I have had a lifelong interest in numerology. I received the following receipt on Saturday February 2, 2019 just a few days before the Year of the Yellow Pig this coming Tuesday. The Year of the Pig is supposed to be lucky. I guess the earth pig called the yellow pig is an especially lucky year. February 2 is of course 2-2 numerically or 22!
22 is one of my lucky numbers. 22 is trivial good luck and will happen in the next 30 minutes or less. I would say on the average 22 heralds an opportunity five minutes in the future. 22 rarely signifies long term change but luck does cascade. A little good luck can turn into big good luck like a waterfall. 222 is exponentially better luck than 22 and has medium term effects. Something is going to happen in the next week or two that’s big! 2222 is an inflexion point. I got a receipt from K-Mart on 2,222 on February 2, 1999. Within a few months I was in China and my 20-year adventure started.
The number 888 is considered a lucky number in Chinese culture and a license plate with 888 as its number sells for a lot of money in Hong Kong.
Outbreak – “1-800-888-0000”
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – The T-888 is a Terminator model type. Irony? Terminators are not lucky and actually distinctly unlucky. I would say just a good example of total ignorance of Chinese culture.
Tron – Flynn states, “ CODE SERIES HHH-888…activate.
The number 22 is called the master builder in numerology. There are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet. There are 22 cards in the Tarot major arcane. 22 caliber weapons are incredibly popular in films and I did not include mention of 22 caliber movies in this study.
The Abyss – Demarco states, “At 9:22 local time this morning, an American nuclear submarine, the USS Montana, with 156 men aboard, went down 22 miles from here.”
The American President – The Defense instructor states, “We’ve got 22 instructors”.
Attica – A dead snitch hanging from a railing in Attica, the prison, is wearing a sports jersey with the number 22.
Avengers – There is red London bus numbered 22.
The Breakfast Club – The clock in the library is 10:22.
Bringing Out the Dead – Dispatcher states, “respond to a 10-22”
Casablanca – A young gambler at Casablanca with sob story that touches Rick is allowed to win three times in a row by playing number 22 on the roulette table. I think the person who decided to use the number 22 probably knew something about numerology.
Catch-22 – The title says it all. There is no way an author picks a number for a title of a novel without doing some research as to the symbolic meaning of the number.
Cloverfield – The stamped date on the video filming the events of the day is May 22. This is driving me crazy. The number is all over the place but the number may just as well have been picked accidentally.
Dark Star – One the characters states “22 minutes to detonation” of a bomb.
Demolition Man – Garcia states, “Is there anything here which doesn’t violate contraband order 22”.
Frequency – A character states, “We are 22,000 miles away in geosynchronous orbit”.
Friday the 13th Part VIII – Sean states, “It’s supposed to be 22 stories tall”.
Ghostbusters – In 1984, Dana Barrett and Louis Tully both lived on the 22nd floor of 55 Central Park West, or Dana’s apartments, sometimes called “Spook Central”, is the super-conductive antenna and portal to our realm, created by the Cult of Gozer to bring forth their “divine” master Gozer himself in his Destructor Form. Dana lived in room number 2206.
Insomnia – Will’s digital clock displays 4:22.
Iron Man – An F-22 is on display in front of Stark Industries.
Kyle XY Season 3, Episode 6 – The License Plate in a room of in Kyle’s house is 52211. The fact I even pick a number within a number shows my desperation.
Last Samurai – July 22, 1876 is the heroes 20th day at sea.
Minority Report – There is an arrest on “April 22”. Hmmmm, two films with Tom Cruise that mention the number 22? What is the Scientology position on numerology?
Pitch Black – “22 hours weeks out”.
Platoon – The radio operator states, “122 wounded and still counting. Estimate 500 Victor Charlie KIA, 22 wounded and still counting”.
Red Planet – A character states “Lock out systems 17, 22 and 40”.
Space Jam – Bill Murray is wearing a number 22 basketball jersey on the court. Why are you teasing me like this Bill?
Star Trek the Motion Picture – “inertial lag will continue 22 point five”, clearly a number used as a number.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – “Coordinates 22/87/4”, another instance of a number just used as a number but second time in Star Trek but then again they use a lot numbers in Star Trek overall.
Suspect Zero – One of the victims is aged 22 and another victim disappeared “3-22-97”. Two 22s in one movie! But this is another dead end.
THX 1138 – A supervisor says some mumbo jumbo, “retract to 220”
Twilight Zone Season 2 Episode – A patient has nightmares about Room 22, the hospital morgue. Rod Serling, the man of all things weird surely knew the significance of 22 and I am adding it to the yes column.
Wall Street – Gekko states, “but don’t pay over $22”
The number 22 was in the number kingdom doing what he had always done singing his favorite song.
22: I am the master number, yeah, yeah, yeah, I am the master number, yeah, yeah, yeah, I am the master number…
Suddenly infinity, the king of the numbers, appeared!
22: Your majesty to what do I owe this honor?
¥: I have some bad news.
22: I am a number and beyond good and evil and therefore good and bad news.
22 chuckled to himself since he had been waiting millennia to say that line.
¥: Another number threatens to replace you as the “spiritual master in form” number.
22: That’s impossible I am the number between idea and form that allows ideas to take on form without me the material world could not exist and ideas without substance aren’t very relevant. This has been my function since the time before time!
¥: Yeah, that’s true but to some extent your fundamental being is affected by the ideas that mortals have and they are thinking of another number as taking on your role so you might be supplanted and become just another number in the infinity of numbers. Hey, we’ve been friends since the time before time and I just thought I would warn you.
22: Who is this upstart that attempts to replace me as the master builder!
¥: What do you know about the number 23?
22: Just the usual, there is some sort of 23 enigma but I am not an enigma. I am the Master Builder!
¥: Well there was this movie and it kind of suggested all events are controlled by the number 23 and since the relation between idea and event is a type of then that covers your territory.
22: One movie! Who cares.
¥: there is also a TV show called Lost that just everyone is watching and that show keeps on plugging 23. You need to get out there and let people know you are still the number one idea/form guy! Shake some hands! Kiss some babies! Beat 23 at his own game.
22: Get out there, what are you talking about I am a number and can only exist in number land as a sentient number once I enter the world of form I become just another number without personal identity and a new 22 essence takes my place.
¥: But where there is a will there is a way. As a number you can inspire someone to take on your case and get it out there. I have this one crazy blogger in mind. He’s just the sort of guy for this assignment.
Well readers there you have it. The number 22 talked to me in my dreams and needs your help and frankly I need your help! How can I convince the world that the number 22 is more important than the number 23 in numerology? Comments are most welcome!