What’s Your Number?

numbercollageI was going through my bookshelf the other day and found an old hardcover that I bought at a used bookstore years ago called History of the Occult by T. Wynne Griffon.

It includes topics such as witchcraft, ghosts and the spirit world, astrology, divination and parapsychology but the chapter on numerology is what caught my eye.

Based on the belief that numbers influence not only a person’s life but also his or her personality, numerology is practiced in a number of ancient cultures.

Once considered a form of divination, it has also been used as more of a tool to analyze personalities and potential.

HOW DOES NUMEROLOGY WORK
The basis of all numerological systems relies upon the primary numbers from 1 to 9. By taking any number, and adding those numbers together until the figures are reduced to a single digit, one can use this method to analyze one’s birth number or name.

People have also been known to use numerology to predict which dates are more favorable for undertaking certain tasks by analyzing their birth number, name number and date number.

THE NUMBERS

Every person can have multiple numbers:

  • Birth Number: arrived at by adding the numbers in one’s full date of birth; indicates one’s natural traits; also known as Number of Personality
  • Name Number: using a grid to assign one of the 9 primary numbers to each letter of the alphabet; also known as Number of Development
  • Number of attainment: if one changes their name, their name number would change

CALCULATING YOUR BIRTH NUMBER
To calculate your birth number, you simply add together the single digits that make up your birthday

Example: January 14, 1973

1+1+4+1+9+7+3=26 2+6=8

Your birth number: 8

 

CALCULATING YOUR NAME NUMBER
Use the following chart to find your Name Number:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

 

Stephen King’s Name Number would be: 1+2+5+7+8+5+5+2+9+5+7=56 5+6=11 1+1=2

MY NAME NUMBER
What’s good for the goose, right? Here’s my name number and what it means:

MARY RAJOTTE= 4+9+1+7+9+1+1+6+2+2+5=47=4+7=11=1+1=2

THE NUMBER 2 as as BIRTH NUMBER

The number 2 represents a search for balance.  People with two as their birth number have the ability to see both sides of the situation.  This sense of fair play can work against them, as their desire for balance can cause them to waver indecisively.  The sense of judgment that allows them to give good advice to their friends can prevent them from making up their own minds regarding their own affairs.

Those with two as their birth number should learn to two of situations as they are rather than try to change them to suit their own desires.  They should avoid situations that are marked by extremes or that call for decisions.

These people are gentle, kind and tactful.  Number twos are artistic, but as they are given more to thought than to action, they often lack the force they need to carry out their plans.  Although they are charming and intuitive, two’s sometimes suffer from a lack of self-confidence.  Their greatest fault is over generosity, and they should give the same consideration to themselves as they do to others.

 

WHO WANTS A NUMEROLOGY READING?
So, for this year’s Coffin Hop I want to give you a numerology reading!

Want to know what your name number is and what it means? What about your birth number? Do you have a specific important date or event coming up that you want to know how it will go?

Use the form below to submit your info and I’ll give you a reading!

Note: all fields are optional (i.e. if you do not have a particular date you would like a reading for, no worries. Just leave it out)

  • Your full name (for Name Number readings)
  • Your email (if you would like your results sent to you)
  • Your maiden/married name (if different than your full name – for Married/Maiden Name Reading)
  • Your birthday (dd-mm-yyyy)
  • An upcoming day/event you want to know about (dd-mm-yyyy)
  • Which reading(s) you want (Birth Number, Name Number, Married/Maiden Name Number, Date Number)

If you would rather email your info to me, feel free to do so (maryrajotte[at]gmail[dot]com). I’ll send the info back to you in an email :)

I will only be using your information for entertainment purposes and will never share your info with anyone else

Any questions? Feel free to ask!

Now…who wants a reading?!

Coffin Hop Numerology Reading

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CONTESTS & FREEBIES

In case you missed it, be sure to enter my COFFIN HOP contest to win an Ebook Prize Pack and while you’re at it, grab a free copy of Creepy Crawleys!

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The Time Has Come To Coffin Hop

coffin-hop-advert-scarecrowAnother lovely day begins, for ghosts and ghouls with greenish skin. So close your eyes and you will find that…THE COFFIN HOP HAS ARRIVED!

