## Synthesis Of The Core Elements

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The core, as we mentioned previously, is the major determinant in a character delineation. In this chapter, we'll first examine the principles involved in synthesizing the elements into the core. Then we'll proceed, step-by-step, in the delineation of a complete core synthesis, clarifying the way in which each portion of the synthesis is developed using the above principles. Finally, we'll explore some of the assumptions underlying these guiding principles.

Four simple principles are involved in core synthesis:

1. The relative power of the elements.

2. The modifying abilities of the elements.

3. The harmony or discord among the elements.

4. The effectiveness of the combined elements.

We'll explore each of these principles, then put them to work.

1. The Relative Power of the Core Elements Relative

Here's a diagram of the core, showing the relations of the power elements:

Principles of core synthesis

LIFE PATH EXPRESSION SOUL URGE BIRTHDAY

### LIFE PATH EXPRESSION SOUL URGE BIRTHDAY

It's apparent that each core element has a different size, representing their different relative powers. The Life Path has the most power. It provides approximately fifty percent of the power of the core. The Expression is responsible for about thirty percent of the power while the Soul Urge provides only about twenty percent. The force of the Life Path is approximately equal to the forces of the Expression and Soul Urge combined. The Birthday strength is far less than the other elements. It represents about a fifth the power of the Life Path (1/5 x 50) or ten percent of the strength of the core. The Birthday, then, is only about a third as strong as the Expression and about half as strong as the Soul Urge. (As the diagram shows, the Birthday is always treated as an integral part of the Life Path.)

Perhaps this drawing shows the relative power of the core elements even more dramatically:

Life Path

50% (includes Birthday)

Expression 30%

Soul Urge 20%

The synthesis, of course, must reflect the relative power of the elements. For instance, a core with a 3 Life Path and a 22 Soul Urge would produce an emphasis on the 3. Half the strength of the core would be related to the 3 potential and only about one-fifth of the strength to the 22, so that the 3 potential would govern. If the situation was reversed, with a 22 Life Path and a 3 Soul Urge, the emphasis would, of course, shift to the 22 potential.

In numerology terms, the relative power is expressed in relation to the position of the number. A number is most powerful in the Life Path position, less powerful in the Expression position, and weaker yet in the Soul Urge position. The position of the number, therefore, determines how strong an influence it represents in the core. The relative power is expressed in a core . delineation by devoting an amount of writing (or speaking) to each element proportional to the power of that element.

2. The Modifying Abilities of the Elements Modifying

Looking back at the first core diagram, on page 46, the over- abilities lapping of the circles representing the elements indicates that the potentials of the elements modify or alter the potentials of the other elements. Referring to the diagram:

The Life Path is modified by the Expression, Soul Urge and Birthday.

The Expression is modified by the Life Path and Soul Urge.

The Soul Urge is modified by the Life Path and Expression.

### The Birthday modifies the Life Path.

The core relations translate into relations in a person's life. The central focus of a life, for instance, is altered by the person's abilities and motivations, as well as by his sub-focus. This is just another way of expressing the other core elements acting on the Life Path. The other elements can be expressed in a similar manner.

How do we determine how the elements are altered? Let's look to the other two principles.

3. The Harmony or Discord Among the Elements Harmony j • j

Suppose you have two core elements, one with a 6 potential, or °r the other with a 2 potential. The 6 force is involved with handling responsibility, creating balance, providing love and harmony, sympathy and understanding. The 2 energy is concerned with adaptability, consideration, relating and cooperating with others. The forces of the 6 and 2 work well together with mutually beneficial energies. The 6 potential and the 2 potential are, in general, a harmonious combination.

What happens when we deal with a combination of 6 and 7 energies? The 6 force is, as before, involved with caring for others, expressing love and friendship, working to balance and harmonize relations. The 7 force is introspective, focused on studying, learning, analyzing, developing wisdom and spiritual awareness. Can you see that the concerns of the 6 involve relations with others, usually in everyday, down-to-earth situations, while the 7 grows inwardly, quietly, possibly spiritually, somewhat apart from practical affairs? These two forces are traveling in different directions, working toward different goals. The 6 potential and the 7 potential are, in general, a discordant combination.

In the same way, we can analyze the relations between all the combinations of potentials. We'll find, though, that the harmony or discord of many combinations are far less obvious than the examples just shown.

Look, for example, at a blending of a 1 potential with a 5 potential. The 1 is working to acknowledge its individuality, to express its independence, to attain as a leader or creator, while the 5, with many talents and many opportunities, is developing the constructive use of freedom. If the 1 has advanced to the point of attainment as a director or pioneer and can fuse this energy with the 5 potential to harness the available talents and opportunities, there can be an extremely harmonious combination. But suppose, instead, that the 1 is struggling just to become independent while the 5 is being overwhelmed by the change and variety in his life, the constant flux in the environment. The attempted stability of the 1 is at odds with the emphasis on the instability of the 5—a very discordant merger.

