Polaris, The North Star, is renowned for remaining still in our sky while the whole northern sky moves around it.
It is not nearly the brightest star but its value comes from its fixity.
For centuries people have relied on it to sail the seas and cross trackless deserts without losing their bearings.
Being a yellow supergiant star shining with the luminosity of 2500 suns, it is easy to find the Pole Star.
When it comes to finding our internal North Star it can prove a lot more challenging.
Numerology holds that our date of birth and our name offers a blueprint to better understand our lives.
Combining the seasonal, or cyclical nature of life with mathematics, it helps makes sense of the present while offering insights into what the future holds.
Numbers are the highest degree of knowledge. It is knowledge itself. - Plato
Astrology also draws on one's date of birth to illuminate our North Star.
Where numerology takes into account one's name, astrology looks at your place of birth to reveal the placement of the planets.
Twins are often very similar in nature due to sharing planetary placements but the influence of differing names colours them more uniquely.
When you integrate the esoteric sciences of numerology & astrology with the secular sciences of psychology & sociology, you start to get a good deal of insight into what values, passions and purpose is truly your own and what are inherited.
For as Jung and other great thinkers have recognised, the rational mind can only take us so far.
Left brained awareness helps anchor us in the here and now, similarly like the ego grounds the soul when it comes to our psyches.
The poet Theodore Roethke captured how a right brained awareness gathered from numerology with astrology prevents us from getting too bogged down by survival and immediate concerns:
"A wave of Time hangs motionless on this particular shore.
I notice a tree, arsenical grey in the light, or the slow
Wheel of the stars, the Great Bear glittering colder than snow,
And remember there was something else I was hoping for."