Meaning of Number 2
Many say, “Good things come in pairs”.
Two is a lucky number in the Far East.
Two symbolizes partnership.
Two is the number of balance, but also the number of conflict and opposition.
Without the number two, the positive and negative could not exist.
Two is also the number of division.
The Pythagoreans thought the number two (the Duad) to be most unlucky.
They dedicated the second day of the month to Hades / Pluto (the god of the Underworld). They believed the number two had the power to bring forth evil.
Plato argued that there was no meaning to the number two, as the number two suggests a relationship and a relationship will in turn introduce a third factor.
Two is the number of Eve, the first woman.
In the Bible (Genesis chapter 1) the six days of creation are described.
The second day is the only day that the saying “And God saw it was good” is left out. For this reason some consider two to be unlucky.
The shortest verse in the Bible consists of only two words: “Jesus wept.” John 11:35
Two angels sat where the body of Jesus had lain; “and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet.” John 20:12
In Western world, cotton celebrates the second year anniversary.
Taurus is the second astrological sign in the Zodiac. (April 21 to May 20) Number two is the number of the Moon. Number two is lucky for Gemini and Pieces.
In the Tarot the number two is the card of the High Priestess.
High priestess symbolizes wisdom and good judgment.
Reversed it indicates making poor decisions.
There were two huge pillars on the porch of Solomon’s Temple, the first temple of Jerusalem.
These two pillars were named Boaz and Jachin.
These two pillars are shown on the number 2 Tarot card of The High Priestess.
Two National Capitals
Two national capitals have been named in honor of U.S. presidents:
1. Washington D.C., U.S.A. – named in honor of the first U.S. President; George Washington
2. Monrovia, Liberia – named in honor of the fifth U.S. President; James Monroe
Two Presidents in the U.S. have rerun for presidency unopposed:
1. George Washington in 1789
2. James Monroe in 1820
John Adams was the second president of the Unites States. 1797 – 1801
John Adams was the first President to live in the White House. He signed Alien and Sedition Acts. Among other things it became a crime to publish false writing about the government.
This law expired 1801. Also it was made legal to apprehend and deport resident aliens if their home country was at war with the US; still intact. Adams did not own slaves.
In Judaism each Sabbath meal begins with two loaves of bread called challot.
The two challot represent the manna the Israelites ate during their journey through the desert after the exodus from Egypt. (Exodus 16:14-18)
Yin and Yang
In Daoist philosophy Yin and Yang are the two forces that keep the universe in perfect balance.
In Chinese culture the number two is a Yin number – it has no center.
Yang is the male force.
|Yin is the female force.|
|Yang symbolizes the heavens, the warmth, the light and the hard.||Yin symbolizes the earth, the cold, the dark and the soft.|
Candlemas is celebrated February 2nd
Candlemas is 40 days after the birth of Jesus.
According to the Jewish laws a woman was impure for 40 days after giving birth to a son.
At the end of this time period Mary went to the temple and presented the baby Jesus.
The day is also called “The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple” and is one of the Joyous Mysteries of the Rosary.
In the Bible the story of Mary is told in Luke 2:22-40.
Picture: Presentation in the Temple. Sebastien Bourdon. Musée du Louvre, Paris.
It is also named Candlemas because the Church’s candles were blessed on this day.
In pre-Christian times it was a light festival marking the half way day between winter solstice and spring equinox.
An old saying: If Candlemas Day is fair and bright, winter will have another fight. If Candlemas Day brings cloud and rain, winter won’t come again.
April 2nd is the International Children’s Book Day. April 2nd is the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen (from Denmark), the famous author of children’s stories.
October 2nd is the International Day of Non-Violence. October 2nd is a major National Holiday in India October 2nd is the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma means “Great Soul”. His birth name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869 – 30. January 1948).
Gandhi helped India to gain independence using only non-violent methods. In India he is known as “The Father of the Nation”.
The birthday of Tu Di Gong is the second day of the second lunar month. He is the Earth god worshiped in many villages in Asia.
Men Shen are the two Chinese door gods who protect the entrance of a temple, building or home. Images of Men Shen are painted or carved on front doors.
Also paper pictures of Men Shen may be glued to the front door entrance. Men Shen can be fierce looking, often they will resemble generals. One has a red/black face; the other has a white face. They may be armed with magical symbols or weapons.
The two Men Shen protect the entrance and prevent evil demons from entering.
Washing Your Hands
An old superstitions states that if two people wash their hands in the same bowl at the same time, they will quarrel before nightfall.
In Islam two angels follow each human and write down their good and bad deeds. Sura 50:16-17
Sparta had two kings
Sparta was a city-state in ancient Greece. It had political independence until 146 BC, when the Romans conquered Greece. Sparta was ruled by two kings of the Agiad and Eurypontids families.
They believed that these two kings were descendants of Heracles. The two kings of Sparta had equal authority.
Two In Space
The planet Mars has two moons:
Phobos (the moon on the left in the picture) and Deimos (the moon on the right in the picture).
Phobos and Deimos were sons of Mars, war god in Roman mythology. In Greek mythology Mars is named Ares. Phobos means “fear” and Deimos means “terror”.
A binary star is a star system consisting of two stars orbiting around each other. The brighter star is called the primary and the other is called a companion star, or a secondary star. This is an exceedingly common phenomenon.