Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump – Who is Likely to Win?

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Note: I wrote the bulk of this article back in April, at least two months before Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump became the respective nominees of their parties. At that time, Bernie Sanders was still in the equation on the Democratic side, and John Kasich and Ted Cruz were still in the running on the Republican side. This analysis is still good, meaning that what has transpired has lived up to what I describe below. Accordingly, I have updated the article only to reflect the reality that Clinton and Trump are the major party candidates. 

Introduction

This has been an unprecedented, crazy 2016 presidential election cycle in the U.S. that has crossed every line and broken every rule of civil discourse. If you are reading this, I imagine that you will agree that we’ve never seen anything like it before in your lifetime. Hopefully, we will never see it ever again.

It is a “9” Universal Year energy (2+0+1+6 = 9), and “9” years reinforce the inherent qualities that we all individually have. This is true also for each of the presidential candidates. This can make it a powerful time when your life feels more “on purpose,” and on-track. But, it also works with the negative personality characteristics. If you are naturally nasty, narcissistic, racist, and misogynistic, or are a bombastic blowhole, materialistic, power-hungry, don’t play well with others, and in the race mostly for yourself and your ego, this is a year that will magnify your character flaws – especially because you are a candidate running for the highest office of the land, and have a national media presence to broadcast your comments, thoughts and ideas.

The other thing about a “9” Year is that it is a harvesting year. You harvest the fruits of past deeds – and misdeeds. Each of us is experiencing this to differing degrees in our own lives, as are each of the candidates.

A “9” year brings things back around. This includes the reappearance of people and relationships that seemed no longer part of your life, and issues that you thought were mostly settled. On a collective level, this is certainly the case as difficult issues resurface as tests, issues such as race relations, women’s rights, gender inequality, abortion, voting rights, police brutality, the pervasive power of big banks and big business, and the growing gap between rich and poor.

A few of these issues we thought, if not completely settled, that at least we had made significant progress in a positive direction. This year, all of these issues are up for review and in our faces again as reactionary forces work to turn the clock back to the 1950s. A “9” year is like that. It tests what we say we stand for – individually and collectively. It gives a chance to choose once again the kind of society we wish to have. The energy of this year brings up our worst fears, but it also gives us the opportunity to make a monumental shift as we step forward – if we are mature enough to have it.

One additional note about a “9” year: it brings serious challenges to the entrenched “establishment” by “anti-establishment” energy. It pits traditionalist or conservative values against progressive or liberal ones. We saw this playing out in both the Republican and Democratic nomination races, and it is continuing in the presidential election process. Trump is the clear anti-establishment outsider on the Republican side, and Bernie Sanders, as a self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist, played this same role on the Democratic side. And, Hillary Clinton clearly represents the establishment. From a big-picture level, this classic outsider versus insider challenge is another way the “9” year energy tests us on collectively held beliefs. We get to reaffirm current beliefs and policies, or throw some of the old beliefs aside to try out new ones.

This, then, is the backdrop against which the 2016 presidential race is taking place.

By the way, “Democrat” is a “9” energy, and 2016 is a “9” year. This bodes well for electing a Democrat to the White House in November.

That said, let’s take a closer look at the presidential nominees of the two major parties – Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald J. Trump.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s Mystical Numerology chart shows that she has a strong connection with the people, and an interest in building strong communities and a strong society. She carries the energy to be not only a leader (her “8” Path), but also an inspired one. This is because she has strong “11” energy. This Master Number shows up as both her Life Purpose and as her fully adult Power. Despite the perception that she is the establishment candidate, the “11” energy she carries is that of the trailblazer, change agent, reformer, healer and teacher. It gives her creativity, adds to her ability to reach out to connect with the people, and to carry a mass movement forward – even if it is Bernie Sanders who started it!.

To both her credit and detriment, Hillary Clinton is more grounded and pragmatic than Donald Trump. It is important to her to know the fundamental answers to important questions, and how to get things done. Indeed, putting ideas into action and getting things done is how she shows her love for people. It is simply how she is wired at a core level of her being. It’s why she traveled more miles than any other previous Secretary of State, and visited over 100 countries.

This pragmatic quality is a good thing, and would make for a hard-working President. But, this same pragmatic quality makes her a less inspiring campaigner than was Bernie Sanders in the primary, or Barack Obama was in 2008. I’m sure that Hillary Clinton wonders why people don’t see her innate practicality as a bigger virtue.

Her chart shows that Hillary Clinton really wants to connect with people, but has a tough time doing it on an emotional level. Being a little less serious, and more emotionally present is a growth area for her.

Hillary Clinton’s “modes of perception” profile shows her to be quite intuitive, a creative thinker, not prone to get emotionally stuck, and someone who has a need to take action on a physical level in support of people and relationships. This is actually a profile that many people would wish to have.

The Shadow: The major downside to Clinton’s energetic profile is the potential to get trapped in materialism and power games. Particularly as a woman in American politics, mastery of both money and power has been required to generate her impressive resume. Yet, it is also why people question her motives. They sense that she is not quite as selfless as Bernie Sanders, and this is probably true. But, it is clear that she is more selfless than Donald Trump. The potential for Hillary Clinton to be seduced by the dark side is definitely there. My bet is that what people read as insincerity is actually a product of two things: 1) A hunger to be the first woman president and break that loftiest of glass ceilings in American politics; and 2) an awkwardness in connecting with people on an emotional level. She has also been on the political stage for 30 years during which time she has been frequently attacked. This also seems to cause her to wall herself off and be secretive.

In spite of this, her overall chart shows that Hillary Clinton can be a good president who will work hard on behalf of the people.

Energies for 2016: The force of Destiny is pulling Hillary Clinton forward this year. She is carrying the kind of powerful energies that show she has a very good chance to win the presidency – an “11” Year Purpose (the Connector), a “5” Year Path (the Bridge), a “7” Opportunity (Achievement), and an “8” Focus (Power & Leadership). That said, the “5” and “11” combination also make things changeable, so it promises  to be a wild ride with Donald Trump nipping at her heels most of the way to the November 8th election.

Donald J. Trump

Donald Trump is an enigma when it comes to his Mystical Numerology chart. His numbers show great power and potential that could be used for good purposes. His Life Purpose and Opportunity Numbers are both “8s,” the energy of Leadership and Power. “8” is also the number of pioneering and entrepreneurship, and also of competence, ability, and integrity. “8” is also the number of collaboration, teams, community ties and love – all aspects that Trump seems to be lacking.

