Numerology Compatibility Number 16

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Compatibility with the 16th Birthday

16TH AND 1ST BIRTHDAYS

Please refer to the 1st and 16th birthdays.

16TH AND 2ND BIRTHDAYS

Please refer to the 2nd and 16th birthdays.

16TH AND 3RD BIRTHDAYS

Please refer to the 3rd and 16th birthdays.

16TH AND 4TH BIRTHDAYS

Please refer to the 4th and 16th birthdays.

16TH AND 5TH BIRTHDAYS

Please refer to the 5th and 16th birthdays.

16TH AND 6TH BIRTHDAYS

Please refer to the 6th and 16th birthdays.

16TH AND 7TH BIRTHDAYS

Please refer to the 7th and 16th birthdays.

16TH AND 8TH BIRTHDAYS

Please refer to the 8th and 16th birthdays.

16TH AND 9TH BIRTHDAYS

Please refer to the 9th and 16th birthdays.

16TH AND 10TH BIRTHDAYS

This combination is the same as 1st and 16th birthdays. The 10 reduces to a 1, (1 + 0 = 1). The Zero in the 10th day does not add any new features, nor does it take away any characteristics of the 1 vibration. At most, it may emphasise certain 1 features.

16TH AND 11TH BIRTHDAYS

Please refer to the 11th and 16th birthdays.

16TH AND 12TH BIRTHDAYS

Please refer to the 12th and 16th birthdays.

16TH AND 13TH BIRTHDAYS

Please refer to the 13th and 16th birthdays.

16TH AND 14TH BIRTHDAYS

Please refer to the 14th and 16th birthdays.

16TH AND 15TH BIRTHDAYS

Please refer to the 15th and 16th birthdays.

16TH AND 16TH BIRTHDAYS

It will not be too far-fetched to describe Sixteen partners as fraternal twins. Having the same vibratory forces forming their basic personality there is much common ground between the pair. Values and expectations will be increased in the rare instance of both having the same birth month. Conversely, some dissimilarity may be expected in the more likely event of different birth months. A Sixteen pair cannot be regarded as identical twins as the birth month, birth year, Destiny number and their names and family backgrounds will not be the same. As compatibility in this exercise is being assessed on the basis of birthday vibrations only the result will be a generalised one. Determining the degree of compatibility using the birthday only is certainly a bold exercise but more often than not the results are surprisingly accurate.

The 1, 6 and 7 vibrations operating within the Sixteen create an integral personality structure of considerable strength and stability (1 + 6 = 7). Other areas of influence do not appreciably change the basic personality. They may add or extend certain positive features but do not introduce any that are negative. These birthday vibrations are strong enough to resist or prevent the emergence of negative traits which may hinder the Sixteen’s development. Unless their self-esteem has been eroded by a harsh upbringing Sixteen should be impervious to common negative features such as indecision, insecurity and a lack of self-confidence. Those Sixteens who may have suffered under arbitrary parental authority soon outgrow any form of inferiority complex, unless circumstances are exceptional.

Sixteens derive their strength from the mental, physical and spiritual planes. As a vibration from the emotional plane is not present, they may appear as unflappable or emotionally undemonstrative individuals. The absence of a vibration from the emotional plane is not an indication that emotion is lacking but merely the non-existence of an outlet for free flow of emotion is not present. There is considerable depth of sentiment and love in the Sixteen which is demonstrated by consideration for the feelings of others, and in loyalty and dedication to duty. They value their home and family life above all other considerations. Energy spent in these efforts acts as a releasing factor for emotion. Their attachment to family life does not, however, create a house-bound temperament, because service to the community is another active aspect of the Sixteen’s personality. In addition to domestic and public duties and obligations they need and expect adequate personal space and privacy. A good balance will be fashioned between these divisions of their life. All Sixteens experience alternate periods of a need for solitude and a need for togetherness. Within the temperament of the Sixteen is a curious mixture of melancholy and contemplation; hence the presence of deliberation and the marked absence of impulse.

The success of a Sixteen/Sixteen relationship, among other things, is helped by the fact that neither party needs to adopt either defensive or aggressive measures to safeguard their individuality. They relate to each other on equal terms. The positives in Sixteens are seen in non-dependence, deliberation, self-sufficiency and the absence of conflicting elements within their personality structure. For the most part, they are in charge of themselves. They can be firm and resolute while still being non-aggressive and non-competitive. Sixteen partners can safely allocate each other particular duties and rest assured they will be carried out. They are responsible and conscientious people who do not leave any task incomplete or neglected. They refuse to settle for anything but their best performance. Everything they do is done in an orderly fashion. Specialisation is a course most Sixteens undertake. This is evident in their relationships, their homes and their vocations. Sixteen partners have no option but to live in cooperation, and there is no doubt they will adopt this option. Disagreeable qualities such as duplicity, distrust and intrigue are not likely to enter into their relationship. Both partners can subordinate personal good and pleasures to family needs to a fair extent. In addition to love and loyalty Sixteens are motivated by a strict sense of honour, duty and fair play. Their ability to deal in practicalities as well as abstractions creates an at-one-ment with body, mind and spirit. Those Sixteens who have been nurtured in the right conditions make full use of this gift. There is an inherent knowledge in the Sixteen that it is the law of nature that we get what we give. In their material possessions and their services they are givers rather than takers or receivers. The bottom line in this relationship is that the couple’s energy levels or energy exchange will be very much the same.

The social life of a Sixteen couple will be confined to select company. They are thoughtful and observant rather than gregarious and talkative. A degree of reserve or aloofness is always present, although this not due to shyness or exclusiveness. They readily open out in company of people who share the same cultural, religious, spiritual and social values. They relate to young and old alike although their preference will be for older companions. Most Sixteens are natural teachers who gain popularity with those who wish to learn or gather worthwhile knowledge, but not with those disinterested in self-improvement or in service to others. They are usually avoided by the latter and sought after by the former. Sixteens do not waste words when they speak. They are plain spoken and often abrupt, but underlying their forthright manner is a spirit of guidance and care. They usually know and believe much more than they can articulate or prove. Between themselves, a Sixteen couple will indulge in a good deal of telepathic or non-verbal communication. All Sixteens possess a subtle sense of humour. Intolerant of and disdaining frivolous or puerile humour they revel in anything that is shrewd, canny or astute. They are able to laugh at themselves and laugh with others, but do not laugh at others. As a pair of Sixteens generally thinks alike, hardly any cause for argument will arise. Because they are relatively free from the grip of emotion they are able to deliberate and make firm decisions without entering into prolonged discussion.

Most Sixteens are attracted to some form of social service. The joint effort by a Sixteen couple in this direction is certain to have an extensive impact on the community. People will turn to them for help along their recognised lines of expertise. The aged, the sick and infirm especially will be recipients of their generosity. They may also contribute to community welfare through the pen in literature, through the spoken word used in teaching and lecturing, and in music, painting and other art forms. Idleness and boredom are totally alien features in the temperament of the Sixteen. When not involved with people their precious free time is spent in self-improvement studies and in meditative practices. Prompted by their spiritual orientation most Sixteens either follow an established faith or break free as free thinkers and students outside orthodox religion. A Sixteen couple will think alike in the upbringing of their children and in the location and type of home they choose to live in. A division of responsibility between indoor and outdoor duties will not be created as an equal amount of pleasure can be jointly enjoyed in hobbies such as cooking, home decoration and maintenance and in the beautification of their gardens. Both are basically nature lovers. The love of nature or natural surroundings may not appear in some Sixteens until they are exposed to gardens and the countryside. Their 6 aspect enjoys indoor luxury and their 7 aspect loves the touch of nature, especially plant life. An unlimited variety of cultural interests will enrich their non-working hours. A Sixteen couple may not be frequent travellers due to their attachment to home, their gardens and social obligations, but any travel they undertake will always include places of historical and cultural interest.

Problems with money will not arise in this partnership. Though never over-ambitious, Sixteens are certain to succeed in business or in the professions. Unemployment or underemployment is not a fate awaiting a Sixteen. Once these individuals are given a chance in any sphere of activity they quickly prove themselves. The two incomes brought in by a Sixteen couple will be treated as one. If circumstances prevent one partner from joining the work force this partner can settle down to a life as a homemaker and remain active in community life. All Sixteens are highly responsible and competent money managers. They may not be as generous with their money as with their counsel and service. Charity begins at home is their general policy. They demand value for money spent and nothing is purchased on impulse. Quality rather than quantity or cheapness will influence their purchasing habits. They are also astute investors. Gambling is an unknown pastime in the life of the average Sixteen. An affluent lifestyle will always include a sizable nest-egg. The tremendous advantage in this relationship is their similar tastes and mutual trust.

In the Sixteen’s temperament the appearance of things does not change through emotional reaction. Rather, it is seen and judged through mental and ethical standards. This natural tendency prevents misunderstanding in their relationship and ensures a relatively peaceful and harmonious lifestyle. Any differences can be discussed objectively and rationally. Most of their problems may be those introduced by outside agencies. However, all Sixteens sooner or later overcome adverse influences that may enter into their individual or collective lives. Despite the fact that they may choose to do many things together they do not always monopolise each other’s time. The success of this relationship is based on the Sixteen’s habit of looking upon their partners with the same eyes they look upon themselves.

16TH AND 17TH BIRTHDAYS

Two self-sufficient and self-assured individuals with a positive outlook on life are formed by these birthdays. An initial association between Sixteens and Seventeens will not be caused by the law of attraction of opposites. There are hardly any attributes lacking in one which the other will supplement. Both are more than adequately equipped to take charge of their own lives or any situation in which they find themselves with others. Friendship and subsequent intimacy will be built upon admiration of kindred features and similar expectations rather than any perceived differences. As they are not types who would agree to surrender a portion of their individuality in order to accommodate demands of a partner they would rather settle with someone having similar values, capabilities and perceptions. Both possess the wisdom to know that if they act in unison they would achieve more than if they act as individuals. At the same time, they would not be oblivious to the possibility of personality clashes between two strong-willed personalities. Their relationship, however, will not be a physical and material arrangement as both parties possess considerable depth of love, unselfishness and devotion to a commitment.

Independence of thought, qualities of leadership, willpower, decision, strength of purpose and an I’ andMy’ attitudes are present in both by virtue of the 1 vibration. With such characteristics motivating both, the inevitability of conflict can only be avoided by counteracting forces in each which reduce the urge to take sole charge of things and to help them acknowledge each other’s right to equality. Fortunately these forces are present in both enabling them to combine each other’s strengths rather than act as rivals. Both will realise early in their association that their individual Life Paths and combined Life Path do not favour subordinate or subservient roles and that their full potential can only be released in conditions of freedom from arbitrary authority.

The Sixteen is a qualified Seven personality (1 + 6 = 7). The influence of their 6 and 7 forces moderate much of the aggressiveness, self-centredness and one-pointed ways familiar to those strongly controlled by the 1 vibration. This takes place without lessening the positive qualities of self-assurance and self-sufficiency, and does so by enhancing and enriching them with qualities of heart and soul. These 6 and 7 aspects introduce the need for peace, harmony, cooperation and non-competitiveness into their lifestyle. This is done by the Sixteen without surrender of any portion of their individuality or self-esteem. The 6 vibration, in particular, introduces the love of family life, love of home and unselfish service to family, neighbours and community. The 7 introduces the love of nature, solitude, silence and a strong spiritual orientation. The combination of 6 and 7 traits enables the Sixteen to enter into a partnership with a degree of flexibility, tolerance and understanding that ensures success with someone who can appreciate their wealth of goodness and talent. The bottom line is that the Sixteen does not find it difficult to share equal rights in an intimate relationship. The Seventeen, on the other hand, needs to make a genuine effort to initially acknowledge the Sixteen’s right to equal authority and thereafter remind themselves from time to time of this need. This can become an ongoing problem, but one that need not damage their relationship with a Sixteen. On the occasions they overlook this need they will be diplomatically reminded of their lapse by the tolerant but firm Sixteen. The best the Seventeen can do is to agree to the assumption of certain duties by their partner and not interfere unless invited to do so. In turn, the Seventeen will automatically take over other duties which the Sixteen will accept as their partner’s preserve. Both can rest assured that any tasks undertaken by them will be carried out punctually and competently. Seventeens are not self-centred, distrustful or dictatorial individuals who disregard the rights of others. They are in fact quite the contrary. It is just their natural tendency to run and manage their own affairs. The influence of the 8 vibration (1 + 7 = 8) draws then towards organisation, management and competitiveness in the business world. There is little doubt that in a relationship with a firm but placid Sixteen the sharing of power and influence will be settled in a way that both partners can equally express their individuality. It is likely that the Sixteen will take over more responsibility in the day-to-day running of the home. Although both partners are nature lovers by virtue of the influence of the 7 vibration the Seventeen will opt for the role of gardener. Attachment to a peaceful and harmonious home life is a major aspect of the Seventeen’s temperament. They are, however, not too fond of domestic chores such as cooking, house cleaning and general household duties. To them the outdoors are an area for work and exercise and the indoors for rest, study and entertainment. Sixteens are not averse to outdoor activity but their attachment to duties within the home is greater.

The 7 vibration will also influence the quality of the social life of these partners. All persons influenced by this vibration are selective of the company they keep. Regardless of the influence of other areas of their personality Sixteens and Seventeens prefer to act as observers rather than participants in social circles. They avoid causing attention to themselves unless there is a special need to do so. These partners can relate to and enjoy the same company. In their interaction with people they maintain certain ethical standards. Their social activity will be among men and women of integrity and goodwill. Neither is likely to become over-fond of one social activity or group of persons. Their conduct in society reflects a combination of modesty, self-assurance and the absence of prejudice in any form. Both need friendship but they need it at a reasonable distance because they need to allow themselves ample time for privacy. While they are drawn to people who are active, vibrant and jovial they can handle them only in limited doses. Superficial and garrulous persons who constantly indulge in self-promotion are consistently avoided. Sixteens and Seventeens act naturally among their peers having no need to advertise themselves.

