Pyramids of Maturity
The Pyramids of Maturity identify your Peak Years (a.k.a. Pinnacles). Peak Years represent key transition phases in your life during which major changes will occur to shift you to a new stage on your journey. There are four Peak Years that mark the start of specific new stages in your life called Pinnacle Periods. The following is one interpretation of what these periods represent:
A pinnacle is an experience occurring over a specific time in our life. These pinnacle periods have been likened to the four seasons. The first pinnacle is in the spring of life. The second covering years of family raising and responsibility represents summer. The third covering middle-age and growing maturity of judgment represents the autumn of life, and the fourth, consolidating the experiences of life, is represented by winter.
Peak Years are based on your Date of Birth Number so the years on which your Peak Years fall is individual to your journey. Your first Peak Year is experienced just after adolescence and is meant to be the time when you are asked to learn to grow and mature on an emotional level. During the period beginning at your first Peak Year, you will be given tests that will be meant to help you develop responsibility and self-awareness. The extent to which you are successful in passing through this first period with grace and openness to growth will determine the quality of your later years in life. This period spans over 27 years and can commence anywhere from age 27 to age 35. The way to calculate when you begin your first Peak Year is done by subtracting your Date of Birth Number from the number 36. Using our example, Penelope's Date of Birth Number is 22 (which must be reduced to a single digit for the purpose of this calculation, gives us 2 + 2 = 4), so the calculation is: 36 - 4 = 32. Therefore, Penelope's Age of Commencement is 32. Now that we have Penelope's Age of Commencement, we can begin calculating when each of her Peak Years will occur and what numbers are associated with each of them.
Below you will see the diagram of the Pyramids of Maturity:
Now let's fill in the missing pieces to learn about Penelope's Peak Years.
Step 1: Finding your base numbers
All four pyramids sit atop your base numbers. There are three base numbers in total. Reducing each of the three numbers of your birth date (in the order month - day - year) to single digits will give you your base numbers. Let's reduce Penelope's birthday to determine her base numbers:
Once the base numbers are identified, they are inserted in their slots at the base of the Pyramids of Maturity. Penelope's numbers look like this:
Step 2: Calculating your peak year numbers
The peak year numbers represent the dominant vibrations that will influence you during your peak years.
Add together the two base numbers of the first pyramid to find your first peak year number. Penelope's first peak year would therefore be 6 (2 + 4 = 6).
To find your second peak year, add together your second and third base numbers (your reduced day and year numbers). Penelope's second peak year is 2 (4 + 7 = 11, 1 + 1 = 2).
Your third peak year is found by adding together your first and second peak year numbers. Penelope's third peak year number is 8 (6 + 2 = 8). Please note that at this stage of your calculations, please do not reduce the numbers 10 or 11 if they are the results of calculating your third and/or fourth peak year numbers.
The final peak year number is determined by adding together your first and third base numbers (your reduced month and year numbers). Penelope's fourth peak year number is 9 (2 + 7 = 9).
Once you've calculated your peak year numbers, write them into their corresponding slots on the pyramid diagram.
Step 3: Calculating the ages you'll be when you reach your peak years.
The age at which you'll reach your first peak year is your Age of Commencement. We've already determined that Penelope will reach this age at 32. Add 9 to your Age of Commencement to determine the age you'll be when you reach your second peak. Add another nine years to that to find out what age you'll be when you reach your third peak. And finally, add another 9 years to find out when your fourth peak with take place. If you want to avoid doing these calculations by hand, you can use the chart below for guidance.
Once you've calculated your ages at each of the peak years, determine the calendar year corresponding to each of those 4 birthdays and put those years in their corresponding slots on the pyramid diagram. Let's take a look below at Penelope's completed Pyramids of Maturity diagram:
As for the interpretation, remember that the more you learn about the meaning of each number, the better you will be able to interpret the results of your calculations. But, for now, let's see what Line's (pp.82-83) says about Penelope's results:Peak Year 6 (reached at age 32 in 1974)
Marriage, home-making and parenthood are all possibilities during this period. It is a time to put down roots and become involved in domestic matters. It can also be a very creative year when ideas begin to take shape, plans are put into action and you can see some results after much preparation.
Peak Year 2 (reached at age 41 in 1983)
This is not a time for rapid material advancement and people with a two as their peak number will find progress slow and laborious. Attempts to hurry matters along will only result in arguments or frustration. During this peak year you should try to express your feelings more, get your emotions properly under control and learn to use your instincts to their best advantage. Co-operation and diplomacy are the keywords.
Peak Number 8 (reached at age 50 in 1992)
Now is the time to stand on your own two feet. You must become more independent and stop relying on other people so much. If your Date of Birth Number is even you could benefit financially during this peak year but if it is odd your rewards could be academic. This year is not to be wasted.
Peak Number 9 (reached at age 59 in 2001)
When the number nine occurs at a peak you should be prepared for almost anything to happen. This is a period of opportunity. Travel is likely and so is a change of job and/or home. You could also be required to give up some of your time to help others less fortunate than yourself.
You can also find more information here about how to interpret the peak years.