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The Numbers of Downton Abbey


Here’s one for the Downton Abbey fans related to all our previous numerology analysis. This one was beautifully written by Helen, our numerology specialist and ties in the previous two posts and brings to life the Downton Abbey characters with a new perspective!

The PBS series Downton Abbey has the distinction of being the most popular series of the network. People from all walks of life and ages are eager to find out what is happening upstairs where the elite Earl of Grantham and his wife hold court with their three attractive daughters. And not to forget his mother Violet, the Dowager Countess of Grantham. Audiences are equally entranced with the doings of the downstairs staff led by Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes and their staff of assorted characters.What is interesting in series shows is how often the birth path of the actor relates to the role they become known for in the show. Nowhere is this clearer than the cast of Downton Abbey.

Julian Fellows, the creator of the show, is a birth path number 3. True to the meaning of 3 he is creative and a very good writer. His knowledge of the period the show takes place, his imagination of the situations, and the building of the characters, is showing the true meaning ofbeing a 3.

Robert Crawley, The Earl of Grantham, played by Hugh Bonneville is a 4. Stern and formal and deeply involved in the managing of the estate. He can be a bit stiff, and when the chips are down, and for him they have been, he shows his more vulnerable side.

Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, his wife, played by Elizabeth McGovern is a 6. Everything is family to her and she gave up her American life to come to England, marry which is important to her, and become a countess, along with a large bankroll to save the estate. Everything for home and family. Robert and Cora have three daughters.

The first daughter is Mary, played by Michelle Dockery. She is a 1 and the true leader of the pack. She puts herself before everyone, and due to circumstances is suddenly in charge of the estate having to work with and against her father. Very hard for his 4 to deal with, and right in tune with her 1 path.

The second daughter is Edith played by Laura Carmichael, is a 4. Edith is the serious sister obeying all the rules and absorbing the hurt that often goes with them. Edith has had more thanher share of disappointments and heartbreak, but has remained steadfast and has carried through moving on with her life.The third daughter

Sybil, who was played by Jessica Brown Findley was a 5. She has passed on. She played that path to the hilt defying all protocol and convention and marrying the estate’s chauffeur, Tom Branson. Played by Allen Leech he is a 6 and has remained on the show in a no win elevated position. Exercising his family obligations, and possible romantic position keeping him connected.

The Dowager Countess, Violet, Robert’s mother played by the indomitable Maggie Smith is a 3. Her creative ability to immerse herself in any role is showing the true talent of the 3, and the added sense of humor makes her stand out in the show.

Matthew Crawley played by Dan Stevens, and briefly married to Mary was a 4. He was killed in an accident in series three, and would have been the sole heir to Downton. He came on board with new ideas and plans for Downton, bucking against Robert. At his death, his wife, who was his distant cousin and Robert’s daughter, inherited the position.

Isobel Crawley, played by Penelope Wilton is a 1. She is Matthew’s mother and keeps her hand in the affairs of Downton, dealing with  Violet and Robert as necessary. She is an outspoken woman and very concerned with charity and service leading many to her associations.

Martha Levinson played by Shirley MacLaine, is a 9. She adds spice to the family as Cora’s   unconventional mother from New York. Her bantering with Violet adds a punch of great humor to the show.

Going downstairs to the staff we meet Mr. Carson played by Jim Carter, who is a 4. He is in charge of the male staff and  the personification of the number 4 in his stern manner, strictly business no nonsense approach to matters of the estate and staff. As with all 4 birth paths thereis a soft side to him, but he tries to cover it. Mrs. Hughes, played by Phyllis Logan a 6 , manages the female staff and all housekeeping duties.She is the motherly, always understanding, perfect 6 treating the staff as family. She softens Mr. Carson and they are a silent romantic interest.Thomas Barrow one of the valets played by Rob James Collier is a 1. He is a conniving individual who is bent on becoming important and goes to traumatic lengths to get his way.  His partner in crime was Miss O’Brien, played by Siobhan Finneran a 7. Presently she isn’t on the show but hopefully she will return in the future. The silent, plotting, 7, she instigated severalmost unfortunate situations, always appearing innocent. She had a gift with words and could explain her way out of things.

