Meaning of Number 9
Nine is the number of magic.
Nine is a sacred number.
Nine is the number of completion and fulfillment.
Nine is a symbol of wisdom and good leadership.
Nine is the number of heaven.
In Hinduism nine is the number of Brahma, the Creator.
The Pythagoreans called the number nine the “Ennead”.
They thought of nine as unlucky as it is one short of ten. The Pythagoreans considered ten to be Perfect.
The ninth day of the Chinese New Year is the birthday of the Jade Emperor.
The Jade Emperor is the supreme god worshipped by the Taoists.
The Jade Emperor rules all Heaven and Earth.
In China the number nine is an auspicious number. When number nine is pronounced, it sounds like the word for “long lasting”.
In Japan the number nine may be considered unlucky. When number nine is pronounced, it sounds like the word for “pain”.
November comes from the Latin word “novem”, meaning nine.
The atomic number for nine is fluorine.
A nine-sided polygon is called a nonagon and also an enneagon.
Norwegian runner, Grete Waitz won the New York Marathon nine times.
For the Hebrews nine is a symbol of truth.
When multiplied 9 always reproduces itself.
|2 x 9 = 18||1+8 = 9|
|3 x 9 = 27||2+7 = 9|
|4 x 9 = 36||3+6 = 9|
|5 x 9 = 45||4+5 = 9|
|6 x 9 = 54||5+4 = 9|
|7 x 9 = 63||6 +3 = 9|
|8 x 9 = 72||7 +2 = 9|
|and so on forever|
Sagittarius is the ninth astrological sign in the Zodiac.(November 22 – December 21)
Number nine is the number of Uranus.
Number nine is lucky for Aquarius.
In the Tarot nine is the card of the Hermit.
The Hermit symbolizes self-examination and refection.
It shows willingness to seek advice.
Reversed it is stubbornness and the refusal to listen to advice.
The main focus in numerology is on the numbers 1-9.
A numerological cycle is naturally a nine-year cycle.
Numerologists believe every person is at all times in a personal year somewhere in the cycle.
The Curse of Scotland
The Nine of Diamonds is called “The Curse of Scotland”. Many different stories are told about this card. The most common is that Sir John Dalrymple, the Earl of Stair, used this card to authorize the Glen Coe Massacre in 1692.
He refused to tolerate that the MacDonald clan had delivered “the oath of allegiance to King William II” after the deadline.
In this massacre thirty-eight MacDonalds were murdered by soldiers. The soldiers had been staying with them as guests and enjoying the hospitality of the MacDonalds.
The “Nine Bows” was a term used in ancient Egypt. The Nine Bows represented the enemies of Egypt. Hieroglyphic signs of the Nine Bows are found on the base of thrones, under the feet of statues of kings and also on the sandals of Tutankhamen.
This was used as symbolism for stepping on the enemies of Egypt.
Tutankhamen was only nine years old when he mounted the throne in 1333 B.C. He was born in 1341 B.C. He married his half-sister. They had two still born daughters found in his tomb. He died only 19 years old.
- Nine Times to the Devil
In England there was a superstition that parsley went nine times to the devil and back before it started to sprout.
For this reason it was not appropriate to give a parsley plant as a gift.
Naturally it was considered quite unlucky for anyone to receive a gift that had frequently visited the devil.
The Fruits of the Spirit
The Apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the Galatians about nine fruits of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22. The nine fruits of the Spirit are: 1. Love 2. Joy 3. Peace 4. Patience 5. Kindness 6. Goodness 7. Faithfulness 8. Gentleness 9. Self-Control
The Hour of Prayer
The Ninth Hour is the Hour of Prayer
“Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour” Acts 3:1
“And Cornelius said, “Four days ago, about this hour, I was keeping the ninth hour of prayer in my house…” Acts 10:30
Jesus died during the ninth hour, hanging on the cross.
In Catholicism a novena is the act of saying prayers for nine consecutive days.
The prayers of novena are of urgency and for a special and specific cause.
The name “novena” comes from the Latin word “novenus”, meaning “nine each”.
The Nine Days’ Queen
Lady Jane Grey was Queen of England for nine days (10th of July – 19th of July 1553). Her predecessor was Edward VI and her successor was Mary I (Bloody Mary).
Edward VI made his cousin, Lady Jane his heir even though he had two half-sisters; Mary (Catholic) and Elizabeth (Protestant).
Lady Jane (Protestant) was charged with high treason and beheaded in the Tower of London on February 12, 1554.
She was only 17 years old when she was executed. She is often called the “Nine Days’ Queen”.
Lady Jane Grey. Engraving by Willem van de Passe
The ninth president of the United States was William H. Harrison. 1841.
He was the first president to die in office.
Harrison was only president for 32 days. He died of pneumonia.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) wrote nine symphonies.
The melody of the European Anthem is from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
Europe Day is May 9th of each year. It was on May 9, 1950 Robert Schuman (twice Prime Minister of France) presented a proposal of the united Europe to the maintenance of peaceful relations.
The meaning of the symbol of the twelve stars on the European Flag: Number 12 .
Double Ninth Festival
The Double Ninth festival is an old Chinese tradition celebrated on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month. In Taiwan this day is also dedicated to the senior citizens.
The festival is associated with chrysanthemums. Poems and paintings of chrysanthemums are made. Chrysanthemum tea and wine are enjoyed.
It is also traditional to hike in the mountains on this day. In the Gregorian calendar the Double Ninth festival falls in October.
On the Ninth Night
In Viking times the father had to recognize a newborn child on the ninth night. The infant was placed on the knee of the father. Water was sprinkled over the baby and the child was given a name.
The newborn was now a legal member of the family.
After the ninth night the baby could no longer be killed without it being classified as murder.
Nine Men’s Morris
Nine Men’s Morris is a strategy board game for two players.
This game dates back to Ancient Rome. It was extremely popular in Medieval England.
It is known that the pilgrims onboard the Mayflower entertained themselves by playing Nine Men’s Morris.
The game has maintained its popularity to this day and age.
The Nine Worthies
The Nine Worthies were introduced in the early 14th century by Jacques de Longuyon in his Voeux du Paon. These nine were considered perfect representatives of chivalry who brought great glory to their nations and who deserved the highest honor and respect of their countrymen.
The Nine Worthies consisted of three Pagans, three Jews and three Christians.
Pagans: Hector, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar
Jews: Joshua, David, Judas Maccabeus
Christians: King Arthur, Charlemagne, Godfrey of Bouillon
A beautiful 19 meter high fountain from the 14th century has sculptures of the Nine Worthies. It is located in Nuremberg, Germany.
There are many superstitions about cats and one well known saying is the all famous saying: “A cat has nine lives”.