Numerology Made Simple

The practice of numerology has its roots in a few places; Chaldean numerology was developed by the Hebrews in Egypt and Babylon and there are indications that numerology was used thousands of years ago in China, Rome, Japan and Greece.

Fast forward to early 1900 when Mrs. L. Dow Balliett, a revered student of the Bible, Pythagoras, Plato and other notable philosophers, introduced her own system of numbers. Largely credited with bringing the study of numerology to the Western world, Mrs. Balliett focused her efforts on allowing people to see themselves as divine beings. Her efforts, coupled with those of Dr. Julia Seton, who is actually credited with coining the term “numerology”, brought this system into the cultural mainstream.

What numbers are calculated:

The Life Path Number is considered by many to be the most important number in the numerology chart. It identifies the natural talents and abilities we are born with and shows us what we are capable of achieving.

The Destiny Number is the sum of all the letters in an individual’s birth name and tells us what we are meant to become and what we are supposed to accomplish in our life.

The Soul Number is used to help get in touch with your intuition. It represents your inner feelings, dreams, motivations and different aspects of one’s spiritual strengths and sensitivities. It is calculated by totaling the values of the numbers representing the vowels in your birth name.

The Personality Number, which is calculated by totaling the values of the numbers representing the consonants in your birth name, shows us how we are seen by others. This number allows us to gain valuable insight on which aspects of our personality may need to be “tweaked” in order to make more favorable first impressions.

The Maturity Number shows us the extent to which we expect to enjoy our “golden years” in a meaningful, satisfying and happy manner. It is calculated by adding our Life Path and Destiny Numbers.

Calculating your Life Path Number add the numbers in your birthdate: Ex: October 12, 1975 = 1+0+1+2+1+9+7+5 = 26 = 2+6 = 8

Meaning of the Life Path Number

So, you’ve calculated your Life Path Number and are ready to know what it means. Here is a brief explanation for each:

One (1) – Those with a Life Path Number of 1 tend to be independent, self-starters who strive to be the best at whatever they choose to do. Competitive by nature, people with this Life Path Number set high standards for themselves and can be quite critical of those they feel are not meeting expectations. A person with a Life Path Number of 1 should look for a career that will allow them to use these talents to their fullest; entrepreneurship or a career in government are both common career choices.

Two (2) – Those with a Life Path Number of 2 are generally characterized as being peacemakers because they shy away from conflict and confrontation and instead seek harmony in their environment. They also tend to be easygoing, affectionate, patient, compassionate and get along well with all types of people. While these are all terrific attributes, it is important for these individuals to remember that their easygoing nature can cause others to take advantage of them. People with a Life Path Number of 2 should seek a career that allows them to negotiate, attend to details, and serve in a supporting role.

Three (3) – Those with a Life Path Number of 3 are creative, romantic and love to be in the spotlight. Optimistic by nature, a “3” can have a great sense of humor and thrive in pursuits which allow them to use their creativity. As a result, people with a Life Path Number of 3 do best in professions which involve writing, public speaking, acting, designing, illustrating or singing.

Four (4) – Those with a Life Path Number of 4 are usually seen as steady and reliable. They are characteristically honest, have a great respect for authority and tend to “follow the rules”. As a result, others look to 4s to be the list keepers, organizers and make sure that all details of any project or initiative are addressed. Common career choices include anything in construction management, accounting or bookkeeping.

Five (5) – Those with a Life Path Number of 5 can find themselves easily bored with their everyday routine and so they frequently seek change. Not surprisingly, they also thrive in environments that allow for freedom, fun, adventure and travel. Often described as the “life of the party”, it is important for 5s to always be busy and involved in exciting pursuits, otherwise they risk the chance of turning to drugs, alcohol, gambling or other vices for stimulation. Common career choices include professions in advertising, publicity, communications, new ventures and sales.

Six (6) – Those with a Life Path Number of 6 are often noted for their nurturing spirit. They continually seek to find a good balance between giving and receiving. Because of their magnetic personality, others often look to 6s for advice and counsel. Common career choices include positions in the service industry, medicine, and anything to do with decorating, remodeling and personal makeovers.

