The symbol of the world is the triangle with the three points: Heaven, Earth and Hell. Number nine symbolizes the whole that includes three worlds. The picture of the snake called Urobor who is eating its own tail symbolizes the revival and is very similar graphically to number 9. In the Indian mythology, there are nine successive incarnations of Vishnu, the divinity that represents sacrifice for the sake of the people. According to the Gospel, a book of the Bible with the set of four parts by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Jesus Christ was crucified at three o’clock, his agony started at six and
he died at nine o’clock. This number is the symbol of the last phase of a voyage, the final bliss, the discovery of the whole through unifying love.
Masonry make from nine timelessness number which means ”human immortality”. In their symbolism, number nine write growth down, to materialistic level. On human level nine is number of months which is
needed to develop fetus although after seven months he is fully formatted, but multiplication this two numbers (7×9) gives number 63, which represent average length of human life. 9s is only number which multiply by any number always reproduce himself (9×2=18, 1+8=9…).
Number nine like the last number in the range signifies the beginning and the end, a transition to a new level. It symbolizes the end of the road, the finish of the cycle.
These people are wise, humane, communicative, courageous, helpful, sensible, sentimental, unselfish, intelligent, pleasant, impulsive, competitive, unpredictable, dynamic, and diligent.
If they go through negative experiences in life, they may become vindictive, aggressive, obstinate, irritating, rash, stubborn, unstable, jealous, arrogant, nervous, neglectful and problematic.
In contrast to 8, the number 9 often represents pain or sadness. The 16th-century Catholic theologian Peter Bungus pointed out that the Ninth Psalm predicts the coming of the Antichrist.
In Islamic cosmology the universe is made from nine spheres—the traditional eight of Ptolemy, plus a ninth added by the Arab astronomer Thābit ibn Qurrah about 900 ce to explain the precession of the equinoxes.
In Anglo-Saxon cultures 9 crops up frequently. The early inhabitants of Wales used nine steps to measure distance in legal contexts; for example, a dog that has bitten someone can be killed if it is nine steps away from its owner’s house, and nine people assaulting one constituted a genuine attack. In German law the ownership of land terminated after the ninth generation. Many folk sayings involve the number 9. A stitch in time saves nine. Cloud nine is the ultimate in happiness. A cat has nine lives. In Greek mythology the River Styx, across which souls were ferried to the underworld, is described as having nine twists.
Nine is the number of magic.
Nine is a sacred number.
Nine is the number of completion and fulfillment.
Nine is a symbol of wisdom and good leadership.
Nine is the number of heaven.
In Hinduism nine is the number of Brahma, the Creator.
The Pythagoreans called the number nine the “Ennead”.
They thought of nine as unlucky as it is one short of ten. The Pythagoreans considered ten to be perfect.
The ninth day of the Chinese New Year is the birthday of the Jade Emperor.
The Jade Emperor is the supreme god worshipped by the Taoists.
The Jade Emperor rules all Heaven and Earth.
In China the number nine is an auspicious number. When number nine is pronounced, it sounds like the word for “long lasting”.
In Japan the number nine may be considered unlucky. When number nine is pronounced, it sounds like the word for “pain”.
November comes from the Latin word “novem”, meaning nine.
The atomic number for nine is fluorine.
A nine-sided polygon is called a nonagon and also an enneagon.
Norwegian runner, Grete Waitz won the New York Marathon nine times.
For the Hebrews nine is a symbol of truth.
When multiplied 9 always reproduces itself.
|2 x 9 = 18||1+8 = 9|
|3 x 9 = 27||2+7 = 9|
|4 x 9 = 36||3+6 = 9|
|5 x 9 = 45||4+5 = 9|
|6 x 9 = 54||5+4 = 9|
|7 x 9 = 63||6 +3 = 9|
|8 x 9 = 72||7 +2 = 9|
|and so on forever|
Sagittarius is the ninth astrological sign in the Zodiac.(November 22 – December 21)
Number nine is the number of Uranus.
Number nine is lucky for Aquarius.
In the Tarot nine is the card of the Hermit.
The Hermit symbolizes self-examination and refection.
It shows willingness to seek advice.
Reversed it is stubbornness and the refusal to listen to advice.
The cycles of my new foundation revealed the Gate of Initiation and
I stepped through unafraid of the transformation that
that became the brilliance of my new Self
The number Nine (9) relates to death and rebirth, acting as the gate of movement into a new state of being. It is purposeful regeneration of what has been purified and emboldened by the process of release. And, it is in this state of self-awareness, inner light and true wisdom that we are made ready to begin the work of returning to the place of beginning. This is the number that carries us into the darkness so that we may find ourselves in the light. This is the number that decrees that change will occur whether it is welcomed with surrender or fought with all of our might. It is from the number nine that we test our strengths and refine our weaknesses as we cross the threshold of our own glory.
