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Numerology looks at the number 911.

Many people have asked me if the proliferation of the number 911 within our community has any special significance.  Or is it simply coincidence?

In light of the events of 9/11/2001 , the lottery result (in New York of all places) of 9-1-1 on the evening of the first commemoration of  September 11, and the selection of 911 as our nationwide emergency number, this question is certainly valid.  It demands a close look at the concept of randomness as well as the specific meaning of the number 911.

For a numerologist, terms such as coincidence or randomness make no sense.  These expressions point to the possibility that events, large or small, can appear out of nowhere, without any connection to anything else.  This, of course, is impossible.  What we perceive to be a coincidence is actually no less deliberate an occurrence as a carefully planned and endlessly rehearsed military parade.  The difference is only in the fact that we are unable to follow, or back track, all the happenings and ingredients that needed to be in place in order to make this "coincidence" happen.

Randomness can not exist.  Not on any scale and not in any dimension.  Not on the scale of molecular activities, not on the scale of colliding stars and planets.  Randomness simply does not appear anywhere in the equation.  In fact, one can go so far as to state that if randomness existed, there could not exist anything else.  Even if - as a result of random events - something would come into existence, it would be there for only a brief moment, after which the random motion of particles would swallow it up.  It would be like trying to create a whole number that is not dividable by 1.

Based on an understanding that there is no such thing as coincidence, let us take a look at the number 911 from a numerologists' perspective.

Numerology is not about math.  While there is some very basic 2nd grade arithmetic involved, the mathematical aspect of numerology is no more important in the life of a numerologist as it is in the life of an ice cream vendor.  There are times when you have to add or deduct a few numbers, but that is all the math that is involved.

Numerology is based on the recognition of numbers as representing certain qualities, as opposed to quantities.

Each of the nine single digit numbers 1 through 9, personifies a clearly defined archetype; a personality similar to that of a human being but, contrary to the always extremely complex makeup of a human, the archetypal personality of a single digit number is limited to a particular set of qualities.  People are much more complicated in comparison to these single digit numbers, because people consist of a mixture of character traits found among all nine numbers.  And with the understanding that randomness does not exist, it leaves us with the realization that the unique mixture of character traits and idiosyncrasies found in each and every human being, no matter how incredibly complex, is never an "accident."

If we look at the meaning of the number 911 through the eyes of a numerologist, we see not one message, or two, but a range of them.

First, we look at each single digit found in the number 911.

The 9 stands for idealism, compassion, healing, sacrifice, and caring for the global community (as opposed to a small local community of family, friends, neighbors, and other tribal members).  The number 9 stands for everything noble and decent.  It is the Mother Theresa among the single digit numbers.  However, like all numbers, there is a dark site to the nine as well.  It can be arrogant, self-righteous, and fanatical.

The number 1 stands for individualism, courage, leadership, and ambition.  It is the warrior among the nine archetypes.  It knows no fear, will not retreat, and doesn't bend for anyone. It wants to direct and control the actions of others.

Those are the two numbers that make up 911 and their personalities are at opposite ends of the spectrum.  The 9 as the Cornerstone of 911 tells me that the message is global and attempts to direct our attention to mankind as a whole, not just a single nation.  It warns against fanaticism, and instead asks for tolerance and acceptance.  It is not Islam that is at the core of the largest conflict facing us today, nor is it different political systems or other diversities.  It is religious fanaticism, narrow-mindedness, and the cold heart of the zealot.

And we should not forget, that the state of mind of our enemy is surprisingly similar to our own.  All you need to do is change a few details to create a mirror image.  Imagine, for example, what the United States would look like today if the government, the military, education, and the judicial system had been under full control of the Baptist church for many generations.  We would have a nation not that different from those we are fighting today.

The number 1 appears in 911 twice, and it has a message very different from the 9.  We are asked to honor and value the individual.  No number pays homage to life the way the number 1 does; it gives full value to each and every human life; everyone counts. 

Like body guards, the two numbers 1 stand behind the 9 in 911.  As if protecting everything the 9 represents.  The 1 is an aggressive number, but in this case, it plays a submissive role.  The 9 is the guiding number.  The 1 is its protector.

When we add the 9, the 1, and again a 1, we get 11.

