### Issue 1. April 25, 2012

Dear Friends,

Thank you for subscribing to my Numerology School Newsletter, and welcome to the very first issue of it!

I have completed the basic setup of the website by now. There are still a few pages that need to be completed but those are mostly of secondary significance. Here is what I've got ready for you right now:

## What's New

An Introduction and four lessons of numerology are ready.

The Introduction is simply a brief historical overview but I do advise to read it, so that you can see the lessons that follow in a proper cultural context.

Lesson 1, Meet the Numbers, The Basics of Numerological Calculations, introduces the brief characteristics of the nine basic numbers and shows how numerological summation works in the principle.

Lesson 2, The Number of the Life Path, is perhaps the most fundamental of numerological characteristics in Pythagorean Numerology. You will learn how to calculate this number, and there are descriptions, as well as examples of well known people, for each of the nine numbers.

Lesson 3, The Birthday Number, not only introduces one more important numerological parameter but also shows how the two parameters we know by now can be interpreted together. Also, a more subtle interpretation skill is introduced: what's the difference in numerological meaning between 3, 12, 21 and 30? Check out what approach I am using to answer this kind of questions. Since this lesson offers so many different interpretations, and examples of famous people for many of them, it is huge.

Lesson 4, The Master Numbers and the Karmic Numbers, deals with the special cases in numerological calculations, and explains my approach to them.

In addition to the lessons, the Online Numerology Calculator was updated so that it now detects the master numbers and the karmic numbers when appropriate.

The section of Number Meanings was brought to completion, at least in the first approximation. You will find there various additional information for each of the nine numbers, plus the descriptions for the master and karmic numbers.

The Numerology Reports section was completed, so you can see what the uber-experienced Hans Decoz would write about a particular number or combination of numbers. Bear in mind though that if you've already ordered some reports from either Numerologist.com or 123 Numerology, they might be exactly the same as what I am offering, as those guys are selling reports by Hans Decoz while putting their own names on them. I do recommend you though to get a free reading from Numerologist.com in any case to see the quality of the text.

## What's Coming

In the next lesson, we'll start our study of the numerology of the name, and the first parameter to learn about is the Number of Expression, which is the numerological sum of the full name, as given at birth. We shall also discuss what happens when other kinds of names are used for the person, and how the name-based parameters work together with those birthdate-based.

## Numerology and Presidential Elections

As this is the year of Presidential Elections in the USA, I decided to use one simple numerological approach to see if it will tell me something about who will have more chances to win the election. The approach is the Personal Year, the simplest and perhaps the most important method of numerological forecast. I will devote a whole lesson to discussing and demonstrating this method, but the calculation itself is very simple, so I will demonstrate it right now.

For example, Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961. To calculate a personal year for him, we only take the month and the day numbers, 8 and 4.
We then sum up the number of the year in question: 2012 -> 2 + 0 + 1 + 2 = 5.
Finally, we add everything together and convert the result into a single digit: 8 + 4 + 5 = 17 -> 1 + 7 = 8.
So for Barack Obama, the year 2012 is the Personal Year 8.

Let's do it again: Mitt Romney's date of birth is March 12, 1947. The month is 3, the day is 1 + 2 = 3 too.
His Personal Year Number for 2012 is then 3 + 3 + 5 = 11 -> 1 + 1 = 2.

I believe that 8 is one of the strongest personal years possible, if not *the strongest*. This is the year when the person reaches the culmination of the nine-year period that started with Personal Year 1 (the year 2005 for Obama, the year when he started his career in the US Senate).

On the other hand, 2 is one of the weakest numbers from the point of view of one's career. During this year, a person usually meets the reaction of the world to his or her initiatives in the previous year. There can be often problems with some kind of resources, like time, money or anything else.

So from this single point of view, the year 2012 is going to be very strong for Barack Obama, and he has a very good chance to win.

I have also checked the Presidential Elections of the previous years to see if there was a similar combination of numbers. I found that there was an identical situation in 1980, when Ronald Reagan (born Feb 6, 1911) won over Jimmy Carter (born Oct 1, 1924).

What will happen this time? We'll see it later.

Goodbye for now, and please keep in touch!

Alexander