Author : Gracy Yap

Genre : Non-fiction

Publisher : Gracy Yap

WHEN master numerologist Gracy Yap asked me to review her latest bestselling book, I jumped at the opportunity. With my interest in metaphysics, the prospect of digging into the Secrets Of Golden Numbers seemed absolutely fascinating to me.

Diving right into the book, I started off by working out my life path number and name expression number. Lucky me, I was born with some pretty nice golden numbers!

With these numbers, I learnt how my job – writing and meeting celebrities – suited me perfectly. These numbers also helped to identify the duality of my personality and helped me to understand myself better.

Then I looked at my friends’ numbers and these proved to be even more interesting. One is an award-winning journalist who keeps changing jobs and another, a fellow writer who loves travelling and enjoys taking on overseas assignments despite the workload. It turned out that both wouldn’t stay put because the numbers for constant movement and change of direction were indicated in their names. 

If you were not born with these auspicious golden numbers, Yap’s book says you can remedy the situation with “number cures”. And the best thing is that you can put these formulae into practise immediately; what’s more, you don’t even have to understand how numerology works to do so. So don’t worry if you didn’t get a distinction in math or physics. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to practise numerology. 

The formulae in the book are all stated in simple terms. All that is required is the ability to add and reduce strings of numbers to a single digit.

In fact, it was so easy that I made a bunch of golden number “gifts” for my family, by calculating their respective golden numbers and marking desktop calendars with their “personal” year, month, date and such.

While Secrets To Golden Numbers seems to be a fun way of decoding your future,Yap does point out that it is not a get-rich-quick-scheme but is intended to be a self-help manual to improve your lot in life.

At only 115 pages, the book is easy to carry around and a breeze to read.

Especially interesting are the case studies Yap has included to illustrate how some lucky people have cashed in on their golden numbers. The review copy I received was a second print of the Asian Edition and included some bonus stories about how some of her clients made their millions from real estate and winning the lottery. 

While I enjoyed the content a lot, I did have a bit of an issue with how the formulae seemed to be hidden in the text due to the layout of the pages. I would suggest boxing them up in the next update. In the meantime, this is easily remedied: My book is already variously marked with highlighter pens and sticky notes. And I’ve already copied out the relevant formulae into my online database for easy reference.

For those who care more about love and relationships than money and success, I recommend Yap’s previous bestselling book, Finding And Keeping Your Crush: A Numerology Guide To Finding True Love.