(This article is neither intended to extol nor defame Tiger Woods. It is offered simply as a means of relating his personal numbers in his numerology chart with the events and circumstances of his life and destiny to further the understanding of numerology as a science).
As the Saga of Tiger Woods continues to unfold, its lessons emerge magnetic, microscopic, telescopic and educational. As sad as this human tragedy is, its lessons are replete with timeless and universal principles and lessons of life — its successes, failures, lures, traps, heartaches and heartbreaks. It is indeed a potpourri of both how to live and how not to live one’s life. Yet, it is a common life story familiar to us all. No one in this world is perfect. We all make mistakes and have most likely several closets full of both fresh and decaying skeletons. The thing with this drama is that Tiger Woods was the most publicly recognized sports icon in the world, notwithstanding the fact that the reality of who he is was so drastically different from the persona he portrayed. This article continues to delve into that one question the entire world is asking, “Why?”
Tiger and the Power of the Numbers 8 and 9
As Eighteenth Century French Patroness, Suzanne Necker, succinctly stated, Fortune does not change men, it unmasks them. What the world is seeing of a thirty-four year old Tiger Woods is really the unmasking of who he is intrinsically. All of our lives are destined… to the breath. It is no different for Tiger Woods. Plus, leopards never change their spots. Nor do we. All of us are born with a blueprint that is set for life. We go through different phases of our life, especially those marked in our Life Matrix, and we can, with effort, rise to a higher frequency of a particular intrinsic energy that defines us, but our basic patterns are set and determined by higher powers even before we are born. Why they are the way they are is known only to God. Our job is to do the best we can with them, learn from them, grow from them, and even discharge past karmas involving them.
Tiger: 9 Expression
In numerology, the Expression identifies the individual as a composite whole, replete with assets, liabilities, desires, and personality traits. Tiger Woods was born “Eldrick Tont Woods” on 30 December 1975. His birth name equates to a simple 9 number, referred to as the “Grand Elemental” in The King’s Numerology system. As a cipher, Nine (9) is unique because when it is added to any other single cipher, the result is always that number. For example, 9 + 8 = 17 > 1 + 7 = 8. Notice that when 9 is added to 8, the result is 8. Were 9 added to 3, the result would be 3 in reduction: 9 + 3 = 12 > 1 + 2 = 3. It is the same with every number. No other number has this quality. It is unique exclusively to the 9.
This ‘grand elemental’ attribute makes the 9 very charismatic. Since people are really energy identified with a numerical label, when engaging with Tiger Woods [or any 9 person], they would feel a connection because their specific energy would be reflected to them by the 9 individual. This is one reason why 9 is powerful – it naturally mixes with everyone and everyone identifies with it because it reflects themselves.
Nine (9) is also dominate, and it would be an appropriate phrase to say, “9 rules.” Why is this? If all the single ciphers in the alpha-numeric spectrum [the single digits 1 to 9] are added together and reduced to a single digit, the outcome is a 9. For example: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 = 45 > 4 + 5 = 9. Therefore, 9 contains all of the single numbers within itself, corroborating its charismatic and chameleon attributes. The caution is that 9 is potentially so powerful it can become domineering to a grievous fault.
Nine (9) dons other characteristics as well. In numerology it is the number of the public stage, fame, notoriety, travel, art, theater, expansion, the global spotlight, universality, philanthropy, broadcasting, finalizations, endings and the termination of cycles.
As all numbers, 9 has two sides, one good; one bad. 9 can be the magnanimous ruler or the nefarious and malevolent tyrant. Power is power, whether it’s nuclear or personal. Used appropriately, it generates great and wonderful benefits for all; used inappropriately, it creates a living hell for everyone. And furthermore, whatever it creates, it generates a karmic payback for itself. What we put onto the circle of life always circles back to encircle us, regardless of whether the energy is positive or negative. We sow; we reap. It is the immutable law of this creation and no one – no king, queen, pauper, prince, celebrity or even global golf icon escapes it.
The misuse of power is common, which is why Lord Acton stated in a letter to London’s Bishop Mandell Creighton, Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority.
Money, and lots of it, always creates a sense of worldly power. Since people are attracted to money and power, it places the one in power in a dangerous position, especially men who lack self-restraint and are immersed with a sense of enjoying the spoils of their ephemeral potency with the female sex. With this power in tow, so in tow are the numbers of hangers-on, sycophants, predators, yes-sirs, mistresses, vultures and flies. And since the number 9 mixes with everyone, it can, if it’s not careful, become mixed with those souls and beings who are of a dark, usurious, untoward and negative nature. If desirous of being in power, or being placed in power, but lacking in strength and wisdom, it is easy to see how one would fall into the clutches of such contaminated characters and thereby suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, and certainly the Woods’ Saga fits the “outrageous fortune” bill [respects to you, Mr. Shakespeare]. It is this power aspect of the 9 which helps to plague Tiger Woods, creating a scenario that was exposed, ostensibly and coincidentally, with a powerful, and reportedly, raging 9 iron.
