Dramatically expanded in 2016, two additional chapters were added raising the level of insight significantly. Master Numerologist Hans Decoz integrates numbers and influences that have never been combined before, providing a more personal and individual report.
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Birth Name: Anthony Joseph Mercier
Short Name: Anthony Mercier
Birth date: March 23, 1987
Your Expression: 16/7
Your Heart's Desire: 17/8
Your Personality: 17/8
Your Heart's Desire - Personality Bridge: 0
Your Life Path: 15/6
Your Birthday: 23/5
Your Life Path - Birth Day Bridge: 1
Your First Challenge: 2
Your Second Challenge: 2
Your Third Challenge: 0
Your Fourth Challenge: 4
Your Life Path - Expression Bridge: 1
Your Rational Thought: 3
Your Maturity: 4
Your First Period Cycle: 3
Your Second Period Cycle: 5
Your Third Period Cycle: 7
Your First Pinnacle Cycle: 8
Your Second Pinnacle Cycle: 3
Your Third Pinnacle Cycle: 11
Your Fourth Pinnacle Cycle: 1
Your Balance: 6
You have a Hidden Passion of 5
Your Cornerstone: A
Your Subconscious Self: 9
Your Physical Plane: 10/1
Your Mental Plane: 35/8
Your Emotional Plane: 42/6
Your Intuitive Plane: 10/1
Your Minor Expression: 15/6
Your Minor Heart's Desire: 6
Numerology is a science thousands of years in the making. Like any Metaphysical science, it hinges on the understanding that all things are interconnected. Nothing in the universe, be it energy or matter, stands alone. Numerology reveals the connection between the letters and numbers linked to you, and your talents, strengths, weaknesses, emotions, preferences, and a range of other qualities.
Numerology is an intuitive, inexact science that attempts to gain insight into complex patterns and countless variables. It is a powerful self-help tool that can help you identify underlying traits and new possibilities. Keep in mind, however, that the insight you gain relies heavily on your ability to objectively examine what applies and what doesn't.
To use an analogy, think of numerology’s nine single-digit numbers as nine tubes of paint, each a distinctly different color. Imagine you are a work of art painted by a master artist who used every color available to create your image. The depiction is unique and complex: a fusion of bright and subdued colors, shapes and shadows, light and reflection, subtle and bold textures. The deeper you look, the more you perceive and appreciate the many layers that make up who you are.
Numerology is the art of looking deeply into all aspects of your individuality to confirm the colors you already know and reveal others that lie below the surface. It is one more key to learning more about yourself and others. The better you know yourself, the more control you have over life’s changes and the greater your potential for a successful, fulfilled life. Numerology is not infallible, nor does it promise to answer every question, but I feel confident you will find many things to reflect on in the following pages.
You are unique, and so is your Profile. I hope you enjoy your reading.
Copyright © 1985-2016, Hans Decoz. All Rights Reserved. This report or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher except for the use of brief quotations in a book review.
Conventional numerology readings focus on two aspects of your chart: You and Your Future. Our Profile takes a different approach by adding a third angle, Your Path. Just as your DNA determines your physical body, a "blueprint" of your personality is an inborn part of you from the very beginning. Your Profile begins with insight gleaned from your name because that is where we learn WHO you are. It describes the talents, strengths, and other distinct characteristics you were born with.
The full name given to you at birth is YOU.
Just as your physical body grows and changes with time, so does your personality. Your personal evolution begins at the moment of your birth - the first step on your path. From that point on, the choices you make, the goals you set, your environment, opportunities, challenges, the influence of others, and a thousand other factors alter who you become. In the same way, your profile moves from your name to your date of birth, from the portrait of YOU to the scenery of YOUR PATH.
Your Personality Profile begins with an overview of the combined influence of the core numbers derived from your name: your Expression, Heart's Desire, and Personality. This has never been done before and is perhaps the most dramatic improvement in our new reports.
In your report, Hans explains not only the meaning of each number, but also the combined effect of your name numbers, yearly cycles, and other important aspects. The addition of new algorithms and hundreds of texts took several years. We are excited to offer this comprehensive, integrated profile.
We hope you will take time to read and reflect on the information below. Many aspects become clearer with time and during subsequent readings. We wish you the best on your journey.
Below is the name section taken from your chart. It shows your full name at birth, with the value of each of the letters in your name placed below it. The numerology values of the vowels are placed above your name. The values of the consonants can be found in the lowest bar. The round symbol has the sum of the value of your vowels reduced to a single digit, this is your Heart's Desire number. The square contains the sum of the consonants and is called your Personality number, while the triangle is the sum of all the letters in your name and is called the Expression. You can view your full chart by clicking on the Decoz Color Chart icon in the Reports & Charts section. (For more on how your chart is calculated, visit worldnumerology.com.)
Anthony, we begin by taking a quick snapshot, a look at the influence and meaning of the three core numbers derived from your name. Your Expression number is the sum of the value of all the letters in your full name at birth. Your Heart's Desire is the sum of the vowels. Your Personality number is the sum of the consonants. These three numbers are closely linked and influence one another.
All the numbers derived from your name reflect YOU. They are a blueprint of your talents, shortcomings, character traits, and other qualities. You should realize that this is a limited perspective. Later chapters focus on the challenges and opportunities you will encounter on your path, and attributes you may acquire as time passes.
This first chapter is like a glance from a distance, followed by three chapters that explain the meaning of each number in more detail. We will gradually build a more complete picture of the complex and unique individual you are.
