Is Monday your least favourite day of the week? If so, you are probably in a career that is draining your energy and leaving you feeling bored and unfulfilled. Usually we work about 40 hours of the week, this is approximately 35% of our waking hours. This is an awfully long time to be stuck doing something that we lack passion and aptitude for! However, many people do precisely that because they don’t know which career to pursue or they are fearful about taking the risk to switch careers. The ancient art and science of numerology can help you break through that fear by allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of your skills. You will gain courage in pursuing a path that allows you to use your talents to make a meaningful contribution in the world.
Numerologists study how numbers affect people’s daily lives. Each number from 1 through 9, along with the Master numbers 11 and 22 have a vibration reflective of personality traits that are unique to it. In describing people, there are the five core numbers (birthday, life path, personality, soul urge and expression) which reflect our personality traits and motivation. These numbers are derived from our birthdate and our full birth name. Each letter in the alphabet corresponds to a number (1=A, S, J; 2=B, K, T; 3=C, L, U and so forth until 9=I, R). We convert our name into numbers and add up the consonants, vowels and the full name to get the personality, soul urge and expression numbers respectively. The birthday number is simply the day you were born, for example if you were born on the 15th or 24th, your birthday number is 6. If you were born on the 11th or 22nd, you do not break down the number, although you may still have some traits of numbers 2 and 4 respectively. The life path number is the month, day and year of birth added up. The combination of these five core numbers are very unique to each individual and there is less than a 1% chance that someone else will have either four or five core numbers in common with us.
Numerology can be used in gaining a better understanding of our overall life purpose. If we understand ourselves on a deeper level, we are better able to fulfill our soul’s true calling. When we are engaged in a career that we love and that makes the best use of our talents, our whole life is filled with passion, purpose and joy. The life path number is most reflective of career path, by acting in accordance with it life flows more gracefully. By studying our life path, we can be guided into a profession which shines a light on our talents. I believe that everyone is intelligent and skillful, the key is understanding in what area and then pursuing it with passion.
The life path is calculated by adding the month, day and year of your birth. January =1, February =2 and so forth until December =12. For example, if you were born May 29th 1985, you add 5 + 29+ 1+9+8+5= 57=12=3. Your life path would be 3.
Number 1: You are best suited for a career where you can function independently and autonomously, preferably in a position of leadership. You do very well when you are self-employed or running your own business. Although you are capable of working in a team, it is preferable for you to work alone because you do not like to compromise your thoughts/beliefs when making decisions or when working on projects. You do not like to follow established traditions and like to blaze new trails in your field. You greatly enjoy being a position of high status and authority and thrive on others recognizing you for your accomplishments.
Number 2: You are best suited for a career that makes the best use of your people skills, diplomacy and negotiating talents. You can easily see both sides of a situation without showing bias to either side. You are not suited for jobs that do not include interacting with people on a regular basis. You thrive when working on teams because you enjoy bouncing your ideas off of other people, incorporating their ideas with your own and presenting a final product that presents the best from every person’s contribution. You genuinely like to listen to people talk about their lives so you may enjoy working in a helping profession.
Number 3: You are best suited for careers that allow you to express your creativity, entertain others, allow expression of your philosophical/ religious/spiritual beliefs and that allow you opportunity to travel /interact with foreigners. You have high energy and would resent having to be tied down to a 9-5 office job where there are standardized procedures for most things. You may have musical, artistic and/or comedic talent that would be best expressed in theatre, television, dancing, singing, playing a musical instrument, radio, or movies for example. Careers that involve local or international travel satisfy your wanderlust and sense of adventure. In contrast to your humorous, fun loving exterior, you may spend a good amount of time thinking about the deeper philosophical questions of life. You may be inclined to pursue a religious/spiritual career that allows you to investigate these questions in detail.
Number 4: You are best suited for careers that offer a steady, predictable work schedule and salary, have a set routine and that have detailed directions for completing tasks. You do well in a system that has a clearly defined hierarchy where everyone’s roles and responsibilities are clearly outlined. You are excellent at following through on tasks until they are completed and are not likely to give up due to difficulty or boredom. Your organizational ability, strong work ethic and attention to detail makes you a very valuable asset anywhere you work.
Number 5: You are best suited for a career that capitalizes on your excellent communication skills, ability to sell, write or teach. You do well when presenting ideas to the public; public relations, advertising and marketing work well. You enjoy working with facts and logic so careers involving science, computers or research may be a good fit. You greatly enjoy travel and a career that allows you to explore the world and interact with people from different cultures is well suited to you. You easily get bored and variety is the spice of life to you, so you may find yourself doing multiple careers at once or switching fields more often than most people.
