People have long looked to the planets for guidance and wisdom. Likewise, numbers are a universal language that can help us make sense of a seemingly chaotic world.
Cosmic Numerology is a method that combines numerology and astronomy. It’s also the name of a new book by by yoga teacher, herbalist, aromatherapist, and numerologist, Jenn King.
You can use the book to help you discover your foundation, personality, destiny and relationships numbers with calculations using your date of birth. The idea is that because these numbers are based on your birth date, which never changes, they are positioned at the very core of who you are and act like a blueprint of your personality.
Once you have worked out your numbers and their ruling planets, you can use them to discover deeper levels of self-knowledge, access your talents, bring awareness to your strengths and balance out your weaknesses. You can even use them to better understand your relationships, enhance your connections and avoid conflict.
Each chapter of the book also includes information on what colours, days of the week, elements, astrological signs, tarot cards, body zones, herbs and essential oils relate to each particular planet, as well as specialised meditations and suggestions as to how you can balance the particular planets influence.
Figuring out your numbers is super simple – there are only nine numbers and planets to learn about and the calculation is simple. Below is an example of how you can calculate your foundation number and planet.
FOUNDATION NUMBER AND PLANET CALCULATION
Your foundation number and planet are based on the weekday on which you were born. Your particular weekday represents your foundation, which is what you greet the world with and what the world greeted you with when you were born. This placement is similar to your Sun sign in astrology: it is the main underlying structure that supports your other traits.
If you’re not sure what day of the week you were born, use an online calendar for your year of birth. Use the charts on the previous page or the list below to find out which planet was in power on this day, along with its corresponding number.
To find out more about what your foundation number and planet means, get your hands on a copy of the book. If you need further incentive, every person who buys the book until 4 July 2022 is eligible to enter our prize to win a personal reading with Jenn King AND an original artwork by Kat Macleod inspired by your reading, worth $1500. See details and enter competition here.
This April, we’re mighty excited to be releasing a very special new book that will teach you how to harness your full potential using the power of numbers and planets.
You’ve probably heard of astrology, might read your star sign on a regular basis, and (if you’re anything like some of the staff in the THA office) may even feel that a Mercury retrograde perfectly explains the chaotic world around you.
But did you know that numbers are believed to have their own energies at play? This is known as numerology, and it has continually fascinated people since ancient times.
Cosmic Numerologyis tool that pairs the power of numbers with ancient planetary knowledge, to help you better understand your personality, enhance your talents and deepen your relationships.
It’s also the title of a new book by yoga teacher, herbalist, aromatherapist, and numerologist, Jenn King. We recently spoke with Jenn to find out more about the book. Read on for the full interview.
In your book, you speak of studying numerology, astrology, tarot, meditation, and yoga, starting when you were a teenager. What do you think it is that draws you towards all things mystical?
I would of course say it’s because I have a 7 (Neptune) hanging
out in my numerology birth chart, which creates a desire to understand the
unseen or energetic world. Aside from that, I have always had a sense of wonder
around the mystical and spiritual realms. To me it makes sense that by
understanding other aspects of our universe and human experience we are able to
feel connected to what is beyond ourselves and grow as a person.
I am fascinated by the things we know but can’t explain and I find it so beautiful that people throughout the ages have created spiritual ways to celebrate and make meaning out of life. My mother and aunties always called me ‘fae’ (meaning otherworldly, or connected to the other world) as a child and said it runs in the family too, so there is probably an inherited trait there.
cosmic numerology as being like the love child of numerology and astrology. Can
you tell us more about what this means?
Numbers have always felt magical to me, and when I discovered numerology
in my early teens I fell in deep love. Astrology and the mythology around
planets were something I have also been very into since that time. Finding out
that each single number has its own ruling planet, just like each sign does in
astrology, lit me up.
I love being able to use the language of planet-based mysticism
to talk about numbers, and feel that this really resonates with people who
already know something about astrology.
Why do you think the
practice of numerology hasn’t become as mainstream as astrology has?
I do wonder about that and really feel it is time for numerology
to shine. Although we are pretty much beyond that era, I believe the star sign
columns in magazines and newspapers put astrology in front of people a lot more
frequently, and the popularity has built from there.
Both are systems of understanding the energy of the day, month,
or year. Both are systems that utilise a person’s date of birth and assist us
with self-enquiry and self-knowledge. Numerology has had less press over the
years, I’m hoping to help with changing that.
As well as
writing Cosmic Numerology, you also have a beautiful Instagram
account where you share the daily cosmic numerology forecasts. When did you
start doing this, and how has it shaped how you live your day-to-day life?
I started doing the forecasts in 2016, originally on my personal account then graduating to a standalone account with @thecosmicnumerologist. I was working out the number and planet energies of the day, month, and year for myself for a long time before that and felt others could benefit from this too, so I started to share it with the world for fun. I’ve always loved to write, and the daily forecast is a great excuse to practice something I enjoy, while connecting myself and others with the current mood.
Can you tell us a bit
about your creative process: how did you approach writing the book?
For me it was like a ritual most days. I’d organise my writing
desk into a tidy and sacred feeling space, light a candle, meditate a little
and then just let it pour out. I’d often have playlists going with dreamy and
cosmic sounding songs to get me in the zone. The phone was always on silent in
the other room. I’m very much a writer of the do not disturb kind. That and
bursts of writing coupled with frequent short breaks works for me.
Do you have a message
for people who are a little sceptical about the wisdom of cosmic numerology?
All of these spiritual tools like numerology, astrology, oracle
decks and other mystical things like meditation, ritual work etc have been
around for a very long time. They are really about connection. These things
offer a way to connect more deeply with yourself, with whatever is out there
that is greater than us, and with the mysteries of life. This is their power,
and this is why people love them still.
In my mind they are meant to be a fun, inspiring and interesting
way to enjoy self-enquiry, learn more about the people who matter to you and
feel a greater level of awareness at play in your life. I always say to people
that when it comes to these things take on what rings true for you, discard the
rest. Let your intuition be your guide.
The three core aspects that are most important to a person (in
my opinion) are covered in the book, but of course we are multi-dimensional
people with a lot going on. When it comes to the chart readings, we are really
looking at every influence from that person’s day and date of birth, so there
are 8 different aspects that I cover.
I always ask the person for their date of birth, and to let me
know the three specific areas or questions they would like to delve into in the
reading. Firstly, all of the number and planet aspects as they present with the
individual are covered. I then work with the persons chart, their enquiry, and
my intuition to assist with guidance based on their cosmic numerology.
Is there a song that
encapsulates your approach to life and work?
Ah that is a tricky one, I love so many songs. Cloud Busting by Kate Bush, Myth by Beach house, and Rain by Tones on Tail always put me in an inspired mood to write.
What’s next for you?
I’m getting married in May so that is a big treat coming up! Plus, more writing, workshop planning, and another creative Cosmic Numerology project is currently in the works. Stay tuned.