I’m sure you have heard of numerology, the belief in a mystical relationship between numbers and physical objects and or living things. But the number nine holds a special reverence in many cultures to hold special meaning, power, or luck.
Nine is the highest single-digit number, and it symbolizes completeness as the end of a cycle before returning to the number one.
Also, in early Chinese mythology, the number nine was very common, such as nine fields of heaven and nine songs of heaven.
The center of Beijing has eight roads leading to the ninth, the city center.
The Forbidden City has 9,999 rooms.
Nine dragons are found on the emperor’s throne.
Nine mythical animals are found throughout the palace and temple buildings.
In other cultures such as Egypt, nine was very important to the religious and cosmological order.
To the Hebrews, the ninth letter of their alphabet is Tet, which symbolizes completeness.
In Christianity, hell has nine gates and is divided into nine sections. At the opposite spectrum, there are nine choirs of angels in heaven. Also, Christ died at the ninth hour.
Regarding life cycles, the human gestation period is nine months, and cats are said to have nine lives. There are nine judges on the Supreme Court, and nine players on a baseball team.
Basically, the number nine is a universal symbol that has much influence throughout many different cultures. It stands alone in its importance.
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So I leave you with this question, if you believe in luck or lucky numbers, what is your number and why?
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