The 1-5 combination is, therefore, sometimes harmonious and sometimes discordant. That seems somewhat harder to handle than our first examples. In reconsidering that harmonious 6-2 combination, suppose the 6 potential is so responsible for family and friends that his own needs are virtually submerged while the 2 force is concentrating on helping everyone cooperate, again to the exclusion of his own needs. There's a good chance that the over-responsible 6 fused with the over-zealous 2 will be reduced to a doormat in the name of helping others, producing a discordant blending rather than the previous harmony.

The fact is that the combination of any two potentials can produce a harmonious or a discordant resultant. This corroborates my own experiences with numbers—and most people's experiences with other people. As you work with the numbers, I expect you'll draw the same conclusion. This is quite a complex situation! An understanding of this complexity is a vital link in producing delineations. I've dealt with this matter at length so you won't be apt to forget it or neglect it or attempt to reduce it to some simple formula when it is, in reality, sprawling and untidy.

Let's accept that either harmony or discord can be produced by combining any two energies. But, let's also recognize that a given combination USUALLY produces one or the other. Some fusions are more consistent than others. The 6-2 combination is almost always harmonious, and so is 3-6. The 6-7 combination is almost always discordant, and so are 4-5 and 8-11. The 1-5 combination is harder to predict. So are 6-9 and 2-3.

For our beginning syntheses, we'll assume that the usual resultant is the only resultant. We can produce a reasonably good delineation with that assumption, although we can delineate a more meaningful reading (as we will later on) by accepting the complexity which exists.

Turn to chart 6: the aspects, on page 292, and you'll find Chart 6: the usual resultants of all the combinations. The word "usually" The Asp< is stressed, as you can see, and most combinations are noted as USUALLY harmonious or USUALLY discordant. There's one other resultant shown: The combinations.of identical numbers, 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, are labeled USUALLY very discordant. Chapter 9 is devoted to this special case. Hold off on delineations with these combinations until after we've developed the general case.

Some of the combinations or aspects in Chart 6 show the opposite resultant in parentheses below the usual resultant. Become familiar with these possibilities as you begin working on delineations.

Chart 6 is different than any other chart in the book. It's the only chart which compares a combination of potentials. But, as you use it, remember that these resultants and the discussions which follow them are meant primarily to assist you in the beginning. These comparisons are based on my experience with numbers, and the discussions are limited by the available space. But there's nothing sacred about the discussions. Your experience in delineation will provide you with your own resultants and reasons. Probably, many of your conclusions will be similar to mine, but if you see the world and the resultants differently, and you are gaining and giving insight with your readings, then, by all means, follow your own instincts.

It might seem that the best core would be one where all the combinations of elements are harmonious. When this does occur, the lack of discord may make for a comparatively comfortable use of the energies involved, but may tend to inhibit growth and development.

I rarely think of "best" or "worst" in the context of numerology. Each life is developed from its own potentials and each of us can deal only with the potentials we possess. You can only express, at best, the highest level of your own potentials. It will not benefit you to compare yourself (or anyone else) with others. People have their own potentials and are operating only within those contexts.

We have been dealing with the harmony or discord of combined energies. Harmonious energies do not guarantee harmonious lives, just as discordant energies do not necessarily produce discordant lives. Along with the energies a person possesses, he still has the free will to determine how to use these forces, and he operates in an environment which exerts its own effect. Free will and environment play a large part in determining the harmony or discordance of lives, as we'll see when we discuss these important factors at the end of this chapter.

Effectiveness 4. The Effectiveness of the Combined Elements

Imagine that Bertha and Eddie are contemplating starting a business together. Bertha is full of creative ideas and Eddie is a superb organizer, capable of dealing with people, money and all the other details that are involved in a business. Clearly, these two people have harmonious energies.

Eddie is very dynamic. He rises at dawn and is energetic until late at night, demanding a great deal quickly and efficiently from himself and his associates. Bertha is a different type—very quiet and contemplative. She may spend weeks alone, honing an idea to perfection. She doesn't like to be interrupted when she is working creatively—she wants to complete her project before discussing it with others. The harmony of her creativity and his organizational abilities will be severely tested by the effectiveness (or in this case, ineffectiveness) of their combined energies.

Harmony or discord, then, is only one way of looking at a combination of elements, and effectiveness, or workability, is another. In a character delineation, effectiveness is a measure of the relative levels of the opportunities (the Life Path), the f abilities (the Expression) and the motivations (the Soul Urge). By determining the effectiveness, you can recognize whether a person possesses enough abilities and motivations to take advantage of his opportunities, and enough motivation to use his abilities. (The Birthday is treated as part of the Life Path and is not compared in effectiveness with the other elements.)

Think of the Life Path as a pitcher, with the size of the pitcher determined by the number of the Life Path. A 1 Life Path is the smallest pitcher, a 2 somewhat larger, a 22 the largest of all. Imagine filling the pitcher with a liquid representing the Expression. A 1 Expression would represent just a little bit of liquid while 22 would portray the largest quantity of liquid.

Consider a subject with a 22 Life Path and a 1 Expression. We have then, in the analogy, a large pitcher with almost nothing in it. The subject will be hard pressed to use his abilities to take advantage of the substantial opportunities which are present. This is a combination lacking in effectiveness.

Looking at the other extreme, we have a similar ineffective •blend. If we attempt to fill a 1 Life Path pitcher with 22 Expression liquid, we have a small, full pitcher with most of the liquid wasted. A subject with this combination would have difficulty finding suitable opportunities to use his abilities.

The most effective combination is represented by a comfortably filled pitcher. A 5 Life Path with a 3 or 4 Expression is effective, as is a 6 Life Path with a 7 or 8 Expression. Again, we'll leave the combination where the elements are the same number to Chapter 9.

When we imagine the Life Path as the pitcher with the Soul Urge the liquid, we can determine the effectiveness of the opportunities combined with the motivations. Similarly, the relation between motivation and ability uses the Expression as pitcher with the Soul Urge as liquid.

Let's examine the effectiveness of the different combinations. The combinations are listed by the number of spaces between the elements under consideration.

a. If both elements are 9 or below, subtract the lower from the higher.

For example, with an 8 Life Path and a 5 Soul Urge, there are 3 spaces (8 minus 5) between the elements. Or, with a 2 Expression and a 9 Soul Urge, there are 7 (9 minus 2) spaces between.

b. If either or both elements are 11 or 22, assume one space between 9 and 11, and one space again between 11 and 22.

With a 6 Expression and an 11 Soul Urge: <

3+1 =4 spaces between 6 and 11

With a 4 Life Path and a 22 Expression:

5 +1+1 =7 spaces between 4 and 22 4 5 6 7 8 9 11^22

TABLE OF EFFECTIVENESS Table of

Effectiveness

LIFE PATH/EXPRESSION

LIFE PATH HIGHER THAN THE EXPRESSION BY 6 OR MORE SPACES (Opportunities substantially outweigh abilities.)

You will have to work to find just the right environment to make use of your natural talents. It may be frustrating when some of these aptitudes don't mesh with your opportunities in the ways you expect or aren't appreciated in circumstances which seem appropriate to you. You may be impatient. Your growth and development, no matter how fast, is apt to proceed too slowly for your own satisfaction. Learn to pursue your main lesson at the natural pace that presents itself.

(When the Life Path is higher than the Expression by 7 or more spaces, the ineffectiveness of the combination, with its attendant frustrations and disappointments, will form a strong part of the subject's core.)

LIFE PATH HIGHER THAN THE EXPRESSION BY 3, 4 OR 5 SPACES (Opportunities outweigh abilities.)

The opportunities are there, but you will have to work to take advantage of them. You must stretch your talents to meet your experiences. The expansion of your natural capabilities can lead to growth, to the realization of higher conditions of life for yourself. Expend time and effort appraising your strengths and weaknesses. A realistic awareness and acceptance of these potentials will be significant in your positive development. Be especially realistic in examining the available opportunities.

LIFE PATH HIGHER OR LOWER THAN THE EXPRESSION BY 1 OR 2 SPACES (Effective balance of opportunities and abilities.)

You have the potential to take advantage of the opportunities presented with relative ease, to make the most of the experiences which come your way. Your natural abilities will probably find ample field for expression. The environment will allow your talents to be displayed and appreciated. As your capabilities find the opportunities to expand to meet their potential, your development will progress in a manner which may bring you much satisfaction.

LIFE PATH LOWER THAN THE EXPRESSION BY 3, 4 OR 5 SPACES (Abilities outweigh opportunities.)

The opportunities are present, but not as many as you would like, and often in an unclear or deceptive form. Learn to evaluate your opportunities and to perceive when more is promised than can be delivered. If you have deceived yourself or been deceived, don't continue but move to another lead. You will probably have to develop your talents primarily on your own— the people and surroundings will only rarely provide help. Develop faith in your own capabilities rather than expecting aid from outside yourself. Have patience even though your development proceeds more slowly than you would prefer.

LIFE PATH LOWER THAN THE EXPRESSION BY 6 OR MORE SPACES (Abilities substantially outweigh opportunities.)

You will have to study your environment with care to find opportunities to take advantage of your natural talents. The people and situations you meet often don't present the potential for growth you are seeking. Often, the development you are expecting does not materialize, even though you have performed well. It may be frustrating to be aware of your capabilities and yet have to work so hard to find a satisfactory path for their use. Learn not to demand more of the world around you than is realistically there. Pursue your main lesson at the natural pace that presents itself.

