Do Astrology And Numerology Have A Power Of Their Own?

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Numerology in conjunction with astrology is the most helpful tool imaginable for easing our daily encounters with the world around us. For example, the name of a person on its own reveals to me a great deal about their personality and likely behaviour patterns. The day and month of their birth tells me much about them, without having to peer too obtrusively into their private lives. Even a set of initials gives me pointers to what kind of person I am dealing with. Someone’s name and their telephone number, on occasions one or the other on its own, helps me to choose the right person for a job that needs doing around my house and garden. They tell me whether their energies are compatible with mine and whether it is likely that we shall get along with each other.

Once more I would like to point out that neither astrology nor numerology MAKE us the way we are. They merely reflect the way we were, the characteristics we developed in the course of many previous lifetimes and brought with us into this one. They are ready and waiting for us each time we draw our first breath on the Earth plane for another sojourn in physicality. The only thing we bring with us on every occasion is the personality we developed in previous lifetimes, however many there may have been. We alone are responsible for the way we are and for everything that is in our lives. We ourselves made them the way we find them at each new entry into another lifetime.

The Universe has granted us this gift to create more opportunities for making a better job of things than we did previously, and to enable us to strive some more for the perfection, i.e. wholeness and integration of every aspect of our being, we are all on the Earth plane to seek. Through this, with the passing of time, we become increasingly God-like and capable of bringing our own small piece of God’s kingdom down to the Earth. In this manner each one of us slowly but surely moves forwards and upwards on the evolutionary spiral of life. Each new lifetime takes us another step closer to the final aim of humankind’s earthly existence, namely to evolve into a Master soul and a Christed one in our own right, as illustrated by the Jesus legend.

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Answers To Frequently Asked Questions

At the beginning of the year 2008 several people asked me whether numerology could reveal what the year ahead might have in store for all of us. In my view, numerology cannot forecast the future, but it can tell us a great deal about the energies the Universe is making available to us at any given time. The following dialogue was the result:

Q: We are just entering the year 2008 and for quite some time I have heard people saying that it will bring us a period of great energy and joy. I tend to agree with them, but can you tell me whether anything points numerologically in this direction?

A: Yes, numerology confirms this as follows: 2 = the Moon, planetary ruler of the Water sign Cancer. 8 = Saturn, ruler of the Earth sign Capricorn. 2 + 8 = 10 = 1 the Sun, ruler of the Fire sign Leo. The 10 signals the beginning of a new cycle. Apart from that, the Sun brings for us and our world increased amounts of joy, vitality, high creativity, an abundance of energy. You name it and it will be there abundantly. It’s up to each one of us to tap into these energies and make the most of them. The Sun being the Source, nurturer and sustainer of all life is the most generous and loving of givers. Its energies are there for everybody to participate in. Read more about it by following the relevant link at the end of this chapter.

Q: I believe that our thoughts create our reality and that if we think positive thoughts, we draw them towards us and they will happen. But I don’t believe that our fate is dictated by numbers.

A: I share that belief and I do not believe that fate is dictated by numbers. To me, the numbers are a reflection of the energies that are made available to us and our world. No more and no less – they do not dictate anything to anyone.

Q: As numbers were invented by humankind, how can they reflect the future? How did things work before the numbers appeared? Was the Universe waiting for humankind to think up some numbers, so it could reveal the future to us through them?

A: I couldn’t agree more, but who do you think gives us and our world all our great and wonderful ideas? Do you seriously believe that without the Highest Forces of life in charge of us and our world we would ever have any of them? I would not wish to use either astrology or numerology for fortune telling, i.e. forecasting the future. Who would I be to attempt that? The way I understand this life is that it was not humankind who suddenly dreamt up numbers – any of them. It happened the other way round. The idea of numbering things was given to us by the Universal Intelligence, to help us organise and get some order into the chaos that our world would otherwise be.

