By Maria Beale Fletcher:
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
—Russian novelist and short story writer Leo Tolstoy (born September 9, 1828)
September 2020 fearlessly transforms the new age of living and working in a hostile, demanding environment, acting out the blueprint set in motion by the chaos of the preceding months.
The unyielding men and women—serious artists, scientists, and builders—born in September identify themselves with their work ethic and communication skills.
Focusing on the task before them, some of these multi-talented individuals are seemingly aware of the potential consequences of their disruptive, game-changing thoughts, words, and actions. When that's the case, all hell—or productivity—can break loose!
One such example is American actor, writer, and comedian Lily Tomlin (born September 1, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan), an artist who changes herself moment to moment to the delight of her television, film, stage, and virtual audience. Currently, she stars as Frankie Bergstein on the Netflix series Grace and Frankie.
I witnessed Tomlin's talent firsthand. Back in 1960–1961, I had the pleasure of being served lunch several times at Howard Johnson's Times Square restaurant while I was performing as an 18-year-old Radio City Music Hall Rockette in New York City.
I was somewhat confused at first by the way my server, a confrontational waitress named Mary Jean (later to become Lily Tomlin), spoke to me as she took my order and later brought it to my table. Then I realized she had to be doing a stand-up comedy routine, using me as her audience! I asked if she was an actress performing for me—realizing she would never last as a waitress!
"No, my dream is to become the head waitress at Howard Johnson's!" Then she said,"With all that stage makeup on, are you a dancer at Radio City?" She admitted that many who worked there came for a quick bite to eat between shows.
Productive game-changer Tim Scott, United States Senator from South Carolina (born September 19, 1965), is the only African American to serve in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. He created "Opportunity Zones" with bi-partisan leaders, spurring opportunity in distressed communities.
Perhaps the introspective, creative words of Florence Scovel Shinn (born September 24, 1871 in Camden, New Jersey), American writer and gifted teacher of New Thought, best describe the energies of September, 2020: "The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy."
Welcome to your September 2020 Numerological Forecast!
Calculate your Life Path Number and read your forecast for the month!
Powerful as always, direct and to the point, your "1" energy in September 2020 is dynamic. Leading the parade with intuitive candor, your creativity delights and entertains all who fall within your sphere of influence. Choosing to tell your truth as only you can, your many opportunities to do so are outstanding. Know that you will, and you will. Pay close attention to your thoughts and words.
Ann Richards (born September 1, 1933, as Dorothy Ann Willis in Lakeview, TX). 1988 Democratic National Convention keynote speaker, Texas governor from 1991–1995. Ann died September 13, 2006, from cancer.
Number 2, your gift of interpreting your environment places you in the realm of the visionary. You courageously teach what you see and do so in such a joyful way that your audience is inspired to replicate your life lessons. Building systems from your evolutionary ideas is your goal this September. Coming from love will prove your ability to focus on your goals. Working overtime on too many projects will only weaken your health.
Christa Corrigan McAuliffe (born September 2, 1948, in Framingham, Massachusetts) became the first civilian to board a space shuttle. On January 28, 1986, she boarded the Challenger space shuttle mission as part of a NASA program called the "Teacher in Space Project."
Number 3, in September 2020 your disposition can vary from day to day as your perception of local and world events may cause your thoughts to play havoc with your mind. It's imperative that you get enough sleep in order to accomplish all the work you've taken on. Focus on your goals, one at a time, and trust your inner process. That still, small voice quietly leads you to the outcomes you desire when you remove yourself from the chaos of the external world. Self care, solitude, and play time with your pets is what you need to sustain you this September.
Marguerite Higgins (born September 3, 1920 in Hong Kong): American writer who covered WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for foreign coverage, earning her a place in history. She made many trips to Vietnam, and her 1965 book Our Vietnam Nightmare detailed those concerns. While there, she came down with leishmaniasis, a tropical disease. Brought back to the U.S., she died on January 3rd, 1966, at the age of 46.
Number 4, as a revolutionary leader in September 2020 you have the ability to tell your truth while creating jobs for many who would otherwise go without. Building systems with your back against the wall is never easy. Balancing your physical world with your spiritual world is the only way to maintain your emotional equilibrium. Doing so will increase your self-respect and the respect from others. Managing your team members with positive feedback works for everyone.
