The Numerology of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

The passing of Carrie Fisher on December 27 and Debbie Reynolds the following day, December 28, 2016, feels coincidental and mysterious; a mother and child story that makes us reflect on our own. A friend asked me if I could find anything in their charts that described their relationship, or pointed to the timing of their deaths – besides the real possibility that Carrie’s passing broke her mother’s heart.

Numerology interprets patterns based on the letters and numbers in a name and date of birth. Although the math is simple, the chart itself can be complex and difficult to interpret.

Looking at the letters and numbers found in each name, it would be difficult to find two people with charts as contrasting as those of Debbie and Carrie – they were mirror opposites with almost nothing in common. This is particularly noticeable when you look at their proportional numerology charts. (Proportional charts consolidate single digit numbers based on location and influence; a bird’s eye view, so to speak, on an individual’s total makeup.)

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynold's proportional numerology charts.
Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynold’s proportional charts.

Conventional numerology charts, on the other hand, are more detailed and specific, and theirs show several links worth mentioning. Both mother and daughter were in a 9 Essence cycle – a time when everything seems more difficult and harder to overcome. It is also the number of completion and letting go of the past. The 9 Essence is by far the most challenging of all internal cycles. Both were also emotionally vulnerable due to a 2 Final Challenge.

Finally, both went through a previous period that must have required considerable effort and personal power. Debbie’s three years in a 19/1 Essence (age 81-83) suggests that her independence was threatened, which could have drained much of her energy. Carrie experienced a 22 Essence over the past five years (age 54-59). The 22 is a Master number and extremely demanding, both physically and mentally. Carrie almost certainly had an all-consuming dream chasing her since 2010; something she wanted to manifest; a book or a film, or another project. Maybe we will hear from her again.

Over the years I read a bit about their relationship, which Carrie chronicled in interviews and her first novel Postcards from the Edge (later a movie). They were estranged for many years before mending their relationship. Looking at their charts it is easy to see how there must have been conflicts of interest and divergent perceptions. It obviously took deep love and a combined effort for them to reunite, reminding us even sizable differences can be overcome through love, respect, and effort.

Losing someone you love is painful, none more so than a parent losing a child. Love is a beautiful thing, a mystifying, unexplained thing. Like gravity, it keeps us orbiting each other – an invisible connection more powerful than steel cables.

May they be at peace. Together.

2017 Numerology Forecast: CRANKING UP THE VOLUME

Welcome to 2017, a 1 Universal Year that promises major changes, increased energy across the board on a worldwide scale, and new directions for many of us, as countries reach out to each other or turn their backs on age-old alliances. This will be a year of technical breakthroughs and vast economic and political shifts. However, while those changes make all the noise and get all the attention, the most significant transformation will be an unprecedented rise in global awareness concerning idealistic and spiritual matters.

When you look back throughout world history, some years stand out as pivot points. This year, anno Domini 2017, will be such a pivot point.
During 2017 the 1 rules: a driven, forceful, confrontational, and often divisive number, the 1 can be a troublemaker like no other and there is no doubt we will see reflections of its often crude and insensitive attitude – not unlike a bull in a China shop. But when it comes to pushing for a new direction or making progress, there is no more powerful number than the 1. Pushing hard and fast is its most obvious quality, so hold on to your hat, we’re in for a ride. Especially, because this 1 is based on a high-octave 10, making it even more direct and uncompromising than a 1 based on 19, 28, or 37 – all of which are somewhat muted by the presence of other numbers.

This 1 Universal Year cycle is only the second cycle based on 10 since 1900, the first was 2008 and, as you may remember, it was a doozy. This coming year will be similar in many ways, but decidedly different in others – which is reflected in the hidden numbers behind 2008 and 2017. Whereas 2008’s singular hidden number was 6, which lived up to its reputation by causing considerable upheaval in the areas of family, protection, and community (mortgages, foreclosures, unemployment), the year 2017 encompasses several hidden numbers (1, 2, 3, 5, and 6). While this dilutes the effect of each, the dominant hidden number is 5 – the most chaotic and unrestrained of all. Pair a 1 with a 5 and maintaining control and order becomes a challenge. This suggests you can count on considerable chaos in the form of political, economic, and cultural changes across the globe, often happening overnight. Confronting the status quo will be the order of the day in many parts of the world.

With a 6, a 3, and another 1 as secondary hidden numbers, this could be the start of something akin to a knowledge revolution as the 1 breaks everything open, the 3 turns it into noise, and the 6 shares and spreads it around. Imagine every database, every file, every classified secret, and pharmaceutical or technical invention hacked and placed on the Internet. On the upside, it boosts progress, on the downside, it opens the door to even more chaos and unrestrained greed. The spiritual plane, however, finds no downside to this influx of knowledge, shared equally and available to all. It only sees growth and wisdom on a personal, individual level.

