Wednesday, February 24, 2010
...that "2" is often assoicated with astrology's double-bodied signs: Gemini (5/21-6/20), Sagittarius (11/22-12/21) and Pisces (2/19-3/20). Each of these signs is faced with the challenge of integrating opposing forces or dissimilars. More about this later.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I also want to mention that A, J and S are "1" letters, so if you're name begins with one of those letters you may possess some of those personality traits I mentioned i.e., leader, pioneer and so on. In a realtionship (this is where numerology gets really interesting!), having both parties with names beginning with a "1" letter can really be tough. For example, my sister and I both have first names that begin with a "1" letter. I'm an "A" and she's a "J". Many of our disputes derive from one of us wanting to be in the one-up position. And as a couple's therapist, I've seen this same dynamic with partners and spouses who jocky for dominance. This kind of struggle never leads to a happy resolution. For instance, I saw a couple some years ago in which both first names begian with "J" and there was a constant fight as to whom would have the final word. What they didn't understand was that backing down and yielding was not capitulation, but an expression of strength. What they needed to learn was that by toning down their reactivity to one another they would be one step closer towards creating possibility and change. As things were, there was no space or opening for them to get to a higher and more meaningful level. Their constant back and forth and parrying kept them imprisoned, so to speak, in a transformational cul de sac. There was simply no way out. Next time I check in, I'll talk about a "way out".
Monday, February 22, 2010
Mitch, my friend and colleague and mathematician extraordinaire had this to say about numerology in his phenomenal website adler-n-substract.com. "My guess is that-like acupuncture-numerology is something that has been taken very seriously in the East (by this I basically mean Asia), and has only recenlty started to be taken seriously in the Western Hemisphere. I suspect it is only a matter of time before it takes on as much respect here as elsewhere-even if it is integrated as only one ingredient to consider among many, like when a patient goes for a second or third opinion, and then weighs very different options for procedures before deciding which route to take. Finally, I'd like to point out that numerology has VERY close relatives, so to speak, in cultures as different from the Asian ones as one can imagine. The Hassidic Jewish community, which is one of the most ultra-orthodox sects of that releigion (and can be found in virtually every major city throughout the world, distinguished by their long black coats, black hats and full beards), have long integrated a form of nuerology into their own belief system, and plays a vital role in the Kabbalah, which is their ancient book of mysticism."
If today is your birthday, 2010 is a 9 year. 9s symbolize endings so be prepared to say adieu to a romance or a job or to that nasty cigarette habit. 9s are also associated with teachers and with teachings, so don't be surprized if you are the recipient of an important Life Lesson these next 12 months. In ancient China, the number 9 was associated with the Emperor as 9 is the greatest single-digit, hence the grandest befitting his status. In Christianity, 9 is the number most assoicated with mysticism (after 3) as it is the Trinity squared. With respect to the alphabet, I and R are your 9 letters. If your name computes to 9 you are the altruists and the humanitarians of the Universe. As my wise mentor, Lucy, told me 9s give more than they get and it is their faith which carries through hardship and ordeal. They emit a compassionate and empathetic frequency. The number 9 corresponds to the Hermit of the Major Arcana in the Tarot. He symbolizes introspection and solitude. He often serves as a guide or teacher to initiates.He reminds us that unconscious revelation can only occur after contraction and self-examination.