– Date of birth – 20th December 1946
An Israeli-British performer and celebrity who has claimed to have psychic powers for most of his career, he first began to bend spoons after he started to perform as a magician in nightclubs, and saw a performance by the British magician and mentalist David Berglas do the same.
His earliest memory is of a gunshot breaking the window over his cradle, and broken glass falling on his teddy bear. His father was a soldier in the British Army in Palestine. He was devastatingly handsome, Uri describing him as ‘like a film star’. But he was a reluctant parent, and used to beat Uri. But Uri hero-worshipped him and so was devastated when his parents split up when he was 9, and left him in a kibbutz for a year. Eventually, his mother collected him and took him to live in Cyprus where she remarried.
At the height of his fame in the early 70s, he came a cropper when a major war was declared on Uri Geller to debunk him, to try to destroy not only his credibility but also his livelihood. He was also under constant attack from the Bible Belt, who called him a satanist. The pressure got too much and he became bulimic. He said, “I went through hell for a year. I think the main reason was because I came from poverty, and suddenly I was catapulted into stardom and money started pouring in. But I realised one day that I’d lost all my strength. I couldn’t get out of my car. I just pulled myself out of my Cadillac, and held the roof, and I screamed out three times, ‘Uri Geller, stop, stop, stop it!’ – and I never did it again.”
20th December 1946 – Life Path 25/7
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Life Path 7: The number 7 symbolizes wisdom through self-knowledge, and mysticism and spirituality through meditation and metaphysical study. 7 is linked to the material plane by the spark of intellect and yet is receptive to the insights of the heavens. 7s analyze, investigate and probe for hidden information as a matter of course. As a result, they tend towards introspection and appear aloof. They find strength in themselves and are reluctant to open up to others for aid or guidance. 7s can struggle for a balanced perspective on life. At work, 7s are specialists, perfectionists. 7s need to balance the pursuit of knowledge with compassion and human sensitivity. This combination inspires wisdom and ensures greater fulfillment can be attained in metaphysical study.
7s can value their intellectual ability as a tool for power and control. They can intimidate others with their intense reasoning capacity and cool recitation of the facts. When ego and pride get in the way, they are cunning and deceptive in nature. Uri numbers shows him to be a ‘passive 7‘ which means he may be prone to secrecy and emotional withdrawal, and would tend to have an inferiority complex.
His chart also shows that he has no lines of strength and one line of weakness. Lines of weakness indicate certain areas for potential personal growth, and indicate opportunities for achieving a more balanced outlook.
The Line of the Skeptic: This missing line is all about the person’s willingness to accept that which cannot be proven by scientific means, i.e. religion, spirituality or occult sciences (such as numerology). This line can indicate anything from total skepticism of anything metaphysical through to an enlightened, open-minded approach to the mysteries of existence.
He also has two 2s in his birth date, plus a zero following the first 2, which can add intensity to the number. The number 2 is passive, soothing and diplomatic. The elemental association is water, which is calming, cool and tranquil. The number 2 is adaptable and has evolved to temper the potency of the 1. 2s are fulfilled by helping others reach their goals, and are best when working as part of a team effort rather than on solitary endeavors.
He also has two 1s in the birth date: 1 is associated with masculine (yang) energies, and is the potent force of the elemental Fire. 1s need to learn individuality, self-reliance and proper expression of will. Someone in harmony with this path can appear brave and original. They often emerge as a natural leader who can initiate new projects and push forward radical ideas. They can be fiercely independent and should be left alone to finish tasks.
Life path 25/7: As we have already seen, Uri Geller has conflicting numbers, like the 1 and 2 energies. Also, with the Life Path number 25/7, the interaction of 2, 5, 7 gives rise to internal conflicts that send 25/7s on a quest for healing and illumination. They are caught in a double bind: not usually trusting of others enough to share inner feelings, they have few intimate friends, but they have a deep desire to help others, to make a difference, to contribute in some way.
Most 25/7s have a refined appearance and certain childlike qualities; they have a Peter Pan-like quality, caught between Never Neverland and Earth; they aren’t sure where they fit in. They can get drained and stressed from thinking too much, also resulting in possible allergies. They need grounding and to come down to earth. Physical exercise works well for them, as does self-trust.
25/7s are well suited to any work that requires exceptionally deft thinking and skillful hands. Insightful and private, they also make excellent researchers.
Sagittarius – The Archer
Sagittarians are the optimists of the zodiac, believing that it is better to travel hopefully than to arrive. They cannot bear stagnation of any kind. They possess an adventurous spirit that refuses to be tied down and, if they cannot physically travel the world, they will explore the realms of the mind with the same enthusiasm.
In Love: They have a certain panache when it comes to courtship, perhaps showering their lover with little gifts – they’re noted for their generosity and love to make such gestures – or whisking them away somewhere unexpectedly. The archer’s interests are far ranging and they need constant stimuli to avoid boredom.
In Work: They are unafraid of risk-taking and many opt to run their own business. Jupiter, the sign’s ruler, is the planet of good fortune, opportunity and expansion. They are adaptable and able to have several tasks on the go at any one time. This sign is associated with sporting pursuits as well as more intellectual professions such as teaching and law. There is also a link with religion and philosophy; some Sagittarians are perpetual students of such subjects, having become hooked on acquiring knowledge from an early age.