His Path number is a “9,” the number of the Decision-Maker, Executive, Extrovert, and is also the number of Fortune – all of which makes perfect sense when compared with the man. Yet, people with the “9” energy are also quite often caretakers, diplomats, and compassionate leaders who promote community values and social cooperation. They are people who build foundations by believing in their dreams and making them a practical reality. None of these qualities fit comfortably with what we are seeing with Donald Trump as candidate. He may well believe in his own dreams, but he is not a builder – despite his own protestations to the contrary. Indeed, his rhetoric is divisive and, like George Wallace in the 1968 election, seeks to play on the worst fears of a frustrated public. He sews the seeds of separation and, through his words and actions, tears things down rather than building things up.

His Legacy Number is a “7” and this gives him drive, personal determination, and the desire to be an authority. The “7” – “9” combination leads to him being an authoritarian figure who would be more comfortable being a dictator like Vladimir Putin than a president.

His Soul Purpose, Power and Passion Numbers are all “12s.” This is the number of business, salesmanship, deal-making, and the energy of the fearless and self-assured risk-taker and crusader – qualities that are on display in the man we see as Donald Trump, the candidate. Other aspects of the “12” include service, honesty, fair play, and social justice. These more positive qualities seem to be sadly lacking from the man we see as the Republican nominee.

The “12” is the initiator and inspirer, the person of big dreams who has the ability to take us in new directions. And, for all of his bluster and bombast, it can be said that Trump is doing this quite effectively. We just don’t like the direction he is taking us. He has shattered the Republican Party and the conservative movement in America. It is clear that in the post-Trump era, the Republican Party will have to recreate and redefine itself. Maybe this will turn out to be a good thing. Lord knows, the values of the Tea-Party hijacked Republican Party are causing honest Abe Lincoln, the first Republican president, to turn over and over in his grave.

Donald Trump is, by nature, a doer, who values getting into action. The old business adage, “Ready, Fire, Aim,” fits him well. He is intuitive, shoots from the hip, and has a tendency to scatter his energies in too many directions at once. He is a fluid and adaptable thinker, but he also puts a virtual wall around his emotions. While he may be good at telling people where they stand with him, he is not comfortable with revealing how he genuinely feels about things. This is one of the reasons that he always attacks his critics and detractors. If he can keep his opponents off-balance, and make the conversation about them, he won’t have to reveal his own insecurities.

Like Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump’s Mayan Birthdate is “Aqabal,” the energy of endings and beginnings. When the positive side of this energy is used, it can be the catalyst for great good. Perhaps, in revealing the darkness that still exists in our society, Trump is bringing the potential for more light and greater good by showing us what needs healing. If that’s the case, then Trump will have been true to his Mayan Birth energy.

The Shadow: The darker side of Donald Trump is his narcissism (10 Year Purpose at birth), his egotistical, misogynistic and authoritarian qualities (all “9” shadow aspects), and the fact that he is an unrepentant serial liar (a “7” shadow aspect). The divisiveness and ability to play on the fear and anger of the voters are shadow aspects of the “7”–“12” combination in his chart.

I read recently that Republicans argue that President Obama’s executive actions have been a threat to constitutional order (even though Obama has issued far less executive orders than his Republican predecessors). The executive order Republicans are really referring to is the one that protects some 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

If it were true that Obama’s executive orders are truly a threat to constitutional order, just pause to consider what Donald Trump might do as President with the similar executive powers. He would also have the wide-ranging powers of the Justice Department to use if he felt similarly blocked by Congress (as Obama has), or – and this is the real scary one – if he felt personally aggrieved (and he always does). He has demonstrated no ability to restrain his natural impulse to bully anyone he considers to be an opponent or adversary. What do you imagine he would he do as President?

Energies for 2016: Trump has powerful energies for 2016. His Year Purpose is a “44/8” and “44” is the number of “power.” His Year Path is a “7” which gives him the personal drive and determination to overcome obstacles, especially in combination with his “15” Year Focus that adds follow-through and at least some modicum of practicality. His Mayan Year is “”9 Aj,” an energy that gives him influence with his block of disenfranchised voters. His Attainment and Task Numbers are both “9s,” another factor that is propelling him to the forefront in 2016, a “9” year. Sadly, the shadow side of the “7” and “9 Aj” combination is intolerance, divisiveness and a crusading rebelliousness. I believe that Donald Trump actually began his campaign as a protest candidate, and then got caught up in his ego.

As powerful as his numbers are for this year, there are limits. His monthly energies forecast a bleed-off of the early energy and momentum of his campaign, especially after Mars goes retrograde April 17 and remains retrograde through the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, July 18-21. His Mystical Numerology chart confirmed that he was going to have trouble through the both the Republican and Democratic Conventions. Indeed Donald Trump and his inflated ego is his own worst enemy.

I made the prediction back in April – when I first published the core of this analysis – that Hillary Clinton would win the elections because her numbers are slightly stronger. But, I also predicted that Donald Trump would actually give her a serious run for her money. And it would be emotionally exhausting for the country. Both of these predictions still seem to be on-target with the results that are emerging with less than three weeks left in the election campaign.

No matter how it turns out, I will be very glad when it is finally over!

2016 Presidential Candidates – A Mystical Numerology Analysis

2016 Candidates

Introduction

This has been an unprecedented, crazy 2016 presidential election cycle in the U.S. that has crossed every line and broken every rule of civil discourse. If you are reading this, I imagine that you will agree that we’ve never seen anything like it before in your lifetime. Hopefully, we will never see it ever again.

It is a “9” Universal Year energy (2+0+1+6 = 9), and “9” years reinforce the inherent qualities that we all individually have. This is true also for each of the presidential candidates. This can make it a powerful time when your life feels more “on purpose,” and on-track. But, it also works with the negative personality characteristics. If you are naturally nasty, narcissistic, racist, and misogynistic, or are a blowhole, are materialistic, power-hungry, don’t play well with others, and in the race mostly for yourself and your ego, this is a year that will magnify your character flaws – especially because you are a candidate running for the highest office of the land, and have a national media presence to broadcast your comments, thoughts and ideas.

The other thing about a “9” Year is that it is a harvesting year. You harvest the fruits of past deeds – and misdeeds. Each of us is experiencing this to differing degrees in our own lives, as are each of the candidates.

A “9” year brings things back around. This includes the reappearance of people and relationships that seemed no longer part of your life, and issues that you thought were mostly settled. On a collective level, this is certainly the case as difficult issues resurface as tests, issues such as race relations, women’s rights, gender inequality, abortion, voting rights, police brutality, the pervasive power of big banks and big business, and the growing gap between rich and poor.

A few of these issues we thought, if not completely settled, that at least we had made significant progress in a positive direction. This year, all of these issues are up for review, and in our faces again as reactionary forces work to turn the clock back to the 1950s. A “9” year is like that. It tests what we say we stand for – individually and collectively. It gives a chance to choose once again the kind of society we wish to have. The energy of this year brings up our worst fears, but it also gives us the opportunity to make a monumental shift as we step forward – if we are mature enough to have it.

