Numbers are considered the universal language. In fact, it is a number-based system called binary that delivers computer processor instructions--every new generation of computer can be easily integrated from the last because of binary. Given how much computers contribute to every day life in the 21st century, it's pretty amazing to consider just how much math, and the numbers behind it, mean to our world.
Integers are whole numbers. The word "integer" comes from the Latin integer, meaning "whole." All that equates to is that an integer or whole number has no fractional component. It is complete unto itself. Happy numbers are integers. But so are harshad numbers....
Harshad numbers are integers or whole numbers in a given number base (b) that are divisible by the sum within that same base. The word "harshad" or "joy-giver" comes from the Sanskrit harsa (joy) and da (to give); "27" is an harshad number because it adds up to 9 and is divisible by 9. The number "9" is a natural numerical mirror, if you will. Everything that is added to it can be simplified back to itself. Example: 2+9=11 and 11 simplified is 1+1=2.
In Numerology, "9" is the number of karmic completion and wholeness, the end to one life cycle and the beginning of another; it's also associated with light-work, or helping others, as well as romance. The romance in 2019, a year ending in "9," was apparently even written in the stars--in December 2018, astrologers predicted those traveling to other countries (especially for work or professional pursuits) would make intense sexual and spiritual connections leading to long-term love. Part of their rationale included the fact that the planet Venus (associated with love) was not going to appear to be moving backwards from Earth's surface (or what is referred to as "retrograde"). Either way, the fact that 2019 ends in an harshad number, or "joy-giver," is probably not a coincidence. Einstein would agree....
Happy numbers are happier because the zeros in their midst can be discounted, as there is no numerical value to a zero. Humans would be happier, too, if we could discount those who do not add value to our lives...once again, the inherent honesty (and wisdom) in numbers is something to be appreciated.
Numbers called "10-happy primes" are integers within base 10 (b10). You may better recognize base 10 as the decimal system. Yes, when you refer to 10 years as a decade, you can see the same "dec" prefix, It comes from Deka, Greek for "ten." When we talk about Latin roots of a given word, it is always an imperative to also look to the Greek, which was the main linguistic influence on the development of Latin as seen in the fact that the Latin alphabet derives from the Greek alphabet.
Base 10 categorizes integers and nonintegers. In base 10, there are 143 numbers up to 1,000. Those numbers include combinations of 1, 7, 10, 13, 31, 219, 226, 310, and 326--all of which can be translated into specific calendar dates. When we see the numbers in base 10 as dates, it deepens our perception of their meaning. Calendar dates mark life-events and milestones, connecting every day life for humans to numbers in a more profound way. If we were to do that for base 10, it would look something like this:
June 3-7, 10-11, 12-13, 21-22 and 26-27, July 1-7, 10, 11, 16-17, and 20-31, October 1,-3, 6-7, 10-11, 12-13, 16-17, 21-22, 26, and 29-31, November 1-7, 10-11, 12-13, 21-22, 26, and 29-30, December 1-7, 10, 13, 17, 19, 21-22, 26, and 30-31, January 1-7, 10, 13, 19, 22, and 26, February 2-6, 7, 10-13, 17, 19, 21-22, 26-27, and 29, and finally, March 1, 3, 6-7, 10-11, 12-13, 17, 19, 21, 22, 26, and 29-31
Of all the potential converted dates above, only 31 July (7) and 22 June (6) form what are considered "distinct" combinations of original 10-happy numbers....
What's fascinating about these two converted dates in particular is that, depending on the year, both are palindromes, like 11:11--which happens to be today's date. For example, 31 July 1971 may be formed from early numbers in the base 10 sequence, which can then be broken down to 7337 ("7" for July and "3" from 31, then, the combination of the remaining 3-"1's" leave only a "7" from 1971; the "9" is a natural numerical mirror and merely gets absorbed), or, 1010 (7+3=10, 3+7=10). That can also become 119 (7+3+1=11; 1+9+7+1=9), which then becomes another 11 (or 11:11), thanks to the "9." The date "31 July" is also a 74 or 47, depending on how you write it (eg 31 July vs July 31).
