The years of the individual life from twenty-seven to fifty-four, approximately, are termed in Numerology the “Second Cycle.” Whatever the number indicating this period may be, it gives us the analysis of the kind of friends, opportunities, situations which commence to gather around our daily life as we pass the twenty-fifth year of age and are definitely noticed after the twenty-seventh.
To find this number of the “Second Cycle” get the sum of the day of birth.
If you were born after the 10th of the month then add the double number, 11, 12, 13, etc., and the result will be the “Second Cycle” number. 11 is 1 plus 1 equals 2; 14, 1 plus 4 equals 5; and so on.
This “Second Cycle” of life, which includes the late twenties, the thirties, forties and early fifties, will be recognized as the very peak of the average person's life and experience, including the major opportunities of marriage, occupation and self-realization. It is the pivot on which the ambitions of youth and the memories of later years revolve. Therefore it is of definite interest to know if we have interpreted the meaning of our environment correctly.
If we have not done this and are giving to the people, places and things that group themselves around us in this most important period of life the benefit for being like ourselves, or perhaps quarreling with life because they are not as we desire them to be, success and happiness will continue to elude us.
The only true way to understand any opportunity or any personality is to be able to see it as it really is in its own character and not as it appears to be when judged from our viewpoint.
The following will give the reader a few ideas outlining the real lessons to be learned from the “Second Cycle” of life
Second Cycle 1—It is better to go into this phase of experience with independence so that personalities are not too greatly depended upon for support or for decisions. The object of the main experiences are to strengthen the individual character by knocking props away. Success for individual creative work. Not easy for marriage or partnership.
Second Cycle 2—Time to learn to be a mixer, to be patient and obedient in associations of family, marriage and business and to watch for details. Time to listen rather than to talk or push one's self ahead publicly unless it is in artistic fields. Successful for music, painting, dramatics.
Second Cycle 3—Very encouraging for the expression of individual talents. Successful for social and public efforts that depend upon the personality. People will be attracted from the professional fields who will encourage and help. All personal experience contributes to the growth of self-confidence. Learn to be a good advertiser and seller.
Second Cycle 4—To succeed the individual must apply himself, make all fancy ideas and ideals of use to himself and others. Friends will come from the more everyday circles of life and there will be many demands for physical service which must be met and satisfied. A lesson of the more unromantic phases of life, but an opportunity to definitely build and produce.
Second Cycle 5—This period with its experience will introduce the individual to associations and opportunities that must not be taken too seriously or looked upon as lasting. Everything should be taken advantage of at the time it appears, for it may not stay long. Not good for trying to live in one place or to some set plan. “One day, one year at a time”, is the successful rule.
Second Cycle 6—An experience in becoming tenacious, thorough, deliberate and well balanced in thought and action. This is a successful time for a teacher, counsellor, or one who has to adjust the problems of other people. Steady for marriage of a thoroughly domestic character. Not the time for pleasure and frequent change. In order to develop the more trustworthy reliable qualities in the individual character, there would have to be plenty of responsibility connected with other people.
Second Cycle 7—An experience in the development of the deeper spiritual side of character. Therefore circumstances arrange themselves so that attempting to be too practical or to look for happiness in too much association proves unsuccessful. To develop the mind to be
above being disturbed is the psychology that will bring success. The “hunch” is worth more than the plan.
Second Cycle 8—This is a time for making early efforts financially successful, also for learning the routine and organization of business and material life. Health and money is not far away from the circumstances in this period, but the individual must train himself to think of these things as coming first when making decisions. Avoid the habits and associations that drain physical vitality.
Second Cycle 9—This is not an easy period. Emotional experiences must be watched, jealousy eliminated from the nature and a broad philosophy of life adopted so that what people do or do not do is not made too important or the cause of personal unhappiness. Successful for public work of all kinds and for travel.