The planetary energy of the number nine is Mars. This is the combustible force that propels new growth forward. It is justifiable assertion of itself that puts the plan in motion and irrational aggressiveness that serves as the tantrum of a child wanting attention and not receiving what is needed, before they can move on to their next creative project. Mars is the corrector of Imbalance, the ultimate equalizer. It is the energy behind a War that strives to bring an end to war, simply because sometimes that is the only way to override a power that is being misused. Anger, aggression and assertiveness are often viewed in our society as being inappropriate and negative behaviors. However, if there were not the fueling of the energetic fires of anger towards the atrocities of child abuse, female mutilation and other social injustices, these injustices and ill-used power plays would go unnoticed and unchanged. The fiery light of Mars shines brightly and brings into the central heat of the flame that which needs transformation.
Astrology: The House of Transformation and Endings – Death and Rebirth
The Ninth House is concerned with those things that make us whole after we have been taken apart, analyzed and refined. This is the house of death, both physical and metaphysical and the blessings of rebirth await all who step into the darkness of the unknown. The ruling astrological sign of the ninth house is Sagittarius. This is the sign of outreach and expansion through personal and communal connection. As we reach beyond our own limitations and perceptions of doubt we become fully realized in our place as part of the greater collective of humanity.
Tarot: The Hermit
Tarot Key IX – The Hermit turn within to communicate with the Higher nature of his being to better analyze and come to a place of informed enlightenment. This tarot key serves as the point of accountability The Hermit gives heed to the need for moving into the darkness of soul’s intent before movement into light and balance may be achieved. The Divine light of SELF serves as the lantern of guide and what is sacrificed within the sanctuary of the Hermit becomes the conscience of will that lights the way for its highest expression.
Kabbalah: Yesod – Foundation
Yesod is the sphere of dreams, fantasies, memory and the dwelling place of true magic. This sphere holds the key to the unknown and the unknowable. Yesod is known as the “Treasure House of Symbols”. It is here that the Akashic records, which are said to contain the memory and experiences of every living being are held within the substance of Ether (spirit). This attribute alone can give rise to illusion, false conceptions and a deluded sense of Soul’s purpose. It is a world of shadow and illusion; being held in a state of “in-between”. Yesod resonates to the sacral chakra and as such is the plane of sexuality and the potential underlying each act of coupling. It is the fertile breeding ground for all future spiritual development.
Ordinarily, I try to keep the math to a minimum when I discuss an aspect of Numerology. In the case of the number 9, however, the math highlights a philosophical observation that is unique, interesting and very revealing. So bear with me, please, because from a purely mathematical perspective, the 9 stands apart. Here is why:
When you multiply any number by 9, then add the resulting digits and reduce them to a single digit, it always becomes a 9. For example, 6 x 9 = 54, reduce 54 to a single digit by adding them together: 5 + 4 = 9. Similarly, 8 x 9 = 72, and 7 + 2 = 9. Or 23 x 9 = 207, 2 + 0 + 7 = 9, and so forth. There is nothing coincidental about this peculiarity. Try it. Any number, no matter how large, multiplied by 9 reduces to 9. From a numerological perspective, the 9 simply takes over, like the infamous body snatchers. Any number that was initially increased by a factor of 9 loses its own identity and instead takes on the characteristics of the 9. No other number has that quality.
A different, but no less distinctive and revealing, attribute of the 9 is that when you add (as opposed to multiply) it to any other number, then reduce that number to a single digit, it always comes back to itself, as if nothing was added at all. For example, 5 + 9 = 14, 1 + 4 = 5. Or 7 + 9 = 16, 1 + 6 = 7. 24 (which reduces to 6) + 9 = 33, 3 + 3 = 6. Again, have some fun, try it on a bunch of numbers.
This, from a numerology perspective, is actually the exact opposite of what happens when you use the 9 to multiply, because when adding it, increasing the amount by 9, it does not change anything to its initial single digit value. When multiplying, the 9 takes over … when adding, the 9 does nothing. For a math junkie like myself, with a philosophical streak to match, this is pure beauty. It symbolically touches at the core of the magic that underlies this creation. But enough about math, let’s look at the personality of this unique number. The last of the cardinal numbers, the 9 is the most worldly and sophisticated of all numbers. The 9 has some similarities with the 6. However, whereas the 6 as a symbol of motherly (or fatherly) love, giving its love and care to friends, family and the immediate community, the 9 offers it to the world at large; the 9, more than any other number, has global consciousness. Looking at the shape of the symbol is, as always, quite telling. The 9 is like the 6 upside down, a symbol of her offering sympathy and compassion to everyone; a reservoir of giving with a generous downward spout.