In short, this is the first year of a nine-year cycle that, by exposing much that was kept in the dark, diminishes the power of the large (corporations, governments, religious institutions), and empowers the small (individuals, communities, grassroots activists). Although vastly different, the nine-year cycle starting in 2017 is not unlike the sixties, when the voices of individuals became loud and clear and people discovered their power and used it – when art, music, and philosophy experienced a renaissance that still echoes through our lives today, and when spirituality reached greater heights than ever.

How these changes affect you as an individual depends in large part on your personal cycles. Those with a 1, 4, 6, or 8 Personal Year cycle will generally be able to preserve some stability, as these numbers tend to stiffen your back and keep you grounded. However, while stronger and more rigid, these numbers don’t bend easily, so when the pressure becomes too much, they can snap. The odd numbers: 3, 5, 7, and 9, are somewhat more vulnerable; they are more easily affected but also quicker to adapt.

The gentle, sensitive 2 stands apart as it is the one most incompatible to the forceful 1 – they belong on opposite ends of the spectrum and share almost nothing. However, capable of diffusing confrontations and bringing unity instead of division, the loving, diplomatic 2 is the much-needed peacemaker, essential more than ever during the hard-charging reign of 1 and 5. If you are in a 2 Personal Year for 2017, you may need to be careful about when to pick your battles and when to walk away.
Looking from month to month, January and April 2017 will bring the greatest shifts. April, a 5 Universal Month in a 1 Universal Year, could be especially chaotic and unstable.

March will be a month causing unexpected movement in banking, as well as the military and law enforcement.

It is during May and June that we begin to see a transfer of the 1 and 5 energy from the large to the small, expressed through the voices of individuals, in the form of unique artistic and inventive breakthroughs, political change, and spiritual and idealistic transformations. This is followed by a month of big market changes and a roller-coaster stock market. August calms things down, but only to give us time to recognize and accept that things are different now. As the first 9 Universal Month in a 1 Universal Year, August represents the final closure of the previous nine-year cycle, a period that saw polarization as its main ingredient.
September and October signify an upward shifting of the gears as the 1 energy is no longer held in check by the remnants of the previous cycle. November puts words and meanings in the spotlight as information becomes a cheap commodity, accessible to everyone. We have talked about “the information age” for decades, but it hasn’t really started yet. That distinction goes to 2017. This is nothing to be afraid of. On the contrary, unless you would rather hide in the dark then dance in the light, you should welcome it with excitement and an open mind.

Hans Decoz

Dualities; The Effect of Overlapping Cycles

When a numerologist works with a progressive chart to forecast the coming years, there are a number of cycles to consider, including Pinnacles, Transits, Period Cycles, and perhaps some lesser known cycles, such as Age Digits and the Magi cycle. However, none of those are as strongly felt as the Personal Year and Essence cycles.

Your Personal Year cycle is based on your date of birth, and runs parallel with the calendar year, from January through December. Personal Years last exactly one year, and alternate in chronological order from 1 through 9 before starting over. Daily Number Forecasts, also called Numeroscopes or Numerology Horoscopes, are based solely on this cycle, albeit broken into Personal Months and Personal Days for more detail.

Your Essence cycle, on the other hand, is derived from your full name and lasts from birthday to birthday. Essence cycles can last from one year to eighteen years and anything in between. They are not in chronological order but rather jump from any one number to another. You can have an Essence cycle of 7 for the next three years, then jump to a 3 Essence for six years, then a 1 for one year, and so forth, as they track the letters in your name.

But there is a more important difference between these two cycles. Personal Years are external, while Essence cycles are internal. The Personal Year is experienced largely in changing circumstances, events that happen to you, people coming into your life, and so forth. Although Personal Years have a big impact on you as an individual, that impact is caused almost exclusively by what happens outside of you.

Essence cycles work the opposite way, they affect how you feel, your state of mind, your attitude, your sense of optimism or pessimism, your ambition or lack of it, etc. In other words, while the Personal Year cycles work from the outside in, the Essence cycles work from the inside out.

This is where Dualities come into the picture.

Personal Year and Essence cycles represent two overlapping forces that influence you on your path forward. The orderly rhythm of Personal Years, like the bass in a musical piece, carries the more complex and varied composition of your Essence cycles. The sound they make together is what matters. This is where you need to find harmony. Dualities describe the effect of any two cycles at play; how they interact, and how that alters their influence in subtle and not so subtle ways, thereby helping you to find the balance and synchronization you need to get the most out of these cycles.

