Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Afraid of Numbers

I don't believe in Horoscopes. I even go as far as to read my Boss' Australian Skeptic Magazine which debunks myths and religion with . . you guessed it . . religious zeal . . and am a total spoil sport when someone sends me an obviously fake email or photo by checking with Snopes first and then making the sender aware that they've been had! I don't suffer fools.

I'm a pragmatist first, a cynic second so why do I do it? I really don't know. Perhaps for a glimmer of hope at an otherwise difficult time, the ongoing search for something spiritual beyond what we know? Beats me.

I found a free Numerology reading and the results are staggering . . not just accurate. OK it's not predicting the future but this is barely edited (only the guff taken out to reduce the size of the post) and I think those who know me well (of whom there are about four) will agree it's pretty much how I am . . note I said 'people who know me' most don't. My sister and brother would be shocked! They don't know me at all. So my numerology chart starts like this:

You are what is known as a master number. (so far so good . .) The number 11 is the symbol of the spiritual seeker. Your purpose in this life time is to achieve enlightenment. Sometimes this is done by finding a teacher and other times it is a matter of experiencing an number of negative situations that are designed to rid you of toxic emotional connections and clear your karma. It is typical of your number to experience a life filled with mysterious losses and either very fortunate or unfortunate twists of fate. (too right!)

You lead a life filled with so many highs and lows. (I'm a veritable bouncing ball!) You are often like two people. One life is your public life in which you might appear as an eccentric or unusual character and the other is your secret life, which is obsessed with finding the answers to eternal questions. You are probably a fairly well educated person who is still looking for answers when it comes to spirituality. You can be snobbish or proud . (or both . .or at least appear so)

You probably don't fit into society very well and you have unusual tastes and may have a bohemian character.Your broad-minded point of view and permissiveness with morals makes you lots of enemies and friends alike. (true that!) If there is one thing that your friends find frustrating about you it is that you are a bit of a fence sitter. This often causes you to be indecisive or not to act at all. You forget to pay attention to small practical details. (my boss will stand testament to that but insists on putting me in a role that requires attention to detail)

Your sharp intuition and rich understanding of human nature makes you the perfect counselor. Even if this is not your profession you have probably noticed that others naturally seek out your guidance and advice during a crisis. You are a very idealistic individual and envision a world in which everyone is equal. For this reason you somewhat dislike the idea of relationships as they mean that one human should be more exclusive to you than another. One of your highest qualities is to make everyone that you meet feel like they are special and a soul mate. (sigh)

You have get away with a lot less than others. For instance if you do a bad deed, the resulting bad karma seems more immediate. This is because your path is a path of retribution that is about the negation of the self
. (I always wondered about that) You are a peace loving, harmonious individual who is a natural born diplomat. You detest conflict and will bend over backwards to make others happy. You express who you are by caring for others but this may be perceived as interfering or meddling. One of your life challenges is to let others make their own mistakes rather than trying to save them from themselves. You are quite philosophical and believe that one should sacrifice oneself for the good of all.

You excel at making others feel good about themselves and have the ability to instill new hope in lost hearts with a kind touch or wise words. You are also a very affectionate person and comfort others with your easygoing nature. Others are attracted by your empathy and your friends often seek you out for advice. Honesty and openness is very important in your relationships and if someone breaches your trust you are not likely to speak to them ever again. You consider yourself to be a very ethical and moral individual and are deeply pained by any situation that falls into a moral gray area. As you are all about balance, you are a nightmare to be with when life knocks you out of balance. You may express your bitterness at being let down with addiction.(Ah . . i need a cigarette and a glass of wine RIGHT NOW).

You are usually a dreamer rather than a doer and best suit an occupation that allows you to sit and conceptualize to your heart's desire. (fell short there) Money means nothing to you as all of your riches come from more esoteric and aesthetic things. (Explains why I haven't got any) As you are so helpless socially and often unkempt personally as well, one of your greatest wishes is that someone will come along and take care of you. As you are so charming and humble in a mysterious way you usually luck out in the romance department. As you are not that concerned with sex your libido which is often badly suppressed may also express itself in odd ways. It may manifest as a mania about a topic or obsession with cleanliness.(I'm a neat freak and the state of my house at the moment is making me anxious) Like a pure bred horse, you need a practical-minded steady companion to reign you in when your imagination goes wild. (any volunteers?)

Living too much inside your head might present a lifetime's worth of challenge for you. Your cool personality often makes it difficult for you to make friends. Opportunities often pass you by because your brilliance makes you forgetful. (Aww, I'm brilliant, that's why I'm absent minded and all this time I thought it was the onslaught of dementia!) The best way to draw your soul out of the either and back down into your body is to work out and exercise regularly. Long walks alone in nature can help satisfy your need for both solitude and grounding.

Now that was scary! I knew I was afraid of numbers.


Miladysa said...

Very interesting! I'm really pleased I know you ;D

How do you find out what number you are?

Anonymous said...

Well from what I know of you, Baino (which isn't much) some of it seems to ring totally true and other bits seem way off the mark. So DO those who know you well agree?

Anonymous said...

I'm a gemini but I don't believe in any of that horoscope stuff. And neither do I!

Terence McDanger said...

lol @ conortje! Snort!

Anonymous said...

Now I am not sure if I know you or not! ;-)

Baino said...

There's a complicated 'sum' involving birthdates and times and such. . numbers so I drew a blank.

True I guess Nick, but I'm an open book on the blogs. My fam doesn't read them so doesn't see my alter ego. Clare will confirm I'm sure.

Conortje, I'm a Libran, it's a curse, I can't make up my mind . . well maybe I can . .em no I can't.

Terence, he's a laugh a minute aint he?

Oh GM I think you know me as well as any and more than some.

Melissa said...

Intriguing! I love these sorts of things! That photo is awesome, real or faked. My dad and I used to read our horoscopes in the local paper, but only if they were accompanied by a little smiley face ... if it was marked with a frowning face, we closed the paper! :D

Susan at Stony River said...

"You are so charming and humble in a mysterious way..." Ooh, I think the number are in luuurrve with you.

These profiles are funny things: I was once given one that made my hair stand right on end, it was so (painfully) accurate.

Thanks for sharing yours---fascinating stuff!

Ces Adorio said...

I LURV horoscopes, numerology, fortune cookies, tarot cards, palm reading, oracles, and other self-esteem elevators or depressors. They tickle my ego. They are magic. Yes, the numbers are in love with you and I love someone who is described in this post! I can see your fortune and it says, you are going to do a load of laundry this week.

laughingwolf said...

neat stuff, baino :)

like milady asks, where's the link?

Anonymous said...

Horoscopes are for the weak and puny.

Although I fall under that category, I don't believe in them either.

Baino said...

Melissa I'm compulsed but not a believer I'm afraid. This one just had a few bits in it that rang true. All taken with a grain of salt!

Ces, how deeply psychic . .why I AM going to do a lot of laundry this weekend. You're amazing.

Can't remember Wuffa. I was just cruisn' for a bruisin' and clicked. Sorry but there's hundreds of the things.

ChrisD - I have to agree but i'm neither weak nor puny!

Megan said...

I love that photo as well.

That's a pretty comprehensive reading you got there. I certainly can see some pieces of the Baino I (think I) "know" but who knows what others might see?

Those numbers are tricksy!

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