Charlie has a core with a 1 Life Path
3 Soul Urge ^ 4 Birthday.
We can see that Charlie has many different potentials: leadership potential from the 1, sensitivity from the 2, artistic expression from the 3, self-discipline from the 4—to name just a few. It's clear at a glance that Charlie has all sorts of energies he can develop, many directions in which to grow and develop.
Charlie's friend, Amy, has a core with a
2 Life Path
6 Soul Urge
Amy has many different potentials, too: the diplomatic potential of the 2, the social and artistic potential of the 3, the responsible, loving and creative potential of the 6, the humanitarian potential of the 9. Although she has all sorts of energies, they seem to fall together in two groups. Amy is likely to do well with people: she is likely to combine the diplomatic, social, responsible, loving and humanitarian potentials. And Amy can also develop another side: her artistic and creative potentials. Amy's energies are probably easier to focus than
Charlie's, but both friends have many exciting avenues to explore.
Amy's friend, Jill, has a different kind of core. She has a
Instead of the usual core with four different numbers, Jill has a core with only three. Now, she still has much potential to develop: the responsible, loving and creative potential of the 6, the leadership potential of the 1, the adaptable and imaginative potential of the 5—but—and this is a big BUT—the potential is poorly balanced. While thirty percent of Jill's core is devoted to 1 potential and ten percent is devoted to 5 potential, a substantial sixty percent is devoted to 6 potential. You might assume that it would be desirable to have all that loving, responsible, creative energy. It can be desirable, but only after Jill learns how to handle the problems created by the imbalance.
If Jill had only one 6 core element, she'd tend to be a balanced person—loving and responsible. With the two 6 core elements, she has an excess of loving potential and an excess of responsibility potential. In her young years, Jill is likely to express much love and much responsibility. She can probably handle any and all responsibility, so her friends and family are always asking her to help—and she does help, willingly, lovingly, no matter how much time it takes.
So what's the problem? Dear, sweet Jill is so loving, so giving, so helpful, she probably never has time for her own needs, may even feel she has few personal needs that are important. She's so busy helping others that she doesn't realize she's become a drudge, a doormat, a virtual slave. Jill is undoubtedly giving a great deal, but, in the process, she isn't growing and developing—she's fallen victim to her unbalanced core.
At some time in her life, Jill is likely to get tired of the heavy burden she's assumed. She's likely to begin to decide which responsibilities are legitimately hers, which people she cares to help. With some practice in becoming more discriminating, Jill's life can change for the better. She'll no longer be taken for granted or be treated like a doormat. In addition, she'll be willing and able to take care of her own needs, have time to explore the closeness of relations with others, and begin to develop new depths of feeling and understanding. Jill will have succeeded in changing the imbalance into a dynamic positive force.
IF TWO CORE ELEMENTS HAVE THE SAME NUMBER, 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 ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY SO THAT IT BECOMES THE FOCUS OF A DISBAL-ANCED APPROACH. POSITIVE POTENTIAL MAY BE EXPRESSED AT THE SAME TIME.
Jill, of course, was using the first extreme. She concentrated on being loving and responsible to the detriment of her own development. Although she suffered as a consequence, she was using the 6 energy in an unbalanced manner—even though it included the expression of the 6 positive potential.
Ninety-eight out of a hundred people with 6-6 energy express that first extreme. Sometimes, that first extreme is tempered by short periods of the second extreme—in the 6-6 case, periods of irresponsibility and coolness. In rare cases, you'll find the 6-6 energy expressed completely by the second extreme: a person who is almost always aloof, unloving, unwilling to handle responsibilities.
The doubled core element usually presents substantial obstacles to development—but ALL OBSTACLES ARE CAPABLE OF BEING OVERCOME. Only the individual involved can decide when he or she wants to shift from the negative to the positive potential.' . > ■ *
One path to a balanced approach is found by adding the doubled numbers and expressing the positive potential of the sum. A way out of the 6-6 difficulties is to express the positive 3 potential: (6 + 6 = 12, 1 + 2 = 3)—trade in the heavy approach of the doormat for the lighter expression of the joy of living of the 3.
Turn to chart 6: the aspects and study the negative ex- Chart 6: tremes associated with each pair of doubled numbers. For each The Aspects number, the first description indicates the overuse of the energy while the second description expresses the ignoring of the energy. A path to a more balanced approach is included after the description of the extremes.
(If we're dealing with 9-9 energy, a path to a more balanced approach is not as simple to derive, since 9 + 9 = 18 and 1 + 8 = 9. The path here is defined as the positive potential of the 1 and 8.)
We can look at the lives of some well-known people to better understand the problems of the doubled elements as well as the contributions possible either because of, or in spite of, the imbalance. (Included are a few infamous individuals who were unable to use their free will to overcome their problems.) Compare the descriptions in chart 6: the aspects with the energies actually expressed.