Communication between these partners, and indeed with all others, will be carried out in clear and precise language, leaving little room for misunderstanding or misinterpretation. These are not types who are carried away by excessive use of words nor do they lose themselves in digression. In most circumstances they know what to say and especially what not to say. Despite a natural attraction to good literature and an extensive vocabulary they are not known for fluency of speech. However, the potential to develop into powerful and influential speakers is present in both provided they undergo training in the expression of their inspirational thoughts. Both Sixteens and Seventeens show reluctance to talk about their own affairs. The Sixteens shows more patience as a listener whereas the Seventeen may display a degree of impatience and even intolerance. Sixteens usually talk with people while Seventeens are inclined to talk to people. Sixteens may voluntarily explain their actions in most instances whereas Seventeens do not care to justify their action. What they have done they have done, and that is the end of it as far as they are concerned. Discussions and arguments between these partners will not be prolonged. They are not by nature conditioned to relate everything to themselves. Objective views of things can be held by both and neither is activated by excess of emotion or the need to safeguard insecure egos. Communication can also be carried out at a non-verbal level due to both being open to intuitive reception. Along with well-informed conversation controlled and authoritative body language is used by both.

The 7 vibration has a further impact on this combination. It establishes a strong spiritual bond between these partners. As a consequence, they do not entirely identify themselves with their physical bodies and the attractions of the material world. Although physical and material aspects of life will be enjoyed with more than adequate energy and pleasure they will be balanced with a keen interest in cultural and spiritual values. Admittedly, the extent to which they achieve this balance will depend on their social and cultural background. A clear indication of this will be seen in the manner in which they spend their leisure hours. Most Sixteens and Seventeens may not engage too long in vigorous and highly competitive body contact sports. Enjoyment of outdoor activity and physical exercise will be confined to non-competitive or mildly competitive sport, especially those conforming to their natural love of nature. The countryside, mountains, valleys, fast flowing rivers and creeks, and waterfalls hold a strange fascination to all those influenced by the 7 vibration. The sea and seashore may not do the same. When not engaged in movement or outdoor physical activity both will feel the need to explore their spirituality. Sixteens may confine themselves to specialised study and devotion to an established faith while Seventeens may resent having to adhere to a particular religion, especially to authority and dogma within that faith. The esoteric and mystical aspects of all religions and philosophies will appeal to the Seventeen much more than their outward expression. However, these different attitudes between Sixteens and Seventeens are only possibilities. The position can be reversed or both partners can take to a single course of study.

Sixteens and Seventeens are excellent money managers. Not only are they competent and trustworthy in the management of their own finances but also their expertise can be extended into public life as accountants, treasurers, bankers and stock brokers. While extravagant and impulsive spending will not be resorted to, their home and general lifestyle will never lack all current luxuries if at all possible. Spending will be confined to articles that will be utilised as neither party is a habitual collector of items that just collect dust. If at all, any collecting will be of books and music. Money may not dominate their thoughts and a healthy regard will be held for its value. In addition to income from regular employment both partners can engage in income-producing hobbies. They should not hesitate to enter into partnership in any sort of business, provided the business is not of the type that necessitates even the slightest degree of dishonesty. They will always think as a couple in all their financial dealings.

These are not emotionally demonstrative individuals. Firstly, the 16th day does not possess a vibration from the emotional plane. An outlet for free flow of emotion is therefore not present (unless the birth month provides it). Secondly, the 8 vibration within the Seventeen may be an emotional force but it is different to the 2 and 5. Those influenced by the 2 and 5 freely express their feelings but those influenced by the 8, though equally emotional, make a strong mental effort to suppress their emotions. Certainly, there are occasions when they burst out, but in general they keep their emotions hidden. They do so in the belief that exhibitions of emotion are an indication of weakness or a surrender of authority. Sixteens are in a better position to deal with conflict without losing emotional balance. The Seventeens’ outbursts of emotion could be made in sorrow, anger, intolerance and frustration.

The love and devotion of these partners manifest as sensitivity and response to each other’s wellbeing. One cannot remain happy and content unless assured of a similar state in the other. The absence of tunnel vision which eliminates selfishness is one of their best assets is. Another is the fact that they can easily tolerate their own company. As both appreciate periods of silence, time spent communing with their inner being will pay dividends in peace of mind. Their relationship will be held together by consensual periods of togetherness and aloneness.

16TH AND 18TH BIRTHDAYS

Vibrations of different frequencies operate within these birthdays, but they are not so diverse to give rise to feelings of discomfort or strangeness between Sixteen and Eighteen personalities. They could, in fact, be attracted to each other by certain dissimilarities and many similarities. The vibrations comprising the Sixteen personality are geared towards positive directions in an unhurried, deliberate and generally unperturbed manner. Those within the Eighteen are fast, intense and widely diffused. Speed will remain an issue to be met and converted to their mutual benefit. The Sixteen’s desire to weigh and consider matters before acting and the Eighteen’s spontaneity can be used as balancing and encouraging forces rather than disagreeable and frustrating traits. This is quite possible due to both birthdays providing enlightening vibratory forces that, on the one hand, do not possess hostile and aggressive qualities, and on the other hand, contain qualities of rationality, wisdom and intuitive powers which can recognise and appreciate superior qualities in others. They also contain an additional aggregation of vibratory forces that provide depth and breadth to each personality. Sixteens and Eighteens will never be seen as superficial and small-minded people. Their relationship has the potential to develop into an outstanding union on solid material values and high moral and spiritual values.

A dominant personality will not emerge in this relationship because both are decisive, self-confident and self-assured. The Eighteen may display more extroverted qualities and may, therefore, seem to occupy the role of leader, but this will not be the true position. The Sixteen will retain an equal measure of authority while adopting a less prominent outward position. They are, for the most part, observers and students and therefore inclined more towards observation and introspection. They generally take in more than they give out. They are also teachers and counsellors. Eighteens are participants, actors and front line workers as well as organisers and administrators. Sixteens generally choose to move within carefully selected groups and within a definite field of activity. Eighteens feel free to extend themselves into unlimited fields of activity and a wide range of people. With a rare combination of leadership and organisational ability they are high achievers who cannot be relegated to subordinate or subservient positions. If they are answerable to authority they would expect such authority to allow them freedom to demonstrate their capabilities. If not, they quickly lose enthusiasm and initiative. Any concessions to their style will be made only in private life to someone whose personal qualities they admire, such as a Sixteen partner.

The individuality of a Sixteen is equally strong but is expressed in a less emphatic manner. Non-competitive and non-aggressive features are the hallmark of all those born on the 16th day. They customarily maintain a position of mild aloofness without losing control of circumstances in which they find themselves. They are quiet achievers in public life with the ability to control their ambitions if they clash with family welfare. The knack of sitting back and enjoying what they already possess instead of constantly seeking for more is a special trait of the Sixteen. Their attachment to home and family is strong and will always take precedence over public responsibilities. There is also a real need for periods of aloneness and quietude which is hard to find outside a well conducted home. So, a Sixteen will always ensure that peaceful conditions prevail in their homes. They are by no means without the capacity to earn a good living and make a name for themselves in public life. The fact is that they are in a better position than most to handle dual duties of homemaker and breadwinner. There is more balance in this respect within their personality structure. An Eighteen will not be given occasion to complain about their ability in either area of life. Eighteen partners returning from the tensions and turmoil of public life will find relief and relaxation in domestic conditions created by a Sixteen partner. A difficulty in the Eighteen’s personality is their need for more time than the Sixteen to unwind. Once they have done so they do not hold back on their share of domestic responsibility.

Division of domestic duties will not be a problem. Eighteens will gladly consent to the Sixteen taking charge of day-to-day tasks and willingly provide help in larger issues that require agreement of both parties. If the Sixteen is also a working partner more daily tasks will be shared. The competitive and aggressive traits within the Eighteen are reserved for those they encounter in public life and in sport. These are replaced in family life by generosity, understanding and helpfulness.

Sixteens and Eighteens will be a socially popular couple. Confident in themselves, they gain the confidence of others. Trusting themselves, they gain the trust of others. Each partner will display a different approach and conduct in a social scene. Rivalry for social prominence will not be a problem. These are partners who will not be found arguing with each other in the presence of others. As mentioned before, Sixteens are natural psychologists and philosophers who are fond of observing the drama of life without always entering into it. There is an element of reserve in these personalities which prevents them from spontaneously opening out into speech and participation. On the rare occasion that Sixteens choose to speak and act, they do so in a most effective manner that captures the attention of an audience. Their generally unobtrusive manner allows the Eighteen to take up a more prominent role. There is no limit to the expansiveness of Eighteens once they get started.

An advantage in this partnership is that neither partner is inclined to excess of speech. A good deal can be said to each other with a minimum of words. When they do speak they do not get lost in words, nor do they lose touch with the main issue. Sixteens are exceptionally precise and objective while Eighteens are expansive and authoritative. Sixteens do not express themselves too much with body language while Eighteens intentionally and unconsciously show their feelings in body language. Communication by touch will not be used as much as communication through non-verbal intuitive knowledge of each other’s thoughts. Eighteens certainly enjoy making an impact on an audience and enjoy their reactions which are invariably favourable. As Sixteens are essentially teachers their best expression is seen when giving out some form of knowledge. They are usually selective of their audience and never speak out unless they are assured of attention. Differences of opinion between these partners will be settled quickly because both show reason, consideration and understanding of the other’s point of view, as well as distaste for prolonged discussion and argument.

These are individuals who can spend recreational time together in certain activities and separately in others. For the most part, however they are likely to enjoy the same events and activities as a twosome. If one is a participant in some activity the other will be an observer. Similar cultural interests will take up much of their non-working hours. The largely non-competitive nature of the Sixteen and the competitive nature of the Eighteen will be reflected in their choice of physical activities. The temperament of the Sixteen is more inclined towards outdoor pastimes in natural surroundings such as fishing, bushwalking, birdwatching and other mentally and physically stimulating hobbies. Eighteens are not averse to these pastimes but with their flair for forthright action and teamwork they are attracted to competitive sports. They are not only keen players but when their playing days are past they turn to coaching and administration. These personalities need rigorous physical activity in order to release tension and frustration built up during their working hours. Similarities between Sixteens and Eighteens will be most evident during holidays away from home. Sixteens, however, begin to enjoy their holidays as soon as they leave home as they do not need an excessive period to switch off from their public and domestic responsibilities. Eighteens invariably build up more tension that takes a longer time to be released. Sixteens, on the other hand, will be keen to return home after a reasonable period away. Eighteens return with some reluctance as they feel they have not had enough.

Security in terms of financial stability will be essential to the wellbeing of both partners. But, on a scale of values it is more important to the Sixteen. Although both partners are competent money managers, in the domestic scene the Sixteen is almost certain to take over day-to-day expenditure. Rather than attachment to money for its own sake they are concerned with the judicious use of money. They do not hesitate to spend generously on family comforts and on education. Expenditure on personal needs will always remain secondary to those of the family. Money is safe in their hand as they are not impulsive or extravagant spenders. Eighteens are inclined to spend more liberally and impulsively on themselves and on family members as the 9 vibration brings in generosity (1 +8 = 9). They are much more optimistic about their financial future. Unlike the Sixteen they are not bargain hunters. Most Eighteens show greater concern and responsibility when they are in charge of other peoples’ money than their own. They make excellent secretaries, treasurers and accountants.

The absence of negative or destructive qualities in these personalities such as distrust, dishonour and rivalry give them the best opportunity to succeed in an intimate relationship. All vibratory forces that meet and mingle in their union are either complementary or corresponding rather than contrasting and competitive. By virtue of the 1 vibration within the personality of both, neither party suffers from poor self-esteem and its ill-effects on themselves and on others. They are able to look across to each other and not up or down. Neither partner will need to take offensive or defensive measures to safeguard individuality or insecure egos. The 9 vibration in the Eighteen gives this partner a broad humanitarian outlook. As they possess so many corresponding features they find it easy to accept each other without the need for too much change. Both realise intuitively that a gentle approach is all that is needed when differences arise.

16TH AND 19TH BIRTHDAYS

Subjects of these birthdays cannot help but meet life’s circumstances in a positive and self-confident manner. The combined vibratory forces within each day form a disposition that does not see the negative side of things. Personality defects or psychological impediments that could damage self-development and relationships with others are rare in Sixteen and Nineteen persons. In instances of poor-self image in one or the other, or both, harmful environmental influences would have been the cause. In such cases it would be advisable to examine their family traditions, racial prejudices and religious and cultural backgrounds. Sixteen and Nineteens, however, soon overthrow any unrealistic or detrimental features foreign to their nature as soon as they are in control of their own lives. A natural pull to return to their normal condition of positivity takes place.

Their positive approach to life has an automatic positive impact on an intimate relationship. Superficial differences do not destroy their awareness of several fundamental similarities of disposition. Although their methods of implementation may differ, more often than not the same ideas are cherished by both. Speed could be the main difference here. There is more speed in the thoughts and actions of the Nineteen and more deliberation in the Sixteen. Nineteens use a direct or shortest possible course to achieve their desires. Sixteens are thoughtful, cautious and painstaking. Their policy is to make haste slowly. Both partners will always maintain their own style which they feel no need to modify. Nor will they feel the urge to change each other. By mutual consent their differences will be used as complementary features to the advantage of their partnership rather than as contradictory ones that could be disadvantageous. Both feel comfortable when they can look across to each other as equals rather than up or down as superiors or inferiors. A negative, submissive or dependable partner will not earn their regard or respect.