David Hudson Burnham (born September 4, 1846, in Henderson, New York): Architect, sky-scraper pioneer, city planner. He was chosen Director of Works for the 1892–93 World's Columbian Exposition. The 1893 Chicago World's Fair and the 1909 Plan of Chicago changed the face of the urban landscape. He rebuilt the city after the Great Chicago Fire. The Washington Union Station in Washington, D.C., built in 1907, is only one of his many accomplishments. Burnham has been called "the most successful power broker the American architectural profession has ever produced." He died June 1, 1912, in Heidelberg, Germany.
Number 5, you are usually a straight shooter (figuratively speaking) and always engaged in your mental process this September. As you determine the direction to lead your constituents, your heady ideas combined with your work ethic color your journey. Building systems within your many business interests energizes you and your followers. Your affection and sense of duty extends to the community well beyond your family. Just be aware that as you travel this September, not everyone who calls you friend is your friend.
Susuma Tonegawa (born September 5, 1939 in Nagoya, Japan): Japanese Nobel Prize–winning molecular biologist, specializing in the immune system. His award-winning landmark experiments in immunology were performed where he worked at the Basel Institute of Immunology in Basel, Switzerland.
He grew up in several provincial southern Japanese villages, the son of a Japanese engineer and a homemaker. Susuma Tonegawa has been the recipient of 14 professional honors (and their prizes) from around the world where he's lived and worked (Switzerland, West Germany, Sweden, Toronto, Canada, New York City, and Kyoto, Japan, including the Salk Institute in San Diego). He was affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge when he won the award in "Physiology or Medicine" in 1987, as the only recipient, "for his discovery of the genetic principle for generation of antibody diversity.
Number 6, you are especially aware of your duties and responsibilities this September. As much as you enjoy being the source of information for your team, be knowledgeable about all the risks associated with each possible path you may choose to create; after all, the livelihoods and lives of your team are at stake. You've worked your entire life knowing the price of successful leadership. Remembering to keep yourself calmly centered while honoring your core values greatly improves your chance for success as a trailblazing pioneer.
Joseph P. Kennedy (born September 6, 1888, in Boston, Massachusetts): American businessman and politician.
He was a Democrat and the father of President John F. Kennedy. He was Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, 1938–1940, (World War ll), and Assistant Secretary of the Navy during his career. He married Rose Fitzgerald, and they had 9 children. He suffered a stroke in 1961, suffered aphasia, and died in 1969.
"I've had a tough time learning how to act like a congressman. Today I accidentally spent some of my own money."
Number 7, September 2020 finds you a bit puzzled. Will the direction you want to forge for yourself be the best one for your family and community as well? That is the question you grapple with. Listen to that still, small voice within, and you'll find your answer. Your job as the visionary is to effectively manage your emotional communications with your team. Be sure to come from your intuition. Don't let your emotions get the best of you or manipulate your desired outcome.
Michael Debakey, M.D. (born September 7, 1908 in Lake Charles, Louisiana): American cardiovascular surgeon, educator, international medical statesman, and pioneer in medical procedures in the treatment of defects and procedures of the cardiovascular system.
His parents were Lebanese from Beirut. His name was anglicized from Dabaghi to Debakey. He was the chancellor emeritus of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, director of the Debakey Methodist Heart and Vascular Center, and senior attending surgeon of the Methodist Hospital in Houston. He worked on the treatment of heart patients and played a role in the development of the mobile army surgical hospital (M.A.S.H.). Michael Debakey changed the course of battlefield medicine with his M.A.S.H. units, altering the outcome of World War ll.
At age 98, Debakey became the oldest patient ever to undergo the surgery for which he was responsible. After eight months in the hospital enduring a complicated course, he was released in 2006 to live for another two years.
Number 8, this September you are endowed with the perception of someone who has X-ray eyes and can fathom the truth of a new direction in which to move yourself. Forever the creative child, your inventiveness leads you down mysterious and unknown passageways of self discovery. Be careful! Are you sure this new direction is the one to share with your world? Driven as you are by your passion to look after your team, remember to remind yourself of your original goal and why you do what you do.
Patsy Cline (born September 8, 1932, in Winchester, Virginia, as Virginia Patterson Hensley): She gained recognition as a country music singer known for her crossover hits such as "I Fall to Pieces," "Crazy," and "Walkin' After Midnight."
She won a prize for tap dancing at age four and was self taught on the piano at the age of eight. She dropped out of school at age 16 to help support her family. Patsy Cline paved the way for women in the country music industry when the men seemed to have it locked down! Later, she befriended Loretta Lynn and helped get her career going. She also toured with Johnny Cash and others in the early 1960s.
She tragically died in a plane crash in Camden, TN, on March 5, 1963. She was 30 years old. She left behind two children from her second marriage to Charles Allen Dick.