The people we're using as examples are often expressing VERY EXTREME examples of the energies we've been describing. I've purposely picked these extreme examples to graphically illustrate the dynamics involved. (In most of these cases, the energies of the doubled core elements are directly related to the fame—or infamy—of the subject.) Obviously, most people are not expressing anything like these extremes.
John L. Lewis (John Llewellyn Lewis) was born on February 12, 1880.
The charismatic leader of the coal miners union had a 1 Expression and a 1 Soul Urge. Lewis was known for his hard-headed negotiations with the mine owners, his unwillingness to back down. He used his forceful, dominating stance to achieve constructive ends. Rather than change the 1-1 negative energy to positive, he found a fulfilling way of making the negative energy work for him. A highly unusual, but successful, approach.
Jack Ruby (Jacob Rubenstein) was born on March 23, 1911.
The nightclub owner who killed Lee Oswald had an 11/2 Life Path and an 11/2 Soul Urge. The culminating act of his life was an extreme negative expression of the distorted idealism associated with 11-11 energy. Ruby compounded the confusion surrounding the Kennedy assassination, a negative expression of the 2-2 energy. He was unable to come to grips with either the high or low level energy of the master number.
Richard Speck (Richard Benjamin Speck) was born on December 6, 1941.
This mass murderer had a 3 Expression and a 3 Soul Urge. He was unable to express his deep-seated anger through normal channels. Speck's senseless killings were related, in an extreme manner, to his inability to come to grips with his difficulties with self-expression, a negative expression of the 3-3 energy.
John Mitchell (John Newton Mitchell) was born on September 15, 1913.
Nixon's Attorney General has a 22/4 Soul Urge and a 4 Expression. He went to prison because of his involvement with Watergate. His stubborn attitude (overuse of the 4 energy) and his lack of feeling of accountability (ignoring the 4 energy) were some of the traits responsible for his problems. Mitchell's undoing was a result of his inability to cope with both extremes of the negative 4-4 potential.
Martin Luther King (Michael Luther King) was born on January 15, 1929.
The brilliant leader of the civil rights movement had a 5 Expression and a 5 Soul Urge. King worked as meaningfully as any American in this century to demonstrate the possibilities of using freedom constructively. This Nobel Prize winner is an extremely rare example of a powerful use of positive potential without any trace of the negative expression of the 5-5. When the doubled energy is properly harnessed, there is, as in King's example, a virtually limitless reservoir of positive power.
Montgomery Clift was born on October 17, 1920.
The superb actor had a 6 Expression and a 6 Soul Urge. His sensitive and brilliant performances in films (the positive expression of his 3 Life Path as well as the creativity of the 6 energy) made him a top box-office attraction. His difficulties in expressing friendship and love as well as his irresponsible personal habits, negative expressions of the 6-6 potential, contributed to his unhappy life and early death.
General Douglas MacArthur was born on January 26, 1880.
The superb strategist had an 8 Life Path and an 8 Birthday. He was directly responsible for many of our brilliant victories in World War II and served as virtual dictator of Japan after the armistice. His superb intelligence and ability to perform in difficult situations contributed to his shining reputation. His obsession with himself—his rigid attitudes, his cool manner, his prideful ways—kept him from achieving the presidency, as he would have liked. MacArthur used the positive side of the 8-8, but never overcame the problems presented by the negative potential.
Richard Nixon (Richard Milhous Nixon) was born on January 9, 1913.
This President has a 9 Expression and a 9 Birthday. During his term in office, Nixon was insensitive to others' needs. He was self-centered, often inflexible. He brought on his own downfall because he could not overcome the negative 9-9 energy.
In the examples above, you can observe the wide spectrum of expression possible with the doubled core elements. The step-by-step delineation which follows presents the special way a reading is handled with this type of energy.
All readings have some negative components to them, just as all people have some problems to work on. In the reading for Hal Allen in Chapter 7, the basic energy expressed has a strong positive direction so that the inclusion of some negative comments does not detract from the basically constructive tone. This is typical of most readings. In the reading which follows, however, the doubled core elements create such a strong negative potential that a constructive tone can only be established if the reading clearly emphasizes the positive potential while still effectively stating the negative.
Relation The doubled core element readings have a slightly different to age cast depending on the age of the subject. In my experience, in subjects between birth and age twenty, the negative energy is usually strongly expressed, the positive energy likely to be in disbalance. In the delineation, describe the negative potential as the probable present state, but emphasize the positive potential and the direction to its achievement as desirable and viable objectives.
Between the ages of twenty and forty, a subject will usually come to grips with the alternatives. More often than not, the obstacles will, to a large extent, be overcome. A delineation given during this time would give almost equal weight to the positive and negative potentials, but would stress the considerable advantages of solving the life problems.
After age forty, there is a strong possibility that the subject is proceeding primarily with his positive potential, perhaps with minor fall-backs to earlier stages. The reading would emphasize the positive direction he has achieved and maintained, would discuss the negative potential as primarily a thing of the past.
The following delineation covers those parts of the 22 steps of Chapter 7 which are affected by the doubled core elements. We are reading for a fictitious subject, and assuming that the reading is given somewhere near Hilde's thirtieth birthday.
We'll proceed as we did in Chapters 7 and 8. We'll first list each step, followed by a general explanation when necessary. We will then indicate, in italics, precisely where the information for Hilde's specific delineation is to be found, and then show that portion of her synthesis derived by following the instructions. The actual delineation will be shown indented.
DERIVE THE ELEMENTS OF THE GORE.
From the calculation instructions in Chapters 3 through 6:
Hilde Agatha Parsons was born on July 21, 1950. Therefore, she has:
7 Life Path 7 Expression 6 Soul Urge 3 Birthday
Step-by-step partial core synthesis with doubled core elements
EXPRESS THE CENTRAL FOCUS OF THE LIFE PATH.
The central focus remains the same irrespective of the other core elements.
From chart 2: the life path copy the central focus of the 7 Life Path shown in the upper horizontal division.
Learn thé peace of mind that comes with knowing yourself. You have a good mind and a fine intuition. You must study and contemplate, learn not to judge from appearances, but search for the hidden truths. Your life should be devoted to analyzing the world about you, learning to trust your intuition, developing until you reach the highest levels of wisdom. You must not emphasize material things in your life, but rather must become aware of the non-material forces. You must learn to spend time by yourself without feeling isolated. You must learn to wait for opportunities which work to your advantage rather than actively seeking opportunities. Amid the hurly-burly of the world, your development depends on your ability to retire into yourself to find faith and peace.
EXPRESS THE SUB-FOCUS OF THE BIRTHDAY.
This step is not related to the doubled core elements. Proceed as in Chapter 7.
EXPRESS THE HARMONY OR DISCORD OF THE LIFE PATH/BIRTHDAY ASPECT.
This step is not related to the doubled core elements. Proceed as in Chapter 7.
DETERMINE THE HARMONY OR DISCORD OF THE LIFE PATH/EXPRESSION AND THE LIFE PATH/SOUL URGE ASPECTS.
Although we have not yet delineated the Expression and the Soul Urge, we must, at this point, determine the aspects related to the Life Path because that harmony or discord will modify the Life Path Characteristics and negative expression expressed in Steps 6 and 7.
From chart 6: the aspects;
7 Life Path/7 Expression is usually very discordant.
Extremely self-contained and inflexible. A "different" point of view that may appear to others as considerably eccentric. Difficult to get to know—purposely puts others off because she is more comfortable keeping her distance from others, or
Timid, shy, retiring. Very dependent on others and most resentful of that dependency. Efforts to stand alone often thwarted.
Possible approach to alleviate difficulties: she must work to express more freely. She has to learn to take advantage of opportunities by being more adaptable. She must also learn to express feelings in an honest manner, rather than hiding them.
7 Life Path/6 Soul Urge is usually discordant. The potential of the 6 for responsibility and concern for others conflicts with the introspective potential of the 7.
From chart 3: the expression read the 7 Expression and from chart 4: the soul urge read the 6 Soul Urge to become familiar with the basic reading for these elements.
Not only is the Life Path!Expression usually very discordant, but the Life Path/Soul Urge is usually discordant, too. That's a lot of negative energy to overcome! Remember that Hilde, at age thirty, is likely to have a lot of awareness of her problems and is likely to be in the process of transforming her energies to more positive directions. The delineation could provide an active boost to Hilde's desire for transformation.
EXPRESS THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LIFE PATH.
Modify the Life Path characteristics based on the aspects found in Step 5.
From chart 2: the life path list the characteristics of the 7 Life path from the second horizontal division. Study each trait to determine the effect of the predominant discord with the 7 Expression and the 6 Soul Urge. Modify the characteristic to express this effect.
You are likely to have a "different" point of view because you probably operate on a considerably different wavelength than others. This will probably prove an extremely powerful tool for you, because it will give you access to unique solutions and unique approaches to problems which just aren't available to other people.
At your age, you may have discovered that you sometimes-have trouble communicating these special insights. Others may have difficulty understanding you or may even look at some of your approaches as eccentric. I suspect you're working on improving your communication so that your messages can be delivered with maximum impact. If, at times, you feel confused about some of these unusual ideas, it may be helpful to meditate or talk to a close friend to clarify the areas of confusion.
