9 is a number that has deep spiritual meaning and rich symbolism in numerology. It represents completion and fulfillment. It is the end of a cycle. After nine, a new journey will begin. The number 9 is a sacred number in many traditions. It is 3 x 3, and 3 is the number of Divinity. It is also the number of the story of our lives, as it represents the past, present, and future as well as the beginning, middle, and end. Furthermore, mathematically, the number 9 operates in an almost magical fashion. This article will explore the mysticism and magic of the Number 9. It will also discuss the meaning of 9 on a practical level in numerology.
9 – A Sacred Number
9 is a sacred number in many different spiritual traditions throughout the world and throughout history. Below is a small sampling of these traditions.
The numerology system that is most widely known in the Modern West is Pythagorean numerology. There are other forms of numerology that have been used throughout the world and throughout history, though. One of the oldest forms that we have information about is the Chaldean system. In Chaldean numerology, 9 is a holy number, and thus, it is not used when assigning letters to numbers.
In the Hindu tradition, 9 is the highest number. There are many instances of the number 9 in Vedic tradition and lore. In one branch of Hindu philosophy, there are nine universal substances, Earth, Water, Air, Fire, Ether, Time, Space, Soul, and Mind. Sri Durga, the warrior goddess that provides protection from evil and demons has nine forms, and so, she is worshipped with a nine-day festival. In the philosophy of yoga, the human body has nine doors, two eyes, two ears, the mouth, two nostrils, and the openings for defecation and procreation. There are also nine forms of devotion to the gods.
Also, in Vedic cosmology and astrology, there are 9 heavenly influences on our lives. These influencers are the Seven Traditional Planets as well as Rahu (the North Node of the Moon) and Ketu (the South Node of the Moon), who are known respectively as the Head and Tail of the Dragon.
The holy month of Ramadan takes place on the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.
There was a group of nine Egyptian deities, known as The Ennead, who were worshipped at Heliopolis.
There were nine muses in Greek mythology, and Leto spent nine days and nights giving birth to Apollo.
The number 9 has the same sound in the Chinese language as the word for long-lasting. It is associated with the Chinese dragon, who has nine forms and nine children.
Traditional Western Cosmology
In Tradition Cosmology, there were 9 spheres above the Earth. There were the 7 planetary spheres, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Above Saturn was the Sphere of the Fixed Stars. Above the Fixed Stars was the Highest Heaven, the abode of God.
There are many different Tarot decks, but the one that is most commonly used in modern times is the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. This deck contains four suits with ten numbered cards and four Court cards, which are called the Minor Arcana. It also contains 22 cards known as the Major Arcana, which tell a story.
In the Minor Arcana, the 9’s represent the fullest expression of each suit. The tenth card represents the very end, which will be followed by a new beginning.
The story of the Major Arcana is divided into three sections. The first two sections go from 1 to 9, and the third section goes from 1 to 3. The first section is a story of success and achievement, which begins with the Magician. The 9 card in this section is The Hermit, who withdraws and contemplates what he learned along the way. After The Hermit comes the Wheel of Fortune, Number 10, and the second part has many cards of difficulty and hardship, such as Death (13), The Devil (15), and The Tower (17). This part ends with The Moon, Number 18, which simplifies to 9. The Moon is a reflection of the struggles and hardships faced in the middle part of the journey. The last three cards, The Sun (19), Judgement (20), and The World (21), represent the culmination of the first two stories, leading to a happy ending.
3 x 3
There is a reason that 9 is important in so many different belief systems. Numbers have deep metaphysical significance, and they are embedded in the fabric of the Cosmos. There were numbers before there were things to be numbered. The symbolic meaning of 9 is that of completion of a cycle. The reason for this is that it represents 3 sets of 3.
3 is the first number that we, as unEnlightened beings, can truly understand on a metaphysical level. The numbers 0-2 represent deep principles that we can learn by rote, but we can not fully comprehend them. 0 is the nothingness from where everything came, 1 is the first state of being, and it represents the initial Unity of all Creation, and 2 represents duality and polarity. 0-2 have occupied theologians, philosophers, and scientists for millennia.
