Base Numbers, Astrology Patterns, the Bible and More…
Quite some time ago I promised to return to the correlations between three-fold arrangements of the base numbers (popularized by Rodin and your telephone’s key pad), the 3 Mother Letters, and the 12 Zodiac Signs… This post is long overdue.
As previously mentioned, it was a discussion about Marko Rodin, the Rodin Solution, and sound frequency that served as my first introduction to “Key 528″. Within that discussion it was brought to my attention that, albeit differently ordered, these numbers (2, 5,8) represent the same “row” of base numbers and are often found together in important ways. I immediately recognized these numbers in my world as the positions of the first three Fixed Zodiac Signs. The other two number triplets (1,4,7 and 3,6,9), are the Cardinal and Mutable Signs, respectively.
This seemingly simple mental click continues to unfold for me.
One of the first places it took me was to the Cross of the Kingdom (of the Tree of Life), also called the Elemental or Greek Cross. Each arm of this cross belongs to one of the four elements found on the Zodiac Wheel thus there is an arm each for Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. Starting at the first Sign, Aries, a Fire Sign, and moving counterclockwise through each Elemental arm in its aforementioned order, we also spiral through each base number triplet in turn. This specific order of the Elements is said to represent the “original” formula of crossing oneself, where Fire is the center of the forehead, Water is the Heart or groin, Air is the right shoulder, and Earth, the left. This right to left motion symbolizes Liberation from the Cross, not descent as is commonly claimed (the reason being found within the formulary of this specific cross).
The three shaded squares are the last three Signs, not directly represented by base numbers:
This counterclockwise motion brings to mind banishing (as in the opposite of invocation). This is the same notion as release from matter or Ascent. We can think of it as the clock’s hands going backwards, taking us outside of Time.
In the system I Work with and write about often, this sort of action (i.e. banishing component-elements not in Service to one’s Greatest Good) begins with the South and the element Air. This was in the back of my mind when examining a drawing rendered from the The Midrash, depicting the Shevatim or (Twelve) Tribes.
As shown on the table below, when we begin with the South and move counterclockwise, positioning the Tribes according to the direction they are traditionally assigned and placing alongside them their related Zodiac Sign (corollary to a Tribe’s flag), we have a tidy revelation of the base number triplets. What’s more, we can again see that each triplet, as I’ve described, emanates from one of three Qualities or “Mothers”:
Then I read about what Marco Rodin refers to as the “Mathematical Fingerprint of God“. Specifically, I read that he reduces the multiple digits back into single digits in the same way Manly P. Hall describes “Pythagorean Numerology”. In this way, cycles repeat. Thus what I would have previously conceptually discarded on some level as simply the non-base numbers, I now perceive as another turn (or even a certain completion) of the spiral; “10, 11, 12″ are simply “1,2,3″ in another guise!
This is what Rodin calls the Mathematical Fingerprint of God:
It is the starting point of Rodin’s Vortex Based Mathematics and is used to generate a model of the Universe with perfect mathematical coherence on all six-axis. This grabbed my attention as, within my own construct, the six-axis underlay the creation (or Becoming) of the Universe.
You will notice this fingerprint highlights one triplet in particular – 3,6,9. These are the “control numbers” of the trinary Universe and can be witnessed in the Mutable Signs. The other six base numbers come together to form an astounding, infinitely repeating pattern (1,2,4,8,7,5)…
8×2=16 … 1+6=7
16×2=32 … 3+2=5
32×2=64 … 6+4=10 … 1+0=1
64×2=128 … 1+2+8=11 … 1+1=2
In the Mathematical Fingerprint these numbers form a manner of infinity sign, pierced by time’s arrow, 3, 6, and 9. Or, in another perspective closely related to the Tree of Life, this arrangement of numbers can be seen to depict apparent opposites joined by a 3rd thing. Perhaps “effect” made known by its “cause”, or the world pillars and the Knowledge inherent to the equilibrium between them.
This brought to mind an arrangement I’d summarized around the same time I’d summarized the Tribes – the 12 stones on the Breast Plate of the High Priest (also called the Breast Plate of Judgment). In this case, the arrangement is not by Quality but by Quadruplicity (aka Element). The three Primary Qualities (of Conscious Being), or Mother “strands”, are multiplied through the Four Elements:
Associations between the stones and the Signs are not necessarily by modern assignment, but taken from the tradition that each stone was engraved “with only six letters” selected from the name of each Tribe’s patriarch (so that the entire breast plate bore a specific arrangement of 72 letters, each letter also representative of one of the 72 names of God). What stands out to me here is that the Mutable Signs are, as with Rodin’s Mathematical Fingerprint of God, preserved together, whereas the Fixed and Cardinal Signs are joined together onto opposite sides.
In the two columns where the Qualities are co-mingled, the Zodiac Signs are still distributed into the column containing their specific axis or polarity. Example – Aries, the 1st Sign, is in the same column with its pole, Libra, the 7th Sign. In this way, the Zodiac can just as easily be thought of as Six-Axis as it can be thought of as 12 Signs.
Then taking this same strain a bit further, within a model of Becoming (Creation) based on the Tree of Life, the Zodiac can ultimately be seen as the three Primary Qualities (of Conscious Being), or Mother “strands”. Unfolding in the direction of “less perfection” (more separation), these Mothers gain polarity (as a friend put it, the “strands” are then conceptualized by their end-points instead of as the strand-entire). Now there are six. In the material realm this pattern again divides, duplicates, and/or otherwise expands so that each of the six “end-points” actually emanate into our witness as a pair of Signs. This pair, we see in polar opposite. Example – Aries is the Sign of Self, Libra is the Sign of Others.
In this way, the 12 Signs of the Zodiac can be seen as Six-Axis positioned on three Mother strands of consciousness. Again you can see how each of the number triplets emanate from one of these Mothers:
Another interesting aspect to this arrangement worthy of noting before closing out is that the pairs containing the 1st three Zodiac Signs and their polarities pertain to the extremes of personal expression and the collective identity, while the pairs containing the 2nd three Zodiac Signs and their polarities pertain to the extremes of personal identity and collective expression.
Also, where the Mothers are concerned…
the strand presenting as the Fixed Signs is mystically referred to as ‘WILL’
the strand presenting as the Cardinal Signs is mystically referred to as ‘REFLECT’
the strand presenting as the Mutable Signs is mystically referred to as ‘CHANGE’.
These configurations are also regarded as the three Cherubim. Take a close look at the strand presenting as the Fixed Signs, and you might recognize the Cherubim having a face of a Bull, a Lion, an Eagle (Scorpio, Raised), and a Man…
Thus in summary:
(Pillar 2, Cardinal) REFLECT = 1,4,7,1 = Fire, Water, Air, Earth
(Pillar 0, Fixed) WILL = 2,5,8,2 = Earth, Fire, Water, Air
(Pillar 1, Mutable) CHANGE = 3,6,9,3 = Air, Earth, Fire, Water