Saturday, December 08, 2012

Number Play

Someone asked, "Assuming Numbers really do tell reliable tales, why should we believe your strange method of reading? Would you prove it with a personal example?"

Hmm... Okay! :-)

Note that this article is not meant as a tutorial to my method of reading and interpreting Numbers. Hence it does not go into the depth of the matter at hand.

This is just an example reading of one specific event in a person's life (in this case, of myself). The idea here is only to show how the association of Numbers and their Rulers can give valuable insights, which could answer our questions if read and interpreted accurately.

An actual reading would need to take several inputs into consideration, depending on the desired degree, depth and clarity of understanding. But for the purpose of this demonstration I shall use only the bare minimum variables. However, I am sure you will note how much Numbers reveal even to such a surficial reading.

Name: (omitted in this case because I shall not be using the name variables).
DOB: July 24, 1974
TOB: (omitted in this case because I shall not be using the time variables).
DOQ: July 2, 2012 (My query is about an event that started around that date).
Query about: Relationship, starting new.
Query: Will it lead to good results?
Query Number: (omitted in this case because I shall not be using these variables).

Several other inputs and computed variables are omitted because I shall not be using them here.

First we take a quick look at the querrent:
Birth year ruled by Ju;
birth month ruled by Ke;
zodiacal month ruled by Su;
birth date ruled by Ve;
birth day ruled by Me;
life path ruled by (Ke).

In the last case, the brackets indicate a Karmic influence from the Ruler. For the sake of understanding you may consider this a sort of lesson to be learned by the native before the full potential of the Ruler is released. Providing the exact details of Karmic Numbers and their effects in different positions and at various levels is outside the scope of this article.

Briefly :
+ Association of Ju with Ke: among other things, it gives the native an analytical mind. The native enjoys solitude and has a contemplative nature. Could be a seeker of truth who likes investigating into the esoteric or the unknown. (Other details omitted as they have no relevance to the query).
+ Association of Ju with Me-Ve combination: quick phrases: writing, poetry, many relationships (note aspect of Ke).
+ Ke (ruler of the 8th from Su) rules birth month in the Zodiacal month of Su. Not a very bad Ke, since 8th from Su is shared by Ju, also the ruler of the birth year and the 5th from Su.
+ Life Path ruled by (Ke): among other things, underlines solitude.

Okay, let's omit the rest of the boring details and try to answer the query:
+ Note the association and aspects of Me,Ju,Ve,Ke,(Ke).
+ Among other things keep in mind that Ve is a natural significator of love, while a strong Ju assures favorable outcome of a relationship (depending on transits and other associations, of course). Here, their association with Ke and a life path of (Ke), and also the weakness caused by the absence of both Ju and Ve in the Natal Grid (not shown here) already makes this query weak. It all depends on transit numbers now.

Transit year 2012:
Transit year ruled by Me;
transit day ruled by Ma;
transit path ruled by Ma.

+ The transit path Ma(9): Among other things, this signifies the end of a transit cycle (leading to a beginning of a fresh new transit cycle). It is best a period of closures, finalization, completions and ends.
+ Fickle-mindedness, volatility and sudden, unforeseen changes are some of the qualities of Me, which rules the transit year.

Taking whatever we have until now into consideration, I already wouldn't be too positive about the query "Relationship, starting new" at this point. But since the question is being raised after the event, let's continue this to the very end and see how Numbers tell the whole story.

+ Transit month July ruled by (Ke)(9+7=16/7): I don't see this re-association as a positive sign, but it is one of the lessons to be learned, and it will be administered. This is one of the strongest reasons why I did not consult myself (or another astro/numerologist) with this query before proceeding with the matter under question.

+ Transit date 2nd ruled by Ma(7+2=9): again, the number of finalization and closures. But to top it, this transit date was very strongly influenced by Mo. Not only does 2 represent Mo, but also Monday is ruled by Mo. 2nd July was a Monday. Also, 2nd July falls in the Zodiacal month of Cancer, which is also ruled by Mo. In addition, please do note that the transit day (24/07/2012) is Tuesday, ruled by Ma(9).

If I had consulted myself with this query prior to this event, I would have perhaps answered:
The period within the cycle is not that of a fresh start, but of completion; moreover transits during this period do not favor this query with respect to the native; this is specially emphasized because the natural afflictions noted in the Natal Grid also do not offer any particular strength to the topic of the query. This is certainly not the right time for "Relationship, starting new."

Indeed, I would have analyzed many more variables (birth force, pinnacles, challenges, transit chart weaknesses and strengths etc.) before coming to the conclusion, but the general result would have been what has been said above.

Now let me try to answer the query: Will it lead to good results?
As a point in argument, let's try and see what could happen to such a relationship. Native is already on a transit path of 9, influenced by fickle-minded Me; what do you think could happen when we get to a transit month of 9 under this period? Sudden, unforeseen changes, fickle-mindedness, volatility, sensitivity, and -- boom! -- a conclusion, a loss. When could that happen? The transit month July is 7, so it could happen after two months, in September, when the transit month is 9.

That, my friends, is exactly what happened.
+ Trouble started around Sept 13. Please note this is also the Zodiacal month of Virgo, ruled by Me, which is the ruler of the transit year. In addition 13 is the Karmic representative of Ra.
+ And it ended on Sept 16, 2012: year ruled by Me; month ruled by Ma; zodiacal month ruled by Me; date ruled by (Ke); day ruled by Su; path ruled by Ju.

Final notes:
+ As mentioned earlier, this is not an exhaustive (nor holistic) reading, but only a sample considering the bare minimum inputs.
+ This is not divination. I maintain that no human can divine the future. The most we could do is read the indications or answers from the subtle signs and be prepared for whatever the future holds in store.
+ Whatever it is, I believe the right attitude is: "I am game!"

I was tooo damn lazy to run swell-chek on this peace, so foregive the swelling mitakes. :-p

Be happy.

Friday, September 14, 2012


TBNN. The Breaking News Network. The only channel that brings you exclusive breaking news, live, every hour, by the hour.
Or, so it claims.
The last I checked, the channel's ticker was flashing the same rubbish I had read about a year ago. In fact, you can predict most of the news as soon as you wake up on any given day without having to refer the channel. You cannot go terribly wrong if you try a random combination of these:
Baba breaks fast; Rapist gets bail; Actress poses nude; CM faces charges; Rat-poison found in mid-day meal at school; Opposition leader to be next CM; Innocent people killed in riots; CM acquitted of all charges; Opposition leader cries foul...
You certainly get the idea. Go on, then. Let experience be your guide, or let your imagination run wild. Either way, you can accurately predict the breaking news.
Coming back to the channel's claims, that I or any other intelligent human may not subscribe to the same seems to be immaterial. If you are wondering about what it takes to run a channel like that, the idea is apparently simple:
Brainwash as many citizens as possible and get them hooked. It doesn't matter if the news is stale. As long as it is controversial, you can sell it as breaking. So, give them enough controversial news to keep their attention piqued. And glued.
Keep your correspondents (prefer females, the more attractive, the better) stationed at strategic locations from where you expect the most controversies to arise, pay them well for the interruptions expected in their holiday plans, ensure technical snags when they have nothing worthwhile to report, and you're good to go.
In the mean time, get some loud-mouth go-getters like Gurkha Butt to host a few shows exclusively on your channel, give them some controversial topics to drag on for a few hours when your live correspondents are enjoying their paid holiday, invite some political eunuchs to discuss matters they cannot care less about on the show, and screw all your viewers into believing that your channel is bringing them exclusive coverage of breaking news.
Well, that's all I can say for now. That's a start. I cannot give you all the ideas. But these are the foundation. Don't believe me? Watch these guys:
TBNN. The Breaking News Network. The only channel that brings you exclusive breaking news, live, every hour, by the hour.

Shut Up, Common Man!