Seven (7) – Those with a Life Path Number of 7 tend to be dissatisfied with taking anything at face value and feel compelled to observe, analyze and study virtually everything they encounter. Because of their studious nature, they can be seen as loners and even mysterious by others. Common career choices include teaching, computer programming, and any profession that requires a great deal of analysis, deductive reasoning and technical ability.

Eight (8) – Those with a Life Path Number of 8 greatly value money, power and success. And, as you would imagine, they tend to like life’s finer things. However, because of their attraction to material wealth, 8s have a tendency to be workaholics and often put their work pursuits ahead of their personal interests. Common career choices include senior level management, financial advisor, real estate broker or any position of authority.

Nine (9) – Those with a Life Path Number of 9 are considered natural leaders and are perceived to be the person in charge even when they are not. Part of this is due to the 9’s humanitarian interests and need to understand the relationship between all things and people. A person with this Life Path number strongly desires to treat others in the manner he would like to be treated. Common career choices include international business, the arts, education and health.

20 Things You Never Knew About Rugby

  • Rugby and football were essentially the same game until 1863. The split occurred when attempts were made to formalise the rules of football, whereupon the Blackheath club quit the new Football Association, wishing to protect players’ right to kick one another on the shins.
  • Initially, the game of rugby was played by teams comprising 20 players.
  • Rugby is the oldest international team sport, with the first rugby test predating both the first cricket and football tests.
  • The International Rugby Board was created as the result of a disputed try, in a match between England and Scotland.
  • The 1895 split between rugby league and rugby union occurred along both class and geographic lines. Clubs in the working class North embraced a professional game, while the wealthier clubs in the South adhered to the ethic of amateur rugby.
  • The United States is the reigning Olympic rugby gold medallist, having won the last rugby event played at the Olympics, in 1924.
  • Japan boasts the largest playing pool of any rugby-playing nation, with 125,000 registered players.
  • Pope John Paul II played rugby for the Polish national team.
  • The first Gilbert rugby ball was manufactured in the late 1700s by William Gilbert, a cobbler whose business was positioned next to the Rugby school at which the modern game was first played.
  • The shape of the modern rugby ball is derived from the use of inflated pigs bladders, which were used during the early years of the game.
  • During the early days of the game only a single point was awarded for a try. A drop goal, however, earned 3 points.
  • The first test between Western Samoa and Fiji was played at 7am in the morning, on a pitch with a large tree growing in its centre.
  • The South African rugby team didn’t lose a single test series between 1896 and 1956.
  • World War One had a significant impact on the game of rugby. 133 international players were killed in battles, which resulted in the development of the sport being set back by decades, and also gave football the opportunity to become the most popular game in the United Kingdom.
  • If Germany had not occupied France during World War Two, rugby league would have been the dominant convention in that country. During the Nazi occupation all the assets of the massive French Rugby League were handed over to the French Rugby Union, and for decades after the war rugby league clubs were not permitted to describe their game as ‘rugby’.
  • The grave of William Webb Ellis, the man credited with inventing rugby, was only located in 1959.
  • Stellenbosch Rugby Club in South Africa is the largest rugby club in the world with over 7,000 registered players.
  • Rugby Union is an extremely popular spectator sport in Georgia and Madagascar.
  • Since turning professional, the popularity of rugby has soared around the globe, with the 2007 Rugby World Cup attracting a cumulative audience of 4 billion. The sport is currently considered the second most popular on the planet, the first being football.
  • Rugby union is gaining in popularity more rapidly than any other sport in the United States, and the country already boasts a player pool larger than any of the Celtic teams participating in the Six Nations Championship.

Well, there you have it – 20 things you didn’t perhaps now about rugby!

Explore Old West Colorado

Before the volcanic blast that formed these famous mountains, the area was tropical. Dinosaurs roamed the area. Palms and ferns were the flora of the time.

