Here are several examples of finding Digital Root:
1) 123 = 1 + 2 + 3 = 6. Six is the digital root for the number 123. Since 123 is an odd number, it is not divisible by 6. However, it is still divisible by 3.
2) 132 = 1 + 3 + 2 = 6. Six is the digital root for the number 132. Since 132 is an even number, it is divisible by 6 and by 3.
3) 198 = 1+ 9 + 8 = 18 = 1 + 8 = 9. Nine is the digital root for the number 198; so, 198 is divisible by 9 as well as by 3.
4) 201 = 2 + 0 + 1 = 3. Three is the digital root for the number 201; so, 201 is divisible by 3.
The first time I learned about Digital Root was about six years ago at a workshop presented by Kim Sutton. (If you have never been to one of her workshops - GO! It is well worth your time.) Anyway, I was beside myself to think I had never learned Digital Root. Oh, the math classes I sat through, and the numbers I tried to divide by are too munerous to mention! It actually gives me a mathematical headache. And to think, not knowing Digital Root was the ROOT of my problem!
Below are sample observations which might appear on the cards.
Likes to work alone; shy and withdrawn; wears a great deal of make-up.
She has a good self concept and is friendly. Her preferred learning style is visual based on the modality survey.
Leader, at times domineering, likes to play games where money is involved.
His preferred learning style is auditory (from the modality survey). He can be a “bully,” especially in competitive games. He tends to use aggressive language with those who are not considered athletic.
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