So, in honor of all that, I thought I would bring you a little exercise in Astral Numbers from a book copyrighted 1899. Much like the documentation my co-worker left me, some important details may be missing. I leave it to you to fill in the blanks. Oh, and if you decide to use Excel spreadsheets, please don’t tell me about it. Nothing personal, really. It’s just my nerves.
Excerpt from Occultism Simplified or the Mystic Thesaurus, by Willis F. Whitehead, Past Supreme Grand Vizier, Ancient Order of Oriental Magi, copyright 1899 by The Charles T. Powner Co.:
The Astral Number.
Every person has an Astral Number which represents the conditions and culminations of life. It is formed from the Astral Numbers of the day and month of birth, the year born, and the planetary forces operating on the individual, as denoted by personal history and constitutional make-up. Following are the
TABLES OF ASTRAL POWERS.
Powers of the Planets.
Mercury - 994356 Saturn - 241056
Venus - 964224 Uranus - 120528
Mars - 542376 Neptune - 60264
Jupiter - 482112
Powers of the Months.
January - 161624 July - 491294
February - 266438 August - 324839
March - 334154 September - 353675
April - 499637 October - 227963
May - 597728 November - 217433
June - 593389 December - 188192
Powers of the Days.
1 - 157732 12 - 622348 23 - 386152
2 - 213136 13 - 491128 24 - 468772
3 - 256876 14 - 361852 25 - 683584
4 - 358936 15 - 236464 26 - 524176
5 - 461968 16 - 186892 27 - 362824
6 - 533896 17 - 169396 28 - 269512
7 - 616516 18 - 154816 29 - 246184
8 - 656368 19 - 221884 30 - 198556
9 - 722464 20 - 233548 31 - 163564
10 - 881872 21 - 274372
11 - 719548 22 - 376432
CENTURY ORDINATES: 19th, 8331652; 20th, 8331642; 21st, 8331632; 22nd, 8331622. These tables are correct.
Directions for Casting the Astral Number.
Set down in regular order, under each other, the powers of the planets, etc., as follows:
1. If a male, set down the power of Mercury.
2. If a female, the power of Venus.
3. If single, at present, the power of Mars.
4. If never married, or a virgin, Uranus power also.
5. If married now, the power of Jupiter.
6. If single through divorce, the power of Neptune.
7. If light complexioned, the power of Venus.
8. If black hair and eyes, both Mercury and Venus.
9. If medium complexioned, use no powers.
10. If own father is dead, the power of Jupiter.
11. If own mother is dead, the power of Saturn.
12. Set down power of month of birth.
13. Set down power of day of birth.
14. Set down the year of birth.
Add together. The sum total is the Astral Number.
To test the work, add the four figures of the year of birth together, and their sum, to one final digit. This will also be the “final digit” of the Astral Number.
The Century Ordinate is added to the Astral Number. Analysis is made by means of elaborate books.
When applied to the Zodiac, the operative results of the Astral Number, through analysis, indicate that:
1. Aries represents a male.
2. Taurus, a female.
3. Gemini, a married person.
4. Cancer, that the mother is dead.
5. Leo, a dark complexioned person.
6. Virgo, a virgin of either sex.
7. Libra, a medium complexioned person.
8. Scorpio, a widow or widower, or divorced.
9. Sagittarius, that the father is dead.
10. Capricornus, that the father is alive.
11. Aquarius, a light complexioned person.
12. Pisces, that the mother is alive.
Well, as Mr Whitehead says, “The ideal mystic life must not be relaxed.” So, I’ll be slogging away at the spreadsheets until further notice.