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A divine date for numerologists

world Updated: Nov 12, 2011 01:42 IST
Monica Hesse
Monica Hesse
Hindustan Times
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Friday was the eleventh day. Of the eleventh month. Of the eleventh year. 11/11/11. You could read this piece and your mind could be sandblasted with the amazingness of it all, with the unique, symmetrical way that the universe seems to have fallen in line. It’s probably time to find lots of meaning in randomness, to call up the experts and ask what it all signifies.

“I’ve been doing interviews for this every year” since the turn of the millennium, sighs Sonia Ducie Dip, a professional numerologist. “Every single year.” She is the person you call when you want to know about special dates. She did interviews on 08/08/08. On 10/10/10. “Next will be the last,” she says with a measure of relief and regret. “You can’t get to 13/13/13.”

Dip, please share what’s meaningful about this particular occurrence.

“Eleven is a master number,” she explains, meaning that it’s the same digit, doubled. When a digit is doubled or tripled, its qualities become more intense. “The issue with 11 is that it’s meant to wake us up, spiritually. It’s a number for inspiration and passion.” Many celebrities have 11 in their numerical charts, she says. Also, because the two ones in 11 add up to two — a number of sharing and collaboration - the 11th could be a good day to get married.

Oh, look, everyone is getting married on 11/11/11. WeddingChannel.com estimates that 24,900 couples will get hitched on that day; all the other Fridays in November hover around 1,700 weddings.

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