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Meaning of Number 7

 

Number seven is the number of perfection, security, safety and rest.

Number 7Seven contains the number three of the heavens and soul with the number four of the earth and body.

The Pythagoreans called the number seven “the Septad”.

The seven colors of the rainbow.

Isaac Newton identified the seven colors of the rainbow as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.

There are seven days in a week.

There are seven notes to the diatonic scale.

There are seven letters in the Roman numeral system.

Seed of Life

Seed of LifeSeven circles form the symbol called “The Seed of Life”.

The Seed of Life symbolizes the six days of creation.

The central circle symbolizes the day of rest.

 

7 Chariot  Rider WaitesLibra is the seventh astrological sign in the Zodiac. (September 22 – October 24)

Number seven is the number of Neptune.

Number seven is lucky for Cancer and Pisces.

In the Tarot, seven is the card of the Chariot.

The Chariot is symbolic of the need to focus.  Reversed it signifies inabilities to see things through.

 

 


September means “the seventh month” in Latin.

The British fifty pence (50p) coin is a heptagon (seven sided).

Nitrogen (N) has the atomic number of 7.

Number 7 is the international country calling code for Russia.

Lotus Seven was an open top, two-seater sports car.

The opposite sides of a dice always equal the number seven when added.

Do Not Say Seven

It is common superstition that saying the word “seven” is bad luck at a craps table. Players refer to the number seven as “it”. Some players may even refer to seven as “the devil”. It is considered equally bad luck if the stickman gives a player dice with a total of seven face up.

According to an old superstition, breaking a mirror will bring you seven years of bad luck.

Snow White

Seven is the number of dwarfs in the fairy tale, Snow White.

The seven dwarfs were named:

Bashful – Doc – Dopey – Grumpy – Happy – Sleepy – Sneezy.

Seventh President

Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States. 1829 – 1837.

Andrew Jackson supported slavery and Indian Removal. Around 45,000 American Indians were relocated.

He owned over a hundred slaves who worked hard on his cotton plantation.

Jackson opposed The Second Bank of the United States. He was the first President to invite the public to the White House in honor of his first inauguration.

Hit by Lightning

Roy Sullivan (1912 –1983) was hit by lightning seven times and survived all of them. He was a U.S. park ranger in Virginia.

Birthday of Everyone

The seventh day of the Chinese New Year is known as “All Men’s Day” or the birthday of everyone!

Lucky Gods

Seven Lucky GodsIn Japan there are Seven Lucky Gods. They have a ship called Takarabune, the Treasure Ship.

Treasure Boat from JapanThey arrive in town every New Year and give gifts to all worthy people.

Children will often receive red envelopes decorated with the Takarabune. Inside they find money gifts. The names of the Lucky Gods are: Hotei – Jurojin - Fukurokuju – Bishamonten – Benzaiten – Daikokuten – Ebisu 

The Festival of Seven Herbs (Nanakusa no sekku) is celebrated on January 7th of every year. The Japanese eat a seven-herb rice porridge for good health and longevity.

The Hindu Wedding       

In Hindu weddings the bride and groom walk around the holy fire seven times during the wedding ceremony. A priest will read mantras as they are walking around the fire.

After they have walked around the fire seven times, they take seven steps together. They say a vow for each of the seven steps.

The Red String

Some Kabbalists wear a red string tied around their wrist. Many believe it is an amulet that will protect them against the evil eye.

Others say the red string helps them strengthen their character by remembering the good qualities of the biblical matriarch, Rachel.

Long strands of red string are wrapped seven times around the tomb of Rachel before they are cut to make bracelets.

The tomb of Rachel is close to Bethlehem. Thousands of pilgrims visit the tomb every year. This picture is from 1910.

The Big Dipper/The Plough

Cherokee peace flagThe Cherokee peace flag had the seven stars of the Big Dipper as the motif.

The stars were red on a white field.

On the Cherokee war flag the colors were the other way around; seven white stars on a red field.

