her birth date, and the resulting reading means something, much like a star sign is said to influence a person born under it. In numerology, a reading of 8, for example, means that person will be self-sacrificing, among other things.