Your Core Numbers
The idealistic, intellectual, contemplative and often shy 7 stands apart from all other single-digit numbers in one very important way. The 7 is a potential gateway to the fulfillment and wisdom that Kabir, Gurdjieff, and other masters talked and sang about. It is the seeker. It does not take anything at face value, and never gives up on the big questions, "Who am I? Why am I here?" Your Expression number is 7. This may come as a surprise to you, because this most spiritual/philosophical of numbers is flanked by two very different influences, the 8 Heart's Desire and 8 Personality. This is similar to a hermit having Donald Trump and Gordon Gecko as neighbors - except all three exist within you.
The 7 and 8 have nothing in common, but they will compete for your attention throughout your life. Your 8 Heart's Desire gives you drive, ambition, and a good sense of business. You are authoritative and do not step aside for anyone. Unlike the 1, you are not necessarily stubborn, but you are dogged and determined when it comes to reaching your goals. This outgoing, forceful number also appears as your "outer" Personality number (the part of you others notice when you first meet). This largely obscures the serious, inquisitive idealism of your 7, a number that is not at all ambitious.
Anthony, your challenge is to reconcile the obvious contradictions in this combination. Understanding the position each number holds in your chart can help.
The 7 Expression is like a blueprint. It lays out the ground rules, sets limitations, and determines the function and form of your life ahead. It describes your talents, abilities, and shortcomings, particularly in the way they affect your career and productive life. The 7 is contemplative, analytical, and somewhat solitary. A 7 in this position suggests you need to learn from life as well as from books. Your ultimate goal is to attain insight and understanding, and to become a beacon of light for others, without becoming dogmatic or burdened by religious concepts.
Your 8 Heart's Desire is a good balance to the internal nature of the 7. More than any other number, the 8 has a pragmatic, results-oriented attitude. It pursues big goals and needs to be in charge. Be mindful, however, not to allow your dynamic 8 energy to overshadow your inquisitive 7. You may be tempted to surrender to the capitalistic, dog-eat-dog mentality of an Ayn Rand disciple.
Ignoring the needs of your 7 Expression can be detrimental. If you are unable to balance these opposing influences, you may find success financially or in other ways, but you are unlikely to find true happiness and fulfillment. The emptiness resulting from an unfulfilled 7 drains gratitude and joy like a vacuum. It is crucial that you find a balance. Devote a fair amount of your time and energy to the mystery of life, in study and contemplation.
In your personal life, romance and long-term commitment are possible, especially if you find a partner with upbeat, dynamic numbers. Someone who does not take things too seriously would be a good fit. A partner with a 3 (upbeat and creative, with a sense of humor) and a 5 (dynamic, adventurous, versatile) could soften the sharp angles of your 8 and uplift the serious 7.
You should probably marry or commit to a relationship later in life, preferable after age 30. This would give the 7 and 8 time to find a comfortable balance.
Your Expression number, calculated from your full name at birth, reveals the orientation or goal of your life. Some numerologists refer to this as your Destiny number because it represents a lifelong target at which you are aiming. Thus, the Expression number, to some extent, reveals the person you aim to be.
Your Expression is the most influential of the three characteristics that make up who you are. It is also the number with the most influence on your choice of career, although other aspects are important as well.
Your Expression is 16/7
You are gifted with an analytical mind and an enormous appetite for the answers to life's hidden questions. You have a strong interest in exploring scientific matters, philosophy, and even mysticism. You possess clarity and persistence in your search for truth. You can be a great researcher, educator, and philosopher. You are driven by a desire for knowledge and truth. You must learn to discriminate between illusion and reality, but you are well equipped for this task. Your fine mind offers you insight into the veiled mysteries of life. You also possess a considerable amount of perspective. Somewhere inside you, you are aware of a peaceful place that you call upon during difficult times.
Anthony, you need time to be by yourself. Too much social interaction causes you stress. You need your privacy and a place that can be shut off from the hustle and bustle of life. You tend to keep your thoughts to yourself and are secretive. Unless your 7 expression is balanced by extrovert characteristics (usually revealed by the numbers 1, 3, 5, and 8), your introversion may pull you deeply within yourself, even cutting you off from others.
You have a strong dislike of the superficial and mundane. You are often surprised by the lack of understanding or depth of knowledge of others, many of whom do not take the search for knowledge as seriously as you do. This can cause you to be critical of others, and even cynical about life in general. The more cut off from others you become, the more hidden are your motives. Once you develop understanding of people and life, your advice and counsel will be sought by those around you who need your wisdom.
You love to specialize your knowledge and develop great depth within your field. You are a perfectionist. You should complete your studies early in life and not be driven too hard by a desire to be successful. Let things come at their own pace, be open to opportunity, but remember your rewards, satisfaction, and contentment come from a higher source.
Sevens can be distant and aloof. When dominated by their darker characteristics, they can be unfaithful, dishonest, and cruel. Contemplation, meditation, and the softer, finer vibrations of life can restore your sense of harmony and keep you on the path to peace and balance.
You have a logical mind. Your analytical skills cause you to approach a problem in a detached, surgical kind of way. Researchers, analysts, investigators, inventors, technicians, scholars, lawyers, bankers, watchmakers, priests, philosophers, theologians, and administrators in some scientific or technical field are among the vocations 7s are drawn to.
The Expression number described above points to a more productive side of your life. Your Heart's Desire reflects a deeper, inner you; it suggests an underlying urge, your true motivation, and the general intention behind many of your actions. It reveals the environment and lifestyle you prefer, as well as your likes, dislikes, and the type of people you are drawn to. Consequently, it dramatically influences the choices you make in life.
It makes sense that the vowels of your name are the foundation for your Heart's Desire. Vowels are the peaks and valleys of a language. Notice how vowels leave your mouth in a free-flowing breath. Try it: Aaaa.... Eeee.... Oooo.. Consonants though, are cut off either at the beginning or in the end. You might say that it is in the flow of your breath that you express your deeper self.
