What if Oscar Wilde knew his soul plan?
We offer Soul Plan in Kingston Hill Clinic. It is a healing modality, which can help you understand patterns in your life through the study of the energetic vibration of your name. It can also show you how to step into your most successful and fulfilling life path.
To introduce some of you to this healing system, I have written this Soul Plan based on Oscar Wilde’s full birth name. As you will see, he lived fully his challenges, talents, life goals and soul destiny. At the end of this post, I examine what a soul plan practitioner might have told Oscar Wilde, and how it might have helped him. I hope you enjoy reading this post interspersed with some of Wilde’s quotes.
Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde
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“Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.”
Oscar Wilde had a 13-4 in his Wordly Challenge. This is the Challenge that would have come forth when he was young. With this energy in the Challenge position, young Oscar Wilde may have suffered from feelings of rejection, low self worth and he may have had a difficult relationship with his mother. Even though I don’t know how this may have played out, he grew up in Ireland at a time when children were expected to be seen and not heard. Moreover, during the Victorian era, children of his social class would have had formal, rather than affectionate, relationships with both their parent.
Socialite and Hermit
“I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. you need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.”
There were moments in his life when Oscar Wilde was socially very active. He frequented fashionable societies both in London and Paris. However, his 7-7 Spiritual Challenge indicates that he may have had a desire to isolate himself every now and then. In his writing, it is obvious that he was not completely immersed in society. Even though he was socially very appreciated for his wit, flamboyant behaviour and sense of dressing, he has left behind some great writings based on observational humour. For this, he would have needed a space where he could stand back and examine.
Spiritual Challenges usually come forth when we are in our mid-thirties. In Oscar Wilde’s case, a chain of events that started when he met his lover Lord Alfred Douglas led him to forced isolation, namely two years in prison. Oscar Wilde is thought to have had his first homosexual experience when he was 32. He met Lord Alfred Douglas when he was 37. He then went to prison, in his very early forties, for having sexual relations with men.
“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”
Another important aspect of the 7-7 Challenge is the need to hide one’s true self. In Oscar Wilde’s case, this could have been aggravated by his 13-4 Challenge. As we’ve seen before, Oscar Wilde may have developed in his childhood a fear of rejection and a low self worth. Thus, he may have concealed more vulnerable aspects of himself, camouflaging it with his biting wit and flamboyant persona.
There could also be a more practical reason Oscar Wilde would be secretive at times. He had experienced homosexual relationships, which was a punishable crime in the Victorian era. So, he would have had to be discreet for his own safety.
“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.”
When news came that a warrant for Oscar Wilde’s arrest was being processed, two of his friend advised him to flee to France. Meanwhile, his mother said that he should stay and fight. Wilde couldn’t decide between ensuring his own freedom and highlighting the hypocrisy of his contemporaries. His inaction led to his eventual arrest.
Indecision is an aspect of the 7-7 when in the Challenge position. The 7-7 Challenge sometimes indicates the presence of non-integrated sub-personalities. These sub-personalities can have conflicting ideas that result in confusion and indecision. Oscar Wilde may have had a part of him that wanted to avoid prison while another part wanted to be open about his homosexuality, so to finally experience true freedom.
“To get into the best society, nowadays, one has either to feed people, amuse people, or shock people – that is all!”
Oscar Wilde’s Wordly Talent was 8-8. This indicates that he understood society very well. It is thus not surprising that he wrote four society comedies, which brought him tremendous recognition. Also, he would often be invited to the social hot spots of his time. Upon graduation from Oxford University, he joined the trendiest gatherings in London. While lecturing in America, he was invited to the fashionable salons of every city he visited. In Paris, he was a regular guest in the most famous literary salons.
People with the 8-8 talent also have the ability to adapt their talent to their environment, giving them a great capacity to succeed. Although Oscar Wilde was often the target of literary critics, he found his way to success by writing plays that displayed his dramatic genius while keeping his finger on the pulse. Consequently, his last four plays not only received great commercial success, they also became some of the most famous works of Victorian literature.
“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.”
Both his 8-8 Wordly Talent and 11-2 Spiritual Talent indicate that Oscar Wilde had a very analytical mind. His wit, observational humour and biting intelligence transpire through both his plays and epigrams.
In particular, his 11-2 Spiritual Talent indicates that he was highly intelligent. His academic records show he was an outstanding student. He won multiple awards both in Trinity College, Dublin, and in Oxford’ s Magdalen College.
Unfortunately, later in life, his ability to respond with cutting and precise comments was to his detriment. When he was cross-examined in court in his late thirties, he made the public laugh with his wit. However, the cross-examiner used his answers to undermine his credibility. This was a firm first step to what led to his two year incarceration.
“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
In his Wordly Goal, Oscar Wilde had the energy of the 14-5 which would have balanced his highly analytical mind with a more intuitive intelligence. This energy helps to be creative, to understand the intangible and to produce very inspiring work. To this day, Oscar Wilde’s epigrams continue to circulate on many social media platforms. Our generation can still relate to his witticisms…
In the Spiritual Goal position, he has the 13-4 which represents the Divine mother energy. It is an all encompassing loving energy. His sons have mentioned that he was a very loving father. Also, in the Spiritual position, the 13-4 pushes us to infuse our work with spirituality. When Oscar Wilde was in prison, he wrote a set of letters to Lord Alfred, some of which talk of forgiveness. The others describe the spiritual journey he experienced while in prison.
“I can resist everything except temptation.”
