Numerology: one and two
Numerology, numbers one and two
From the desk of Laurence Magne, author of www.cybernumerology.com
Number one: to the ancient mathematical philosophers, the circle symbolized the number one. They knew it as the source of all subsequent shapes, the womb in which all geometric patterns develop. It is a glimpse into wholeness, unity and divine order, the loop of perfection, so round in every direction. The message of the shape bypasses our conscious mental circuitry and speaks directly to the quiet intelligence of our deepest being.
Every circle is identical, each circle you see is a profound statement of the transcendental nature of the uni-verse. The circle is the first shape drawn easily with the compass, just by planting the point in any spot and spinning. Unlike the still centre, the circle speaks of movement. Symbolized in almost every culture as a wheel, it represents nature universal cycles, circulations, circuits, orbits, periodicities, vibrations and rhythms.
The circle is found in utilitarian utensils beside the wheel, such as cups, plates. On a pizza, the circle allows the most distribution of food on the most efficient space.
One shows the characteristics of unity, everywhere the same and containing no differences within it. One as represented in the circle also stands for the eye of God. Nothing exists without a centre around which it resolves, whether the nucleus of an atom, the heart of our body, or the sun in the solar system. The point at the centre of the circle is still a circle, the source of our whole of wholes that passes understanding, unknowable, silently self-unfolded. The point seeks to expand itself to the full circle, introducing the concept of self-knowledge and self-actualization, as a symbol of our own search for expansion, starting from our own centre.
Number two: two represents stepping beyond oneness and unity into the many. It is a mirror, reflecting the other circle. The principle of ‘twoness’ or ‘otherness’ was called Dyad by the Greek philosophers. They referred to the audacity of its boldness, and they emphasized its polarity. The paradox of the Dyad is that while it appears to separate from unity, its opposite poles remember their source and attract each other in an attempt to merge and return to the state of unity. The Dyad simultaneously divides and unites, repels and attracts, separates from unity and craves to return to it. A line creates both a boundary that divides and a link that binds.
Two indicates joining, as in twins, twain, between, twine, and twilight. There seem to be more words emphasizing separation than joining, implying alienation in unity. Our private language is filled with these twin labels and pictures and values that accompany them.
We can only accept and understand duality by acknowledging that both poles in the pair as inseparable can we overcome relative duality and get the common source in the Monad. In our deepest Self, we are beyond polarity.
Science and technology are mired in duality. The existence of the pair of distinct but equal opposites that seek to unite in an urge to return to unity. These are the laws of attraction and repulsion. Magnetic fields for example are the perfect expression of the dyad, in attracting and pushing away. The opposite poles attract each other, and alike poles repel. To learn how numbers affect your life, visit cybernumerology.com.
Mathematically, two is the only instance in which adding the number to itself yields the same result as it does multiplying it by itself. Symbolically, two acts as an intermediary, a transition, a door or portal between the Monad and all the rest of the numbers. Twoness is the hole or lens through which unity becomes and balances the Many. In geometry, two is found in the linked circles and the almond shape at the meeting point of the two circles has attracted the architects, artists, geometers and mythmakers alike.
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