The 7- 7 emphasizes the problems of the "differentness." The first paragraph expresses the very positive potential, the second paragraph discusses the problem and the solutions to the problem. Because of Hilde's age, the second paragraph is phrased on the assumption that she is already working on helping herself.
The short paragraph in Chart 2 on the "differentness" characteristic has been considerably changed to account for the effect of the 7- 7 potential.
I expect that you started out in life as a person who was difficult to know well. You may have appeared cool and aloof, possibly timid, shy and retiring. I know that the distance you expressed in your early years was probably a surface veneer you felt you needed for protection. You've probably worked on overcoming this need to stand apart, have probably learned how to express your feelings far more openly and honestly than before. Continue your work in this area. The more open your feelings, the less distance you'll feel with others and the easier it will be to further your interests.
Again, the Chart 2 paragraph has been substantially revised to account for the 7- 7 energy. When the positive aspects of the 6 Soul Urge are described, special emphasis should be placed on Hilde's potential to be sympathetic, kind and generous and to give out much friendship, affection and love, as described in chart 4: the soul urge. You may even want to mention this positive potential in the paragraph above and reiterate it in the Soul Urge description.
You're likely to be introspective, somewhat turned in on yourself. You probably often appear reserved and thoughtful. There's another part of you, however, that expresses much in the way of friendship and affection, even shares some of the deep emotions. I expect that more of the second energy is expressed now than in your younger years. Continue to bring out that loving potential.
Here, we specifically mention the 6 Soul Urge as a contrast to the reserved approach. But the introspective quality is stated clearly, too. Don't distort the delineation because of the difficulty of expressing the negative traits—rather, learn to express them in a constructive light.
You probably primarily depend on yourself. . . .
The delineation would continue with the characteristics from Chart 2, strongly modified by the discordant energies.
EXPRESS THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BIRTHDAY.
This step is not related to the doubled core elements. Proceed as in Chapter 7.
For most individuals, like Hal Allen in Chapter 7, the negative expression is determined, to a strong extent, by the free will and the environment, although it's also related to the Life Path/Expression aspect and the Life Path/Soul Urge aspect. For Hilde, though, the doubled core elements will tend to produce a negative approach to the Life Path, particularly in her early years.
From chart 2: the life path read the negative expression of the 7 Life Path in the third horizontal division. Since the delineation is being given in Hilde's thirtieth year, treat the negative expression as something that has probably been at least partially transformed.
I've already mentioned your tendency to be introspective and self-centered. Sometimes, a person with your chart configuration emphasizes these characteristics to become a virtual recluse. If this did occur in your early years, I suspect you found that the lack of contact was uncomfortable and made it difficult to grow and develop.
Your chart indicates a strong inner life. If you found this introverted path of little satisfaction, particularly as a child or young adult, you may have tried to ignore your inner resources, concentrated instead on the gratifications of the material world. You probably found that this approach didn't give the satisfactions you expected. If you want to grow, you have a far better chance if you move onto your own track and develop your strong potentials.
EXPRESS THE ABILITIES OF THE EXPRESSION.
The abilities remain the same irrespective of the other core elements.
From chart 3: the expression copy the abilities of the 7 Expression shown in the upper horizontal division.
You have a good mind and good intuition. You're capable of analyzing, judging, discriminating. You like to search for wisdom or hidden truths. You often become an authority on subjects that interest you—technical, scientific, religious or occult. You have the potential to be an educator, philosopher, researcher.
You have an awareness of spiritual matters, although this may be a latent characteristic. You operate on a "different" wavelength which may give you unique approaches and solutions to problems.
Although Hilde possesses these potential abilities, it's probable that all aren't being used. The delineation should indicate these possibilities.
It's possible that you're not using or developing all of these capabilities at this time. Some of your talents may have been used in the earlier part of your life and some may still be latent. Be aware of your capabilities, so that you can make use of them at appropriate times.
EXPRESS THE HARMONY OR DISCORD OF THE LIFE PATH/EXPRESSION ASPECT.
From chart 6: the aspects we already know that the 7 Life Path/7 Expression is very discordant. Rather than stress this strong negativity in one place, portions of the aspect were included in Step 6 and additional portions will be included in Steps 13 and 14.
EXPRESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE LIFE PATH/EXPRESSION COMBINATION.
The subject has a 7 Life Path and a 7 Expression. 7-7 = 0 spaces. When there are no spaces between the combined elements, they are negatively directed and relatively ineffective. There is no paragraph in the Table of Effectiveness in Chapter 7 to cover this because it is already covered in the very discordant Life Path!Expression aspect. The material is incorporated as discussed in Step 10.
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