*Numerology Part 3

Numerology Part 3

To complete this perspective of Numerology I shall attempt to describe the energy behind each number – the energy that gives it life.

Once you have found your number, (ref. Part 1) you will have identified what your soul wishes to experience in this life-time. But remember, if you have changed your name, you may have changed your number and this is also relevant. If you use a personalised name on a daily basis, this, too, is part of your expression. Start with your birth-date number, then look at your name number, and then any subsequent changes. You will notice that every number in your birth-date and every letter-number in your name offers more insights, but to keep it simple decide which number – your birth-date or your name – you wish to identify with.

For any human-made  system to work  it must comply with a natural system, or Cosmic Law. Numerology is one of many forms of Divination, i.e. finding the Divine part of yourself  and the Divine is whatever, or whoever, you see as the Creator of All-that-is. So to understand these numbers, created as part of the evolution of Human psychology, we can look to the Natural Order for inspiration.

I shall start with Zero, just to put it to one side, because it is not used in Numerology as a number. This is because it is the All-that-is, and Nothing, the Void, where all potential exists before it is made manifest.

Double numbers are known as Master numbers and require a mastering of that number.

Number One.

One is the first, an individual Thing. It is the point at which something becomes identifiable as ‘Some-Thing’. And so if your number is One (10, 11), you will work with your own identity as an individual. To identify yourself, and to be recognised as an individual, you will first have to know your Self. Who are you? In our physical world every single thing is identified as being different from other things and then given a name. What is your name and what does it mean? Do you like it? Have you changed it? Of course, no One Thing can exist entirely on its own, for all things, especially people, rely on a symbiotic relationship with others. This can present a problem for Ones, who either struggle with losing their sense of Self around stronger personalities, or have such a strong sense of Self that others cannot easily relate to them. Many Ones will have some form of identity crisis in their lives, but once this is overcome they can go on to be famous, successful and even pioneers in their soul work. Ones can be unique and valuable individuals once they emerge from the chrysalis where they wait for years for their moment of glory.

Number Two.

Two is seen either when two parts become a whole, or when one thing divides into two. This is seen in the first stage of creation, when two parents unite in love to create a child. The child starts as a single cell which divides and divides again to create a new individual. And so a Two person is looking for some kind of partnership to realise its potential. It may be in parent-hood, but it could also be in a business partnership, or a process of learning to find your opposite and equal to achieve something you cannot do on your own. The Yin/Yang symbol has been seen to represent this aspect. Two people can be poles apart, yet very attracted to each other. For a Two, the struggle may be to give up your individuality and learn co-operation, or in  finding yourself struggling with co-dependent relationships. Partners, pairing, uniting with another to create something more than you can achieve singly, is the work of a Two. Do you have controversy, conflict or negative competitiveness in your life, or have you found compliance, co-operation and compromise?

Number Three.

Three makes a triangle in geometry, and we have the expression ‘The Eternal Triangle’. This suggests that there is some energy at work here that is not the singular, stand-alone of the One, nor the diametrically placed opposites of the Two, the pair standing facing each other, but the more complex relationship in Three, where the energy becomes cyclical. Poseidon’s trident, the Holy Trinity and the Three Wishes are just three examples of how Three becomes more mystical. It is the flowing, cycling, continuous energy of  Three that starts to create something more imaginative. The Two parents of creation now have a Child but the child is not exactly like either of the parents. When Threes get to work they use their imagination and create something entirely new and unique. The human brain demonstrates this: the left brain likes order, the right brain like free-thinking, and when the two co-operate, the Third-Eye (pineal gland), in the centre, starts to do something amazing – it creates an image of something new, different and possibly unique. When the Third-Eye of the Three is blocked, the brain is stifled and the mind is frustrated and so that person may have problems in thinking outside the box, feel depressed and unfulfilled. Once the Third-Eye is open, that person goes into action and expresses its soul, many times in one of the Arts.

Number Four.

What can you do with a Four? Four is two times two. Imagine a line going from east to west and two people standing at each end. Then turn a quarter circle and imagine two more people standing at the end of another line going from north to south. The two lines form a cross and the lines between each person forms a rectangle, or a square if the lines are equal. Yes, a Four person is a natural mathematician, and one who would enjoy Numerology! The Four seeks balance and order, has their feet firmly planted on the ground and doesn’t want anyone to come along and spoil it by tipping it off-balance. Fours like Law and Order, neatness, logic and things to be understandable. The  religions of the world mostly use some form of cross, which represents balance, order and devotion. ‘religio’ means ‘I re-read carefully’ (the sacred texts) and the cross represents binding God and Man. The Indigenous people of the world put this cross, the Four Directions, representing the four elements of Earth, within a circle or Wheel, representing the cycles of time (Medicine Wheel). Therefore, Four represents order, being ‘all-square’ and people who are this number will be either asked to find this order in their life or to not be too regimented by it.

