What is it about number 23 BY NUMEROLOGIST SALLY FAUBION
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WHAT'S WITH THE NUMBER 23?
I was called by a reporter from the Sacramento Bee a couple of days ago because she wanted my input, from a numerological standpoint, about the number 23. Honestly, I found it quite interesting that this number apparently has had such widespread interest. The first time I heard of it this number obsession was on a recent Jay Leno show when he was interviewing Jim Carrey (Jim Carrey, as you likely already know, has a new movie out entitled "Number 23"). I have been collecting books on numbers for many years and I have never found that the number 23 carried much significance in those books. I went into Wikipedia on the internet and found some interesting data on the number 23.
The following is an excerpt from one of those findings:
"The 23 Enigma can be seen in Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea's Illuminatus! trilogy (there called the "23/17 phenomenon"), Wilson's Cosmic Trigger I: The Final Secret of the Illuminati (there called "The Law of 23s" and "The 23 Enigma"), Arthur Koestler's Challenge of Chance. In these works, 23 is considered to be a number which is either lucky, unlucky, sacred to the goddess Eris, sinister, sacred to the unholy gods of the Cthulhu Mythos, or strange. Discordians regard this as a corollary of the Law of Fives.
Like other numbers that have long been linked to unusual coincidences, such as 13 and 17, the 23 Enigma can be seen as an example of apophenia (the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data.). Skeptics point out the fact that 23, being a fairly low number, occurs often in the media, current events, and daily life, and no more often in conjunction with catastrophe or coincidence than 22 or 24. In interviews, Wilson has acknowledged the self-fulfilling nature of the 23 enigma, implying that the real value of the Laws of Fives and Twenty-threes lies in their demonstration of the mind's power to perceive "truth" in nearly anything."
I have had numerous people contact me over the years requesting what my understanding might be of their seeing a number or number combination come up on their digital phone, in their dreams or in other places as they wander around and about in their lives. I have actually had the number series 444 follow me about for a fairly long period of time. I knew that particular number was referred to as "the angel's number" and so I incorporated it into my Yahoo email address and felt it was some kind of sign that the angels were watching over me (hey, they watch over you, too, you know). I also found it quite startling that numerous times I awoke at exactly 4:44 in the morning, or that I would be asked for a 444 address randomly by someone on the street (this happened twice). But my feeling is that it is like the tenets in "The Secret" ("The Secret" is a DVD which is sweeping the nation at the moment) in that once you get something stuck in your consciousness, your mind, being like a magnet, will attract the object or number or other thing to you eventually, and if it's an easy thing like a number, then a lot.
For me personally and as a numerologist, the Number 23 has some very positive associations and meanings. My mother and a few of my friends were born on the 23rd and since I was born on the 14th, I know we have more of an affinity than I would have with some others because both the 23 and 14 reduce to the number 5. In numerology, the number 23 is a number that portends a very positive and happy time, even good fortune, when it falls in certain positions in a numerology chart. In fact, there is nothing whatsoever negative about the number 23 in numerology. One of my reference books refers to it as the "Royal Star of the Lion." It is a promise of success, help from superiors and protection from those in high places. In dealing with future events it is a most fortunate number and a promise of success for one's plans. I think it's interesting that Michael Jordan and David Beckham both have found it to be a favorite number of theirs, because they both certainly have stellar careers and it is my belief that since everything in the universe (including numbers) has an energy vibration, the Number 23 has been a help to both of those superlative ball players.
WHAT'S WITH THE ANNA NICOLE SMITH FIASCO?
Well, for one thing, when I analyzed Anna Nicole Smith's chart, she didn't have any numbers to indicate the possibility of death at the time she died. I found that quite interesting because I frequently analyze the charts of people in the obituaries in the paper (the papers usually offer the full name from birth and the full birth date), and most of those charts offer a very clear indication of sickness or a number that can portend death.
From my analysis, Howard Stern is the one to be most concerned about in this saga. His chart indicates that he could be very selfish and self-concerned. When I saw the video of Anna Nicole painted like a clown and high on drugs when she was 8 months pregnant with what Stern says is HIS child, and Stern was exclaiming that this video would bring a lot of money, I knew I wasn't off in my assumption that this man is and was up to no good with regard to Anna Nicole and her new baby. It's also rather creepy that Stern was in the room at the time Anna Nicole Smith's son died.
Anna Nicole's son's, Daniel Wayne Smith's chart had a number in that indicated that something unexpected would occur in his life, but usually that number is rather innocuous. It usually indicates that something will go awry with a family situation that will be a surprise to the individual with that number in their chart. In another position in Daniel's chart, it shows that Daniel's was in a very happy mode of existence and would have been in that state for a couple more years. This smells of something being "rotten in the State of Denmark" to me.
