Monday, April 12, 2010

Numerology 101

Numerology is the study of the symbolism of numbers and many believe that the history of numerology goes back more than 10 000 years. Pythagoras, the Greek mathematician who lived from 569 – 470 BC is said to be the originator of much of what we call western or standard numerology today. More has been written on the subject in this century than in all of the preceding 1000 years.


THE LIFE PATH:

The Life Path number is the most important number in the numerology report. It describes the major lessons that have to be learned in a lifetime. 90% of people are able to do it without realising what it is. The hard part is to attain a higher level with each birthday.


HOW TO CALCULATE IT:


The life path is calculated by adding the day, month and year of your birth together. Reduce to a single digit. If the figures add up to 11 or 12, do not reduce them, as these are master numbers.


Example:

29 July 1966, would become
2 + 9 + 0 + 7 + 1 + 9 + 6 + 6 = 40
4 + 0 = 4
The Life Path Number is 4


THE LESSONS THAT NEED TO BE LEARNED ARE:


1 Initiating action, pioneering, leading, independent, attaining, and individual.
2 Co-operation, adaptability, consideration of others, partnering, mediating.
3 Expression, verbalisation, socialisation, the arts, the joy of living.
4 A foundation, order, service, struggle against limits, steady growth.
5 Expansiveness, visionary, change, the constructive use of freedom.
6 Responsibility, protection, nurturing, community, balance, sympathy.
7 Analysis, understanding, knowledge, awareness, studious, meditating.
8 Practical endeavours, status oriented, power-seeking, high-material goals.
9 Humanitarian, giving nature, selflessness, obligations, a dreamer.
11 Attain a higher spiritual plane, intuitive, illumination, and idealist.
22 The Master Builder, large endeavours, powerful force, leadership.
  
THE EXPRESSION NUMBER

This number is derived from the letters in your full birth name and can also be called the destiny or personality number. This is the number that describes the talents and natural abilities that are at your disposal from birth which can be developed as you grow and mature. In other words these numbers signify your inherent potential or destiny. These abilities are often very important in work and career.

HOW TO CALCULATE IT

1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9
A  B  C   D  E   F  G   H   I
J   K  L   M N  O  P   Q   R
S  T   U   V W  X  Y  Z

Take each name separately and add up the letter values using the conversion chart above. Reduce to a single digit. If you get an 11 or 22, do not add to a single digit, as these are master numbers. Do not use nicknames or married names, but the full name that appears on your birth certificate. The only exception would be in the case of adoption shortly after birth, where the name given in the adoption home should be used.

Example

Using the full name Tom Alan Smith

Tom       2 + 6 + 4 + 
Allen      1 + 3 + 1 + 5 +
Smith     1 + 4 + 9 + 2 + 8 =46
 4 + 6 + = 10
  1 + 0 + = 1 
The expression number is 1

FIND THE MEANING OF YOUR OWN EXPRESSION NUMBER

1 Denotes strong leadership qualities. Ambitious and determined, with the potential for achievement and financial rewards. Prefers to work alone and possess qualities of self-confidence and self-reliance. Dislikes routine. Independence, problem solving, and initiating action. Can develop the capacity to be a strong leader, sales executive or business owner. Negative qualities: self-centredness, aggressiveness and instinct to dominate.

2. Destiny is in the role of mediator and peacemaker. Modest without the need for recognition of accomplishments. Sensitive, diplomatic in difficult situations, co-operative, and considerate. Excellent at organising and managing people due to exceptional tact and friendliness. Make good facilitators. Negative qualities: oversensitivity and tendency to get hurt easily, shyness, uncertainty, apathy and indifference.

3. Optimistic and enthusiastic about life and living. Role in life is to inspire, motivate and raise the spirits of others. Excellent communication and social skills. Would make an excellent teacher, composer, singer, actor or salesman. May have a latent creative talent in the arts. Negative qualities: superficiality, too easygoing, materialistic.

4. Destiny is to express wonderful organisational skills with a practical, down to earth approach. Sincere, honest and faithful. Sense of responsibility leads to fulfilling obligations and doing a good job of everything undertaken. Would do very well in the fields of building, engineering and craftsmanship. Negative qualities: Stubborn, dogmatic, rigid, prejudice, and dominance.

5. Multi-talented and versatile. Clever, analytical and a quick thinker. The tone is constructive freedom, and to attain this freedom, will be very good at mastering adaptability and change. Proficient at presenting ideas and knowing how to approach others to get results. Popular, entertaining and amusing. Negative qualities: procrastination, difficulty in keeping routine, making the same mistake over and over again. Hates paperwork.

6. Loving, friendly and appreciative of others. A depth of understanding, producing sympathetic kindness and generosity. Open and honest. Sense of responsibility, love and balance and capable of rectifying and balancing inharmonious situations. Shows artistic and creative talent but prefers to work in an occupation where there is concern for the betterment of the community eg. Social worker. Make excellent parents. Negative qualities: self-sacrifice, over demanding of self and worry.

7. Outgoing, refreshing, rebellious, mischievous and involved in the search for wisdom or truth Logical and rational in approach. Appears to lack emotion. Excellent at studying deep subjects in search of hidden fundamentals. Make excellent teachers. Negative qualities: lack of self trust, introvert and intolerant.

8. Outstanding organisational and administrative capabilities. Potential to achieve in business and other powerful positions. Good judgement in money and commercial matters with an understanding of building and accumulating material wealth. Ambitious and goal orientated. Make good managers and can plan, initiate and complete projects. Negative qualities: impatience, laziness, intolerance, over materialistic.

9. A love to help others and tendency towards acting the "big" brother or sister type. Will operate best if sense of feeling and compassion is followed. Creative ability, imagination and artistic talent (often latent) of the highest order are present in this expression. Friendships, affection and love are extremely important. Make good teachers and counsellors. Negative qualities: selfish, self-centered, aloofness, and lack of sensitivity. Rather a dreamer than a doer. 

