Hi Lily and all,
I find it important to look at what an oracle points to as "what road I am on" rather than "what is to come".
The tangents, possible outcomes and eventual reality is always based on direction, Past-(behind us) present-(the here and now point I am at) and future (where the tangent leads)
We always have a choice if we can see clearly.
Numerology boils things down, like the three drops from the cauldron. It is an oracle which as Karl mentions, simplifies. In some ways this may seem "over-simple".
However in the ways of an oracle to clear the view, make things easy to see, then that is the goal.
The numbers which surround us then come into view, like our birth date, however much more.
Our numbers are many. Our address, our phone number, our Social Security number, The important dates, weddings, funerals, things we plan, Random numbers like the odometer reading, and on I can go.
Here is a story to relate to in numerology that I link to how a computer may actually be a predictor or possibly from another view, synchronistic.
I had a customer come in and his name was Daemon, and he wanted a custom paint job done on his motorcycle. In this paint job he wanted inverted crosses, a she-devil in a martini glass and three dice, all showing the number six. Being a Druid I didn't mind or ask questions, however I began to laugh as I typed the ticket in the computer. He asked what was so funny and I told him his invoice number as 666. "Suits me fine" he said and found it kind of interesting. I shook it off as possibly coincidence, kind of thought my computer was in sync with me so much that possibly it "just happened".....
However, later in the year another customer came in and had lost a friend at the race track. They raced dirt bikes and his buddy crashed and died, so he wanted his buddies race number on his helmet, the number was 724. I wasn't laughing this time as I typed the invoice and the number of that invoice was 724...
How is this numerology? some might ask. What I have learned is that many numbers affect us, surrounding us all the time. A computer is of course all numbers, binary.
I then began to realize the connections. Silicon, the very "sands of time" are indeed the very thing which a computer uses to compute. So with this more connections come. Those of Crystal and just about every stone.
From there I began to realize how almost every if not every oracle is interconnected. We are the unique part of the equation. All other things are moving in an interconnected universe of time. The tangents are open ended, 0-1 all numbers between are points in this progression. (Thus base 10) or 1-0. Each road (Tangent) is 1 at one end and 0 at the other. The progressions are also expressed in planets, much like the Mayan calendar, an interconnected set of cycles. How we see them and our choice is what matters.
Language is expressed by sound, analogue vibrations, so again even it, as complex like a computer, is based on a very simple reality.
Such is my story for numerology.