Meaning of Numbers – Number Symbolism
“Numbers rule all things.”Pythagoras 580 – 500 B.C.E.
Plato called the study of number symbolism “the highest level of knowledge”.
Pythagoras believed numbers had souls, as well as magical powers.
The Pythagoreans divided the numbers into two groups: odd and even, male and female, light and dark etc.
Their most sacred number was number 10.
Numbers are used in superstitions, religions and in mythology around the globe.
Throughout history the meaning of numbers have played an important role in the life of mankind.
Numbers will always be a part of our daily lives. This site is dedicated to shed light on the symbolism and the meaning of numbers in various societies.
Trivial fun facts may also be enjoyable for anyone who has a favorite number.
Numbers In Religion
Some numbers are sacred in religions.
Number three, four, seven, ten and twelve are a numbers of significance in many religions.
The Trinity, Jesus rose on the third day, Jesus preached the gospel for three years are all examples of number three in Christianity.
In the Bible we have four Evangelists and four horsemen of the Apocalypse.
In Buddhism there are four sights and four noble truths.
In Islam number seven is important; seven heavens, seven times around the Kaaba, seven verses in the first sura are some examples of this numbers importance.
Number seven in Judaism shows up a lot in happy occasions such as weddings as well as sad occasions as sitting Shivah.
Number seven is a repeating number in the Book of Revelation.
Mythology actually refers to the religions practiced in the past. These ancient religions also had repeating numbers.
Number nine is important in Norse mythology. There are nine worlds. Odin hung nine days in Yggdrasil, Aegir had nine daughters, and Thor took nine steps before falling dead to the ground and so on.
In Greek mythology we find the famous nine Muses.
In Fairy Tales
In fairy tales magic numbers are extensively used. We all have heard countless fairy tales containing three wishes or have three challenges. Snow White and the seven dwarfs is a classic tale.
Meaning of Numbers In Numerology
Numerology is an ancient system unlocking and understand the influences of numbers to help a person become the captain of their own life. It is a system that claims nothing in your life is random, everything happens for a reason.
Understanding numerology might help guide you to a more prosperous life in every aspect. Numerologists claim they can prepare you for circumstances that are heading in your direction and assist you in making the right decisions for the most positive outcome.
Numerologists teach that the choices you make and the actions you take all have a Numerology equation.
By use of ancient, unique formulas Numerology analyses names and numbers to calculate probable events that can happen to YOU.
Number Symbolism Around Us
Number symbolism is widely used to this day. Take for example the European Union flag. The meaning of the numbers of stars flag is based solely on symbolism and has nothing to do with the number of countries which joined the union.
Fate or Coincidence
Most of us have some kind of favorite number. It may be our birth date or the date of a special occasion in our life.
Others claim that a particular number seems to show up all over the place throughout years of their life. Naturally this number will be of great significance to that person.
The question is whether these numbers truly bring luck or are they just a coincidence?
Our belief about numbers seems to be culture related. The number four is auspicious in the Western world. In Asia it is considered extremely unlucky.
In the Western world the number thirteen is believed to be most unfortunate by millions of people, so much so that airlines and hotels will often omit the number thirteen to satisfy anxious customers.
Whether or not we believe in number symbolism depends on how “superstitious” we are.
Either way our unconscious mind is a powerful instrument able to bring forth the results we on a deeper level believe to be true.
Some are never in doubt what number is meaningful in their lives and are not afraid to say so. David Beckham loves the number seven, so much that his daughter was named Harper Seven.
Coco Chanel leaves no doubt that her lucky number is number five.
The question is; do you have a number that has a special meaning in your life?
If so, what significance does it have in your life? Does it bring harmony or stress?
Numbers can be captivating and mystical. Numbers are also just fun to play around with.
The meaning of numbers have fascinated countless individuals for centuries.