As this relationship will certainly be one based on equality separate areas of responsibility will be arranged. Each will remain confident that allocated duties will be carried out competently. The domestic impulse is stronger in the Sixteen. Nineteens are drawn more into the public arena. Because extended public activity will not be a natural expression of the Sixteen, this partner is likely to spend more time attending to family and household duties, which include their gardens. Their temperament is such that they need a greater amount of time in the peace and quiet of their homes and gardens. Only a limited amount of time will be given to the hustle and bustle of public life. They are by no means incapable of running a business or holding public office. Their desire is to create a balance between life outside home and life within the home. Nineteens, on the other hand, will find full expression of themselves in public office. Most Nineteens gain eminence in business or in the professions. The fruits of their success are seen in their well-appointed homes. Their homes are a wonderful sanctuary away from the rigours of public life. They are certainly not without appreciation of and the need for a harmonious domestic life. However, while they usually provide the means they need a capable and stable partner, such as a Sixteen, in order to enjoy domestic felicity. Sixteens can, without too much effort, carry out dual duties of homemaker and wage earner or as a manager of a small or medium business.

The Sixteen personality is a wonderful combination of practicality, commonsense, romance and spirituality. The physical aspects of life are supported and enjoyed but always give second place to cultural, ethical and spiritual interests. With a good mixture of concrete and abstract values they combine a realistic and idealistic interpretation of life. Nineteens are actually not too different. By virtue of the 1 vibration from the physical plane and the 9 from the mental/spiritual plane they are also a good combination of practicality and idealism. The 1 vibration, as it does for the Sixteen, provides self-assertive, self-confident and self-sufficient qualities and all other requisites for success and enjoyment of the physical aspects of life, and as the 19 adds up to a 1 (1 + 9 = 10 = 1) strong 1 qualities will influence this personality. Self-centredness is also a trait of those influenced by this vibration but this less desirable feature is largely reduced in both the Sixteen and Nineteen by other expansive forces, namely, the 6 and 7 in the Sixteen (1 = 6 = 7) and the 9 in the Nineteen. These latter vibrations are also responsible for the social conscience of both partners. Sixteens will be drawn to close community groups and fraternities. Nineteens possess the potential to extend their activities into worldwide organisations.

People and situations are not perceived as threatening by these individuals. Both move with ease and assurance in social circles. Sixteens are selective of the company they keep. People who are superficial, coarse and ill-mannered are steadily avoided. Their active participation in any group depends largely on the social graces displayed by its members. The technique of withdrawal when withdrawal is expedient is a natural process with a Sixteen. There is an element of aloofness and inscrutability in the Sixteen which attracts some and deters others. Nineteens are able to cope with a much wider range of personality types. While Sixteens generally acquire popularity by the power of influence, Nineteens do so by the influence of power. Nineteens carry with them an aura of benevolent authority. However crowded a scene they enter may be they gain the attention of people. Sixteens prefer to remain active in the background and do not feel overlooked when a Nineteen partner takes up the centre of attention. They are observers by preference while Nineteens are actors. With these different attitudes these partners do not try to steal attention from each other. At the same time, they do not neglect each other. They promptly close ranks against hostile speech or action by a third party.

Sixteens and Nineteens will believe in sharing information. An exchange of ideas may often lead to a revision and advancement of many of their individual assumptions. There is a fund of intuitive wisdom in both by which things are known or communicated without recourse to much speech. During busy working moments or in the presence of others simple body language or a word or two would suffice to convey all they need to say. The Sixteen’s voice is seldom raised in general conversation. They are not incessant talkers and their speech does not contain anything that is irrelevant or frivolous. Their sense of humour is never expressed at the expense of others. They are good listeners who do not interrupt or intrude when others speak. When Sixteens decide to speak they hold the attention of their listeners. Nineteens could be rather insistent of making themselves heard. There is really no need for them to do so as their conversation is varied, humorous and informative. They do not lose the attention of their listeners with boring or tedious talk. The Nineteen’s voice is firm, clear and carries far into a large audience. Sixteens are generally person to person communicators while Nineteens happily take to a crowd. Both personalities are reasonably tolerant of contradiction but the extent of their tolerance depends on their mood and the nature of the person contradicting them.

Recreational activities and hobbies are areas in which these partners can find motive and cause for united action. Both derive delight and inspiration from scenes of great natural beauty. They are intuitively aware that the more they let go awareness of self or ego, the more they increase their sensitivity and appreciation of the finer things of life. This process could be easier for the Sixteen as the pull of mental and spiritual planes is stronger. Nineteens have a strong pull towards the physical and consequently, an effort has to be made to enter in ruminative pleasures. Both agree that the world of sense experience is not the only source of knowledge and pleasure. These personalities are enthusiastic travellers. Nineteens are prepared to stay away from home for long periods but Sixteens look forward to returning home after a reasonable period away. Both are individuals who are alert to the world of nature as well as the achievements of mankind. They invariably enjoy their journey as much as their destination. They are also armchair travellers who enjoy excursions into physical, mental and non-physical realms by means of books and documentaries. This is a most advantageous combination as both have a fascination for music, art, drama, history and enquiry into their spiritual nature. They think and act beyond the boundaries of race, nationality and religion. With feelings of kinship with all creatures Sixteens and Nineteens are naturalists whose keenest wish will be a life in a country property stocked with a variety of birds, fish, animals and plant life. However, their free time is by no means consumed by selfish pleasures. Both do their best to effect a fair balance between personal needs and as useful members of society. As multi-talented people they are able to contribute a variety of skills.

While conscious of the need and value of money these partners will not engage in its single-minded pursuit. They are aware that such activity by anyone creates selfishness, impoverishes the mind and hinders all-round development and expression of their personality. Both can successfully engage in commercial activity without a commercial or mercenary outlook on life. Generosity within bounds controls their spending habits. As both possess more or less the same value systems, disagreements over money matters are unlikely. The Sixteen is the more cost-conscious individual and may also show more concern for their financial security. This partner is likely to take over management of the family budget. The Nineteen may be too busy to do so and also less interested.

The friendship aspect of marriage will be strong between these partners. While enjoying a good deal of togetherness they will also allow each other adequate room for individual pursuits. They do not give all of themselves to anyone, nor do they expect or tolerate a dependent or surrendering type of partner. Attempts to possess them or monopolise their time will endanger an association or relationship. An alert and affirmative mentality makes them perceptive of each other’s needs which are then met by many thoughtful acts. As both are free from the need to protect or defend insecure egos they are in a position to express love for each other without reservation. Negative feelings of distrust and inferiority should not enter into this relationship of equals.

16TH AND 20TH BIRTHDAYS

Please refer to the chapter on the 2nd and 16th birthdays. The Zero in the 20th day does not add any new features or reduce any existing characteristics of the 2 vibration. At most, it may emphasise certain 2 qualities either in negative or positive ways.

16TH AND 21ST BIRTHDAYS

Please refer to the chapter on the 12th and 16th birthdays. The 12th day and the 21st day create strong qualified Three personalities. There is practically no difference between these individuals.

16TH AND 22ND BIRTHDAYS

The potential for a truly high-powered combination exists between partners with these birthdays. However, not all Sixteen/Twenty-Two combinations reach this enviable state. Success depends largely on the partner born on the 22nd day. These personalities are formed by a master vibration and fall into several types, each depending on the vibration of their birth month, Life Path number and other significant areas of influence. It is never easy to classify a Twenty-Two. These individuals are attuned to high frequencies and are consequently sensitive to very fine vibrations. Interpretation of these vibrations varies according to the degree of positivity or negativity in each Twenty-Two. These personalities could fall broadly into three categories. Those with the 1 vibration in their birth month are naturally positive individuals. This vibration is known as the activator among the single digits. It is a force from the physical plane which provides clear direction, self-confidence, willpower, and a host of other positive qualities. Twenty-Twos who do not have this vibration in their birth month could have a mixture of positive and negative qualities. Those with emotional vibrations 2, 5 and 8 in their birth month could be hyper-sensitive and hyper-critical people. However, regardless of the degree of positivity or negativity all Twenty-Twos are multi-talented people who operate in various ways on the physical, mental and spiritual realms. Qualities from the emotional plane are equally present but not demonstrated. Positive Twenty-Twos are fine examples of a good balance between idealism and practicality, or theory and practice. They are thinkers and doers who do not leave others to follow up their blueprints. They are builders on a large scale. These people should not place limits on their capacity to fulfil their high ambitions. Negative Twenty-Twos possess a suspicious and critical nature which makes it difficult for them to get along with people, even with their nearest and dearest. They tend to be avoided by others as much as possible.

The Sixteen is a stable, well-founded personality type (1 + 6 = 7). The 1 vibration provides individuality, independence, decision, self-confidence, a good self-image, willpower and self-discipline. The influence of the 6 and 7 forces removes undesirable 1 qualities of self-centredness, egotism and arbitrary exercise of authority. Qualities of inventiveness, creativity and leadership are refined and expanded by the influence of these vibrations. The three forces in combination enable the Sixteen to view life from an objective point of view. Subjective and ego-centred attitudes do not interfere with their relationship with others. They do not refer every little incident or remark to themselves, as a negative Twenty-Two is likely to do. The 6 vibration is a mental force. Its qualities of deliberation, deduction, analysis, accuracy and reason complement all the earthly qualities of their 1 aspect. The 7 is essentially a spiritual force operating from the physical plane. Ethical and spiritual values enter into all their dealings with people as well as in practical affairs. The Sixteen, in effect, is an all-round, multi-talented individual well suited as a partner to a positive or near positive Twenty-Two.

Sixteens and Twenty-Twos will be attracted to each other for the strength of character they intuitively see in each other. Their perceptive faculties are exceptionally keen. Negative Twenty-Twos excepted, characteristics that enrich, enhance and preserve a relationship are far in excess of any that could disrupt or undermine it. Usually a combination of two multi-talented personalities could turn into a scenario for rivalry and ego-centred demands and constant disagreement. Either one-pointed egos that dominate or insecure egos that need self-protection and constant boosting are some of the problems. These conditions should not prevail between Sixteens and positive or near positive Twenty-Twos. Their egos are to a fair degree sublimated into impersonal realms of thought and action. They are ‘We’, ‘They’ and ‘Us’ people rather than ‘I’ and ‘My’ people. Generally, the Twenty-Two could be more far-reaching in this respect. Some Sixteens, especially those born in the 6th month adopt the view that charity begins at home and almost exclusively pay attention to family and domestic affairs.

Sixteen partners could encounter many problems with negative Twenty-Twos as these people are generally unsuited to close relationships. Their hypersensitivity leads to misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the motives of others. In other words they are much too touchy. They are people with poor self-esteem and live in fear that others are constantly trying to undermine their image in private and public life. They usually adopt aggressive or quarrelsome ways to defend themselves from imagined slights. These are difficult people to handle because one never knows how they will interpret a simple remark, opinion or innocuous action. Their condition is not one of paucity of talent. Indeed, they are as capable as their positive counterparts, but many of their talents are prevented from manifesting due to their inability to relate fairly and squarely with people.

Sixteen and Twenty-Two partners will not develop the habit of living in each other’s pockets. Both need independent areas of activity and clearly defined territories for work in order to avoid stepping on each other’s toes. Although they may not always be happy working as a twosome in domestic duties they can enjoy each other’s company in hobbies and other recreational activities. They have too many basic values in common to stay apart for long. Sixteens have a passion for balance in all their affairs as Twenty-Twos do for order and symmetry. There is not a great deal of difference here as they are of one mind when it comes to maintaining a well regulated domestic life. Both are able to make right evaluations of things and events and see the world as it is and not always as they wish it to be. Twenty-Twos, in particular, will feel the urge for change, improvement of conditions and the transformation of outmoded customs. They possess the will and capacity to do so. Sixteen partners will be stalwart supporters of any innovations they undertake. Sixteens may want to think things over, but once they are convinced of the validity and feasibility of a proposal or scheme, Twenty-Twos could hardly find a more supportive and competent partner. The reverse situation also applies. Once a Sixteen decides upon a project the instant support of a Twenty-Two can be depended upon. Any project suggested by a Sixteen has already been given much prior consideration. Twenty-Twos are often guided by premonition while Sixteens use analysis and deliberation. Sixteens are not without intuitive faculties, but their natural tendency is to use their analytical powers before making decisions. As co-equal partners Sixteens and Twenty-Twos are assured of a happy and prosperous future together.

These are socially well adjusted people. Both possess all the desirable social graces. Their choice of company and conduct in a social scene may not always be the same. Sixteens are cautious and selective of the company they keep. Once a group of friends and acquaintances is chosen they are content to remain within this group. Specialisation or centralisation are characteristics of persons influenced by the 1 and 7 vibration. Sixteens, consequently, prefer to develop and maintain intimacy within a chosen circle rather than adventure into experiences with new acquaintances. In addition, a Sixteen’s field is localised due to their attachment to home and family and a need for peace and tranquillity in their life. Twenty-Twos attract and are attracted to the same type of company chosen by the Sixteen. However, they are not likely to devote all their time to a particular group. They are motivated and propelled by the expanded consciousness of a master vibration to extend their horizons beyond localised activities. Their global outlook allows them to feel at home wherever they are. Their convivial manner has an uplifting influence upon any company. While Sixteens adopt a position of observer before deciding to participate in any social scene, Twenty-Twos, without diminishing their keen powers of observation, take part in and often take over active roles. Sixteens possess a magnetism that has a slow but sure effect upon people. The magnetism of the Twenty-Two is almost instantaneous.

Habits these individuals cannot abide by are argument or prolonged discussions of issues which often remain inconclusive. As both are a good combination of idealism and practicality, romance and realism, imagination and logic, materialism and spirituality, they are able to arrive at mutually accurate and agreeable evaluation of things. Using their added insight of psychic understanding, non-verbal communication will be a frequent practice. As neither partner feels the need to promote their egos, attempts to score points over each other will not enter into their minds. Sixteens, especially, use words sparingly. They are able to express their thoughts in clear and precise speech that does not call for repetition or explanation. They do not raise their voices and instead always capture the attention of people whenever they have something to say. Others are aware that when a Sixteen speaks they have something worthwhile listening to. They usually choose small audiences or person to person communication. Twenty-Twos can be expected to choose large audiences. They are charismatic speakers who never fail to capture the attention of their listeners.

