“The man who leads the orchestra must turn his back toward the crowd.”
In the midst of my dabbling in esoteric things, I wanted to find out what my personal number in numerology was. I was convinced that it must be a 7. 7 is my favorite number by far- and the meaning- even better: the eternal student/philosopher/quest for knowledge/The thinker…. Totally me! Upon researching it- turns out- I’m not a 7 at all. Sniff Sniff. In fact, I’m a 6. Meehhh. OK- so what’s a six and why am I telling you this? I think there is an important lesson that needs to be learned by a 6-and I think at some level- we all are a little 6.
Traits of a 6:
The Life Path 6 suggests that you entered this plane with tools to become the ultimate nurturer, and a beacon for truth, justice, righteousness, and domesticity. Your paternal, or maternal, as the case may be, instincts with a 6 Life Path exceed all others by a considerable margin. Whether in the home or in the work place, you are the predominant caretaker and family head. While the 6 may assume significant responsibilities in the community, the life revolves around the immediate home and family, for this is the most domestic of numbers. Conservative principles and convictions are deeply ingrained and define your character.
You are idealistic and must feel useful to be happy. The main contribution you make is that of advice, service, and ever present support. You are a humanitarian of the first order. It is your role to serve others, and you start in the home environment. You are very human and realistic about life, and you feel that the most important thing in your life is the home, the family and the friends.
This is the Life Path related to leadership by example and assumption of responsibility, thus, it is your obligation to pick up the burden and always be ready to help. If you are like the majority with Life Path 6, you are one who will willingly carry far more than your fair share of any load, and you are always there when needed. In doing so, you take ownership and often become an authority over the situation.
In romance, the 6 is loyal and devoted. A caretaker type, you are apt to attract partners who are somewhat weaker and more needy than yourself; someone you can care for and protect. The main ingredient that must prevail in the relationship is complete harmony. You don't function well in stressful relationships that become challenges for you to control. It is the same with friends, you are loyal and trustworthy. But there is a tendency for you to become dominating and controlling.
It's likely you feel compelled to function with strength and compassion. You are a sympathetic and kind person, generous with personal and material resources. Wisdom, balance, and understanding are the cornerstones of your life, and these define your approach to life in general. Your extraordinary wisdom and the ability to understand the problems of others is apt to commence from an early age. This allows you to easily span the generation gap and assume an important role in life early on.
The number 6 Life Path actually produces few negative examples, but there are some pitfalls peculiar to the path. You may have a tendency to become overwhelmed by responsibilities and a slave to others; especially members of you own family or close friends. It's easy for you to fall into a pattern of being too critical of others; you also have a tendency to become too hard on yourself. The misuse of this Life Path produces tendencies for you to engage in over-expansiveness and self-righteousness. Modesty and humility may not flow easily. Imposing one's views in an interfering or meddling way must be an issue of concern.
The natural burdens of this number are heavy, and on rare occasions, responsibility is abdicated by persons with this Life Path 6. This rejection of responsibility will make you feel very guilty and uneasy, and it will have very damaging effects upon your relationships with others.
In the midst of needing to be this caring helpful soul- there is that fine line between helping and interfering – or loosing yourself in the battle of trying to help. There is nothing more in the world I love doing than helping someone else. Especially those close to me. I am a natural born problem solver and if I can’t help someone, it just frustrates the hell out of me, especially if there is an easy solution-but people choose not to resolve their issues. It took me a while to realize that some people do not want your help- no matter how much they complain and grip about their situations or circumstances.
Even more mind boggling- I truly believe that some people THRIVE on having something to complain about or being the perpetual victim of life. How could this be? It makes my eye twitch and keeps me up at night. That is one thing I cannot fully wrap my mind around. Solutions everywhere but not one step in the right direction to take any of them. Some people prefer to stay lying on the ground when life knocks them down. The difference is to recognize those who actually do need your help ask those ask for it from the ones who don’t want your help and never asked- a concept that has never occurred to me until recently. EEEkkkkkk. So what now? Let people live their lives and learn their own lessons. By attempting to interfere in someone’s problems, you may be robbing them of a very important lesson they are intended to learn on their own and very much need.
Have a flourishing Day! Be kind, do your best, smile because you woke up to one more day! New opportunities all around you!
What number are you??