Number Five.

Leonardo De Vinci’s famous drawing of a man in a circle, with his feet and hands touching the line of the circle, demonstrates very well what Five is. It is Hu-Man. If you look at you, the first things that you will see, (hopefully) are your hands and feet, each with five digits on them. If we are to continue to see how numbers feature within the Natural World, then this is quite simple. But if all humans have these five parts, how would that effect a Five person? Ask yourself what you do with your hands and feet and you will find the answer. Fives are about walking and working. I need to keep this simple so I will leave this to your own imagination, but Fives will find there is either a challenge here in not being able to come to terms with this basic human activity, or being so entrenched in their own physical life that they never stop to stare at the wonders of life.

Number Six.

And that is what a Six person is being challenged with – to stand and stare. When we look up instead of down, we start to connect to the celestial realms, the spiritual side of life and the meaning of the Cosmos. A Six may devote a life to studying the Meaning of Life, the Mysteries of the Divine and the Cosmic Order, whether that is through the sciences or the spiritual teachings. Hermes Trismegistus, aka Thoth, was a master of this subject. He is thought to have lived in Atlantis, or in another dimension, but he has come through the corridors of history to teach us that there is a spiritual law that explains karma. Karma is the recycling of souls, the reincarnation of humans through continuous physical lives, and the reason this happens. The evolution of the soul is thought to take place through a series of lives where the conscious process of learning through experience raises the human up from being just an animal to being a fully self-realised Divine being. Sixes are on their way, and yes, we all are, but Sixes may suddenly come to realise that they are. ‘AS ABOVE, SO BELOW’ is the rule of thumb for a Six.

Number Seven.

A Seven person may be a lunatic, or a moon-gazer. They may be highly emotional, moody, mystical or psychic. They may be none of those things, but still be influenced by the Moon. They may wonder why life is so changeable, so fluctuating and annoyingly different every time they go to do something and expect it to be the same. They may be ever so slightly obsessive, fascinated by the occult, or be staunch conservative in their thinking and religious practice to counteract a deep unconscious fear of the unknown, witches, ghoulies and ghosties. The Moon rules the feminine principle of water, emotions, dreams, mysticism, intuition, and the unconscious, and so a Seven is going to meet some challenges around their belief system, the strange co-incidences that happen in their lives and all those intangible, inexplicable thoughts and occurrences that make life not quite controllable. The purpose of this is to break open the right brain and break the control of the left brain – and let the Moonlight shine through.

Number Eight.

Once the individual knows who he is, has learned how to work in co-operation with others, created something extra-ordinary, got his feet back on the ground and found some order in his bohemian life, learned to hold down a ‘proper job’, then thrown open the sky-light to wonder at the stars and be thrown back by the magical powers of the mind, he may be ready to be an Eight. This number requires a high degree of knowledge, understanding and integrity to handle well. Of course, that doesn’t mean to say that all Eights are sensible, for the demands of Eight are in learning to handle a position of power and wealth. The older civilisations who built Empires were working with the principal of Eight, but as we now know, many an Empire has fallen. Heads of state, politicians, bankers, financial wizards, tycoons and entrepreneurial wizz-kids have all been ambitious and tried to handle the Eight and many have failed. The Eight is not only handling the balance of yin and yang, and the bringing in the Divine to their Earthly enterprises,  it is all that is required of the individual so far but countered by a turn of the wheel of fortune, the game of chance, the twists of fate and the challenge of destiny versus choice. Put a penny in the old man’s hat and what will he do with it? Booze it or bank it? A tramp is a tramp because his destiny has led him down the path of poverty for a reason. A banker is a banker for the same reason. Abject poverty and extreme wealth are the two sides of the Eight coin.

Number Nine.

At last, the end. Or is it? For a Nine person, it may feel like they are at the end of the road, but not quite at the finishing post. Nines have learned a lot along the way, but it is time to tie up all those loose ends. Nine asks those who make it thus far, to do their karmic housework. The good news is they have a lot of tools in their understairs cupboard. If they have done quite well, they may have all the mod-cons to make the work easier, and if they have done really well they may even have a maid. But they still have work to do. Nine is about completion and the first thing a Nine will be asked to practice on will be some menial task, a simple lesson of finishing what they started. As life progresses the tasks will become harder to complete, and the hardest of all is dealing with that past-life karma. It will be possible to achieve as long as the Nine remembers all the other lessons, knows who they really are, where they have been, what they have come here to do, remembers that Spirit is working behind the scenes to help them and that everything serves a purpose. Nines are probably the ones who will understand Numerology the easiest, because they have walked a long path through all the other numbers.

