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presented by Michael McClain

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Intro to NumerologyNumerology Keywords
Life Path NumbersExpression or Destiny
Soul Urge (vowels) Inner Dreams (consonants)
BirthdayReadings offered by Michael

Personal Years Life Path Periods Numerology Challenges Essences Numerology Relationships Baby Names   
Planes of Expression Numerology Pinnacles Traits & Lessons Master Numbers US Presidents Numerology Name Change


Numerology is the study of numbers, and the occult manner in which they reflect certain aptitudes and character tendencies, as an integral part of the cosmic plan. Each letter has a numeric value that provides a related cosmic vibration. The sum of the numbers in your birth date and the sum of value derived from the letters in the name provide an interrelation of vibrations. These numbers show a great deal about character, purpose in life, what motivates, and where talents may lie. Experts in numerology use the numbers to determine the best time for major moves and activities in life. Numerology is used to decide when to invest, when to marry, when to travel, when to change jobs, or relocate. I'm not claiming that this website is going to make an expert of you so that all these questions can be answered, but we can at least get you on the way.

How does numerology work?

The first question I asked when numerology was exposed to me was why does it work. The second question was how does it work. Well, if we could answer these questions it wouldn't be an occult study, would it? Is it a God force? Do numbers have vibrations or something like that? Who knows? Just be objective and give it a try.

Pythagoras, the Father of Modern Numerology

Pythagoras, the Greek mathematician who lived from 569-470 B.C., is said by many to be the originator of much of what we call numerology today. The actual origins of numerology predate Pythagoras, the most popular being the very old Hebrew Kabbalah. In the twentieth century, the old discipline seems to magically reappear in the form of a series of books published from 1911-1917 by L. Dow Balliett and it was helped along in the 30s by Florence Campbell, and within the next few decades a wealth of literature was available to the public. Indeed, if you look at the past 90 years, it would seem that the discipline has moved very rapidly. But perhaps all of this was known at a much earlier time, and it was just hiding from us for a while.

About These Pages

Introduction to numerology attempts to explain the basics of this interesting discipline. It teaches how to change the letters in your name to numbers which reveal much about your personality and potentials. To the right you'll find an index of the main pages.

It's best to first  learn numerology keywords as these provide a quick understanding of numerology and the general influences.  Moving into the core numbers, you'll quickly learn the lifepath number is first and most important.  But the numerology of your name trails close behind and provides an array of insight - your expression number or as it is sometimes called, your destiny number considers all the numbers in your name.  Then the vowels are consdiered.  Once again the names vary - soul urge number or heart's desire number - but the importance of the vowels is ever present.

The pages will take you beyond the basics to explore the numerology cycles including the essences of the name, life pinnacles, the life path periods, and the personal year influences.  There is plenty of information on the influence of numerology in a relationship, and it's fun to learn those numbers that work best for you..

Pages on the challenges, special traits arnd karmic lessons taught from the numbers will guide you  though those rough spots we all encounter.  Find help in naming your baby, or use numerology to create a good  pen name or stage name. Learn what a master number is and what it probably isn't.

I hope you enjoy the visit.  If you do, please tell a friend.  

Thank you, Michael McClain

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Introduction to Numerology

by Michael McClain  (comments/questions/visit)

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Read before digging in...

Numerology is perhaps the easiest of the occult arts to understand and use. All you need is the birth date and the complete name of an individual to unlock all of the secrets that the numbers hold.

There are eleven numbers used in constructing Numerology charts. These numbers are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 22. Larger numbers that occur from adding the numbers in the complete birth date or from the values assigned to each name, are reduced by adding the digits together until the sum achieved is one of the core numbers. Merely add the components of the larger number together (repeatedly, if necessary) until a single digit (or the "master" numbers 11 or 22) results. Each of these number represents different characteristics and expressions.

Master number are the only exception to rule of reducing to the single digit. The master numbers 11 and 22 are reputedly intensified versions of the single digit number they replace (2 and 4). These numbers suggest a potential for a high degree of learning and/or achievement very often in a more stressful environment. In most individuals, the master numbers operate at a much more tangible or practical level, becoming essentially the same as the single digit parallel.

The first consideration of numerology is often the date of birth. This date, expressed numerically, as mm/dd/yyyy, is used to determine what is called the Lifepath Number and a variety of other factors in the numerology reading.

We will also be converting your FULL BIRTH NAME* to a number. Letters and numbers, you will learn, are always one and the same. Here is a chart of the values assigned to each of the letters in the English alphabet:

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

X

Y

Z

* Note: Most authorities agree that the full birth name as recorded on your birth certificate is the name that must be used for all calculations involving name. Nicknames, changed names including marriage name changes do not delute the importance of the name given to by your parents.

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Numerology Keywords

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Meaning of the Numbers in a Nutshell

It is essential to understand that the root numbers used in numerology are, in their essence, all equal, one to the other. Each of the numbers has its positive traits and likewise each number has its negative potential. Here are brief listings of traits for each number:

The number 1

1 Positive Traits

Initiator of action, a pioneering spirit, inventive ideas, strong leadership skills, independent, drives to attain, individualistic style, executive abilities, extraordinary will and determination, courageous.

1 Negative Traits

 Overly assertive or aggressive, dominating, impulsiveness, egotistic, boastfulness, willfulness.

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The number 2

2 Positive Traits

Cooperation, adaptability, considerate of others, sensitive to the needs of others, partnering, an arbiter or mediator, modest, sincere, spiritually influenced, a diplomat.
 

2 Negative Traits

Shyness, timidity, fear, self-consciousness, drown in detail, depression.
 
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The number 3

3 Positive Traits

Self-expressive in many ways, verbalization, inspiration and keen imagination, artistic gifts, accurate impressions and insights, never-ending optimism, happy and fun-loving, enjoys life fully.
 

3 Negative Traits

Scattered energies, exaggeration, unfinished projects, lack of direction, moodiness, self-centeredness.
 
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The number 4

4 Positive Traits

Strong sense of order and values, struggle against limits, steady growth, highly practical, scientific mind, attention to detail, foundation for achievement, a genius for organization, fine management skills.

4 Negative Traits

Lack of imagination, caught up in detail, stubborn fixed opinions, argumentative, slow to act, too serious, confused.
 
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The number 5

5 Positive Traits

Expansiveness, new and visionary ideas, quick thinking, versatile and ever-changing, action oriented, curious and exploring, promoting, resourceful in using freedom constructively.

5 Negative Traits

Restless, discontent, edgy temperament and speech, dissatisfaction, too many hasty decisions, impatience, lacking in application.
 
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The number 6

6 Positive Traits

A strong sense of responsibility, artistic, a nurturing disposition, community oriented, balanced, sympathy for others, a humanitarian, unselfishness, love of home and domestic affairs, freely renders service to others.

6 Negative Traits

Self-righteousness, obstinacy, stubborn, dominates family and friends, meddling, egotistical and susceptible to flattery, outspoken.
 
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The number 7

7 Positive Traits

Skilled at analysis and research, an intelligent seeker of knowledge, scientific and inventive, studious, meditating, charming personality and demeanor, love of solitude and peace, a perfectionist.

7 Negative Traits

Hidden motives and suspicions, overly reserved, arguments enjoined with silence or sarcasm, isolated, inflexible positions, overly upset by distractions.
 
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The number 8

8 Positive Traits

Executive character and abilities, political skills, expert handling of power and authority, working for a cause, achieving recognition, exercising sound judgment, decisive and commanding.

