Compared to number 5, number 6 is seen as macro cosmos against micro cosmos, the whole against the individual, and the universal man against the particular man. In Masonic symbolism, number six signifies growth on spiritual level.
These people are joyful, amusing, charming, undemanding, warm, positive, hearty, loyal to their family, artistic, calm, tidy, a bit slow, attractive, sensual, responsible, helpful, unselfish, sentimental, and generous.
If they go through negative experiences in life, they may become uninterested, lazy, neglectful,
hedonistic, immoral, nervous, naive, dependent, anxious, passive, malicious.
By a wonderful conjunction of mathematical coincidences, 6 is both the sum (1 + 2 + 3) and the product (1 × 2 × 3) of the first three numbers. It is therefore considered “perfect.” In mathematics, a perfect number is one that equals the sum of its divisors (excluding itself), and 6 is the first perfect number in this sense because its divisors are 1, 2, and 3. The next perfect number is 28. No odd perfect numbers are known, but it has not been proved that none exists. The perfection of 6 shows up in the six days of Creation in Genesis, with God resting on the seventh day. The structure of the Creation parallels the sum 1 + 2 + 3: on day 1 light is created; on days 2 and 3 Heaven and Earth appear; finally on days 4, 5, and 6 all living creatures are created.
The number 6 is a symbol of completeness. Number 6 symbolizes beauty and high ideals.
Number 6 is the symbol of luck, the highest number of the dice.
Sugar or candy marks the sixth year anniversary in western tradition.
The number 6 is the symbol of Venus, the goddess of love.
“The sixth sense” refers to extra sensory perception (ESP). It is also common to use the phrase “the sixth sense” when meaning hunch or instinct.
Virgo is the sixth astrological sign in the Zodiac. (August 23 – September 22)
Number 6 is the number of Venus. Number six is lucky for Libra and Taurus.
In the Tarot, six is the card of the Lover
The Lovers naturally symbolizes anything to do with the heart; love and also inner peace and harmony.
Reversed it warns of separation or temptation.
June is the sixth month.
June is named after Juno.
Juno was the queen goddess in Roman mythology.
She was married to Jupiter. Juno was the patron goddess of the Roman Empire.
Her equivalent in Greek mythology was Hera.
Juno was also the patroness of marriage.
This may explain why so many consider the month of June to be a favorable time to get married.
The picture is of Juno and Jupiter
Number 6 is A Perfect Number
The Pythagoreans acknowledged number 6 to be the first perfect number.
In mathematics a perfect number is when all the numbers divisors (excluding the number itself) are added, the sum equals the number itself. 1+2+3=6
In addition when including the number itself and dividing by two the result is the number itself. (1+2+3+6)/2 = 6
Perfect numbers are rare. The Ancient Greeks recognized four perfect numbers: 6 – 28 – 496 – 8,128. Throughout history perfect numbers have fascinated mathematicians and more perfect numbers have been discovered.
I have felt the waters of chaos and birthed what will flow harmoniously and fully enlivened as its product
Within the energy of the number Six (6) lies the harmonious relationship between the essential trinity and the spiritually amplified Trinity of Higher expression. As we work within a state of balance and sincerity of action designed towards the higher good for all we move towards a place of spiritual enlightenment. This is the call to bring into harmony and collaborative interaction the synthesized product of harmonious expression. If we think of the birthing process, the act of labor and giving birth is one that moves you from the comfort of body and mind. Emotions run high and the energy expended means pushing to the limits what is normal baseline of strength and endurance. Pain, fatigue and much more are companions in the process of bringing life into the manifest realm.
But, the exhilaration, joy and harmony of all the senses that were stretched beyond capacity erase any discomfort that occurred previously. All is forgotten in the bliss of looking at this tiny form of human life that is dependent on your stability, care and love for its survival. This is the quintessential energy of the number 6. The place of calm and rest and realization of union of a triune nature that has co-created with that which is like itself in Divinity.
The planetary energy of the number six is Venus. The planet Venus was called Phosphorus by the Greeks which translates to “Lightbearer” and Nogah in Hebrew which means “The Shiner”. Venus shines most brightly in the sky in the morning. This is the gift of attraction that the planet of Love exudes. The energy of Venus is that of beauty, harmony and awakening the emotional self. It is the heart that yearns for romance and connection. This energy supports social interaction and the overwhelming goal is to connect at a deep and often intimate level with those of our choosing.
Astrology: The House of Service – Career and Community
This is the astrological house that opens the pathways for seeing and responding to what is outside of your personal needs. This is the House that provides the energy that will inspire you towards a path of service that may be expressed through career choice (as in the case of health professionals) or in Community (as in the case of volunteers). Its ruling sign is Libra, the sign of balance and refinement. This means that choices will be weighed and measured for efficacy and selection will be made based upon the aesthetics that may be achieved. If we return to the idea of the harmonious expression of the number 6- is it not a joyous and harmonious state to be enraptured by an action or object of beauty? Now, to clarify I am not necessarily speaking of physical beauty, for beauty truly is held in the eye of the beholder. This is beauty that is transcendent and stirs the longing within to connect and be at one with others giving of yourself as the bridge of connection.
