Number 14

 Number 14

Meaning of Number 14

Number fourteen is the number for forgetfulness

number 14The 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 fourteen is an unlucky number. It is pronounced “one four” which sounds like “want to die”.


 Tarot card 14In 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.


Cuboctahedron illustrationA cub octahedron has fourteen sides.

It has six squares and eight triangles.

Fourteen is the atomic number of silicon.

A stone (British unit of weight) is equivalent to fourteen pounds.


Apollo 14


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.


Osiris Murdered

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.

Family of Osiris

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).


Fourteenth President

Franklin Pierce Presidential CoinFranklin 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.

Dalai Lama

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin GyatzoThe 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

Greyfriars Bobby StatueBobby 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 January 14thMakar 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.



Skakespeare A sonnet is a fourteen line poem.

A sonnet has a strict rhyme structure.

Each line contains ten syllables.

William Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets.


Significance of Number 14 in Christianity

Number 13


  1. Joseph Smith was 14 years old when he had his first vision.

    • He was only 14 years old! Incredible, I did not know that. Thanks for sharing. Funny, today I just read an article on Huffington Post claiming Joseph Smith had many wives.

      One of his wives was only 14 years old when Joseph Smith married her. The poor girl was the daughter of one of his close friends.

      Source: Mormon Church Admits For First Time That Founder Joseph Smith Had A 14-Year-Old Bride By BRADY McCOMBS – Huffington Post

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