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In The Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe, Michael S. Schneider points out that “one” and “two” were viewed by the ancient mathematical philosophers as the parents of numbers and therefore the number “three” would be the firstborn of the pair. Geometrically, three lines form the first object to have a measurable surface, the triangle. Linguistically, the sound of the word “three” resembles other words such as “through” and is clearly related to the word “threshold.” Schneider points out that three “takes us over a threshold and through past polarised limits of the Dyad.” Our preference for release from the […]
Three points represent the first shape with a measurable surface. An added point to this creates depth or a third dimension. According to Schneider, a tetrad or three dimensional triangle, “manifests itself in nature with greatest exactness at the borderline between nonliving and living forms.” If three represents life itself then perhaps four can represent what is man-made: tables, chairs, desks, walls, floors, ceilings, monitors, picture frames, books. What is square seems solid or durable. Linguistically, one squares up to another person to prepare for a fight. We talk of “square meals” meaning solid, no nonsense eating. If we hit […]
This article will examine the significance of the number 7, its symbolism in religion and culture and its fundamental meaning in Mathematics and astronomy. It is hoped that a more thorough understanding of the implied meaning of the number 7 will enhance astrological interpretation. The evolution of the glyph for the number 7 is far less noticeable than it was for the number 5. Essentially, it would seem, the glyph for 7 is pretty much the same today as it was thousands of years ago. It’s as if 7 knew what it wanted to be from the very beginning. However, […]
This article will examine the significance of the number 5, its symbolism in religion and culture and its fundamental meaning in Mathematics and astronomy. It is hoped that a more thorough understanding of the implied meaning of the number 5 will enhance astrological interpretation. The evolution of the number 5 The drawing, right, shows the written evolution of the number 5. Through purely graphical evidence, the European glyph for the number 5 appears to have evolved from the Khmer but its earliest appearance (far left) does not resemble what we now associate with the glyph for 5 at all. Indeed, […]
David Hamblin, in his book “Harmonic Charts” writes: “When we move into the H5 chart, we move for the first time into unknown territory.” It is a move away from the familiarity of twoness found in the H4 chart and into the unevenness of H5–H5 forces us to choose the unnatural. Hamblin uses the analogy of time signatures found in music. As a musician, I can confirm that the time signature of 5/4 (or 4/5) is very rare and, in my opinion, uncomfortable and awkward both to play and to listen to. I have never seen it used throughout an […]
Hamblin indicates that the number 7 is traditionally viewed as a magical or mysterious number. As he writes: “Human order may be found in the number Five, but cosmic order is sought in the number Seven.” Charles Harvey adds that 7H chart is about what turns us on and that it “will lift us into a higher order of vision and understanding. It shows our receptivity to the influx of supernal energies and circumstances, which can thus open us to the “breathing in” of the Divine.” However, Hamblin attributes the sense of Divine to the 9H chart and the 7H […]