"Doormats make flat company," and other numeric wisdom
The raccoon and crows are still at war in Kitsilano. Every evening a small knot of people wearing flip-flops and clutching beach blankets and bags gather on Creelman Avenue to watch a raccoon and the local crows conduct a battle of wills. So far, it’s a standoff. The crows are still conducting rigorous flight training for their fledglings. Nature at its best and most intriguing in Kitsilano. I can’t help wondering why the crows harass the raccoon when it reaches the balcony. And unanswerable question, perhaps?
To find out what the rest of July has in store, calculate your key number by adding the day and month of your birth. Continue adding until you arrive at a single digit. For example, if your birthday is October 14, your personal number is determined as follows: 10 + 14 = 24. Then 2 + 4 = 6, and you have the key number (6) that you will keep for life.
1 key number
Balance and harmony are important in your life and surroundings now. Any projects begun last month need special care—that includes relationships. Continue to be a sweet talker. In the wardrobe department, neat and sexy threads help more than you can imagine. Hit the sales racks—great surprises are in store for you.
2 key number
In the last half of July, there is still danger that you will expose more than is wise. Write in your journal instead. Continue to nurture your inner party animal. This month, she/he is on the prowl. Inner kittens and cougars should be encouraged to go out on the town and enjoy the summer nights. Coyotes howl as you execute charisma.
3 key number
Tests and challenges will continue to crop up till August finally puts in an appearance and sets you free. Until then, work and duty must remain a priority. Dotting I’s and crossing T’s at work or at home work will keep you out of difficulty. Detail is king or queen, depending on how PC you are. Ignoring the little niceties like being PC this month will bring a large, heavy whack of the duty dragon’s tale.
4 key number
You will continue to crave freedom in the last two weeks of July. Restless energy leads off the beaten track. Continue to explore new ideas and new territory of the mind. A personal development course, perhaps? An out-of-the-ordinary flirtation? Perfect! Go for it. Otherwise, an outrageous new outfit could fill a need.
5 key number
Staying close to home is best now. Cook, clean and explore your own inner domestic. You are bound to crave the company of others, so choose companions wisely. Avoid those who are too needy. You may be unable to resist being a helper, but keep your personal boundaries healthy and in place. Doormats make flat company.
6 key number
Go within now—outside lies trouble and misunderstanding. And by all means, continue to think before you speak. Unexpected synchronicities are likely to pop up. Get outside and enjoy the summer, but this is really not the time to party. If you must socialize, small groups and intimate dinners will provide the best satisfaction.
7 key number
If you have worked hard over the last few months, remained focussed, and applied real efforts in relationship and career, you can look forward to a period of success and happiness now. If you avoid structure, discipline and duty this month, prepare for disaster. This is a chickens-coming-home-to-roost cycle.
8 key number
You must continue to look at your outworn ideas,relationships, attitudes and dreams. This is the time to be ruthless, purging your closet, re-evaluating relationships and friendships, remembering to make space in your life for what is new and shiny. Expect your charisma to work for you, but do not abuse it. Devote some of your time to meditation and spiritual thoughts. Compassion will be your byword.
9 key number
New opportunities are everywhere now. If they’re not visible on the surface, dig like a little badger. You are creating your future with every thought, word and deed you perform. An optimistic attitude will continue to be your best tool for building your future. Be unstoppable and unreasonable. Reasonableness at this point will trip you up and stop you from moving ahead. You are on a fast track, but remember to watch for pedestrians.