With 22 June, if we use the year 1974 (to play off of the "74" from July (7) 31 (3+1=4)), the date becomes another palindrome: June=6+"1" from the 1974=7 and 22 is 2+2=4, simplified; the remaining "974" from 1974 becomes "74" as anything added to "9" is the simplified version of itself. What remains is a 7447, which can be simplified to, "1111" (4+7=11). So, 22 June 1974 reflects the "74" from July 31, which in turn reflects the total of "10" (as "1010") from 22 June (2+2+6=10). It's a perfect mathematical pairing, if you will--elegant and balletic in how it "moves."
The above was part of my process in getting to what is the only known palindromic number in the universe (to date) using digits that are reflected in both 6-happy and 10-happy numbers within base 10. I'm not a mathematician and only started seriously considering observable naturally occurring numerical patterns in the last four years. But apparently, this same thought occurred to a computer programmer in 2005 (though I have yet to verify the source).
In base 10, we see the "74" show up again with "6-happy" numbers" as there are only 74 that then stop at "1296" (which can be converted to the calendar date 12 June since "9" gets absorbed, but "1296" is also a variation of
Tesla's 369--1+2=3, leaving the "6" and "9"). The individual number, "1296," may also be translated to "6 to the 4th power"--if we were to convert "6 to the 4th power" to a calendar date from base 10, it relates back to the original 226 or what we translated as 22 June.
If you're confused at this point, just remember--humans see things in a linear direction because of our physicality. We can't move any other way but forward. Numbers, however, are not finite like humans--they are infinite. Infinity means everything is connected to everything else--all part of the same fabric, if you will. So if you look at the "1296" from our 6-happy numbers and say to yourself, "I get the June 12th part but how does June 12th become June 22nd?" The simple answer is, it doesn't. But by using math, we can find connections through the relatable (and familiar) context of calendar dates. Mathematics help us see connections that simply aren't visible from our linear (or fixed) perspective. Scientists like Einstein used mathematics to help decode "unseen" parts of our Universe. That's how fields like quantum mechanics developed. So, while we can easily correlate "12" from the number "1296" to the 12th of June, we can only see the repetition of a base 10-happy numerical combination when we turn "1296" into 6 to the 4th power.
Of the 74 "6-happy" numbers, "229" (from 22.6.74) and 1010 (from 31.7.71) are both present: June 22, 1974 ultimately simplifies to "229." We already know July 31, 1971 can be converted to "1010"--that's the connection that led me to the only known palindromic prime, which has a total of 150,007 digits. By the way, the number "150,007" simplifies to "4"--not only the total of both days we've been using in our calendar dates converted from base 10 (22 is 2+2=4 and 31 is 3+1=4), but "4" also simplifies to 11:11 (today's date).
So, what is the equation for the only known palindromic number in the Universe?
Two "10's" (or 1010) encompassing a "74" and "47," which then flank the "226"--multiplied by 2, of course. Plus one (which is a ten, minus the zero in happy numbers).
Essentially, if we were to break that down into dates, it becomes 10-11 October, 31 July and 22 June. These dates are all inextricably connected by the mathematics of the Universe (which is ridiculously cool on a myriad of levels for a plethora of reasons).
Numerologists would have a field day. When we see the palindromic number above as calendar dates, there are indicators for miracles (77) for the "double 4" (those born on dates that add up to "4" like the 22nd and 31st; "4" is also associated by spiritualists as the 4th dimension or "angelic realm" and is part of the twin flame narrative). The "miracles" (77) are connected to master builders (22) and the home (6). An interesting side note, "31" (from 31 July) is associated with "the goddess." All good news, really. The caveat for anyone who prescribes to the spiritual side of numbers is to remember that Fate and Destiny work together--you have to act in order to receive your miracle once a synchronicity becomes apparent--think of it as a marker on a map. Synchronicity can then be viewed as an opportunity to evaluate what's needed to achieve goals that will improve both home-life and relationship(s).
Physical change, not fantasy, supports future goals. However, fantasy fuels our ability to conceptualise how we go about making the changes necessary to achieve our dreams--whether personal or professional.
