Sunday, July 11, 2010

Smartest Legs and Safest Hands

It's a great feeling after getting the last three matches right - and the icing on the cake is that Paul and I are on the same page on Spain vs Holland. My fingers are crossed :-)

This morning TV channels are falling over each other, trying to figure out who would win the coveted Golden Boot awards (for the top three goal scorers) and the Golden Glove award (for goalkeepers). And Mallus love their football even after Shashi Tharoor introduced us to IPL.

So without much ado, here are my predictions:

Golden Boot:
1. David Villa
2. Wesley Sneijder
3. Thomas Muller

And for the Golden Glove:
1. Iker Casillas
2. Maarten Stekelenburg

This prediction was not as easy as I thought - it took all of 5 hours to make. Their Numerology charts indicated that they were all winners - and full marks for their performances so far! So picking between all the top players was a tough task indeed.

Here's wishing them (and me) luck!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Farewell Naveena. It’s our fault, Rajappa.

Yesterday, we had the shocking murder of young advocate Naveena at the Karnataka High Court premises at Bangalore. All indications are that she was stabbed by her boyfriend and colleague Rajappa. One can only imagine the mental state of the two youngsters before things came to such a pass.

My heart goes out to them both. My condolences to Naveena's family, and sympathies to Rajappa's. For, it is humanity that has failed them. Our children deserve the best of humanity in terms of knowledge - not beliefs and mind-sets.

I cannot but help wonder whether this was avoidable, and I am not referring to the operational stage where people are accountable for the decisions they take. I am referring to that stage on which we are puppets in the hands of fate. The stage which brings them to such situations where hard decisions have to be taken, tragic or otherwise.

For here we have yet again, a classic case that numerologists have been warning about for centuries. Make that - for millennia. From a numerologist's perspective, this was a disaster waiting to happen.

Granted that many of us would probably not have been able to predict this grave an outcome, even if we had both the names involved. Typically, it would have been - oh this is going to be a troubled relationship - they need to do some serious course correction, they need to be accepting their situation and be happy within it, they need to change their names - this will not do - and so on.

So what any numerologist could have seen was that these names in one relationship would have led to the situation that it did.

Consider this, and I am quoting from the 'Interpretations' page of my website:

“Naveena = 28: Tragic effect, if 28 is used to form one's name or trade name. At life's close, they will have to begin all over again. This name indicates a person with great potential who is likely to see it all taken away from him, unless he steers clear of rash ideas. Often put through difficult ethical choices. At times like this, the best offence is a smart defence, with a long term perspective. Don't take on a major life challenge if you are not prepared for it. This number indicates loss through trust in others, opposition and competition in trade and due to non-compliance with the law. After all attempts at progress fail, may hate life and wonder what to do with it. This is a great name for those with a prominent 1 or 4 in the birth date, and it has catapulted some of them onto the world stage. In that sense, it is stunningly fickle. But more often than not, its effects are debilitating, and must be avoided.

Rajappa = 22: Opinions are divided on the interpretation of this number. Some say, it stands for success if the person can keep his own judgment. Others condemn him outright! There is a strong element of speculation and strife attached to it, is how I see it. In the early part of life, his interests will be compromised by others. In later stages, the person will become extremely shrewd and cynical, and may even resort to cheating others. Even if one wants to forsake evil ways, he will be led on by friends and associates. So only those who have confidence, courage and cool deliberation are advised to work with this number. Otherwise, its best left alone. Difficult circumstances are indicated, for those with a prominent 8 in the birth date.”

I may not have written it in as many words, but a 22 ends up feeling that he was betrayed - that his genuineness was set aside, that he got precisely what he did not deserve. And that led to the tragedy that the 28 faced.

I decided to write about this today, because it is an opportunity to inform. Unlike other esoteric sciences, the basics of Chaldean numerology are very simple. It can be deployed by anybody - and that includes YOU. So if you come across anyone - anyone with an adverse name, please make it a point to tell them to change it. They can do it themselves, the outcome may not be perfect, but certainly it will be far, far better than living with a tragic name. It doesn’t cost anything, they are not enriching numerologists - they are just helping themselves have a better life.

We do have a responsibility to each other, and it is about time we embraced it.

Arun Peter

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Two little dickie birds Peter & Paul

After yesterday's prediction regarding the World Cup winners, I suddenly found I had greater ability to stay awake until 2 AM. After all, I wanted Holland to win, considering I had placed them 2nd after Spain this year.

Bleary eyed, this morning I walked over to You Tube and found a video where Octopus Paul had picked Spain for tonight’s match - hey we are now in sync! Am I happy or what - if nothing else, it's proof that my brain is at least as small as Paul's.

Paul has only been picking the winner where Germany is one of the teams playing - so, if we are right this time around, I won't have a colleague for the finals...

But the deeper, more philosophical note that the psychic Octopus points us towards is: that events are pre-destined. Every time, a prediction comes true - is a time for us to realize that we are puppets in the larger scheme of things. After all, there is something to it, when an Octopus has gone wrong only once in the last three years - he has been predicting since the last Euro Cup. And there have been several occasions when Paul has contradicted popular opinion on the outcome. That’s the advantage of not being 'rational'.

