Mystic numbers?


JD’s big on the significance of numbers and I know a couple of astrologers too.   For me – and I think I’ve blogged on this before – the years with a 3 or an 8 on the end, looking back over the previous four decades, have been uncannily traumatic.   I don’t know why it should have been so but it’s been so.

There’ve been many significant years other than that but the traumatic ones seem to fall on the 3 and the 8.  What made it worse was that in the years leading up to them, things were pretty much of a muchness or even doing well.  In  one decade, I was in a socio-economic position you might term B2 and suddenly I was D2 or E and had lost my family.   I came back up to a B2 and ran three cars, then guess what – it was all lost again.

Some readers might remember that while my economic status was way down after 12 years in Russia, the socio was still pretty high and all seemed pretty straightforward.  Along came 2008 and I was spiralling down into a vortex, only stopping further descent in early 2009 back in England.  Loss of my mother, loss of relationships and family, loss of country – all of those have happened in those 3 and 8 years, with no exceptions.

With 2013 upon us, I thought the nexus might have been broken – there were prospects and it  looked up.  Two days ago, I received two bulky sets of papers through the mail and here we go again.  Tomorrow I’ll make a start on trying to sort out the mess but suffice it to say that blogging is not a huge priority at this time.   So things are going to be pretty erratic and unless a writer or two agrees to post something at OoL, it will become a ghost blog, kept alive for now by Julia.

Priorities?   One tends to change them at such times – people close to me are first, finishing the novella [now 70% there] and posting it is second and have to say it’s providing a few surprises of its own, RL issues come next and then blogging.   I’m dropping all else, unfortunately, for now.


That’s me but I’ve noticed many fellow bloggers are also having a hard time and I received a message from a reader today that his world had fallen through again, so it seems to be the season for it.  One of my closest people has lost internet and that’s a killer.   Some have come back to blogging but as Tim Worstall noted years ago, they generally give it another try for a while and then peter out for good…………In such a scenario as we find ourselves in, all we can do is top up the glasses and toast to a rosy future.

4 comments for “Mystic numbers?

  1. JD
    January 17, 2013 at 22:04

    wrong link James 🙂

    this one is about numbers-


    as to your woes, just remember-
    such is life
    and life is such
    and after all
    it isn’t much


  2. Mark
    January 17, 2013 at 22:26

    Always look on the bright side of life……

  3. January 17, 2013 at 23:40

    I’m not into numerology, but can relate to a feeling of cycles – cycling around our lives in the background – at certain points we can discern similar “atmospheres” – sometimes crappy sometimes positive. Maybe the 3 and 8 years mark points in some astrological cycle for you James.

    Currently Mars is in Aquarius (I think that’s your Sun sign, and mine btw). Mars isn’t thought to be much of a benign influence – I’ve had/have a very nasty virus, and you are experiencing different problems by the sound of it.
    Things should improve after first week of Feb.

  4. Amfortas
    January 18, 2013 at 00:07

    There are ‘forces’ and ‘tides’, affecting the world and its inhabitants of which we are barely aware. David Bohm (particle physicist) would put it down to the ‘landscape’ of the Implicate Order, that which mystics might call the ‘Supernatural’.

    Some are very long cycle and some much shorter, but it is as if we pass through a cloud and the conditions around us change rapidly and sometimes deleteriously.

    It happens in the physical world too, causing consternation. Just look at ‘Climate Change’. People today are running around shouting about the sky falling in and of course blaming YOU. Sun spot cycles, of which mankind was totally unaware not so very long ago, also have a marked effect. In previous eras we would put it down to malignant forces and maybe we were not too far off. But in our enlightened period we prefer to blame YOU rather than some Debil.

    Our solar system is passing through a region of deep space that is currently quite ’empty’ but we can see quite well now that other regions contain quite dense clouds of gasses and there is no reason apart from accident of current position that we could not find ourselves in quite different cosmic circumstances that would have marked effects on us.

    Whatever is happening in your life, James, I wish you well in navigating the underwater rocks and shoals. May your boat float free.

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