Sir Richard Branson is one of the most interesting people in the world. It’s even more interesting story from the Numerologist’s point of view, because he clearly illustrates how important the calculation of the Life Path can be.
Some Numerologists advocate adding the numbers in a linear fashion. Using this method, his Life Path would work out as follows:
July 18, 1950 = 7+1+8+1+9+5+0 = 31/4
Using the method advocated by Kevin Quinn Avery D.MS., we get a different result:
7+18 = 25: 25+1950 = 1975: 1+9+7+5 = 22, a Master Number. It is used as 4 in some forecasting calculations, but when “reading” the Life Path, it is considered unique.
Now when we look at Sir Richard’s biography, even the one on Wikipedia, and compare it to an objective reading of Life Path 22, the parallels become undeniable.
Life Path 22
22 is said to be difficult for young people – young Branson’s dyslexia resulted in poor grades in school, but eventually transformed into a gift for connecting with others. Starting a magazine and a record business at 16, he soon started his own record company and built a recording studio. He signed avant-garde artists like the Sex Pistols, Culture Club and Faust, but his first major recording was Mike Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells” – a chart topping best seller whose title tune was the theme for the hit movie “The Exorcist.” From there Virgin Records went global, and he started Virgin Atlantic Airways, Virgin Mobile, and even Virgin Galactic, the budding space tourism company.
To paraphrase Dr. Avery about 22: “This is the sign of the Master Builder, which, like the 9, has a global outlook: his concern is for humanity.”
Mr. Branson has funded many humanitarian and ecological causes, including sponsoring a $25 million prize to help combat global warming. His investment in environmentally safe fuels is said to be worth $3 billion. He’s broken records for trans-Pacific balloon flights and crossing the English Channel in an amphibious vehicle.
Nelson Mandela considers him a friend – they have worked together on global humanitarian causes. He sponsors entrepreneurship in South Africa, supports green initiatives and micro-enterprises, he’s protested the atrocities in the Sudan, and has backed and promoted the UN initiative for universal broadband access. Sir Richard has also sponsored research in various medical fields; he’s also a signatory of “Global Zero”, an international initiative for the worldwide elimination of nuclear weapons – he’s an activist, rather than a philanthropist.
In his autobiography he wrote: “My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them.”
Twenty-Two carries the positive attributes of 4 such as managerial skill, loyalty and devotion to duty, but adds the global humanitarian perspective and the ability to handle large tasks as if they were small ones.
Studying Sir Richard’s biography clearly demonstrates the path of the Master Builder, and is an excellent reason for following Dr. Avery’s method when calculating the Life Path.