Is that the end? No, because the Circle of Life keeps turning, and the Ten becomes the One once more, but rising up the spiral of evolution to start again with wisdom gained. No one person is just one number, just perhaps predominately one for a while. If you look at every number in your birth date and name, you will possibly see every number there. We are extremely complex beings all trying to find our way through the maze of life. Numerology offers just one little glimpse of who we may be trying to be.

I hope you have fun with this. It is not, by any means, all the information that you can discover about numbers. I hope it  is a good place to start and you can explore it further as and if you care to.

Each number will have difficulties to overcome, and natural gifts that come easily, and by using your gifts  you can succeed through the challenges. Keep an open mind and an open heart and I wish you well on your journey, numerically or otherwise.

Wendy Salter

(Original Writing)

Published in: on October 27, 2009 at 5:22 pm  Comments (2)  

*Numerology Part 2

NUMEROLOGY – Part 2 of 3names2

AngelsAboveSmallThere seems to be a part of us that is yearning to know who we really are. Each one of us suspects, or knows, that we are more than just an animal walking the Earth.

The human aspect of our true spirit can only use the information that we can gather from around our Earthly existence to decipher the esoteric knowledge hidden within it.

What do we know so far?

  1. We live on Planet Earth, which is turning constantly.
  2. We live within a Universe, a Galaxy, under a Sun, a Moon and Stars in a fathomless sky, all moving around.
  3. We are either predominantly male or female.
  4. We are a child of parents, may have siblings, mates and children of our own.
  5. We are born and live in certain places and have a certain nationality and ancestry.
  6. We may have been born into a religion, speak a certain language, educated in a certain way.
  7. We are good at some things and not so good at other things.
  8. We have fears, hopes, dreams and ambitions.
  9. We are conceived on a certain date, and born on another.
  10. We have a personal name, one given to us or one we use.

In a forever changing environment only a few things remain constant.

grandmums19The time we were born.

The first name with which we were endowed.

Where and who we are right now.

I will repeat what I wrote in Part 1:

What you hold to be true for you reflects your reality, and so any system can offer a mystical insight for you, no matter how bizarre, irregular, unreliable or non-universal. But what about Numerology?

The physical, material, chemical and organic world is constructed on a basic mathematical system. It is measurable, using Natural Geometry (‘geo’, being of earth, and ‘metria’ being measurement).

Since the first conscious study of life, the earliest scientists were mathematicians. They measured things. They measured the size, shape and distance between things. This gives us a perspective.golden mean spiral

Our personal identity is based on a measured relationship between us and everything else. In so doing we become conscious of ourselves with regard to the whole.

Numerology is thought to have originated with the Chinese sages around 4,000 years ago, recorded on a turtle shell, and gradually filtered west. This is when our self-assessment, in a measurable form, leapt from one of imagery, intuition and a primal response, to one that was written, using symbols, calculated and recorded. This is when the left brain co-joined with the right brain in a conscious way, activating the pineal gland, or ‘third eye’ and triggering consciousness.

Therefore Numerology works because we can respond to it with both left and right brain functions.

numberoneThe original number is ‘1’.

Beyond ‘1’ is infinity and eternity, i.e. nothing and everything – ‘0’

Every other number is ‘1’ + another ‘1’, then another ‘1’ and so on.

Before writing came into form, we would see a collection of ‘1’s as a picture. A group of articles, say oranges, in a heap on the ground would look a certain way; if one orange was removed it would look different; if one orange was added it would look different again. Three oranges may have looked like a triangle; four oranges may have looked like a rectangle, etc. The shape becomes clear when a straight line is drawn from the centre of each ‘orange’. MPj04372960000[1]

Other things were observed and ‘counted’: how many fingers on a hand; how many trees on the horizon; how many hills in the landscape; how many huts in a village?

So the numbers we use today were invented by man – a symbol that represented a picture. The number cards in a pack of playing cards, demonstrate numbers in a pattern very well.  The numbers 1 to 9 were originally pictographs – shapes in the form of things or dots. The abacus (strings of beads) was an early instrument for adding these dot-things into stacks of groups – 10s. Nine beads plus one would become ‘0’ on the first row and ‘1’ on the second row. It is still used today.

