The technique given here is the same irrespective of whether you are working with names, dates, or the Aura-Soma Equilibrium Bottles. However, these three resources will yield different types of information:

The numerology of **names** examines an influence on the person - not the person themselves - so working with names in a partnership analysis will examine the influences on the partnership, especially in the areas of communications and image. The number-values of the two names can be generated using any system of numerology, provided that both names are evaluated within the same system. The version of the names we use is the names the partners call each other, which could be their given names or nicknames.

Working with **birth dates **is more appropriate in the context of work or career partnerships; but again it is an influence.

Working with each partner's selected first bottle of the **Aura-Soma Equilibrium Bottles **does look as the essence of the people, so encompasses the deeper aspects of the partnership. Long-term selections give the most meaningful results. When working with the bottles, the technique can also go beyond numerology into the area of comparative colour.

Our starting point in looking at a partnership is always two numbers, be they the numbers of names, dates, or bottles. When working from names or dates it is best to express the name or date by using the Equilibrium Bottle of that number, whilst remembering that it is not as meaningful as a selected bottle.

Now we can look at the technique using two bottles. Place the bottles side-by-side about a hand's length apart.

Let us take an example of two people whose selected first bottles are 27 and 93.

First let us look at what they have in common. Within the numbers, both can be divided by 3, so they share a three-ness, and 3 is the number of creativity. In the case of the 27, 3x9 shows an interaction between creativity (3) and mystery (9). In the case of the 93, 3x31 shows creativity interacting with 31 which is associated with *understanding freedom*. In terms of colour, look at what prime colours make up the visible colours of the bottles. There is a B27 hiding inside the B93 in that the coral in the top half contains red (mixed with a little yellow) and the base half's turquoise contains green (being a different balance between blue and yellow). The fact that the people share their colours could indicate an intrinsic understanding.

Then, to see what brings them together, add the two numbers 27+93=120. If we had arrived at a number within the current bottle range, we could put out that bottle slightly ahead of the two selected bottles. In our example we could reduce the 120 to a single digit, which would take us back to the 3 we earlier identified as relevant. Or we could see that the 120 can be interpreted as a meditation on the 12 (the receptive space (0) within us coming into harmony with the way 12 is expressed in the universe), and 12 is the number of humanity. So we could express the 120 with bottle 3, or bottle 12, or both.

Because of the recurrence of green, and the fact that 3 will divide into both 27 and 93, I would be inclined to treat Bottle 3 as more illustrative of how they come together. So the Bottle 12 would be seen as an additional observation providing some helpful extra information in circumstances which were more meditative in nature. It is delightful that the Heart Bottle (B3) shows them uniting in the heart. The fact that it is also the Atlantean Bottle may also hint at where and when they may have met before. Its green base gives it a direct connection with B27, and the fact that it will shake to turquoise gives a connection with the base of 93. As these colour connections are emphasised in the base of the bottles, it would be reasonable to deduce that there is a powerful connection between the partners in the subconscious.

Next we subtract the lower number from the higher, and put the bottle of the resulting number slightly behind the two selected bottles. In our example 93-27=66. Please note that there is no significance whatever in whose selected bottle has the higher number. We are calculating a difference, there is no " who took what from whom?" implied.

The bottle found by subtraction can indicate the area in which the partners might find their differences, but, more relevantly, it shows the route by which they can come back together after any such differences. So read the challenge-lesson aspects of the bottle as the areas of difference, and its positive aspects as the route to reunion. Notice that in this example the prime colours are inverted from the selected bottles (red now in the base and blue in the top), which could imply that when the partners have differences between them it makes them both feel a bit upside-down.

In terms of number, the 66 here shows the " 6 coming to face the 6" . The 6 is the number of Love and the number of the Macrocosm. So the love within the partners examines itself face-to-face whilst being aware of the outside world. The harmony with the selected bottles and their addition is retained by (a) 66 being divisible by 3, and (b) 66 reducing via 12 to 3.

Next we multiply the numbers of the selected bottles in order to look at what happens when things get intensive. Multiplication is an intensive mathematical function compared with addition or subtraction. In the example we get 27x93=2511. We can either deal with this directly as a higher number (see the archived article on higher numbers) or we can reduce it until we get within the bottle range: 2+5+1+1=9 in this case.