For more information about 1 and 2, see 11 Reasons You’re Seeing 1111: The Meaning Behind Angel Number 1111 and 222 Meaning: Why You Keep Seeing Repeating 2’s.
3, on the other hand, is tangible. It makes sense to us. It is the triangle and two-dimensional space. It is a story that has a beginning, middle, and an end. Our lives are experienced in the triad of past, present, and future. Much of the difficulty we have in trying to grasp the meaning of 0-2 is that we must explain these concepts from the world of 3. For example, we can say that 0 was the state that existed before Creation, but before Creation, time did not exist, so there was no such thing as “before.”
With 9, we have three trilogies, each of them with their own beginning, middle, and end. Thus 9 is the full and complete story, with a prologue, main story, and epilogue.
The Mathematics of 9
In ordinary mathematics, 9 operates in an almost magical way.
When learning multiplication tables as a child, 9’s were often one of the easier sets because there was an easy “hack.” This hack was based on the fact that if you multiply any number by nine, the digits of the product will always add up to nine, or eventually simplify to nine. For example,
2 x 9 = 18
3 x 9 = 27
4 x 9 = 36
This goes on for infinity, as you can see below:
854 x 9 = 7,686; 7+6+8+6 = 27; 2+7 = 9
Other interesting patterns are:
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
12,345,679 x 9 = 111,111,111
12,345,679 x 9 x 18 = 222,222,222
12,345,679 x 9 x 81 = 999,999,999
There is also a method of checking one’s arithmetic in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division known as “casting out nines.” Because of the properties of 9, for any calculation, you can simplify the digits of all of the numbers involved, and if the calculation is correct, the answers will match. For example,
7635 + 9251 = 16,886
7+6+3+5 = 21; 2+1 = 3
9+2+5+1 = 17; 1+7 = 8
3 + 8 = 11; 1+1 = 2
1+6+8+8+6 = 29; 2+9 = 11; 1+1 = 2
The Meaning of 9 in Numerology
The numerological meaning for 9 derives from its spiritual and metaphysical symbolism. 9 is the number of completion. It represents the end of the story, where “they all live happily ever after.” Even though 9 is the end of the story, it is an odd number, and odd numbers represent Yang energy. Yang energy is unstable, so even though 9 is the completion, something must still come after it. There is always a new story, and this new story is symbolized by the number 10. Yet, with 9, we are not there yet. We are still enjoying the fruits of our labor and the happy ending.
Number 9 in a Numerology Chart
One of the uses for numerology is to get a view on your personality and the direction of your life. This is done through what is known as a Numerology Chart. This Chart contains several different numbers that are derived from your name and date of birth. The most important of these numbers is your Life Path Number. Your Life Path Number represents your strengths and weaknesses, your motivation, and to a certain extent, your purpose in life.
If you have a Life Path Number of 9, this means that you have come into this life with deep wisdom and spirituality. You tend to work for the social good, and you are a bit detached from the ordinary pleasures of life.
In the same way, anywhere 9 appears in your Numerology Chart, this will be an area in which you have the sense of having completed a journey and are sharing the wisdom of what you have learned along the way.
Number 9 as an Angel Number
Sometimes we receive messages from the Higher Beings that watch over us. These messages come in many different forms, but one of them is through Angel Numbers.
Angel Numbers are sequences of numbers that appear repeatedly in your daily life. Some of the more common forms are three and four digit repeating sequences. For example, 9 could appear as 999 or 9999. If the number 9 appears to you as an Angel Number, the usual meaning is that you are at the end of a journey. It is time to wrap things up, enjoy the rewards of your labors, and get ready for a new journey to begin.
Number 9 is a fascinating and magical number. It represents the completion of a cycle and the highest one can attain before moving on. It is a sacred number in many cultures and traditions, and in math, 9 does astounding things. The spiritual meaning of 9 is one of completion and culmination, and this is reflected in its numerological interpretations as well as its meaning when it appears as an Angel Number.