After about ten helpless minutes of flirting with a horrifying IVR, pressing a fearfully long sequence of single-digit menu options, and listening to a much outdated sax item by Kenny G, I was redirected to this guy who was perhaps the last human on earth excluding me.
His crisp, business-like voice ejaculated a well-rehearsed sequence of words. “Welcome to Dead-Cell Mobile customer care; this is Ozhamander assuring you a quick resolution; how may I help you?”
Ozhamander? His name took a moment to sink in. Ozhamander? Really? Hmmm... Must be an ogre.
“Yeah, hello, Ozhamander. I'm Pradeep. My prepaid number is--”
“Prepaid number, sir?” He interrupted rudely. “Are you calling about your SMS failures?”
Did he read my mind? He is certainly an ogre!
“Yes. None of my messages are going through. In fact, I keep getting these rejection errors which claim that my text network settings are illegal. A bit concerned, because all was well until 10 am today, and I've not changed any settings since I configured my phone about three years ago. Do you think you can help me?”
“May I put you on hold for a minute, while I check your usage history, sir?”
“If that helps. Don't you want my number?”
“Isn't that the same number you are calling from, sir?”
“Yeah. Go ahead. But please don't play that horrible track into my sensitive ears.”
There was an awkward silence for about a minute.
“Thank you for being on hold, sir. There is no need for concern. Everything seems to be n order.”
“Eh!? Good to know. Why, then, are my messages not being delivered?”
“Sir, your number is double-nine, six-five...four.”
“Yes, correct.”
“You topped up your prepaid balance with five-hundred bucks last night.”
“I had to. I have the confirmation message to that effect with the transaction ID.”
“I'm sure you do, sir. I have it, too. The point is: your usage history shows that you have exhausted your SMS quota, sir.”
“Quota? What quota?”
“Sir, you have already sent five messages since 6 am today; the last one was at 10 am.”
“I might have. Didn't keep count. But--”
“If you like, sir, I could give you the numbers to which you sent messages.”
“I know whom I messaged. But what does that--”
“Sir, I could even tell you the contents of each message if you need further confirmation.”
Goodness gracious! Talk about consumer privacy!
“Look here! That will not be necessary. I know whom I messaged, and I know what I messaged them. Just tell me why I'm not being allowed to continue messaging.”
“Sure, sir. That's because you have exhausted your quota of five outgoing SMS per day.”
“Quota? What are you talking about, Ozhamander?”
“Sir, I understand you haven't had time to read the newspapers this morning.”
“No. But, so what? Since when did reading the newspaper become a prerequisite to being allowed to send SMS?”
This was getting really awkward. And weird.
“Sir, the Department of Telecommunications has imposed a restriction on the number of text messages that may be sent per day. The upper limit is five. You would have known about this if you had read the papers. You have exhausted your quota, sir.”
I was shocked. Such drastic measures could mean only one thing, assuming a rational decency of the perpetrators.
“What the heck is going on, man? Are we at war?”
I switched on the telly and punched my remote to TBNN. The Breaking News Network -- call it The Baansi News Network if you will -- has been flashing the same tickers at our face since a few years.
The raging discussion today was about female infanticide. Gurkha Butt was all over it. But that couldn't be it.
“Isn't this something quite like that, sir?”
Are we at war? I checked the ticker, but all I got was a load of regular rubbish that had been on since last year.
“Sir, the recent riots... It pays to read the newspaper.”
Man! This guy was pushing his luck too far. If only he knew I write, how I write, and that I would soon write about him...
“I know about the riots!”
“Oh? Then you'll probably also be aware of the after-effects in other States.”
“I know about the rumours. What I fail to understand though, is--”
“The Home Ministry, sir. They have decided to limit the number of SMS in favor of National security, sir.”
“But my friends are able to send me SMS.”
“Sir, the limitation is currently applicable to prepaid numbers only.”
“Oh? What's the point, then?”
“Sorry sir, but that question is outside the scope of my script. Is there anything else I can do for you, sir?”
Not really! I cannot expect you to think beyond your lousy script. There is no way you could help me.
But I said, “Yes! You could erase my usage history, so I can message my friends.”
“Sir! Surely, you are joking?”
“You think so?”
Bloody idiot!
I dropped the recorded call only to realize that I had been charged six bucks for communicating across a so-called toll-free number.
So, this is how the Home Ministry hopes to contain rumours. So, this is the disgustingly ridiculous state our DoT has come to.
I wish to give them some ideas that will help them stretch their imagination:
The best way to stop rumours is to ensure that nobody communicates with anybody. Just ban the use of cellphones, TV, radio, newspaper. Ensure that people do not talk to each other by imposing some derivative of POTA on any law-abiding, tax-paying citizen found engaged in mundane conversation with a fellow human being.
Finally, order a shoot-at-sight against anybody who opens his mouth to say even as much as 'I wanna go to the loo.'
In the name of National security, just say, “Shut up, common man!”

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Giving government the power to regulate what content goes on sites is madness. If this goes on, soon they will be deciding what we should eat and how much we should shit!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Battery of Commercials

Commercials have started to freak me out. There was a time when they were a mere irritation, but today they have turned into a real scare. They are everywhere, these commercials. They have hijacked every medium of communication known to mankind, be it the radio, the newspaper, the hoardings, the pamphlets, the snail mail, the television, the Internet...

Some tempt you to buy chocolates, while others goad you into buying toothpaste; some invite you to eat all the junk food you can, while others scare you into buying medical insurance; some sell sugar-free chewing gum, while others sell cholesterol-free cooking oil. So many cellular service-providers advertise so many schemes that you'll have a very hard time deciding on which one to stick with. Ever wonder what would be the result if you tried out all those anti-dandruff products on offer? How would your commode fare if you tried out all those toilet-cleaners being advertised? So many baby-care products are being advertised that your baby should have a grand-baby by the time you try them all out!

Anywhere we look, somebody is trying to sell us something. But they don't shut up even if we buy from them. They buy into our TV time and brainwash us four times in every half hour. They pay well-known celebrities to drive the message home to us; some unknown people have come to be known as celebrities since they started appearing in commercials. They have mastered the use of the Internet as an effective marketing medium...

What scares me the most about all this? The fact that these manufacturers and service-providers can and will go to any extent to sell their ware. The day is not far when they will go beyond the currently accessible media and learn to reach out on a more direct and more personal scale via brain-entrainment, telepathy, mass-hypnosis, dream-infiltration, and para-psychology. What then? We may switch off the television and shut down our computers, but how can we ever switch off our brains?