Q: We are in the year 2008 only because we choose to call it that. There are other numbers to denote this year in the Jewish and Islamic systems, I think. I don’t know what year we’re in according to those systems, but the chances are that the numbers involved there might also point to the coming year as a good one. How do you square that with your own assessment?

A: There’s an interesting point. I believe that everything is predestined and that nothing is left to chance. That is why it would not surprise me one bit if all the figures in the end came to the same conclusion, merely getting there in a different way.

Besides, it is everybody’s right – nay, duty – to think positively of whatever comes our way. As you pointed out earlier, by thinking positively we draw positive things into our lives and help them to happen. Apart from everything else I believe that no matter what life presents us with, something good is always hidden behind every experience, if one just opens one’s eyes to perceive it.

Q: Basically, I am very sceptical about numerology. In my view you can make numbers mean whatever you want them to, as can be done with statistics.

A: That’s your privilege. However, numerologically numbers present energies and with the help of numerology you most certainly cannot make numbers whatever you want them to be, although that’s true for statistics. But then, that’s another story entirely.

We are affected by multiple types of energies while on this earthly plane. We are also, due to nurture, products of the culture we were raised in. Thus we are affected by religion, race, socio-economic levels, interests we are exposed to and so forth. And to my mind, there is no better way of explaining these multiple types of influences and energies than with the help of astrology and numerology. Although the two are sister subjects, each one can explain in its own way the energies that constantly influence us and all other lifeforms on the Earth plane. Astrology and numerology never contradict each other, but they do complement each other.

Q: So, is it possible that those of us who follow and believe it to be the year 2008 in the Gregorian calendar are influenced by the energies of that calendar? Meanwhile those who are devout Jews, let’s say, who simultaneously know the year by the Jewish calendar, are influenced – or maybe further influenced – by the energies revealed by its numbers? Or even, if someone decided to follow the date on the Mayan calendar, would that person then be influenced by the energies connected with its numbers?

A: The Gregorian calendar, also called the Western calendar and the Christian calendar, is internationally the most widely used civil calendar. It is named after Pope Gregory XIII, who introduced it in 1582. The new calendar was a refinement of the Julian calendar, amounting to a 0.002% correction in the length of the year. The motivation for the reform was to bring the date for the celebration of Easter to the time of the year in which it was celebrated, when first introduced by the early Church. Because the celebration of Easter was tied to the spring equinox, the Roman Catholic Church considered the steady drift in the date of Easter caused by the year being slightly too long to be undesirable.

Underlying the many different ways of keeping track of time is the Universal intelligence and its energies, to which all life is subject and kept ‘on track’, if I may call it that. The various ways of interpreting these energies, like astrology, numerology, the Kabala, Chinese astrology and the different manners of time keeping by our present calendar system, the Gregorian, as well as the Jewish, Mayan and so forth, are merely human attempts at dealing sensibly with the Universal concepts that rule humankind’s existence on the Earth plane.

In themselves none of these systems can influence the course of the Universe in the slightest. Its progress lies in the hands of the Highest. We down here on the Earth, no matter how advanced our explanations and beliefs may become, cannot influence in any way, manner, shape or form the progress of the Universe and the energies involved. Instead of trying to force our will upon them and make them behave according to our will, the way humankind has tried to do in the past, we and our world shall fare much better when each one of us does their best to tune into the flow of the Universal energies and go with them.

P.S. A short while after publishing the above an interesting snippet of information turned up, seemingly perchance. But as you and I know by now, nothing happens perchance or by coincidence. Someone drew my attention to the fact that the Chinese year of the rat started in 2008. And guess what that meant? New beginnings of many kinds for all! The same conclusion as I had come to.

Recommended Reading:
•    ‘Numerological Interpretation Of A Coming Year’
•    ‘Astrology – More Than A Belief System’

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The above is a chapter from ‘The Astro Files – Excursions Into Numerology’.
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‘The Astro Files – Excursions Into Numerology’

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