Sunday, December 27, 2009


This birthmandala I made earlier this year for Jerôme, my nephew (the handsome young man in the brown jacket from the previous post).

All the numbers of his date of birth added makes 10=1 , his birth number or life path.

(This number represents who you are at birth and the native traits that you will carry with you through life.) 1's are originals. The Life Path 1 suggests that you entered this plane with skills allowing you to become a leader type rather easily. Your nature is charged with individualistic desires, a demand for independence, and the need for personal attainment. Many of our military generals, corporate leaders, and political leaders are men and women having the Life Path 1. When you display positive 1 traits your mind is capable of significant creative inspiration, and it possesses the enthusiasm and drive to accomplish a great deal. You are very good at getting the ball rolling; initiating new projects is your forte. You are at your best when confronted with obstacles and challenges, as you combat these with strength and daring. This is both the physical and inner varieties of strength. With this strength comes utter determination and the capability to lead. As a natural leader you have a flair for taking charge of any situation. You have a tendency to do this, even if, at times, it is not appropriate for you to do so. Highly original, you may have talents as an inventor or innovator of some sort. In any work that you choose, your independent attitude can show through. You have very strong personal needs and desires, and you feel it is always necessary to follow your own convictions. You tire of routine and highly detailed tasks rather quickly. You are ambitious and assertive in promoting yourself. Although you may hide the fact for social reasons, you can be self-centered and demand to have your way in many circumstances. That said, for the most part, you are considered very good company, friendly, good-natured, and a wonderful conversationalist. People like you and are drawn to you. It is a good thing they are, because you are very sensitive to disapproval and you don't handle it very well. Famous 1’s: Tom Hanks July 9, 1956, Robert Redford Aug 18, 1937, Hulk Hogan Aug 11, 1953, Carol Burnett April 26, 1933, Wynona Judd May 30, 1964, Raquel Welch Sep 5, 1940, Della Reese July 6, 1932. Other 1's you might know are Soul and myself :) Visit Marlies' blog to find out which birthnumber you have and what it means. Or visit this site

To illustrate this Birth Number I used 10 red butterflies: the mariposa 88, which has the number 88 on it's wings. The butterfly is a reminder to make changes when the opportunity arises. Change and transformation are inevitable for us all, but it does not have to be traumatic.Butterfly symbolism is also closely tied to the idea of spirits and souls. It has been used in many religions and cultures. More about butterflies More about red


  1. I always love to read all of the meaning of the birth mandalas that you make. What a treasured gift for your nephew. I knew you and Soul were #1.

  2. This is lovely and the numerology interesting. Not sure what i am.

  3. ok. I did it. If I calculated correctly i am also a 1.

  4. Another beauty!! (And I'm not just talking about the mandala;))

    happy Birthday to your handsome nephew.

    Happy New Year (soon) to you!


  5. this is so interesting Marianne!!! wow!!! so what do we add together to get our number...just the month and the day? like for January 31 01 +31? which equalys 32? I am so always learn something new when I pop by!!! you are so talented and he will love this piece forever!!!!


  6. I turned out to be a #4. The conservative! I would not have thought this could be true...but in reading the description, it actually does sound like me!!! Wow!!!

  7. Welcome to the 1's Suki! ;)

    Diana, you have to add together all the numbers of your date; so day+month+year and add those 2 numbers together again.

    Julie all numbers have theur good sides . I is just fun to recognize yourself in the description.

    Thanks all for your nice comments!

  8. tee hee of course we are #1.
    i have mellowed a lot as i get older, and am not as forceful anymore, just enjoy peace and quiet and reflection these days.lotsa love to you #1 and now to suki too.

  9. another georgous mandala. I am without words to convey how moved I am by these exquisite drawings of yours Marianne.
    How interesting the meaning you derive from numbers as well. Your nephew has quite a bit to live up to it seems. ;-)
    and that butterfly? Wow, unbelievably beautiful.

  10. Stunning mandala...fascinating facts...very intriguing! :)


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