While they’re reputed to have two left feet and be rather clumsy physically, they are born with a special grace. It’s not that they can do no wrong – they do end up in a mess just like the rest of us – but they always seem to land on their feet and everything comes out well in the end. Cheerful by nature and pleasant to deal with, as they spread their good mood to everyone within reach, they’ll regale you with their tales, which may often feature some heroics of their own, but you won’t be bored because they’re good storytellers.
Born in Tel Aviv to Jewish parents with Austro-Hungarian background, Geller was named after a cousin who had been killed in a bus accident. He was the only child of his Army sergeant father and Manzy Freud, his mother, who he says is a relative of Sigmund Freud. After his parents’ split and moving to Cyprus, he attended school and learned English, his first two languages being Hungarian and Hebrew. Subsequently, when his step-father died, they moved back to Israel, and at the age of 18, Uri served as a paratrooper in the Israeli Army. He was wounded in action during the 1967 Six Day War and was invalided out. He then worked as a photographic model in 1968 and 1969, and began to perform for small audiences as a nightclub entertainer, becoming well-known in Israel.
Uri rose to fame after performing a series of televised performances which he said were paranormal demonstrations of psychokinesis, dowsing, and telepathy. By the 1970s, he became popular in the United States and Europe. He also received attention from the scientific community who were interested in examining his claims of psychic abilities. He was studied by scientists who worked with Albert Einstein, and the world’s most prestigious scientific magazine, Nature, published a paper on Uri’s work at the Stanford Research Institute in the USA – a unique endorsement, and an irrefutable proof that his powers are genuine. His work with the FBI and the CIA has ranged from using Mind Power to erase KGB computer files and track serial killers, to attending nuclear disarmament negotiations to influence delegates with positive thoughts so that they would sign the Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty. For decades this aspect of his career was too confidential and controversial to discuss.
After Geller visited Tokyo in 1973, thousands of Japanese children apparently manifested similar paranormal powers. Eight of these children were investigated in 1974 by a Professor of Psychology at a University in Tokyo, with a team of 15 researchers. Laboratory tests were devised to test psychokinetic ability and metal bending. One 12-year-old, Jun Sekiguchi, demonstrated an amazing ability to bend spoons paranormally and also recharged dead electric batteries by merely holding them.
At the height of worldwide interest in his claimed powers, Geller suddenly disappeared from the public scene for 10 years. In 1986 the newspaper Financial Times published a report revealing that in 1974 Geller had been persuaded to put his psychic talents at the disposal of industrialists by dowsing for oil and minerals. The report stated that Geller had met the late Sir Val Duncan, then head of the prestigious Rio Tinto-Zinc Corporation and himself an amateur dowser, who suggested that Geller try psychic prospecting. Peter Sterling, chairman of Zanex, an Australian mineral exploration company, confirmed that Geller was flown to the Solomon Islands to help pinpoint gold deposits, and that the company was successful in finding alluvial gold in the Solomons. Peter Sterling stated that it was not easy to explain the employment of Geller to his board of directors and shareholders. He said, “Most mining people are pretty down to earth and materialistic, and the sort of work Uri does doesn’t fit current scientific knowledge. I think that in time science will know, and will be building machines to do the same thing. But now, well, the reaction is a bit like witch hunters in the dark ages, or flat earthers. There are a lot of flat earthers around”.
From time to time, sensational reports are circulated that Geller significantly changed the course of world events, such as mentally influencing Gorbachev’s top aide so that the Soviet leader made an offer of dramatic cuts in nuclear weapons.
At his peak in the 1970s, he also worked full-time performing for television audiences worldwide. Geller also has a passion for painting, and has designed plates for Poole Pottery, designed the logo for popular music group ‘NSYNC and contributed artwork to Michael Jackson’s CD, Invincible. He has written 16 fiction and nonfiction books. In recent years, he has starred in the 2001 horror film Sanitarium, appeared as a contestant on the show I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Then in 2007, Uri hosted a show in Israel called The Successor, where the contestants performed magic tricks. And in July 2007, he was signed by NBC, along with Criss Angel, for Phenomenon, which started the search for the next great mentalist. He also hosts the TV shows The Next Uri Geller in Germany, and De Nieuwe Uri Geller in Holland, and the same show again in Hungary, where Uri speaks both in Hungarian and in English.
Uri currently lives with his wife, Hanna, his mother and his brother-in-law/manager, Shipi Shtrang, in Berkshire, England, his children having all grown up. Interviewed by The Observer, he took a journalist round his house and every object had a story attached. The framed exercise bike on the wall, for instance, he said, was not a pointless piece of junk, but a bike that belonged to the late Bruce Beresford, “a British cyclist who asked me many years ago to help him break the world record”. Apparently he has been trying to sell his house for some years. He said, “I came to the stage where I didn’t need any marble around me, or gold taps, or silk walls. I’ve grown out of that. I want a rustic house, something strange, technologically empowered to turn around like by solar energy, on some little plot by the river – half an acre would be enough for me.” He says that Hanna and he are soul mates, and she would happily travel with him wherever he went. His brother-in-law, Shipi, would probably come with him too, as they have been together for 30 years.
He is a vegan and he cycles at least 27 miles every morning, as has so much excess energy to burn off. A large part of his day is then taken up with answering emails. They come from all over the world, and he loves getting them, so if you send him one, you may even get a reply! His address is [email protected]
He rarely bends spoons publicly now. Instead, he continues to write and appear on radio and TV, exploring subjects like ESP and UFOs, and giving motivational and inspirational lectures. He is an enthusiastic advocate of self-help, including positive thinking, believing in yourself and using your own mind power.