As the sum of the number 911, the 11 reveals what we are left with when all is said and done.  The 11 is one of three double-digit numbers that are considered Master Numbers in numerology (as are the 22 and the 33), and is the most sensitive, feminine, and subtle of all numbers. The 11 in this context tells us that when this conflict has come to pass, the qualities of the 11 are our true reward, in the form of  a new era influenced strongly by a global sense of brotherhood and sisterhood, of similarities as opposed to differences, of tact and sensitivity versus brutal force and intolerance.  But first, we have some challenges to overcome.

The following chart shows which numbers can be derived from 911, using a simple little numerology technique called the Diamond.  The numbers in the upper half of this Diamond are the result of adding the single digits that make up the number 911.  The lower half is based on subtracting those single digits.

                        3

         10/1                    2

9                      1                      1

            8                      0

                        8

Challenges are represented by the difference between the digits in the number 911.  The first Challenge therefore is 9 minus 1 equals 8.  The number 8 stands for money, power, authority, and ambition.  It is the most materialistic of all numbers.  It understands balance, such as effort and reward.  As a first Challenge, it tells us that we are not using the positive force of the 8, but rather the negative.  And that our first order of the day is to recognize and change that.  Our material wealth is working against us.  Imagine two neighbors; one outrageously rich, the other too poor to feed his children.  Occasionally the rich man offers a few crumbs to the poor man.  Nonetheless, right or wrong, the poor man would not be human if he did not feel a deep and intense anger and frustration towards his rich neighbor.  It would be better if the rich man temporarily set aside his all-consuming desire to become even richer, and instead would focus on helping his poor neighbor become rich as well.

The fact that the 8 appears twice in the lower half of the Diamond makes this a very important part of overcoming the obstacles on the road to peace.  The US must share its wealth.  Period.  Greed is killing us.

The 0 is unique in that it is not recognized as an archetypal personality like the other single digit numbers, but rather takes on the qualities of the 9 when found in a chart.  The 0 can only exist as the result of deducting numbers, and therefore always reflects a weakness.

As a Challenge, it warns that unless we accept our role as being part of mankind instead of a separate entity (beware of nationalism - there is no more dangerous force, except, perhaps religious zeal), we will not be able to resolve this conflict.

The numbers in the upper half of the Diamond show the strengths and abilities that will help us in our struggle.  Obviously, the 10/1 shows that leadership will be our strongest asset - if used properly.  But also important is the deep understanding typical of the 1, that each human being is unique and invaluable, and that each and every life has to be given the utmost respect.  Unless we realize this, unless we feel the same pain and empathy when we witness suffering on the other side of the world as we do when we watch the same despair next door, we will not be deserving of peace as a country or within our own individual hearts. (Consider, for example, that an industrial accident in the US costing a hundred lives, would be front page news for weeks, followed by lawsuits and news coverage of those law suits, government interference, the birth of Senate committees, and so forth.  Yet Union Carbide managed to kill 15,000 (as in fifteen thousand) people in a single accident in India two decades ago, has to this day not compensated the victims' family, but it has now been all but forgotten on this side of the ocean.  Not until a life in India becomes as important as a life in the US , do we deserve any kind of peace.)

The 2 as the second number in the top half of the Diamond, represents diplomacy, tact, awareness of other peoples needs and feelings, sensitivity, cooperation, brotherhood/sisterhood, and love.  This requires no additional explanations.  The number 3 located in the top of the Diamond is a very different kind of revelation.  It tells the numerologist that perhaps the most important asset is our ability to experience joy, creativity and self-expression.  When narrow-minded religious fanaticism takes control, joy and happiness are the first to go. Anywhere you look, whenever a dogmatic religion plays a major role, it destroys all the things that give us pleasure; art, music, dance, freedom of speech, books, and so forth.  Like a black cloud of spiritual pollution it kills all of us without remorse.  The number 3 is the sworn enemy of all things dogmatic and restricting.  The number 3 loves to dance, play, joke around.  It is the Sunshine number.

Looking over the Diamond, the messages hidden within the number 911 are quite revealing. Nothing is what it seems.  We feel secure in our wealth and yet our wealth is one of the biggest factors against us when it comes to our safety.  We feel confident in our awareness of strength and power, yet it is our lack of sensitivity that has pushed us to the brink of disaster and beyond.

Hans Decoz
9/15/2002

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