# What is the Soul Urge Number? Here’s How To Calculate & Interpret Yours

## How to Calculate the Soul Urge Number

In Pythagorean Numerology, the Soul Urge Number (like the Destiny/ Expression Number) comes from the letters in your full name. However, to calculate it, we use only the vowels.

**This is because the consonants are pronounced with sharp edges and have a definitive beginning or end. They are the containers for how we express, representing our public personality and the traits we outwardly reveal to the world. But vowels are pronounced from free-flowing breath, they are formed of air, Spirit, and the formless, timeless essence we contain within.

### Here’s the Basic Soul Urge Calculation Method…

• First eliminate all of the consonants in your full birth name, so that you have only vowels remaining.
• Take the values assigned to each of these letters (using the table below) and add them all together.
• Add those numbers together, and reduce this to a single digit (or Master Number). Easy!

A = 1

E = 5

I = 9

O = 6

U = 3

Y=7 … Sometimes.

### What about the letter Y?

It can be hard to know what to do with the letter Y, because sometimes it’s used as a consonant, and sometimes as a vowel. It all depends on how it’s being used within each specific word, and what sound it makes.

Here are a couple of rules to follow, to help you work out whether to include it in your calculation:

### Use the letter “Y” as a vowel when …

• Y is the only vowel sound in the syllable (Terry, Gryffin, Kylie)
• Y precedes a vowel in another syllable and provides an additional vowel sound (Nya, Hyacinth)

### Use the letter “Y” as a consonant (and DON’T use it to calculate your Soul Urge Number) when…

• When Y is used in place of a hard consonant sound (Yoda, Yuliana, Toyota)
• When Y follows a vowel in the same syllable and does not provide a separate vowel sound (Grayson, Maya, Nataliya)

## The Master Number Exception

11 and 22 are Master Numbers, and they have unique meanings that require stand-alone readings. If you reach totals of 11 or 22 (and in many cases 33) stop your calculation there. You do not need to continue reducing.

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