Tuesday, September 6, 2011

It's 9/6 Today, a Topsy-Turvy Date

A strobogrammatic number in one that remains the same number when it is rotated 180 degrees. The strobogrammatic digits are considered to be 0, 1, and 8, even though in the case of 1, the rotated form is not exactly the same as the original. If we write today’s date (minus the year) in the common month/day format, we have 9/6 which is then a “strobogrammatic date.” If you can’t visualize that write “9/6” on a piece of paper and then rotate the paper 180 degrees. Clearly, this date has a “sister” in 6/9 (June 9) which is also strobogrammatic.

The 6th astrological sign is Virgo, and we are currently transiting through that sign so today’s day of the month (6th) makes a nice alignment. There’s even more harmony. If you are familiar with the Tarot you probably know that each of the 22 cards in the Major Arcana is associated with either an astrological sign, a planet, or a luminary (Sun or Moon). The 9th card is “The Hermit,” and the astrological correspondence is Virgo, which is the 6th astrological sign. Now we have 9 and 6 joining hands once more.

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