numerology question: Hurricane names and Karmic Debt numbers


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Dear Hans,

I read your article about hurricane names. Names hold a vibrational frequency, as the world meteorological organization seem to understand after the fact because they will drop the name if it was particularly devastating, so why not use numerology to have a little control over the outcome?

Wouldn’t it be a good idea to have the weather people name the Hurricane a name that is less disastrous to us and our experience of it…if we are manipulating nature by naming these storms anyway, then everyone supports it by calling it that name.



Well Kathy, that is an interesting question that opens a huge can of worms. In my article about hurricane names I suggested to look at both, the name of the next hurricane based on the list put together by the WMO, and the date that hurricane comes into existence, and to choose perhaps a different name if the numbers are particularly disharmonious. After all, why not use every bit of influence we have available to us to alleviate the danger of the next hurricane.

This, of course, begs the question to what extend the name influences the hurricane's destructive powers. A question that can never be answered since we don't have the option of experimenting. I look at it more as the question of which came first, the chicken or the egg. Did the hurricane's energies cause so much destruction because we named it badly, or did we name it badly because it was meant to do that much destruction?

In previous articles I mentioned the synchronicity and inherit orderliness that underlies all of creation, without which, there would be no predictability whatsoever, including the most basic facts like the cycles of the moon, the seasons, and so forth. It is this synchronicity, this complexity of energies and their interactions, that we try to tap into with sciences such as astrology and numerology.

Which brings me to the one thing we can definitely use to help minimize the damage from the destructive powers of anything and anyone, and that is to use numerology as a warning tool. We can certainly tell when a particular name, combined with its "birth date," is more dangerous and damaging, and use that information to prepare us for it.

In fact, this is the only true value we get from numerology and other metaphysical sciences; they offer information which we can use to prepare ourselves. Whether it is a hurricane or a human being, we can learn from the name and the date of its birth and make decisions based on that. Which also helps to remind us how ludicrously vulnerable we are.

So look around you, see the beauty and harmony that is reflected in every aspect of creation, especially where untouched by human follies, and trust that the same care and love is working for you every moment of every day, because recognizing that will do wonders to your ability to enjoy this life.


Dear Hans,

My name is Monika .... I go by Nethra but my official name on every record is Monika .... People know me by this identity only. I was born May ... in New Delhi, India. First I would like to know, is my complete name auspicious for me, or I should use Nethra only? Secondly, I would also like to know which career field would be best for me.

As I have a Birth Day number 8, Expression number 3 and Life Path number: 16/7, which is a Karmic Debt number, what are the precautions (especially health-related) to keep in mind for my life?

Above all, I would like some insight into my spiritual progress and peace of mind.

Yours sincerely,

Nethra, considering that you have a 16/7 Life Path and the vowels in the first name Monika add to a 16/7 as well, you would do better using either the full name Monika .... or the nickname Nethra, while avoiding the use of the first name Monika by itself.

The 16/7 is a Karmic Debt number and can be a bit of a burden at times, although it also has some powerful and very beneficial qualities. The danger of the 16 is in its tendency to make bad decisions and choices almost as if it wants to self-destruct which, to some extent, is its real purpose. What it tries to do is push you forward on a path of spiritual growth and it does this in a somewhat heavy-handed manner.

Whenever a person with a 16/7 gets too focused on material success, career, whatever, to the exclusion of his or her spiritual side, the 16 forces a bad decision causing some kind of breakdown in the hope that you will start paying attention to your spiritual needs again. It basically causes a cycle of self-destruction and rebirth because, fortunately or unfortunately, that is the fastest path toward spiritual wisdom or enlightenment or whatever you wish to call it.

For that reason, those with a 16/7 Life Path, like you and me, only attain a measure of material/worldly success if they do not deny their spiritual side in the process - meaning that your spiritual thirst should be potent and a big part of your conscious mind every day. It is therefore interesting that you included a question regarding your spiritual progress and peace of mind in your letter. This tells me that indeed, your spiritual path is a big part of your daily life and as long as that is the case, the 16 will be nothing but beneficial.

As far as your career choices, you have mostly creative numbers, a strong dose of communicative skills, and a good sense of business. Journalism, book editor, or any other career in communication would suit you well. In fact, you have a poet's numbers, so perhaps you should, if you haven't yet, try your hand at poetry or creative writing.


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