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Jackie Robinson, Number 42

April 30th, 2013 by Sally Faubion

Jackie Robinson

I’m currently working on a book about sports jersey numbers.  In the book, I offer the three “power numbers” that are derived from either the name or the birth date of the athlete which, if chosen as his or her jersey number, can offer more clout and effectiveness to that ballplayer.

In my cursory study of approximately 300 Hall of Fame athletes, I found that more than 40 percent had chosen one of their “power numbers” for their jersey.  This finding indicates to me that those athletes had a “sense” or “feeling” about a certain number because that number resonated to them either from their name or birthdate — – unless they had some knowledge of the their personal numerology chart which, one could venture a guess, was quite unlikely.

Recently, a few of my friends who know I’ve been working on this jersey number book have asked me if I analyzed the number 42 in relation to Jackie Robinson, mainly because a movie is currently being released with 42 as its title.  Since I’m obsessed with all numbers, and especially any number that becomes newsworthy, I have analyzed the number 42 in relation to Jackie Robinson’s name and birth date extensively and at first couldn’t come up with any “power number” in his numerological composition that correlated with 42.

As I perused Robinson’s chart, however, I found some very interesting aspects that were beyond the confines of my “power numbers” components.  First of all, his name and birth date contained the three numbers I have labeled the “renegade” numbers.  These are 1, 4, and 7.  His “name number” (which I call the CHARACTER number) was a 1; the day of the month he was born (which I call the PERSONALITY number) was 31 which reduces to 4 (3+1=4), and the full addition of his birth date, reduced to a single digit (which I call the DESTINY number), was 7.

Most people with one or more of these RENEGADE numbers in any one of those significant positions in their chart are not inclined to march to the “mainstream drumbeat.”  Jackie Robinson had a RENEGADE number for each category, and that he was!  Renegade is defined in the dictionary as a defector, a rebel, and a betrayer.  My way of viewing renegades, of which I’m one, is that we are those who cannot be bound by any dictates other than our own.  Most of us are of the “loner” ilk and a high majority of us are entrepreneurial and have a burning drive within ourselves to call our own shots and run our own show.  Innovation, trail-blazing, and non-conformity are also strong ear-markings of a “renegade.”  A few modern-day trail-blazing renegades come to mind:  Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Steve Jobs, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and Oracle’s Larry Ellison. Maya Angelou, Johnny Unitas, Janis Joplin, Sally Ride, Shaquille O’Neal, Tiger Woods, Woody Allen, Mohammed Ali, Susan Sarandon, and even Princess Diana of England also rank among the RENEGADE clan.

Jackie Robinson was more than a renegade, though.  He chose a jersey number that foretold the struggle he embarked upon.  The number 42 can be defined as follows:

4 = dedication, perseverance, determination, compliance, cool-headedness, endurance, and resoluteness.

2 = cooperation, diplomacy, flexibility, harmony, humility, patience, tolerance and peace-making.

4 + 2 = 6 and the 6 represents humanitarianism, fairness, justice, balance, sacrifice, and honorability.

The challenge of the 42 is found by subtracting the 4 from the 2, which equals 2.  The challenge represents the influences that someone must fight against, or muster the courage and strength to rise to the higher influence of whatever that challenge number is.  The lower vibrations/influences of the 2 are lack of cooperation, lack of diplomacy, lack of flexibility, lack of harmony, lack of tolerance, and a lack of peaceful circumstances.

Robinson represented the best qualities associated with all those numbers: 4, 2 and 6.  He honorably sacrificed his own solace and convenience for the higher principles of fairness and justice, helping to lift all of humanity to a new level of acceptance and appreciation for all colors and creeds, as our United States Constitution has extolled since its inception.

Kobe Bryant – No. 24

April 30th, 2013 by Sally Faubion

Kobe Bryant

Bryant came to mind last week when I learned that he injured his Achilles’ tendon. When I searched his name, I found that he and his wife had also recently decided to stay together after a separation. I immediately ran his chart and found that his marital troubles may not be over – either that or his ability to get back in the ballgame may have been more hampered than he may suspect at this time. The Internet is reporting that a few days ago he had “successful” surgery on his Achilles’ tendon. I hope that is the case, but analyzing his numbers shows me that something is going to challenge him for a while.


