Numerology Case Study – Bob Dylan – Life Path Number

In Numerology,  if ever there was a moment of total transformation, it was the moment of your  birth. In that instant, you stepped through a door in time into a new reality — the  reality of human life. The most important number in your numerology chart is  based on the date of your birth, the moment when the curtain goes up in your life.

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Even at that moment, you were a person with your own unique character, as  unique as your DNA. Everything that is you existed in potential, much like a play  that is about to begin. Your entire life exists as a potential that has been prepared  for. Bob, you have ultimate freedom to do with your life as you like: To fulfill its  potential completely, or to make some smaller version of yourself. It all depends  upon your effort and commitment. You make the decisions to fulfill, to whatever  extent, the potential life that exists within you. That is your choice. In this sense,  the possible you is implicit during the moment of your birth.

The Life Path number gives us a broad outline of the opportunities, challenges,  and lessons we will encounter in this lifetime. Your Life path is the road you are  traveling. It reveals the opportunities and challenges you will face in life. Your Life  Path number is the single most important information available in your Personality

Your Life Path is 17/8

Bob, you are gifted with natural leadership and the capacity to accumulate  great wealth. You have great talent for management in all areas of life, especially  in business and financial matters. You understand the material world; you  intuitively know what makes virtually any enterprise work. Your talent lies not with the bookkeeping or petty management, but with the greater vision, its purpose,  and long range goals.

Clearly, we see in this case that the Numerology Life Path number indicates for Bob Dylan a “natural leadership”, coupled with the ability to make a financial fortune, both of which we know to be true. His Life Path number also indicates a person of “greater vision… and long range goals”. Since Dylan is known as a visionary, this is all very apt.

You are a visionary and a bit reckless. You possess the ability to inspire people to join you in your quest, but often they are incapable of seeing what you see. Therefore, those around you need your continual guidance, inspiration, and  encouragement. You must prod them into action and direct them along the lines  of your vision.

Again, the Numerological forecast is spot on. Both a visionary and a bit reckless; we think of Bob Dylan leaving home as a teenager on a one way train journey to New York, where he knew nobody, with only enough spare change in his pocket. Of course, the ability to inspire people and see what others do not see is beyond question. And yes, being “the voice of a generation” as he was called, he has indeed provided “continual guidance, inspiration and encouragement.”

You attract financial success more than any other Life Path, but effort is required.

Bob, your challenge in life is to achieve a high degree of detachment, to  understand that power and influence must be used for the benefit of mankind.  Those born with the Number 8 Life Path, who do not understand the real and relative value of money are bound to suffer the consequences of greed; they run  the risk of losing it all!

It looks as if Dylan intuitively understands this lesson and was able to handle it extremely well from the beginning because he has indeed used his creative powers as well as the influence that eventually came with it to uplift mankind throughout the last four decades.

You must learn to bounce back from failures and defeats. You have the character and resilience of a true survivor. It is not uncommon for a person with  your Life Path to experience major reverses, including bankruptcies, financial  failure, but you also have the talent and the sheer guts to make more than one  fortune, and build many successful enterprises. More than most people, your failures in marriage can be extremely expensive for you.

Bob Dylan’s longevity in the music industry, despite all the fads and trends is legendary. Hence, he does indeed display the character and resilience, personally and artistically, of a “true survivor”. He has indeed experienced major reversals, such as the motorcycle accident in 1966 which nearly killed him and put him out of commission for many months, with rumors circulating that he had indeed died. Another “major reversal” was his conversion to Christianity, which caused him to lose many fans, suffer the ridicule of music critics, and have his music (excellent though it was during this period) be unfairly lambasted. His divorce from his wife Sarah in 1978 was, as indicated here, extremely expensive, and is considered by some to be a motivation for the 1978 World Tour, cynically dubbed “the Alimony Tour”.

Despite the difficulties that life presents, you will experience the satisfaction that comes from material wealth and the power that comes with it.

Business, finance, real estate, law, science (particularly history, archaeology, and physics), publishing, and the management of large institutions are among the vocational fields that suit you best. You are naturally attracted to positions of influence and leadership — Politics, social work, and teaching are among the many other areas where your abilities can shine.

You are a good judge of character, which aids you well in attracting the right people to you.

It looks like this is true as well in the broadest sense. Dylan is still alive whereas many of his artist colleagues from the sixties are dead, often attributable to the bad company they kept. Unlike many artists such as Springsteen and Hendrix, Bob Dylan did not get caught up in long drawn out legal wrangles with his first manager as a result of signing unfair contracts etc. He does indeed seem to have had the ability to attract “the right people” to him, such as Joan Baez, the famous protest singer who took Dylan under her wing, promoted him and basically made him famous.

Most 8s like large families and sometimes tend to keep others dependent longer than necessary. Although jovial in nature you are not demonstrative in showing your love and affection.

The desire for luxury and comfort is especially strong in you. Status is very important. You must be careful to avoid living above your means.

Bob, your Numerology Life Path treads that dangerous ground where power lies — and can corrupt. You may become too self important, arrogant, and domineering, thinking that your way is the only way. This leads inevitably to isolation and conflict. The people you run the risk of hurting most are those you love, your family and friends.

Be careful of becoming stubborn, intolerant, overbearing, and impatient. These characteristics may be born early in the life of an 8 Life Path, who often learn these negative traits after suffering under a tyrannical parent or a family burdened by repressive religious or intellectual dogmas.

Those with the 8 Life Path usually possess a strong physique, which is a symptom of their inherent strength and resiliency.

Dylan, approaching his 70th birthday at the time this Numerology report was written, is perpetually on tour and has been (apart from short breaks of just a few months) for nearly two decades. The Road, as it is called, has killed off many artists, but Dylan lives on, to perform and perform, doing what he knows and loves best.

Report Analysis  Copyright Hans Decoz. All Rights Reserved.

Analysis Commentary (in italics)  Copyright Asoka Selvarajah. All Rights Reserved.

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