THE BIRTHDAY IS A SUB-LESSON TO BE LEARNED Definition IN THIS LIFE, A SUB-FOCUS ON THE LIFE PATH. The Birthday is fourth in importance of the four core elements.
The Birthday is one of the numbers added together to derive the Life Path—oi% in numerology terms, the Birthday is one of the numbers behind the Life Path. Later on, we will see that all the numbers behind the Life Path, Expression and Soul Urge are sub-influences. The Birthday is the only sub-influence important enough to be part of the core.
THE BIRTHDAY IS DERIVED BY REDUCING THE DAY Calculation OF BIRTH TO A SINGLE DIGIT OR MASTER NUMBER.
If you're born on the 1st of any month, for instance, your Birthday is 1; on the 16th, your Birthday is 7 (1 + 6 = 7); on the 23rd, your Birthday is 5 (2 + 3 = 5).
In Chapter 3, we visualized each Life Path as a broad chan- Chart 5: nel or highway. Now, visualize the highway of each Life Path The Birthday divided into eleven lanes, one for each Birthday: 1 through 9, plus the master numbers 11 and 22. Everyone on the particular highway is learning the same major lessons, but the lane occupied by each person presents an additional sub-lesson modifying the main focus of the Life Path.
If we look at the 3 lane, for example, we see it further subdivided into four divisions, one representing a day of birth on the 3rd, one a day of birth on the 12th (1 + 2 = 3), one a day of birth on the 21st (2+1 = 3), and one a day of birth on the 30th (3 + 0 = 3). These four all have the same sub-lesson of 3, but each has slightly different traits and attitudes because of the different numbers behind the sub-lesson number.
The highway of each Life Path, then, is actually divided into 31 divisions, each representing the sub-focus, traits and attitudes determined by the day of the month on which a person is born.
chart 5: the birthday, on page 278, provides readings for each of the Birthdays.
The sub-lessons are the keywords related to the single digit or master number of each Birthday and are found at the top of each page of the chart adjacent to the large number. The attitudes and abilities for each day of birth are listed under the appropriate day of the month.
Let's, for example, look at the different numbers on the 3 Birthday page.
A birthday on the 3rd of any month:
Sub-lesson: Expression. Joy of living. Emphasis on 3 attitudes and abilities only. No sub-emphasis on other energies.
A birthday on the 12th of any month:
Sub-lesson: Expression. Joy of living. Emphasis on 3 attitudes and abilities. Sub-emphasis on 1 and 2 attitudes and abilities (1 and 2 are the numbers behind the birthday of 12).
A birthday on the 21st of any month:
Sub-lesson: Expression. Joy of living. Emphasis on 3 attitudes and abilities. Sub-emphasis on 2 and 1 attitudes (2 and 1 are numbers behind the birthday of 21).
A birthday on the 30th of any month:
Sub-lesson: Expression. Joy of living. Emphasis on 3 attitudes and abilities. Similar to 3 Birthday but the energy is more strongly expressed here. (30 is a higher octave of 3, meaning that the 3 traits are intensified. The "good conversationalist" ability of the 3, for instance, is replaced by "excellent conversationalist" of the 30; the "affectionate and loving" 3 is replaced by the "very affectionate and loving" 30. 20 is, similarly, a higher octave of 2, and 10 a higher octave of 1.)
As you look over Chart 5, you'll see that several days show a special emphasis. The 11th is a master number with traits relating not only to 11 but also to its reduced level 2. The 22nd is a master number with traits relating not only to 22 but also to its reduced level 4. (In Chapter 8, we'll discuss the master numbers in detail.) The 13th, 14th, 16th, and 19th are birthdays related to karmic influences, and there's a negative emphasis here. (In Chapter 11, we'll discuss the karmic influences in detail.)
The sub-lesson of the Birthday is of much less importance than the major lesson of the Life Path. The sub-focus should be considered primarily as an influence on the central focus. A 6 Life Path is always focused on balance, responsibility and love, for instance, but a 4 Birthday would assist the balance and responsibility part of the main lesson with a sub-lesson of limitation, order and service, while a 5 Birthday is apt to hinder the main lesson with the 5's focus on constructive freedom.
The reading for the Birthday would be used as an adjunct to Sample the reading for the Life Path. A sample reading might be as reading follows:
Your major lesson of ___
a minor lesson of_
. is modified by
Here are some of the attitudes and traits you may express:_
Complete with Life Path keywords.
Complete with Birthday keywords.
Complete with information derived from the Birthday description.
Like the Life Path, the Birthday is fixed and unchangeable. The influence of the sub*focus is sure to be felt, no matter how the traits involved are used or allowed to remain latent.
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