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A house divided against itself cannot stand.


Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves
and, under a just God, can not long retain it.
~ Abraham Lincoln


Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls;
the most massive characters are seared with scars.
~ Kahlil Gibran



ABRAHAM LINCOLN was, without a doubt, a great president and a great human being. But what criteria substantiate greatness, universal greatness - the kind that stands the test of time, not that based on the superficial fascinations of whimsical momentary minds? Furthermore, what are the indications of such greatness in his numerology chart? Let's take a look.

First, Lincoln has a direct numerological connection to the United States of America which maintains a 5 Lifepath, a 9 Natural Soul, a 5 Material Soul and a 7 void (also an 8 void). America's 5 path in life is learning all about the freedom/slavery issue - both sides of the numeric coin. Who can doubt that she is the apotheosis of freedom among the world's nations? With her 9 Natural Soul, America desires to be the great humanitarian, the universal giver (which she most surely is), a powerful lady with appeal to all. Certainly, she has been this as she has opened her arms lovingly to the masses of the world. With her 5 Material Nature, she has an intrinsic desire for freedom, keeping with her early colonial motto: "Don't tread on me!" Interestingly, Abraham Lincoln, arguably the greatest president the United States of America has ever had, also has a 5 Lifepath, a 9 Natural Soul, a 5 Material Soul and a 7 void - all identical to America! In effect, in his heart of hearts and in his own life's lessons, Abraham Lincoln is America. What she wants, he wants. What she desires to become, he desires to become. What she is learning, he is learning, what she is filling in her cup of cups, wisdom and spirituality (7), so is he. It is a remarkable set of commonalities.

When one studies the lives of substantive people, one of the numbers which appears often is the number 7. Why? Seven is the energy of the spirit and nobility, of thought, reflection, introspection, analysis, examination, depth, meaning, substance, wisdom. Such attributes are not acquired in ease and quiet but in the throes and woes of life's most challenging, tearful, sorrowful and tragic events and circumstances. The core of Lincoln's 5 Lifepath of freedom as seen in the 3rd or Grand Pinnacle of his Life Matrix (the Core activity of his life) is a 7! Indeed, all the tumultuous energy of the numbers 5 and 7 were preparation for Lincoln to be placed in the purifying and tempestuous fires as the 16th President of the United States. A coincidence? Nothing is coincidental in this universe. As 20th Century Mystic, Charan Singh, states: "All men come into this world with a destiny of their own which goes on pushing them relentlessly on the course already marked out for them."

Unquestionably, Lincoln had his share of heartache and heartbreak. A study of Honest Abe's life reveals many tragedies. The US government through its Department of Interior website (http://www.nps.gov/pub_aff/pres/trivia.htm) offers this comment about Lincoln:

Abraham Lincoln was a man of perseverance. Before Lincoln’s election as the 16th president of the United States he failed as: a business man - as a storekeeper, failed as a farmer - he despised this work, failed in his first attempt to obtain political office, he failed when he sought the office of speaker, he failed in his first attempt to go to Congress, he failed when he sought the appointment to the United States Land Office, he failed when he ran for the United States Senate and he failed when friends sought for him the nomination for the vice-presidency in 1856.


Yet, Abraham Lincoln pressed on. He never quit. His destiny forced him forward after every setback, every failure. And there were more heartaches and heartbreaks in his life. His mother died when he was only nine; he was distant from his father; he and his wife, Mary Todd, had four sons but only one, Robert, survived into adulthood; Lincoln had business challenges early in his life, taking years to pay off his debts, which, of course, Honest Abe did, to name a few.

A look at Lincoln's Life Matrix, the course of his journey through life (The King's Book of Numerology, Volume II: Forecasting, Part 1), reflects a 1/7v First Challenge, a 7v/22-4 Second Challenge and a 7v/22-4 Third Pinnacle, also referred to as the Grand or Core Challenge in the King's Numerology system. All of this 7 energy, which is responsible for a great amount of the testing, trials, tribulations and heartache Lincoln experienced, lasted from birth through age forty-nine. But all this 7 energy was preparatory. Diamonds are made under extreme heat and pressure over an extended period of time, not by a mere and casual blowing of an intermittent wind. All his life up to age fifty, Lincoln was being prepared for the great and formidable, even daunting, task of keeping a nation - and its ideals of freedom and greatness - together. After moving beyond this period of his life, Lincoln was elected President of the United States on 6 November, 1860 at the age of fifty-one, just one year after moving into his 4th and final Pinnacle, Epoch and Challenge set (4th [Crown] Pinnacle: 3/9; 3rd [Crown Epoch]: 9/33-6; 4th [Crown] Challenge: 6/66-3). It was during this phase of his life that all his experience, wisdom, strength, courage, determination and wherewithal would be summoned upon the great public stage of America to keep her fires of freedom and greatness alive in a time and place where brothers were shedding each other's blood in the firestorm and bloodbath of opposing ideologies. Where would this country be without the enormous character of one Abraham Lincoln? Kahlil Gibran's words ring forever true: "Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars." Thank God for the scars of Abraham Lincoln!

Master Numbers in Lincoln's Chart

11: Life's PE [155]; Material Nature; First Pinnacle PE; Second Pinnacle.
22: Second Challenge PE; Grand/Core Pinnacle PE; Name Timeline PE of "Abraham"
33: Third Epoch PE
66: Grand & Core Challenge PEs; Name timeline PE of "Lincoln"
88: Combined Name Timeline PEs: Abraham-22; Lincoln-66



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