Early cavemen ventured into the U.S. from the land bridge across the Bering Strait connecting present day Russia to Alaska. These people populated the western region of the U.S. and evolved into our Native American founders.

Fast forward thousands of years. Spanish explorers visited the territory in search of gold and other riches.

Next came the French. They were expanding their hold in undiscovered U.S. west of the Mississippi. Then American explorers traveled west to map out their new acquisition from the French, the Louisiana Purchase.

Other Americans moved west from colonial U.S. to find their adventures. Mountain men who ventured into the Colorado territory decided to live in this rugged land. French fur trappers came to the territory for the beaver pelts that were so sought after for hats, coats and furs for rich folks.

A man named Zebulon Pike explored central Colorado and discovered the famous mountain that bears his name. Mr. Pike opened up the Colorado Territory to further exploration. Many were searching for riches just like the Spanish a few hundred years before.

And they found it. The gold rush was on in Colorado. Thousands raced from the east to make their fortune with the slogan “Pikes Peak or Bust” on their lips or painted on their wagons. Towns that you now know today, such as Denver, Aspen, Leadville, were once tent cities set up around gold strikes.

With the fledgling towns established, lawlessness, gambling, houses of ill repute and outlaws invaded the gold rush scene. Many old west legends made Colorado a stopping point on their travels to other parts of the established west.

When the gold finally was mined out, gold miners either left the area to head back east or stayed on the plains of Colorado to farm the land. Some hearty souls joined wagon trains heading west, because our new country was suddenly getting larger and more people were expanding into the territory.

With the influx of these new residents, the original owners of the land, the Native Americans, were being pushed off of their property.

The Indians retaliated against this encroachment and bloody battles between them and the U.S. government occurred.

By the turn of the century, 1899, Colorado was fairly well settled and established as a state. So you can see, in such as short span of time, Colorado was a part of the wild west legend in a very big way.

When you come to visit, think about where you are walking, or the mountains you are taking pictures of.

Hundreds of years ago, the first explorers were looking at exactly the same thing, walking in the same area. Definitely gives you a sense of perspective.

Insurable and Non-Insurable Risks

When we talk of insurance, we are referring to risks in all forms. Hence, having for an insurance policy is just a way of sharing our risks with other people with similar risks.

However, while some risks can be insured (i.e. insurable risks), some cannot be insured according to their nature (i.e. non-insurable risks).

Insurable Risks

Insurable risks are the type of risks in which the insurer makes provision for or insures against because it is possible to collect, calculate and estimate the likely future losses. Insurable risks have previous statistics which are used as a basis for estimating the premium. It holds out the prospect of loss but not gain. The risks can be forecast and measured e.g. motor insurance, marine insurance, life insurance etc.

This type of risk is the one in which the chance of occurrence can be deduced, from the available information on the frequency of similar past occurrence. Examples of what an insurable risk is as explained:

Example1: The probability (or chance) that a certain vehicle will be involved in an accident in year 2011 (out of the total vehicle insured that year 2011) can be determined from the number of vehicles that were involved in accidents in each of some previous years (out of the total vehicle insured those years).

Example2: The probability (or chance) that a man (or woman) of a certain age will die in the ensuring year can be estimated by the fraction of people of that age that died in each of some previous years.

Non-insurable Risks

Non-insurable risks are type of risks which the insurer is not ready to insure against simply because the likely future losses cannot be estimated and calculated. It holds the prospect of gain as well as loss. The risk cannot be forecast and measured.

Example1: The chance that the demand for a commodity will fall next year due to a change in consumers’ taste will be difficult to estimate as previous statistics needed for it may not be available.

Example 2: The chance that a present production technique will become obsolete or out-of-date by next year as a result of technological advancement.

Other examples of non-insurable risks are:

1. Acts of God: All risks involving natural disasters referred to as acts of God such as

a. Earthquake

b. War

c. Flood

It should be noted that any building, property or life insured but lost during an occurrence of any act of God (listed above) cannot be compensated by an insurer. Also, this non-insurability is being extended to those in connection with radioactive contamination.