The outer and inner lives of Sixteens and Twenty-Twos can be successfully integrated during their non-working hours. A quest for knowledge in physical and mental realms will be their strongest binding force. Material possessions and physical experiences will enrich their lives but pleasures beyond the material and physical will also be sought after by both. Contact with the natural world will play an important part in their outdoor activity. Pets such as birds, fish, cats and dogs will be among their mutual pleasures. Contact with the non-material world will be made through meditative practices, books, music and study groups. This is a most fortunate union as both partners take a deep interest in the same hobbies. Material and economic aims may predominate in younger couples but always the emergence of higher impulses of spirituality awaits a time and place. This will be accompanied by development of the faculty of second sight, especially in the Twenty-Two. Clairvoyant and related faculties may have been overlooked or held in latency during their formative years. There is hardly any activity that could separate these partners during their recreational time and holidays. The same literature, the same music, the same environmental concerns, and a mutual desire for social service keep them active and supportive of one another. More of their leisure time is likely to be spent on cultural interests than in rigorous and highly competitive sport. These are generally non-competitive individuals who prefer to enter into participation than look towards winning a game at any cost. They may gain more enjoyment in sport as spectators rather than as competitors. These are partners who may not work together, but they can certainly ‘play’ together.

Assuming both partners are in the workforce, some differences will be seen in the way they handle their incomes. Sixteens have sound views on the way their money should be used. Money is safe in their hands due to a good mixture of economy and generosity. They are judicious spenders, careful savers and shrewd investors. No risks are taken with their money. Gambling is never a pastime. They may not be attached to money for its own sake but Sixteens need a foundation of financial security in order to feel secure. Once they are assured of a good financial position they begin spending on luxuries. As Twenty-Twos are practical and versatile people with far-reaching ideals they are capable of earning and attracting large sums of money and spending as much. Unless they are negative Twenty-Twos their concern for financial security is by no means as keen as that of the Sixteen. Positive or near positive Twenty-Twos are responsible money managers and also generous spenders who are not overly attached to personal wealth. As most Twenty-Twos think and act on a large scale, they usually prefer to handle the bigger transactions and leave smaller ones such as domestic expenditure to their partners. Negative Twenty-Twos could be mean and obsessed with money and other material possessions. They derive a false sense of power from the accumulation of wealth.

As Sixteens and Twenty-Twos are not ego-conscious people, their relationship can mature into one of tremendous strength. Strength of ego usually creates separateness or excess of individuality and often selfishness. Diminution of ego is conducive to cooperation and unity. To the degree egos are diminished will companionship and relaxation be enjoyed. Diminution of ego does not mean loss of individuality but rather expansion of individuality. Partners do not have to waste time and energy safeguarding their individuality and are free to expand into their full potential. This is what Sixteen and Twenty-Two partners can do. Spiritual realities underlying their thoughts and actions constitute another important factor toward success of their relationship. These partners may be level-headed and emotionally undemonstrative, although they are also warm-hearted human beings. Both will live up to each other’s expectations. The influence one has over the other will not be an outward exercise of power or authority. Rather, it will be the presence of close silent contact through inner thoughts and feelings.

Both develop states of mind in which reasoning and feeling reach a state of harmony. They may give each other ample space and become close companions who prefer to carry out the important activities of life in each other’s company.

16TH AND 23RD BIRTHDAYS

An obvious feature in this combination is the absence of a single common number or vibration. Each birthday has a distinct set of vibratory forces. When this marked distinction is related to the human personality two different and well-defined personality types are observed. Attributes that can be assigned to a Sixteen personality would hardly be the same as those that can be assigned to a Twenty-Three. One is a qualified Seven personality and the other a qualified Five (1 + 6 = 7 and 2 + 3 = 5). While unqualified Sevens and Fives are quite different personality types even more differences exist in those born on the 16th and 23rd days. Drawn together by the law of attraction of opposites these individuals may easily find themselves in an intimate relationship. The fascination they experience in discovering new aspects in each other’s personality will be mixed with the need for certain adjustments to their ways of doing things and how each reacts to circumstances. This will be done willingly and, for the most part, unconsciously during an extended honeymoon period. However, once this delightful time comes to a close and they settle down to the realistic business of living their differences will be seen in a clearer light. Although it will not be easy, both partners possess the ability to acknowledge and reconcile their differences. The Sixteen will act first and display a stronger desire to nurture and preserve their relationship. At the same time, the flexibility needed for change into new circumstances may not be as equal as their desire to succeed. They may expect more changes from their Twenty-Three partners. The fundamental nature of the Sixteen is such that it will not be an unreasonable or self-centred expectation. The Twenty-Three is much more flexible and adaptable, but not with the same degree of determination to succeed against difficult odds. Their qualities of flexibility and adaptability can be used to accommodate to a situation or leave a situation and enter another. Their reactions to difficult circumstances will be much less predictable than the reactions of a Sixteen.

The 1, 6, and 7 vibrations forming the Sixteen personality integrate harmoniously to form a strong-willed and stable personality type. They are self-possessed people who are not pulled into different directions by contrary forces operating within them. On the contrary, they possess clear directions in life. Their willpower is not taxed in trying to steer a steady course or recover from setbacks following irresponsible actions. Willpower is confined to enhancing their chances of success in anything they undertake. They take responsibility for all their actions and instantly correct any that may have been faulty. The three vibrations within the Twenty-Three also integrate in a complementary fashion but the end result or integral personality does not possess the same strength of purpose, clear directions and self-discipline of the Sixteen. While responsibility is the catchword of the Sixteen, freedom is the catchword of the Twenty-Three. With extraordinary imaginative powers Twenty-Threes are pulled into several directions because the 2, 3 and 5 vibrations are all forces of movement. Twenty-Threes are among the most versatile and flexible individuals one could meet. While Sixteens choose to perform one task at a time Twenty-Threes may have a hand in two or three. They are spontaneous and often impulsive. Imagination and variety often take precedence over rationalisation and feasibility. Believing that there is more to life than rational processes these personalities set about doing things according to their feelings. They are by no means without high intellectual capacity. Their style is to act first and think later. They accept change as essential and progressive aspects of life. They can easily talk themselves out of tricky situations and cover up mistakes by some form of evasive action. With greater mobility and speed Twenty-Threes get more things done, but not always to the satisfaction of a Sixteen partner. They are, however, the best people to have around in an emergency or as helpers, even though their long-term interest cannot be taken for granted. They may change employment frequently. Unemployment will be unusual. Their dynamic, extroverted and mentally alert temperament keeps them constantly in one form of employment or another. Many Twenty-Threes may qualify in one line of work and change to another at a later date. As genuine people-persons they are best suited for sales and marketing, travel and transportation, the performing arts, journalism or any other line as long as it involves communication with people. Sixteens look for security and stability either in business or employment. They are long-term employees. As professionals they are usually specialists in their chosen field. They function best away from the glare of the public eye.

The Sixteen is certain to exercise more authority in the domestic scene. While Twenty-Threes cannot be subjected to arbitrary rules and regulations they will not challenge the rationality behind the Sixteen’s desire for system and regularity in domestic life. Although they may not be able to dispute the Sixteen’s reasons for doing things they may not always comply. Twenty-Threes are free spirits who are not time-conscious. It will never be easy for them to cope with the routine and timetables of domesticity. One advantage the Sixteen will enjoy is the Twenty-Three’s indifference towards outright leadership. They may try to manipulate or persuade their partners into having things their way without actually ordering them about. In other words, they are not beyond stretching rules to suit themselves. Sixteens practice what they preach and are known for the absence of duplicity in their interaction with people. Alertness and curiosity are characteristics equally strong in both, but they are used covertly by the Sixteen and overtly by the Twenty-Three.

As in all other activities the social life of the Sixteen will be well regulated. These personalities place a high premium on privacy and preservation of family togetherness. Social pressures will not be allowed to interfere with their personal life and family welfare. The Twenty-Three is much more casual in this respect. They can integrate personal life, family life and social life without discomfort. While Sixteens take care not to be trapped into compulsive sociability this idea will not enter into the mind of a Twenty-Three who is usually the bright spark in any social scene. Sixteens usually present the same face in almost all circumstances whereas Twenty-Threes are able to act in a variety of roles. Sixteens avoid causing attention while Twenty-Threes seek the centre of attention. Sixteens take some time to open out in company. They need to test the waters before relaxing. Twenty-Threes are always at ease and accessible. Sixteens are selective of company while Twenty-Threes revel in a diverse social framework. Sixteens are attached to traditional values while Twenty-Threes are modern and progressive. While enjoying their popularity in society Twenty-Threes are likely to overlook the sensibilities of others, despite being alert and observant people. This does not happen with a Sixteen. On the one hand, the Sixteen has the courage to reject objectionable behaviour or behaviour they deem objectionable, and on the other hand, they are sympathetic, understanding and thoughtful when moving in genteel and refined company.

Sixteens usually speak when they have something to say. They are thoughtful rather than talkative. They speak with restrained body language and enjoy periods of silence. They do not feel the need to talk much as they are mostly at peace with their thoughts. Twenty-Threes feel uncomfortable during intervals of silence. They are talkative rather than contemplative. They need to talk because their restless, imaginative and active thoughts demand outlets through speech. A question put to a Sixteen will not be answered directly. They need time to examine its merits before giving their opinion. The same question put to a Twenty-Three will be answered immediately. Sixteens are understanding listeners who know when to speak and when not to speak. Twenty-Threes are often impatient listeners who may not always censor or control their urge to interrupt or watch their speech. They expand much more about their personal affairs than a Sixteen does. Sixteens do not contribute much humour, yet they do enjoy humour generated by others. Twenty-Threes use an extensive vocabulary and cover a great variety of topics. They treat most things with a light touch of humour. There is much laughter in their presence.

Given a choice Sixteens will choose to live in the peace and tranquillity of the country or an outer suburb of a city. The Twenty-Three will opt for the hustle and bustle and bright lights of city life. These preferences will also be reflected in their choice of hobbies and recreational activities. Sixteens choose to follow conventional hobbies such as cooking, gardening, home decoration, keeping pets and family outings. Twenty-Threes go in search of novelty. Their fondness for change, adventure and experimentation is given full rein during their leisure hours. They seldom judge things as good or bad, and usually view events and situations as experiences that provide opportunities for movement. With all sorts of interests they are able to give only a certain amount of time to each. They are enthusiastic travellers who roam into out-of-the-way places and do not take long to feel at home in any place they happen to visit. Sixteens are not half as enthusiastic as travellers. They may enjoy travel for educational purposes but feel a strong urge to return home after a set period of time. They are holiday-makers rather than travellers. A definite destination is preferred to unplanned travel. Sixteens can happily spend time indoors enjoying hobbies such as reading, music and indoor games. Most Sixteens are natural students of history, classical literature, psychology, metaphysics and other esoteric matters. Twenty-Threes are not earnest students of the inner side of life. They are much too busy enjoying its mental, emotional and sensual aspects. They are natural dancers, actors and acrobats. When not involved in some form of outdoor activity, drama will be a natural outlet for their strong emotions, vivid imagination and talent for improvisation. There is no doubt that Sixteens and Twenty-Threes can benefit from a mutual interest in their recreational activities and avocations. Whether a particular couple will do so and to what extent, will depend largely on how they allow their sense of curiosity to manifest.

Management of their finances will be the responsibility of the Sixteen. All Sixteens are astute and trustworthy money managers. Financial security is essential to their wellbeing. Constant thought is given to their current and future financial position. This is done in a rational way and not in an obsessive manner. They are watchful as well as generous in their spending habits. Expenditure on personal needs will take second place to that of the family. Everything that can be said about the Sixteen in regard to money matters, the opposite can be said about the Twenty-Three. Most Twenty-Threes live and enjoy the present. Money is spent as speedily as it comes in. They are optimists who are capable of earning a good deal of money from a variety of sources but show little interest in keeping it. As free-spending people they need to be reminded from time to time of their obligations. They may be inclined to spend more on themselves than on family needs. Many Twenty-Threes are attracted to games of chance and enjoy a good streak of luck from time to time. Their Sixteen partners will be totally indifferent to any form of gambling. They rely on shrewd investments to augment their regular income. The Sixteen’s takeover of the management of their finances will not be done without some opposition. A settlement will eventually be reached whereby the Twenty-Three is allowed a portion for personal use without being accountable for its disposal.

The Sixteen is not a loner but a self-sufficient individual in the sense that they can enjoy their own company. They certainly need the company of others but need it at a distance. They expect and give love and loyalty yet do not expect frequent wooing and courting. They are undemonstrative people whose love is shown in deeds and not in outward expressions of sentiment and body language. Twenty-Threes, on the other hand, expect to be paid lots of attention. As they are usually restless in their own company their need for contact with others is much more urgent. With easy outlets for their emotions they express themselves not only through speech but also by touching, hugging and caressing. These are actions that do not come naturally to a Sixteen. They could feel embarrassed when exposed to excessive demonstrations of emotion or sentimentality. Twenty-Threes could lose control over their emotions but Sixteens are able to keep theirs under control. In other words, Twenty-Threes are open and intimate while Sixteens could be somewhat closed and distant. However, the Sixteen’s aloofness is not in any way an indication of the absence of love and devotion. These qualities are in fact stronger in the Sixteen. The Twenty-Three’s affections are diffused while those of the Sixteen are concentrated. A Twenty-Three may have a roving eye but a Sixteen seldom looks around. They demonstrate their love nature within the comforting framework of family life. The Twenty-Three’s love nature is best seen when they possess a sense of freedom. A loosely tied relationship may not disturb a Twenty-Three but will be unacceptable to a Sixteen. Whether these personalities succeed in striking a balance between their different attitudes and form a sort of unity in diversity will depend on the effort each puts in.

16TH AND 24TH BIRTHDAYS

A prominent feature of this birthday combination is the presence of many receptive forces which will be responsible for several compatible features along with the scarcity of any that could be regarded as discordant. The 16th day, admittedly, has only the 6 as a receptive force but this vibration will exercise a dominant influence upon the Sixteen personality. It has also certain features in common with the active 7 vibration (1 + 6 = 7). A promising future awaits a Sixteen and Twenty-Four couple who contemplate an intimate relationship; and contemplation is what both would do before making a commitment. Impulsive actions such as a ‘rush into marriage’ as the term goes will be quite contrary to their temperament. Their decision to enter into a relationship will be made on the basis of shared likes and dislikes and similar expectations. They are too much alike to be subject to the law of attraction of opposites. Love at first sight is often the tale of people who are attracted to each other by opposite personality traits. Their life together could be exceptionally vibrant and active despite being sometimes turbulent. On the other hand, couples such as the Sixteen and Twenty-Four establish a harmonious and well balanced lifestyle. These personalities seldom make a mistake in their choice of partners. Their life together may not be as exciting and controversial as some, but it will certainly remain stable and long lasting. Some common personality traits that contribute to this situation are a desire for permanence in whatever they undertake, an attachment to familiar persons and places and distaste for change for change’s sake. Both also possess the rare and enviable quality of appreciating and enjoying what they already possess instead of constantly looking for more or going in search of novelty. Whatever they acquire is used and not discarded prematurely for something that is the latest fashion. For instance, they are not types that change cars or homes whenever a newer model or style comes into the market.

The three vibratory forces within the Sixteen integrate harmoniously to form a confident, self-assured and independent personality type. Companionship is needed and appreciated, but Sixteens are not entirely dependent on company. They can enjoy their own company as much as, or, more than the company of others. They need time for themselves and are not disturbed by aloneness or solitude. The three vibrations within the Twenty-Four also integrate harmoniously (2 + 4 = 6). As all are receptive forces there is a remarkable unity in the integral Twenty-Four. The best receptive qualities of companionship, cooperation, service, domesticity, guardianship, parenthood and adaptability are found here in considerable strength. What may be lacking is the self-assertiveness, self-confidence and the independence of active forces. A lack of self-confidence is usually in relation to their interaction with people and not in relation to any form of work they undertake. They are multi-talented people who can put their hands and minds to any type of creative work. A tendency to underrate or undersell themselves is a persistent problem.

The initiative in most instances will be taken by the Sixteen. Although neither of the couple is inclined to rush into decisions, the Sixteen will be found to be the quicker decision maker. Both partners have an ingrained propensity to act as parents, carers and guardians. They think in terms of family welfare before personal needs. All family matters will be arranged by consensus and not by independent action by one or the other. Any difference of opinion will not be serious and will be settled as quickly as possible as both have a strong craving for restoration of balance and harmony after any disturbance. As these are partners whose lives will be firmly anchored in family life, homemaking will be regarded as a most rewarding occupation. The Twenty-Four, especially, will have this opinion and the capacity to put it into practice. However, both partners are able to shoulder a dual role of homemaker and breadwinner should the need arise.

Domestic responsibilities will always take precedence over social activity. These partners are not unsociable people but they are not dependent on social activity either. They are socially well adjusted people who cannot be drawn into social scenes against their wishes. They are conservative people whose friends and acquaintances are selected with care. They integrate well within the established order of society. Bohemian and ultra-modern scenes do not appeal to them. Both prefer a position as an observer or worker behind the scenes rather than being in prominent roles. They are short-term visitors who will never be found overstaying their welcome, especially as house guests. They judge others and are judged by others for their actions and not by promises or good intentions. They are not victims of fashion. Their clothes and other accessories are chosen for quality and durability rather than an urge to conform to passing fads of the fashion world. While maintaining a calm demeanour their conduct in company is directed towards the promotion of goodwill. They are found among volunteers in charitable organisations, and various community and church groups. They act as counsellors and helpers to individuals requiring mental, emotional and practical assistance. They are people who do not look for recognition and accolades, and yet their services to the community are often eventually acknowledged and rewarded.

Sixteens customarily speak freely about impersonal matters but sparingly about their personal affairs. Questions of a personal nature put directly to them will be answered either with evasion or reticence. They are quiet spoken people who do not display tension or anxiety in their manner. Body language in the form of gesticulation is virtually non-existent. They are seldom prominent in conversation as observation and analysis are attributes closer to their temperament than is constant speech. Most Sixteens would rather remain silent than engage in trivial conversation. They open out when matters relating to profound issues can be discussed. They are natural teachers and guides who attract people in need of help. Twenty-Fours are inclined to speak more about their personal affairs and practical matters than enter into discussions on abstract issues. They are more materialistic and down-to-earth in their thought processes than most and this is reflected in their conversation. Questions put to them will be given careful thought for expedience and feasibility, and answered accordingly. They are also patient and knowledgeable instructors and demonstrators in all practical tasks. Unlike the Sixteen who can take a detached view of things and stay clear of argument, the Twenty-Four may not hesitate to enter into argument if their views on practical matters are challenged. They regard a different opinion as a personal affront and not as a presentation of another point of view. People approach a Twenty-Four when they need something repaired, altered or erected. Many Twenty-Fours should take care that certain people do not take advantage of their willingness to help.

Home based hobbies will be chosen by both but slight differences will be seen in the hobbies and avocations they undertake. Fondness for good food and an interest in the culinary arts will be stronger in the Twenty-Four. Sixteens are by no means indifferent to good food and cooking but in partnership with a Twenty-Four they may give way and turn their attention to other pastimes. If the practical skills of the 4 vibration in the Twenty-Four are not used during their working hours they are given freedom of expression during their leisure time. Twenty-Fours automatically undertake home maintenance jobs and other improvements. As gardeners they would attend to a vegetable and fruit garden instead of a flower garden. Productivity is more important to them than beauty. They are blessed with strong hands and extra sensitive finger tips. Despite considerable physical strength they are experts at handling delicate instruments. Many Twenty-Fours choose vocations or avocations as jewellers, potters, sculptors, masseurs, and drummers. They are also builders and engineers. They are generally non-competitive people who may not remain long in competitive sport. But while they do, they earn a reputation as stout-hearted players. Sixteens possess many of the practical attributes of the Twenty-Four although not to the same degree. Their inclinations turn more towards books, music and other aesthetic attractions. While Twenty-Fours use physical outlets for emotional release, Sixteens find relief in poetry, song and fine literature. As gardeners their area of work will be a flower and shrub garden with fish ponds and other additions for beautification of the landscape. Many Sixteens also acknowledge an inner spiritual presence within themselves and consequently devote time towards spiritual matters. Despite their down-to-earth attitudes Twenty-Fours are also susceptible to enquiry into the spiritual realm. The influence of the Sixteen will evoke this interest in them. While Twenty-Fours are comfortable participating in team games, Sixteens prefer to stay as much as possible out of team play. Content with their own company they are happier spending time in natural surroundings. Being home-oriented people, both partners are not natural travellers. Love of routine and physical comforts are more desirable than the uncertainties of travel. Holidays will be spent at familiar locations and both will look forward to returning home when holidays come to an end.

A Sixteen/Twenty-Four partnership will always remain on a solid footing in regard to the financial side of life. Both are exceptionally competent money managers. They will make good partners in any form of business, especially in accommodation and domestic products. As both share the same values there will be little or no differences of opinion on expenditure, saving and investment. Income will be used constructively. Expenditure will not be allowed to exceed income. Gambling will not be a part of their money-making activity. Both take great pleasure in bargain hunting. Although these individuals are not ungenerous people there is a marked degree of parsimony in their giving and spending habits. This is due to an innate fear of loss or impoverishment. They need to be assured of a sound financial position before they begin to spend with a degree of liberality. A Sixteen may break free of self-imposed restrictions before a Twenty-Four does. They display less attachment to money for its own sake. Twenty-Fours could be fond of accumulating money for the sake of accumulation as the nature of the collector is strong in these individuals. They may be fond of collecting other material objects besides money.

As these partners are not easily aroused emotionally their differences can be discussed quietly and rationally. They will be prepared to listen to each other before jumping to conclusions. Among the best personality traits that will strengthen this relationship are, sensitivity to right and wrong, the ability to make hard decisions and not change their minds at the dictates of their feelings, their devotion to parenthood and family life, the capacity to experience life in its fullness and their calm demeanour when confronted with difficulties. Their ability to conceal visible displays of emotion or agitation counteracts any opposition from outside influences. At a fundamental level peace and harmony are more important to them than scoring a point or two in an argument.

16TH AND 25TH BIRTHDAYS

Appearances can be deceiving when 16th and 25th birthdays are viewed either individually or in combination. The vibratory forces within these double digit birthdays possess an outer influence of one kind and an inner influence of another upon the personality. It could be said that in many ways these are dual personality types. The 6 vibration backed up by the 1 will exercise a powerful influence upon the outer personality of the Sixteen, while the underlying 7 has many features of a different quality (1 + 6 = 7). In the Twenty-Five, (2 + 5 = 7) the 5 vibration supported by the 2 will have a similar influence over the outer personality while the underlying 7, once again, has many features that are unlike the 2 and 5.

Characteristics of the 6 and 5 vibrations could easily fall into conflict if not supported by other moderating or blending influences. The 6 is a mental force that uses deliberation, analysis and balance while the 5 is an emotional force that thrives on speed, impulse and change. These opposites will not, however, operate as contrary elements in a Sixteen/Twenty-Five relationship. The force that will reconcile these diverse qualities and create a complementary condition rather than one which is disruptive is the underlying 7 in each personality. Both are in fact qualified Seven personalities. The binding force in this relationship will certainly be the supremacy of the shared 7 vibration. These partners can look forward to a truly rewarding experience of a lifestyle rich in activity and productivity. In addition, an intimacy will be formed based on friendship, love and strong spiritual and ethical values.

The motivating force behind the Sixteen’s personality is the 1 vibration. Its principal qualities of independence, authority, self-sufficiency, self-confidence, willpower, decision, steadfastness and ambition are refined and rounded off by the 6 and 7 facets. No negative qualities of this vibration such as selfishness, egotism, or pride are allowed to manifest. The 1 vibration, in turn, brings out the best features of the 6 and 7 and inhibits all negative qualities of these vibrations. The 6 introduces understanding, unselfishness, fair play, diplomacy, companionship, sociability and dedication to family life. The 7 contributes strong spiritual values that become central to the life of the Sixteen. It also introduces a love of nature which is closely allied to the spiritual quality of the 7. A feature that is not displayed by the Sixteen although it is present in considerable quantity is sentiment. Sixteens are undemonstrative and unflappable individuals as an outlet for free flow of emotion is not provided by their birthday numbers. The birth month may provide a number from the emotional plane but it may not always be strong enough to break through the reserve created by the combined forces of the 1, 6 and 7. Another consequence of this situation is that there is hardly any observable variation of mood in the Sixteen. Love, loyalty and devotion to family members, found in excess in all Sixteens, are given ample expression in deeds instead of oral and physical exhibitions. Sixteens go after and enjoy many physical comforts of life and at the same time maintain a high moral standard. Nothing is taken to excess nor gained at the expense or disadvantage of others. A Sixteen’s home will be enriched as soon as possible with furnishings of good quality and a well stocked bar and pantry. While they are able to relax and enjoy their material possessions they are not necessarily attached to them. They use their possessions with a sense of detachment but also with gratitude. Herein lies the duality of the Sixteen. They may appear to those who do not know them as acquisitive and possessive materialists but to those who are their intimates it will be obvious that their humane attitudes and spiritual values take precedence over attachment to all material things.

Despite these relatively minor contrasts the Sixteen personality is easier to understand and relate to than the Twenty-Five. The dualities within the Twenty-Five are much more pronounced. Their outer personality is governed by strong emotional forces while their basic personality is aloof, reserved and emotionally undemonstrative. There is a constant battle within the Twenty-Five to subdue emotional reaction to life’s situations. They are, on the one hand, flexible, multi-talented and energetic people and on the other hand, there is an inner need for peace and tranquillity in their lifestyle. Association with a Sixteen partner will allow both aspects of their personality to flourish. Twenty-Fives are a curious mixture of extroversion and introversion. They are types that can switch from social and business activity to solitude in their home, gardens or the countryside almost instantly. In fact, the same thing could be said of the Sixteen although the transformation between these states in the Sixteen is not as speedy. Sixteens are generally cautious and thoughtful while Twenty-Fives are curious, eager and invariably enthusiastic about something or the other. They cope with change and novelty better than the Sixteen. Their ideas and schemes may be widespread, but not all will be acceptable to a careful Sixteen. Both pay careful attention to the practical aspects of life although Sixteens adhere closer to facts while Twenty-Fives add vivid imaginative powers and experimentation. Twenty-Fives can easily engage in more than one occupation whereas Sixteens are conditioned to concentrate or specialise in one specific form of work.

Sixteens and Twenty-Fives are persons who cannot be led or manipulated. A relationship between them will not turn into a condition in which one partner makes most of the decisions and the other follows. They are their own persons who take control over situations instead of allowing situations to control them. There is more patience in the nature of the Sixteen. They do not become restless when things do not work out as rapidly as they would like them to. Twenty-Fives look for a speedy conclusion to whatever they undertake. However, if things do not turn out as quickly as they expect they do not lose interest and are instead, able to fall back on reserves of perseverance. While individual decisions will be made in regard to personal affairs consensual decisions will be made in all matters relating to domestic matters. These are not types who callously cause dissension in their private lives. Their egos are sensitive to right and wrong. As traits of selfishness and self-centredness seldom emerge it is highly unlikely that personal interests will prevail over family welfare.

