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Kerryn, from South Africa, asks:


I was born on 4/4/19…, full name Kerryn …

Hans, you only talk Maturity numbers as being a single digit or Master numbers. What about Karmic maturity numbers? I have a 7 expression and a 16/7 maturity number but no 16/7 Essence cycles in my lifetime.
Will I experience the maturity number as a 16/7?

Look forward to your insight, thank you, Kerryn


Hello Kerryn,

Karmic Debt numbers affect us wherever they are found, but in different ways and with different intensity. As a Maturity number, which doesn’t affect you until you are well into your thirties (hence the name Maturity number), the single-digit influence outweighs any Karmic aspect. It is for that reason I don’t focus my readings on Karmic Debt numbers in such areas of your numerology chart as the Maturity number.

As a rule of thumb, the younger in age, the more powerful the affect of a Karmic Debt number. For example, a 16/7 Karmic Debt is much more strongly felt as a First Period Cycle than as a Second or Third.

In your case, based on your comments, you feel you did experience the kind of difficulties typical to a 16/7, however, the 16 is not the only number that can cause challenging times. Your long string of overlapping Transits with a value of 9 (the letter “i” – a 9 - from 2012 through 2020; the “r” – also a 9 – from 2014 through 2041; another “r” from 2016 through 2034), coupled with a 9 Essence from 2016 through 2021, all while your Life Path (the longest cycle in your chart – running from birth to death) is also a 9, tells me that your life is currently going through a period of letting go and releasing the past; generally a difficult process, but also a promising one.

This is not unlike the 16/7, but where the Karmic 16 tends to push one towards self-sabotage, followed by a kind of re-birth (in simpler language: make a “bad” decision that causes pain and difficulties, then climb out of it and learn a big life lesson), a strong 9-influence is more a releasing; a completion; a wiping out of the past - difficult, sure, but not the Fallen Tower / Phoenix Rising scenario of the 16.

Growth is by definition a challenging process and your current cycles are all about that, especially since about 2012. However, age and time are on your side, as is the fact you left a 4 and entered a 5 Pinnacle cycle in 2018. Pinnacle cycles require a two- to three-year transition, but you are squarely in that 5 now, which makes the demands of all those 9 Transits and the 9 Essence easier to handle.

The challenging influence of the 9 will not diminish until mid-2021, however, now that you are no longer dealing with the more frustrating, in-flexible 4 (a number that doesn’t like change), you will experience the more positive effects of the growth cycles of letting go and releasing the past.

Kerryn, you will find the next two years still difficult, but not anywhere near as painful and troubling as the years 2012 through 2018, and you will feel a considerable improvement in the quality of your life after 2021. In fact, sometime early 2021 you will almost certainly decide to go back to school or otherwise enter a learning environment that will result in a stronger foundation and a future of growth on the physical and mental planes.

Dorota, from Norway, asks:

Dear Hans,

Some thoughts about Transits and letters: Why are there 3 Transits – Physical, Mental, and Spiritual, and are all 3 supposed to be active or can it be that only one becomes “active” in a given year? (I.e., if the physical does not become true does it mean mental or spiritual does?) Also, when a transit which begins - does it mean it will last all the years? (For example, I have a new friend letter C that lasts until 2021. Does it mean the friendship stops then?

Thank you !

Hi Dorota,

All Transits that are currently in place in your numerology chart are equally active; one may be felt stronger than another, but that is probably due to an inability to handle the effects of that Transit as well as that of the others. And, of course, some Transits are more dramatic than others because they are supported (or aggravated) by other cycles. A 5 Physical Transit during a 5 Personal Year will cause the general effect of a 5 to be much more strongly felt.

Transit cycles last a duration equal to the numerology value of the Transit letter. If your Transit is the letter T, it will last two years, since the T had a value of 2. If your Transit is an R, it will last nine years, because the numerology value of the letter R is 9.

But let’s look at the nature of Transits from a more general perspective.

There are 3 Transits because, to some extent, we can experience life on three planes: the Physical, the Mental, and the Spiritual, but that, of course, is just an attempt to capture an utterly irrational concept and put it in a rational box. It’s just not that simple. Let me explain.

In theory, the Transits affect your life on the Physical, Mental, and Spiritual planes, based on whether they are found in first, middle, or last name respectively.

Keep in mind that this is an extremely subtle division of a person’s life experiences. The Physical plane may be less subtle than the others because it includes you physical body as well as your material environment; basically, your health, physical love-life, financial circumstances, consumption, attachment to objects, etc.

However, your Mental and Spiritual Transits are easily confused and perhaps even fused – which is why the Mental is based on the middle name and the Spiritual Transit on the last, and… for those who lack a middle name, the last name covers both; fusing the Mental and Spiritual Transits, so to speak.

In essence, there are few, if any, life experiences that are exclusive to one, or even two, of the three planes; they are always felt across all three. If, for example, your Physical Transit indicates a time of health issues, it will affect you mentally and spiritually as well. And if a Mental Transit points to a time of instability, it will affect you on the Physical plane as well.

So why even bother with Transit cycles?

What numerology, and any other Metaphysical science, tries to accomplish is insight; a better understanding of who we are, what is happening with us and why, and so forth. For that purpose, we analyze things we know in search of things we don’t know (yet). Transits are a great example of how we can find insight, but not just on their own.

There are essentially four to five yearly cycles that, in order to get some insight into your future, have to be linked and viewed together. They are your three Transit cycles, your Essence cycle (which is calculated by adding your Transits), and your Personal Year cycle. Always read all five if you want to have a better understanding. However, the most telling is the combination of the Essence and Personal Year cycles, as they overlap and create what we call a Duality. Reading your Dualities for any particular year is the most revealing part of any numerology forecast.


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