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.