Number 17

 Number 17

The meaning of number 17 will vary around the world.  Many will feel indifferent about the number, for some it is a lucky number.

number 17In Italy number 17 is considered a very unlucky number by many.

In Roman numerals number 17 is written XVII.

Making an anagram with this number it turns out as VIXI which in Latin means “I have lived”, the past tense implies that one is therefore dead.

“VIXI” has been found engraved on some tombstones dating back to Ancient Rome.

“Heptadecaphobia” means fear of number 17. Some use the word “heptakaidekaphobia”, it has the same meaning; someone who fears number 17.

17 Star - Rider WaiteIn the Tarot card number 17 is the card of the Stars.

It symbolizes wishes that will come true.

This is a card representing hope.

Upside down indicates low self-esteem or unfulfilled dreams.

Ohio became the 17th state in the United States in 1803.

The 17th President

17th presidentAndrew Johnson was the 17th president of the United States (1865-1869). As Vice-President he became President when Lincoln was murdered.

Johnson grew up in poverty, never went to school and started his career as a tailor before entering politics.

Johnson was the first president to be impeached by congress for firing the Secretary of War from the Cabinet. His opponents in the Senate lacked one vote to have him removed.

The White House is located on 17th Street NW.

The Flood in the Bible

Noah's arkThe flood described in the Bible started on the 17th day.

“In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the deep burst forth and the windows of the heavens were opened.” Genesis 7:11

Noah’s ark also came to rest on the seventeenth day. “and in the seventh month on the seventeenth day of the month the ark came to rest upon the mountains of Ararat.” Genesis 8:4

Floating on the Raft

In Greek mythology (according to Homer) Odysseus floated on a raft for seventeen days after leaving Calypso. Calypso was the beautiful nymph who had held him hostage (see number 7 in mythology).

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Chlorine has the atomic number 17.

A heptadecagon is a 17-sided figure.

 Haiku Poems

Number 17 haiku poemA haiku poem has a total of 17 syllables.

It consists of three line; 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line and finally 5 syllables in the third line.

Number 17 Haiku awesome

 

Haiku poems originated in Japan during the 16th century and have since then become popular worldwide.

There are seventeen different ways a wallpaper pattern can repeat itself.

The Secret Language of Birthdays

You need to use 17 muscles to make a smile.

On the 17th

Saint Patricks's DayMarch 17th is Saint Patrick Day. Saint Patrick is a patron Saint of Ireland. A common symbol is the three-leaved shamrock.

It is told that Saint Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity.

Green is the overwhelming color used on this day. March 17th is a public holiday in Ireland.

Saint Patrick’s Day has become an extremely popular day of celebration worldwide. This is a joyous and sociable celebration.

Norway celebrates Constitution Day on May 17th.  On May 17, 1814 Norway declared independence from Denmark. Norway had been under Danish rule for 400 years.

South Korea celebrates Constitution Day on July 17th.

The Last Russian Tsar

Russian Royal Family - 1911Tsar Nicholas II (50 years old) of Russia, his wife and their five children were executed by the Bolsheviks on July 17, 1918.  

His wife, Tsarina Alexandra (46 years old) was the granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

Their five children were: Olga (22 years old), Tatiana (21 years old), Maria (19 years old), Anastasia (17 years old) and Alexei (13 years old). 

Their bodies were taken out into a forest and thrown down a mine shaft. The remains of their bodies were buried in the Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg on July 17, 1998.

The Russian Orthodox Church has since then canonized all the seven members of the last Tsar family on the grounds that they were passion bearers. Their feast day is July 17. 

 

Comments

  1. It’s not a wives tale, it’s not numerology, physic abilities, or luck! It’s just the numbers (1) & (7) or a combination of those two numbers play a big part in my life. I see them all the time! I wake up from a dead sleep 1:17am or 7:17am, school program times, scores, change back from purchases, phone numbers all with 17. Personally I think it’s quite amazing I see it. I just wish I could hone into it and understand it.

    Here let me share this with you all!