(When the Life Path is lower than the Expression by 7 or more spaces, the ineffectiveness of the combination, with its attendant frustrations and disappointments, will form a strong part of the subject's core.)

LIFE PATH/SOUL URGE

LIFE PATH HIGHER THAN THE SOUL URGE BY 6 OR MORE SPACES (Opportunities substantially outweigh motivations.)

Although you may or may not have a clear understanding of your inner needs, these needs are rarely strong enough to act as your primary motivating force. Your reactions to the people and situations in which you come in contact will direct the course of your development to a greater extent than your need to fulfil your inner urges. Because these experiences are not an integral part of you, you may find yourself driven by motivations which are often unclear to you and do not necessarily bring the satisfaction of growth.

(When the Life Path is higher than the Soul Urge by 7 or more spaces, the ineffectiveness of the combination, with its compulsive motivation based on experience, will form a strong part of the subject's core.)

LIFE PATH HIGHER THAN THE SOUL URGE BY 3, 4 OR 5 SPACES (Opportunities outweigh motivations.)

Although you are able to recognize your opportunities, you don't always feel the need to pursue them. Sometimes, you do follow your inner urges and take advantage of the possibilities. But, probably just about as often, you develop the experience at hand and follow where the experiences lead. You may have difficulty understanding or dealing with people pushed by strong inner needs or desirous of pushing you to advance yourself. Most of the time, you are likely to be content with the natural pace of your development.

LIFE PATH HIGHER OR LOWER THAN THE SOUL URGE BY 1 OR 2 SPACES (Effective balance of opportunities and motivations.)

You are well motivated to recognize and take advantage of your opportunities with relative ease. You make the most of the experiences which come your way. You are usually on the lookout for ways to best develop yourself, ways to satisfy your inner desires. Your environment probably reinforces your motivations to allow them full play. You are apt to find much growth in the satisfaction of your inner urges.

LIFE PATH LOWER THAN THE SOUL URGE BY 3, 4 OR 5 SPACES (Motivations outweigh opportunities.)

Although you are able to recognize your opportunities, you find somewhat fewer possibilities than you would like to advance your inner development. The experiences at hand, while not necessarily presenting opportunities to fulfill your inner needs, are apt to act as a secondary motivating force. Make the most of these experiences. Learn to accept the natural pace of your development.

LIFE PATH LOWER THAN THE SOUL URGE BY 6 OR MORE SPACES (Motivations substantially outweigh opportunities.)

Although you have a strong sense of your inner needs, you may have to search diligently to satisfy these desires. Your reactions to the people and situations in which you come in contact will direct the course of your development to a greater extent than the available opportunities. Use the opportunities when they appear. Make the most of the experience when the opportunities you would like are not available. Your development is likely to proceed more slowly than you would like. Be patient and grow at the natural pace which you find.

(When the Life Path is lower than the Soul Urge by 7 or more spaces, the ineffectiveness of the combination, with its attendant frustrations, will form a strong part of the subject's core.)

EXPRESSION/SOUL URGE

EXPRESSION HIGHER THAN THE SOUL URGE BY 6 OR MORE SPACES (Abilities substantially outweigh motivations.)

You are little motivated to put your natural talents into play. You are probably not completely aware of your inner urges. You're apt to drift along with only occasional displays of your potential abilities. Sometimes, long after your peers have made their mark, you will begin to express your motivations.

(When the Expression is higher than the Soul Urge by 7 or more spaces, the ineffectiveness of the combination, with its marked lack of motivation,will form a strong part of the subject's core.)

EXPRESSION HIGHER THAN THE SOUL URGE BY 3, 4 OR 5 SPACES (Abilities outweigh motivations.)

At times you have the incentive to display your talents. Mostly, though, you show a good part of your capabilities without feeling a need to push yourself to use more of those natural abilities. Your development may proceed slowly because of the small motivational emphasis, but, in general, you are satisfied with your growth.

EXPRESSION HIGHER OR LOWER THAN THE SOUL URGE BY 1 OR 2 SPACES (Effective balance of abilities and motivations.)

You are aware of your capabilities and have the incentive to use these talents to aid in your own development. You know how to fit your capabilities in where you can shine. You are motivated to display and develop your abilities with much advantage to yourself. ... . ,.f, ,.„ . -

EXPRESSION LOWER THAN THE SOUL URGE BY 3, 4 OR 5 SPACES (Motivations outweigh abilities.)

Your motivation sometimes seems to outrun your abilities. Although you have many ideas, your natural talents don't necessarily help to advance these ideas. Learn to be content with the realization that it will take more time than you would prefer to fulfill your inner desires.

EXPRESSION LOWER THAN THE SOUL URGE BY 6 OR MORE SPACES (Motivations substantially outweigh abilities.)

You have many ideas that motivate you, but you often find that your natural abilities aren't of much help in fulfilling your inner desires. Although some of your inner urges may be satisfied, you have a tendency to overlook the realized satisfactions and push forward where your needs have not been met. Learn to accept your natural pace of development.

(When the Expression is lower than the Soul Urge by 7 or more spaces, the ineffectiveness of the combination with its imbalance of motivation, will form a strong part of the subject's core.)

Now that we've explored the principles, we're ready to proceed with a core synthesis. We're going to go slowly, step by step, pointing out where the information we use is obtained. This first synthesis is apt to appear somewhat fragmented and, in part, a trifle repetitious. But remember that right now we're primarily concentrating on the procedure. Later on, we'll polish the delineation, remove the repetitions and produce a cohesive whole.

The steps in core synthesis

Life Path and

Birthday as modified by the other elements.

THE 22 STEPS INVOLVED IN THE CORE SYNTHESIS

1. Derive the elements of the core.

2. Express the central focus of the Life Path.

3. Express the sub-focus of the Birthday.

4. Express the harmony or discord of the Life Path/Birthday aspect.

5. Determine the harmony or discord of the Life Path/Expression and the Life Path/Soul Urge aspects.

6. Express the characteristics of the Life Path.

7. Express the characteristics of the Birthday.

8. Discuss the negative expression of the Life Path.

9. Express the abilities of the Expression.

10. Express the harmony or discord of the Life Path/Expression aspect.

11. Express the effectiveness of the Life Path/ Expression combination.

12. Determine the harmony or discord of the Expression/Life Path and the Expression/ Soul Urge aspects.

13. Express the positive attitudes of the Expression.

14. Express the negative attitudes of the Expression.

Expression as modified by the other elements.

Express the motives of the Soul Urge. Express the harmony or discord of the Life Path/Soul Urge aspect. Express the effectiveness of the Life Path/ Soul Urge combination. Express the harmony or discord of the Expression/Soul Urge aspect. Express the effectiveness of the Expression/ Soul Urge combination. Review the harmony or discord of the Life Path/Soul Urge and Expression/Soul Urge aspects.

Express the positive attitudes of the Soul Urge.

Express the negative attitudes of the Soul Urge.

### Soul Urge as modified by the other elements.

We're going to delineate a fictitious subject named Harlan William Allen, born on May 12, 1941. Let's imagine Mr. Allen has just walked in and asked us for a reading. We see that he's tall, muscular, nicely dressed, with a handsome face, wavy blonde hair and blue eyes. There's probably little else we can determine about him just from a visual inspection. We'll turn to the numbers—and see what we can find.

In the analysis that follows, we'll first list each step, followed by a generalexplanation when necessary. We will then indicate, in italics, precisely where the information for Harlan's specific delineation is to be found, and then show that portion of his synthesis derived by following the instructions. The actual delineation will be shown indented. When we complete the 22 steps, we should re-read all the indented paragraphs which make up Harlan's total core synthesis.

STEP 1

DERIVE THE ELEMENTS OF THE CORE.

From the calculation instructions in Chapters 3 through 6:

Typical core synthesis, step by step

HARLAN WILLIAM ALLEN

8 19315 5 93391 4 1335 5

STEP 2

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 5

### Life Path shown in the upper horizontal division.

The central focus of your life is learning the exhilaration of the constructive use of freedom. Life is full of exciting opportunities for you—there can be much variety, change, unusual happenings, unusual people, unforeseen adventure. You will find that you are capable at almost any task, that you are talented in a number of directions. The world is your oyster—there are exciting things to do at every turn —and that undoubtedly is the difficulty. You must learn how to pick and choose, how to seek experiences which will be of benefit, how to discard those activities that are not working, how to profit from every experience. You must learn not to waste your time or scatter your forces, not to get lost in purely physical delights —food, sex, drink or drugs. It can be sheer delight to be a rolling stone, but the frustration of moving from place to place, from person to person, from opportunity to opportunity may eventually overwhelm the delight.

STEP 3

EXPRESS THE SUB-FOCUS OF THE BIRTHDAY.

The Birthday represents only twenty percent of the Life Path.

Express the relative strengths of the elements by the relative amount of space devoted to them. The Birthday sub-focus, then, should be only about one-fifth as long as the Life Path focus. In this step, express the keywords of the sub-focus, possibly with some slight elaboration.

From chart 5: the birthday use the keywords for the 3 Birthday. To elaborate on these keywords, read the central focus of the 3 Life Path found in Chart 2. These energies are operating, but in a much reduced manner, since the energies are being applied here to the Birthday rather than the Life Path itself.

While you're learning how to use freedom, learn the joy of expressing yourself. Give of yourself, openly, warmly, with delight. Learn, too, to express yourself, using your imagination, your artistic abilities, but especially, your ability with words.

STEP 4

EXPRESS THE HARMONY OR DISCORD OF THE LIFE PATH/BIRTHDAY ASPECT.

