I lived in Southern California for 15 years. Luckily I was not in Santa Monica during the Northridge Quake in 1994.
But a new friend of mine here in Sedona, Arizona was living very close to Northridge at the time. In fact, she told us on Tuesday that she moved shortly after the quake which demolished her home.
I was born and raised in Virginia. Then I moved to London. Earthquakes were a foreign concept to me.
So when I felt my first tremblor, a moderate early morning 5.0 quake, it did freak me out. If you've never felt one, it's hard to explain what it feels like when the ground you're standing on is moving. I was on edge for a few days thereafter. I also learned about aftershocks.
So when I heard today that California was preparing for the ‘Big One' with an unprecedented drill, I took note.
5 million residents are participating in the ‘mock earthquake' today – from school children to churches, hospitals, local and state government, businesses and residents.
When this kind of a big planned event is scheduled, I pay attention to the date.
Today is November 13, 2008. This gives us a 13/4 Day. 13 is a fateful number signifying transformation – releasing the past to make room for the future. In other words, a death of the old is necessary to birth something new.
The number 4 also represents grounding, architecture and order. 4 is very connected to the earth and all things physical. People with 4s are very earthy and many of them love feng shui and gardening, architecture and using their hands.
Amazingly today's whole date today adds up to 16/7. This is also a number of change. Sudden change.
Now, both these numbers. 13/4 and 16/7 are directly connected to Election Day which took place on a 4 Day and added up to a 16/7 date as well.
Keep in mind Barack Obama's new name ‘President Obama' also adds up to a 7 – the 52/7. He is born on the 4th, was elected on the 4th and the U.S. celebrates a birthday on the 4th.
Other important connections to the number 16 exist as well. I posted a video about this on my blog on Monday – http://taniagabrielle.com/blog/
As you can imagine, when it comes to your name, I don't usually recommend it adds up to 13/4, unless the person is highly unusual, an out-of-the-box thinker, and thrives on originality. Then I let him or her know there'll be challenges that go along with this ‘genius number.' Most people decide to stay away.
16/7 is never recommended as a name number. It indicates sudden shifts just like in earthquakes.
An easy way to learn about your name, and make sure it doesn't add up to a challenging number, is to get your ‘Is My Name Fortunate' report.
Whether you live in California or not, a good name is always going to help and support you.