Then along came Morse Code (an extension of jungle drums), the telegraph and then telephones, and then radios, TVs, and computers. All these things work on the ‘1’ and ‘0’, a binary system.  ‘1’ or ‘0’ is ‘on’ or ‘off’.

ON or OFF.


Since using electricity, it was seen as a simple and very effective way of sending a signal. Bleep or No-bleep.

BUT this binary system is more – it seems that it was the very first manifestation of matter.

First, we are told, there was No-thing, ‘0’. Yet it was Every-thing, in an unseen, unknowable form. Then, something no-one has ever been able to explain or understand – we just have to accept that it happened – No-thing started to become Some-thing, a  ‘one’. OFF became ON.

All matter is ON, or ‘1’ and…Everything that is not yet matter is ‘0’, or OFF.






Something/nothing yet


The human mind works in the same way: that which switches us on, and that which switches us off; that which feels right and that which feels wrong; the time to act and the time to be still; the time to speak and the time to be silent; a time to hunt and a time to sleep. In this way the human has survived, by responding to this simple, beautiful, magical signal.

I want to just add that neither ON or OFF is right or wrong. All the opposites are part of the whole, just two sides of the same coin – just as valuable, important and powerful as the other.

numberoneBack to Numerology:

We have learned to use the numbers 1 to 9, and zero. And so these numerical symbols have entrenched themselves in our psyche and become real. But remember, behind the symbols lies the original ON/OFF signal.

1 = 1     2 = 1+1      3 = 1+1+1     and so on – simple Maths – Yes?

These shapes, or  notations, or numbers, have become universal and accepted symbols, 1234567890, and people have been having a field day with them ever since. Mathematicians – and every single student of every science held within the Natural world, has been observing, experimenting, calculating, testing, evaluating and wondering about numbers since their first conception. What can be done with numbers is seemingly endless. All form displays a numeric code and certain codes have an intrinsic power, or magic. (Sacred Geometry)

Now that we have evolved alongside numbers, it is almost as though they are a part of us: they are in us – body and soul.

And this is why Numerology works.

Numerology, like Astrology, is a science based on an understanding of the mathematical, scientific, material universe, melded with an understanding of the human psyche, or psychology, (which is why they have not yet been fully accepted as sciences by the science purists). But it is only through the study of the human aspect, and how the psyche (or mind) and the function of the brain create our responses to what we observe and experience, that we discover our relationship to the world around us. Humans behave according to a basic instinct and an unconscious intuition, or sixth sense. Many people are raising this two-sided brain function into full conscious awareness. After a period of what seems like a long sleep, many people are thinking ‘outside the box’ and some are truly inspired.

Why is one person a 5 and another a 7?numberscolour

To calculate your own personal number and discover the information held within it, refer to the basic system shown in Part 1.

When you know your number, how will you know what it means?

(In Part 3 we will look at each number and what it represents)

Quite simply, we probably base this knowledge on past observations. Over 4 millennium, those who have studied the subject have found patterns, groups of people all displaying similar, if not identical qualities. And these patterns have become associated with the number. These characteristics and qualities are also reflected in Nature. The construction of the material world is mathematical, numerical and geometrical – and we are a part of that world, both Earthly and Cosmic.

We can look at this in a very simplistic way and say ‘I am a 6’, for example, but we can look much deeper. Using Numerology, all the numbers and letters in our personal data can be computed in different ways and so the information can be vast.

One more point to consider is this. Some Numerologists, like Astrologists, dowsers, palm-readers etc may use more than science. They study the data, yes, but some of them ‘tune into’ the subject in a different, more subtle way. They can perceive things that are not obvious. They can see co-incidences, patterns, anomalies and unique configurations and their sixth-sense may tell them something extra. A psychic reader may come up with something inexplicable.

WARNING Anyone earning their living from this will use marketing ploys, just like any other marketeer, so be careful. We must all maintain our own freedom of choice, based on our own skills and intuition, higher guidance and self-determination. Beware any reader who tells you to do something based on their interpretation. Guard against the lures of flattery, curiosity and delusion.names3

You can all do your own further research into this, but for the purpose of the exercise, I volunteered myself to a Numerologist. In the interests of research I am willing to be Guinea-pig, even though I can do my own Numerology.

The Numerologist gave me a free taster and lots of reassurances about his security and my safeguards. He also offered his own story of discovery to Numerology, including his intensive training. The free taster, beautifully presented, told me what I already knew about myself, and have already read in a good book, but was comprehensive and eloquent. It is always interesting to have a stranger reflect it back to you. He then offered a complete life profile, past, present and future, as well as 9 e-manuals, 3 software sites to do readings, and tuition, plus an extra relationship reading – for a payment. I ventured on and paid £48. (65$ +tax)

What came back was very impressive. The Numerologist gave me a complete overview of my life, including seven years yet to happen in 154 pages. As well as showing well-defined years and cycles, different aspects of my expression, soul path and personality (negative and positive) and more, he also gave me a complete year-by-year, month-by-month and day-by-day forecast from this moment to seven years hence. Judging by my knowledge of what has already happened, it was accurate, not in specific events, but trends. Personally, I am wary of future predictions, although this Numerologist avoided specific predictions and offered only trends.

He used his expertise to do the calculations, his knowledge  from training with a traditional source and his time and effort and excellent presentation from his own enterprise. If you cannot do this for yourself, I consider it very good value.

Our circumstances, especially our future, can change second by second – as we change. We may have many possible outcomes according to how we change (how much and how fast) – thank goodness, because if it were all set in stone we would have no freedom of choice and no room for improvement. Nevertheless, it is useful to know our own potential and limitations within our own scope.

As a wise man once said, there are many paths to our destination.peace3

In Part 3, I shall be looking at the individual numbers and what they represent.

Wendy Salter

(Original Writing)

Published in: on October 24, 2009 at 9:32 pm  Comments (2)  
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*Numerology Part 1

NUMEROLOGY Part 1 of 3numberscolour

To understand any subject it is important to know fact from fiction, the truth from speculation, knowledge from flawed information.

To this end I am writing about how numerology can work, or not.

Numerology is a means to identify one’s own personal number and the information that that may offer relies on one’s own personal data.

Generally two sets of numbers are studied –

  1. Birth-date
  2. Name
  • A birth-date may be 01/02/1934. The numbers 0, 1, 0, 2, 1, 9, 3, and 4 are added together to produce a final number of 20. Then these two numbers are added together to make 2. The two numbers, 20/2 are then analysed.
  • A name may be ‘Alpha Omega’. The letters of the name are matched against their corresponding number as in the grid below.

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

1 2  3 4 5 6 7 8 9 / 1 2 3 4  5  6 7  8 9 / 1 2 3 4  5  6  7 8 (9)

Thus, ‘Alpha Omega’ would be converted to  1, 3, 7, 8, 1, 6, 4, 5, 7, 1, which are added together to produce a final number of 43. Then these two numbers are added together to make 7. The two numbers, 43/7 are then analysed.

[Other numbers and names may be used such as one’s telephone number, house name and number, place of birth, place of present residence, marriage date, car registration number, etc.]

The analysis is produced by a numerologist according to their description of what each number means.

DATES: Who’s counting?

YEAR: When was Year 1?NUMBER1

The numbers of the year are based on so many different calendars, which all start from different times in history, that it is almost impossible to say that any year has any relevance. A year is only numbered from a point of reference. Where do we start?

In pagan times, before the first religion, the measurement of the passing years was from two sources – the Cosmos and the Earth.

sundialEarly astronomers were already watching the movements of the stars and noting patterns and cycles, especially of certain fixed stars and groups of stars, or constellations. The 12, or 13, constellations in the solar zodiac formed an approximately 26,000 year cycle or ‘Great Year’.

The sky contains the Sun, which creates the yearly cycle itself, moving through the vernal equinox, the summer solstice, the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. These four fixed points mark out the seasons.

The Moon is seen to move through a cycle of 29.5 days in its orbit around the earth which gives 12-13 moons in one solar year, this gives the months.

So a day is one rising of the sun, a month is one rising of a new moon, a year is the cycle of rising and falling lengths of day and an Age is marked by the precession of the equinoxes through the constellations.

It was only with the onset of religion that certain dates were marked and numbered, usually according to the prophet or enlightened being who set the doctrine of the religion.

Judaism started around 3700 BC. Jewish Year is 5770

Hinduism started around 3100 BC. Hindu Year is 5110

Chinese calendar started around 2700 BC. Chinese Year is 4707 ‘Ox’

Jainism started 800BC

Buddhism started 500BC

Taoism started 206 BC. (Ended with Chinese Communism)

Kashmir Year is 2064

Christianity started 0000AD. Christian Year is 2009

Ethiopian Year is 2003

Coptic Church Year is 1727

Islam started 579 AD. Muslim Year is 1430

Zoroastrianism started C7th BC. but established C7th AD.  Zoroastrian Year is 1378

(Needs verifying)

The Gregorian calendar is used now to synchronise the year date internationally. This is an updated version of the Julian calendar installed by the Roman Empire.

calendarMONTHS: Which is month 1?