Number 6: You are best suited for careers that make use of your eye for beauty, your creativity, your compassion and your desire to be of service to others. You have excellent taste in selecting what is beautiful and for this reason would do well in interior decoration, the fashion industry, the makeup/hairstyling industry or graphic design. You often have artistic or musical talents that would be put to good use in playing an instrument, singing, dancing, and performance or visual arts. Your compassion and desire to be of service could propel you towards a career in a helping profession such as a doctor, nurse, rehabilitation professional, social worker, and psychologist, working at a non-profit / charitable organization or religious / spiritual institution. You have a talent for entrepreneurship and might also be a successful business owner.
Number 7: You are best suited for careers that make use of your investigative mind, writing ability, research ability and healing ability. You are excellent at analyzing things and coming up with a deeper reason or a reason that is not currently evident for why the way things or people are as they are, thus any type of research or detective work is a good fit. You love to learn and because you tend to pursue advanced degrees, you may become a professor in university/college. Although you highly value your solitude, you are genuinely interested in listening to other people’s problems and have a natural healing ability. Thus similar to number 6, your desire to be of service could propel you towards being a doctor, nurse, rehabilitation professional, social worker, psychologist or working at a non-profit/ charitable organization. If you are religiously or spiritually inclined, your marked mystical streak means your interest in this subject is profound. You may become a monk, nun, yogi or otherwise live in seclusion from society.
Number 8: You are best suited for careers where you can steadily climb a hierarchy or assume a powerful / high status position, preferably one that gives a very high salary. You are comfortable being in the public eye and present yourself well. You are well suited for a corporate career, banking, finance, law, accounting, or owning your own business. You probably enjoy investing so you may be a financial advisor, real estate agent or do work in the stock market. Regardless of which field you are in, you are very ambitious and desire to be seen as an expert in your field.
Number 9: You are best suited for careers involving leadership, religion/spirituality, humanitarian pursuits, teaching, and creativity. You long to make a positive difference in the world and are attracted to positions that will enable you to help people you feel are in need, thus organizations similar to Red Cross, World Vision, Salvation Army, and Save the Children would be appealing. You may be attracted to the teaching profession, where you feel you have a major part in shaping young minds and helping them reach their best potential. You may have artistic and musical gifts that are expressed through singing, playing an instrument or through visual and performance arts. Religion and spirituality may be very important to you and you may spend a good deal of time studying books on these topics, meditating or being active in services. Because of this, you are well suited for a career within this field.
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Gandanta points are transitions between water and fire signs in Vedic astrology. These are 29 degrees Pisces to 0 degrees Aries, 29 degrees Scorpio to 0 degrees Sagittarius, and 29 degrees Cancer to 0 degrees Leo. These points are associated with a lack of boundaries, specifically the boundary from the earthly to spiritual realm. Thus having one or more of these points is extremely favourable for tremendous spiritual growth and progress in this lifetime, cutting through the veil of maya and having a profound transformation that impacts your life and the lives of many people around you both directly and indirectly. It makes a person intuitive, mystical, and more connected with subtle energy. It is an exclusive door into another dimension, and powerful for spiritual discernment. To give an example, Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, had Mercury at 29 degrees Scorpio in Jyestha nakshatra.
These illuminating times of boundary crossing into increased wisdom can be predicted when an outer planet such as Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, or Jupiter make a close transiting aspect to the gandanta point. At this time, the person will have a chance to untie the knots of karma that leads them to a major breakthrough in consciousness level. However the process can be linked with considerable trauma, struggle, and upheaval, maybe even a dark night of the soul.
I have Jupiter at 29 degrees Pisces in the 9th house and transiting Uranus is currently making a conjunction to it. From my personal experience, and my experience reading thousands of charts with gandanta points, this video is the best description I've come across to date. Please take the time to watch it, I promise it will be insightful.
Very insightful video by Mooji, we must become more aware of our conditioned thoughts that are constantly passing through our minds. Be conscious of that presence within us that is observing these thoughts. These thoughts are not really us, the presence is. "Something is earlier than I, that watches even the sense I".
Aries coincides with the start of Spring, and is the first of the twelve zodiac signs. Aries represents independence, new beginnings, optimism, fresh starts, innovation, exploration, taking risks, self-discovery, boldness, and courage. It is taking a leap of faith and going on the road less traveled in order to uncover bright new possibilities. Given the symbolism of Aries, it makes perfect sense that the most auspicious time for creating a vision board would be the day that the new moon occurs in Aries each year. Anything that is started on the day of the new moon will grow quickly and easily
A vision board is a visual representation of your dreams, upon seeing it your subconscious mind will work to make those images a reality.
We can use astrology to co-create our destinies. We are born with certain proclivities but karma is constantly changing with what you say and do.
Timing is everything, effort without correct timing is of little use or none at all.