The 12-3, which is in Oscar Wilde’s soul destiny, has coitus as its quality, which seems to have played a big role in his destiny. There was a moment in his life when Oscar Wilde was married and monogamous. Later, he developed same sex liaisons. One of them was with Lord Alfred Douglas, who initiated him to the world of gay prostitution. He later attributed this to the degradation of his character and described it as: “It was like feasting with panthers; the danger was half the excitement…”
When experiencing the 12-3 Challenge, one can go from one extreme to the other. It is possible to be monogamous for a long period of time and then, to fall into frequent and extreme sexual experiences. This imbalance Oscar Wilde experienced eventually led him to prison, as people from the Victorian underground gay scene testified in court they had sexual intercourse with Wilde. As a result, he lost his prosecution, became bankrupt and was arrested for ‘gross indecency.’
A Loving soul
“The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death.”
In his soul destiny, the 12-3 truly suggests that Oscar Wilde had a very loving soul. This is also supported by the 13-4 energies in his soul plan chart. He had a love for learning that appeared at a young age, as he was an excellent university student who won multiple awards. There was also his love for sharing his thoughts through his writing and his work as a lecturer. Finally, there was his ever expanding love for humanity. During cross examination, when in judiciary court, he stated that he didn’t believe in social barriers. He also wrote, towards the end of his life, the ballad of Reading Gaol, a compassionate ballad for a criminal who was executed. He asked for it to be published in a magazine that circulated among the criminal classes, to which he said he belonged.
Moreover, one couldn’t deny that Oscar Wilde had a romantic and forgiving heart. Even though his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, caused him sorrow and imprisonment, Oscar Wilde was thought of still being in love with him while in prison. He wrote a set of letters addressed to him that examined their relationship. Although he could see his lover’s detrimental effect on his work and his life, he forgave him and shared the blame.
Poverty and friendship
“When poverty creeps in at the door, love flies in through the window”
Oscar Wilde died in Paris. He was destitute, but surrounded by a few devoted and long time friend – like Reginald Turner and Robert Ross. The 13-4, which is a very loving and maternal energy, appears twice in his Soul Plan. It is both in the Challenge and Goal positions. Similarly to the 13-4, the 12-3, in his soul destiny, has teaching and mothering attributes. However, both the 12-3 and 13-4 are combination numbers. The 13-4 holds the vibration of the 4-4, which has the Fertility and Infertility polarity. Fertility, in this case, represents abundance. The 12-3 has the energy of the 3-3 wealth and poverty polarity.
Oscar Wilde experienced both sides of these polarities. He lived abundantly in his youth and as a successful playwright in London. However, when he lost his court case against his lover’s father, he went bankrupt. He then went to prison and he died, a few years later, penniless in Paris.
Talents Vs. Challenges
“No man is rich enough to buy back his past.”
When Oscar Wilde was utilising his 8-8 and 11-2 Wordly and spiritual talents, he was teaching and growing into a successful writer. In line with his 13-4 spiritual life goal and 12-3 soul destiny, he was lecturing in America. He also reached his 14-5 Wordly life goal, producing inspiring written work that outlived him. As a result of using his talents, Oscar Wilde was living the positive side of his soul plan. He was fulfilling his purpose. His lifestyle was abundant, even sumptuous at times, and he experienced great success.
When his focus turned to prosecuting Queensberry, the father of his lover, who referred to Wilde publicly as a posing sodomite, he started experiencing intensely the challenging side of his Soul Plan. Instead of growing as a writer, he was denying his homosexual liaisons. Pushed by his lover into a family feud, he was making a point of denying publicly a part of who he truly was (7-7 Challenge). This unnecessary prosecution caused his bankruptcy… Indecisive (7-7 Spiritual Challenge) about whether he should flee to Paris or stay in London, he passively waited for his own arrest. This led to two years in jail. Luckily, during his years in prison and later, he continued to produce some work. This writing was of a more spiritual nature, in line with his 13-4 Spiritual Goal.
What if… Oscar Wilde knew his soul plan?
“In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.”
In De Profundis, the published letter he wrote in prison, Oscar Wilde examined his destructive and intellectually void relationship with Lord Alfred. He wished he had spent that time in a more intellectual surrounding, contemplating ideas. By then, he had been incarcerated for more than a year. He had experienced bankruptcy, depression, harsh prison punishments and an ear drum injury that contributed to his death.
What if Oscar Wilde, in his mad and wonderful life, had received a Soul Plan reading? It was a series of choices that led him to his most difficult years, from which he never recovered. With the insight of soul plan, would he have taken some different decisions?
A soul plan practitioner would have advised Wilde to use his talents, namely to focus on his intellectual pursuits and on his writing. He would have advised him to use the positive side of his 12-3 soul destiny in order to live a balanced life. A sexually balanced life, encompassing physical and spiritual love, would have kept him away from the underground gay scene that eventually led him to prison. A life with balanced expenditures might have saved him from bankruptcy.
A soul plan practitioner would also have advised him not to go to great lengths to hide (7-7 Spiritual Challenge) who he is. There are other homosexuals during the Victorian era who never went to prison. Wilde’s desire to prosecute the man who accused him of posing as one brought him bankruptcy and prison. This could have been avoided…
Finally, had he met a soul plan practitioner, Oscar Wilde would have had to examine his 13-4 Wordly Challenge. This might have helped him understand why he was pursuing the destructive love he shared with Lord Alfred. Perhaps then, he would have let go of this relationship. He might have instead chosen to explore ideas in a more quiet and intellectual surrounding. It is what he wished he had done when he wrote De Profundis…
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