There are eighty-one Dualities, beginning with a 1 Personal Year and a 1 Essence, all the way up to 9 Personal Year during a 9 Essence. Dualities are the most telling of any number aspect in your progressive chart. It is for that reason, I added Dualities to the Yearly Forecast reports. It may be only one chapter, but I believe it is perhaps the most important.


The World Numerology Collection is the accumulation of almost 40 years of work. I view it as a lifetime project, continuously requiring new chapters, and expanding or fine-tuning existing material.

The 18 reports and charts that are part of the collection are built on a numerology database of almost a million words (the equivalent of a 3000-page book) spread over hundreds and hundreds of chapters and text files. From the late 80’s until about 2005, my commitment and dedication to upgrading and expanding the numerology reports might have been considered almost obsessive. In addition, changes in the digital environment pretty much forced me to start over twice.

The first came when Microsoft launched Windows and my programs, originally written in GWBasic and running on a DOS operating system (who remembers that?) quickly became outdated. We re-wrote the programs in C++ in the early nineties and continued to expand and improve them every year since.

The second big overhaul was more dramatic and kicked off in 2012. There were several reasons I decided to start over (albeit building on the existing numerology database). First and foremost was the need to create a more convenient and affordable way to access the reports. Secondly, I didn’t like the fact that my work pretty much stagnated after 2005. I felt there was room for improvement. Hence, the idea to bundle all my work into one simple, easy-to-use (and equally easy-to-update) application, and loading it with a lot of new material in the process, was born.

Looking back, I had no idea of the size and scope of the project, which is probably a good thing. Had I known, I might not have started. Not only did it require doubling the existing numerology text database, none of the code used for the older software could be used. We had to start from scratch.

On the surface, the algorithms behind the numerology reports and charts are relatively simple. The reality is, however, that almost every calculation method has many variations and exceptions. Because of that, I have come to accept that this – my wonderful on-going lifetime project – will probably never be finished. Fortunately, the World Numerology application was designed to be easily and regularly updated. Glitches can be fixed pretty much as soon as they are found, text files and chapters added, and improvements to the user experience integrated as we go. In addition, in case you wondered why we named it the World Numerology Collection, the program was designed from the start to accommodate multiple languages (several of which are in the pipeline). We also wanted to create a format that allowed for easy sharing, or gifting, of reports and charts among friends and family members.

This may sound a little strange, but in my mind, the World Numerology Collection almost seems like an organic, living thing, that will continue to grow and mature with every update. I certainly hope I will be able to work on it for a long time to come. I also hope it will occasionally let me take a little time off. Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether I am in charge of the project, or the project is in charge of me.

Hans Decoz
June 3, 2016


At its core, a computer-generated numerology report, or any other Metaphysical report for that matter, is relatively simple. The mechanical part of the software follows an algorithm that results in a number or a number sequence. Based on that, it pulls the text file describing the meaning of that number and inserts it into the report. While this is a straightforward procedure, it requires a numerology database that includes a text file for every possible number combination. That’s where the challenge lies.

In 1984, when I first set out to develop such a program, I devoted three years to writing text files for all the aspects I wanted to include in the Personality Profile and Yearly Forecast. It was a long three years, but when all was said and done, I had a text base approximately the size of four novels. Over the next two decades I added Relationship reports, Name Advisors, the Diamond, and a number of other report types, more than doubling the text base in the process.

In 2012, I decided to crank it up a notch by including texts that describe the way important core numbers affect each other – and thus, the Integrated Personality Profile was born. For years, I felt this was a missing link in other numerology profiles (including mine); no one had ever described how core numbers in an individual’s chart impact one another.

This project was groundbreaking for several reasons, not the least of which was the amount of text required to cover every possibility. To include each variation stemming from a single aspect or number in a particular location in a chart, I wrote between 9 to 16 text files, depending on whether Master numbers and Karmic Debt numbers were included. In some cases, like the Birthday number, I use all 31 double-digit numbers. Describing all the possible variations of two numbers, however, requires a minimum of 81 (9 x 9) texts, assuming there are no Master or Karmic Debt numbers involved.

To illustrate what that means for the text base in your Personality Profile, the chapter I added revealing the interaction between your three core name numbers required a text base of over 70,000 words. The chapter I added to the Yearly Forecast explaining overlapping cycles, required an additional 50,000 words. All in all, the improvements made since 2012 (now part of the World Numerology Collection) grew the numerology text base to something approaching a 2500 page novel – easily dwarfing every other numerology program.

