Quick Reference Guide to the Numbers
Keywords: INDIVIDUALITY | INDEPENDENCE | ATTAINMENT
A journey in which the person must distinguish himself from others and acknowledge his own INDIVIDUALITY. The individual then has to develop the capability of standing on his own and move from dependence to INDEPENDENCE. Once independent, the person becomes aware of his potential for ATTAINMENT as an individual— for creating and pioneering when working alone— to leading and managing as an individual working with others.
Keywords: RELATION | COOPERATION
This journey recognizes that while independence is important, it has its limitations. There are other people all around, and this journey involves being a meaningful part of a group — a small group like family or friends, a larger group like a business or community. The person must learn adaptability, service, consideration for others, i.e, the meaning of what it is to be in RELATION with others and the idea of COOPERATION.
Keywords: EXPRESSION | JOY OF LIVING
In this journey, the person must discover, both as an individual and as a group member, his capability of EXPRESSION: artistic expression— writing, painting, sculpting, singing or any of the many other means of expressing inner thoughts and emotions, and expression of feelings toward others— friendship, affection, love. The JOY OF LIVING can then be expressed with optimism and enthusiasm. There is often a purity, even a naiveté in this jouney. (This is, perhaps, the most enjoyable lesson of all the numbers and for that reason considered the luckiest number in the chart)
Keywords: LIMITATION | ORDER | SERVICE
The journey of the 4 reminds is that life doesn’t always present opportunities for fun. In fact, life doesn’t always appear expansive or ‘yours for the taking.’ Often, it feels just the opposite. In this journey, the individual must learn the difficult law of LIMITATION. Everyone has limitations— limitations presented by the environment, by the physical body, by the restrictions of the individual’s viewpoints. Rather than struggle against these limits, it is necessary to learn to live with them, to accept them and to make a meaningful existence, not in spite of the limitations, but because of the limitations. It is a difficult lesson. The individual embarking on this course must learn system and organization, ORDER on a practical level. He must be prepared to be of SERVICE to others.
Keywords: CONSTRUCTIVE FREEDOM
This is the journey that reminds is that there is a time for expansion, for dealing with change, unexpected happenings, adventure. This lesson usually gives a person an abundance of talents in every direction, the capability of accomplishing almost anything for which an opportunity is presented— and many opportunities are presented. With the freedom that this abundance of talent and opportunity brings, life can be exciting. But the lesson is more difficult: the individual must learn the CONSTRUCTIVE use of FREEDOM. The individual must not waste his many talents or misuse his ongoing opportunities; he must not get lost in solely physical desires— food, sex, alcohol, drugs. He must not be frivolous with his potential and end up frustrated. He must create a meaningful life by learning to use his freedom productively.
Keywords: BALANCE | RESPONSIBILITY | LOVE
In this journey, the person must learn to give the beauty of love, harmony, sympathy, understanding, protection and BALANCE. Along with the balancing, the lesson of RESPONSIBILITY can be a meaningful one. The individual may find himself responsible for more than what rightly seems his share. Others will recognize his strength, and he may be expected to help them if they are in need and cannot help themselves. He will probably be the one who holds the family together, who harmonizes and adjusts difficult situations. He may choose to limit himself to his family, his friends, possibly the close community. The friendship and LOVE the individual expresses to others will come back to him from those he helps. He can bask in the glory of a job well done and the quiet reward of friendship and love returned. The individual’s capability at harmony and balance may also be expressed creatively— there is the possibility of artistic achievement.
Keywords: ANALYSIS | UNDERSTANDING
This journey tells us that there’s a time for introspection, a time to subject all an individual knows to mental ANALYSIS, so that eventually a person possesses much of knowledge and UNDERSTANDING. Spiritual awareness is employed and emphasis on material matters avoided. Desire for material accumulation will probably lead the individual off the track, for this is a time for study and meditation, a time to know oneself— in the deepest way. There will be much time spent alone— the person must learn to be alone and not feel isolated. Often, the individual will appear “different to others. His way of thinking or doing may be very much his own and may seem inexplicable to his fellow man. He must accept that he is on a different wavelength and find satisfaction in that. In a world where materialism rates so highly, the road for the counselor, the professor, the pure researcher may be a difficult one.
Keywords: MATERIAL SATISFACTION
The 8s journey is the one in which the individual must learn to deal with the material things of life, the practical matters. He will find himself at home in the business world— with much capability as an efficient administrator or executive. He will learn how to handle money— how to accumulate it, how to spend it wisely. The individual will work for MATERIAL SATISFACTION. This may mean emphasis on money to buy the best in houses, cars, furnishings, trips. (Perhaps, if he can reach the highest level of this lesson, he will see that material freedom can mean relying very little on money or material matters. Few ever gain this insight.) The individual will be very conscious of status in relation to material things and will work to satisfy his need for status to prove his superiority. He may appear single-minded, rigid or stubborn to others. Striving for power and high material goals may make him aware of the limitations of his ability or the restrictions of his circumstances.
Keywords: SELFLESSNESS | HUMANITARIANISM
For the 9 journey, it’s a time to learn the satisfaction of giving to his fellow man. This is a difficult lesson. The satisfaction comes from the giving. There is little reward— the love and friendship are sometimes returned, the obligation often not repaid. The person must place all others before himself, must give for the sheer pleasure of giving, because he has learned the ultimate satisfaction of SELFLESSNESS and HUMANITARIANISM. The individual gives by helping others or by giving of himself in some form of creative expression.