Your Heart's Desire is 17/8
You want success in its fullest meaning -- wealth, power, and material comforts. You have an enormous ambition. You dream of big projects, great undertakings, and rewards. You are a visionary. You see the horizon and the promise. In general, you also see the methods necessary to fulfill that promise. But you are not especially good with details; you need others to help you deal with the smaller parts of the picture. Your challenge is to make full use of the full spectrum of your abilities, as indicated by your other core numbers. In the same way, you must bring forth the best from others and orchestrate their talents toward the realization of your vision. In short, you must lead by example, demonstrating the standard for commitment, determination, and excellence.
All of this requires effort on your part. You will meet with obstacles and difficulties. Your determination and commitment will be tested. But you have the power to overcome every obstacle you face and accomplish the goal you've set for yourself.
Your task in life is to learn to use power in refined and elevated ways. The expression and use of power is directly related to one's personal evolution. The more primitive uses of power rest with violence and the threat of deprivation. The higher expressions depend upon your capacity to care for and nourish the people and projects in your charge, giving each exactly what is needed at the appropriate time and in appropriate amounts.
You have a creative mind and an unusual approach to business and problem-solving. You need to cultivate your ability to evaluate others. It is essential for you to be involved in a project that challenges you and offers the potential for rewards. When you are uninvolved or unoccupied with a worthwhile task, you can become deeply despondent, depressed, and frustrated. You are the perfect example of the old cliché, "Idle hands are the devils workshop." Without a challenge, you can lose balance in life and become selfish, cruel, and even self-destructive. Disappointments become shattering, causing terrible consequences in self-image and self-love. Perspective is everything for you. You have a natural talent for balancing the spiritual and material planes.
You need to cultivate courage and stamina. Courage is a choice. You need to decide to be brave in the face of fear. A balanced 8 is among the most powerful and satisfying of numbers. It is the spirit of the true survivor, able to bounce back and achieve a greater victory.
The consonants of your full name at birth are the foundation of your Personality number, which is a little like a narrow entrance hall to the great room that is your true nature. It's the outer layer of your personality, the part you feel more or less comfortable sharing. With time and trust, you invite others into the deeper aspects of your nature.
Your Personality number serves as a censoring device in terms of what you send out, as well as whom and what you allow to approach. For this reason, your Personality is usually much more narrow and protective in its definition than the real you. It also gives an indication of how others perceive you.
Your Personality number is 17/8
You appear strong and powerful. You have an impressive personality and can influence and even intimidate through sheer force. You have natural authority. Your competence and enthusiasm attract people with resources. You radiate confidence. People defer to you because they sense your sureness and effectiveness. You also exude a kind of controlled benevolence. People sense that you are generous, once you are convinced of the worthiness of the cause.
It is important for you to dress well. You radiate a kind of raw power and able-ness which needs to be refined and enhanced by your clothing. You may even dress a bit flashy, but that will not harm you. Quality is among your highest priorities, and should reflect in your clothing. Although most eights have a strong constitution, they can be prone to indigestion, ulcers, and heart disease due to their reckless eating and drinking habits and their propensity to be workaholics.
Your Achilles heel is your capacity for an egocentric attitude. The negative side of your personality can cause you to be ruthless, greedy, and intensely lonely. Conversely, you can be spontaneous and excited. You are essentially warm and jovial. In your heart of hearts, you want everyone to be as excited and as happy as you. Those who are around you often sense this. Your coworkers and employees usually like you.
A Bridge number is based on the numerology difference between two closely related aspects in your chart. It is the gap you need to "bridge" in order to create a more harmonious bond between the two areas.
The following Bridge number connects your Heart's Desire and Personality numbers. It suggests things you can do to help your deeper self become more closely aligned with your personality, the "outer" you that is apparent to others.
With a little exaggeration, you could say that your Personality number is somewhat like your mask; it's a more superficial aspect you reveal to the world. You can imagine how much more comfortable and less inhibited the experience of life becomes when you can align your authentic self with the personality you show to the world.
Your Heart's Desire/Personality Bridge is 0
The single digit values of your Heart's Desire number and your Personality number are the same, which is considered fortunate.
You are a WYSIWYG: "What You See Is What You Get." You easily make people feel comfortable around you. However, if your Life Path number or your Expression number are also identical to your Heart's Desire number and your Personality number, your chart may be somewhat off balance. This may cause you to push the aspects of the repeated number to excess. Read your Heart's Desire number again, and ask yourself if you have not focused too much on the aspects described, at the cost of a more balanced approach.
If there was ever a moment of transformation, it was the moment of your birth. In that instant, you stepped into a new reality - the reality of human life and human consciousness. Even at that moment you were a person with your own unique character, as unique as your DNA.
The previous chapters focused on YOU, the person you are, as revealed in the letters of your name. It is now time to look at your Path, the road you walk through life, using the numbers found in your date of birth.
Your first breath marked the beginning of your journey on the road we call your Life Path. It makes sense, then, that the most important number in your numerology chart comes from the date of your birth.
Your Life Path number gives a broad outline of the opportunities, challenges, and lessons you encounter throughout your life. It also reveals the strengths, specific talents, and characteristics you were given to help you overcome challenges and evolve into the best you can be.
Your Life Path number is considered the single most significant information available in your Personality Chart. It is derived from the total of all numbers found in your date of birth. However, it is important to keep in mind that the aspects described in the next few chapters will either complement, supplement, or sometimes weaken the attributes revealed in numbers derived from your name.
