The Numerology of The Titanic

So a friend has written an article on the astrology of the Titanic. He’s a Vedic astrologer. I was nosy because numerology originally came to us in the West from Eastern teachings. I decided to see what the numerology of the sinking of the Titanic was all about. I was not disappointed.

If you’re interested in the astrology of India, visit Joey’s site and read his post here.

Here are the dates and letters that I worked with:

  • The Titanic was laid down on March 31st, 1909. For those who don’t know what that means, it is when the keel of the ship is laid; when the ship officially starts being created.
  • She was launched on May 31st, 1911. I am using this as her “birth date” information.
  • Her maiden voyage, which would be her last, began on April 10th, 1912.
  • She hit the iceberg at 11:40 pm on the 14th of April, 1912.
  • She sank at about 2:20 am on the 15th of April, 1912.
  • Her name was RMS Titanic

The Life Path and Day of Birth Information of the Titanic

The day of “creation” and the day of “birth” were interesting to me right away. They are both the number 31. If we add the digits across, this number reduces to a 4. The number 4 is ruled by Rahu also known as the North Node. The energy of the number 4 vibration is chaos and disruption. Rahu’s energy is strong in this ship’s birth and creation numbers. Notoriety and lasting fame are also part of the Rahu vibration, for better or worse.

The day she was laid down is not something I normally look at because if we look at her launch day as the birth, the day her keel was laid was the day of conception. In this case, though, we have this day and it is significant to the overall energy patterns in her cosmic blueprint.

Her life path is 21/3. It is symbolized by The World card in the Tarot. The day her keel was laid down is 26/8. Those of you who have followed me for any length of time know that I lobby for 26/8 to be included as a karmic number. Symbolized by the Page of Wands, this number speaks of rapidly changing situations and impulsive actions coming home to roost. When this number shows itself things must be done properly. Corners may not be cut! It is also a number pattern of loss. The World is the final card of the Major Arcana portion of the Tarot deck. It speaks of closing out one book and opening another. It also symbolizes eternal cosmic energy and rebirth. There is also a strong desire to break free from one’s bonds and travel.

The other thing that I noticed in her birth information is the year, 1911. Expressed through Tarot this would be 19/The Sun and 11/Strength. Together, these two numbers indicate a background energy that provides lasting fame but also touches the darker side of life. This aspect would be emphasized with the presence of 31/4 in the date, with Rahu bringing karma into play. The year 1911 reduces to 12, symbolized by The Hanged Man. This is a number pattern that is deeply connected to secrets and sacrifice. I haven’t looked at the month yet, which is May. This is the fifth month and as such is ruled by Mercury. The aspect created between 5 and 1911 creates an energy that supports lies and propaganda. The aspect between 5 and 31 creates an energy that supports profound and lasting communication that affects large groups. Indeed, after the Titanic sank, the international community responded strongly. There was a frenzy of legislation, including the creation of the first International Convention For The Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) in 1914.

The Personal Year and Triads

The Personal Year runs from birthday to birthday, so in the case of the Titanic, her PY runs from May 31st to May 31st. In the first year of life, the PY is the same as the Life Path, which is 21/3. The PY can be further broken down into Triads, or three blocks of four months each. The first triad vibrates to a 13/4 (Death) and covers the time period from May 31st, 1911 to September 30th of that year. The second triad vibrates to a 16/7 (The Tower) and covers the time period from September 30th 1911 to January 31st, 1912. The third triad is also a 16/7 vibration and covers the time period from January 31st, 1912 to May 31st of that same year.

If this was a person’s chart I would look at this first year of life as being particularly challenging, with the possibility of grave illness or injury. I will be honest, I never paid much attention to the story of the Titanic before, but given these Triads, I need to read a book to see what the year leading up to that first and last voyage was like.

The Maiden Voyage

Titanic left port in Southampton, England on April 10, 1912. From there she made her way to Cherbourg, France and Queenstown (now Cobh), Ireland before heading out into open ocean to begin her voyage to New York City. The universal day energy for the voyage commencement was 18/9, symbolized by The Moon in Tarot. The 18 vibration does reduce to 9 and therefore symbolizes endings and fulfillment of cycles, but as a compound number, it symbolizes war, deception, upheaval, secrets, illusions, and danger from water. That’s very telling!! The personal day energy for the Titanic that day was 26/8 – remember that number from the very beginning? This was the energy at play the day her keel was first laid. 26/8 is a number of karma and returns. Her maiden voyage occurred during the final triad of her first personal year. This triad was under a 16/7 (Tower) vibration. This is a number pattern associated with danger, destruction, and overthrow.

Colliding with the Iceberg

The Titanic struck the iceberg at 11:40pm, on the 14th of April, 1912. She did not sink, though, until 2:20am, on the 15th of April, a few hours later. It should be noted that 14 is a karmic number that relates to retribution for inaction that causes harm or suffering to others. The universal day energy for that day vibrated to a 22. I know that New Age creators on social media have people conflating 11 and 22 with manifestation and abundance but they are reflections of powerful forces relating to Pluto and Uranus. Clusters of repeating 1s and 2s – particularly 11 and 22 – often show up around accidents and disasters. The time that she sank – 2:20 am – can be looked at numerologically as 22/0 – which relates directly to The Fool in Tarot – card 22/0. The Fool occupies that liminal in-between space between the beginning and end.

The personal day energy for the Titanic vibrated to 39/3 which is symbolized in Tarot by the Knight of Cups. He brings emotional messages that have profound effects. The number 39 contains a hidden sacrifice, as it first reduces to 12 (The Hanged Man) before it reduces to 3. The aspects formed between the 3 and 9 reflect sudden and large amounts of energy, the potential for destruction, but also great courage and selflessness.

The Sinking of the Titanic

Now the Titanic was “birthed” or launched, at 12:13 pm on May 31st, 1911. This means that her personal 24 hour day runs from 12:13 pm on one day to 12:13 pm the next day. I also didn’t realize until JUST NOW that 12 and 13 are showing up again!! The Hanged Man and Death in Tarot are the corresponding cards to her birth time.

What this means is that although she sank on the next calendar day, she was still experiencing her personal day energy of 39/3. Using her “birth” time of 12:13 pm, her personal hours run 12:13 to 1:13, 1:13 to 2:13, etc. So at the time that she sank – 2:20 am – she was experiencing a personal hour vibration of 54/9 which reflects endings, messages, and secrets coming to light. It is symbolized by the Page of Swords in Tarot.

The Titanic disaster is a great study in the clustering of karmic numbers and other numbers that reflect endings, disasters, accidents, and secrets. We can study this at leisure, easily seeing the patterns for what they are after the fact but this knowledge can be applied to present events as they unfold when we know what patterns to look for. It also underscores the importance of constructing a chart that contains both universal and personal aspects because events like the sinking of the Titanic are as much subject to the mundane numerology as they are to the personal. Forewarned is forearmed!

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