It's taken me a while to figure out how to word this blog about the month of July 2017. Honestly, I stopped paying attention to the news. There is one reason for this.
I hate gossip. With a passion.
Now, this does not meant that I do not occasionally indulge in gossip. As much as I might try to avoid it, I cannot. Conversations move on to a gossip session, and it is difficult to leave without seeming rude. I do try to put the most positive spin I can on things, and give people the benefit of the doubt unless there is solid proof otherwise. It is also entirely likely that I occasionally start gossiping myself, without realizing that I am doing so. Then again, it is not the people who gossip that I hate. In fact, I like - and often love - many people who gossip. It is the gossip itself that I hate.
Why? Because gossip - especially negative gossip - often leads to scandal. Scandal leads to serious problems for people, as well as their families and friends. I have also seen it lead to bullying, and that, too, affects the friends and family of the bullied. When gossip happens on a national or international scale, it can and will affect large groups of people negatively. I hate it when I see people facing trouble through no fault of their own.
Unfortunately, President Trump seems to enjoy surrounding himself with people who thrive on scandal. Journalists, being the 3 people that they are (3 being associated with communication and gossip, among other things), pick up on this and propagate it. July was an 8 month. The number 8 is associated with money, business, and the material world. Historically, it has also been associated with internal turmoil within nations. 8 cycles are when we see big pushes for change, often resulting in civil war, though the war doesn't typically start until the 9 cycle. 8 months and years are when the scandal associated with the 3 gossip reaps material rewards (if you want to call them that). So, we had a bit of each - high turnover among White House staff due to scandal and gossip. That seemed to be the only thing that journalists here in the States were talking about. So I started to tune out.
You might be interested to know that the U.S. was not the only nation dealing with such scandal. The president of another nation (I believe it was Iran, but I don't remember for sure) was forced to leave office because of scandal.
"There was a little girl
Who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead.
And when she was good,
She was very, very good,
But when she was bad, she was horrid."
Mother Goose rhyme
Does this sound like someone you know? This poem is a very good description of somebody with high 3 energy. The 3 tends to show many positives of the number, or many negatives of the number. As a result, this blog will be organized a little differently from the rest of the series. Instead of addressing three or four sets of opposites, I will address all of them at once.
It is also interesting to note that people with high 3 energy are often diagnosed with ADHD.
Negative traits: chatterbox, gossipy, prone to exaggeration, self-centered and selfish, critical or negative attitude, lazy, frivolous, and impractical. This is the child who will spend hours doing a chore because he doesn't want to do it, knows the material but refuses to do any homework, and will seize on any distraction or excuse to avoid doing something he doesn't want to do.
Positive traits: expressive, joyful, imaginative, good communicator, creative, fun, and sociable. When she is good, she is very, very good - and a ton of fun to be around.
Time outs are a very good tool to use with high 3 energy - but not as a form of discipline. Since the 3 tends to be very emotional, use the time out as a method of calming down. Do not bother with a timer, as she will be ready to leave the time out when she is calm.
Communication is paramount with the 3. Young children are likely to have trouble expressing themselves with words because their vocabularies aren't up to it. Use art to help a 3 child express himself, and work on expanding that vocabulary. They can do things spontaneously, with little or no warning, and often cannot articulate why they chose to do it. Ask about feelings as well as reasons. If they have high 7 energy as well, dance and music are other ways in which they can express themselves.
This is one energy that responds well to bribery. Negative punishments tend not to work. Positive reinforcement works like a charm. For homework, chores, and everyday tasks, keep the rewards small but personal. If there is a big thing that needs to be done, and your child does not want to do it, then make the reward bigger. Your child will learn the benefits of hard work for its own sake, but it is likely to take a few years.
Finally, when he is showing the positive aspects of the number 3, show him how much you enjoy being around him!
Sorry I haven't been blogging of late, but my other job got very busy, then I got sick. It was mild, but enough to impair my thinking skills, so I had to put off doing the blogs.
Now that the apology is over, this past month has been a 7 universal month. That typically indicates a time of introspection and analysis. Technology and science can take center stage, and a couple of those companies have been in the news individually this month - mostly to tell us just how bad they are doing. However, they haven't been the big news this month.
