Thursday, February 08, 2007

Significant Year - Numerology

Well, not much to report these days, but I did see "Letters from Iwo Jima" and I have to say it was by far a better movie than "Flags of Our fathers". Much better written, and there was definitely more heart to the movie. Even though it was 2-1/2 hours long, it didn't seem like the dead stuffed Turkey that 'Flags' turned out to be.

Moving on, I’ve been hooked on numerology for years now, and I think you will find the following information very interesting...

One of the first books I sifted through some 12+ years ago on numerology spoke of something called “Significant Year”, which is tied to the Life Path number. You would add the birth date of an individual in a long-addition form (which I can't display here due to formatting difficulties):

(m/d/y)

eg. 4+25+1960 =1989

Therefore, the significant year is 1989.

This “Significant Year” is a year where an important event or turning point in a person’s life is said to take place.

I have done a little research into this phenomenon using many famous people, and here are a few of the results I found:

The numbers represent the birthdays of the following individuals (m/d/y):

Paul Allen, 21 January 1953
1+21+1953=1975 (Significant year is 1975)
Along with Bill Gates, he was co-founder of Microsoft in 1975.


Stephen Hillenburg, Creator of “Spongebob Squarepants
8+21+1961=1990 (Significant year is 1990)

In 1990, he went back to school and pursued a master's-degree program in experimental animation at the California Institute of the Arts.


Quentin Tarantino, Movie Director
3+27+1963 = 1993 (Significant year is 1993)
In
1993 he was in the process of writing “Pulp Fiction”, the film that would be his greatest success to date, pulling in $200,000,000 worldwide.


Benicio DelToro, Famous Actor
2+19+1967=1988 (Significant year is
1988)
In 1988, he landed his first movie role as Duke the Dog-Faced Boy in "Big Top Pee-Wee".


John F. Kennedy Jr.
11+25+1960=1996 (Significant year is 1996)
In 1996 he married Carolyn Bessette on an Island in Georgia.


Dany Heatley, Star hockey player & Dan Snyder, Pro hockey player
Heatley ­- 1+21+1981=2003 & Snyder – 2+23+1978=2003 (Significant year is 2003)
Dany Heatley was indicted by a Fulton County grand jury on first-degree vehicular homicide charges, for the car wreck that killed his friend and teammate, Dan Snyder, in October 2003.


Wayne Gretzky, Widely considered the greatest hockey player of all-time.
1+26+1961=1988 (Significant year is 1988)
His 17 July 1988 wedding in Edmonton, Alberta to Janet Jones - who was four months pregnant with daughter Paulina - was broadcast live throughout Canada.
Engineered his 1988 trade from Edmonton Oilers to the L.A. Kings to help Janet's career.
Children: Paulina Mary Jean Gretzky (born. 19 December 1988).


These seem like very dramatic coincidences to me. There are many others, some of which I have listed below:


George Lucas, 14 May 1944, Star Wars creator
5+14+1944=1963 (Significant year is 1963)
He planned to become a professional racecar driver. However a terrible car accident just after his high school graduation ended that dream permanently. The accident changed his views on life. (I’m banking this accident happened at age 19 in 1963 or close to it.) (info taken from www.imdb.com)


Stanley Kubrick, 26 July 1928, Famous Film Director
7+26+1928=1961 (Significant year is 1961)
Kubrick's next project was to direct Marlon Brando in One-Eyed Jacks (1961), but negotiations broke down and Brando himself ended up directing the film himself. Disenchanted with Hollywood and after another failed marriage, Kubrick moved permanently to England, from where he would make all of his subsequent films. (info taken from www.imdb.com)


David Ortiz, 18 November 1975, Star Baseball Player
11+18+1975=2004 (Significant year is 2004)
(November 2004) Currently with the Red Sox who just won their first World Series since 1918. 2004 marked the best season of his career and played a key role in Boston’s World Series Championship. He has since become a major star player.


Kurt Warner, NFL Star Quarterback
6+22+1971=1999 (Significant year is 1999)
Unknown former Arena-Football quarterback Kurt Warner, in his first season as a starter in the 1999-2000 NFL season, lead the upstart St.Louis Rams to a Superbowl victory over the Tenessee Titans.