One additional note about a “9” year: it brings serious challenges to the entrenched “establishment” by “anti-establishment” energy. It pits traditionalist or conservative values against progressive or liberal ones. We see this playing out in both the Republican and Democratic nomination races. Trump is the clear anti-establishment outsider on the Republican side, and Bernie Sanders, as a self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist, is playing this same role on the Democratic side. From a big-picture level, this classic outsider versus insider challenge is another way the “9” year energy tests us on collectively held beliefs. We get to reaffirm current beliefs and policies, or throw some of the old beliefs aside to try out new ones.

This, then, is the backdrop against which the 2016 presidential race is taking place.

Let us take a look at each of the remaining major candidates in the race. I will start with a Mystical Numerology overview and analysis of the two Democratic Party candidates: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. I will follow up with the Republican Party candidates that are still standing: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich.

Mystical Numerology Energies and Terminology: There is a definition of terms at the end of the article if you need it.

The Democrats

In any discussion of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the first thing to note is that there are a lot of energetic similarities in their charts. They are actually more energetically alike than they are different.

For instance, “6” is the number of the “People,” and both share a “6” Soul Purpose. This number also shows that relationships are important to them. Both Clinton and Sanders need to feel a sense of belonging to be in balance.

“8” is the number of the Leader. It bestows competence, ability and power, and generally brings good fortune. Both Hillary and Bernie have an “8” Life Path, meaning that the “8” energy has a lot to do with how they do what they do in the world. It can give them the needed energy to be pioneering and outspoken. Equally important is that the positive aspect of the “8” is also about integrity, love and faith.

Both also have a “13” Legacy Number. “13” is the number of the “Builder” and of the “Community.” It is the number of “Life,” and procreation. It shows an ability to find middle ground and joint solutions. It is the number of group destiny, social harmony and world peace. But, it also bestows the boldness and power to make paradigm shifts, big changes that reorient or redefine how we think about the world. These are good qualities to have in a President at this crucial time of accelerating change.

The combination of the “6” and “13” energies in the charts of Clinton and Sanders tells me that they aren’t in this election purely for themselves. Both of them want to do something for the people. In contrast, these important energies are missing in the charts of both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. This makes me suspicious that service to the people is not their primary motivation, and that there is something more self-serving going on.

By the way, “Democrat” is a “9” energy, and 2016 is a “9” year. This bodes well for electing a Democrat to the White House in November.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s Mystical Numerology chart shows that she has a strong connection with the people, and an interest in building strong communities and a strong society. She carries the energy to be not only a leader (her “8” Path), but also an inspired one. This is because she has strong “11” energy. This Master Number shows up as both her Life Purpose and as her fully adult Power. “11” is the energy of the trailblazer, change agent, reformer, healer and teacher. It gives her creativity, adds to her ability to reach out to connect with the people, and to carry a mass movement forward (even if it is Bernie Sanders who started it!).

To both her credit and detriment, Hillary Clinton is more grounded and pragmatic than Bernie Sanders. It is important to her to know the fundamental answers to important questions, and how to get things done. Indeed, putting ideas into action and getting things done is how she shows her love for people. It is simply how she is wired at a core level of her being. It’s why she traveled more miles than any other previous Secretary of State.

This pragmatic quality is a good thing, and would make for a hard-working President. But, this same pragmatic quality makes her a less inspiring campaigner than Bernie Sanders is today, or Barack Obama was in 2008. I’m sure that Hillary Clinton wonders why people don’t see her innate practicality as a bigger virtue.

Her chart shows that Hillary Clinton really wants to connect with people, but has a tough time doing it on an emotional level. Being a little less serious, and more emotionally present is a growth area for her.

Hillary Clinton’s “modes of perception” profile shows her to be quite intuitive, a creative thinker, not prone to get emotionally stuck, and someone who has a need to take action on a physical level in support of people and relationships. This is actually a profile that many people would wish to have.

The Shadow: The major downside to Clinton’s energetic profile is the potential to get trapped in materialism and power games. Particularly as a woman in American politics, mastery of both money and power has been required to generate her impressive resume. Yet, it is also why people question her motives. They sense that she is not quite as selfless as Bernie Sanders, and this is probably true. The potential to be seduced by the dark side is definitely there. My bet is that what people read as insincerity is actually a product of two things: 1) A hunger to be the first woman president and break that loftiest of glass ceilings in American politics; and 2) an awkwardness in connecting with people on an emotional level.

In spite of this, her overall chart shows that Hillary Clinton can be a good president who will work hard on behalf of the people.

Energies for 2016: The force of Destiny is pulling Hillary Clinton forward this year. She is carrying the kind of powerful energies that show she has a very good chance to win the presidency – an “11” Year Purpose (the Connector), a “5” Year Path (the Bridge), a “7” Opportunity (Achievement), and an “8” Focus (Power & Leadership). That said, the “5” and “11” combination also make things changeable, so it is going to be a wild ride with Bernie Sanders nipping at her heels most of the way to the convention in July.

Bernie Sanders

It is helpful to see Bernie Sanders against the backdrop of American history that included many influential progressives and democratic socialists. Most Americans have forgotten this important part of our history, but the activists of the past are responsible for many of the rights we take for granted today such as: the right to form unions, a progressive income tax, the federal minimum wage, social security and pensions, the eight-hour workday, and government subsidized healthcare. As Peter Dreier noted in a 2015 article, “The radical ideas of one generation are often the common sense of the next.”

If you are interested in reading more about the influential progressives and socialists that are an important part of American history, here is a link to Peter Dreier’s overview: https://www.thenation.com/article/fifty-most-influential-progressives-twentieth-century/

In this context, Bernie Sanders is an important voice for economic and social justice in our age. But he is part of a long tradition of activists, and stands firmly on the shoulders of earlier generations of radicals and reformers who changed the status quo of their day.

From a Mystical Numerology standpoint, Bernie also has the “8” energy of competence, ability and leadership. It shows up in the two most prominent places in his chart: his Life Purpose and Path. He also carries the “11” energy as his Power Number. This enables him to connect with people to create an outcry against the massive level of wealth and income inequality in America, and carry forward the movement for economic and social justice, a movement that Bernie is calling a political revolution. The “11” is the trailblazer, change agent and reformer. Sanders is all of these.

As previously noted, both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton carry this trailblazer energy, and no matter which one becomes the Democratic candidate for president, they both would be breaking new ground. If elected, Bernie Sanders would be the first Jewish president and, turning 75 in September, the oldest to assume office (Ronald Reagan was 69). Hillary Clinton would become the first woman president.

Bernie Sanders’ Mayan Birth energy, “6 Aqabal,” is the energy of endings and beginnings, and this is reinforced by his “13” Legacy Number because Aqabal and the number “13” are linked. It is no surprise that Sanders is calling for an end to the economic policies that create income inequality and polarization of wealth, and the beginning of greater fairness (e.g. breaking up the big banks, diminishing the power of Wall Street, getting corporations and the wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes, and so on). His “13” Legacy Number is also about working for the community, finding joint solutions, building something practical that will lead to greater economic fairness and social justice for all the people.

Bernie Sanders has a “12” Drive Number that makes him both a visionary, and high-energy campaigner. Coupled with the “7” energy he has for his Opportunity Number, this gives him lots of personal determination to move forward in the face of obstacles, as he has repeatedly demonstrated in the campaign. Everyone counted him out in the beginning, especially since he wasn’t taking money from Wall Street or big money people. In spite of this perceived disadvantage, he has raised over $185 million from 7 million small donors. Politicians can never again say that they have to be beholden to big money donors. Bernie has shown us all another way.

Bernie Sanders is both more emotional and intuitive than is Hillary Clinton. With an “E” as first vowel, the emotional energy, Sanders is able to more easily connect with people at a heart level. Clinton may be no less sincere, but she has a more difficult time connecting. Also, being more intuitive, Sanders has the ability to tap into the mass consciousness of our time, and this makes him a sparkplug who can ignite the passion of the people. His energetic profile shows him to be an explorer who pushes up against the boundaries on behalf of the people. He has an altruistic energy that shows that what he does is for selfless purposes. He is a good change-maker, and people naturally trust him.

The Shadow: Bernie Sanders can sometimes come across as a gruff, angry old man who his detractors see as impractical. He is less grounded than Hillary Clinton, and this gives rise to questions about how he would implement his ideas if elected, and especially if he were to face the kind of opposition that Barack Obama has had to deal with during his presidency.

Energies for 2016: Bernie Sanders also has very powerful energies for 2016. His Year Purpose is an “8” (Leadership & Power). His Year Path is an “11” (The Connector). His Opportunity and Task numbers are both “10s” that have helped him launch a credible campaign and push forward new ideas. His Mayan Year energy is 3 Tijax, and this gives him the power to go to the heart of things and cut away what is holding him (and us) back; it also gives him the potential to be a powerful healer.

His challenge for this year is that he is really not in control of the energies that are propelling him forward. He is a channel for something larger, and his candidacy is like riding a tiger. How far the tiger will take him is anyone’s guess, but his monthly energies are slightly less powerful than Hillary Clinton’s. It’s going to be very close, but it looks like Bernie’s road may come to an end at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia July (25-28). If I were a betting man, I’d wager that Hillary takes the nomination.

Donald John Trump

Donald Trump is an enigma when it comes to his Mystical Numerology chart. His numbers show great power and potential that could be used for good purposes. His Life Purpose and Opportunity Numbers are both “8s,” the energy of Leadership and Power. “8” is also the number of pioneering and entrepreneurship, and also of competence, ability, and integrity. “8” is also the number of collaboration, teams, community ties and love – all aspects that Trump seems to be lacking.

His Path number is a “9,” the number of the Decision-Maker, Executive, Extrovert, and is also the number of Fortune – all of which makes perfect sense when compared with the man. Yet, people with the “9” energy are also quite often caretakers, diplomats, and compassionate leaders who promote community values and social cooperation. They are people who build foundations by believing in their dreams and making them a practical reality. None of these qualities fit comfortably with what we are seeing with Donald Trump as candidate. He may well believe in his own dreams, but he is not a builder – despite his own protestations to the contrary. Indeed, his rhetoric is divisive and, like George Wallace in the 1968 election, seeks to play on the worst fears of a frustrated public. He sews the seeds of separation and, through his words and actions, tears things down rather than building things up.

His Legacy Number is a “7” and this gives him drive, personal determination, and the desire to be an authority. The “7” – “9” combination leads to him being an authoritarian figure.

His Soul Purpose, Power and Passion Numbers are all “12s.” This is the number of business, salesmanship, deal-making, and the energy of the fearless and self-assured risk-taker and crusader – qualities that are on display in the man we see as Donald Trump, the candidate. Other aspects of the “12” include service, honesty, fair play, and social justice. These more positive qualities seem to be sadly lacking from the man we see as the potential Republican nominee.

The “12” is the initiator and inspirer, the person of big dreams who has the ability to take us in new directions. And, for all of his bluster, it can be said that Trump is doing this quite effectively. We just don’t like the direction he is taking us. He has shattered the Republican Party and the conservative movement in America. It is clear that in the post-Trump era, the Republican Party will have to recreate and redefine itself. Maybe this will turn out to be a good thing. Lord knows, the values of the Tea-Party hijacked Republican Party are causing honest Abe Lincoln, the first Republican president, to turn over and over in his grave.

Donald Trump is, by nature, a doer, who values getting into action. The old business adage, “Ready, Fire, Aim,” fits him well. He is intuitive, shoots from the hip, and has a tendency to scatter his energies in too many directions at once. He is a fluid and adaptable thinker, but he also puts a virtual wall around his emotions. While he may be good at telling people where they stand with him, he is not comfortable with revealing how he genuinely feels about things. This is one of the reasons that he always attacks his critics and detractors. If he can keep his opponents off-balance, and make the conversation about them, he won’t have to reveal his own insecurities.

Like Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump’s Mayan Birthdate is “Aqabal,” the energy of endings and beginnings. When the positive side of this energy is used, it can be the catalyst for great good. Perhaps, in revealing the darkness that still exists in our society, Trump is bringing the potential for more light and greater good by showing us what needs healing. If that’s the case, then Trump will have been true to his Mayan Birth energy.

The Shadow: The darker side of Donald Trump is his narcissism (10 Year Purpose at birth), his egotistical, misogynistic and authoritarian qualities (all “9” shadow aspects), and the fact that he is an unrepentant serial liar (a “7” shadow aspect). The divisiveness and ability to play on the fear and anger of the voters are shadow aspects of the “7”–“12” combination in his chart.

I read recently that Republicans argue that President Obama’s executive actions have been a threat to constitutional order (even though Obama has issued far less executive orders than his Republican predecessors). The executive order Republicans are really referring to is the one that protects some 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

If it were true that Obama’s executive orders are truly a threat to constitutional order, just pause to consider what Donald Trump might do as President with the similar executive powers. He would also have the wide-ranging powers of the Justice Department to use if he felt similarly blocked by Congress (as Obama has), or – and this is the real scary one – if he felt personally aggrieved. He has demonstrated no ability to restrain his natural impulse to bully anyone he considers to be an opponent or adversary. What do you imagine he would he do as President?

Energies for 2016: Trump has powerful energies for 2016, especially as compared to the other Republican candidates for the nomination. His Year Purpose is a “44/8” and “44” is the number of “power.” His Year Path is a “7” which gives him the personal drive and determination to overcome obstacles, especially in combination with his “15” Year Focus that adds follow-through and at least some modicum of practicality. His Mayan Year is “”9 Aj,” an energy that gives him influence with his block of disenfranchised voters. His Attainment and Task Numbers are both “9s,” another factor that is propelling him to the forefront in 2016, a “9” year. Sadly, the shadow side of the “7” and “9 Aj” combination is intolerance, divisiveness and a crusading rebelliousness. I believe that Donald Trump actually began his campaign as a protest candidate, and then got caught up in his ego.

As powerful as his numbers are for this year, there are limits. His monthly energies forecast a bleed-off of the early energy and momentum of his campaign, especially after Mars goes retrograde April 17 and remains retrograde through the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, July 18-21. His Mystical Numerology chart confirms that it is going to be tough going for Trump through the convention. Should he somehow happen to emerge from the convention as the Republican candidate, it could be bad news. I think that Hillary or Bernie would still win (their numbers are slightly stronger), but he could actually give either of them a serious run for their money. And it would be emotionally exhausting for the country – well, at least for me and many of my friends!

Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz

Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz has an “A” for the first vowel of his birth name. And, in truth, he acts more like a “Rafael” than a “Ted” which has an emotional and expressive “E” for the first vowel. The first vowel says something about how a person processes information and views the world. The “A” in “Rafael” is mental energy. As a first vowel, it gives Cruz a quick mind and a logical way of looking at the world. It makes him smart. But there are two downsides.

First, it detracts from his ability to be spontaneous. He likes to have everything thought through and planned out, especially with a “4” Opportunity Number (another mental energy). Running against someone like Donald Trump who is very spontaneous and shoots from the hip, it puts Cruz at a disadvantage.

Second, the “A” as first vowel tends to make Cruz a purist who sees life in stark contrasts of white and black, Christian and all others, people who have been “saved,” thank ya Jesus, and all the others who are going to hell. Perhaps this is about what you’d expect from a man raised by a father who became an Evangelical Christian preacher after having a “born-again” experience. It was Cruz’s father who also told his son, “God has destined you for greatness.” And, this has obviously had a profound formative impact on Ted Cruz. Indeed, he has told his supporters that he is a Christian first, American second. For a potential leader of the free world, sworn to uphold the constitution, one wonders if being a “Christian first” wouldn’t be extremely problematic. It essence, it seems that Cruz wants to be the first “Preacher-in-Chief.”

“Ted” Cruz has a “19” Life Purpose number – the number of duty, and of the “Guru.” You can see that in how Cruz campaigns. He approaches it as if it is his duty to save American from its sinful ways (in his mind), and he’s destined to be the savior.

He has a “10” Drive number and a Mayan Birthday of “4 Ajpu,” and Ajpu is also connected with the number “10.” The positive aspect of the “10” energy makes him a seeker after clarity, meaning and understanding. “10s” want answers. It gives Cruz a drive to be an organizer and energizer, and to show others “the way.” The “10” energy supports rational analysis and is a good combination to have with the “A” first vowel energy that gives him a sharp mind.

This “10” energy also gives a connection to prophecy and the angelic realms which can be quite positive. But, if your grounding has been in fundamentalist evangelical Christianity, it can also be a problem – especially if you are a purist. Then, if you are driven to give people a direction, especially if you have been destined by God to do so, then “the way” is a narrow path that excludes Muslims and other faiths. And, if showing people “the way” means bombing Syria and ISIS back to the Stone Age, then so be it! Never mind the core teachings of Jesus being about love.

These tendencies are amplified by his “21” Life Path, which is the energy of “guidance,” as in receiving guidance from God that he is destined for greatness. The “21’ can be a very positive energy, but in the case of Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz, it adds to his delusions of grandeur.

Cruz has a “9” as a Legacy Number, and 2016 is a “9” year. His Year Purpose at birth is also a “9.” This energy can be about building foundations. It is the number of the executive and good fortune. It is also the number of the caretaker and diplomat. But, as with Donald Trump, this is also the “authoritarian,” especially with his “19” Life Purpose Number (the Guru).

His Power Number is a “13” which is the number of life and community and building something positive. I actually believe that Cruz himself believes that he is building a better way for the country. Unfortunately, the shadow of the “13” energy lies in fanaticism. If you don’t think this applies to Ted Cruz, consider that he is, by his own party’s admission, the most disliked man in the U.S. Senate. He doesn’t play well with others, and the reason he doesn’t is because he is fanatically devoted to showing people the right way, the Christian way and, by God, the only way. It’s what led him, as a Tea Party activist, almost single-handedly to shut down the government over a political dispute he could not win. This highlights his fanaticism but doesn’t reflect well on either his judgment or sense of restraint.

One of Ted Cruz’s Life Lessons is the “6,” and this is also his Tension Number. Remember, the “6” is about relationships and the people. It is no wonder that he is not well liked by his peers, and has a difficult time really connecting with people – at least not with people who don’t have evangelical or fundamentalist Christian leanings.

Shadow: I’ve integrated comments on the shadow aspects in with the main discussion because I couldn’t help myself. So, I will skip to his prospects for winning the nomination.

Energies for 2016: His Year Purpose is a “10” and his Year Path is a “13.” Both of these are powerful energies for launching something new, like putting together a national campaign. His Mayan Year Energy, “11 Keme,” is propulsive and gives him a boost, and it is also connected with the overall “9” energy for 2016. For these reasons, I can see why Cruz has made it as far as he has against Donald Trump.

That said, Trump has the somewhat more powerful numbers. My prediction is that it’s going to be a long slog for Cruz. He may very well block Trump from getting the 1236 bound delegates needed to win on the first ballot at the Republican National Convention. But, Cruz will have to win a floor fight to beat Trump. He has the organizing skills to accomplish this, but he doesn’t play well with others. If he actually wins the nomination, it will be because there is absolutely no alternative left to the Republican establishment.

Only one thing is for certain. It’s going to be entertaining.

John Richard Kasich

John Kasich is only still relevant to the 2016 election because of the very real prospect of a contested convention. The next two rounds of primaries on April 26 and May 1 will tell us more about how relevant he remains. I will save a Mystical Numerology analysis of Kasich until after then.

For now, suffice it to say that when Trump, Cruz and Kasich are in the same room, John Kasich is the only real adult. He is devoted to ideological conservatism in the way that Republicans should be proud of. He also has a heart, a track record, and the demonstrated ability to practice restraint and call “bullshit,” when necessary. In any other year, this might mean something more than it does in 2016.

We will have to wait to see what happens, but if Kasich were somehow to be chosen as a white knight at the Republican Convention in July, I would not be displeased.

Mystical Numerology Energies and Terminology

Here is a definition of a few of the Mystical Numerology terms, the boring stuff that I am parking here so I don’t have to define all the terms when I’m describing each of the presidential candidates. It is something you can come back to if necessary to reacquaint yourself with one of the terms. Use it as a resource, if needed.

  • Purpose Numbers: We each have an outer Life Purpose and an inner Soul Purpose. Both say something about “why” we are here in this life at this time. The Life Purpose has more to do with our outer actions. The Soul Purpose is like a higher purpose or something we carry in our heart-of-hearts as an inner motivation.
  • Mayan Birth Day: This adds another perspective to an individual’s purpose.
  • Life Path: The Path number offers insight into “how” our Purpose will unfold.
  • Legacy Number: This number says something important about what we will leave behind us when we transition out of the body. It often has an important connection with our work in the world.
  • Drive: This is the overall motivation that fuels our actions. It “drives” us to walk our path in order to achieve our purpose.
  • First Vowel: defines how we tend to interact with the world, and gather input. The first vowel is like the lenses we look through to see the world around us.
  • First Letter & First Letter Total: gives insight to the outer personality.
  • Power: A number that defines the fully-mature, adult power.
  • Opportunity: A combination of Life Purpose and Life Path numbers; it shows how best to balance the two energies.
  • Passion: The pathway of greatest energy flow that defines an individual’s passion or individuality.
  • Modes of Perception: A comprehensive look at how the individual interacts with the world.
  • Life Lesson: an important lesson in earlier life; generally integrated by mid-40s.
  • Tension Number: An energy that highlights an area of friction in a person’s life.
  • Missing Vowels: Areas of development.
  • Temporary Energies: Year Purpose, Year Path, Mayan Year, Year Opportunity, Attainment and Task Cycles, and current challenge – all give insight into the current energy for the individual in question and, of course, have a bearing on their fortunes.

Copyright © John B. Pehrson, April 2016

2016 U.S. Presidential Candidates: A Mystical Numerology Perspective

Election 2016

Overall Patterns

Much has been written in the press about each of the major candidates for the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Don’t worry, this article is different. It provides something you won’t find anywhere else: a Mystical Numerology overview and comparison of the major energies and patterns that the five remaining candidates are carrying (2 Democrats and 3 Republicans). In some respects, it is eye-opening! The differences are quite distinct. I hope you will find it as enlightening as I did.

As a basis for highlighting and discussing the patterns, I started with a chart that summarized the important numbers that come out of a Mystical Numerology analysis of each candidate’s name and birth date (converted to my 13-month calendar). I originally included it in this article but when I published it, the chart didn’t translate into the blog format.

Maybe it is for the best. Even though the chart showed the patterns, there were a lot of numbers. Staring at it might have given you brain freeze. So, I will just walk you through what came from the numbers. I promise that it will be painless, and maybe even exhilarating. Here we go.

11 – The Connector & Change Agent

“11” is considered a Master Number. It is high energy; the number of the Connector and Change Agent. On a mystical level, it is the energy of universal love, Divine Truth and universal understanding. It is the master energy of the Avatar (divine being) and Hierophant (interpreter of sacred mysteries).

The “11”is an important energy in the charts of both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. It is Clinton’s Life Purpose number, the Power Number for both Sanders and Clinton, and the Year Path and Mayan Year energies for Sanders.

Just as important, the “11” energy is something that none of the other Republican candidates have in their charts – except for John Kasich, that is, and it shows up as his current Life Challenge.

On the collective level, “11” is the energy that supports common goals and values, civil liberties and human rights. It gives both Clinton and Sanders the power to shape collective outcomes and empower a critical mass of people necessary to carry forward a mass movement. For Bernie Sanders, this has been about speaking out against income inequality, the polarization of wealth, and the pervasive power of the big banks. In truth, he has pulled Clinton more toward the liberal left.

On a practical level, “11” is the energy of the trailblazer, change agent, reformer and emancipator. It gives the ability to reach out and connect with people, and it bestows creativity and an open mind. “11” is the energy of action, the power of manifestation, and also represents economic prosperity. Both Clinton and Sanders have a strong connection with “the people” – even though Bernie is better in communicating his passion. Yet, with the “11” energy they are carrying, each have the power make promises happen, and to be an engine for future prosperity.

Shadow: Every number has a shadow which holds the darker, not-so-positive energies we don’t like to see. For the “11” these darker aspects include being compulsive and excitable (as Bernie is sometimes), or being seen as playing power games and caught up in materialism (a perception of Hillary). It can make a person inclined to episodes of bad judgment, something that applies in equal measure to both Clinton and Sanders.

Yet, overall, the “11” energy has a stronger positive side than a negative one. It is interesting that only the Democratic candidates have this energy.

6 – The Influencer, Number of The People

“6” is the number of the people, public and society. It is the energy that promotes social cohesion and social ties, and allows people to collaborate as equals with others. Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have it, so does Ohio Governor John Kasich. Hillary has it as the first letter (H/6) of her name, “Hillary.” Both Hillary and Bernie have it as their “Soul Purpose” number, and Hillary has it for her current Attainment cycle. The “6” is also John Kasich’s Life Purpose number.

The “6,” being the number of the people, is a natural energy for politicians to have. It is curious to me, and a little disturbing, that this “people energy” is completely missing from Donald Trump’s chart, and only shows up as a “Tension” Number for Ted Cruz, a challenging aspect that shows that he finds it difficult to connect and play nicely with others. Is it possible that neither Trump nor Cruz, the two leading Republican candidates, are in this race for the people? One wonders.

The “6” energy also tends to make a person focused, capable, reliable and generally ethical (even though her detractors sometimes question this quality in Clinton). People like Clinton and Sanders really want to ask the right questions and discover the hidden truths. It is part of who they are.

The “6” brings the power to bring change, especially in combination with the “11.” The “6” is the “Awakener,” a role that especially Bernie Sanders is playing in this election.

The “11” and “6” combination shared by both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is also the energy of the teacher, mentor and healer – talents that both can bring to the presidency, if elected. And, Lord knows, we are going to need a “healer-in-chief” after this divisive and uncivil election!

Shadow: The not-so-positive aspects of the “6” energy can include misunderstanding and mutual distrust. More than any of the other numbers, the “6” knows about polarities, but who better to deal with the political polarization we are experiencing? The shadow energy of the “6” can bring over-sensitivity, insecurity and imbalance; and it can cause individuals to either slip into avoidance strategies, like Hillary Clinton being slow on the uptake on the controversy with her use of personal e-mails, or to overreact with competitiveness and aggressive tendencies, like Bernie Sanders sometimes coming across as an angry old man.

13 – The Builder, Community

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both have the “13” as their “Legacy Number,” a number that very often has to do with an individual’s work. The Legacy Number is an important number because it defines something significant that will live on as a result of what a person does in the world. The “13” is about the community, the “6” is about the people; both work together well. John Kasich, who has a “6” Purpose, also has the “13” as his Drive number (an important motivation). Ted Cruz has a “13” for his Year Path in 2016, but this only defines a temporary energy – a means to an end, perhaps.

“13” is the energy that can bring a shift in paradigms and a realignment in belief systems. But, it accomplishes this through collaboration, working toward shared goals, and finding joint solutions and middle ground. It is an energy that strengthens the will to connect, and promotes social harmony and world peace. It is about working at the grassroots level, and engaging volunteers, as Bernie Sanders has most notably done to fund his campaign. It is about creating change by building things up rather than tearing them down.

Importantly, the “13” energy is about selfless effort and giving something back. But, it is not weak. It makes a person goal-oriented, independent and bold; it focuses experience on creating practical “real-world” results, and it brings both self-assurance and persistence.

The “13” energy represents the dawn and the dusk. It shows up at important choice points, like this election. “13” is about building up the new, and letting go of the old. Since Clinton, Kasich and Sanders carry this energy in prominent positions of their charts, it suggests that each of them would help the United States step fully into the 21st century.

Shadow: The not-so-positive aspects of the “13” energy include mistakes, blind spots and disorder. It can cause a person to be overly willful, individualistic, antagonistic and even pompous. It is the energy that inclines a person toward fanaticism and hatefulness. It is also the energy of human greed, wrongdoing, and corrupt politicians.

Note: Ted Cruz carries a “19” energy for his Soul Purpose, the energy of the “guru.” This energy, used to be a true teacher, would have many positive aspects. But, the combined shadow of the “19” guru energy and Ted Cruz’s “13” Year Path can easily tip the scales toward fanaticism, something to carefully consider.

8 – The Leader

The “8” is the energy of the “Leader” and of “Power.” America is also an “8” energy, but so is the World. It is the number of purpose, ability and competence, entrepreneurship and achievement, and it has a strong connection with money and good fortune. The “8” is a dynamic and powerfully active energy that bestows willpower and the capacity to be tenacious and “hang in there” when the going gets tough. It can help individuals be pioneering and outspoken, and a defender of the people. It is also the number of teams, collaboration, inter-connectivity and social ties. It is also the energy of the negotiator. These are all wonderful qualities for a presidential candidate. It is no wonder that this “8” energy appears in almost all of the candidate charts.

Hillary Clinton has the “8” as her Life Path. Bernie Sanders has the “8” in spades: it is his Life Purpose and Life Path, and it shows as one of his Life Passion numbers. Donald Trump has the “8” as the energy of his Life Purpose and Life Opportunity, and it also shows up as one of the numbers for his Life Passion. For Ted Cruz, it clearly defines his Life Passion. Curiously, the only candidate missing this number is John Kasich, but maybe this says that his candidacy is motivated by other things. (Note: “8” is the negotiator, “12” is about deals; Donald Trump, who wrote The Art of the Deal (1987), carries both energies.)

There is an old aphorism that says, “The only way you can tell if a politician is lying is if his or her lips are moving.” Well, the “8” is also the number of love, faith and integrity, so maybe there is hope that these candidates have it within themselves to serve their better angels.

Shadow: The “8” energy is also about boundaries. Respecting boundaries can be a good thing, but it can also be taken to extremes. The most notable example of this is Donald Trump, who has crossed every previous boundary of civility, and has made the now infamous assertion that he’s going to build a giant wall (35-feet high or more) between Mexico and the United States – and have Mexico pay for it!

The dark side of the “8” energy can cause turbulence, conflict and upheaval. It can make a person coercive, overbearing and inflexible. It can make someone a formidable enemy who is ruthless, heartless and militant. It can also incline a person toward irresponsibility. Of all the candidates, Trump is the one who seems to exemplify the dark side of the “8” energy. But, remember. “America” is also an “8” energy. These not-so-positive qualities lie in our collective shadow which is why Trump can act as a catalyst to bring to the surface all the things we didn’t want to look at. If we are able to deal with them in a good way, maybe we will end up thanking Donald Trump for his service. But, please! Let’s not elect him to the highest office in the land!

12 – The Achiever

“12” is the powerful energy of the Initiator, Inspirer and Achiever. It is the number of new directions and new possibilities. It is linked with the Global Mind and is a channel or gateway for the creative forces of the universe. Indeed, those who carry this energy can be a catalyst for mass awakening.

With the candidates, it shows up as Bernie Sanders’ Drive Number, and Ted Cruz has it for his Opportunity Number. But, holy guacamole! Donald Trump has the “12” energy as his Soul Purpose, his Power and Passion Numbers, and it shows up in his Mayan Year energy for 2016. This all makes perfect sense, as you will see.

The “12” is the number of big dreams, innovation, changes and adaptability. It is not only the achiever energy, but also that of crusaders for causes (like Bernie Sanders taking on Wall Street power brokers and big banks). It is the number of risk takers, and also of business, making deals, business acquisitions and salesmanship. It can make a person self-assured, uninhibited and fearless, mostly positive qualities unless taken to the extremes that we are seeing with Donald Trump.

Shadow: But, extremism is one of the shadow qualities of the “12”. It is rebellious, and is the energy of explosions, earthquakes and violence. Other not-so-positive aspects include self-importance and self-righteousness. It can be a ruthless and manipulative, and can activate an egocentric need for control and the desire for conquest. Which presidential candidate does this most sound like? Donald Trump, of course. For whatever reason, he seems to be carrying the darker, shadow energies of the “12” but also the “8,” as previously described.

Ted Cruz, also seems to be carrying some of the shadow of the “12” – the egocentricity and self-righteousness, a need for control, and a transparently manipulative energy that comes through like the son of a preacher and Tea Party crusader who wants to be the preacher-in-chief instead of president of all the people. The shadow of the “12” can also make a person hypercritical and full of resentment. It may just be me, but it seems like Cruz also has a touch of these qualities.

7 – The Idealist & Authority

This is another number that is prominent in the charts of the candidates. It shows up as the Opportunity number and current Attainment cycle for Bernie Sanders. It is the Legacy Number and Year Path number for Donald Trump. It is the Power Number for Ted Cruz. It is the energy of the first letter of John Kasich’s first name (like a personality number), and shows up as his Mayan Year and Opportunity numbers. So, how is this important?

The positive aspects of the “7” include being the idealist. Indeed, it is the number of truth and conscience. It is the number of oneness, dreaming, and vision, and is the energy of “the messenger.” It can be team oriented, act for the social good, and help to promote environmentalism (as Bernie Sanders is doing).

The “7” is a strongly mental energy. It has a very practical side that provides personal determination and drive, business savvy and generally good judgment. It is achievement-oriented and wants to both initiate and promote new ideas. Those who carry this energy are often linear and logical in their thought process, and like to be in control. “7” is the number of “authority” – an important word to highlight since this campaign seems to have an authoritarian bent to it. This is especially true for the energetic combination of “7” (authority) and “9” (authoritarian) which Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have. Surprise, surprise.

Shadow: Although the positive side of the “7” energy can bestow tolerance, people who carry the “7” energy are mentally quick and often get irritated with people who don’t “get” things as fast as they do. They can be irritable, short-tempered and unreasonable.

The “7” is the number of aggressive power and limitless desire. People who are caught in the shadow energy can be bigoted, directive, divisive, uncaring and even cruel. I must say that Donald Trump exhibits some, if not all, of these negative qualities. The shadow side of the “7” can also look like being preachy and fussy, and cause one to be a loner – and this sounds a lot like Ted Cruz. He is not well liked by his peers in the Senate. In fact, Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina, another southern Republican, recently remarked “If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you.” That’s pretty revealing, especially coming from a member of your own political party. It’s an confirmation that Cruz doesn’t play well with others.

I don’t want to bore you with psychobabble, but it is worth noting that many of the dark aspects described above probably grow out of, and are a compensation for the following three fundamental issues that lie in the shadow of the “7”: feeling inadequate, inferior and unworthy. The behaviors of both Cruz and, most notably, Trump may be covers for these issues. If it were not so, why would Trump be so upset and defensive over comments about his small hands?

9 – Decision-Maker

This is the number of the executive, decision-maker and being in control. It is the number of fortune and wealth-consciousness. It is the foundation builder. People who carry it are often seen as successful in business and become respected pillars of the community.

It is no wonder that the two candidates who carry this energy most strongly are Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Trump has the “9” as his Life Path number and for his current Attainment and Task Cycles (making this energy an important focus). Cruz has the “9” as his Life Purpose and Legacy numbers. Clinton and Kasich have a bit of this energy, but in a less powerful part of their chart. For Sanders, the “9” is actually his Tension number, and this is partly the reason he can rail against the corporate machine.

Now, there is a softer aspect to the “9” that is quite feminine. It is the number of Mother Earth, the web-of-life and the drive for wholeness. It instills a need to connect with others. It is the energy of the heart, diplomacy, compassion, and gratitude. In its positive aspect, it is the energy of the caretaker, and it supports community values, human decency, shared vision and social cooperation.

It is also the number of the Law, so it is interesting that Ted Cruz attended Harvard Law School and worked as a law clerk for several judges, including Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist (1996 – 1997) before entering politics.

Shadow: The positive side of the “9” brings compassion and fulfillment, but the shadow side can be quite dark. It can spawn a domineering, driven personality that is full of hubris. It is the energy of the narcissist, deceiver and manipulator. It makes a person untrustworthy and prone to promote divisiveness, an “us-versus-them” approach to life, and a need for drama. Both Cruz and Trump carry some of the positive qualities of the “9” and a lot of the dark side. And remember, the “7” – “9” combination paves the way for an authoritarian personality.

As is true for the “7”, the shadow qualities of the “9” may result from more fundamental aspects its shadow energy: inner fear, personal inadequacy and, perhaps, abandonment issues and feeling disempowered in earlier life.

First Vowel

I will save most of the in-depth analysis of the individual candidates for a second article. But, before concluding, I wanted to briefly talk about the important influence of the “First Vowel” because it points up important differences between them.

The first vowel in a name is important because it is like a lens through which a person sees and processes life.

Hillary Clinton: The first vowel in Hillary is the “I,” the energy of the physical world. People with the “I” as first vowel tend to process things on a physical level first, and are inclined to put ideas into action to create something practical. If you look closely, you can see that this is how Hillary Clinton expresses herself. She translates ideas into practical action. She sometimes struggles to connect with people’s passion in the way that Bernie Sanders can do. But, part of what makes her tick is accomplishing results in the practical world. This is her measuring stick. She probably wonders why others don’t see it.

Bernie Sanders: The “E” as a first vowel helps Bernie to be expressive and connect with people on a feeling level. Where Hillary Clinton’s measuring stick is primarily practical results, Bernie’s measuring stick is more one of feelings and relationships. He is much more naturally able to connect with others at an emotional level, and fire the passions necessary to ignite a political revolution. A political revolution fits with Bernie Sanders’ emotional energy, but is something that is probably seen as impractical by Hillary Clinton. She would be much more comfortable with making change one step at a time.

Donald Trump and John Kasich: Both Trump and Kasich have “O” as the first vowel of their names. “O” is intuitive and inner-directed. It is the energy of inner guidance. It sparks a desire to know how things work at fundamental levels. As a first vowel, it prompts both Trump and Kasich to follow their own counsel, In fact, when asked who his counselors are, Donald Trump is famous for saying, “Mostly myself.”

Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz: Even though he goes by “Ted” Cruz, his birth name is “Rafael,” and the mental “A” first vowel fits his temperament much better than the expressive and emotional “E.” The “A” bestows a quick mind, and means that Cruz will think about things before taking action. Cruz will be much less comfortable doing something spontaneous and unscripted than either Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump.

“A” is also about purity. So with the “A” as the first vowel, Cruz has a tendency to be a purist who looks at life in stark contrasts of right and wrong, good and bad, black and white – like a preacher who wants to impose his morals on everyone else. The mental quickness of the “A” as first vowel bestows the positive ability of discrimination, something that can be very helpful in sizing up people and situations. Yet, it can also result in a tendency to be judgmental of others, something that seems to fit Senator Cruz as a Tea Party crusader in this 2016 election.

Conclusion

I am hoping that this analysis has given you added insight into the candidates for the 2016 U.S. presidential election. I was actually surprised at the clear differences between the Democratic and Republican candidates. I hope it has been at least a little eye-opening for you, as well. You are certainly welcome to leave comments.

In a later article, I will take each candidate and write an individual analysis of the strengths and weaknesses that come out of their Mystical Numerology charts.

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