Little Daniellynn Hope Marshall Smith, born on September 7, 2006, has a difficult chart. It appears that she will have a rather difficult time until she is about 8 years old when better numbers appear in her chart. She will have some major problems when she's 17 and 18, which may be when her money becomes her own. But, after that, if she gets a good education, she could do some very positive things with her life. However, there's always the "high road," the "low road," and the "in between road," with numbers, and it will all depend on how well she does in her childhood as to how those numbers in her future turn out. If things turn out well for her, she could be a well-respected individual in her 30s and 40s. It would be nice if there is the case.
WHAT'S WITH BRITNEY SPEARS?
Her chart shows that it is going to take some time for her to get back on track. She has some very difficult numbers and she could lose custody of her children - at least there are numbers that indicate loss in her life. She has a number influence in significant position in her chart right now that indicates she will have money coming in to her that she didn't necessarily have to work for - or, that could be just from the interest she earns on the more than $100 Million she is purported to be worth today. I guess being above-average pretty, kind of dumb (well, I don't think she would qualify to be a Rhodes Scholar), an entertainment world's dream, and, according to Forbes Magazine, the 20th richest woman entertainer at this time, is just too much for her. Well, hey, not having walked in those shoes (even close), I'm not going to get critical. I had problems throughout my 20s and 30s, too. I'm a firm believer that getting on the other side of problems makes you a better person. I just hope there's someone out there who is capable of giving Ms. Spears a reality check before she makes so many problems for herself that she spends much of her later, less bountiful years, in regret (which could be the case, judging from the numbers in her chart).
SO, WHO'S DREW GILPIN FAUST, AND WHY WOULD YOU CARE?
Drew Gilpin Faust represents a milestone for women everywhere! She just became the first woman president of Harvard University. The most interesting aspect of her confirmation as President is that it comes on the heels of Lawrence H. Summer's resignation. You know him, he was the last President of Harvard who, in January 2005, suggested, at a National Bureau of Economics Research (NBER) Conference on Diversifying the Science & Engineering Workforce, that many factors men are somewhat more intelligent than women on average. Yo, excuse me! This is 2007!! Classy Faust commented at a news conference at Harvard after her confirmation as President, "I hope that my own appointment can be one symbol of an opening of opportunities that would have been inconceivable even a generation ago". But she also added, "I'm not the woman president of Harvard, I'm the president of Harvard." She's brainy (obviously) with a 7 Character number, she's sophisticated and gentile (18/9 as her Personality number), and she's eloquent (again, obviously), energized, creative, excessively organized (I would think since she has the 3 as her Destiny number) and this isn't the last high office she will hold, judging from the powerful and illuminated numbers in her future.
WILL AL GORE RUN FOR PRESIDENT?
Well, maybe and then maybe not. I guess you already knew that. After analyzing his chart, he will continue to rise in power and appeal as he moves out into his latter 60s and 70s. He has some very good numbers in his chart around the time of election in 2008, but he would definitely be the long shot at this point. If the Democratic candidates start to slander one another, he may be just the right dark horse that rides in to save the day.
I have observed that all the Democratic Presidents since Kennedy have been "dark horses," or certainly not expected to win the elections they won. Think about it, Kennedy won by a very thin margin and wasn't expected to win at all because he was Catholic and so young and inexperienced. (Johnson doesn't fit in this analogy because he obtained the office by default.) But, Carter. Now there was a dark horse if you ever saw one, what with brother Billy and Miz Lillian, his mother, and being a peanut farmer. In fact, Miz Lillian (who was known for her down-to-earth nature and wit) was once quoted as saying, "Sometimes when I look at my four children, I say to myself, Lillian, you should have stayed a virgin." Carter was definitely not expected to beat President Ford, but he did. And then there was President Clinton, labeled as a dark horse from the get go. And, he certainly had many cards stacked against him what with publicly aired long-term love affairs, and quickie pants drops, etc. I was able to predict, however, days before the Democratic convention, that he would win the nomination and go on to win the election. (Of course, that's easy for me to say now.) And, my Lord, do we ever have some dark horse candidates in the 2008 race! A woman, a black man, a Latino - it's really quite extraordinary. Although I know I have a few clients who still think Bush is doing a good job, I believe that the Democrats could run a Donkey in this race and STILL win. Time will tell, and I will definitely be revisiting this race in future newsletters.
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