The vision board is releasing our intentions out into the world and making it crystal clear in our minds. It is more than an intellectual desire, what this board represents symbolically becomes heartfelt and feels right at that time and space in our lives.
Timing of the new moon in Aries is Thursday April 7th 2016 at 7:24 am EDT. The best results will happen if the vision board is completed within 8 hours of this time, however if you do it the next day that is still fine. Do not begin the process of the vision board even minutes before this time, you would then be in the discharging phase of the moon which isn’t good. You can get your materials ready (magazines, scissors, poster board, glue, tape) before but don’t actually select the photos or begin pasting them until after the new moon.
At the time of the new moon or shortly after, select the headlines, pictures, photos or words that attract you. These represent feelings, experiences and possessions you want to have. When you are done collecting all the images and phrases, begin to arrange and then paste them on the board. There are no specific rules for the arrangement of the images, rather just let yourself be guided by what your heart tells you is correct. Or even if while creating the board you feel the need to return to the selection of photos, you may go ahead and do it. You may create a separate board for each area of your life or you may wish to create a central one with everything on it-- both techniques are equally effective.
You need to put the vision board when completed in a prominent place in your residence so that you see it daily. The subconscious mind will take it in and create the visual map in your mind. If you have affirmations on it, you may benefit from saying them out loud in front of the mirror at the same time each day. The time before you go to bed, especially the last hour or so is a very good time to visualize and internalize the board. As the goals you posted come true, don’t take them down, it’s a good reminder of what you have accomplished. Other than that you don’t need to do anything else for the power of the vision board to work other than a sincere, strong belief that you can turn your dreams into reality.
Spiller, J. (2001). New Moon Astrology, Bantam Books
Your personal year number is descriptive of the types of trends and experiences that you will encounter in a given calendar year. You will also notice that for the year, you temporarily take on the characteristics of your personal year number. For example, in a personal year 7 many people find themselves doing a lot of writing, studying, teaching and/or contemplating. They may spend more time alone, in philosophical/ spiritual pursuits or in nature. Research, analysis, problem solving and investigation are favored.
Based on your personal year, different numbers affect you in different months of the year. This makes certain feelings, experiences and trends more prevalent in one month over the other. The Numerology forecast “Your Destiny in Numbers” takes a variety of number energies into account to provide you with a glimpse into the upcoming month.
Personal year calculation= your birth month (1=January, 2=February… 12= December) + your birthday + current year
Example: A person born July 16th would add 7 (July) + 16 and 9 (2+0+1+6) = 5. Their personal year is 5 in 2016.
Personal year 1
April can bring some changes and diversity into your day to day routine. You get a boost to your communication, such that others are more likely to be persuaded of your position, and it is a good time for sales or business pitches. Spending time with children and young people could give you some food for thought.
Personal year 2
A nice time for connecting with family and friends; hosting a party or organizing an outing would be ideal, especially April 15th-25th. You may feel like spending more time at home this month, or perhaps buying things for your home. It’s a good time for getting rid of things you haven’t been using for a while, and making your living space more beautiful.
Personal year 3
You may be feeling more reflective and in need of personal space in April. Take time to recharge by yourself and engage in a favourite activity. You could get a boost of creativity or inspiration that helps you solve a problem, or helps you come up with an innovative idea for your work.
Personal year 4
You could have a few more responsibilities and duties this month, be willing to delegate where appropriate. It’s a great time to make a budget, do planning or finish up tasks that require concentration. Going to a cultural or artistic event could be memorable.
Personal year 5
You may find April to be a month of transition in some area of life, its time for a fresh start. Rewarding yourself with an indulgence of your choice is needed, and is likely to be especially pleasurable on the 14th-20th. Try to connect with an old friend that you haven’t seen in a while because they may have some important news to share.
Personal year 6
April can bring a new opportunity, be willing to take some calculated risks to capitalize on it. You may be feeling more independent and have a need to do things your way, and be more reluctant to make compromises. It’s a great time to start a new venture or project due to your higher optimism and confidence.
Personal year 7
A great month for talking to people one on one whether for work or personal reasons. Your ability to listen and understand the other person’s perspective is enhanced now. It’s a good time for negotiations, signing contracts, and engaging in any activity requiring diplomacy.
Personal year 8
Artistic, musical, and creative activities are favoured this month. You may also enjoy attending discussion groups based on a philosophy you study, or having a discussion with a like-minded person. Foreign trips are prosperous, as is starting a new class.
Personal year 9
April is a great month for activities related to recharging the body, mind and spirit. You may want to re-visit an old hobby or pastime, or perhaps even a place you used to visit frequently in the past. Getting a friend to give you feedback on a project you have been developing may be a good idea to get a fresh perspective.