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Letters, like numbers, are divine ciphers but in alphabet form. Attached to each letter are two numerical values: 1. Basic Value and 2. Specific Value. Knowing the number equivalent  of each letter is the basis of that part of numerology dealing with words. Let's look at the Basic Value of each letter first.

Basic Letter Value Chart

As we see in the following chart, the nine basic numbers are segregated into letter groupings. The grouping associated with each single number is called a "genus." The single number heading each genus is called a "crown."  For example,  in the crown One Genus are the letters A - J and S. All of these have a numerical value equaling one. The Two Genus consists of the letters B - K and T. These numbers have a single (basic or simple) value of two. The Three Genus includes the letters C - L and U. Its letters all maintain a simple value of three and so forth through the basic numerical spectrum (the simple numbers 1 through 9).

Basic Letter Value Chart

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Specific Letter Value Chart

Although the numbers of each genus have the same simple value, each letter has its own "specific value."  For example, A - J and S all have a basic value of 1 but the letter A is the only pure 1. The letter J is the tenth letter of the alphabet and although it has a simple value of 1, it has a specific value of 10. The letter S is also in the One Genus but it has a specific value of 19 because it's the 19th letter of the alphabet. The Specific values of each letter are notated in the following chart.

Specific Letter Value Chart
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 A-1 B-2 C-3 D-4 E-5 F-6 G-7 H-8 I-9 J-10 K-11 L-12 M-13 N-14 O-15 P-16 Q-17 R-18 S-19 T-20 U-21 V-22 W-23 X-24 Y-25 Z-26 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

It is important to understand the specific value of each letter because each letter is its own person, exhibiting its own set of characteristics. For example, A - J and S all carry the same simple characteristics of the 1 genus (see Keywords), but J, being the 10th letter of the alphabet, carries not only the 1 but the "0" and its characteristics of gestation. The letter S is comprised of the 1 and the 9.  One represents the 'self' and Nine represents the universal stage of life. Hence, the letter S with its numerical value of 19 juxtaposes the micro and the macro, the individual with the masses. Thus, the specific numerical values of each letter offer additional information and "color" which are critical to an accurate assessment.  For more, read The King's Book of Numerology, Volume 1: Foundations & Fundamentals.