Three Sixty Five

For the three hundred and sixty-fifth day of 2011, I thought I’d do a ramble on the number itself.   Everyone knows, of course, that we celebrate this number because it takes approximately 365 days (365.24219 days to be exact) for the earth to make one orbit around the sun, the left over quarter day being the reason we add on day to the year every fourth year (leap year).  Less well known are leap seconds, which are corrections to Universal Coordinated Time to account for variations in the actual time in a year.  According to Wikipedia, 365 is a semi-prime number.  Semi-prime means that it is the product of two prime numbers (a number divisible by only 1 and itself), that is, 365=5 x 73.   It is also the smallest number with more than one expression as the sum of consecutive squares, that is, 365=132+142 and 365=102+112+122.   If you find yourself mesmerized by such things, you might be interested to know that 365 is a centered-square number and the fifth 38-gonal number, both of which relate to geometric patterns produced using 365 dots.

I’ve always been highly skeptical of numerology but after having Dan Millman’s book on birth numbers, The Life You Were Born to Lead, describe me to a T, I’m also intrigued.  I found a page on the Alphabetic Bible Code that claims some pretty amazing correlations in the Alphabetics Word-Number studies around words and pages numbered 365 that relate to the New Year.   Here’s how it works.  To decode a number, say 365, you look up the 365th words in the New Testament Lexicon, a dictionary of all the words in the New Testament.  The 365th word in the Greek Lexicon is ananeoo, which means to renew or make young.  According to the Alphabetic Bible Code, it is very close, alphabetically and etymologically to the Latin word “annus: a year.”  Also, the spelling of this Greek word begins with the letter alpha and ends with the letter omega — the beginning and the end, signifying a complete cycle or year.  This seems like a lot of work come up with a not-so-amazing correlation when we already know it’s New Years Eve.  Another site featuring a peculiar mix of Bible study and New Age Mysticism offers that 365 represents the activity of the creature, 300, related to the cosmic Karma, 60, by its incarnation, 5.  I have no idea what that means.  Elsewhere I discovered that number sequences are showing up in my life as communications from angels and Angel Number 365 is a message that the changes happening around me have been manifested by my true inner desires to make positive changes in my life.   I hope that’s true although I haven’t noticed any particular sequences showing up lately.   Other than 365.  And all my PIN numbers.  And the combination to our garden shed.  Hmmm.

At the end of the day, it’s just New Years Eve.  365 is just the semi-prime, centered square, 38-gonal number of days it takes for the earth to complete one trip around the sun.  And, oh yeah, it’s the number of posts I’ve posted in 2011.  I made it.  Deep breath.

I wish you all a very Happy New Year of renewal and positive changes in your lives.  I don’t need numerology to do that.

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12 Comments on “Three Sixty Five”

  1. Congratulations on making it to 365! I’m glad I picked it up somewhere around the 95 mark. Many happy returns (to WP)… and a happy and healthy 2012 to you, Muri, Amy, Aaron, Savy, Reed and Maddux!

  2. muri Says:

    Congratulations!!365 consecutive posts is quite an accomplishment. Hope you enjoyed it, most of the time, as I know your readers did. Happy New Year, Bud:)!

  3. marjulo Says:

    Congratulations! Happy New Year to you and your family!

  4. territerri Says:

    I am so happy and proud for you! You did it! Not that I ever doubted you would. It’s just such a huge accomplishment. Writing is wonderful and fun when the words flow easily. But I know how challenging it is to write something when you’re just not feeling it. You kept at through and through.

    It’s going to seem strange not seeing something from you every single day. You deserve a break. And I know you’ll still keep a regular schedule around here even though it may not be daily. Looking forward to more Bud insights in 2012.

    Happy New Year, my friend!

  5. That really is quite a feat -365 posts -one each day for the past year! You deserve a nice celebration in honor of that accomplishment. Maybe a celebratory dinner with an extra-special dessert? And whatever you do, make sure to have a very Happy New Year -you and yours!

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