2. Gambling: You cannot insure your chances of losing a gambling game.

3. Loss of profit through competition: You cannot insure your chances of winning or losing in a competition.

4. Launching of new product: A manufacturer launching a new product cannot insure the chances of acceptability of the new product since it has not been market-tested.

5. Loss incurred as a result of bad/inefficient management: The ability to successfully manage an organization depends on many factors and the profit/loss depends on the judicious utilization of these factors, one of which is efficient management capability. The expected loss in an organization as a result of inefficiency cannot be insured.

6. Poor location of a business: A person situating a business in a poor location must know that the probability of its success is slim. Insuring such business is a sure way of duping an insurer.

7. Loss of profit as a result of fall in demand: The demand for any product varies with time and other factors. An insurer will never insure based on expected loss due to decrease in demand.

8. Speculation: This is the engagement in a venture offering the chance of considerable gain but the possibility of loss. A typical example is the action or practice of investing in stocks, property, etc., in the hope of profit from a rise or fall in market value but with the possibility of a loss. This cannot be insured because it is considered as a non-insurable risk.

9. Opening of a new shop/office: The opening of a new shop is considered a non-insurable risk. You don’t know what to expect in the operation of the new shop; it is illogical for an insurer to accept in insuring a new shop for you.

10. Change in fashion: Fashion is a trend which cannot be predicted. Any expected change in fashion cannot be insured. A fashion house cannot be insured because the components of the fashion house may become outdated at any point in time.

11. Motoring offenses: You cannot obtain an insurance policy against expected fines for offenses committed while on wheels.

However, it should be noted that there is no clear distinction between insurable and non-insurable risks. Theoretically, an insurance company should be ready to insure anything if a sufficiently high premium would be paid. Nevertheless, the distinction is useful for practical purposes.

A Review of the King of Mouse Slot Machine

The King of Mouse is a poker machine that is popular in the market. The King of Mouse is a machine that offers two-year warranty with each set, which covers everything but the light bulbs. The machine plugs right in to your wall and there is no installation required. We associate this added convenience with the machine.

The machine is 110 volt ready and can be immediately installed. It is a factory-refurbished slot machine. The King of Mouse is not too old and the limit of age is fixed at one to five years. There is a key for complete access to the machine. The key ensures that the user can use the machine fully without any major inconvenience.

A basic operating manual is also provided with the machine and this is supplemented with unlimited technical support by phone. The provision of unlimited technical support by phone ensures complete coverage of the possible problems that the user may face when he or she is using the machine. This is an added advantage and the customer support is of the highest quality. The customer support is toll free and provides the best service.

The machine has a fully animated LCD screen and it provides unlimited entertainment. There is a reset/switch key in order to change the odds. There is the facility of full light and sound and it recreates the facility enjoyed in casinos. There are custom-made labels in each machine. These labels ensure that the user can easily locate the reset switch power and volume controls without referring to the manual. The use of the manual becomes redundant and the use of the machine becomes much easier.

The King of Mouse machine can be operated by using tokens only and cannot be changed readily to accept coins. There is the option of playing with 1, 2 or 3 coins at once and not more than that. Some newer machines provide the option of betting with a maximum of three coins.

There are also animated displays or video screens and they are provided depending on the titles. The LCD display screen is a unique feature and provides its own benefits. The LCD screen has a high usage rate and can be used for a long periods without any damage.

The machines undergo some changes as they arrive from the factory. These machines usually arrive form casinos in Japan. The machine undergoes an electrical overhaul. The electrical overhaul ensures the safety of the machine, the safety of the user and the functionality of the machine. The technicians put the machine through a series of tests and the safety and proper functioning of the machine is looked into.

The warranty of the machine does not count when the damage is done due to natural causes or fire, lightning, water or dropping and such other damages. The machines are very durable and made of high quality durable materials and the company recommends that they should last for a lifetime. These are the features of the King of Mouse gaming machine.