The months of January to December are not recognised by any other religion except Christianity.

They are named after Roman Gods and numbers relating to March 25th being the start of the Roman Church year.

January – Janus, the god or endings and beginnings

February – ‘purification’, being the festival of the last month

March – Mars, the 25th being the festival of the first month, ‘annunciation’

April – Venus, name adapted from Aphrodite, the Greek Venus

May – Maia, the Earth goddess

June – Juno, goddess of women and marriage

July – Julius Caesar

August – Augustus Caesar

September – Seventh

October – Eighth

November – Ninth

December – Tenth

The numbering of months is based on the assumption of January 1st being New Year, but…

calendar5The New Year appears on any of the following dates in other religions/cultures around the world. Many of them are based on a lunar calendar.

Jan 1st Christian, Gregorian

1 Muharram, lunar, 11 days earlier each year, Islam

Jan 21st – 21st Feb, (New Moon of 1st Lunar month), Chinese year – Ox, Lunar; Vietnam

Jan 14th (Trad. mid-Apr), Tamil (Sri Lanka); also Orthodox Eastern Church – Gregorian

Jan- Mar, Tibetan, ‘Losar’

Spring, Native groups

Vernal Equinox, March, Babylon, Lunar 1st new moon after Vernal Equinox

Mar – Apr, India, ‘Narva varsha’ Lunar also Telugi, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashra, Karnataka (Hindu Deccan Calendar)

Mar 14th Seik, ‘Hola Mahalla’

Mar 21st Vernal Equinox, Thelema ‘Book of the Law’ (A. Crowley),  Lunar

Mar 21st/ 22nd exact moment of Vernal Equinox… Iran/Azerbaijan/Zoroastrian/Baha’i/Kazakhstan/Uzbekstan/Uighurstan, ‘Nowruz’ Lunar

Mar 24th Roman

Mar 26th in 2009, Bali/Java, ‘Nyepi’ Lunar

Mar 19th Kashmir, Lunar

April 1st Assyria, ‘Rish Nissanu’

Apr 12-14th Punjab, Sikh, ‘Vaisakhi’; Nepal, ‘Baisakh’; Assam, ‘Rongali Bihu’; Bengal, Bangladesh, ‘Pohela Boishakh’; Sri Lanka, House of Pisces to House of Aries, ‘Bak’, harvest; South East Asia: ‘Water festival’ lunar, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Yunnan Province, China

Autumn Equinox, September, Hebrew, ‘Rosh Hashana’

11th-12th September, Coptic Church

11th-12th September, Ethiopia

Diwali calendar, (started 15th Oct 527BC), lunar new moon Jain, Sikh, Hindu Marwar

Oct-Nov lunar, Gujarati Hindu fiscal new year

Nov 1st, Pagan ‘Samhain’, Celtic Wheel, mid-season points

Oct 30th Aboriginal Murador (extinct)

Nov 30th (St Andrew’s Day), Roman Catholic ecclesiastic new year ; Anglican and Lutheran Church

Dec 22nd calendar7

The Natural New Year starts when the sun starts to grow again after the Winter Solstice, or

When the Sun returns to N. Hemisphere, Mar 22nd, or

When the Sun returns to S. Hemisphere, Sept 22nd.

calendar2ZODIAC SIGNS: When were you born?

The way we associate each zodiac sign to a month in the year is less than accurate. You may find your birth-date in a different sign.  For NASA’s table of accurate transitions, visit here:

DATE LINE: Which side are you?

Because of the division of the globe into time zones, the New Year moves progressively around the globe at the start of the New Year’s Day. The first time zone to usher in the New Year is just west of the International Date Line. At that time the time zone to the east of the Date Line is 23 hours behind, still in the previous day. The central Pacific Ocean island nation of Kiribati claims that its easternmost landmass, uninhabited Caroline Island, is the first to witness the New Year.

DAYS: Where do we start?

To decide on the number of the day we were born we need to decide on the start date. If the year, the month and the first day of the year are all disputable, how do we know what number our day is?

Conclusion: there are  no consistencies in the numbering of the year and the month, and therefore the day.

NAMES: What is your name?names1

In the numerology of names, we have a problem. The theory is based on the English alphabet of 26 letters and a vague reference to Hebrew lettering. I.e. a,b,c, = 1,2,3. Zero is left out. And there is a gap after z. If the same system is used for foreign names there are some languages that have more or fewer letters, and even different letters, e.g. Greek, Russian, Turkish.