The 9 lives in the world and understands the connections between all of mankind. It is a humanitarian, and sees no real difference between its neighbor next door and the person living in a very different culture and environment on the other side of the world. The 9 is the least judgmental of all numbers, the most tolerant and the most conscious.
Is your Numerology chart chock-full of 9? Reveal all your unique numbers — and what they mean — with a complete, personalized Numerology Personality Profile!Neither specifically masculine or feminine, the 9 seems more feminine, in large part, because she is so loving and empathetic. She walks like a queen, tall and statuesque, yet feels closely connected with the rest of mankind. At the same time, she is hard to reach, seems aloof and tends to float above the small-minded issues that can be so upsetting to others. You either love her or loathe her, but you can’t deny her the respect she demands. She has impeccable taste, is talented and creative, and can be quite eloquent when she expresses herself.
The 9 may be called the the “Mother Theresa” number, because when she sees injustice or suffering, she will not hesitate to devote herself to rectifying it. More importantly, she will not dedicate any energy towards receiving credit for her actions; the purity of math that is manifested when she adds to the lives of others is mirrored in the way she goes about doing good: she will not force herself upon others. But when circumstances require, she can be a powerful force, strong enough to take over and bend others to her will (just as she does when she is used to multiply any other number; she takes complete control). Yet she is not a leader in the way both the 1 and the 8 are leaders; her leadership qualities are in the higher realms of philosophy and justice. She changes your mind! The 9 is often prosperous, but this is one of those contradictions that actually makes sense and illustrates the true nature of the 9 clearly: where the 8 becomes financially successful by focusing on the potential reward from certain undertakings, the 9 earns her financial rewards by completely and utterly ignoring the monetary potential of an endeavor; the exact opposite of the 8. As for matters of the heart, the 9 is not particularly romantic. She is an impossible lover, not because she is demanding, which she is also, but because you never know to what extent you have managed to reach her. She hides her heart, and even after knowing her for many years, the connection still seems a bit distant. She is a loyal friend but will not allow herself to become vulnerable. The most telling attribute of the 9 is the always subtle and hard to pinpoint sense that there is more to her than meets the eye. A correct observation; she has depth and intuition, and is at all times aware of her surroundings, like a person with over-developed peripheral vision.
As with any number, the 9 has a dark side. She can be condescending, arrogant, cold and apathetic towards the suffering of others. When the 9 shows her dark side, it is egotistic, cruel, immoral and completely untouchable. And unfortunately, it is easy for a 9 to fall into the dark side, like when she perceives herself to have been the victim of an injustice, then she can be vindictive, unforgiving and malicious. When the 9 appears as a cycle, it often denotes a finality, the completion of an era. The 9 as a cycle is frequently seen as an indicator of death. This is simplistic and wrong. What one or more 9 cycles does suggest is that you are in the final stages of a period or endeavor, that you need to empty your bucket and prepare for the new and that there are opportunities to make a difference. In Personal Year cycles, the 9 is always followed by the 1, and every time you go through that two-year phase, you go through a transformation of some kind. Look at any period in your life when you went through a 9 Personal Year followed by a 1 Personal Year and you will see that this is true. Then look at your Essence and Transit cycles to learn what the fundamental nature of that transformation was.
Positive Characteristics: 9 are helpful, compassionate, aristocratic, sophisticated, charitable, generous, humanitarian, romantic, cooperative, creative, self-sufficient, proud and self-sacrificing.
Negative Characteristics: 9 can end up being egocentric, arrogant, self-pitying, sentimental, discontent, fickle, cold or mentally unstable.
Associated in Astrology with: Virgo
Associated in Tarot with: The Hermit
Life Lesson Number 9: This is the number of the idealist. Nines love humanity and carry a clear vision of how things should be. Nine is the number of patience and understanding, and has a very Buddhist aura due to the peace and wisdom of its vibration. If you’re a 9, you see things as from above, and are therefore designed to show others the way through your own example. You are highly connected to Spirit, and often serve as the hand of Spirit in the lives of others. You may be a healer or a psychic, an educator or in some medical profession. Communication comes easily to you, and you make a natural politician, although you are more driven by your ideals than a quest for power. Nines often suffer from depression or disappointment as they try to reconcile how they know things should be with how they really are. Perhaps your greatest challenge is remaining optimistic when the rest of the world seems so off course.