I think somewhere along the line, we homo sapiens have lost the ability to foresee - to just look ahead so we know where we are heading - and then focus our efforts on not getting there!!! For instance, on the morning of the Tsunami, thousands of animals instinctively ran towards higher ground, while many humans were driving / diving downwards...
I like to think that there is still a lot we can learn from animals - for instance not to shoot at our own kind.

Viva la vida Espana! And a big Red Card to the way we look at life!

Arun Peter

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Waka Waka means Do It

It took me quite a while to figure that all I needed to do was Google Shakira's 'Waka Waka' and figure what it meant. I love the song and sang it anyway – at least the easy parts. And so it brought to sharp focus, a telephonic interview I had with a journalist from the Deccan Chronicle. Here’s the link, and you need to navigate to the ‘Bengaluru Chronicle’ page:

The journalist had asked me a simple question: When an Octopus named Paul could pick the winner of the Germany vs. Argentina match correctly, why is it that fortune-tellers are shying away from making a prediction? It was a very valid question and my instinctive reply was that Numerologists work with birth data and names – there is very limited intuition involved. And since the team names ‘Germany’ and ‘Argentina’ are not limited to their endeavours in any specific direction, for example football, my guess would be as bad as anyone else’s. Also a firm birthdate for a team would be hard to arrive at.

But the call did get me thinking – and I was a little ashamed of myself for not having the courage to make an ‘educated’ guess. After all, a numerologist shouldn’t be as clueless as the rest of us.

So here, like in most everything else, we have some known knowns and known unknowns:

What we know is: Good and bad times of the people involved – for example Captains and Coaches, players and managers and so on. We also know that any numerologist would go insane trying to make sense of this vast amount of data, let’s say at this stage it would involve about 50 people.

And what we are clueless about is: How much of the above data points towards victory / defeat in each match.

Nevertheless, Shakira appears on the screen relentlessly – urging us to Waka Waka – to just Do It!

And so here I go with my predictions – it’s my best guess, with the info at hand:

1. Spain (Yes!!!)
2. Netherlands (No!!!)
3. Germany (No again!!!)

So there you have it, it does look a little ludicrous, but this is what the numbers (that I have and used) foretell.

Don’t kill me if you lose your bets :-)

Arun Peter


Monday, July 5, 2010

An extra 'a' and you are good to go! Really??

I have been thinking about our commitment to a subject, and how often we tend to forget principle and get stuck in practice. Take this practice of adding an extra alphabet to every name with a view towards achieving Numerical compliance under the Chaldean Numerology system. Jayalalitha became Jayalalithaa – from 22 to 23. And Shobha De became Shobhaa De from 23/32 to 24/33.

On the face of this, it appears like a very simple solution to the difficulties that, let’s say, a name like 22 can unleash. And so, a switch from 22 to 23 is a welcome jump indeed! It’s easy to make somebody in trouble accept it, because they get to keep their original name, it would continue to be pronounced in exactly the same way, but hey – life’s gonna get better with inertia well in place! How naive is that!

I am not so sure about such simplistic solutions – not because they appear too easy – but because they go against the very fundamentals of the science.And here’s how: when Chaldean Numerology originated, it was written in the Aramaic language of the Mesopotamian era – roughly in 3000 BC. And Chaldean numerology did not spread as wide as it should have, because, the language itself went extinct.

Somewhere along the way, an anonymous kind soul ‘translated’ the values for the syllables in the Aramaic alphabet into equivalent values in the English alphabet. The care which he took in carrying out this translation is evidenced by the accuracy that Chaldean Numerology is today credited with.The problem that most Numerologists are faced with is that there is no translation of these values for any other language. And so, Chaldean Numerology Interpretations that are applicable would only be for the most direct English spelling – we have to go into the mind of the person who translated the syllables from Aramaic to English. I don’t think he would have, in his wildest dreams, imagined that people would end up looking at numerical compliance rather than what’s really important: syllable compliance. But this is what numerology seems to have come down to - at least this is what is being propagated by my fellow numerologists.

Sometime back I met somebody who, under ‘reputed numerologist's’ advice, changed the spelling of his name from ‘Harsh = 16’ to ‘Harssh = 19’. Needless to say, the chap continued to pronounce his name as he did earlier and then found that nothing in his life had changed. Ultimately after 3 years of carrying this crazy spelling (How does one pronounce Ajay Devgn!), he decided that Numerology was bunkum and switched back to his original spelling ‘Harsh = 16’, and therefore continued to lead the kind of life he led. As you can see, he was disillusioned with Numerology, and not just the Numerologist.

I hope the above example illustrates the importance of syllable changes. An example of this would be Digvijay Singh 18/35 who recently changed his name to Digvijaya Singh 19/36. Here we have a clear addition of a syllable. But how does one pronounce Ajay Devgn?!

Numerology WORKS, but only in the hands of a genuine scholar, who is willing to make the effort and go the extra mile in convincing people to dunk their name altogether or at least, to opt for a syllable change, where the basic spelling would reflect the syllables that are being pronounced.There is no mystery to it, and the only complexity is that created by vested interests.

JayalalithaA – It’s about time you had a chat with your numerologist!

Arun Peter
Numerologist in Bangalore

PS: While on this topic let me add an outside-numerology perspective on names: