- Meaning of Number 11
- Remembrance Day
- Apollo 11
- The 11 000 Virgins
- Number 11 in Astrology and the Tarot
- Number 11 Fun Facts
- The 11th U.S. President
- Number 11 and New York
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Liberty Island – Eleven-Pointed Star
- The Eleventh Night
- 11 Years of No King – No Fun
- 11 Days Deleted
- Biblical Josef
- South Africa – 11 Languages
- Saint Martin’s Day
- Sonnet 11 By William Shakespeare
Meaning of Number 11
In Numerolgy the number 11 represents the Spiritual Messenger.
In Numerology number 11 is a Master number. A Master number is a double-digit number which also comes from a single root number. Number 11, 22, and 33 are Master numbers.
Saint Augustine stated that “the number 11 is the blazon of sin”.
Eleven was considered a symbol of internal conflict and rebellion.
It was compared to the unbalancing of the number ten, a pillar in the universe, number eleven represented disorder.
Ten symbolized a complete cycle, by adding one; eleven was a symbol of exaggeration, extravagance and human sin.
“The eleventh hour” suggests urgency. Because the clock runs to twelve, this is the last hour to get things done.
The First World War ended on the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
November 11 is Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day) is a Commonwealth holiday to commemorate those who were killed in times of war, since the First World War.
Artificial poppies are worn to commemorate those who died in War.
Poppies have since ancient times been a symbol of eternal sleep and death.
The ancient Greek and Romans offered poppies to the dead.
Poppies were said to grow outside of the cave where Hypnos, the Greek god of sleep resided.
November 11 is Veterans Day in the United States, honoring military veterans.
Apollo 11 was the first manned spacecraft to land on the moon.
It launched on July 16, 1969 (Lunar landing was July 21,1969)
The three crew members were Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and
Edwin E. Aldrin Jr.
The 11 000 Virgins
Saint Ursula – The leader of 11 000 Virgins. There are many varieties of this legend. Ursula was a British princess.
She went on a pilgrimage to Rome, accompanied by 11 000 virgins.
When they arrived in Cologne (Germany), they were all killed by the Huns.
In the 9th century it was told that Ursula was the leader of 11 virgins.
By the 11th century the number of virgins had been set to 11 000.
Christopher Columbus named the Virgin Islands for Saint Ursula.
Number 11 in Astrology and the Tarot
Aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign in the Zodiac. (January 20 – February 18)
In the Tarot, eleven is the card of Strength or Justice.
Justice symbolizes balance between the spiritual and material world.
This is the card of balance and justice.
Reversed it is lack of balance and injustice.
There are tarot cards showing cards Justice and Strength are in reversed positions, making “Justice” card number 8 and “Strength” card number 11.
Number 11 Fun Facts
The deepest known point of the ocean is at Callenger Deep, Marina Trench located in the Pacific Ocean. The depth is 11 km.
Canadian one-dollar coin is a hendecagon; an eleven-sided polygon.
The Indian two-rupee is also a hendecagon.
Sodium has the atomic number 11.
Tin celebrates the eleventh year anniversary.
In the Mayan Calendar the current time cycle ended on December 21, 2012 at 11:11 am GMT.
There are eleven players on a soccer team, on an American football team, on a cricket team, as well as on a field hockey team.
The Old Saxon name for November (the 11th month) was “Blod-monath”; blood month. This was the month cattle were slaughtered.
November 11th is Independence Day in Poland and a public holiday.
The 11th U.S. President
James Knox Polk was the eleventh president of the United States. 1845 – 1849
He was a slaveholder all his life.
It was under Polk’s Presidency that the United States became a coast-to-coast nation.
Number 11 and New York
New York became the eleventh state of the United States on July 26, 1788.
The first plane to hit the World Trade Center (North Tower) on September 11, 2001, was American Airlines Flight 11.
September 11th is the 254th day of the year. 2+5+4=11
Golden Gate Bridge
Eleven people were killed from falls during the construction the Golden Gate Bridge in California. The Bridge was completed in 1937.
Liberty Island – Eleven-Pointed Star
Fort Wood on Bedloe’s Island had the shape of an eleven-pointed star.
The walls of this eleven-pointed star shaped fortification are used as the base for the Statue of Liberty (New York).
Bedloe’s Island was officially named Liberty Island in 1956.
The Eleventh Night
“The Eleventh Night” is a celebration in the Protestant community of Northern Ireland. The Eleventh Night also known as “Bonfire Night”.
Bonfires are built across Northern Ireland on the night of July, 11 in commemoration of the battle of the Boyne in 1690. King James II (a Catholic) was defeated by William of the Orange’s (Protestant).
11 Years of No King – No Fun
Charles I was executed in 1649. The next eleven years there were strict Puritan rulers, led by Oliver Cromwell. Theatres were shut down. Wearing make-up was prohibited. Celebrating Christmas and Easter became illegal. Playing sports on a Sunday was against the law.
Cromwell divided England in eleven parts. He assigned a trusted ally, called major-generals, to govern each of the eleven districts. Cromwell died in 1658. In 1660 Charles II became king.
11 Days Deleted
When Britain switched to the Gregorian calendar, eleven days were simply deleted. Wednesday September 2, 1752 was followed by Thursday, September 14, 1752.
The Biblical Joseph was the eleventh son of Jacob.
Joseph dreamt the sun, the moon and eleven stars were bowing down to him. (Genesis 37:9) Joseph also became a great interpreter of dreams and successfully interpreted Pharaohs dreams.
South Africa – 11 Languages
South Africa has eleven official languages; Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, and Zulu.
Nelson Mandela was released from prison on February 11, 1990.
He had spent 27 years in prison.
Mandela became the 11th president of South Africa in 1994.
Saint Martin’s Day
The feast day of Martin of Tours(316-400) is November 11th. He is patron saint of France, soldiers, beggars and innkeepers.
Martin of Tours started was a soldier in his early life. Once he met a beggar. He cut off half his cloak and gave it to the beggar. He later dreamt he saw Jesus wearing the cloak. Martin refused to fight anymore and converted to Christianity. He later became bishop of Tours.
Believers in Saint Martin contribute the end of First World War on November 11th to him.
St. Martin’s Day is celebrated in many Catholic countries. This includes special family gatherings and processions with paper lanterns. Countless churches are named after him.
In Ireland and Scotland there was an old superstition that blood must be shed on Saint Martin’s Day. They could for example kill a hen and then sprinkle a little blood on the threshold and door jambs. This would bring good luck in the coming year.
Martin Luther was named after Saint Martin and also baptized on November 11th.