Number 18

Number 18 – Meaning and Fun Facts

number 18

In China the number 18 is considered a very auspicious number. It is associated with someone who is going to have great success and prosper!

The reason is that when 18 is alternatively pronounced 幺八 (yāo bā), it strongly resembles the words “going to prosper”.

Living in house number 18 or apartment 18 is considered fortunate. Certainly running a business from number 18 should be an indicator of success.

Number 18 – Symbol of Life

In the Hebrew system of the numerical value of words, the Hebrew word for life (chai) has the value of 18.

This makes 18 a favorable number as it indicates hopes of a long life.

It is among many Hebrews traditional to give gifts 18 in number or with a number that can be divided by 18. Many wear the chai as a charm for good luck.

The Hebrew prayer called “Shemoneh Esrei” means eighteen and listed originally eighteen blessings.

Number 18 in the Tarot Deck

18 Moon Rider Waite

This number is often associated with the moon, the moon being a symbol of mystery and intuition.

The tarot card 18 shows the moon dripping tears.

The symbols of the card indicate that the material is trying to destroy the spiritual.

Number 18 – Fun Facts

The number is a product of 2×9 indicated that all the good qualities of number 9 are doubled in strength.

This is the age of majority is very many countries.

The eighteenth year anniversary of marriage is the tin wedding.

Argon has the atomic number 18.

There are 18 chapters in the Bhagavad Gita.

Number 18 is a Lucas number.

The Scottish Gaelic Alphabet

Scottish Gaelic Sign in Glasgow

There are 18 letters in the Scottish Gaelic alphabet: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, L, M, N, O, P, R, S, T, and U. Many places in Scotland have bilingual signs.


Louisiana became the 18th state of the United States in 1812. The United States government bought the Louisiana Territory from France for fifteen million dollars.

The 18th President

Ulysses S. Grant (April 22, 1822 – July 23, 1885) became the 18th President of the United States. He served from 1869-1877. He was in command of all Union armies and led the North to victory in the Civil War.

There were a lot of scandals during his presidency. Grant tried out many different businesses during his lifetime, failing in most of them.

Being deeply in debt he consulted with his dear friend Mark Twain and started writing a book about his life.

Grant died four days after the book was published. The book did although make his family rich.

Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes

The Virgin Mary (Our Lady of Lourdes) showed herself to Bernadette Soubirous a total of 18 times in 1858.

She was only 14 years that year.

Millions of pilgrims visit Lourdes in France annually.

Lourdes is a small town in the South of France.

Many reports have been made of miraculous healings.

Saint Bernadette is considered a Christian mystic and was canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1993.

In France they celebrate her feast day on the 18th of February.

Number 18 in the Bible

The people of Israel were forced to serve the King of Moab (Eglon) for eighteen years. Judges 3:14

The people of Israel were oppressed for eighteen years by the Ammonites. Judges 10:8

King Rehoboam had eighteen wives. (He also had sixty concubines, twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters!) Rehoboam was the son of King Salomon and grandson of King David. 2 Chronicles 11:21

Eighteen people were killed when the tower in Silo’am fell over them. Luke 13:4

Jesus healed a woman on the Sabbath who had had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten herself. Jesus laid his hands on her and she was made straight. When he was criticized for healing on the Sabbath Jesus answered:

“And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?”  Luke 13:16

On the 18th Day

Grace Kelly September 13th

Kelly Grace 1954

The American actress, Grace Kelly (1929-1982) was officially married to Prince Rainier III of Monaco in a civil ceremony that took place in the Palace Throne Room of Monaco on April 18, 1956.

Grace Kelly became Princess Grace. There was a church wedding the following day.

William Tell

The story of William Tell is well known. According the legend William Tell refused to bow in front of the pole with the hat. This particular hat belonged to Hermann Gessler, the newly appointed governor in Altdorf (Switzerland).

William Tell was arrested and he was given two choices; the death penalty or shot an apple placed on the head of his son. He chose the ladder.

On November 18, 1307 William Tell took out a bolt from his crossbow and with a single shot split the apple in two. His son was not harmed.

Calvin and Hobbes

The immensely popular comic stripe Calvin and Hobbes appeared for the first time on November 18, 1985. There are a total of 18 Calvin and Hobbes books. What a great collection to have!


Lima, the capital of Peru was founded January 18, 1535 by Francisco Pizarro. He was a Spanish conquistador.

Fire in London

The dreadful fire which started at Pancras tube station, King’s Cross St (in London) on November 18, 1987, killed 31 people.

San Francisco Earthquake

A disastrous earthquake struck San Francisco on Wednesday April 18, 1906.  About 80% of the beautiful city lay in ruins and even worse over 3000 people died. The quake had a magnitude of 7.8 MW.

The British are coming

Paul Revere and William Dawes are well known for their warning message. They rode from Charleston to Lexington on April 18, 1775. They successfully delivered the warning message to the colonists that “the British are coming”. It was quite a dramatic event.

Sonnet 18 By William Shakespeare

12 thoughts on “Number 18”

  1. The number 18 is 6+6+6! 666
    9+9=18. 18 is 6+6+6.

    THAT’S WHY THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING IN AMERICA IS $5.99, $199.99, $2.99, $1899.99 etc…

    It’s the mark of the beast…

    • You’re an idiot. No one is pricing to somehow include the AntiChrist. They are using .99 in prices because humans are stupid and view the price as a dollar lower, even though it’s only a penny. (FWIW, I know this firsthand because I have worked in advertising for my entire life). Also Biblical scholars found out in the 20th Century that the number of the Beast was mistranslated. The number is actually 616, not 666. Good luck dropping that on your brainwashed children at Sunday School.

  2. Hello,


    You are WRONG about nu. 18 being “life” in Hebrew – we at are the most sophisticated in Gematria by having 103 Exclusive Gematria Calculators!

    In the expanded Hebrew Gematria table life has NO values of 18, BUT:
    1, 19, 46, 57, 59, 73, 78, 633,

    Also, to disappoint you as well:
    18 is connected to Death:

    The WORD “die”is 18 in 3 MAIN Ciphers:
    18 in English Ordinal,
    18 in Pythagorean (!!!) Gematria Calculator
    18 in Pythagorean Reverse (!!!) Gematria Calculator

    Also – Pillar in the Temple; Running (water). 18 means that God has provided and prepared everything we need (‘we rest’ with 10) + 8-Cheth-“fenced in,” like in a cage, “being surrounded,” or/and “a new beginning, new birth.”

    Also, to make YOU HAPPY, 18 means “Alive; Living; Fresh”. It means that our bodies die physically, but then, the spirits remain alive and we go to “the other side.” This can refer to heaven, the spiritual world, the immortal side of man, or angels and other spiritual beings.

    Thus, dual meaning, BUT the word “die”is very strong, unfortunately!!!

    I hope this help!
    Milo G. MscCE

  3. 18 is always with me and surrounding me. any ID, Credit Card, Place of Birth,
    Date of Birth, even the telephone pole outside my present residence is 18. I love seeing it everywhere. When I was a child we moved from 27 Stillman Avenue to 18 Stillman and so you can see 9’s are deeply embedded in my Karma. On and on my whole life I see it as a signal that all is well. And then some.

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