Sixteens and Twenty-Fives are much too individualistic to be influenced by social trends or tied down by too many social obligations. They can, on the one hand, be seen as active participants and on the other hand, as alert observers. Social gaffes are most unlikely as they do not leave themselves off guard in any social scene. They can go along with social involvement up to a point but they need to pull back as soon as they are affected by inner forces yearning for tranquillity and quietude. It is their basic 7 nature that has ultimate control over social activity. It is this vibration that creates the degrees of aloofness and inscrutability in both individuals and which prevents people from approaching them with familiarity. Their lives will not be based on the approval of others. They are quite able to make their decisions without finding out what others think. These partners are not great talkers. They could remain silent in the midst of company without feelings of discomfort or hostility. In their own company prolonged speech will not be necessary as they soon discover that they can relate to each other at non-verbal and intuitive levels. When they do speak out their voices will not be raised to unseemly levels. The Sixteen’s speech will be devoid of emotion while the Twenty-Five’s will contain emotion in varying degrees according to the situations they find themselves in. Constant attention to contain emotion is needed by most Twenty-Fives. Sixteens have no need to fear disconcerting outbursts as an outlet for free or uncontrolled emotion is not present in their birthday numbers. They are usually unflappable people who conceal their feelings quite naturally. Certain things that bother a Twenty-Five may not affect a Sixteen. Both partners may readily listen to or inquire about the affairs of others but about their own affairs they do not reveal more than they wish to.

Mental stimulation is looked for in the Sixteen’s recreations. Physical activity will be reserved for gardening and other exercises in natural surroundings. They are generally non-competitive people who do not remain long in competitive sport. Most Sixteens are attracted to hobbies such as indoor games (crosswords, chess etc.), literature, art, music as well as home decoration and entertainment of carefully selected guests. Twenty-Fives usually choose to spend more time outdoors as there is much more mobility in their physical bodies. The spirit of competition is present but not enduring. They may not always remain members of a team as individual and independent activities such as fishing, hunting, mountaineering, bushwalking, and safaris are more in keeping with their temperament. They are also natural travellers who like to wander into out-of-the-way places. While absorbed in their wanderings they are seldom in a hurry to terminate their holidays. Sixteens, on the other hand, are holiday-makers rather than inquisitive travellers. They prefer to spend their time at familiar locations and usually look forward to returning home at the end of their holidays. Sixteen partners could, however, be easily influenced by Twenty-Five partners to develop a greater interest in widespread travel. The shared 7 vibration will once again create a common interest in natural surroundings and environmental issues as well as a desire for research into the past achievement of mankind. All Seven personalities, (whether qualified Sevens or not), are keen students of subjects such as history, archaeology, anthropology and comparative religions. Anything touched with age will always engage their attention. More time will be spent on educational travel rather than in enjoying the bright lights of modern cities. Both possess the knack of getting the best out of their travels.

Good financial management is an asset provided by the 1, 6 and 7 vibrations. As Sixteens are a component of all three they are certain to exercise a major influence on the way the partnership’s finances are controlled. They are natural bargain hunters. People influenced by the 2 and 5 vibrations are free spenders. A Two personality will be too shy to bargain and a Five too impatient and indifferent. As the outer personality of the Twenty-Five is influenced by these forces their spending habits will be more generous and often impulsive. This may not always suit the careful Sixteen, who is not ungenerous, but rather thriftier by nature. They spend freely but sensibly on family requirements. They will be a good influence on the Twenty-Five’s spending habits.

The differences in the outer personality of these partners will not be strong or diverse enough to counteract the fundamental unity of their 7 nature. With all the gifts of heart and head both are receptive to higher impulses. The elevated nature of these impulses carries them beyond trivialities that could cause divisions, dissension or rivalry. No great adjustments to their expectations will be seen or needed by one or the other, except for reasonable reciprocal concessions. At the most, the Sixteen will need to adjust a little to the Twenty-Five’s animated and sensitive ways while the Twenty-Five will need to conform a little to the Sixteen’s unhurried and painstaking habits and their lack of emotional demonstration. In the long term, Sixteens should remember that too much reason and analysis at the expense of spontaneity takes much out of the fun and frivolity of life. Twenty-Fives should make an effort to control emotional reactions and not permit their emotions to change according to the appearance of things. They usually succeed in doing so when they fall back on their inner 7 nature. In one thing alone these partners are uniformly consistent and that will be the application of ethical and spiritual values in their thoughts and actions.

16TH AND 26TH BIRTHDAYS

The prominence of the number 6 or the 6 vibration in this birthday combination is an indication of many corresponding features in a relationship between Sixteen and Twenty-Six personalities. They are certain to serve as important connecting links over and above any differences that may arise. There may be some forces within each that are not as conducive to compatibility as their 6 aspect would desire. However, mutual 6 qualities of cooperation, diplomacy, inoffensive and peaceful ways and above all love of home and family can be used successfully to neutralise these contrary elements. All persons influenced by the 6 vibration possess a strong attachment to home, family and community. Family togetherness and domestic responsibilities will always remain their first priority. Parenthood, guardianship and education are other positive 6 qualities which are, in turn, refined by patience, thoughtfulness, order and contentment. Positive individuals influenced by this vibration take a middle path as balance in all things is important to their wellbeing. The vibration is a mental force governed by reason, deliberation and sound judgment.

As a birthright Sixteen personalities possess all the positive aspects of the three vibrations that comprise their integral personality. Self-confidence, self-assertiveness, self-sufficiency, decision and constructive thought processes are some of their special characteristics. Self-assertiveness is displayed with tact and diplomacy. It is the 1 vibration that is responsible for the overall positive nature of the Sixteen. Among all the single digits it is known as the activator. All persons with this vibration in their birthday know instinctively what they want and do not deviate from the directions they take. The outstanding assets of the 1 and 6 forces which control the outer personality of the Sixteen are bolstered by sympathetic and equally strong qualities of the 7 vibration controlling their fundamental nature (1 + 6 = 7). They complement the individualistic and generally reserved nature of the 1 and the generous, gregarious and unselfish nature of the 6. In addition, all Seven personalities, whether qualified or not, possess a natural urge to explore their spiritual nature. This is carried out without neglect of the physical and practical aspects of life. Although a positive personality is the result of the interaction of these powerful forces within the Sixteen their ability to express or demonstrate emotion is limited. Many Sixteens appear emotionally distant, but this is not due to lack of emotion but rather the absence of an outlet for free flow of emotion. This could be an advantage in public life but may be disadvantageous in an intimate relationship, especially with a partner who expects frequent outward demonstrations of affection. The Twenty-Six may be similarly conditioned although not to the same extent.

While there are more odd numbers or active vibrations in the integral personality of the Sixteen, the personality of the Twenty-Six is formed entirely of even or receptive forces. Emotionalism and rationality operate in conjunction within the personality; emotionalism that derived from the 2 and rationality from their 6 aspect. The sensitive and emotionally expressive 2 aspect is prevented from excessive expression and the analytical 6 aspect is prevented from excessive reasoning. A marriage of heart and head takes place. At the same time their fundamental 8 personality relates favourably to both outer aspects (2 + 6 = 8). The 8 vibration operates from the emotional plane but is also a highly practical force that can set aside emotion when necessary. In other words, the emotionalism of an Eight personality is self-controlled. This is also an authoritative force and as such, easy release of emotion acts contrary to their natural powers of leadership, organisation and administration. The overall construction of the Twenty-Six is one of sentiment, reason and practicality. Those Twenty-Eights born with the 1 vibration in their birth month are positive individuals who can make maximum use of their several natural talents. Others may need to make an effort to overcome an initial lack of self-confidence, and when they do so they soon realise the futility of their earlier fears. Orderliness is one of the strongest demands made by a Twenty-Six in private and public life. Their qualities of leadership are displayed, not in direct command or arbitrary assumption of authority, but in natural efficiency, personal example and an ability to gather a loyal following of supporters. Dispensation of justice is another special quality of the Twenty-Six.

As mentioned earlier, there are more key elements in common in this relationship than contrary forces. An earnest desire for peace, harmony and system in their private lives will be evident from the outset. This is supported by the absence of rivalry or competition for a role of leader and decision maker. There are vibratory forces in each that prevent them from nurturing an inflated image of themselves. Their mutual need for domestic felicity will take precedence over egoistic or egocentric promptings. Concessions made with this purpose in mind will not result in either of the pair feeling a loss of individuality or status. Predictable patterns of behaviour can be expected because both are rather conservative in their habits. It will not be natural for either one or the other to suffer from restlessness and uncertainty or try to introduce sudden changes in their lifestyle.

The Sixteen, as a qualified Seven, and the Twenty-Six, as a qualified Eight, will always be influenced by the underlying qualities of the 7 and 8 vibrations. Both are complex forces, having many definite spheres of manifestation. Some will be conducive to a good relationship and others may need certain adjustments and concessions. One which certainly helps is a high sense of responsibility in both. Mutual trust will be developed from the inception of their relationship. Both possess natural skills as teachers, counsellors and homemakers. They are certain to help each other to step beyond any self-imposed limitations or restrictions introduced by previous conditioning. Coexistent with these complementary forces are the strong spiritual nature of the 7 and the materialistic attributes of the 8. A Sixteen with a qualified or pure Seven is a fine blend of practicality, rationality and spiritual values. Ambition for power and material possessions will not be carried to an extent that could harm or hinder their religious or spiritual needs. The Twenty-Six with a pure or qualified Eight, on the other hand, will be drawn towards the force of the 8 vibration which is a pull towards expansion of personal power, fame and the acquisition of material wealth. These demands usually take up most of their time and energy leaving little time for attention to their spiritual needs. Though modified in a qualified Eight such as the Twenty-Six, their ambitions will remain a strong motivating force within the personality. This is not to be taken as a destructive quality. It is in fact entirely positive as it will not be carried to an extent that will harm their family life.

Between themselves and in their interaction with others these partners are congenial company. While not seeking a prominent position both take on active roles as workers and contributors to the practical needs of a social group. They are usually found undertaking tasks not as willingly taken up by others. They are usually valued members of a church, charitable organisation or a social club due to a natural urge to keep busy and maintain order. Tact, diplomacy and good fellowship are other qualities that add to their popularity. Having natural social graces they are accomplished hosts and hostesses. Both possess all the requisites for success in a business dealing with food, accommodation, entertainment and household products. Despite their social skills Sixteens are not totally socially oriented or dependent on social interaction for their wellbeing. Their social activities are used as a desirable but not vital aspect of their life, and taken as an opportunity to serve because service is an essential aspect of their nature. The Twenty-Six is not too different although many of their friends and acquaintances will be chosen from their business associations. The Sixteen’s choice will be more diverse. Both partners prefer to conform to the established order of society rather than chose to change conditions that do not suit them. They would prefer to withdraw than enter into challenge or confrontation.

Sixteens and Twenty-Sixes are fine conversationalists. They are talkers as well as patient listeners. As reason governs their thought processes, they do not talk carelessly. Instead, as far as possible, they speak with knowledge of their subject matter. All persons with the 6 vibration in force are natural teachers, demonstrators, guardians and psychologists with a genuine interest in human conditions. Many make a name for themselves as counsellors and healers. Their popularity is enhanced by their readiness to let people find release by talking about themselves. Instead of raising their voices when they do speak out, their voices are kept low, warm and amiable. A strident sound is rarely ever heard. Their body language is free from tension and emotion. People are able to open out and feel at ease in their company. Conversation between these partners will be free and open. Arguments will be rare as differences in their views and judgments on essential matters will not be so wide as to create cause for dissension. Most importantly, both will choose peace and tranquillity over discord.

Recreational activities and private hobbies chosen by these partners tend towards togetherness rather than separation. Included in their love of domestic life are natural culinary skills. Family members and guests will not arise from their table with feelings of inadequacy in regard to drink, food and pleasant conversation. An equal distribution of household duties and family responsibilities will ensure that neither partner is deprived of recreational time. Disturbing elements of selfish and self-centred habits will not enter into their relationship. These partners may not be keen travellers due to home and community usually being the centre of their interests. They are generally non-competitive people. Even if they may enter into competitive sport their playing days may not be prolonged. Instead, they are likely to switch to coaching, umpiring or administration. Their lives will be enriched by similar tastes in music and literature. Their home will reflect their good taste in all the fine arts.

Money problems will not arise in this relationship. Their minds are governed by economic and pragmatic values rather than imaginative, impulsive and speculative tendencies. Both enjoy cultural interests and the physical comforts of life, and do not stint on expenditure in these areas. As in most other things, money management will be based on mutual agreement. It is most unlikely that either one or the other will maintain a private cache.

These are individuals who gain a good deal of happiness and advantage from the rational ways in which they meet life’s experiences. The Sixteen, especially, remains detached and unflappable. They find it easier to maintain emotional control as their reactions to events are often more objective than subjective. Emotion in the Twenty-Six is closer to the surface although they are able to release emotion without losing control. The best advantage in this relationship is that these partners do not focus on differences and instead affirm their similarities. Their situation is made easy as there are not too many differences that they need to worry about. Companionship will be their binding force.

16TH AND 27TH BIRTHDAYS

The spiritual element within all life is closer to the surface in certain individuals and, to some degree, remote in others. In the case of the former material values will not be allowed to take precedence over spiritual and moral ideals. The opposite condition may be found in the latter. Persons born on the 16th and 27th days possess outlets for spontaneous awareness of their spiritual nature. Their spiritual ideals can be encouraged and advanced without too much interference from physical and material attractions. The reverse situation is also true as both can enjoy the pleasures of physical life without overlooking their spiritual nature. These conditions will be responsible for a strong bond between Sixteen and Twenty-Seven partners. They are personality types that will be attracted to each other on the basis of ‘like attracting like’. At the same time they are by no means similar in temperament and talents as both possess a rich individuality. It is their general outlook on life that contains several similarities conducive to a compatible relationship. Their relationship will also be enriched by the absence of egotism, overbearing ways, unselfishness and competitiveness as well as a natural tendency to apply high principles in their dealings with others and the evaluation of their needs.