From chart 6: the aspects read the 3-5 aspect—usually harmonious. The 3-5 aspect, as written, discusses the enhancement of the 3 energy by the 5 energy. Since the 5 Life Path is, in our example, being modified by the 3 Birthday, rewrite the aspect to express the enhancement of the 5 energy by the 3 energy.

Your ability to give of yourself in social situations as well as with creative expression —most likely with words—vyill helpjn working toward an awareness of flie constructive use of freedom.

STEP 5

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 relative 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:

The 5 Life Path/6 Expression is usually discordant. The strong personal desire of the 5 for freedom conflicts with the potential of the 6 for responsibility and concern for others.

The 5 Life Path/9 Soul Urge is usually discordant. The strong personal desire of the 5 for freedom conflicts with the potential of the 9 for giving to others.

From chart 3: the expression read the 6 Expression and from chart 4: the soul urge read the 9 Soul Urge to become familiar with the reading for these elements.

In this example, the 5 Life Path energies (along with the Birthday energies) represent fifty percent of the core and are opposed by the combined 6 Expression and 9 Soul Urge, representing the other fifty percent of the core. The 6 and 9 are, in some ways, similar energies. The 6 keywords of balance, responsibility and love, may be thought of as expressed on a higher level in the 9 keywords of selflessness and humanitarianism. In Harlan, the giving qualities of the 6 and 9 will conflict with the carefree, self-centered traits of the 5, but will, at the same time, tend to alleviate the excesses of the 5 and produce a more workable blending than the unmodified 5.

STEP 6

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 5 Life Path from the second horizontal division. Study each trait to determine if it is affected by the discord with the 6 Expression and 9 Soul Urge. Modify the characteristic to express this effect.

You are probably versatile and active and can do almost anything with superior talent. Although you are interested in the new, different or progressive, you usually proceed here with awareness of your responsibilities and concern for others.

The 5-6 and 5-9 aspects tone down the 5 Life Path desire to jump into new things.

You are apt to be clever, with an inborn ability to accomplish what you want. You may be a quick thinker with a good ability to analyze, although that ability isn't always used to further your best interests.

This trait is expressed as indicated on Chart 2. The 5-6 and 5-9 aspects don't add or subtract.

Although you sometimes have feelings of restlessness, impatience and the desire to try something new, these feelings are tempered by your desire for balance in your life and those around you as well as your concern for giving to others.

The 5-6 and 5-9 aspects strongly affect the basic 5 Life Path characteristic. The 5 trait still exists, but with substantial modification.

Although you love change and enjoy travel and adventure, you are also capable of routine tasks demanded by your sense of responsibility. At times, these traits may produce feelings of conflict.

This trait, like the last, is strongly modified. The balancing effect of the aspects, as well as the potential conflict, are both expressed.

You are probably a delightful companion and can inspire and delight with your enthusiasm. You may occasionally have to temper your sudden impulses to change direction. The 6 and 9 tone down the erratic nature of the 5.

You are enthusiastic. You tackle each new experience with renewed enthusiasm. This trait is expressed as indicated on Chart 2. The 6 and 9 do not add or subtract.

You tend to express eternal youth. The excitement of life keeps you young. This trait is expressed as indicated on Chart 2. The 6 and 9 do not add or substract.

STEP 7

### EXPRESS THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BIRTHDAY.

Read the characteristics of the Birthday in chart 5: the birthday. Summarize these traits in the delineation. The relative strength would be expressed by having the Birthday traits about one-fifth as long as the Life Path traits. Express the harmony or discord of the Life Path/Birthday aspect.

From chart 5: the birthday summarize the characteristics of the 12 Birthday. Remember, from Step 4, that the 5 Life Path/3 Birthday is usually harmonious. Modify the traits as required.

You are probably good with words. You work well, using your original strongly creative approach. You usually express the joy of living. People are likely to see you as cheerful, friendly and sociable, a good conversationalist, full of energy. You're likely to be affectionate, loving and sensitive. Your strong feelings may cause occasional rapid ups and downs. You usually have many interests, so you're likely to scatter your energy.

The 5-3 aspect would stress strong creativity, noted in the second sentence. The 5 has a self-centered side, so that the "very affectionate, loving" in Chart 5 is changed to "affectionate, loving."

STEP 8

### DISCUSS THE NEGATIVE EXPRESSION OF THE LIFE PATH.

The negative expression is determined, to a strong extent, by the free will and the environment, but it is also related to the aspects the Life Path makes with the Expression and the Soul Urge. It's occasionally possible, just from the numbers, to determine if a person will tend to express negatively (particularly in the special cases discussed in Chapter 9). It is important, however, to warn the subject of the potential problems inherent in the negative expression.

