Number 19 – Meaning and Fun Facts
Number 19 is an auspicious number being associated with success and honor.
This number is filled with joy and happiness.
Number 19 is a prime number only divisible by number 1 and itself.
Number 19 is made up of the first and last single number; 1 and 9.
This makes number 19 a number of completions. Number 19 is the number of beginning and end.
The moon will appear in the exact position among the stars every 19th year.
This is called the Metonic cycle or Enneadecaeteris (Greek word meaning nineteen years) and is the 19 year cycle of the moon.
The lunar and solar cycles coincide every 19 years.
Number 19 is the number of spiritual activity in Kabbalah.
In the is the Sun. All great things are associated with the sun. This is a very auspicious card.
Number 19 has much of the same qualities as number 1. This is because the digit sum equals 1; 1+9=10 – 1+0=1.
Number 19 is a masculine number.
In Islam number 19 has the numerological value of Wahid. Wahid is one of the names for God and means “One”.
In Islam there are 19 angles guarding Hell stated in the Qur’an 74:30; Over it are nineteen [angels].
Anniversary of marriage which marks 19 years is bronze.
The number 19 is the atomic number of Potassium (K).
What is the 19th card of the Tarot?
In the Tarot the 19th card is the Sun. All great things are associated with the sun. This is a very auspicious card.
It is a sign you will reach your personal goals. Pursue your dreams in confidence!
If it is upside down it indicates delays in reaching your goals. This is not to say everything is hopeless, it will only take a bit longer than you anticipated.
Hang in there! Now is not the time to give up.
The Game of Go
The game of Go is an ancient Chinese board game. It is a game for two players and played on a grid consisting of 19X19 lines.
A fair warning, the game of Go is complicated. This game is suited for adults who welcome a challenge.
This game is truly historical as it dates back to 2500 years ago. It must be perfect for the history lover who enjoys board games.
The 19th President of the United States
Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1877-1881) was the 19th President of the United States. There was must dispute about how Hayes won the election (by congressional commission).
Many believed he won by fraud.
The first telephone was installed in the White House during Hayes’s presidency.
Also the first typewriter arrived at the White House during his term in office.
Hayes and his wife were deeply religious. Liquor, dances and games were banned from the White House during his presidency. He was Republican.
His wife Lucy was the first presidential wife to be called “First Lady”. She was also nicknamed “Lemonade Lucy” because she banned alcohol from the White House.
The 19th State of the United States
Indiana became the 19th state of the U.S. in 1816.
On the side note; there is a town in Indiana called Santa Claus. It is the only postal address in the world that officially bears this name. We suspect they receive lots of mail close to Christmas.
The Goddess Kuan Yin and the Number 19
Number 19 is the number associated with Kuan Yin, the Chinese goddess of Mercy.
She is the most popular goddess in Asia. The majority of homes in South-East Asia will have a picture or a statue of the beloved goddess.
Her birthday is the 19th of the second Chinese month.
She became a Buddha on the 19th day of the sixth Chinese month.
Kuan Yin received her sacred pearls on the 19th day of the ninth Chinese month.
Number 19 in the Baha’i Faith
Number 19 is an important number in the Baha’i Faith. Their calendar has 19 months. Each of the 19 months consists of 19 days. They have a 19 year cycle. The super cycle is 19X19, 361 year.
Every 19 days people of the Baha’i faith come together for a meeting they call “The Feast”.
The founder of the Baha’i faith was Baha’u’llah. There were 19 Apostles.
Mírzá Músá: The brother of Baha’u’llah
Badí‘: Martyr, he was only 17 years old when he was tortured and killed.
Mírzá Muhammad-Hasan: – beheaded in 1879 because he was proclaimed a Baha’i. He is known as the “King of Martyrs”. His brother was also beheaded for being a Baha’i
Hájí Amín: (1831 – 1928) He lived a long life spreading the new faith.
Mírzá Abu’l-Fadl : (1844–1914)Spent his life travelling and spreading the new faith
Varqá: A matyr, murdered in 1896 by the Persian authorizes for being a Baha’i.
Mírzá Mahmúd:–Murdered by poisoning in 1928.
Hají Ákhúnd: (1842-1910) He was appointed “Hand of the Cause”.
Nabíl-i-Akbar: (1829 – 1892) He was appointed “Hand of the Cause”.
Vakílu’d-Dawlih: (1830 – 1909) He was Bab’s cousin.
Ibn-i-Abhar: He spent his life travelling and proclaiming his faith. Died in 1917
Nabíl-i-A`zam: (1831 – 1892) When Baha’u’llah died he was so distressed he committed suicide by drowning himself in the sea.
Samandar: (1844-1918) a very dedicated Baha’i from a wealthy family.
Mírzá Mustafá: (1837-1910) Devoted all his life to the Baha’i faith
Mishkín-Qalam: (1826 – 1912) was highly respected and well-known as a calligrapher.
Adíb: (1848–1919) He was a «Hand of the cause”.
Shaykh Muhammad-‘Alí: (186 -1924) Travelled many places including India spreading the word.
Zaynu’l-Muqarrabín: (1818-1903) Transcibed Holy writings and given the name “Ornament of the Near Ones”.
Ibn-i-Asdaq: He was one of the four “Hand of the Cause” appointed by Baha’u’llah. Died in 1928
On the 19th
March 19, 1931: Nevada legalized gambling.
March 19th is the feast day of Saint Joseph (husband of Mary, mother of Jesus). He is patron saint of carpenters, immigrants, fathers, workers and a peaceful, happy death.
November 19th is International Men’s day