11 Inspirational and the ability to lead by example. Inner strength and awareness of environment. Strong intuition and keen analytical ability. Will be happier if working outside of the business world. Concerned and supportive of art, music or beauty in any form. Make good teachers, social workers, philosophers and professors. Negative qualities: nervous tension, over sensitive, temperamental, fantasy and reality become intermingled. 

22 Capable of great accomplishment. A strong leader who is unafraid to lead in new directions. An idealist with the material skills to develop for the good of mankind. Inner strength is clearly visible. Negative qualities: overbearing, dominating and destructive.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Power of Color

The color green is known to promote peace, healing and balance. According to the dictates of Feng Shui, surrounding yourself with plenty of green will not only soothe your spirit, but also help strengthen and cleanse your physical self.


Put Some Green in Your Scene

Place fresh, healthy plants around your house, and sleep on green sheets to make all your happy, prosperous dreams come true! Healers often recommend visualizing yourself surrounded by a big ball of green light during times of anxiety and/or illness. To do this, close your eyes and inhale that green light into your whole being, "watching" as it flows into your mouth and circulates through your entire self. As you exhale this light, watch it carry away all the impurities and imbalances in your system as you say goodbye to these stressors for good!

Green is also a great color for kids' bedrooms because of its heavenly, calming energy. Likewise, anyone recovering from illness -- whether physical, mental or emotional -- would do well to include green in their bedroom decor.


Beyond Green

White is a terrific color to use in the kitchen, where the stove, toaster, microwave and coffee maker can contribute to high heat. White is considered a very cooling color, so you can't have too much of it where you cook. This is why early kitchen appliances were almost always white!

Finally, if you're single and looking for your soul mate, paint your bedroom pink or salmon. These colors have long been associated with love in Feng Shui, and they have a steady track record of helping many meet the person of their dreams.

Tarot and Wellness

In the tarot, each personality type can be best described by the four “suites”, which correspond to a particular element of nature: Earth, Air, Fire and Water. So how do you go about finding your tarot type to make it work for you?


Select a card from the deck that resonates with you, and then read the information below to see which of the four basic personality types fits you the best. Most people usually have a blend of at least two of these elemental natures, but sometimes you’ll recognize yourself as being strongly one more than the other.

Swords/Air


Your type: Swords people are focused on the realm of the mind and are brainy, love to talk, can be competitive and may get bored easily. They can be less in touch with their bodies than the other types because they prefer to spend time writing, reading, on the computer, or engaging in dialogues with others. Sword types need exercise that stimulates their mind as well as the body and food that is quick, healthy and easy to prepare.


Exercise: Fencing, tennis, rock climbing, hang gliding


Foods: Healthy, bite-sized foods like baby carrots, hummus, popcorn, nuts and other high protein foods that don’t take a lot of prior preparation time.

Wands/Fire


Your type: Wands people love to have a good time. They are creative, fun, active, thrill seeking, passionate and entertaining. They may push too hard in exercise, so it’s important for them to pace themselves so they don’t burn out. This fiery type thrives on doing activities with other people, and needs food that is calming to their nervous system.


Exercise: Dancing, hooping, circus school (trampolines, juggling, etc.)


Foods: Coconut, salads, fresh fruits, grilled vegetables, fish.

Cups (or Chalices)/Water


Your type: Dreamy, creative imaginative and emotional, Cups need a form of exercise that supports their spiritual as well as their physical selves. This type does best in non-competitive and gentle sports that allow them to enjoy the beauty of the natural world. Because they can tend to eat emotionally, Cups need to have a wide variety of foods pre-prepared to fulfill cravings in healthy and nurturing ways.


Exercise: Sailing, canoeing, yoga, swimming


Foods: Soups, oatmeal and other hearty breakfast cereals, seafood.

Pentacle/Earth


Your type: The Pentacle type is grounded, practical and focused. This earthy personality needs exercise that they can commit to, so routines and continuity are important to build a sense of stability. More risk-adverse than risk-taking, Pentacles like to see physical results from their efforts. Foods that support stability and strength are important to add to their diet.


Exercise: Hiking, gardening, weight lifting


Foods: Root vegetables, nuts, apples and grains.

Planetary Oppositions: April-May 2010

There’s a knack to handling oppositions –- planets sitting exactly across each other in the zodiac. And right now it’s important to learn how because April and May are introducing some major challenges. Get it wrong and you’ll find yourself being pulled in contradictory directions. Get it right and you’ll experience a point of balance in the next 60 days.

All this month, Saturn (structure) is opposite Uranus (no boundaries). You're being tugged between Saturn’s way of slogging on dutifully, and throwing everything in the air, as rebellious Uranus would have you do.

What you need to aim for –- and it's a mind stretch -– is to fulfill both ends of the oppositions. Merge the best of the old with the best of the new. Put changes in place certainly, but in a gradual, disciplined way. Uranus is giving you flashes of inspiration and Saturn is grounding them. Don’t think of it as an “either-or” situation. See it as a marriage of two differing energies.

Then in May, jovial Jupiter will oppose serious Saturn. In many ways this is just as contrary. Expansive, confident, enthusiastic Jupiter is everything that somber, work-oriented Saturn is not. But actually neither works well without the other. Jupiter flies off on impractical schemes without Saturn’s discipline to turn them into solid achievements. And Saturn without Jupiter gets easily discouraged and makes life feel like an endless chore.


Think of the seesaw here again. Saturn is weighted, and so needs to be lifted; Jupiter is too up and needs to be more grounded. Finding that point of balance where you can use the best of both opposing forces is the way to go.
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