Some people have ‘Christian’ names, ‘given’ names, second, third, fourth or fifth ‘middle’ names, ‘sur’(or sire, or father) names, ‘mother’ names, double-barrelled names, ‘nick’ names or ‘spiritual’ or ‘medicine’ names. So which onesnames3 should we use?

Some ‘first’ names, commonly called ‘Christian’ names or ‘given’ names, are a modernised form of an older name which may even be from a different language. Some ‘sur’ names are a degradation of an older name which stands for the family’s trade, the father’s home town or some other antique connection. Should the original name be used?

If a system is to be used to signify a deep and meaningful truth and is then used to decipher the mystery behind the name or number, should it not be universal? How does one do this numerology for a Chinese person or an Arab?

Some Numerologists use numbers to relate to planets. There is a discrepancy in this too, because Pluto has not been accepted as a planet by all, the Moon is a moon, not a planet, neither is the Sun, which is a star. Constellations are widely accepted, but Ophiuchus is generally forgotten and there is some disagreement about the solar zodiac versus the lunar zodiac, procession or precession. Is it 1-12, 12-1, 1-13 or 13-1?

There are certain forms in the physical world that do have constant numerology – the so called ‘Platonic Solids’. This collection of geometric shapes has an indisputable numeric form and is sometimes called ‘Sacred Geometry’. The crystalline structure of the basic elements of the Earth’s physical structure also offers a numerical system which follows a standard and is reliable. (The Elemental Table or Atomic Table)

  • The numerology of names and dates may not have any esoteric meaning;
  • Numbers may not have any reference to letters in a name;
  • Numbers relating to a collection of dates chosen at random from a mixture of man-made calendars may not be helpful.

Nevertheless, if what you hold to be true for you reflects your reality, then any system can offer a mystical insight for you, no matter how bizarre, irregular, unreliable or non-universal. After all, the indigenous people of the world have looked to stones, bones and body parts for their inspiration!names2

The numbers themselves do have both intrinsic and esoteric meaning.

To know your number and to know why your number is important, please visit again for Part 2, where I shall attempt to unravel the real numerology.

Wendy Salter

(Original writing and researched data)

Published in: on October 18, 2009 at 4:35 pm  Comments (8)  
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*Moon Medicine


In the esoteric philosophies, every aspect of the physical world, down to the smallest nano-particle, and out to the farthest reaches of the Universe, has another, more far-reaching meaning. This is sometimes called Hermetic Knowledge, or ‘As above, So below’.ist1_7457889-floral-ornament


  • The Moon orbits the Earth, does not rotate, and moves with us in our orbit around the Sun.
  • The Moon has a fluctuating character and because of its closeness to us, it influences the water on our planet and causes rising and falling tides, both in the oceans and in every living thing.
  • As it moves around us, its gravitaional influence pulls water with it. It ascends in the east and descends in the west, in its path across the sky and appears to change in size and shape, as the shadow of Earth and the light of the Sun move across its surface. We call it waxing and waning.
  • When the Moon is full, the half of the moon facing us is lit by the Sun. When the old Moon disappears, the shadow of the Earth covers it.
  • The reflected light radiating from the Moon affects our light, growth rate, sleep and dreams. The movement of the Moon affects our internal organs, brain function, thought and emotional responses, creativity and physical energy levels, and the height of the Moon in its trajectory, affects the length of time it influences us.

For example:

When the Moon is full, and is on its highest ascent path across the sky, more living things, for a longer time, will be affected.

When the old moon crescent disappears on its lowest descent path across the sky, fewer living things will feel its influence.

  • A full Moon, at the lowest descent mark, will shine its light almost horizontally across the Earth’s surface. It will be ‘in your face’.
  • A full Moon at the highest ascent mark will shine its light vertically down from above, and will be closer to you.
  • The Islamic flag has an ‘old Moon’ crescent because it is more apparent in the East in the early evening, with the evening star, Venus. (It appears in the early morning in the West)

    Old Moon

    Old Moon

All these different combinations have differing effects on us mere mortals.

Some of us are born in a season of increasing daylight hours, others in decreasing daylight hours.

Some of us are born around an equinox, or a solstice.

Some of us are born at night and some during the daytime. Some with the setting Sun, or Moon, and some with the rising Sun, or Moon.

And then there are all the other planets to take into consideration!

