Meaning of Number 14
Number 14 is the number for forgetfulness
The moon is fourteen days in waxing (growing larger) before we can observe the beautiful full moon.
The moon is also fourteen days in waning.
In China the number 14 is an unlucky number. It is pronounced “one four” which sounds like “want to die”.
In the Tarot number fourteen is the card of the Temperance.
Temperance shows reasonableness and self-control.
Reversed it is lack of self-control or struggling with a conflict of interest.
Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14 every year.
It is a day for romance and love.
Sending cards, flowers and candy is quite common in the Western world.
In France July 14, is the French national holiday. It is known as “Bastille Day”.
It is the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789.
It has six squares and eight triangles.
Number 14 is the atomic number of silicon.
A stone (British unit of weight) is equivalent to fourteen pounds.
Vermont became the 14th state of the U.S.A. in 1791.
Apollo 14 was the third manned mission to land on the moon.
The Lunar landing of Apollo 14 was February 5, 1971.
It was on this mission Alan Shepard hit two golf balls on the moon.
In Egyptian mythology, Osiris was murdered by his brother, Seth. Seth cut the body of Osiris into fourteen parts.
Osiris’ wife, Isis, was able to locate the fourteen body parts and give her husband a decent funeral.
Osiris eventually became the god of the Underworld. The number fourteen has on the basis of this story been associated with death and resurrection.
In the picture by Gospodar Svemira, we can see that Nut ( the Sky goddess) is supported by her father Shu ( air god). Geb, Nut’s husband, is the Earth and he is looking at his two sons Osiris (who is naked) and Seth (who is evil).
Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States. 1853 – 1857
Franklin Pierce had three sons. His two eldest sons died of illness. On the way to the Inauguration Mr. and Mrs. Pierce witnessed their third son (age 11) die in railroad accident.
Pierce became increasingly unpopular as his actions supported the pro-slave movement.
He was the first President to hire a full time bodyguard.
The 14th Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the people of Tibet, who believe he is the reincarnation of his predecessors.
The 14th Dalai Lama was proclaimed to be the rebirth of the 13th Dalai Lama when he was two years old. He was the fifth of sixteen children of a farming family. He was born July 6, 1935.
He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 and has received over a hundred rewards.
Fourteen Years Guarding the Grave
Bobby was the name of a Skye Terrier who spent fourteen years guarding the grave of his master.
The dog belonged to John Gray. They had been inseparable.
When John Gray died in February 1858 he was buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh. Bobby spent the next fourteen years guarding the grave.
He only left for meals. Bobby died January 14, 1872.
Makar Sankranti January 14th of every year
“Sankranti” means the sun’s movement from one zodiac zone into the next. Makar is Hindi for Capricorn. This is when the sun moves north into the Tropic of Makar (Capricorn).
Makar Sankranti is celebrated throughout India.
Makar Sankranti is extremely auspicious.
The Sun god is named Surya in Hinduism. Special prayers are made to Surya. It is also considered auspicious to take a holy bath in the River Ganges.
During this celebration it is also very popular to fly kites. Various huge kite festivals attract visitors from around the globe.
14 years in Exile
Rama and Sita spent 14 years in exile before they could return to their home, Ayodhya, where Rama became king. It was his stepmother’s doing, as she wanted her son to be king.
Rama is the 7th incarnation of Vishnu. His task was to kill the demon Ravana and rescue his wife. Ravana had kidnapped his wife Sita.
Pope John XII Murdered
Pope John XII (Pope from 955 – 964) did not take celibacy too seriously. A very jealous husband found the Pope in bed with his wife and beat him severely. The Pope died as a result of the injuries on May 14, 964.
A sonnet is a fourteen line poem.
A sonnet has a strict rhyme structure.
Each line contains ten syllables.
William Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets.