Thomas Jefferson (4/13/1743) has two Karma Numbers in his birth date. He’s born on a 13 day and his life path is a 14/5. He never stopped working and refused to shirk his duties to his family, his country, his ethics. Aside from writing the Declaration of Independence, he was our third president, founded the University of Virginia, fostered laws for the separation of church and state, and was known as a philosopher, inventor and statesman. This man was a worker. His focus on freedom is also inherent in his founding words, “We believe that all men are created equal.”

Karmic 14s need to avoid guilt, instead focusing on emotional stability. Fourteen can be the number of addiction and excess. Thomas Jefferson was such a spender that he almost died in total debt. Instead he sold his vast collection of books which helped seed the founding of our Library of Congress. Abraham Lincoln suffered from depression and Ben Franklin, well, let’s say he had an addiction to the ladies. So while the Karmic 14 is here to do a lot of good work in freeing others, they also need to work on recognizing patterns of chaos within themselves.  Fourteens are here to learn how to take responsibility for themselves. They are here to learn how to deal with prejudices and internal conflicts related to this issue. Again, Thomas Jefferson is a great example of this. While he believed deeply in our inherent right to freedom, he kept slaves, refusing to free them until his death.

Karma 16: Abuse of Ego

The Karmic 16 has used their ego, vanity and focus on self to hurt others in a past life. They are here to undo this abuse of power, to release the need to control others and outdo everyone. Sixteens can have a huge fear of rejection. Karmic 16s can be very successful, but may have a fall from grace if they don’t recognize the need to share power, that singular power is an illusion. The Karma 16 energy is very sensitive. To flourish successfully, they need honesty, authenticity and faith. They are here to destroy the ego and focus on love and forgiveness.

Mother Teresa is a perfect example of the Karmic 16. Born on August 26, 1910, she has a 16/7 personality number (8+2 + 6 = 16). Her soul mission was to teach the power of forgiveness, love and acceptance. She had no ego, no love of power, no need for vanity.

John F. Kennedy had a personality number of 16/7 and clearly he struggled with this notion. He had a big ego, enjoyed his power and yet worked hard to break up the Mafia, prevent us from going into Vietnam and had a vision for our country that woke up a nation with renewed hope.

King Henry VIII also has a 16/7 personality number and as mentioned in the discussion of the 13, this was a king who thought only of himself, whose ego was so large, he believed he didn’t even have to answer to God.

Karma 19: Abuse of Power

Nineteens have abused their gifts in a past life. They were given great talents in past lives and instead of using them to help others; they instead chose to use their gifts solely to enrich themselves. Nineteens are here to learn how to use their gifts to be of service to others. One is the number of independence. Nine is the number of culmination, of everyone. One is the beginning. Nine is the end – representing the last single digit number. So there is much duality with the number 19. One takes. Nine gives. Karma 19s are here to learn how to give and take energy. They will often stubbornly resist help and need to learn that “no man is an island.” They will expose the selfishness in us all. They often avoid emotions, memories and truths they don’t want to face. They will learn the hard way that ignorance is not bliss. Nineteens are too concerned about how others perceive them. They need to remember that guilt and shame will seek punishment and revenge. Love seeks forgiveness and healing.

Dorothy Day is a 19/1 personality (Born 11/8/1897). She worked tirelessly to get women the right to vote, she founded the newspaper The Catholic Worker, helped establish homes for the impoverished and worked tirelessly to help the homeless. A noted social activist, Dorothy Day used her power to give a voice to people in a selfish manner and healed her karma.

If you have a Karmic Number in your birth date, research it and use the information to heal past life energy to make this present lifetime your best yet. Learning all we can about our past lives will help to make this present life richer as we come to fully appreciate that we are not arriving or going or ending but merely on a journey of learning and self-discovery. The karmic numbers in your birthdate on not meant to reveal where you failed in a past life but rather to reveal how far you’ve come and how much you’ve learned.