Here in the United States, the biggest news topic is the health care bill. As I predicted, a new version was drawn up and came out earlier this month. Lawmakers and the media immediately started picking it to pieces and finding things wrong with it. (I might also mention that the number 7 can be very critical. This seems to be one month when that criticism, both good and bad, comes out full force.) Now, granted, the lawmakers are supposed to be picking such things apart. Since the Senate is the portion of the government in charge of the budget, and the number 8 has everything to do with money, they have one more month to figure out what they are going to do with this bill. If it isn't passed by the end of July, then we are not likely to see a new iteration until next April.
Another big topic here in the States in the last couple of days has also been the recent Supreme Court decisions. They were very specific about the reasons for their decisions and the conditions under which those decisions are valid. Many see this as being nit-picky, which is a subset of both criticism and analysis. The refugee debate is still going to continue, for under the court ruling, only those refugees from the six or seven countries listed in the travel ban who have family in the U.S. can get in during the next three months (and those with work or student visas, but they typically aren't refugees). The ruling that same-sex spouses can have both their names on a child's birth certificate also appears to me that the Court ruled that a birth certificate carries the names of those with a legal right to the child, not necessarily the biological parents (though none of the media I have seen has put it quite that way).
Internationally, there has been a lot of pre-war and wartime posturing, with nations making threats and counterthreats. This is typical of the 7, as each nation is trying to find ways to analyze the potential impact that other nations will have on them. September is likely to be the earliest that we will see any nation actually carry out one of their threats, and that only if they have determined that it is the best way to reach whichever goal they have in mind.
As for ISIS (or ISIL), media reports suggest that it is on its last legs. These reports are probably accurate, and the group is likely to be stamped out by the end of August. However, this will not end the threat of terrorism from radicals - that has been around for centuries. Another group rising to replace them is likely.
May 2017 is a 6 universal month, and so world leaders are acting responsibly - as they see it. The situation with North Korea is a prime example. Leader Kim feels that he has to develop nuclear capabilities - whether for power or war, I don't know. However, the UN has essentially told him that he may not. Therefore, he is also developing rocket and missile capabilities. He feels that he is protecting his country and responsibly preparing it for a potential war with the rest of the world. Meanwhile, the rest of the world leaders feel that they need to protect the world from the potential of a nuclear war with North Korea. This difference in senses of responsibility is likely to lead to war - September of this year at the earliest, but more likely in 2021.
Meanwhile, we have seen President Trump take steps in fulfilling his international responsibilities and visit several nations in the Middle East. The G7 nations had their annual meeting this month and decided which responsibilities their countries consider most important at the moment. Representatives from member nations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade group also met, deciding to not only renew trade deals between member nations, but also to make it easier for new nations to join (or old nations that dropped out, like the U.S.).
As you can see, responsibility to individual nations and the world as a whole has taken center stage this month. You are likely to see one more headline dealing with responsibility during the last few days of the month. Sri Lanka recently had flooding and landslides. One hundred and three people are dead, last I heard. We may well hear that other nations send aid and workers to help Sri Lanka dig out, clean up, and recover.
Well, if you read my 'Sorry for Being Slow' blog a couple of months ago, you already know that this month is going to be another slow one for me. It might be a 6 universal month this May, but it is a 4 personal month for me, which means I am operating under a lot of limitations. At the moment, those limitations include a very busy time at my other job and a cold. The very busy time means I can't take time off to rest up and deal with this cold the way I normally would. Therefore, I don't have much energy left to blog - or do much else outside of work.
I may succeed at getting off another blog or two this month, but I cannot guarantee it. However, I have been able to notice the little changes of spring on the way to and from my place of work. The leaves still aren't completely unfurled around here, and there is a tree with a shelf fungus growing out of it, and another one that has a new tree trying to grow in the middle of it. The blossoms were (and some still are) gorgeous and many this year. Take some time yourselves to notice the little things in nature around you.
The month of April 2017 was a 5 universal month. The number 5 is all about change, freedom, and moving quickly. If you thought events were moving beyond your control last month, they probably were.
Many people noticed that President Trump tended to reverse what he had said and/or promised. While this has become a bit of a habit for him, it happened much more often during April. Much of this appears to be because he is discovering that running a country is far more convoluted than running a business. He has had to make changes on the fly.
North Korea tried to prove its freedom by running several missile tests. Of course, this was not a particularly constructive use of freedom, and its neighbors - and the United States - reacted by telling North Korea to cease and desist. While nobody really wants war, several countries are gearing up for war, just in case North Korea decides to hit something with one of its missiles.
