It is the study of numbers that reflect a person's path in life, characteristics and abilities. The sum of numbers in your name and birth date are supposed to have a cosmic relation.Considered alongside of the paranormal. astrology and divinatory studies. It is regarded by some as superstition and pseudoscience and people that are born on the same date may or may not have same or similar characteristics. It is based upon ancient theories, and astrology as alchemy are closely related. Interest in the Orient and other parts of the world and ancient studies have made it more popular. It is highly debated as to it being legitimate in its claims or what it purports to be.