Kobe Bryant has an interesting story about his jersey numbers, too. As a rookie, he wanted the first jersey number he wore in high school which was 24, which was unavailable at that time, as was his second choice No. 33 which was retired with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Unknowingly, Bryant used a, dare I say, “numerological method” for adding together the numbers 1=4=3 (which was the number he wore at the Adidas ABCD camp), which reduced to the number 8 [1 + 4 + 3 = 8] and decided to use the 8 as his rookie number. Then, in the 2006-07 NBA season he was able to change the No. 8 back to his favored No. 24.


The No. 24 is called “the cosmic love number” in numerology. I had thought at the time Bryant changed from the 8 to the 24 that the change might reinforce his marital situation after the sexual debacle in 2003-04. I was making that assumption from a numerological perspective because the No. 24 is a “love” vibration. The 8, on the other hand, is called “the great equalizer,” what goes around comes around, which may have helped to land Bryant in that very compromising and highly publicized position in 2003 and 2004.


If he were to ask me, I would tell him to choose the No. 23 as his jersey number.  First of all, he was born on the 23rd of August, and secondly, his player “handle,” “Black Mamba,” reduces to the 23 when all the numbers associated with those letters are added together ([Black – 2+3+1+3+2 = 11, plus Mamba – 4+1+4+2+1 = 12, and 11 + 12 = 23). He has some major “spiritual test” numbers in his chart over the next 5 years and it may be that his marriage and his career are both on the line. He will recover from these trials around age 40, and hopefully have raised his consciousness to a new level of understand and compassion, which is what the spiritual test numbers are all about.

Masters’ Tournament 2013 Top Gun Adam Scott

April 29th, 2013 by Sally Faubion

Adam Scott

Adam Derek Scott, born July 16, 1980, is the latest golfer to don the prestigious green jacket, the symbol of the winner of the golf world’s Masters Tournament.

This young Aussie has entered a time in his life, judging from his numerological chart, that ensures good fortune in his career, and although he may not win every tournament he enters, he is sure to evolve as one of the most respected golfers on the winner’s circuit.

It appears that he has a lady love at this time but the constraints of his career may curtail a positive outcome of that over the next year and a half.  Once he’s “back on the market,” so to speak, he will certainly be a great catch for any young lady who doesn’t mind playing second fiddle to his golf opus (FYI: opus is from Latin meaning work or labor).  It appears he will be focusing on laying a solid winner’s foundation in golf over the next 6-7 years and then he will begin settling into building a personal family life.

His happiest years appear to be after age 40 which is when the best numbers appear in his chart.  There will be a good marriage and children and all the accoutrements that go along with “the good life”.  I predict this handsome young shining star will become well known over the next few years as he swings his way to fortune and fame.

Adam Scott


March 12th, 2013 by Sally Faubion

John McAfeeHas JOHN McAFEE, founder and innovator of McAfee Security Systems, born on September 18, 1945 [same month and day as LANCE ARMSTRONG], gone crackers. Not likely. There aren’t many “crackers” numbers in his chart and, in fact, moreover they show the possibility that he is cunning, calculating, controlling, manipulative, and likely quite enamored with the caricature of himself that he manifested over the past few years for his own self-serving desires and purposes.  It appears, however, that he “got too smart for his own breeches” [another apropos expression from the olden days :) ].  Ultimately, his future numbers show that if he makes it to age 72 [he’s currently 67] which is iffy, he might actually make a comeback and reign high again until his late 80s. Albeit, at this time he faces the greatest challenges he has ever faced. From a compassionate standpoint, I’d say he could use some prayers.


March 12th, 2013 by Sally Faubion

Nicki MinajNICKI MINAJ [real name Onika Maraj] was born on December 8, 1982.  Since I’m a fan of American Idol, I must say that watching Ms. Minaj this season meander through her many impersonations and eccentricities gave me reason to run her chart to determine if the numbers would offer some explanation for what I consider to be an irritating and unattractive public persona. As it turns out, she has a classic numerological dichotomy of nature.


Having been born on an 8 day, she has the birth right of eloquence along with the ability to deliver exemplary quality through her artistic endeavors. She would also be prone to wanting to exhibit a gracious and aristocratic demeanor [perhaps that’s why she so readily expresses herself with an English accent]. However, her Destiny number 4 (which reigns over her Personality 8) throws a subverting wrench in her Royal English chaste-like nature by causing her to say daffy and disconcerting things when trying, at the same time, to appear sophisticated and gentile.