One of the results of increased freedom and change is a tendency to get in trouble. Those involved in health care, education, and law enforcement all noticed a sharp increase in interpersonal problems. People tend not to be as careful as usual, resulting in more injuries. People with mental issues tended to need psychiatric attention. (In fact, I have a friend who is an EMT, and bringing people in to hospitals for psychiatric attention was an unusually large part of his job last month.) My primary job is in an elementary school, where we saw a sharp increase in detentions. The Crime Watch section of our local newspaper has been full of stories of people who get pulled over for very minor traffic infractions, and then get arrested due to outstanding warrants or having drugs or open alcohol containers in the car. They have also been able to catch several burglars red-handed.
What sort of big changes or uses and abuses of freedom did you notice in the news last month?
From 1999 through 2007, we were in World Cycle 223 – a 7 cycle. 7 cycles are known for cultural advancement, religious events, and treaties. The 2s indicate that both cooperation and conflict were likely. The 3 pretty much guaranteed that there would be some form of cultural advancement.
The events of this period are recent enough that few world history books cover them. It was long enough ago that my own memories are a bit hazy. Thus, I will cover only events that the United States was a major part of during this time. If you have access to information on other events, then go ahead and discover for yourself how those events fit into culture, religion, and treaties (trade deals count here, since they are a form of treaty between two or more countries).
The seminal event of this period is, of course, the attacks of September 11, 2001. This was a universal 3 year, 3 month, and 5 day. The 3s are indicative of culture, but the 5 indicates change. Therefore, we had a change in our cultural mindset on that day. The attacks were carried out by a particularly militant cult that associated itself with Islam. (Please note that most Muslims do not have any wish to be associated with any such cult, just as most Christians do not wish to be associated with any of the more extreme cults in the U.S., though many of those cults associate themselves with Christianity.) Thus, we have both a religious event and conflict. Many changes to the American cultural mindset date back to that event. For example, many news programs started to place more emphasis on events that threaten the safety or security of small groups of people, which in turn led to more parents trying to keep their children as safe as possible – thus, the ‘helicopter parent’ phenomenon.
This event also led the war in Afghanistan, then the war in Iraq. Both of these wars were unusual in how they started. Typically, one nation will declare war on another nation, and then both sides will scramble to find allies as the war tilts in one nation’s favor or another. With these ‘wars’ (though technically they are only considered conflicts), the United States chose to obtain the blessings and cooperation of the member nations of the United Nations. Many of those nations chose to join forces. Rather than shortening either conflict, such cooperation actually protracted both conflicts, as agreements had to be drawn up about who would exit each country when, and how the retreating forces would be protected by those still there. As the adage goes, there were too many cooks in the kitchen.
This is the period in which smartphones and tablet computers started to become ubiquitous. Use of the Internet also skyrocketed. As we numerologists know, the number 7, when applied to the individual, is associated with science and technology (among other things). So it is not a surprise that these technologies were embraced by cultures around the world, or that such technologies in turn wrought cultural change.
If you wish to compare 1999-2007 to previous 7 cycles, the three previous cycles are 1918-1926, 1837-1845, and 1756-1764.
Many numerologists use four or five core numbers. I use six. These numbers are the most important part of a numerology chart. They give you and your numerologist an overview of who you are. As each numerologist has his or her own names for most of these numbers, I will also give the method I use to find each number.
Self-expression (all of the letters in your name): This number describes how you usually relate to the world. It includes many abilities as well as personality traits. For instance, a 5 self-expression indicates the ability to handle sudden changes, as well as the trait of having a variety of interests.
Personality (the consonants in your name): This number describes how other people tend to see you. Quite often, the client who is receiving the report looks at the reading associated with this number and says, "I'm not like that!" However, that client's friends and family will think that it describes the client very well. For instance, a 1 personality will be seen as a leader, and will often find themselves having to take on leadership roles whether they want to or not.
Soul (the vowels in your name): This number describes how you see yourself. Unless they are very close indeed, few of a client's friends will think that this number describes the client. However, the client will see it as a very good description of himself or herself. For instance, a 4 soul will be very good at dealing with detailed tasks.
Life Path (your full birthdate): This number indicates the area in which you are likely to do most of your work, whether it is for money or not. Abilities are often described with this number. For instance, a 6 life path is likely to become a nurse or a teacher - or be perfectly happy as a stay-at-home parent. The 6 gives the person the abilities necessary to do well in such roles.
Birthday (the day of your birth - not the month or the year): This number indicates abilities that you will develop in your late 20s or early 30s. Quite often, these abilities are picked up as hobbies. For instance, someone with an 8 birthday is likely to pick up practical skills, such as handicrafts, that could result in greater funds or status.
