Astro Numerology

Numbers are the "bones" upon which astrology is built. Just like the signs, each number from one to twelve has its own unique meaning. What few make clear is that it is the space or sequence that number, sign, or letter occupies that gives it its real power. The look, size, or sound are all secondary considerations. The number 1, the sign Aries, the letter A, and the month of January all derive similar meanings because they occupy the first space or position of a sequence. What's more is that if another sign or letter or month were adopted as the first or beginning point, then that letter, sign, or month would acquire the meaning of the first space. What NEVER changes is the space and its meaning. This throws considerable light on the importance of location and environment and how they shape anyone or anything.

Although at present, we have nine numbers plus the zero cipher, ideally there should be twelve, but we must work with what we have. The decimal and duodecimal systems reflect this. There should eventually also be a twelve-day week to accomodate the newly discovered(or rediscovered) planets.

Numerology or the science of numbers, is popularly used to evaluate the power of a letter or name. The numbers 1 to 9 are strewn across and beneath them, sequentially, are placed the letters of the English alphabet(foreign alphabets will have different placings and values) as such...

STUVWXYZ that A,J,and K will have a value of 1, B,K, and T will have a value of 2, and so on. If we take the name John Smith the calculations will be as follows..

20 = 2+0 = 2+
24 = 2+4 = 6
2 + 6 = 8

Eight(8) is the numerical value for John Smith. This can be done for birthdays, addresses, and phone numbers as well. The important thing is to keep adding the numbers untill they reduce to a single digit between 1 and 9. This method of calculating may appear absurd to most untill one realizes that, like astrology, it is as much a visual science as a mathematical one. The number 11 will mean eleven to most of us, but in numerology it means two ones(totalling two) standing next to each other. The only double digit numbers that are not reduced are those that replicate themselves, such as 11, 22, 33, and so on. These are called master numbers and are very powerful because they balance and emphasize one another at the same time. Astrologically they correspond to planets in their home signs(Mars in Aries, for example) which are also very powerful. People marked in any way by a master number will stand out above the common crowd. Two examples are hockey greats Wayne Gretzky(wears # 99) and Mario Lemieux(wears # 66). It should also be noted that the letters K(11th letter) and V(22nd letter) are the two most powerful letters in the English alphabet. Double letters, such as AA or SS have a similar power.

Each number has its significance and associations and they can be as varied as their authors. One main rule of thumb is that the odd numbers(1,3,5,7,9) are masculine(corresponding to the masculine signs in astrology) or extroverted in nature and compatible with one another, whereas the even numbers(2,4,6,8) are feminine(corresponding to the feminine signs in astrology) and introverted in nature and are also compatible with one another. You will notice that there are more odd than even numbers; this is indicative of our patriarchal or male-dominated society.

The cypher 0 was adopted from the Arab world around 800 AD who in turn may have adopted it earlier from India. Astrologically it corresponds to the planet Pluto and the principle of power. In front of a number it weakens or diminishes tenfold, and in back of a number it strengthens or enlarges tenfold. If added to the even numbers it balances the male/female principle. Just as Pluto's planetary status is being debated, so is equality for the female. In my view, Pluto is definitely a planet.

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