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You may wonder why, when confronted with an emergency or opportunity, you seem to respond in a habitual way. Well, the answer is clearly written into your Numerology Chart.
This is an easy to understand and important, but seldom discussed chart element that some call “the subconscious self”, but it got that name at a time when the metaphysical public was mistaken about a good deal of psychological terminology.
The First Response
The First Response is a habit pattern that is woven into the Name, and is therefore an unconscious choice of thought, words or deeds that act much like a reflex. Usually this happens when we are caught by surprise.
It may describe the first thing that one considers when a new idea or project appears – for instance, if a person found out that his job requires a relocation, it would be the first factor that would come to mind when assessing the “yays and nays” of choosing to follow through. When someone is surprised by a relationship opportunity, it’s likely that their first response would follow the Numeric omen of this chart element.
To find the “First Response” the Inclusion Table must be used, because it is the number of Karmic Lessons (numbers with a count of 0) subtracted from Nine. Consequently, we never see a chart in which there is a First response vibration of 1, 2 or 3, because they would have 6, 7 or 8 counts of Zero, which would be almost impossible in most languages; a full name like that would have to consist of only 1, 2 or 3 different letters. However, it is possible to have a first response of 9, because many charts have no Karmic Lessons.
Let’s take a brief look at the First Responses and typical verbal expressions of them:
4: (5 Karmic Lessons) – This individual would vacillate or respond very weakly in when presented with an emergency or opportunity. “Uh – well – whatever.”
5: (4 Karmic Lessons) Here we have a tense, nervous or irresponsible response, which makes for a lot of activity that seldom gets results. “Let’s go for it! Yay!”
6: (3 Karmic Lessons) This is someone who immediately focuses on security and responsibility, often family comes first. “I need to find a cat-sitter!”
7: (2 Karmic Lessons) These people usually are unconcerned, preferring to let things sort themselves out and rarely take action. “We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.”
8: (1 Karmic Lesson) Signifies a dependable and reliable response, even in tricky situation, because these folks focus on the bottom line. “OK, let’s skip the small talk and get it done.”
9: (no Karmic Lesson) Most people with no Karmic Lessons respond in an impersonal way, as if the situation or opportunity was “par for the course.” “Next case!”
This is how the First Response usually works, although each individual puts their personal “spin” on the reaction. By looking at other clues derived from the other name numbers, it won’t be long before you can gain deep and accurate insight into another’s character.