8. Negative Traits

Workaholic, overly ambitious, lacking humanitarian instincts, mismanaging money, repressing subordinates, impatient with people, stressed, materialistic.

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The number 9

9 Positive Traits

Heartily friendly and congenial, a hail-fellow, humanitarian instincts, a giving nature, selflessness, obligations, creative expression, readily influenced to do good works, artistic and writing talents.

9 Negative Traits

Self-adulation, scattered interests, possessiveness, moodiness, careless with finances, wanting peer attention.

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11 See number 2.

Spirituality is emphasized more, but in essence, the 2 traits, positive and negative apply.

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22 See number  4

Exceptional projects possible, but in essence, the 4 traits, positive and negative apply.

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The Birthday Number

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The birthday is a supporting influence added to the Life Path.  Here we are interested in the day of the month on which you birth occurred.  Think of it as a modifier to the Life Path. These are traits that you brought into this life much as with the more important and dominating traits shown by the Life Path.

 About births occurring on the:

1st day of any month

The number 1 energy suggests that there is perhaps more executive ability and leadership qualities in your makeup than your lifepath may have indicated. A birthday on day 1 of any month gives a measure of will power and self-confidence, and very often a rather original approach. This 1 energy may diminish your ability and desire to handle details, preferring instead to paint with a broad brush. You may be sensitive, but your feelings stay rather repressed.

2nd day of any month

Your birth on the 2nd day of the month adds a degree of emotion, sensitivity, and intuition to your reading. The 2 is a very social number allowing you to make friends easily and quickly. Yet you are apt to have a rather nervous air in the company of a large group. You have a warmhearted nature and emotional understanding that constantly seeks affection. You are more prone than most to become depressed and moody, as emotions can turn inward and cause anxiety and mental turmoil. It can be hard for you to bounce back to reality when depression sets in.

3rd day of any month

Being born on the 3rd day of the month is likely to add a good bit of vitality to your life. The energy of 3 allows you bounce back rapidly from setbacks, physical or mental. There is a restlessness in your nature, but you seem to be able to portray an easygoing, sometimes "couldn't care less" attitude. You have a natural ability to express yourself in public, and you always make a very good impression. Good with words, you excel in writing, speaking, and possibly singing. You are energetic and always a good conversationalist. You have a keen imagination, but you tend to scatter your energies and become involved with too may superficial matters. You are affectionate and loving, but sometimes too sensitive. You are subject to rapid ups and downs.

4th day of any month

Being born on the 4th day of the month should help make you a better manager and organizer. You may be more responsible and self-disciplined than your Life Path suggested because of this date. Sincere and honest, you are a serious and hard working individual. Limitations may be imposed by this 4 energy, especially if this number is active elsewhere in your reading. Your feelings are likely to seem somewhat repressed at times. The number 4 has something of an inhibiting effect on your ability to show and express affections, as feeling are very closely regulated and controlled. Even if it by itself, you are apt to be much more practical, rational, and conscious of details. There is a good deal of rigidity and stubbornness associated with the number 4.

5th day of any month

With a birthday on the 5th of the month you are inclined to work well with people and enjoy them. You are talented and versatile, very good at presenting ideas. You may have a tendency to get itchy feet at times and need change and travel. You tend to be very progressive, imaginative and adaptable. Your mind is quick, clever and analytical. A restlessness in your nature may make you a bit impatient and easily bored with routine. You may have a tendency to shirk responsibility.

6th day of any month

A birthday on the 6th of the month adds a tone of responsibility, helpfulness, and understanding to your natural inclinations. Those born on the sixth are more apt to be open and honest with everyone, and more caring about family and friends, too. This is a number associated with responsibility and caring, and no matter what your lifepath may be, this birthday lends a degree of concern for others.

7th day of any month

Born on the 7th day of month gives you a tendency to be something of a perfectionist and makes you more individualistic in many ways. Your mind is good at deep mental analysis and complicated reasoning. You are very psychic and sensitive, and you should usually follow your hunches. You may not take orders too well, so you may want to work alone or in a situation where you can be the boss. This birthday gives a tendency to be somewhat self-centered and a little stubborn.

8th day of any month

Born on the 8th day of the month, you have a special gift for business, as you can conceive and plan on a grand scale. You have good executive skills and you're a good judge of values. You should try to own your own business, because you have such a strong desire to be in control. You are generally reliable when it comes to handling money; you can be trusted in this regard. Idealistic by nature, you are never too busy to spend some time on worthwhile causes, especially if managerial support are needed. There is much potential for material success associated with this number.

9th day of any month

Your birth on the 9th day of the month adds a tone of idealism and humanitarianism to your nature. You become one who can work easily with people because you are broadminded, tolerant and generous. You are ever sensitive to others' needs and feelings, and even if the other numbers in your core makeup don't show it, you are very sympathetic and compassionate. Your feeling run deep and you often find yourself in dramatically charged situations. This 9 energy always tends to give more that it gets.

10th day of any month

Your birth on the 10th day of the month adds a tone of independence and extra energy to your Life Path. The number 1 energy suggest more executive ability and leadership qualities than you path may have indicated. A birthday on the 10th of any month gives greater will power and self-confidence, and very often a rather original approach. This 1 energy may diminish your ability and desire to handle details, preferring instead to paint with a broad brush. You are sensitive, but your feeling stay somewhat repressed. You have a compelling manner that can be dominating in many situations. 

11th day of any month

Your birth on the 11th day of the month makes you something of a dreamer and an idealist. You work well with people because you know how to use persuasion rather than force. There is a strong spiritual side to your nature, and you may have intuitive qualities inherent in your make up, too. You are very aware and sensitive, though often temperamental. Although you have a good mind and you are very analytical, you may not be comfortable in the business world. You are definitely creative and this influence tends to make you more of a dreamer than a doer.

12th day of any month

Being born on the 12th day of the month (3 energy) is likely to add a good bit of vitality to your life. The energy of 3 allows you bounce back rapidly from setbacks, physical or mental. There is a restlessness in your nature, but you seem to be able to portray an easygoing, sometimes "couldn't care less" attitude. You have a natural ability to express yourself in public, and you always make a very good impression. Good with words, you excel in writing, speaking, and possibly singing. You are energetic and always a good conversationalist. You have a keen imagination, but you tend to scatter your energies and become involved with too may superficial matters. Your mind is practical and rational despite this tendency to jump about. You are affectionate and loving, but very sensitive. You are subject to rapid ups and downs.

13th day of any month

Being born on the 13th day of the month should help make you a better manager and organizer, but it may also give you a tendency to dominate people a bit. You may be more responsible and self-disciplined than your Life Path suggested because of this date. Sincere and honest, you are a serious, hard working individual. Limitations may be imposed by this 4 energy, especially if there is additional indications the number elsewhere in your number. Your feeling are likely to seem somewhat repressed at times. Even if it by itself, you are apt to be much more practical, rational, and conscious of details. Your intolerance and insistence on complete accuracy can be irritating to some.

14th day of any month

With a birthday on the 14th of the month (5 energy) you are inclined to work well with people and enjoy them. You are talented and versatile, very good at presenting ideas, and you are also very good at organization and systematizing. You may have a tendency to get itchy feet at times and need change and travel. You tend to be very progressive, imaginative and adaptable. Your mind is quick, clever and analytical. A restlessness in your nature may make you a bit impatient and easily bored with routine, and rebel against it. You have a tendency to shirk responsibility.