More down-to-earth and practical attributes will be displayed by the Sixteen without compromising their high standards. They are able to maintain a fine balance between practice and theory. Ambition for advancement in public life will not overtake their desire for a peaceful and harmonious private life. Success in both spheres of activity will be their aim. A pull towards cultural, mystical and metaphysical interests may override many practical and material considerations with the Twenty-Seven. The three vibratory forces within the 27th day possess the keenest sensitivity towards aesthetic and non-worldly values (2 + 7 = 9). Among the vibratory forces symbolised by single digits the 2 vibration is the most receptive to psychic forces and its sensitivity to extrasensory perception is enhanced in Twenty-Seven personalities by their 7 and 9 aspects. Research and specialisation are among some of the basic attributes of the 7 and these are invariably used in professional life and in investigation into their spiritual nature by those influenced by it. The 9 vibration is a synthesis of intuition, wisdom, diagnostic ability and a humanitarian outlook on life. The integral personality of the Twenty-Seven does not lack practical talents. It is their independence from power-seeking and materialism allied with a strong pull towards human and spiritual values that creates a perception of impracticality. When put to the test they are quite capable of managing their mundane affairs; albeit not as devotedly as physically-oriented individuals. Several of their practical aptitudes will be evoked in a relationship with a Sixteen. Their capacity to cope with all aspects of life is quite extensive. All they need is to create a reasonable balance between the mental, spiritual and the practical aspects of life.

Sixteens are able to set a happy medium between deliberation and quick decision. Emotion and impulse seldom enter into their decision making processes, especially in regard to practical and economic affairs. Although an arbitrary assumption of authority is not in keeping with their temperament, the Sixteen in this partnership is likely to play a prominent role in the management of domestic matters. They are not people who expect their partners to do anything they could not do themselves. Their natural urge for orderliness in whatever they undertake will soon be observed by their Twenty-Seven partners. There is an elusiveness, reserve and dignity in the personality of the Twenty-Seven which deters others from approaching them in an overbearing and dictatorial manner. A Sixteen is much too tactful to adapt such an approach. Twenty-Sevens can only be reached in a gentle and refined manner. This will not be a problem for the Sixteen as these individuals also expect the same in return. While all important matters will be discussed and handled as a couple, most Twenty-Sevens will willingly surrender responsibility for all day-to-day decisions to their Sixteen partners. Neither partner will be relegated to a subordinate role. If, on occasions, one retreats and allows the other control, it will be by choice and not by demand or coercion.

The Sixteen shares the attributes of the 7 vibration with their Twenty-Seven partner. (1 + 6 = 7). These 7 characteristics provide a guiding influence in their choice of friends, acquaintances and social activities. All persons influenced by this vibration are reserved, selective and reflective by nature. They are careful to avoid noisy, unrefined and crude elements in social life. Sixteen and Twenty-Seven partners will be of one mind in their choice of company. Other aspects of their personalities are also in agreement with the needs of their 7 force. They are not easy people to get to know as they keep a large portion of themselves in reserve following the private nature of the 7 vibration. Unless asked to give their opinions they prefer to keep their thoughts to themselves. However, once they are settled in company of their choice they make many genuine friendships as they show an interest in people instead of trying the get people interested in them. Both possess a quickness to see and do the right thing in all circumstances. Although both partners earn respect and popularity within their circle of friends and acquaintances they are not dependent on social intercourse for their wellbeing. They can walk in and out of social scenes without feelings of loss or loneliness. They can fall back on each other’s company quite freely whenever they feel the need for peace and quiet.

Both Sixteens and Twenty-Sevens are soft spoken individuals. Their speech and laughter are never loud, discordant or erratic, but modified and pleasant. They use a few quiet words and a gentle approach when there is need to persuade or influence anyone. This mode of speech will be especially evident in communication with each other. Both express their thoughts in crisp sentences and elaborate only when requested. Non-verbal communication will be normal between them. Sixteens tend to weigh and consider facts before giving out their judgments. Their opinions are formed and problems handled by critical faculties of the mind. Twenty-Sevens often may not resort to much forethought as they are prompted by deep intuitive faculties which they tend quite rightly to rely upon. They may be more compassionate or tolerant of irrational or non-factual views given out by others but Sixteens may not allow such ideas to go unchallenged. Sixteens are not without intuition or a sixth sense but these powers are not as close to the surface as they are in the Twenty-Seven. Heart, mind and soul are indivisible in the Twenty-Seven. The combination of the Sixteen’s rationality and the Twenty-Seven’s insight provide tremendous strength to their relationship. These are not clear-cut divisions that could create sharp differences in opinion. Sixteens possess their share of wisdom and intuition and the Twenty-Seven’s idealistic and studious nature does not undermine many practical aptitudes. It is just that one aspect is more pronounced in one than in the other.

Ambition for acquiring personal power and excessive worldly possessions, especially at the expense of others, has evolved in these partners into aspiration for the finer and more enduring things of life. This advancement will be reflected in the limits they place on their goals in business and public life. A good proportion of their time and energy will be given to social service and individual hobbies and recreational activities. The powers of the 6 vibration will come to the fore in the Sixteen and the combined influence of the 7 will be seen in both during their non-working hours. The Sixteen will be involved in many home-based and community centred activities, such as cooking, interior decoration, gardening and social service. With broader perspectives Twenty-Sevens may be less housebound except for a keen interest in gardening. All persons influenced by the 7 vibration find complete relaxation in natural surroundings. In this partnership the Twenty-Seven is certain to take overall charge of the garden and the Sixteen all household needs. Once again this will not be a sharp division of interest. Mutual consultation and help will always take place. These partners make good travelling companions due to a mutual interest in history, archaeology, and ancient cities, old buildings and old gardens hold a strange fascination for them. However, the Twenty-Seven may be inclined to probe deeper into the spiritual nature of things, and the Sixteen may not be too far behind. As calmness is a prerequisite for self-knowledge both will treat this as a first priority in their private lives. A library of books and music will be one of their treasured possessions.

The Sixteen is likely to take over management of their finances. Not only are these personalities responsible money managers but financial security is essential to their wellbeing also. Because Twenty-Sevens place greater emphasis on cultural, spiritual and humanitarian aspects of life they have little time to spare for careful money management. They will be quite content to leave this responsibility to their Sixteen partners. While Sixteens are discriminating spenders or buyers Twenty-Sevens do not usually count the cost or consider the value of their purchases against the price they pay. Sixteens have a stronger sense of possessiveness while generosity and a degree of non-attachment to money and material possessions influence the Twenty-Seven’s spending and saving habits. Twenty-Sevens do not reject an opportunity to earn a high income but according to their value system money is only a means to an end; the end being a rich and comprehensive lifestyle in terms of human and spiritual values. A Sixteen partner, while agreeing with these views, will also pay careful attention to economic security.

As a spiritual mode of life will always remain an undertone in their thoughts and actions, these partners will be able to settle their differences without bitterness or frustration, showing goodwill and generosity instead. Both naturally set high ideals and work steadily towards them. More self-assurance may be seen in the Sixteen due to the power of the 1 vibration. The Twenty-Seven is likely to suffer from sudden pessimistic moods for no obvious reason. The reality could be an inner conflict between their shy and reserved aspects conflicting with a desire to take on the world and correct the many inconsistencies, exploitations and prejudice the seen around them. The efforts they make are usually regarded as inadequate although this is often an unfair judgment of themselves. They are too emotionally rich to maintain a detachment from pain suffered by others. While Sixteens possess a strong social conscience they are able to remain detached to a greater degree and this creates less personal suffering.

16TH AND 28TH BIRTHDAYS

The 16th and 28th days contain a mixture of odd and even numbers indicating the operation of active and receptive forces within Sixteen and Twenty-Eight personalities. In an intimate relationship the projection of their active sides may give rise to a degree of conflict or resistance due to the individualistic nature of these forces. At the same time, the several positive qualities of these vibrations, when used with wisdom, can add to the overall strength and accomplishments in a joint venture. While each will be capable of achieving much in an individual capacity, functioning as a team they are certain to gain a great deal more. Success depends on this relationship being based on terms of equality due to neither partner being constitutionally capable of accepting a subordinate role. A successful partnership is possible because assertive and authoritative qualities of their active forces will not be allowed full rein by the projection of their receptive sides. These serve as cooperative, conciliatory and mediating elements within each personality. In short, both Sixteens and Twenty-Eights are self-confident, decisive, and self-reliant people who are also thoughtful, considerate and supportive. In their interaction the active and receptive vibrations interact as stabilising forces. They are not so opposed in nature as their appearance seems to suggest.

Within both the Sixteen and Twenty-Eight (2 + 8 = 10 = 1), the 1 vibration increases the capacity for decisive action It creates an unconscious or automatic positive outlook on life with attributes of ambition, clear direction, leadership, courage, vital energy, willpower and ego strength. In addition, these qualities are rounded off in the Sixteen by their 6 and 7 aspects – Sixteens being qualified Seven personalities (1 + 6 = 7). The influence of their fundamental 7 nature places certain limits on their ambition for power and fame in public life and a prolonged desire for increase of their worldly possessions. It gives them the ability to create a balance between their spiritual nature and material and physical attractions. Other attributes of the 1 vibration such as high ambition, persistence, practicality, competitiveness, pride, possessiveness and material values are enhanced in the Twenty-Eight by their 8 aspect. The 2 aspect of this personality does not reduce their 1 and 8 features and instead introduces emotion into the integral personality to a degree that is not found in the Sixteen. Emotional expression is obviously neither good nor bad. It is determined entirely on how it is expressed. Twenty-Eights remain single-minded in pursuit of their ambitions and are not likely to place limits on their desire for success and fame.

As curiosity, imagination and a scholastic disposition is natural to most Sixteens they can spread their interests over a greater variety of occupations and avocations. As Twenty-Eights usually estimate success by the quality of their material possessions, standing in public life and family affluence they concentrate on the means of achieving these conditions. Sixteens are likely to spend more time and energy carrying out domestic and family duties and doing so quite willingly. Twenty-Eights are not unmindful of such responsibilities but their busy business or career activities prevent them from attending to many day-to-day domestic duties. Most Twenty-Eights look to a supportive partner who can relieve them of routine domestic chores. Order and system are as important to them in domestic life as they are in their public duties. They look forward to their well run homes as a refuge from the rigours of public life. A Sixteen can fulfil a dual role of homemaker and breadwinner better than a Twenty-Eight can. Both partners possess expertise in organisation and administration. Sixteens can use these talents within the domestic scene as well as in public life while Twenty-Eights prefer to apply them almost exclusively to their public/professional duties. They will always make themselves available for consultation and advice. At an early stage of this relationship Twenty-Eights may occasionally attempt to influence a Sixteen partner or overrule a Sixteen’s decisions, but they would soon realise the futility of challenging a Sixteen’s rationality and steadfastness. Sixteens will use diplomacy and tact to influence their Twenty-Eight partners knowing that a head-on approach will result in an immediate emotional or aggressive reaction. In most circumstances Twenty-Eights need to make a strong mental effort to control emotional reaction. Sixteens do not need to do so because they are much more in charge of their emotions. On an intimate level, however, Sixteens find it difficult to show their true feelings and respond spontaneously to romantic sentiments or needs of a sentimental partner. Their love for their partners and dependants is without doubt a deep and abiding factor even though they are not as demonstrative. Despite their authoritative exterior Twenty-Eights are sentimental people. Many are also subject to mood swings. The difference between these partners is essentially the emotional objectivity of the Sixteen and emotional subjectivity in the Twenty-Eight. Despite their emotional nature Twenty-Eights make every effort to contain their emotions. Pride is a strong component of their personality. It prevents them from betraying their emotions. Loosening a grip on their emotions is regarded as unseemly and undignified and an erosion of their authority. However, many Twenty-Eights display a change of attitude in a social or party setting.

Sixteens and Twenty-Eights will discover interesting differences in their attitudes towards social life. These differences, however, will not create any real problems in their choice of friends and acquaintances and social activities. Sixteens possess self-assurance and, knowing their place in society, they seldom feel uncomfortable. They are neither dependent nor indifferent to social interaction. They can divide their time and energy proportionately between domestic life, public duties and social life; with the former two given a higher priority. Most Sixteens are selective of the company they keep and loosen up only among trusted companions. In other circumstances they choose to remain as observers. The strong privacy element in their personality structure exercises a controlling influence on their choice of company, their conversation and duration of stay at any function. Placing limits on their participation they may be among the first to take their leave. They are hospitable hosts and hostesses and are never tiresome as guests. The good opinion of others is essential to the wellbeing of the Twenty-Eight. In this respect they are not as independent or detached as their Sixteen partner. They are friendly and extroverted people who enjoy a much wider circle of social contacts. They do not shy away from prominent roles and may in fact actively seek them. While enjoying themselves at a social gathering they could easily overlook a proper time for departure. Unlike their Sixteen partners who often hold themselves back Twenty-Eights can let themselves go and use most social occasions to release tensions built up during their working hours.

Most Sixteens are thoughtful rather than talkative. They are also keen observers who are aware of the value of listening – this being the best way to get to know a person. In mixed company they may not take the lead in conversation but when they choose to speak out they confine their topics to what they consider to be safety zones. Controversial issues are strictly avoided. They choose their words carefully not only to achieve a desired effect but to avoid misunderstanding and challenge. There is a finality and elusiveness in their speech and body language that usually deters others from contesting their views. There is also very little that is imaginative, frivolous, repetitive or too personal in their conversation. Twenty-Eights speak with an air of authority and from a fund of practical knowledge. As listeners they are not as patient as the Sixteen is. They are people of strong opinions out of which they are not easily persuaded. They could dismiss out of hand an opinion or judgment that does not fit in with their own set of beliefs or lack of beliefs. Despite an argumentative temperament Twenty-Eights possess a high sense of justice and fair play which can be evoked by a diplomatic approach. Sixteen partners should not experience much difficulty penetrating their defences which are largely caused by a sense of self-importance or in some instances by feelings of insecurity.