The new “Integrated” Personality Profile has expanded by several chapters. It describes the combined effect of your Expression, Heart’s Desire, and Personality, and includes all possible Master numbers and Karmic Debt numbers. I also wrote distinctly different texts for combinations that contain the same numbers but appear in a different order. For example, if you have a 5 Expression, 2 Heart’s Desire, and 3 Personality, and your friend has a 5 Expression, 3 Heart’s Desire, and 2 Personality – identical numbers but in different positions – the chapter describing the meaning of each configuration is different in the two reports. Other software on the market produces the same report for both individuals.

I hope you enjoy your report, and the new information I have included. Time for me to take a break…


Numerology and the Ambivalent Personalities of Numbers

Numbers, like people, are not always as predictable as you might wish them to be. Each of the single-digit numbers has a wide range of qualities, many of them apparently paradoxical, as is the case with people. Some of their qualities are hiding in the wings until circumstances send them to center stage — you guessed it — just as people do. Some of those qualities are clearly two-faced: one day they show their good side, but the next day their bad side reveals itself, which makes the art and science of numerology both more nuanced, and more complicated.

When I first became involved in Numerology, I took the descriptions of the meanings of numbers more or less literally. It was all pretty straightforward. Over time, the more I practiced and the more I learned, that picture changed. I no longer thought about numbers as clearly defined, or limited personalities. Practicing numerology for many years taught me that their ambivalent nature is much more subtle and vulnerable to surrounding forces than I had previously understood.

Today, when I look at a number in someone’s chart, I consider the surrounding numbers, the location, and the placement of the cycles as crucial to understanding how this particular number affects that person. Let me give you some examples…

The 5 is generally seen as a freedom-loving, dynamic, somewhat irresponsible, sensuous, indulgent, un-disciplined, versatile, adventurous, rebellious and difficult-to-control personality — all of which is true. You can add to that: sexually promiscuous, short-sighted, impulsive, quick-witted, funny, self-promoting, jovial, financially careless, daring, social and a bunch of other qualities.

Now ask yourself (being a responsible, mature, single individual): would you like to become romantically involved with a 5? Chances are, you would consider looking elsewhere, since the 5 certainly seems like a loose cannon. But what if I told you that the 5, when romantically involved with another person, is actually very loyal, not given to cheating, considerate, devoted, and unwavering in its romantic confidence? Not really what you would expect from that seemingly ageless, permanently juvenile 5.

Now look at the numerology of the 6: sacrificing, loving, caring, responsible, protective, family-oriented, persistent and so forth. Of course, you would love to have a 6 as a romantic partner, wouldn’t you? He or she will care for you, protect you, love you, etc. Funny thing though — being in a relationship is not always enough to keep a 6 faithful. In fact, the 2 and the 6 are the most likely numbers to cheat. Why? Because they love to love. They just can’t help themselves.

Numerology shows us many other examples where numbers aren’t as simple and narrowly defined as they seemed. Below is a list of attributes and possible conditions for specific numbers that tend to surprise numerology enthusiasts. Keep in mind that this is based on those numbers accessing certain qualities above and beyond other qualities, and under fortunate or unfortunate circumstances. I suspect statistical research would prove them to be true.

The most likely to cheat: 2, 6 and 9. As I said, they just open their hearts too easily, and tend to be a bit gullible as well.

The most likely to die poor: 8 and 5. The 8 tends to take too many risks and greed can turn on itself. The 5 tends to have a hole in his/her hand.

The most likely to end up rich and successful: 7 (brains, scholarly, sense of timing), 1 (ambition, focus, leadership) and 3 (innovator, original, support of others).

The most likely to hold high office or run a major corporation: 9 (global consciousness, sense of justice, detachment), 8 (business shrewdness, authority) and 4 (persistent, focused effort, patience).

The most likely to choose a path of crime: 2 (advantage taker, opportunist, liar), 8 (greed) and 5 (rebellious, adventurer, pirate).

The most likely to become a successful artist: 6 (visual arts), 3 (books, film), 9 (fashion, architecture), and 2 (music).

The most likely to become famous: 5 (self promoter, adapter), 11 (intuition, sense of timing, knowing what the next fad will be) and 1 (spear point, try anything).

If you have other paths or qualities that you wonder may be tied to a particular number, let me know. Perhaps I will use them in a follow-up blog on this subject. In the meantime, numerology offers us a few variations on old clichés, that are particularly suited to certain numbers:

Expectations are a sure path to failure: 22 and 33.

Conviction without plasticity will walk you off a cliff: 1, 4 and 8.

Doubt paralyzes: 2, 3 and 7.

Procrastination equals disappointment: 3, 5 and 9.

One ounce of self confidence is worth a pound of talent: 1, 3 and 7.