As a onetime above average high school athlete I have casually followed college, international and Olympic sports throughout most of my life. For the most part I find little interest in professional sports because of the overstatement of commercialism and irregularities that come from so much pressure placed upon money and product image.
One exception to this is an interest in the Portland Trail Blazers professional basketball team. Having grown up in the northwest and living in the area of their influence, I started to watch them occasionally about three years ago. Over time I have come to enjoy their style of team play, the relative harmony of the team mates and the organization in general. The Blazers organization generates a community spirit and family friendly package of talent and entertainment.
I got to thinking about this recently and wondered how a collective team and organizational behavior might be observed from a numerological point of view. To do this I have decided to focus upon the numbers of the organization, owner, president of basketball operations, coach, five of the starting players, a future prospect and their February 2015 trade acquisition (See the entire team and personnel analysis on the blog page at ( www.NumerologyRising.com ).
Very briefly 1 is the number of originality, individuality and will. 2 cooperation, finesse, diplomacy. 3 creativity, self expression and feelings. 4 discipline, organization and hard work. 5 flexibility, freedom and adventure. 6 responsibility, commitment and care taking. 7 analysis, introspection and detachment. 8 power, leadership and success. 9 idealism, perfection group oriented.
Most sports fans are not familiar with numerology, so here is a quick introduction. Numerology is the study of cycles, vibration and rhythm. It is usually thought of as fortune telling or a pseudo-science by the academic community and much of the public. I would like to think my work transcends that perception since I have three degrees in psychology and over 50 years of study and practice of numerology. The procedure that most people are familiar with is to place a numerical value under each letter in a person’s name (or in this case the organizations name) along with the date of birth. By adding these numbers a skilled numerical practitioner can conclude certain characteristics about a person (organization) and probable events that may occur in that person’s (organization’s) life.See the following chart:
ABCDEFGHI JKLMNOPQR STUVWXYZ 123456789 Using the above chart we can determine the numbers of the Trail Blazers as follows:
Portland Trail Blazers 76923154 29193 2318591=90 9 90 9 Accomplished # 6 1 19 1 5 =23=5 5 Inner # 7 923 54 29 3 23 8 91=67=4 4 Outer #
The number of accomplishment for the blazers is a 90=9.Nine is the number of idealism, perfection harmony and group achievement.The pure 90 is an even more intense vibration and this can add to the expectations and desires of the organization to reach a pinnacle of perfection. The downside of this extremely high aspiration is that it can lead to much disillusionment, despair and even depression when things do not go well.
The number nine places emphasis upon the collective cooperation and accomplishment of the team and organization, rather than glory of the individual. If the group does well, then honors come to those individuals who excel.The nine encourages refinement, courtly manners and an aesthetic polish to the product.
The inner number five is the number of freedom, flexibility and fun. It wants to let the kids play and naturally be who they are and do what they do best with enthusiasm and fun. It suggests flexibility and willingness to explore the untried and take the risk to be different. The down side is this that things can rapidly get out of control and become chaotic. The five encourages adventure and enthusiastic fullness of living. It stimulates a fan base that is likely to get excited and easily live vicariously through the team’s ups and downs of performance.
The outer number four wants to put on a stern face and act in a disciplined and orderly manner. Too much of this leads to micro managing and loss of originality.These two numbers are always at odds with each other and it is not an easy task to find balance between them. The four doesn’t want the five to have too much fun. After all you have to work for everything says the four.
The five gets tired of the controlling four and says let me do it my way. Individuality breaks out and team work breaks down.It takes maturity and wisdom to realize that is the discipline of training that leads to the freedom of playing effortlessly and spontaneously. It is the wise mentor who grasps this duality and can establish a dance between the two which brings out the best qualities onto the court.