The 7 symbolises soul-searching and the quest for perfection. It is a sacred and eminently spiritual number. It is synonymous with rest, meditation, study, spirituality, philosophy, religion and faith. It is associated with the elements of water and earth and in analogy with the planet Uranus, the s…
The 6 symbolises the struggle between good and evil, harmony and the human endeavor to rise above primal instincts. It is synonymous with the home, love, marriage and domestic life, as well as the responsibility that follows. It is associated with the elements of air and earth, and in analogy with t…
The 1 is the symbol of unity; it is the origin of all things, the breath of creation. A masculine and odd number, it represents the self, the distinct personality of this being, their individuality, ambition, strength, will and energy. It is associated with the element of fire and in analogy with th…
In the case of American author Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961), it is an Anglicized form of his mother's surname De Chiel, which is of unknown meaning.
Dashiell could seem like a bit of an outsider, unsociable and even a little odd and disconcerting. He appears to be quite independent but he actually has difficulty living alone and needs the emotional support that a relationship provides. His home and family are very important to him and he is willing to go to great lengths to achieve and maintain domestic harmony. He appreciates comfort and a cosy interior and he certainly won't complain if somebody else wants to takes charge of keeping it that way - in an ideal world he will find a soul mate who doesn't forget to iron his shirts, knows how to cook and doesn't mind doing the washing up afterwards as well! But with somebody special in his life he is already a very happy man. However, in spite of his reserved demeanour he can also be rather bad tempered and irritable, which can occasionally result in explosive outbursts of anger which although short-lived are quite impressive to witness. In his professional life he seeks independence and perhaps even a certain marginality, although most importantly of all he must be able to do what he wants, when he wants and in whatever manner he sees fit. Don't expect him to fake burning enthusiasm if a topic doesn't interest him because he won't make the slightest effort unless his passion can be aroused. Through the study of psychology, parapsychology and religion along with some soul searching, he will be able to make the most of his capacity to understand, analyse and enlighten others. He is always happy to help if he can, although he prefers to avoid getting too personally involved. As a child, Dashiell feels rather lonely and misunderstood at times, and while he is convinced that he is a charming and kind soul, these qualities are not necessarily always perceived by those around him. Give him a board game or a miniature zoo and watch his imagination run wild! Don't bark orders at him, because he has an innate sense of justice and equity, and anyway, Dashiell knows exactly where everything is in the maze of his bedroom. Everything happens in his head and his dream world will serve him well one day - helping him to get to the heart of the matter when others are at a complete loss.
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What does he like?
Dashiell is an idealist who needs to be appreciated for his true worth, to be liked and for others to let him know that this is so. The more he feels loved and supported, the more he will give the best of himself, and this applies to all spheres of his life. He can't stand conflict and is happiest in an environment of love, affection and harmony. He is a perfectionist at heart which can make him very demanding in friendship as in love and he tends to need a new address book quite regularly. As for the long silences, don't worry, he still loves you - he's just forgotten to tell you!
What does he do?
He is best suited to one of the specialized fields (engineer or technician), as well as anything related to psychology, parapsychology or religion; however Dashiell will prefer occupations that promote his independence and allow him to play the role of a mediator. Finally, occupations that allow him to give free rein to his imagination and make the most of his creative and artistic talent or his gift for writing are likely to appeal to him.