When Math Trumps Shopping?

Every one seems to be busy with gift ideas and I'm just sitting here on my arse, playing with numbers. Seriously. I am sitting here adding up numbers and reducing them to single digits.

I'm not sure if it's my husband's minimalist living mentality rubbing off on my material girl, or if it's the something like eight mortgages weighing down the pursestrings that make it so cussing painful to shop right about now? But I never thought I'd ever trump anything over shopping. Much less math!

Yet here I am.

Thirty-something year old woman - never really all too fond of math - doing math.


It started last year, around this time, when I Googled "numerology" and came across this one website. Have I ever mentioned around here that I have slight obsessive tendencies? Because guess what happened when I saw that I could write down my name and birthdate, and reduce it to a single digit that would not only reveal to me the secrets of my inner self, but would also shed light onto what is in store for my future, My Destiny?


I spent hours. Probably the whole day.

Okay. [sheepish, cheesy grin] Admittedly, TWO whole days (but only because I proceeded to do Tim's and Juniper's) crunching numbers.

But in my defense? Everything it said felt right.


Hence the whole sitting on arse, playing with numbers bit.


I didn't waste too much time, this time. I already know about my Lifepath, my essence, my soul urge, etc., so I skipped all that stuff that never changes. But what I learned last year, is that one's life is broken down into 9-year cycles, that make up four long-term cycles in your lifetime. And . . .

2011 marks the beginning of a new 9-year cycle for me. THE BEGINNING of a new 9-year cycle. (You can logically deduce that 2010 marked the end of a 9-year cycle.)

I told you this thing is Spot. On. It knows exactly   what is going on   up in he-ah.

This is what it said:

2011 "is the beginning of a new nine year cycle for you. It holds the promise of being an exciting new adventure, with life taking on new challenges that pave the way for the next cycle of nine years in your life. This is a time to clarify your goals and it is a time to act on them. Hard work may be necessary to get a new venture moving. Your physical strength will be up during this year, perhaps higher than it has been for some time, as you have some special needs for this extra energy. If you are unable or unwilling to answer the call to change and make the move in your life the appears necessary now, your prospects may be delayed until the next cycle begins in nine years. Because of this, you feel like an adventure, a major change in your life, something new. New goals should be clearly set and worked toward, as this is really a new beginning of a nine year cycle and it is best not to dwell on the past at this time. This will be fairly easy for you to do because most of the problems and disappointments of the past will tend to disappear, leaving the way open for these new challenges. This is a great time; use it to its full advantage. (http://www.astrology-numerology.com/num-personalyear.html)"

For those of you who cared less enough not to read the MLA formatted block quote (thank you 10th grade english), it said, basically, that I AM JUSTIFIED IN ESTABLISHING THIS YEAR AS THE YEAR TO MAKE MYSELF. That if I ignore this natural tendency for re-birth, I'll have to wait another 9 years for this opportunity.


So. What I want to know is, is this some freakishly random luck? Or have I found a gem?

Go ahead. Waste an hour or two. Do some basic math and learn what 2011 will mean for you.


Please tell me that I'm not the exception that proves the rule (the one that states all of this numerology/astrology stuff is bologna). I'd love to know if doing the numerology exercise sheds any light on your upcoming new year. (Shameless attempt to get a comment. Or two.)

{Aside: I totally have to sing the Oscar Mayer Bologna song in my head whenever I have to spell bologna. There. I did it again. And again.}