Monday, October 16, 2006

Oh No-ho-hoooooo


I was thinking about 51; what can you do with that number? Divide it into 3 seventeens or take it from 100 leaving 49 which is the square of 7? And then I recalled a book someone lent me on reading Tarot cards.

It was real hoot of a book written by some Mystic Mrs.

The best thing in it - and there was loads to chuckle about - was her ongoing struggle throughout to bend over backwards in order to make the Jungian term archetype fit into her scheme of things. Her problem was that she thought the arche part of archetype was derived from the Latin arca meaning 'arch'.

She then had to find some way of explaining why the illustrations on the Tarot cards are often referred to as being archetypal images. This caused her all kinds of convoluted spine-splitting bends and twists as she tried to convince her reader that the archetypes are the kind of angle, or arch in which we view the Whole. Where she conjured that bit of gobbledigook from I do not know.

It would all have been so much easier if she had just looked archetype up in a dictionary!

Anyway, there was a section in the book which said you could work out the something or other about yourself by adding together the digits of your date of birth! So, for example you add together the year, say, 1969, and you get 1 + 9 + 6 + 9 = 25 then you add 2 to 5 and end up with 7 - this means you should never look at a black cat in a broken mirror if there is an "r" in the month.

So, I thought, what about 51; well, 5 + 1 is 6! And 6, since time immemorial, has been my "lucky number".

What more could I ask?


Anonymous said...

Sorry I'm late, Happy Birthday; 1955 was an excellent year. 1+9+5+5=20=2 whatever that might mean.

I've got a numerology book somewhere and I thought it was pretty accurate when you add up peoples names. I've lost the book, perhaps Dom's taken it with her.

Anonymous said...

I hope you haven't taken early retirement!

Neutron said...

Hi Anji,
I would love to!! but sadly I still have goals to achieve!