Maturity (your full name plus your full birthdate): This number indicates the goal you are working towards. You could consider it your destiny. This number does not usually take full effect until the client is in his or her 60s. For instance, someone with a 2 maturity is likely to find himself or herself working with others on a regular basis during his or her senior years.
Obviously, these are very brief descriptions. I usually write at least a third of a page of description for each of these numbers in one of my reports. However, this brief version should give you a general idea of what you should expect in any numerology report.
In numerology, each number has its negative and its positive qualities. Most of the time, the negative qualities show up early in life (or phase of life, when referring to pinnacles, challenges, and major cycles), while the positive qualities show themselves later. This is because most people need to learn how to develop the positive qualities of their numbers. Thus, I have put this series in the Numerology and Your Child series of blogs, and will word things as they apply to children.
There are over a dozen negative qualities (and just as many matching positive qualities) associated with each number. Therefore, I will only cover three or four of the most problematic in this series. Today’s qualities are all associated with the number 2.
Negative Quality: Shy
Positive Quality: Persuasive
A shy child is not necessarily being negative. Instead, she is failing to express her ability to communicate, often due to fear of teasing or rejection. There are three major steps to turning shyness into persuasiveness. First, find out what your child feels strongly about, and support her on those issues. Second, work on building her confidence by encouraging her. Helping her is fine, as long as you aren’t doing most of the work for her. Teaching her effective ways to deal with bullies will also be useful. Finally, help her work on her vocabulary and her research skills. It is difficult to say exactly what you mean if you don’t have the vocabulary for it. By the same token, it is easier to persuade another if you have proof to back up your claim.
Negative Quality: Self-Deprecating
Positive Quality: Relating
This one seems rather straightforward. However, most parents, when faced with a self-deprecating child, tend to try to suppress the deprecation without turning it to a positive use. Help your child learn to say things in a manner that allows him to relate how he is feeling to how another is feeling, rather than giving others openings to tease him. The ultimate positive expression of this will occur when you discover that he is building others’ confidence and reducing their tendency to negativity.
Negative Quality: Critical
Positive Quality: Good with Details
This is more a difference in attitude than anything else. The critical child will find every little thing that is wrong with a situation. Teach your child to find – and mention – positives as well as negatives. When your child does find negatives, she should approach them with a non-judgmental attitude. Questions are much better than statements (Should that be there? Vs. That isn’t supposed to be there!). Lack of judgment and a tendency to find the good as well as the bad will allow your child to become the go-to person when a situation or plan needs to be reviewed.
Any negative behavior can be turned positive. You just have to realize what the positive expression of the behavior is and come up with a plan of action to get there. It will take time and effort, but it is worth it.
Well, I originally predicted that Trump’s Wall would be started during the month of March, as the month is a 4 universal month. The number 4 is known for hard work and limitations, both of which have a great deal to do with walls. I haven’t heard anything about the wall, but there have been other ways in which limits have been placed on people and nations during the past month. Here are a few of the headlines:
The United States and Japan held a joint military training exercise. Most Asian countries are very concerned about the threat represented by North Korea. The same day I heard about the training exercise, I also heard about North Korea’s first missile test of the month.
South Korea and the United States worked together to install a missile defense system in South Korea. This was a response to North Korea’s continued testing of missiles. North Korea tested four missiles at once at about the same time.
The United Nations pushed its member nations to enact the sanctions that the U.N. had already voted to place on North Korea. Yes, the first three headlines I mention indicate limitations to be placed on the nation of North Korea. About this time, North Korea held yet another missile test. This one seems to have been a failure.
President Park of South Korea was impeached and removed from office. Last I heard, officials were contemplating arresting her on bribery charges.
The new United State healthcare law that has been debated failed to make it to a vote. Ill health falls under the 4 and the 7, but health care itself falls under the 6 (for responsibility) and the 8 (for business). Several lawmakers pushed too hard to get it going, not realizing that it needed to stay in committee for a couple more months for the best results.
The nuclear power company Westinghouse declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Its parent company, Toshiba, is considering selling off its lucrative computer chip industry to compensate for over 9 billion dollars in losses.
We have had some crazy weather around the world. Some has resulted in deaths, but the most limiting (and possibly the weirdest) weather was a windstorm in Michigan and surrounding states. Winds came very close to hurricane force, but there wasn’t even the hint of a storm otherwise. It knocked out power to most of metro Detroit for several days.
How have the headlines you remember from the month of March limited people?