To respond means listening to another.
Also answering with comprehension and understanding.
With fear being the dominant emotion at the moment, the responsible reaction is to calm the fears. As often it is covered up in aggression, we must step back and regroup. History and humans have enjoyed puzzles. The focus leads to contemplation and calm.
Gematria is a numerological language. It originates with the concept of geometry. Geo=earth, metry=measurement. It may have been used by the earliest civilizations of Sumer.
Using space to observe shapes in clouds or a magnifying glass to scrutinize a dandelion.
The seven planetary bodies may correspond to the Sumerian seven gods and goddesses.