15th day of any month

With a birthday on the 15th of any month, you are apt to have really strong attachments to home, family and domestic scene. The 1 and 5 equaling 6, provide the sort of energy that makes you an excellent parent or teacher. You are very responsible and capable. This is an attractive and an attracting influence. You like harmony in your environment and strive to maintain it. You tend to learn by observation rather than study and research. You may like to cook, but you probably don't follow recipes. This number shows artistic leanings and would certainly support an talents that may be otherwise in your makeup. You're a very generous and giving person, but perhaps a bit stubborn in ways.

16th day of any month

Your birth on the 16th day of the month gives a sense of loneliness and generally the desire to work alone. You are relatively inflexible, and insist on your being independent. You need a good deal of time to rest and to meditate. You are introspective and a little stubborn. Because of this, it may not be easy for you to maintain permanent relationships, but you probably will as you are very much into home and family. This birth day inclines to interests in the technical, the scientific, and to the religious or the unknown realm of spiritual explorations. The date gives you a tendency to seek unusual approaches and makes your style seem a little different and unique to those around you. Your intuition is aided by the day of your birth, but most of your actions are bedded in logic, responsibility, and the rational approach. You may be emotional, but have a hard time expressing these emotions. Because of this, there may be some difficulty in giving or receiving affection. 

17th day of any month

Your birth on the 17th day of the month suggests that you are very fortune financially, because this date is very good for business interest and a solid business sense. Although you are probably very honest and ethical, this birthday enables you to be shrewd and successful in the world of business and commercial enterprise. You have excellent organizational, managerial, and administrative capabilities enabling you to handle large projects and significant amounts of money with relative ease. You are ambitious and highly goal-oriented, although you may be better at starting projects than you are at finishing them. A sensitivity in your nature, often repressed below the surface of awareness, makes it hard to give or receive affection.

18th day of any month

Your birthday on the 18th day of the month suggests than you are one who can work well with a group, but still remain someone who needs to maintain individual identity. There is a humanistic or philanthropic approach to business circumstances in which you find yourself. You may have good executive abilities, as you are very much the organizer and administrator. You are broad-minded, tolerant and generous; a compassionate person that can inspire others with imaginative ideas. Some of your feelings may be expressed, but even more of them are apt to be repressed. There is a lot of drama in your personality and in the way you express yourself to others. Oddly enough, you don't expect as much in return as you give.

19th day of any month

Your birth on the 19th day of the month adds a tone of independence and extra energy to your life path. But at the same time, it poses a number of obstacles to overcome before you are able to be as independent as you would like. The number 1 energy suggests more executive ability and leadership qualities than your path may have indicated. A birthday on the 19th of any month gives greater will power and self-confidence, and very often a rather original approach; but with this, a somewhat self-centered approach to life that may be in conflict with some of the other influences in your life. This 1 energy may diminish your ability and desire to handle details, preferring instead to paint with a broad brush. You are sensitive, but your feeling stay somewhat repressed. You have a compelling manner that can be dominating in many situations. You do not tend to follow convention or take advice very well. Consequently, you tend to learn through experience; sometimes hard experiences. The 19/1 is a loner number and you may experience feelings of being alone even if you are married. You may take on a tendency to be nervous and anger more easily than your Life Path number suggests.

20th day of any month

Your birth on the 20th day of the month adds a degree of emotion, sensitivity, and intuition to your reading. The 2 energy provided here is very social, allowing you to make friends easily and quickly. Yet you are apt to have a rather nervous air in the company of a large group. You have a warmhearted nature and emotional understanding that constantly seeks affection. You are very prone to become depressed and moody, as emotions can turn inward and cause anxiety and mental turmoil. It can be hard for you to bounce back to reality when depression sets in. When things are going well, you can go just as far the other way and become extremely affectionate.

21st day of any month

Being born on the 21st day of the month (3 energy) is likely to add a good bit of vitality to your life. The energy of 3 allows you bounce back rapidly from setbacks, physical or mental. There is a restlessness in your nature, but you seem to be able to portray an easygoing, sometimes "couldn't care less" attitude. You have a natural ability to express yourself in public, and you always make a very good impression. Good with words, you excel in writing, speaking, and possibly singing. You are energetic and always a good conversationalist. You have a keen imagination, but you tend to scatter your energies and become involved with too may superficial matters. Your mind is practical and rational despite this tendency to jump about. You are affectionate and loving, but very sensitive. You are subject to rapid ups and downs.

22nd day of any month

While sometimes employing unorthodox approaches, you are capable of handling large scale undertakings, assuming great responsibility, and working long and hard towards their completion. Often, especially in the early part of life, there is rigidity or stubbornness, and a tendency to repress feelings. Idealistic, you work for the greater good with a good deal of inner strength and charisma. An extremely capable organizer, but likely to paint with broad strokes rather than detail. You are very aware and intuitive. You are subject to a good deal of nervous tension.

23rd day of any month

With a birthday on the 23rd of the month (5 energy) you are inclined to work well with people and enjoy them. You are talented and versatile, very good at presenting ideas. You may have a tendency to get itchy feet at times and need change and travel. You tend to be very progressive, imaginative and adaptable. Your mind is quick, clever and analytical. A restlessness in your nature may make you a bit impatient and easily bored with routine. You may have a tendency to shirk responsibility. Very sociable, you make friends easily and you are an excellent traveling companion.

24th day of any month

Born on the 24th, you have a greater capacity for responsibility and helping others than may have shown in your life path. You may also become the mediator and peacemaker in inharmonious situations. Devoted to family, you tend to manage and protect. This birth date adds to the emotional nature and perhaps to the sensitivities. Affections are important to you; both the giving and the receiving.

25th day of any month

Your birth on the 25th day of the month (7 energy) modifies your life path by giving you some special interest in technical, scientific, or other complex and often hard to understand subjects. You may become something of a perfectionist and a stickler for details. Your thinking is logical and intuitive, rational and responsible. Your feelings may run deep, but you are not very likely to let them show. This birthday makes you a more private person, more introspective and perhaps more inflexible. In friendships you are very cautious and reserved. You are probably inventive, and given to unique approaches and solutions.

26th day of any month

Your birth on the 26th day of the month (8 energy) modifies your life path by increasing your capability to function and succeed in the business world. In this environment you have the skills to work very well with others thanks to the 2 and 6 energies combining in this date. There is a marked increase in organizational, managerial, and administrative abilities. You are efficient and handle money very well. Ambitious and energetic, while generally remaining cooperative and adaptable. You are conscientious and not afraid of responsibility. Generally sociable and diplomatic, you tend to use persuasion rather than force. You have a wonderful combination of being good at both the broad strokes and the fine detail; good at starting and continuing. This birthday is practical and realistic, often seeking material satisfaction.

27th day of any month

Your birth on the 27th day of the month (9 energy) adds a tone of selflessness and humanitarianism to your life path. Certainly, you are one who can work very well with people, but at the same time you need a good bit of time to be by your self to rest and meditate. Regardless of your life path number, there is a very humanistic and philanthropic approach in most of things that you do. This birthday helps you be broadminded, tolerant, generous and very cooperative. You are the type of person who uses persuasion rather than force to achieve your ends. You tend to be very sensitive to others' needs and feelings, and you able to give much in the way of friendship without expecting a lot in return.

28th day of any month

Your birth on the 28th day of the month (1 energy) adds a tone of independence and extra energy to your Life Path. The number 1 energy suggest more executive ability and leadership qualities than you path may have indicated. A birthday on the 28th of any month gives greater will power and self-confidence, and very often a rather original approach. Unlike much of the other 1 energy, this birthday is one that endow with the ability to start a job and continue on until it is finished. You may prefer to use the broad brush, but you can handle details as well. You are sensitive, but your feeling stay somewhat repressed. You have a compelling manner that can be dominating in many situations.