Your Life Path is 15/6
You possess great compassion and seek to be of service to others. You have concern for the weak and the downtrodden. You are a healer and a helper to others. You are capable of giving comfort to those in need and will frequently offer a shoulder for others to cry on. Your task in life is to develop the tools necessary to be truly helpful to others, rather than to simply be a sympathetic ear. You must find the balance between help and interference. In the same way, you must learn the delicate art of the counselor who knows when to leave the struggle to others and when to avoid taking away the necessary experiences and lessons of life. You are naturally balanced. Therefore, you are well equipped to support and ground others in times of trial.
It is in your nature to take on responsibility -- you often fill the void left by others -- and do not turn away from personal sacrifice. At times, you may feel overburdened by the travails of others. However, the love others bestow upon you is your well deserved reward. You try to maintain harmony within the family or group, balancing and fusing divergent forces. You seek marriage and are often a wonderful parent, offering warmth, protection, and understanding to children.
You are generous, kind, and attractive. You are often admired even adored which baffles you. You are humble and yet you carry a deep pride. You move well and gracefully, but will have to work to stay in shape. Seek out physical exercise and limit the sweets and dairy you crave to keep yourself from becoming plump and round.
When young, you must be careful not to choose partners for the wrong reasons. Do not let sentimentality influence your decision, especially those involving the choice of a spouse. You need to be needed, but must learn to discriminate between those you can help and others who are made weaker by your care. After all, it is in your nature to be attracted to the weaker brothers and sisters among us.
The temptation, and the danger for you, is to think of yourself as the savior of the world, carrying the burdens of others on your shoulders.
You are blessed with musical talent, as well as in the visual and performing arts. However, your creativity may well be suppressed due to your willingness to sacrifice, or your inability to fully appreciate your talents. This is not to say that you cannot excel in these areas; on the contrary, you have the talent, and with effort you can make a success in a number of artistic fields. You also have enormous talent in business. You are blessed with a great deal of charm and charisma, which you use effectively to attract the people and support you need.
The day you were born is found inside the diamond-shape in your personal chart, and bears great significance in understanding who you are and where your talents lie. Your day of birth indicates special talents you possess. It gives us an indication of the approach you will take toward the goals, opportunities and obstacles you encounter on your Life's Path.
Your Birth Day number is 23/5
You love change and excitement and need both to feel truly alive. For you, life is an adventure, to be lived to the fullest. You don't want to be cheated from having your share of experience. You are highly adaptable, which makes change a great deal easier for you than for others. You have an easy way with relationships and generally get along well with most people you meet. You have a gift for communication and promoting yourself. You possess talent in verbal and writing skills, and would make an excellent writer, editor, or salesperson. You are versatile and talented and there are few things you cannot do. You have a very sharp mind and a fine understanding of the body, which makes careers in medicine or health both possible and rewarding.
You are quite affectionate and sensitive. You work well with others as long as there are not too many restrictions placed upon you. You do not like to be cooped up in the same place for long; you get restless and bored easily. You are very creative and witty. But you can shirk responsibility and let your gift of gab get you through the tight spots. There can be a tendency toward sensorial indulgence, especially in food, alcohol, and sex. You need to learn to focus your considerable energies. Discipline and order are necessities for you to be successful in life.
Your Life Path and Birthday numbers are closely connected and influence each other. This Bridge explains how you can make the connection between them more harmonious.
Your Life Path/ Birthday Bridge is 1
Your Life Path and Birth Day Bridge is 1, which combines individualism and personal power. Strive to recognize your moments of inhibition and question their source. Work on becoming more frank and direct. This has less to do with fear or insecurity than with trusting yourself and your instincts. Consider the way most children lack inhibition or hesitation when responding to others. They are often painfully honest, but entirely without malice. Find a balance between refreshing directness and unnecessarily hurting another's feelings. Personal power is not the result of gaining authority, admiration or superiority - it comes from knowing who you are.
You face four specific Challenges in your lifetime. For many of us, the same challenge is repeated, while others have four distinctly different lessons to learn.
These Challenges place you in situations that require you to face the particular lesson at hand. This provides an opportunity for you to learn or better integrate personal traits that will benefit you during the lesson, and throughout your life.
The four Challenges in your chart will influence you during the periods of your life listed below. They are found within the lower half of the star-shape in your numerology chart. The First Challenge is shown on the left, the Second Challenge on the right, the Main or Third Challenge is placed in the middle, and the Fourth Challenge is located below that.
The duration of your First Challenge usually lasts from birth until age 30 to 35.
Your First Challenge number is 2
You are overly sensitive and too aware of other peoples' expectations. You suppress yourself to avoid feeling conspicuous. You can be overwhelmed by self-consciousness. You fear gossip about you. As a result, you become inhibited. All of this results in a suppression of your own individuality and uniqueness. You yearn to blend into the crowd.
You let your own feelings and emotions play too big a role. Your hypersensitivity causes fear, timidity and lack of self-confidence. And you experience unnecessary fear and emotional turmoil. Little things seem disproportionately difficult to overcome and sometimes have a paralyzing effect. Jealousy can cause much pain and misunderstanding. These negative aspects of the challenge actually spring in part from positive characteristics you possess, especially your acute awareness and intuition. You are an antenna for other people’s feelings; you know before a word is spoken how they feel.
You lack the inner strength to maintain your own center, and try to conform to the prevailing emotional atmosphere.
This challenge makes you understanding and compassionate; you have an enormous empathy for the inner turmoil of others and can do much good for people with emotional problems.
Your Second Challenge is in place from approximately age 30 through 55.
Your Second Challenge number is 2
This Challenge is the same as the first Challenge.
This Challenge carries much weight and will be felt throughout your life. For that reason, it is also called the Main Challenge.