Johnny Depp, 9 June 1963, Famous Actor
6+9+1963=1978 (Significant year is 1978)
Born John Christopher Depp in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963. Raised in Florida, he dropped out of school at age 15 (1978) in hopes of becoming a rock musician. (info taken from www.imdb.com)


Al Pacino, 25 April 1940, Famous Actor
4+25+1940=1969 (Significant year is 1969)
Al made his film debut in Me, Natalie (1969).


Robert De Niro, 17 August 1943, Famous Actor
8+17+1943=1968 (Significant year is 1968)
First credited film role in the Brian De Palma film Greetings (1968).


Steven Soderbergh, 14 January 1963, Famous Film Director
1+14+1963=1978 (Significant year is 1978)
While still in high school, around the age of 15 (1978), Soderbergh enrolled in the university's film animation class and began making short 16mm films with secondhand equipment, one of which was the short film "Janitor." (info taken from www.imdb.com)



Isabella Rossellini, 18 June 1952, Actress
6+18+1952=
1976 (Significant year is 1976)
She initially worked as a TV journalist in Europe; her first movie appearance, opposite her mother in Vincente Minnelli's little-seen A Matter of Time (1976), was more or less a lark.



Bill Cosby, July 12, 1937, Famous Comedian
7+12+1937=1956 (Significant year is 1956)
Although he had a hight IQ, Bill Cosby dropped high school and joined the U.S. Navy in the year 1956 to 1960. During this time he completed his hight school education through a correspondence course.



Charo, 13 March 1941, Entertainer/Musician
3+13+1941=1957 (Significant year is 1957)
Xavier Cugat brought the then 16 year old Charo (1957) and her mother and sister to America on a student visa after he discovered her, but she had to return to Spain and wait two years to come back because she was a minor.


Jim Henson, 24 September 1936, Celebrity Puppeteer
9+24+1936=1969 (Significant year is 1969)
Henson shot to prominence when he was approached to use his muppets for the revolutionary educational show, "Sesame Street" (1969). The show was a smash hit and his characters have become part one of public television key staples.


Tori Amos, August 22, 1963, Musician
9+22+1963=1993 (Significant Year is 1993)
Her critically acclaimed debut album “Under the Pink “came out in 1994, so I'm assuming that her breakthrough cam when she was working on her album in 1993.


Lots of significant events there if you ask me. I'm always doing this kind of stuff and it fascinates me when I find stuff like this. Hope you found it interesting.


5 Comments:

Blogger King of Wasted Gifts said...

You probably anticipated this, but the skeptic would say that such numerology appears to have validity because we can find something in any given year of our life that was important.

If we apply reductio ad absurdam to the process, a New Year's birth (January the first) becomes
1 + 1 + [year of birth], or any such person's third year of life. (The numeral age two [2] begins at the second birthday and concludes when the third living year is up. We must measure from zero [0].

Nearly all such people would be able to say, "Gee, that's the year I began talking fluently," or some such motor development skill.

Pity the poor New Year's Eve baby! At 12 + 31 + birthyear, he or she must wait to become 43 before the significance flowers!

Fun numbers, though. My own formula for my own birth month, date, and year added up to a seminal event: the year of my nervous breakdown!

8:54 AM  
Blogger Cec said...

In my studying of all this stuff, I do admit that I really don't know what this it means. I just find it interesting that these were very pivotal events that took place. It doesn't mean that there won't be more events to come that are very important, but my impression is that these events set their lives on specific paths of no return like:

Starting up Microsoft (nuff said)

Changing your career path entirely

Creating a massive hit film

Getting your first acting role

So that's the best of wat I can make of it so far.

12:57 AM  
Blogger Enzio Pesta said...

CEC, come on...

Anyone on your list had a great year -- EVERY FUCKING YEAR.

People like me need to use voodoo to give us hope.

11:37 PM  
Blogger Cec said...

Point taken...

12:22 AM  
Blogger CAROLINE said...

Apparently I missed my year. Nothing remotely significant happened. Seriously.

1:01 AM  

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