The self under adjustment. The self becomes tested in love, responsibility and ethics issues which can lead to readjustments to its inner reality (7). Often times the presence of 16 indicates a traumatic event forcing the self to look within for answers, or to look at a part of itself it did not know previously. It is the theory being put into practice, to test its feasibility in mundane reality. It represents the purging of the past to decide upon the new course to be taken. It is important to keep a link between the conscious and subconscious minds open in order to understand any dysfunctional behaviors that may show up. It is more comfortable to readjust one’s self on their own rather than have the universe do it for you. This number can be a test of conscious awareness of one’s unconscious self.
The key lesson of the 16 is the growth of the inner self. This requires one to face its fears, face what its been avoiding. Life may seem to always present 16 with problems, but that’s because the problems are within the self; reality merely reflects back what already lies within. If this is willfully ignored, then loss increases (-5) until a shock forces one to do so. Alternatively, the 16 may choose to paralyze its emotions in order to not confront itself through substance abuse and other modes of escaping reality. This is a sign of cowardice.
However, not all is doom and gloom with the 16. It purges out accumulated negativity gathered during its experiences in the past. While there is no growth without pain, in the end the 16 is much healthier than it was to begin with, if it chooses to cleanse the internal part of itself. The 16 is also very analytical and has the ability to get to the bottom of a situation, f its emotions do not cloud it. It is more concerned for love and others issues, or anything it feels is important.