Tarot: The Lovers
Tarot Key VI – The Lovers speak of the power of duality, relationship and the harmonious union of opposites. Their union is blessed by the Higher power of the Limitless All and the solar fires of quickening are ready at the support to create progeny from their union. The energy of the 6th Key is one of the need for the intent of creation in application upon what holds the central core of the whole stable and in a state of balance. It is through this harmonious collaboration that separation of the two incoming energies and recognition of their differing states of expression become precisely configured for use.
Kabbalah: Tiphareth – Beauty
The sphere of Tiphareth is the central core of the Self. It both emanates its sustaining and strengthening energy and also serves to contract, assimilate and quicken. This energy is magnetic in nature and as it absorbs and draws towards itself, it simultaneously releases, distributes and emits the newly transformed energy. This action is very similar to the process of the heart within the physiology of our being. The heart serves to cleanse and purify the blood for recycling and release to those vital areas that are reached via the elaborate network of vein and artery. This action puts the body in a state of atonement, so that the vital nutrients may be received and the body will remain viable, strong and healthy in function. Tiphareth acts as the place of atonement and synthesis of return and release whereby the energies of the other spheres have a place of common meeting ground to blend and distribute in accord with the specific needs of balance and equilibrium.
Tiphareth is not only the place of deeper connection but it takes that connection further in the call to be “fully present”. Fully present in the sense of the bright light of the sun shining on you, moving you into the spotlight and making you accountable not only for showing up to do the work, but to do so in an illuminated and fully enlivened way.
While the 6 is considered the most harmonious of all single-digit numbers, it is not without its flaws and upsets. The most important influence of the 6 is its loving and caring nature. Properly nicknamed the motherhood number, it is all about sacrificing, caring, healing, protecting and teaching others. No family or community can function without the power of the 6 to keep them together and safe. She is the glue that keeps a family or community together.
There are, however, times when the 6 becomes too involved in the lives of those dear to her, to the point that she becomes intrusive and meddling. Other times, she takes her sacrificing nature too far and becomes a doormat to be abused and trampled on. Nonetheless, she is genuinely appreciated and adored in return. For this reason, the 6 is considered the only number harmonious with all other numbers. Creating an environment of peace and harmony is always her strongest impulse. In addition, she loves to teach and guide others, especially the young, old and less fortunate.
The 6 is full of sympathy, and her sense of justice is well developed — when she perceives injustice, she will sacrifice all her time and effort to set things straight. She almost always favors the underdog, and would never purposely hurt anyone, especially those she considers less fortunate. She has a strong sense of responsibility and can be counted on to do her fair share of the work. She can be demanding, but she is also able and willing to stay in the background when needed, working and caring without any expectation of reward.
The 6 is idealistic, trusting and easy to take advantage of … which can produce devastating results. She carries her heart on her sleeve and expects the same from others. The role of counselor and advisor comes naturally to her, and many will come to her to cry on her shoulder or to seek her down-to-earth wisdom.
The 6 carries herself well and moves gracefully, yet is warm, funny and jovial. When the 6 is on a career path, she generally goes a long way due, in part, to her sense of duty and responsibility — but also because she is genuinely respected and well-liked. You will find many 6s in careers such as teaching, healing, counseling, construction, the legal field and law enforcement, especially prison guards.
On the negative side, the 6 can be jealous and small-minded, tending to be more focused on the little details while ignoring the bigger pictures … usually to her own detriment. She can be a bad judge of character, and has been known to sacrifice herself to a cause or a person even while everyone around her tries to convince her that this cause or person is not worth it.
The 6 is usually rather conventional and must learn to use her own mind instead of simply leaning on the opinions of those close to her. The 6 can also be smug and arrogant, especially toward authority figures or institutions. She can be annoyingly self-righteous and an intolerant religious zealot. The 6 sometimes suffers from anxiety and insecurity, even phobias. A disproportional number of people with OCD have the 6 prominent in their charts.
The 6, while loving, caring and full of sympathy for others, is self-centered and egotistical at heart. If those at the receiving end of her care do not show the attention she craves, she can turn on them, even hurt them. The Munchhausen syndrome is a disorder typical to the negative 6.
No number is without weaknesses and faults, but the 6 is actually the most harmonious and stable among the nine single digits. Yet, perhaps for that same reason, when the unusual happens and the 6 falls into discord and disharmony, it becomes possibly the most destructive and dangerous of all numbers. Beware of a cynical or angry 6 — she is a merciless wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Positive Characteristics: 6 are responsible, loving, self-sacrificing, protective, sympathetic and compassionate. These loyal, maternal figures are domestic, fair and idealistic healers or teachers.
Negative Characteristics: A 6 can overdo its inherent protectiveness and become anxious, worrisome, suspicious, paranoid, emotionally unstable, cynical or jealous. They tend toward the conventional side.
Associated in Astrology with: Gemini
Associated in Tarot with: The Lovers
Life Lesson Number 6: Your goal is to develop a sense of responsibility for your family and community. Commitment and compassion are key words of the six, and there is a great focus here on domestic devotion and the needs of others. The six must learn how to put aside the desires of the ego and remain true to commitments. The six is a keen judge of what is fair, and a natural as a sympathetic ear or shoulder to cry on. The six is here to learn how to serve others; this number is generally associated with Christ consciousness. Sixes make natural teachers, ministers, nurses, medical researchers, lawyers, veterinarians and social workers.⨪