As you master this challenge and incorporate its positive aspects into your character, your life gradually feels more in control. There is a chance for great reward implicit in this challenge. In short, it may offer the secret to your success.
Your Third Challenge number is 0
This is a less demanding challenge. Growth is allowed to take place without one particularly serious obstacle. This does not mean that there will not be challenges on your path, but there is no single and consistent challenge during this period. However, you are being challenged to stay faithful and focused on your highest ideals. There is an opportunity to go deeper within yourself, and discover the inner being that is you.
Your Fourth Challenge is most strongly felt during the latter part of your life, beginning at approximately age of 60.
Your Fourth Challenge number is 4
You tend to be disorderly and disorganized. You are impractical and tend to fantasize about projects or possibilities that have little value or future. You must learn to discriminate between iron balloons and those that will fly. You have difficulty finishing projects because your vision becomes chaotic and loses tract of the path ahead.
You have to learn to be aware of the details. Keep your environment clean and orderly. Be efficient.
You have the ability to be practical and organized but you must learn their value. This will cause you to incorporate them into your daily life and give you the basis for success.
This is the challenge of building a lasting foundation for your life. You will need perseverance and repeated effort. Get-rich-quick schemes will likely backfire; persistent effort is the key to your future happiness.
We have focused on the letters of your name and the numbers from your date of birth. We will now look at numbers in your chart derived from the combination of both your name and the date of your birth.
Acquiring the attributes described in the next few chapters will help smooth your progress. As you learn more about yourself, you may begin to recognize traits you were previously unaware of.
This Bridge has the potential to "close the gap" between the Life Path and the Expression numbers. The chapter explains how you can make your talents, strengths, and specific abilities (your Expression number) more readily available and fitting to your main lesson needs, as well as the expected direction of your growth (your Life Path).
The scope and influence of the Expression Bridge is narrower and more defined than the other Bridge numbers. Its effect will be felt primarily in your professional life, including your position as household/family manager, if that is your primary work.
Your Life Path/ Expression Bridge is 1
Your Life Path and Expression point to the need to be more decisive and assertive. Rely on your strengths and abilities, and take charge more often. Be straightforward and confident when expressing your thoughts and ideas even if they seem offbeat. Try not to worry about the expectations of others. Being less conventional and finding original ways to do things can open you to new possibilities and produce greater success in your endeavors.
Your Rational Thought number comes from combining the sum of your birthday number with the sum of your first name. It reveals the style or process you use when making choices or considering a problem. Are you a structured, logical thinker or do you ponder a question in a creative, abstract manner? Do you daydream or stick to deductive reasoning?
Your Rational Thought number suggests the general approach you take in your thought process.
Your Rational Thought number is 3
You are creative, but your thoughts tend to be scattered. You jump around inside your head without much focus. You come up with solutions that reveal an illogical approach, yet they often work. As it applies to you, rational thinking is a contradiction. You project, interpret, and analyze your projects and problems in a manner that often leaves others flabbergasted. However, you are unbeatable when it comes to shining new and original light on issues; often coming up with unique answers. You have this Rational Thought number in common with a number of famous and original thinkers throughout history.
Your Maturity number indicates an underlying wish or desire that gradually surfaces at around age 30 to 35. A direction begins to emerge as you gain a better understanding of yourself. With this self-knowledge comes a greater awareness of who you are, and the direction you want to set for your life. Your Maturity numbers are described in detail in your Personality Profiles.
Your Maturity number is 4
Your maturity will find you increasingly practical, organized, and far more down to earth. You will be capable of putting your ideas into concrete form. Your latter days promise to be a time of accomplishment and activity. You become more focused and goal-oriented and less willing to discard details and cut corners. There is little interest in a quiet retirement. You are too involved in seeing your plans and efforts come to life.
Your family and friends will profit from your four maturity number because of your increasingly helpful and reliable nature. However, you must guard against becoming rigid, narrow minded, and opinionated, especially if already several fours are found in your chart. If you are lacking 4s, or have only one or two of them, you will benefit by your increased understanding of systems, organization, and the rewards of a methodical approach to life.
It will do you good to take your time to relax and enjoy the flowers every day.
Like most stories, there are three distinct stages of your life. Your First, Second, and Third Period Cycles come from your month, day, and year of birth respectively. Together they form the foundation of your Life's Path.
The First Cycle, located on the left of the graphic, begins in childhood and lasts through your late 20's. It's a quest for knowledge and identity while you cope with the powerful forces that are present in your environment. These forces include your parents and the socio-economic conditions of your family, for example.
The Second Cycle is found inside the diamond-shape and covers the middle period of your life, bringing about the slow emergence of your individual and creative talents. This cycle begins in the early and mid 30's while struggling to find your place in the world. The late 30's, 40's, and 50's, bring a greater degree of self-mastery and influence over your environment.
The Third Cycle, on the right of the graphic, starts approximately age 55, and represents a flowering of your inner self as your true nature comes to fruition. It is during this period that you have the greatest degree of power and self-expression.
Your First Period Cycle runs from birth until your mid 30's.
Your First Period Cycle number is 3
The early part of your life revolves around communication and self-expression. You find yourself drawn to the company of artists and eccentrics and are less comfortable in conventional settings. Social events are important and help you burn off some of that restless, creative energy.
You may have difficulty staying focused on a goal to its completion, as you find that boredom kicks in quickly and patience is not your forte. Others find you charming, attractive, even charismatic, but you must be careful not to waste energy on superficial projects or relationships. Discipline and focus are essential to lay a foundation you will build on for the rest of your life.
Your Second Period Cycle runs from your mid 30's until your late 50's.
