The name you were given at birth contains powerful vibrations that influence your life path on earth. The Kabbalah converts Hebrew letters to numbers, and Biblical scholars have gained insights on Genesis using numerology. The ancient Greeks found that Christ's name Christos had the same numerical value as fish— ichtys. So they called him "the fisher of men." Saint Augustine interpreted the symbolic meaning of 153, the number of fish Jesus helped Peter & James catch in the Sea of Galilee. A more interesting Christ-fish connection is that Christ was born at the beginning of the Piscean Age, when the Sun entered the Zodiac of Pisces (a period of 2000 years)— the astrological sign of The Fishes. Thus, Christianity dominated the human psyche for the last two millennia. Michelangelo understood this zodiacal symbol when he placed horns in his sculpture of Moses. The ancient Hebrew prophet represented the Age of Aries the Ram. As we enter the year 2000, a new millennium of the Aquarian Age dawns upon us— we will have a period of cleansing as the upper water nourishes us with spiritual rebirth. Numerology converts letters to numbers with A=1, B=2, C=3... as shown below:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Now, let us calculate the Life-Path number of Albert Einstein:

The numerical value of Albert Einstein's name =
22 + 41 = 63 = 6 + 3 = 9

Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany,
so his birth number is:

3 + 14 + 1879 = 3 + 1 + 4 + 1 + 8 + 7 + 9 = 33 = 3 + 3 = 6

The 63rd Hexagram of the I Ching
is "Chi Chi: After Completion":

THE IMAGE:

Water over fire: the image of the condition
In AFTER COMPLETION.
Thus the superior man
Takes thought of misfortune
And arms himself against it in advance.

THE JUDGMENT:

AFTER COMPLETION. Success in small matters.
Perseverance furthers.
At the beginning good fortune.
At the end disorder.

The first line of the commentary to hexagram 63 reads: "The transition from the old to the new time is already accomplished."
This is a fitting description of Einstein's life work. His revolutionary discovery of relativity in 1905 ushered in the new physics that superceded the old Newtonian interpretation of the universe. The image of "misfortune and arms himself against it in advance" may refer to Einstein leaving his homeland for America before the Jewish persecution in Nazi Germany. The judgment about "disorder" may refer to the unleashing of the atom bomb over Hiroshima. Einstein felt responsible when he wrote the letter to President Roosevelt urging the building of the A-bomb to counter Hitler's aggression. In his later years, Einstein spoke often on the ban of nuclear weapons. Einstein was selected by Time magazine as the man of the 20th century which witnessed more and more disorder and violence at the end. But if there was one person who countered this trend it was Einstein who brought us out of chaos and disorder. Einstein's vision of E=mc2 was a leap of the imagination, an ordering of the human mind that gave us cosmic beauty and understanding of the cosmos.

Einstein's birth number 33 is a sacred number relating to the highest
degree of the Masons, the age of Christ, and the bones in our spine.
In numerology, Einstein's name number 63 reduces to 9 and his birth
number 33 reduces to 6. Dante worshipped the number 9 because it's
the square of the Trinity, and 9 is the highest single digit number.
Pythagoras considered 6 as the first perfect number because it is
equal to the sum of its divisors (1 + 2 + 3 = 6). Six is also the
number of sides in the honeycomb and the corners of a snowflake.
These are intrinsic numbers of nature that Einstein's birth number
vibrate in harmony with.

This just came to mind: Einstein's birthday on March 14, 1879 may be arranged as 3-14-1879 or 3.141879. Doesn't this number resemble π the transcendental number 3.1416 used to compute the area of the circle? In fact it's accurate to 0.009%. No wonder Einstein's mind was so much in peace and harmony with the universe!

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