Numerical Value: 5
Numerical Nature: Change
5’s indicate movement and change. The time for organization is over, now there a time for action. Thus, the 5’s are intimately linked with the concept of time, strategy, and the assertion of the will. As such, one of the basic ways that we assert our will, solve problems, is through our own hands.
Interestingly, many have associated the 5’s with the astrological sign Virgo. While I can see how a certain specificity and understanding is needed in order to assert one’s will, and how Virgo is an mutable earth sign, I feel that the caustic nature of the fives are somewhat divergent from the nature of Virgo but works better with Martian concepts. Conversely, the care towards humane matters are divergent from the nature of Mars but are Mercurial. Thus, depending on the context of the reading, I would associate the 5 as holding either Virgo/Mercurial influences or Martian influences.
With the 5’s we have the goal of overcoming the obstacles and rigidity that was present with the 4. We seek to overcome the spaces that were establish through either time or travel. How do we conquer these obstacles? There is an implicit duality within the 5, granted an unequal duality, but a duality never the less. One duality is illustrated as the will of the individual vs the will of a group or organization, 1+4=5. One can either submit to the organization or impose one’s will. The other duality is to ponder a way out, waiting for an opportune time vs developing one’s own solution or creating a new system entirely, 2+3=5. The tactics and strategies needed to find the solution to the problem is to seek the advise of another, meditate upon it, and take action. Either or way, an assault is on the way, and the structure which was established previously must be overcome.
Jane has been working for the company for 4 years, and she has become bored of it. She knows that her talents can be used elsewhere for socially better causes, so she had decided one of two things must happen: either she put in her letter of resignation (5S) or she obtains the promotion she has been clawing at for the past year (5H). Not only is her career and mental well being at stake, but so is her health. Sitting behind the desk and not being on the field, where she wants to be, has affected her physical health and diet, and Jane must make changes even to her diet and exercise regimen (5D and 5C). These changes alone will also reinvigorate (5H) her sleepy relationship with her boyfriend, possibly inspiring him towards a healthy lifestyle (5D).