The valet Mr. Bates played by Brendon Coyle a 6 and his wife the lady’s maid Anna played by Joanne Froggatt a 2 have given some of the most interesting performances. He having a connection to Robert from the past and coming to Downton in search of employment just as he was accused of killing his wife. He spent time in prison, but not before marrying Anna who has had her own share of problems, having recently been the victim of rape by one of the valets of Mary’s suitor. Both Mr. Bates and Anna show their numbers through their characters. He in the role of caring for the Earl and she in being the more submissive and anything for peace personality. I was unable to obtain the birthdates for Mrs. Patmore the loveable cook, and Mr. Molesley.

Whatever fates Julian Fellowes has planned for them in season five, they are all in the perfect role for their birth paths. What is interesting is that in “real” life there are some big changes coming up for several of them. Brendon Coyle will experience some rather somber events in the next two years and the need next year he needs to take care of business and do some reorganizing in his life. Michelle Dockery is going to be experiencing a peak in her life that will require some well thought out decisions. Hugh Bonneville will experience a need to join forces with someone and cooperate in his quest for some changes. So will Phyllis Logan. Both will be pleased with some opportunity that presents itself.And Maggie Smith will have an opportunity to replay her destiny.

So, stay tuned and see if this analysis matches up with what’s to come for the next season of Downton Abbey. 


The Personal Years

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Here is the 2nd post written on the Personal Years based on Numerology by our expert and dear friend, Helen. 

In Harry Potter, Hermione’s favorite subject is arithmancy. She uses charts to foretell the future. In the real world this is known as numerology. This is not about fortune telling, it is understanding the cycles we all experience.The Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras is credited with founding the field of numerology and it is his formulas that are still used today.The cycle of numbers is from one to nine. All double digit numbers are reduced to a single number.The number of your birth date, the entire date added together and reduced to a single digit is known as your birth path. It tells the characteristics you were born with. Everyone is interested in what is happening now. How should we react to things going on around us, what can we expect, and the important guidelines of when to forge a head and when to wait.

For a look into what you may expect in the coming year 2015, you only need to do some simple math. Take the month you were born and the day you were born. Add them together and reduce to a single digit. To that add 8 the value of 2015, and again reduce to a single digit.Example: Birthday August 22nd. That equals 8+2+2 = 12. 1+2=3. 3 + 8 = 11. 1 +1 = 2. This person will be in a 2 yearly vibration from January 1st till December 31st, 2015. The month of September is always the culmination of the current year in whatever it promises, and October is a sneak peak at the vibrations of the coming year.

The years after birth are called personal years. Below is a brief indication of what to expect in each of the personal years in the cycle of nine.

One:  A new beginning, and all about you. What you plan now and put into motion will carry you through the next nine years. Forge a head and blaze a path. Look for and grab opportunities in whatever field your interests will grow. Health matters and perhaps a loss require attention.

Two: Building on the beginnings of the one year, now you reach out and connect with others. Relationships are important, cooperation is essential, and learning to be yourself and blend with others is the lesson of the year. Moodiness and emotions run high this year.

Three: This is the year to create. Move forward and be innovative. You will feel the need to express yourself in some way be it verbal, written, or in creative arts. Avoid people who drain your energies and if necessary let go of a friendship that has served its purpose. Try not to scatter your energies or you will lose your focus.

Four: Self-discipline, the need to work for what you wish to achieve, and attention to detail are the requirements of this year. Take care of your health. Avoid being casual about serious matters. Accept responsibility for your actions and for what others expect you to do. It is a building year and can bring great and lasting rewards.

Five: A welcome break from the seriousness of the four year. Now you can move forward and experience some excitement. Change is in the plan and you can bring it about in many ways. Travel, love affairs, creative endeavors, and moving your residence or moving on from a stalled position in life. It is the middle number of the nine cycle, so the opportunity to turn things around if you feel the need.

Six: This is a domestic, family, relationship year. Engagements, marriages, divorces, and domestic responsibility. You will need to deal with people on all levels and it is important not to neglect yourself. Buying or selling real estate, redecorating your home, adding to your family, all play a role this year. Most important strive for harmony. It can be a banner year if you don’t lose your cool.

Seven: This is a year to heal. If the past year created stress or loss in a relationship, now is the time to treat yourself gently. You will feel the need to recoup, rest, study, learn something new. You will be aware of many synchronicities that happen when you least expect them and need them most. You may feel more alone this year, but it is meant for you to go within and reconnect with your inner self. Soul mates will be important.

