Number 16- The Shattered Citadel - 16 is pictured by the ancient Chaldeans as "a Tower struck by Lightning, from which a man is falling, with a Crown on his head." It warns of a strange fatality, also danger of accidents and the defeat of one's plans. If the birth date is the 16th day of any month, the challenge of the 16 must be carefully met, so that its effect may be diluted to a milder vibration. To avoid the fatalistic tendency of the 16 as a birth number, one must endeavor to make all plans in advance, making certain that any possibility of failure is anticipated and circumvented by careful attention to detail. The 16 brings with it the Single number 7's obligations and responsibility to listen to the voice within, which will always warn of danger through dreams or the intuition in time to avoid it. The inner voice must not be ignored. As I partially explained earlier regarding the fact that the name "Abraham Lincoln" is a 16, Lincoln was warned repeatedly of his potential assassination by his dreams . . . and also by several "sensitives" or "mediums" who were brought to the White House by Mary Todd Lincoln. He did not heed these many clear warnings, and refused to take the necessary precautions, therefore, was unable to avoid his fate. But it could have been avoided, and this is important for the person whose birth number is 16 to remember. To find happiness in ways other than leadership at the top (the Tower and the Crown)--to renounce fame and celebrity--is another way of decreasing the negative aspect of the 16. Lincoln did not choose to do so, feeling it was more important to attempt to keep the nation united than to enjoy the fulfillment of a private life, although he accepted the Presidency with much reluctance and a profound sadness.
PERSONALITY (adding "1" and "6")
Number 7vibrates to the planet Neptune. It represents spirituality, sensitivity, sympathy, and mystery. 7 is the number of illusion and delusion, sometimes deception--but also the number of healing and miracles, faith--and dreams that come true. 7 people tend to have remarkable dreams. Sometimes they talk about them--and sometimes they keep them to themselves. But they do dream more than most. Secretly, they have an intense interest in esoteric mysteries, mythology, spacecraft or U.F.O.'s . . . and the entire forest of the unknown. They often possess the gifts of intuition and clairvoyance and a certain quieting, calming magnetism which has a great influence over others. Often, their mere presence has a soothing effect on a troubled person. The 7 vibration is associated with peculiar ideas about religion, a dislike of following the beaten path, and a tendency to adopt political beliefs that are unique and somewhat non-orthodox. It's not unusual for a 7 person to discover, found, or believe in a new religious concept.
The 7 person will either travel extensively at some time in the life or else read avidly books about foreign people and faraway lands. Many people influenced by the 7 vibration are strongly attracted to the sea and at some time are associated with sailing, water sports, or the Navy. There's a tendency to be anxious about the future, which is why 7 people need to know they have a rock of financial security somewhere in the background, lest the waters of fate sweep them away.
Yet, they care little about material possessions or accumulating great wealth. 7 people can earn large sums of money through their original ideas, but they're likely to make substantial contributions to charities or institutions. When they gravitate toward the arts, they make fine dancers, singers, poets, writers, actors, or actresses.
In their own quiet, laid-back way, people influenced by the Number 7 have ambitions they don't discuss with others, and these are always tinged with a philosophical outlook. They bless others with the grace of their sympathetic understanding of pain and suffering, which is why friends, relatives, and business associates unburden their troubles to the 7 person. There's a strong leaning toward privacy in the 7 vibration, and these people prefer to keep their own problems to themselves. They shrink from prying questions, and have a horror of "big brother" or anything they consider to be an invasion of their privacy.
Refined manners, an artistic temperament, and a sensitive nature make up the 7 essence, and don't let these people fool you with their sometimes taciturn nature . . . you'd be surprised if you knew all the strange thoughts that swim through their minds when they're communing with themselves. If you can coax them to talk about what they're thinking, you'll not only be surprised, you'll be fascinated when you learn the secrets of their Neptunian world. But the 7 person must find you trustworthy before he or she shares these inner streams of contemplation . . . and you'll have to earn that trust by proving you're not judgmental or prejudiced. 7 people are rarely either.
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This information is from Linda Goodman's Star Signs, St. Martin's Press, New York, 1987.