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.