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He Birth number is the easiest and clearest to use for everyday matters and for all those who are not advanced students in occult symbolism. It indicates with authority and decision the exact date for action, namely a date which will be in accord and harmony with the Birth number, and the rules concerning it are simple and easy to understand.

A person born on, say, the 1st, 10th, 19th or 28th of any month will be quite safe in picking out any one of these dates as the best date for any important action. As the number 4 is what may be called the feminine or negative side of the 1, he or she can take this number as an associate number, but on account of the peculiar qualities of this number 1, I do not advise it to be chosen for any worldly or material affairs. This number 4 will generally be found by number 1 persons as coming into their lives "on its own", if I may be permitted to describe its action as such, but more in the nature of a fatalistic number which has an influence on their lives outside of their control and certainly not always connected with the happier side of life. In many instances of number 1 people in my collection, the number 4, such as the 4th, 13th, 22nd, and 31st, has brought on these dates the

news of an accident, a death or a sorrow which has played some important part in their lives. The number 1 people also often find that they seem unconsciously to be drawn to live in houses whose number makes a 4, such as a house in a terrace or street numbered 4, 13, 22-, 31, 40, 49, etc., and although such houses may be proved to be associated with important events in the career, yet I have seldom found them associated with happy material advantages.

A person whose Birth number is an 8 should certainly never live in a house whose number makes a 4, 13, 22, 31, 40, etc., and neither should a person whose Birth number makes a 4 live in a house whose number makes an 8, 17, 26, 35, 44, etc., not at least, if they wish to escape sorrow, misfortune and strange fatality.

The second best numbers for a person whose Birth number makes a 1 are the interchangeable numbers of the 2-7 and dates these numbers make, such as the 2nd,17th, 11th, 16th 20th, 25th or 29th and houses under the numbers 2, 7, 11, 16, 20, 25, 29, 34, etc., are generally not unfavourable; but as these numbers are related to change or unsettled conditions, the number 1 person seldom settles down in houses under the"2-7 numbers, or finds conditions brought into his or her life under the dates given by these numbers as relating to fixed or settled matters.

Under the law of harmony and vibration there is no question but that number 1 persons should be associated as much as possiblewith the same number in all its degrees; number 2 persons with the number 2 in all its forms. Persons born under the number 3 should employ their number 3, and so on for all the numbers with the exception of those born under the numbers 4 and the 8. In the latter cases I recommend, then, not to increase the peculiar influence of the 4 and 8, but to choose more fortunate vibrations.

This is where the power and knowledge of the Name number will apply. A number 4 or a number 8 person who desires to get under more fortunate vibrations as they cannot alter their Birth number they can at least change their Name number and live under it and so become equally as fortunate as those whose Birth number is a lucky one.

I will give an example of what I mean.

Suppose a man or woman has been born on, say, the 8th, 17th, or 26th of January, and the Name number works out, let us say, to a final total of 1, 3, 5, or 6 (I have purposely taken the strong or positive numbers). Then I most certainly advise the number 8 persons to drop using the 8 in all their transactions and use instead any strong number the name may give, such as 1, 3, 5 or 6 and a number 4 person should do likewise.

You will notice I have not used the 9 in giving this rule and my reason for not doing so is that the 4, which is the symbol of the Planet Uranus and the 8, which represents the Planet Saturn, are so antagonistic in their qualities to the 9, the symbol of Mars, that it is better to keep such numbers apart.

This may sound strange to those who have not made any study of occultism, but believe me, the above rule is not laid down at random or by any shadowy guess-work; on the contrary, it has a solid foundation in the science of the Planets and anyone who has ever studied Astrology will tell you that I am right when I say that any combination of the Planets of Mars (9) and Saturn (8) or Uranus (4) can only foreshadow troubles and disasters of all kinds.

To resume, the reason I advise that the Birth number is the most important as the Key to the main "fadic" number influencing the life is that in the first place it is unalterable, secondly, it is related to the planet's influence at the m°rnent of birth, and thirdly, by some mysterious law of vibration — which, even if we do not understand, we must admit to exist even in such so-called inanimate objects as CI7stals, molecules and atoms — the moment of birth decijes the note of harmony or vibration and so has its influence on the actions of our lives from the cradle to the grave.

further the Birth number relates to the material side of the Name number to the more occult or spiritual side °f °Ur existence. Also the Name number is more difficult to be sure of — lt must be the product of the name we are most known by. This presents a problem for the average man or woman. Many men are more known by their surnames than by their Christian and surname together and many women are called by some "pet" name to the complete extinction of their Christian name. In working out such cases mistakes maY easily be made and a number allotted which is not the true one, whereas by going by the Birth number and using it as the foundation no mistake can be made.

then, it is found that the name one thinks is the correct one and if its number gives the same number or any degree of the same number as the Birth number, then one can be absolutely certain that no mistake is being made for if both the Name number and the Birth number accord there js nothing one can desire better. If the Name number does not accord with the Birth number it can be made to agree by the addition of an initial or an alteration in the Christian name, so that both give the same vibration; and I advise this to be done in every case where the Birth and Name numbers do not agree, except in (he case of the numbers 4 and 8 which I have spoken of earlier in this chapter.

Those who are advance students in occult symbolism can utilise the hidden meaning given by both the Christian and surnames to work out the finer shades of destiny, but for all ordinary cases — and I must not lose sight of the fact that I am writing this book for the average man and woman, those who want to help themselves in the easiest possible way, and who have, perhaps, no time for deep and abstruse study — to all those, I know I cannot do better than to advise them to follow closely the rules governing the Birth number as set out in these pages. Note— The number of the month of Birth or the year of Birth is not so personal or so intimate in regard to close calculations as is the number of the diiy of Birth. The number of the month is useful as far as general matters and the number of the year to the wider current of evetits.

EXAMPLE — A person born, say, on the 6th June, 1866. Write this down in the following order:

6th = 6 (Individual or Personal)

June = 5 (General Matters)

1866 = 21 = 3 (Current of Destiny)

The numbers 6, 5 and 3 should be regarded as separate and distinct and not added together.

The year number totalled and added to itself indicates an important year in the Destiny.

EXAMPLE 1866 = 2l 21 1887 A further illustration of this is given later in the case of William I of Prussia