Your Second Period Cycle number is 5
The middle part of your life is a period of rapid progress and change. You learn the lessons, values, and responsibilities that come with freedom. You likely travel, move residences, or change jobs frequently. You are footloose and free-spirited. You acquire a flair for self-promotion, which can benefit your professional life. You become better at self-expression and grow less inhibited.
During this period, you meet many interesting, often eccentric people and encounter new ideas. You benefit from change and avoiding a predictable, routine lifestyle. A 5 Period Cycle is dynamic and chaotic; it requires an open mind and tolerance for concepts and lifestyles you may initially find quite foreign. Opening up to new ideas is challenging but rewarding.
Your Third Period Cycle covers the later part of your life, starting in your early 60's.
Your Third Period Cycle number is 7
A 7 Period Cycle, especially in your later years, centers on wisdom and contentment. This is a time of spiritual/internal and intellectual growth, of discovering the beauty and harmony that underlie creation. However, it is often one of the most difficult last cycles, due in large part to society's lack of appreciation for the intangible qualities of this number.
Socially, you may feel distant and isolated. Interacting with similarly minded people through book clubs, art events, theater sponsorships, or other intellectually and spiritually stimulating activities can help you feel more connected. Although this is the latter part of your life, it may well be your most exciting time of discovery and personal growth.
Although Pinnacle Cycles and Period Cycles are both derived from your date of birth, they differ in the way you experience them. Period Cycles, described above, reflect internal stages of growth. Pinnacle Cycles represent the external influences you encounter in life.
Pinnacles reveal general conditions and events you experience during each period, such as your environment, social conditions, relationships, and changing circumstances. Pinnacles reveal how you might respond to these influences and how they will affect your ever-evolving personality. The First Pinnacle. located in the left of the star-shape in your chart, usually lasts from birth through age 30 to 35. The middle two Pinnacles, to the right and the center respectively, each last nine years. The Fourth Pinnacle, placed in the top section, will stay with you for the remainder of your life.
The transition from one Pinnacle to the next is usually strongly felt. You begin to feel the transition from one Pinnacle to the next approximately two years in advance. The latter part of that two-year period can be particularly strong. You will likely make life-altering decisions, such as marriage, a job or career change, or major changes in your personal makeup. Knowing and understanding your approaching Pinnacle number prepares you for the changes ahead.
Perhaps the most strongly felt change is the transition from First to Second Pinnacle, which usually takes place in your late 20's or early 30's (the exact date depends on your Life Path number). This is usually a difficult transition but once crossed, provides a clear sense of direction and a firmer sense of identity. The Second Pinnacle is the gateway to maturity.
This is usually the most strongly felt Pinnacle Cycle and runs from birth until age 36 minus your Life Path number (single digit). For example, if your Life Path is 12/3, deduct 3 from 36.
Your First Pinnacle cycle number is 8
Anthony, under the influences of this Pinnacle, you will have greatly enhanced talent for dealing successfully with business and finances. This is a time of material growth, a time of expansion and reward. It is the cycle of harvest. The 8 Pinnacle also increases your personal power. You have sound judgment and vision. In fact, this is the basis of your financial success. People sense your power and effectiveness. They defer to you much more easily, and look to you for answers. This makes it easier for you to use power without having to be a bully or force your way through situations. They perceive your able-ness and want to join you in your vision. Others have faith in you.
You will be able to organize large enterprises. Problems do not threaten you so much as provide a challenge. You yourself sense your enhanced personal powers and feel a growing sense of stability and centeredness. You will be capable of influencing matter in an almost magical way. As a result, you are extremely goal oriented, moving toward the realization of your dreams with confidence and clarity. Your challenge during this period is to maintain a hold on your human and spiritual values. You must remain balanced between heaven and earth. There will be enormous temptations to make money and status your only priorities, excluding the more human or immaterial matters entirely. This will undoubtedly lead to losses. You are being tested and instructed in the real value of money -- it's natural place in life. If money is placed on a high altar, overshadowing all other facets of life, you will become its slave. If you are balanced in your approach to money, and have proper perspective, this can be a truly rewarding period, both materially and spiritually. That is the true promise of the 8.
The number 8 symbolizes the balance between the finite and infinite, matter and spirit. It offers a great opportunity to grow.
Your Second Pinnacle Cycle lasts nine years and tends to have a considerable influence on your productive/professional life.
Your Second Pinnacle cycle number is 3
This is a highly creative period. Your self-expression is greatly enhanced. Your creative and artistic talents will peak. You should do everything possible to refine these abilities and make the most of them. Many under the 3 Pinnacle are drawn to writing, the theater, singing, and dance. Your chances of success are also heightened. Hard work in any artistic field that one has a talent for can result in much reward. This is also a highly social and emotional time. You attract friends and admirers with your charm and gregarious nature. You have the ability to inspire and motivate people. Your upbeat energy causes people to want to work with and for you.
This is a lucky period, as well. You can overcome problems with considerably less effort than in the past. All of this can lead to self-indulgence and lack of productivity. Life is a little easier, which can make you less vigilant. You need focus and discipline. Under the influence of this Pinnacle, hard work is the key and the challenge to making the most of your opportunities.
Be careful of impulsive behavior or doing things on a lark. You must know your limits during this period. Be careful of your money; balance your accounts. Guard against disorderly thinking and behavior. Otherwise, you may do things you regret or simply squander away so many opportunities.
Children born under this Pinnacle must be disciplined and kept from being spoiled. An early education in the arts will inspire the child to make the most of his or her artistic talents.
Your Third Pinnacle Cycle also lasts nine years. Like your Second Pinnacle, its effect is felt primarily in your career or business environment.