Tiger’s Name Timeline PE of 9
In numerology, each of our birth names carries with it a timeline or period in which the name is active. Tiger’s first name is “Eldrick.” This equates to an 8. When we add his Lifepath number, a 1 [we’ll discuss this next], the result is a 9 outcome, the energy of power, fame and notoriety. This second 9 in Tiger’s chart creates stacking, a condition creating greater intensity of the 9 energy. This 8/9 Influence/Reality Set [I/R set for short] rules Tiger’s life from birth through age thirty-five. It is also a combination indicating success  with a powerfully public outcome of domination  which Tiger has been privileged to have since birth. The sad part is that unless one with this combination has an understanding of spiritual matters accompanied with a sense of humility, worldly success often goes to people’s heads, swelling and inflating them with the importance but false sense of their own egos, blinding them and subsequently causing them enormous grief. Had there been more humility than ego, the grief would never have existed. Power would be given to God, not to the self, so the self could not fall into the abyss of self-acclaim, self-centeredness, self-importance and self-made troubles.
Tiger’s First Challenge: 9/9
Increasing the stacking of 9 energy is that the first Challenge period in Tiger’s life [from birth to age thirty-five] is a 9/9 IR set. This increases his power, domination, public and global influence as well as mixing among many people. With the addition of this first Challenge 9/9 set, Tiger Woods’ chart reveals a quadstack of four 9s:
1. 9 Expression
2. 9 First Name [Eldrick] Timeline PE
3. 9 First Challenge
4. 9 First Challenge PE
This is certainly a large amount of the energy of power, domination and public appeal. Yet, as all things cycle, so does power. None of us has it forever.
Tiger’s Sense of Ego, Self, Uniqueness and the Number 1
Tiger Woods was born on 30 December 1975. This date creates a 1 Lifepath, the script of his life indicating the issues, events and lessons – both positive and negative – he will be experiencing. Combined with his 9 Expression, this 1 Lifepath also generates a 1 Performance/Experience cipher or PE, the component of one’s Basic Matrix defining the role a person will play on the great life stage. Here again is an example of stacking, this time involving the 1 energy.
The number 1 is the cipher of the ego, self, yang/male issues, action, independence, strength of will, self-reliance. When the 9 and 1 are combined, as they are in Tiger’s case, the 1 PE [or reality cipher] is saturated with the vibration of self and ego. E Online quotes Tiger Woods’ high school girlfriend, Dina Parr, as saying that when he was in college he developed an “untouchable arrogance” that escalated with the number of women in his life. It is this 1 and 9 set of ciphers that certainly played and continues to play a dominate role in Woods’ troubled life.
What is the solution to all this self-absorbed, power-dominating plague? The answer lies, as it always does, with adjusting one’s life to encompass the only true One , God, and His power, while subordinating the little, ego-saturated and me-first driven self to a higher reality. If we have power, it is because God gave it to us. If we have money, it is because God gave it to us. If we are fortunate enough to have skills and abilities that outshine others, making us the best in the world, it is because God allowed it. Everything comes from God; nothing from self. The trap is that we think our talents and success belong to us and were created by us. They don’t and aren’t. They belong to God and are gifted to us by Him, and when we put ourselves first and engage in the great sin of ingratitude by not putting God first and thanking Him for our good fortune, then we’re headed for a fall, and the bigger the illusion, the bigger our ego, the bigger our sense of personal greatness, the bigger the fall. Humpty Dumpty got a big head. He fell, and he fell from such a high place and in such an explosion when he hit the ground that “all the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty back together again.”
Tiger Woods has experienced a Humpty-Dumpty fall. Can he put his life back together again? Perhaps to a degree, but only if he reverses his thoughts, principles, actions and behaviors by putting God first, not himself. That’s how it is with all of us. When it comes down to it, no matter how big we think we are, we’re nothing. Science has proven that there are more stars in the universe than all the grains of sand on all the beaches of the world. With that kind of immensity, how insubstantial is any of us, including our fame, fortune, power, status or celebrity?
To wrap himself in humility is the first thing Tiger Woods, or any of us for that matter, needs to do to fix his life. As Saint Jagat Singh states: Humility is the true sign of greatness. The branches of a tree laden with fruit bend low. So it is with the truly great.
If Tiger decides not to revolutionize his life, his thoughts and behavior, then he will, no doubt, continue to become one of the endless numbers of souls Dr. Samuel Johnson referenced in his Vanity of Human Wishes:
Unnumbered suppliants crowd Preferment’s Gate,
athirst for wealth and burning to be great;
delusive fortune hears the incessant call;
they rise, they shine, evaporate and fall!
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