2016: labor of love [#StarsAndSymbols]

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it takes 9 months to carry a human child. before the pregnancy reaches full term, there is a process that mother and baby must mutually undergo during which each passing interval is as conducive as it is crucial to a healthy delivery. from conception to labor, everyone has an idea of what it’s going to be, but one never truly knows until the infant comes forth in its big debut. funny how a debut can double as a grand finale. there’s a thin, thin line between the two, and it blurs. i don’t mean to trigger a contraction, but if you look down, you might be surprised to find how close you have come to that line.

as with the developmental stage of any creation, names can change from moment to moment, shifting the vibration of the still-gestating entity. even after it has been christened, the consciousness of the creator must ascend to a certain height in order to finally behold the essence of the precious life that is being fostered in the totality of its glory.

in numerology, the study of numbers as metaphysical symbols, the goal is reduce every amount to a single digit through the mathematic process of addition. for example, the number 39 would be broken down to 3+9. Since 3+9= 12, the next task is to add 1+2, which leaves us with a single digit sum of 3. Now that we’ve arrived at a single digit number, we can start to explore the characteristics inherent in this number, as each of the single digits have their own individual traits and connotations.

now, let’s practically apply this little numerology lesson, shall we? take this new year, 2016. 2+0+1+6 = … 9! That makes 2016 a year that vibrates in alignment with the number 9, the highest and final single digit number. what does it all mean you ask? it might be in our best interest go explore the symbolism of 9 in numerology.

number-9-on-ocean-floorsince 9 is the highest number [excluding, of course, double digits and beyond] there is a lofty quality associated with this symbol. imagine reaching the mountaintop and taking in the elevated view. even the air breathes differently up here. it’s not quite heaven, but it’s feels close enough to rub off on you and change your perspective from one of rugged individuality [in the vain of the number 1] to one of universal awareness. 9 is a heightened state of mind and the insights that one brings down to earth when aligned with this number are sure to be enlightening.

as 9 oversees everything from above, it relates to global affairs and matters that concern the masses. this number endows a respectable degree of leadership unto anyone who invokes it. because of this, popularity is an attribute of people [9 life paths], places [buildings with addresses that equal 9], and things [the year 2016] that resonate with this 9 energy.

as with the high stakes, “ready-to-pop” ninth month of pregnancy, the frequency of the number 9 is one of inspiring excitement. ruled by the action-packed planet mars, 9 is a zealous energy. when this number is in effect, the people of the world are motivated by the promise of big projects, especially if the endeavor is attached in some way to a humanitarian cause. speaking of attachment, the shadow side of 9 is its propensity to be aloof, ungrounded in the present reality, and disconnected from one on one relationships. just like the mother who could go into labor at any minute, there are simply bigger, more urgent concerns with which the number 9 concerns itself. usually those concerns are driven by visionary idealism and utopian desires. remember, too, that mars is known in the occult world as the warrior god, so it wouldn’t be farfetched this year to witness intensified strife on an international level. sometimes, it has to get worse before it gets better.

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in the traditional tarot deck, the hermit [card 9]  follows strength [card 8]. after conquering our fears, weaknesses, and insecurities with strength [2015 = 8], this archetype comes to a place of inner confidence, assured spiritually by the all the tests it has passed. like the hermit card, 2016 might be the year during which you reflect on the past through a lens that has never been as wise and all-seeing as it is now. no matter how dark it was and no matter how dark it could be in the future, there is an inextinguishable fire inside of everyone that burns as a guide to illuminate the path to deliverance, stoked by the love of ancestors and dearly beloved family members who have passed in the past 9 years or so. in this immortal light, everything that was a mystery starts to make a whole lot more sense.

an assignment of sorts:

make a mental note everything of significance that you remember from 2008. better, write down a physical list. now take that list and notice how many of the major themes of your life in the present moment made themselves apparent way back then in 2008. finally, if any of those ‘themes’ are still unsettled, make a wish for and visualize your ideal resolution in 2016. think of these resolutions as mantras. how can you can claim them if you don’t name them?

if nothing from 2008 rings a bell, make a list instead of 9 unresolved issues from any period of time that you would like to finalize. wish, visualize, mantra, same as above.

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2016 is the year to wrap up all loose ends to reach enlightenment. 2016 is the year to come to a conclusion, because every beginning requires an ending [which is just another beginning in disguise]. 2016 is the year to reveal the labor of love that has been growing in the faceless, yet fertile darkness, finally!

8: what goes around… [#StarsAndSymbols]

As of today, I have reached (and exceeded), my sales goal of the month! I have sold over 30 memberships, which means I achieved my 4th bonus. On top of that, I won bingo (which is determined by the amount memberships/products sold and services upgraded), so I double my bonus. This month at The Spa has taught me that I reap what I sow and anything is possible if I set the intention, envision the goal, and put forth the effort to attain it.