That’s right, kids! Another Halloween season is upon us and that means one thing ’round these parts – spooky stories for everyone!

WHAT IS THE COFFIN HOP?

Every year, a bevy of horror authors offer up books, prizes, goodies and giveaways. All you have to do is hop from site to site, entering contests, discovering new authors and just getting into the Halloween spirit.

WHAT’S UP FOR GRABS?

This year, I’m giving away an ebook prize pack to 5 lucky winners!

Each winner will receive a digital copy (in either PDF, EPUB or MOBI) of Like Flies To Honey, Flowers For The Dead and The Lockwood Collection!

I may even throw in some extra swag for all 5 winners – because everyone deserves a little swag!

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freeswagHOW DO I WIN?

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. You can tweet, comment, follow me on Facebook or sign up for my newsletter (where you will also receive cool freebies and the chance to win contests throughout the year).

So, what are you waiting for?! Enter the contest below then GET TO HOPPIN’!
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Want to win even more books, ebooks, tricks or treats? Visit CoffinHop.com for the other participating authors!

MORE FROM ME!

While you’re here, why not grab a free copy of my latest ebook, Creepy Crawleys. It’s free this month for All Hallows Read!

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Frightful Treats For Everyone

me_vamp_avatarIt’s probably no surprise that I love this time of year. And that means – you get to reap the rewards!

First off, I hope you’re getting into the Halloween spirit. I know I am! Check out this makeover I had!

Want your own? head over to funnypho.to to choose from zombies, aliens and other freaky faces you can put on for Halloween (or any time of year, actually!).

That isn’t all the fun to be had though. I’m also planning some cool giveaways in the next few weeks – ebooks for everyone! Here are a few ways you can get some spooky goodies during the most frightful time of year:

  • I’ll be taking part in Creepy Freebies! Put together by Milo James Fowler, myself and other authors will be offering up free reads, downloads & raffles
  • I’m also hard at work on a new story that will be available FREE exclusively for All Hallows Read!
  • Don’t forget about the Coffin Hop! With hundreds of authors taking part from Oct. 24-31, you can hop from site to site collecting freebies, entering contests and generally celebrating the Halloween season

More details will be posted to the blog on event days, so be sure to come back (or watch my Twitter or Facebook pages for the deets).

So go on! Have some fun, slip into a freaky costume and eat some candy! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Coffin Hop 2012

Okay, so I have nothing against Rudolph, and I love me some Easter chocolate. But Halloween is my favourite time of year, and to celebrate, I’m taking part in the Coffin Hop again!

Over 100 authors have teamed up to bring you their best ghost stories, zombie tales, and helping you celebrate the creepiest season of all.

Did I also mention that every author is also offering up some pretty sweet prizes, too? All you have to do is follow the links to each individual author site and see what goodies they’re offering!

But I bet you want to know what goodies I’m giving away this year, right?

 

THE PRIZE

This year, I am offering up a snazzy prize pack, including:

  • a copy of Shroud 8, which includes my story, Like Flies To Honey
  • some Halloween sweets for sustenance to get you through to the harrowing end of the tale
  • an e-copy of the Coffin Hop 2013: Death By Drive-In anthology sampler

Thanks to the organizers of the Coffin Hop, the lucky winner will  receive a sampler of the anthology (due September 2013 and featuring 22 authors). It contains 4 stories by CW LaSart, Red Tash, Jess McHugh and Amy K Marshall, as well as art by Nic Caesar and a cliffhanger Robot Lincoln & Zombie Jackson comic by Craig Garrett and Jeff Wilson.

Note: The antho will be emailed out at the end of the Coffin Hop.

HOW TO ENTER MY CONTEST
To win the prize pack, use the widget below to do each of the following tasks. Just click the “DO IT” link under each task to complete it – easy peasy! Every one you complete will earn you an entry into my giveaway:

  1. Follow me on Twitter
  2. Like my author page, Shadowed Musings, on Facebook
  3. Follow my review site, Bloody Bookish on Twitter
  4. Like Bloody Bookish on Facebook
  5. Tweet about the Coffin Hop (once per day. The message is already pre-filled for you. Just click!)
  6. Tell me what your favorite part of Halloween is!