The dichotomy is the 8 with the 4 – - the 8 being the number of “the class act” and the 4 being the number of a down-to-earth, say-it-like-it-is renegade type. Nicki exemplifies this dichotomy in an annoyingly entertaining way and her numbers show she will not fare well for this personality impediment with the American Idol gig.  I predict she will not return for another season – - and that ain’t just wishful thinkin’ :)


March 11th, 2013 by Sally Faubion

Marissa MayerMARISSA MAYER was born on May 30, 1975. She was just hired as President and CEO of Yahoo and she definitely has the “top gun” numbers to handle that prestigious position. In order to make it to that elevated level in her career, she most likely gravitates to the linear side of her numbers which would make her inclined to be a meticulous, precision-oriented [everything in its place and a place for everything] disciplinarian of herself and, judging from the news reports, others as well – - namely, all the employees at Yahoo.


Currently she has the number 28 in her chart in a significant position. I call that the “muddy ground” number because it will give her the feeling that she doesn’t have a firm foothold. That influence stays in until she is 41 (she’s now 37).


I’m wholly impressed with her rise to such a prominent position, however, the numbers show that she is going to have a tumultuous time of it and likely will not hold that position for more than two to three years.


I conjecture the problem will be her inability to think she’s wrong when she makes decisions that affect everyone at Yahoo. Her perspective can come from “what worked for me should work for you” because of her stringently disciplined personality which helped to take her to that top rung. It appears, however, that she will learn that her ways and means may not work in an environment that has been more free-wheeling which seems to be the mode of high tech businesses these days.  My main reason for offering this is because she has one of the more heavy-duty spiritual test numbers, which will help to make her better in many ways after she has moved through it but this consciousness-raising number stays in a prominent position for 8 years!  It may take her a while to get over that experience but she will make up for whatever setbacks she may have as she moves into her mid-40s.


March 11th, 2013 by Sally Faubion

Danica PatrickDANICA PATRICK, born on March 25, 1982, has a number that many famous athletes are blessed with.  Her name number is the 11 and I have found that many of those who rise to heights in sports, and otherwise, have the 11 as a name number, i.e., Willy Mays, Mohammed Ali, Arthur Ashe, Joe Namath, Wilt Chamberlain, Rocky Marciano, to name but few. The 11 is the number of illumination, putting your name in lights, so to speak. She also has a 3 destiny which as an athlete makes her highly disciplined and dedicated and “adventuresome,” or put another way, risk-taking. And she’s born on the 25th which reduces to the number 7 – the number of the perfectionist and the genius.  She had winner wheels from a numbers standpoint from the day she was born!


Ms. Patrick’s racing accomplishments include being Rookie of the Year in both the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and the 2005 IndyCar Series season to being the first woman to win an Indy car race in the 2008 Indy Japan 300. On May 24, 2009, she placed third in the 2009 Indianapolis 500, which was her personal best on the track, and the highest finish by a woman in the event’s history. At that time, she was in her numerological personal 3 year (good fortune), in her 8 personal month (the fruits are borne for all her labors) and in her 5 personal day (major positive change). It was her day, that’s for sure and I believe she has what it takes to place her as No. 1 in that race!  Her chart shows much more success and recognition in her future.


March 11th, 2013 by Sally Faubion

Jennifer LawrenceJENNIFER LAWRENCE, born August 15, 1990, and BEN AFFLECK, born on August 15, 1972, were born in the same month, on the same day, and have the same Destiny No. 6. In fact, Ben Affleck got his first break in showbiz at age 22 [the age Lawrence is now] when he had a major role in the romantic comedy Mallrats and, even though he didn’t win an Oscar for Best Actor, the film has a strong cult following according to Wikipedia which means what happened to both of them at age 22 brought in continuing revenues for years to come.


Affleck’s and Lawrence’s charts seem to be star-bound in many ways. They will continue to experience some of the same number influences at the same time every year of their lives, and many of Lawrence’s numerological influences will be comparable to what Affleck has already gone through. It will be interesting to watch Ms. Lawrence’s career blossom, along with what appears to be many fits and starts in her romantic relationships with the famous [as Affleck had experienced] until she perhaps marries at age 32 [when Ben married] hopefully to someone as dedicated and special as Jennifer Garner appears to be for Ben . . . oh yea, and then she may also have 3 children.  Isn’t it interesting that Ben’s wife’s name is also Jennifer!


Hey, it’s commonalities like this that make my day!  I have always wanted to write a book entitled “Strange Birthfellows” because there are so many unique couplings who have the same birth dates, i.e., Mick Jagger and Dr. Carl Jung, Jerry Lewis and Pat Nixon, Bill Gates and Julia Roberts, Sylvester Stallone and Pres. George W. Bush, Edgar Allan Poe and Dolly Parton, Donald Trump and Boy George . . . and the list goes on.



