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Four-Leaf Clover vs Shamrock: Do you know the difference?

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Surely you’ve heard reference to a  four-leaf clover being considered rare and extremely lucky. But did you know a shamrock is not the same as a four-leaf clover?

Now before we dive into the history behind this superstition, it’s worth mentioning that the traditional shamrock should not be interchanged with a four-leaf clover.

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The New York Times got a schooling from Irish Central after publishing a picture of a four-leaf clover mistakenly in place of Ireland’s national shamrock symbol.  Sounds benign enough to the average American, but when you think about major foreign newspaper posting crow in place of the US eagle, one can see the point.

The term “shamrock” originates from the Irish word seamair óg, which translates literally to “little clover“.

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Christy Dorrity recently outlined the differences between Shamrocks & Four-Leaf Clovers in some of the following points:

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  • A four-leaf clover is a mutation of a shamrock and can represent faith, hope, love, and luck.
  • The four leaves of a clover stand for Father, Son, Holy Spirit, and God’s Grace.
  • The shamrock has been registered as a trademark by the Government of Ireland.
  • Clovers can have more than four leaves: the most ever recorded is twenty-one.
  • It has been estimated that there are approximately 10,000 three-leaf clovers for every four-leaf clover.
  • For good luck, a four-leaf clover can be included in the bouquet of an Irish bride, and also in the boutonniere of the groom.
  • According to Nathaniel Colgan, the botanist, and author of The Flora Of County Dublin in 1904, people ate shamrocks in times of famine.
  • There is no universal consensus as to the original shamrock.

We hope you enjoyed this quick run-down so the next time you find a four-leaf clover, you’ll not only be lucky but also well-informed. Good luck!

 

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Numerology: Ruling Number 1 Compatibility Guide

Most people are curious to know if they are compatible with someone else. It can be our significant other, boss, friend or family member.

We find this out by reducing our ruling number to a single digit. Remember: our Ruling Number (aka Life Path Number) is our complete birthdate reduced to a single digit. As long as you know the person’s Ruling Number you are ready for some interesting info. There are many combinations to finding compatibility so over the next few blogs I’ll break the numbers down individually.

Our first number, of course, is 1.

We will explore number one with the rest of the numbers 2 through 9.


Ruling Number 1 Compatibility:

1 with 1

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Leadership is key with this combination. Since you both are aggressive and both want the same things, working together in harmony is the lesson here.

1 with 2

Number 1 is the leader here and number 2 is the support. This is a winning match because you compliment each other.

1 with 3

With one’s leadership abilities and three’s ability to turn ideas into real success, these two can have an extremely fruitful relationship. If they both stay focused anything can happen.

1 with 4

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Even though ones are strong on leadership they are also strong on impulsiveness. Fours are cautious which can be irritating to a one.

1 with 5

Both of these people are very active and have original minds. They make a great team with the one originating the ideas and the five selling them. They have a great capacity to make a good living together.

1 with 6

People with a number six love art, beauty and the “good life”. The number one person is capable of delivering these luxuries as long as they don’t insist on having their own way all the time. A cooperative effort and this team can do great things.

1 with 7

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These two people can make a spiritual connection. Ones need to give sevens the space needed for privacy and thought. Sevens can help with the impulsivity of ones. Together these numbers can make a powerful team.

1 with 8

Both numbers here are aggressive and used to things going their way. They would have to cooperate or become arch rivals. They can either do great things together or bring ruin to each other.

1 with 9

This is an interesting combination. Nine people have great vision and wisdom while one people are original and inventive. Together they can make for a very successful partnership doing great things.


That’s it for now

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Number 2 Compatibility

More from our Numerology series

Numerology: An Introduction & Number Meanings

Numerology: Power & Master Numbers

Numerology: Name Numbers

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Numerology: Day Numbers

Numerology: Soul Urge Numbers

Numerology: Outer Expression AKA Personality Number

Numerology: Personal Year Number

Numerology: Hidden Passion Number

Science of Astrology Complimented by Numerology

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Numerology: Power & Master Numbers

This time we are going to talk about the three Power numbers otherwise called the Master numbers 11-22 and 33.


The Master Numbers

We do not break these numbers down to a single digit. We refer to them as 11/2, 22/4, and 33/6 because they contain aspects of their single digit counterpart.

11/2

We already talked about how elevens have exceptionally high levels of intuition and spirituality. These are the people who are the guides of mankind. They guide us into lives of compassion and awareness. The eleven also has aspects of the number 2 which includes charisma and leadership. The number two is a duality of intuition and inner conflict. The negative side of this is that not many elevens live up to this great responsibility. They are shy and have a lot of nervous energy. This can give way to fear and self-doubt.

Elevens make great teachers, artistic performers and social workers.


22/4

Twenty-two is not only the most powerful of all numbers but the most successful. The number 22 encompasses the all or nothing. Twenty-two’s can become the masters of anything they are committed to or they become lazy drifters. Remember, 22 are double 11 and they have the practical aspects of 4. Four’s express themselves best in the material world. What a great combination! They possess an immense potential to achieve with intense productivity. The number twenty-two is rare occurring in a small percent of the population.

Twenty two’s make great leaders in all aspects of life, artists, diplomats and architects.


33/6

The number 33/6 is not concerned with self-advancement. It is all about doing well for mankind. This brings with it great responsibilities and leadership skills. These people are all about serving and helping the largest number of people. The down side of this is their being able to discern where, when and whom to help or they become overwhelmed. Remember, 33 combines 11 and 22 all of which are rare numbers. 33/6 also encompasses the number 6 which is about responsibility especially to others. It also represents a take charge attitude along with loyalty. There are always two sides to every number. The negative side to 33 is to become too focused on your own agenda and to care less of others. People born under 33 make great spiritual leaders, teachers and artists.


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More on Numerology at The Psychics.com Blog:

Introduction & Number Meanings
Name Numbers
Day Numbers

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Numerology: An Introduction And Number Meanings

There are many methods that better help us understand ourselves. For many, numerology can be one of the most interesting, logical, and fun. You do not have to be a math geek to enjoy it. Numerology helps to give us a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

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