There are some strange parallels between numerology and astrology. But the core numerology cycles run for nine years, rather than astrology’s seven years. Numerology comes, like a third or maybe even a fourth down on my list of preferred “magic” modalities. I put astrology first – obviously – and then geomancy/feng shui is an equal tie with cultivating instincts and dream/astral vibe.
But numerology IS kind of fascinating. In the olden days, the numbers were seen as divine, deities in their own right. There are phases in one’s life when numbers recur via the most intense synchronicity. Various intense occult interpretations of numbers feature hugely in both Christian and Ancient Chinese/Indian mysticism. Tarot also has strange and hidden connections between numbers. And yes, i am aware of the so-called “angel numbers” of 11.11.
In fact, i say i don’t “do” numerology but whenever a number turns up in my life – even on a receipt or seeming to be recurring, I always analyze it. And i have always been fascinated by the Triple Goddess 666 theory mentioned in the Friday 13 post. And now, i am fairly sure i will have an intense numbers dream.
In Feng Shui, for example, we are now in the Age of Eight. Plato said “number symbolism” was the highest form of knowledge and the mathematician Pythagoras believed numbers had souls. If you are at all on an esoteric track, at some point you will wow out at the Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Mean.
In classic numerology, the numbers are linked to vaguely planetary vibes. You can deduce “your number” by adding up your birth date digits and/or the numbers attached to each letter in your name. This is Kabbalah linked, no? Your “soul number” is said to be just the vowels in your name and there are other variations.
Weirdly, my birth date & name numbers – Mystic Medusa – both add up to 44 – which is (the numerologists reading can clarify this) – Saturn? And my most significant relationships seem always to have been with “4” men.
The main way numerology is applied is via the “year numbers.” So 2017 is a universal year one as it adds up to – yes – one. So it has the characteristics of new beginnings and all. Astrologically though, it is 2018 – with Chiron into Aries and Uranus into Taurus that is vibing like way more of a reset year.
To get your personal current year number, you just add up the number of your birth day and of the month to the number of the universal year. So for example, Edward Snowdon, born 21 June 1983 – would add 2 + 1 + 6 to the 1 of the universal year number – so voila, he IS at year one in the nine year cycle.
It is bizarre that universal nine years – like 2016 – do seem to coincide with dramatic endings and start-overs. This would make sense if “9” is – as some say – aligned with our friend Uncle Pluto.
So…thoughts. Do you find numerology and the universal year concept relevant? Any magical number stories?