Numerology Insights: the Magic of the Number 9

Is the number 9 appearing to you in dreams or your waking life? Or maybe you’re navigating a nine life path or a nine month in numerology. Let’s float up to cloud 9 to discover the meaning of the number 9.

The Meaning of 9

In Numerology, the number 9 really does have it all — all the lessons, wisdom, human experiences and every number that came before it (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 = 45, and 4 + 5 = 9).

Naturally, nine is wise beyond its digits. Like the legendary Jedi Master, Yoda, from Star Wars, nine is the keeper of sacred wisdom and power. From her deep well of intuitive insights, nine unlocks the mysteries of the Universe.

And the proof is in the numbers. Nine is made up of the sacred trinity (3 + 3 + 3 = 9), the ultimate combo for spiritual power.

The nine energy stream is also tolerant, compassionate and loving, instilling a sense of trust and safety. Naturally, nine has a “humanitarian” vibe, and may be guilty of over-giving. Just like its shape, the number 9 is a benevolent well of gifts with its generous downward spout.

This “Mother Theresa” number is a champion for human rights, healing victims of injustice with her divine leadership skills. And absolutely zero credit needed! This old soul heals out of the goodness of her big heart.

But, sadly all good things eventually come to an end. The number 9 also represents endings and death. However, while a cat may have only nine lives, the number 9 has infinite. When one ending… well ends, something new is born. And surrendering to the process puts the nine one step closer to mastery on the path to self-development.

Where To Find the Number 9

Nature: the atomic number for nine is fluorine

Cosmic: the number 9 is believed to be the synthesis of the three worlds — the upper, middle and lower realms

Native American, Mayan and Aztec: stories from these traditions tell of nine cosmic levels of the Universe

Norse Mythology: the All Mighty god Odin ruled over the nine worlds. And when he set off to become an all powerful wisdom keeper, Odin had to hang on the Yggdrasil tree for nine bloody days. After which, he received the wisdom he sought.

Celtic Mythology: the number 9 symbolizes the triple Goddess (Maiden, Mother and Crone), and there are nine Celtic sorceresses

Greek Mythology: the Goddess Demeter searched for nine days for her daughter Persephone (who was chilling in the underworld with Hades). Once Demeter found her daughter, Persephone was required to spend three months every year in the underworld, and nine months above ground.

Hinduism: nine is the number of Brahma, the Creator

Christianity: a novena (from the Latin word novem, meaning “nine”) is an ancient tradition of devotional praying for nine consecutive days

What vibes with 9?

Planets – Mars

Element Fire

Tarot cards – the Hermit

Deities – Greek goddess Hecate, Roman goddess Juno, Roman goddess Luna, Norse god Odin

Crystals – obsidian, selenite, pink girasol quartz, chrysocolla, turritella agate

Flowers – white carnations, white roses, angelica, lily of the valley

Colors – white, pearl, silver, gold, platinum

Symbol – the nonagon

How has the number 9 been showing up in your life? Share in the comments!

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