Eight:  Power is the keyword for this year. You are in control and can make great strides in whatever area you are reaching towards. You resist limitations, forge a head and have the opportunity to take big career steps. If you are not professionally active, it still is a year where you can exert control, deal with money and all material possessions, and make important contacts. Feeling easily bored, discipline is needed not to jump ship before the tide comes in

Nine: A very important year. It is the end of the cycle and as you prepare for the next year of beginning a new cycle you will feel at times weary. Things end and always for a reason. Let go ofwhat no longer matters. Clean out your closets, clean out your emotions. Try not to begin any new projects. Things you begin may not last. Wait till the next year. This year is a closing down, consolidating, and taking care of yourself. Get the physical you have been putting off. Take a nice vacation. Experience forgiveness, and be grateful for what you have.

Anytime your personal year is the same number as your birth path it is a destiny year. Flagged as more important since you will have an opportunity to work with your natural path and enhance all the positive qualities of it.

Your Birth Path


I am so pleased to say that I have a series of three posts that are coming up which will be written by a guest writer, Helen, who is a specialist on numerology. I was a skeptic in the beginning when I thought about how numbers can mark the patterns in our lives, but when I started charting all the number patterns with Helen, there were remarkable patterns that could not be passed off to chance or be shrugged off as coincidental correlations. We all have numbers that appear over and over in our lives and are influential numbers of numbers to watch out for in dates or events. We just do not look as carefully as we should to see if there is such a pattern. Here is the first part of three wonderful articles written by Helen, the last of which will tie up numerology with the characters of Downton Abbey. Helen and I are both great fans of the show and it just made sense for Helen to perform some number analysis on the cast of Downton Abbey.

Helen’s Analysis of Our Birth Path

The date of your birth reduced to a single digit tells a lot about the path you will follow in life. How you react to things, how you relate to people, and what your inner needs are and how you express them. Due to the confines of space we will touch only on the surface of these things. Perhaps enough to whet your curiosity to explore the subject more in depth.To find your birth path add the value of the month, day, and year you were born and reduce it to a single digit. Using  the date I am writing this as an example: October 17, 2014. Add all the numbers together: 1+0+1+7+2+0+1+4  = 16 = 1+6 = 7. A person born today walks the path of 7.Below is a brief description, and I repeat brief as there is much more to each number than space permits here.

One:  This is the individualist. The person who wants to lead, be first, do things their way. Very ambitious and can be arrogant and egocentric. They cannot accept defeat.

Two: Where one likes to do things on their own, two likes to have a partner. They want harmony, do not take change well, very good mediators and very consoling in times of unrest.

Three: Very creative, talkative, can persuade others to their way of thinking. They do not do well with criticism as they are overly sensitive. They have a good sense of humor, like social events, and treasure their friends.

Four:  The true worker. They are detail oriented, see projects through to the finish. They do not do well with change and can be unreasonable when asked to do something they don’t want to do. Good managers and usually very loyal to those in their immediate circle. Worriers.

Five: They are the risk takers. Love action, change, travel, adventure of all kinds. Restless .Excel in sports and entertainment. Strongly attracted to the opposite sex. Heart rules their head. Quick temper, and love a good time. Usually successful.

Six:  Family comes first. The domestic divas. Love taking care of people,  and can sometimes smother them. Make good medical people,  work well with children and animals. Good listeners. Needs to be appreciated or will act in reverse of all they feel they should be.

Seven:  Possesses a very analytical mind. Always studying things, critiquing. Great in all areas of academia and usually respected for what they do. Strong intuition and very spiritual. Good public speakers. They usually can win any argument.

Eight: Money and success are their goal. Do well in business; part of a corporation or their own business.Very ambitious. Hard workers and the true ladder climbers. Not always diplomatic, and find it hard to express emotion, especially men. They feel it, but don’t say it.

Nine: Humanitarian. They have great people skills and work well with the masses. Good at politics, anything that requires an open mind and negotiation . Very creative, good writers, always keep something of themselves hidden from the world, but enjoy being part of the world.

This is the pattern of your personality. How you deal with things, how others see you. Each year following your birth you have a different number affecting you, always being represented by the basic birth path number. These are your personal years.