From chart 2: the life path read the negative expression of the 5 Life Path in the third horizontal division. If this subject expresses negatively at all, he will tend to express the second negative expression, the denial of the lesson, because of the strength of the 6 and 9 discord. There is still the possibility of the first negative expression, the exaggeration of the lesson, so it, too, must be mentioned.

When you are hesitant about using your freedom, it may seem easier to retreat into a safe and stable situation. When you do this, the changes and uncertainty will still be there, but you will probably have difficulty dealing with them.

There's a chance that you'll be so exhilarated with the opportunities before you, that you'll jump from thing to thing with maddening speed, lost in overindulgence or erratic behavior. This is apt to bring much frustration.

These negative expressions are unproductive. They should be avoided in order to proceed constructively with your development.

STEP 9

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 6 Expression shown in the upper horizontal division.

You are probably a responsible, helpful and conscientious person. You have the ability to rectify and balance inharmonious situations and you would be available to give help and comfort to those in need. You would work well where the care of the old, young or sick is involved. You probably show concern for the betterment of the community. In addition, you are apt to possess creative and artistic talents.

Although Harlan 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.

STEP 10

EXPRESS THE HARMONY OR DISCORD OF THE LIFE PATH/EXPRESSION ASPECT.

From chart 6: the aspects:

The 5 Life Path/6 Expression is usually discordant. The strong personal desire of the 5 for freedom conflicts with the potential of the 6 for responsibility and concern for others.

The Life Path represents about half the core while the Expression represents about a third. The 5 Life Path will govern the 5-6 aspect, but Harlan will have to deal with the conflicting energies of the 6 Expression.

You are probably exhilarated by all the exciting opportunities and adventures so often present in your life. It may be difficult, at times, to give up this excitement to satisfy your responsibilities.

There may even be times when you want to shirk these responsibilities or give them up altogether to enjoy the excitement of freedom.

Ignoring your responsibilities will probably not be very satisfying for you. You have to find some way to satisfy the adventurous side of your nature and, at the same time, enjoy the pleasures you receive when you express your responsible, conscientious side. You may find that an out-of-the-ordinary job may be helpful in balancing the quiet stability you may desire in a close family. Or, you might plan exciting trips or follow some unusual avocations to offset the solid, respectable job which gives you satisfaction.

STEP 11

EXPRESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE LIFE PATH/EXPRESSION COMBINATION.

Copy the effectiveness from the appropriate paragraph in the Table of Effectiveness in this chapter.

Harlan has a 6 Expression and a 5 Life Path; 6-5 = 1 space. Copy the paragraph describing the Life Path higher or lower than the Expression by 1 or 2 spaces.

You have the potential to take advantage of the opportunities presented with relative ease, to make the most of the experiences which come your way. Your natural abilities will probably find ample field for expression. The environment will allow your talents to be displayed and appreciated. As your capabilities find the opportunities to expand to meet their potential, your development will progress in a manner which may bring you much satisfaction.

STEP 12

DETERMINE THE HARMONY OR DISCORD OF THE EXPRESSION/LIFE PATH AND THE EXPRESSION/SOUL URGE ASPECTS.

The harmony or discord of the aspects relative to the Expression will modify the Expression positive attitudes and negative attitudes expressed in Steps 13 and 14.

From chart 6: the aspects:

As we've expressed in Step 10, the 6 Expression/5 Life Path is usually discordant. The strong personal desire of the 5 for freedom conflicts with the potential of the 6 for responsibility and concern for others.

The 6 Expression/9 Soul Urge is usually harmonious. The potential of the 6 for responsibility and concern for others is enhanced by the potential of the 9 for giving to others. The potential for creative self-expression of both the 6 and 9 enhances the expressive capabilities.

We have, to this point, explored the Life Path and the abilities of the Expression. From chart 5: the soul urge read the 9 Soul Urge. In this example, the 6 Expression, representing thirty percent of the core, is opposed by the 5 Life Path (with the Birthday), representing fifty percent of the core, and enhanced by the Soul Urge, representing twenty percent of the core. In Harlan, the balance and responsibility of the 6 will be in conflict with the free, adventurous spirit of the 5. At the same time, the balance, responsibility and love of the 6 will be enhanced by the selfless, humanitarian outlook of the 9, and the creative self-expression of the 6- 9 provides a stronger potential than the creativity of the 6 by itself.

STEP 13

EXPRESS THE; POSITIVE ATTITUDES OF THE EXPRESSION.

Modify the positive attitudes of the Expression based on the aspects found in Step 12.

From chart 3: the expression list the positive attitudes of the 6 Expression from the middle horizontal division. Study each trait to determine if it is affected by the discord with the 5 Life Path or the harmony with the 9 Soul Urge.

When you are involved closely with people, you are probably most loving, friendly and appreciative of others, as well as very sympathetic, kind, generous and understanding. There may be times, though, when you prefer not to be involved at all.

