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  • Stevie Bee

Brexit by the numbers

Updated: Jan 4

It’s been tearing Britain apart for some time now. Yep, Brexit. And perhaps not surprising when you do the numbers.

Brexit adds up to the number 19, arguably the second most powerful number of all, after 23. And speaking of 23, the vote to leave or remain was held on June 23, 2016. So this is indeed a very powerful entity, both for its name and date of inception. Let’s examine them.

The 19, aka The Prince of Heaven, is one of the most fortunate and favourable of all numbers. It indicates victory over all temporal failure and disappointment, promising happiness and fulfilment and success in all ventures. Regardless of the influences of another, even less fortunate number, the 19 will smooth the path and greatly dilute any difficult vibrations. The vote to leave or remain in the European Union was taken on June 23. The number 23, aka The Royal Star of the Lion, is another very fortunate number, arguably the most powerful of all numbers. It bestows not only the promise of success in any endeavour, it guarantees help from superiors and protection from those ‘in high places’. It blesses with abundant grace. Other numbers don’t have much of a chance to cause serious trouble; no number can challenge the Lion’s strength and win.

You really couldn’t pick a better combination of numbers. Supporters of Brexit, the leavers, have considerable support on their side. Brexit itself is formidable; it is destined to roll on regardless of attempts to ignore it, get around it or defeat it. Such a combination of numbers simply doesn’t take prisoners. The best approach is to go with it, work with it and find a way to make it work. There really is no point trying to fight it. It will find a way to defeat you. What could stand in the way? Well, an entity such as Brexit will have an inception date or a deadline, that is, a decision day. It was originally set for March 29, 2019 but has been extended to April 12, 2019. Both numbers represent a significant challenge to say the least. Probably not to Brexit itself, but to those charged with shepherding it into existence. It is no exaggeration to say careers can be made or unmade, depending on the effort undertaken and the intention behind the chosen action.

March 29 was always going to be a tall ask. The number 29 is symbolised by the concept of Grace Under Pressure. It has perhaps the heaviest karma of all; it tests spiritual strength through trials and tribulations, echoing the Old Testament story of Job. Uncertainties abound, there’s treachery and deception from others, unreliable friendships, unexpected dangers — and considerable grief and anxiety caused by fellow-travellers, in this case, political colleagues. It’s a number of grave warnings in every area of life, including the career. To ameliorate the vibration, conscious effort must be made to dilute and eventually erase this burden. Doing good and cultivating a culture of optimism is the right approach. (This year, 2019, is a 3-year, which encourages optimism, see my take on 2019.) To even meet the power of Brexit, politicians must accept responsibility, and not blame others or seek revenge for the hurts or insults suffered.

April 12 is not any better. The number 12 is The Sacrifice/The Victim. The risk of being sacrificed for the plans or intrigues of others is ever-present. It warns of the necessity to be alert to every situation, to beware of false flattery from those who use it to gain their own ends. It stresses the need to be suspicious of those who offer a high position and carefully analyse the motives. Although duplicity is not always present, forewarned is forearmed. There is a degree of mental anxiety caused by the need to sacrifice personal goals to the ambition of others. There’s a secondary more hopeful meaning: The figure 1 is the teacher and the figure 2 is the kneeling, submissive student. Sometimes in life, severe, emotional and mental anguish create amnesia and forgetfulness of lessons previously faced and learned at the time. The 12 represents the educational process on all levels, the submission of the will required and the sacrifices necessary to achieve knowledge and wisdom, on both the spiritual and intellectual levels. When the intellect is sacrificed to the feelings, the mind will be illuminated with the answers it seeks. The solution lies within. Attention paid to the requirements of education will end suffering and bring success.

And what of Theresa May, Britain’s beleaguered prime minister. She was born on October 1, 1956, her birth number being 32, 1. The 32 represents the superior mentioned in the section above on the 23, the date of the referendum. And the 1 (the expression or personality) is reflected in the 19 of the name Brexit. That is, 19 reduces to 1 (1+9 = 10, 1+0 = 1). Theresa’s a Libran, so in an effort too weigh everything up in an attempt to leave everyone feeling consulted she ends up being trapped in the paralysis of indecision. And she is in a personal 9-year. End of her cycle: time to complete tasks and get ready to move on. Very fitting.

In sum, Brexit will tear at the foundations and profoundly test everything — everything. There’s nothing trivial about this combination of numbers. You do not mess with it. Or, there will be a price to pay.


Well, April 12, came and went. Obviously nothing was learned, which is the obligation of the 12. None of the lessons from the past was heeded, so no success.

The next date for Brexit is October 31, 2019, when Britain is supposed to agree on the terms of the separation — or, perhaps, not.

The number 31 is The Recluse • The Hermit. This is a number of considerable self-containment, self-sufficiency, and isolation from others. How apt could that be! It is, at least, part of what the Brexit rhetoric is about. With 31, quite often, genius is present or at least high intelligence. Perhaps, as a result and after all the squabbling to date, the arguments made might eventually reflect that. To quote one of the key elements of the 31, “At some unexpected time in the life, the glittering promises of the world will be suddenly rejected for the peace and quiet of nature, or, if the response to the 31 is not quite so pronounced, there will nevertheless eventually be a degree of retreat from society in some manner.” The 31 reflects strong opinions, an advocacy of political change, while remaining fixed at its core, hence, a number of some contradiction. That is perhaps more pronounced being in the sign of Scorpio, a fixed water sign. The central expression, in this case, seems to be manifesting in the saying: “Even in a crowd [the European Union], 31 often feels a sense of aloneness and isolation.”

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