29th day of any month

Your birthday on the 29th adds a tone of idealism to your nature. You are imaginative and creative, but rather uncomfortable in the business world. You are very aware and sensitive, with outstanding intuitive skills and analytical abilities. The 29 reduces to 11, one of the master numbers which often produces much nervous tension. This is the birthday of the dreamer rather than the doer. You do, however, work very well with people.

30th day of any month

Your birthday on the 30th day of the month shows individual self-expression is necessary for your happiness. You tend to have a good way of expressing yourself with words, certainly in a manner that is clear and understandable. You have a good chance of success in fields requiring skill with words. You can be very dramatic in your presentation and you may be a good actor or a natural mimic. You have a vivid imagination that can assist you in becoming a good writer or story-teller. Strong in your opinions, you always tend to think you are on the right side of an issue. There may be a tendency to scatter your energies and have a lot of loose ends in your work. You may have significant artistic talent and be very creative.

31st day of any month

Your birthday suggests that you are a good organizer and manager, an energetic and dependable worker; attributes often showing success in the business world. Serious and sincere, you have the patience and determination necessary to accomplish a great deal. Your approach can be original, but often rigid and stubborn. Sensitivity may be present, but feeling are likely to be repressed. You are good with detail and insist on accuracy, but at times scatter energies. Practical thinker, but not without imagination. You love travel and don't like to live alone. You should probably marry early, for responsibility is necessary for your stability.

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Master Numbers

Some Precautionary Thoughts by Michael McClain

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The longer I study and think about numerology, the more disenchanted I get with the concept of "Master Numbers." My first concerns arose when the traditional 11 and 22 master number were enjoined by 33/6, 44/8, 55/1, and 66/3. All of these latter day master numbers seemed to be wanting their shot at greatness, too. For years I maintained a staunch conservative resistance to this change, and stuck with the original masters and excluded the new pretenders. Over the years, this has upset a few 33/6s along the way. But I steadfastly sent them on their way to find others who would feed their vanity and good fortune (in an ego sense) of being born on one of those rare dates producing a total of 33.

On reflection, it's hard to justify why, if the 11 can syphon off all of the potential superlatives of the spiritual 2, and 22 can steal the glory from the hardworking 4, then why can't the 33s do the same to the naturally nurturing 6. Seems only fair. But with most of the optimal trails of 2 and 4 expended on their "higher level" brethren, these two solid citizens are left with delineations reflecting personages resigned to the ordinary and humdrum. To me it is very hard to read what numerologists say about 1 through 9, without coming away with the sense that the authors believe that the higher the number the more potential for the person. The 2 and 4 are usually particularly drab, indeed. I just have a hard time accepting this. I hold firmly to the idea that all numbers are totally and without qualification equal in terms of human potential. It is simply that, that potential manifests, thankfully, in a wide array of different kinds of people.

Master Numbers can be a Problem

Further on this, I have the sense that upon learning one is a "master", the reaction can go a couple of different ways. Neither are very desirable in my view.

In some, the discovery that your Life Path number or Destiny number is one of the master numbers can be a little freaky and intimidating. Not knowing what you are supposed to do with this wonderful "gift" can cause confusion and even paranoia. Not very healthy when a reading of the root number would give a much more accurate picture for both the 2 and the 4. With the potential for greatness included in the more comprehensive reads, it is far better to see the nature of your being and what the potentials are likely to be. As a member of this crowd with my 11/2 Destiny number, I'm feeling better already knowing that I no longer have to be so illuminating.

Beware of the Master Number Ego

The other group of masters proudly hail their superlative status. They adopt the view that they are somehow better than all of their single digit peers. Stands to reason, doesn't it? Their number is a master number and not just everyone is a has such a designation. This sort of ego trip flies in the face of master number concept. Surely these folks are living on the negative side of their master number. They are sitting around just waiting for that greatness to appear. They would be well advised to revisit the root number and learn the lessons there with a sense of humility.

So, I have limited the amount of information on the site regarding master numbers, and I have incorporated the superlatives into the root single digit number instead. 

If your date of birth or the letters in your names adds up to one of the master numbers, 11 or 22, or 33 for that matter, I urge you contain your pride and excitement. Be humble and focus on the ultimate single digit number. Make sure you understand the basis of your nature and that you are indeed living your life on its positive side.

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Baby Names

by Michael McClain  (comments/questions/visit)

The process of naming your baby

The amount of assistance parents accept from a numerologist should be limited to gaining some insight into the traits of the numbers for potential names. Additionally, you might need some guidance on finding names compatible with the parents and other family members. This page attempts to provide this type of information. Please don't ask me (or any other numerologist) to pick an "appropriate" name for your child. This is, or should be, solely the privilege and responsibility of the parents.

Frequently, the concept of reincarnation crops up in numerology. Whether you believe in reincarnation or not doesn't really matter much, but for those that do, the idea generally put forth is simple. The baby is arriving to continue a journey of learning lessons only learnable on this plane. The mother has already (or will before birth) spent a significant amount of time with this newcomer. She may have subliminally received some clues about what this little reincarnated soul would like to have for a handle. Thus, mom should take the lead, and with dad's help, they should figure it out together. My sense is that she should be the final arbiter in this process.

That said, I see no real problem in becoming somewhat aware of how the numbers in a name might work. If you haven't learned the basics of converting a name to a single digit or master number, you may want to revisit the page on the Expression/Destiny numbers and Soul Urge numbers. I would suggest bouncing back and forth to this link as you construct potential names for your baby.

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Changing Your Name

About Pen Names, Stage Names

by Michael McClain  (comments/questions/visit)
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Over the years one of the most often received questions has been related to name changes - what effect changes have upon destiny, upon success, and so forth. Most numerology guides, including mine, usually spend most of their ink discussing the Expression or Destiny number, which is exclusively based upon the officially recorded birth name. This number shares the top slot along with the date of birth as the most important factors in modern numerology. That official Destiny number suggests the direction of growth, development, and what you must achieve. This name and the representative number associated with it stays with you throughout your life. But what about the name we decide to use in our everyday business, in our marriage, with our friends, and perhaps in our public and professional lives?

The name changes you may use in your life include nicknames you go by for a while or maybe for a lifetime, professional names you adopt to help your acting or writing career, the married name, or simply a shorthand version of your full name which most of us use. Almost everyone has used several names that pass into and out of usage during our lives. To evaluate your changed name, consider the name you commonly use and how you might be introduced to new people you meet.

Each different name that we choose to use at one time or another in our life sends out its own meaning. Sometimes these names are picked up and used with no knowledge of what vibrations are resulting. In other cases, stage names and pen names are well thought out and often credited with helping their owner achieve success.

Interestingly, at times name changes can get in the way of our pursuit of our destiny as shown by the birth name. Take for example one with the Destiny number 2. Development would be in a direction accentuating sensitiveness to the feelings of others, diplomacy in handling complicated situations, gaining skills as an outstanding facilitator. By taking a name expressing a more powerful and commanding presence such as the number 8, attainment in the direction of this individual's destiny is, to say the least, slowed down quite a bit while this name is being used. The changed name becomes something of a mask hiding the real person behind the name.

A changed name can sometime adversely tip the balance in your numerology profile. Let's say your lifepath number is 5 and your were born on the 23rd day of the month - also 5 energy. If you adopt a changed name for some reason which results in the addition of even more 5 energy, you may end up with an overload of this particular number. When any number is overemphased in a profile, the negative characteristics of the number are more apt to emerge. In this case, you might become careless, irresponsible, and resistant to authority using this changed name.