There are seven Cherokee clans. Cherokee national flag

On the Cherokee flag the seal is surrounded by seven yellow seven-pointed stars. (The black star in the corner represents all those who died on the Trail of Tears.)

 

Beheaded within the Tower of London

 

Seven people have been beheaded privately on Tower Green within the walls of the Tower of London.

 

 

William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings  June 13, 1483
Anne Boleyn 2nd wife of King Henry VIII  May 19, 1536
Margaret Pole  Countess of Salisbury May 27, 1541 
Catherine Howard 5th wife of King Henry VIII February 13, 1542
Jane Boleyn  sister-in-law of Anne Boleyn February13, 1542
Lady Jane Grey the Nine Day Queen February 12, 1554 
Robert Devereux 2nd Earl of Essex November 10, 1601 

 

Seven Dials in London is an intersection of seven roads. Today one will find a shopping village at Seven Dials.

The picture shows the Seven Dials Sundial Pillar.

Agatha Christie wrote a mystery novel called “The Seven Dials Mystery”.

Seven Sisters is a district of the London Borough of Haringey, North London.

The name is originates from seven elms which were planted in a circle on an area known as Page Green. The group was known as the Seven Sisters by 1732

Seven Sisters station is a National Rail and London Underground Victoria Line station.

The “Seven Sisters” of Moscow is a group skyscrapers designed in the Stalinist style.

The Seven Sisters is a waterfall made up of seven separate streams in Geirangerfjord, Norway. The tallest one has a free fall that measures 250 meters.

The Seven Bridges of Köningsberg

The city of Königsberg in Germany (now named Kaliningrad in Russia) was on both sides of the Pregel River, which included two large islands which were linked together and the mainland by seven bridges.

The Seven Bridges of Königsberg is a famous historical mathematical problem.

The challenge presented was to find a walk through the city that would cross each bridge completely once and only once.

The islands could not be reached by any route other than the bridges.

Leonhard Euler (1701 -1783) was a Swiss mathematician and physicist. He set out to find a solution.

After taking on the challenge Euler concluded that the problem has no solution. The conclusion by Leonhard Euler in 1735 laid the foundations of graph theory.

 


Se7en (1995) is the title of an American crime film directed by David Fincher and written by Andrew Kevin Walker. It stars Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey and Kevin Spacey.

The murders in the movie correspond to each of the seven deadly sins.

Se7en is the stage name of South Korean pop singer Choi Dong-Wook (born November 9, 1984). He has won many awards.

Lucky 7 (2003) is a TV film starring Patrick Dempsey and Kimberly Williams. It is about a woman whose dying mother predicts she will marry her seventh boyfriend.

USS Hope (AH-7) was a hospital ship (launched 30 August 1943) was nicknamed Lucky 7

There are seven continents – Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.

Tangram

The tangram is a puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes, called tans.

The objective is to form a specific shape (given only a silhouette) using all seven pieces.

There are thousands of different tangram challenges for enthusiasts.

 

 

 

 

The Seven Valleys of the Bahá’i Faith

The Nine-Pointed Star is a symbol of the Bahá’i Faith.

The Seven Valleys, is a book written by the founder, Bahá’uillah (1817-1892). It describes the seven mystic stages of which a seeker must travel towards God. The Bahá’i Faith was founded in Persia.

Bahá’i teaches monotheism and claim to be a fulfillment of all prior religions. Today they have followers around the globe.

The Seven Valleys are:

1. The Valley of Search

2. The Valley of Love

3. The Valley of Knowledge

4. The Valley of Unity

5. The Valley of Contentment

6. The Valley of Wonderment

7 The Valley of Poverty and Absolute Nothingness

 Bahá’i Temple in Panama

 

 

 

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  1. I loved the way in which you have unveiled all the characteristics of this number. 7- the number denoting the seed of life, the colors of rainbow, the days in a week, lucky gods in Japan, you have explained all of them so beautifully, it’s like unveiling their characteristics one by one to make sure everyone understands them, and gets to know their importance. Just loved it!

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