It makes perfect sense that I would finally surpass my goals today. The date is July 30, 2013 or 8/20/2013. If you add the digits [8+3+0+2+0+1+3], what do you get? 8! Once we take the time to literally look at this number, the symbolism becomes clear. 8 is very similar to, if the not the same as, the infinity symbol. In general, circles represent never-ending cycles. Since 8 is a looped circle, it signifies karma, showing us that what goes around comes around. 8 reminds us that we get back exactly what we give, which is why a lot of numerologists regard 8 as the number of success. While 8 has has the potential to be the most powerful of all the numbers, it can just as easily sink amongst the lowest of the low. We are forced to take responsibility for our own destinies when vibrating at the frequency of 8. Ultimately, the choice is ours.

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number sequences: 2:22 [#StarsAndSymbols]

I believe that all things have meaning. Symbolism can be found anywhere if we are conscious of our surroundings. We have no excuse to be lost when there are clues in the shape of every cloud and answers in the color of each crystal.

Numbers are significant, especially when arranged in specific sequences. 11:11 is one of the most obvious and popular. I read somewhere that it represents a shift in consciousness, an awareness upgrade of sorts, but most people simply make a wish when they see it. Instead of unconscious, ritualistic wishing, we would benefit from actually looking deeper into numerology to find out what these symbols are trying to tell us.

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2:22 has been a constant fixture in my life lately. I catch it mostly at night, but sometimes in the day, too. I see some other sequences [1:11, 1:23, 11:22, 11:33, 3:33], but none as frequent as 2:22. To understand this, we must take a numerological approach, which means first adding these numbers. 2+2+2 = 6. Although I am seeing a lot of 2’s, I am actually receiving a message that is based on the energy of 6, the sum total of this sequence of numbers. Speaking of 6, this year (2013) is a 6 year. Don’t believe me? Just add the digits.

6 is the number of family, balance, and responsibility. Duties of the domestic variety fall under the domain of 6, and we tend to be more concerned about community when under this influence. This number has the propensity to heal through harmonics and uplift others with good, old-fashioned TLC. Although 6 possesses unrivaled sweetness, it can also be characteristically extreme.  Every time I see 2:22 [or reflect upon the energy of 2013], I am reminded that I have too much work to do to lose my focus and go off the deep end of my indulgences. I take 2:22 as a sign that I am THIS CLOSE to creeping up on a regrettable imbalance in regards to my current circumstance, and based on experience, it’s best for me to exercise temperance when I receive this message. When I don’t moderate my behavior in those moments, I ALWAYS wish I would have. Although the sum of this sequence equals 6, the 2’s lend a fair amount of intuition and sensitivity to the vibration of 2:22.

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more than change [poetry]

Two 8s and a 7
The heaven sent holy trinity
It all adds up when you count on it

Digits melt away
As honesty erodes a lie dressed up as truth
Like the extraction of wisdom from the tooth
A disconnected photo booth needs more than change to function
It needs a love electric

An asymmetric broken heart
Swims unprotected like a candle in the sea

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love is [poetry]

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love is what u r

love is what u b

please tell me what u see

when u open up ur eyes

surprise me with a portrait

painted thru the lens of free

but if ur hand falls asleep

u can describe me the sunrise

spell it out if u must

but in the form of poetry

lullaby like nurseries

even if it doesn’t rhyme

something to count on: numerology 101 [#StarsAndSymbols]

As a young child, I was obsessed with pretending I was a teenager. When asked how old I was by strange adults at random places (not as bad as it sounds), I remember being fond of ages 13 and 17. I’ll admit, 13 was a passing fad, but 17 stuck (my favorite cousin was 17 at the time)! To this day 17 is one of my favorite numbers.

We all have favorites (numbers, colors, shapes, etc.) for a reason, but we don’t often allow ourselves to explore those reasons in depth. What is it about a number that makes it stand out among the infinite amount of others? Sure, certain symbols have sentimental value. While the nostalgia factor is valid, there is arguably a deeper reason for your favorite symbol. Otherwise, it probably wouldn’t have resonated with you in the first place.

Despite their importance, most of us take numbers (and other symbols) for granted. We use them when we need to and leave it at that. If we took the time to understand the unique vibration of each number, we would start to recognize the beautiful, cyclical pattern called numerology.

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All numbers, when reduced to single digits, have a deeper significance in numerology. It’s interesting to note how even the shapes of the symbols themselves can contribute to the characteristics of the numbers, even in the most subconscious, archetypal ways [1, for example, is a phallic symbol that represents creative life energy]. Here are numbers 1-9 and their respective qualities…

1 – original, independent, pioneering, inventive, self-centered

2 – cooperative, diplomatic, sensitive, adaptable, shy

3 – optimistic, expressive, inspirational, creative, scattered

4 – practical, hard-working, organized, detail-oriented, stubborn

5 – adventurous, versatile, curious, free, reckless

6 – charming, balanced, compassionate, helpful, self-righteous

7 – introspective, scientific, analytical, spiritual, aloof

8 – executive, successful, ambitious, karmic, materialistic

9 – popular, generous, intuitive, humanitarian, detached

Any number greater than 9 can be simplified by adding each digit. For example, 17 [1+7] can reduced to 8. There are, however, three master numbers [11, 22, 33] that are left alone as double digits. Master numbers are obviously special, revered as higher, more spiritual expressions of their respective sums. 11 is an amplified version of 2, 22 [the master builder] is an amplified version of 4, and 33 [the master teacher] is an amplified version of 6.

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