If you think synchronicity is just some new-age concept for hippies or spiritualists (or people who have read The Secret one too many times), you may want to think again:
Psychologist Carl Jung's work on synchronicity influenced Wolfgang Pauli, who would later be nominated by Albert Einstein for a Nobel Prize in Physics (thanks to his collaboration with Jung and the "golden scarab" of synchronicity). The joining of psychology and physics (as well as the resulting philosophy) led to breakthroughs in not only the nature of the universe, but it also helped further science's understanding of our very existence--in large part, thanks to the numbers.
Note, regardless of the calendar date, one may still bloom and grow relationships, improving overall domestic life. In fact, every physical action taken towards positive change ensures success. At some point, an effective "critical mass" is reached. In physics, that leads to a chain reaction of nuclear proportions. It's the same in our personal lives as well....
The double-ten referred to in the palindromic number is a rock star in the eyes of numerology. Ten represents
the cosmos, creation itself. When doubled, it's a powerhouse of both possibility and probability, adding up to awakening (or "11") of the double-divine ("0" represents the divine, doubled from the 1010). In Hebrew, the name of God is derived from two letters that have the numerical value of 10, so God or heaven (or the Universe at large, if you will) is literally a "1010" (I give more detail on this in the "Jonathan" piece published on this blog on 25 August 2019).
Frankly, I've never seen Destiny in the same way as Fate. Destiny is a choice--you create your own. While Fate is something you wait for. In psychology, these two different definitions break down to being proactive (choosing your destiny) vs reactive (waiting for fate to happen). But very recently, it's been my experience that both can exist simultaneously, one working with the other. That was Wolfgang Pauli's experience, too--and it earned him a Nobel Prize.
That same synergy is apparent everywhere in the physical universe. It's essentially a quantum entanglement--the body and the soul, as it were. Two very different things coming together to form one perfect moment, or person, or tree, or animal, or maybe, a pair of lovers moving as one, their kundalini rising in unison for simultaneous release as their foreheads touch, whispers and sighs becoming their ethereal guardians across time and space...speaking of which, even electromagnetism is an iteration of a quantum entanglement.
When I do research within poetics, or any discipline, it is inextricably informed by mathematics. I sometimes wish the world spoke through numbers instead of words. Words can mask the truth. Yet, they can also be used for great good.
Our words create confusion, chaos. Fear of loss (from loss) is at the root of it. That's why I've always thought of love as a choice--it meant I was in control somehow. Numbers are definite. A sure-thing. Love never has been. So, to open my heart (and mind) to the possibility of love that is not chosen (but fated) instead of the probability (and comfort) numbers provide hasn't been easy. I had to come to terms with the fact that, while numbers don't lie, they can still be a distraction, as Pauli discovered when he stopped thinking like a physicist and started thinking like a philosopher. That's how he made the biggest breakthrough of his career. I'm hoping for a similar breakthrough, just on a much more personal (and far less public) level.
While there's nothing wrong with putting faith in numbers, they don't exactly tell the full story. That's where our hearts come into play. Mine was whispering to me. Then, it started screaming. I'm so glad I finally listened. The numbers simply backed up what my heart (and soul) already knew. If Pauli, Einstein and Jung are correct, my happily-ever-after has already happened. I just have to (patiently) navigate the physical space between here and there.
The same is true for you, too....
Post-script: I took the photo (see insert) while hiking in one of my favourite spots at sunset, thinking of a beloved person I dearly miss (and wished, hoped and prayed for). As the Sun hung low on the horizon, teasing the silhouetted trees with a flickering tongue of orange light, I realised I was once again caught in the dark, alone. I'm rather hopeless when it comes to being alone in the woods at night, despite multiple encounters with coyote and more than one with a female grey wolf, whom I befriended--at least to the extent one may befriend a wild wolf. On this particular evening, after taking the photo, things got very dark, very fast--cold, too. I remember walking in the pitch, my breath preceding me along the silent grave(l) path. I looked back only once, like Coleridge in his "rime" about an "ancient mariner." Once was enough for the Romantic poet--in romance, one person in particular is enough for the poetry of my soul, too. It is 11:11 after all...and, by no small coincidence, so is he.