To get an idea about what the name change you are considering or the name you are using may be saying about you, calculate the numerology value of the name using the same method outlined on the Destiny page. Next, visit the keywords page to check the general tone of the name in question.

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US Presidents Life Path Numbers

A study of their Numerology Life Path numbers

by Michael McClain  (comments/questions/visit)
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On this page, I have calculated the Life Path number for each of the US Presidents. The purpose of this study is to determine how the nine Life Path numbers each score in producing quality individuals to serve as our leader. Then, how do these leaders lead based on this important factor associated with their birth? 
 
The Life Path numbers will be discussed individually identifying the Presidents having that number. When we think about leadership, the Life Path 1 and the Life Path 8 pop up as probable winners. Sure enough, both have had their fair share of success, especially the Life Path 8. But they certainly don't stand alone. Each Life Path number, 1 through 9 has produced multiple Presidents.

In the analysis, the Presidents have been ranked. There are any number of Presidential rankin gs available, but I found that some seem to have a partisan bias. I attempted to avoid any political slant by using the C-span survey which was developed using the thinking of approximately 90 historians and Presidential experts. These historians and scholars rated the Presidents on 10 criteria including: 1. Public Persuasion, 2. Crisis Leadership, 3. Economic Management, 4. Moral Authority, 5. International Relations, 6. Administrative Skills, 7. Relations with Congress, 8. Vision/setting agenda, 9. Pursuit of Equal Justice for All, and, 10. Performance Within the Context of the Time. If you want to examine any category individually, visit here and take a look. You can also use this page to check out any particular President and see how he ranked in all of the individual categories.

Just below is a listing of the Presidents in the order that they served, the historians' leadership ranking number, their birth date, and the resulting Life Path number. If you are not familiar with Life Path numbers, you can click here to visit the page that will introduce you to this numerology concept.

I've discussed the presidency of at least one or 2 Presidents from each Life Path group, in most cases focusing on the highest ranking example of each Life Path group.I also added our most recent past President, George W. Bush while reviewing the Life Path 6 Presidents.

Life Path 1 Presidents
example George Washington
Life Path 4 Presidents
example Grover Cleveland
Life Path 7 Presidents
example Harry Truman
Life Path 2 Presidents
examples Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton,  Barack Obama
Life Path 5 Presidents
examples Jefferson, Lincoln, both Roosevelts
Life Path 8 Presidents
example Lyndon Johnson
Life Path 3 Presidents
examples Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams
Life Path 6 Presidents
examples Woodrow Wilson and George W. Bush
Life Path 9 Presidents
example Jimmy Carter


George Washington - ranking 2
b. February 22, 1732 - 10/1
Benjamin Harrison - ranking 30
b. August 20, 1833 - 16/7
John Adams - ranking 17
b. October 30, 1735 - 11/2
William McKinley - ranking 16
b. January 29, 1843 - 10/1
Thomas Jefferson - ranking 7
b. April 13, 1743 - 14/5
Theodore Roosevelt - ranking 4
b. October 27, 1858 - 14/5
James Madison - ranking 20
b. March 16, 1751 - 15/6
William Howard Taft - ranking 24
b. September 15, 1857 - 18/9
James Monroe - ranking 14
b. April 28, 1758 - 8
Woodrow Wilson - ranking 9
b. December 28, 1856 - 6
John Quincy Adams - ranking 19
b. July 11, 1767 - 12/3
Warren G. Harding - 38
b. November 2, 1865 - 6
Andrew Jackson - ranking 13
b. March 15, 1767 - 12/3
Calvin Coolidge - ranking 26
b. July 4, 1872 - 11/2
Martin Van Buren - ranking 31
b. December 5, 1782 - 17/8
Herbert Hoover - ranking 34
b. August 10, 1874 - 11/2
William Henry Harrison - ranking 39
b. February 9, 1773 - 20/2
Franklin D. Roosevelt - ranking 3
b. January 30, 1882 - 5
John Tyler - ranking 35
b. March 29, 1790 - 13/4
Harry S. Truman - ranking 5
b. May 8, 1884 - 16/7
James K. Polk - ranking 12
b. November 2, 1795 - 8
Dwight D. Eisenhower - ranking 8
b. October 14, 1890 - 15/6
Zachary Taylor - ranking 29
b. November 24, 1784 - 10/1
John F. Kennedy - ranking 6
b. May 29, 1917 - 16/7
Millard Fillmore - ranking 37
b. January 7, 1800 - 8
Lyndon B. Johnson - ranking 11
b. August 27, 1908 - 26/8
Franklin Pierce - ranking 40
b. November 23, 1804 - 11/2
Richard M. Nixon - ranking 27
b. January 9, 1913 - 15/6
James Buchanan - ranking 42
b. April 23, 1791 - 18/9
Gerald R. Ford - ranking 22
b. July 14, 1913 - 17/8
Abraham Lincoln - ranking 1
b. February 12, 1809 - 14/5
Jimmy Carter - ranking 25
b. October 1, 1924 - 9
Andrew Johnson - ranking 41
b. December 29, 1808 - 13/4
Ronald Reagan - ranking 10
b. February 6, 1911 - 20/2
Ulysses S. Grant - ranking 23
b/ April 27, 1822 - 17/8
George Bush - ranking 18
b. June 12, 1924 - 16/7
Rutherford B. Hayes - ranking 33
October 4, 1822 - 9
Bill Clinton - ranking 15
b. August 19, 1946 - 20/2
James A. Garfield - ranking 28
b. November 19, 1831 - 7
George W. Bush - ranking 36
b. July 6, 1946 - 15/6
Chester A. Arthur - ranking 32
b. October 5, 1829 - 8
 Barack Obama
b. August 4, 1961 - 20/2
Grover Cleveland - ranking 21
b. March 18, 1837 - 13/4
 

The Life Path 1

Natural Skill Set: An original thinker, natural leader, forms strong opinions, forcefulness in word and deed, inventiveness, courageous, innate executive ability. With excessive 1 energy or negative application of 1 energy: Overly assertive or aggressive, dominating, impulsiveness, egotistical, uncooperative.
 

The Life Path 1 Presidents: George Washington, Zachary Taylor, and William McKinley

The Life Path 1 served us extremely well and no doubt was an great choice for our first President, George Washington.

George Washington took office as the first US President acutely aware of the need to build an executive structure that could be a mold for future presidents. It was his to decide what was really meant by the term "executive power" in the Constitution, and to fix the place of the presidency in the government. He had to hold the new nation together, get the government working, and attract first-rate people to run it. Washington established the power of the President. It was his idea that the President was to represent all the people, placing the office above political parties and battles. He was to be the leader at home and in foreign affairs, as well. He was to be a symbol of the people and of the nation. He was never to abuse his power, but he was never to fail to use the power that the people and the Constitution had entrusted to him. He had to set its finances in order, get its commerce going again, protect the frontiers against the Indians, and defend the nation against threats from Britain and Spain.

Congress, under his leadership, established the first executive departments. With the aid of his cabinet and the Congress, Washington got the machinery of government going. A financial system was established that got the United States out of debt and enabled it to pay its way. The supremacy of federal (or national) law over state law was established. Peace was made with the Indians, and new lands in what was then the West were acquired, including the future sites of Detroit and Chicago. Three new states, Vermont, Kentucky, and Tennessee, were admitted to the Union.

Clearly, this was a time when the original thought, assertive leadership, will, and determination of a Life Path 1 President was absolutely essential. George Washington, in accepting this task, established himself as one of our greatest Presidents.


The Life Path 2

Natural Skill Set: A diplomat, an arbitrator, master of tact and persuasion, sincerity, builder of consensus, spiritually influenced, extroverted, a gather of facts. With excessive 2 energy or negative application of 2 energy: Caught up in too much detail, timidity, failure to take action, shyness, lack of courage.
 

The Life Path 2 Presidents: John Adams, William Henry Harrison, Franklin Pierce, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and now, Barack Obama

The strength of the Life Path 2 in high office is surely their skills in diplomacy and their ability to persuade both the Congress and the American people. To masters of persuade with highly different agendas are found in recent Presidential history - Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, and clearly our new President has attain his meteoric rise owing to his powerful skills in oratory and persuasion.
 
Ronald Reagan - Early in Ronald Reagan's presidency, Congress passed his requests for cuts in taxes and a number of government programs. He also won increased funds for defense. But the increased defense spending and tax cut had led to a record budget deficit. Democrats attacked Reagan for cutting social welfare programs and called for reduced defense spending and a tax increase in order to lower the deficit.

In 1983, Reagan sent U.S. Marines to Lebanon as part of a peacekeeping force. The Marines were recalled in 1984, after some 240 had been killed in a terrorist attack. Reagan also sent U.S. troops to Grenada in 1983, to prevent what the administration saw as a Cuban attempt to take over the Caribbean island nation. The president denounced the left-wing Sandinista government of Nicaragua as a threat to peace in Central America, and he repeatedly sought military aid for the anti-Sandinista guerrillas, known as contras. The Iran-Contra Affair proved embarrassing to the administration. Congressional hearings in 1987 revealed that presidential aides had acted illegally by selling weapons to Iran and diverting the money to Nicaraguan rebels.
 
His call for extensive changes in the federal income tax laws helped bring about passage of the Tax Reform Act of 1986. A stock market crash in 1987 lead to new bill to balance the federal budget became law , but the huge deficit continued to trouble the government.
 
Reagan ordered the bombing of military targets in Libya in 1986 in retaliation for its role in international terrorism. His policy of reflagging (flying the U.S. flag on) Kuwaiti oil tankers and providing them with a U.S. naval escort in the Persian Gulf led to clashes with Iran in 1987. The president's greatest diplomatic achievement was the 1987 treaty with the Soviet Union banning intermediate-range nuclear forces (INF), approved by the Senate in 1988.
 
Reagan's skills in persuasion led the nation toward a far more conservative brand of government. Indeed, his leadership made the mold for the conservative movement in national politics, and has been the model for the two Republican leaders since his Presidency. His dogged determination to expand the military might of the United States is often credited as being the action that resulted in the breakup of the Soviet Union. Despite the many problems of these troubled times, Ronald Reagan's ability to instill confidence in his leadership through convincing oratory was without equal in our history.

Bill Clinton - Early in his presidency, Clinton called for nearly $500 billion in tax increases and spending cuts. Congress narrowly approved. Clinton also won approval for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico. However, one of his top priorities--health reform--met with stiff opposition, and he had to abandon the idea.

Clinton was plagued with allegations of misconduct prior to his election as president. Months were spent on an investigation of his and his wife's involvement in the failed Whitewater Development Corporation, an Arkansas real estate development firm. The other concerned charges of sexual harassment made by Paula Jones. These issues contributed to the Democratic Party's defeat in the 1994 midterm elections.

In international matters, Clinton helped bring about an agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) concerning self-rule for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. And in the Balkans, he sent 20,000 American troops to serve as part of an international peacekeeping force.

In his second term, his first major accomplishment was reaching an agreement with the Republican-controlled Congress on a plan to achieve a balanced budget. Despite tax cuts worth $95 billion, the plan also trimmed $263 billion from federal expenditures. Meanwhile, the number of people receiving welfare dropped, in part because of the welfare reform law Clinton pushed through Congress in 1996. Seeking to ease racial tensions, Clinton in 1997 launched a yearlong campaign of town hall meetings and conferences. He called for reconciliation between the races, defended affirmative action, and pointed out that by the end of the next half-century there would no longer be a majority race in America.

Soon after another scandal disrupted Clinton's presidency. This controversy stemmed from charges that he had an improper relationship Monica Lewinsky, and then tried to cover it up. Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, who had been investigating the Whitewater case, launched an inquiry. His probe focused on whether Clinton had committed perjury by denying the affair with Lewinsky in a sworn deposition in the Paula Jones case, and also whether Clinton had tried to get Lewinsky to lie in her own sworn statement in the Paula Jones lawsuit. At first Clinton denied the charges, but when Lewinsky confirmed the affair in testimony before a grand jury, he was forced to admit he had not told the truth. Starr meanwhile issued a report, contending that the president's actions could be grounds for impeachment. Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. After a trial in the Senate, the president was acquitted on both the impeachment and perjury charges. Despite these difficulties, Clinton was able to reach an agreement with Congress on a program designed to bolster the Social Security system in the long run. In 2000 the Clintons were cleared of any wrongdoing in the Whitewater matter.

Clinton's scandals at home did not prevent him from playing an active role abroad. He persuaded Russian president Boris Yeltsin to accept the expansion of NATO by admitting some former Soviet Bloc countries as members. Following terrorist bombings of U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Clinton unleashed retaliatory strikes at terrorist sites in Afghanistan and Sudan. He also ordered the bombing of Iraq when Iraq refused to allow the UN to inspect its weapons facilities. He helped negotiate a Mideast pact between Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Israel agreed to withdraw its troops from land claimed by the Palestinians in return for a promise to stop terrorism against Israel.

Soon after his impeachment trial ended, Clinton set in motion the biggest military operation of his presidency, joining other NATO countries in a massive bombing campaign against Yugoslavia. The aim was to force Yugoslavian president Slobodan Miloevi to stop attacks on ethnic Albanians in the province of Kosovo. After ten weeks of bombing, Miloevi agreed to withdraw his forces from Kosovo, and Clinton claimed victory. The United States did not lose a single soldier in combat.

In the last year of his presidency, Clinton made yet another effort to ease Mideast tensions. But at a summit meeting at Camp David, Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat failed to reach an agreement on the establishment of a Palestinian state.

Clearly this ultimate diplomat set the bar high in foreign affairs. He is the classic good example of the 2 Life Path. Sadly, he suffered in the rankings owing to his last place finish in Moral Authority, which he clearly earned.

Barack Obama - From his first day in office, Barack Obama faces challenges of a magnitude equaled only by Washington (ranked 2), Lincoln (ranked 1), Wilson (ranked 9), and Franklin Roosevelt (ranked 3).  Our nation is in a major recession and for some parts of the country, a depression; the budget deficient is out of control and the national debt has become a national disgrace; for years we'vebeen engaged in two wars, and our image and reputation around the world has been battered in eight years of the Bush administration.  The country also faces huge challenges in health care, energy independence, education, and global warming.  If Mr. Obama can guide the nation through this mine field of problems, his future ranking will surely be amongst the highest group. A truly big "if".  At any rate, the life path 2, the diplomat, seems to be the ideal life path number for the modern era US president.


 

The Life Path 3

Natural Skill Set: Gifted use of speech and written communication, inspired thinking, visionary plans, accurate insights, a positive and inspirational spirit. With excessive 3 energy or negative application of 3 energy: Extravagance, lack of direction, moodiness, overly critical, unforgiving.
 

The 3 Presidents: John Q. Adams, Andrew Jackson

By 1829 the 3 Life Path had scored two very competent Presidents, but it hasn't been heard from since.
 
John Quincy Adams was indeed a man of letters. Serving as his father's secretary, he became an accomplished linguist and writer. Under President Monroe, Adams was a key player in the formulation of the Monroe Doctrine. As President, he urged the United States to take a lead in the development of the arts and sciences through the establishment of a national university, the financing of scientific expeditions, and the erection of an observatory.
 
Adams' excessive 3 energy derived from both his name and birth adding to that number may have added to his moodiness which give the public the image of an aloof and uncaring leader. Ideologic conflicts with his successor, Jackson, diminished his career and reputation.
 
Andrew Jackson was a frontiersman, an army general, a lawyer, a senator from Tennessee, and a judge. His toughness earned him the nickname "Old Hickory." A strong leader, he made the office of the president more powerful than it had been before. He was also one of the founders of the Democratic Party. About Jackson it was said "A writer brilliant, elegant, eloquent, and without being able to compose a correct sentence, or spell words of four syllables. " Andrew Jackson came from the backwoods, and was the people's popular choice, a favorite as only a inspiring Life Path 3 could be. Jackson, like Adams before him, suffered in a numerology sense from an overload of 3 energy since his name also produces a 3 Destiny. This may explain his extravagances, criticism, and unforgiving nature.
 

The 4 Life Path

Natural Skill Set: Excellent management skills, common sense thinking, scientific approach, concentrated effort to achieve goals, determined, overcoming obstacles, careful planner, attention to detail, steadfast. With excessive 4 energy or negative application of 4 energy: Stubborn very fixed opinions, argumentative, slow to change when change is needed, caught up in detail, slow decision-making.
 

The 4 Presidents: John Tyler, Andrew Johnson, and Grover Cleveland

The 4 hasn't fared too well in providing great leaders, scoring only three Presidents. The latest and only notable, Grover Cleveland, serving in the late 19th century. .

Grover Cleveland - As a lawyer in Buffalo, Cleveland became notable for his single-minded concentration upon whatever task faced him.

Cleveland was the only President to serve two, nonconsecutive terms. After his first term, he was narrowly defeated by Benjamin Harrison , grandson of William Henry Harrison. Cleveland, in turn, defeated Harrison four years later.

As President, his dogged determination and abrupt manner, typical Life Path 4 traits, became obvious. Cleveland vigorously pursued a policy barring special favors to any economic group. He signed into law the Interstate Commerce Act, the first law attempting Federal regulation of the railroads. Regulation and control, more 4 tendencies, highlighted his term. Grover Cleveland was not one of the great presidents, but for courage, honesty, and patriotism he has never been surpassed.

Grover Cleveland's blunt and stubborn ways curtailed his popularity and probably explains why the "strictly business" Life Path 4 fails to deliver more good Presidents.


The Life Path 5

Natural Skill Set: Progressive ideas, inventive, resourceful, fights for freedom, independent, quick thinker, inquisitiveness, excellent administrator, energetic. With excessive 5 energy or negative application of 5 energy: Overly critical, impatient temperament, a sharp tongue, hasty decisions, impulsiveness, restlessness, nervousness.

The 5 Presidents: Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt.

When you look at the Life Path 5 Presidents, with ranking 7, 1, 4 and 2, respectively, you wonder why we don't make this Life Path a prerequisite for serving as US President. The Life Path 5 has been the clear winner in terms of quality. All four must be admired.

Jefferson may be the best example of the four in expression the love of freedom and liberty so strong in the Life Path 5. Before his presidency, at age 33, he drafted the Declaration of Independence and authored a bill establishing religious freedom, enacted in 1786. As President, he slashed Army and Navy expenditures, cut the budget, eliminated the tax on whiskey, yet reduced the national debt by a third. Although the Constitution made no provision for the acquisition of new land, Jefferson boldly acquired the Louisiana Territory from Napoleon in 1803.

Lincoln, as an exemplary Life Path 5, issued the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy. He never let the world forget that the Civil War involved one huge issue. Dedicating the military cemetery at Gettysburg he said: "that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain--that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom--and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Great Life Path 5 stuff that landed him the the top ranking.

Theodore Roosevelt expressed the view that the President as a "steward of the people" should take whatever action necessary for the public good unless expressly forbidden by law or the Constitution." As President, he held the ideal that the Government should be the great arbiter of the conflicting economic forces in the Nation, especially between capital and labor, guaranteeing justice to each and dispensing favors to none. Serving the people and freeing them from the tyrants of the time he became know as the trust buster bringing antitrust suits under the Sherman Act. A legendary peacemaker and our greatest environmentalist, Roosevelt proves that the love of liberty inherent in the 5 Life Path does provide top Presidents.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, our longest serving President (4 terms) took office at the height of the great depression and gave the people hope when he asserted in his Inaugural Address, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself." His leadership freed the country from the poverty by initiating a sweeping program to bring recovery to business and agriculture, relief to the unemployed and to those in danger of losing farms and homes, and reform, especially through the establishment of the Tennessee Valley Authority. His resistance to involving his country in war, and finally his leadership during the second world war after the country for forced to enter the hostilities, cemented this Life Path 5 leader as our second best President.

All of these greats were progressive thinkers and energetic fighters for freedom and liberty. All are certainly deserving of the elevated rankings, and together they establish the Life Path 5 as the ideal for "leader of the free world."


The Life Path 6

Natural Skill Set: An idealist, determined humanitarian spirit, service to fellow man, righteousness, conventional thinking, fixed opinions, steadfast in beliefs. With excessive 6 energy or negative application of 6 energy: Stubbornness, obstinacy, self-righteousness, dominating posture, easily victimized by adulation, slow decision-making.

The 6 Presidents: James Madison, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, and George W. Bush 

This has been a popular Life Path choice probably because of the "Father-Knows-Best" attitude they project. The results of the 6 Presidents is mixed, with three that did well, and the others not faring so well.
 
Woodrow Wilson - The highest rated of the 6 Presidents was Woodrow Wilson, ranked our 6th best. As President, developed a program of progressive reform and asserted international leadership in building a new world order. In 1917 he proclaimed American entrance into World War I a crusade to make the world "safe for democracy." A great progressive President, accomplishments included achieving a lower tariff, the Underwood Act; attached to the measure was a graduated Federal income tax. The passage of the Federal Reserve Act provided the Nation with the more elastic money supply. In 1914 antitrust legislation established a Federal Trade Commission to prohibit unfair business practices.
 
In 1916, a new law prohibited child labor; another limited railroad workers to an eight-hour day. After winning reelection, Wilson concluded that America could not remain neutral in the World War. On April 2,1917, he asked Congress for a declaration of war on Germany, eventually tipping the scales in favor of the allies and gaining victory.
 
Wilson was a good example of how great the humanitarian Life Path 6 President can be.
 
George W. Bush - I won't attempt to write the history for the Bush administration as they are generally rating low enough marks. Here are, however, a few thoughts on George W. Bush. George Walker Bush with his Life Path 15/6, Destiny 15/6, and birthday 6, is up to his neck in 6 energy. The excessive 6 energy invites some of the negative traits associated with the number. These include: stubbornness, obstinacy, self-righteousness, dominating posture, easily victimized by adulation, and slow decision-making. Critics would argue that he has demonstrated all of these throughout his tenure. Additionally, the negative energy associated with this number may find him rejecting responsibility altogether for major parts of his life. This appears to have been the case for the first forty years of his life. His reputation was pretty much that of a playboy.
 
