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Numerology: The Esoteric Meaning of the Numbers

Adapted from "Numerology Revealed" by Théun Mares

Théun Mares explains, in a very practical and easy to understand way, how anyone can build a complete Numeroscope, using their name and birthdate. We understand that anyone wishing to benefit from Astrology needs to know more than just their sun sign - they need to know a lot of detail surrounding their birthchart. So with Numerology, one needs firstly to learn how to draw up a proper and detailed Numeroscope, and secondly, how to interpret this in a manner that is true to the person concerned. It is simply NOT enough to say that "I am an 8," without knowing exactly how that 8 is derived, as well as a lot more detail that can ONLY be subjectively worked out through the relationships of all the numbers together.

In addition, we learn that each number has an everyday meaning, which is called the exoteric meaning, but it also has a subjective and far deeper meaning, which is called the esoteric meaning. This esoteric meaning is very closely related to the Tarot Cards. And again, it is the unique configuration of a person's numeroscope that will determine the relationships between the numbers, and this in turn will determine the subjective interpretation of these numbers.

The esoteric meaning of the numbers is based entirely upon the symbolism contained within the Tarot Cards. It is therefore not possible to grasp the esoteric meaning of the numbers to any great extent, without having at least a working knowledge of the basic principles of Tarot. In respect to this, it is important to understand that there are two great keys to unlocking the secrets of the universe; one being cosmology and the other being esoteric astrology. Both of these specialised branches of knowledge also require keys to unlock their secrets. Tarot is the key to unlocking the secrets of cosmology as represented in Otz Chiim, the Tree of Life, and thus Tarot is a vast study on its own.

When I speak of Tarot I am referring to a particular and ancient science known to Toltecs by that name, and which Toltecs much later represented symbolically in the cards of the same name, and hence the Tarot Cards. Of the various decks of Tarot Cards that survive to this day, the original Marseilles deck is the most accurate in numbering, symbolism and colouring. Tarot is essentially the science of vibration and frequency, and the relationship between various vibrations and their frequencies.

In Tarot, vibrations are the result of the electro-magnetic impulses of universal emotion, the physical manifestation of what Toltecs define as intent; the inherent awareness of the Ineffable Cause of Manifestation, and what appears to the inner vision of the seer as colour. The numbers as given on the Tarot Cards denote vibration, whereas the symbolism on the cards, which only came into existence in the making of the Tarot Cards, depicts the relationship between a vibration and its range of possible frequencies.

However, it is important to understand that the cards were not developed for the purposes of Tarot, or for the purposes of numerology. Toltecs already had the science of Tarot, and they were also already fully familiar with the Art and Science of Numerology by the time they made the cards. Combining these two sciences was merely a very convenient way for Toltecs to devise an exceedingly efficient, but covert form of communication necessary during the various periods in which Toltecs were persecuted.

The way this communication worked was that the messenger, who would be fully versed in Tarot, would set him or herself up in the local town square as a "fortune teller" who, to all outer appearances, was using the Tarot Cards with which to tell fortunes. When the recipient of the message arrived, he or she would give the "fortune teller" a password, whereupon the "fortune teller" would spread the required cards in an order that would enable the recipient, who was also fully versed in Tarot, to read the message. After reading the message, the messenger could also send a response, if needed, by shuffling the cards and then picking from them the relevant cards, which he would ask the "fortune teller" to explain. By the time the "fortune teller" had finished explaining the cards, he or she had memorised them and their order, and the message could then be passed on.

It should therefore be clear from where the Tarot derived its dubious reputation for being a system of fortune telling. Although there exists a perfectly good system for using the Tarot Cards in order to understand what forces are at work within one's life, and which Sallie Nichols gives in her book, "Jung and the Tarot," the Tarot Cards were never seriously meant for fortune telling. Understanding the forces at work within a person's life is a far cry from fortune telling.

What is important to grasp in working with the esoteric meaning of numbers is that although numbers are exact in their pure state, they do change their frequencies under the impact of perception. This is a law of physics that is only now coming under investigation, as some scientists are just beginning to recognise this phenomenon, and so it is still not widely known or acknowledged. What this boils down to is that the expression of the numbers derived by the numerologist in any one numeroscope is true ONLY for that particular numeroscope, and can therefore not be summarily transported into another numeroscope, without considerable error being the result, for the simple reason that every numeroscope is unique in its vibrational configuration.

Furthermore, in numerology it is perfectly possible for the frequency of a vibration to be drastically altered by the relationship between it and another vibration; that is, another number. Where this is most noticeable is in those numbers termed Power Numbers and Karmic Numbers, both of which have a most dramatic effect upon the numbers they relate to, often modifying their frequencies in most unexpected ways. In addition, Power Numbers are also highly dynamic numbers, which are extremely sensitive to various states of awareness. As a result Power Numbers have the extraordinary ability to modify their own frequencies, to the point of actually changing vibration altogether.

"Numerology Revealed" presents the Toltec approach to numbers, which, as opposed to commonly-understood fortune-telling, enables one to gain a deeper insight into oneself and one's life. In addition to the chapters on the analysis and the interpretation of the numbers, the book also includes detailed examples of working with the dark jewels of awareness, which can provide the keys to handling one's current challenges. For further information about "Numerology Revealed" by Théun Mares, visit: Renascent

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