If a person was born on March 13, 1952, the Life Path Definition calculation would, of course, look like this:
The 6 Life Path is the core element. THE 3, 4, AND 8 ARE SUB-ELEMENTS. The sub-elements sometimes introduce an important modifier.
Let's study a fictitious individual born on Example
with the name of:
CARL HAROLD CHRISTOPHER
3193 819634 38991267859
Carl's chart was constructed to illustrate two groupings of sub-elements forming two important modifiers.
IF A SUB-ELEMENT IS THE SAME NUMBER AS THE CORE ELEMENT, THE SUBJECT WILL PROBABLY START OUT IN LIFE EXPRESSING ONE (OR BOTH) NEGATIVE EXTREMES OF THE POTENTIAL INSTEAD OF THE POSITIVE POTENTIAL:
1. USING THE ENERGY SO EXCLUSIVELY THAT IT
BECOMES PART OF A DISBALANCED APPROACH.
POSITIVE POTENTIAL MAY BE EXPRESSED AT THE
2. ALMOST COMPLETELY IGNORING THE POTENTIAL.
This is, of course, similar to the doubled core elements we discussed in Chapter 9. But consider this:
If the Birthday (ten percent) and the Soul Urge (twenty percent) have the same number, thirty percent of the core energy is doubled.
If the Life Path (forty percent) and the Expression (thirty percent) have the same number, seventy percent of the core energy is doubled.
With a doubled core element, thirty to seventy percent of the core energy is affected.
Here we're dealing with only one element, so the effect tends to be less potent.
If the Soul Urge is involved, twenty percent of the core energy is doubled.
If the Expression is involved, thirty percent of the core energy is doubled.
If the Life Path is involved, forty percent of the core energy is doubled.
(The Birthday isn't included here since it has no sub-elements.)
With an element and a sub-element doubled, twenty to forty percent of the core energy is affected. Although this is usually less than the doubled core element, you can see that, at times, it may be extremely significant.
In Chapter 9, dealing with doubled core elements, two elements were involved and a substantial part of the delineation was revised to show the negative impact. Here, we're dealing with only one element and less potent energy. Revise the portion of the delineation dealing with that element alone.
In Carl's chart at the beginning of the chapter, there is a 1 sub-element along with the 1 Soul Urge. Carl will probably
Sub-element and core element with same number start out in life expressing one (or both) negative extremes of the 1-1 energy.
From chart 6: the aspects, we find that 1-1 is usually very discordant, with:
Overemphasis on self and own needs. Little concern for others or
Timid, afraid to stand on own two feet. Afraid of standing up for self.
In Carl's example, the negative 1-1 energy affects the description of the various parts of the Soul Urge alone:
Step 15. Motives of the Soul Urge.
Step 21. Positive attitudes of the Soul Urge.
The description in each of these steps will be modified by the 1-1 description from Chart 6. The delineation would indicate that the positive potential can be well-expressed only when the obstacles—the negative potential— have been overcome. Like the repeated core elements, progress on the obstacles is usually significant between ages twenty and forty. If, as in this case, Carl is in his thirties, the delineation would be written assuming he's made some progress against the obstacles. If Carl was under twenty, the delineation would be written assuming that he's in the middle of the struggle to overcome these obstacles.
By using the 1 ■ 1 only as a modifier of the specifically affected element (and riot when the element is in aspect with another element), the modifier effect is delineated in proper proportion to its effect on the individual's potential.
The delineation is similar if two, three (or four) sub-elements have the same number as the core element.
IF TWO SUB-ELEMENTS HAVE THE SAME NUMBER, THE SUBJECT WILL PROBABLY START OUT IN LIFE EXPRESSING ONE (OR BOTH) NEGATIVE EXTREMES OF THE POTENTIAL:
1. USING THE ENERGY SO EXCLUSIVELY THAT IT BECOMES PART OF A DISBALANCED APPROACH.
2. ALMOST COMPLETELY IGNORING THE POTENTIAL.
This grouping is considerably less potent than the first one. Again, progress is usually made on the impediments between ages twenty and forty.
In the delineation, the negative extremes would be described by the doubled number aspect (chart 6: the aspects). (For the purposes of this modifier, the Birthday is considered a sub-element of the Life Path.)
In Carl's example, there are two 4 sub-elements as part of his 6 Expression. The delineation of this 4-4 modifier might read as follows:
You probably started out in life feeling limited or tied down, although the restrictions you felt may have been of your own making or have sprung from your imagination. The limitations are likely to have been aggravated by your rigid attitudes, your stubbornness, your obsession with system and order or your concentration on details to the exclusion of the larger picture (4-4 aspect from chart 6: the aspects).
You may, at that time in your life, also have run into problems because of your tendency, at times, to be disorganized and irresponsible (4-4 aspect from chart 6: the aspects).
I suspect that, now that you're over thirty, you may have changed at least some of this early behavior so that the limitations you once felt are apt to be considerably reduced.
The delineation is similar if three (or four) sub-elements have the same number.
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