Not bad, huh? If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Otherwise, I wish you all luck! Please be sure to include your email address in at least 1 of your entries so I can get in touch with you if you win.

NOTE: If the widget does not work or if you decide to enter the contest by manually following the above Twitter accounts, tweeting and following me on Facebook, be sure to let me know in the comments, in case I miss your entries!

And if you already follow me and want to be entered into the contest, just click the DO IT button and your entry will be tallied!
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WIN MORE PRIZES
Ready to enter over 100 contests hosted by the other participants? GET HOPPING!

Winner of the Coffin Hop Swag Bag

The votes have been tallied and through the wonders of modern technology, the winner has been chosen…

Congratulations to Michael Montoure!

You are the proud owner of some sweet treats, dark literary gems, and other goodies shown here!

Thanks again to everyone who participated! You kept me busy with your interviews, fellow Coffin Hoppers, but it was great to be able to spotlight your writing on Bloody Bookish.

To everyone who visited the blog, I thank you for visiting and hope you’ll stick around. No, seriously…I better not get a bunch of “unfollows” tomorrow. Grr…

Tempting Treats

There are only a few days left to win the Super Secret Swag Bag in my Coffin Hop Giveaway.

Thanks go out to everyone who has entered to giveaway without even seeing the swag. But that, my dear friends, is about to change.

Behold! I give you a photo of the loot I have put together so far!

A copy of Cemetery Dance Magazine, a copy of the creepy Spider’s Venom on DVD, The Field Guide (part of The Spiderwick Chronicles), a Smokin’ Zombie magnet from Sick on Sin, your choice of a skeleton or spider web keychain. fuzzy skeleton stickers, some of my mini bookmarks and candy!

If you haven’t entered yet, what are you waiting for? Head over to the contest page for up to 6 entries into the drawing.

And then check out the 98 other sites taking part in the Coffin Hop!

Rock It, Roll It, Stomp It, Stroll It At The Coffin Hop!

Ghosts, goblins and ghouls, the day has finally arrived!

The Coffin Hop has started and it’s your ticket to 8 days of mischief, mayhem and some pretty serious swag.

Almost 100 horror authors, publishers, podcasters, artists and other ne’er-do-wells have some excellent prizes up for grabs, myself included!

ABOUT THE COFFIN HOP
Not sure what this is all about? Check out my BLOG POST or head over to the COFFIN HOP website for all the details and a listing of all the websites you can visit to win some goodies.

HOW TO ENTER

Every Coffin Hopper is hosting their own contest, so prizes and contest rules vary.

To win my super-secret deliciously dark swag bag, use the widget below to do each of the following tasks (the same widget can be found on my Facebook page). Just clik the “DO IT” link under each task to complete it – easy peasy! Every one you complete will earn you an entry into my giveaway (and I will be automatically notified when you do each one):

  1. Follow me on Twitter
  2. Like my author page, Shadowed Musings, on Facebook
  3. Follow my new review site, Bloody Bookish on Twitter
  4. Like Bloody Bookish on Facebook
  5. Tweet about the Coffin Hop (once per day. The message is already pre-filled for you. Just click!)
  6. NEW! Creative Ways to Die! What’s the most crafty, cunning, tricksy way you would eradicate someone (fictionally, of course)? Enter your idea below!

Not bad, huh?If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Otherwise, I wish you all luck!

NOTE: If the widget does not work or if you decide to enter the contest by manually following the above Twitter accounts, tweeting and following me on Facebook, be sure to let me know in the comments, in case I miss your entries!

And if you already follow me and want to be entered into the contest, just say so below!

Watch for more treats throughout the Coffin Hop, including sneak peeks at the loot you can win from me, as well as some extra goodies that everyone can enjoy!


COFFIN HOP OFFICIAL RULES
1) HAVE A SPOOKY FUN TIME!

2) INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND SPREAD THE WORD!

3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, October 24, 2011 at Midnight (PST)
THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, October 31, 2011 at Midnight (PST)
Winners will be drawn and posted November 1, 2011

4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH THE AUTHORS! EXPERIENCE A NEW DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY SITE’S CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!

5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL SITES IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. THE MORE SITES YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES.

6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE A SPOOKY FUN TIME?

SITES IN THE COFFIN HOP