Clearly, Bottle 9 is the colour union of the base halves of the two selected bottles. The implication being that when things get intensive (a) they unite, (b) they allow and achieve good access to their subconscious areas, and ( c ) the partner with Bottle 93 is more on top of the situation in the conscious area - as they connect more with the turquoise top of Bottle 9. Again we would take the challenge-lesson aspects of the intensive (multiplied) bottle if the intensive situation were a difficult one, and take the positive aspects of the bottle as the source of help or the indicator of intensively good situations.

It is mathematically inevitable that the multiplied number will divide by everything which the selected bottles' numbers divide by, so there is no significance in that.

Logic would indicate that dividing one selected bottle by the other could indicate what might divide the partnership. I would not suggest going down that route, because it is not something we would want to energise. Certainly it would not belong in a workshop demonstration. The **only **time it would become useful is if the partners were consulting you when they were divided.

With that possibility in mind, and with some trepidation, it is necessary to show that rare part of the technique here. In the example case 93/27=3.444444 and 27/93=0.2903225. Not exactly easy to work with, but the technique for interpreting decimal numbers is shown in the archived article on higher numbers. That technique does not need to be repeated here, so let us look at what presents itself overtly from these numbers.

When dealing with decimal numbers, do **not **add the digits to reduce the number to a single digit, because in most cases there is no knowing where it ends. In the case of our example the string of 4s looks likely to continue indefinitely, and the 0.2903225 would be 0.2903225806451612903 if we continued the calculation a little further.

The 3.444444 shows the 3 (creativity) on the opposite side of a barrier (the decimal point) from a lot of 4s. Stability, the 4 elements symbolising the Four Worlds, tradition, and security are characteristics of the 4. So the division is illustrated by the partners' creativity becoming separated from any practical expression or fulfilment.

The question of which partner is doing the dividing and which is being divided does arise here, so we have to look at the result of dividing the other way.

The 0.2903225 appears to show a 29 approaching a barrier. As one reads down a decimal number, the quantity expressed by each digit becomes dramatically smaller. So there is little significance in the 3225 which follows the 029. Our most useful interpretation here is to see Bottle 29 approaching a barrier and look at its challenge-lesson aspects.

**In the general analysis technique there are three special circumstances which we need to look at:**

- If both partners have same bottle-number
- If one partner has Bottle 0
- If one partner has Bottle 1

**If both partners have same bottle-number** they are in complete harmony. The addition doubles the same energy, but we should also look at the actual number. The subtraction results in zero, so in one sense they have no differences, but in another sense their differences are absolute. Multiplying takes their same energy into another dimension, but its number should still be examined. And dividing will result in 1 which is unity, so they are not divided.

**If one partner has bottle-number zero**, the addition and subtraction will repeat the other partners bottle-number, so the non-zero partner will be the leader or beneficiary of the partnership under normal circumstances. However, the multiplication will result in zero, showing that the zero-partner takes over when circumstances become intensive. Dividing any number into zero gets infinity, and it is mathematically impossible to divide any number by zero. So any dividing of the partnership is likely to have a potentially explosive aspect to it, and again the zero-partner would be in control.

**If one partner has bottle-number 1**, the addition and subtraction analyses proceed in the normal way. Note that because any number is the child of its predecessor and the parent of its successor, The subtraction will show the parent-number of the non-1* partner's number, and the additions will show the child-number of the non-1 partner's number. So the non-1 partner is in a familiar environment, whereas the bottle 1 partner may feel as if they stand alone in some aspect of the partnership. The multiplication will result in the other partner's bottle number, indicating their either leading or being the likely beneficiary of intensive situations. The division by 1 results in the non-1 partner's number again, but the division into 1 results in the reciprocal of the non-1 partner's number - effectively turning them or their energies upside-down.

[ * "non-1 partner" meaning the partner whose bottle-number is **not** 1]

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This month's question is:

This technique has been tested thoroughly on name-numbers, birth dates, and the numbers of people's selected first bottles. No work has been done on comparing second-with-second, third-with-third, or fourth-with-fourth bottles. Do you feel that using the same technique to compare any of those bottles would be useful? What would any of those comparisons be likely to show us?

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