More differences in temperament will be found in their choice of recreational activity than in other aspects of life. Mental and abstract matters are given equal and in some instances greater attention by the Sixteen while Twenty-Eights are drawn, for the most part, to physical outlets. Sixteens may indulge in a wide range of literature, music, art, drama and a variety of home based hobbies such as cooking, interior decoration and gardening. In most cases all their wants are gathered and enjoyed within the confines of their well appointed homes and well tended gardens. They are not restless individuals who need frequent movement and change, and are gifted with the ability to settle down and enjoy what they already possess and not keep looking for more. They also prefer non-competitive outdoor activities in natural surroundings such as bushwalking, birdwatching and other exercises in the countryside. Sixteens are generally not self-centred or anti-social people. Many offer their services to their local churches and community organisations as counsellors, administrators and general helpers. The support of their Twenty-Eight partners in their voluntary work can always be depended upon. Physical activity is an essential requirement for the Twenty-Eight as they tend to build up more stress and strain in their public responsibilities than is good for their health. Their nature is to identify more with outer life than with inner life, being more at home with tangible and practical matters than imaginative and contemplative issues. They are attracted to all forms of competitive sport during their active years and turn to umpiring and coaching in their later years. Many Twenty-Eights are also found as secretaries, accountants and managers of sporting and social clubs. There is an element of aggressiveness in this personality that makes them successful as players and as coaches.

Sixteens expect and enjoy the comforts of physical life although they are not given to unrealistic expectations. They are prepared to build up a good life for themselves and their families at a slow and steady pace – a good life in their estimate covers the physical, mental and spiritual realms. Twenty-Eights are much more ambitious and eager to acquire their physical and material needs as rapidly as possible and they often succeed in creating an affluent lifestyle by their highly concentrated efforts. They refuse to settle for less. While Sixteens are patient, non-competitive and non-aggressive in their approach, Twenty-Eights believe that they get nowhere without an aggressive thrust in the competitive world. Both succeed in their own way. These are individuals who are able to handle their finances with competence. More caution will be shown by the Sixteen. They buy what they can afford, shop around for the best deals and rarely if ever fall into uncontrollable debt. Twenty-Eights may have more expensive tastes, especially in dress. They are bigger spenders who may allow emotion to influence some of their decisions. As public accountants and financial managers Twenty-Eights show more caution and responsibility controlling other peoples’ money than their own. The Sixteen’s expertise in handling money will first and foremost be concentrated in personal and domestic matters. It is most likely that this partner will take over day-to-day expenditure and consult the Twenty-Eight on larger issues.

Most Sixteens spend happy years of fulfilment as parents and householders, and at the same time, fall back on a rich personal life. Twenty-Eights spend some time acquiring self-definition and concentrating on success in public life while Sixteens ensure they have many enduring interests to fall back on during retirement and during their holidays. The benign influence of a Sixteen partner could help the Twenty-Eight adjust to the tranquillity of a well planned retirement. Twenty-Eights are people who remain involved as long as possible in public life and often overlook plans for retirement activity.

16TH AND 29TH BIRTHDAYS

Intimate relationships may be formed either on the basis of the attraction of opposites or the ease and comfort of similar temperaments. In many instances couples meet with a combination of these conditions. This will certainly be the situation with persons born on the 16th and 29th days of the month. They will be presented with the opportunity to experience the excitement and growth offered by their different temperaments and to use them as complementary assets. At the same time, they enjoy and enhance the advantages of their similarities. Both Sixteens and Twenty-Nines possess a depth of perception into human nature that gives them an awareness that each can contribute towards a relationship rich in worldly as well as spiritual values. All too often people with strong or prominent egos are much too self-centred, all-knowing and assertive to be able to look across to others and interchange their natural recourses. There are others with weak or insecure egos who adopt a stubborn and uncompromising facade in order to protect themselves from real or imagined encroachment upon their individuality. These conditions will not prevail in a Sixteen/Twenty-Nine relationship. It is most unlikely that arbitrary measures to assert their individuality will be adopted by one or the other, and neither will they resort to negative reactions created by an inferiority complex.

Sixteens are self-assured and secure in their opinions of themselves, and feel no urge to create or project an inflated self-image. If a Sixteen does suffer from poor self-esteem a restricted and harsh upbringing would have been responsible for damaging the personality. They should outgrow this problem when they stand on their own feet as mature individuals. There is considerable depth in the mental processes of this personality. Their nature tends towards specialisation in a few activities rather than a cursory interest in several. Twenty-Nines display a universal outlook on life and are attracted to all sorts of interests. They are true internationalists with an undisguised interest and kinship with all living things. With largely impersonal egos they feel no need to advertise themselves or impose their personality on others. While revealing certain limitations in physical and practical affairs they display no limitation in mental and spiritual realms. While Sixteens may concentrate on their loved ones and material possessions Twenty-Nines are more comprehensive in their outlook on life. The master vibration 11 strengthens the personality and contributes to many of the humanitarian aspects of the twenty-Nine (2 + 9 = 11). Their love nature is extended beyond self and family but is not diminished as a consequence.

Two distinctive features in these personalities are revealed in the manner in which they handle their emotions. Sixteens, as a rule, are unflappable individuals. They are by no means cold-hearted or insensitive. Their love nature is deep and abiding. Their problem, if it can be regarded as one, is the absence of an outlet for release of emotion. Consequently, their emotional reactions to persons and events are seldom exposed. This is a condition that has its advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand, most Sixteens are even-tempered people who deal with conflict and emergencies without losing emotional balance. On the other hand, they may be misunderstood and portrayed as unfeeling people. However, those who get to know them are aware that this is not the case as they experience the Sixteen’s love nature displayed in deeds rather than words and demonstrative body language. Twenty-Nines are infused with emotion from all aspects of their personality structure. They could be subject to all sorts of emotional conditions. They do not attempt to conceal the many highs and lows they experience. The can express excitement, exhilaration, gaiety and opposite moods such as melancholy, frustration, and withdrawal, all in a short space of time. Their recovery from negative conditions is always swift as their basic nature is one of optimism. Despite a considerable depth of wisdom many of their decisions in practical and material things may be impulsive and emotionally-oriented. They display a great deal of undisguised warmth, tolerance, understanding and forgiveness in their relationship with people.

A contest for the role of leader and decision maker with its related unpleasantness should not take place in this relationship. Neither partner feels the need to dominate or manipulate others, nor will they tolerate anyone who attempts to do so. Both are leaders by example. They gain the regard and respect of all persons through innate wisdom, personal dignity, the absence of egotism, and natural talent in several directions. They are not types who expect others to perform tasks they are not prepared to do themselves. In an intimate relationship Sixteens and Twenty-Nines will soon settle into a system of equality with an equitable distribution of responsibility. Some Sixteens may be too fond of deliberation before acting and many Twenty-Nines would be fond of instant action. Although they are not driven by excessive ambition to get to the top at the expense of other aspects of life, both partners possess all the essentials to acquire fame and prestige in their chosen careers. Sixteens can enter business life or the professions with equal success. Twenty-Nines are more suitable for the professions. With the knowledge that excessive dedication to their public duties will not pay dividends in terms of good health, peace and tranquillity they are likely at some stage to call a halt to their ambitions. The Sixteen, in particular, will reveal a strong attachment to their houses and gardens and family life. Genuine fulfilment will be found by them in these spheres of activity. At the same time, the strength of the 7 vibration (1 + 6 = 7) will cause some to detach themselves from the mundane aspects of life and devote time towards self-development at mental and spiritual levels. Their lives could be proportionately divided between domestic, career, social and private interests. While Twenty-Nines have a similar need for a peaceful, loving and comfortable home life they may not pay as much attention to domestic affairs as the Sixteen does. Division of their time and energy will not be as well proportioned. They are not as focused or grounded on mundane and physical activities. More emphasis will be placed on their public duties, social activities and on self-development along ethical and spiritual lines. An amicable arrangement whereby the Sixteen takes charge of more day-to-day domestic duties is a likely outcome.

Although there are certain temperamental differences between these partners they will not interfere with their social life. Sixteens do not feel under compulsion to enter into much social activity. It will have its place in their scheme of things but not allowed to override other aspects of life. In other words, they do not allow their lives to be shaped by social pressures, social norms or public opinion. They are selective of the company they keep. On the occasions they are thrust into company not of their liking they take up a detached stance as observers and take their leave as soon as possible. They will not be found opening out to anyone until trust has been built up. When they do make friends they preserve them. Their social network will be small, dependable and trustworthy. Twenty-Nines are much more extroverted, socially-oriented and open-hearted. They take a keen interest in people for their own sake. Their social circle will be much more extensive. They feel a responsibility towards their friends and acquaintances and are likely to take upon themselves their troubles. Having a global outlook on life they do not recognise grades in social status nor do they entertain any form of prejudice or distrust against those of different cultures. In the course of time Twenty-Nines reach into the lives of many more people than their Sixteen partners. Sixteens are by no means anti-social or introverted. Their nature is more contemplative, reflective and studious than it is gregarious. While Sixteens are generally conventional in their social habits Twenty-Nines, being cosmopolitan people, feel at ease and participate freely in almost any social scene. The only exception will be coarse and vulgar company, or people who are entirely physically-oriented. Such company will be strictly avoided by Sixteens as well. Both Sixteens and Twenty-Nines fit naturally in with ethical and cultural elements of society. A Sixteen partner will need to accept the reality that a Twenty-Nine’s need for social interaction is more than their own.

Sixteens do not usually feel the urge to initiate or keep up with general conversation. They could be content to remain as listeners. Their behaviour is often one of quiet attention, choosing to remain silent until they have something worthwhile to say or when direct questions are put to them. They have little patience with frivolous and bland conversation. There is an innate wisdom in this personality to know what to say, what not to say and what to overlook in various circumstances. They do not waste words and usually cut through to the heart of the matter when others take a roundabout way of dealing with something of importance. They are able, to a large extent, to take an objective view of things. Their egos do not unduly influence their conversation. Most Twenty-Nines are accomplished conversationalists. Not only do they initiate and prevent lulls in conversation they are also patient and sympathetic listeners. While the Sixteen’s emotions are concealed and body language restricted, Twenty-Nines display their emotions and use animated and spontaneous body language. Their speech may not be as precise and factual as a Sixteen but is more captivating. In general conversation they are free from judgment and condemnation as most Twenty-Nines are able to see things as they are and not as they relate to their own likes and dislikes. Both Sixteens and Twenty-Nines enjoy a fine sense of humour which is never hurtful or enjoyed at the expense of others. They feel no need to boost their self-confidence by downgrading anyone. Between themselves they should be able to examine hard facts disregarding any remnants of egoistic promptings. A good deal of non-verbal conversation will take place between them as there are many things that both parties know that cannot be adequately expressed in words. These are individuals who know that the reality of what they are is much greater than their knowledge of themselves.

Compatibility between Sixteens and Twenty-Nines will reach its happiest stage during their recreational time. Curiosity is a characteristic active in both and will feature prominently in their hobbies. The capacity to derive pleasure from the physical and non-physical realms is present in both. As both partners are perennial students their sense of curiosity and studiousness will eliminate any feelings of rivalry and competition. An affinity with nature and love of animals as well as an abiding love of music, literature and all the fine arts are other interests shared by both. As travellers both show an infectious enthusiasm for historical sites and all other places that enlarge their knowledge of the past. As these are non-competitive individuals their attraction to competitive sport will not be long lasting.

A commercial and mercenary lifestyle is one that will not be followed by either partner. Both possess higher values. There is, however, a difference between them in their attitudes towards money and its uses. Without surrendering themselves to the attraction of money and its accumulation Sixteens show greater appreciation and skills in good money management. They are responsible spenders and astute investors. A Sixteen will not be found parting with their money on impulse or on something they do not really need. Gamblers are not found among Sixteens. Twenty-Nines show a surprising indifference in the ways they handle their finances. They have no attachment to money for its own sake. Money is used by them as a means to obtain their immediate needs and then forgotten. Concern for their future security in monetary terms is not a large issue. Although they are not irresponsible people they are generous and impulsive spenders. A Twenty-Nine will seldom be found looking for bargains. Management of the financial side of this partnership should be placed in the safer hands of the Sixteen. The Twenty-Nine should, at the same time, be allowed the freedom to spend a portion without interference.

Except for their individual attitudes towards money, the differences and similarities between these partners is essentially a matter of degree or emphasis only. They will not feel the urge to influence or expect changes in each other’s ways. By and large, both are givers rather than takers. As only minor differences are likely to arise both will rather give way than contest a position from a purely egoist standpoint. The combination of reason in the Sixteen and wisdom in the Twenty-Nine will always overcome any unpleasantness or disagreement. The absence of resentment and the ability to forgive are natural traits in both. Twenty-Nines appreciate compliments but do not go seeking them. They could, however, be disappointed when they do not receive them. Sixteens may not be generous with their compliments nor do they expect them too often. The generally predictable habits of the Sixteen and the generally changeable or unpredictable habits of the Twenty-Nine are conditions both will need to become accustomed to.

16TH AND 30TH BIRTHDAYS

Please refer to the chapter on the 3rd and 16th birthdays. Persons born on the 3rd and 30th days will experience the same relationship. The Zero in the 30th days does not add anything new. It may, however, emphasise certain aspects of the 3 vibration. On the positive side, the friendliness and extroversion of the Three personality may be enhanced, and on the negative side, they may demand more attention from others. Birth months containing the 1 vibration usually create positive Threes. Self-confidence will be their guiding force. Others will fluctuate between varying degrees of self-confidence and poor self-esteem.

16TH AND 31ST BIRTHDAYS

The relationship between a person born on the 16th day and another born on the 31st day will be the same as that between a couple where one is born on the 16th and the other is born on the 13th. It should be noted that the influence of the 3 vibration is slightly stronger in the Thirty-One than in the Thirteen, as it appears first, but this does not make any appreciable difference in their interaction with a Sixteen personality.

The chapter on 16th and 13th birthdays should be consulted.

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