The sub challenges in his life were that of the number 1. The challenge of the number 1 suggests he would feel dominated by others with strong influence, probably his famous father. The challenge of the number 1 is avoidance of being dominated, but doing so in a fashion that does not impose upon or dominate others. With the challenge of the number 1 it's extremely important to control the ego, and avoid the negative aspect of individuality. False pride, pomposity, egotism are issues to be guarded against now. He is perpetually in a state of learning about self-reliance and how to solve his own problems independently. Critics would say the challenge is yet to be met.
 
As President, again the many critics would say the negative 6 in Bush showed up in his determination to lead the country into a questionable war. Supporters would support his actions and his "stubbornness" would be viewed as "true grit." The historians will get to decide how future generations will see his presidency. For the time being, W has edged out Harding so for now he not our worst 6 president.  Was Harding really that bad?
 

 

The Life Path 7

Natural Skill Set: Careful researcher, investigation, circumspection, foresight, analysis, scientific and inventive thinking, contemplation in solitude, decisive, penetrating wit and acumen. With excessive 7 energy or negative application of 7 energy: Overly reserved and secretive, shrewdness, bossy, sarcastic, cynical, over-analyzing, argumentative, harsh temperament, conviction to a fault.
 

The 7 Presidents: James Garfield, William Henry Harrison, Harry S Truman, John F. Kennedy, George H. W. Bush 

The 7 Life Path makes a surprising (to me) showing as the number is one that shouldn't even want to be President. It has done well with two great leaders, Truman and JFK, and Geo. H. W. Bush wasn't that far off the mark, as well. Two of the five were assassinated in office.
 
Harry S Truman - The greatest of the 7 Presidents was Harry S. Truman. Truman was a vice President who rarely saw the President he worked for and knew little about what was going on such as the atomic bomb or the unfolding difficulties with Soviet Russia. Suddenly these and a bevy of wartime problems became his to solve when FDR died, and VP became President. As President, he made some of the most crucial decisions in our history. Dropping the atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and ending the war, proposing the expansion of Social Security, a full-employment program, a permanent Fair Employment Practices Act, and public housing and slum clearance, a program that became known as the Fair Deal. In 1947 as the Soviet Union pressured Turkey and Greece, he asked Congress to aid the two countries, initiating the Truman Doctrine. The Marshall Plan, named for his Secretary of State, stimulated spectacular economic recovery in war-torn western Europe. He was negotiating a military alliance to protect Western nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, established in 1949. In June 1950, when the Communist government of North Korea attacked South Korea, Truman after conferring with military advisers wrote, "complete, almost unspoken acceptance on the part of everyone that whatever had to be done to meet this aggression had to be done. There was no suggestion from anyone that either the United Nations or the United States could back away from it." A long, discouraging struggle ensued as U.N. forces held a line above the old boundary of South Korea. Truman kept the war a limited one, rather than risk a major conflict with China and perhaps Russia.
 
Truman made some of the most difficult decisions handled by any American President. His ability to think things through, thoroughly analyze and contemplate, foresee consequences, make the choice, and execute the decision of the face of stiff opposition, earned this plainspoken man his elevated ranking as one of the finest Presidents in our nation's history.
 

The Life Path 8

Natural Skill Set: Executive and abilities, political skills, expert handling of power and authority, working for a cause, master of gaining recognition and respect, exercising sound judgment, organization, hard working, decisive and commanding. With excessive 8 energy or negative application of 8 energy: Lacks true humanitarian feelings, impatience with subordinates, overly ambitious, repressing others, over reaching, expressing anger, love of display.

The 8 Presidents: James Monroe, Martin Van Buren, James K. Polk, Millard Fillmore, Ulysses S. Grant, Chester A. Arthur, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Gerald R. Ford

The executive skills and political savvy of the Life Path 8 would lead one to assume that this would be a natural number to dominate the oval office. Indeed, it has produced more Presidents more (a total of 8) than any other Life Path number. Yet only three of the 8 have ranked as above average Presidents, and only one of these, Lyndon B. Johnson, was ranked as one of the top ten Presidents.

Lyndon B. Johnson - The assassination of President Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, elevated Johnson to the office where he quickly showed his skills in domestic affairs. Legislation was passed promoting economic growth and the Economic Opportunity Act, launching the War on Poverty. He secured a strong Civil Rights Act in 1964, which became the legal authority against racial and sexual discrimination.

Although Johnson had increased the number of U.S. military personnel in Vietnam from 16,000 at the time when he took office to nearly 25,000 a year later, compared the challenging Republican, Goldwater, at the time this seemed restrained. In this election, he easily won his own term in 1964. A huge victory gave him a mandate for the Great Society, his domestic program. Congress responded by passing the Medicare program, approving federal aid to elementary and secondary education, supplementing the War on Poverty, and creating the Department of Housing and Urban Development. It also passed another important civil rights law, the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

As the nation became mired in Vietnam, racial problems grew into widespread urban race riots between 1965 and 1968. Military escalation in Vietnam proved to be Johnson's undoing. Overshadowing domestic affairs, the war resulted in sharp inflation, and prompted unremitting criticism, especially from the young who were subject to the draft. The war dragged on and was not won. Johnson became more secretive, dogmatic, and hypersensitive to criticism. His brilliant political instincts were failing. With his popularity on the decline, on Mar. 31, 1968, he announced he would stop the bombing in most of North Vietnam and seek a negotiated end to the war, and that he would not run for reelection.

Johnson was a power broker in Congress and in the presidency. A great example of the strength of the Life Path 8 chief executive.


 

The Life Path 9

Natural Skill Set: Compassionate, idealistic, concern for mankind, highly spiritual, lives by philanthropic principles, inclination toward amnesty, dramatic thinking and execution of ideas. With excessive 9 energy or negative application of 9 energy: Moods and depression, impulsiveness, changeable behavior, scattered energies, too much desire for personal recognition.
 

The 9 Presidents: James Buchanan, Rutherford B. Hayes, William Howard Taft, and Jimmy Carter

The Life Path 9 is surprisingly the one number which has failed to produce an above average President. For all of the good works that 9s might choose to do, leading the free world doesn't seem to be in their natural skill set. Jimmy Carter topped this group.
 
Jimmy Carter - As President, Carter signed a new Panama Canal Treaty turning the canal over to Panama in the year 1999. Many criticized him for allowing the United States to give up control of this strategic waterway. Carter's dedication to working for human rights around the world angered some countries. And in 1979, when Carter signed the SALT II Treaty with Soviet President Brezhnev limiting nuclear weapons, the U.S. Senate refused to approve the treaty. The American economy was in a slump. The oil-producing Middle Eastern countries raised prices on crude oil, which caused prices of many products to rise dramatically. It became very expensive to borrow money, buy homes, or expand businesses.

Major accomplishments of his time included the 1978 agreement known as the Camp David Accords. This set the groundwork for a peace treaty the following year between Egypt and Israel. Carter had invited the leaders of both countries to the United States so that he could help them work out a fair peace treaty. He also established full diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China. On the home front, Carter created a national energy policy and created the new Department of Energy. He expanded the National Park System, including protecting more than a million acres (400,000 hectares) of the Alaskan wilderness. He also appointed record numbers of women, African-Americans, and Hispanics to government jobs. The final 14 months of the Carter administration were haunted by a crisis in Iran. A group of Iranians kidnapped 66 Americans from the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and held them hostage for 444 days. This episode probably cost Carter a second term in office.

Jimmy Carter was a very caring and religious President. His words and deeds established him as one of our most righteous leaders, if not one of stronger chiefs. His charitable ways have continued throughout his post-presidency. His is a vivid example of the 9 Life Path President.

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