|Bewitchingly Dezia: July 2015
I met Dezia Restivo back in the late 70s just before I was making a major move in my life out to Los Angeles. I was told that she read the tarot and did numerology as well. If it should sound like I have knowledge of such: I didn't and I don't.
Then she began talking to me about myself in a very casual way. She did know I was making this major move out West. She began with comments about my likes and dislikes, as if she knew me. Then she said:
"You're going to meet a royal lady who wears rose-colored glasses and has houses on three oceans ..."
Perfect: "You're going to meet ..." in this strange land I was headed to. Frankly, I can't remember much more of that reading, although she taped it so I could listen again later (I never did). I remembered the bit about the lady with rose-colored glasses and houses on three oceans because it sounded like a scene from a novel. I don't recall her telling me much more about it except to comment that "she'll be very good for you."
Soon after I moved to Los Angeles and began a new life-changing adventure. I forgot about Dezia's reading entirely until one night several months later, I was invited to a cocktail party in Beverly Hills at the home of a woman named Lady Sarah Churchill.
I later learned that Sarah (who was not royal although she was the daughter of a Duke) did indeed own three houses overlooking two other oceans as well as the Pacific – the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Indeed that casual meeting, as casual as Dezia's delivery, was the beginning of a very important friendship in my life that also had a profound effect on my career.
When I returned to New York in late 1992, I learned that Dezia wrote a numerological column in Quest magazine where I started the New York Social Diary. Recently we ran into each other at a reception and I asked her if she'd be interested in doing something for NYSD readers. Today is her first monthly contribution.
|Each month we bring you this alternative to the more traditional horoscope. In our version, numerological predictions are arrived at through your “key number,” which is computed with the month and day of your birth. This number never alters. The number establishes your “eccentric angle,” which reveals how you operate in the world.
To arrive at your “key number,” add each digit of the month and the day of your birth; this gives you your number unless it comes to more than 9. If this is the case, add the two remaining digits together. This is now your number. For example, if you were born on November 17th, then add the following digits: 11 and 17 (1+1+1+7=10). Because 10 must be reduced to arrive at one digit add 1 + 0 = 1. Therefore your “key number” would be 1.
Certainly don't bring things to a head, as regrets are likely to be the only thing gained, unless, of course, you want out of it. If your tongue has a tendency to run away with you, avoid situations where waffling it becomes irresistible. A vacation would be ideal. Check all the small print in legal affairs. Try and get out more towards the end of the month; seek out those you are compatible with.
In many ways a very encouraging month, presenting new opportunities in unexpected directions, and bringing to ahead projects that have been under way for the last few months. Put your best foot forward and summon all your logic and authority. Don’t under estimate yourself; others will be only too ready to do it for you. If traveling, you may find the phone brings helpful information. Look the part, as you will be noticed. Romantically you are on the top of the pile.
Try to be thorough and serious when dealing with aspects that may not be a whole barrel of laughs. Letters written now will be memorable epistles. Attend to all health matters during the second week, and do take stock of that increasingly stocky profile you are sporting.
Rewards are forthcoming and great dividends can be received from past efforts. In the last part of the month things flow freely again; you can be both idealistic and practical. The wise will work and play hard.
There is no doubt that opportunity will be knocking on your door, but do get up to greet it; no sitting in a heap, please. Don’t overdo it however; it’s a time also to get out and about. Those eligible single people among you find yourselves with at least one admirer. Those involved in relationships find life getting fuller again after a minor-slump. In your career you should be enjoying yourself and counting your lucky stars. Follow that desire to get on but remember that there are places where even angels fear to tread.
Watch the purse strings and the plastic, as you will be battling with an irresistible urge to spend that fortune you may not have. Do indulge in one new item, however. Don’t apologize to a lover for something you didn’t do, seek them out in person (no telephones, please) looking your best, preferably in a place you know others will notice you, too. In the creative field speak to anyone capable of furthering your career. Salespeople can really make a killing. A great month; just put a stop to any weeping or whining.
A high social month and one that aids you in the dissemination of your ideas outside of the normal channels. You must be broad and generous in your approach, and ready for many surprises. You find yourself on strange territory with quite a mixture of people. Watch for accidents and vague behavior. Don’t take to the bottle or any other little vice you may periodically indulge in.
The underlying tone of the month is labor, you may be sorry to hear; what is more, it is so far the whole year. Those of you journeying by car should drive with extra caution. Check on all business and finances with a fine tooth comb. Love nests will be fuller than usual with the delights of romance. The single among you will not be so very much longer.