The 6-5 discord is expressed by the possibility of sometimes being involved and sometimes not. The 6• 9 harmony enhances the attitude expressed, and. accounts for the "most loving, friendly, etc." and "very sympathetic, kind, etc."

Although you may well be involved in domestic activities, you may feel the pressures of these responsibilities conflicting with your own need for individuality. The resolution of this conflict (or the lack of resolution) will determine how good a husband and parent you are. The 6-5 discord substantially affects this attitude. The 6-9 harmony effect is not specifically mentioned. Its effect would be present as noted in the previous attitude.

You are probably extremely open and honest with others.

The 6 openness and honesty is reinforced by the similar 9. The free-spirited 5 tends to be open and honest also, although its openness and honesty may be self-centered and not necessarily work to forward its best interests.

STEP 14

EXPRESS THE NEGATIVE ATTITUDES OF THE EXPRESSION.

Modify the negative attitudes of the Expression based on the aspects found in Step 12.

From chart 3: the expression list the negative attitudes of the 6 Expression from the bottom horizontal division. Study each trait to see if it is affected by the discord with the 5 Life Path or the harmony with the 9 Soul Urge.

There is the possibility that you may be too exacting of yourself and willing to sacrifice yourself (or your family) for the welfare of others, but your strong individual needs will probably mitigate this attitude.

The 6■ 5 discord substantially modifies this characteristic.

At times, you may have substantial difficulty distinguishing helping from interfering.

The 6-9 harmony intensifies this trait.

Although you may express worry and anxiety, you are apt to try and cover these feelings and look at the bright side instead.

The free spirit of the 5 resists the negativity of the 6 and 9.

The expression of your individual needs will probably keep you from becoming a drudge because of excessive involvement with your responsibilities.

The 6-5 discord strongly modifies this attitude. STEP 15

EXPRESS THE MOTIVES OF THE SOUL URGE.

The motives remain the same irrespective of the other core elements.

From chart 4: soul urge copy the motives of the 9 Soul Urge shown in the upper horizontal division.

Your inner nature wants to give of itself to others, usually in a humanitarian or philanthropic manner. You probably want to give friendship, affection, love. You may want to give your knowledge and experience. You may also want to share with others your artistic or creative talents. It's possible that these talents are of considerable magnitude.

STEP 16

EXPRESS THE HARMONY OR DISCORD OF THE LIFE PATH/SOUL URGE ASPECT.

From chart 6: aspects:

The 5 Life Path/9 Soul Urge is usually discordant. The strong personal desire of the 5 for freedom conflicts with the potential of the 9 for giving to others.

The Life Path represents about half the core while the Soul Urge represents only a fifth. The 5 Life Path will govern the aspect, but Harlan will have to deal with the conflicting energies of the 9 Soul Urge.

Although your inner nature feels the need to give to others, you may often feel torn between this need and your stronger need to explore the exhilarating opportunities that present themselves for your personal development. You must learn to balance these opposing energies to avoid the frustration of missing an adventure or the sadness of not being available to those in need of your help.

STEP 17

EXPRESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE LIFE PATH/ SOUL URGE COMBINATION.

Copy the effectiveness from the appropriate paragraph in this chapter.

The subject has a 9 Soul Urge and a 5 Life Path. 9-5 = 4 spaces. Copy the paragraph describing the Life Path lower than the Soul Urge by 3, 4 or 5 spaces.

Although you are able to recognize your opportunities, you find somewhat fewer possibilities than you would like to advance your inner development. The experiences at hand, while not necessarily presenting opportunities to fulfill your inner needs, are apt to act as a secondary motivating force. Make the most of these experiences. Learn to accept the natural pace of your development.

STEP 18

EXPRESS THE HARMONY OR DISCORD OF THE EXPRESSION/SOUL URGE ASPECT.

From chart 6: aspects:

The 6 Expression!9 Soul Urge is usually harmonious. The potential of the 6 for responsibility and concern for others is enhanced by the potential of the 9 for giving to others. The potential for creative self-expression of both the 6 and 9 enhances the expressive capabilities.

The Expression represents about one-third the core while the Soul Urge represents only one-fifth. The 6 Expression will govern the aspect, but will be aided by the harmonious energies of the 9 Soul Urge.

Your natural talent at being helpful and able to balance inharmonious situations will be substantially aided by your inner need to give to others, often without thought of yourself. You may be much concerned with the betterment of the community and capable of assisting in that betterment.

You are apt to be strongly motivated to develop your creative expressive talents.

STEP 19

EXPRESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE EXPRESSION/SOUL URGE COMBINATION.

Copy the effectiveness from the appropriate paragraph in this chapter.

The subject has a 9 Soul Urge and a 6 Expression. 9-6 = 3 spaces. Copy the paragraph describing the Expression lower than the Soul Urge by 3, 4 or 5 spaces.

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• yolanda
What percent have soul urge 22?
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