March 11th, 2013 by Sally Faubion

Oscar Pistorius

OSCAR PISTORIUS was born on November 14, 1986. This guy, according to his numbers, could be the most classy, gentlemanly person you ever wanna meet, on the one hand, and then, on the other, a controlling, rigid drill sergeant who has a tendency toward jealousy, possessiveness, and a mean temper. I would say he likely exhibits both. It certainly seems that those 8 gunshots through his powder room door weren’t because he thought someone had broken into his home, but rather that he lost control and in a rage perpetuated a dastardly deed upon Reeva Steenkamp.


Ms. Steenkamp (born August 19, 1983) wouldn’t have been a shrinking violet. I believe she would have been trying to hold her own until a firearm became involved. Regardless of how it all went down, the numbers in Oscar’s chart show that he may get off – - or, at the least, be given a short sentence or home confinement. Whatever the case, he will not continue to be held in high esteem by his peers. His numbers show he will feel, for many years in the future, that there is no one in his camp and in my unsolicited opinion that can be well deserved.


January 19th, 2013 by Sally Faubion

Lance Armstrong
LANCE ARMSTRONG, born on September 18, 1971, is a 9 walkin’, meaning he was born in the 9 month, on a 9 day, in a 9 year and his name number is a 9, as well as his personality number and his destiny number! In fact, there is virtually nothing in Armstrong’s numerological personality composition that isn’t a 9.

That said, and due to his recent admissions and non-admissions about doping in his Oprah interview, I must say that he is also an exemplar of the most negative traits of the 9, those being 1) having a penchant for lying to make oneself appear better than one knows oneself to be; 2) having a volcanic temper [this has been reported about Armstrong for many years]; 3) presenting a sometimes exaggerated genteel demeanor stemming from a need to ingratiate himself to those he deems important for his own needs; 4) a need to be respected even without earning or meriting same; and 5) being an elitist. He appears not to exhibit the one other prominent negative trait associated with 9s – that of finding a way to work without really working.

I have many clients who have 9s in one or more of the 6 numerological personality features and therefore I will offer some of the many wonderful qualities associated with 9s for their sake, namely, being amiable, compassionate, generous, gracious, modest, responsible, reliable, self-sacrificing, sentimental, tactful, forgiving, inspired, and trustworthy.

The 9 is also associated with those who are considered “old souls” and therefore come into this life to be “universal humanitarians.” Many with prominent 9s in their numerological charts find themselves in positions of helping and serving others in one way or another most of their lives.

Armstrong has definitely exhibited this giving and charitable side of his personality by having helped many with the ill-gotten monetary rewards of his cycling career. But even if he was a philanthropist for his own grand ego’s sake, he apparently has given huge amounts of his own money to 14 different charities, among which were Athletes for Hope, Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation, Leukemia and Lymphoma Research, LIVESTRONG (his own foundation for inspiring and empowering people with cancer), Stand Up To Cancer, and US Doctors for Africa.

The number 9 also bestows on its possessors the ability to be healers – natural healers. Armstrong has certainly shown that ability by having healed from 3rd stage testicular cancer which ultimately metastasized into his lungs, abdomen and brain. Even after his numerous surgeries and medical procedures his doctors gave him a less than 40% chance to survive and yet he did survive in spectacular form.

Armstrong’s troubles are far from over if one is to accept what the media is offering at this time, however, his numerological chart offers another picture. Although he will likely suffer over the next two years more than he ever has, or ever will again, it appears he will pull out of this crisis after his birthday in 2014 and go swimmingly (or cycling[ly]) along for most of the rest of his life.

It’s interesting that ages 40-45 are said to be the primary “midlife crisis” years when one has the opportunity of viewing ones life from a more objective standpoint and then deciding whether to continue on as things are or to make a radical change for a better life. Since Armstrong is 41 years old and in the midst of learning the 9s primary challenge in life which is humility, he may come through his mid-life crisis a changed man, rising to a new level of consciousness that will enable him to shine even more brightly than he did in his cycling hay days. With all those 9s, he might even rival Mother Teresa, who is the quintessential 9-destiny person in my book, by accomplishing what the 9 comes to do on the high side – - that of being a selfless server of the masses. That’s a tall order for anyone but Armstrong has the number composition to do so should he so choose . . . and wouldn’t that be refreshing!

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