september 22

manolo quezon is right. it’s good to see that we’ve stopped thinking of september 21 as martial law day. it’s good to see rin that the debate has moved on.

the question now is: so which day did marcos’ military rule begin — september 22, the day he signed proclamation 1081? or september 23, the day we woke up to martial law?

going by the numbers and how martial law turned out, no question about it, september 22 is the day to mark.

in numerology 22 is the most powerful of all numbers, the master builder, combines vision with action. . .

It is unlimited, yet disciplined. Itsees the archetype, and brings it down to earth in some material form. It has big ideas, great plans, idealism, leadership, and enormous self-confidence. If not practical, the 22s waste their potential . . . can easily shrink from its own ambition, causing difficult interior pressures . . . It must work toward the realization of goals that are larger than personal ambition.”

in astrology 22 is associated with the planet pluto — yeah i know, it’s been demoted to dwarf — in turn associated with revolutionary change, upheaval, transformation — which is what martial rule was all about in the mind of marcos, except that personal ambition was larger than national goals, and it ended as suddenly as it began, which is so 22.

take note.  the military rebellion that triggered off the edsa event that ousted marcos commenced also on a 22. but lacking vision, the military action was overtaken by people power the very next day, and that’s another number, another story altogether.