So we can see that the time we are born, and the unique set of circumstances in which we find ourselves arriving, can produce a very unique response to the world in each and every one of us. In Astrology, our Moon sign is as important to understand as our Sun sign. ( Click Here to get your Moon sign and Click Here to see how your moon will reveal aspects about you.) Those circumstances will go on affecting us in some way, in a repeating pattern, for the whole of our lives.

Apart from that, on any one day, the circumstances of that time and place will effect us all, collectively.

If the Moon is influencing us in a particularly strong way, most of us will feel it, either positively or negatively.

Some people Moon-gaze, are fascinated by it, and others never give it a second thought.

1. Blue Moon is the thirteenth Moon. (Magic)

New/Blue Moon

Usually there is one full Moon in one calendar month. There are different opinions on this, but once in a while there is a ‘Blue Moon’. This can either be two full Moons in one month, the second one being ‘Blue’, or four Moons in a season, instead of three.

In one calendar year, there are thirteen Moons, so a Blue Moon occurs about once a year. “Once in a Blue Moon” is a saying in our language for a very rare occasion, when something fortuitous happens ‘out of the blue’. But your particular ‘Blue Moon’, may be a unique configuration, that means something specific for you.

If, your Blue Moon occurs, you may find that your emotions start to increase, decrease, or mis-behave. If you are prone to moods, depression, tearfulness, highs and lows, manic behaviour, excitability, euphoria, grief, melancholy, bliss, or just plain old happiness, it may arrive more intensely and unexpectedly.


Red Moon

2. Red Moon is seen as an omen of war. It is red at a Lunar Eclipse. (Blood)

3. Yellow Moon , (or gold), is the Harvest or Hunter’s Moon. (Abundance)

Ice Moon

Ice Moon

4. White Moon, or Ice Moon, is the Moon high in the meridian, near the Winter Solstice. (Death)

5. Green Moon is the Mid-summer Moon. (Life)

6. Black Moon is when it disappears, or the ‘Dark Side of the Moon’. (Fear)

7. Pink Moon is when its light filters through the atmospheric dust. (Love)

Earth Medicine –  the Moon is Feminine applies to Water, and water applies to Emotions.

Nature lovers, gardeners and farmers know that certain Moon phases are good for planting, sowing, and harvesting.

World Mythology has images and stories of Moon goddesses, especially Diana the Huntress, Artemis and Hecate. Also ‘lunacy’, (or Moon Madness), mystery and imagination, beliefs according to the feminine principle, dreaming, seership, psychicness, intuition and magic.

Old Rituals were conducted by the light of the Moon, especially a full Moon, and associations with witches  and magic persist. People and animals of course will respond to the rising energy of a full Moon, as it brings on ovulation; mating orgies and pagan weddings were conducted according to this strong influence.

Astrology – The Zodiac sign of Cancer, (The Crab, June 21-July 22) has Moon as its ruling planet and represents Mother and Home.

Tarot – If the Moon appears for you, it may represent a time when the Unconscious Mind is very active and can cause uncertainty, and fluctuating emotions; but the Feminine Principle is at work and through dreams and images, a realisation will arrive, bringing insights and hope. It can auger a time when a woman enters your life, or when you are being asked to release the feminine in you to be receptive and intuitive, for the magic of the Moon is elusive.

quarter moon

Quarter Moon

Numerology of the Moon is 7. The 360 degrees of a circle is represented by the Sun, and is divisible by all the numbers one to nine , except seven, which relates to the quarter phases of the Moon cycle. (Also the four 7-year cycles within the 28-year cycles of Saturn.)

Honeymoon Deuteronomy 24:5 “When a man is newly wed, he need not go out on a military expedition, nor shall any public duty be imposed on him. He shall be exempt for one year for the sake of his family, to bring joy to the wife he has married.”

The Moon is elusive, changeable, of the night, mysterious, yet closely linked to us. It appears to be dead, physically, yet it is constantly metamorphasising, on the move, and has this strong influence over us –  one in which we seem to be inextricably linked. There is growing evidence of life on the Moon: not only have the remains of a very ancient, highly-advanced technological and possible extra-terrestrial (and lunar) race been found, the secret military activity of the U.S. is now thought to be present on the Moon.

When considering that all things have Consciousness, inviting Moon consciously into your life will enrich it beyond words. It is the Source of reflected light, our inner secrets and of our indirect enlightenment, that is, through the Unconscious Mind.

For a Moon Calendar, Click Here

Here is Chief Golden Light Eagle talking about the 13 Goddess Guardians of the Moon Star Gates of the Galactic Federation:

Hunters Moon

Hunters Moon

Wendy Salter

(Original Writing)

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