    I was born on the 1st
    I gave birth to my first set of twins at the age of 17
    I went into labor with my middle child on the 17th but she took a 6 hour break and was born the next day! (So that doesn’t count) but that was close lol
    My second set of twins were born 17yrs later then the 1st set and they were born on the 17th
    I was born in the 12th month of the year both twins were born in the 5th month, (YOU do the math)the middle child who took the 6hr break in labor well she was born in the 7th month! Ok I’m pushing it here but…..
    The first set of twins were born on the 28th divide by 2(twins) = 14 divide that by 2 = 7!!!!! Lol

  2. Helen Murawski :

    I live in a senior complex which underwent remodeling and each residence was given an
    apartment number mine is # 17 even though we were still in the same building.

  3. This is a very interesting article for the simple fact I love the number 17 I was born on November 17th and I have a tattoo of a scorpion and one claw has one and the other claw has 7.. before I get into my comment I must say I did glance at some of the other numbers that are listed to see the comments and I can honestly say out of the 5 that I checked none of them are a witness to that particular number as the comments in this article bout 17. There are no life changing events or recurring event with any other significant numbers.. which is kind of mind-blowing nobody saids see 16 everywhere or I see 15 everywhere but 17 is literally everywhere.. it is especially in Hollywood which made me look up the article and it brought me to this website I watch a lot of movies and even cartoons and the Jersey will be 17 of the main character or the door will be 17 or that day is the 17th.. it happens so much that even my boyfriend is a witness to how often the number 17 pops up it is my favorite number so it has become his favorite number and he was born on the 16th I also own a South African Scorpion and it had 17 babies which again signals my birthday 11/17.. I read in an article once that if you look for something then most often it will be what you see like since I’m looking for a 17..17 is what I’m always going to find.. which I completely disagree with because out of all the times for me to look at the clock it’s always at 17 there are 58 are the numbers that it could have been. 17 is also the number for karma which is 8… but karma is also represented as 8/17 because 1 plus 7 equals 8..

  4. Tricia Ensign :

    I also have the numbet 17 in my life my son was born dec.17 2007. My daughter sept 17 2009. They were taken from me march 17 2010. Then my fiance died June 17 2016. And on a sight it says my death date is June 17 2030. Its so bizarre. I wish i could understand it

    • July Sanchez Jr :

      I was born on October 17th, 1978… I was in an almost fatal car accident on June 17th, 1993.. Barely survived – I basically died and came back to life. life changed after that day. Maybe it’s just a coincidence; maybe it’s just a coincidence how everytime I look at my watch or a clock there is a 17 looking back at me. Very weird. Maybe it’s nothing. Maybe it’s not.

    • John Temple Finnigan :

      Dear Tricia

      Much as I appreciate the tendency to record a 17 – and it is a significant number spiritually – there is also a danger in according to a number a type of all-encompassing ‘revelation’. I am ever-so slightly alarmed at your ‘death date’. The big problem with setting such a date is that there’s a significant danger of it turning into a self-fulfilling prophecy. I wouldn’t worry too much about it, simply because I can tell you that the Tribulation is kicking in next year. Think of the Tribulation as World War Three. It will, in large part, be nuclear; it will last 3½ years and it will be a wall-to-wall nightmare. If you’re going to worry about anything….that’s the one! If you can hack your way through that one then you will be doing just fine.

      Shalom

      • How do you know the tribulation will begin in 2017?

        • John Temple Finnigan :

          Hiya Karla

          Both the Bride Rapture and the Tribulation must take place in a Jubilee year. The Jubilee year was established in the Book of Leviticus (page chapter 25). The last Jubilee year was 1967 (the time of the Six Day War in Israel). Since it’s every fiftieth year, it means 2017 is Jubilee. The timing is associated with the final Jewish feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles), which falls in October this year.

          God Bless
          John Temple Finnigan
          Putney
          London

    • I married on 17 August 2001, my Dad passed on 17 September 2001, my Mum passed 17 January 2012

  5. John Temple Finnigan :

    Dear Editor

    Biblically, 17 has two meanings. Firstly, it represents complete victory in Christ. Secondly, it is the number of transformation. The Bride Rapture is now very close, and 17 is one of the numbers involved in it (the other two being 5 and 8).

    God Bless

  6. I see 17 everywhere. I was born June 17, made love to my wife for the first time, Jan. 17, got married on the 17 of August and was served divorce papers dated Oct. 17 (not all in the same year, LOL) Some one will ask me the time and a 17 shows up in the majority of my glances. It’s on license plates that are in front of me while driving. I went on a job interview once, arrived at 217, and parked next to a gas station where it was 317 a gallon. Now my son has started random sightings as well. It seems to be a prevalent number in my life.

  7. Is more Then one year now that is see 17 everywhere. In Italy were I was born it represent bad luck, I don’t really know what to think about it yet, as it appears on both good and bad situation of my life. But I feel for sure ceased by this number. Is becoming a special part of my life, looks like he wants to tell me something … What I don’t know yet… Hopefully is a good number for me and not a bad one.

  8. number 17 is in my life also. everywhere. my husband died and I met this wonderful man on the 17th. since then 17 shows up everywhere in our lives- more at times. I am his 17th girlfriend. we met on the 17th . this past week I bought two small things at the store with a 20 and my change was 17.17 I work in surgery and both cases we used 17 sutures on the patient. something is telling me something and I know its right there I just don’t know what its saying to me. example we took a drive a few weeks ago. my boyfriend wanted to find a shark tooth at the beach. apparently in his head he was asking god he would find one today to be able to show me. as we are passing streets I said to him that 70 st was where people were finding shells after the storm. he pulls in 71 street and parks. which is 17 backwards but it wasn’t planned that way I said this back around 60th street and 70 street was too crowed to park. we walked to the beach and right out of 71 st we were on the beach less than 5 minutes and bam a huge shark tooth laying on the shells like someone laid it there for us to find. Crazy!!! ya. we didn’t see the street sign till we got back in the car. 71 backwards. can anyone understand this? what is the signifigance?

  9. Great article, really great! I just finished writing about a true story on my own blog and thought. I wonder what all does the number 17 represent in a global sense. Love it!

    Here’s my story, it’s 100% true and till this very day the #17 has been a huge part of my world. Lucky number 17 is in everything I do in life. We all have at least one number we consider lucky.

    The story is a full page.. so here’s the link.
    http://shoptexas.com/2015/12/lucky-number-17-roulette/

    Good luck, peace to all.
    Scott

  10. I have been experiencing the number 17 since 2001. It started on 4/17/01. If you flip 4 upside down and cut it in half vertically it is 17. 17 continues to present itself as a sign in my life. Whenever I see it I know that I must pay attention. It’s in many movies, commercials etc. why do directors choose this number? I believe it has a far deeper mystical significance than we know. I will continue to seek.
    Be well.

    • One more: I once read that it represents the balance between the celestial and terrestrial planes of existence. I liked that one a lot:)

    • I thought I was thee only one who noticed it always shows up in movies where numbers exists. I was born on May 17, 1967. I also see the letter X in many places. Both of the these signs started to matter to me in the year 2011 ever since to the present.

  11. Amazing ! I’m so glad I found this. Thank you so much for this post. I was in need of how powerful the number 17 is. I’ve been seeing it everywhere. And the past three post we were all born in June as well. Crazy cool

  12. Bamgha lazar :

    I like this

  13. Maria Louise von Franz felt that her life was complete when she had a dream of a 17-sided building, which was thought impossible to built. As a psychologist her whole life was the integration of psyche and matter in fact one of her books is so named. In Arabic alchemy the seventeen-sided form meant the union of psyche and matter.
    This number seventeen is interesting because it is referred to in the first two verses of Genesis, which represents Scorpio and Sagittarius respectively (8th & 9th signs), which the center of the two points to the galactic core or spiritual vision. I would also call the number seventeen the Vesica Piscis, which is the merging of spirit and matter symbolized by the galactic core.
    The number seventeen is interesting for me being born on that day in June.

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