Your Third Pinnacle cycle number is 11
This is a challenging period in which you are at a high point of sensitivity and intuition. There is so much going on in your psyche that you can suffer much confusion over direction and identity. On the other hand, there is a wide open channel between the personal consciousness and the higher realms of the unconscious. You are constantly being inspired and even assaulted by information and insight. Because of the intensity of these revelations, you must learn to ground your life in faith and a practical vocation that keeps your feet on the ground every day.
This is a period of enormous spiritual and personal growth. You will come out of it with a highly uncommon clarity and understanding of life. At the same time, it is a period of enormous demands, emotionally and spiritually. Any attachment you might have to specific identity traits -- who you think you are and why you are here, for example -- is constantly challenged. There is a desire to settle into some field or way of life to attain stability, but the energy of this Pinnacle is not allowing it. It is as if there is a destination, or destiny, to which you are being driven. You do not feel in control of this process. Instead, you are acutely aware of the forces that are shaping your life. You must surrender to them.
Meanwhile, you experience the emotional turmoil that can come with this highly charged period. There is a definite, even compelling, sense of being different. You are aware of a feeling of receiving special attention from spiritual forces. Your perception of life is somehow more acute than others; you see more clearly and more spiritually due to your high degree of sensitivity. It is as if you have a perfectly accurate peripheral vision, in which everything stands out in sharp relief. At times you may feel that you can see into the souls of things. At the same time, you may feel like a foreigner to the earth. You are completely impractical. Sometimes you may feel that you do not understand the workings of the physical world. Practical things escape you. You feel awkward and clumsy at times, and are aware perhaps how fluidly other lives are going. This increases your sense of being an outsider.
More important than all the awkwardness and feelings of being different is the overwhelming sense of having a purpose or a message to reveal that will make other people's lives happier, healthier, and more at peace. You want desperately to bring this out.
The challenge of the 11 Pinnacle is to remain grounded and attached to this dream. You must find practical and useful ways to be of service to others, at the same time developing yourself so that one day you may be able to bring forth that which is within you.
The influences of this period make you highly creative, innovative, and inventive. You have a completely unconventional approach to problems. Trust your intuition, seek harmonious settings to restore your sense of inner peace, and work hard to keep your feet on the ground. This period will bring great rewards on all levels, and with perseverance you will find your rightful place.
Your Fourth Pinnacle Cycle lasts for the rest of your life.
Your Fourth Pinnacle cycle number is 1
This is a period requiring much independence, courage, resiliency, and initiative. You must bounce back after many difficult experiences. The challenge of this Pinnacle is to gain will power. There is not a lot of support from others or from family. You must draw from your own strength. You will have to guard against self pity or surrender. Keep focused on your dreams. This Pinnacle will require an iron will to keep hold of your goals, and also the flexibility to maneuver around difficulties, and bend with the winds of adversity.
This is a period of rapid self-improvement and growth. You will be forced to use every talent and capability you possess. You will need to be resourceful. You must continually put out effort, but with it comes great reward. Without it, there is no accomplishment nor satisfaction, only a negative attitude toward life. Be careful not to become too self centered, headstrong or self important. Be strong but flexible. Be open to the counsel of others, but make up your own mind.
The benefit of this Pinnacle number is a strong sense of your individuality and strength. You will know what you are made of. There are many hidden gifts in this period, perhaps the greatest of which is faith. Your Pinnacle provides you with the characteristics of leadership, boldness, and daring. You will have many unconventional ideas and the skill and courage to make them a reality. Your abilities to manage and organize people and institutions are greatly enhanced. You have vision and confidence in the worth of your dreams. These characteristics provide great opportunity for success and major accomplishments.
SPECIFICS ABOUT YOU
Although the following chapters deal with less dominant aspects of your chart, they are more narrowly defined and specific in the ways they affect you.
Your Balance number provides guidance on how to best deal with difficult situations.
People experience a variety of internal responses to life's challenges. Some step back from difficult situations to ponder a course of action while others withdraw to avoid uncomfortable emotions. Some explode with anger but allow the outburst to pass quickly while others let their feelings linger. Very often, these are conditioned responses that emerge without thought or analysis. With maturity and self-development, we incorporate new and more effective methods of handling situations we encounter.
Your Balance number is 6
Anthony, your strength lies with understanding people and the underlying conditions of a conflict. But you can rely too heavily on friends and family to provide you solace instead of handling the situation directly and responsibly. You may be too likely to retreat to the good feelings provided by people not involved in your situation. Responsibility is the issue here, you helped create the situation in the first place, and are an essential part of the solution. Accept your role.
Your Hidden Passion reveals specific strengths or talents that are available to you, such as a specific field of expertise or (as the name implies) a passion. Metaphorically, this talent or passion may be seen as having a power all its own to help shape your life.
Having a talent demands that you nurture and express it. Your Hidden Passion gives you the desire to develop and express your particular ability. In this way, it shapes your personality and guides your life.
In the graphic below, each square represents the number value of the letters 1 through 9. The top left square tells you how many ones are found in your full name at birth. The one next to it shows how many twos are in your name, and so forth. The number that is found most often in your name is your Hidden Passion. There can be more than one.
Your Hidden Passion is 5
You love to travel, change, and take on new challenges. You are highly adaptable and versatile. You have a talent for languages, and are generally good with words. Writing, promotion, and public relations work suit you perfectly. You are resourceful and original. You have a good sense of humor and a quick tongue. You are sensual and a bit impulsive. You love to satisfy your senses, which can get you into trouble. Overindulgence in food, drink, sex, and drugs are common among people with too many 5s -- six or more. Your desire for freedom is extremely strong and it will take effort and discipline to stick with whatever it is you started. There is a tendency to give up a project or situation prematurely. You may be interested in too many things, which can make it hard for you to apply yourself to one area successfully. Commitment in relationships and your work is fundamental to your happiness. You may have a tendency to wander from person to person, job to job, making depth of relationship or deep expertise difficult.
Karmic lessons are recognized by the absence of certain letters in your name and describe areas we are weak in that require recognition and effort to overcome. The letters in your name point to talents and abilities that you possess – tools that are available to you. Missing letters imply tools that are unavailable, they must be learned and mastered during your lifetime.
You can have more than one Karmic Lesson or, if every number is represented your name, you don't have any.
Although you may feel you have learned to overcome one or more of your Karmic Lessons, you will continue to be challenged by them throughout your life.
You have no Karmic Lesson Numbers
The first letter of your first name gives an additional indication of your character, particularly in the way you approach opportunities and obstacles. This first letter is called your Cornerstone.
Your Cornerstone is A
You are ambitious, independent and have great drive, you are not easily influenced. You are mental and direct. You want to take charge. You have willpower and are resolute and purposeful. You have courage and boldness but may also be stubborn and willful. Be more flexible and willing to listen to others.
Your Subconscious Self is based on how many numbers are represented in your name, and indicates your ability to make the most of your talents and opportunities, especially when you face new, challenging, or even dangerous circumstances.
Your Subconscious Self number is 9
You are somewhat impersonal and may be difficult to get to know. You are not demonstrative of your affections, though you often have deep feelings and great compassion. You are competent and controlled in any situation. You have no specific Karmic Lessons and are therefore not as vulnerable to Life's ups and downs as others.
You experience life on four different levels: physical, mental, emotional, and intuitive. Your Planes of Expression indicate how you function on each of these planes.
Your physical plane links you to the material world.
Your mental plane, like the emotional and intuitive, perceives the invisible world; the realm of thought and reason.
Your emotional plane is preoccupied exclusively with feelings.
Your intuitive plane gives you access to the insight and knowledge that comes effortlessly as if placed at the doorstep of your mind.
In each category, the number of letters, and their numerology value, gives an indication of which Planes of Expression are stronger in you and which are weaker. Each of us is dominated by one or two of the first three planes. The physical and mental are the most widely used, although a name dominated by emotional letters is not uncommon. The intuitive plane is usually the least utilized. A name dominated by intuitive letters is extremely rare but having no intuitive letters in a name does occur. This does not mean a lack of intuition but points toward a tendency to ignore or distrust intuitive insights.
The Physical Plane represents the physical letters in your name.
Your Physical Plane of Expression is 10/1
You are active and inspiring; you are daring in business and other areas of life. You have strong likes and dislikes and live according to your opinions. You are charming and witty but get bored easily. You work hard and determined and are very goal-oriented. You thrive on the combination of enthusiasm and challenges, the lack of which makes you dull and disinterested. You are like a flare, burning brightly for a specific duration, but must move on to other projects in order to sustain your excitement.
The Mental Plane is based on the mental letters in your name.
Your Mental Plane of Expression is 35/8
Anthony, you have a great talent as a business person. You can manage large corporations and institutions. You understand how to organize people and direct them toward some larger common goal. You are highly ambitious and competitive. Money and power are essential to your sense of identity and self- respect. You must guard against arrogance and superiority. You can be imperious.
You are demanding of yourself and others. You seek excellence in all things and refuse to settle for less.
It is not uncommon for a person to have a name dominated by emotional letters.
Your Emotional Plane of Expression is 42/6
You are highly emotional, yet you possess a rare degree of balance to which you can turn. You love family and close friends as few people are able. You worry too much and feel responsible for other people’s actions. You take justice and honesty with extreme seriousness; however, you may be too disciplined.
You have artistic talent. You like to help others more than most, and are willing to sacrifice your own needs. You have an ability for teaching and healing. You need much love and can give the same in return. You are highly idealistic, and very committed once you decide upon your soul mate.
A name dominated by Intuitive letters is extremely rare. It is, however, not at all uncommon not to have any intuitive letters.
Your Intuitive Plane of Expression is 10/1
You are highly intuitive with flashes of insight. You probably attribute most of your thoughts to your mental capabilities, but in fact your insights come from another, higher resource.
Your current name forms the basis of your Minor Expression number. It is usually the first and last name you commonly use to introduce yourself (not necessarily the name you received at birth). The influence of your short name is minor in comparison to your full name. Interestingly, the short name often compensates in some way for letters or numbers missing in the full name.
The name you currently use, also affects how you feel about yourself. If a name change takes place later in life for marital or for professional reasons, it adds or subtracts certain qualities. It can also focus and intensify existing characteristics or latent talents.
Your Minor Expression is 15/6
Your short name adds love, warmth, generosity and genuine concern for others. It increases your concern for family and those less fortunate than you. Anthony, you are better equipped to deal with duty and responsibility and even find greater satisfaction in it. You want to do good in the world. You become more socially conscious and seek ways to better the plight of others. Your artistic abilities are enhanced. You are more concerned with beautifying your home, or engaging in healing and teaching.
The vowels of the name you currently use to introduce yourself are the basis of your Minor Heart's Desire number. It reveals your dominant desires as well as the limits you place upon yourself.
Your Minor Heart's Desire is 6
Your short name increases your capacity to radiate warmth, solicitude, and kindness. You are more patient with others and a far better listener. Your willingness to carry the burden of others is increased.
Your Minor Heart's Desire increases your creativity and your domestic instincts. Women feel better at home; men feel more comfortable in the roles of husband, father, and provider. Your sense of harmony and social consciousness are enhanced. You are better able to settle disputes. Six is the most balanced of all numbers, in harmony with all other numbers. Very few people with 6s in prominent places stray very far from their true natures.