Numerology: Making It Work For You
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by Shane Ward
Description: Numerology: Making it Work For You is designed to help people understand how numbers apply to real people.
eBook Publisher: SynergEbooks, 2003 SynergEbooks
eBookwise Release Date: August 2004
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [358 KB]
Reading time: 257-359 min.
What is so special about common numbers? After all, numbers are a part of our normal day-to-day lives. We regulate our lives by the date, the time, the year, income and expenditure. We also amass personal numbers like social security, credit cards, telephone numbers, addresses, account numbers--and so on. For this reason we can safely presume that numbers are important to us but if we look a little closer we will find that they can mean much more than we think.
Imagine entering a competition and winning something. Would we be happy? The answer is probably yes but if we won the second prize it is likely that we would have rather won first prize. So what is the difference between one and two if a number is simply a number? Quite simply we identify "one" with winning and "two" as not winning. If the boss at work offered us a salary increase would we accept it gladly without knowing how much? Surely a rise is a rise. Who cares how much? Some people even have "lucky numbers", however, I must point out that I have never come across anyone who got rich by applying them to games of chance. Why do some people consider particular numbers to be lucky?
Suffice it to say that some numbers mean more to one person than another. Among the most common of these important numbers is our date of birth. This is a date that marks our entry into the world, by whatever calendar we choose to observe. It is therefore very important to us. Nearly all application forms for job, credit agreements, mortgages and even competitions will ask for a name and date of birth. Consequently it is a number series that we tend to remember with ease.
In contrast to the personal identification of our date of birth, it must be recognised that the same date will be important, on average, to a birth rate in a global population of six billion, to over 200,000 new people that day! This figure is mathematically contrived but it serves to identify that there are thousands of new births every day.
For this very reason, it is argued frequently that the more popular esoteric art of astrology is unworkable because the world's population cannot be divided into 12 categories (Five hundred million per sign...). The argument, never the less, merely highlights how little people actually know about astrology. It is not the fault of the uninitiated, however, because most people's exposure to the subject comes through newspapers and magazines that forecast purely on a persons "Sun sign". Students of the subject know that a full natal chart will include the positioning of the Sun, nine planets, rising sign and mid-heaven (These are just the basics and I will leave it to the mathematicians to work out the possible permutations. I got lost at 22.7 billion).
The same argument is applied to numerology. One can argue that if 200,000 people are born into this world on the same day and date they are unlikely to possess the same personality. This is absolutely true. One only has to compare the nature of identical twins to see that this is so. The only real difference that can separate identical twins from their date of birth is their name!
If you were out walking and someone shouted "Peter," would you think they were talking to you if your name was not Peter.... Of course not, therefore one can presume that our mind will automatically respond only to the name we identify with our 'self." This identification is something that we learn. Our parents decide our name and for this reason it is argued that the name of an individual cannot be part of a numerological equation. Most explanations to why the name is calculated begin to tread on religious territory and belief systems. There is a strong argument that numerology originated in India due to the strong link between numerology and reincarnation. As everything in the Universe is connected, it is implied that our parents are guided towards choosing the right name for the new incarnation. For the purpose of this book, however, I choose to avoid linking numerology to any particular belief system. There is enough logical evidence, in my opinion, to support a working system.